Kaiji Yan

Kaiji Yan

Los Angeles, CA, US



Employed in Southern California since 2014 as a project manager and architectural designer, specializing in high-end residential and hospitality project design and construction. Proficient in numerous forms of design software including Adobe Photoshop, Auto CAD, Rhino and V-ray. Capable of providing creative hand drafting design and precise digital drawings.


Studio PCH, Inc., Malibu, CA, US, Project Manager

Worked as the project manager for 2 NOBU hospitality projects. Coordinated with client, architect of record, contractors, engineers and vendors through different design phases.
Performed as the designer and creator of the NOBU hotel project in New York, created the conceptual package and 3D models.
Completed multiple city permits including planning, building & safety, public works, change usage, caltrans and zoning change for the NOBU hotel project in Malibu.
Assisted on numerous other projects with AutoCAD drafting, 3D modeling for document releases.
Acted as the AutoCAD technician in the office for all AutoCAD related problems and questions.

Mar 2016 - Jun 2017

ARYA Group, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Completed Auto CAD construction drawings for more than 10 high-end residential projects including construction details and permit sets.
Designed both interior and exterior for 5 residential projects with hand sketches , sketch-up models and podium renderings.
Helped solve numerous graphic/design problems.
Acted as liaison for Chinese material manufactures, furniture retailers and dealers.

Oct 2014 - Mar 2016


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Post Architecture

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China (SWJTU), Chengdu, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

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