Sammi Cheng

Sammi Cheng

Philadelphia, PA, US



I am a final-year graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Architecture. I am born and raised in Hong Kong, where I graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Architectural Studies at the University of Hong Kong in 2013.

Last summer, I had a 3-month internship at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago. During the internship, I worked on the concept design of a number of skyscraper and planning projects in Dubai and Mumbai. I also helped with the BIM of several projects, and prepared drawings for submissions. In 2013-2014, I worked as an Architectural Graduate at Aedas Ltd, Hong Kong. During the year, I was involved in large-scale hotel projects in Macau, in aspects related to research and design studies, specifications, as well as technical issues. 

I am highly capable of 3D modeling, CAD/BIM, visualization and post-production. I am also proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.



Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Summer intern

Concept design of Burj 2020, Dubai and large-scale skyscraper projects, BIM modeling and documentation, MEP coordination of Akhmat Tower, Russia

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Architectural Graduate (Year Out)

Research and design studies, Preparation of specifications and technical/safety issues, CAD drawings for schematic and construction stages, Review of structural drawings, Coordination meetings with consultants, construction managers and contractors, Preparation of meeting minutes and agenda

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

SKEW COLLABORATIVE, Shanghai, CN, Summer intern

Schematic design, diagrams and preparation of presentation slides, Project research, Organization of the archive of firm

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture I '17
Certificate in Time-Based and Interactive Media

Aug 2014 - current

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK, BArch, Architectural Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Architectural Studies

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Areas of Specialization