Ping Ang

Ping Ang

Auckland, NZ



Experienced Architectural Designer/Graduate Architect who graduated with a MArch(Prof) Masters of Architecture Professional (1st Hons) from the University of Auckland. With 4 years of work experience working in New Zealand and New York City, I have recently returned to New Zealand to continue my architectural journey. 

I have a strong passion for experiences. My core belief is that life is a series of experiences and architecture is a powerful medium that inherently affects the way we feel and perceive. My thesis 'The Smellarium: An Exploration of Olfactory Architecture' researched and designed with the intention of building memories through architecture and smell. I am interested in authentic connections that produce a unique response; remaining in our experiences and connecting us to architecture. 

My work ethic is proactive, hard-working and self-motivated. My motto is that whatever I do, I do to the best of my ability; from small to big jobs. I take initiative where possible and am passionate about creativity, innovation and sustainability. I am open-minded and willing to try new things, as enjoy working in a team. I believe that ideas are built from a series of development that embrace the surroundings and environment. 

Process is just as important as the final result. Along the path, there is a conversation between problem solving, planning, presenting, teamwork, communication and design. I strive to generate and stimulate these conversations. 



James Wagman Architect, LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

James Wagman Architect LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Project Designer Role responsibilities include:

-Conceptual / Design Development - Drafting on AutoCad, Photoshopping design schemes and intents (plans, elevations, mood boards)
- Construction Administration assistance - Submittals, Shop Drawings, Site meetings, Minutes, Measures, Visits, Construction sketches, Correspondence with consultants, contractors and sub-contractors, Revisions
-Interior Design - Procurement, Tracking & schedules, Purchase orders, COM, renders & mood boards, client consultant, samples and showrooms/yard visits
- Documentation - PD, SD, DD, CD, BID & Sourcing
- Close outs -Punch-lists

Mar 2020 - Apr 2021

OCV Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

OCV Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Junior Architectural Designer Role includes working and helping on:

-Conceptual / Design Development - Modelling, Rendering, Layouts, Drafting
-Zoning & Filing Prep
- Renderings and 3D Modelling - on Rhino and Photoshop, SketchUp, Revit and AutoCAD.
- Construction Administration - Submittals and RFIs, Shop Drawings, Site meetings, Minutes, Measures, Visits, Construction sketches, Correspondence
- Documentation - CD, SD, DD, BID & Sourcing, VE

Sep 2018 - Mar 2019

T plus architects, Auckland, NZ, Architectural Graduate

Architectural Graduate Role included helping and making:

- Creating Marketing Packages using Indesign, Photoshop, Sketchup and Autocad for clients involving tenancy plans, concept proposals, floor areas, existing and proposed and inspirational mood boards.
- Concept Packages - Existing and Proposed plans and mood images
- Photoshopping Renderings - Billboards, Sections, Client images and packages.
- Preliminary Design, Resource Consent and Building Consent drawing sets - included a full set from existing plans, demo plans, sections, foundations, proposed plans, sections, details, door and window schedules, keynotes, ceiling plans, roof framing plans, lighting plans and more.
- Site visits and Site Measures
- Autocad, Sketchup and Revit modelling of plans and site visit drawings.
- MasterSpec Product Outlines or documents for Council submissions
- Property files
- General administration - scanning documents, sorting library files, materials library

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018

The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant for 3 semesters of Design Studio papers:
ARCHDES 100 Design Studio Tutor 2018 (Conceptual Drawing - Drawing through Discomfort / Discourse )
ARCHDES100 Design Studio Tutor 2017 (Urban Nomad)
ARCHDES200 Design Studio Tutor 2017 (114 Moments)

Role includes:
Creating Course Outlines and studio - Conceptual Drawing Studio paper
Running classes of 30 students
Critique, Tutoring and Grading First year students
Preparation of presentations, videos and images as precedents
Formal Critiques

May 2017 - May 2018


The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, MArch, Architectural Studies Professional

Masters of Architectural Studies Professional - Advanced Design and Thesis

Mar 2016 - Feb 2018

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, Masters, Masters of Architecture

University of Auckland - Auckland Abroad 360 Exchange Design Studio PocoCity (Professor Mari Fujita)

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Bachelors of Architectural Studies - Design

Mar 2013 - May 2016


U21 UOA 360 Exchange Award, Scholarship

Exchange Scholarship Award for selected Universities


UOA 360 Exchange Scholarship, Scholarship

Exchange Award Scholarship


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