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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

COLLEGE STATION ENERGY CORRIDOR

LEAGUE CITY

COSTA RICA

JIAZHENG ZHU dennis193223@gmail.com (979)7039-260


‘Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.’


EDUCATION

JIAZHENG ZHU dennis193223@gmail.com (979)7039-260

2015.01-2018.07

Texas A&M Univeristy Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Minor in Urban Planning

2014.01-2014.10

Texas A&M Univeristy Exchange Student in Department of Horticulture

2011.09-2015.07

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, China

EXPERIENCE 2017.06-2017.12

Landology.Inc Intern Landscape Architect Intern

2017.03

Costa Rica Study Abroad Member Semester Project in Soltics Center in Costa Rica, Redesign Texas A&M Student Center, Team Leader

2016.10

National ASLA Conference Volunteer Volunteer, Helping Arrange Conference Products, Conference Registerations


AWARD 2015 Summer The Green Lion

2015-Now

2017

Volunteer

General Design, Undergraduate Student Project,

Two-Weeks International Volunteer in Thailand, Building Local Temple, Helping Beach Restoration

Project “Nature as Catalyst” in League City, TX

PAB Leadership-to-Mentorship Program

2017

Member Member in Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and PAB Leadership-to-Mentorship Program, Mentors: Charlotte Tonsor, Real Life Project Manager, Former TBG Partner Principle Earl Broussard, Founder of TBG Partner 2015 Summer Fujian Duowei Environmental Landscape Design

2014.07 -2014.10

Award of Excellent, ASLA, TX

Robert F. & Florence H. White Endowed Scholarship Texas A&M, Department of Landscape Architecture Endowed by Robert F. and Florence H. White. Awarded to a Fourth Year Student in Landscape Architecture Whose Performance in Departmental Related Courses has Proved Outstanding.

2016

Traditional Plaza Design Competition Winner

Summer Intern

Texas A&M Class ‘69’, Department of Landscape Architecture

Summer Intern in China, Communicate with Clients, Using AutoCad and SketchUp to Build Model, Site Analysis.

Project in Texas A&M, Supported by Texas A&M and Class ‘69’ Budget: About $1 Million, Expect to be Finished by 2019

Department of Horticulture,Texas A&M Undergraduate Research Intern The Training Program was Conducted in the Laboratories of Dr. Mengmeng Gu, The Research Focus were Horticulture Science and Issues.

2013 Summer Dongshan Island Landscape Design Summer Intern Program Summer Intern Program in China, Island Landscape Design for Nature and Disaster Prevention.

2014

Study Abroad Scholarship China Scholarship Council Scholarship for Studying Abroad in Texas A&M University


Nature as Catalyst: Reintroduce, Revive, Restore Texas A&M Studio, TX ASLA Student Competition, 2017 Victor Duron + Cristian Gonzalez + Daniel Monila

EDC Addicks Sudivision Plan

(13-22)

Texas A&M Studio, Energy Corridor, Houston , 2017 Kourtney Gonzalez + Iris Soh + Rubi Ramirez

Traditions Plaza

(23-30)

Texas A&M Traditions Plaza Competition, Class ‘69’ , 2016 Kourtney Gonzalez + + Francisca Yanez + Claire Gaughan

Other Works 2014-2018

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Nature as Catalyst: Reintroduce, Revive, Restore Texas A&M Studio, TX ASLA Student Competition, 2017 Victor Duron + Cristian Gonzalez + Daniel Monila The site is in League City, TX on a 97 acre plot north of Clear Creek. League City is also threaded by frequent flooding issues and the eventual effects of sea level rise. Current development patterns of the city force residents to have fewer opportunities to access nature, decreasing the quality of life. With increasingly frequent flood events, the city faces more severe economic loss. Deteriorating and low-quality green spaces due to development increase ecosystem destruction and flood issues in urban areas, which would also produce negative impacts on surroundings. Based on the topic, “Nature As Catalyst,� this project focuses on using nature to boost the landscape multi-functionality, including ecosystem restoration, community revival, and reintroduction of natural stormwater systems. (Model By Professor Galen Newman)

Nature as Catalyst

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2001

Total Direct Hit from Major Hurricanes by States, 1851-2014 Florida Louisiana

9.5% wetland coverage

20

Texas

19

North Carolina

2006

12

Mississippi

9

South Carolina

6

Alabama

6

New York

2008 IKE

10.7% tree coverage

8.4% wetland coverage

9.9% tree coverage

7.8% wetland coverage

5

Rhode Island

3

12.4% tree coverage

37

4

Massachusetts

3

Connectiut

3

Georgia

3

$19.3 Bi

2011


Water Damage in League City, TX $ 6.1 million = City Clean Up for IKE $ 5.5 million = Commercial

Site League City

$ 5.4 million = Infrastucture

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Important facilities are between Clear Creek and the 500 years floodplain

57.6% surface (rate<25%), including southwestern rural area

100 Year Floodplain 500 Year Floodplain Velocity Hazard

Sea Level Rise along the Texas Coast

45.4% surface (rate<25%), including southwestern rural area

36.2% surface (rate<25%), including southwestern rural area

(FloodPlain Analysis By Cristian Gonzalez)

Nature as Catalyst

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Bike Network

Wildlife Network

Road Network

Land Value

Land Bank

Floodplain


Communnity

Revive

Life Style

Reintroduce Green Space

Restore

Nature

Ecomomy

Habitat

Primary Road Secondary Road Major Connector Nodes Parking

Wetland

Stormwater

Wildlife Floodplain

Education

Vehicle Circulation

Land value

Pedestrian Trails Bicycle and Pedestrian Road

Concept

The design concept proposes a seasonally flooded wetland, riparian buffer and a grove near the existing waterway to create stormwater storage through nature preserves. The design proposes attractions for the entire community and converts the space into a series of destinations. Based on the revival concept, more jobs would be created because of more commercial and mix used areas.

Bike & Pedestrian Circulation

Nature Preserve Park & Recreation Agriculture Commercial Residential Mix Used Public

Land Use

Another key concept is reintroducing low impact stormwater facilities to manage flood problems. A new proposed disaster museum would be used to educate children and increase their awareness.

LID Facility Map

Nature as Catalyst

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Restore

Revive 9

Rapirian

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Constructed Wetland

2

Reintroduce

Event Center

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Restaurant & Retail

22

Multifunctional Detention Pond

10

Outdoor Art Walk

18

Farmer Market

23

Parking Garden

3

Grove

11

Event Lawn

19

Tennis Court

24

Edible Garden

4

Botanical Garden

12

Picinic Pavilion

20

Basketball Court

25

Floodable Amphitheatre

5

Neighborhood Park

13

Playground

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26

Pixelated Parking Lot

6

Obeservation Deck

14

Single Family House

Community Center (Green Roof )

27

Boulevard

7

Viewing Deck

15

Multi-Family House

28

Disaster Museum

8

Wilden Waterway

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Mix Use Building (Green Roof ) 1

1 24

3

26 13

2

25

1 3

6

9

4

21 11

12

27 13

10

22 23

14 16 5

0

7

200

400

800 ft

7

8

2

15

20

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Open lawn

Boardwalk (works in 100 year floodplain)

Seasonally Flooded Wetland Riparian Buffer

Event Space/ Outdoor Amphitheatre

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18 17

Constructed Wetland

Constructed Wetland (100 year flood)

Retention Pond

Retention Pond

Pervious Pavement

Infiltration Plant

Rain Garden Constructed Wetland Rain Garden

Residential Park Stormwater Management (Filtration + Infiltration + Treatment)

Parking Garden Stormwater Management (Filtration + Infiltration + Treatment)

Nature as Catalyst

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Constructed Wetland


Nature as Catalyst

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Reintroduce:Neighborhood Identity (5 years)

Revive: Community Facilities (5-10 years)

Restore: Ecological System (10-15 years) 11


Nature as Catalyst

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EDC Addicks Sudivision Plan Texas A&M Studio, Energy Corridor Houston , 2017 Kourtney Gonzalez + Iris Soh + Rubi Ramirez The Energy Corridor District is located in the outskirt of Houston, Texas. It is expecting great growth in the near future and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently lacking in facilities in the developed areas . The design goal is to create a walkable, bikeable, and livable community which at the same time creates a destination that promotes the area. The design challenges for this project are preventing Park Row Drive in becoming an alternative way for the highly trafficked I-10, preserving existing land features, developing a safer and ecological sound community. To accommodate future growth of the Houston Energy Corridor District, we strive to create a multi-modal, urban, and innovative community where residents would be able to work, live, and experience within a walkable area. The multi purpose design development that we are proposing emphasizes the needs of the current and future generations. The need for places that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just beautiful, functional but ecological sound. ECD Addicks Subdivision

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Floodplains

Pub

Topography

Ma

Watersheds

Ped

The 100 year storm event will affect 12 acres out of ~141.2 acres. It is approximately 16% of the total land of the site.

The topographic map shows the flow of water. The rainwater runoff finds its way to the Buffalo Bayou.

The Buffalo Bayou Watershed covers an area of 102 Sq. miles. It has 106 miles of open channel 15

(Analysis By Rubi Ramirez)


Median Family Income

blic Transportation Park & Ride Express Bus Service Local Bus Service Shuttle Metro Station

Median House Value in Houston:$158,000

Median House Value

ajor Road TX-6 Park Row Eldridge Parkway I-10

Median Family Income in Houston:$61,000

Bicycle Network

destrian Network Pedestrian Network Use Frequency:

Bicycle Network Use Frequency:

Low

Low

High

High

ECD Addicks Subdivision

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Transportation

Resident style do not fit surroundings

High noise and view

Existing lightfixture, pathways and underground connection

Blocked water view

Bioswale instead of open swale Opportunities for gathering space or open recreational area

Healthy trees

Leaning light fixtures

• Enhance inner circ and bike shared p • Transit service. Ad • Encourage bike us adding bike renta

Healthy pine trees

Great View

Public Safety Natural lighting Plantings to incease esthetics

Study retaining wall

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• Slow down vehicl and safety inters • Activate neighbor ing community

Wide pathway (Analysis By Iris Soh)


Mobility

culation, Add pedestrian path. Connect to I-10 dd car rental & share se. Redesign bike trail by al store

Life Quality

Vehicle Circulation Pedestrian Circulation Bicycle Circulation Trail System Circulation

• Built public spaces by adding event center • Placemaking by building plaza, neighborhood park, gardens • Clean urban place to walk • Pedestrian friendly by activating river walk • Environmental design by adding bioswale & rain garden

y

Economy

les by adding roundabout section rhood streets by revitaliz corridor

Community identity, retail, restaurants, mix used, market, community facilities Employee recruitment by adding more office Sense of place

ECD Addicks Subdivision

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Riverwalk Park & Pine Trail Park

Fresh Food Market Pine Trail Apartment

Office Business Plaza

Apartment Complex I-10

Mixed-Use Plaza Splash Plaza Riverwalk Retail Plaza Underpass Pine Trail Preserve Culinary Studio

I-10 Movie Theatre

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(Master Plan By Kourtney Gonzalez)


Riverwalk Park

Improved Underpass

Splash Plaza

ECD Addicks Subdivision

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Park Row Street Section

Green Buffer

21

Side Walk

Side Walk & Bus Stop

Bike Lane Filter Strip

Bike Lane

Car Lane

Car Lane

Bio-Swale

Bio-Swale


Proposed

Existing

Commercial & Retail Underdeveloped

Park & Open Space Mixed-Use

Residential Area

Parking & Transportation Residential Area

67%

Underdeveloped

Pervious Surface

53.2 Inches of rainfall per year

Potential Water Infiltration: 65.3 Million Gallons for the 100 yr storm event

in Houston

Water Treatment Saved: $6500

Underdeveloped

(Sections By Rubi Ramirez)

Job Produce Commercial & Retail

1440-1677

Mixed-Use

4675-5186 ECD Addicks Subdivision

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Traditions Plaza Texas A&M Traditions Plaza Competition, Class ‘69’ , 2016 Kourtney Gonzalez + + Francisca Yanez + Claire Gaughan The design proposes two curvilinear memorial walls made with a combination of frosted glass and dark granite to display historical information about Silver Taps and Muster. The soft, smooth curvilinear walls create a sense of comfort, safety, and relaxation, something we want to extend throughout the site. Along the wall will be raised planters with seating around them. In between each planters, the Silver Taps and Muster sculptures will be located at the center of these breaks in the planters. To create a sense of balance, there are two reflective dark granite fountains opposite from walls. Inscribed in the fountains are the 6 core values of Texas A&M. To keep the central axis in the site, the design incorporate a beam of light to go through the site as a symbol that one is always connected with the campus.

(Revised Design Drawing By Class ‘69’)

Traditions Plaza

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Traditions Plaza

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Central Axis of Texas A&M University Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye View


How often do you pass through the Traditions Plaza

Green Open Space

How often do you lounge at the Academic Plaza

Existing Planters

Pedestrian Circulation Bike Circulation Vehicle Circulation

How many times do you attend the Silver Taps

What do you think of the Academic Plaza and Military Walk ISS Building Coke Building

Life Sciences Building

YMCA Building

Beutel Health Center (Analysis By Francisca Yanez )

Central Axis Section

Bell Tower

Sully Statue

Silver Taps Statue Muster Statue

Traditions Plaza

Academic Plaza

Academic Building

Green Space

Evanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library

Melbern Building

Liberal Arts Building

Traditions Plaza

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5 1

8

2 3

4

7 6

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1

Planter Seating

2

Muster Statue

3

LED Central Axis

4

Compass Light

5

Aggie Muster Memorial Wall

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Silver Taps Memorial Wall

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Silver Taps Statue

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Core Values Fountains


Symbolism of form in our design: Curvilinear Wall Forms - Flow of Spirit, Cycle of Tradition, Eternity Segmented Six Fountains - Six Aggie Core Values Grey/Blue Fountains: Formality, Loyalty, Calmness, Reflection, Life

Wall: Story, Memorial, Solemn, Reflection

Light/Glass: Hope, Life, 12the man

Water: Healing, Cleansing, Purity, Renewal, Change, Eternity, Cycle, Life

(Master Plan By Claire Gaughan)

Traditions Plaza

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(Section By Kourtney Gonzalez)

Core Values Fountain

LED Central Axis

Planter Seating

Silver Taps Memorial Wall

Traditions Plaza

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1'-0"

OPTIONAL UNDERCOAT:

REFER TO ANCHOR AND FOOTING DOWNLOAD SHEETS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON BOTH ANCHOR ATTACHMENT AND TYPICAL FOOTING TYPES. ANCHOR ATTACHMENT AND FOOTING DESIGNS ARE SITE AND SITUATION SPECIFIC AND ARE INTEGRAL TO THE FINAL SHELTER DESIGN. DO NOT POUR FOOTING OR INSTALL ANCHOR BOLTS WITHOUT JOB SPECIFIC ANCHOR AND FOOTING DESIGN DRAWINGS. ALL POLIGON COLUMN ANCHORING SYSTEMS ARE OSHA COMPLIANT.

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Other Works 2012-2018 Other works come from internship and college study. The contrusction drawing is one example of the construction documents which has been completed during last internship. Hand drawings are some quick sketch examplse which illustrates deisgn ideas.

Other works

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Other works

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