Keren Bao

Keren Bao

New York, NY, US

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Fast Learner

Critical thoughts

Creative mind

Delightful personality

Efficient worker



Brandon Haw Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Master Planning phase for a motel project.
High rise residential project in New York, from Master Planning to DD ;
High rise residential project in Mexico City, from SD to DD;
Multi-purpose development project in Chile, facade/ site planning (SD)
Company Instagram assistant.

May 2018 - current

Megan Grehl, New York, Junior Designer

Moooi 2018 Milan salone pavilion design;
Carpet design for Moooi 2018 Milan salone exhibition;
Interior design for 4,000 sf house in NJ (Concept design to interior DD); Interior design for 1,000 sf Tribaca apartment (Concept design phase);

Jan 2018 - May 2018

INABA WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS, New York, NY, US, Freelance graphic

Contractural interior design renderings.

Oct 2017 - Apr 2018

re-ad architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural designer

2017 PEA window facade design competition- 5th place winner; Renovation of a townhouse in West Village (Rendering & modelling); RIBA gasholder base competition;
Company website design;
Company instagram assistant.

Sep 2017 - Apr 2018

Studio Frame LLC, New York, NY, US, Trainee

Developing proposals, 3D modeling, rendering for PEA window architecture competition- window facade design for Center for Architecture in Philadelphia, 5th place winner; Developing proposals, 3D modeling, rendering for RIBA gasholder base competition; Curating Instagram posting for the company; Designing, making drawings, renderings for MEG GREHL for 2018 Moooi furniture exhibition in Milan; Editing portfolio for the company; Organizing material and 3D library.

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Easy Rent LLC, New York, NY, US, Furniture Buyer

46 rooms rental project in NY (plan draft/ furniture purchase);
multiple furniture package development.

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

GSAPP Fabrication Shop, New York, NY, US, Project Assistant

Fabricate furniture for office renovations, re-set studios for spring semester, dismantle installations and repair any damage to the building it may have caused, prepare classrooms for use for spring semester, break down furniture and prepare studio for renovation. Made 8 studio and office tables with CNC machine.

Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Wehnzhou Architecture Design Company, Wenzhou, CN, Intern Designer

Office/ studio renovation (demolition/ repair/ easy construction); Studio desk fabrication;

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

Hongdi ADI Architecture Company, Wenzhou, CN, Intern Designer

Participated in creating a master plan for a new campus of a high school in a 5-person team. Decided the location of the running track, library, dormitories and canteen. Facade design for a factory. Reviewing digital model making for a factory project within a 4-person team.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAAD

Gained solid architecture concept and argument building and presentation skills.
Summer studio: Learning from Food- Jaoquim Moreno
Fall studio: Spacial & Programatic Anomalies- Giancarlo Mazzanti
Spring studio: Architectonic of Music- Steven Holl

The Theoretical Turn in Architecture: 1960-2000- Mary Mcleod
Architecture: The Contemporary (Ideas and Concepts from 1968 to the present)-
Bernard Tschumi
Metropolis- Enrique Walker

Tech Classes:
Art of Object- Aaron Berman, Jonathas Valle
Fast Pace Slow Space- Mark Bearak, Brigette Borders

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Xiamen University, Fujian, China, Xiamen, CN, BArch, Architecture

Get solid basic knowledge of architecture drawings, software and presentation.
Solid understanding and instinct of space and structure.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2016

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture

Studied at Temple University for the fall semester of 2014 as an exchange student between school programs.

Urban Design Studio: Brigitte Knowles

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014


5th Place of PEA Window Competition 2017, Award

A facade renovation for Center for Architecture in Philadelphia proposal done during the trainee period with Come Menage in Studio Frame LLC. Won the 5th place.


4th place in TEAM 20” Mainland of China & Taiwan Young Architect Competition, 1st Place

A competition held by Taiwan and collaborated with Mainland China.


“Excellent work” in National Exchange Project Competition., Honorable Mention

A subway station renovation design for an Urban Design studio during the exchange year in Temple University, Philadelphia, USA awarded as an "excellent work" in the first National Exchange Project Competition.


"Excellent work" in Taiwan Chiayi House competition, Award

A house design competition held by Taiwan.


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