Si Ying

Si Ying

New York, NY, US

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As a designer, I strive to integrate logic, structure, and integrity in all endeavors.
Aa a creative, I seek to explore worldly & multi-disciplinary influences into fresh concepts.
As a contrarian, I aim to bring positive deviance and a bit of chaos into systematic approaches to ensure vigor and originality. And as a humanist, I aspire to align the incentives fundamental to every being and every venture that may come our way.



Gensler, New York, NY, US, Designer

Involved in projects of both large and small scale, from schematic design through development on to construction documents. Bridging the gap between higher level design discussions and leading production to holistically communicate design intent.

Workplace Design : Large tech company campus and executive headquarters.
- integrated Octane with Revit
- informed design development through visualization method
carried construction documents through to bid.
- large effort in implemented open workplace into executive headquarter floor, directly impacting culture and transparency of this firm from top down.

Consumer Goods/Workplace Design : Small Spirit's Company
- quaint boutique project focused on integrating the entertainment experience of a bar within the workplace
- conquered the heavy duty work with head designer providing guidance. schematic design through construction docs ­
- construction admin e.g. answering submittals, verifying shop dwgs
- reinforced design concept through FF&E, look & feel palettes, hand-rendered perspectives in Ipad Procreate

Consumer Goods/Workplace Design : Large commercial retail conglomerate
- developed typical workplace : typ conference rooms, office millwork, workstations studied in elevation and axon
- developed amenities : pantry concepts, entrance concepts, coffee bar feature bleacher detailed studies
- all design informed through Enscape renderings
- collaborated with Building Info Model team to maintain model integrity, to ease the transition into Construction Documents

Jan 2017 - Aug 2018

Gensler, Washington, DC, US, Technical Designer

Building Repositioning: 1801 NY Ave & 1201 Penn Ave.
- redesign of lobby, elevator lobby, atrium curtain wall, rooftop wellness garden
- integrated Octane into workflow
- improved efficiency in visualizing lobby entry, lofted cafe, and 11-story atrium experience, working under design director

Building Repositioning: US Embassy - Confidential Location
- visualized ~ 80 renderings of interior spaces : ambassador office executive suite, open offices, lounges, and cafe
- architecturally honoring the historical Bauhaus site
- developed a thorough understanding of construction documents
- integrating intent into structure through elevations and detail dwgs

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Gensler, Washington, DC, US, Summer Intern

Intern Research Project :
Proposed a database to systematically organize precedent test-fit studies for leased office spaces. Database can be added to and updated periodically to improve efficiency in the future.

- solidified basic knowledge in Construction Docs, Revit & AutoCAD
- developed FF&E palettes, samples, schedules
- realized projects from the conceptual design phase through to design development
- established relationships with clients and reps.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Majored in interior design with emphasis in architectural studies.
Minored in industrial design and musical performance.

Aug 2011 - May 2015

Areas of Specialization