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Kenny Chao

Kenny Chao

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I received my Post-Professional Master of Architecture Degree from Princeton University. Prior to that, I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, receiving the highest distinction in my graduating class for my thesis project, with the Best Thesis and Design Stratagem Award. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, Assistant Instructor

Course: EGR 381 - Design for Understanding
Professor: Sheila Pontis

Course: EGR 487 - Advanced Problem-Solving through Design Thinking
Professor: Sheila Pontis

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
 

Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton , Fabrication Specialist

Sep 2017 - May 2019
 

Princeton University, Princeton, Assistant Instructor

Course: EGR 200 - Creativity, Innovation, and Design
Professor: Sheila Pontis

Sep 2018 - Jan 2019
 

Hodgetts + Fung, Culver City, CA, US, Intern

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Princeton University School of Architecture / Professor M. Christine Boyer, Princeton, NJ, US, Research Assistant

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Princeton University School of Architecture / Professor Michael Meredith, Princeton, NJ, US, Assistant Instructor

Course: ARC 508b - Post-Professional Thesis Studio

Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, Assistant Instructor

Course: CEE 262 - Structures and the Built Environment
Professor: Maria Garlock

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
 

CO Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
 

USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Course: Arch 211 - Materials and Methods of Building Construction
Professor: Eric Nulman

Jan 2016 - May 2016
 

CO Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Fabrication Intern

Oct 2015 - May 2016
 

USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Fabrication Assistant

Sep 2011 - Oct 2015
 

Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH), Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture Intern

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

2015 Summer Program | Exploration of Architecture

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
 

CSDA Design Group, Marina del Rey, CA, US, Architecture Intern

May 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Office of Mobile Design with Jennifer Siegal, Venice, CA, US, Architecture Intern

May 2013 - May 2014
 

USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

First Year Studio | Arch 105 - Fundamentals of Design Communication

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Education 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2017 - Jun 2019
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2016
 

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Architecture

Jul 2009 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Distinguished Assistant Instructor Award, Nomination

2019
 

Charles N. Hanna and Margaret T. Hanna Fellowship, Scholarship

2018
 

Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation Scholarship, Scholarship

2018
 

Juan Zhao Graduate Design Fellow, Grant

2017
 

Princeton University Fellowship Award, Scholarship

2017
 

Global Scholar with Distinction, Nomination

2016
 

Julius Schulman Emerging Talent Award, Honorable Mention

2016
 

Best Thesis Award, Nomination

Faculty Delineation Award for 5th year thesis - "Indefinite Identity"

2016
 

EXPO Super Jury Finalist - 5th Year Thesis, 1st Place

2016
 

Design Stratagem Award, Nomination

Faculty Delineation Award for 5th year thesis - "Indefinite Identity"

2016
 

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society of Architecture, Award

2016
 

Super Jury Finalist - 5th Year Comprehensive Studio, Award

2015
 

A. Quincy Jones Memorial Scholarship for Exceptional Promise in Architecture, Award

2015
 

Victor S. Sauer Scholarship, Scholarship

2015
 

USC Provost Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Grant

2013
 

Verle Annis Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills