Sophy Shi

Sophy Shi

San Lorenzo

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Approaching architecture from an extensive art background, I am especially passionate about exploring forms and mediums, excel in creative design strategies. With 11 years architecture experience including 7 years professional practice, I have had exposed to a variety of projects ranging from residential, office, and mixed-use. During my practice I have been following projects from conceptual design to construction administration. I am a LEED AP in building design and construction, and I obtained my Architect license in California in 2018. 


WRNS Studio, San Francisco, CA, US, Architect

- Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus : Conference Center design, Office interior design, BIM coordination, consultants coordination, construction documents, construction administration

Feb 2017 - Apr 2019

ShubinDonaldson, Orange, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Tenant Improvement :
Design through construction
Construction administration,
Consultants & Furniture vendors coordination

Nov 2015 - Feb 2017

Self-employed in residential Interior design, Pasadena, CA, US, Project Designer

- Residential Remodeling

Mar 2015 - Oct 2015

SPF:architects, Culver City, CA, US, Designer

- Building code research, design concept, design development on residential projects
- Visual presentation
- Conceptual design on school, sport complex, museum
- 3D modeling & physical model making

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

VeeV Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern Designer

- Concept design, 3D & physical model making, visual presentation.

Jun 2012 - Oct 2012

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Instructor - Architecture Summer Studio

- Teaching 2D graphic presentation and 3D modeling technique

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Masters, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, HK, Bachelors, Visual Arts

Sep 2006 - May 2010


56th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition, 2nd Place

2021 theme: “Interpathetic Spaces” that can actually be experienced by one’s body. It is not limited to one’s own physical feelings, it requires concern for others, the space that appeal to people’s sense and that cannot be realized with digital technologies.


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