Sen Chai

Sen Chai

Providence, RI, US

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M.A.O. Masters’Architectural Office, Shanghai, China, Chief architect

Focusing on cultural tourism development projects, from large-scale urban fabric designing to single building design such as Commercial Street, Resort Hotel, Clubhouse, and Museum.

Leading a three-person team complete the Yangzhou Sanwan has become a favorite cultural attraction for the local people.

Unique thematic and culturally immersive experience design.

Participate the entire process from concept planning to a single building, from the schematic design to design development

May 2020 - Jul 2021

Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China, Assistant chief architect

From the planning design to the single building design, including large-scale commercial complexes, high-rise hotels, high-rise offices, apartments, and commercial blocks.

The process from the schematic design to design development.

I designed the Jiangyin commercial blocks unanimously recognized by the leaders and owners.

Apr 2019 - Sep 2019

China Shanghai Architectural Design&Research Institute Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China, Architect

In my second year of employment, I organized a 6-person team to complete the architectural design of a community called JiaXing shihelixiangdadi. We were responsible for the single-building design, including single-family villas, high-rise buildings, townhouses, clubhouses, farms, etc. The project has been completed and has been well received by the owner, who has cooperated with us for the second phase of the project.

I also participate in many different types of buildings, from residential to commercial offices, as well as some large-scale public buildings, such as stadiums, airports, convention centers, etc.

As the main designer in the ZhaoTong sports venues projects, cooperated with structure, landscape, equipment, engineering cost, and sports technology, accumulating design developing experiences.

Jul 2015 - Mar 2019


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Interior architecture

During this year of study, I did some exhibition design and adaptive reuse design. In the research of exhibition design, I not only got a clear aesthetic, theoretical and technical framework, but also got an immersive experience of creating a narrative in a museum environment. At the same time, in the Adaptive Reuse course, I learned how to strategize more intelligently, illustrating the importance of social and environmental responsibility, while expanding architects' understanding of reuse as a product of practice and theory.

Sep 2021 - Aug 2022

Xi 'an University of Architecture and Technology, Shaanxi, China, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015

Xi 'an University of Architecture and Technology HuaQing College, Shaanxi, China, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jul 2012


2022 DIS Summer Session Scholarship, Scholarship


Excellent Architecture Award, Fujian Tulou (Nanjing) International Architectural Design Competition for Protection and Revitalization, Award


RISD Entrance Scholarship, Scholarship


National Encouragement Scholarship, Scholarship


2007-2012 School scholarship every year during undergraduate studies, Award


Excellent works of the first World Horticultural Expo Hand-drawn Competition, 3rd Place


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