Vikki Chan

Vikki Chan

Los Angeles, CA, US



Hello, I am a multidisciplinary architect based in Los Angeles interested in things that are small, medium, large, and even extra-large. Big ideas are important to me, but I have a fetishism for the finer details. When I am not working, you can catch me hunched over a computer or book researching for destinations to visit. As a person who learns best from hands-on experience, I always yearn for traveling because it feeds my insatiable curiosity in design and culture.


My expertise is defined by principles thats cross paths with industrial design. I am an advent follower of Dieter Ram's 10 Commandments for Good Design. In a nutshell, the goal of these disciplines "is to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage." I have a vision to join a movement that will couple technology with design that is innovative, useful, long-lasting, and honest. What makes the world go round? Good design that aims to serve people’s needs and more.



USC Architectural Guild, Los Angeles, CA, US, Office Assistant

Graphic design for events & newsletters, coordination of corporate events such as the annual firm fair, career week workshop involvement, liason to guild members & students, process membership applications, create spreadsheets, write correspondence letters

Jul 2009 - May 2012

Cleanroom Design Lab Inc. & Scale1:1, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Retail design for Atrium Brooklyn, Kith Shoes & SXY JNS, participation in meetings for schematic & design development, digital model building & rendering, presentaton graphics, construction drawings for storefront & interior architecture, branding & material speculation for company furniture line Scale 1:1

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Francis Krahe and Associates, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Lighting Design Intern

Corporate environment design conducted through lighting simulation & calculation, drafting & modeling, image rendering, presentation graphics, documentation of project development phases, product analysis & speculation, manage multiple projects simutaneously, general office procedures

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Forward Design Office, Pasadena, CA, US, Architecture Intern

Interior architecture, residential & commercial design, material & furniture speculation, conceptualization of ideas through research & diagrams, preparation of design proposals, digital & physical model–building, drafted details for construction documents, perspective renderings, presentation board layouts

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture, 5 years

Aug 2007 - May 2012


George H Mayr Traveling Fellowship, Scholarship

A jury of the Architectural Guild to selects students for travel and study outside of the United States.


Areas of Specialization