Jonathan Yang

Jonathan Yang

New York, NY, US



I am an entrepreneur and designer from Chicago.  After a successful career in real estate speculation, I earned a Master of Architecture from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Preservation and Planning. Since graduation, I have worked as a runway and venue designer for New York Fashion Week, a freelance interior designer, and most recently- I was a project manager and architectural designer at a real estate development firm.

I have experience in all phases of projects including pre-development, zoning analysis, schematic design, construction documents, shop drawing coordination, cost estimating, bidding and contract negotiation, lighting and material specification, staging, and project management. My specialties also include New York City-based real estate development, as well as rendering, visualization and a keen eye for high end detailing.

I wish to build upon my experiences to create work more closely aligned with my personal aesthetic that carries more resonance. I am seeking to collaborate with firms dedicated to the "Feels" of a space rather than the Fiscal. I am continually growing as a designer and would like to collaborate with a firm of like minded innovators and creators.

Specialties: Mastery in AutoCAD, 3DS MAX, SketchUp, Rhino, V-Ray, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Adobe In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and some Revit.


New Amsterdam Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• Schematic design, construction documentation, specifications, budgeting, contract negotiation, construction administration, staging and renderings for renovations of distressed New York City pre-war multi-unit residential rental buildings.
• Collaboration with the parent company, Sugar Hill Capital Partners, to achieve higher rents and building valuations via a cost-effective, yet aesthetically-driven and highly-replicable design approach that emphasizes efficient interior space-planning and a minimalist, industrial-inspired material and lighting palette.
• Zoning, massing, and financial modeling studies to unlock overlooked development opportunities on parcels under consideration by the parent company.

Dec 2015 - current

LDJ Productions, New York, NY, US, Drafter and Construction Coordinator

• Responsible for survey, schematic design and drafting for New York Fashion Week S/S 2016 and F/W 2016 fashion shows.
• Schematic Design of various fashion week productions including but not limited to over eighty (80) fashion shows.
• Coordination of third-party vendors including MEP, GC, A/V, Set Fabricators as well as client interaction.
• Creating 2D and 3D schematic design drawings and renderings using but not limited to Vectorworks, Autocad, Rhino, Max Studio, Sketchup, AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Jan 2015 - current

Rottet Studio, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

• Sourcing of textile and finishing selections
• Materials library up-keep & organization
• Assisting in client presentations preparation and layout
• Assisting in Interior lighting selections (both decorative and architectural)
• Communication with resource showrooms and vendors
• Assisting in furniture layout and sourcing
• Assistance in the management of purchase orders/purchase of furniture pieces
• Assisting in management of projects spreadsheets; interior budget/purchases/current inventories

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015


Columbia University, MArch, Master in Architecture

Jul 2012 - May 2015

Areas of Specialization