Zebao Chen

Zebao Chen

Urbana, IL, US

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I am enthusiastic about architecture. Last summer, I had an internship in Beijing, involving in a high school dormitory, a kindergarten, two office projects, and a TV center to get experienced in effectively creating schematic drawings, developing the design, checking code, and communicating with clients. With a background in Wood Science and Structural Engineering, I have always been interested in material and construction details in architecture.



University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

1.Instruct structural design computation methods to the class of 80+ graduate students
2.Review codes to check structural members
3.Assist with structural analysis of case studies
4.Lead study sessions and exam review sessions
5.Assess students projects to adhere to codes of lighting, acoustics, heating and cooling codes

Aug 2017 - May 2019

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, Beijing, CN, architect inter

1.Accomplished schematic drawings including master plans, sections and floor plans of a kindergarten with 24 classes and a high-school in Xiamen, China.
2. Reviewed Xiamen and Beijing’s local codes including fire safety, occupant capacity, sunlight, natural ventilation, egress, and traffic codes.
3.Performed sunlight simulation to provide natural light in classrooms with Tianzheng CAD.
4.Prepared 3+ presentations of office buildings and a media center for potential clients and the clients signed with RSP.
5. Designed the landscape planning for a commercial district with 6 office buildings in pre-schematic phase and received the project architect’s approval.
6.Assisted project architects building 3D models in Rhino and drawing with CAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator in 3+ projects.
7. Works received the manager’s commendation, especially working efficiency to meet urgent deadlines.

May 2018 - Jul 2018

Boloni House Design, Shijiazhuang, CN, Design Assistance

1.Accomplished schematic drawings with AutoCAD.
2.Presented renderings, references of material and site photos to clients.
3.Computed estimated construction budgets.
4.Generated electricity, plumbing and ducts layout documents.

Mar 2014 - Jun 2015


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Masters, master of structural engineering

Courses include: Dynamics, Mechanics, Steel structure, Wind engineering, Earthquake engineering, Finite element analysis, Construction finance estimation

Jan 2018 - May 2019

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Master

Courses inslude: Design studio, Architectural structure, Construction anatomy, Architectural equipments

Aug 2015 - May 2019

Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, CN, BArch, Bachelor of Science

The main objective of the program was to study the wood species and understand the properties for different uses.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013


Edward C. Earl Prize in Architecture, Nomination

The Edward C. Earl Prize in Architecture is for student's projects that is outstanding in studio work.


Edward C. Earl Prize in Architecture, 3rd Place


Graduate Award for Design Excellence, Other


The First Prize Scholarship, 1st Place


The First Prize Scholarship, 1st Place


Zhangjiguang Scholarship, Other


National Encouragement Scholarship, 1st Place


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