Ya Gao

Ya Gao

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Populous, Kansas City, MO, US, Summer Architectural Design Intern

- Wrote grasshopper scripts for Sight-line Obstruction Checker and Belmont Park Arena skin panelization
- Designed client presentation slides for Phoenix and Austin Major League Soccer stadiums
- Created designs and renderings for Corpus Christi Stadium remodeling
- Conducted on-site construction inspections of Kansas City Major League Soccer Training Complex

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture, Chicago, Summer Architectural Design Intern

- Designed store renovation project for Harley Davidson Caracao and North Tonowanda
- Created call for proposal of Grameenphone retailing store design
- Built a firm-wide project archiving system using Excel

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, CN, Summer Research Intern

- Researched on and constructed digital models of several destroyed historical villas in Hangzhou,China
- Constructed database on the destroyed architectures during the Chinese Cultural Revolution
- Digitized ancient Chinese architectural documents using AutoCAD

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Redstone Real Estate Development, Hangzhou, CN, Junior Strategist

- Analyzed sales and promotion strategy based on a summary of past projects
- Calculated and managed budget on promotion expense
- Liaised with publishers on devising creative promotion strategy

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

Zoka Zola Architecture and Urban Design, Chicago, IL, US, Part-time Graphic Design Intern

- Created multiple client presentations on urban projects
- Spearheaded the project on autobiography production of Zoka Zola
- Negotiated the copyright licensing agreements with major publishing houses

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Sep 2014 - May 2018

The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Undergraduate

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013