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Ho Sun Chau

Ho Sun Chau

San Dimas, CA, US

 
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About 

I am Nicholas Chau. A homegrown boy from Hong Kong. I came to the States after I graduate from High school, my decision into Landscape is pure accidental. I was originally trying to be an architect because, as my dad refer to me as, " Jack of all trades, master of none. " It seems that architects needs to be in this nature in order to create a deeply layered design. So I applied to Architecture in Cal Poly Pomona and got rejected. 

They asked if I would like to go to Landscape Architecture instead, I like ecology more so I said Yes.
Looking back, that is probably one of the best decision I have made in my life and I regret nothing. My life is in sync of my design and vice versa. I realized how much Landscape have impact on me. I care a lot about this world and through the power of Landscape Architecture, I can change the world one piece of land at a time and eventually, with the newer generation of passionate Landscape Designers, we can make the world a better place for our future generations.

Employment 

Duane Border Design LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Internship

In this internship, I learnt to effectively translate designs into AutoCAD, create design presentation package and presentation board, understand more in depth about collaborations between Landscape Architects and professionals from different fields and also understand how firms operate first-hand.

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Education 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architects are concerned with the design, management, preservation, and use of the land. The curriculum provides a foundation in all of these areas with a particular emphasis on design, along with the cultural and technical subjects that support it. Coursework includes study of landscape design and planning processes, graphic communications, ecology, plants and planting design, construction methods and environmental history. Instruction fosters the development of creative and problem-solving abilities, communication skills, technical knowledge, environmental awareness and professional attitudes. In most courses, students develop design proposals or technical solutions for actual sites.

Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
 

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