Yao Yao

Yao Yao

Los Angeles, CA, US



I’m a graduate architecture student from University of Michigan and already complete my master degree in May 2015. Seven years of academic and practical experience not only helps me lay a solid foundation for architectural profession, but also makes me have a basic understanding of planning, urbanistic and landscape project, and now I’m really eager to broaden my horizon and to start off my career as a professional architect.


During my internship in Wuzhou Engineer, Beijing UA Design, and Studio19 Architects, I was involved in a variety type of practical projects includes apartments, cafeteria, office building, hotel, and several regional planning. I was able to participate in different design phases including predesign survey, schematic design, design development, construction document, and clients’ meeting. Apart from working experience, I also took an active part in architectural related researches: the mapping of historic preservation and the survey of local building condition makes me realize that architects can be capable and responsible for more than just design work. And I’m really excited about various types of work I can be engaged in and expected to become a versatile professional.


I’m really good at diagramming and predesign analyzing, mastering Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite. Furthermore, I am a faster learner, active problem solver, focused worker, and I truly enjoy the sense of belonging and sparks of ideas generated from group work. 



Studio19 Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Intern

Projects and responsibilities
Hub Seattle Apartments: participate in elevation design, elevation drawing, modeling, render- ings, and preparing project recommendation package
Lake Front Villa: plan and section drawings, modeling
Beach Drive Apartments: plan and section drawings, roof plan, modeling
Town Square Apartments: elevation drawing, bathroom elevation drawing
4218 Roosevelt Feasibility: site analysis, code study
5247 University Feasibility: site analysis, code study

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

Beijing UA Design, Beijing, CN, Intern

Projects and responsibilities
Huang Jia Gong Yuan residential district: window detail drawing, window statistics Villa town of the Botanical Garden: site analysis, site plan schematic design Shuangqiao regional planning: site plan drawing
Tong’an regional planning: developing one of the design scheme, site plan drawing Shijiaying hotel design: site analysis, developing design concept, diagram drawings Teaching building: plan drawings

Sep 2012 - Nov 2012

Beijing Ancient Architecture Art Institute, Beijing, CN, Intern

Surveying and mapping ancient Chinese architectural details and structures,

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

Wuzhou Engineering, Beijing, CN, Intern

Projects and responsibilities
Tobacco company’s headquater office area: developing design concept, site plan drawings

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2013 - May 2015

Beijing Jiaotong University 北京交通大学, Beijing, CN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

Areas of Specialization