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Jingyi “Jessy” Qiu Tel: 540-998-0925 Email: jingyiq1@vt.edu 201 Pheasant Run Drive Blacksburg, VA


Thesis | In Progress

Academic | Fall 2017

Competition | Summer 2017

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Staten Island, NY

Recovering Landscape Thickness

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Nude Scape Blacksburg, VA

Mirror Garden Berkshire, MA


Academic | Spring 2018

Professional | Summer 2018

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Atlanta, GA

Academic | Spring 2016

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Layered Launch

Squires Plaza Blacksburg, VA

Professional + Competition | Summer 2017

Blacksburg, VA

Garden 600

In | Out Studio Blacksburg, VA


Thesis | In-progress | Staten Island, NY

Recovering* Landscape Thickness Rossville Waterfront Revitalization “The emphasis shifts (of recovering landscape) from landscape as a product of culture to landscape as an agent producing and enriching culture... The focus is upon the agency of landscape (how it works and what it does) rather than upon its simple appearance.” - James Corner, Recovering Landscape as a Critical Cultural Practice “Globalization”, “Internationalization”, “Gentrification”, “Utopian”, etc. are words that depict the phenomenon of progressively unified societies and a lofty pursuit of a homogenous equal living environment for all of us. Groundbreakingtechnology, fast new developments and skyscraping sculpturalized buildings... Acts of looking forward is always filled with hopes. However, with the globalized communication about technology, in lots of cases, the identity of a locale is fading. Culture loss is happening around the globe. People are, in a way, more secluded from their everyday landscapes. Recovering landscape thickness can be a design theory that bridge the reciprocal communication between people - landscape and the past - future, and also provide a robust base to support the design structures.

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Waterfront: Coal Yard 1925

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Sleight Family Cemetery 1932

Waterfront 1929

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Sleight Family Cemetery 1932

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Sleight Family Cemetery 1932

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House 1938

House 1938

Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle 7

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West Shore Express

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Waterfront 1929

Waterfront: Coal Yard 1925

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Waterfront: Coal Yard 1925

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Waterfront 1929

Waterfront: Coal Yard 1925

The design is to recover the historical cultural landscape together with proposing recovery ecological remediation strategies that create opportunities and events ranging from education, economy, leisure and communication as a peaceful commemorative waterfront destination for Rossville and New York City residents and also a restored corridor for the wildlife.

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Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle

Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle

Recycling Center Access Gate 7

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House 1938

Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle 10

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Resturant [Old Church] 10

Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle

Waterfront 1929

Bermuda Inn

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Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle

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Stretching along the waterfront of Rossville, Southwest shore of Staten Island, the Site is composed with two dumps/disposal grounds: The ship graveyard and the early settlers burial ground. These two types of dumps, side by side, reflect the site’s evolution from a vibrant historical trade port surrounded by farmsteads into an forgotten beauty of obsolete. The remains of barges and tug boats after the scavenging painted a spectacular beauty of obsolete that attracts tourists, adventurers, kayakers, artists and even movie makers.

Before 1524

The Lenni-Lenape, a diverse group of Raritan, Hackensack and Canarsie tribes and the first settler, was living on West Shore Staten Island. They relied on fishing and hunting for food and clothing.

1524

The Lenapes saw their first “white man” around 1500 AD when the colonists came to North America. First sighted by Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524, the Island remained mostly populated by the Raritans and Unamis Indians.

1630-1655

Three Wars (the Pig War 1641, the Whisky War 1642 and the Peach War 1655) between the Dutch and the Lenapes for the land conflicts and ownership.

1657

The Lenape signed a purchase deed of land ownership with the Dutch.

1661

August day in 1661 when Peter Stuyvesant authorized land grants to Dutch, French and Belgian settlers at Oude Dorp.

1667

The Dutch ceded the land to the English.

1680

Most

Pre-revolutionary 1763-1775

1830

Lenapes had left Staten Island.

Emergence of English/Dutch/French farmers & oyster fishermen. With Inns, ferry and stores along the shoreline, the area became popular trade port named Blazing Star Ferry (originally “Smocking Point”)supported trades of fur, tobacco and other goods with Europe. The area was renamed Rossville, after colonel William E. Ross. The name is also derived from the Rossville Point, an type of arrowhead created by the Lenapes.

1850

Emergence of chemical industries, coal transportation and furthur development of oyster harvesting. Irish, Italian, german, first Negro immigrants settled near factories and fisheries near Sandy Ground. Oyster harvesting become vital in Staten Island’s economy. [Serving Mahattan’s dinner tables].

1860

Emergence of Staten Island Rapid Transit [SIRT] linking Cliffton to Tottenville. Rossville experienced slow population growth with intensified pollution.

1913

Introduction of paved road systems.

1930-1945

During and after WWII, a large number of seagoing vessels were retired from service and slated for dismantling and salvage. Donjon Recycling [The Witte Shipyard owned by John J. Witte] began operations to answer that need, and continues in the business of scrapping barges and other vessels to this day.

1948

Fresh Kills was designated as a city-wide landfill.

1960

Gentrification: Population boom in Rossville with young, white middle class families migrating from growed Mahattan to look for affordable housing.

1963

Devestating fire burnt down homes and farmsteads. Massive constructions of residential houses took place.

1970

West Shore Expressway[NY440] bisected Rossville.

2001

The Landfill closed. Field Operation won the competition in 2003 to transform the landfill into Fresh Kills Park, which is partially open to small portion of public and will be completed and fully opened in 2036.

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Sleight Family Cemetery 1932

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Photograph Provided by Shaun O’Boyle

House 1938

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A dump can be held as a mirror of our culture. - Mira Engler, Designing America’s waste landscapes

Shipyards: a Cultural Mirror For the publics, the current method to learn about Staten Island’s comprehensive history and evolvement is mostly by reading textual materials inside of the museum. There aren’t many designed commemorative cultural landscapes in Staten Island. Only specific sections of the history are mentioned in these designed landscapes. The Historic Richmond Town might be the best place to immerse into the contextualize history of Staten Island in 17th century. The revitalization of the Rossville waterfront could be a comprehensive experiential commemorative cultural landscape that depicts the Overture-Movement-Coda of the Staten Island’s history. Ports and Shipyards play important roles though out Staten Island’s history. They are the founders and witnesses of Staten Island. They are crucial landscape mirrors of the evolvement of Staten Island from a Lenapes’ Natural Paradise to today’s industrialized and gentrified roaring American suburb.

Why Rossville? Most of the historical ports are renovated into modernized industrial, transportation, recreational maritime services, where have less conspicuous historical traces. The Rossville port [waterfront] obtains the most spectacular traces of both early settlement and also post-war industrial traces, which make this place an unique contextual cultural landscape of the Borough of Staten Island and a possible New York City tourism destination.

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Sea Level Rise + Flooding The site is susceptive to diverse hydrological issues associate with sea level rise. According to the projected 2050 100-year storm, about 60% of the land within the site would be inundated accompanied with severe tidal waves, which may cause erosion and sediment transportation with pollutants along the shoreline. Flooding would also endanger the transportation systems, wildlife habitat and the nearby commercial area, etc. Considering the projected sea levels, the water would encroach up to 20% of the shore by 2100. Common Strategies + Barrier Reef + Habitat Reconstruction

Current Water Table

B

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+3’ 2100[+4’] CWT +1’ +2’

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Ship Graveyard

Recycling Center

Arthur Kill Rd

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+3’ 2100[+4’] CWT +1’ +2’

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W:H = 1:2

Salt Marsh

According to the projected sea level rise data, 20% of the lower part of the site would be inundated [part of the Salt Marsh and lower area near the on-site commercial area]. The recycling center and the cemetery are not vulnerable to the projected 2100-year sea level because of their higher topographical position.

Cemetery

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Arthur Kill Rd

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SCAPE Living Breakwaters Tottenville, Staten Island, NY

+ Constructed Barrier Wetland

B A MIT Design Guidelines for Urban Stormwater Wetlands

+ Raised/Terraced Platforms

C’ HafenCity Hamburg, Germany

Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012. The aggressive hurricane killed 43 New York citizens that include 24 death at Staten Island. Nearly 2 million people were cut out from power. A large number of people were injured, temporarily dislocated, or faced permanent relocation. The total lost about this damage is around $19 billion for NYC. Staten Island was more vulnerable than other 4 boroughs. The peak storm tides at Staten Island reached 16 feet while waters at Manhattan’s Battery Park reached only 11.1 feet. Major Disasters caused by Superstorm Sandy

+ Groynes/Sediment Trap d Win

B’ Flow Direction

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Power + Infrastructure Paralysis + Bank Armoring/Gabion

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Bank Erosion + Stranded Vessels

Habitat Damage

Flooding


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Sense of Place Site Condition

Recover the Place

Pros + Cons Community Meeting

Academic | Fall 2017 | Blacksburg, VA

NUDE SCAPE Virginia Tech Old Turner Street Revitalization

Inside out Remediation Sustainability

Master Plan Section

This 4th year studio project is about deepening the understanding of the landscape thickness and focusing on material visualizing and construction detailing for a Passage Way+Social Courtyard design embrassing by an active power plant and students’ classroom buildings and dorms at Virginia Tech’s campus.

Concept

Design

Programs Thickness

Perspective Detail

The main concept NudeScape is informed by the color system and the bare texture of the power plant and is also inspired by the architectural design of the Centre Georges Pompidou. The project is trying to visualize the beauty of bareness by represeting the invisible processes of water recycling and urban agriculture.

Permeable Concrete

Gravel

Basalt

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Beauty of Bareness The idea of material color palette follws the color code used in the existing Power Plant. The angular and abstract industrial material together with the soft and delicate vegetation create a contrast between manmade and nature.


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& Land Cover Information

Drainage Area A Drainage Area A Land Cover (acres) Forest/Open Space (acres) Managed Turf (acres) Impervious Cover (acres)

43 1.00 0.26 0.41 0.90 B Soils

C Soils

D Soils

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

0.18 0.33

Total

Practice

Totals

A soils

B Soils

0.02 0.15 0.95

0.00

0.00 0.00

0.18 0.33 0.50

1.a. Vegetated Roof #1 (Spec #5)

3. Permeable Pavement 3.a. Permeable Pavement #1 (Spec #7)

C Soils

0.03 0.20 0.95

D Soils

0.04 0.22 0.95

5.a. Dry Swale #1 (Spec #10)

0.05 0.25 0.95

6. Bioretention 6.a. Bioretention #1 or Urban Bioretention (Spec #9)

0.00 0.00 0% 0.18 0.22 35% 0.33 0.95 65% 0.50 0.69

US COVER R TREATED TURF AREA A TREATED EA CHECK

6.b. Bioretention #2 (Spec #9)

C Soils

0.00 0.18 0.33

D Soils

0.00 0.00 0.00

Totals

0.00 0.18 0.33 0.50

Total

Land Cover Rv

0.00 0.22 0.95

OLUME (cf) (LB/YEAR)

1,269 0.59

UCTION (cf) ED (LB/YR)

868 0.60

(TP) (lb/yr)

0.20

Description of Credit

Post Development Treatment Volume (cf)

acres of green roof

45% runoff volume reduction

0.45

0.02

acres of permeable pavement + acres of "external" (upgradient) impervious pavement

45% runoff volume reduction

0.45

0.16

impervious acres draining to dry swale

40% runoff volume reduction

turf acres draining to dry swale

40% runoff volume reduction

1,269

UCTION (cf) ED (LB/YR)

868 4.58

(TN) (lb/yr)

1.13

0

31

38

0

0.00

0.04

OK.

D.A. C

OK. 2.00

0.00 0.00 0.00

D.A. D

2-year 0.00 storm

0.02

0.02

6.b. Bioretention #2

0

244

298

25

0.00

0.34

0.20

0.14

6.b. Bioretention #2

Nitrogen Efficiency (%)

Downstream Treatment to be Employed

Nitrogen Load from Upstream RR Practices (lbs)

0

0.00

Untreated Nitrogen Load to Practice (lbs.)

Nitrogen Removed By Remaining Practice Nitrogen Load (lbs.) (lbs.)

0.31

0.14

0.00

2.43

1.43

0.17

1.00

3. Permeable Pavement

impervious acres draining to bioretention

40% runoff volume reduction

turf acres draining to bioretention

40% runoff volume reduction

impervious acres draining to bioretention

80% runoff volume reduction

turf acres draining to bioretention

80% runoff volume reduction

25 5. Dry Swale

0.40

0.00

0

0

0

20

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

25

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.40

0.01

0

2

3

20

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

25

0.00

0.03

0.01

0.01

0.40

0.00

0

25

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

40

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.40

0.00

0

0

0

25

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

40

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.80

0.12

336

591

148

50

0.16

0.25

0.38

0.04

60

1.17

1.81

2.75

0.24

0.80

0.00 0.29 0.29 0.01 0.01

0

0

0

50

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

60

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

6. Bioretention

0.00 0.00 0.00 10-year 0.00

OK.3.00

D.A. E

storm OK.

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0

0.59 0.00 868 0.60

TOTAL RUNOFF REDUCTION IN D.A. A (cf) NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM RUNOFF REDUCTION PRACTICES IN D.A. A (lb/yr)

868 4.58

0.00 4.58

Hardscape

AREA CHECK OK. OK. OK. OK.

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

5.00

Bioretention Vegetated Roof

0.50 868

Softscape

0.00 0

Pond

0.00 0

Permeable Pavement

0.00 0 0.00 0

Phosphorus Remaining Removed By Phosphorus Practice (lbs.) Load (lbs.)

5.71

Post_Development Load (TN) (lb/yr)

0.00 0.00 0.00

Untreated Phosphorus Load to Practice (lbs.)

Remaining Runoff Volume (cf)

NITROGEN REMOVAL BY PRACTICES THAT DO NOT REDUCE RUNOFF VOLUME IN D.A. A TOTAL NITROGEN REMOVAL IN D.A. A (lb/yr)

1-year0.00 storm

1269

Phosphorus Load from Phosphorus Upstream RR Efficiency (%) Practices (lbs)

Runoff Reduction (cf)

1. Green Roof

R) NEEDED CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU EXCEEDED THE TARGET REDUCTION BY 0 LB/YEAR!!

OLUME (cf)

Volume from Upstream RR Practice (cf)

TOTAL PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL REQUIRED ON SITE (lb/yr) PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL BY PRACTICES THAT DOTOTAL NOT REDUCE RUNOFF VOLUME IN D.A. A RUNOFF REDUCTION IN D.A. A (cf) TOTAL PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL IN D.A. A (lb/yr) PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL FROM RUNOFF REDUCTION PRACTICES

D.A. B

0.33 0.29 0.18 0.01

Credit

Credit Area (acres)

Unit

SEE WATER QUALITY COMPLIANCE TAB FOR SITE COMPLIANCE CALCULATIONS

1,269 0.80 0.59

OK.

0.00 0.00 0.00

TOTAL IMPERVIOUS COVER TREATED (ac) TOTAL IMPERVIOUS TREATED (ac) (ac) TOTAL TURFCOVER AREA TREATED TOTAL TURF AREA TREATED (ac) AREA CHECK OK. AREA CHECK OK.

0.03

D.A. A

B Soils

1. Vegetated Roof

0.00

5. Dry Swale

-ft) c

0.00 0.00 0.00

Apply Runoff Reduction Practices to Reduce Treatment Volume & Post-Development Load in Drainage Area A

A soils

nd or

A soils

1.86

Nitrogen EMC (mg/L)

1-year storm

2.00

2-year storm

3.00

10-year storm

Proposed Building

5.00

0.50 in the selected drainage areas, 868the spreadsheet calculates an adjusted RV Developed and adjusted Curve Number.

open space

r turf to be

ed

Area (acres)0.00 CN 0 Area (acres) CN Area (acres)0.00 CN 0

A soils

0.00 30 0.00 39 0.00 98

B Soils

0.00 55 0.00 61 0.00 98

C Soils

0.00 70 0.18 74 0.33 98

Virginia Runoff Reduction Method Worksheet

0.00 1-year storm (in) with no Runoff Reduction 1.09 0 (in) with Runoff Reduction 0.62 Adjusted CN 81 0.00 0

eloped

2-year storm 1.98 1.51 84

10-year storm 3.88 3.40 85

D Soils

0.00 77 0.00 80 0.00 98 Weighted CN 90

S

Unfolding Water Processes

1.11

in the selected drainage areas, the spreadsheet calculates an adjusted RV Developed and adjusted Curve Number.

open space

r turf to be

ed

Area (acres) CN Area (acres) CN Area (acres) CN

(in) with no Runoff Reduction (in) with Runoff Reduction Adjusted CN

eloped

3)

A soils

A Soils

0.00 30 0.00 39 0.00 98

0.00

1-year storm 0.00 1.09 0.00 0.62 81

B Soils

0.00 55 0.00 61 0.00 98

C Soils

0.00 70 0.18 74 0.33 98

B Soils C Soils D Soils 0.00 0.00 0.00 2-year 10-year storm 0.00 storm 0.18 0.00 1.98 3.88 0.00 0.33 0.00 1.51 84

D Soils

0.00 77 0.00 80 0.00 98 Total Weighted CN 90 0.00

0.18 0.33 0.50

3.40 85

S

% of Total 0.00 1.11 35.18 64.82 100.00

Surface Flow

0.69 1269 0.80 5.71 0.59

Underground Flow Vertical Flow

868 1 4.58 0.20 0.00

yr) (Lb/yr) Required

D.A. A

D.A. A

Deep Underground Flow Spillway

0.00 0.18 0.33

D.A. B 0.00 0.00 0.00

D.A. C 0.00 0.00 0.00

D.A. D 0.00 0.00 0.00

D.A. E

0.60 4.58

D.A. B 0.00 0.00

D.A. C 0.00 0.00

D.A. D 0.00 0.00

D.A. E

3

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

Total 0.00 0.18 0.33 0.50

Total 0.60 4.58

Fountain Cistern Filter

The idea of creating a examplar site of BMP (Best Management Practices) was formed in considering of the bolw-shape topography, which makes the center of the site a natural low point for runoff collection and treatment. Rather traditionally hiding the water collecting

system inside of the nearby buildings, the design boldly reveals the usually invisible water recycling processes to the students and residents with “bare” pipes, fountains, and interactive water channel gardens.


Power Plant

Freymore Hall Old Military Building

Fern Garden Sand Garden

Greywater Pipes

CafĂŠ

CafĂŠ Lounge Sozu Fountain + Pond

ADA Ramp

Bioretention

Free Passage Creating a passage way for different user groups ito commute s also a main factor to consider in the design since ADA access was not available along the original Old Turner Street. The design provides a free passage with no obstacule for disabled, elders and young infants in stroller in order to get to any nearby places without using stairs.

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White Water Lily

Prairie Dropseed

River Birch

Ostrich Fern

Cinnamon Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

White Water Lily

Regal Dropseed Mist® Prairie Pink Muhly Grass

Bermuda Feather Grass Overdam Reed Grass

Chicagoland Blue SwitchBoxwood Grass

Overdam River Feather Birch Reed Grass

Blue Switch Grass Ostrich Fern White Water Lily Bowles Golden Sedge

Cinnamon Fern Prairie Dropseed White Water Lily Procupine Grass

Japanese Painted Fern Overdam Feather Prairie Dropseed Japanese Forest Grass Reed Grass

Japanese Painted Regal Mist® River BirchFern Pink Muhly Grass

Bermuda Ostrich Fern River Grass Birch

Chicagoland CinnamonBoxwood Fern Ostrich Fern

Chicagoland Boxwood Bowles Golden Sedge

Regal Mist® Procupine Grass Pink Muhly Grass

Bermuda Grass Regal Mist® Japanese Forest Grass Pink Muhly Grass

White Water Lily Blue Switch Grass Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Prairie Dropseed White Water Lily Blue Switch Grass

Overdam Dropseed Feather Prairie Reed Grass

Blue Switch Grass Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Blue Switch Grass

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River Birch

Ostrich Fern

Cinnamon Fern

Regal Mist® Pink Muhly Grass

Bermuda Grass

River Birch Ostrich Fern Fern Japanese Painted Fern Japanese River Birch Cinnamon Fern Painted

Chicagoland Boxwood Bermuda Grass

Regal Mist® Chicagoland Boxwood Pink Muhly Grass

CinnamonFern Fern Ostrich

Japanese Painted Fern Japanese Painted Fern Cinnamon Fern

Bermuda Grass Regal Mist® Pink Muhly Grass

Chicagoland Boxwood Bermuda Grass

Chicagoland Boxwood

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Bowles Golden Sedge

Procupine Grass

Japanese Forest Grass

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Hanover Permeable Paver 11 3/4” x 17 5/8” x 2” Steel Edge Restraint 5” Urban Accessories Flat Rainbow Grate Concrete Footing Planting Soil Min. Depth 3’ Mulch 3” 95% Compaction of Soil

Bowles Golden Procupine Grass Forest Grass Japanese Forest Grass Procupine Grass Forest Grass Japanese Golden Sedge Japanese Procupine Grass Bowles Golden Sedge Japanese Procupine Grass ForestSedge Grass Bowles

Bowles Golden Sedge

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1 2 3

1” COR-TEN Sheet AEROMIST 6” DIA Nozzel 1/4” AEROMIST Mist Tube with Welded Metal Holder 4 0.3” COR-TEN Steel Angle with 1” Anchor Bolt 5 0.3” Metal Sleve 6 Maintenance Access Cover 7 AEROMIST Pullery Driven Misting Pump 8 4” Underdrain 9 3’ Topsoil 10 6” No.2 Crushed Stone 11 8” Underdrain

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Competition | Summer 2017 | Berkshire, MA

Mirror Garden Berkshire Botanical Garden Entryway Design [Honorable Mention w/ Zichen Liu]

It is a destination yet a starting point. The wall of stone and polished stainless steel at the entrance act as a sign of destination by creating visual impact. The formal allée of maple trees creates room for gathering and outdoor parties; the informal meandering ribbon of stainless steel and aluminum bars encourage the interaction and exploration between the people and invisible elements of nature. Hear the sound when the wind blow through the aluminum bars, witness the fading of time slipping by when looking into the reflection on the façade of the “Ribbon”. The ribbon reflects the past and present, the serene and liveliness; and also introduces innovated recreation option at the existing site. The informal outdoor lounge provides space for watching, reading and social interaction.

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Professional | Summer 2018 | Blacksburg, VA

Squires Plaza Redesign of the Future Creativity and Innovation District (CID)

[Design w/ Virginia Tech Office of University Planning]

“A vibrant crossroads that promote collaboration through additional seating, enhanced landscape planting, and the introduction of public art.� Considering the existing streetscape improvements on College Avenue (between Main Street and Otey Street), this project carries a non-obstacle pedestrian promenade along the axis of College Avenue from Otey Street to the Drillfield, the social center of the campus. New public spaces with stormwater improvements and different functionality are created, and will provide more outdoor social and study spaces for the DonaldsonBrown Lawn, Newman Library, and CID Commons planned for the existing bookstore.

Newman Library

Kent St

< Drillfield

University Bookstore

Image recreated from the campus masterplan provided by SASAKI

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Squires Student Center

(Future Integrated Design Building)

Downtown > Blacksburg

1. Donaldson-Brown Lawn 2. GLC Patio 3. Stadium Seating 4. Outdoor Seating Area 5. Concrete Pavers 6. Ellipse Brick Walk 7. Bioretention Cell 8. Vegetation Screen 9. Bike Parking 10. ADA Route 11. VT Entry Sign and Kiosk 12. Organic Planting Bed 13. LumenHaus - with pools, seating and ADA access ramp 14. Permeable Geometric Concrete Paver 15. Tree Pit with Gravel 16. Vegetation Screen 17. Bike Parking 18. Bioretention Cell 19. Preserved Fountain 20. Seat Wall 21. Concrete Pavers 22. Library Plaza - supports events, emergency and food trucks 23. Event-Focused Seating Area 24. Planting Basin with Seasonal Interest 25. Flower path 26. Seat Wall 27. Bioretention Cell 28. Stairs 29. ADA Route 30. Bike Parking 31. Tree Lined Walk 32. Path - links to Alumni Mall 33. Service Access Area 34. Seat Wall 35. Bike Parking 36. Prairie Bioretention Basin

Drillfield Gateway + Library Plaza

LumenHaus Architecture Plaza

37. Vegetation Screen

Graduate Life Center

College Avenue Gateway + Donaldson-Brown Lawn

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Academic | Spring 2018 | Atlanta, GA

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Layered Launch Chattahoochee River National Water Trail Infrastructure Design [Interdiscplinary Design]

This interdisciplinary project is trying to foster a continuous identity along the stretch of the 48 miles Chattahoochee River National Water Trail. Fishing, kayaking and other water activities are the main reasons for residents to use the waterway. There are 16 major boat launches and numerous smaller launching points exist along this waterway. This infrastructure design is trying to regulate the launching points with similar materials and colors to foster a regional identity, reduce the water pollution and erosion impact of upland human activities with layered filtration system, and provide a sense of arrival and a space that support layers of human activities.

Bamboo Sitting Area w/ Natural Stone Mist Area Kayak Settling Area

Gathering Area

Leisure Area Water Access Area

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Launch Ramp


COR-TEN Steel Side Wall

Aluminum Kayak Ramp Handrail Retractable Kayak Rack

Kayak/Tube Landing Point

Raised Sun Bathing Area with Steam Bended Wood ADA Ramp

Gravel Iron Mesh Contained Crush Stone

Stainless Steel Grate

Battered Gabion Wall

Floating Stairs

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Professional + Competition | Summer 2017 | Blacksburg, VA

Garden 600 Residential garden design at 600 Preston Ave [AIA Blue Ridge Design Award]

Two-day garden design/ competition for the new residential house designed by Michael Ermann, a Virginia Tech architecture professor. The design is trying to create a larger space of living, which streches all the way from the inner house to the outer house. The design is also focusing on creating a sustainable environment. It recycles and reuses all residual materials from the old house dismantling and new house construction. It also provided a new rainwater collection + pond system with for the household. The garden is completed in summer 2018.

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Residential | Spring 2016 | Blacksburg, VA

In | Out Studio 1501 Bradley Lane Home + Studio Design

The design is not only in considering the needs of the clients, but also about how to manifest the beauty of the landscape with dramatic topography and a natural sinkhole. It includes Joy Plaza (20 people party space), a photography studio and garden, a private pool garden for Jessica and a hanging garden for hiking, leisuring and photography. This is a place, which composed the life of this family. Though the time is passing by, the memory is enternal and has been embeded in the landscape. The studio has an inside grade change in order to corporate with the landform. Three sides of the studio is glass that people can obtain views of nature without being interrupted. There is also no door inside of the studio because I want the landscape to flow through the studio create a sense that people is inside and also outside.

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