Steven Lin

Steven Lin

New York, NY, US

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Steven Lin is a Los Angeles and New York architectural designer, researcher, and artist. He received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he explored the possibility of merging urban infrastructure and the local community. Before pursuing his Master's, he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and practiced at several firms in Los Angeles, Taipei, and Taichung, where he worked on projects ranging from residential, cultural, and education.

Steven expresses his architectural interest in spatial construction through the multiscale lens. He continuously critiques the cause-and-effect process to identify the key factor for architectural inspiration.

Outside of architecture, Steven is enthusiastic about traveling and food. Traveling allows Steven to look at a city at a different scale and how the city is formed and originated. His diverse background provides Steven with various exposures to architecture. He wishes architecture could be presented in many forms to produce an innovative project.



Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Associate Faculty

Assisted students in the development of research projects
Helped professors to foster an experimental and exploratory studio
Conducted studio desk crit and project discussions

Sep 2023 - current

PKSB Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• Assisted DOB filing for a private high school
• Produced construction document for a private high school
• Created material palettes for a high-end residential project
• Created a serial construction document for an interior project

Jun 2023 - current

Studiobase Architects, Taichung, TW, Architectural Intern

Created competition booklet package and construction document
Created presentation and design package for the client
Learned the sequential building construction method
Learned construction management in the project development phase

May 2021 - Aug 2021

Ricky Liu & Associates Architects+Planners, Taipei, TW, Architectural Intern

3D modeled Jewish Synagogue - Rhino
Created construction document for Military Museum- Revit
Created a presentation board for Jin Hua Public Housing
Assembled model for Jin Hua Public Housing

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Bureau Spectacular, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Assembled model and setting up for the exhibition: Rooftops and Backyards Expanding Taipei & LA
Assembled 3d print model
Assembled basswood model 3D modeling

May 2018 - Dec 2018

Chateau Group USA, Arcadia, CA, US, Project Management Intern

Learned the structure of the residential house and building code
Confirmed inventory with manager
Supervised the construction progress

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

L.A.B.S./ Los Angeles Bunker Surveyors, Inc, Wilmington, CA, US, Accounting Assistant

Learned the business to aid the accountant with daily project
Constructed evacuation route and fire alarm diagram for the company
Created invoices for customers and vendor
Aligned income and expense with the statement

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Jun 2022 - May 2023

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2022

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