Thank you for visiting my portfolio. This website is a brief sample of my study and work experience in the field of Architecture. I am an architect from Ho Chi Minh City, Southern Vietnam. I speak Vietnamese, Chinese Cantonese and Chinese Mandarin, as my parents are Chinese, and English has become the fourth language I speak.  I completed my first professional Bachelor's of Architecture at The Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture in year 2003. Since then, I had worked as an architect and had experienced all specific works which bring investigation to fruition for projects: in dealing with clients, carrying out legal procedures, making out concept design, expanding construction drawings, and managing and supervising project until it is completed and occupied.  As an architect, creating an environmental friendly and comfortable indoor space for people living in is an aim that I always desire to attain in my professional life. Since updating of technical information and education for extending occupational development is a necessity, I went to England in June 2011 to seek for a deeper knowledge in Environmental Design.  Through a Masters course in Sustainable Architecture and computer Aided Environmental Design in The University of Sheffield, I have realized the importance of climate analysis and thermal simulation during early stages of design, and have learnt means to balance design intentions with performance aims. Differ from a common approach among architects during a process of developing a design proposal, indoor climate is considered at the same time with other elements of designs such as context, overall form or typology. In this way, indoor comfort is not left for later design stages which are usually relied on building technology or energy-intensive usage patterns to enhance good comfort conditions for the built environment. ​ I have completed this Masters Course recently. Now I am seeking to work in a concept team, where I can integrate all my experience to create a good design as well as improve it to a higher stage through practice and research.

Work Samples

  • constructed project - Villa 01

  • constructed project - Villa 02

  • constructed project - Villa 03

Work History

EDUCATION The University of Sheffield, School of Architecture, 2011 - 2012 [United Kingdom] Master degree (MSc) in Sustainable Architecture and Computer Aided Environmental Design The Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture, 1998 – 2003 [Vietnam] University degree Bachelor of Architecture PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Concept designer, 2007 – 2011 Tanky Design Consultants Joint Stock Company. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Responsible for consulting client; creating concept design; coordinating project; managing and supervising project. Freelance, 2006 Housing Design and Interior Design. Project Architect, 2003 – 2005 KT Construction Design Consultants Joint Stock Company. HCMC, Vietnam Responsible for carrying out legal procedure; expanding construction document; supervising project. Translator, Part time, during university period San Yang Company – FaFilm Vietnam. HCMC, Vietnam Responsible for translating Chinese movies into Vietnamese. COMPUTING SKILLS Drawing: AUTOCAD DESKTOP Modelling: SKETCH UP Graphic: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Computational Design: PROCESSING / Anar+ / EnergyPlus Building Environmental Simulation & Analysis: ECOTECT, DesignBuilde "PROCESSING is an open source programming language & environment for people who want to create images, animations and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work." website: processing.org ​ "ANAR+ is a 3D library for Processing extending geometric functionalities." website: anar.ch EnergyPlus: is a building energy calculation tool that has been widely used and tested. It provides a heat balance based solution to the heating and cooling loads required to maintain a building's thermal conditions. Various modules link into this core calculation to enable the representation of the building and its processes. DesignBuilde: is used to simulate energy consumption of a building model during early stages of design. The DesignBuilder user interface uses EnergyPlus as its simulation engine. REFERENCES Arch. Quan Nguyen – Managing Director Tanky Design Consultants Joint Stock Company (E) nhq.taka@gmail.com Dr Mark Meagher – Lecturer in Digital Design University of Sheffield, UK. (E) m.meagher@sheffield.ac.uk Professor Jian Kang University of Sheffield, UK. (E) j.kang@sheffield.ac.uk Dr Lucy Jones – Lecturer in Sustainable Design University of Sheffield, UK. (E) lucy.jones1@sheffield.ac.uk

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