Los Angeles, CA, US



Yin-Yin Chen attended for her undergraduate education National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan receiving Bachelor of Architecture Degree Architecture in 2007 and completed Master of Architecture Degree in University of Southern California in 2013. In 2010, she received the Taiwanese Architect Certification, and work as a designer in Han-Kuwng and Da-Ju Architect office from 2008 to 2011. During this period, she lead and assist different types of cases, including monuments restoration, high-rise residential, collective housing, schools, factories and multi-function building design. Her most participated representative works is Song-San Tabaco factory culture center in Taipei, Taiwan, which is completed in 2013. In this project, she was responsible for coordination of structure, MEP and building code and architectural issues to match the original design concept. From 2013 to 2015, she concentrates on ADA projects, familiar with related code, material, equipment and regulations. Her interest is in healthcare trends and mutli-use type architecture. 


HED Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Architect / Job Captain

Emergency department in Sutter Health in Oakland
- DD to CD as Project Architect
- Coordination with consultant and instruct Job Captain / designer

Hybrid OR room in Sutter Health in Oakland
- from SD to CD and CA as Job Captain
- Coordination with consultant and meeting with client

West Wing in Sutter Health in Oakland
- from SD to CD as Job Captain
- Coordination with consultant and meeting with client

Chiller Tower replacement in Sutter Health in Oakland
- from SD to CD as Job Captain
- Coordination with consultant and meeting with client

Cath Lab renovation in Sutter Health in Oakland
- from SD to CD as Architect Designer
- Coordination with consultant

Oct 2015 - current

SWA Architects, Pasadena, Designer

- Detail design, material board of Glota Valley Cottage hospital (14 suite)
- Schematic Design of Beverly Hospital ED expansion & Administration relocate
- Construction Document and interior rendering of PIH Emergency Expansion
- Construction Document and MEP coordination of UCLA SMUMC-MNP A-Level medical/ surgical unit renovation
- DRB of Gata Burlinghtan Llc medical office building in Glendale

Mar 2014 - Oct 2015

Clerkin & Clerkin Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, designer

Basic design and construction document of CSUN & San Jose university

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

Aaron Neubert Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, internship

web image editor
plan and section drawing
physical model making

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Da-Ju Architect & Associates, Taipei, TW, designer

Detail design of Songshan Tobacco factory culture center(with ITO architect
Landscape design and detail deign of Kurashiki factory in Taichung
Sustainable evaluation of Taichung Opera house(with ITO architect office)

Dec 2009 - Jun 2011

Han-Kwang Architect, Taipei, TW, designer

Chief Designer in exterior of Executive Yuanrestore restoration
The Researcher of Reusing of Chiyai Tobacco factory and Sun Yunxuan’s house

Feb 2009 - Jul 2009

Hochin Architect, Tainan, TW, internship

Co-Designer of Graduate school of Leader University
Co-Designer of Huang’s house

Mar 2006 - Dec 2006

TMA, Taipei, TW, internship

Co- Designer in Flag-raising platform of library square
house design

Jul 2006 - Aug 2006

ARCH-ING, Taipei, TW, internship

Rehabilitate Fo Guang Shan Temple

Jul 2005 - Aug 2005


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2013

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TW, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

Areas of Specialization