Khant Wai Yan

Khant Wai Yan

New York, NY, US

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A meticulous and resilient graduate seeking employment as an entry-level architectural designer. Possesses strong leadership and communication skills with work experience in many creative fields. Determined to pursue a career as an architect within public-sector architecture and adaptive reuse.


The Pine Tree Architects, Yangon, MM, Architectural Intern

- Shadowed principal architect to gain insight into the operations of a successful architecture firm overseeing a variety of projects from commerical, residential, and healthcare projects nationwide.
- Supported senior architects in delivering a conceptual design development package, through drafting plans and creating 3D models using AutoCAD and SketchUp.
- Attended meetings with clients + stakeholders and provided assistance with note-taking.

Jul 2022 - Aug 2022

Spotlight Myanmar, Remote, Co-founder & Design Lead

- Co-founded Spotlight Myanmar in response to the military coup d’etat on Feburary 1st 2021. Spotlight Myanmar is an indepenent student-led news organisation campaigning for the country’s democracy.
- Responsible for supervising a team of 7 designers and collaborating with 13 writers in creating high quality content that is fact-checked and is consistent with Spotlight’s brand identity.
- Published 50 news articles and 3 videos for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to help grow total followings to nearly 5000, accumulating 35000+ likes and 20,000 views over the span of 9 months.

Feb 2021 - Oct 2021

BridgeBurma, Remote, Video Editing Intern

- Recruited to oversee the production of “BridgersTalk” with a minumum 10 hrs/week commitment.
- Delivered four 10-20 minute interviews and 4 short-form teaser videos for Facebook, accumulating 5000+ views and likes over a 3 month period.
- Became proficient in using Adobe Premiere Pro and remote-working using Slacks and Google Meets

Oct 2020 - Jan 2021

ီDoh Eain, Yangon, MM, Heritage Surveying & Documentation Volunteer

- Contributed to the restoration of a 19th century mansion through collaborating with 6 volunteers working towards an end-product of a written report and a complete set of technical drawings.
- Acquired an in-depth understanding of usage of laser measures and data collection methods to gain the ability to undertake a methodical and accurate survey on site.

Jul 2019 - Sep 2019


University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB, BArch, Architecture

Degree Classification: Class Two Division One
Nominated for the Liverpool Architectural Society's "Best Project in BA3" Award

Sep 2020 - Jun 2023