Chien Dao

Architectural Project CV


2002 to present                Chien Dao – Architect                                                                                                     New York

Residential:                          Triangle Court Apartments – RKT+B Harlem, NY - New

                                               Cathedral Garden Apartments – RKT+B UWS, NY – New

                                                Williamsburg Terrace – RKT+B – New

                                                372 Broadway Condos – RKT+B - Renovation and Addition

                 Erickson Barn House – Lake Kueka, NY - New

                                                Farrell House, Clearwater, FL – Renovation and Addition

                                                Louis T. Wright Homes – Fulcrum - Gut Renovations

                                                264 Pacific St, Brooklyn – New Building

                                                Jade Building W 19th St – MgGinuss- Major Renovation and addition

                                                559 W 22nd St – Major Renovation and Addition

                                                Gardner Residence – Renovation and Addition

                 55 Railroad St Residences, Rochester – Major gut rehabilitation

                 166 W 80th Street, UWS, NY – Gut renovation condos


Fire Houses:                          Engine Company 201- RKT+B - New

                                                Renovations to sixteen Fire Houses


Commercial:                          Park Lincoln Hotel - Renovation

                                                Cube Hotel - New

                                                Mid City Gym - Renovation

                                                Ithaca Urban Waterfront – Fulcrum - Master Plan


Restaurants NYC:                 Chalk Point Kitchen and Handy Liquor Bar

                 Delicatessen – Cafeteria Group

                                                The Lion


                                                Sons of Essex

                                                Casa la Femme

                                                Gin Lane/Scarpetta

1999 to 2002                        HKIT Architects San Fransisco - Design                                                                     California

Residential Housing:            Orchard Housing Santa Rosa - New

                                                Mission Bay Senior Housing – HKIT San Francisco - New

                                                Alma Via Seniors San Rafael – Master Plan

                                                Yountville Housing, Napa Valley – Master Plan



1998 to 1999                        Flad & Associates – Visualization                                                                               Florida

                                              St Petersburg Pediatric Research Hospital – New

                                              American High School - New


1986 to 1997                        Flag Renovations – Project Architect                                                                         Florida                                       
                                              Fort Harrison Hotel Renovation

                                              Sandcastle Hotel and Offices Renovation and Addition    

                                              Clearwater Bank Building Restoration


Detailed Architectural CV



2002 to now             Chien Dao Studio – Architect                                                             New York


Principal. Architect of commercial and residential projects in New York and Florida. Principal coordination of client’s needs, engineering consultants, and team members from schematic design to construction documents. Architectural consultant for Fulcrum Development and  RKT&B Architects new building and rehabilitation residential restoration projects. Affordable housing new building projects and restorations. New restaurants from schematic design to construction completion including design on select projects. Also includes numerous zoning schematics for development projects in NYC. Libraries and marina designs in Italy with Gaetano Pesce.


1999 to 2002            HKIT Architects - Design                                                                    California


Designer.   Coordination of client’s needs, engineering consultants, and team members for schematic design, design development and construction documents of 140-unit affordable senior apartments in Mission Bay, San Francisco.  Conceptual and schematic design visualization and presentations for development of over 15 multi-family housing, schools and laboratory projects.


•1998 to 1999                Flad & Associates – Visualization & CD’s                                               Florida


3D Jockey and CAD Guy.   Presentation drawings, computer models and 3D animations of new building and rehabilitations for hospital, laboratory, and school projects. Produced job-winning renderings and digital walk-through for public television review. Construction documents and technical detailing of hospitals, laboratories and school projects. Assisted in the development of construction documents.


•1986 to 1997                Flag Renovations – Project Architect                                                      


Job Captain – Design development and construction documents for new and restoration of 1920's hotels, 1960's hotels and housing, hospitality (100,000+ sq ft.), commercial buildings, industrial kitchen/dining facilities (serving 5000+ meals daily), commercial office space and warehouse projects which were done on a design build basis.

• 1986 to 1988                   
SIPRO Restorations                                                                                                                   

Draftsman – Architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings for twelve story, 300 room historic hotel and office restoration projects of masonry, steel and concrete structures. Spaces included penthouses, hotel rooms, restaurants, auditoriums, interior and exterior spaces.  Detailed furniture drawings.  As-built surveys.




1999 to 2001                    UC Berkeley - Master of Architecture                                                                   Berkeley, CA

AIA Scholarship and CED Fellowship.  Course emphasis on architectural design, city planning, and real estate. Development courses at Hass School of Business.  Berkeley Eco-House, winner of 2002 Berkeley Design Advocates Award For Sustainable Construction.  Thesis topic: Alternative approach to mega-development projects (150+ acres, $1 billion) to create more dense and sustainable built environments. Thesis work included the 2001 Real Estate Challenge (UC Berkeley vs. Stanford Business School competition) presenting winning proposal for a 180 acre commercial and industrial development on former Navy Base, Mare Island, CA.

1997 to 1999                       University of Florida - Bachelor of Design                                                                   Gainesville, FL   

8 studio semesters including semester abroad at Vicenza Institute of Architecture.  Design and theory oriented curriculum. Instructors include Paul Kariouk, Mike Kuenstal, Nancy Clark, Gary Ridgedill. Projects include Venice Arsenale Housing, Italy; Midtown Police Precinct, NY; Spileto Theatre, SC; Family Residence, Lakeland, FL. Graduate with highest honors.



Skills: Project Management, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, PhotoShop. Word, Excel, Model Making, Hand drawing. Licensed in New York, California and Florida.