Gabriel Ng

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

I knew I wanted to be an architect around my sophomore year of high school. I was really into building Lego sets and enrolled in an architecture class that really engaged my creative side.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career?

Since my career has only just started, I would probably have to say getting a position here at Mancini was the biggest thing to happen to me.  I remember being so excited about the position that I couldn’t stop smiling.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

The best advice I have received would have to be “Take care of yourself.”  With busy-ness and stress levels increasing, especially when I was in school, I learned how to take care of myself and found that a healthy balance of work and down time really helps to revitalize my creative spirit.

What drew you to working here at Mancini?

The AIAS chapter at my university held an open house/tour of Mancini and while I was unable to attend I was told about how Mancini integrated technology into design and how it was used to immerse clients into the space rather than through drawings alone.  This really piqued my interest as I enjoy utilizing technology to help showcase my work.

Do you know about the technology we use here at Mancini – what are you most looking forward to exploring here?

I know about the virtual reality aspects at Mancini and I am very excited to explore that area more since it’s brand-new to me.  I think it’s so cool to be able to be in a space that you designed and see everything you placed in a 3D environment rather than a computer screen.