Architect, educator, and principal of XMANIFOLD A.D.R.L.
I am a founding member and principal of an independent, collaborative-based architecture and design practice, XMANIFOLD A.D.R.L. (Applied Design Research Laboratory), working in all scales of architectural, landscape, and interior projects.
My most recent professional work includes authoring for the studio’s first monograph, “S.E.A.L. (Sea, Earth, Aether, and Landscape)”, design proposal for the Cincinnati’s Live-Make Industrial Arts Center, Design Build installation for the 2014 Design Miami Week, and consulting and project management for 22,000 sqft, passive house grade, commercial office space in Bronx, New York.
I am the curator for global young architects exhibition, ‘Revenant' and the editor and publisher of upcoming journal on tropical architecture and urbanism, ‘Prototropic’.
Prior to running an independent practice, I have previously worked with Greg Lynn, Elena Manferdini, Eric Owen Moss, Testa/Weiser, LAR/Fernando Romero in Los Angeles, KY International and Inform Design in Honolulu, and MD Lab and Schmidhuber + Partners in Europe.
My work have been exhibited at the Pacific Design Center, Merchant Street Gallery, SCI-Arc Gallery, and CoXist Gallery in Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Salt Lake City. My writings have been published in 'PLAT' Journal for Architecture (Rice University), 'On Ramp' (SCI-Arc), and 'Abstract' (Columbia University)
I have previously taught and lectured in Los Angeles (SCI-Arc) and in Honolulu (UH SoA, Chaminade) and have been an invited juror at Woodbury University School of Architecture, the New School in Parsons, Cooper Union, Columbia University GSAPP, Pratt, and TUM in Munich, DE.
I have received a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (M.Sc AAD) from Columbia University, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Design from University of Hawaii at Manoa.
X-LAB, New York, NY, US, Principal
Designer, author, planner
MAD NYC, New York, NY, US, Architect
Architectural design, project management, and assistance for commercial and high-end residential projects in New York.
Work Highlights: 'NYU Rubin Hall' renovation (See portfolio).
JDPA, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Architect
Architectural design and documentation for high-end commercial and retail space.
Work Highlights: 'Bronx Incubator/Accelerator office' in Bronx (See portfolio).
Schmidhuber, München, DE, Architekten
MD Lab, München, DE, Architekten
3D brand experience, retail, and corporate interior designs for high-end clients.
InForm Design Inc., Honolulu, HI, US, Architect
Architectural design and BIM specialist for retail and hospitality projects.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Designer
Visual Designer for Global Studio-X NYC and GSAPP Alumni Association.
FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect
Research and conceptual design for architecture and urban design
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Instructor
Coordinating research for undergraduate thesis class
Testa / Weiser, Venice, CA, US, Architectural Consultant
Conceptual design and visualization for architectural prototypes
KY Architects International, Honolulu, HI, US, Architect
Conceptual design for competition projects, architectural/urban design, modeling and rendering.
Ostrander & Chu, Honolulu, HI, US, Art Director
Art Direction, page layout and typography, web design, post production for print and web.
ACM, Honolulu, HI, US, Program Assistant
Media design and authoring, production and instructional assistant for film/video, motion graphic design for film/TV, web and print.
Media venture Partners, Honolulu, HI, US, Jr. Graphic Designer
Editorial design for magazine, ‘Venture’, advertisement design, identity systems, stationary, and annual report design.
SquareUSA, Honolulu, HI, US, Wrangler
Render and visual effects assistant for the feature film and video game studio
Columbia University, Masters, AAD
Advanced Architectural Design
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), MArch, Architecture
Architecture and urban design
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, US, Bachelors, Design
Media and Communication design
SCI-Arc Teaching Fellowship, Grant
A teaching fellowship with the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Assigned to teach undergraduate thesis research seminar.
Fellowship with the Center for Smart Buidling and Community Design, Grant
A research and teaching fellowship with the Center for Smart Buidling and Community Design, Sea Grant, and the School of Architecture, University of Hawaii.