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YANG GAO

716.697.6228 45-12 160th street, Flushing, NY, 11358 ygao4@buffalo.edu http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~ygao4/


YANG GAO

716.697.6228 45-12 160th street, Flushing, NY, 11358 ygao4@buffalo.edu http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~ygao4/

Education University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Buffalo, NY Master of Architecture September 2012 (Expected) GPA: 3.7/4.0 Dean’s list: 2010-2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics May 2009 GPA: 3.4/4.0

EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIP Intern, Tianjin ZhongYi Architectural and Planning Design Co., Ltd Tianjin, China, July - August 2011 • Built 3D models by SketchUp and Revit, made presentation rendering and diagrams, participated in the review of shop drawings, provided architectural support to the lead architect in the design, coordination, and detailing of architectural materials and systems. • Expanded knowledge of Autocad, SketchUp and Revit, improved skills on rendering, understood exchange files and link files to Revit Server. Intern, Tenio Design and Engineering Co., Ltd Tianjin, China, June - August 2009&2010 • Made massing models, developed presentation layout and assisted on case study projects. • Improved skills on 3D modelling, Photoshop and presentation diagrams and drawings, handcrafted making, cad drafting, translations. Web Master, Sub Board I Inc. Buffalo, NY, November 2009 - Present • Designed new websites for Legal Assistance (subboard.com/legal), Health Education departments (sbihealtheducation.org) and developing website for Student Medical Insurance department. • Revised and updated interfaces, layouts, site graphics, and controlled the database. • Acquire proficiency in Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Notepad++, Wordpress.

RESEARCH Inclusive Design Research Group UB, January 2012 - Present • Used ergonomics, psychology and other information to create fitting environments for a greater range of human abilities to enhance human performance, health and social participation. • Understood inclusive design with innovative ideas by conducting a post occupancy evaluation and designing a living-learning quarter on campus. Material Culture Research Group UB, September - December 2011 • Explored ways the culture of materials contributes to our constructive sensibilities. • Learned materials and construction through full scale fabrication, assembly and installation.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCES Small Built Works Program Buffalo, NY September - December 2011 • Designed Fire Pit with a four member team for the Erie Lake Waterfront, met and corresponded with clients to determine client needs for fire pit, developed construction drawings, built physical models. • Developed site plan of 18th Street Park, designed additional benches, built optional models. Barcelona Summer Study Abroad Program Barcelona, Spain May - July 2011 • Experienced architecture and urbanism through the unaccustomed perspective of another culture; • Designed new entrance for Roman Museum, learned how the city grew up in layer and size. • Translated ideas of three Barcelona’s prominent modern painters into constructed environment. Temporary Exhibition Hall Design and Construction SJTU, Shanghai, China February - April 2009 • Designed the temporary exhibition hall in university library, collaborated with Linnan Guo and Tianhui Guo, made detail drawings, tested materials. • Led a twenty person team to construct the exhibition hall in four days.

SKILLS Architecture General Website Language

Auto Cad, Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, GIS, V-Ray for Sketch Up/Rhino Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Office Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Notepad++, Wordpress English, Chinese Mandarin

AWARDS Graduate Academic Scholarship 2009 - 2010 and 2011 - 2012 Schmitz Travelling Scholarship 2011 Summer Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain


GAO-YANG_ARCHITECTURE-PORTFOLIO_2009-2012  

My architecture portfolio from 2009 to 2012

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