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Landscape Portfolio XIN YANG MLA of TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY 503 Southwest Parkway, Apt. 802, College Station, TX, Phone: 979-739-9518 E-Mail: aliceyang1234@gmail.com


Xin Yang

503 Southwest Parkway, Apt. 802, College Station, TX, Phone: 979-739-9518 E-Mail: aliceyang1234@gmail.com

Core Competencies • Areas of expertise include: Site Design, Community Planning, Tourism Planning, Planting Design, Perspective Drawing, Cross Section Drawing, Construction Detail, Site Analysis. • Well-refined computer skill on MAC and PC platform: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, GIS and MS office. • Strong visual communication skill in both digital and hand drawing. • Able to read, write, listen, and speak fluently in three languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. • Creative, responsibility, flexibility, adaptability, self-motivated, ability to work under pressure.

Work Experiences • 2011 Summer, Interned in HHL,Shenzhen, China. Under Changshan Huang’s direction, involved in the following projects: Master Plan for Jingmao Shijia Resort, Lijiang, Yunnan, China ( collaborated with the Denver office of Design Workshop) Master Plan for Furong Paradise, Xinxing Town, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Master Plan for Model Retirement Community, Beijing, China Master Plan for the South Lake Land Development, Wuhu, Anhui, China. • 2011 Spring, Student worker for Dr. Bruce Devorak with his green roof research. • 2008 Summer, Interned in Siyuan Evaluation Company, collected and analysed land use data in Doumen District, Zhuhai city, China.

Education • Master in Landscape Architecture, May 2012 Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning Texas A & M University

• Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning & Management, June 2008 Real Estate College Beijing Normal University

Activities & Honour • April 2012, Elizabeth and Edmund Rodiek MLA Endowed Scholarship • April 2011, Honourable mention for the Graduate Division-Analysis and Planning category of the Texas ASLA Student Design Competition. (Team Work) • August 2011~ May 2012, Vice President of Promotion of International Student Association in TAMU. • January 2012, ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition. • December 2009, participated competition of interior design for Langford Room A300.


Table of Content

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“The Link” Social Oriented Mixed-Use Development @ Downtown Houston Competition Project/ Team Work

01-04

Lijiang Resort Preliminary Master Plan for Lijiang Jinmaoshijia Resort Project @ Lijiang,China Internship Project/Team Work

05-08

Cotton Rose Paradise Master Plan for Cotton Rose Paradise @ Chengdu, China Studio Project/Team Work & Individual Site Design

09-12

Active Ageing Hongming Retirement Community Master Plan @ Hainan, China Final Study Project/ Teamwork

13-18

Green Roof Design 19-22 Stormwater Management with Green Roof Technique@Texas A&M University Studio Project/ Individual Design

Artwork & Others Construction Drawing, Sketches, Marker Drawings

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PROJECT 01 Urban Revitalization Mixed-Use Downtown Houston Transit Knot Connection

THE LINK

Social Oriented Mixed-Use Development @ Downtown Houston

Location: Downtown Houston, Texas, USA Date: 01/17/2012~01/31/2012 Project Type: ULI Hines Competition Project/ Team Work Responsibility: Team Leader, Site Analysis, Conceptual Diagram, Project Development and Execution, Collaboration of Team, Poster Layout and so on. Summary: This is a multidiscipline teamwork project for the 2012 ULI Hines Student Urban Design competition, that have collaborated with two landscape architecture students two architecture students and one land development student. The project site is located at the edge of downtown Houston. There are two major highways passing by the site, Buffalo Bayou Park is located at the south side within walking distance. The Purpose of the project is to shape a new downtown district to serve as a key to connect buffalo bayou, Theatre District and Historic District of downtown Houston. Our Proposal is to create a micro-downtown district that integrates the existing public transportation with walkable street, bike lanes and future commuter rail system to provide diverse transit option. Meanwhile the project also create a place to provide diverse living, working, and entertaining options for people who visit, live, work, and play there. Most importantly, the compact development with diverse programs encourages the social interaction between the future residents, visitors, and workers.


THE LINK Social Oriented Mixed-UseDevelopment @ Downtown Houston The model was created and rendered by two architecture team members

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Hotel Hospitality Service Parking garage Roof Garden above

Retail- Office Office Space with Convenient Food Location. Parking garage

ISO Hourse Affordable Living Retail Underneath Parking garage

Iconic Hotel Up-Scale Hospitality Service Shopping/Food Parking garage

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Retail-Residential Parking garage Shopping & food Live/Work Units Roof Garden above

Commercial Street Shopping Bar/Cafe Indoor/Outdoor Restaurant

Plaza Water Feature Gathering Place Shade Sitting Area

LOFT Parking garage Shopping & food Live/Work Units Roof Garden above

Parking

Site Plan was rendered by Teammate Xuemei Luo

Downtown Connection

Live and Work Affordable living Accessible work Hospitality Convenient services 0 carbon footprint Compact development.

Targeted Group

Existing Figure Ground

Buffalo Bayou boating Performance art Nightlife/bar street Public space Connective jogging trail and bike path Programming/events Compact neighbourhood

Social Interaction Employment opportunities Social network Sense of community Diverse options of activities

Proposed Circulation

THE LINK

Existing Figure-Ground

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Proposed Figure-Ground

Concept Diagram

Sustainable Transit Retail

Accessible/Diverse transit Walkable/Bikable streets Transportation efficient Car pool Reduce vehicular trips

4.4% 3.7% 4.3%

SRO Housing Market Rate For-Sale Housing Market Rate Rental Housing

13.7%

Hospitality

4.7% 0.8%

Market Rate Retail Affordable Retail

44.0%

Parking

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Office


Hotel

Mixed-Use Office/Retail

SRO Housing

Parking Garage Loft with Retail Iconic Hotel Residential/ Retail

PHASE ONE • • • •

PHASE TWO

Retail 68,53 7.6% Residential 274,61 30.5% Office 252,19 28.0% Parking 305,70 33.9% Retail Residential Office

Green Roof

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Water Feature

Open Space

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Retail Office Hotel Parking

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PHASE THREE 4.2% 31.7% 16.7% 47.4%

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Retail Affordable Retail SRO Housing Hotel Parking

13,52 26,39 150,51 160,40 302,45

2.1% 4.0% 23.0% 24.6% 46.30%

Office

Retail Affordable Retail

Hotel

SRO House

Retail

Parking

Hotel Parking

Section (West-East)

Circulation

Parking

Vehicle Access Bike Trails

Bus Route& Stops

Open Space

Parking Structure Surface/On Street Parking

Pedestrian Access Future Light rail & Stops

Parking Garage

Retail

Bayou & Highway Green Belt Green Buffer Green Roof Public Open Space Green Corridor

Office

Mixed-Use Building Model was created by architecture teammate Yan lu

Housing/Office

Perspective of the Street in the Community Created by architecture teammate Yan lu

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PROJECT 02 Up-Scale Resort Lijiang China Tourist Destination Traditional Culture Local Characteristic

Lijiang Resort Preminary Master Plan for Lijiang Resort Project @ Lijiang,China

Location: Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China Date: 05/06/2011~08/03/2011 Project Type: Internship Project/ Team Work Responsibility: On-Site Design Charrette, Plan Development, Case Studies, Graphic Preparation, Meeting with Client, Design Documentation, Analysis Maps, Translation Work and so on. Summary: This is an up-scale resort project with integration of characteristic of local culture. The project is located at Lijiang, Yunnan, China. The old town of Lijiang was listed in the world cultural heritage register for its beautiful architectural style and characteristics. The purpose of the project is to develop a luxury resort with a five-stars hotel, commercial street, and high-end residential by integrating the local traditional village and urban settlement pattern ( water, mountain, street, courtyard), as well as maximizing the view toward Sacred mountain: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Our approach is to create a village with a relaxed atmosphere, set up a appropriate scale of the building to fit human dimension; modify the street pattern and residential cluster to be organic and changing with short distance, derive the historic essence of local building with more modern retail interpretation.

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Sales Center

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Wellness Center

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Artisan Village

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Model Units/ Corps Villa

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Luxury Retail

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Food and Beverage

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Club House

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Central Lake

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Hyatt Hotel

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Hotel Villa

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Retail

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Pocket Park

Illustrative Master Plan Responsibilty: engaing in planning, CAD drawing, color rendering, and editing master plan according to changes.

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Figure Ground Analysis of Traditional Lijiang Commerical and Residential Area

Hierarchy of Social Space in a Typical Neighborhood of Lijiang

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Water

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can reach every home and street in the

town, it not only fullfils the everday need of of dweller, but also give the town a beauty and charm. Residential Area

District

Commerical Area Building

Lijiang Architectural Spatial Relaionship Analysis House

Street

Mixed-Use Building First two floors are retail, Resturant, Bar, the third to fourth floors are residential units or bed & breakfast

Courtyrard Green Space

Stream

Stream

Stream

House

Open Space

Drinking Street

House

Stone Crossing Public Square

Street

Road

House Clean Food Wash Cloth

House

Public Square

House

城 Town

坊 District

街道

Street Courtyard

Wood Crossing

Lijiang Typical Street Layout

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Lijiang Typical Square Layout

Traditional Neighborhood is organized around Three pit well and small public square

Courtyard


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土地利用规划图 Land Use Analysis Diagram R1

一类居住用地 Residential (Low Density)

E1

水面 Water

C21 商业用地 C25 旅馆业用地

Commercial

规划范围

Hotel

Property Line

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Green Open Space

公共绿地

功能分区图 Functional District Diagram

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分期规划图 Phases Plan 一期

Phase I (2012-2013)

二期

Phase II (2013-2015)

三期

Phase II (2015-2017)

Responsibilty: Involved with discission of creating and conducting a set of analysis maps. Took charge of cooperating and editing all the analysis maps to make them into a uniform format. The base map CAD file was created by me and one of my colleague. 01: Labelled both in Chinese and English, Colour editing. 02: Labelled both in Chinese and English, Colour editing. 03: Labelled both in Chinese and English, Colour editing. 04: Labelled both in Chinese and English, 05: Whole sheet was created by myself. 06: Whole sheet was created by myself. 07: Involved part of drawing, labelled both in Chinese and English, Colour editing. 08: Involved part of drawing, labelled both in Chinese and English, Colour editing.

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PROJECT 03 Tourism Planning Mixed-Use Chengdu China Botanical Garden Eco-Agriculture

Cotton Rose Paradise Master Plan for Cotton Rose Paradise @ Chengdu, China

Location: Chengdu, Sichuang Province, P. R. China Date: 01/17/2011~05/10/2011 Project Type: Studio Project/ Team Work/ Individual Work Responsibility: Case Study, Programming, Site Analysis, Collaboration of the master plan CAD, part of Master Plan CAD and Colour Rendering, individual site Design Summary: This is a studio project with teamwork; the master plan to the left is the effort of all the studio students. Then, each individual student was assigned to develop a site design for a target area of our selection. My individual selection is a residential community with the main theme of Cotton Rose. This project created a residential community of Cotton Rose. Located in the greater context of a master Plan for the three square kilometres town of Xinxing, this newly realized village was transformed into a place that has attracted many new residents, tourists, artists, and business people while improving the lives of the existing populace. This example community shows the town to be a seat of beauty that both cultivate and celebrate the Cotton Rose. It is designed to be a place to live, work and learn, while at the same time it serves as a destination for visitors by attracting them with opportunities to relax, places to play, chances to shop and venues in which to gather.


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Water Cascade

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Little Asian Garden

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Town House

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Cotton Rose Mount

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Gazebo

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Children Playground

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Trellis

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Cotton Rose Plaza

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Lake View Wood Deck

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Sunset Lake

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PROJECT 04 Evidence Base Design Ageing Process Retirement Community Hainan China Sustainability

Location: Sanmenpo Town, Hainan, China Date: 04/12/2011~04/12/2012 Project Type: Final Study Project/ Team Work Responsibility: Case studies, site inventory, Programming, Master Plan, sections, Project Documentation, Master Plan Analysis, Individual Site Design and so on. Summary: This is a teamwork project with one of my classmate Xuemei Luo. We worked corroboratively from the research phase to master plan analysis, and work independently to produce a individual site design focusing on smaller areas within the master plan. The project is located at Sanmenpo town, Haikou city, Hainan province, China. Hainan province is famous for tourism with tropical monsoonal climate. The purpose of this project is to apply active ageing and evidence-based health care design principles to plan and design an active retirement community, where seniors can pursue independent living, and fulfil their health, recreational, social, and emotional need.

ctive ageing

Active Ageing

Hongming Retirement Community Master Plan@ Downtown Houston


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Independent Living (Sport Theme) Commercial Street

Independent Living (Art Theme)

Independent Living (Health Theme) Central Park

Changpo Reservoir Assisted Living

Therapeutic Center Outdoor Exericise Plaza Recreation Center-Classroom Recreation Center

Reservoir Linear Park

Urban Village Resort Hotel

Hot Spring Villa Mixed-age Duplex

Mixed-age Townhouse

Wetland Kingdergarten Community Center Central Green Mixed-age Garden Condominium 0

20 m

80 m

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Land Use Plan and Statistics

4

Parking Analysis

7

Wind Corridors

2

Open Space System

5

Housing Product Distribution

8

Phase Plan

3

Circulation

6

Surface Type Analysis

Responsibilty: The series of master plan analysis were created by my teammate and me, the first four drawing are mostly drawn by teammate Xuemei Luo, I involved part of modification. 01: Calculation of the Index. 02: Edited the drawing and label. 03: Typical Street Section. 04: Calculation of the Index. 05: Whole sheet was created by myself. 06: Whole sheet was created by myself. 07: Whole sheet was created by myself. 08: Whole sheet was created by myself.

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Reservoir Linear Park

Wetland

A

Independent Living (Art Theme)

Independent Living (Sport Theme)

Central Sports Independent Living Corridor (Sport Theme)

Commericial Street

Independent Living (Health Theme)

Independent Living (Sport Theme)

A'

A Art Plaza

Pedestrain Street Pedestrain Bio-swale Path Path

A'

Street Parking

Trellis

Pedestrain Pedestrain Bio-swale Path Path Central Sport Garden

Pavilion

Retail Pedestrain Pedestrain Retail Path Path Archade Street

Archade

PedestrainStreet Path Street Parking

Pedestrain Path

Street Parking

Green Corridor

B B'

Reservoir Linear Park

Wetland

B

Rooftop Garden B'

Tropical Pavilion

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Healing Garden

Chess Plaza

Terrace Trail

Gathering Plaza

Terrace Trail Healing Garden Infinity Pool Entry Plaza Assited Living

Entry Plaza

Bio-swale


Mixed-age Townhouse

Mixed-age Duplex

Reservoir Linear Park

Wetland

C Ramp to Parking Pedestrian Garage & Path Building Entrance

Duplex Backyard

Road

Pedestrian Frontyard Path & Entrance

Townhouse Backyard

Bio-swale

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Waterfront Walking Trail

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Wetland

Reservoir Linear Park

Mixed-age Garden Condominium

Central Green

Mixed Ages Garden Condominium

D

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Terrece Plaza

Terrece Plaza

Bio-swale

Trellis

Sitting Area

Terrace Garden

Terrace Garden

Bio-swale

Green Buffer

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PROJECT 05 Low Impact Development

Green Roof Texas A&M University

Sustainable Stormwater Management

Green Roof Design

Stormwater Managment with Green Roof Technique@Texas A&M University

Location: Rooftop of Student Computer Center, TAMU, College Station, Texas Date: 2010 Summer Project Type: Studio Project/ Individual Work Responsibility: individual site Design, perspective drawing, CAD drawing, section Summary: The project is to use Low Impact Development technique for stormwater management of Texas A&M university central campus. A demonstration roof garden of Annex library will provide alternative opportunities for reference future master plan of Texas A&M University. It also imports the concept of LID technology by integrating ecology, education, entertainment and technology to create a green, sustainable and better environment for campus.


Perspective From the Corner of Sitting Area

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Green Roof Site Plan

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The Shape of Drainage Chamber

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Drainage of Green Roof Drainage Chamber Intensive Green roof Vegetation Growth Media ( 12'' Thickness ) System Filter

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1'

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Hydrotech Gardendrain GR50 2'' Height Moisture Management Fabric

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Insulation Root Barrier(Secondary Membrane) Roofing Membrane Roofing Deck Bonding Adhesive

Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture LAND 603 Summer 2010

Kisss Below Flow Flat Irrigation System

2Drainage of Green Roof

Metal Grate Above the Extensive Roof

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Scale 1-1"=1'-0"

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Aluminum grate, 150mm(W), 250mm (H) 3' Porous Paver Concrete Curb Extensive Green roof Vegetation,Sedum Growth Media ( 3'' Thickness )

Hydrotech Gardendrain GR30 1 1/4'' Height 6"

Moisture Management Fabric Insulation Root Barrier(Secondary Membrane) Roofing Membrane

Grate Settlement

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SCC Roof Garden Metal Grate and Extensive Roof

Green Roof at Parapet Metal Grate Above the Extensive Green Roof 3

Scale 1-1"=1'-0"

3' 6'' High Parapet

Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture LAND 603 Summer 2010

06-08-10

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Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture LAND 603 Summer 2010

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Other Work

Date: 08/12/2009~12/12/2011 Responsibility: construction drawings, pencil sketches, markers drawing Project Type: Individual graphics work

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