Hannah Cao

Hannah Cao

Urbana, IL, US



Hello All! I am a recent graduate from Virginia Tech and am currently pursuing my architecture license. I have had working experience in China, the Netherlands, and the United States. All these unique experiences have left their mark on my design esthetics and have guided my interest in the design field. I am currently looking for the next new place for me to explore, so please contact me if you are interested in my work/skill sets! I am more than happy to share my portfolio or work samples.

During my free time I dabble with photography, ceramics, and screen printing. I also try my hand at drawing and graphic design. My work is posted on if you care to view. I enjoy running and playing tennis; a good balance to my love of baking and consuming sugary goods. I have had the privilege of traveling around the world. I frequently fly to China to visit family and to eat delicious spicy food. I also spent a year and a half in Europe for study, work and travel. 


Andrew Fell Architecture and Design, Urbana, IL, US, Design Associate

Responsibilities include rendering, building design, construction drawings, site analysis, code research, office operations. Project experience includes: housing, renovations, education facility, and commercial buildings

Dec 2013 - current

Vera Yanovshtchinsky Architecten B.V., Den Haag, NL, Intern

Responsibilities include rendering, floor plan design, model building, facade design, and presentations.
Project experience includes housing, office reuse, physical therapy center, and animal shelter.
I participated in a preliminary design and research for a swimming pool competition in which the firm was awarded second place. I did research on facades, interior materials, wind screen construction, and case studies.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

CPG Advisory Co., Urban Design, Shanghai, CN, Intern

This summer internship helped to increase my experience in urban scaled design. I worked on Photoshop renderings, case studies, SketchUp, and AutoCAD drawings. The housing and mixed use projects were located in Shantou Hao Jiang and Qing Dao.

May 2010 - Jul 2010


Aug 2008 - May 2013

Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, CH, Mendrisio, CH, Study Abroad

Academic exchange year in Switzerland. I studied in Jonathan Sergison's atelier in the fall and Freek Persyn's atelier for the spring.

Aug 2011 - May 2012


Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Design competition for 1st Year Undergraduates. Top 6 among 200 entries.


Henry Adams Certificate AIA, Scholarship

For second top ranking undergraduate architecture student.


Clark Nexsen Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship


Warren R. Kark Annual Competition, 1st Place

3rd Year competition group submission for a Wild Fire Observation Center.


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