Shauni Lin

Shauni Lin

San Francisco, CA, US

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Looking for jobs in Architecture with interest in Ecological & Visionary Design. 
I am a perseverant individual and a quick learner with a creative mind.


I have special interest in Entomology.


RareField Design-Build / Paxton-Gate, San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture & Landscape Designer

Collaborating with Architects, Landscape Architects, Carpenters and Builders to design & build gardens and homes

+ Project Management over design & construction of residential and commercial landscapes & interiors
+ Client Consultations, researching and presenting schematic designs for meetings
+ Assisting in Budgeting and Estimating for interior and landscape designs
+ Develop and finalize construction documents for permit and build
+ Research and develop advanced rendering techniques to integrate as part of the design process

Aug 2017 - current

SF Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA, US, Butterfly & Blooms Special Exhibit Docent

Enhancing & monitoring visitor experience in the Conservatory's Special Exhibits (Butterfly Pavilion)

+Providing supplemental information to educational signage on Lepidoptera and Plants
+ Assist in crowd control within exhibition space and maintain safety of living specimens

Mar 2017 - current

RISD: Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, Providence, RI, US, Micro/Macro- Imaging Graduate Assistant

Provided training & taught courses to educate students & faculty to use RISD Nature Lab's Microscopy & Advanced Digital Imaging Equipment

+ Assistant to Biological Programs Designer and the Director of the Nature Lab
+ Provide training for students and faculty on the Lab's microscopy and digital imaging resources
+ Live Demonstrations of SEM and equipment for visiting professors, guests and general public
+ Organize and maintain printed materials, manufacturer manuals on imaging and microscopy use
+ Taught courses in advanced digital imaging, GIS and Insect Taxonomy
+ Help oversee student projects utilizing SEM, GIS, and digital imaging equipment (Artec 3D Scanner)
+ Create demonstration materials for display using imaging and natural history resources of the Lab
+ Provide creative input on the development of exhibits and education programs.

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016

RISD: Architecture BEB Gallery, Providence, RI, US, Gallery Assistant

Designed & Fabricated exhibitions for RISD's Architecture Gallery in collaboration with Artists, Architects & Designers

+ Design Gallery Exhibitions in collaboration with Gallery Director, Team & Firm/Architect
+ Facilitate transport and material procurement of collections and exhibitions
+ Fabricate displays using shop machinery; fabricate custom stands and furniture from shop drawings
+ Provide construction support for temporary exhibitions and floor installations
+ Set up media installation for video and interactive displays
+ Film, photograph and document openings and lectures
+ Manage deinstall and packaging of artwork
+ Maintain integrity of the gallery

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

Chanel, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Design and Development Intern

Collaborated with architects, designers and construction specialists to implement Chanel boutiques

+ Designed interior floor plans, construction documents, and renderings
+ Researched BIM as the primary system for digital fabrication and management
+ Presented BIM research with consideration to the transition and implementation process
+ Developed a Revit library of Chanel interiors and furniture
+ Attended conferences and business meetings with the Chanel Architectural team

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, NAAB Accreditation Assistant Coordinator: Exhibiton Design

+ RISD Architecture Department Assistant for NAAB Accreditation
+ Designed, fabricated and installed displays and exhibitions for Accreditation
+ Assisted in organizing, procuring and displaying projects, design work and models for exhibition

Oct 2013 - Feb 2014

Harding Partners, Chicago, Illinois, Architecture Intern & Historic Preservationist

+ Preserved and historically renovated Frank Lloyd Wright's Davenport House
+ Collaborated with staff architects to document existing conditions at Davenport
+ Edited and created site, floor and design plans for renovations, additions and project proposals
+ Assisted in the development of design and construction documents
+ Marketing Assistant: Developed marketing brochures, projects and proposals

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Architectural Design & Theory
Thesis: Growing Architectural Ecologies, A Solution to Regrow Coral Reefs on Sinking Island Nations

May 2013 - Jun 2017

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

May 2008 - May 2012

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Versailles, France, BArch, Year long architectural study abroad program

Aug 2010 - May 2011


2015 RISD Fletcher Studio Artist and Resident, Award


AIA Scholarship for Design Excellence, Scholarship


State Scholar, Award


National Merit Scholar, Scholarship

Four year scholarship-$13,400


National Honors Society, Award


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