Raymond Chau

Raymond Chau

New York, NY, US



Raymond was born in Hong kong and received early-education in New Zealand. He immigrated to Canada in 1999 for high school and undergraduate eduaction in Planning, during which he worked in various urban and rural municipalities in Ontario. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as an urban designer in Guangzhou, China, engaged in numerous projects across the rapidly-growing nation. He recently completed MArch degree at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, in which he attended international semesters in Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Since graduation in May 2013, he has been working as an Architectural Designer at SOM New York, engaging in healthcare/institutional and commercial projects in North America, Middle East and Central Asia.


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Sep 2013 - current

AECOM, Guangzhou, CN, Urban Designer

• Synthesize regional and site findings for design framework development
• Conduct node design and establish built form and open space characters
• Provide strong graphic support in 2D and 3D diagrams and illustrations

Apr 2008 - Jun 2010

City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, CA, Student Planner

• Establish UD guidelines for TOD and mixed-use development on a city’s key development parcel
• Review site plans and prepare planning reports for development applications

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON, CA, Student Planner

• Execute Ridership Demand Study and new Sheppard East Express Service Design
• Conduct route efficiency reviews and analyses for service adjustments

Sep 2006 - Dec 2006

Transport Canada, Ottawa, ON, CA, Environmental Analyst

• Study the impact of airport activities on air quality of the surrounding city, and provided land-use planning recommendations
• Conduct comprehensive review of the departmental EMS

Jan 2006 - Apr 2006

County of Dufferin, Orangeville, ON, CA, Public Works Assistant

• Perform research on gasification technologies and waste diversion opportunities for commercial establishments
• Evaluate the Mono-Organics' participation study and waste audit

May 2005 - Aug 2005

City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, CA, Collection Operations Student

• Design and organize Ottawa's Waste Management financial database
• Conduct education activities in numerous Ottawa neighbourhoods

May 2004 - Aug 2004


Washington University in St. Louis, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2013

University of Waterloo, Bachelors, Planning - Coop

Bachelor of Environmental Studies - Planning Coop Program with Specializations in Urban Design and Land Development

Sep 2003 - Dec 2007

Areas of Specialization