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“Respecting history and urban texture.”

Vaults Project | Champaign Bookstore + Cafe Site | Downtown Champaign, IL Course | Junior Studio II Area | 6800 sqf Date | Feb 2018 Individual

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“Hide into the surroundings.�

Hill Project | Interpretive Center Design Site | Arboretum Champaign, IL Course | Junior Studio I Area | 2,200 sqf [exclude circulation] Date | Dec 2017 Individual

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The University of Illinois Arboretum_History Line

1867

The original campus master plan placed the Arboretum north of Green Street where the College of Engineering currently exists.

1900s

The site moved to south campus, located near Smith Music Hall.

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1923

A lily pond was created

1980

The Campus Master Plan was crafted.

1990

The University of Illinois approved a 160-acre Arboretum site.

1991

Chancellor Weir entrusted the Miles C. Hartley bequest of $970,000 to establish the All-America Selection Trials Garden—the central point of Arboretum development.

1994

The Miles C. Hartley Garden was dedicated— the Arboretum was designated by the chancellor to be a campus-wide project.

1996

The first of numerous private donors—Richard and Rosann Noel— stepped in to fund the construction of the Noel Welcome Garden.

1997

A gift-in-kind valued at nearly $600,000 from the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association, whose members volunteered 72 working days to dig the three ponds.

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The Sen Cherry Tree Alleé was made possible by gifts from Dr. Genshitsue Sen and Dr. and Mrs. Luting Liao.

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The Frank W. Kari Walkway, given in Dr. Kari’s memory by his family was built.

2012

The Hosta Garden was developed and planted.

2013

12 black metal benches lining the Linden allée were installed with a generous donation provided by the Romweber and Santogrossi families.


Site Features Analysis_

Accessibility Land Reclamation Facilities Government Support

Greenspaces Alien species

Foreign Culture Suppliment Donation Foreign Architecture

International Japan House

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Section Perspective

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Model Explain Video | https://youtu.be/nOmn1JfTT8U

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“Ortho-, a prefix means straight, rectangular, upright.”

Ortho Project | Artist’s Studio Design Site | Allerton Park, Champaign, IL Course | Junior Studio I Area | 2,000 sqf Date | Oct 2017 Individual

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Studio

Bathroom

Balcony Bedroom

Bridge

Studio Bedroom Balcony Balcony

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“Capillaries and Market Hall are both spaces where the exchange takes place: one in bodies, one in cities.�

City Capillaries Project | Market Hall Design Site | Champaign, IL Course | Sophomore Studio II Area | 8,700 sqf Date | May 2017 Individual

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apillaries are known as the tiniest but one of the most important parts in our bodies. Cells completely rely on capillaries to exchange oxygen, nutarians, waste, and carbon dioxide with plasma. Public area in our city, such as market hall, could be considered as the “capillaries� of our cities since they are both spaces where the exchange takes place. Within the market hall, people exchange money, idea, goods, information, and even inspirations.

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Single Family House

Apartment Wheel Alignment Service Assisted Living Facility Youth Organization Apartment Pub & Bar

Hotel+Restaurant

Restaurant Restaurant Restaurant

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EXISTING 2-STORY BUILDING N.I.C.

EXISTING 2-STORY BUILDING N.I.C.

EXISTING 2-STORY BUILDING N.I.C.

EXISTING 3-STORY BUILDING N.I.C.

SITE PLAN

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T/ PENTHOUSE PARAPET 259' - 0" T/ PENTHOUSE DECKING 257' - 0"

T/ ROOF SLAB 239' - 11 1/2"

T/ 15TH FLOOR 219' - 11 1/2"

T/ 14TH FLOOR 201' - 11 1/2"

T/ 13TH FLOOR 183' - 11 1/2"

T/ 12TH FLOOR 165' - 11 1/2"

T/ 11TH FLOOR 147' - 11 1/2"

T/ 10TH FLOOR 129' - 11 1/2"

T/ 9TH FLOOR 111' - 11 1/2"

T/ 8TH FLOOR 93' - 11 1/2"

T/ 7TH FLOOR 75' - 11 1/2"

T/ 6TH FLOOR 57' - 11 1/2" INTERMEDIATE FLOOR 48' - 11 1/2" T/ 5TH FLOOR 39' - 11 1/2" T/ 4TH FLOOR 29' - 2 1/2" T/ 3RD FLOOR 20' - 4 1/2" T/ 2ND FLOOR 11' - 6 1/2"

HERE Apartment_ Revit Work Sample | May 2017 | Individual Site | 308 E. Green St. Champaing, IL

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T/ 1ST FLOOR -3' - 1 1/2"

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North Elevation 1/32" = 1'-0"

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East Elevati 1/32" = 1'-0"


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2' - 0 1/2"

BATH 2 76.96 SF

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2' - 10 1/4"

2' - 0 5/8"

3' - 1 3/4"

2' - 9 3/8"

0' - 9 1/2"

8' - 1 5/8"

3' - 7 1/8"

3' - 6 5/8"

3' - 0 1/4"

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5' - 4 5/8"

3' - 2 3/4"

3' - 0 3/4"

BEDROOM 88.42 SF

2' - 10"

3' - 0 5/8"

4' - 5 1/8"

3' - 6 1/4"

C1 1' - 6 3/8" 1' - 6 3/8"

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3' - 0 3/4"

5' - 4"

3' - 2 3/4"

0' - 9 3/4"

7' - 6 7/8"

10' - 10"

8' - 6 3/4"

BEDROOM 86.48 SF

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7' - 6 7/8"

8' - 4 1/2"

EXISTING 2-STORY BUILDING N.I.C.

3' - 0 1/2"

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7' - 6 7/8"

EXISTING GRASS CORNER AT GREENWAY CIRCLE REPLACE DAMAGED DURING CONSTRUCTION

NEW SHADE TREE, TYP.

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EXISTING GRASS CORNER AT GREENWAY CIRCLE REPLACE DAMAGED DURING CONSTRUCTION

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EXISTING CONC. - REPLACE DAMAGED DURING CONSTRUCTION

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7' - 7 5/8"

EXISTING PLANTER AT GREENWAY CIRCLE REPLACE DAMAGED DURING CONSTRUCTION

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4' - 7" 3' - 9 5/8"

11' - 11 1/2"

11' - 7 5/8"

3' - 7 5/8"

2' - 11 1/4"

BATH 2 76.96 SF

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EXISTING GRASS CORNER AT GREENWAY CIRCLE REPLACE DAMAGED DURING CONSTRUCTION

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EXITING FREESTANDING WALL REPLACE IF DAMAGED DURING CONSTRUCTION

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NEW 6" RAISED PLANTER CURB AND ORNAMENTAL RAILING, TYP.

BEDROOM 88.42 SF

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BEDROOM 86.48 SF

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NEW DRIVE WAY NEW LOOP DETECTION NEW DOUBLE CURBE

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2

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NEW 36" HT ORNAMENTAL FENCE, TYP NEW TRASH RECEPTACAL, TYP

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FRONT APP, PULL SIDE 60" x 54"

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HINGE APP, PUSH SIDE 58" X 42"

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15' - 0 1/8"

KITCHEN

HINGE APP, PUSH SIDE 58" X 42"

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FRONT APP, PUSH SIDE 48" X 36"

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405.99 SF

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FRONT APP, PUSH SIDE 60" X 54"

BEDROOM 86.48 SF60" DIA TURN

NEW STREET PLAQUE

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BEDROOM 88.42 SF

17' - 8 5/8"

A 60" DIA TURN SPACE

SPACE

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PAINTED CROSSWALK NEW CURB RAMP W/ DETECTABLE WARNING, SEE CIVIL

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LATCH APP, PUSH SIDE 60" X 42"

LATCH APP, PUSH SIDE 60" X 42" LATCH APP, PULL SIDE 48" X 60"

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BATH 1 76.96 SF 4' - 7"

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BEDROOM 88.42 SF

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LATCH APP, PULL SIDE 48" X 60"

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BEDROOM 86.48 SF

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LIVING ROOM

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3' - 2 1/2"

2' - 9"

BATH 1 76.96 SF

2' - 0 5/8"

2' - 9 5/8"

1' - 10 5/8"

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NEW BENCH, TYP. NEW 6" RAISED PLANTER CURB AND ORNAMENTAL RAILING, TYP.

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60" DIA TURN SPACE

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NEW TRASH RECEPTACAL, TYP. NEW SHADE TREE, TYP.

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NEW FREESTANDING PLANTER, TYP. NEW DECORATION CONCRETE PACING, TYP.

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NEW LIGHT POLE, TYP.

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NEW DOUBLE CURB NEW CONCRETE PACING, TYP.

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EXISTING 2-STORY BUILDING N.I.C.

NEW BIKE RACK, TYP.

SITE PLAN HERE

NEW BENCH, TYP. NEW 6" RAISED PLANTER CURB AND ORNAMENTAL RAILING, TYP.

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NEW SHADE TREE, TYP

UNIT DIMENSION PLANS HERE

NEW LIGHT POLE, TYP

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Scale: 1/8" = 1'-0" 5/1/2017 11:14:58 PM

UNITS X05 DIMENSION PLAN - PRIMARY LEVEL

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PRIMARY LEVEL

ALEX ZHANG

0' - 9"

MAREK PULA

7' - 7 1/2"

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8' - 1 3/4"

GREEN 308 HERE

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60" DIA TURN SPACE

UNITS X06 DIMENSION PLAN - PRIMARY LEVEL

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4' - 6 7/8"

Project:

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MAREK PULA

GREEN 308 HERE

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60" DIA TURN SPACE

J RC. SHEAR WALL - REFER TO STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS FOR THICKNESS, DETAILS

T/ PENTHOUSE PARAPET 259' - 0"

3" MIN. SPRAY APPLIED CLOSE CELL INSULATION WITH 2 1/2" METAL STUD & (1) LAYER 5/8" GYP. B.D.

T/ PENTHOUSE DECKING HEATED PLENUM BETWEEN GARAGE AND 5TH FLOOR RESIDENCES

257' - 0"

T/ ROOF SLAB B/ WINDOW HEAD

239' - 11 1/2"

EL: +16'-11" AFF

8" PT SLAB

EXPOSED CONC. TO RECEIVE ELASTOMERIC COATING ALL SIDES, TYP.

FIRESTOPPING / SMOKE SEAL AT FLOOR TO EXTERIOR WALL CONNECTIONS, TYP.

GRAVEL OR GREEN ROOF

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2" MIN. PLAZAMATE INSULATION

219' - 11 1/2"

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HYDROTECH ROOF MEMBRANE

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3' - 2"

CONC. UPTURNED BEAM (TYP.)

T/ FIFTH FLOOR SLAB

201' - 11 1/2"

1' - 0"

1' - 8"

INSULATED VISION GLASS AS PART OF EXTERIOR WALL SYSTEM

T/ 13TH FLOOR

0' - 8"

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REINFORCE CONCETE SLAB, SLOPED TO DRAIN

183' - 11 1/2" PLENUM CONSTRUCTION - 3 1/2" BATT INSULATION, (R17 AVERAGE) - 1-5/8" SUSPENDED MTL. CEILING GRID -(1) LAYER 24"x24" ACOUSTICAL TILE

T/ 12TH FLOOR UNITIZED EXTERIOR WALL SYSTEM WITH METAL STUD FRAMING, CENTRIA METAL PANEL AND INSULATED GLAZING UNITS

1-5/8" METAL STUD 5/8" GYP.BD. SEE FINISH SCHEDULE

BASEBOARD REINFORCE AND GROUT SOLID WALL PER STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS

REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE W/ FROST WALL - REFER TO STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS FOR DETAILS T/ FIRST FLOOR SLAB EL: +0'-0"

WALL SECTION - NORTH AND EAST 3/8" = 1'-0"

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WALL SECTION - WEST WALL 3/8" = 1'-0"

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NON-STRUCTURAL CONCRETE SLAB - SLOPE MIN. 2% AWAY FROM BUILDING EDGE, SEE CIVIL DRAWINGS

FLOOR FINISH PER FINISH SCHEDULE

PARKING

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WALL SECTIONS HERE

2" CONTINUOUS SPRAY FOAM INSULATION, R14

METAL PAN FLASHING WITH INTEGRAL WEEP

0' - 10"

1/32" = 1'-0" 5/2/2017 10:36:39 AM

-3' - 1 1/2"

PROPERY LINE 8" WIDE SPLIT FACE BLOCK, HEIGHT VARIES - REFER TO ELEVATION FOR PATTERN

T/ UPTURNED BEAM SEE FLOOR SLAB PLAN 2 1/2" METAL STUD W/ (1) LAYER GYP. BD.

Scale: 3/8" = 1'-0" 5/1/2017 11:27:01 PM

P.T. SLAB REFER TO STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS FOR CONNECTION AND DETAILS

EL: +43'-10"

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T/ 1ST FLOOR

EL: +2'-7 1/2" AFF 3" MIN. SPRAY APPLIED CLOSED CELL INSULATION (R-21)

T/ CURB SEE FLOOR SLAB PLAN

T/ FIFTH FLOOR SLAB

Scale:

11' - 6 1/2"

0' - 6"

T/ WINDOW SILL

T/ 4TH FLOOR

20' - 4 1/2" T/ 2ND FLOOR

METAL DRIP EDGE, EMBED IN CMU HEAD JOINT

T/ INTERIOR SILL

EL: +2'-6" AFF

39' - 11 1/2" 29' - 2 1/2" T/ 3RD FLOOR

3" MINERAL FIBER B.D. INSULATION @ UNDERSIDE OF SLAB

D.W. SILL CONC. UNTURNED BEAM (TYP.) SEE STRUCT.

MAREK PULA

48' - 11 1/2" T/ 5TH FLOOR

UPTURNED BEAM AT SECOND LEVEL - REFER TO STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS

2 STORY LIVING ROOM SPACE

LINE OF COLUMN BEYOND (TYP.)

Checked:

T/ 6TH FLOOR 57' - 11 1/2" INTERMEDIATE FLOOR

T/ SECOND FLOOR SLAB EL: +14'-8"

INSULATED VISION GLASS AS PART OF EXTERIOR WALL SYSTEM

308 E GREEN

75' - 11 1/2"

NOTE: ALL SPRAY FOAM TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF UL 1040 TEST OR SIMILAR & THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SPRAY FOAM AS DEFINED IN THE SPECIFICATION UNDER ASTM C1149 & ASTM C518 (REFER TO SPEC)

02/01/2017

T/ 7TH FLOOR

NOTE: ALL SPRAY FOAM TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF UL 1040 TEST OR SIMILAR AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SPRAY FOAM AS DEFINED IN THE SPECIFICATION UNDER ASTM C1149 AND ASTM C518 (REFER TO SPEC)

ALEX ZHANG

93' - 11 1/2"

3" SEMI - RIGID MINERAL WOOL B.D. INSULATION W/ INTEGRAL FACING.

EL: +8'-0" AFF

GREEN 308 HERE

111' - 11 1/2"

T/ 8TH FLOOR

PARKING

B/ WINDOW HEAD

Date : Drawn:

T/ 9TH FLOOR

EL: +8'-11" AFF

Project:

129' - 11 1/2"

2' - 6"

T/ 10TH FLOOR

DECT BEYOND, SEE MECHANICAL DRAWINGS

T/ WINDOW SILL

Varies

147' - 11 1/2"

8" CURB

165' - 11 1/2"

T/ 11TH FLOOR

NORTH & EAST ELEVATION HERE

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308 E GREEN

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ALEX ZHANG

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MAREK PULA

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GREEN 308 HERE

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Date : Drawn:

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Checked:

Project:

NEW CURB RAMP W/ DETECTABLE WARNING, SEE CIVIL

Date : Drawn:

NEW BRICK PACERS, SEE CIVIL

Project:

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The notion of “home” or “hometown” can be described

in a variety of ways that attempt to connect a specific time and place in one’s past. Although everyone comes from a different home or hometown, what we all have in common are certain memories of space, objects, and people...something we generally refer to as “keepsakes.” These keepsakes are forever tied to the memories of our past, while continuing to have impressions and implications on our futures. Home is a living memory…an ongoing tale that is interwoven in our everyday life. Our project “Home, Again” attempts to portray a series of “home” memories through a diagrammatic matrix of events, conversations, and gatherings. In this sense, “home” becomes a series of collected objects and moments, rather than a building.

Home, Again_ Ideasforward 24H International Architectural Competition | 2nd Place | Dec 2017 Team Work Collaborate : David Emmons | Studio Professor | UIUC School of Architecture Claire Gaspin | Studio Professor | UIUC School of Architecture

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Flora Cube_ Art installation | Mar 2017

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Plant Species

Concept Model

Geometry Analysis

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Meihuazhuang_ Art installation | Mar 2017

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Conceptual Sketch_ Drawing | 2016-2017

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Beijing Sanlitun Village_ Drawing | Apr 2014 | Individual

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Still life_ Drawing | Jul 2014 | Individual

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Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Photography + Composition Analysis_ Photography | Oct 2017 Analytical Diagram | Dec 2017 Individual

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Thank you!

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Alex (Mingda) Zhang Portfolio  

Mingda Zhang, BSAS 2019, Architecture + Art Portfolio. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Architecture

Alex (Mingda) Zhang Portfolio  

Mingda Zhang, BSAS 2019, Architecture + Art Portfolio. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Architecture

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