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Ping Ang

Ping Ang

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Experienced Junior Architect / Designer, I Graduated with a MArch(Prof) Masters of Architecture Professional (1st Hons) from the University of Auckland and am currently working full-time in New York.

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 love being open-minded, trying new things and working in a team situation. I believe that ideas are built from a series of development that embrace the surroundings and environment. 

I believe 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. 


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Employment 

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

OCV Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

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 - current
 

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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

U21 UOA 360 Exchange Award, Scholarship

Exchange Scholarship Award for selected Universities

2016
 

UOA 360 Exchange Scholarship, Scholarship

Exchange Award Scholarship

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills