Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have always felt loyal to my hometown, Fremont. However, when I started college, I found myself in southern California. It was almost as though I am living in two completely different worlds, even though they are hardly far from each other. I appreciate my upbringing, but I love being in the Greater Los Angeles area.
I am currently in the process of obtaining a B. Arch at Cal Poly Pomona. As of now, I plan to obtain my PhD so that I can become a university professor in architecture. In the meantime, I am simply enjoying my undergraduate years, staying active in my local AIAS chapter, and finding a solid path for my future.
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Initially, I was going to name this blog "Architecture Will Kill You", but I thought better of it.
Welcome to my five-year journey in undergraduate architecture school.
Ware Malcomb, Irvine, CA, US, Healthcare Intern
Picked up red lines, drafted as-builts, and created details in CAD
Assembled SD, DD, and CD drawing sets for client, city, and OSHPD submittals
Construction administration: answered RFIs and submittals, attended construction meetings, and recorded meeting minutes
College of Environmental Design Print Lab (Cal Poly Pomona), Pomona, CA, US, Fabrication lab assistant
Administration and maintenance of the laser cutting machine
Operates printers and large-scale plotters
Chateau Operating Corporation, Arcadia, Interior Design Assistant
Create project proposals
Construction drawings in AutoCAD and Revit
Communicate with clients, vendors, and architects
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Pomona, CA, US, Secretary
Coordinate activities relating to membership services and drives
Records meeting minutes
Takes note of AIAS officer participation in order to provide evidence for IDP hour recording
Recharters AIAS chapter with the university Office of Student Affairs and the AIAS national board
Intersect ENT, Menlo Park, CA, US, Administrative assistant/clinical associate
Maintenance of clinical research files
Picture extraction from surgical videos for doctors’ purposes
Documentation control for internal audit
Intersect ENT, Menlo Park, CA, US, Administrative assistant
Document control for the Quality Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture