Jingyuan Zhang

Jingyuan Zhang

New York, NY, US

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Dear Hiring Manager,

With this letter, I am keenly interested in the job for Junior Architect. I graduated from the M.S. Advanced Architectural Design Program from GSAPP in May, 2020. And before this, I graduated from Zhejiang University with a 5-year B. Arch Degree. I had 3 internship experiences in school. After graduation, I have been working as a full-time Junior Architectural Designer in Studio Fierro from July, 2020 till now.

At my current work, I strive to maintain accuracy and consistency in task completion and team goal-achievement within a tight schedule. For Pilares, a public school project in Mexico City, I was in charge of 3D modeling and participated in the making of DD and CD set. I worked with close collaboration with the structural engineer, landscape architect and construction coordinators and strived to achieve a design solution which works best both aesthetically and technically. I am highly recognized as a collaborator and fast learner by my supervisor and colleagues. Also, I have excellent leadership and communication
skills. I am always willing to take lead in group tasks and I was chosen as a teaching assistant in charge of class coordination and guest critic contact for Concrete approximation class.

As you can see from the projects detailed in my portfolio, I am most experienced in Rhino, Grasshopper, AutoCAD and I am fully capable of 3d modeling and visualizations. I am fascinated with technology developments and I keep up with the undated techniques in the industry. For example, I chose Generative Design as my tech elective studio which uses Discover for spatial analysis and cost estimation. I believe that new techs like this would bring more possibilities into architecture.

In regards to work authorization, I am granted with a 3-year STEM OPT to work in United States until the year 2022, and I am available to start working as soon as possible. Please review my attached resume and work sample which provides
addition-al details of my education and employment experience. With a strong knowledge of your organization’s mission and values, I am confident that my background and commitment will serve well in supporting company progress.

Jingyuan Zhang


STUDIO FIERRO, New York City, Junior Architectural Designer

• Preparation of CD& DD sets and working within building codes
• Develop designs, quantity calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings

Jul 2020 - current

LYCS Architecture, Hangzhou, CN, Architectural Intern

* Assist in preparation of designs, quantity calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings
*Assist in the preparation of presentation drawings, design analysis, and various studies and reports
* Ensure that designs are within federal and local codes concerning health safety, and environment of real property facilities
*Project support and coordination

Jul 2018 - Oct 2018

Hexia Architecture, Hangzhou, CN, Architectural Intern

* Connect with private customers and suggest solutions to highly personalized demands
* Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with detailed design documents
* Utilizes computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare project designs and plans

May 2018 - Jul 2018

Architectural Design and Reasearch Institite of ZJU, Hangzhou, CN, Architectural Intern

* Create three-dimensional building information modeling and two-dimensional construction documents using various software
* Participate in the architectural design process, and develop alternative solutions and presentation graphics used to communicate concepts to client or for agency approval

Jul 2017 - Oct 2017


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, M.S.AAD

Jun 2019 - May 2020

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2014 - May 2019

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