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Kristi Hsiao

Kristi Hsiao

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

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Employment 

HKS, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Professional II

- Honing skills in graphic design and branding, working on multiple internal projects and initiatives.
- Skilled in site research and site modeling using GIS.
- Learning to manage BIM models for projects. Well versed in Revit and BIM 360.

Mar 2021 - current
 

HKS, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Professional I

- Experience in commercial mixed-use and multi-family residential projects, particularly Type-I high-rise towers.
- Skilled in Rhino and Revit. Ability to model fully parametric families.
- Developed excellent best practices for modeling and model maintenance.

Sep 2018 - Mar 2021
 

HKS, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

- Worked on competition for the design of an observation tower in South Korea.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
 

MVE + Partners, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Design Intern

- Gained experience in large-scale multi-family residential projects.

May 2017 - Aug 2017
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Assistant - Graduate

- Aided in exhibition planning and design for a faculty-led research project.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Fievre + Jones, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Assistant

- Worked on presentation drawings for single-family home project in Venice, CA.

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
 

Nielsen Construction California, San Diego, CA, US, Marketing Intern

- Provided graphical work for RFQs and project bids.
- Re-designed website for marketing.

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
 

Education 

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

Tau Sigma Delta

Aug 2015 - May 2018
 

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies and Planning

High Honours

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
 

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, Urban Resilience

Certificate Program, Strategic Partnerships Scholarship Recipient

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Awards 

HKS LA Design Fellowship - Fellow, Other

Fellow and professional team member for three-day design charrette. The HKS LADF's mission is to provide outreach and industry opportunities for members and students in the design community.

2019
 

ACMA Composites Challenge, 2nd Place

For project "Plug n' Play," on the innovative use of fiberglass composites in architecture. Shared with team members Thomas Wen and Samarth Syal.

2017
 

AIA LA 2x8 Exhibition, 1st Place

For project "Plug n' Play," shared with team members Thomas Wen and Samarth Syal.

2017
 

NAIOP University Challenge - San Diego, 2nd Place

Real estate and urban design challenge focusing on large-scale development of a given site in San Diego.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills