Tingting Xu

Tingting Xu

Los Angeles, CA, US



Ms. Xu acquired her Bachelor of Architecture degree in Dalian University of Technology in China and Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning(dual degree) from University of Southern California this May(2015). Under the influence of her father, an architect, and mother, an musician, Ms. Xu is cultivated with art and design throughout her childhood and laid a solid foundation on her future path towards architecture study.

Besides of her well performed grades during school, Ms. Xu took advantage of her spare time to learn more about architecture design by interning in multiple architecture firms. During her graduate time in USC, she worked 6 months as an intern in RTKL in Los Angeles(October 21st, 2014 - April 23rd, 2015). Before this, she interned in Gensler in Los Angeles for 2 months during her summer vacation(June 15th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014). She also interned in Aedas in Beijing(September, 2011-April, 2012) during her last two semesters of her undergraduate and other two firms before. 

Her internship experience in multiple firms practice her to be a good team player by working with diverse people, be organized and efficient on multiple works and able to met deadlines, be adaptive in new working environment under new office culture in the shortest time as well as be fully prepared for any challenge that might come.


Flex Designs, Pasadena, Junior architecture designer

★ Independently responsible for the architecture design, building 3D model and drafting CD phase drawings for multiple commercial and private residential projects. Projects include TMZ souvenir store, Sunset Blvd News souvenir kiosk, Stanford Tressider Dining Court, Pizza hut in DFW airport, Vanilla Bake Shop, etc.
★ Select materials, order material samples and communicate with Reps on material pricings and performance
★ Prepare presentation packages to clients
★ Communicate with clients on design ideas and details as well as coordinate with kitchen, MEP and structure consultants
★ Prepare SD, DD & CD drawings and apply for planning and building permits in multiple cities including Pasadena, Whittier and Rancho Cucamonga
★ Help other architects on meeting deadlines

Aug 2015 - current

RTKL, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

★ Full time intern
★ Build Sketchup 3D models for King of Prussia-The New Expansion project (project type: commercial)
★One of two designers in charge of finishing DD phase drawing package for Ontario Mills JCPenney Conversion project within two weeks tight deadline (project type: commercial)
★Study, design and complete the concept design phase presentation package for the Hollywood& Highland Re-positioning project (project type: commercial)
★Help other design groups on diverse tasks in short limited time to meet deadlines

Oct 2014 - May 2015

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

★ Build physical models for the Boston Garden Mixed use project (project type: Mixed-use high rise)
-Make site model and wood model for the Boston Garden Mixed use building
-Model exceeds clients’ expectation
★ Design parking screen for the phase 1 and phase 2 of the Metropolis Mixed-use project (project type: Mixed-use high rise)
-Build 3D model of the podiums and study parking screen geometry and color pattern
-Prepare presentation material for my parking screen study to clients
★ Conduct intern research group project about the opportunity of downtown LA. Project is well received by critique group.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Aedas, Beijing, CN, Architecture Intern

★ Help finish the Construction Development Drawings of the East China International department store in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province (project type: commercial)
★One of two designers for the Ximei business hotel in Shijiazhuang (project type: Mixed-use high rise)
- Design 3D model in Rhino, draft in Revit and prepare presentation package to client
- Mine is chosen as future designing Model.
- The hotel is currently built and open for business

Nov 2011 - Apr 2012


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

Newly grad from University of Southern California with a dual degree of Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning

Sep 2012 - May 2015

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, CN, BArch, Architecture

Five years of undergraduate study with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jul 2012


LEED Green Associate, Other


member of "Tau Sigma Delta" honor society, Nomination

Tau Sigma Delta (TSD) was established in 1913 to provide a national collegiate honor society for architecture and the allied arts. Only students from the upper 20% of each class are eligible for consideration.


1st Merit Based Scholarship Award, 1st Place


Second-class scholarship in grade of University, 1st Place

Second-class scholarship in grade of University


UA Creation Award International Ideas Competition, Award

UA Creation Award International Ideas Competition.
Our work is the first one on the website.


Second-class scholarship in grade of University, 1st Place

Second-class scholarship in grade of University


First-class scholarship in grade of University, 1st Place

First-class scholarship in grade of University


Merit student of University, 1st Place

Merit student of University


Areas of Specialization