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PORTFOLIO

YIFU KANG

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | 2018 yk725@cornell.edu | (541) 579-6538


CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION

Yifu Kang 08/2016 Present

Cornell University GPA: 3.86

09/2012 06/2016

University of Oregon GPA: 3.92

MLA II - Master of Landscape Architecture BLA - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Magna Cum Laude

EXPERIENCE 440 Kennedy Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853 (541) 579-6538 yk725@cornell.edu

REFERENCES Brian Davis

Professor of the Built Environment | PLA Cornell University brd63@cornell.edu | (347) 633-6530

Xiaowei Ma

Founder and Principal | PLA AGER Group mxw@ager.com.cn

06/2017 08/2017

Intern - AGER GROUP (Shanghai)

06/2015 08/2015

Intern - GENESIS Property (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

04/2015 06/2016

Art Editor - HuaFeng Magazine

06/2014 07/2014

Study Abroad - Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

06/2006 07/2006

Animator - Chengdu Wind’s Valley Animation Art Co. Ltd

Participated in the schematic design of the waterfront landscape and the National Games Venue in Xi’an International Trade & Logistics Park, China. Also participated in the landscape design of the Majestic Mansion Hotel in Qingdao, China. Created digital model for the key areas to test design. Other works involved including site analysis, research, conceptual site rendering, and client negotiating. Evaluated design ideas; Created diagrams and renderings; Designed layout for the whole landscape construction guidebook. Graphic and layout design for University of Oregon’s bilingual magazine. Designed the waterfront of the biggest inner lake in Japan - Lake Biwa, and worked with Kyoto City Waterworks Bureau to improve the historic Lake Biwa Canal.

Worked on successive animation frames; participaed in a designing project with an American animation series.

HONORS & AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Graphic Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Hand-drawing

Modeling Sketchup, Rhino, 3ds Max, Unity CAD AutoCAD

08/2017

2017 Best Trainee of the Year - AGER GROUP

06/2015

2015 SLANT International Landscape Design Competition ‘ Testing The Water ‘ Short List

This competition asks participants to design a “virtual space” which will have water as its central theme. There are 11 projects that finally made it to the Short List.

Rendering Twinmotion, Lumion, Visualizer Sound Adobe Audition, GarageBand Video Premiere, iMovie

06/2015

2015-2016 Arthur and Flora Erfeldt Scholarship University of Oregon

Recognizes landscape architecture students who have achieved outstanding performance in their studies.

Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint GIS ArcGIS

Recognizes the year’s trainee who has the best work performance during his/her internship at AGER GROUP.

09/2013

2013 #1 Tech 1 Undergraduate - University of Oregon

Recognizes student who had the best academic performance in Technology 1 class.


·Project Experience

·Work Experience

CONTENT DESIGN PROJECTS 1

ACTIPELAGO - Active & Archipelago - Riverfront Recreational Park Design

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New Bed - Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material in Neighborhood Park

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Blending - Connection & Transition - Brooklyn Museum Parking Lot Design

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A Harmonious Balance in Tao Hua Yuan - Bank Headquarter Landscape Design

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Testing the Water - Public Water Park Design

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Professional Works

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1-6 7-12

OTHER WORKS Other Studio Works

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Analytical Drawings

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Technical Drawings & Models

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Sketches & Renderings

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- ACTIVE & ARCHIPELAGO 01 ACTIPELAGO RIVERFRONT PARK, KINGSTON, NY, USA

Resilient Landscape Design | Cornell MLA Spring Studio | 2017

Situated at the mouth of the Rondout River waterfront as it enters the Hudson River, this 75-acre site has historically been a major public recreational destination for the region. However, while the city is expanding toward the waterfront, the water will be expanding back toward the city along with issues including sea level rise, storm surge, and marsh migration caused by climate change. This project seeks new ways to combine the fundamentals of urban park design with opportunities for climate adaptation and urban ecological design, and stakeholder capacity building to envision a new open space for the city and its community. “ACTIPELAGO” comes from the combination of active and archipelago. Inspired by the form and functions of the archipelago, the project’s goal is to utilize its advantages in connectivity, cohesiveness and resilience to create unique terrestrial and aquatic places that have high recreational and ecological values for Kingston Point.

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Circulation

Constraints

Opportunities

Drainage Issue

Entry Entry

Underused Trolley Access

Potential Recreational Area

Scattered Facilities Create Sense of Arrival

Landfill Area

Pedestrian Friendly Causeway High Marsh (2080)

High Marsh (2060) Low Marsh (2020) High Marsh (2020)

Low Marsh (2060)

Low Marsh (2080)

SITE ANALYSIS

ADAPTIVE

ACTIVE

COHESIVE

Erosion Protection Add Riprap

Multi-accessible Causeway Become Walk/Bike Friendly

Create View Point Enhance Visual Connection

Rebuild Wetland Create Back Wildlife Habitat

Elevated Boardwalk Bring People to Water

Improve Playground Layout Layout Pattern to Be Cohesive

DESIGN INTENTS

ACTIPELAGO - ACTIVE & ARCHIPELAGO

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FLOODABLE PLAYGROUND

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PARKING LOT

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UPPER ACTIPELAGO (SPORTS FIELD)

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WATER CHANNEL

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ARCHIPELAGO WETLAND

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OVERLOOK

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ROTARY PARK

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REUSE OIL FACILITY

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LAUNCHING DOCK

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MULTI-ACCESS CAUSEWAY

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: Main Islands Remain

WATER MOVEMENT CONTROL: Alleviate Wate

WATER DEPTH VARIATION: Provide Diverse Ha

Floodable Playgroun

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Recreational Fields

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MASTER PLAN

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METRICS

PHASING 2020

n Connected When Water Level Change

er Movement When Flood Event Happens

Build Elevated Actipelago

abitats for a Variety of Aquatic Plant Species

2020

nd

Multi-access Causeway

Parking Area

2050

Build Floodable Playground

Bridge

Wider Water Channel

Scattered archipelago is laid out to provide pleasing visual access and to mitigate flood Invasive Species Gone (Start Rebuilding Wetland)

2050

2080

Use Elevated Area to Build Access

Become Park or Dock

Become Water Channel in 2050

Build Wetland and Water Access

2080

ACTIPELAGO - ACTIVE & ARCHIPELAGO

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PERSPECTIVE OF WETLAND ARCHIPELAGO

Viewshed Vehicle Circulation Pedestrian Circulation Trolley Water Movement

SYSTEM DIAGRAM

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Section

PLAYGROUND DURING 20-YEAR FLOOD NORMAL CONDITION

5 YEAR FLOOD

10 YEAR FLOOD

PLAYGROUND FLOOD DIAGRAM (2050)

Floodable Playground

Deadwood Reuse

Rock Reuse

PLAYGROUND SECTION

ACTIPELAGO - ACTIVE & ARCHIPELAGO

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BED 02 NEW NEIGHBORHOOD PARK, BALTIMORE, MD, USA

Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material | Cornell MLA Fall Studio | 2017

Situated at the water’s edge in former wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay, the Port of Baltimore is part of a complex estuarine environment where legacies of labor, innovation, and ecological justice overlap with contemporary issues of public health, rising seas, and industry. Every year in this dynamic environment, natural and anthropogenic sedimentation processes infill waterways and navigation channels critical to the operation of the port, creating an economic and cultural imperative to remove 1.5 million cubic yards of sediment from the Baltimore Harbor. But this material is also the building blocks for restored wetlands, living shorelines, and community space at the water’s edge. This project explores new ways of reusing the dredged material to create a system of purification wetlands that mitigates local contamination and erosion problem while enhancing visitors’ experiences for one of Baltimore’s neighborhood waterfront park.

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Project Site

MAPPING THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN BALTIMORE, MD

NEW BED

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PARK CONDITION

SITE ISSUES

Contamination

Public Park

Water (Depth > 4’)

Transmission Line

CIRCULATION

Phragmites Major Road

Entry

Private Road

Walk Path

Stanbrook Neighborhood

Eastfield Neighborhood

COMBINED

School

Bank Erosion

Inverness Neighborhood

Steep Slope

Industrial Area

TOPOGRAPHY

Summer Algae

MULTIRACE ASIAN

7% 7%

BLACK 8%

POPULATION: 4,361 AVERAGE INCOME: $47,500/yr AVERAGE AGE: 37 (STANBROOK: 58; INVERNESS: 26) UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 15.3% (BALTIMORE: 5.2%)

78%

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REGIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

WHITE

PRECIPITATION

HIGH TEMP.

REGIONAL CLIMATE

LOW TEMP.


LYNCH COVE PARK

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1

2

5

3

EMALA LAKE (LAGOON)

4 7 BEAR CREEK

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STANSBURY PARK

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FRESHWATER MARSH

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FISHING DECK

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BRACKISH MEADOW

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VIEWING DECK

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SALTWATER MARSH

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RAISED PLANTING BED

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POROUS STONE WALL

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AERATING FOUNTAIN

MASTER PLAN

0’

Disturb Phragmites Occupation Areas

Enhance Sediment Accretion

View Connection

Dumping Piles of Dredged Material

Accommodate with Natural Water Flow

Constructed Wetlands

DESIGN INTENTS

30’

60’

NEW BED

120’

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Constructed Wetland Viewing/Fishing Deck Raised Planting Bed REGIONAL APPLICABLE AREAS

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Decks

Planting Beds and Seating Area

NEW BED

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BLENDING - CONNECTION & TRANSITION BROOKLYN MUSEUM PARKING LOT, BROOKLYN, NY, USA Open Space Design | Cornell MLA Fall Studio | 2016

The project site Brooklyn Museum is located at a point where residential area, cultural area and historic landscape meet in Brooklyn, NYC. However, the surrounding busy avenues, complicated city grid systems and compacted inner properties have created a strong sense of separation and isolation for the site both inside and outside. More importantly, it is the strong edges and property boundaries that hinder people from going in. The main intention of this project is to create better connections and transitions between institutions, especially along boundary edges by designing a new parking lot for Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The driving concept is to utilize different ways of blending to create better circulation and visual connection between the project site and its surrounding entities — the Mt. Prospect Park at West, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden at South, and Residential Area at East. Eventually, this blending method will increase attraction and cohesiveness for the whole site.

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Project Site

Complicated city grids

Isolated by avenues

Compacted properties

Base map

SITE ANALYSIS

Blend Topography

Blend Tree Canopies

Blend Historical Footprint

Blend Vehicle Circulation

DESIGN INTENTIONS

Enclosed Entry Fence

Open Entry

No Access

Single Path

Fence

Open

Connect to Lower Ground

Retaining Wall

CONCEPTUAL BEFORE/AFTER DRAWINGS

BLENDING - CONNECTION & TRANSITION

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A

a

SITE PLAN

Plaza

Slope Park Mid Garden

SITE SECTION Aa

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Plaza

Mid Garden

Slope Park

Plaza

Mid Garden

Slope Park

BLENDING - CONNECTION & TRANSITION

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HARMONIOUS BALANCE IN TAO HUA YUAN 04 ABANK HEADQUARTER, CHENGDU, SICHUAN, CHINA

Urban Open Space Design | University of Oregon BLA Comp Studio | 2016

This project is located in the Hi-tech District in Chengdu, the most important central city in South-western China. For last two decades, Chengdu is experiencing rapid development, and currently has a population of 14 million people. However, we are focusing too much on economic growth and start to ignore the basic enjoyment of life. The image and memory of the city are shifting from peaceful tiles, green trees to cold steels and glass. It is time to change. This project is focusing on creating an urban landscape that satisfies human uses, brings identity to the city of Chengdu, and is simultaneously aesthetic and sustainable. The term “Tao Hua Yuan� is a metaphor for Chinese Utopia. It is literally translated as Peach Blossom Land, which refers to a fable about a chance discovery of an ethereal utopia. My intention is not to create a representation of utopia or an interpretation of pastoral scene, but an urban space where people can interact and play, escape from the city hustle, and enjoy peace of life.

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Japan

Public Space China

+ Social Space

+ Private Space

City of Chengdu

Space Use

Project Site LOCATION

PROPOSED ON-SITE SPACE USE DIAGRAM

ACTIVITY & SPACE-NEED ANALYSIS

A HARMONIOUS BALANCE IN TAO HUA YUAN

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A

a

MASTER PLAN

Central Island Sunken Garden

COURTYARD SECTION Aa

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Dining Plaza


= 15 Citizens

= 15 Employees

= 15 Travelers

USER AMOUNT ESTIMATION DIAGRAM

PLAZA SEATING AREA

A HARMONIOUS BALANCE IN TAO HUA YUAN 20


THE WATER 05 TESTING PUBLIC PARK, PORTLAND, OR, USA

SLANT International Landscape Design Competition | 2015

70% of our planet surface is covered with water, and only 2.5% of it is freshwater. More seriously, 69% of our freshwater is stored in polar ice and cannot be directly used by people. The amount of usable water is very little. What’s worse, in most of the contemporary cities, people rarely have a chance to engage with natural water (water from river/spring etc.). Also, due to the loss of natural habitat, biodiversity in urban areas has been dramatically decreased in recent decades. It is critical to let people directly experience this precious natural resource, and let them judge whether it is polluted. We purposed to build a public park with public access that provides opportunities for people to experience natural water, test the water and see the purification process. As intended to choose a site with general conditions so that this park can be built in numerous places, we finally picked a riverfront area that is adjunct to Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, the United States.

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Waterwheel

Conduit Elevated Boardwalk

Wetland Aquatic Plants Water-testing Spot

Area: 1900 Square Meters

SITE PLAN

Clay Soil

Water-testing Spot

Aquatic Plants

Overflow Control

ELEVATED BOARDWALK AXONS

TESTING THE WATER

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VIEW ON BOARDWALK

VIEW OF THE SITE

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PLANTING PLAN

Water Purification Stages

Self-irrigation Areas

TESTING THE WATER

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HUA DU URBAN COMPLEX URBAN COMPLEX, BEIJING, CHINA Internship | 2015

In the summer of 2015, I had an internship in Genesis Property (Beijing) Co. Ltd, a top real estate enterprise who has a project with Pritzker-winning architect Tadao Ando , Italian architect Antonio Citterio, and well-known landscape design company ENEA. As an assistant to landscape designers in the company, I observed and learned about what landscape designers’ work is involved with in real career.

HUADU BVLGARI HOTEL ENTRANCE 11” × 8.5”, Pen, Color pencil, Summer 2015, Internship

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TYPE OF BUSINESS DIAGRAM Digital, Summer 2015, Internship


XI’AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE & LOGISTICS PARK URBAN WATERFRONT PARK, XI’AN, CHINA Internship | 2017

In 2017, I spent my summer as an intern landscape architect in AGER Group, an international multidisciplinary design firm in Shanghai. During the intense two months, I mainly participated in the design and detailing of the urban waterfront landscape and the National Games Venue in Xi’an, China. My primary work was to create a Sketchup model for the key areas, finalizing design concepts, and contribute concept design for the Phoenix Bridges.

VENUE ENTRY CENTRAL AXIS Sketchup Model, Summer 2017, Internship

PHOENIX BRIDGE CONCEPT DESIGN Digital, Summer 2017, Internship

PROFESSIONAL WORKS 26


OTHER WORKS

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CURRENT

20-YEAR DEVELOPMENT

PHOTO-REALISTIC STIMULATIONS OF HWY 97 REDESIGN IN REDMOND, OR Digital, Nov 2015, Academic

REDESIGNED HWY 97 SECTION

OTHER STUDIO WORKS 28


BALTIMORE

VEGETATION

1 CHESAPEAKE BAY

DREDGED FROM CHANNELS

AUTHORIZED CHANNELS FOR DREDGING

TRANSPORTED BY BARGE

NA VIG

ATI O

NC

HA

NN

EL

2

4

3

PUMPED INTO CELLS

POPLAR ISLAND UNLOADED TO SITE

TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS OF DREDGED MATERIAL FROM CHESAPEAKE BAY TO POPLAR ISLAND, MD

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DIKE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

WETLAND SUCCESSION

ROCK GRAB

ARMOR STONE (EROSION PREVENTION)

MAY

FINE SAND AND SILT

6” DREDGED MATERIAL AND SEEDING

JUNE

JULY GEOTEXTILE

SAND

AUGUST

GEOTEXTILE UNDER LAYER BEDDING STONE STONE

CRUSHED STONE ROADWAY

SEPTEMBER

DREDGE FILL AREA

OCTOBER UNDER LAYER STONE ARMOR STONE

STOCKPILE

SPILLWAY WETLAND HABITAT ISLAND

UPLAND

COMPLETED WETLAND

POPLAR ISLAND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS

ANALYTICAL DRAWINGS 30


POOL DETAIL - PNCA PLAZA, PORTLAND, OR, USA

GRADING PLAN - PNCA PLAZA, PORTLAND, OR, USA

PLANTING PLAN - TOWER ROAD, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NY

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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS


WALLED GARDEN MODEL Wood, Hot glue, Foam board, Watercolor, Gravel, Lichen, 24” × 24”, Nov. 2012, Academic

RYOAN-JI DRY GARDEN MODEL Foam board, Gravel, 24” × 24”, Oct. 2016, Academic

GARDEN OF VILLA NOAILLESS MODEL Foam board, 12” × 6”, Sep. 2016, Academic

MODELS

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FREEHAND SKETCHES & JOURNALS

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OPEN PUBLIC SPACE RENDERING - URBAN PLAZA DESIGN FOR SPATIAL PREFERENCE TEST IN VR Rhino + Twinmotion + Photoshop, March 2018, Academic

SEMI-OPEN PUBLIC SPACE RENDERING - URBAN PLAZA DESIGN FOR SPATIAL PREFERENCE TEST IN VR Rhino + Twinmotion + Photoshop, March 2018, Academic

SKETCHES & RENDERINGS

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Yifu Kang Landscape Architecture Portfolio Cornell MLA 2018  

2018 MLA | Cornell University; 2016 BLA | University of Oregon

Yifu Kang Landscape Architecture Portfolio Cornell MLA 2018  

2018 MLA | Cornell University; 2016 BLA | University of Oregon

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