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Kai Chi Chiu

Kai Chi Chiu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

An architectural designer in Southern California with over 4 years of schematic and technical design experience. Knowledgeable in urban design, parametric design and digital fabrication. Able to to communicate complex ideas through the use of hand sketches and model making in a sensible manner. Graduated from a NAAB accredited architecture Master program, join a local architecture firm since then. Work involved with multi-family, mix-use and other types as needed. A self-learner with diverse academic and work backgrounds that may bring several areas of competence to an open minded and supportive workplace. Actively engaged with the community, currently working toward licensure.

Employment 

KU & Associates, Inc, Walnut, Designer

• Schematic design of hotels, multi-family, mix-use developments.
• Design residential unit types, parking layouts, building area tabulations, building code reviews in different stages.
• Communicate with all parties on design implementation, information inquiries and resolve code issues.
• Produce submittals - drawing packages and documentation, 2D & 3D. (AutoCAD, SketchUp)

Feb 2016 - current
 

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

• Design facade patterns and fabricate facade models for competitions. (Rhino, grasshopper, Architectural model making)
• Documenting competition booklets. (Abode Suits)

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 - produce professional architectural model, furniture fabrications. (Digital Fabrication)

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
• Project management - 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