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Rachael Ho-Jung Tseng

Rachael Ho-Jung Tseng

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Organized and detail-oriented. Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and prioritize work under pressure in fast-paced environment and complete tasks independently within target deadlines. Support teamwork and build relations with a collaborative and positive attitude. 

Employment 

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

125 Greenwich Street Residential Tower
- Participated in SD, DD, and CD phases.
- Collaborated with interior designers to develop amenity aesthetics.
- Drafted documents on building structure and core elements.
- Reviewed MEP and Structures drawings from consultants.
- Participated in project meetings for design coordination.
- Managed all digital design documents, submission filing, and archive system.

249 E62nd Street Residential Tower
- Participated in SD, DD, and CD phases.
- Prepared design documentation for Department of Buildings; revised and
coordinated with consultants to comply with Zoning Resolutions and New York
Building Codes.
- Collaborated with environmental and structural engineers on foundation
design.
- Developed townhouse structures and interior layout.
- Studied unit mix options to meet ADA and NY Building Codes.
- Tested program distribution and egress circulation for back-of-house facility
and amenity.

Aug 2015 - Oct 2017
 

Triarch, Inc., New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Spa Finder Office
- Studied existing plans and collaborated schematic design with firm principals.
- Developed design documents independently, including lighting plans and interior details.
- Researched for preliminary furniture and hardware schedule.

Blaylock-Pope Residence
- Documented predesign condition; integrated DOB records for precise documentation.
- Initiated, managed and maintained update of documents related to project presentations.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, Intern Architect

Takashimaya Nihonbashi Redevelopment
- Brainstormed storefront design with project team; illustrated elevation design options.
- Prepared presentation packages within target deadlines.
- Maintained virtual models for various tower project proposals.

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
 

Choi + Shine Architects, Brookline, MA, US, Intern Architect

- Supported overseas client relations; communicated and translated new project proposals.
for Mandarin speaking clients.
- Constructed presentation models for client meeting.
- Visualized design proposals for local competing commissions.
- Proactively updated SD, DD sets, and digital models to ensure timely progress.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Hsin-Chung-Hsing Poultry Farm, Taichung, TW, Executive Assistant

Shadowed in two meetings with a consulting firm for developing CRM system and ERP training. Redesigned spreadsheets used for inventory database and miscellaneous expenses reports. Initialized a CRM system: compiled and digitized clients information into Excel workbooks; consolidate sales data into one decision support system that allows sales representatives to monitor all orders and forecast future demand.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Cornell Architecture, Art and Planning in Rome
September - December 2013

Cornell Architecture, Art and Planning in NYC
January - May 2014

Aug 2010 - May 2015
 

Awards 

Baird Competition, Honorable Mention

2011
 

2011 Dragon Day T-Shirt Design, 1st Place

2011
 

Cum Laude Society, Award

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills