Franco Chen

Franco Chen

Yorba Linda, CA, US


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Architecture and design as a conversation.

Currently: architecture student in Southern California, awaiting August to study abroad in Copenhagen.

Concurrently: pursuing the interaction between two colliding forms and its intersection, interested in formal tectonics achieved through materiality, investigating thresholds and tolerances between the digital and the analog, thinking about low fidelity and the plentiful irony of something misaligned when small, but redundant errors occur within the digital language, reading Mis-Guided tactics for Propriety Calibration.



ZELLNER and Company, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

AECOM Los Angeles Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Testa / Weiser, Venice, CA, US, Intern

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - current


Hunt Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship

The Hunt traveling Scholarship will be applied towards my travels abroad in Copenhagen during my fourth year.


Cal Poly Pomona AIAS Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded the First Annual Cal Poly Pomona AIAS Scholarship. The scholarship acknowledges the time and effort put forth to better AIAS and the student body.


Second Year Design Excellence Award, Award

Recipient of the Second Year Design Excellence Award from Cal Poly Pomona for works done throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring of 2014.


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