Yuan-Tung Chao

Yuan-Tung Chao

New York, NY, US

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Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York , Architectural Designer

Central Deck and Arena (Phase I: 2 Towers + 1 Arena), Tampere, Finland (Design-Bid-Build) II SD, DD-Phases (deck structure under construction):
·Responsible for coordinating towers 1&2 by constructing full Revit models.
·Coordinated with local architects and consultants to produce building permit drawings and progress drawings.
·Resolved structural and spatial conflicts with local architects, consultants, and engineers and communicated design intents for better layouts and facade coordination.
Central Deck and Arena (Phase II: 3 Towers), Tampere, Finland (Design-Bid-Build) II SD Phases (deck structure under construction):
·Designed preliminary facades for Tower 3&4&5.
·Developed basic plan layouts for Tower 3&4&5 with Principal taking into account façade divisions, structure, core and egress.
East Thiers Station, Nice, France (Design-Bid-Build) II DD-Phase (under construction):
·Developed façade details and updated detailed plans.
·Downtown Tower, Vilnius, Lithuania (Design-Bid-Build) II DD-Phase (under construction):
·Developed façade details and updated detailed plans.
Shenzhen Tower Competition, Shenzhen, China II Competition:
·Developed and produced plans and diagrams and translated texts from English to Chinese for presentation booklet.

Jun 2017 - current

Atema Architecture, New York , Junior Architect

315 Riverside Dr. (Design-Bid-Build) II SD, DD, CD-Phases (partial apartment renovation):
·Conducted site surveys and created base drawings and 3D models.
·Managed project from SD through CD.
·Created presentations to communicate design intent to clients, wrote up meeting minutes, and incorporated client feedback into design.
·Communicated with engineers and vendors to coordinate mechanical systems and wall and door systems along with product details.
West 9th St. Townhouse (Fast-Track) II SD, DD, CD-Phases (under construction):
·Coordinated plumbing, lighting, appliance, and door schedules.
·Organized marketing materials and updated social media sites.

Oct 2016 - May 2017

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant

Arranged materials for the course, Property in Common: The Nexus
Between Architecture and Real Estate; assisted Prof. Catherine Ingraham on her book.

Feb 2016 - May 2016

Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau, London, GB, Intern

Worked under Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham on the detailed design of the Oberoi project in India, including the library interior, juice bar, and furniture.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York, NY, US, Intern

Worked on prefab housing modules; designed the canopy for Boca Raton and worked on the design details of the Vanke Pavilion staircase and Milan Expo Gate.

06/2013—08/2013 / Intern
Worked on the RB2 Residential Project in Milan; conducted roof iterations and façade analysis to optimize the overall geometry (fifty sets of curvatures were reduced to eight curves while retaining the overall form).

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

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

Selected to participate in the women’s initiative to bring awareness of women in the architecture profession and shadowed under multiple mentors in a variety of disciplines.

Jan 2014 - Jan 2014

Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, PC, New York, NY, US, Intern

Worked on the 100% construction drawing set for Kaohsiung Port Terminal (KPT) in Taiwan.

06/2011—8/2011 / Intern
Participated in the design, planning, and communication aspects of Taipei Pop Music Center (TPMC) and Kaohsiung Port Terminal construction projects.

07/2010—8/2010 / Intern
Assisted Jesse Reiser with his book, Theater and Architecture; translated architectural and government documents from Chinese to English and vice versa.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Fei & Cheng Associates, Taipei, TW, RUR Representative in Taiwan

Raised and resolved issues on communication, budget, construction, and urban planning between NY and Taipei offices; devised methods for effective workflow and attended meetings with Taiwanese government officials for both KPT and TPMC projects.

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Sep 2012 - May 2016

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011


Shellman Travel Prize for Architecture Recipient, Scholarship

Selected as the award recipient base3Dd on drawing talent.


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