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Xavier Junhua Lian

Xavier Junhua Lian

Sydney, AU

 

About 

Architectural Assistant at Johnson Pilton Walker

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours Class I), the University of Sydney.

As a first-generation migrant out of an authoritarian state, a country where “the central meaning” of the cultural story has been prescribed, I am interested in architecture, precisely, because of its spatial and conceptual capacity in exploring the contextual and peripheral narrative of diverse human conditions. My works focus on developing those narratives, weaving between the history of the rigid architectural discipline itself, the anecdote of the contemporary political landscape and the immediate design brief.

Employment 

Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW), Sydney, AU, Architectural Assistant

Jul 2018 - current
 

Scott Carver Pty Ltd, Sydney, Graduate of Architecture

Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
 

Scott Carver Pty Ltd, Sydney, AU, Student of Architecture

ScottCarver is a medium-size inter-disciplinary, multi-awarded architectural practice. The practice specialises in commercial, high-density residential and large-scale public projects. I teamed with Joseph Burraston (associate/project architect), working on preliminary feasibility, preliminary concept design, Development Applications (DA).

Mar 2016 - Nov 2017
 

MCK Architects, Sydney, AU, Architectural Interns

MCK Architects is a multi-awarded architectural practice. The office focuses on high-end single residential. I participated in the graphic presentation for DA submission.

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
 

Education 

The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, BArch, Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours Class I)

Mar 2014 - Nov 2017
 

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Bachelor of Science (Architecture)

Semester Oversea

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Awards 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OUTBOUND SCHOLARSHIP, Scholarship

"Sydney Abroad offers up to 350 International Exchange Scholarships each year – valued at $1000 each. Eligible exchange students are automatically considered. The awards are allocated on the basis of academic merit, with students ranked by their AAM (Annual Average Mark)."

2018
 

J W AND B K ELKINS ARCHITECTURAL SCHOLARSHIP, Scholarship

"Founded in 1972 by a gift of $5000 from Mrs B.K. Elkins to establish a scholarship in the Faculty of Architecture to be known as the J.W. and B.K. Elkins Architectural Award.  
The object of the scholarship is to enable a student who has completed the requirements for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Design in Architecture, at the Pass Grade, but who is continuing into Honours, to undertake Honours research in the following year.  
The award shall be based on the student's academic record within the degree and their application, including research proposal.  
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Research), the Bachelor of Design in Architecture Honours Coordinator and one other academic staff member with recent supervisory experience with Bachelor of Design in Architecture Honours students, provided the candidate is of sufficient merit."

2017
 

ROBOTIC ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH FUND, Grant

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills