Yifan Wen

Yifan Wen

Los Angeles, CA, US



Self-motivated graduate with 1.5 years of architectural office experience in a fast-paced environment, 5 months of independently architectural practice, and more than 6 months of work experience on construction sites. Seeking to leverage my knowledge of different stages of design development and proficiency in software to assist the project team in generating high-quality design in the position of entry level designer. Participated in all phases of 2 team projects that have been built and improved one real estate developer’s market share jumping from Top 3 to Top 2 within 1.5 years by designing 3 villa prototypes, desiring to grow to an all-round project architect by the guidance of professional staff.


Jiakun Architects, Chengdu, Junior Architect

•In charge of the hotel part of a commercial complex project in a 4-person team from conceptual design to construction documents. Accounting for 1/6 of the total area. The project has been completed.
•Met with technical staff and construction team to ensure all executed constructions aligned with design specifications.
•Worked with lead architect to explore and determine the architectural elements such as proportion, material, color, scale, and light.
•Delivered finished products on time and consistently completed with 10%-30% less rework than colleagues.
•Participated in the competition of Chengdu Metro Station and won the bid.

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017

Zhaoyang architects, Dali, Intern to Junior Architect

•Received an offer to be the project architect within 9 months for reliable and highly-stress resistant performance on a residential project.
•Promoted within 2 months for producing high-quality renderings, digital models, and material research.
•Assisted in achieving lead architect’s intention frequently through sketches, models, plans, and sections.
•Met with construction professionals on-site to explain construction drawings and determine construction feasibility.
•Key achievement: One residential team project fully engaged in has been built. Developed a manageable rendering workflow and trained 2 project team, reducing the time dramatically and saving the office $2000-3000 monthly.

Nov 2015 - Aug 2016

Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing, Summer Intern

3D modeling, prepared presentation material, including area analysis, diagrams, renderings.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Verse Design, Shanghai, CN, Summer Intern

Did research and diagram drawings for 2012 Chengdu Biennial.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Archi-Union Architects, Shanghai, CN, Summer Intern

Delegated a variety of tasks to design support groups as needed, including physical model, diagrams, presentation documents.

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, M.Arch II

Aug 2018 - Jul 2019

Southwest Jiaotong University(SWJTU), Chengdu, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jul 2014

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