Xinyi Chen

Xinyi Chen

Blacksburg, VA, US

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I am a Bachelor of Architecture student from Virginia Tech’s five-year-program. After studying the discipline and practice of architecture over the last five years, including four architecture internships, I would like to contribute my knowledge and skills into the practical field as an intern architect/architectural designer . 



A.I.R. Architects, Miami, FL, Miami, FL

- A.I.R. Architects | Miami, FL | Design Assistant | Part-time
- A small-scaled collaborative studio focusing on architecture and interior design
- Participated in SD and DD design phase of the renovation of a warehouse to a furniture gallery
- Adobe Suite | Rhino | Enscape | Microsoft Office

Jul 2020 - Sep 2020

A+ LAB, Shanghai, China, Intern Architect

- A collaborative architecture firm engaging in design and competitions
- Participated in SD and DD design phase of the facade for Shengzhen Dawan Hospital
- Team member of the competition for Qionglai Bookstore / Jiaxing Yongxin Bridge-complex
- AutoCAD |Adobe Suite | Rhino | SketchUp | V-ray | Microsoft Office

Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

HASSELL, Shanghai, China , Intern Architect

- A multidisciplinary studio of architectural design, landscape design, and urban planning
- Participated in SD and DD design phase of Park Avenue Central - mixed-use developments in Shanghai commercial center
- Participated in CD design phase of Nanfeng Hongqiao tower - mixed-used developments in Shanghai Hongqiao district
- BIM | AutoCAD |Adobe Suite | Rhino | V-ray | Microsoft Office

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Lehman Smith & Mc Leish, Washington, DC, Intern Architect

- A collaborative architecture firm focusing on architectural and interior designs of office buildings
- Digital modeling and rendering | presentation preparation | technology research | construction documentations
- Rhino | V-ray | Adobe Suite| MicroStation | Microsoft Office

Jan 2019 - May 2019


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

magna cum laude | STEM program | Class of 2020

Aug 2015 - Aug 2020

WAAC: Washington- Alexandria Architectural Center, Alexandria, VA, US, Exchange student

Study Exchange Program | Urban-Focused Interdisciplinary Studio

Jan 2019 - May 2019

Steger Center for International Scholarship, Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, residential architectural program

A semester-long residential architectural program | Travel and study in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017


Finalist in undergraduate thesis award, 2nd Place

-Thesis: Meandering in the city of God
-Top 5 out of 120+ / year-long / individual work


AIA Virginia Prize Student Competition, Honorable Mention

- Finalist of the school
- Project: Norfolk Oyster Research Hatcher
- 1 of 10 Blacksburg entries / two-day-long / individual work


Fourth-year Integrative Studio Competition, Honorable Mention

- Virginia Tech / Final list
- Mixed-use: commercial and residential
- Top 6 of 50+ entries / individual work