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Linzi Liu

Linzi Liu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

My name is Linzi Liu, an architectural designer with 1-year experience in the architectural & engineering industry in the United States. I've graduated in May 2020 from the University of Southern California with a master of architecture degree with honours.

I believe in creating sustainable, energy conserving and culture preserving built environment through existing programs, technologies, materials and ideas. As a major source of inspirations therefore, I'm intrigued by the logistics and science behind historical and contemporary vernacular architecture and I travel a great deal to learn about them. So far I've set foot across 5 continents and worked/studied extensively in 4 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

Besides architecture, another creative channel I'm largely involved with is graphic design (including traditional and digital art.) I often find inspirations from the visualisation of ideas in my drawings and that has been a constant companion throughout my professional life.

I’m seeking a firm where fluency in Revit, professional precision in both design and communication are valued. A place where one can work in a fast-pace environment and be challenged. A place where swift learning is encouraged and supported. As I am a very focused individual, I enjoy result-oriented challenges and opportunities to learn, question and refine.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Marwan Al-Sayed Inc. Architecture + Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural designer

>Designing schematics in space programming and site planning as well developing elevations, sections, 3D renderings and architectural details of residential and commercial projects that include high-end custom homes, multi-family dwellings, active communities, offices and mixed-used buildings.

>Testing innovative new prototypes designed with sustainable products and green architectural sensibilities.

>Following through design development drawings and collaboration with the production staff on technical details and completion of construction documents.

>Establishing the company’s Interior Design Department involved in product research and selection of fabric, lighting, kitchen and bath fixtures, and furniture incorporating color design, material and finish specifications and custom details to create comfortable, usable and stylish spaces.

Jan 2020 - Apr 2020
 

JTD Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

> BIM project managing
> Revit modelling and visualization
> Point cloud visualisation
> Meeting minutes
> Presentation material preparation
> Scaled Printing
> Fire Marshal coordination
> Plan check minutes & edits
> Construction drawing check
> Designing
> Landscape design check
> Soil report research
> Affidavits acquirement & research, site analysis
> Legal research
> Realtime & Enscape rendering

May 2019 - Aug 2019
 

Chu + Gooding Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

> Physical model making & refining (draft models, study models & presentational models)
> Mill work
> Specifications
> Site analysis
> Material library managing
> Meeting minutes

May 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

>Tau Sigma Delta - Graduated with Honors in top 20%

>Outstanding directed design research award/ Master of Architecture thesis award

>Graduate C.A. - Course Assistant for 2nd year grad studio 'Adaptive Reuse'

>Graduate Architecture Student Association - Senator

>Thesis: Pop-up museum (design manual, research & project)

Jul 2017 - May 2020
 

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB, Bachelors, Arts in Architecture

>1st year student peer mentor

>Thesis: Tropical architecture genealogy on the design of The University of Ibadan

>Paper: City Branding: a Case Study of Edinburgh;
Kleinhans Music Hall & Aalto Theatre: Humanized Space

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
 

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB, Bachelors, Engineering in Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
 

Awards 

Outstanding directed design research award/ Master of Architecture thesis award, Award

For my 1 year length thesis consisted of research, production of a design manual & final project on pop-up museums.

2020
 

Tau Sigma Delta, Award

The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts is the only national honor society for architecture and design majors that is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies.

The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who attain high scholastic standing in their field.

2020
 

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