Michael Xavier Ticzon

Michael Xavier Ticzon

New York, NY, US



I am a focused, well educated, and cultured individual that aims to contribute innovative and remarkable projects to the field of Architecture, specializing in urban development, planning and design.

I am passionate about architecture and value the learning process above all else. Though I am a very focused, academically  oriented individual , I do make it a point to find a balance between recreation and academics. This doesn't mean taking useless breaks, but rather I am always one to be kept busy, I need to be doing something all the time, I try to align all my activities to growing better as a person in all aspects - idleness is the devil.

I seem to take well to administrative tasks and work well and closely with team members. My strong communications skills have shown beneficial in these circumstances. I follow protocols strictly and am not one to bend rules so easily. There are three main factors that decide the manner in which I work, to be as economic, and efficient as possible, and to market the product as best as possible.

I have a fondness for digital equipment, and am very proficient with the use of multiple programs on Windows and Macintosh.

The "woodshop" is my second studio, and I have a substantial experience in using heavy duty machinery and craft tools such as table saws, drill presses and the like.

My secondary interest in finance and economics additionally supplements my intention to specialize in urban planning and design.


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Student Liason Team tour guide

Gives tours of the school of architecture to Parents and prospective students. Takes care of prospects during their visit.

Aug 2011 - current

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Architecture Student Organization

Board member of the student government at the SOA.
Sells food and beverage products at the Midnight market in Slocum Hall.
Student body representative
Events Organizer/Marketer

Aug 2011 - current

Urdaneta Village Association, Makati City , Philippines, Art Teacher

I was hired to teach and inspire the residents of the village in art, during an enjoyable summer program/activity to enable them to be more productive.

Mar 2011 - May 2011


Syracuse University, Syracuse University, BArch, Architecture

Leads to a professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree. The Design studio sequence is at the core of the curriculum. Though we are encouraged to participate in the social and cultural life across the widespread spectrum of the campus and city.

Aug 2011 - current

Paref Southridge School, Muntinlupa City,Philippines, High School, High School

A great High school where I developed my public speaking and performing arts interests. Here I began delving into the world of economics, marketing and entrepreneurship.

Jun 2006 - Mar 2010

Papplewick School Ascot, Berkshire, UK, Prep School

This is where I discovered my interest and skill in the visual arts and physics and decided to become an architect.

The headmaster couldn't state it anyway better -" ...We also know that boys thrive on high expectations and challenge, whether in the classroom, on the sports field, or in the Arts. By setting the bar high, Papplewick boys gain entry to the top UK senior schools including Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington, Charterhouse, and Stowe.

Yet for all these high standards, we believe that the happiness of the boys should come first. Therefore, our final and most valued award on Speech Day goes to the boy who has shown the greatest enthusiasm for life, contribution to the community and, above all, kindness to others. "

Apr 2002 - Jun 2005


Dean's List, Honorable Mention


Dean's List, Honorable Mention


Art Scholarship to Shrewsbury, 1st Place

Competitive Art scholarship gained after 3 years of work with the art scholars group at Papplewick School Ascot


Art Prize, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization