Yingtao Tao

Yingtao Tao

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am student of M.Arch+2 in USC School of Architecture, and I will be receiving my Master of Architecture degree in May 2017. USC’s M.Arch First Professional Degree Program has been recently approved as a STEM designated program.

I graduated from Soochow University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture in June 2015, and continued my architecture learning at University of Southern California for a Master’s Degree in Architecture, which I believe that I’m well prepared to handle the responsibilities for the job position.

The architecture Design Studio I have completed throughout seven years cover different types of project , such as museum, hotel ,kindergarten, urban plan. These different attempts challenged and prepared me for the software and design skills at architecture firms. As the workload was very heavy for per project, it trained me to manage my schedule well ensure each project can be finished on time and in satisfactory. Also, each time there will be a peer pin up to receive feedbacks from different students and professors to stimulate my final design concept. This has developed my logic of design to be able to transform into a practical use and change the living style for the next generation. Though my student works were still immature, I could see that they have development potential and I am able to work on the more complex project. After years of architecture learning , I have had a good command of Rhino, Photoshop, AI and many other software.

I am right now working as an intern architect in ZELLNERandCompany in Los Angeles. I was assigned to finish case studies and relative diagram drawings, to complete the detailed architectural drawings with professional drawing software, develop a strong design concept by using rhino in the pre-design phases, and do field measurement. The experience has prepared me well in understanding the workload and task expectations at architecture firms. Besides, I also had other intern experience in two different company in China, one is Shanghai Urban Architecture Design Co., Ltd, the other is M.A.O Architecture(Shanghai) Consulting Co., Ltd.


ZELLNER and Company, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern Architect

Concept design and graphic drawings for residential design and urban plan.Projects include : Pico Union Project Improvement , Dorchester Block Urban Planning. Misket Project Interior design.

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Shanghai Urban Architecture Design Co., Ltd, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

Graphic design and CAD plan drawings. Projects include: Suzhou Xiangshan sales office, Zhenzhou Ruida Kindergarten

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch First Professional Degree

Aug 2015 - May 2017

Soochow University, Suzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

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