ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Hello! I am an interdisciplinary student studying Architecture and Graphic Design, putting emphasis on a contextually sensitive approach to problem solving. I am constantly (and happily) learning every day.
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GiveLight Orphanage Library
Santa Cruz Housing
Center for Ideas Exchange
Case Study: Halls Ridge Knoll House
Bluestone Lane Reconstruction
Rohingya Children’s Playground
The Perfect Fit
Performing Arts at USF
Artist’s Row Computer-Aided Design AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop
Artist’s Row is an affordable, walk-able, mixed-use housing community in downtown San Bruno, California. Intended to house art-oriented individuals and families, each row house consists of two residential units, as well as a commercial space meant for residents to sell merchandise that they create themselves. For this particular row house design, a mixture of wood, concrete, and brick are used for the overall materiality; the house’s modular shelves, kitchen cabinetry, and stair railings use untreated plywood boards to achieve the ‘blank slate’ look of an artist dwelling as well as for its affordability and sustainability. The load-bearing walls of the row house are outfitted with ceiling-height shelving to provide plenty storage opportunities.
ARTIST â€™S ROW
ARTIST â€™S ROW
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Rhino 3D, Photoshop
Architecture Studio V
This project aims to build a multi-program public building on the lot of the SF Temporary Transbay Terminal. The design focuses on the notion of ideas (ideation, brainstorming) and exchange (presentation, sharing) as interconnected processes, almost a cycle, with neither necessarily being the end result of the other. With this in mind, the program allots distinct spaces for both ideation and exhibition, which are connected using a sky bridge that doubles as exhibit space.
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Center for Ideas Exchange
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1 Entrance Plaza 2 Reception Lobby (Exchange Side) 3 Indoor Cafe + Bistro 4 Children Learn + Play Area 5 Performance Hall 6 Lounge (Ideas Side) 7 Books (Academic) 8 Administration Offices 9 Reception Lobby (Ideas Side) 10 Outdoor Eating Space 11 Children’s Playspace 12 Sky Bridge 13 Event (Small Outdoor) 14 Lecture Room 15 Exhibit (Small) 16 Event (Large Outdoor) 17 Loud Room 18 Exhibit (Large Outdoor) 19 Books (Young Adult, Non-Academic) 20 Balcony Cafe + Bistro 21 Computer Laboratories 22 Seminar Rooms 23 Exhibit (Large) 24 Digital Room 25 Community Roof Garden
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Alluding to the idea that a space like such must be democratic, the outdoor circulation tries to11 * welcome different demographics * 22 site analysis). into the space (see The notion of ideas ‘branching’ is implemented in several design elements, such as with the 5 the structure * branching form of itself, and then with the tree-like column grid that serve functions beyond structural support. 1
Service Core Houses elevators, stairs, bathrooms, and mechanical rooms on both buildings.
HIGH RISE OFFICE
Alluding to the idea that a space like such must be democratic, the outdoor circulation tries to welcome nodes of different demographics into the space. The notion of ideas â€˜branchingâ€™ is implemented in several design elements, such as with the branching form of the structure itself, as well as with the tree-like column grid.
Rectangle massing based on estimated sq. ft. requirement.
Split + Offse
Creating dist Ideation and
CENTER FOR IDEAS EXCHANGE
Section (Main Street)
United by a central plaza underneath walkway bridge.
Houses a community garden and park for everyone.
tinct spaces for both ‘Exchange’.
Trim + Branch
Branching of rooms provides for ‘different perspectives’.
Hierarchy + Rotate
Form split into three levels, rotation forms cantilevers.
Distinct spaces ultimately connected by sky bridge.
Elevation (Howard Street)
CENTER FOR IDEAS EXCHANGE
GiveLight Orphanage Library CADD Class AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop
This is a library for an allgirls orphanage in Lahore, Pakistan. Working closely back and forth with our community partners at GiveLight, we wanted our scheme to not only foster traditional learning but also encourage play. This design hopes to integrate the younger children with teenagers, and the quiet with the outgoing, while still giving everyone their own spaces. We hoped to design vibrantly while still alluding to traditional sensibilities: symmetrical exterior form with asymmetrical interior space. Warm wooden tones were paired with splashes of colors, which were inspired by those found in Pakistani truck art. Islamic patterns were combined with more contemporary furniture.
GIVELIGHT ORPHANAGE LIBRARY
Case Study: Halls Ridge Knoll House BIM Class Revit
This is a study of Bohlin Cywinski Jacksonâ€™s Halls Ridge Knoll guest house, created to learn Revit. The Halls Ridge Knoll house was completed in 2009 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Califorina.
HALLS RIDGE KNOLL HOUSE
Santa Cruz Family Housing Architecture Studio 3 AutoCAD
~6200 square feet of 66 residential units, as well as office and retail on the first level. This housing complex is designed to encourage a community amongst residence through semiprivate outdoor spaces.
SANTA CRUZ HOUSING / BLUESTONE LANE CAFE
Bluestone Lane Reconstruction Materials and Methods Hand Drawings
Wooden Glulam Beam
Column footing and line of column under the foundation after isolation joint
Taper Rigid Insulation
Metal stud support
Wood Joist Stucco Finish
This class project explores the reconstruction of an existing Bluestone Lane cafemoving to the Presidio. The choice of combining wood, metal, and concrete materials is a response to the new environment: the exterior consists of stucco finish, which hopes to correspond with the colors present in the area. The wooden post and beam construction, exposed rafters/joists, and the concrete floor create a â€˜bareâ€™ feeling for the interior, with windows wrapping around two sides of the walls to evoke a sense of being one with nature while having an industrial look - two themes that I believe are present in the presidio neighborhod.
Elevated Plant Box
To Ordering Counter Roof Detail Section
Shelving Glulam Post
Dining Sectional Couch BATT Insulation Gypboard Metal Stud
Rohingya Childrenâ€™s Playground Community Design Outreach AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign
Working with a group, the goal was to create safe places for Rohingya children refugees staying in the temporary Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. The design aims to provide creative play opportunities, facilities for physical activity, and spaces that foster socialization and learning. Not knowing the exact site dimensoin, we wanted to ensure that our play structures were designed to allow for the flexibility and freedom to customize the layout and shape to fit any type of need. The plug-and-play aspect is divided into two categories: feature pieces which have specific functions and uses, and connecting platforms/landings which are used either to connect feature pieces or as sitting areas.
ROHINGYA CHILDRENâ€™S PLAYGROUND
Feature Pieces A2
Connecting Platforms + Landings
Decorative (Any Height)
ROHINGYA CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND
Examples of Play Structure Combinations
Jungle Gym This combination emphasizes the development of motor skill and promotion of physical activity for the children, following a traditional playground layout.
Sail The Nau’ This multi-level platform provides opportunity for socialization during play. Imagination is at the center of this ‘boat-like’ scheme.
Puzzle Adventure Several pieces of this combination hopes to foster imagination, make-believe, learning of numbers and colors, as well as socializing.
Performing Arts at USF Graphic Designer Job Position Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
I worked for the University of San Franciscoâ€™s Performing Arts Department to design and create marketing material for their semester-wide shows and activities. Communicating in a timely manner with faculty and staff, I made posters, flyers, half-sheets, and postcards that were stylish and followed the programâ€™s existing branding guidelines.
USF PERFORMING ARTS
USF PERFORMING ARTS
The Perfect Fit Digital Media Design HTML5, CSS3, p5.js, p5.play, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
“The Perfect Fit” is a series of search-and-seek games I created using elements from the p5.play library. Users control a character named Guy around various locations to try and find the “perfect fit”. Each game explores different ways we try and make the best decisions at many scales, from the simple act of putting on clothes to the more complicated idea of looking for the “right one”. The users are encouraged to explore the environments fully, not being penalized for picking the ‘wrong’ choices. I created all of the assets and sprites using vibrant colors, with NPC (nonplayable characters) and background objects blending in as to make the game more immersive and challenging.
THE PERFECT FIT
Katawhan Festival Visual Comm. 2 Class HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InVision
For this class project, the task was to conceptualize a festival for a social cause. We were to create an informational website, a unified identity branding, and printed material. I chose to dedicate my website to the Lumad people: a marginalized, indigenous group of the Philippines. This project served as my way of educating myself about the Lumadsâ€™ culture, politics, and experiences. I designed everything to be engaging and able to capture the interests of people without subduing the seriousness of the topic, presenting information in an educational but nonpatronizing manner.
Architecture + Graphic Design