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Jordan Lu

Jordan Lu

New York, NY, US

 

About 

A motivated individual who graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in Bachelor of Architecture. I wish to expand my horizons in the fields of architectural design, fabrication, and photography. I enjoy figuring out how things are made and how they come together. I believe that the best sense of accomplishment is to be able to work with my mind and my hands to produce quality and detail work that will be used by thousands of people every day. My ultimate goal is to become a self-sufficient, licensed architect in New York, Hong Kong and China to help create a more sustainable future.

I come from a background of luxury and specialty retail projects where the demands for quality, speed and accuracy are of the highest priority. I also have experience in custom metal fabrication. Designing, engineering, and producing shop drawings for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects such as storefronts, staircases, and various fixtures. I translate the designer’s intent and transform them into real materials with precise measurements and hardware connections. Figuring out how different parts are attached to each other, turning objects that were once floating in model space into something real and tangible.

Employment 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Feb 2017 - current
 

Freelance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer & Engineer

Production of shop drawings for custom metal work:
- Eastern Sign Industries - Various specialty signage for Ralph Wilson Stadium of the Buffalo Bills renovation.
- Alchemy + Co, Inc. - Club Monaco display case prototype & miscellaneous custom metal work
- Z-Studios - Custom metal skylight for residential project on Broome Street

Apr 2014 - current
 

Callison, New York, NY, US, Designer

Works closely with senior staff supporting design and technical tasks
Assists with construction document preparation
Revises drawings and renderings
Conducts research for the project team
Produces graphic presentations
Performs calculations and basic analytical tasks

May 2014 - Feb 2017
 

Total Metal Resource, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Manager and Project Manager

Production of shop drawings based on field measurements for fabrication of custom metal work for commercial, residential, and hospitality projects. Research of various hardware required for the projects. Coordination between clients, vendors, and fabricators to bring projects to completion.

May 2012 - Apr 2014
 

Multi-Stone Ltd., Kowloon, HK, Design Intern and Assistant Project Manager

Production of shop drawings for custom stone work for commercial, residential, and hospitality projects. Selective stone pattern layout. Coordinate and supervise on-site installations.

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Pratt Academic Computing, Brooklyn, NY, US, IT Assistant

Assist students and faculties with troubleshooting computer related issues. Malware removal and computer maintenance on Mac’s & PC’s.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Rainbow Digital Photo, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Photographer's Assistant

Assist photographer with set preparations and lighting adjustments. Film and photo development. Photo editing and retouching.

Jun 2004 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY, US, High School, Architecture

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
 

Awards 

Pratt Graduating Students Thesis Exhibition, Other

2013
 

Dean's List, Award

School academic award for students with semester GPA of 3.0 to 3.50

Recipient of the same award in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills