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SELECTED WORKS Portfolio of Matthew Jay Bianco-Splann 2.16.2017

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RESUME Education M.Arch Candidate

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA September 2014 - May 2017

BA Design Studies

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ August 2010 - May 2014

Study Abroad

USC American Academy in China Beijing/Shanghai, CN Summer 2015

Skills Software Grasshopper, Kuka PRC, Rhino, Revit, Dynamo, Illustrator, Photoshop, Vray, 3dsMax, Premiere, InDesign, Arduino Fabrication 3D Printing, Woodworking, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, Hand Modeling, Kuka Robots, Welding, Arduino

Awards & Scholarships Haworth Design Charrette, 1st Place John Parkinson Endowed Scholarship American Academy in China Endowed Scholarship Tau Delta Sigma Honor Society

MATTHEW J. BIANCO-SPLANN

Relevant Experience

138 1/2 S. Sweetzer Avenue Los Angeles CA 90048 p. 518-813-0466 e. biancosp@usc.edu @biancosplanco

USC School of Architecture - Teaching Assistant September 2016 - Present

Responsible for supporting digital fabrication manager in all classes including Techniques in Digital Fabrication and Robotics Studio. One-on-one tutoring and hands on demonstrations of using Kuka robots with the KukaPRC plugin for grasshopper. Troubleshooting toolpath and calibration issues on near daily basis

3D Hubs - Campus Ambassador September 2015 - December 2016

Responsible for bringing campus awareness and excitement about 3D Hubs and helping to create accessible and affordable opportunities for 3D printing at USC. Also includes hosting skills workshops, tutorials, and presentations about “clean modeling� in Rhino and 3dprint file prep.

Adobe - Student Representative August 2014 - January 2016

Resposible for driving awareness, engagement, and excitement for Adobe Creative Cloud within the USC community through strategic partnerships, campus workshops, and word-of-mouth.

USC School of Architecture - Woodshop Attendant August 2014 - August 2015 Responsible for woodshop upkeep, maintenance and safety as well as demonstrating and educating students on woodshop safety and advanced power tool use.


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Walnut, Steel (2016)

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Inspired by the natural forms in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, this coffee table was an experimental piece attempting to re-create the curvilinear, pneumatic surface patterns created over thousands of years of weathering and erosion by using modern day parametric design tools and CNC machining. The end result is a table that is dynamic in form and function. The piece can rotate 180 degrees lengthwise, allowing the table’s unique underside to shine.

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CATALINA RESEARCH CENTER ABS Print, Powder Print, High-Density Foam (2014)

Taking architectural cues from its site on Catalina Island, this project for USC’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies provides scientists and students a state-of-the-art facility for research, recreation and relaxation. The building “flows” along the path of least resistance and is embedded into the earth with an inflated ETFE facade, becoming a physical embodiment of the three main experiences of island life- water, earth and wind.

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WAVE PANEL High-Density Foam (2015)

These panels were an experimental foray in toolpath generation for the Kuka robotic arm. The final product could be used as a scalable acoustic paneling system that when aggregated creates dynamic patterns and space.

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BROADWAY MUSEUM Powder Print, MDF (2015)

This project was an exploration in the architectural concept of “atrium,� attempting to answer the question: How much can an atrium accomplish? The atrium in this museum, sited on Broadway Avenue in Los Angeles, is assigned a massive workload, and even in the study phase is acting as circulation, structure, and form.

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BROADWAY MUSEUM ABS, MDF, Museum Board, Steel (2015)

Furthering the exploration of atrium, the final version of this project assigns even more workload to the atrium. This iteration’s atrium is not only circulation and structure, but it also acts as a source of light for the gallery spaces, partitions different interior space, and becomes the centerpiece of the museum. The atrium is always visible from any point inside or outside of the building, transcending from an inanimate object to a dynamic experience in and of itself.

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Fabrication Portfolio  

Pier 9 App