Daniel Hong

Daniel Hong

Chicago, IL, US





Puccini Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager

Mar 2014 - current

Gettys Group, Chicago, IL, US, Designer III

+ Created FFE and GC specifications for multi-scale projects both internationally and locally
+ Strategized and created a business development package for a hotel rennovation project
+ Conducted weekly punch list inspections for guestrooms and corridors at the Langham Chicago
+ Managed scheduling, correspondences and client interaction on a multi-building project in China
+ Organized and detailed a construction document set for a large scale casino and hotel project in Manila

May 2012 - Mar 2014

Sharm Dreams, Project Architect

+ Established the architecture department and pushed for more innovative and modern designs

+ Managed a team of architects to create and oversee construction documents for several hotel renovations

+ Acted as lead designer for projects not in the scope of the architect including a beach restaurant and kid’s club

+ Participated in intensive meetings with clients and architects regarding finances and future projects

+ Assisted in interior design work including fabric selection and creating specification booklets

Dec 2009 - Feb 2011

WATG, Junior Architect

+ Involved in concept, schematic, and design development phases, as well as design competitions

+ Produced complicated 3-D models that were crucial for both design and final digital renderings

+ Designed high-quality presentation books and boards for client presentations

+ Actively participated in client meetings and design workshops, working closely with the client and consultants

+ Conducted construction administration and routinely visited construction sites for biweekly inspections

Jul 2007 - Mar 2009

GPA Architects, LLC, Intern

+ Gained construction document experience on multiple on-going projects

+ Designed numerous façade options for large-scale industrial projects

+ Fabricated detailed physical models for client presentations

May 2005 - Aug 2005


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MArch, Architecture

+ Cumulative GPA: 3.67/4.0

+ Master of Architecture

+ Graduate Thesis: Exploration of the relationship between sculpture and architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2007

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BArch, Architecture

+ Cumulative GPA: 3.42/4.0

+ Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies with Honors

+ Attended an architectural study abroad program in Rome, Italy

Aug 2000 - May 2005

Areas of Specialization