A PORTFOLIO [LEE Yan] Shun
[ LEE Yan ] Shun, LEED Green Associate B4, 645 Clyde Street Pittsburgh, PA15213 412-330-0079 email@example.com
OBJECTIVE To strengthen my knowledge in urban scale design while becoming a productive team member in an architecture practice with a wide range of projects
WORK EXPERIENCE Architecture Intern | Leigh & Orange Architects | Hong Kong | Jun - Aug 2011
EDUCATION Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA. May 2014 Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) GPA 3.3 | Dean’s List for 4 Semesters Minor in Japanese Language and Studies Pickering Scholarships Recipient Danish Institute of Study Abroad Copenhagen, Denmark. Summer 2013 Tartan Abroad Award Recipient Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Doha, Qatar. Spring 2012 Tartan Abroad Award Recipient Li Po Chun United World College Hong Kong. May 2009 Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma
SKILLS Language English (Native) Mandarin (Native) Cantonese (Native) Japanese (Advanced) Software Rhinoceros 5.0 Google SketchUp 8 AutoCAD Grasshopper Adobe CS6 Photoshop Adobe CS6 Illustrator Adobe CS6 InDesign Vray Rendering Ecotect ArcGIS Fabrication MasterCAM RhinoCAM Lasercutting Wood and Metal Work CNC Milling 3D Printing Vacuum Forming Casting
Assisted the senior architect in creating schematic drawings and area calculations for the Queens Pier competition bidding package Estate revitalization project Produced AutoCAD drawings for the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind Architecture Intern | Matsuda Gumi | Fukuoka, Japan | May - Jul 2010 Japanese architects Fabricated models to be presented at client meetings and networked with local designers at three open house events Produced hand drawings and models for a facade renovation competition submission
RELEVANT COURSEWORK Oakland 2050 Masterplan | Urban Design Studio | CMU | Fall 2013 Established urban scale vision and design goals for the institutional center of Pittsburgh, Coordinated and delegated work between three students in the framework group Collaborated on, compiled and published a book that represented the work of the studio Connect Uptown Design Build | Issues of Practice | CMU | Fall 2012 Analyzed and proposed a comprehensive development scheme that addresses urban, social and architectural issues for the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh Phased a feasible demolition and construction sequence for a mixed-use residence in a 2640 ft2 lot located within a Local Commercial Neighborhood (LNC) zoning code Presented to representatives of Action Housing, PA in a total of 5 client meetings Al Wakrah Revitalization | Integration Studio Abroad | CMUQatar | Spring 2012 Arabian Gulf, in collaboration with designers of the existing revitalization project 2
Selected to be showcased at the “Meeting of the Minds” Symposium by Qatar Foundation
OTHERS Teaching Assistant, Architecture for Non-Majors Course, Carnegie Mellon University Candidate, Sheraton Doha Student Design Competition, Qatar Participant, Crossing Boundaries Seminar with Professor Juhani Pallasmaa, Qatar Team Leader, Habitat for Humanity Guangxi China Build Trip Participant, Tucson Cross Border Volunteer and Leadership Camp Featured Columnist, Hong Kong Rail Monthly Magazine Culinary Intern, Spoon by Alain Ducasse, InterContinental Hong Kong
Reference List Rami el Samahy Assistant Professor / Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Founding Partner / over,under Boston, Massachusetts +1 617-230-9739 firstname.lastname@example.org Dana Cupkova Assistant Professor / Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Design Principal / EPIPHYTE Lab +1 917-863-7755 email@example.com Kelly Hutzell Assistant Professor / Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Senior Associate / over,under, Boston, Massachusetts +1 617-470-2935 firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Kline Adjunct Assistant Professor / Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Principal / Studio for Spatial Practice +1 412-443-4211 email@example.com Nicholas Lai Associate Director / Leigh & Orange Limited +852 2899 9377 firstname.lastname@example.org Regina Chu Director of Learning and Development / InterContinental Hong Kong +852 2313 2488 email@example.com
Oakland 2050 (Separate book available) Urban.
Connect Uptown Design Build (Separate book available) Urban. Architecture. Interior.
Oneotel Urban. Architecture. Interior. Sustainable.
Al Wakrah Fish Village and Restaurant (Separate book available) Urban. Architecture. Interior.
Harvard Square Urban. Architecture.
Environmental School Architecture. Sustainable.
CMoA Film Archive Architecture. Interior.
Space for the Unspoken Word Urban. Interior.
Materials and Assembly Installation.
Drawings Maps. Infographics. Freehand.
Oakland 2050 Fall 2013. Instructors: Rami el Samahy and Jonathan Kline with classmates Claire He and Emily Puhnaty. An urban design proposal for the neighborhood of Oakland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The overall goal of the Urban Design Framework proposal is to envision the future of the Oakland neighborhood in 2050. Oakland is home to various institutions, including universities, museums and hospitals, making it the academic, healthcare and cultural center of Pittsburgh. By taking advantage of this latent institutional resource as a catalyst, the Oakland community can achieve sustainable growth. Occupants rest of the city. In order to accomplish this, the framework proposes a better transit system that efficiently moves people in and out of the neighborhood along the Fifth and Forbes corridor, while reconnecting green amenities along Junction Hollow and the waterfront corridor that continues up the North Hills. Housing will be densified, creating ample open and public space for occupants to enjoy. These proposed urban strategies are proposed with the intention of allowing Oakland to continue to densify and diversify, equipped with a developed infrastructural network that supports various economic and social activities. Underutilized and under-maintained portions of the neighborhood will be revitalized. As a result, residents and visitors alike will be able to access the rich resources in the neighborhood with ease. The proposal is guided by three urban principles: Access, Restitch and Activate.
Site selection 80% Bigelow Boulevard
Squirrel Hill Tunnel
Oakland is linked to the wider Pittsburgh region by major highways.
The population in Oakland increases fivefold during the day. Eighty percent of this population is affiliated to the institutions.
Leveraging institutions to Leveraging institutions to strengthen and densify a strengthen and densify a sustainable living community sustainable living community
Commercial Residential RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Corridor
Framework Analysis and Proposal
FORBES AND FIFTH
Bus Rapid Transit
Major Open Sp
GREEN SPACE ACADEMIC
NON-STUDENT HOUSING STUDENT HOUSING
Riverfront OFFICE MEDICAL
Connect Uptown | Design Build FALL 2012. Instructor: John Folan with classmates Matt Ho, Kevin Kuntz, Scott Harrison and Monica Tong. A proposal for a comprehensive development scheme that addresses urban, social and architectural issues in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Uptown has suffered economically since the 1970s when industries moved out which caused a flight of the wealthy population. Till now, it still has not been able to reestablish itself. Located between the two largest economic bases in Pittsburgh, Downtown and Oakland,
The project proposes various urban strategies in response to a series of studies at the city, neighborhood and building scale. This helps to discover opportunities in order to bring in missing services and amenities, as well as to make decisions for demolition, renovation and new construction. The project site of 2640ft2 is located within a Local Commercial Neighborhood (LNC) zone. The lot is situated between two drastically different street conditions: Fifth Avenue, a well traveled street with good vehicular access, and Watson Street, a small alleyway with most backyards facing it. The proposal aims to connect the residents and businesses on either side of the streets in order to foster a greater sense of community in the area. The architecture has a physical shift that creates a front to back divide that allows both a residential and commercial program to inhabit the same space. Facing the main road, a flexible commercial space on the ground floor and a single family home on the remaining two floors and basement is proposed. Passive strategies and efficient appliances are also adopted to minimize the environment impact of the building.
Project Scope & Analysis
Strengthen Residential Core
Bring New Amenities
Branch to Other Neighborhoods
Small cafe or food service
Flexible commercial space
AT3.02 Sectional perspective
ADAPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: SECTION PERSPECTIVE
bedroom 1 184sf
bedroom 2 132sf
roof terrace 479sf
master bedroom 312sf
dining 144sf UP
Remove 60% of the brick on the rear facade to open double height dining room to community focused Watson St.
Remove and replace existing windows
Gather Bricks on site
Remove mortar by scrubbing with hydrochloric acid
Demolish lower third of existing facade to open up the commercial space to 5th Ave.
Remove and replace existing windows
Reuse bricks for roof garden walls and patio flooring
Backyard perspective view from Watson Street
Community-based street facing back of house
View into double storey living space
ONEOTEL | Adaptive Urban Viticulture SPRING 2013. Instructor: Dana Cupkova with classmate I-Ting Wang. A proposal for an adaptive urban viticulture hotel in Ithaca, New York.
Wine culture is prominent in the region and the local climate is prime for growing grapes. The project illustrates an approach to integrate systems of building elements and viticulture to create a new hospitality experience. The architecture is a manifestation of the landscape. A family of hotel room modules aggregated according to a rule set defined within deeper spaces of the building. Hotel rooms are arranged along the outer edge of the hotel and have access to fresh air and natural light; common spaces such as wine tasting rooms are accessible to occupants and visitors alike through a series of outdoor walkways.
Systems logic 4
2 4 1
4 3 2
Wine production & common spaces
Pool and hotel rooms
2/8 1 5
Steel beam structure
Solar thermal panels
Recycled wood cladding Aluminum pipe louver
Bamboo interior cladding
Prefab concrete planter module
Room module material study
CARNEGIE MELLON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | SPRING 2013 | DESIGN STUDIO 48-405 PROFESSOR DANA CUPKOVA
Lee Yan Shun + I-Ting Wang
Al Wakrah Fish Market and Restaurant SPRING 2012. Instructors: Rami el Samahy and Kelly Hutzell. A neighborhood development proposal for the southern edge of Al Wakrah village in Qatar, Doha.
Restaurant block inserted in indigenous walls with connecting catwalks
AL WAKRAH VILLAGE SOUTH END OPERATION Site and building analysis LLAGE SOUTH END OPERATION
AL WAKRAH VILLAGE RESTAURANT PUBLIC/ PRIVATE
Seating with expansive sea view
Existing buildings Semi public Private
Circulation links restaurants with fish market pedestrian access food service access -
Conditioned Semi- conditioned
AL WAKRAH VILLAGE SOUTH END CIRCULATION
water courtyards for boat access
AL WAKRAH VILLAGE LAND USE
South end operation
Pedestrian Vehicular Water Access
proposal wc 3.69 GL
wc 3.55 GL
Public Residential Education Retail
WAKRAH VILLAGE RESTAURANT SECTION Ground plan
2m 0m Scale 1:100
Section a-a 2m 0m Scale 1:100
2m 0m Scale 1:100
AL WAKRAH VILLAGE RESTAURANT PERSPECTIVE
Envelope assembly detail
Harvard Square SPRING 2011. Instructors: Teresa Bucco and Jeremy Ficca with classmates Bradley Sherburne and Scott Harrison. A proposal for the redesign of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The site is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street and John F. Kennedy Street. It is a highly utilized space at the heart of Cambridge, frequented by local professionals and students as well as tourists. Located at the junction of Harvard University and Cambridge, it is also the site of a major MBTA Red Line subway and bus transportation hub. The program includes a subway entry and a media center as well as addressing the currently underutilized tip of the triangular square. process includes a series of casting, assembly and drawing in order to understand materiality and tectonics.
public seating subway station
Entry to media center and subway station
AT TL E
Media center interior
Component design and assembly
A component piece is used to “punch out” skylights on roof surfaces and ground surfaces.
Expression of tectonics through ‘folded’ concrete and glass assembly.
Ground perforation as underground skylights
Ground plan Public seating
View under subway canopy
Environmental School FALL 2011. Instructor: Kelle Brooks. A project for a kindergarten at the Beechwood Boulevard entrance area of Frick Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The site is located at the entrance of Frick Park where a natural seasonal stream runs through the park. The project examines learning environment required for unique education experiences, such as the Quaker education, and challenges the role and physical bounds of traditional classrooms. The learning experience is augmented by creating flexible learning spaces that blur the thresholds between the architecture and its environment. The architecture straddles across the stream while allowing a series of indoor and outdoor classrooms. Children will learn alongside the changing nature, instilling an understanding and appreciation of the ecological and mechanical movement of water.
Water features Roof water collection
Double wall water collection
Entry water wall
Classroom with outdoor learning space
CMoA Film Archive FALL 2010. Instructor: Kelle Brooks. A project for a film archive affiliated to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The site is adjacent to the Carnegie Museum of Art, a world renowned art Museum with an extensive collection. The footprint of the archive covers the whole side of the museum building, including a submerged courtyard that separate the massive museum building from the street sectionally. The project explores ways to allow the public to interact with films while providing enough storage space for a large collection of film reels. The program also includes a library, offices and public screening rooms. Outdoor and indoor common areas double as flexible seating spaces where visitors can have conversations and collaborate ideas. The outdoor seating steps also give back to the public space as a waiting area for buses.
steps, to rooms and openings.
SEATING/ BUS STOP
SUNKEN COURTYARD UP
PUBLIC READING SPACE VIEWING GALLERY ARCHIVE
TECHNICAL SPACE LIBRARY OUTDOOR SEATING
a Exterior common area UP
Library Entry UP
Interior common area UP
Interior common area
Space for the Unspoken Word SUMMER 2013. Instructor: Eva Frederiksen.
Discussion spaces and walkways
Individual viewing pod
Platform connection and interaction
Small discussion space
Materials and Assembly | Grid Shell Structure Fall 2010. Instructor: Dale Clifford with classmates Christina Brant, Ben Finch, Scott Harrison, Stacey Hsi, Yeliz Karadayi, Alexandre Kinney, Sydney Orthmann, Brad Sherburne, Erica Tong and Yifan Xu.
1. Rivet top A1s together 3. Rivet the X to the B1s
6. Rivet side segments to center segment to form full rib 2. Attach two B1s with a C1 to form an X
7. Rivet ribs together
5. Repeat step 2
4. Rivet A1 to A2
3/8” Baltic Birch
1/16” Cold Rolled Steel
A-8 A1 A-9 1/16” Cold Rolled Steel
C2 A-8 A-9 1/8” Baltic Birch
C1 A-8 B1 A-8 A2 A-9
A1 3/8” Baltic Birch
C1 B1 3/8” Baltic Birch
Alluminum Pop Rivets 3/16” Diameter, 1/2 Depth
3/8” Baltic Birch
1/16” Cold Rolled Steel
C1 1/8” Baltic Birch
1/16” Cold Rolled Steel
3/8” Baltic Birch
Outer rib assembly
Inner rib assembly
Water Infrastructure Location of Desalination Plants Haql 0.3%
Al Wajh 0.03%
Umm Lajj 0.18%
Al Lith 7.80%
Al Makhwah 0.02%
Al Qunfudhah 0.16%
Ad Darb 0.09%
location capacity (%)
total capacity (100%)
Water infrastructure in the Gulf
Form of government: Monarchy Head of State: H.R.H. King Abdullah Bin Adulaziz Al Saud Governer H.R.H. Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
1940 408 3,024 13,317
Form of government constitutional Emirate Head of state H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al- Jaber Al- Sabah
Independence: June 19, 1961
Form of Government: Constitutional monarchy Head of state: H.M. King Hamad Bin Khalifa 67.34
Independence: (from UK) Dec 2 1971
Form of goverment: Federation Ruler: H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Independence: Dec 2, 1971
Form of government: Federation Ruler: H. H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Unwelcoming building facades
Lack of wayfinding to open s
Lack of continuous buildings setback
Raised buildings are unwelcoming
Difficulty in gauging distance from landmark G
Lack of continuity between districts E
Lack of visual cue to halket D
Lack of neighborhood identity
Underutilised street corner
Underemphasis on public realm
A documentation of architectural and urban design works at Carnegie Mellon University