Keith Tiu is a USC Bachelor of Architecture [5 yr] graduate of 2020. While pursuing his architecture degree, he has gained experience in various areas of architecture including but not limited to retail, residential, commercial and critical facilities.
Keith has worked for firms such as Arquitectonica and Corgan Associate's Inc. and has experience with project coordination, design feasibility, visualization and contract administration.
Having experiences in all phases of design and documentation, he is equipped with a high level of proficiency in Revit 2020, Rhino 6, Bluebeam Revu, Adobe Creative Suite, and rendering softwares such as Lumion, Enscape and Vray.
“Though still at the beginning of his career, we have found Keith to be a competent and professional member of the team, whose skills have significantly
contributed to the projects he worked on.”
- David Zaballero, Design Director of Arquitectonica Manila
At the turn of the 20th Century, in the Philippines, with the onset of massive migrations from the provincial areas to the big cities, the pressure of poverty has forced migrants to reinvent the bahay kubo into a degraded shanty. The project aims to reinvigorate the important elements that make up the hut and aims to reference its structural poetic through three constituents: The use of stilts, the roofs, and windows.
The Arts District of Los Angeles was once an industrial zone that represented great harvest in the late 19th Century. As presented with the opportunity to make use of heavy timber wood, the building takes the motifs of harvest and growth by employing a tree like structure or a dendriform; henceforth, the project aimed to play a larger part in celebrating the tradition of wood through the expression of the ceiling as another plane for architectural and structural expression.
The county of Los Angeles has the highest concentration of student athletes and future olympians from the city of Inglewood. To foster the spirit of athletic competitiveness and academic excellence, three buildings meant for student dormitory use were integrated within the whole system of the master plan (each with its own distinctive school team). The three buildings are nested within a system of grids that are activated through varying sports courts: tennis courts, basketball courts and a football field and an activation of landscapes that bring in the nexus of natural landscapes into the buildings’ immediate environment.