Lin Chen

Lin Chen

New York, NY, US



As an architectural designer with experience in both residential and commercial design projects,  I've worked on projects ranging from simple alterations to  multimillion dollar projects. Working in small teams I've contributed to all phases of design from design schematics to construction documents, often being responsible drafting a large percentage of the working drawings for a project. I am comfortable with code analysis, ADA analysis, zoning regulations, as well as filings for DOB submissions. I am constantly learning more about the profession in order to excel in the field.

Aside from architecture, I teach Junior High School students on Sundays and study theology in my spare time. I believe in working towards a goal where architecture meets humanitarian needs and hope to one day use my knowledge of the profession to help impoverished society through sustainable design and modest means. Ultimately I believe the goal of architecture as a whole is to improve society domestically and globally and I plan to be part of that vision. 



Kossar + Garry Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Kenneth Willardt Residence
8,500 SF, 4 Story, $6 Million

■ Oversaw all phases of the project; drafted all sets of drawings from schematic design, to construction and bid documents and submissions to the DOB.
■ Improved office standards by implementing use of sheet sets and annotation styles.
■ Communicated and coordinated with expeditors, contractors, vendors and manufacturers to obtain bids and product information.
■ Specified materials, products and finishes for presentations and client review.

Breitling Boutique at the World Trade Center
775 SF, 1 Story, $1 Million

■ Worked closely with clients domestically and internationally to maintain the desired
customized aesthetics of Breitling flagship stores and boutiques world wide.
■ Drafted construction and bid documents for Port Authority TAA and Westeld review.

■ Misc work include: residential apartment renovations, legalizations, place of assemblies, landmark buildings, temporary place of assemblies and temporary installs including the Bryant Park Ice Rink and the World Trade Center Oculus Winter Garden.

Mar 2015 - current

SRA Architecture and Engineering, P.C., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Rock & Reilly’s Restaurant, Planet Fitness Gym
237,000 SF, 42 Story, $80 Million

■ Cooperated in a three member team in the drafting of construction documents, bid
documents, place of assembly and post amendment approval sets.
■ Designed Back of House spaces: selected materials, furniture, & color palettes.
■ Coordinated with designers, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, & clients.
■ Performed code analysis (1968, 2008, 2014), ADA compliance, & zoning analysis.
■ Assisted in in-house expediting of all DOB forms and files to nycBIS system.

May 2014 - Mar 2015


Syracuse University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2014

Areas of Specialization