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landscape architecture portfolio


Content 01. Orion Park 02. National Mall 03. Buzzard Point 04. Watermark Place 05. Residential Design 06. Beat Box 07. Additional Work > Resume


01. Orion Park Urban Park Design Location | Cannery Park, Cambridge, MD Date | Spring 2014 Course | Capstone Studio The City of Cambridge hosted a competition for the Spring 2014 University of Maryland Landscape Architecture studio in designing an urban park for the Cambridge community. The students were challenged to come up with a design that could reviltalize an abandoned food canning factory grounds for the community while preserving both the environment and the historical value of the site.


Design Process Existing Condition Existing condition displayed what is currently on the site, which includes, existing woodland, rails to trail, stream, building structures and surrounding greenspaces. These existing conditions set the framework for the proposed park design.

Entrance and Central Space Vehecular entry is located on the east side of the park, closest to the busiest street while multiple entry are opened on all sides for maximum pedestrian influx from the surrounding neighborhood. Central gathering space is identified to meet and connect all entry points to the heart of the park.

Major Circulation Connectng the etnries and the central space, the major circulation for the entire park is maped out. the major connections not only connect the etrances to the gathering space but also the proposed new Phillips Factory building.

Partition of Spaces and introduction of stream The major circulation divided the central gathering space into small pockets of spaces to allow differnt type of activities within the park. Large pedestrian entry areas are also created for a welcoming opening to the park. Existing stream is drawn further into the site for headwater treatment and creating interaction.


Final Design

Riparian Buffer and Stream Restoration

The final design shows the spacial relationship between different areas of the park and display the water treatment areas implemented throughout the site. Pockets of water treatment areas such as rain gardens, bioswale, and living wall are placed all around the site to compliment the major stream restoration design, which seeks to filter headwater going into the Choptank.

Time Line starting point information Overview

The new rails to trails design adopted the concept of a timeline: telling the history and story of Cambridge and the Phillips Packing Company. This creates a place of memory that connects back to the community.

1648 Establishment of Cambridge 1800s Civil War and the begining of Canning industry

1902 The Start: Begining of Philips Packing Company

1939 The Peak: Best Times of Phillips Packing Company 60 kinds of canned goods | 10,000 workers 1957 The End: The Closing of Phillips Packing Company

The Memory Philips Packing Company Factory Building

The new design aims to restore stream currently burried underneath the park. Spliting the park in 2 general parts: A. forest conservation (100ft buffer) and B. opening up to the public (50ft buffer). Plantings are implemented along the stream and aims to treat water before entering the creek.


Final Plan Programs + Forest Conservation + Board walk + Interactive water fountain + Open lawn + Stream berms + Amphitheatre + Skate park + Storage room + Old machinary sculpture

View toward the board walk looking down stream

Section


02. National Mall Urban Design Location | The National Mall, Washington D.C. Date | Fall 2013 Course | Urban Design Studio The Smithsonian Metro Station is one of the busiest metro station in all of Washington D.C. with thousands of visitors passing through on a daily basis. The national mall seeks a new welcome center that can replace the exiting visitor center within the Smithsonian Institution Building, which currently lacks visibility and a sense of place for the visitors. The new proposed design seek to address the issue as well as creating a signiature space that spands the entire width of the Mall where all visitors can gather and enjoy.


Initial Diagrams/Sketches

Spacial Analysis

Circulation/Concept Diagram

Initial Concepts

NATIONAL MALL VISITOR CENTER CONCEPT

The concept is to provide a transitional space for the visitors from the metro and provide direction and gathering space for all who visits.

CONTEXT

ANALYSIS

SECTION

SITE PLAN

Initial concept sketch


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1. Sculpture Plaza 2. Central Water Feature 3. Interactive Glass Roofs 4. Observation Walk 5. Smithsonian Metro Station 6. Welcome Plaza 7. Information Plaza 8. Cafe 9. Outdoor Seating

Section facing the Washington Monument


View down the central water fountain

View from the metro station exit


03. Buzzard Point Urban Design Location | Buzzard Point Watefront, Washington D.C. Date | Fall 2013 Course | Urban Design Studio Located at the south of the United States Capitol, Buzzard Point posses tremendous potential for new development due to its unique location. Currently a located that is relatively undeveloped, re designing the site could create a new neighborhood of potential waterfront development. The new design takes a look into the future of the city where clean water flows through the river. It is focused on creating a cleaner urban footprint by creating a urban greenway that flows through the enire site and connects with the waterfont and the surrounding community. It also seeks to increase safe and enjoyable walking expereinces throughout the site to increase pedestrian and bike activities. Lastly, the new proposal will included the new DC United stadium to attract commericial activities along with the new waterfront development.


Initial Sketches

Diagrams analysis

circulation

pervious surfaces

buildings typology


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Programs 1. waterfront park/marina 2. recreational center 3. urban greenway 4. stadium park 5. DC United stadium 6. old bridge park 7. Florida Rock 8. Sports park


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SIDEWALK 15’

BIKE 2’

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PARKING

DRIVING

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1. Interacitve water fountain 2. Board walk 3. Athletic park 4. Old Bridge park 5. Picnic Lawn 6. Waterfront beach 7. DC United stadium


View facing board walk steps and picnic lawn


View out towards the water fountain/water front


04. Watermark Place Stormwater Management Location | Watermark Place Condominiums. Columbia, MD Date | Spring 2014 Course | Capstone Studio Community Watermark Place Condominiums is an old residential building located at Columbia Maryland. The resident of Watermark Place has requested stormwater treatment solutions around the building. With steep slopes around the building, this makes an interesting project to explore ways of stormwater management.


Site Plan

existing condition

before design

after design

Water Treatment Train


05. Residential Design @ Signature Landscape Contractors A collection of work samples done at Signature Landscape Contractors, including: + Landscape Plan AutoCAD/Rendering + Construction/Permitting Drawing + Landscape Installation Photos


Site Plan


Construction Drawing and Site Photographs

BRICK PAVERS SAND SET 4" CONCRETE BASE W/ #3 REBAR 12" O.C. BOTH WAYS COMPACTED SOIL OR STONE BASE

BRICK ROWLOCK CAP MORTAR IN PLACE

PAVER EDGING STRIP TO STRENGTHEN EDGE (AS REQUIRED) MORTAR SET BRICK EDGING MATCH ARCHITECTURE (ROWLOCK TO MATCH FRONT PORCH)

APPROX. 2'-6"

APPROX. 2'-6"

STUCCO VENEER WALL

BACKFILL/PLANTING MEDIA STUCCO VENEER GEOTEXTILE SEPARATOR FABRIC (FOR STONE FILL ONLY) GROUT FILLED CMU WALL W/ #4 REBAR BENT @ 16" O.C.

95% COMPACTED SUBGRADE

8" X 18" CONTINUOUS CONCRETE FOOTING W/ #4 REBAR 12" O.C. CONTINUOUS #4 REBAR CROSS @ 24" O.C.

Landscape Detail

Fleming Residence

L1

3839 UPPER UNION RD. ORLANDO FL 32814

FINISHED GRADE OF LANDSCAPE


06. Beat Box Evergreen Museum Art Exhibit Location | Evergreen Museum and Library, JHU Museum Design & Construction | Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Exhitbition TIme | May 13 - Septmeber 30, 2012 The seventh biennial installment in the Sculpture at Evergreen exhibition series features 10 new site-specific, temporary outdoor installations that are both inspired by and created specifically for Evergreen Museum & Library. Situated on 26 acres, Evergreen’s tranquil but urban setting allows viewers to wander the estate at their own pace to seek out the installations and in doing so learn more about the property’s landscape, architecture, history, and collections.


Origninal Design Concept - 48 Boxes

Concept Model Studies

Music Beat Inspiration


Redesign Instalation layout

“ Beat Box repsonds to Evergreen, the art-filled house, and the Garrett’s desire to have it seen as a place welcoming ‘lovers of music, art, and beautiful things.’ Fabric boxes create a maze-like series of hallways with blank walls - actual canvases - holding the potential for creative expression. Different heights inspired by modern digital music beat patterning, encourage an energized interaction wit he whole. Throughout the summer, young artists will paint these boxes, further emphasizing evergreen as a place where art is enjoyed and celebrated.”


individual box dimension

construction method

angle support detail

canvas sewing seam


07. Additional Work Medium | Pencils, Archival Ink, Prismacolor Colored Pencils


240-476-8876 | kaichochen@gmail.com 4000 New Broad Circle, Apt. 106 Oviedo, FL 32765 Education

University of Maryland - College Park

Department of Plant Sciences and landscape Architecture - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Member: Asian Business Association - America, Taiwanese American Student Association, Intercollgiate Taiwanese American Student Association

Awards

Landscape as Labortory - Beat Box

+ Selected as 1 of 10 site specific exhibition design at Evergreen Museum & Library Baltimire, MD

Cannery Park Competition: Cambridge, MD

+ 3rd Place winner of Cannery Park Competition in Cambridge, Maryland

Professional Expereicnes Jan 15’ - Present

Signature Landscape Contractors Design Assistant

Winter Park, FL.

Assisted in high-end residential outdoor space design from concept to installation Constructed construction drawings for sub-contracting and permitting Constructed AutoCAD drawing of landscape, lighting, and drainage plan Created 2D Photoshop plan renderings and 3D perspective SketchUp drawings Maintained constant communications with clients, sub-contractors, and installation crew members Design proposal drafting and editing

Aug 12’ - Sep 12’

Bio Architecture Formosana Intern + Constructed true to scale 3D building models + Conducted research on urban renewal projects + Conducted research on industrial site demographic and history

Taipei, Taiwan


RESUME Kai-Cho Chen Jul 12’ - Aug 12’

Imagineering Architects Intern

Taipei, Taiwan

+ Assited in urban forest park research, design, and site analysis + Entered public sculpture design competition for Taipei Department of Labor + Constructed master plan and public sculpture 3D Sketch-Up models

Jun 11’ - Aug 11’

Top Group Wu Architects & Associates Intern

Taipei, Taiwan

+ Conducted indivisual research on existing site condition of danshui Fisherman’s Wharf + Indetified suitable plants for Danshui region + Introduced new design proposal for Fisherman’s Wharf

Jun 10’ - Jul 10’

Shiko Liao Architecture Firm Intern

Taipei, Taiwan

+ Produced architectural computer drawings with AutoCAD + Assisted in creating Photoshop images of building projects + Assisted in building compartment designs

Technical Skills AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop/IIllustrator/Indesign/Premiere, Sketch Up, Microsoft Office, PC & Mac Literate

Language

Fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English


Thank you for your consideration .

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