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Giancarlo Manglicmot

Giancarlo Manglicmot

Brea, CA, US

 

About 

My name is Giancarlo Manglicmot. I am a fifth year architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona. Born in the Philippines, I immigrated to the States at the age of 6. Raised in California for as long as I knew. I am very much interested in the arts, fashion, and architecture as a whole, and the cross-disciplinary collaborations. I am interested in pursuing an architecture internship. This summer of 2018 I was able to study abroad in China and Japan and was fortunate to study and see thousands year old architecture and landscape combined with beautiful scenery.  I like travelling as well as sketching in my free time. This year I've traveled to the Philippines, China (Beijing, Suzhou and Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto), and Korea. I also like playing games such as the Sims in my free time. I am currently researching to prepare for senior project thesis in the spring of next year.

Education 

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

Currently pursuing a B.Arch at Cal Poly Pomona. Entered in September 2014. I am currently researching to prepare for senior project thesis. I am set to graduate in May of 2019.
In our first year we worked on the studies of massing and creating models out of chipboard and museumboard. We research typologies as well as a small introduction to architectural history. Our final project to sum up the whole year is to create an architect's retreat that would place a modern twist to Le Corbusier's Cabanon.
Our second year is incorporating program and clientele into mind when designing. We worked on such projects as a museum in Downtown LA for a fictitious art collector, and a viewing observatory up on Mulholland Drive. This year we focused more on architectural history and on theories such as Le-Duc and Frampton. These are precedents that we have to refer back to when doing our senior thesis.
Our third year is focused on construction. We have a project that is a multi-unit housing complex, which we research and draw our own wall assembly and details depending on the facade and the typology that we design for. We also study about codes to create a project as close to a real housing project that an architecture firm would design for. This includes ways of egress, fire exits, FAR, and ADA. In a way, we create a project in mind while assuming the role of architect, structural engineer, and codes analyst.
Our fourth year is to design architecture in the context of urban planning. We keep in mind such programs as mixed-use to create projects which would combine usability and context within the greater urban fabric. We also have a larger emphasis on historic preservation and adaptive reuse. We research projects and precedents to find creative strategies to reuse space and using design strategies to restore history.

Sep 2014 - current
 

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