Xi Chen

Xi Chen

Los Angeles, CA, US



(US)   :Apt 8, 2617 Ellendale Place, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 90007
(China) :1601, No.208 Building, Guanhaiwan, Dongxihu District, Wuhan, PR China, 430010
Mobile: (US) +1 213-880-6630;  (PRC) +86 158 2732 9700

A self-discipline with a strong passion attitude for designing combine with a fine acknowledge of computer skills and design theories; A quicker learner who can pick up new knowledge in a relatively short time and always enthusiastic about experimenting and learning. Good at communicate with others which enables to work both in team and individual effectively; 
University of Southern California, CA, US                               May 2014
Master of Architecture
GPA: 3.3

Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China             Jun 2012
Bachelor of Engineering (specialize in architecture)
GPA: 3.5
Inter in Peddle Thorp Architects, Shenzhen; China                       Jul 2013
• Participated in Suzhou Community Design and Fuyang (Anhui Province) Community Design;
• Build with 3-D models and draw site plans for each projects; 
• Help to edit and organize portfolio for client;

Intern in Central-South Architectural Design Institute CO.Ltd., China      Jun 2010
• Participate in Community Design for Wuhan Military Economics College (First Version)
Intern in Department of Construction in Wuhan Tianhe Airport, China      Jul 2009
• Communicate and negotiate with Architecture Firm about the Proposal for Tianhe Airport third terminal;

Department of arts and literature in university Student Union , China      Jun 2007
• One of the chief organizer and director for school ceremonies, such as new year ceremony; new students orientation;
• Choreography advisor and director for dancing groups;
• One of the organizer of “weekend movie” in university;
University of Southern California scholarship, US, 2012
Distinct scholarship of Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China, 2010
Wuhan Tianhe Airport volunteer, China, 2007
Wuhan Distinct Student in Wuhan NO.71 Junior High School , China 2003
Computer skills:
3D modeling software: Sketch Up; Rhino; Revit (beginner); Grasshopper; T-spline( beginner)
Graphic design: Adobe Illustrator; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop
Media edit: Adobe Premiere; Adobe After Effect;
Rendering: Atlantis for Sketchup; Vray for Rhino; Lumion 3D;
Microsoft Office Suit

Chinese; Drive License;


Peddle Thorp Architects, Shenzhen, CN, Intern

Design Residential communities; Building 3D model in computer; help to draw architectural drawings; organize the portfolio for client;

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Central-South Architectural Design Institute. Co. Ltd, Wuhan, CN, Intern

Participate in Community Design for Wuhan Military Economics College (First Version); Draw architectural drawings.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, master of architecture

Ave GPA 3.3;
Doing some parametric design as well as architectural theories; Designed some industrial works, includes lamp, and a full scale pavilion by using parametric design tools. My interesting various a lot; I even took some media class while in school. In sum, I am not limited to architecture design, I like design from a small scale like a lamp to a large scale like urban planing

Sample course
Course: The Natural Landscape; Advanced Computer Applications; Advanced Fabrication; Advanced Computer Applications. Material + Process: Material Systems

Aug 2013 - current

Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CN, BArch, engineering, specialize in architecture

Ave 3.5
Understanding architecture and introducing some basic architectural rules and theories; Working as a beginner in architectural fields.

Sample Course includes:
Course: Visual Basic; Design Principle of Public Architecture; Construction materials; Landscape and Courtyard Design; Process of Construction; Site Design; Fire Prevention Design;

Jun 2007 - Jul 2012

Areas of Specialization