Khue Truong

Khue Truong

Providence, RI, US

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My passion has been to improve human-caused effects on the environments. I carry travel utensils and shopping bags with me everywhere. Hence, adaptive reuse is my main interest in architecture. I study how to revive unused buildings into modern structures, where old meets new in a unity with the surroundings, and to allow the architecture to have a second life.



Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Resident Advisor

• Promoted peer-leader relationships, and offered my help to students in need
• Committed to an environment that is supportive of diversity, inclusion, and sustainability
• Engaged actively with residents to make their stay in the dormitory as pleasant and energetic as possible
• Planned events every month for the residents to meet and connect
• Collaborated with fellow RAs to provide residents out-of-classroom learning opportunities and healthy activities

Aug 2017 - May 2018

Tropical Space Architects, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Architecture Intern

• Took part in designing cost-effective and sustainable housing in Ho Chi Minh city
• Created physical and computer 3D models
• Managed English-speaking clients

May 2017 - Jun 2017

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Campus Tour Guide

• Toured high school students and their parents around RISD campus, and presented RISD's history, academia, disciplines, and student life

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Program Assistant

• Took part in planning events for RISD's 2016 International Student Orientation: working with local businesses, organizing contacts, evaluating past events, and contributing ideas

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, Interior Architecture takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive reuse are central to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. And unlike the fields of interior design and decoration, Interior Architecture looks less at the application of surface materials than at understanding the design of buildings from inside out.

As an enthusiast in sustainability, I chose to study Interior Architecture to focus on reviving old sites and buildings, transforming them into new uses, preserving the historic past, weaving new dialogs into old ones, and reduce the need for land, materials, and resources.

Jun 2015 - Jul 2018

HBX - Harvard Business School, Business Administration and Management

HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness) is a 120-150 hour certificate program on the fundamentals of business from Harvard Business School. CORe is comprised of three courses - Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting – developed by leading Harvard Business School faculty and delivered in an active learning environment based on the HBS signature case-based learning model.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Seattle Central Community College, General, Fine Arts

I focused on fine arts - drawing, painting, and printmaking - and art history - Euroamerican modern art, Pacific Northwest Native American art, and Asian art.

Sep 2013 - May 2015


Emilie Wildprett Scholarship, Scholarship


Dean's List, President's List, Other

These academic awards were given when I finished my study at Seattle Central Community College.


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