Chia-Wei Chan

Chia-Wei Chan

Ann Arbor, MI, US

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An architectural and urban designer who believes in the value of harmonizing built-environment with human factors, social indicators and urban context. After practicing more than 2 years in Taiwan, I joined the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, where my research study focuses on affordable housing, adaptive reuse of architecture and sustainable community development.

Disciplined and willing to lead. Our team was one of the finalists (7th place) in the International Competition: THE HUMANKIND: AFTER COVID-19 in fall, 2020, and was a co-winner of Urban Design Student Research Grant [UDSRG] at University of Michigan, winter 2020.

Skilled in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Rhino3D, SketchUp, ArcGIS and research. Passionate about different ways of artistic representation. Eager to realize theories in the real world by creating more sustainable living environments around the globe. 


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Research Assistant

· Prepared representation and design drawings for Leelanau Cabin.
· Developed detailed section-perspective drawing and dimensional annotations.

Jun 2020 - Sep 2020

AMBi Studio, Taichung, TW, Architectural Designer

· Prepared detailed architectural drawings of Zion Church, Hsinchu.
· Studied design schemes and model making for Dawo Village, Miaoli.

Jan 2019 - Aug 2019

STYle Design & Yu Shan Yeh Architect, Taipei, TW, Architectural Designer

· Prepared architectural details and design drawing.
· Reviewed building regulations and codes of practice.
· Proposed study model and 3D modeling.

Sep 2016 - Apr 2018

Fieldoffice Architects, Yilan, TW, Intern

· Worked as project designer of the “Fairytale Park” in Yilan.
· Made models for “Fieldoffice Architects: Living in Place” Exhibition at TOTO
Gallery · MA, Tokyo.
· Surveyed historic trails and canals in Jiaoxi Township.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Urban Design

Sep 2019 - Dec 2020

Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taoyüan, TW, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015


THE HUMANKIND: AFTER COVID-19, Honorable Mention

Proposed imaginative idea in response to cities' struggles during the pandemic.


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