Da Huo

Da Huo

Ann Arbor, MI, US

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Da Huo is an architecture student who study in the University of Michigan. He used to study landscape architecture before. He is good at rendering and construction drawing. He can also speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English. His research direction is sustainable and high-performance building. His method of design process is to through an analysis and a clear personal perspective, which elaborate architectonic schemes according to the relationship between function and form, feeling and space, the integral use of the natural light and materials property. 

Study landscape architecture during the undergraduate school in Iowa State, Da learned how to balance the relationship between natural elements and artificial work in a relatively big scale. When turned to architecture in graduate school in the University of Michigan, he upgraded the knowledge base more into solutions and dialectical thinking of typologies and representation. Moreover, he obtained the skills of using robot arms, fabrication tools in the fab lab, which is the strength in the University of Michigan.

Da also worked in Shanghai Xiandai Architectural design group to be a landscape intern for summer internship for schematic design of some outdoor space. He worked in Gruen Associate in Los Angeles this March to draw some construction drawing as an externship trainee. What he practiced make him more practical toward architectural business world. If there is more chances, he would like to put his passion, creation and motivation to the field he love and explore what architecture is for next generation. 



LADC Consulting Inc., San Jose, CA, US, Architectural Deisgner

-Managed architectural projects from the schematic design phase through permit delivery. All design meets the requirements of California building code
-Finished residential projects by working directly with clients, project managers, consultants &contractors in Bay Areas
-Compiled project portfolio, and visual graphic presentation for city council meetings and LADC market materials
-Accomplished 12 residential & commercial projects within 4 months. Among these projects, 4 projects received in a timely manner planning review/building permits from local jurisdictions
-Coordinated projects between licensed professions and clients

Apr 2019 - current

HKS, Inc, Detroit, MI, US, Externship

-Focused on healthcare projects covered interior layout and details of medical equipment in local hospitals and clinic facilities
-Demonstrate the updated LEED code onto an affordable housing to reduce overwhelming utility burdens and ensuring the environmental, economic and social benefits of sustainable building practices

Feb 2019 - Feb 2019

Crow House, Detroit, MI, US, Community Housing Designer

-Engaged in an affordable housing renovation, including site measurement, the sustainability of the proposed building
-Communicated and understood the demands of residents, attended the public hearing and prepared meeting reports
-Participated in the construction phase on the project site, including landscaping backyard, choosing materials for architectural
features, and painting exterior wall

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018


(The most influential architecture firm in Eastern China)
-Participated in the schematic planning phase of Fuyang Zoo Renovation, and landscape project (including a sensory garden and meditation pavilion) at Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital
-Involved with civil projects, including grading contour lines of topography, calculate cut and fill volume of the earthwork
-Responsible for construction drawing set, area/volume calculation, 3D modeling of landscape design components
-Interpolated a master planning project of Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital for NBBJ New York Office

May 2014 - Aug 2014


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, M Arch

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Master of Architecture (from a NAAB-accredited program)

Jun 2016 - current

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

A top-ranked program in the States and we had a lot of chances to travel, study abroad and attend competitions. We need to learn plants species, stormwater management and landscape on urban planning field.

Aug 2010 - May 2016

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