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Simin Chu

Simin Chu

Providence, RI, US

 

About 

I have recently graduated with a Master degree in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, which is a STEM based program. The degree covered many topics, and I was particularly drawn to education, civic infrastructure, residence, adaptive reuse projects as well as object design. I am looking forward to exploring more in these fields.

I have previously worked across a range of projects including offices, residential apartments, hotels, offices, temples in 2 interior design firms, 1 architecture firm and 1 engineering firm during internship experience. Performing different roles in different companies, I have put my course theory into practice in a variety of ways. I was involved in schematic design/design development/FF&E selection/  construction drawings.

In the architecture firm, I mainly did diagrams/plan layout/technical drawings/ renderings/ physical and digital models.

And in the interior design firms, I was also involved in making material board/ coordination with suppliers.

In addition, as an engineer intern in the civil engineering company, I also reviewed construction document/ coordinated with architects and workers.

In all of these companies, I joined in presentation and submission drawing package presentation.

In addition to my professional experiences, I have been exploring furniture design in RISD, which helped me a lot in understanding space on small scales, selecting FF&E and coordinating with furniture suppliers. Also, my civil engineering undergraduate degree background has helped me a lot in the understanding of construction details.

I am a hard worker with a strong commitment to design. I work well with others, and do like seeking challenges.

My personal website is https://siminchu.myportfolio.com/, and if you would like to get in touch to talk more about it, I will be honored to share my thoughts. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

ISOZAKI+HuQian Partners, Shanghai, CN, ARCHITECTURE INTERN

Residential apartment/Offices/Temples/Urban planning
• Schematic Design: Diagrams/Technical drawings/Renderings/Physical models/Digitai models
• Design Development: Making technical drawings/Preparing presentation and submission drawing packages

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
 

PUJI DECO, Shanghai, CN, INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN

Garage adaptive reuse/Container adaptive reuse/Co-work office
• Schematic Design: Measuring buildings/Diagrams/Technical drawings/Renderings
• Design Development: Technical drawings/Preparing presentation and submission drawing packages
• FF&E: Selecting materials/Making material board/Making estimate sheets

Mar 2016 - May 2016
 

HKG GROUP, Shanghai, CN, INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN

Hotel/Temple/Tourist center/Historic park
• Schematic Design: Diagrams/Technical drawings/Renderings/Digital models
• FF&E: Selecting materials/Making FF&E material board
• Coordination with material suppliers and artists
• Preparing presentation and submission drawing packages
• Documentation for Chinese Code For Fire Protection Design Of Buildings

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
 

SHANGHAI MECHANIZED CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO LTD, Shanghai, CN, ENGINEERING INTERN

CBD underground commercial street
• Construction Document: Reviewing construction document
• Coordination with architects and workers
• Controlling project schedule and site safety inspection

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
 

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
 

Awards 

TEMPORARY OUTDOOR THEATER CHARETTE, 2nd Place

Providence, RI
PROJECT LEADER
Schematic design/Rendering

2017
 

TONGJI UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE COMPETITION/ Long-span Spatial Structures, Honorable Mention

TOP 20
STRUCTURE DESIGNER
Designing/Calculating/Modeling/Experimenting

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills