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Katherine Guimapang

Katherine Guimapang

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Katherine is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, architectural writer, and designer. She is currently an editorial writer and the advertising/media manager at Archinect. Her work focuses on immersive design and lighting/spatial installations. Much of her interests revolve around conceptual practices which blend art, architecture, and curation by exploring color in the built environment.

After receiving her B.A. in Communication Disorders from the University of Redlands she has gone on to complete course programs at UIC’s Architecture Department, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Making + Meaning program, Art Center, and AA Visiting School. 

In March 2017 she published an illustrated children’s book titled “How Do You Spell Courage”.

Katherine's Featured Articles on Archinect

UCLA's Chunsu Ouyang, Tianyi Song, and Xianrui Wang on Unpacking Architecture Through Video Game Narratives, Wed, Jul 1 '20

This week Archinect connected with Chunsu Ouyang, Tianyi Song, Xianrui Wang to learn more about their final project - INNERMOST. The trio of recent graduate students of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's Master of Architecture II discuss their project's use of video game narratives in ...

UCLA's Chunsu Ouyang, Tianyi Song, and Xianrui Wang on Unpacking Architecture Through Video Game Narratives
 

Kate Katz and Ryan Shaaban, Tulane University MArch graduates, ​Consider the Urban Grid's Relationship to Sea Level Rise, Fri, Jun 26 '20

Kate Katz and Ryan Shaaban are recent graduate students from Tulane University's 5-year M.Arch program. Together the two explore the impact of rising sea levels and alternative approaches to coastal city infrastructure. According to both students, their thesis "strives to change the perception of ...

Kate Katz and Ryan Shaaban, Tulane University MArch graduates, ​Consider the Urban Grid's Relationship to Sea Level Rise
 

University of Washington M.Arch Graduate Michelle Hook on Using "Speculative Fiction as a Queer Tactic to Disorient and Deconstruct the Norm in Architecture​", Thu, Jun 25 '20

Michelle Hook is an M.Arch graduate from the University of Washington College of Built Environment. Archinect was able to chat with Hook and dive into her thesis project, "Step into my Queerhouse: Queering the Now/Future." Hook explores architecture's role in representation and how ...

University of Washington M.Arch Graduate Michelle Hook on Using 'Speculative Fiction as a Queer Tactic to Disorient and Deconstruct the Norm in Architecture​'
 

University of Toronto M.Arch Graduate Jessica Ying on "Reading Between the Lines" of Architectural Drawing, Wed, Jun 24 '20

Jessica Ying is a recent M.Arch graduate from the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Archinect connected with Ying to learn more about her final project and its focus on architectural drawings' power. According to Ying, "digital design ...

University of Toronto M.Arch Graduate Jessica Ying on 'Reading Between the Lines' of Architectural Drawing
 

UCLA AUD Master of Architecture II Students Interrogate the Climate Risk of LA Real Estate, Tue, Jun 23 '20

Wenhan Dong, Linyi Zhang, and Xiyan Wang are students in UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's Master of Architecture II (M.Arch.II program). Archinect caught up with Dong, Zhang, and Wang to discuss their final project within the school's IDEAS - Urban Strategy program. Led by Associate ...

UCLA AUD Master of Architecture II Students Interrogate the Climate Risk of LA Real Estate
 

Syracuse B.Arch Students Genevieve Dominiak and Hannah Michaelson​ Explore the Architecture of Toxic Ecologies, Wed, Jun 17 '20

Genevieve Dominiak and Hannah Michaelson are students in Syracuse Univesity's School of Architecture B.Arch program. Archinect was able to connect with Dominaik and Michaelson to explore their final project The Hive: Coalescence with Unlikely Companions.  Along with guidance from ...

Syracuse B.Arch Students Genevieve Dominiak and Hannah Michaelson​ Explore the Architecture of Toxic Ecologies
 

UCLA Thesis Students Investigate LA's Iconic Bunker Hill, Thu, Jun 11 '20

Gaurav Puri, Jingyi Wang, Ruchi Singhania, and Yuxuan He are students in UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s Master of Architecture II (M.Arch.II program). Archinect was able to connect with Puri, Wang, and Singhania to explore their final project within their IDEAS - Urban Strategy ...

UCLA Thesis Students Investigate LA's Iconic Bunker Hill
 

Princeton Grad, Olga Zakharova, Considers Thesis "a Territory for One to Discover Future Areas of Research, Passions, and Career Interests", Wed, Jun 10 '20

Olga Zakharova is a recent M.Arch graduate of Princeton University School of Architecture. Archinect was able to chat with Zakharova and learn about her experiences as a student who was graduating during the pandemic. Her exploration of urbanism and the historical organization of buildings ...

Princeton Grad, Olga Zakharova, Considers Thesis 'a Territory for One to Discover Future Areas of Research, Passions, and Career Interests'
 

SCI-Arc's 2020 Digital Spring Show: The Future of Showcasing Student Work Online?, Thu, Jun 4 '20

With COVID-19 challenging the nature of in-person events, architecture groups and schools have been forced to think outside the box with how they conduct these gatherings by pivoting to virtual events for online audiences.  Specifically within the academic context, online video platforms and ...

SCI-Arc's 2020 Digital Spring Show: The Future of Showcasing Student Work Online?
 

Using Optimism to Guide Online Education with Karl Daubmann, Dean of Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design, Wed, May 13 '20

Archinect's Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programs, pedagogical approaches, and academic goals, as defined by the dean–giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique ...

Using Optimism to Guide Online Education with Karl Daubmann, Dean of Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design
 

A Conversation with Katie Swenson On Rebuilding Trust Through the Design of Safe and Healthy Spaces, Wed, Apr 8 '20

The question of the architect's role within the community has continued to grow and change in recent years thanks, in part, to the work of dedicated individuals like Katie Swenson. Her involvement and leadership within organizations like Enterprise Community Partners and MASS Design Group have ...

A Conversation with Katie Swenson On Rebuilding Trust Through the Design of Safe and Healthy Spaces
 

Bridging the Gap Between Architecture and Healthcare with Dr. Andrew Ibrahim and the University of Michigan's Health and Design Fellowship , Thu, Apr 2 '20

Fellowships offer individuals the opportunity to dive into specialized areas of practice where topics and ideas can be explored and fostered within the context of the university setting. Like most architectural fellowships, many fellowships engage in work that oscillates between teaching, theory ...

Bridging the Gap Between Architecture and Healthcare with Dr. Andrew Ibrahim and the University of Michigan's Health and Design Fellowship
 

Brillhart Architecture’s Eponymous House Pays Homage To Florida's Architectural Vernaculars with a Tropical Modern Flare, Thu, Mar 19 '20

The South Florida-based architecture practice Brillhart Architecture has cemented itself as the region's experts on Florida's local building traditions by highlighting its roots within the realm of Tropical Modernism. Within Florida's humid, rainy climate, Brillhart founders, Jacob and Mellisa ...

Brillhart Architecture’s Eponymous House Pays Homage To Florida's Architectural Vernaculars with a Tropical Modern Flare
 

Miami's Urban Robot Associates on Creating Fun, Multidimensional Architecture, Tue, Mar 10 '20

Miami-based Urban Robot Associates strives to create memorable projects within the realms of landscape, hospitality, residential, and interior design. Led by Giancarlo Pietri, Sebastian Velez, Justine Velez, and JJ Wood, the firm's work showcases a mix of formal playfulness and meticulous ...

Miami's Urban Robot Associates on Creating Fun, Multidimensional Architecture
 

Architensions on Creating Architecture That “Exists Beyond the Logic of Capitalism”, Tue, Mar 3 '20

When Alessandro Orsini and Nick Roseboro teamed up to lead Architensions, it was, as Alessandro describes, a “sort of a re-birth” for the architectural design studio. Since then, the Brooklyn- and Rome-based practice has been committed to exploring ideas that challenge “the paradigm of ...

Architensions on Creating Architecture That “Exists Beyond the Logic of Capitalism”
 

A Conversation with Curtis Moody, FAIA on What It Means to Help Shape a Future for Black Architects, Sat, Feb 29 '20

Within the realm of architectural practice, the need to write and re-frame the narratives and contributions of women in architecture, Black architects, and other minority-identifying designers has gained increasing urgency in recent years. And while architects like Paul Revere ...

A Conversation with Curtis Moody, FAIA on What It Means to Help Shape a Future for Black Architects
 

Berenblum Busch Architects on Exploring the Constraints​ of Miami's Climate, Fri, Feb 28 '20

When running an architectural practice, most architects can attest to the profession's fair share of rewards and obstacles—many variables factor in starting and maintaining a practice, after all. For Miami-based duo Gustavo Berenblum and Claudia Busch of Berenblum Busch Architects, the ...

Berenblum Busch Architects on Exploring the Constraints​ of Miami's Climate
 

Developing a Better City With UCLA's IDEAS Urban Strategy Studio, Thu, Feb 27 '20

How do we go about shaping a better city? How can land use and urbanism be explored to create solutions for pressing urban problems? Can multidisciplinary approaches to urban planning help create new ways of defining and shaping urban growth? In Los Angeles, ubiquitous and challenging land ...

Developing a Better City With UCLA's IDEAS Urban Strategy Studio
 

Miami's Alexis Cogul Lleonart of Doo Architecture on Picking Up Where Tropical Modernism Left Off, Wed, Feb 19 '20

Ask anyone who has ever visited Miami and you'll hear that the city has a certain energy and vibrancy that's reflected in the built environment there. When one thinks of this region, for example, it's likely that visions of Tropical Modernism and luxe design come to mind. It's at this ...

Miami's Alexis Cogul Lleonart of Doo Architecture on Picking Up Where Tropical Modernism Left Off
 

Thesis Review: Beatriz Santos Challenges the Built Environment to Redefine Urban Identity Through Nature, Wed, Feb 12 '20

Thesis Review is a collection of conversations, statements, and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects provide a better understanding of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice. Each feature will present a contemporary thesis ...

Thesis Review: Beatriz Santos Challenges the Built Environment to Redefine Urban Identity Through Nature
 

In Focus: Creating Spatial Sensibility and Cinematic Narratives With Kevin Scott, Fri, Feb 7 '20

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What equipment do they use? What are ...

In Focus: Creating Spatial Sensibility and Cinematic Narratives With Kevin Scott
 

Troy Schaum on Challenging Architecture Studio Pedagogy Through "Totalization", Wed, Jan 22 '20

Design studios play a crucial role during a student's time in architecture school where students are given opportunities to gain new skills, experiment with fabrication techniques, and implement design theory, all while creating prototypes and learning how to effectively present their designs ...

Troy Schaum on Challenging Architecture Studio Pedagogy Through 'Totalization'
 

Urban Archive Opens a New Door for Digital Architectural Archives, Fri, Jan 17 '20

Historical archives and repositories are notorious for holding endless amounts of data and information of the built environment while struggling with offering public accessibility and access. The team at Urban Archive, a non-profit technology app, aims to merge passions for history, architecture ...

Urban Archive Opens a New Door for Digital Architectural Archives
 

Demystifying SCI-Arc's M.Arch I Program With Rebecca Fitzgerald, Thu, Jan 16 '20

Pursuing a graduate degree in architecture can be a daunting task for any prospective student. Earning an M.Arch I degree requires that individuals undergo a "crash course" in architecture, for one. But before that can happen, they must also find the right institution, typically one that not only ...

Demystifying SCI-Arc's M.Arch I Program With Rebecca Fitzgerald
 

A Conversation with Audrey Sato on Fostering Hard and Soft Skills in Architecture, Tue, Jan 7 '20

For architect Audrey Sato, studying architecture may not have seemed like an obvious choice at first, but she eventually realized that her passion for sustainability and a desire to build in parallel with nature made her a natural fit for the job. Sato grew up in Hawaii, and after ...

A Conversation with Audrey Sato on Fostering Hard and Soft Skills in Architecture
 

Kilograph and Climate Cents Team Up To Rewrite L.A.’s Climate Action Narrative, Fri, Jan 3 '20

Discussions regarding climate change and the need to make progressive reforms in the built environment are everywhere these days.  Over the last year, calls from architects and the architecture community to strengthen their involvement in fighting the growing climate crisis have ...

Kilograph and Climate Cents Team Up To Rewrite L.A.’s Climate Action Narrative
 

Thesis Review: Natou Fall Problematizes Superficiality in Architecture Through The Lens of Self-Expression and Self-Construction, Mon, Dec 23 '19

Thesis Review is a collection of conversations, statements, and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects provide a better understanding of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice. Each feature will present a contemporary thesis ...

Thesis Review: Natou Fall Problematizes Superficiality in Architecture Through The Lens of Self-Expression and Self-Construction
 

Exploring Virtual Design Possibilities Through BIM and Modular Construction, Thu, Dec 19 '19

Demand for individuals with an expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasing throughout the job market. A modeling platform that has changed the the building industry, many firms have transitioned to using BIM over the last decade to take advantage of the inherent potential for ...

Exploring Virtual Design Possibilities Through BIM and Modular Construction
 

In Focus: Chase Daniel On Oscillating Between Designing and Photographing Buildings, Thu, Dec 12 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What are their goals when capturing ...

In Focus: Chase Daniel On Oscillating Between Designing and Photographing Buildings
 

Austin Architect Michael Hsu On Balancing Roughness With Sophistication, Wed, Dec 11 '19

What is Texas vernacular? Beyond the beautiful landscapes and historical roots, its architectural history can be traced through centuries of colonization and hybridization, modernization and assimilation, technological and cultural advancements. Yet, according to Texas-native Michael Hsu, Texas ...

Austin Architect Michael Hsu On Balancing Roughness With Sophistication
 

Worrell Yeung On Perfecting The Art Of A Long-Game Architecture Practice, Thu, Dec 5 '19

There are many reasons for architects to start their own practice, and often, it's no easy task. As New York City-based architects Max Worrell and Jejon Yeung explain, "there's no road map or set course" for architects to follow. However, it's this level of ambiguity that is both daunting and ...

Worrell Yeung On Perfecting The Art Of A Long-Game Architecture Practice
 

Fellow Fellows: Unearthing the Architectural History of Early Schools for the Deaf with Kelly Daviduke , Fri, Nov 29 '19

Fellow Fellows is a series that focuses on the increasingly important role fellowships play in architecture academia today. These prestigious academic positions can bring forth a fantastic blend of practice, research, and pedagogical cross-pollination, often within a tight time ...

Fellow Fellows: Unearthing the Architectural History of Early Schools for the Deaf with Kelly Daviduke
 

In Focus: Aaron Leitz and Respecting Architectural Space Through Stillness, Thu, Nov 21 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What equipment do they use? What are ...

In Focus: Aaron Leitz and Respecting Architectural Space Through Stillness
 

Exploring the Future of Narrative in Architecture with Natasha Sandmeier and Nathan Su of UCLA's IDEAS Entertainment Studio, Thu, Nov 14 '19

Narrative, drama, and fiction have always played a key role in the production of architecture. During the 19th Century, for example, architects like Louis Sullivan and McKim Mead & White mixed organic and formal languages to tell stories about the activities that took place within the buildings ...

Exploring the Future of Narrative in Architecture with Natasha Sandmeier and Nathan Su of UCLA's IDEAS Entertainment Studio
 

Living Walls: Balancing a Plant-Centric Process with People-Centric Design with Habitat Horticulture's David Brenner, Thu, Nov 14 '19

The built environment shapes our lives daily. Yet as we further explore the landscapes of the metropolitan areas we call home, designing with plant life is often seen as an accessory or an afterthought. However, for the San Francisco-based multidisciplinary design firm Habitat Horticulture, the ...

Living Walls: Balancing a Plant-Centric Process with People-Centric Design with Habitat Horticulture's David Brenner
 

Portable Us: Exploring States of Motion With Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben-Ami, Wed, Nov 6 '19

Thesis Review is a collection of conversations, statements, and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects provide a better understanding of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice. Each feature will present a contemporary thesis ...

Portable Us: Exploring States of Motion With Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben-Ami
 

Deans List: University of Calgary's Dr. John Brown Discusses the Importance of Fostering Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tue, Nov 5 '19

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programming, as defined by the dean — giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty, and academic environment. For ...

Deans List: University of Calgary's Dr. John Brown Discusses the Importance of Fostering Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship
 

Abruzzo Bodziak Architects Embraces the Beautiful Complexities of Architectural Practice Through Optimism and Narration, Fri, Nov 1 '19

What happens if running a practice can be viewed as one long project? With this perspective and approach to establishing themselves as a formidable architecture studio, the Brooklyn-based duo of Abruzzo Bodziak Architects has continued to make their design imprint within the fabric of New ...

Abruzzo Bodziak Architects Embraces the Beautiful Complexities of Architectural Practice Through Optimism and Narration
 

Fellow Fellows: Ranitri Weerasuriya, the 2018 Goodman Fellow at GSAPP, Fri, Oct 25 '19

Fellow Fellows is a series that focuses on the increasingly important role fellowships play in architecture academia today. These prestigious academic positions can bring forth a fantastic blend of practice, research, and pedagogical cross-pollination, often within a tight time ...

Fellow Fellows: Ranitri Weerasuriya, the 2018 Goodman Fellow at GSAPP
 

Postgraduate Students Present Final Projects at SCI-Arc’s EDGE Symposium, Fri, Oct 4 '19

For SCI-Arc’s 2019 academic year, each of the school’s four postgraduate programs engaged with a different design phenomenon or technological paradigm. The culmination of the year-long postgraduate degree cycle was marked by a celebration of student work, the EDGE Symposium. Now in its third ...

Postgraduate Students Present Final Projects at SCI-Arc’s EDGE Symposium
 

Fellow Fellows: Anne Dessing, Mon, Sep 30 '19

Fellow Fellows is a series that focuses on the increasingly important role fellowships play in architecture academia today. These prestigious academic positions can bring forth a fantastic blend of practice, research, and pedagogical cross-pollination, often within a tight time ...

Fellow Fellows: Anne Dessing
 

Challenging Normalcy and Bringing Value to the Mundane with Architect Paul Preissner, Sun, Sep 29 '19

Running a practice can be a balancing act of staying creative, finding the motivation to produce great work, all the while committing to the demands of running a professional business. For Chicago-based architect Paul Preissner and his firm Paul Preissner Architects, this delicate dance also ...

Challenging Normalcy and Bringing Value to the Mundane with Architect Paul Preissner
 

VolumeOne Explains Their Method for Embracing Scale and Cultural Differences to Create Impactful Projects, Tue, Sep 10 '19

Germany. Detroit. China. Spain. All four regions couldn't be more different, but, to Lars Gräbner and Christina Hansen of VolumeOne Design Studio, these locations provide them with the opportunity to approach architecture and design with a new perspective. According to Gräbner and Hansen ...

VolumeOne Explains Their Method for Embracing Scale and Cultural Differences to Create Impactful Projects
 

Succulent Walls: Unpacking Southern California's Fickle Relationship to Water and Disaster Preparedness with UCLA’s Heather Roberge , Mon, Sep 9 '19

Southern California’s climate is a combination of dry and semi-arid with seasonal rainfall. Particularly for the Los Angeles metropolitan area, this condition results in precarious management of water, especially in terms of collection, irrigation, and non-potable domestic uses. In addition to ...

Succulent Walls: Unpacking Southern California's Fickle Relationship to Water and Disaster Preparedness with UCLA’s Heather Roberge
 

Deans List: University of Detroit Mercy​'s Dan Pitera and the Three Questions That Drive His Career, Fri, Aug 30 '19

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programming, as defined by the dean—giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty, and academic environment. For this ...

Deans List: University of Detroit Mercy​'s Dan Pitera and the Three Questions That Drive His Career
 

EXTENTS on the Importance of Being Earnest, Contemporary Urbanism, and the Digital World, Wed, Aug 21 '19

How do you re-image a city? How would you re-tell this narrative? The Ann Arbor-based duo Cyrus Peñarroyo and McLain Clutter use their passions in digital media, urbanism, and visualization to help answer this very question. Heavily invested in reshaping and reworking architectural practice ...

EXTENTS on the Importance of Being Earnest, Contemporary Urbanism, and the Digital World
 

The City That Could: Understanding Detroit Through Inclusive Design and Public Policy, Wed, Aug 14 '19

In 2015, Detroit was announced as a UNESCO City of Design honoree, the first American city to receive the recognition. Since then, Detroit has made efforts to revitalize and revamp its once declining fortunes. A city with a complicated history of trying to reposition its vibrant industrial ...

The City That Could: Understanding Detroit Through Inclusive Design and Public Policy
 

In Focus: Miguel Rodriguez exhibits Los Angeles architecture as a silent observer , Thu, Aug 8 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What equipment do they use? What are ...

In Focus: Miguel Rodriguez exhibits Los Angeles architecture as a silent observer
 

In Focus: Helin Bereket Discusses Architecture's Emotions Through Photographs, Sun, Jul 28 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What are their goals when capturing ...

In Focus: Helin Bereket Discusses Architecture's Emotions Through Photographs
 

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Will Heat Waves Become the New Normal?, Sun, Jul 21 '19

Let’s face it...it’s hot. Even though it is the summer season, sweltering temperatures ranging in the 100’s with added humidity isn’t due to the season alone. With Archinect’s recent coverage of sustainable cities and alternative building practices to help regulate building temperatures ...

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Will Heat Waves Become the New Normal?
 

Glavovic Studio on Using Architecture as a Catalyst for Environmental Stewardship and Social Impact, Mon, Jul 15 '19

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, architect Margi Nothard uses her global heritage and upbringing as a keystone to leading her Florida-based practice Glavovic Studio. A practice whose values stem from community-based engagement, socially conscious designs and environmental stewardship ...

Glavovic Studio on Using Architecture as a Catalyst for Environmental Stewardship and Social Impact
 

Somewhere Studio Discuss Architecture and Practice as an Ongoing Process of Conversation and Investigation, Tue, Jul 9 '19

Enthusiasm and the freedom to create your own design framework lie at the heart of every emerging studio. For Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless of Somewhere Studio, the inspiration for starting their practice is precisely that. With architectural interests in research and an ...

Somewhere Studio Discuss Architecture and Practice as an Ongoing Process of Conversation and Investigation
 

Conversations Amongst Friends: Architect Charles Renfro and Artist Anton Ginzburg Discuss Art, Architecture, and the Idea of Disappearance, Mon, Jul 1 '19

Conversation between colleagues can lead to new perspectives unveiling new areas of discourse, especially between differing practices. The art and architecture disciplines have experienced much overlap over the years, and many would argue for or against the notion of these disciplines ...

Conversations Amongst Friends: Architect Charles Renfro and Artist Anton Ginzburg Discuss Art, Architecture, and the Idea of Disappearance
 

A Day At Space Saloon: Exploring Experimental Architecture in the High Desert of California, Wed, Jun 26 '19

Tucked between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree lies the Morongo Valley. This desert landscape may be an obscure location to hold a week-long student workshop. However, if there is one thing architects like Arata Isozaki and Albert Frey have taught us, it is that the desert is often a perfect backdrop ...

A Day At Space Saloon: Exploring Experimental Architecture in the High Desert of California
 

Deans List: Pratt's Dr. Harriet Harriss on Academia's Role in Preparing Architects of the Future, Mon, Jun 24 '19

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programming, as defined by the dean – giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. For this ...

Deans List: Pratt's Dr. Harriet Harriss on Academia's Role in Preparing Architects of the Future
 

A Conversation With Jennifer Bonner: Architecture's Playful Provocateur of Practice and Pedagogy , Fri, Jun 21 '19

Understanding architectural practice and pedagogy is one thing; learning how to merge them together and challenge its idiosyncrasies is another. A name often associated with playful obscurity, Jennifer Bonner is a powerful force in the academic and practicing world of architecture. The Huntsville ...

A Conversation With Jennifer Bonner: Architecture's Playful Provocateur of Practice and Pedagogy
 

San Francisco-based Design Firm SAW Tackles Architecture's Design Blindspots by Challenging Possible Outcomes, Thu, Jun 13 '19

Within architectural practice, navigating through blind spots in the design process is something many studios work through. In Dan Spiegel and Megumi Aihara's case, SAW's mission is to approach these moments of design obscurity by focusing on their passions for architecture, landscape ...

San Francisco-based Design Firm SAW Tackles Architecture's Design Blindspots by Challenging Possible Outcomes
 

A Conversation with Pamela Tan, the Architectural Designer Challenging Malaysia's Design Perspective, Tue, May 28 '19

Studying architecture is a challenging yet rewarding transdisciplinary nature, according to Malaysian architectural designer Pamela Tan. Through her work, she explores architecture as a celebration of diversity and narrative. After receiving her architectural education from Taylor's University and ...

A Conversation with Pamela Tan, the Architectural Designer Challenging Malaysia's Design Perspective
 

In Focus: Peter Stewart and His Exploration Into the Architecturally Unreal, Sun, May 26 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What kind of equipment do they use? ...

In Focus: Peter Stewart and His Exploration Into the Architecturally Unreal
 

Understanding Visual Perspectives Through Risk and Research with Architecture Office, Mon, May 20 '19

The power of visual representation is key when expressing thoughts and ideas. The Syracuse-based architecture studio pulls together their passion for research and design practice to create projects which question the way people think about architecture and current issues.  For this ...

Understanding Visual Perspectives Through Risk and Research with Architecture Office
 

In Focus: Ema Peter, a Master of Visual Narrative Through Light and Shadow, Fri, May 17 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series, we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? How do they work? What kind of equipment do they use? ...

In Focus: Ema Peter, a Master of Visual Narrative Through Light and Shadow
 

Patrick Lam Discusses the Search for Complexity Through Simplicity, Mon, May 13 '19

Hong Kong is known for its skyscrapers and busy urban landscapes.  However, within the dense complexity of the city architect Patrick Lam uses Hong Kong's crowded landscape as inspiration to creating simple design solutions for residential living. Skilled in both architecture and fine arts ...

Patrick Lam Discusses the Search for Complexity Through Simplicity
 

A Conversation With Julia Koerner, Architecture’s Queen of 3D Fabrication, Mon, May 6 '19

From the runway to the big screen, and now the red carpet, Austrian architect Julia Koerner has set herself apart as a designer due to her relentless quest for 3D fabrication mastery. Quickly becoming a household name, Koerner splits her time running her practice JK Design GmbH and her role as a ...

A Conversation With Julia Koerner, Architecture’s Queen of 3D Fabrication
 

Dip Your Toes in Architecture This Summer With These 10 Summer Architecture Intensives, Wed, Apr 24 '19

For some, the summer season is filled with traveling and vacation, but for others, summer is a time to dive into workshops and intensives. Whether in or out of school—architecture, or otherwise—the months of June, July and August, are a great time to beef up that portfolio, enhance a ...

Dip Your Toes in Architecture This Summer With These 10 Summer Architecture Intensives
 

Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet Discuss What's Possible And "Sufficiently Weird" in Architecture, Mon, Apr 8 '19

Computational design. Experimentation. Practice. Academia. Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet of BairBalliet traverse these realms of architecture daily. From their work as educators shaping the future of architectural thinking and discourse to showcasing their skillsets as contemporary architects, the ...

Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet Discuss What's Possible And 'Sufficiently Weird' in Architecture
 

The New Wave of Female Powerhouses are Pushing the Boundaries of Professional Practice, Fri, Mar 8 '19

The gradually increasing presence of a diverse range of practitioners across the architectural profession has provided a stronger platform for women to showcase their work, leadership, and innovation. In remembering the past, pioneering female architects such as Denise Scott Brown and Norma ...

The New Wave of Female Powerhouses are Pushing the Boundaries of Professional Practice
 

SOFTLab's Michael Szivos Discusses the Power of Material Experimentation and What It Means to Blend the Boundaries of Architecture With Other Disciplines, Mon, Mar 4 '19

Executing projects through experimentation and technical refinery, Michael Szivos of SOFTlab focuses his energy on creating new ways for the boundaries of architecture to overlap with other materials, digital techniques, and disciplines. Starting your practice is not an easy task. After receiving ...

SOFTLab's Michael Szivos Discusses the Power of Material Experimentation and What It Means to Blend the Boundaries of Architecture With Other Disciplines
 

The Architectural Backdrops and Studio Backlots of the Inaugural Frieze LA Art Fair, Thu, Feb 21 '19

This past weekend, the city of Los Angeles was buzzing with art events; however, the most anticipated event of all was the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. Making its debut in a city famed for the glitz and glamour of the movie industry, the decision to host the event within the Paramount Studios ...

The Architectural Backdrops and Studio Backlots of the Inaugural Frieze LA Art Fair
 

Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architecture Discuss Florida's Architectural History and The "Chemistry of Space", Mon, Feb 11 '19

Jacob and Mellisa Brillhart have established their place in South Florida's architectural history through their emphasis on vernacular building principles. Tapping into the area's roots of Tropical Modernism, the duo emphasize the importance of construction methodology in designing sustainable ...

Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architecture Discuss Florida's Architectural History and The 'Chemistry of Space'
 

In Focus: Jesse Rieser and His 2D Facsimile to Architecture, Wed, Jan 30 '19

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? Is there a difference between capturing a building ...

In Focus: Jesse Rieser and His 2D Facsimile to Architecture
 

Architects. Educators. Sisters. The Boston-Based Duo French 2D Discusses How Blending Practice and Academia Through Exploration Creates Community and Change, Wed, Jan 23 '19

Through the power of self-funded, self-initiated projects, Anda and Jenny French use their passions in graphic design, academia, and architectural discourse to produce thought-provoking work. As a smaller design firm, the Boston-based duo, French 2D, champion the importance of autonomy and ...

Architects. Educators. Sisters. The Boston-Based Duo French 2D Discusses How Blending Practice and Academia Through Exploration Creates Community and Change
 

A tale of many cities with Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of SCHAUM/SHIEH, Mon, Jan 14 '19

Based out of New York City and Houston, Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of the practice SCHAUM/SHIEH discuss the power of learning from cities through their complexities. Over the years, both have taken their interests in urbanism to look at the scale of individual buildings and the role ...

A tale of many cities with Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of SCHAUM/SHIEH
 

Brooklyn's Frederick Tang Discusses What It Means to Find Opportunities in Design by Learning to Say Yes and No, Mon, Jan 7 '19

For Frederick Tang, running a practice starts with remembering where opportunities for design freedom can occur. Channeling advice given to him during the early part of his career, the Brooklyn-based architect is reminded to never forget "architecture is a service profession." An attitude that ...

Brooklyn's Frederick Tang Discusses What It Means to Find Opportunities in Design by Learning to Say Yes and No
 

Simple, Playful, Ambitious; A conversation with Benjamin Cadena on his journey to finding his voice in architecture., Mon, Dec 31 '18

His intuitive approach to architecture can be summed up by his playfully ambitious works that not only showcase his talents as a designer, but as an innovator in the field of architecture. Pulling from his influential upbringing in Bogotá, Cadena's use of simplistic forms and color has ...

Simple, Playful, Ambitious; A conversation with Benjamin Cadena on his journey to finding his voice in architecture.
 

New York's Dynamic Duo, Hou De Sousa, Blends Their Passion for Detail and Spatial Adaptability Into Beautifully Composed Projects, Tue, Dec 18 '18

After graduating architecture school, Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa knew right away they wanted to start their own practice. After gaining experience by working for notable design offices, the two strived to create a practice which fed their appetite for creative freedom. Their attention to ...

New York's Dynamic Duo, Hou De Sousa, Blends Their Passion for Detail and Spatial Adaptability Into Beautifully Composed Projects
 

A Look at Brutalist Guatemala , Wed, Dec 12 '18

With the launch of Archinect's Brutal coffee, we hit our second destination in this two part feature. Heading over three thousand miles North-West of Brazil, we explore Guatemala and its Brutalist movement. Guatemala and its relationship with these monolithic structures are tied with ...

A Look at Brutalist Guatemala
 

A Look at Brutalist Brazil, Sat, Dec 8 '18

With the launch of Archinect's Brutal coffee we've decided to take a look at the Brutalist architecture of the two regions our beans have originated. A two part feature, today we explore the history of Brazil's Brutalist movement and how the iconic style has influenced the country. Stay ...

A Look at Brutalist Brazil
 

Employment 

Archinect, Advertising and Media Director/Editorial Writer

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Education 

AA Visiting School, Milan, IT, RESILIENT SKIN-Code

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
 

Art Center College of Design, South Pasadena, CA, US, Lighting Design

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Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Making + Meaning 2018

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018
 

University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, US, Bachelors, Communicative Disorders

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