Zhong Ren Huang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Zhong Ren Huang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

New York, NY, US



I focused on residential and commercial renovations as well as interior design. I create clear and innovative ideas to transform spaces to their maximum potentials. Through exploration and collaboration, we envision, develop, and implements unique solutions for critical design issues. I see my task, as an architect and a designer, to create places and spaces that cultivate our surroundings. 

After training at schools, I have been designed and administered construction of residential, retail, commercial, and exhibition projects in Los Angeles and New York while working as a design associate in notable architectural firms. 


Midwood Investment & Development, New York, NY, US, Development Project Manager

• Responsible for coordination with design consultants, in-house and external, in order to complete construction documents
• Oversee approval/entitlement process with DOB and other governmental agencies, including coordination with expeditors
• Coordinate with upper management for selection of Architect, Structural engineering, MEP engineering and other design consultants.
• Bid work to multiple contractors/vendors, leveling bids, awarding contracts
• Responsible for reviewing architects/engineers/expeditors contracts.
• Assist Acquisition team with due diligence work for prospective purchases – Phase 1, Phase 2, coordinating property assessment evaluations, construction/renovation budgets, etc
• Create and maintain in-house project schedules
• Responsible for in-house estimates/budget,
• Create and updating project proforma
• Budget tracking and analysis throughout the project to guide Development decision-making from conception to completion
• Coordinate with project team/third party scheduler to maintain project schedules
• Responsible for overseeing submittals, RFI’s, CO’s, all project related paperwork
• Oversee CM/GC/Contractors from preconstruction through closeout
• Create and overseeing the completion of punchlist work
• Assist the COO with LOI work letter scopes for prospective commercial/retail tenants
• Responsible for existing portfolio renovation/tenant work letter construction from design stages to tenant turnover.

Jan 2016 - current

Handel Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate

Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Document
Construction Administration

Jul 2011 - Jan 2016

EYRC Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Architect

1. MAPA - Schematic Design
2. The Federal National Council’s New Parliament Building Complex Competition(1st place)

Sep 2009 - Apr 2010

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Design Assistant

Assisted in designing and building an Emergency Shelter prototype for hurricane refugees

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Assisted in production of a competition model.

Apr 2009 - Apr 2009

Eric Owen Moss Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Built physical model for design development and presentation: Warner Parking Structure and Retail

Apr 2008 - Sep 2008

KTGY, Oakland, CA, US, Intern

1. Developed construction document for Single-Family Isleton, CA
2. Assisted in schematic design for One Quarry Brisbane,CA

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006


Columbia University, MArch, Master of Science In Advanced Architectural Design

Studio Critics: Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu (SO-IL), Benedetta Tagliabue(EMBT), Joshua Prince-Ramus(REX)

Jun 2010 - May 2011

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BArch, Architecture

Thesis Advisor: Steven Phillips (SPARCHS)

Professor: Thomas Fowler

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), BArch, Architecture and Design

Aug 2007 - May 2008


Honor Award, Award

AIA CCC Design Honor Award for a thesis research project at Cal Poly and was selected from a pool of 150 contestants.


Areas of Specialization