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Summary

Yan has been an experienced architectural design professional. His work has largely focused on multi-family buildings and residential/retail mixed-use projects. By working on all phrases of projects from preliminary design to construction documents, Yan has developed strong design, technical and graphic presentation skills as well as a rigorous work ethic.

Yan enjoys exploring other cultures and meeting people of diverse ethic and cultural backgrounds. He has been learning Spanish for a few years. From 2013 to 2015, Yan was a volunteer teacher at a church-sponsored ESL school in Dallas, USA, helping Hispanic adults build and improve their English skills.

Yan has also been a volunteer architecture walking tour docent in Dallas, leading visitors through the Arts District, introducing and exploring museums, theaters, historic buildings and other landmark buildings.

Born and grew up in Chengdu, China, Yan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University, USA. He has recently relocated to his hometown.

Work History

20102015

Architecture Walking Tour Docent (volunteer)

Dallas Center for Architecture

Led visitors on walking tours, introduced and explored museums, theaters, historic buildings and other landmark buildings.

20132015

ESL Teacher (volunteer)

North Dallas Shared Ministries

Helped Spanish-speaking immigrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries develop and improve English skills.

2009

Project Coordinator

Raymond Harris and Associates

Evaluated and analyzed existing facilities, adapted prototype building to fit performance, code and tenant requirements, and provided construction documents based on field-verifications. Projects included expansions/renovations for Walmart and Sam’s Club.

19962008

Project Designer

Gromatzky Dupree and Associates

As part of an integrated project team, primary responsibilities included: preparing preliminary design and graphic illustrations; refining design concept; coordinating engineering systems documents provided by consultants into architectural drawings; producing construction documents and participating in follow-up field observation. Selected projects:

Residential:

Paseo Del Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 210 units in three buildings of 5, 10 and 6 stories

7 Riverway, Houston, Texas - 21 stories, 175 units

The Ashton, Dallas, Texas - 21 stories, 267 units

1200 Post Oak Apartment, Houston, Texas - 32 stories

Paramount at Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia - 40 stories, 300 units• The Renaissance, Dallas, Texas  - 604 units

Industrial/Manufacturing:

Alliance Gateway 26, 27, 31, Fort Worth, TexasTilt-wall warehouse/office facilities for various clients located in the Alliance Gateway Industrial Park

Glazer’s Family of Companies, St. Charles, MissouriWarehouse/distribution center including 218,400 S.F. warehouse, 36,000 S.F. office

Education

1995

Bachelor of Architecture

Oklahoma State University
1989

Sichuan Radio and Television University