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DESIGN PROFESSIONAL & UNDERGRADUATE WORK Sang Nguyen

PORTFOLIO


Contents Professional Work | Runa Workshop ViaSat _p. 2

Epoch Far West _p. 6 Sumo _p. 10 Caffé Medici South Lamar _p. 14 Junction Athletics _p. 22 Eightfold _p. 24 Baker Triangle _p. 28 LIFE, CULTURE, DIVERSITY _p. 30

Undergraduate Design Work Culinary School _p. 34

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE _p. 46 Copenhagen Branch Library _p. 54 CAAD Connector _p. 60 Caledonia, MS Fire Station _p. 64 Chicago Project _p. 70 Trash|ion| Show Ensemble _p. 76


ViaSat


ViaSat | Interiors, Graphics, FFE ViaSat is in the business of connecting the world through satellite technologies. For their new flagship office in Austin, they needed a design tailored to both their brand and business needs. The program – which required transforming 15,000 square feet of abandoned gym space – included private offices, flex spaces, huddle rooms, and support areas. The design plays upon the theme of “intentional connectivity” – one of the client’s brand messages – and embodies this connection through visual, physical, and emotional avenues. Visually, the design maximizes the space’s potential for natural light with its orientation towards the surrounding parkland and iconic lakefront. Large graphics and art installations cultivate a sense of pride in Austin. Physically, the space is characterized by a cascade of distinct, uncluttered work environments that employees are invited to switch between throughout the day. Emotionally, the space is designed to foster a sense of community. The interior layout invites exploration through stimulating architectural gestures that challenge the brain, leading one to invest in the space through a mixture of intrigue and ownership. “Intentional connectivity” as a design concept works both to benefit the client’s brand identity and the wellness of their employees. The result is a space that is smart, bold, different, in a uniquely ViaSat way. Client: ViaSat Location: Austin, Texas Size: 15,000 square feet

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ViiaSat | interiors, Graphics, FFE

Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

ViiaSat | interiors, Graphics, FFE

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Epoch Far West


Epoch Far West | Interiors, FFE The given conditions of the Epoch Far West building guided the design to a concept that allowed for the interior to be “exposed.� Since the primary goal was to keep the existing structure while giving the facade and interior a facelift, we kept elements such as beams, concrete masonry walls and floors to show the ruggedness of the building as it once was. The natural look of the wood framing and floor-to-ceiling windows where the garage doors previously existed give it an authentic feel while allowing the natural light to flood the space. Modern millwork expresses a contemporary style that creates a unique environment surrounding the barista bar. In contrast to the interior being exposed and rugged, the exterior of the building continues with the idea of modernity and is implemented on the facade. This establishes a strong presence for the building in its more traditional surroundings. Client: Epoch Coffee Location: Austin, Texas Size: 2,400 square feet

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Epoch Far West | Interiors, FFE

Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

Epoch Far West | Interiors, FFE

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Sumo


Sumo | Interiors The design borrows from the concept of “apps and website integration� to generate a framework where programmatic elements are being plugged in as components. A feature ceiling element, the framework, runs east and west hosting most of the program elements. Voids reveal the structure behind as a metaphor for website/ app analytics. The ceiling element frames the open office area which has been oriented to optimize views and daylight. The design fosters four aspects of Sumo culture: Collaboration, Community, Colorfulness, Character. Client: Sumo Location: Austin, Texas

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Sumo | Interiors

Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

Sumo | Interiors

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CaffĂŠ Medici


Caffé Medici South Lamar | Interiors, FFE The concept for the new Caffé Medici is a deconstructed bungalow. The design borrows from the archetypes of the traditional bungalow home and recreates it so the architecture feels familiar and intriguing. It begins with the spatial transition between outside and inside through the idea of the porch. A steel portal frames the door and windows, proud of the wooden scale-like facade which evokes the wood shingles used for siding and roofing, placed horizontally to create a more pronounced pattern. The entry steel door at the porch leads to the main room where the hearth, or chimney, becomes the focal point. The hearth of the space is the bar, where the patrons are greeted and showcases the art of crafting espresso drinks. The bar is defined by a wavelike plaster ceiling that mimics fluidity found in fire & water - both critical elements of the coffee roasting and brewing process. Other small rooms within the main space cater to a different type of experience at this new Caffé Medici. Client: Caffé Medici Location: Austin, Texas Size: 1,450 SF

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Epoch Far West | Interiors, FFE

Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

CaffĂŠ Medici South Lamar | Interiors, FFE

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CaffĂŠ Medici South Lamar | Interiors, FFE Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

CaffĂŠ Medici South Lamar | Interiors, FFE

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CaffĂŠ Medici South Lamar | Interiors, FFE Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

CaffĂŠ Medici South Lamar | Interiors, FFE

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Junction Athletics


Junction Athletics | Architecture, Interiors, Graphics, FFE The project is slated for Fall 2018 and is a $20m project that will furnish Southwest Austin with a modern, 69-acre sports facility. Runa’s design knits together an olympic-sized pool, 12 beach volleyball courts, 4 soccer fields, 12 indoor multi-use courts, and a network of wooded trail runs. Client: Missy Link + Lindsay Rosenthal Location: Austin, Texas Size: 180,000 square feet

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Junction Athletics | Architecture, Interiors, Graphics, FFE Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Eightfold


Eightfold | Architecutre, Master Plan EIGHTFOLD is a revolutionary development taking form in East Austin. Rich in culture and intended as a mixed-use campus, EIGHTFOLD’s philosophy is based on the tenets of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path. It is designed to create a community without boundaries, transcending traditional work and life environments and awakening the body, mind, and spirit. Emphasizing a connection with nature, our design considers the idea of expansive and connected living. Inspired by Texas Dance Halls, Runa Workshop proposed a series of structures that capture the essence of these historic buildings which focus on family, history, romance and a way of life. Exuding soul and promoting the EIGHTFOLD lifestyle, we knew this was the authenticity the site desired. Client: EIGHTFOLD Location: Austin, Texas Size: tbd

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Eightfold | Architecture, Master Plan Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

Eightfold | Architecture, Master Plan

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Baker Triangle


Baker Triangle | Architecture, Interior, FFE EIGHTFOLD is a revolutionary development taking form in East Austin. Rich in culture and intended as a mixed-use campus, EIGHTFOLD’s philosophy is based on the tenets of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path. It is designed to create a community without boundaries, transcending traditional work and life environments and awakening the body, mind, and spirit. Emphasizing a connection with nature, our design considers the idea of expansive and connected living. Inspired by Texas Dance Halls, Runa Workshop proposed a series of structures that capture the essence of these historic buildings which focus on family, history, romance and a way of life. Exuding soul and promoting the EIGHTFOLD lifestyle, we knew this was the authenticity the site desired. Client: Baker Triangle Location: Liberty Hill, Texas Size: 21,400

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Baker Triangle | Architecture, Interior, FFE Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Life Culture Diversity


LIFE, CULTURE, DIVERSITY | Piñata, Competition The structure of the piñata is in the shape of a polyhedron. While each triangular element is fairly rigid on its own, but when completed, it provides a sound structure able to withstand heavy loads for its size. This symbolizes the strength we have when we all come together as a community. The installation was interactive in nature and was hung at a lower level to encourage participation. Piñata “flags” with velcro were provided for anyone to attach to the structure. These blank flags allowed the participant to contribute to the piece by writing words they felt enhanced our lives and sparked conversations amongst cultures. The idea was for the community to create the piñata and the rough frame becomes softened by the application of these pieces. It was through this personal engagement of people from different backgrounds that the piñata got its meaning. The piñata becomes not only a symbol for the celebration of life, culture and diversity, but also a symbol that connects us all as a community. Competition: AIA Austin, Latinos In Architecture - Las Piñatas Location: Austin, TX

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LIFE, CULTURE, DIVERSITY | Piñata

Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Professional Work | Runa Workshop

LIFE, CULTURE, DIVERSITY | Piñata

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LIFE, CULTURE, DIVERSITY | Piñata

Professional Work | Runa Workshop

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Culinary School


Culinary School For their independent fifth year project, students were to choose a project program that they would spend the entire semester analyzing and designing as their terminal project. By proposing a culinary school for the downtown area of Jackson, it attracts a demographic of aspiring chefs, food enthusiast, and those willing and wishing to learn more about healthy food choices and ways to grow and prepare locally grown produce. Along with the Culinary school would be a student housing proposal. Instilling the ideals from Jane Jacobs’ The Life and Death of Great American Cities, Density and Diversity, residency is key to allow for density and diversity and makes the street level more active with people and would give the city a new image. Such aspects of creating an urban city helps to relate to and address the existing context of the city. Another aspect to address the context is the material choice of the project. By choosing masonry materials, it brings the project and the city together collectively, provides a sense of comfort to the city as a whole, and it shows that the city is moving forward to becoming a greater and better urban city.

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Culinary School

Undergraduate Design Work

N 0ft

40

100ft

Site + Context Plan


Undergraduate Design Work

Culinary School

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Ground Level Floor Plan

0ft

100ft

N

Culinary School Undergraduate Design Work

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Second Level Floor Plan

0ft

100ft

Culinary School

N

Undergraduate Design Work

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Culinary School

Undergraduate Design Work

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Culinary School + Student Housing | North Elevation

0ft

100ft

Culinary School | West Elevation

0ft

100ft

Student Housing | West Elevation

0ft

100ft


Undergraduate Design Work

Culinary School

0ft

100ft

Culinary School + Student Housing | Transverse Building Section

0ft

100ft

Culinary School| Longitudinal Building Section

0ft

100ft

Student Housing | Longitudinal Building Section

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Culinary School

Undergraduate Design Work

Culinary School Wall Section

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0ft

10ft


Undergraduate Design Work

Culinary School

0ft

10ft

Student Housing Wall Section

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Culinary School

Undergraduate Design Work

Student Housing | Culinary School Exterior Rendering

Culinary School | Restaurant Interior Rendering

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Culinary School | Teaching Kitchen Interior Rendering


Undergraduate Design Work

Culinary School

Baking Kitchen Interior Rendering

Culinary School | Garden Exterior Rendering

Culinary School | Capitol Street Exterior Rendering

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Archive


Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE This project required the students to develop a proposed master plan for the future redevelopment of Jackson, MS. The area bounded by Amite Street (north), Adams Street (west), Pearl Street (south), and Roach Street (east) presents the proposed site to which the students tackled. This master plan needed to address the existing railway viaduct district in terms of program, form, and social justice of Jackson. As a combined project, the students also needed to choose a site within their master plan that would be allocated for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Archive building. This facility is intended to serve local, national, and international scholars, provide community meeting spaces, and, of course, house the state’s most significant Civil Rights artifacts. The latter function as well as the building’s symbolic importance demanded a robust response - structurally, perceptually, and programmatically.

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE

Undergraduate Design Work

Second Level 0’

Ground Level 0’

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N

100’

N

100’


Undergraduate Design Work

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE

N

Seventh - Ninth Level 0’

N

100’

Sixth Level 0’

100’

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE

Undergraduate Design Work

Front Elevation | West Facing 0’

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Transverse Building Section 100’

0’

100’


Undergraduate Design Work

NINTH LEVEL 130’

EIGHTH LEVEL 115’

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE

ROOF PARAPET 150’

SEVENTH LEVEL 100’

SIXTH LEVEL 85’

FIFTH LEVEL 70’

FOURTH LEVEL 55’

THIRD LEVEL 40’

SECEOND LEVEL 25’

GROUND LEVEL

TRANSVERSE BUILDING SECTION SCALE: 1/16” = 1’ - 0”

Longitudinal Building Section

LONGITUDINAL BUILDING SECTION SCALE: 1/8” = 1’ - 0”

0’

0’

100’

100’

Project Elevation | West Facing

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE

Undergraduate Design Work

Section Model | Exterior Facade + Light Study

Second Level Interior | Facade + Light Study

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Section Model | Exterior Facade + Light Study


Undergraduate Design Work

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ARCHIVE

Section Model | Exterior Facade + Light Study

Section Model | Exterior Facade + Light Study

Third Level Interior | Facade + Light Study

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Library


Undergraduate Design Work

Copenhagen Branch Library Copenhagen Branch Library

The design of this project was to be guided by the principles of innovation, creativity, identity, sustainability, functionality and efficiency of a library. Also, students had to address the program criteria, which included the entrance, collection space and active spaces, staff and general public facilities, building support spaces, and exterior spaces. The overall project included intensive studies of site development and urban design, materiality to the contextual surrounding, and connection to the civic realm of the historical region of Copenhagen. Students also had to propose a well-developed solution for storm water management system as part of the NAAB Accreditation requirements. The proposal was to take a strong conceptual position about the changing nature of a library as a building type and as a mirror of contemporary culture.

A.4 Architectural Design Skills

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A.4 Architectural Design Skills


Copenhagen Branch Library

Undergraduate Design Work

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Final 1/16” Model - Northeast View

Final 1/16” Model - Northwest View

Final 1/16” Model - Southwest View

Final 1/16” Model - Southeast View


Undergraduate Design Work

Copenhagen Branch Library

N

Ground Level 0’

60’

N

Third Level 0’

60’

Second Level Interior Rendering

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A.4 Architectural Design Skills


Copenhagen Branch Library

Undergraduate Design Work

Transverse Section

Section Through Atrium Space

Longitudinal Section

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0’

60’

0’

0’

60’

60’


Undergraduate Design Work

Copenhagen Branch Library

0’

60’

0’

60’

0’

60’

Southeast Elevation

Northwest Elevation

South Elevation

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Copenhagen Branch Library

Undergraduate Design Work

Section Perspective Rendering

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CAAD Connector


CAAD Connector For this project, the intended goal was to have the students and faculty to have multiple interactions with one another within the building and also outside of the building. The design of the building form instills the idea of interaction by speaking with the two existing buildings, Howell and Giles Halls. By having multiple intersections and convergences, it allows the public to inhabit the civic spaces and the pathways. The building form is also designed to be able to frame certain views of the campus and its natural surroundings. The hardscape was designed not only for interaction with the public and the landscape.

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CAAD Connector

Undergraduate Design Work

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1. School of Architecture | Giles Hall 2. Building Construction Science | Howell Hall 3. Human Resources | McArthur Hall 4. Future Proposal for art gallery / museum * CAAD Connector

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N Site + Roof Plan

0’

300’


Undergraduate Design Work

CAAD Connector

Front Entrance

Green Corridor Pathway

N

Ground Level 0’

150’

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CAAD Connector

Undergraduate Design Work

Ground Level + Main Lobby

Gallery Space

N

Third Level 0’

70

150’


Fire Station


Undergraduate Design Work

The project site is three acres and sits at the corner of Main Street and Lawrence Drive in Caledonia, MS. The surrounding context of the site is a typical rural, residential neighborhood. The current situation that Caledonia has in regards to fire stations is not adequate or up to standards.

Caledonia, MS Fire Station

Caledonia, MS Fire Station

The idea of designing a new fire station addresses the issue of response time to the area. The site where the proposed fire station will be is in an ideal location that helps connect the fire station to the community and possibly become a precedent for future developments.

N

Site + Roof Plan

0’

200’

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Caledonia, MS Fire Station

Undergraduate Design Work

N

First Level 0’

74

100’


Undergraduate Design Work

Caledonia, MS Fire Station

Front Entrance Rendering

Northeast Elevation

0’

70’

0’

70’

Southwest Elevation

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Caledonia, MS Fire Station

Undergraduate Design Work

Apparatus Bay | Exterior Rendering

Northwest Elevation

Southeast Elevation

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0’

70’

0’

70’


Undergraduate Design Work

Caledonia, MS Fire Station

Apparatus Bay Roof Detail

Apparatus Bay Wall Section Detail

0’

6’

Apparatus Bay Foundation Detail

0’

6’

0’

6’

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Caledonia, MS Fire Station

Undergraduate Design Work

Admin. Building Roof Detail

Admin. Building Wall Section Detail

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0’

6’

Admin. Building Foundation Detail

0’

6’

0’

6’


Chicago Project


Undergraduate Design Work

Chicago Project Chicago Project

The location in Chicago, IL for this project was perfect for each student to design a mixed-used multi-story building. With this design, the students created a manifesto to which they were to follow as a guide to help with their design. The contextual background of the site, Old Town, was a difficult challenge for the students to discover ways to design their project in a way that would not interfere with the Chicago Loop (The L) and would also provide for the community services that would otherwise not be in the area such as a local park/ vertical produce garden and a divvy system. Students also studied building codes, means of egress, ADA codes, and also fire safety building codes to perfect his or her design that best fits Chicago. Each student was able to choose from the given existing site to which they are to appropriate and design a building and develop a site that would give back to the community.

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N

SECOND LEVEL N N FIRST LEVEL THIRD LEVEL

N N

FOURTH LEVEL

N

N FIFTH LEVEL

0’ 50’

0’

SECONDNLEVEL

N

GROUND LEVEL

N LEVEL SIXTH

N THIRD LEVEL

Chicago Project

N PLAN ROOF

N FOURTH LEVEL

Undergraduate Design Work

Sixth Level

Second Level

50’

N

Ground Level

0’

82

50’

N

FIF


Undergraduate Design Work

Chicago Project

Front Elevation

FRONT ELEVATION 0’

BACK ELEV

50’

83


Chicago Project

Undergraduate Design Work

Wall Section + Details

84

0’

20’


Undergraduate Design Work

Chicago Project

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Trash|ion| Show


Undergraduate Design Work

TRASH|ion| Show Ensemble TRASH|ion| Show Ensemble

As part of The School of Architecture at Mississippi State University’s extracurricular, the students have the chance to design an ensemble for the Trashion Show hosted by the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) and the Mississippi State Fashion Board. The students are to design their outfit, however, out of recycled or re-purposed material, hence the name “Trash-ion” Show. This gives the students a moment to show their ability and creativity to design and produce other work outside of architecture.

Model: Haley Sowers

Photograph Credited to Blake McCollumn

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TRASH|ion| Show Ensemble

Undergraduate Design Work

Photograph Credited to Blake McCollumn

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I was born and raised in Biloxi, MS. My path towards the world of architecture began during my high school career. I enrolled in vocational-technical courses that offered drafting courses, which lead me to furthering my drafting skills after graduation at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis campus in Gulfport, MS. After obtaining my Associates Degree in the Applied Science of Drafting and Design, I moved to Starkville, MS where I attended the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. Throughout my time at MSU, I have learned a great deal about the world of architecture, along with the misconceptions that most people of the world believe architecture to be. Soon after, I moved to Austin, TX where I was given the opportunity to begin my career in architecture with a small firm called Runa Workshop. While working at Runa Workshop, I gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge about what it really takes in order to become a great architect. I believe as a designer, there is a responsibility to take charge and create a world that will last for lifetimes over - not just for the present, but for the future. To create something that will last for a lifetime means it has become an entity of the world that can never be replaced. It is a part of the world - it belongs in this world. Designers have the responsibility to make this world a better place for the public - a safer place. Designers have the chance to create moments that will change a persons life, enhance their lives, and inspire their lives. These moments, these experiences, are what keeps life growing - keeps life exciting.

2018 Portfolio | Sang Nguyen  

A catalog of all of my professional and undergraduate work

2018 Portfolio | Sang Nguyen  

A catalog of all of my professional and undergraduate work

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