Sunday, October 31, 2010

It has been a very long time since I updated my Blogger profile. Please feel free to contact me via my facebook profile. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

2GBX Studio Review

Thanks to the invitation of Tim Do, I was privileged to sit in on the second year graduate studio reviews for professors Peter Testa, Tom Wiscombe and Marcelo Spina at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in the recent Spring 07 Semester. The critics that came that afternoon included Neil Denari, Sulan Kolatan, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Andy Ku, Gnuform's Heather Roberge, Ming Fung, Kevin Regalado, Stephen Philips, Georgina Huljich, Joe Day and Matthew Melnyk. The work was mostly impressive and the students were very experimental even though the default tool was the software Maya.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sunday, March 18, 2007

SketchCrawl LA

Here is my first ever SketchCrawl Sketch... I think I took too long to sketch this. I need to rid myself of my precision demon of being an architect. Can't help it when all I do is layout toilets endlessly...hahaha.
Here is an ULTRA-CUTE milk van that my wife sketched while walking around the Travel town Museum. I think there were just too many cute things to sketch. And this is an amazing water color sketch by Mr. John Scharmen. Do check out his work on He did an underbelly of the train sketch. Love it! THANK YOU JOHN!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Cover for Thesis DVD

paint with light

I was playing with a 30sec photo and sketching away with a torch light. Well, I came across the amazing artist, Goro's light paintings and thought you guys could take a look at it. His work is amazing! I hope to get in touch with him and see if I can add him to my list of Friends/Inspirations!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rez Tez

Mimisis as technique. This was done in reference to another artist's work. I am still learning to sketch quickly in Photoshop. Trying to define form with minimal tones and understand the moods of my sketching hand.

Where can I see this?

Well, if you had to wait over an hour for friends to have dinner, sketching is a great way to spend your time. While praying that I be patient and kind to my tardy friends, I found that it was really relaxing to sketch even a simple suitcase on the wall. I was thinking of drawing a space ship but this suitcase on the wall distracted me from doing so. If you guys ever go to East Yakitori for half price Salmon Night (Monday) or Tuna Night (Thursday), see if you can find the spot that I was rooted to as I sketched this. Have fun!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Tunnel (Gnomon Image Competition Jan 2007)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Not too far away

Lesson 3 with Dr Eddie

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Purple Sunset

Lesson 2 with Dr Eddie

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Winter Treehouse

Winter Treehouse (Gnomon Image competition Dec 2006)

Thursday, November 30, 2006


VERTI-CITY (Gnomon Image Competition Nov 2006)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Steven Holl's Porosity Poster

Steven Holl's POROSITY

I was the Workshop Coordinator with Nick Gelpi, project architect for Steven Holl @ The SCI-Arc Gallery, Summer 2005. I had to manage a team of 14 students who came in at different times to help with the installation. It was a success accept for a theft where someone in the school thought it was cool to steal one of the half size models. This is yet another back handed compliment to the work. It seems like a pattern that these things happen all the time at SCI-Arc.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Friday, December 24, 2004

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Thesis Argument Mapping

I had to come up with the excuse to design buildings that transform. Eventually, I executed the design with an amateur animation of architecture that had inverse kinematic joints in them.

Friday, December 03, 2004

LAMP Shelter @ Downtown L.A.

That is Alexis Rochas... doing what he does best... BUILDING! This was for the LAMP Shelter @ downtown L.A. This was taken 2 weeks before it was done.

Photo by Erik Schonsett 2004

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

George Yu's BLOW UP @ SCI-Arc

These giant bladder shaped balloons had touch sensitive strips attached to its tails and when one touchs it, it lets out a specific notes of set of notes.

It becomes an instrument at the scale of the exhibition hall at SCI-Arc. I was involved in setting it up and really enjoyed it. Even Thom Mayne came and had fun playing with balloons!

Tuesday, December 02, 2003


We had to build at 1:1 scale of whatever we proposed could be used to resist gravity. I would post more images of this so as to help us understand this curved truss system that is made rigid by twisting it onto itself. The funny thing is that this flying machine of mine got stolen. Yes all 24 feet in wing span. What a back handed compliment. Such a rewarding loss. Sigh...


Saturday, September 20, 2003

Fluid Light

This was first designed in MAYA, then milled in foam and then vacuum formed. Christmas lights were then placed inside of it across its entire length. It is about 8'-0" x 1'-0" x 0'-6" in dimension. I wonder what my lighting designer wife has to say about this. Hmmmm....

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Tomographic Topography

Laser cut pieces to form the MAYA digital model I designed for the 2GAX Studio. Doubles up as a lighting fixture.