Zhikai Chen

Zhikai Chen

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Zhikai Chen                                                                                                                  10/07/2018                                                                                             

429 Plainfield Rd,

Edison NJ 08820

[email protected]


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.



Zhikai Chen



FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

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

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


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

Sep 2016 - current

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2011 - Sep 2016


Studio Competition, 1st Place


Highest GPA Prize, Honorable Mention


Dean's List, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization