Chih Wei Su (Wayne)

Chih Wei Su (Wayne)

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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A professional designer with a Master's degree in Architecture (M. Arch.) from NewSchool of Architecture + Design (NSAD) and a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning. As well as, over 9 years of proven experience in Architecture, Urban Planning Design, and Interior Design in the U.S. Canada, and Taiwan, therefore, pursuing an architect license. I am passionate about developing unique concepts from inspiration to design implementations. 

Knowledge and skill in producing drawings process through all phases, including Urban Planning, Zoning, Architecture, and Interior Design. Mainly have been working on mix-use and multi-family, residential, commercial, educational, remodel, and military projects. Able to work well with other team members, maintain relationships while collaborating within the design process to create drawings according to specifications and within timelines, and keep exploring innovative ideas and converting them into successful projects with meticulous care and expertise.


Yofon Interior Design, Tainan, Taiwan, Assistant Designer

• Used SketchUp, Lumion, and AutoCAD to produce digital models, rendering, floor plans, RCP, elevations, sections, and details
• Assisted in estimating the cost of projects and prepared detailed specifications

Oct 2019 - Jul 2023

Avanture Architects (AA), Vancouver, BC, CA, Intern Architect

• Utilized Revit, Enscape, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and InDesign to produce schematic design, digital models, rendering, and sets of drawings for mix-use and multi-family projects for Development Permit (DP) and Building Permit (BP)
• Assisted in creating Revit families and libraries

Jan 2022 - Jun 2022

CO-AR Design, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

• Used ArchiCAD to produce digital models and construction documents for building permits

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Azon Design International, Poulsbo, WA, US, Draftsman

• Produced floor plans, sections, elevations, reflected ceiling plans, and rendering
• Performed on-site visits to complete measurements, gather dimensions, and took drawings to the city planning departments for permitting

Nov 2018 - Jan 2019

Rob Wellington Quigley Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Material Laboratory Assistant

• Organized and studied materials at Material Laboratory

May 2018 - May 2018

San Diego County - Housing the Next 1 Million, San Diego, CA, US, Participant

• Created regional & neighborhood master plan for schematic community designs with San Diego County and California government, scholars, landscape architects, engineers, and architects

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

Yofon Interior Design, Tainan, Taiwan, Assistant Designer

• Performed on-site visits to complete measurements and gather dimensions
• Created designs, developed concepts, and produced free-hand sketches and physical models
• Used AutoCAD to produce floor plans, RCP, elevations, sections, and details
• Communicated with clients to assess their design requirements
• Assisted in supervising project construction and reported construction progress

Jul 2006 - Sep 2011

Taiwan Military Army, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Engineering Soldier (Engineering Unit)

• Led a team of soldiers to design the interiors and exteriors of military facilities
• Used AutoCAD and Coredraw and prepared sketches to create engineering drawings
• Reported to lieutenants regarding construction progress, and coordinated communication between senior officers and construction workers
• Acted as a front-line helper during disasters and participated in rescue missions

Jun 2010 - May 2011


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Dean's List (GPA 3.5 +)

Thesis: City as the Curator of Art - The Street Museum in Tainan
2016 : Álvaro Siza, Santiago de Compostela Studio - Spain

2022 : British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) - BC Building Code Part 3

Oct 2015 - Sep 2018

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, CA, Certificate, 3D Design

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014

Chinese Culture University (CCU), Taipei, Taiwan, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts, Urban Affairs and Environmental Planning (2017 renamed Urban Planning and Development Management)

Dormitory Self-governance Committee, Chinese Culture University
Dormitory Committee Representative (2009) School Award No. 980002479

Thesis: Land Use in the Vicinities of Rapid Transit Stations - A Case Study of
Danshui Line of the Taipei MRT

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


Dean's List, Honorable Mention


Compostela Exhibition - Summer 2016, Other


Student Showcase - Fall 2015, Nomination


MS Arch 4+3 NSAD Merit Sch, Scholarship


Certificate in 3D Design, Grant


Areas of Specialization