TingTing Jin

TingTing Jin

New York, NY, US



I'm about energy, positivity, idealism, romanticism  

my work is about curative, optimistic, healing architecture 

my manifesto is about mass&void, spatial experience, spatial efficiency, materialization, user-oriented, and helping regions in need. 

i like poetry, backpacking, reading, painting


Jesus Helper Orphanages ( 2 Orphanages ), Nairobi, KE, Architect

Collaborated with donor to initiate upgrades and expansion projects to improve living conditions of 60 orphans living around Nairobi, including insulating exterior walls, improving existing water storage, adding storm water collection system, providing solar powered lighting and hot water, and constructing activity and living space. Currently leading ongoing coordination between all parties involved including funders, owner and users.

May 2015 - current

Ebenezer Kim Elementary School, Nairobi, KE, Project Coordinator, Construction Manager

Represented an NGO on site to coordinate between parties of different interests, including school owner, funders, designers, contractors, consultants and volunteers, to replace temporary shelter with new structurally sound schoolhouse within one month. Consulted to incorporate site-specific concerns into design including sanity and security. Managed bid selection, contract negotiation, permitting, material selection and constructability issues. Completed school currently serves 250 students from the 2nd largest slum of Nairobi.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Airport North Commercial& Residential Center, Nairobi, KE, Lead Design Architect

Designed a spatially integrated master scheme for a multifunctional development on a 430,000sqft site on a major intersection near Nairobi’s international airport.

Apr 2015 - Aug 2015

gerber architekten, Dortmund, DE, Freelance Architect

Designed Phicomm’s data center façade for headquarters in Germany to meet aesthetic and technical requirements as an icon. Designed floor layout for hotel and residential buildings to
meet client’s programmatic requirements.

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015

scalar Architecture, New York, Associate

Jun 2014 - Jan 2015

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Produced complete Construction Document sets and Bidding sets for 3 mechanical buildings; responsible for engineering coordination. Conducted initial building survey for Salvation Army Project; lead of Revit modeling and deliverables production. One of three primary Construction Administrators and primary gatekeepers for the World Trade Center Rebuild project; reviewed and processed shop drawings and material samples. Generated ASI, RFI and SKC for construction administration. Responsible for DOB set productions and building system coordination for multiple high-end residential building projects. Generated Design Development drawings for Cartier Jewelry Project.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2014

FXCollaborative, New York, NY, US, Intern

Generated a complete set of Construction Document with REVIT for a tenant fit-out commercial project. Initiated design proposals for a lobby renovation project; produced deliverables. Developed chair designs for OFS Furniture Brand.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

ecoMOD, South Boston, VA, US, Prototype Designer

Designed adaptive bay window and shading device prototypes to meet Passive House Standard for a commercially viable affordable housing project.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis), New York, NY, US, Intern

One of four primary team members in charge of winning project for the Catholic University Architecture School Expansion Competition. Designed the final building skin pattern. In charge of final physical model production as well as digital representations. Conducted façade studies and generated landscape design iterations.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern

Designed the final Taxes Federal Courthouse ceiling design. Generated preliminary plans and models for a residential project. Assembled Project Manual and Concept
Design Book.

May 2011 - Jun 2011

M3A Architecture, PLLC, Mississippi City, MS, US, Intern

Generated landscape design and presentational renderings for a baseball field project. Built BIM models for 2 private residential projects. In charge of public marketing design.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, FR, Architecture Fellowship

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Areas of Specialization