Founder and Director: Hon Tsai Inc., Los Angeles, CA
2012 - present

  • Provided architectural services and project management support to owners, consultants, contractors, and architectural firms
  • Led projects from initial programming and design phases through the completion of construction, as well as collaborated on teams of varying sizes in the USA and Asia, for commercial and residential projects
  • Clients include The Assembly CafeSusan Starr Studio, HW Architects Inc., and SEI Design Studio 

Contributing Writer : Made Paper, Montgomery, AL
2013

Project Architect : 2WR Inc., Montgomery, AL
2010-2011

  • Managed a $2 million municipal project from schematic to construction stages
  • Managed multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP and lighting
  • Managed client relationships and team communication
  • Provided construction administration including the processing of submittals,RFIs, value engineering requests, and job site visits during construction

Freelance Architect : Onassis Clothing, New York, NY
2009 - 2010

  • Led an international team to develop a prototype store design and a custom fixture line for a new Asia-based men's apparel brand within a 6-week timeline
  • Worked directly with Chinese fixture manufacturers to produce a custom fixture line
  • Designed and managed the renovation of an office/showroom located in midtown Manhattan
  • Assisted in writing request for proposals for the construction of tenant fit-outs

Project Manager : Vornado Realty Trust Development, New York, NY
2006 - 2009

  • Managed a $60 million reposition and renovation of a 5-story commercial shopping center located in midtown Manhattan within a 18-month timeline
  • Developed site plans and layouts for possible developments 
  • Prepared financial and economic feasibility analysis
  • Maintained ongoing oversight of budget and expenditures as the development moved forward
  • Prepared project time line and monitored adherence to schedule
  • Performed tasks necessary to obtain local approvals and neighborhood acceptance of developments including submitting land use applications, and meeting with governmental officials 
  • Selected and provided on-going coordination between architects, consultants, attorneys, and all other members of the development team
  • Provided construction management for new construction and renovation developments
  • Provided on-going coordination with leasing and property management staff within the organization
  • Assisted with marketing, leasing and other related activities
  • Performed all types of administrative tasks and other related activities as required including project cost accounting

Junior Architect : Eight Inc., New York, NY
2004 - 2006

  • Developed architectural designs for schematic and design development
  • Developed drawings and presentation materials for conceptual, schematic design, design development and construction document phases
  • Coordinated designs with consultants, vendors, landlords and owners
  • Provided services for construction administration phases

Architectural Intern : Greenberg Farrow Architecture, New York, NY
2003 - 2004

  • Involved from programming and schematic design through construction administration on renovation and new construction commercial projects.

education

Bachelor of Architecture : Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Minor: Photography and Digital Imaging

Masters of Business Administration : Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

  • The James and Orleans Strange Fellowship 
  • Association of Graduate Business Students (AGBS)

Ross Minority Program in Real Estate: University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Real Estate Associate Program
Los Angeles, California

certifications

Registered Architect : New York State, 034462

Registered Architect : Georgia State, License RA012596  

Candidate to be registered in California