Karen Shiue

Karen Shiue

San Francisco, CA, US



I am a recent graduate (June 2013) of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Architecture degree and a minor in Sustainable Environments. I am currently seeking full time employment at an architecture firm. 


Asymptote Architecture, New York, NY, US, Intern

Changsha Masterplan Competition:
- designed and digitally modeled in Rhino 3D soft and hardscape park for masterplan proposal.

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013

Steinberg Hart, San Jose, CA, US, Intern

Student Health and Counseling Center on San Jose State University's campus (Competition):
- Site visits and in-depth site analysis
- Schematic design from massing studies to completed proposal
- Digitally modeled in Sketchup and gained Revit experience
- Design-build aspect gave me the opportunity to work with contractors, engineers, consultants, and landscape architects, challenging me to maintain the big conceptual idea while also thinking about cost, practicality, and compromise with other team members and clients.
- Assisted in diagrammatic drawings and DD floor plans for final competition submittal.

Ohlone College Masterplan:
- Analysis of Ohlone College architectural history in relation to Mission San Jose neighborhood history
- Prepared diagrammatic drawings and presentation material on Ohlone College buildings

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

WE Architecture, Copenhagen, DK, Intern

Farum Urban Development Competition:
- Collaborated and completed submittal model

Oasen Cancer Counseling Center Competition:
- Facade and material studies
- Extensive modeling in studying form of landscape roof
- Co-led and assisted in fabrication of final submittal model

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Architecture Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Architecture History Teaching Assistant

Organized lecture material for Architecture History course series, held office hours for students, proctored and graded exams.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

BCA Architects, San Jose, CA, US, Intern

Material research, product specification, introduction to LEED documentation, graphic design for PR and Marketing Dept., designed brochure for grand opening of new San Jose headquarters.

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architecture & Design

Aug 2011 - May 2012


Herbert E. Collins Scholarship, Scholarship

This scholarship, that is distributed among seven CAED students, is made possible through a generous endowment to the university in honor of Julian A. McPhee, the first president of Cal Poly. Upper division students (junior/senior/graduate) are selected for their academic achievement, industriousness and display of overall fine character. Note: Picked by School representatives in consultation with Department Heads


Areas of Specialization