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JIA XIN CHUM M.Arch. Princeton ‘12

t: 609-937-3783


EDUCATION Princeton University School of Architecture Masters of Architecture


University of Hong Kong Honors Bachelor of Architectural Studies 2009



May 2011 - Aug 2011 Architect Kengo Kuma + Associates Beijing, CN

Gulou District Redevelopment Project Kengo Kuma + Associates

Aug 2009 - May 2010 Designer ESKYIU ltd Hong Kong, CN Aug 2009 - Feb 2010 Media + Fabrication Coordinator HKSZ Bi-City Biennale of Architecture Hong Kong, CN

expected completion 2015

Beijing, CN

Architect for an urban redevelopment project located within the historical heart of Beijing I was involved in the schematic design stage of a neighborhood set for redevelopment into a large hotel complex, producing proposals that is minimally intrusive of the existing urban fabric and responds to the cultural context. BAUHAUS furniture museum expected completion 2013 Kengo Kuma + Associates Shanghai, CN

Sept 2007 - Sept 2009 Project Coordinator and Designer Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Hong Kong, CN March 2007 - May 2008 Architectural Designer Jonathan D. Solomon and John Lin Hong Kong, CN Aug - Oct 2007; June - Aug 2008 Research and Architecture Assistant; Architectural Designer Deptarment of Architecture, U of HK Hong Kong, CN

SOFTWARE RANGE Rhinoceros + Grasshopper + Vray + Kangaroo + Python Autodesk Maya Autodesk Revit Autodesk Ecotect AutoCAD Maxwell Render 3DStudioMax Adobe Creative Suite Microsoft Office

Architect for a furniture museum that incorporates display galleries with office spaces in Shanghai I was involved from the SD to the DD stages of the project, and also in charge of detailing the facade components of the building. The use of roof clay tiles as facade material was unprecedented in the Chinese construction regulations, hence material tests and alternatives were carried out to ensure code compliance. Taiping Bridge Renovation completed 2009 The University of Hong Kong chapter of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation Guizhou, CN

Coordinator and architectural designer of the renovation of a 300 year old bridge The project called for a brief to rebuild and renovation of a historical bridge in Guizhou, and reinvigorate it as a community-driven public space and landmark of the region. The project has been awarded the prestigious Emerging Architecture Awards 2010 by The Architectural Review. Paper Lantern Bridge John Lin and Jonathan D. Solomon Hong Kong, CN

Architectural assistant in the design of a pedestrian bridge in Hong Kong. This was the winning entry for the Bridging Arts: Public Art Design Competition where an existing pedestrian bridge was to be re-outfitted to engage culturally with its local context. I was involved in the entire process, from all design stages, securing fabricator and producing full scale mock-ups, to producing construction documents. Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture ESKYIU ltd

2009 - 2010

Hong Kong, CN

Exhibition, Media and Fabrication coordinator and designer In charge of most media related items for the biennale, a brand identity was produced to fit the BYOBiennale theme- producing catalogues, posters, print advertisments, pamphlets, e-newsletters and website. Small scaled fabrications using the CNC mill were involved for different events.

EXHIBITIONS | INSTALLATIONS ReSource Vitrine: A didactic diorama ESKYIU ltd


New York, USA

Architectural designer for installation as part of the Architectural League of New York exhibition An installation that reflects ESKYIU’s approach was designed with the ease of packing, shipping and reassembling in mind. I was involved from the conceptual design to the fabrication stage. Urban Pastoral: Fabricating a vertical landscape ESKYIU ltd


Venice, IT

Architectural designer and installation team as part of the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale A prototype that continues the intricate dialogue formed between nature and artifice in Hong Kong, and as a solution to Hong Kong’s hyperdensity.

Remaking of Hong Kong ESKYIU ltd


Hong Kong, CN

Architectural designer and installation team for a response exhibition of the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale

CTRL Shift: Explorations in Architectural Fabrication The University of Hong Kong LANGUAGES


Hong Kong, CN

English Mandarin Cantonese Malay French

Architectural designer and researcher in digital fabrication techniques for an exhibition organized by the Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong The one-of-a-kind exhibition was targeted to explore the benefits of digital fabrication in architecture, and the outcome of the research was translated into installation pieces that explores the different techniques of CAD in laser cutting, CNC milling and 3D printing.



CTUBH 2nd Annual International Student Tall Building Design Competition | July 2012 Honorable Mention

Emerging Architecture Awards | Taiping Bridge Renovation The Architectural Review


Design for Asia Award | Taiping Bridge Renovation Hong Kong Design Centre


Tokyo International Competition, Fashion Museum in Omotesando October 2010

REFERRERS Alejandro Zaera Polo Design Studio Adviser | SoA dean Eric Schuldenfrei Employer | Principal, ESKYIU ltd Asano Hirokatsu Employer | Regional Manager, KKAA

Dean’s Honours list University of Hong Kong

EDITORIAL Instant Culture: Architecture and Urbanism as a Collective Process Eric Shuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu Graphics Editor


Biennale Blueprint: A Catalogue in Progress Graphics Editor


Bring Your Own Biennale 2010 Graphics Editor


Résumé: updated August 2012

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