Both of my parents were architects in the Philippines. As a young girl, I looked up to them. They always included me in their work (site visits and even coloring floor plans). That was the root of my interest. From there, I was intrigued by how architecture can reflect the culture of its surrounding communities and how it can respond to the local climate. There is still so much to learn and new technology to discover, I look forward to learning more about climate responsive design and how we can design to prioritize user comfort while having low impact on the environment.
I like to share my experiences by teaching an online workshop on design tools to students. I’ve also shared opportunities I felt were difficult to come across on your own to other designers in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.