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Giancarlo Hwu

Giancarlo Hwu

Art Teacher

My name is Giancarlo Hwu Hidalgo, an artist, an architect, and a designer. I am a former Country Day School alumni myself. As a former CDS student, I am familiarized with the rich culture of excellence that identifies the school. Thus, I have committed myself to represent CDS to the highest of my capabilities each and every day of my life.

After graduating from Country Day School, I ventured into the field of industrial Psychology and Classical Arts at the University of British Columbia. I then transferred to Véritas University where I studied and licensed in architecture.

During my first couple of years after graduating, I was a T.A. (Teacher Assistant) at the Véritas University, an architect in Entre-Nos Atelier,  and a teacher in digital art and marketing. I then decided to entrepreneur and open my own architectural and design firm FLUID DESIGN AND INNOVATION, a firm that currently has projects in Nosara, Ballena, Hermosa Guanacaste, Escazú, Heredia, and Santa Ana.

Apart from being a passionate architect and artist, I am passionate about education. My love for education led me to enroll, certify myself, and be an active Microsoft Innovative Educator. I have also taken various pedagogy courses to further expand my knowledge on the subject of education. It is a personal goal of mine to form responsible, creative, and open-minded individuals. I believe that education is the key to success and happiness and will therefore do my best to provide my students with all my knowledge and patience to help them grow.