Xiao Han

Xiao Han

New York, NY, US



Skilled but innovative trilingual architectural professional with strong cross-cultural (China, Japan and USA) and cross-disciplinary (Engineering and Design) architectural education background, 1 year work experience as junior architect concentrated in Large-scale Mixed-use projects and participated phases from Conceptual Design to Construction Documentation, as well as 10 months internship experience involving small to medium scale residential and municipal projects. Focused on parametric design and sustainability taking advantage of advanced techniques recently; also interested in culture-oriented design and architectural relationship with surrounding context. Self-motivated problem solver capable of working both individually and as a part of project teams. Excellent communication and coordination skills building productive relationships. Seeking for a full-time Architectural Professional position starting immediately.

Techniques: Modeling: AutoCAD (Proficient), Revit (Proficient), Sketchup (Proficient), Rhinoceros (Proficient), Maya (Proficient), 3Dmax (Familiar), Grasshopper (Proficient), Rhinoscript (Working Knowledge), Laser Cut (Proficient), 3D Print (Proficient); Rendering: Vray (Proficient), Maxwell (Proficient), 4D Cinema (Familiar); Presentation: Adobe Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) (Proficient); Sustainability Simulation: Ecotect (Proficient), eQuest (Proficient), Designbuilder (Proficient), Energyplus (Proficient), CFD (Proficient), Diva (Proficient), Ladybug (Familiar), Honeybee (Familiar); Structure Simulation: Revit Structure (Proficient), MAPLA (Working Knowledge).

Language: English (Proficient), Chinese (Native), Japanese (Bilingual), German (Elementary). 





Masters’ Architectural Office (M.A.O), Shanghai, CN, Junior Architect

Shenzhen Tianan Cloud Valley | Large Scale Mixed Use High-tech Park | Schematic Design and Design Development
- Developed programming, circulation, and volume design by researching information industries, marketing strategies, site context and building code; conducted high-rise facade study to create continuity among towers and reduce HVAC costs; proposed sustainable strategies curtain wall, solar shading as well as rainwater harvesting and recycling system.
- Actively communicated with project director and other team members on design strategies, solutions and progress; Coordinated with other disciplines and consultants to expedite design process and meet overall project objectives.
- Produced plans, sections, elevations, 3D models, renderings, and submission materials with extensive use of AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray and Adobe Suites from CD to DD phases.

Baoxin Urban Complex | Large Scale Mixed Use Urban Complex | Schematic Design and Design Development
- Provided creative solutions to various problems, including adapting the integral high-rise structural system to coordinate with continuously reduced floor areas following increased heights above ground, as well as dividing and modifying the exterior curvilinear glazed high-rise façade to maximize structure support but minimize cost and environmental impact.

Luofu high-end villa | High-end Residence | Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documentation
- Drafted and modified construction drawings in AutoCAD; collaborated with structure engineers and facility designers.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, Tokyo, JP, Intern Architect

Tianjin Library | Large-scale Library | Schematic Design
- Assisted technical Drawings and modeling employing AutoCAD and Revit; translated between Japanese and Chinese.

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Tokyo, JP, Intern Architect

- Participated in multiple projects simultaneously; developed 2D drawings and presentation materials substantially applying AutoCAD, VectorWorks, and Adobe Suites; Handcrafted large amounts of physical models; conducted studies for spatial diversity and integration with nature.

Aug 2010 - Apr 2011


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

- Concentrated in Sustainability and Parametric Design through computational simulation and advanced algorithms
- Design Studios: Sustainable urban, landscape and architecture development for Native Americans, Creative low-cost and low-tech strategies for Megacities’ problems, Genetic Algorithms introduced adaptive architecture complexity by digital techniques; Photonic Biology inspired building system with high integration of structure, surfaces and enclosure.
- Coursework: Ecological Architecture – Contemporary Practices, Performance Design Workshop, Ecology Tech and Design, Building Performance Simulation, Advanced Technology for Matter and Energy, Mechanisms for Design, etc.

Aug 2013 - Apr 2015

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JP, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture and Architectural Engineering

- Selected as Kengo Kuma Research Lab member, Concentrated in Innovative Design, Structure and Construction.
- Graduation Design Thesis: Traditional Neighborhood Skyscrapers reminding the masses of conventional lifestyles
- Coursework: Japanese and Western Architecture History, Urban and Architecture Planning, Architectural light, sound, air, water Environment, Thermal Environment, Material Science and Planning, Building Structure Analysis, Elastic Science, Construction Science, Fire-protection Engineering, Welding Engineering, Equipment Science and Planning, etc.
- Awards: Tuition Exemption of University of Tokyo (2008-2012), Scholarship of Japan Education Fairs (2008-2012)

Apr 2008 - Mar 2012


Scholarship of Japan Education Fairs (2008-2012), Award


Tuition Exemption of University of Tokyo (2008-2012), Award


Areas of Specialization