Matthew Lin

Matthew Lin

San Jose, CA, US

View Portfolio


Hello! My name is Matthew Lin, and I'm a recent graduate of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, I am looking for full-time employment at an architecture firm with the hopes of understanding all the in's and out's of taking a project from the initial sketches to full realization.


Apple via Apex, Cupertino, CA, US, Data Imagery Editor (3D Environment)

I conducted QA in a 3D environment for visual discrepancies, and corrected complex deficiencies by using unique methods and software. Working alongside others, we ensured effective and efficient communication about creative ideas and technical issues.

Sep 2017 - current

United Mechanical Inc., San Jose, CA, US, AutoCAD Drafter

•Development of MEP/FP design plans with limited guidance from Senior design staff using AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit including the following tasks:

•Initial set-up of plan sets including cover sheets, sheet index, titleblock, architectural background plans, detail sheets, and schedule sheets

•Drafting of MEP/FP floor plans, schematics, flow diagrams, details, and schedules

•Regularly maintain multi-disciplinary plan sets for multiple active jobs including completing mark-ups, updating titleblock information, and producing complete and accurate progress “check-sets”

•Recommending minor design changes to engineers and identifying design conflicts/clashes between MEP/FP disciplines

•Work closely with other design staff, engineers, and project managers to obtain project information and ensure drawings are accurate and complete

Aug 2018 - Jul 2020

Springboard Design, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Summer Intern

I produced two documents for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh: a brochure to help newcomers get acclimated to the Center's available programs and a publication to document existing Holocaust remembrance practices around the United States. I worked largely in the Adobe Creative Suite, using InDesign and Photoshop to lay out pages and spreads.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Rong Chang USA Corporation, San Jose, CA, US, Summer Intern

While working here, I worked on a redesign of an office's work space, as they, at the time, had acquired some new space within their building. With a list of program items such as cubicle space and multiple conference rooms, I arranged the program pieces in the space, keeping in mind code requirements concerning movement and circulation. I also worked on a tea shop, downloading specifications for their kitchen appliances and drawing up multiple schemes for an efficient method of food service.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

KCArchitects, Fremont, CA, US, Summer Intern

I worked largely in AutoCAD for my responsibilities at this firm, reading past drawings and making the necessary corrections to them.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

My studies covered a wide range of topics, with each architectural elective adding dimension and complexity to the main studio project in that same semester. My electives range from technical studies concerning environmental analysis and structural assembly to historical analysis of the development of architecture throughout the western world. My studio project dealt with a a wide range of building types, each increasing in complexity as my understanding of architecture grew both physically and culturally. To cap off my five years at CMU, I participated in the Urban Design Build Studio, an academic studio at Carnegie Mellon University focused on public-interest design. Through this studio, I had the opportunity to work alongside individuals from different organizations throughout Pittsburgh, collaborating with them to design products that would add value to the context in which they were to be placed.

Aug 2012 - May 2017

Areas of Specialization