SEA TONG VENG

North Carolina State University

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

There is a film, called Her, that I keep revisiting throughout my design career. I am still captivated by the way Spike Jonze uses design and technology to ground the story, and in that bittersweet future, design gives technology humanity.

SEA TONG VENG

Bio:

I am an international student pursuing a Bachelor in Architecture at NC State University where I have found mentors and life-long friends. I am currently a part of the AIAS board member at the local chapter for which I have designed and launched a website to help facilitate students' needs during the quarantine. I love people, I love my community, and I love design; so because of that, I am always up to something good.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I remember the first time I looked at floor plans. My parents laid out the drawings on our dining table, and we were trying to decide which house to move into. I've never seen my family so immersed in any sketches before, and so that was it for me.

What do you do?

Alongside architecture, I am also trying to build myself up as an artist, and in the learning environment where experimentation is encouraged, I often am entangled in both fields at the same time.

What excites you in the work you do?

The fascinating thing about architecture to me is the story it tells. Every project starts the same way, with a community and a place, and in learning about them, I try to replicate their lives in that particular moment.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

There is a film, called Her, that I keep revisiting throughout my design career. I am still captivated by the way Spike Jonze uses design and technology to ground the story, and in that bittersweet future, design gives technology humanity.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

While I haven't had a lot of achievements, I am most proud of having been honored with Our Three Winner Scholarship in 2019. I found out that my studio professor, Sara, had nominated me when I got a call from the committee to accept the scholarship.

Featured Project Name: 

Walden House

 

Featured Project Location: 

Walden Pond

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

February 12, 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The house is a physical manifestation of an excerpt from Henry D. Thoreau's thought-provoking work, Walden, in which he mentioned the importance of a hearth that has become the main focus for this project. In the same way the chimney reaches out vertically, the observation deck stretches horizontally towards the water underneath which the posts would start to take on their own forms to provide different experiences on the ground level as well.

Photography Credit:

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