Chieh Chih Chiang 917 863 8698 firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Harvard GSD
Master in Architecture I
BA International Relations Magna cum laude
Skills Design: Rhino, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Revit, Maya, Unity3D Graphics: Adobe CS, VRay, Maxwell Analysis: Grasshopper, Ecotect, DIVA, ArcGIS Language: Native English, Native Mandarin Programming: C#, Processing
Awards Platform 8 (Published), 10 & 11 (Nominated) Harvard President’s Challenge 2016 Finalist Hult Prize 2016 Regional Finalist MIT $100K Competition 2016 Semi-finalist
References Alison Von Glinow
Principal, KVG Design Office email@example.com
Asst. Professor, GSD firstname.lastname@example.org
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Architecture Intern 06.2017 - 08.2017 Developed schematic design proposals for 3 competition entries (West Kowloon pavilion San Antonio ADA, and NYC Chinatown Gateway), producing renders, drawings, project text, and structural studies Designed floor plans for two housing prototypes in Hong Kong and Seoul Contributed installation designs, cost estimates, CDs, and structural model studies for ‘Under the Dome’ exhibition at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Created concept designs and fabricated models for Next Home Seoul and Storefront NYC ‘Souvenir’ exhibitions Standardized the firm’s graphic representation through models and drawings Strategized business development (Branding, social media, publications) and designed brochure for distribution to developers
Arquitectonica Architecture Intern 06.2016 - 08.2016 Contributed garage and landscape designs for a 700,000 sf campus masterplan Conducted feasibility studies (incl. site and programming analysis) for 3 mixed-use buildings in Miami Created SD/DD drawings, zoning studies, and submittal packages for 8 adaptive reuse projects in Wynwood, Miami Designed elevations, managed drawing sets, and performed material research for 4 residences in Miami Beach Assisted PM with CDs and change orders for retail outlets in Adventura
MASS Design Group Design Fellow 06.2015 - 08.2015 Produced concept designs, site analysis, costing estimates, structure concept, and renders for The Memorial to Peace and Justice Contributed schematic designs and renders for Colorado College innovation center Developed masterplan and housing unit options for a mixed-use Poughkeepsie project
Populous Winter Intern 01.2015 - 01.2015 Developed concept proposal for Logan Airport Terminal E Arrival Lobby renovation and presented design to Massport officials
RSP Architects Architecture Intern 06.2014 - 08.2014 Performed material research and designed parametric louvre system for facade of the Church of Transfiguration
Vice President, Arquitectonica email@example.com
Principal, XChange Architects firstname.lastname@example.org
01.2011 - 04.2013
Led research team to identify underperforming assets in sovereign debt and corporate equities through market studies and field research in Europe and Asia
Miami Heimat Harvard GSD Option Studio
Readymade Brooklyn p1
The Cloisters Harvard GSD Core I Studio
A Copious Diaspora p11
Love Hotel Harvard GSD Core III Studio
Harvard GSD Option Studio
Harvard GSD Thesis Fall â€˜17
Professional Work p15
2014 - 2017
Miami Heimat Harvard GSD Fall 2016 Option Studio Advised by Inaki Abalos The site of transplants from one continent to another - economic, social, political Miami forewarns the coming sea level rise that threatens all coastal agglomerations. Into this city of artificial constructs and continental tensions enters this particular mixed use building - a vessel that collects programs hitherto bound within the generic interiority of the Miami mixed use and sets them into an iconic form confronting the city from its bay. Comprising a financial exchange, child immigrant facility, and a plastic surgery clinic, the building collages Miamiâ€™s economic centrality, its celebration of the body perfect, and its burgeoning role as the gateway of illegal immigration into a tense architectural confrontation. Adopting an nautical form befitting its immediate context, the building utilizes geometric juxtapositions to craft two major public sequences - one interior and the other exterior - that weave their way through the three major programmatic blocks.
Thermodynamic Types Trading Floor
Miami’s twins pressures of a rising sea level and increasing immigration from Central America shapes the program and form of the project. Sited on Watson Island in Biscayne Bay, the project confronts the wall of gleaming skyscrapers that defines the Miami skyline.
The thermodynamic properties of each programmatic ‘room’ informs their location within the project, as heat sources are cooled by natural ventilation and buoyancy while heat sinks are distributed to optimize daylighting and socio-cultural juxtapositions.
Garden Trading Floor
18F 1. Theater 2. Retail 3. Garden 4. Placement Center Classrooms 5. Placement Center Dorm 6. Medical Center Lobby 7. Operating Theaters 8. Internal Plaza 9. Trading Offices 10. Placement Center Offices 11. Trading Floor 12. Medical Offices 13. Immigration Center 14. Restaurant 15. Kitchen 16. Recuperation Suites 17. Condos 18. Immigration Court 19. Immigration Offices 16
The Cloisters Harvard GSD Fall 2014 Core I Advised by Kiel Moe The American college dormitory is the crucible of youth, where social networks develop organically around the rhythm of the communal everyday. This project deals with such a space: A dorm crafted from the reciprocity of a given facade 960â€™ long and a central stairwell. The interstitial space between houses the gamut of the college experience: Dorms, as required by the brief, and a circulation sequence wrapped around social/innovation spaces punctured by atria letting light into the living spaces. A range of circulation options host activities ranging from the raucous to the quiet. The myriad social networks of the college experience are thus given eclectic physical form.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Collaboration Spaces Study Spaces Quiet Dorms Mixed Dorms Social Dorms 14
Love Hotel Harvard GSD Fall 2015 Core III Advised by Renata Sentkiecwz A non-space, the modern Hotel is a foreign presence in the city of Sapporo, itself a piece of fiction steeped in Japanâ€™s fascination with the West. Climatically tuned to global standards and giving denizens no reason to enter its space, the Hotel is an alien in the city center. By introducing the most verncular of conditions - thermal baths channeling both Hokkaidoâ€™s geothermal potential and the Japanese love hotel typology - deep into its core, the Hotel now assumes a civic character. The intimate spas mediate the private, international hotel rooms with the public, local programs of gallery, theater, and greenhouse, fusing the non-space into Sapporoâ€™s urban fabric.
1. Two Hotels in One
2. Inserting largest program - Pool
3. Massing adjustment for program and shade 17
1. Radiation Exposure
2. View Exposure
3. Hours of Sunlight 18
South facade model
6. 2. 26th Floor
4. 18th Floor
2. 5th Floor
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Ground Floor 23
Concourse Business Hotel Theater Lobby Gallery Love Hotel
Readymade Brooklyn Harvard GSD Spring 2017 Option Studio Advised by Preston Scott Cohen Since Duchamp’s debut of the Fountain in 1917, the Readymade’s storied past has largely been the province of the art world. Design’s occupation with the Readymade is far more tenuous - to what degree could one utilize the intrinsic performances of the Readymade? On an architectural scale, functions hitherto accorded to the found object do not translate to a comparable affect. One has to get to the original geometry. The oloid, formed by two congruent circles locked in perpendicular planes, has the unique geometric property of tracing its own form as it rolls perpetually. This is a school sited in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Comprising co-located charter pre-school, elementary, and high schools in one complex, the school specializes in biological sciences and caters to the children of new immigrants in Community Board District 1. Located within the two oloids are greenhouses harboring plants from all round the world.
Greenhouse Native Species
Greenhouse Study Model
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Greenhouse Kindergarten Lecture Halls Vertical Farm Cafeteria Elementary School Laboratory Library High School Offices
Readymade Brooklyn was informed in part by an earlier project - my solo entry to the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Center for Architecture and Design Education (CADE) competition of 2015. The design deploys three strategies to introduce real world applications to high school education: 1) Learning by Delivery Both high school and after-school pedagogies will be based on project delivery, where students manage and participate in real world projects with citizens and officials.
2) Sandbox Each space is designed not around a packaged identity - ‘classroom’ - but is based on activities and usage frequency. Major programs rise through a sandbox of flexible platforms connected by flow spaces that host public reviews, brainstorming sessions, and lectures. 3) Adaptive Reuse The building integrates new spaces into an existing tower: its structure, space, and skin becomes a live demonstration of how we shape the built environment and vice versa. Utilities Shared
1. LEARNING BY DELIVERY STUDY Teacher
Student (High School)
Student (After School) PROPOSAL
REVIEW Citizens & Officials
2. SANDBOX User Frequency 730PM
High School After School Gym
Library Cafeteria Auditorium Offices
3. ADAPTIVE REUSE Structural Intersections
Juxtaposing Old and New
Exposed Building Systems
FFE Tax Credits
Copious Diaspora Harvard GSD Fall 2017 Thesis Advised by Andrew Holder The LACMA, an anonymous icon, needs new homes in each of Los Angeles’s four ecologies—the Foothills, Plains of Id, Autopia, and Sufurbia—40 years removed from Banham, yet still relevant in their urban taxonomy. These four copies of the LACMA are anachronic: there is no unique original, and precedence does not confer superiority. Rather, each anachronic copy recreates a different LACMA that is stable in ontology but morphologically disparate. The modern souvenir—baubles, fridge magnets, piggy banks, and keychains that copy cities into their a priori shapes—yields the visual, geometric, and material transformations necessary to realize these anachronic copies. Ensconced in their new homes, the efficacy of the four LACMAs will be assessed by their performance in program vis-à-vis their respective ecologies—as externalities.
Plains of Id
g Process 46
1. 3rd Floor 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 50
Film Archive Banquet Hall Exhibitions Cinema Lobby
5. 3. 4.
3. 4. 2.
8th Floor 54
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Restorations Storage Exhibitions Office Holding
6. 3. 1st Floor
3. 2nd Floor
3. 3rd Floor
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Backstage Stage Exhibitions Office Lobby Restaurant
1st Floor 1. 1. 2. 1.
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1. Residence 1. 2. Studio 62
Professional Work RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers (2014), MASS Design Group (2015), Arquitectonica (2016), Whimsi.Co (2016) Kwong Von Glinow Design Office (2017)
Project: Church of Transfiguration (Singapore, 2014) Studio: RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers Role: Generated facade patterns, renders, digital and physical modeling Phase: Concept 69
Project: Colorado College Innovation Center (Colorado Springs, 2015) Studio: MASS Design Group Role: Designed interior layout and programming Phase: Concept, SD 70
Project: Memorial to Peace and Justice (Montgomery, 2015) Studio: MASS Design Group Role: Contributed to initial design iterations, liaised with structural engineers, generated renders Phase: Concept, SD 71
Project: Magic City (Miami, 2016) Studio: Arquitectonica Role: Performed feasibility studies, facade and canopy design options, basic internal layouts Phase: Concept, SD 73
Project: Chinatown Gateway RFP (NYC, 2017) Studio: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Role: Contributed concept designs to competition proposal, developed structural system, generated all drawings Phase: Concept, SD
Project: Primitive Pavilion (Hong Kong, 2017) Studio: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Role: Contributed concept designs to competition proposal, developed structural system, generated all drawings Phase: Concept, SD 75
Project: City Hall for All (San Antonio, 2017) Studio: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Role: Contributed concept designs to competition proposal, generated all drawings Phase: Concept, SD 76
Project: Tabletop Apartments (NYC, 2017) Studio: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Role: Developed apartment layouts for modular residential system Phase: Concept, SD 77