Zhaoqi Chen

Zhaoqi Chen

New York, NY, US

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As I will be graduating from the Master of Architecture in Urban Design Program at Harvard University in December 2022, I am looking for an architectural designer position in New York. I am a Licensed Architect in the state of New York and have 3 years of professional experience in all phases of project delivery (mostly multi-family residential).

As for my work status, I am in my OPT program and authorized to work in the US for three years without sponsorship due to STEM Extension. I’ve previously gained an H1B visa and am able to resume using it as needed. My current OPT allows me to start employment on 02/13/2023.


BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, Intern

- Assisted in developing OPPO Headquarter retail building (732,000 sf)
- Assisted in preparing Concept - SD 100% packages

Oct 2021 - Feb 2022

INOA Architecture, New York, Project Architect

Lotus 315 (225,000 sf mixed use Building)
- Responsible for preparing and amending construction documents
- Oversee the construction progress
217 Franklin Street, 256 North 9th Street, 81 India Street (Multi-family Residential)
- Independently finished design and prepared construction documents
- Coordinated with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil and structure engineer
- Worked with the facade consultant on custom design facade using precast stone panel
Pincus Residence Renovation (6,471 sf Loft Renovation)
- Collaborated with specialty fabricators and contractors on custom kitchen and bookcase
- Communicated with clients on design options

Aug 2017 - Sep 2020

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Fabrication Lab | Wood Shop Assistance

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Research Fellow

Architectural rendering
Conducting a pedagogy study, which contributes to the ongoing
Publication - Unlimited Pedagogy

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Studio Pei-Zhu, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Schematic Design of Xing Yi Hotel | Site research and analysis
Assisted with design development, working drawings
Participated in the evaluating the International Design Competition:
“Chuangshin: Designing a New Civilization”

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

SURV, Shanghai, CN, Intern Architect

Assisted with design development, working drawings
Visualization in Sketch-up and Photoshop presented to client
Model making presented to clients

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Architecture in Urban Design

Sep 2020 - Dec 2022

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Undergraduate

Aug 2012 - May 2017

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