Suxian Sun

Suxian Sun

Chicago, IL, US



Experienced Architectural Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture &planning industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketching, Sustainable Design, and Rhinoceros. Strong artsand design professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Architecture from University of Michigan.



SmithGroup, Chicago, IL, US, Architect I

● Provided design and production services on workplace, education and healthcare projects through the schematic, design development, construction document, and bid phases;
● Create preliminary architectural research documents for project proposals;
● Supported the project teams by creating digital models, drawings, diagrams, renderings that followed design intent using Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Rhino 3D software;
● Assisted project managers in communication and coordination with consultants, contractors.

Aug 2017 - current

Marmol Radziner, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

● Worked on design, construction documents, product specification of Restaurants Buildings in one resort hotel project.
● Modify project Revit model and issue architectural drawings phase by phase.
● Cooperated with project manager and consultants during problem-solving situations.

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017

GGN, Chicago, Architectural Intern, University of Michigan Externship Program

● Create 3D models for both spatial studies and presentation tools;
● Conduct plants research and compile findings for both internal office presentation and wider distribution.

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

Futurepolis L.L.C., Suzhou, CN, Assistant Architect

● Contributed to schematic design by sketching and 3D modeling for urban design project - The Impression of Chongqing, since 1862;
● Arranged research and produced rendering proposals for weekly team meeting;
● Prepared proposal packages for client presentations and submissions.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

STUDIO DWELL INC, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Intern , University of Michigan Externship Program

● Cooperated with colleagues for one single family housing project, located in 4156 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL
● Completed interior elevation design of 1st floor and basement floor for that project.

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

Suzhou Institute of Architectural Design Co., LTD, Suzhou, CN, Assistant Architect , Architectural Design Institute 04

● Participated in team-oriented building renovation projects for schematic design - Renmin Road Renovation and the Urban Design of the Interface along the Street
● Took independent responsibility for elevation design of those buildings via Auto CAD;
● Responsible for analyzing interim report and participated in drafting the final report.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2016

suzhou university of science and technology, Suzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014


IDEA-KING • 2013 International Landscape Planning & Design Competition, 3rd Place

Completed a urban design project: “Water – The City of Tianci Zhuang District, Suzhou Ancient City”, in which historical, cultural, ethical and commercial factors were all considered in the design of an ancient city.


2010 Autodesk Cup National Undergraduate Architectural Design Work Selection and Demonstration, Honorable Mention

Researched traditional folk houses in southern China and completed spatial
organization based on the research.


Areas of Specialization