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Yifan Wen

Yifan Wen

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Self-motivated graduate with 1.5 years of architectural office experience in a fast-paced environment, 5 months of independently architectural practice, and more than 6 months of work experience on construction sites. Seeking to leverage my knowledge of different stages of design development and proficiency in software to assist the project team in generating high-quality design in the position of entry level designer. Participated in all phases of 2 team projects that have been built and improved one real estate developer’s market share jumping from Top 3 to Top 2 within 1.5 years by designing 3 villa prototypes, desiring to grow to an all-round project architect by the guidance of professional staff.

Employment 

Jiakun Architects, Chengdu, Junior Architect

•In charge of the hotel part of a commercial complex project in a 4-person team from conceptual design to construction documents. Accounting for 1/6 of the total area. The project has been completed.
•Met with technical staff and construction team to ensure all executed constructions aligned with design specifications.
•Worked with lead architect to explore and determine the architectural elements such as proportion, material, color, scale, and light.
•Delivered finished products on time and consistently completed with 10%-30% less rework than colleagues.
•Participated in the competition of Chengdu Metro Station and won the bid.

Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
 

Zhaoyang architects, Dali, Intern to Junior Architect

•Received an offer to be the project architect within 9 months for reliable and highly-stress resistant performance on a residential project.
•Promoted within 2 months for producing high-quality renderings, digital models, and material research.
•Assisted in achieving lead architect’s intention frequently through sketches, models, plans, and sections.
•Met with construction professionals on-site to explain construction drawings and determine construction feasibility.
•Key achievement: One residential team project fully engaged in has been built. Developed a manageable rendering workflow and trained 2 project team, reducing the time dramatically and saving the office $2000-3000 monthly.

Dec 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing, Summer Intern

3D modeling, prepared presentation material, including area analysis, diagrams, renderings.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Verse Design, Shanghai, CN, Summer Intern

Did research and diagram drawings for 2012 Chengdu Biennial.

Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Archi-Union Architects, Shanghai, CN, Summer Intern

Delegated a variety of tasks to design support groups as needed, including physical model, diagrams, presentation documents.

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, M.Arch II

Aug 2018 - Jul 2019
 

Southwest Jiaotong University(SWJTU), Chengdu, CN, BArch, Architecture

Oct 2009 - Jul 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills