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Yu-Hsuan Lin

Yu-Hsuan Lin

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Yu-Hsuan’s strong interest in the vibrant neighborhood can be traced back to her undergraduate final thesis, in which she integrated the existing light manufacturing to create new residential possibilities. This passion for mixed urban environment brought her to New York where she attended Master program at Columbia University and continue to develop her skill in urban design strategy. Before joined PKSB in 2015, Yu-Hsuan worked as a junior urban designer at Replace Urban Studio where she combined her enthusiasm for dynamic cityscape and logical zoning regulation for several regional studies and analysis, including Obama Presidential Library Proposal at Columbia University and Streetscape guideline for Taopu District, Shanghai.

Her immense curiosity about changes in neighborhoods works seamlessly with the projects she participates at PKSB. Projects include residential projects in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NOHO and commercial projects in Manhattan. 

Yu-Hsuan graduated with an Honor Award on her final thesis from National Cheng Kung University in 2012. In 2014 she received William Kinne Fellowship along with her Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

Employment 

PKSB Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Working with license architect and technical support to develop design details that are consistent with the project’s design concept
- Inspecting proposed sites to determine suitability for construction
- Preparing scale drawings or architectural designs, using advanced architectural design tools for residential, commercial and industrial building;
- Consulting with clients to determine requirements of building structures;

- Planning layouts of new design and structural architectural projects
- Creating 3-D or interactive representations of designs, using computer-assisted design software such as ArcGIS and AutoCAD

- Developing materials and presentations to generate new clients and opportunities
- Assisting with creation of construction and project-related manuals, booklets, and presentations;
- Utilizing advanced software programs that have become available to aid architectural designers;

- Preparing contract documents for building contractors
- Integrating engineering elements into scale drawings and models
- Developing detail construction plans that include modeling and graphic representation of the structure or details;
- Creating and organizing lists regarding building structures, materials, colors and time frames for projects;
- Tracking and coordinating project progress and cost through on-site inspection and review.

Jun 2015 - current
 

RePLACE Urban Studio, New York, NY, US, Urban Designer

Planning: Master Planning, Regional Planning, Development Planning and Assessment, Brownfield and Industrial Planning

Design: Urban Design, Strategic Form Based Problem Solving, Public Realm Design, Visualization

Sustainability: Sustainability Assessments, Climate Adaptation Planning, Policy and Implementation Guidelines, Outreach and Advocacy

Approvals: Zoning, Community Outreach

Jun 2014 - May 2015
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, M.S. Architecture and Urban Design

May 2013 - May 2014
 

Awards 

William Kinne Travelling Prize, Scholarship

The guidelines are deliberately left open to encourage a variety of endeavors. Consultations with members of the faculty Kinne Committee about the fellowship are allowed. Awards are given only for proposals that clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence; the faculty is under no obligation to award grants solely for the purpose of dispensing funds. The School hopes eligible students recognize the great opportunity associated with this unique prize, and will give it serious consideration and effort.

2014
 

Award of Superior Architecture Design on Final Thesis, Award

Department of Architecture, National Chung Kung University

2013
 

Government Sponsorship for Overseas Study, Scholarship

Ministry of Education (Taiwan)

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills