Arturo I. Tolentino Jr. is the FN Platform-Pensole Future of Footwear 2013 performance category winner, Adidas Design Academy 2014 finalist and an architect’s licensure examinations topnotcher in the Philippines. He has over 8 years experience in architectural design, CAD and construction. For over 12 years, he has always carried a sketchbook with him for his footwear ideas and sketches. Currently based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Architect

    • CT Land Corporation
    • Jul 2012 - Feb 2014 (1 year 7 months)

    Founded a land development company based in Quezon City. Involved as partner and heads the design and technical functions of the company.

  • Architect

    • C|S Design Consultancy Inc.
    • Mar 2010 - Jun 2012 (2 years 3 months)

    Assigned to a project from the schematic design phase upto the completion and turn-over. Among the tasks are the preparation and presentation of designs, contract and construction documentation, attendance to design meetings and workshops hosted by the client and overseas consultants, coordination with different engineers, suppliers and trades.

  • Architect

    • ASYA Design Partners
    • Jun 2006 - Mar 2010 (3 years 9 months)

    Started apprenticeship in the firm after graduation. Worked the ranks from a CAD architect upto project architect. Responsibilities included translation of design drawings to technical drawings, management of a small pool of CAD architects, checking of construction drawings, coordination with different engineering consultants and suppliers, representation of the firm in client and site meetings.

  • Artist

    • Apples and Oranges Learning Center
    • May 2005 - Mar 2006 (10 months)

    Worked part-time during thesis year. Prepared school materials, props, bulletin board designs and the like.

Education

  • iPensole Footwear Design Academy

    • Certificate Footwear Design
    • 2013 - 2013

    Won a Core77/Coroflot scholarship to attend the first online version of the Pensole Footwear Design Academy based in Portland, Oregon.

  • Pensole Footwear Design Academy

    • Master Course Footwear Design
    • 2013 - 2013

    1 of 24 contestants in the 2013 Future of Footwear competition held at the Pensole studios in Portland, Oregon. Winner in the performance design category awarded during the FN Platform MAGIC Show last August 2013 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • University of Santo Tomas

    • Bachelor of Science Architecture
    • 2000 - 2006

Specialties

Affiliations

Singles for Christ, Youth for Christ

Awards

2014 - Finalist, Adidas Design Academy Adidas Group Herzogenaurach, Germany 2013 – Winner, Performance Shoe Category Future of Footwear Competition By Pensole Footwear Design Academy and FN Platform Portland, OR, USA 2011 – Winner, People Photography Category Photoholic: Ifugao, a Travel Photography Workshop By Travel Factor Mountain Province, Philippines 2009 - Winner, People Photography Category Photoholic: Ilocos, a Travel Photography Workshop By Travel...
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