ABOUT: Curriculum Vitae

MANORI SUMANASINGHE

 

SCI-Arc Development Office (2012 - 2014)

Los Angeles, California

Development Assistant

Everything Displays Inc (2009 - 2012)

New York, New York

Business Consultant

Winterquilts (Pvt) Ltd. - NIKE / Dewhirts, UK  (2006)

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Divisional Manager - Merchandising & Liaison  

 

NIKE / Hela Clothing  (2004 - 2006)

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Account Manager – Merchandising & Liaison

NIKE / CKT (2001 - 2003)

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Senior Merchandiser & Liaison officer

Nobleswear (pvt) LTD (2000 - 2001)

Horana, Sri Lanka

Junior Merchandiser & Liaison officer - Nike account

 

Professional Experience _ >

 

Neumascape Studio (2018 June - Present)

Los Angeles, California

CEO + Creative Director

AUX ARCHITECTURE (2016 October - 2018 May)

Los Angeles, California

Senior Designer

 

HODGETTS + FUNG DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE (2014 April - 2016 October)

Culver City, California

Designer

 

Jones Partners (2013 December)

Los Angeles, California

Design Intern

 

Tom wiscombe architecture (2013 April - August) 

Los Angeles, California

Design Intern

 

Gilmore associates (2013 February)

Los Angeles, California

Intern

 

Education _ >

 

 

SCI-ARC  (2011 - 2014) 

Los Angeles, California

Bachelors in Architecture, graduated with distinction

 

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE (2009 - 2011)

Miami, Florida   

Associate Degree in Architecture, graduated with honors

NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECH (2007 - 2008)

Brooklyn, New York  

Associate Degree in Architecture (Transferred)

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING (2004 – 2006) 

Berkshire, United Kingdom

(Sri Lanka Division)

Professional Certificate & Diploma in Marketing

 

installations & Teaching assistance _ >

  • Teaching assistant  to SCI-Arc instructors Ming Fung & Tom Wiscombe for Directors’ Studio in Spring 2014

  • Teaching assistant  to SCI-Arc instructor Wes Jones for Philosophy of Technology in Spring 2014

  • Fabrication and finishing team for the final phase of SCI-Arc / CalTech 2013 SOLAR DECATHELON house

  • Teaching assistant  to SCI-Arc instructor Greg Otto for Integrated Facades class in Fall 2013

  • Team member of Emily White’s installation at the Women in Arch. Exhibit at A + D Museum,LA in Summer ‘12

  • Team member of the Ball-Nogues Studio Installation at SCI-Arc gallery in June 2012 at SCI-Arc

Awards + Honors  _ >

 

  • Recipient of the ALIVE OS scholarship by Suzy Batiz  (Rd 2: May-June 2020 Cohort)

  • Recipient of the SCI-ARC service award for the outstanding contribution to the SCI-Arc community 2014

  • Recipient of the Marion Ternstrom scholarship 2014

  • Recipient of the SCI-Arc Continuing Student Scholarship 2012 / 13, 2013 / 14

  • Recipient of the SCI-Arc Scholarship 2011 / 12 

  • Recipient of the Architecture Student of the year award in Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus - 2010 / 2011  Academic Year

  • Recipient of the AIA Miami + Design Book Scholarship Award in March, 2011

  • Recipient of the Owner Builder Center Scholarship Endowment Award for MDC in Spring 2011 

  • President of the Architecture Student Society at Miami Dade College – 2010 / 2011 Academic Year

  • Dean’s Honor list of Miami Dade College – Spring ‘11, Fall ‘10, Summer ‘10, Spring ‘10, Fall ‘09, Summer ‘09

  • Dean’s honor list at New York City College of Technology of CUNY in Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007

  • Student Interactor of the year in Sri Lanka1999

  • 3rd place in Central Provincial Art Competition in the open age limit section in 1998 & 1997

  • 1st place in interschool poster competition for National Transportation day in 1997

  • Represented Sri Lanka in the World Scholar Athlete Games (cultural segment) in Arts in 1997 – University of Rhode Island, USA

Extra-curricular _ >

 

  • Group Mentor of ALIVE OS with Suzy Batiz (Rd 3: Aug-Sep 2020 Cohort)

  • Co-Chair of SCI-Arc Alumni Council 2020

  • SCI-Arc Women's Leadership Council from 2018

  • Talk themed "Architecture, Design, and Technology as applications in Edge Sciences" at SSE conference in Las Vegas, June 2018

  • Council Member of the SCI-Arc Alumni Council of 2016-2021

  • Assistant Director of Communication for 2016-18, IAC Global

  • Poster presenter at the ICC, a research conference on consciousness, in May 2015. The research paper is published in the journal proceedings on “Consciousness-centric built environment”

  • Volunteer at the IAC (International Academy of Consciousness) since 2007. Los Angeles Branch (2011 - present), Miami Branch (2009-2011) and New York branch (2007-2009) 

  • Undergraduate Student Representative SCI-Arc Academic Council 2013/14. Liaise between the student body and the administration

  • Represented SCI-Arc at the LABC 2013 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Student Competition at Gensler, Los Angeles. 

  • Undergraduate Student Lecture Representative for the SCI-Arc Student Union 2012/13. Organized the Student Lectures for ‘12/’13

  • Selected and displayed at the SCI-Arc Spring show 2012, 2013, 2014 

  • Participated in Downtown Competition, a design competition for a Sea Plane Port, in 2010

  • Member of Phi Theta Keppa National Honors Society since 2010

  • Member of the honor scholar program at New York City College of Technology of cuny 2007 - 2008

  • Solo art exhibit at Crescat Boulevard lobby gallery in Colombo, Sri Lanka in March 2002

  • Solo art exhibit at Children’s Library art gallery in Kandy, Sri Lanka in March 2000

  • Secretary of the Kandy District Interact club1999 - 2000 (Interact club is a community service organization for youth in schools)

  • President of the School Interact club 1998 -1999

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