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Kai Chi Chiu

Kai Chi Chiu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Designer in pursuit of architect licensure; looking for junior architect job opportunity in a progressive association where my skills and talent will have valuable utilization in associational development. I have 1-year architectural design experience with useful technical skills as well as I would like to state that I have completed master's degree in architecture from SCI-Arc, NAAB accredited.

I am experienced in a small firm in Hong Kong which my role mainly relate to corporate interior renovation in Bank of China headquarters (HK). My responsibility ranges from interior design, space planning, presentation design, rendering, meeting with clients, contractors and draft out sets of construction drawings include light, material, and furniture schedules as a complete package. On top of that, I assist on a resort hotel project in Yantai (China). I assist on developed plans for each floor, create room types, design and draft elevations and space planning for the presidential suite though sets of architectural drawings.

Before I work in architectural design field; I was a set designer in Hong Kong. Those solid years of design construction practice equipped me with technical knowledge on typical construction methods in building scale or the size of a living room.

Lastly, I will like to bring up that, I am a passionate, hard working designer who works his way up the ladder one step at a time to set foot in this profession. I care about design, learn and practice it for over 10 years. The same way I pay more attention to bring high-quality design into constructions one detail at a time and I had been fulfilling these goals and excel at every job I had before.

Employment 

KU Associates, Walnut, Designer

• Schematic design of hotels, condos, apartments, mix-use developments
• Design residential unit types, parking layouts, building area tabulations, building code reviews in different stages
• Communicate with Project Manager, Senior Architect, Client and Product representative on design implementation, information inquiries and resolve code issues.

Feb 2016 - current
 

Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Student Intern

• Design facade patterns and fabricate facade models for competitions
• Documenting competition booklets

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Fabrication Shop, Los Angeles, CA, US, Fabrication Shop Assistant

• Operate and maintain 3D print machines, Pre-print file checks
• Operate and maintain wood shop machines
• Prepare cut file for CNC machine for architectural model and furniture fabrications

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
 

I/O StereoBot, Los Angeles, CA, US, Student Intern

• Fabricate in shop and assemble (on site) 4 space frame systems for:
• The 40th Anniversary Sci-Arc Exhibition, L.A.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Limited, North Point, Hong Kong, Architectural Assistant

• Corporate Interior design on high-rise - Bank of China Hong Kong Headquarter
• Produce presentations and drafting
• Weekly meeting with Building Service Managers, Contractors, Mechanical Engineer on construction schedules, budgeting on furniture, lighting selections and procurement process

Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

SCI-Arc master program is NAAB accredited

May 2012 - Oct 2015
 

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Art

Architectural design, furniture and interior design

Sep 1995 - Oct 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills