Nai Chen

Nai Chen

New York, NY, US



Passionate designer; creative and independent thinker; strong team player; consummate multitasked
in a fast-paced, high volume environment, and strong management skills from over four
years in college-studios and some field experience.



Signature Building Consultants Inc.,, New York, NY, US, Interior Architect - CAD/Drafter

*Independent thinker programming & schematic design/space plan for New Mixed-Used Building included; Starbucks Shop, Bank, Medical Community Facility, Day Care Center, Residential Dwelling Units, & corporate offices at Brown Place. Queens, NY
*Offered site surveys, measurement, created CD drawing and 3D-Model on sketchUp.
Drafting included; Fire Protective Alarm System, and DOB paperwork.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

S M Tam Architect, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, CAD/Drafter Designer

 Offered site surveys, and created 3D model on sketchUp.
 Work directly with Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Principal and Clients.
 Work on Alteration type One, Two Three & New Building jobs.
 Submittals eFiling & Schedule B, document for NYC Department of Building (NYCDOB).
 Assist Shop drawing included; Retail Space, Restaurant, Apartment, Elderly Medical,
Residential-Single family residence and, Survey plan.
 Assist Shop Drawing coordinator with shop drawing procedures & RFI’s.
 Part of Estimator for 65 Park Place Brooklyn NY.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Undergraduate Research Experience, Boston, Mixed-Use Complex Design at Bain Capital

Senior Proposal Design

 A Case Study in Sustainable and Health Conscious Design.
 Precedent Study; LED-Light, and Mixed-Use International building Study.
 Created Design Program included; Retail, Office Space, Resident-Hotel, Restaurant, NightClub, Health Center Plan.
 Created construction documents sets, and specification-Job Binders.
 Understand Programming, Scheme Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation and Contract Administration Phases.

Sep 2010 - May 2012

Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), Boston, MA, US, Interior Architecture Deisgn

 Served on a consulting project for Boston’s Museum of Science: Reviewed the Red, Blue, & Green
Wing facilities to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA)

 Proposed planning design for Giant Steps School in Westport, CT to best serve students diagnosed
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 Wrote needs/wants Programming for Giant Step Aides based in Space planning & ADA consulting.

 Offered ADA consulting services to a contractor based at the Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH

May 2011 - Jul 2011


Newbury College, Brookline MA, Bachelors, Interior Design

Program certified by: The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) institution

Sep 2008 - May 2012


Outstanding Student Achievement Interior Design Award, 1st Place


Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and College, Award


Areas of Specialization