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Contents Resume Spring 2011 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Summer 2010 Fall 2009 Summer 2009 Professional Work 2007-2009
EDUCATION EDUCATION Yale School Yale School of Architecture of Architecture / Fall /2008 Fall -2008 Present - Present MasterMaster of Architecture of Architecture (I) Program (I) Program
University University of Waterloo, of Waterloo, Ontario, Ontario, Canada Canada / Fall /2005 Fall 2005
Student Student Exchange Exchange Program, Program, Participated Participated in Urban in Urban DesignDesign Studio Studio and Design/Build and Design/Build Studio Studio
National National University University of Singapore of Singapore / 2003/ -2003 2007- 2007 Bachelor Bachelor of Artsof inArts Architecture in Architecture (Honours) (Honours) May ‘07May ‘07
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE JIA-JUN JIA-JUN YEOYEORELEVANT
KohnKohn Pedersen Pedersen Fox Associates Fox Associates PC, New PC, York New City York/ City 2007/ Aug 2007–Aug 2008 – 2008 Jul Jul ADDRESS ADDRESS Junior Junior Architect Architect ∙ +(1) 212-237-3588 ∙ +(1) 212-237-3588 ∙ www.kpf.com ∙ www.kpf.com
1012 Chapel 1012 Chapel Street,Street, Unit 202 Unit 202 New Haven, New Haven, CT 06510 CT 06510 Büro-OS, Büro-OS, Beijing Beijing / Summer / Summer 2010 2010 USA USA Architectural Architectural Intern Intern ∙ +(86) ∙10-5900-1989 +(86) 10-5900-1989 ∙ www.buro-os.com ∙ www.buro-os.com
PHONE PHONEThe Secret The Secret LittleLittle Agency, Agency, Singapore Singapore / 2009/ Jul 2009– Jul Aug– Aug
+(1) 646-763-4566 +(1) 646-763-4566 DesignDesign ∙ Construction ∙ Construction ∙ www.thesecretlittleagency.com ∙ www.thesecretlittleagency.com
EMAIL EMAILAlsopAlsop Architects, Architects, Singapore Singapore / 2006/ Jun 2006–Jun Aug– Aug
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Architectural Architectural Intern Intern ∙ www.alsoparchitects.com ∙ www.alsoparchitects.com
Ministry Ministry of Design, of Design, Singapore Singapore / 2004/ Jun 2004–Jun Aug– Aug
Architectural Architectural Intern Intern ∙ +(65) ∙6222-5780 +(65) 6222-5780 ∙ www.modonline.com ∙ www.modonline.com
EqualEqual BrandBrand Design, Design, Singapore Singapore / 2001/ Jan 2001–Jan Mar– Mar Graphic Graphic DesignDesign Intern Intern ∙ +(65) ∙6223 +(65)3398 6223 3398
ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Yale School Yale School of Architecture of Architecture / 2010/ –2010 2011– 2011
Teaching Teaching Fellow,Fellow, Intermediate Intermediate Planning Planning and Development, and Development, with Professor with Professor Alexander Alexander Garvin Garvin Teaching Teaching Assistant, Assistant, Sites &Sites Buildings, & Buildings, with Professor with Professor StevenSteven Harris Harris
DeathDeath of Print of Print / 2007/ –2007 2010– 2010
Contributor Contributor ∙ End of∙ End Century of Century Gallery,Gallery, New York NewCity York City
5ft Creatives 5ft Creatives / 2007/ –2007 2010– 2010 Founder Founder ∙ Director ∙ Director ∙ Writer∙ Writer
Singapore Singapore Architect Architect Magazine Magazine / 2010/ 2010 Contributor Contributor
Department Department of Architecture, of Architecture, National National University University of Singapore of Singapore / 2006/ – 2006 2007– 2007 Vice President, Vice President, The Architectural The Architectural SocietySociety Teaching Teaching Assistant, Assistant, Technology Technology in Social in Social Habitats, Habitats, with Professor with Professor Wong Yunn WongChii Yunn Chii
Singapore Singapore YouthYouth Expedition Expedition Project Project / 2005/ 2005
Volunteer Volunteer with Tsunami with Tsunami relief effort reliefin effort Galle, in Sri Galle, Lanka Sri Lanka
GuardGuard of Honour, of Honour, Republic Republic of Singapore of Singapore Air Force Air Force / 2002/ 2002 Freelance Freelance Graphic Graphic Design Design / 2000/ – 2000 Present – Present AWARDS AWARDS & COMPETITIONS & COMPETITIONS BuildBuild a Better a Better Burb Burb / 2010/ 2010
Finalist, Finalist, with Kipp withC.Kipp Edick C.∙Edick www.buildabetterburb.org ∙ www.buildabetterburb.org
Dean’s Dean’s List / List 2003/ –2003 2004 – 2004
National National University University of Singapore, of Singapore, Department Department of Architecture of Architecture
Field Field Defence Defence Squadron, Squadron, Republic Republic of Singapore of Singapore Air Force Air Force / 2002/ 2002 Outstanding Outstanding RSAF Serviceman RSAF Serviceman of the Month, of the Month, Letter Letter of Commendation of Commendation
SKILLS SKILLS AutoCAD, AutoCAD, Microstation, Microstation, Adobe Adobe Creative Creative Suite, Maya, Suite, Rhinoceros, Maya, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Sketchup, Pepakura, Pepakura, Maxwell, Maxwell, V-Ray, V-Ray, MentalMental Ray, Ecotect, Ray, Ecotect, Microsoft Microsoft Office Office / Wood/ & Wood Metal & working, Metal working, Experimental Experimental Casting, Casting, TimberTimber & S.I.P.&Construction, S.I.P. Construction, CNC Milling, CNC Milling, Hand Drafting, Hand Drafting, Self-Publishing Self-Publishing Fluent Fluent in English in English and Mandarin, and Mandarin, both written both written and spoken. and spoken.
REFERENCES REFERENCES available available upon request upon request
CALIFORNISTATION YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE GREG LYNN ADVANCED STUDIO SPRING 2011
Infrastructural Topologies This studio focused on the design of a high speed rail station for California in Downtown Los Angeles, while harnessing the density and lack of a central void characterized by the typology of the hypostyle hall. Crucial to this was the definition of a contemporary column; the columns developed here mediate between the planometric differences generated by the infrastructural program of the building. As a multi-modal transporation knot, the station will be a point of convergence for trains, automobiles and pedestrians. Connections at the intersections of these columns allow for the creation of a variety of inhabitable space within the hollow columns, while circulation systems and points of release punctuate the user experience as one enters the void figures between columns.
Reflected Ceiling Plan
The project adapts existing modes of transportation while achieving a synthesis of various types of traffic through the use of a scaled-up columnar hall. While the traditional definition of the hypostyle hall operates based on repetition and flatness, here the station utilizes large scale, subtle columnar variation and volumetric intersection to create spatial difference and interconnectivity, adapting the typology of the civic hypostyle to a contemporary infrastructural institution. Access to the station happens on multiple levels: from the train tracks, charging tracks below at B2, and from the existing Union Station on North Alameda Street and from the Gateway Transit Center.
Level 1 plan: Travel Lounges, F&B, Access to platforms Basement 2 plan: Charging Highway, Parking, Retail, Connection to Santa Ana Freeway / East Cesar E Chavez Ave Basement 1 plan: Grand hall, Retail, Connection to Union Station and Gateway Transit Center
view from north massing model
GROUNDING CALLAN YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE TOD WILLIAMS & BILLIE TSIEN ADVANCED STUDIO FALL 2010
Practice makes perfect The town of Callan developed – as did many towns and cities in the 19th century – with their backs turned toward the main waterways. Instead, the ‘Main street’ was where the attention of the town folk was centered; and in Callan’s case, away from its historical medieval lanes and Kings River. Through the manipulation of the ground surface and insertion of textured ground surfaces, the KCAT Theater Center performs its bridging function while creating a new public space. The new ground surface links the main street intersection of Callan directly to the Theater Center, where a flexible performance hall, workshops and apartments surround a series of rehearsal spaces in which the daily activities of actors and artists unfold. While the horizontal configuration of program provides a counterpoint to the
vertically stratified nature of the existing KCAT building, the massing of the project expresses an aggregation of built form at the river’s edge – a privilege previously only offered to streets and squares – while organizing spaces around the daily practice of rehearsal. While expressing the accessible nature of the KCAT program and its new premises, the ground surface links the main street intersection of Callan directly to the Theater Center, where it slips between a flexible performance hall, workshops and apartments which surround a series of rehearsal spaces in which the daily rituals of actors and artists unfold. This project was nominated for the Yale School of Architecture’s H.I. Feldman Prize in the Fall of 2011.
Continued by means of a narrow bridge over the river, the ground surfaceâ€™s consistent materiality across foreground and background collapses the space between the existing art centreâ€™s premises and the new theatre centre. While the car park has been redesigned to suggest its use for activities ranging from daily parking to an annual arts festival, the rehearsal spaces and performance hall allow for flexible occupancy and back of house access to encourage theatrical experimentation. Program diagrams and site plan at ground floor
theater hall 2600 sf.
prop shop 1000 sf.
cafe 1000 sf.
dressing room 500 sf.
rest rooms 500 sf.
load / unload 400 sf.
rehearsal / common use space 800 sf.
rehearsal / common use space 500 sf.
rehearsal / common use space 500 sf.
rest rooms 500 sf.
rehearsal / common use space 200 sf.
office / admin 100 sf.
4 bedroom apartment 1000 sf.
2 bedroom apartment 500 sf.
studio apartments 250 sf. x 4
green room 100 sf.
box office 100 sf.
spill out spaces
transitional spaces cafe
loading / unloading
access & circulation
Central communal space, rehearsal rooms and theatre hall
Aerial view of Callan with ground surfaces highlighted
STRIP CITY YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE BIMAL MENDIS URBANISM STUDIO SPRING 2010
The removal of the I-195 highway in Providence, RI presented the opportunity for the insertion of a physically connective strip condition within the center of downtown providence, which will enable previously unprecedented programs and building types to catalyze the integration of local economy and human capital. What would happen if the edge became the center?
Amgen Research & Recreation Center, Providence RI Longitudinal section through recreational plinth
Various scales of architecture, building types and infrastructure occupying the zone of the periphery were examined in order to posit the repositioning of edge and peripheral types within the very center of Providence as catalytic agents; leveraging on the cooperative potentials between key industries and existing academic research institutions.
Extracts from pamphlet Peripheral Inversion of Manhattan
JJ YEO GINA DI TOLLA
prologue what type?
This kit has been developed as a guide to examining non-standard and hybrid buildings types which could constitute the ingredients of new urban districts, and test development parcels in locations where marketdriven types will constitute the majority of buildings.
These typologies have unfortunately come to represent the anti-urban, but they are just as much a part of the urban vocabulary.
If the Urbanism Starter Kit proposed informed building blocks that aim to balance economic, dimensional and environmental criteria, these observations look to eccentricities of typology that exist on the perimeter of urbanity in cities as we know it, to hypothesize what they can offer to specific urban contexts.
While typical types emerge as inevitable manifestations of market forces and use, the new types here solve specific emergent problems through programmatic transformation while maintaining core flexibility. The relative value of the land will have an impact on the potential elasticity of the type. In newly planned urban districts, the need for new identity, driven by economic agenda, impacts the evolution of the pure prototype into collaged assemblages.
Clubhouse & Sport facilities 1m
Rules of Thumb: - Storage of commercial / personal goods & items - Usually commercial / industrial storage facilities are located at the city fringe, while personal storage facilities are located more centrally
Rules of Thumb:
- Located near infrastructural highways - Large, Horizontal, Low Structures. - Required Usage of - Large Loading / Vehicle Storage & Parking Area
- Also known as Interstate Rest Areas - Located along U.S. Interstate Highways - Provide Food & Drink, Fuel and other Amenities to Drivers - Usual Tenants: Macd
Rules of Thumb: - The average golf course runs between 6400-6800 hundred yards, that’s up to 3.86 miles. An 18-hole golf facility averages about 150-200 acres of total land, including water bodies, hard structures, and out-of-play-areas. Typical urban courses are only 110-120 acres, and courses in resort areas may go up to 170-190 acres. - Green fees can be high; in this case Pebble Beach charges USD$495 per flight - Attendant facilities include a clubhouse with food & beverage amenities and other sport facilities like a pool, tennis courts, etc. and even overnight guest rooms. - Drainage and Grading of golf courses are considered and are usually designed to be compatible with the character of their immediate environments - The golf industry has a substantial impact on the local economy. The 25 cours es in Scottsdale Arizona employ 1,025 workers with a combined payroll of $22.6 million per year. The direct economic impact of those 25 courses is conserva tively estimated at $45 million per year, with revenues of almost $676,000 in sales taxes in 1995. It is the indirect economic impact from tourists enjoying golf in Scottsdale, that provides economic benefits to the entire community. In addi tion to playing golf, tourists stay in Scottsdale hotels and resorts, eat at local restaurants, and shopping at local businesses. The indirect revenues generated from golf can be four or five times the amount of direct revenues. - Residential developments often incorporate golf courses into development plans, both as an additional amenity for future residents and as a way to add value to residential properties along the golf course.
Golf Course Water Management Schematic
2008 City Budget
JOHNSON & WALES
$800M $800M 2008 2008 City City Budget Budget
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Edge precedents Large scale sports and recreation precedents
chelsea piers manhattan
payne whitney gymnasium new haven
pier 40 manhattan
site providence, ri
water cube beijing, china
Unfolded plan and section Tidal pool, flood plain and stormwater system
Control Point / Chestnut St.
Catchment / Storm Zone 4
Control Point / Richmond St.
Catchment / Storm Zone 3
Cooperative programs give birth to architectures which materialize as infrastructure-scaled buildings catering, in this case, to research and development programs linking up Bio-Med MNCâ€™s such as AMGEN and local institutions like Brown University. These buildings inhabit a flexible green thoroughfare which doubles as connective park tissue and stormwater repository and contingency flood plain for the city of Providence.
Control Point / Dyer St.
Catchment / Storm Zone 2
Catchment / Storm Zone 1
Transverse section Proposal for Amgen-Brown University Bio-Medical Research & Recreation Center
RE-LIEF FINALIST, BUILD A BETTER BURB COMPETITION WITH KIPP C. EDICK SUMMER 2010
In examining the existing implements that constitute the urban zero-point, we saw the opportunity to rebuild Long Island literally from the ground up. While architecture has changed over time, the built environment’s hardscape – that which constitutes any given stretch of sidewalk, asphalt, tree planters, newsstands, hard paving and even street lighting – has essentially remained constant regardless of location, be it city center, suburban strip mall or rural countryside. The needs of the Long Island ‘burb requires more than just purely unctional implements but something which can sustain an aging population, while catering to and attracting an active younger demographic with new implements that improves the surroundings while offering a different living environment from the metropolis. Seemingly convenient, the current suburban landscape in Long Island is geared towards the default use of the automobile by its inhabitants. An analysis of land use within the Hicksville downtown vicinity reveals that residential areas are distinctly separate from amenities and conveniences. A typical Hicksville inhabitant has to endure minutes of downtown traffic junctions in order to get a bottle of milk, a magazine, visit the laundromat or even to get some groceries. Contrast this with downtown Manhattan, where all the needs of an apartment dweller are met within just a twoblock radius. Performance thus has to be aimed at mechanisms that can accommodate physical accessibility and economic and social atmosphere. Instead of a top-down imposition of asphalt and concrete, the new hard-scape springs from bottom-up, taking into account existing conditions and inhabitants and enabling improved pedestrian and bike connections between related programs, and ultimately greater access to regional networks such as the LIRR and LIE. At the more immediate scale of the Long Island home, a five to ten minute walk to the office, or a light jog to the deli, are visions which the new hardscape will enable, in favor of neighborhoods which encourage human interaction and not traffic-light distraction. One startling obvious fact about most hamlets in the Long Island region is its unrelenting flatness. The lack of topographical variety has undoubtedly contributed to the unsavory nature of Hicksville’s downtown, which lacks an appealing environment for living, working, and play; much like any other Long Island neighborhood. Trading the largely single or double-storied city for one that has urban relief would offer greater variety in downtown skylines. Higher density development are efficient enough for rental, enabling a more liberated, pedestrian-friendly ground floor to meet the city’s inhabitants’ everyday needs; be it parking, retail or recreation and leisure. In what is a return to what surburb were supposed to represent - an escape from the metropolis - the reconceived hardscape reinvents the suburban landscape by a re-optimization of hardscape implements so that the Hicksville downtown is injected with greater pedestrian connectivity, while acknowledging the presence of important regional networks.
Hicksville, Long Island Unbuilt fabric defined by block and parking
North Broadway To incorporate a multitude of specific hardscape interventions, the N-S streets need to be widened to incorporate, at minimum, a bike and bus lane. The infusion of various types of regional hardscapes along Newbridge and Broadway would encourage walkability and discourage monocentric objectives. LIRR Wishbone The LIRR is turned into a feature by lining it with bands of bike, walk, run and bus lanes. The LIRR promenade is a way of embracing one of the staples of suburban lifestyle, the commute, instead of avoiding it until Monday. Sight lines to and from also add to the legibility of the projects ambition, re-connecting the past and present.
Parking Swales Where we have chosen to cover existing surface parking, we have either replaced it entirely with new program, or incorporated a surface that engages both parking and landscape simultaneously. Moreover, the swooping nature of the asphalt and grass berms is an attempt to provide a flat landscape with vantage points, and to connect moments back to the LIRR and shopping centre. Inserted Typologies Row Cross-Street Raised
YVMA YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE MARTIN FINIO COMPREHENSIVE BUILDING STUDIO FALL 2009
This project for an archive, which will serve as extension to the Beinecke Rare Books Library, is primarily about the archive user, its artifacts, and their relationship with daylight. Within the archive, the eye gradually adjusts to a new dim; light is employed sparingly; and an ongoing dialogue ensues at the interface between inside and outside, at the edges where the world outside ends and the life of the archive within begins.
Transverse section Third floor reading room plan
New York Public Library Rose main reading room Daylighting model Study model
Section looking south through basement auditorium
third floor reading room digital browsing reference desk
second floor galleries & offices
main circulation stair
info / display bar
ground floor reception reference desk theatre entry shoppe cafe
basement one theatre loading bay processing basement two archival vault
BEINECKE REDUX YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL MEDIA & FABRICATION SUMMER 2009
As part of a digital media and fabrication studio, beinecke redux sought to explore how the existing facade of the beinecke could be transformed through subtle alterations to its base geometry, while maintaining the experiential transition from a subtle exterior to a dramatic interior. Animation sequences were used as visual transitions between pages on the site, which further illustrated the redesign of Gordon Bunshaftâ€™s 1963 facade panel for the Beinecke Library at Yale University.
A gradient of visual and liminal porosity was created using Grasshopper in Rhino, and a 9-panel prototype was then produced by means of a medium-sized MDX 540 Mill.
Beinecke library facade with new panels Milling in progress Completed flip mill
Professional Work 2007-2009
THE SECRET LITTLE AGENCY FREELANCE TANJONG PAGAR, SINGAPORE SUMMER 2009
Located in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, this project for a small seven-person advertising agency involved the interior renovation of a conservation shop house to accomodate new office premises that included a meeting room, work stations and a pantry.
Plans, electrical, HVAC ductwork and ambient lighting
Whiteboard interior walls facilitate the creative process in the office Glass wall between meeting room and office area Ambient ceiling light Back door
HUDSON RAIL YARDS KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES PC NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK FALL 2007
Participated as junior architect for the design of the landscaped ground plane, in collaboration with West 8 Landscape Architecture. It is here, that 12 towers and a planned museum designed by KPF, Arquitectonica, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Elkus Manfredi Architects engage with the street level of the city.
Plan detail at 11th Avenue
TIANJIN HEDONG CBD MASTERPLAN KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES PC NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK FALL 2007
Facade types based on common guidelines set by the team for the entire development
KPF explored a number of residential tower layouts that maximized exposure to southern light and city view while still minimizing the â€œwall effectâ€? of stringing multiple towers next to each other. A number of precedents were studied.
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