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ZiCheng Xu

ZiCheng Xu

Toronto, ON, CA

 

About 

• 19 months of experience working in both start-up and established commercial architecture firms
• Integrates various physical and digital working methods in work-stream
• Constantly learning new skills, ideas, and working methods
• Confident and experienced writer and speaker

Employment 

Architecture49 Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Intern

• Worked directly with senior architect and managed all presentation drawings and writing for regional transit station proposal
• Revised construction drawings for pedestrian bridge
• Managed material sourcing for several projects in construction phase

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
 

Diamond Schmitt Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Student Intern

• Team member for renovation and expansion of Schulich School of Engineering at University of Calgary • Managed demolition drawing package
• Responsible for corridor and lighting design drawings
• Space planning ( plans & RCPs)
• Presentation drawings • Maintained door schedule
• Design, cost analysis and sourcing of student lockers

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013
 

WZMH Arch. Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Student Designer

• Team member for Quinte courthouse in Belleville Ontario
• Created and managed 3D model of project
• Wall assembly detailing and design
• Floor & wall coursing layout

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Chora, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

• Research, content development, and graphic design for Taiwan Straight Atlas project
• Led development of proposed low-carbon initiatives for aforesaid publication
• Collaborated in small team for Chinese Academy of Sciences campus design proposal

Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
 

Education 

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, BArch, Master of Architecture

• Self-directed thesis
• Professional practice courses (tort law, acts and codes)

Sep 2014 - current
 

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, BArch, Bachelor of Architectural Studies

• Comprehensive technical courses (structures, wood-framing, steel, concrete, acoustics, lighting)
• Sustainable design courses focused on passive technology
• Intensive design studios
• 4th year program in Rome, Italy
• Iconography stream focused on literature, history, and theory
• Graduated with distinction

Sep 2009 - Aug 2014
 

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy

• Graduated with distinction

Sep 2004 - Apr 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills