Michael Tang

Michael Tang

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Environmental Leadership & Building Technology Intern


  • Research, analyze and provide recommendations for residential designs featuring sustainable technologies and green building products
  • Review and calculate the sustainability levels of LivingHomes designs using LEED (for Homes Rating System) to identify attainable points
  • Study and summarize the environmental impact of LivingHomes designs on usage of electricity, water, and natural gas 
Sep 2009 - Jan 2010

Urban Design Intern

Urban Design Studio, City of Los Angeles

  • Analyzed streetscape designs and walkability of mixed use and infill projects in Los Angeles and identified viable design improvements
  • Created presentations about the City of Los Angeles’s Urban Design Principles to educate clients on contemporary design standards
Jun 2009 - Jan 2010

City Planning Intern

Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles

  • Drafted specific plan updates and created supporting graphics and maps for the West Adams and West Los Angeles regions
  • Researched and analyzed statistical data (employment and housing) to support creation of transit-oriented development zones
  • Conducted urban land use surveys in West Los Angeles and Palms communities, compiling and organizing the data for public use
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Administrative Assistant

UCLA Institute of the Environment

  • Prepared press releases and updated the IoE webpage to announce department events, faculty meetings, and student functions

  • Maintained and reconciled the department’s general ledger for payroll, utilizing MS Excel, to ensure timely payment and transfer of funds




  • LEED AP Certification
  • AICP Certification
  • Sustainable urban design and architecture
  • Green buildings
  • Energy efficiency
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Volleyball


  • Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop CS3
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2007
  • Google Documents, Sketchup (basic)