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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 

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

• Design and fabricate facade models and context model for competition
• Produce competition booklet

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.
• Electric Daisy Carnival, L.V.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
 

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

• Assist in design presentations to clients
• Assist in design and operational research, building & systems programming, site and building analysis and report documentation
• Assist in developing and /or modifying design concepts, production drawings and construction documents according to established standards
• Technical expertise with typical interior construction details

Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
 

The Sincere Co ltd., Central, Hong Kong, Visual Merchandiser

• Experience working with style and design trends
• Oversee the procurement of props and maintenance of prop library

May 2006 - Sep 2010
 

Television Broadcasts Ltd, TKO, Hong Kong, Set Designer

• Experience in exhibition design and road show productions
• Under creative direction, design and dress all studio sets for video or photo productions
• Familiar with stage mechanical effects, lighting, projections and camera technology
• Build and execute set designs to be shot in sound stage or off site
• Articulate and communicate a developed set design plan for execution by the production team
• In-house architectural presentations

May 2000 - May 2006
 

Education 

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

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