Stacey Au

Stacey Au

San Francisco, CA, US



I have a unique background prior to studying Architecture with degrees in Mechanical Engineering design along with experience in consulting, software development, and project management. This gives me a unique design perspective and the professional maturity to be productive quickly in a new work environment.

I am a detail-oriented self-motivated professional with excellent client-facing experience.



Angela Matt Architect Inc, Designer/Draftsman

Retail and residential projects.

• Worked on DD and CD for Restoration Hardware tenant improvement projects
• Developed construction documents including performing occupancy calculations for egress requirements.

Feb 2011 - Apr 2011

Flad Architects, Architectural Intern

Science/Technology and Research buildings.

• Pharmaceutical – Relocation of 106,000 SF of labs and offices (23,000 SF from building demolition)
o Coordinated with MEP consultants for utility decoupling to ensure availability in relocated areas
o Surveyed and photographed existing to locate available services; updated as-built drawings
o Worked with laboratory planner on design of 1300 SF Pharmacology Lab and equipment lists
o Worked on construction documents and printing coordination of 11 separate drawing packages

• WRAIR Security Upgrades - Four projects to upgrade security for existing military campus
o Met with user groups at project site in Maryland for programming requirements review
o Coordinated with consultants (structural and mechanical), user groups and client
o Produced schematic presentation diagrams, Design Development and Construction Documents

• Fibrogen – Six-storey tenant improvement in Mission Bay
o Produced construction documents
o Performed occupancy and use calculations to meet egress requirements, updated life safety drawings

• Genentech Freezer Farm – Relocation of existing and new freezers to 10,000 SF space
o Met with user groups and owner representatives to review project goals
o Surveyed existing space and developed conceptual drawings for seven design options
o Developed and refined design documents to meet changing project area boundaries and requirements

• Genentech Hillsboro Fill and Finish - Three-storey, 296,000 SF pharmaceutical fill and finish facility
o Created computer drawings from hand sketches of industrial platform designs
o Responded to rapid revision requirements of project schedule.

Jul 2007 - Apr 2009

Chong Partners Architecture, Intern

California Academy of Sciences by Renzo Piano in collaboration with Chong Partners

o Researched and responded to RFI’s and submittals
o Reviewed drawings for consistency (plans, sections, elevations, casework)

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

William Duff Architects, Intern

Residential, commercial, retail projects.

• Sally Beauty Supply – Small-scale commercial remodel in Las Vegas
o Managed project from SD to CD phase to produce permit set
o Coordinated with Las Vegas building department for compliance with local building codes

• Mixt Greens – Tenant improvement at 120 Sansome, San Francisco; gourmet salad restaurant
o Contributed to DD and CD phase documents

• Wheeler Residence – 5,000 SF high-end residence, new construction
o Contributed to CD phase developing plans and interior elevations.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

Kaiser Permanente, Project Manager III

Healthcare project management.

• Championed business requirements for migrating fee schedules from legacy billing systems to future-state HealthConnect integrated national billing system
• Provided project leadership to integrate billing practices of NoCal / SoCal divisions of Kaiser Permanente.

Dec 2003 - Aug 2004

DigitalThink, Inc., Senior Project Manager

E-learning company. Internet services - project management.

• Managed teams of 2-20 US and offshore resources and developed rollout plans for product releases
• Drove all phases of software development lifecycle and coordinated with all functional teams.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2003

Acero, Inc., Project Manager

Software project management.

• Supported a 10-person software engineering team developing a multi-tier object-oriented architecture for a genomic information platform of modeled life science data types and biological functions/interactions
• Managed risk and weekly software releases with a geographically separated team.

Nov 2001 - Aug 2002, Senior Project Manager

Web branding / internet services.

• Managed several $1+ Million projects with teams ranging from 2-15 members.
• Supported proposal writing team in pursuing projects from $750,000 to $1.8 Million.

Jun 2000 - May 2001

Banc of America Securities LLC, Team Lead

IT project management.

• Project planning and management of projects supporting 80-190 users in SF, Boston, Dallas and NY
• Supervised a team of 7 developer/integrators during critical Y2K testing period
• Led recruiting effort to hire four developers and a Project Manager.

Oct 1998 - Feb 2000


California College of the Arts, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2007

University of California, Davis, Software Engineering

Software Engineering Certification

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

University of California, Berkeley, Masters, Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: An Interactive Multimedia Archival System for Explosively Actuated Valves.
Specialized in Design with research in Multimedia and Expert Systems technology.

Aug 1992 - Dec 1993

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: Design of a Stand-up Mobility Device for Paraplegics.
Specialized in mechanical design.

Sep 1988 - May 1992

Areas of Specialization