Yu Tian Chen

Yu Tian Chen

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am an architectural designer with passion in practical and high efficient buildings.


Design-Made, Morristown, NJ, US, Architectural Designer / 3D Lead

Supported Chief Designer in creation of presentation packages.
Created and developed Schematic Designs. Conveyed design concepts with drawings and 3D renderings.
Assisted in production of DD sets. Translated 3D model into 2D drawings. Studied millwork design with 1 to 1 mock-ups.
Reviewed and coordinated CD drawings with consultants and local architects to maintain original design intent. Attended in-office phone call meetings and on-site meetings with project team, clients, and consultants.
Performed site analysis. Analyzed schematic design performance through computer simulations and updated design parameters accordingly.
Selected and sourced finished materials. Created sample material boards.
Visited construction sites and fabrication shops. Collaborated with contractors during fabrication. Photographed and documented existing site conditions and construction progresses.
Projects: International and domestic commercial bank branches range from 100 sf. to 5000 sf., Bus terminal concept in Saudi Arabia, company headquarter in UAE, product display, and merchandise packaging & category reinvention.

Oct 2013 - Feb 2017

KMP Design and Engineering PLLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Prepared DOB submittals and resolved DOB objections under professional engineer’s supervision.
Drafted architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and HVAC drawings. Updated drawings according to redlines from engineer.
Performed space planning exercises to ensure building layout efficiency and code compliance.
Researched NYC Zoning Regulations and Building Codes.
Recorded existing site conditions and construction progresses.
Projects: home renovations, new multifamily houses, new mixed-use buildings, restaurants, and child daycare.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

ADB Associates, Designer

Resolved DOB objections and draft Post-Approval Amendments under architect’s supervision.
Drafted architectural drawings including plan, elevation, section and Place of Assembly plans.
Developed schematic design and built physical models for high-end single family home.

Aug 2010 - Jul 2011


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master in Environmental Building Design

Jul 2012 - Aug 2013

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, 5 Year BArch

Aug 2004 - May 2010


CCNY Alumni Association McGraw Hill Scholarship, Scholarship


Highest Rank Third Year Architecture Student, Scholarship


Best First Year Architecture Student, Scholarship

Best First Year Architecture Student in CCNY. Selected by first year faculty.


Areas of Specialization