Lester Li

Lester Li

New York, NY, US



Hello! The name is Lester. I like to design, create, and make things! Whenever I get the chance to, I enjoy to travel, draw, and snap photos for the gram. Click here and check out my portfolio that shows my architectural work!



Studio Monteleone and Associates, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

-Worked on multiple high-end residential projects: (1) three apartments / penthouses in NYC, (2) 4600 ft² residence in Dallas, (3) addition to a home in Great Harbour Cay (Bahamas)
-Project manager for a three-story 2000 ft² penthouse in Chelsea
-Created presentation drawings and renderings for clients, construction documents, millwork packages, reviewed shop drawings, and coordinated with contractors and subcontractors using Vectorworks, Rhino, V-Ray for Rhino, Photoshop, and InDesign

Aug 2015 - Jun 2017

AMPOPS, New York, NY, US, Freelancer

-Collaborated with two architects during the schematic design phase and helped prepare preliminary pricing packages for two schemes of a 2500 ft² residential building in Staatsburg, NY with Revit

Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

Domingo Gonzalez Associates - Architectural Lighting Design, New York, NY, US, Intern

-Assisted lighting professionals with various lighting design based tasks
-Built 1:1 mock-ups to understand the relationship between space and our lighting designs
-Evaluated projects under construction (near finish) to ensure the installations precisely meet our designs

Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, College Now TA

-Co-taught a group of bright high school students to develop architectural design solutions, process, and architectural vocabulary in an intense 5 week (Mon-Fri) program
-Helped tailor an ‘Introductory to Architecture’ curriculum

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Sociological Research Assistant

Conducted ethnographic and sociological studies on panhandling as a part of a labor market in collaboration with Gwendolyn Dordick, Department of Sociology, The City College of New York, and Brendan O’Flaherty, Department of Economics, Columbia University.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Major: Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
Minors: (1) Public Policy & Public Affairs, (2) Sociology
GPA: 3.71

Aug 2011 - Jun 2016


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