Elva Ye

Elva Ye

New York



Architectural designer based in New York with experience in multi family, hospitality, high end residential and retail projects.  Creative and rigorous thinker with an eye for detail and design. Familiar with all phases of design including production of presentation materials from schematic design through design development and construction documents.

Proficient in AutoCad, Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, Photoshop, Indesign, VRay, and Enscape.



Fogarty Finger, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

-Working with directors and senior designers from project concept through to project completion.
-Directly responsible for the production of presentation documents.
-Producing Construction Documents with direction from senior designers.
-Sourcing and specifying materials for each project with direction from senior designers.

Apr 2019 - current

Studio Zi, Amherst, MA, US, Founder & Designer

Founder and designer of Studio Zi, focusing on interior design, graphic design, event planning and photography projects. Various interior design projects located in Edison, NJ, Glasgow, Scotland, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Graphic design projects completed for various organizations in Geneva, NY, Amherst, MA, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

May 2013 - current

Cass Calder Smith, New York, Junior Architect

Develop design or technical solutions under the supervision of an architect.
Assist Architectural team on residential, hospitality and commercial applications, using methods such as computer rendering, hand sketching, physical model making and AutoCAD Drafting.
Support the design team by assisting project architects with CAD drawings, 3D renderings, and design presentations,
Software including AutoCad, Rhino, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, & Microsoft Office.

Jun 2017 - Mar 2019

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Research Assistant, Department of Architecture

Jan 2017 - May 2017

University of Massaschusetts Amherst, New York, Interim Director, Student Union Craft Center

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life, the Director oversees the fiscal, administrative, and programmatic operations of the Student Union Craft Center. Responsibilities include training and supervision of student staff in all aspects of daily operation, management, program development, and budget management. A vital concern of the Director is customer satisfaction, which can be achieved by proper training of, and communication with the Assistant Director and undergraduate staff. The Director is required to discuss any and all decisions concerning operation of the Craft Center with the Assistant Director and staff.

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for the following courses:
Three Dimensional Design,
Introduction to Drawing,
Architecture Design Studio 1,

Aug 2011 - May 2013

Eric Cohler Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Assisting project manager with material selection, furniture selection, and textile design.

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013

Miles and May Furniture Works, Geneva, NY, US, Woodshop Intern

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center, Geneva, NY, US, Community Design Intern

May 2012 - Aug 2012


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst Center, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - current

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Aug 2009 - May 2013


Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, Nomination


Hadley Scholarship for Excellence in the Master of Architecture, Award


Judith Lowe Hyatt ’57 Award, Award


Author Dove Memorial Art Award, Award


Senior Architecture Prize, Award


Outstanding Community Outreach Award (City of Geneva), Award


Eric Cohler Internship and Travel Award, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization