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I believe in taking from multiple disciplines to articulate a meaningful design. For that reason, I chose to study urban planning in conjunction with architecture. I wanted to develop and refine a receptive, flexible and investigation-oriented attitude in applying principles I've learned to my work. The blight conditions of the urban cores provide for a landscape ripe with opportunities to apply such principles. A thoughtful re-design of disfigured alleys and run-down spaces in our cities can inspire a movement that could rival the urban development of 'city beautiful' or 'new urbanism' I feel inspired to analyze and provide solutions for improving urban cores to promote sustainable growth within our cities. I'm dedicated to the cause of untangling the many challenges cities face in working toward a future state in which sustainable growth becomes a reality, while enriching culture and environmental conservation remain key priorities for the people who live in them.
NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, MArch, Architecture
Design investigation with Form + function, Aesthetics of structural integrity, and evolution of urban life styles. Architecture as an 'event' inducing tool for creating spaces. It could be the form of design itself, the program, or combination of both + urban and social context. Event, in its broader context gives place a purpose. Any space without this purpose becomes obstruction against nature.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, Bachelors, Urban and Regional Planning
The history of urban planning profession to the interactive role of urban planning in city development around the world. Investigated the broader context of urban situations dealing with communications between multiple essentials, demands, characteristics, groups, policies, and professions.
2012 'Mock-firm design competition'/ Chicago, Nomination
As a team with 'urban cloud' design concept for a skyscraper, we were invited to participate in the presentation as one of the finalists in the competition in Chicago.
2009 Academic Award from LA section of American Planning Association, Award
'Golden Necklace Project' as a team received the Academic Award from APA Los Angeles Chapter for its investigation and solution for the lower part of the Southern California to increase connectivity.