Exploring sensitivities and nuances in relationships through the investigation of indeterminate spaces in the built environment. Developing self-initiated projects informed by experiences, otherness, and identity.

Work-In-Progress: (Shared) Being, (Shared) Home: From Individual to Kapwa Dwelling (Undergraduate Thesis)
On-View: An Act of Mutual Understanding at 49 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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Exploring sensitivities and nuances in relationships through the investigation of indeterminate spaces in the built environment. Developing self-initiated projects informed by experiences, otherness, and identity. Architecture student based in the San Francisco, CA More ︎︎︎

Work-In-Progress: From Individualism to Kapwa: Kapwa in the midst of extreme difference (Undergraduate thesis)
On-View: An Act of Mutual Understanding at 49 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA


Site: 1100 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Program: Local government unit, non-profit organization unit, arts and culture center

Year: Fall 2019
Studio: 7 Tectonics and Structure
Faculty: Karen Seong, Jen Tai, Simon McKenzie, Mei Liu (Structures: Systems Investigation)
Wayfinding is a place that guides immigrants to achieve their American dreams by forging their still evolving identities in the US. The center creates a platform for immigrants where they can get support in the formal immigration process and other areas of acculturation including language, culture, and employment while establishing relationships and connections in the local community of San Francisco.





Site: John McLaren Park, San Francisco, CA
Program: Visitor center

Year: Spring 2019
Studio: 6 Site Conditions and Building Performance
Faculty: Phoebe Schenker
The Building Path is a reinterpretation of the feeling wandering the winding trails of John McLaren Park. The proposal is a connection of the wild core and the neighborhood edge through the introduction of an undulating structure extruded from the landscape. Following the topography of the site, the building gently permeates through a combination of ramps and slopes while embracing the program volumes. 

The project focused on the integration of the park and the surrounding communities by creating a building that nurtures the intersection of the natural and built environment supported by sustainability.





Site: 1028 Tenderloin, San Francisco, CA
Program: Navigation center and drag theater

Year: Spring 2018
Studio: 4 Site Culture and Integral Urbanism
Faculty: Sameena Sitabkhan
How can we provide for the unhoused LGBTQ+ community?

Life is a Drag Theater is a transition space and a place of safety that is developed as a vertical extension of the streets and stacked vignettes of the city. This mini ecosystem will carry a diversity of functions, connections and relationships; the shelter is a theater, a place of storytelling. Through performance, the LGBTQ+ will be able to express their stories activating their political and spatial agencies.





An Act of Mutual Understanding
Currently on-view

Exhibition: Kapwa in Excelsior ︎︎︎
Site: 49 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Year: 2021
Media: Acrylic paint, acrylic sheet
An Act of Mutual Understanding recontextualizes the idea of laundry spaces beyond the sterile and utilitarian into a space of sensitivity and understanding. Set in the Philippines and in the United States, the act of laundry transcends cultural and linguistic barriers associated with migration. Laundromats become spaces of gathering where mundane activities are shared. Gossip ensues, numbers are exchanged, food is shared, and a trust is layered and intertwined. Intimate moments within these spaces multiply in meaning, exhibiting our ways of living and shared being, fostering kapwa relationships.