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Zhikai Chen

Zhikai Chen

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Zhikai Chen                                                                                                                  10/07/2018                                                                                             

429 Plainfield Rd,

Edison NJ 08820

laurachenx@hotmail.com

213-271-5917

Junior Professional

 

Dear hiring team,

 

I would like to express my interest in the junior architect position advertised by your firm. I believe my dedicated work ethic, technical skills, patience, and professional experience make me a great fit for your team.

 

I recently completed my Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture. Throughout my education I have built up the strong logic to design analytically, creatively and efficiently. I have studied architecture on both the east and west coasts, which has given me the benefit of a wide range of experience. During my study in Buffalo NY, I built a strong base of technical knowledge on building construction and architectural design as well as environmental and landscape design. Here I studied building systems, technical construction drawings, and technical details. While in SCI-Arc, I experienced more creative architecture design interacting with other fields such as art, technology, biology, and cinema. My research included using AR/VR and animations to foster new levels of engagement for presentations and user engagement, which I am excited to bring to work professionally.

 

My internship experience at two firms, Fr-ee, and Tan P.C., has further enhanced my skills and knowledge in architecture field. It has given me a great understanding of professional projects and practice. During these internships, I’ve collaborated on complex projects, built core application skills, and gained confidence in my abilities to contribute in a team. I also have experience in working directly with clients and consultants. I am very comfortable working and designing in Rhinoceros, Revit, and AutoCAD, and I am willing to learn new software as the job requires.

 

Thank you for your time in reviewing my application. I’m confident that I have the skills and experience to succeed at your firm, and I would like to discuss the position in person. With an interview, I am hoping we can determine whether I am a good fit for your team.

 

Sincerely;

Zhikai Chen

Elsewhere:

Employment 

fr-ee Fernando Romero, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Internship/
Experience included: Exterior Design-facade design, color testing, and working
out building section details. Interior design-spatial studies/ material selections.
Additional experience- Rendering of exterior spaces/facades.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
 

Tan Architect P.C., Auburndale, NY 11358, Summer Intern

Internship/
Construction and technical drawings. Design on house and townhouse in local
NYC. 3D models and rendererings of hotels and apartments. Facade design of
mixed used apartment.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2016 - current
 

SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
 

Awards 

Studio Competition, 1st Place

2016
 

Highest GPA Prize, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Dean's List, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills