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knyck sheng-hao zhou

photography by an-qi wang


knyck shing-ho chau, assoc aia

born in shanghai, prc

based in georgia, united states

knyck chau is currently a student at the savannah college of art and design who is pursuing a master of architecture degree and is ambitious to be a multidisciplinary designer.


knyck used to work with the taiwanese children's troop "if theatre" in his early career as a theatrical technician. the stage play tour gave him the opportunity to travel around the greater china area. he was endued with a fanatic's heart in various fields of arts upon the observation of both the productions and the venues in different places. the experience taught him the significance of the audience's emotional changes to a performing show. during the years of study and practice, he comes up with a unique understanding of the relationships among design, space, and human. he uses bim systems, parametric design tools, versatile software skills, and solid handcraftsmanship to speak his creative language. he aims to establish interactions between spaces and their users and tries to achieve the "cradle to cradle" ideas in his design to a large extent.


knyck's projects involve architecture, interior design, installation arts, motion graphics, jewellery, furniture, kinetic mechanism, and product design. his studio brand "ateliers-unis" means "united workshops" in french. it was named after the concept of multidisciplinary interconnections in art and design.

curriculum vitae


sep 2009 ~ may 2012, high school certificate

shanghai yucai high school / prc

sep 2017 ~ present, master of architecture in architecture

savannah college of art and design / usa, france, e-learning / in progress

sep 2017 ~ present, minor in interior design

savannah college of art and design / usa, hong kong

sep 2017 ~ present, minor in motion media design

savannah college of art and design / usa, e-learning / in progress

sep 2017 ~ present, minor in kinetic design

savannah college of art and design / usa, e-learning / in progress

career & social experience

oct 2012 ~ sep 2016, technical director of theatre

shanghai sunlight exhibition engineering co, ltd / prc

feb 2015 ~ aug 2015, part-time draftsperson

million mountain constructions co, ltd / roc, prc

oct 2016 ~ aug 2017, part-time events administrative assistant 

shanghai echo arts cultural communication co, ltd / prc

oct 2016 ~ aug 2017, curator & liaison director

fun art association (student organisation) / prc

jun 2019 ~ aug 2019, intern of interior design

kplusk associates, ltd / hk


feb 2016, autodesk 3ds max certified professional: associate

autodesk, max11670179100067

feb 2016, autodesk 3ds max certified professional: visualisation designer

autodesk, max31670179100004

feb 2016, autodesk autocad certified professional: professional

autodesk, cad21670179100103

professional skills


chinese mandarin









graphisoft archicad

24 / advanced / major workflow

mcneels & associates rhinoceros

7 / advanced / major workflow

mcneels & associates grasshopper

1 / intermediate / major workflow

autodesk revit

2021 / intermediate / major workflow

autodesk 3ds max

2021 / advanced / major workflow

epic games twinmotion

2021 / advanced / major workflow

adobe indesign

2021 / advanced / major workflow

adobe photoshop

2021 / advanced / major workflow

adobe illustrator

2021 / intermediate / major workflow

adobe after effects

2020 / intermediate / major workflow

maxon red giant suites

intermediate / major workflow

microsoft powerpoint

2019 / advanced / major workflow

microsoft word

2019 / advanced / major workflow

chaos group v-ray

5 / intermediate / major workflow

phase one capture one pro

21 / intermediate / major workflow

vectorworks designer

2021 / beginner / major workflow

vectorworks vision

2021 / beginner / major workflow

autodesk autocad

2021 / advanced

autodesk maya

2020 / beginner

adobe premier pro

2021 / intermediate

maxon cinema 4d

r23 / beginner

microsoft 365 enterprise admin centre


special techniques

laser cutting


3d printing


theatrical lighting & audio-visual systems


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