steve shih

steve shih

Shanghai, CN



I am an architect/designer from Dallas texas. I was born in Taiwan but grew up in the US. I have been in the architecture field for over 18 years ever since i graduated from college. My past experiences dealt mainly with institutional, housing and senior living type of projects. I moved to SH over 2 years ago looking to help and to improve the senior living condition. Currently I am working freelance for a consulting firm helping to educate chinese developers to better understand about the US CCRC (continuing care retirement communities) and to develop such projects for interested parties. I would like to obtain a position as a director/manager, which will allow me to utilize my skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to and grow with the company. Because of my bilingual skills, fluent in both mandarin chinese and english, and my versatility I believe I would be a great addition and an asset to a firm ready to grow, to expand and to elevate to the next level.


Beijing Min Hao Cole Consulting services, Beijing/Shanghai, CN, Director/General Manager

marketing, client relation, consulting, peer review, RFP/RFQ, project development/management, budget/schedule, contracts/proposals, HR, interviews, traveling and education in the senior living industry. primary focus on developing senior living projects, i.e. CCRC (continuing care retirement communities) and nursing homes.

Nov 2011 - current

Think Lighting Consultants, Shanghai, CN, Project Manager

Marketing, prepare contract/proposals, contract negotiation, client meetings, presentations, scheduling/budgeting, interviews, lead project team from conceptual design thru design development in lighting design field.

Nov 2010 - Nov 2011

CSD Architects, Dallas, TX, US, Project Designer/Project Manager

client meetings, master planning, scheduling, and code research, manage and develop project from conceptual design thru design development for CCRC projects. Coordinate construction documents in-house and with consultants, assign tasks to team members and quality control. Oversee construction administration, review shop drawings, attend site inspection visits and meet with building officials.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2010

VLK ARCHITECTS, Arlington, TX, US, Intern/Project Designer

Perform code research, developing ideas in preliminary design, schematic and design development CAD drafting in school design. Specializes in Pre-K thru 12, university designs and sports facilities. Coordinate design with construction documents and pick up red lines. Participate in construction administration meetings and on-site reviews.

Dec 1995 - Aug 2004


The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, MArch, Master of Science in Architecture

I have not yet finished the master program. Graduate courses in Architecture with emphasis on architectural designs informed by history, theory, and technology.

Jun 1994 - May 1995

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, BArch, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture with emphasis on urban and regional design.

Jul 1989 - Dec 1993

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