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Yueshen Mei

Yueshen Mei

Dallas, TX, US

 
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About 

I am about to graduate this May; thus I am looking for either a fulltime job or intern to apply my learned knowledge and nurtured thoughts in professional architectural practice.

I am now attending the M. Arch program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Architecture School (3.82 GPA first 3 semesters) as an international student from China. After I got my bachelor degree in Architecture from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, I also managed to accrue more than 3 years of professional working experience in an international architecture design company with high reputation before deciding to refine personal professional knowledge and combine practice experience with innovative ideas in graduate school. 

I believe it's impossible to establish a successful design or scheme without moderate concern about engineering and construction. Besides learning more detailed and profound construction and architectonic knowledge, I focused on computational methods toward detailed architectural implementation and designing method research. Commonly, I would manipulate parametric tools (grasshopper and plugins) to realize design proposals which are of high level of execution efficiency and completion in a systematic way. Eventually, my design proposal tends to find a perfect balance among the extraordinary experience of users, reasonable construction expense and project realizing difficulties.

I have been consistently praised as rigorous and inclusive, at the same time, innovative, and by my professors, supervisors, and peers. Whether working on academic, extracurricular, or professional projects, I use dialectic and critical thinking and generate conclusions based on clear logic, which I think is a must for any tasks related to the position. 

I am now applying Optional Practical Training (OPT) based on my F-1 visa status. The program I am attending now has been assigned as STEM project, so I can keep my F-1 visa status for 29 months. After that, I need sponsorship to continue working in U.S.

Employment 

CallisonRTKL, Dallas, Designer

Jul 2019 - current
 

3mix design, Shanghai, CN, Designer

technical and construction drawings, documentation, clients and LDI coordination

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
 

CallisonRTKL (China), Dallas, Intern ~ Designer

participated in more than 20 projects (the largest being 700K sqm GFA) vary from master planning to construction documents, retail, hotel, office, landscape, etc. documenting, technical drawing, material scheme

Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
 

ECADI / East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, Shanghai, CN, Intern

Schematic and technical drawing, participating in charrette

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
 

Education 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Focusing on computational methods toward detailed architectural implementation and design method research.

Aug 2017 - May 2019
 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CN, BArch, Architecture

Direct impression interpretation from emotional feeling to architectonic design.
Setting up the reasoning logic for design process.

Sep 2009 - Jul 2014
 

Awards 

Chicago Student Award in Architecture, 3rd Place

The Chicago Award in Architecture is an annual juried competition of student projects.

Recognition is given, at the jury's discretion, for First, Second, and Third Place and for Honorable Mentions. The project awarded First Place is honored with the the Benn-Johnck Award, in the amount of $500, Second Place is awarded $300, and Third Place is award $200.

2018
 

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