Christie Lee Deng

Christie Lee Deng

Mountain View, CA, US



Hello. I have recently relocated to the SF Bay area from Boston, and am excited to get working! Variety is the spice of life, and I am interested in working in a firm with a broad range of projects. My greatest interest is in public projects, and places of learning, such as schools, museums, and libraries. I am interested in design of all scales, from master planning to furniture design and product design.

I have experience working in interiors and marketing as well, and enjoy opportunities to write and perform graphic design. With a knack for rendering, I have acquired nicknames of "photoshop queen" and "shadow master" from past employers. I am an enthusiastic worker, a fast learner, and have a sense of humor. I am looking forward to the opportunity to develop my talents in the long term with an exceptional firm.

When not working, I enjoy the outdoors with my husband and two dogs, traveling, gardening, and cuisine. 


Winter Street Architects, Salem, MA, architectural designer

In a Revit environment: Prepared bid, construction, SK documents, and interior detailing
of custom furniture including Revit family building for public University, Laboratory, and
Corporate Interiors.

Rendered multiple projects in Revit and Photoshop for design development and marketing.
Performed site measurements and built existing site and building conditions Revit models.
Conducted feasibility and planning studies of civic building reuse for urban redevelopment.
Developed furniture layouts and specified furniture and finish selections, researched LEED
credits and ensured specifications meet code and fire safety considerations.

Performed Construction Administration for multiple University and Laboratory projects:
Organized and processed submittals, shop drawings, RFIs, PCOs, SKAs, and
construction meeting minutes. Peformed punch list inspections and project close
out documentation.

Wrote marketing project case studies and press releases, as well as contributed to writing and
designing for qualification packages, competitions, proposals and presentations.

Mar 2011 - May 2012

Neumann/Smith Architecture, Southfield, MI, US, Architecture Intern

Rendered plan drawings, translated built architectural details into CAD format for civic projects
throughout Southeast Michigan. General office management and administration.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Research Assistant

Furniture Line- Directed by Dean Monica Ponce de Leon
Researched trends and case studies. Designed and built prototypes of office furniture for
digital fabrication and serial production. Redesigned TCAUP administrative offices layout.

May 2009 - Dec 2009

SB-Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture Intern

Generated conceptual designs, site layouts, site research, as well as plan drawings and renderings for
international and domestic high-end hospitality projects.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

URBANUS 都市实践, Beijing, China, Architecture Intern

Built scale models, and proposed interior design schemes for civic center in Qingdao, China.
Participated in conceptual design charette for artist colony and business resort.
Designed modern folded steel plate furniture and fixtures for furniture exhibition store.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Silgan Plastics, Norcross, GA, Engineering Intern- Creative Services

Conducted data collection and statistical analysis for quality control experiments.
Generated new concepts for bottle designs and conducted trend research.
Researched tooling vendors,developing relationships for the incubation of smaller companies.

May 2004 - Dec 2004


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MArch, Architecture

May 2006 - May 2009

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US, Bachelors, Industrial Engineering

Aug 2000 - May 2004


One Good Chair, Honorable Mention

International Design Competition- Semifinalist, Christie Lee


Areas of Specialization