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Kevin Choi

Kevin Choi

San Antonio, TX, US

 
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About 

Architectural designer currently based in San Antonio, Texas. 

+3.5 years of professional experience in architectural design, architectural engineering and construction management, with experiences ranging from concept and massing designs as lead project designer to construction detail drafting and overseeing construction works. 

Interested in higher-ed, mixed-use, cultural / museum, urban design & master planning projects.

Actively looking for an architectural designer position. Able to relocate and start immediately.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

WestEast Design Group, San Antonio, TX, US, Architectural Designer

-Design projects include Central Fire Station / EMS 6, Fire Station no. 22 / EMS 12, and Fire Station no. 3 in Austin, Texas.
-Responsible for production of 3D modeling, 2D drawings, renders and SD packages (100%) for the above three fire stations.
-Responsible for overall concept, massing, design iteration and development, and exterior material selections for Fire Station no. 22 / EMS 12 as lead designer, incorporating consultant and client input.

Jul 2020 - current
 

iArc Architects, Seoul, KR, Architectural Designer

-Design projects include 8-story mixed-use development, cafe interior design, and high-rise design competition (office building).
-Responsible for production of 3D modeling, 2D drawings, renders and construction documentation for the above projects.

Feb 2017 - Jul 2017
 

HanmiGlobal (construction management firm), Seoul, KR, Architectural Engineer

-Office engineer at head office (Department of Quality and Safety Management)
-Assisted Senior QHSE managers (UK, Australia) with safety and quality inspections of over 40 construction projects across South Korea.
-Oversaw and led efforts to implement site remedial actions.

Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Hanmi International KSA (group company of HanmiGlobal), Riyadh, SA, Architectural Engineer

-Project management of a major residential development project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (375 villas, 8 apartment buildings, project budget of USD 253 mil).
-Assisted project manager with overview and analysis of construction works, review of development costs, monthly cash flow projections and baseline schedule revisions.
-Responsible for daily site inspections as resident site engineer, liaisons with contractor/construction manager, and production of monthly client reports.

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
 

Archibody Design Group, Seoul, KR, Intern Architect

-Small architecture design-build firm specializing in zero-energy housing projects.
-Assisted project architect with 3D modeling, rendering and construction documentation.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2020
 

Yonsei University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Architecture

Transferred third year

Feb 2009 - Dec 2014
 

University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, US, BArch, Architecture

Completed second year

Aug 2006 - May 2008
 

Awards 

Disney Imagineering Design Competition, Other

Semi-Finalist

2018
 

2018 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, San Antonio, Texas, Award

Awarded as featured artist, built and exhibited moving sculptural piece as part of the arts festival
Entry titled "The Ghost of Germantown"

2018
 

Design Excellence Award, Award

The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture

2018
 

CTBUH International Student Design Competition, 2nd Place

William Pedersen (founder of Kohn Pederson Fox Architects, New York) as Jury Chair

2011
 

Design Excellence Award, Award

Yonsei University, School of Architecture Graduation Exhibition

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills