Monique Chiong

Monique Chiong

Mindanao, PH



Achiever | Futuristic | Input | Empathetic | Includer


Building Resources Marketing Inc., Ozamiz, PH, Architect & Operations Manager

- Serve as a design and specifications consultant to customers on building finishes and methods
- Work on retail architecture and merchandising to improve sales performance and customer experience
- Perform routine store(s) operations and maintenance to enhance work and employee culture
- Coordinate with staff to invite suppliers to conduct product seminars for employee education
- Projects: Company Stores, Accounting Division, Sales and DIY Division, Modular Storage Systems

Architectural Designer & Operations Manager | August 2015 - February 2017
- Managed conflict and improved environment in a workplace of 75+ employees through community design and meetings
- Assisted customers through design, material selection, estimates, and consultation
- Projects: Accounting Division, IT Division, DIY Division, Company Breakroom, Company Comfort Rooms

Aug 2015 - current

La Salle University - Ozamiz, Ozamiz, PH, Interim Adjunct Professor

Officially and contractually represented a vacant chair for one semester.

- Developed and taught fourth-year and fifth-year architecture classes’ curriculum for: Specialization 2: Project and Construction Management & Professional Practice 4: Housing
- Challenged students by connecting course material to current events and assigning projects addressing real issues in local and international affordable housing, the housing crisis, and proper management in projects and construction
- Handled more than 15 individual undergraduate theses as juror and mentor for guidance and instruction

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

United Architects of the Philippines, Philippines, Intern Architect

Freelancer whose fields of practice are listed under the Logbook on Diversified Experience in Architecture (LDEA). Services also included architectural and furniture visualization.

Zubu Design Associates | May 2016 – August 2016 | Cebu City, Philippines
- Mentored by and worked closely with Ar. Buck Sia and other architects on residential and commercial spaces using SketchUp, progeCAD, and Photoshop
- Projects: Hotel Yello, Black Diamond, Breece-Zamora, Chang Co-Working Spaces, House D.C.

Occo Enterprises | September 2014 | Ozamiz City, Philippines
- Conceptualized and modified a two-storey residential building designed by mentor Arch. Reynante Occo using manual drafting, 3ds Max, and AutoCAD.
- Drafted and analysed structural, electrical, and plumbing works
- Project: Two-Storey Residential House

Working Tool Builders | April 2014 – May 2014 | Ozamiz City, Philippines
- Oversaw the construction of a mixed-use commercial building located at Gango, Ozamiz City
- Examined and observed different construction strategies such as concrete forming, steelworks, and building framing
- Project: Three-Storey Mixed Use Building

Apr 2014 - Jan 2017

STUDIO V Architecture, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

- Mentored by and worked with Michael Bevivino, Jay Valgora, and with other senior designers on a range of work of varying types and scales using AutoCAD, Rhino, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
- Attended meetings and presentations for high-profile clients on various projects
- Projects: Frank 57 West for The Durst Organization, JFK International Airport Duty Free Shoppes, 14th Street RFP, Riverside, Morimoto, 808 Pavonia, The Crescent

Nov 2015 - Mar 2016


La Salle University - Ozamiz, Ozamiz, PH, BArch, Architecture

Thesis: Proposed Aquanarium Complex in Sinacaban
Relevant Coursework: Design, Drafting, Theory, Building Technology, Building Utilities, History, Professional Practice, Specialization, Plan, Interiors, Computer Aided Design

1 of 2 Pioneer Graduates, S.Y. 2014 - 2015
First and Best Architecture Thesis Award Recipient, 2015
Certificate of Recognition 2nd Honors Overall Recipient, 2013

Jun 2010 - Mar 2015


Pioneer Architect Recognition, Other

The First Architect of La Salle University - Ozamiz to pass the Philippine Architect Licensure Examination. Held in January 2017, only 919 out of 1595 students passed.


Global Experiences Ambassador Award, Award

Awarded to Global Experiences interns who embody the core values of the company -- Enthusiasm, Innovation, Accountability, Industriousness, Constant Innovation, Always Rise Above the Drama, and Shower Everyone with Kindness.


Best Thesis Award, Award

Awarded by La Salle University-Ozamiz for my thesis titled "Proposed Aquanarium Complex in Libertad Bajo, Sinacaban".


Certificate of Recognition - 2nd Honors Overall, Award

Awarded to students with a general weighted average at least 91-93 and no grade below 88-90.


Areas of Specialization