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. 



Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, USA , Externship Trainee

•Drew some details construction document on AutoCAD for Gruen Associates for a one week externship program

Mar 2019 - Mar 2019

HKS Architects - Detroit, Detroit, MI, US, Externship

HKS Architects, Detroit, USA (One Week)
•Assisted meeting with contractors and engineer team at Disney Media Office
•Studied a precedent case of affordable housing in Detroit
•Learned Healthcare Design about hospital layout and medical equipment

Feb 2019 - Feb 2019

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

Crow House, Detroit,USA Summer 2018
•Engaged in a community housing renovation for residences, affordable housing for citizens from diverse backgrounds

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018


Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd Summer 2014
Intern Landscape Architect
•Participated in the design concept in the project of Fuyang Zoo, Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital, calculating volume of the earthwork
•Took up the technical works of construction drawing, area calculation, models with AutoCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop and etc.
• Translated for NbbJ & Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design during meeting

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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