Nicole Tsai

Nicole Tsai

New York, NY, US

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I am a recent graduate from the University at Buffalo's school of Architecture and Planning earning my Bachelors in Architecture. My undergraduate education and years of research work has taught me the skills I need to problem solve, be self critical, experiment, work rigorously and most importantly how to work with a diverse team.My personal strength is the ability to accept and desire constant criticism with peers which is what I believe sparks real innovations and ideas.



University at Buffalo - Facilities of Planning and Design, Buffalo, NY, US, Research Assistant

Assisted in a graduate level research group exploring and developing the role of technology and computation in Architecture. Designed, detailed, and fabricated prototypes for:
Project 1 OSCR-5, an on automated humanoid robot meant to work at the scale of a tool to the scale of an architectural detail.
Project 2 Baptistery, a project that redefines classical forms by embedding architectural elements, two square columns, into a river to allow the natural currents to form a basin of water.

Aug 2015 - Jan 2018

University at Buffalo Campus Living, Buffalo, NY, US, Resident Adviser

Worked with a team of 16 as leaders and first responders in a live-in position on campus. Created and maintained a sense of community and provided guidance for fellow students. Provided academic guidance for architecture students specifically.

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017


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

Aug 2014 - Dec 2017


Senior Housing Competition, 1st Place

Open Senior Housing Competition. A design and development of housing units with a public program in the city of Buffalo.


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