Ruby Chong

Ruby Chong

New York, NY, US



A hardworking & enthusiastic young professional. With a unique combination of academic & professional experience in Architecture & Business, I am focused on the areas of design, urban planning, sustainability, & marketing.



FZAD Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Architecture/Marketing Intern

Prepared design documents for retail and residential projects through all phases of development from site survey and design development to final construction documents. Assisted with the project management for New York City zoning applications and building code reviews. Created and rendered 3D digital models using Revit and Photoshop for client presentations. Developed the firm’s marketing strategy and produced marketing packages for new potential clients.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

M&R Facility Concepts, Torrance, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

Assisted with the monitoring of healthcare facility projects in the planning, design, and construction phases. Prepared AutoCAD drawings and performed administrative duties.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

University of Hawaii Parking Services, Honolulu, HI, US, Student Manager/Clerk/Cashier

Supervised student workers, trained new workers, performed administrative, data entry, and cashiering duties. Promoted to Student Manager in 2007.

Aug 2004 - Apr 2009

Office Pavilion, Dealer of Herman Miller Office Furniture, Honolulu, HI, US, Intern

Assisted the sales and interior design team, maintained the design library, and
performed administrative duties.

May 2008 - Nov 2008


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, School of Architecture.

Master of Architecture.
Treasurer for the USC Graduate Architecture Student Association (GASA) 2011-2012.
Recipient of 2012 Alpha Rho Chi Medal for the USC School of Architecture Graduate Program.
Recipient of 2011-2012 School of Architecture Scholarship.
Recipient of 2010-2011 Graduate Research Scholarship.

Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Price School of Public Policy

Certificate in Sustainable Cities and Urban Planning.

Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Manoa, Bachelors, Shidler College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.
Manoa Dean’s List Fall 2008, Spring 2009.

Jan 2008 - May 2009

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Manoa, School of Architecture

Manoa Dean’s List Fall 2004.
Recipient of 2006 Japan ArchitecTour Sen Soshitsu Scholarship.

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007


2012 Alpha Rho Chi Medal for the University of Southern California School of Architecture Graduate Program, Award

"In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to 'encourage professional leadership by regarding student accomplishment; promote the ideals of professional service by acknowledging distinctive individual contributions to social life; and stimulate professional merit by commending qualities in the student not necessarily pertaining to scholarship.'
The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over 100 schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities."


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