Roujia Bai

Roujia Bai

New York, NY, US

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Design for the public. Passionate, caring, with positive attitute. Enjoy working, creating, and viewing the world with extra different point of view.

Passionate architectural designer, freelance photography, engaging with community and educational volunteer. Click here for my photography & academic works.

Taubman College of the University of Michigan, Master of Architecture, Class 2019.

Bachelor of Architecture, Zhejiang University.



Smith&Sauer Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer (Full time freelance)

Work directly under design principles on design researching, developing, and analysis.
Assist in architectural drawing (AutoCAD), surveying, site analysis, modeling; working on plan development, specifications, millwork details, furniture, and material.
Assist client meetings, design presentations, coordination with consultants.
Project types range from institutional, office, adaptive reuse, public installation to residential renovations. Project phases vary from early design analysis, schematic design, design development to construction administration.

Sep 2019 - current

RIOS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

• Participated in the project of Music Center Plaza Renovation, Los Angeles.
• Producing marketing renderings for Music Center Plaza, including landscape, architecture, and interior renderings, as well as overall aerial shots.
Assisted in diagramming and detail drawings for the design changes during C.A. phase.
• Assisted in all disciplines within the project, including landscape, architecture, and interior for the retail pavilions (custom furniture and finish/
sample selections for interior design.)

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Architectural Design & Research Institute of ZJU, Hangzhou, CN, Intern Architect

• Participated in preparing RFP for the Shandong Wudi Sports Complex. Responsibilities including compiling RFP documents, diagramming,
rendering and producing sections, plans, elevations for the concept design. Produced and modeled design iterations for the stadium facade.
• Assisted in the project Shandong Ocean Vocational College New Campus (Shandong, China). Worked closely with architectural and urban
planning studio in the design process for the master plan and architectural design. Worked through sketches and 3D modeling.
• Produced diagrams, drawings, and individual building design for the RFP of the Student Center of Shandong Ocean Vocational College.
• Organized documents and designed the graphics for the RFP of the project "Zhuoshang Fashion Warehouse".

Feb 2016 - Jul 2016


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture 2G program.
Taubman Alumni Council Awards First Prize 2019.
Student Shows Exhibition, 2019 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Exhibition: "New Vernacular, Annecy, France" 2018 - Paris\ Annecy\ Michigan
Design Detroit 193 Exhibition, 2019 - Detroit, Michigan

Aug 2017 - May 2019

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, CN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

A 5-year program with a Bachelor of Architecture.
Recognition: 2nd place academic excellence scholarship 2014-2015
Overall GPA: 3.78/4.0

Aug 2012 - Jun 2017

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, Exchange

Exchange student in M.Arch program at UCD for the 2016 Fall semester.

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016


Taubman College Alumni Council Awards, 1st Place

The alumni council is a diverse group of professionals from different geographies, widely varied types of practices and sizes of firms, and represent a spectrum of gender, age, and ethnic diversity. The Alumni Council Awards come with cash prizes.
Earned first prize out of over 180 participants, for the studio project "City in the park," focusing on the creative solution for Detroit's new
high-density residentials. The project provides an integrated solution between landscape and architecture. Created new destination and
adaptive use for existing buildings, local community, urban and nature context.


Second Prize of Academic Excellence Scholarship 2nd Place, Scholarship

Earned the 6000rmb (1000usd) scholarship for excellent academic performance.


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