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KIN CHUN MA

KIN CHUN MA

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am a licensed Architect with approximately eight years of working experience from design offices in both New York and Hong Kong. Currently I am working as a freelance designer, focusing on residential design in the New York area.

   My last full time job experience was with Hart Howerton New York office, which ended in June 2020. During the time, I have been focusing on the Cayman Island Mandarin Oriental Hotel project. I worked closely with our principles to implement design ideas and I am also responsible for drawing production and project coordination. This is also my first project to fully utilize Revit as a design and documentation tool from concept to CD stage. Upon the completion of the CD phase, I decided to leave the firm and seek for new career challenges. 

    Prior to that, I have six years of working experience in Architectural offices in Hong Kong, working on a board range of projects. With Benoy Architects, I was actively involved in a mega shopping center project from concept to construction administration stage. The project, Suzhou center has won several prestigious awards, including the ‘Best New Shopping Center’ at MAPIC Awards 2018 and Best Chinese Futura Mega project at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2015. It features complex façade systems, including the largest glass canopy roof in the world. My role in this project focused on building envelope design, digital modeling, drawings production and liaised with design consultants and contractors for project coordination.

     In terms of design software skills, I am proficient in Revit, Autocad, Rhino and Google Sketchup. I am always eager to explore new design ideas and to incorporate new technologies in design. Recently, I am exploring ways to incorporate VR technologies and Digital sketching in the design process.

     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. In 2018, after relocation to New York, I worked four months as a full-time volunteer for a non-profit organization, Global  ARCHIVE, to deliver Architecture design strategies to improve the health conditions in vulnerable families.

Employment 

Hart Howerton, New York, NY, US, Architect

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Grand Cayman
•Revit Modeling & Documentation and from Concept to DD Phase
•Liaised with Consultants on project coordination
• Mainly Focus on Hotel Facade, Banquet & Spa Design

Naples Beach Hotel, Naples, Florida
•Revit Modeling & Documentation and from Concept to DD Phase
•Liaised with client and other consultants on project coordination
• Mainly Focus on Hotel Facade, Banquet & Spa Design

Apr 2018 - Jun 2020
 

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
 

Awards 

AIA West Jersey Chapter Student Design Awards, 2nd Place

2011
 

E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Scholarship

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills