Optimism is the driving force behind my design work. By understanding peoples' needs and motivations, we can use design to solve complex challenges and create positive change. I believe in the power of multiple perspectives, making room for new ideas, and that design is a continuous learning process without static solutions.
As a multi-disciplinary senior design architect, I create built environments from schematic design through construction documents using hand sketches and computer modeling. I have extensive experience designing sustainable environments using innovative solutions, and am highly motivated to apply my design and leadership skills to the creation of intriguing architecture and functional sustainable spaces.
Ball State University | Bachelor of Architecture 1993 (5 year program, NAAB certified professional degree)
Ball State University | Bachelor of Environmental Design 1993
Proficient in AutoCAD 2010, Revit 2013, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Sketch Up, Power Point, Quark Press, and MS Offices
Skilled in both hand rendering and digital rendering.
Experienced model builder in wood, plastic or paper.
Fluent in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin).
Class Architecture by Michael J. Crosbie
DJC, Seattle, WA, March 28, 2011
Skagit Herald, WA, July 08, 2011
AIA Seattle Honor Awards | DLR Group
Semi-finalist Dream House Japan Design Competition | Independent
Seattle AIA 2009, Women In Architecture | Independent
AIA, The American Institute of Architects
Hutteball & Oremus Architecture | April 2003 – November 2012
Senior Designer | Project Manager | Project Architect
A ten-year career in educational design, planning and architecture. Emphasis on overall design character from campus master planning, educational programming, public spaces to environmental graphics. Ability to create elegant and efficient solutions that reflects complicated project goals in a variety of visual styles. Ability to forge relationships with clients through writing, public speaking and listening. Mentor young staff to develop working skills and team dynamics. Experience in proposal writing, marketing presentations, project schedule and staffing. Experience to translate desires of Principals and clients to successful buildings and beautiful architecture.
KCLS, Lake Forest Park Library | TI, 5,873 sf, Bid $850,000
NCTA, Anacortes | Skill Center, 18,189 sf Bulding, 5.9 acres, Bid $5.59 m
Shorewood Elementary School | K6, 60,000 sf, Bid 18.7 m
Snoqualmie Middle School | MS, 87,600 sf, Bid 18.4 m
Granite Falls High School | HS, 132,716 sf, Bid $ 32.5 m
Eisenhower Elementary School | 6-8, 108,148 sf, Bid $ 18.8 m
Lake Tapps Elementary School | K5, 55,000 sf, Bid $ 8.4 m
Juanita Elementary School | K6, 57,000 sf, Bid $ 9.6 m
Stafford Elementary School | K5, 60,945 sf, Bid $11.8 m
Fryelands Elementary School | K5, 55,400 sf, Bid $8 m
Kim H Fong Design Consultant | 2001-2003
Create new retail identity for corporate client, single and multi-family building and unit
plans; residential block design; restaurant and retail stores; hospital master planning.
Whites Residence | Private Owner
Starbucks Coffee TI Concept Development | Starbucks Coffee Company
2200 Block, Design Development | Collins Woerman Architecture
Ellerbe Becket | 2001
Senior Designer | Project Architect
Led conceptual Plaza Design, planning and interdisciplinary coordination for Seahawk
Stadium through CA. Master planning for Pioneer Square North Plaza through DD.
Facilitate complex building permitting and design review boards presentations.
Responsible for marketing and interview proposals and Seattle office staffing.
North Plaza phase, Seahawk Stadium | Design lead and PA on Plaza
Everett Arena | Design Concept and Proposal
Memphis Arena | Design Concept and Proposal
Sienna Architecture Company | 2000 - 2001
Design projects for Seattle sound transit mixed-use development, multi-family buildings,
chain retails and hotels. Specialized in urban design and master planning projects.
Durham Quarry | Design lead
2200 Block | Design Development
Albertsons Mixed Use | Design Concept and Proposal
Greenwood Mixed Use | Design Concept and Proposal
Callison Architecture | 1998 - 2000
Project Designer | Architect
Led construction document and interdisciplinary coordination for retail projects from
SD to CD. Worked with Senior Designers and Principals on developing concepts for
retail projects and master planning for retail centers.
Flatiron Village | Design Development
Ala Mona Shopping Center Phase 5B | Schematic Design
University Mall | Construction Document
DLR Group | 1996 - 1998
Project Designer | Project Architect
Core design team for award winning high school project. Participated in design
development from DD to CA on a multi-million dollar reatail renovation.
Kamiak High School | Project Architect, Project Designer
Ala Mona Shopping Center Renovation | Designer, Job Captain
FRCH Design Worldwide | 1994 - 1996
Designer | Job Captain
Design Lead in 3D Studio modeling and design while working directly with Senior Designer and design team on international projects.
Directly responsible for Corporate retail client coordination and presentation.
Plaza of Indonesia | 3D Studio Lead, Designer
Bangkok Dome Plaza | 3D Studio Lead, Designer
Specialty: The Avenue, WH Smith News & Gift | Interior architect