Franco Chen

Franco Chen

New York, NY, US

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Background in architecture.


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Interiors Architectural Professional

Nov 2020 - current

Industrious, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jan 2020 - Apr 2020

Industrious, New York, NY, US, Design Associate

May 2019 - Jan 2020

HWKN, New York, NY, US, Designer

Mar 2018 - May 2019

HWKN, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Sep 2017 - Mar 2018

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

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

AECOM_Design, 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 - Jun 2017


Outstanding Senior Project Award, Award


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?


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.


Hunt Traveling Scholarship, Scholarship


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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