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YIFU KANG

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | 2017 yk725@cornell.edu | (541) 579-6538


CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION

Yifu Kang 08/2016 Present

Cornell University (GPA: 4.05) MLA II - Master of Landscape Architecture

09/2012 06/2016

University of Oregon (GPA: 3.92) BLA - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

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

06/2006 07/2006

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

06/2014 07/2014

Study Abroad - Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

04/2015 06/2016

Art Editor - HuaFeng Magazine

06/2015 08/2015

Intern - GENESIS Property (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

Designing successive frames of animation between key frames; participating in a designing project with an American animation series.

Designing the waterfront of the biggest inner lake in Japan - Lake Biwa, and work with Kyoto City Waterworks Bureau to improve the historic Lake Biwa Canal.

Graphic and layout design for University of Oregon’s bilingual magazine.

Evaluating design ideas, diagram making, and rendering; Designing layout for the whole landscape construction guidebook.

HONERS & AWARDS 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.

06/2015

2015-2016 Arthur and Flora Erfeldt Scholarship University of Oregon Recognizes landscape architecture students who have achieved outstanding performance in their studies.

09/2013

2013 #1 Tech 1 Undergraduate - University of Oregon Recognizes student who had the best academic performance in Technology 1 class.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS ●●●●●● ●●●●●● ●●●●●○ ●●●○○○ ●●●●●○ ●●●●○○ ●●●●○○

Graphic (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Visualization (Hand-drawing, Sketchup) Sound (Adobe Audition, GarageBand) Video (Premiere, iMovie) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) CAD (AutoCAD) GIS (ArcGIS)


CONTENT Design Projects 1. Blending - Connection & Transition - Brooklyn Museum Parking Lot Design

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

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3. Testing the Water - Public Water Park Design

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Other Works Other Studio Works & Internship Works

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Drawings

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Models

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BLENDING - CONNECTION & TRANSITION BROOKLYN MUSEUM PARKING LOT, BROOKLYN, NY, USA Cornell MLA Fall Studio | 2016 | Prof. Peter Trowbridge

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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Isolated by avenues

Complicated city grids

Compacted properties

Base map

SITE ISSUE ANALYSIS

Blend Tree Canopies

Blend Topography

Blend Historical Footprint

Blend Vehicle Circulation

DESIGN INTENTIONS

CONCEPTUAL BEFORE/AFTER DRAWINGS

BLENDING - CONNECTION & TRANSITION

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A

Plaza

Mid Garden

Slope Park

a

SITE PLAN

Plaza Slope Park Mid Garden

SITE SECTION Aa

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Plaza

Mid Garden

Slope Park

BLENDING - CONNECTION & TRANSITION

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HARMONIOUS BALANCE IN TAO HUA YUAN 02 ABANK HEADQUARTER, CHENGDU, SICHUAN, CHINA

University of Oregon BLA Winter Comp Studio | 2016 | Prof. Elisabeth Chan

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

+ Semi-Public 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

7

Dining Plaza


= 15 Citizens = 15 Employees = 15 Travelers

USER AMOUNT ESTIMATION DIAGRAM

Plaza Aerial View

Courtyard Aerial View

Plaza Seating Area

Courtyard Sunken Garden

HAND DRAWING RENDERINGS

A HARMONIOUS BALANCE IN TAO HUA YUAN

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THE WATER 03 TESTING PUBLIC PARK, PORTLAND, OR, USA

SLANT International Landscape Design Competition | 2015 Teamate: Remona Yao

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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CURRENT

20-YEAR DEVELOPMENT

PHOTO-REALISTIC STIMULATIONS OF HWY 97 REDESIGN IN REDMOND, OR Designed by Alison Lewis, Ellee Stapleton, Daniel Cronan, Lucky lee and Yifu Kang. Photo simulation by Yifu Kang. Digital, Nov 2015, Academic

REDESIGNED HWY 97 SECTION

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OTHER STUDIO WORKS


SITE VISIT WITH ARCHITECTS

TYPE OF BUSINESS DIAGRAM BY YIFU KANG

SITE VISIT WITH ENGINEERS

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION GUIDEBOOK Master Layout design by Yifu Kang, Summer 2015, Internship

INTERNSHIP WORKS

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COMPARISON BETWEEN CHINESE AND AMERICAN LOCAL HOUSE 11.7” × 16.5”, Pen, Spring 2010, Personal

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DRAWINGS


WATERFRONT OF LAKE BIWA OTSU, JAPAN Designed by Kiana Motahari, Whitney Romeo and Yifu Kang, drawn by Yifu Kang. 6.56’ × 9.84’, Watercolor, July 2014, Academic

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

Drawings

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FREEHAND SKETCHES & JOURNALS

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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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Yifu Kang Landscape Architecture Portfolio Cornell MLA