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Franco Chen

Franco Chen

Yorba Linda, CA, US

 

About 

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.

Employment 

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
 

Education 

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

Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
 

Awards 

Outstanding Senior Project Award, Award

2017
 

Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award, 1st Place

The 2017 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award was awarded to the Cal Poly Pomona team which consisted of Franco Chen, Zachary Green, and Hana Lemseffer.

Six Southern California schools partook in a two week charrette and proposed projects that were presented to a panel of renowned architects and practitioners. This year's prompt called for a modular, high density, multi-family housing complex in the city of Eagle Rock, CA. How does this high density complex interact with the lower density homes around it? How can this project be a catalyst to the community and spur that sense of community? How can modularity be incorporated into the project while maintaining a sense of individuality?

2017
 

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.

2015
 

Hunt Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship

2015
 

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.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills