Bizhou Qian

Bizhou Qian

Toronto, ON, CA





Kohn Partnership Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Senior Designer

Teamwork with other architects and designers on various projects, ranging from commercial plazas, townhouse developments, sale centers, and condominiums.

Work closely with other designers and consultants
Attend in meetings with clients, consultants, contractors and city officials.
Conduct team meetings and assigned tasks to team members
Review works of junior team members
Researched and Analyzed zoning bylaws and O.B.C.
Prepare SPA, BP drawings and Construction drawings and documents
Review shop drawings
Attend site inspections
Prepare and issue Site Instructions and change orders

Oct 2015 - current

Elemental Architects Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect

Worked alongside principal architect on the designs of many projects of various scales, from home & office renovation, custom houses, to townhouse developments, banquet hall/ convention centre development & commercial plaza.

Contributed ideas during conceptual design stages,
Attended client & consultant meetings,
Worked closely with clients, other consultants, and city officials
Prepared building permit drawings and application documents.
Prepared construction drawings with detail specs and CCDC2 contract documents.
Involved in construction coordination, including site inspections, responding to site issues, issuing certificate of payments etc.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

YC Lee Architect, Ottawa, ON, CA, Junior Design

Helped with design revisions on Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church expansion Project
Made CAD plans, sections and elevations for Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church expansion project
Built 3D computer model for Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church expansion project

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, Teaching Assistant

Assisted in design studio and helped students to understand course objectives and design requirements
Inspired students to develop design concept.
Participated in open discussions and crits on evaluating student’s work.
Assisted in Green Design Economics to explain course material and evaluate student’s work.

Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Assistant

Prepare documents and presentation material
Designed simple design projects
Revised existing CAD Drawings

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Tyco Safety Product Toronto - Marketing Department, Toronto, Office Assistant

Worked on filing, data entry, and market research

Jul 2006 - Sep 2006


Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, MArch, Architecture

This a 2 and half years Master design thesis, and my thesis topic was investigating the Psychological impact of prison environment. The environment of the prison has enormous effects on inmate’s mental state, and directly influences the efficiency of the rehabilitation programs. An US prisons study shows many prisoners, on occasions even the prison staffs, especially women and children, become mentally ill or mentally unstable under the constrains of prison environment. The design of prison has an undeniable contribution to this phenomenon. This thesis is trying to bring a different perspective towards prison design in North America, viewing prisons as rehab centers. The aim is to study the impacts the prison environment have on the mind of its prisoners and staff, and propose a new design of a Juvenile prison for girls in Ottawa, in attempt to reduce mental stress through architectural space.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2012

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, BArch, Architectural Studies

Bachelor of Architectural Studies is a 4 years undergraduate program. The study of architecture involves an exploration of diverse disciplines that influence the built environment. Architectural education is, by necessity, the most comprehensive course of university studies. It not only prepares students for a future in the profession of architecture but provides an extraordinary foundation for a multitude of interdisciplinary and related design fields. Students learn not only to handle the conflicting demands of function, aesthetics, technology and economy, but are trained in a variety of means of expression including writing, model-making, drawing, photography, video, digital media, and verbal presentations.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


John Ruddy Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship


Murdoch Maxwell MacOdrum Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization