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LIN HAN Seclected Work

PROFILE Date of Birth: 05 July 1994 Nationality: China Address: 10835 Lakehurst CT, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242

EDUCATION Master of Community Planning University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning Expected Graduation: May 2019

Bachelor of Urban Studies University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning August 2015—May 2017


Bachelor of Architecture Shandong University College of Civil Engineering & Architecture August 2012—June 2015

ACTIVITIES Mason Chinese School


Volunteer | August 2018—Present | Cincinnati, OH

Volunteer to teach graphite pencil drawing

10835 Lakehurst CT, Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Greater Cincinnati Chinese School

Volunteer | January 2019—Present | Cincinnati, OH

Volunteer to teach graphite pencil drawing



University of Cincinnati

Creative Thinker Problem Solver Multitask Organizer Client Server Team Player Visual Communicator

Graduate Assistant | August 2018—Present | Cincinnati, OH

Facilitated with publishing map service on UC ArcGIS server and creating water utility network for UC campus on ArcGIS Pro Assisted with research on ecological aesthetic and complete reports regarding to application of ecological aesthetic on urban planning

Gresham Smith

Land Planning Intern | May 2018—August 2018 | Louisville, KY

Making exhibits and quick rendering for projects to assist the expression of design idea Assisted with Town Branch Commons Greenway project and farm design of Miller Farm

Shandong Tongyuan Architecture Design Studio Design Assistant | June 2016—July 2016 | Qingdao, Shandong

Collected and analyzed the contemporary building style of high-rise apartment Assisted with the renovation of old residential buildings and the design of Sanyuan residential-commercial complex

HOBBIES Water color, oil painting, pencil sketch, calligraphy Travelling with friends Baking cheese cake Reading Manga and comic books

PROGRAMS ArcMAP ArcGIS Pro Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign AutoCAD SketchUP Lumion Microsoft Office

URBAN PLANNING UPTOWN CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning Graduate Workshop August 2018—December 2018

INVESTIGATION OF CARTHAGE, OH University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning Method of Planning January 2018—May 2018

ECOVILLAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH IDDS University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning Undergraduate Capstone January 2017—May 2017






Shandong University College of Civil Engineering and Architecture Architecture Studio January 2015—March 2015

May 2018—August 2018

HIGH RISE APARTMENT DESIGN IN JINAN Shandong University College of Civil Engineering and Architecture Architecture Studio August 2017—December 2017

UIA COMPETITION Shandong University College of Civil Engineering and Architecture March 2015—June 2015

FREELANCE WORK Water Color Oil Painting Color Pencil


Proposed MLK redevelopment plan: Transporation hub design New type of public transit Daylighted stream Makers on Vine Street





Rendering of Vine street with view of 1819 Innovation Hub

ECOVILLAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH IDDS Check out more on this project here!

An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle. They typically share responsibilities and resources. Intentional communities include collective households, cohousing communities, coliving, ecovillages, monasteries, communes, survivalist retreats, kibbutzim, ashrams, and housing cooperatives. Under the influence of currently popular design strategies such as New Urbanism, transit-oriented development, pedestrian-oriented development, Smart Growth, and compact cities, planners, urban designers, architects, and policy-makers are increasingly trying to figure out how to achieve environmental sustainability, equity, and social inclusion in the physical design of intentional community. Moreover, more and more academics and planners begin to focus on the positive effects of intentional community on people with disabilities. Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are disorders that are usually present at birth and that negatively affect the trajectory of the individual’s physical, intellectual, and emotional development. Many of these conditions affect multiple body parts or systems.

PROPOSAL Based on the previous literature reviews and case studies I have researched, my proposal is to establish an ecovillage collaborated with UC as a model for people with IDD living in Cincinnati. Ecovillages are consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes to regenerate and restore their social and natural environments. Ecovillages offer smallscale communities with minimal ecological impact or regenerative impacts as an alternative. Why ecovillage is an appropriate form of intentional community to accommodate people with IDDs? Intentional communities have been formed for a variety of reasons, such as religious values, social justice and environmental values. Ecovillage represent the intersection of concern about environmental degradation and social inequity problem.There are many ecovillages are established as experiments and models for others to follow. Dancing Rabbit in Missouri and Sweetwater Spectrum in California are two excellent precedents to be analyzed in terms of how to develop an ecovillage and design for people with special needs. Both of them have weaknesses and strengths and their good elements can be replicated in my project, which I will further explain them in next sections as well as what my proposal entails, who may be affected, who may be responsible for implementation, and potential sources of funding for the project. The problems the proposal aims to tackle: (1) Limited access to community-based services and unstable supports offered for persons with IDDs (2) Absence of meaningful day activities and integrated employment (3) Lack of quality oversight and community integration


CASE STUDY Sweetwater Spectrum is a successful intentional community model specific for people with autism, which overcame above challenges by a variety of innovative solution. For example, residents in this community can choose supported living services by a vendorized service agency. Each member of our community has an individualized program—tailored to his or her specific needs, capabilities and expanding choices. Residents in Sweetwater make their own everyday choices and plan for their own futures. They direct the services they receive and have a choice of staff. In my model, in order to attract people with IDD to move in and integrate them in community life, besides a vendor services system, I highly recommend the collaboration between University of Cincinnati and this proposed ecovillage connecting with the practical situation in Uptown Cincinnati. In this case, housing units will be provided for both adults with IDD and students. The adults and students share space for group and social activities, with each resident interacting, supporting and learning from each other. Different schools in UC are able to conduct various programs in this ecovillage, which I will further talk about in design options.

My proposal is a small-scale ecovillage with 20-40 units, specific for people with IDD and students. The proposed size is between 2-5 acres and housing is composed by 70% rental and 30% market. It may consist of a community center, farm and green house. According to what is discussed above about how to tackle challenges for people with IDD, some suitability variables should be considered in Uptown Cincinnati. Here I choose land value, land use, connectivity, slopes, proximity to educational and medical institutions and proximity to grocery and pharmacie.


Design Options—Three Pillars of Sustainability As for economic stability, I recommend using alternative currencies. Exchange Local Money (ELM) balances are tracked in a database that’s accessible through an online interface. ELMs makes it easier for residents to avoid the hassles of dealing with lots of checks or cash and pay bills automatically. ELMs is a good way for disabled people to manage their daily expense and income, since it become safer and more convenient. In addition, urban agriculture is a crucial composition of ecovillage and an effective way to achieve economic stability by providing on-site food. It also focuses on reducing consumption and achieving voluntary simplicity, which allows members to live better lives while consuming fewer resources.


In terms of environmental soundness, sustainable design will be implemented. Sweetwater Spectrum is a role model, which is a successful intentional community in Sonoma, CA. It provides an excellent opportunity to make sustainable design tangible and visible. Sustainable practices like energy-efficient design and recyclable technology is implemented. As the picture below, Sweetwater Spectrum has integrated electrical and mechanical features that will promote energy efficiency including a solar hot water system and photovoltaic solar electric (PV) roof panels. In this project, I suggest that it might incorporate with DAAP in UC to create and develop sustainable practices like green roofs that DAAP is currently researching. Since the project is located in Uptown Cincinnati, it provides an easy access for student to visit and volunteer there.


Intentional communities play important role in promoting social justice, in that important decisions will be made by consensus, allowing for a greater sense of self-actualization. IDD-specific design is another way to tackle social inequity, since it allows people with special needs to live a normal life as others without disability. Their needs and wants are also put into consideration at the very early start of the community design. For example, the physical environment for persons with IDD is very important. They are often sensitive to outside stimuli. Sweetwater Spectrum provides a paradigm for replication in terms of specific design. Sweetwater has been designed with special considerations to minimizing visual stimulation, ambient sound, lighting and odors. There are simple, predictable spaces. Durable materials have been utilized throughout the development. Individuals have the opportunity to customize their personal living spaces to accommodate their preferences and particular needs.


INVESTIGATION OF CARTHAGE, OH Check out more on this project here!

LAND COVER The different land cover types are distributed fairly evenly across Carthage. On the western side of Mill Creek, which splits the neighborhood, is mostly forested area and some open space. Unlike the rest of the neighborhood, the western side of Mill Creek has next to no development, other than a little bit on towards the southern boundary. After crossing Mill Creek heading east there is mostly high density

Clearedland High Density Medium Density Low Density

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12% 17% 30% 32%

Open Land Pavement Woodland

LEGEND River Railroad Street


Commercial Educational Official Institutional Light Industrial Heavy Industrial Single-Family Two-Family Muti-Family Mixed Use Public Recreation Public Service Public Utilities Not Avaliable

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LEGEND River Railroad Commercial Manufacturing Light Manufacturing General Public Recreation Single-Family 2000-10000sf Single-Family >10000sf Residential Mixed

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The zoning map in Carthage appears to do a good job of structuring land use in the neighborhood. However, the Comparative Analysis of Land Use and Zoning shows that there are some discontinuities between the land use and zoning in Carthage. Most notably only 14% of Carthage’s land use is dedicated to single family units, even though 34% of its zoning is dedicated to single family units. Similarly, 20% of Carthage’s land use is dedicated to industrial development, even though zoning dedicates 40% of Carthage to industrial development. As noted in Assignment 02, Carthage saw considerable population loss as industry in the Midwest declined. Perhaps as families moved out and industrial businesses closed the zoning code was never changed to reflect this reality.



This pedestrian shed is walkable. The streets that form this intersection are not too wide and the sidewalks are already built to make it easy for pedestrians to cross the street. Most of the storefronts in the area support walkability as well. With some general improvements, such as painting crosswalks and possibly a stoplight, walkability could be further improved. The thing that most holds it back is the lack of appealing businesses or other attractions in the NBD, as well as the lack of major job centers that would bring people to Carthage. Without these things it would be difficult to create a truly walkable neighborhood within this shed because there simply isn’t enough there presently to sustain much activity.


LEGEND Carthage Freeway

W North Bend Rd

Principal Arterial

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Mionr Arterial




Local Freeway (ramps) Local (alleys)




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MEMORIAL FOR THE BATTLE OF JINAN The meaning of a memorial is for both victory and lost. In this design concept, memorial is used to make people remember the victory of the Battle of Jinan and all the lives lost in it. This battle was a campaign of mobile warfare fought by the Eastern China People's Liberation Army in southeast of Tsinan, Shantung Province. Memorial building becomes specific because of conveying special significance, and which is more complicated especially in a scenic spot, Jinan campaign Memorial Building fuses natural context in design process.

Design Concept

perspective of grand stairs in memorial

perspective of exhibit hall

above first floor plan below sections

above perspective of courtyard below left second floor plan

below right circulation organization


left south elevation, east elevation right section

first floor plan

second floor plan



Assisted with expression of design idea by creating diagrams Facilitated with Photoshop rendering of building plan, which was created by colleagues in architecture department in Gresham Smith as the picture on the left Drawed three views of round deck structures in a land planning project as the picture above

By utilizing Sk Commons pla seating and o rendering this created Photos

ketchUP model and CAD file of the Town Branch an, I created a 3D model including the stone wall, other furnitures. This picture is generated after s model by Lumion and Photoshop. I have also shop rendering of project sections



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