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ANGELA TZER HANG PORTFOLIO


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ANGELA TZER HANG RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN M. ARCH, 2015


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HELLO! My name is Angela Tzer Hang. I am a designer + a maker. I have a strong interest in materials and the effects they have on the user experience and built environment. In 2015 received a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. I also hold a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Department of Architecture Master of Architecture, 2015 Bellevue College Interior Design Department Bachelor of Applied Art in Interior Design, 2012 University of Washington College of Built Environments Bachelor of Art in Architectural Studies, 2010

Currently, I live in Providence, Rhode Island where I work as an architectural designer and freelance as a product designer. AHANG@ALUMNI.RISD.EDU ANGELA.TZER.HANG +1 206 661 8151


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INDEX // PROFESSIONAL WORK

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CENTR AL AVENUE RESIDENCE Johnston, R hode Island DUAL, LLC

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2 ARCTIC PLAYHOUSE West War w ick, R hode Island DUAL, LLC

MY MOLESKINE

SILK Product Desig n, 2010

11 BEARING BOXES Fur niture Desig n, 2010

3 FORMER PROVIDENCE BREWING COMPANY Prov idence, R hode Island DUAL, LLC

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RESEARCH & ACADEMIC WORK

PUBLIC PLAZA /741 DEXTER Summer Desig n-Build 2014

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DEWPLEX Evolo Skyscraper Competition Entr y 2015

SOUTHLIGHT LIGHTING WORKSHOP & COMPETITION SUBMISSION Wintersession 2014 Desig n-Build

5 SHELLTER (for merly SCULPTUR AL SHELLFISH HABITAT PROJECT) DD | CD | CA Prov idence, R hode Island R hode Island School of Desig n | University of R hode Island | R hode Island Science and Technolog y Adv isor y Council 2014-2015

6 RESILIENCE IN DEGR ADATION Thesis Seminar 2014-15

7 INFILTR ATION:EXFILTR ATION Urban Desig n Pr inciples Fall 2013

8 RHIZOME Site, Ecolog y and Desig n Spr ing 2014


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STUDIO DUAL,ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Providence, RI | September 2015 - May 2017 •Powder House, Somerville, MA | SD •Five Star Home # 2807, Johnston, RI | SD | CD •Capital Records, Providence, RI | PD | SD •Wilbury Theatre Group, Providence, RI | PD | SD RISTAC SHELLFISH HABITAT PROJECT, RESEARCH ASSISTANT | CONTRACTOR Providence, RI | June - August 2014 | June 2015 August 2015 •Assist research team investigating material and formal parameters of sculptural shellfish habitat. •Research and choose materials, create test forms, coordinate with scientists at the shellfish hatcheries and to initiate preliminary site analysis and design parameters. DESINE - LAB, INTERN Providence, RI | June - August 2014 •Assist in vendor bidding, material resourcing and website/blog management. •Assist in construction of the Central Falls Community Pavilion. TRAMMELL-GAGNE SHOWROOM, INTERN Seattle, WA | July 2012 - Sept 2012 •Assist sales staff, showroom, owner, manager with Interior Designers and Architects with daily activities such as pulling fabric memos, inventory, stock checks, filing, putting packets together for marketing mailers, color stories, phones, computer work, etc.

OTHERS RISD, BEB MODEL SHOP ASSISTANT Providence, RI | October 2012 - Present •Assist shop managers with maintenance and assistance of shop and shop equipment. RISD,TEACHING ASSISTANT Providence, RI | August - December 2014 Course: Urban Design Principles Professor: Elizabeth Dean Hermann Course: Summer Foundations/Design Principles Professor: Emily Vogler & Colgate Searle FIN RECORDS, LLC, OPERATIONS MANAGER Seattle, WA | March 2011 - September 2012 MISS BIANCA HEMINGWAY, LLC,WEB ADMINISTRATOR Seattle, WA | September 2010 - March 2011 COMPETITIONS EVOLO Skyscraper Competition: DEWplex May 2015 Pop-Up Providence: SouthLight: Light, the City and the Community May 2014 120 Hours Competition: A Token 2015 120 Hours Competition: Rain Pavilion 2014


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DISTINCTIONS RISD Graduate Student Alliance Co-coordinator, 2014-15 Community Week Design Challenge Toilet Design Competition: Sustainability Award, 2014 Pop-Up Providence Competition: Runner Up, 2014 RISD Guest Critic: Landscape Perspective Drawing RISD Guest Critic: Architectural Drawing, Wintersession 2015 RISD Graduate Fellowship, 2012 - 2015 Bellevue College, IIDA Showcase, 2012 Interior Designers of Idaho; Chair Affair Competition: Best Student Design, 2011 FutureShack Furniture Exhibition, 2009

SKILLS & PROFIENCIES SOFTWARE AutoCAD Revit Architecture Rhino3D V-Ray Flamingo SketchUp DIVA ArcGIS Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign

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MANUAL Drafting Free-Hand Sketch Woodworking MIG/TIG Welding

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LANGUAGE English Japanese Hmong

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CENTRAL AVENUE RESIDENCE A five star home addition.

South and East Elevations

Circulation and vantage point diagrams

Sections through new addition and construction.

This project is an addition to a classical mid-century residence built to design from Better Homges and Gardens “ Five Star Home #2807� from 1958. The house has remained in the family of the original owner and is now being reinterpreted for contemporar needs. A simple new volume hovers over the arport and is designed to complement the proportions and horizontal orientaion of the original. During the design of theis project, several balances needed to be maintained, including mid-century versus the need for privacy. For this project I produced diagrams and architectural plans, seections and details for a construction set, as well as renderings of the addition. Software used included, Revit, AutoCAD 2016 and Adobe CS.

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A window to wall detail.


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Rendered view of addition from across the pond.

Rendered view of approach to Central Avenue Residence


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ARCTIC PLAYHOUSE Something old transforming into something new

The Arctic Playhouse is a community theatre organization who recently purchased a historic commercial building at the heart of Arctic Village. This former retail building will be transformed into a 200-seat proscenium-stage theatre with a bar and cabaret, a multipurpose event space, and staff offices.

accessibility, includes benefits and upgrades for patrons and performers, will allow space for theatre education, positively influences the economy of Arctic Village Main Street, and establishes new and sustainable revenue sources for the playhouse.

This project will enable The Arctic Playhouse to increase the number and type of events it offers. The project increases

Diagram showing floor cutout and reopened storefront windows.

Section showing the approximate theatre layout.

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PROGRAMMATIC PLANNING

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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Proposed schematic plans.


Arctic Playhouse

Rendering of restored storefront windows.

Looking into theatre from balcony.

Cabaret and event space.

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FORMER PROVIDENCE BREWING COMPANY Something old transforming into something new

This 1892 brewery building had been used for moving, storage, and as a document repository from Prohibition (when the brewery ceased operation) until recently. In 2015, DUAL conducted a planning and feasibility study and an existingconditions assessment prior to commencing phased design

work. A first phase of construction accommodated artists’ studio spaces, and DUAL’s exterior designs have made the building eligible for $500,000 in historic rehabilitation tax credits.


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Entering lobby from main entryway.

Looking toward main entrance.


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Evolo Skyscraper Competition Entry, 2015

DEWplex

Like a water moving up a the a strand in celery. “DEWplex� was completed in collaboration with Hanson Cheng for the Evolo Skyscraper competition in 2015. Desertification occurring in arid regions around the world affects an estimate of one third the world’s grasslands. Defined as a process of rapid land degradation in sub-arid, semi-arid and arid regions, desertification plays a critical role in many pressing world issueus including climate chage, water issues and food insecurity. With inevitable climactic changes, suffering ecosystems and growing populations around the world, the objectives of this proposal are 1. to create an ideal environment for the generation of restorative agricultures; 2. to produce fresh water using seawater and sunlight as the primary resource; and 3. to abate the process of land degradation. These objectives are achieved by using the natural environment and seawater greenhouse technologies in a skyscraper.

DEWplex is a modular vertical greenhoue system that uses seawater and arid climate conditions to stimulate and power the gereenhouses, while also providing research facilities for national and global organizations. Processes in vegetative plants known as capillary action and transpiration inspire the complex

Freshwater to saltwater ratios.

Freshwater to saltwater ratios.


DEWplex

Rendered view of DEWplex

Competition boards for submission.

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Evolo Skyscraper Competition Entry, 2015

Capillary action is a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries. This process takes its form in the core of the DEWplex where seawater is pumped up into the skyscraper’s DEWpods. As water is transported in the vegetative canopies and experiences increased temperatures, the plant bodies then release water molecules or dew through its surface. This is transpiration. Water flowing through each DEWpod is heated by solar radiation and evaporated creating a hot humid climate in the DEWpods. Wind carries the hot humid air through the greenhouse to the core where it makes contact with wall with flowing cooler deep-sea water, allowing transpiration to occur in the form of condensation or dew – a freshwater resource - on the surface of the wall. These created climates in the pods stimulate growth in various vegetative plants while also producing freshwater resources to may be collected and used throughout DEWplex. As modular building system, pods may be aggregated to expand or extend spaces. Flow of water and production in DEWpods.

Section through DEWplex.

Flow of water and production in DEWpods.


DEWplex

Aerial view of DEWplex

As DEWplex grows and aggregates the structure releases humid air into its surrounding environment lost by ventilation. The exhaust air is carried downwind providing a potentially beneficial condition allowing cultivation of crops and vegetation. Our vision of DEWplex imagines a complex of greenhouses that replenishes natural resources and abates the rapidly growing rates of land degradation, while also creating a vertical community for researchers and visitors. As DEWplex further expands cultivation of the surrounding landscape may begin a process of healing and restoring decertifying and degrading landscapes.

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Summer 2014 + 2015, Research Assistantship

SCULPTURAL SHELLFISH HABITAT PROJECT Like bubbles along the rim of a tub.

illustration of the three developed prototypes

The Sculptural Shellfish Habitat Project - also known as Shellter - tackles resilience of urban coastal habitats impacted by climate change. In the Summer of 2014, I worked with with fellow students researching and developing sculptural form that could serve as “both aesthetic and educational models while supporting healthy coastal ecosystems (EXPspace).” We formulated concrete forms testing various forms in hatcheries and monitoring the forms throughout the year for shellfish colonization and structural stability. By the summer’s end we had designed and built three prototypes - 1. Oyster Platter; 2. Hoop Skirt; 3. Beach Ball. As a research assistant I developed drawings, structural concepts,

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collected data at the designated site and co-lead a building workshop with the Providence Youth Leadership School. Although the designs were still prototypes, it as important to our team to engage the community and build advocacy for what these sculpture could potentially do . Since the project began six prototypes have been deployed at the India Point Park Cove in Providence, Rhode Island, and are being monitored from strength, cultivation and engagement.


Sculptural Shellfish Habitat: SHELLTER

Material board.

Material and surface studies.

Statements and goals.

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Mixing concrete mixture for platter prototype.

Mixing concrete mixture for platter prototype.

Prototype: Beach ball.

Installation of hoop skirt.


Sculptural Shellfish Habitat: SHELLTER

Mixing concrete mixture for platter prototype.

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Summer 2014 + 2015, Research Assistantship

Rendered view of prototypes in India Point Park Cove.


Sculptural Shellfish Habitat: SHELLTER

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Thesis Seminar 1 + 2, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

RESILIENCE IN DEGRADATION Thesis Research

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1990 Idea sketch on artificial reefs in relationship to cities

By 2100, the sea level in Rhode Island is expected to rise 3-6 feet above the 1990 levels. Threatening Providence’s coastal landscapes, this rise in sea level could cause degradation along the waterfront and impact coastal and urban conditions. While this threat could leave to the degradation of urban conditions and human habitat, it also provides a possible resilience for our cities and non-human inhabitants. There is a resilience in degradation. Although not immediate, architectural structures can serve as a mediator for ecological remediation. My thesis explores tide pools as a mediator that is allowed to degrade into rising tides through a constructed tide pool. Serving a monitoring station, the tide pool provides a framework for ecological remediation, while also providing protection against possible f lood surges and inundation.

I began by first exploring degradation. As degradation is defined as the condition or process of degrading, I attempted to develop a record of this process. Working with wood, concrete and ink I exposed each material to an erosive agent. The wood blocks were exposed to fire; concrete to water; and ink to paper. With time the erosive agents were extinguish resulting in a change in each materials physical properties. The changes noted include changes in the material surface, material appearance and material strength. However changed, these transformations exposed the various opportunities these materials could have over time. This, in turn, became the narrative to this thesis.


Resilience in Degradation

Material studies exploring degradation.

Studies exploring fill and transference of information via water, ink and paper in a vessel.

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Thesis Seminar 1 + 2, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

“Architecture has an ability to experience the reality of past life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to the reality of past life.� - Peter Zumthor, Thinking Architecture

Embedded along the East Providence, Rhode Island coast line, this landform - a large tide pool - is a constructed parkscape and water monitoring point that provides an opportunity to engage rising sea levels and developing aquaculture.

An edge worn away the ebbing tidewater. A threat of rising sea waters. As we may loose habitable human conditions we gain habitable non-human conditions. With this thesis, a landform is constructed allowing water to penetrate and pool. Water rises and the eventual consumption of this landform becomes but a trace in the landscape

Tidal pool submerged from high tide.

Biogenic buildup in tide pool

Community structure and live cover development

RETAINING WALL GABION WALL GRAVEL RIP RAP

Development of biodiversity in pool


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Studies of Bold Point Patk topology and current water used to inform placement of tide pool.

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Ariel view of tide pool and existing salt marsh. Overlay with sea level rise.


Resilience in Degradation

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Thesis Seminar 1 + 2, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

The hard edge reaches out toward the water, breaking the ebb and flow. Reflecting the cove opposite-north, the hard edge creates an artificial cove condition catching the high tide waters. With each length of the tide cycle the pool is renewed.

The tide pool acts as a vessel . As time passes it is filled with foreign material. This material slowly infiltrates the surface of the pool, breaking away parts of the vessel. Ultimately, what is to remain is the visual surface of the hard edge and a flourishing ecosystem

Gravel beds and gabion walls staggered through the pool capture remnant soil and material providing various settings for flora and fauna development.

Site plan 2015

Site plan 2100


Resilience in Degradation

View into the tide pool from the Narraganset Bay

Looking toward East Providence from tide pool.

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Urban Design Principles, Fall 2013

INFILTRATION : EXFILTRATION Like a sponge soaking in water Located on a potential f lood zone, Infiltration : Exfiltration deploys a number of urban and ecological strategies to direct the overf low of water and to create a stronger connection to the existing urban grid. The project consists of four programmatic elements: 1. Commercial shops and grocers; 2. Brew house and restaurant; 3. Residential apartments; and 4. Rain gardens. Together, these programmatic elements provide the potential for economic growth and urban development while also accessing the potential needs of the occupants. Map depicts designated floodway. CSOs are located along floodway.

Map depicts 100 year flood plain. While 100 year flood plain occurrence are 1 to 100, the flood plain serves as a year 2100 depiction of the impact of rising sea levels

Map depicts areas along the Boston harbor that may be impacted by a tidal surge during a flood.


Infiltration:Exfiltration

Entering site along Southeastern road.

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Urban Design Principles, Fall 2013

Initial analysis of the urban fabric and surrounding typology is used to develop a typology for the project. Streets are pulled out towards the waterfront to define access, and dense rows of multifamily homes are reinterpreted as bars to define the new residential apartments. Small businesses blocks become the foundation on which the project builds upon. Moving towards the water, the structure steps down and opens to the industrial riverfront.

Ground Level Plan

Axonometric diagram

Site Plan


Infiltration:Exfiltration

Residential Plan

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Urban Design Principles, Fall 2013

View from living space into kitchen.

Typical studio plan

Typical one + two bedroom plan.

Image 5.c: Elevation from south end.


Infiltration:Exfiltration

Southern approach, looking towards riverfront.

Image 5.e: Section: North-South.

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Site, Ecology, and Design, Spring 2013

RHIZOME Stems from a root Downtown Providence, Rhode Island is the result of filling and alterations of the Providence River over time. Once known as the Great Salt Cove this intertidal river bed and salt marsh f lourished with vegetation supporting marine life, water quality, and habit while also providing a natural buffer during storms and f loods. Construction and development over time has led to the lost of natural habitats and a decrease health of soil and water. Rhizome proposed landform architecture located along the previous location of the I-95 corridor which aims to connect Providence, Rhode Island’s parks and green spaces, restore lost salt marsh conditions to the river. Doing so promotes rehabilitation of lost natural habitats and remediation of soil and water quality.

Providence River, 1617 - 1816

The projects is supports the Providence community by providing civic structures for the art and research, public event space, as well as proposed pedestrian and bike infrastructures. These proposed programs aim to aid in the growth of surrounding institutes, pedestrian infrastructure and promote the necessity of environmental remediation

Providence River, 1872 - 1837

Providence River 1837 - 1872

Providence River, 1908 - 1974

Site Plan. Rhizome uses existing pilings as structure to cross Providence River.


Rhizome

PEDESTRIAN -Outdoor sculptural park -Artisan market -Planted gardens/grassbeds -Vegetation

Existing and proposed bike path CIVIC PROGRAM -Research facility -Event space -Cafe -Boat launch

Existing institutions CONSTRUCTED INTERTIDAL HABITAT -Striated Gardens -Spartina Gardens -Gabion Tidal Paths -Mud Flats

Existing green spaces

Vehicular infrastructure

Programmatic and structural elements

Conceptual weaving of infrastructure

Site model

Meeting the ground

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Site, Ecology, and Design, Spring 2013

Image 4.a: Habitat studies on peregrine falcons.

Image 4.b: Habitat studies on ribbed mussels.


Rhizome

Two non-human species this project focuses on are the peregrine falcon (falco perenigus) and the ribbed mussel (geukensia demissa). These two species are native to Rhode Island and have an established presence in the city. The peregrine falcon is a migratory raptor known to nest in the city’s taller buildings and forested areas along the coast. Preying on rodents, small birds, and fish, they provide a natural source of pest control Ribbed mussels can be found in intertidal zones along the Providence river and coastal edges of the Narragansett Bay. They are known filter feeders that contribute to the improvement of water quality and coastal edge.

Life cycle and habitual studies on peregrine falcons.

Life cycle and habitual studies on ribbed mussels.

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Site, Ecology, and Design, Spring 2013

Section Perspective, looking towards Downtown Providence

Section through event space

Section through research hall and mudflats

BOAT LAUNCH

PEDESTRIAN PATHS

Detailed Section: West

SPARTINA ALTERNAFLORA

GABION PATHS

GEUKENSIA DEMISSA


Rhizome

Section through research hall

FALCO PERINIGUS NESTING

RETAINING WALL

INTERTIDAL POOL

Detailed Section: West

PLANT BEDS/ VEGETATION

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Miscellaneous

MY MOLESKINE In plus or minus ten.

The following pages document as series of quick sketches made during my travel through Rome and Barcelona. As a practice, I tried to spend a few minutes to capture moments in my travels. The sketches are intended to be quick and fun as I moved through the city.

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My Moleskine

Sketch of view from Chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio, 2014 Aug 2.

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Sketch of the Spanish Steps, 2015 Aug 06.


My Moleskine

Sketch of view from Via di San Gregorio in Roman Forum, 2015 August 9

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Sketch of the Colosseo, 2015 August 10


My Moleskine

Sketch of quiet roadside along Placa de Palau, 2016 Jun 17

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Miscellaneous

Sketch of the Cementiri de MontjuĂŻc, 2016 June 20


My Molekine

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SILK

A line, a pleat, a dress. With a single sheet of silk I gave myself the task of designing a dress with a simple architecture. Wanting to avoid an intricate pattern I explored draping methods and seam placements. Spaghetti straps are then attached allowing the form to drape from the shoulders. With an optional waist tie, the dress hangs loosely from the shoulders.

Sketch of selected draping methods and seam placements.


Silk

Silk worn with waist tie

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Furniture Design 2010

BEARING BOXES A house for heirlooms A low credenza titled “Bearing Boxes� designed and proportioned to house a set of heirloom necklaces and cultural accessories. Awards: Best Student Design, Interior Designers of Idaho: Chair Affair 2011

Tasked with the challenge of designing an object that could be passed on from one generation to the next. I designed and built a furniture piece that would house precious heirloom necklaces worm at Hmong traditional gatherings and events. The boxes that make up the credenza are constructed from three carefully selected slabs of American black walnut. After milling the walnut slabs, the pieces were bookmatched to accentuate the contrasting heart wood and sap wood in the walnut. Similarly, the drawers are made from quarter-sawn maple to continue the language of linearity in the wood.


Bearing Boxes

Low credenza front view.

Detail images of drawers and joinery.

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Professional Works

WIND TIME When it is seems still, it sways ever so lightly. When it seems silent, it whispers ever so quietly.

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Digram of PARK(ing) day activity zones.

For PARK(ing) day 2016 I designed Wind Time, a large wind instrument and small playground. The instrument was designed as an interactive architecture activated by people and the surrounding environment. Drumming utensils were supplied to provide percussive sounds when the pipe bases were drummed, and seating was provided to encourage a tranquil viewing experience. Wind Time was constructed using recycled 2 x 4 wood studs to create a box frame and cross-braced with nylon rope with tension. The cross-bracing was strategically placed along the street face of the box to

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discourage movement into the street. Stringing the pre-drilled pipes with the nylon rope, the pipe were then hung across the structure and tied to the structure using a cleat hitch. Altogether, this reduced the cost of materials and necessitation of hardware. PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.”


Wind TIme

Photos from PARK(ing) Day instailation.

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Summer Design-Build Internship

PUBLIC PLAZA 741 DEXTER STREET Central Falls Design/Build In a six-week partnership between the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and the city of Central Falls, students and directors collaborated on the design and construction of of a public park and plaza. The site, located at 741 Dexter Street, will transition from public parking lot to a destination for Central Fallsians of all backgrounds. As member of this team I managed community outreach and social media, provided graphic designs as needed, and assisted in brick laying of the plaza.

Detailed Section: West

Plan of Public Plaza/741 Dexter Street

Plan of pavilion and trellis.


741 Dexter Street

Site measuring and construction.

Finished construction.

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Wintersession & Spring 2014, Design-Build & Competition

SOUTHLIGHT: LIGHT, CITY & COMMUNITY

Rendered Lighting Plan

Past, Present, Future. Southlight: Light, City & Community was a two day lighting installation. The project was installed in the Grace Church Cemetery and welcomed the public for a light display that representing the past, the present and a potentially brighter future for the cemetery. The installation included an interactive light display, activities for children and refreshments in the caretaker’s cottage on the premises. As a team our studio met and worked with the neighborhood’s businesses and residents to find out what ideas and concerns about the cemetery existed. With that in mind, the class worked in teams to proposed several ideas for installations, finally distilling their work into one unifying concept. I largely worked on developing the project identity and managed community outreach.

Rendering of designated seating area. Area is lit with an illuminated panel

Following the installation, I worked with Elettra Bordonaro to develop a proposal for the PopUp Providence Competition. to extend the installation. Working with representatives in the Providence community we developed an proposal that engaged the community members in developing green spaces, an outdoor performance space for local fringe theatre, and lighting of the trees. This would later inform the next phase of SouthLight. Rendering of lit pathways.


SouthLight: Light, City & Community

Meeting with RISD Public Affairs and outreach to discuss SouthLight.

Assembling panels for coverage.

Installing paper lanterns along designated pedestrian paths.

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Main pathway in cemetery light by paper lanterns.

Path lighting leading to designated seating area.

Group gathered around a designated seating area with an illuminated panel.


SouthLight: Light, City & Community

Connecting the Cemetery to the Community

Connecting the Cemetery to the Community

PopUp Providence: SouthLIght

PopUp Providence: SouthLIght

PROJECT SUMMARY

OUR OBJECTIVE

SouthLight is a temporary lighting installation born out of the Rhode Island School of Design’s urban interventions studio “Light, the City and the Community.” The studio was led by Social Light Movement cofounder Elettra Bordonaro. Students participating in the studio were provided with the opportunity to (1) learn about lighting design as a means of engaging with and intervening in an urban environment, (2) participate in different activities with partners and community members. With the support of partners – Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP), Grace Episcopal Church, the City of Providence – and donors – Philips Color Kinetics, Residential Properties, ATR Treehouse, Waterfire Providence, National Grid – and other Providence groups and organization the group was able to complete the first installation of SouthLight in February 2014.

Our project intends to create a PopUp Installation comprised of gardening workshops, theatrical events, and a lighting installation that will serve the South Providence community. Our objectives are: • Establish a donation network of designers, developers, and local organizations. • Open a dialogue with the South Providence community about its potential green spaces. • Begin connecting the art and programs throughout Providence with the South Providence community • Establish a means of lighting the cemetery. • Raise awareness and bring attention to the issues, changes, and developments. • Raise additional funds through fundraising activity.

Our goal of SouthLight is to engage the community in the rejuvenation of the Grace Church cemetery through hands-on gardening workshops, performances by the local artist community, and temporal lighting installations. The installation is meant to provide an opportunity for community members and organizations throughout Providence to collaborate and envision ways we collectively rejuvenate and reclaim the cemetery as a community space.

ABOUT THE CEMETERY In 1834, Grace Church purchased four acres of pastureland designated as a community burial ground. The Church purchased later purchased additional acreage creating the triangularshaped Grace Church Cemetery located on the intersection of what we know now as Broad Street and Elmwood Avenue (Grace Church Providence, 2009). For many years the cemetery was not only a place for families and friends to honor the deceased, but it was a community green space and place where community members could recall taking strolls and picnicking. Today, the cemetery is on a list of properties that has been subject to neglect, endangerment, vandalism and mischief, and we are challenged with the question “What do we do?”

This plan has been developed to present SouthLight to prospective partners and supporters to assist in obtaining resources and funding for the planned events and installation. Should SouthLight be able to complete a PopUp Providence installation, SouthLight will be awarded up to $10,000 covering up to 80% of the project’s requirements. To raise funds and resources for the remaining costs, SouthLight will conduct kick-starters, fundraising and has pursued in-kind donations.

SOUTHLIGHT CONCEPT & ACTIVITIES

OUR MISSION

In SouthLight’s first run, students designed and built a temporary installation with a concept to honor “the past, the present and the future” of the cemetery. Drawing upon the historical aspects of the cemetery and the community’s desire to reclaim and rejuvenate the space the installation used lights to illuminate a path, connecting to a select group of headstones and nearby trees.

SouthLight is a project that stemmed from the collaboration between students at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Social Light Movement co-founder Elettra Bordonaro. It aims to design and build a temporary lighting installation at the Grace Church Cemetery. The lighting installation’s emphasis is on rethinking the cemetery as a community green space and park, engaging the community and bringing light to the Cemetery. With this, we hope to assist the community in reclaiming and rejuvenating the cemetery as a public space.

In the second run of SouthLight we aim to organize two weekends with daytime and evening activities to engage the community. In rethinking and imagining what the Cemetery might be and how the Cemetery might be lit (once again) we are working on adding the following: The daytime activities (in agreement phase): • Mobile gardening • Lighting project with bioluminescent sea water • PopUp café The evening festivities: • Fringe Festival Performances (with Wilbury Theatre Group) • Tree Lighting

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Connecting the Cemetery to the Community

Connecting the Cemetery to the Community

PopUp Providence: SouthLIght

PROJECT SUMMARY

SouthLight is a temporary lighting installation born out of the Rhode Island School of Design’s urban interventions studio “Light, the City and the Community.” The studio was led by Social Light Movement cofounder Elettra Bordonaro. Students participating in the studio were provided with the opportunity to (1) learn about lighting design as a means of engaging with and intervening in an urban environment, (2) participate in different activities with partners and community members. With the support of partners – Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP), Grace Episcopal Church, the City of Providence – and donors – Philips Color Kinetics, Residential Properties, ATR Treehouse, Waterfire Providence, National Grid – and other Providence groups and organization the group was able to complete the first installation of SouthLight in February 2014. Our goal of SouthLight is to engage the community in the rejuvenation of the Grace Church cemetery through hands-on gardening workshops, performances by the local artist community, and temporal lighting installations. The installation is meant to provide an opportunity for community members and organizations throughout Providence to collaborate and envision ways we collectively rejuvenate and reclaim the cemetery as a community space. This plan has been developed to present SouthLight to prospective partners and supporters to assist in obtaining resources and funding for the planned events and installation. Should SouthLight be able to complete a PopUp Providence installation, SouthLight will be awarded up to $10,000 covering up to 80% of the project’s requirements. To raise funds and resources for the remaining costs, SouthLight will conduct kick-starters, fundraising and has pursued in-kind donations.

SouthLight is a project that stemmed from the collaboration between students at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Social Light Movement co-founder Elettra Bordonaro. It aims to design and build a temporary lighting installation at the Grace Church Cemetery. The lighting installation’s emphasis is on rethinking the cemetery as a community green space and park, engaging the community and bringing light to the Cemetery. With this, we hope to assist the community in reclaiming and rejuvenating the cemetery as a public space.

PopUp Providence:  SouthLight  

Our project intends to create a PopUp Installation comprised of gardening workshops, theatrical events, and a lighting installation that will serve the South Providence community. Our objectives are: • Establish a donation network of designers, developers, and local organizations. • Open a dialogue with the South Providence community about its potential green spaces. • Begin connecting the art and programs throughout Providence with the South Providence community • Establish a means of lighting the cemetery. • Raise awareness and bring attention to the issues, changes, and developments. • Raise additional funds through fundraising activity.

ABOUT THE CEMETERY In 1834, Grace Church purchased four acres of pastureland designated as a community burial ground. The Church purchased later purchased additional acreage creating the triangularshaped Grace Church Cemetery located on the intersection of what we know now as Broad Street and Elmwood Avenue (Grace Church Providence, 2009). For many years the cemetery was not only a place for families and friends to honor the deceased, but it was a community green space and place where community members could recall taking strolls and picnicking. Today, the cemetery is on a list of properties that has been subject to neglect, endangerment, vandalism and mischief, and we are challenged with the question “What do we do?”

SOUTHLIGHT CONCEPT & ACTIVITIES

OUR MISSION

Connecting the Cemetery to the Community

PopUp Providence: SouthLIght

OUR OBJECTIVE

In SouthLight’s first run, students designed and built a temporary installation with a concept to honor “the past, the present and the future” of the cemetery. Drawing upon the historical aspects of the cemetery and the community’s desire to reclaim and rejuvenate the space the installation used lights to illuminate a path, connecting to a select group of headstones and nearby trees. In the second run of SouthLight we aim to organize two weekends with daytime and evening activities to engage the community. In rethinking and imagining what the Cemetery might be and how the Cemetery might be lit (once again) we are working on adding the following: The daytime activities (in agreement phase): • Mobile gardening • Lighting project with bioluminescent sea water • PopUp café The evening festivities: • Fringe Festival Performances (with Wilbury Theatre Group) • Tree Lighting

Connecting the Cemetery to the Community

The specific dates for the development of this project will be defined based on the ongoing applications with PopUp Providence. The estimated time of execution is 3 Months (from May through July that will be organized in the following stages: Local Support: Crowd funding: We will be looking at methods of raising funds for the project to start immediately. With a kick-starter we hope to raise money to contribute to the project. Sponsorship: We will reach out to private sponsors. • We are in contact with National Grid negotiating support and sponsorship for running power and electricity to the cemetery. Local Collaboration: For a month we will continuing outreach in the South Providence community and organizations for collaboration. In this local research we will work with groups in the South Providence area. Through this we will strengthen a connection with agents and possible collaborators in the community. • We are working with the Wilbury Theatre Group. • We are speaking to Grace Episcopal Church and Residential Properties about using the cemetery as the location again for this installation. • We are working with SWAP to reach out to community members Door-to-Door: To engage community members and encourage involvement, we will collaborate with the local community.

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SOUTHLIGHT TEAM The SouthLight Team is currently comprised of a few students at the Rhode Island School of Design under the advisement of Elettra Bordonaro. SouthLight was the product of students at the Rhode Island School of Design and Social Light Movement cofounder and lighting designer Elettra Bordonaro in a studio called “Urban Interventions: Light, the City and the Community.” The group worked with local groups and organization: Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP), Grace Church Cemetery, Residential Properties, Friendship Café, Philips, National Grid, the City of Providence and the Elmwood Neighbors Association. The objective was to rethink the cemetery’s connection to the city and neighborhood. Covering a series of lectures on lighting design the project was part of an intensive study providing students an opportunity to learn about lighting design and urban planning. The shared efforts involved 15 students and a number of faculty members in different departments including Architecture, Furniture, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Lighting Design. Collaboration with the institution, city and community partners and supporters led the project to fruition in SouthLight’s first run in February. CONTACTS •

Linda Weisinger, Deputy Director lweisinger@swapinc.org Stop Wasting Abandoned Property. SWAP, Inc. is a private non-profit community development corporation committed to providing affordable housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income; revitalizing urban neighborhoods and building new communities.

Joshua Short, Founding Artistic Director josh@thewilburygroup.org Wilbury Theatre Group. The Wilbury Theatre Group is an ever-evolving collaboration of artists committed to creating the highest quality professional theatre. Founded on the belief that quality theatre should be an affordable and accessible means of enrichment to the community; The Wilbury’s strive to create work that will simultaneously engage, inspire, and provoke-thought among audiences.

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Huyck jhuyck@gracechurchprovidence.org Polly Dally, Board Member polly.daly@gmail.com Grace Episcopal Church. The parish is one of a handful of churches in the Diocese of Rhode Island that has experienced the excitement of growth and the powerful changes that come with it.

Tod Damon, Director twdamon@gmail.com Providence Neighborhood Planting Program. PNPP was established in 1988 as a means of providing a consistent match of Providence Parks Department funds for the continued planting of street trees in Providence at a grassroots level. Since then, PNPP

has co-funded the planting of nearly 7000 street trees through the efforts of over 620 neighborhood groups. •

Elettra Bordonaro, Cofounder elettra.bordonaro@gmail.com Social Light Movement. The Social Light Movement is a philanthropic movement and has been founded in order to create a network for lighting designers and other interested parties to collaborate on the issue of improving lighting for people: particularly those who are unlikely to have access to good quality illumination within their environment.

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