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KIN CHUN MA

KIN CHUN MA

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am a U.S Licensed Architect with approximately six years of working experience in Asia. I have recently relocated to the United States to look for new challenges and career opportunities.

I have work experience in all phases of the Architectural design process and worked on a broad range of projects. During my time with Benoy Architects, I have helped to complete a shopping center project from concept to construction administration stage. The project (Suzhou center) features several complex façade systems, including the largest glass canopy roof in the world. My design role in this project focused on building envelope design, digital modeling, drawings production and liaised with design consultants and contractors for project coordination. I have also worked on two other mixed-use development projects, from concept to SD stage, and several competition projects during my four-year time in this company. Before working in Benoy, I have spent one year in Aedas Architects, working on railway station renovation projects in Hong Kong. My design role included construction documents production (CD stage) and liaised with client and building department for building plan submission. Before relocating to New York, I have also briefly worked in Handel Architects Hong Kong office for seven months. My job responsibility includes building envelope design for a Hotel in Taiwan and retail planning for a mixed-use project in Sri Lanka.

In terms of design software skills, I am proficient in Autocad, Rhino, Google Sketchup, Maya and Maxwell rendering. I have completed one project with REVIT (DD stage) and have used Microstation to complete construction drawings for a railway station project.

During my spare time, I volunteered to use my expertise to help people in need. In 2015, after the major earthquake in Nepal, I had a chance to work with a group of professionals to design a reconstruction plan in a small neighborhood in the Bhaktapur city. I have also volunteered as a tutor to lead a group of Architecture students to design and produce home furniture for vulnerable families in Hong Kong. Starting from December 2017, I have been working as a full time volunteer for a non-profit organisation, Global ARCHIVE in New York, to deliver Architecture design strategies to improve the health conditions in vulnerable families.


Employment 

Handel Architects, LLP, Hong Kong, HK, Intermediate Architect

Pujen Intercontinental Hotel, TaiChung, Taiwan
• Prepared Schematic Design Drawings
• Prepared design options for Hotel building envelope design
Beria Lake Mixed Use Development, Sri Lanka
• Focused design on the retail planning of the mixed use development

Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
 

Benoy, Hong Kong, HK, Architect

Suzhou Center, Suzhou,China
CapitaMalls Asia & Suzhou Industrial Park government
•Prepared design documents and drawings from concept to construction
administration stage
•Liaised with client and other consultants on project coordination • Attended construction meetings and responded RFIs
Ningbo MixC Mall, Ningbo,China
China Resources Land
•Prepared design documents and drawings from concept to schematic design stage
•Liaised with client and other consultants on project coordination
Yantai Mall, Yantai,China
China Resources Land
•Prepared design documents and drawings from concept to schematic design stage

Oct 2012 - Jan 2017
 

Aedas, Hong Kong, Architectural Assistant

MTR Shatin to Central link, Hong Kong
MTR Corporation
•Prepared drawings at the construction document stage
•Prepared Building Department Submission and Liaised with Client and
building department officials on the approval process
MTR West Island Line, Hong Kong
MTR Corporation
• Assisted the Resident Architect to perform site administration
Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airline
• Assisted the Resident Architect to perform site administration

Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
 

Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2011
 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills