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Jordan Lu

Jordan Lu

New York, NY, US

 
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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 

CallisonRTKL Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project architect for numerous retail and hospitality flagship and roll-out projects. Successfully completed build outs for: Bowlero, Chanel, GUCCI, Graduate Hotels, Nike, SoulCycle and ZARA in North America

Orchestrated teams of external consultants and delegated responsibilities to an internal team of 3 to meet project deadlines

Deep technical understanding of construction means & methods and have gained experience in project management

Drafted project proposals and fees as well as forecast project schedules for PM review

Performed site surveys and provided feasibility reports for client review

Reviewed landlord’s lease exhibits with the client and advised them if the space and service provided is favorable for their needs

Attended meetings with the project team to address and resolve any issues with field conditions

Produced construction document sets in AutoCAD and Revit for landlord review, contractor bidding and local municipality permitting including landmark committees. Also coordinated code compliance issues and worked closely with local building departments and client’s project team to achieve design variances

Produced detailed millwork drawing packages for vendor pricing and reviewed shop drawings for compliance

Review of project submittals and provide construction administration

Performed on-site quality checks and prepared punch list for owner and contractor to close out the project

May 2014 - Apr 2020
 

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

Designed and produced shop drawings for custom architectural metalwork for retail, residential and hospitality projects with clients such as Chobani, Shinola, Sprinkles Cupcake, Fourth Wall Restaurants and The Wayfarer

Performed detailed survey of existing field conditions for fabrication purposes

Researched and procured various hardware required for fabrication and installation including out-sourcing specialty parts to third-party vendors

Closely collaborated clients, engineers, vendors, and fabricators to meet project deadlines

Fabricated metalwork based on approved shop drawings including cutting, drilling, grinding and finishing

Performed quality check of final finish of metalwork

Coordinated and oversaw logistics to package, transport and install of metalwork to site

May 2012 - Apr 2014
 

Multi-Stone Ltd., Kowloon, HK, Assistant Project Manager

Attended site meetings with project team to discuss project expectations and deadlines

Performed detailed survey of existing field conditions for fabrication purposes

Produced shop drawings for custom stonework for retail, residential, and hospitality projects with clients such as Hong Kong Landmark, One Pacific Place and Opus Hong Kong by Frank Gehry

Oversaw fabrication process and maintain quality control of stonework

Attended stone pre-lay meetings with the project team to finalize mockup of installation

Coordinated and oversaw logistics to package, transport and install of stonework to site

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

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
 

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