Yitao Chen

Yitao Chen

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Graduated from UCLA, now live in Los Angeles and keep further studying and working. When he was at Undergraduate, he had an excellent performance in academic and practice. During his college time, he had two exchange programs at The University of Kitakyushu in Japan and Cornell University in the United States. At his fourth year, he worked as an intern at MAD Architect Office and won the George Lucas Museum Competition in Chicago with a great team. At UCLA, led by Thom Mayne and Eui Sung Yi, he is working on redesigning and renovating the neighborhoods along whole Wilshire Blvd with a new housing unit and advanced transport system. Also, he is doing research on how to make Los Angeles sustainable in 2050. He is into creating distinctive architecture form and have a sense and skill on it, now he is engaging in the large urban scale planning and design, specializing in parametric urban design, to make the city smart and beautiful.



MADA s.p.a.m., Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Jan 2018 - current

Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural and Urban Research Assistant

Working both on two projects from Morphosis and one urban research program from THE NOW INSTITUE, I switch from academic to professional thinking quickly, which makes my idea to architecture wide. And it makes me comfortable on working in a complex, international and competitive environment.

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

MAD Architects, Beijing, CN, Architectural Intern

As an Architectural Intern at MAD Architects. I mainly focused on two international competitions and one local theater(850,000sft)which was built in 2015. My works range from 3D modeling to graphic drawing under a tight schedule.

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M. ARCH II

Instructed by Thom Mayne and Eui Sung Yi, my architecture knowledge domain expanded extremely ranging from geometry logic to urban strategy. We did a plenty amount of research about Los Angeles county and came up various strategies about water, power, and transportation to make LA a sustainable city in 2050, a step further, provided design proposals for 5 highlighted neighborhoods along Wilshire Corridor, which were posted on the LA TIMES.

Jul 2015 - Jun 2016

Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, CN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

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