Chong Yao

Chong Yao

Ann Arbor, MI, US




LYCS Architecture  Hangzhou, China

Architecture Intern June - August 2016

Project: Chunshuitang Hotel Innovation

Interior design, digital model making and rendering

I supported the project leader to do the interior design of two (out of five) room types of the Chunshuitang Hotel. I provided ideas about program details and furniture, built 3d models in Rhino and did renderings with Vray for Rhino.


Servery design (Individual design)

I individually designed an unattached servery/ cafe for the hotel in the yard. The cafe has its own outdoor sitting, while work as a servery for the customers in the lobby.


Construction drawing and material list

I took the responsibility and drew a series of construction drawings of one from the five room types of the Chunshuitang hotel project, while taking other construction drawings from the company as precedents and having an architect to "debug" for me once a day. I cooperated with team members to gather and integrated the materials used in different space of the project and communicate with suppliers to help the project leader to determine materials.



Zhejiang Urban & Rural Planning Design Institute  Hangzhou, China

Architecture Intern July - August 2015

Project: Yueqing Vocational High School Project

Diagram and layout design

I support design and drawing of a series of diagrams including road and traffic diagram, construction stage diagram, program analysis diagram, landscape plan, spatial relationship diagram, regional location diagram and parking diagram.


Project: Two-story Tea House in a Park

Concept design and digital model making

I proposed my conceptual idea about the tea house in brainstorm meeting and got the opportunity to try to move on and do conceptual models on Rhino and draw sketches. My design was to use local material red brick to build the tea house with hollow-out walls and create a changing feeling from public to private, outdoor to indoor.



University of Michigan, Ann arbor, BArch, Bachelor of science of architecture

Sep 2014 - current

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