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HAN Lizhe

Personal Portfolio 2010-2016 MArch BArch

University of Virginia Candidate 2017 Huazhong University of Science and Technology 2015

E-mail Tel (434)-466-5399 Address 2021 Ivy Rd, Apt-D9, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

LIZHE HAN (434)-466-5399 2021 Ivy. Rd, Apt D9, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

EDUCATION 2015.08 - 2017.05 2010.09 - 2015.06


MArch BArch

University of Virginia (UVa),Charlottesville, VA Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, Hubei, PRC


Sept. 2016

Studio Project Chosen for Publication, UVa

Infrastructural Urbanism design: Emergence, Sao Paulo, Brazil

May. 2016

Best Graduation Project, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)

Jan. 2017

Excellent Student Work, Architectural Society of China, PRC,Wuhan, PRC Residential building design: “Custom Tailor” , Enshi, PRC

Sept. 2013 Jan. 2013

Aug.-Dec. 2016

May.-Jul. 2016

Bronze Medals of 9th National Green Architecture Design Competition, PRC Excellent Student Work, Architectural Society of China, PRC

Structure and site analysis course design: “Keep Climbing” Backpack’s camp design, Wuhan, PRC

Aug. 2012

Jan. 2016


Feb.-Jun. 2015

Outstanding Graduate, HUST

2D Graphic Rendering

Analysis Layout

SketchUp Rhino+Gh Revit Photoshop Illustrator V-Ray Maxwell Lumion Ecotect InDesign


Animation Model

Pen drawing Watercolor Sketch Free-hand drawing Graphic Design Adobe Premiere Adobe After Effective Hand-made model Casting model Laser cut/3D print

Research assistant, Historical Architecture Studies and Restoration, Wuhan, PRC Collected and analyzed data of traditional residential architecture in Wuhan; Sketched historical building facades for academic paper; Built Revit model to better understand the historical masonry-timber structures and style.

First-grade Scholarship for Excellent Student, HUST

SKILLS 3D Modeling

Externship at Shalom Baranes Associates, Washington, DC

Collaborated to improve a dormitory project in DC; Learned how America company works; Created Swimming pool and main entrance for the project with Sketchup modeling software.

2012 Top 10 China Emerging Architect Keep Climbing-- Backpack’s camp design


Internship at Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC

Worked in design department; gave conceptual scheme for school’s entry design, made series of models and rendering for senior high schools; prepared material for marketing use; proposed ideas for a historical building restoration competition as a team.

Conservation Center Design: “Green Life”, Changzhou, PRC

Sept. 2012

Research Assistant for Prof Earl Mark in UVa, VA.

Researched and modeled refugees’ camp and light structure tent; assisted lecture in Chewonki semester school in Maine; analyzed tent structure; improved shade and tent material.

Excellent Student Work, Architectural Society of China, PRC

Public building design: “Breaking the Wall” community library design, Wuhan, PRC

Externship at Olson Kundig, Seattle.

Helped with graphic work of perspective explode axon; gave ideas for new project’s conceptual design.

Historical architecture restoration design: “Reborn of Pinghe Packing Field”, Wuhan PRC

Sept. 2014

Teaching Assistant for Prof. Earl Mark’s Design Studio,UVa, VA

Advising studio students framing ideas via hand-drawing and computer technique; bridging relationship between students and professor; continuing research on refugee tent design.

Studio Project Chosen for Publication, UVa Military Base Design: Infiltration

Jun. 2015

Feb.-May. 2017

Aug.-Nov. 2014

Internship at Design and Research Academy, Henan University of Technology, Henan, PRC Investigated the site conditions, proposed the concept; Developed 3D model and drew the main plans of the new Library of Henan University. Collaborated to produce construction drawings for Staff Dormitory of Henan Institute of Engineering.

Jul. 2013

Research and Drawing trip of Ancient Chinese Architecture, Wudang Mountain, PRC Documented environmental conditions, structure, facades and construction detail for Leishen Stone Temple with team; Proposed new protection plan for ancient stone building to local government.

Museum Design P01

Smithsonian National Museum of Environmental Sociology


I engage in concreting the creative ideas by offering the rich and practical space. To obtain the maximum professional training, I explored architectural design with various forms and style, and unified them by ability to generate new typologies and wide design concerns. Usually buildings are carefully organized and coordinated with site’s culture background and urban texture.

Infrastructural Urbanism Design P05

Theoretic urban planning propose for Sao Paolo: Emergence

P22 Public building design

Breaking the Wall, community library

Military Base Design P09 Infiltration

P25 High-rise Building Design

Follow the wind, Office Building Design

Revit Modeling Exercise P12 UVa Architecture school-Campbell Hall addition

P26 Structure and site analysis course design Keep Climbing, Backpack’s camp

Historical Architecture Restoration Design P14 Reborn of Pinghe Packing Field

P27 Other works

Pencil and Pen Drawing

Residential building Design Custom Tailor


01 Smithsonian National Museum of Environmental Sociology Type Time Instructor Location

Individual work Museum Sept.-Dec 2015 Shiqiao Li National Mall, Washington DC

Overview: The National Museum of Environmental Sociology. (A research design for course) Located in National Mall, Washington DC, this project focus on efficiently organizing the space and spirit relationship among three different system---1.main volume module, flow space and 3.penetrate bridges, to present the theme of the project--how the environmental sociology changes along the history. The 3D mapping and augment reality technique are used as interior scene to show the dynamic process of changing, which provide visitors better experience with interaction.

Process: The project’s idea, exploring and treating the relationship between nature and human society as a dialectical balance, were enlightened from We Have Never Been Modern by Latou, and bodied by installation, multiple process massing model, and eventually developed architectural design.


Smithsonian National Museum of Environmental Sociology


When the top light is given, the two contradictory elements are switched via shape of shadow; thus the recognition of the fixed scenes can be inversed, and the delivery of the limited information can be multi-layered.

Massing exploring:


(in-between space)



Smithsonian National Museum of Environmental Sociology Perspective Section: Three System:

Main Function:


Plans and Section:

Smithsonian National Museum of Environmental Sociology

3D-Mapping provides technique support for dynamic exhibition.


02 Infrastructural Urbanism Design: Emergence Type Time Instructor Location

Individual work Theoretical urban design Sept.-Dec 2016 Robin Dripps Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo now is in an intense process of urbanism, which faces problems like population explosion, environment pollution, and infrastructure deficiency. These situations are essentially caused by the infliction between private requirement and public distribution, which means the city resource supports can’t meet individual needs, physical or spiritual.



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When interfacing this situation, besides exploring more potential resource, how you are distributing and assessing resources is also significantly controlling portion of high-efficient infrastructure, quality social environment and self-sustaining system. In my scheme, I focused on redesigning the urban develop process and resources distribution system in different scales, while using energy infrastructures, agriculture infrastructure, mobility infrastructure, public space, housing and job opportunity as catalysts.

Invest infrastructure system at potential developing spots abandon private blocks, valuable public blocks, or black area.

Providing new construction platforms for housing transfer, enlarging the direct attach opportunity with RCs, enhancing the efficiency of getting resource.

Accumulate blocks vertically to enlarge their service range and public level aiming to supply more citizen’s requests.

The city’s topography is changed to a more balanced way, part of ground is released as the “free” niches, which have potential to tackle new programing reflecting the surroundings communities’ needs.

Integrate old structure and new program.

Stretch more paths to add the block’s accessibility.

More Resources Capitals are developed, which get efficient generation, distribution and reception involved in different industrials and the variation of programing. The inches unique physical and social identity.

Program also develop along the bridges between RCs to strengthen their connection and maximized the use for the bridge’s space. Eventually RC system’s may stop growth until it’s survive range and urban public survive range achieve a balance.


Infrastructural Urbanism Design: Emergence Vertical circulation (each unit)

Floor connection path

Unit radiation path Community living space Community sharing space

Neighbored Scale

Community Scale

Community Working space (Aquaponic Lab)

The neighbored (site) are arranged and occupied in RCs system. Main activities happen in RC towers while ground level is using for agriculture and connection with original city texture.

Building Scale

Public pace spiral path

Single RC tower can be regard as a integrated self-supported system. It produces energy and food, provides living communities, and offers education institutions and other people’s spiritual requirement.

Communities are constructed with the integration strategies. Families are encouraged to share public space in living communities, which also a section of RC’s agriculture theme. Communities provided the unified working place like aquaponic lab.

Aquaponic Lab

People here have more job opportunities provided by community.


Infrastructural Urbanism Design: Emergence Integrated energy industrial Water supply station

Energy industrials process has potential and meaning to be integrated together. Because of the technique limitation, energy industrial emerged relatively individually, and usually has its own isolated produce process far away from people’s concern. Different energy industrials actually can have many similar facilities to share, “wasted” materials to utilize, and efficient schedule to cooperate.

Recycle station

Transfer station

Generation: occupy site with agriculture production in different scale

Lab Electricity power station

Make this Union Energy Hub functional

Sewage Treatment

Mixed agriculture-landscape filed

Main ground is planned as agricultural park, providing the public green scene via producing crop, soybean, sugarcane and other advantaged plantations.

Agriculture filed

When doing the filed plan for the agriculture, the site’s Pond Point photography can be developed to rain or drain collector, and connected various system like farm working and pedestrian/ bicycle path. Water is distributed and recycled by both spontaneous and artificial way.

City energy supply system

Mixed agriculture-landscape filed Community developed around it

Flood-resisting plantation

Redefine relationship

Develop vertically Core part for RCs


Utilize landscape condition

Develop work/walk path

Fill site with agriculture field

Match to community scale

Energy Union Hub works with mobility system and RC’s physical structure.

Sub energy generator

Physical skeleton of Resources Capital

Energy distribution system

Public path between Community Units

Each Resources Capital has an Unified Energy Core starts new prototype for how infrastructure supports people’s daily energy requirements. In the same time, energy flow process could be detected and experienced, which adds more education meaning for community.

Mobility System Modification

Keep main straightforward driving path for the car transportation. Provide new pedestrian/ bicycle paths on the ground and continually to the RCs. Set special track for possibility of fast movement between RCs or from ground to RCs.

Keep Main site road for vehicle

Create bicycle and walk path

Set Fast Track in site

Find shortest walk between region

Set comfortable walk region (Region center is where RCs emergence)

Set branch track from Fast track to RCs

Locate existing / define new transportation spots

Establish more access between RC system and ground

Site Plan


Military Base Design: Infiltration Job Opportunity as Community New industrials chains can provide a large amount daily job for different knowledge background; meanwhile the whole building ask for both intelligence and labor for operation and maintenance. Job places are easier to access, and the average commuting time reduces from over 2 hours to 15mins. Most important, people work together as communities, and get their identities and satisfaction while working and supporting the system.

System integration The transportation station has tight cooperation relationship with other programs like Agriculture vertical panels, the market, the mall, the library and also the fabric factories. Citizen can get evolve in the producing process, and have more idea how the resources flow while they enjoying their living here.

Agriculture Panel Transportation

Original factory switching: Fabric Factories

Informal library

Fast transportation Track

Transportation Factory Chain Shopping Mall

Education System Set education area and theme for each RC. The education institutions can be the formal education institution like elementary school, or informal skill training school like farming training. The education net and social activities develop based on fast commuting.

Agriculture Market

Transportation Knot The fast connection designs for both people and goods. The combination of agriculture market and transportation stop makes food distribution more transparent then before. People here can experience the process how food be grown, collected and distributed instead of grabbing them imply form grocery store.

Transportation station

Vertical farming panel

Agriculture Market

Fast Track for people

Fast Track for Food


Military Base Design: Infiltration


Cooperated with: Di Chen Dillon Wilson


(Only use the graphics made by myself in this portfolio)

Type Time Instructor

Original city profile A



Military Base Feb.-May. 2016 Matthew Jull, Manuel Bailo Esteve Norfolk, VA

Introduce new city level

Perspective from sea

Evaluate relationship between new construction and original city

Integrate interface and develop program

When facing the severe threatened of sea level rise, we proposed our program as a mediation between original urban and the modified feature landscape. Via analyzing the existing city’s urban conditions, we “parasite” new construction on existing structure, utilizing the original facilities, protecting the important culture programs, and modifying the old function according to new urban requirement.

Program analysis

Urban evaluation

Culture/ Public Commercial/ Office Residential/ Small business Storage/ Parking garage

Land use


South public yard

>23 m (High rise building in US) 12-23 m <5 m (and single story)

Building height

Concrete frame Masonry structure Steel Frame Masonry―timber structure

Building structure

Filtering site original building via conditions like the function of land use, height and structure, many negotiation were done to check if the new construction can functionally and physically cooperate with the original urban texture.

South elevation 9

Develop process for recreation center (see region boundary in plan below)

Ground Use


Urban public space extension

Set public system

Set buffer zone

Military Base Design: Infiltration

Program and circulation for recreation center

Set buffer zone

6th level Segregate and push programs To related city/project context. Bridge the blocks Create court yard Set the public / privacy shared block

7th level


Recreation center

5th level I


Mental care center

Adjust blocks, heights, angle, and function

Separate programs according to privacy and publicity

All project volume


Interior garden


Commend center atrium


Staff cafeteria

4th level

Conventional center region

2nd level





1st level


Military Base Design: Infiltration Connect program

Aluminum Truss Set structure

Glass panel Aluminum Frame Create program

Plastic exterior panel

Steel truss

Chosen block Sport court Staff cafeteria Day care center Mental health center


Public buffer zone Hotel

Roof greening


Handball court Swimming pool Restaurant


Shopping mall

Staff restaurant Military museum

Plan for chosen block

Structure for recreation center

Public buffer zone

Aluminum cap Roof Panel Insulation Water proof

Original brick facade

Light concrete Pipe

Glass panel Insulated glass

Glass spacer Interior gasket

Steel beam Gas gap Isolation

Setting blocks Plastic cap

Aluminum frame

Aluminum frame Celling panel

Glass panel

Glass support frame

Glass support frame

Aluminum frame Water proof Space tape

Gas gap


Finishing panel Floor panel Floor support Interior finishing Water proof Insulation

Weather seal

Exterior gasket

Concrete deck

Fix Steel beam

Facade Material

Staff cafeteria section I-I

Plastic cap

Detail A 1: 50

Detail B 1: 50


Revit Modeling Exercise: UVa Architecture school-Campbell Hall addition


Designer: WG Clark Ednund Schureman Campbell Professor of Architecture Campbell Hall addition provides significant academic space in UVa Architecture School. Itsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; incredible well-done details and tight standard fascinate me a lot. I built up the Revit model from general building massing to customized details, according to existing CAD and in site measuring. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great exercise for me to polish Revit skills systematically, re-understand building construction, and analyzing documentation.

2th Floor Axon Plan

Explode Axon

Axon from northeast

Type Time Instructor Location

Revit modeling Oct.-Nov. 2016 Seth McDowell Charlottesville, VA

4th Floor Axon Plan


Revit Modeling Exercise: Campbell Hall addition

405 interior rendering at daytime

Exterior rendering from southeast 405 interior rendering at night

Axon from northwest


Historical Architecture Restoration Design: Reborn of Pinghe Packing Field


Cooperated with Bohan Liu (I only use the graphics made by myself in this portfolio)

Type Time Instructor Location

Convention Center Mar.-Jun 2015 Wei Zhou Wuhan, PRC

Background: Back to 1900s, Wuhan was forced to open the port to the foreign countries. In 1905, British Pinghe Back set the Packing Field in Hankou district, which gradually became the outstanding historical building. This Packing Field, mainly aiming to pack cotton in the past time, was abandoned during the great reforming in past 20 years. Recently, people have better realization about the value of it, and start trying various agencies to give it new life. The Packing Field is consisted by 5 different buildings in different time, which means their style, structure, and space altered according to the unique situations. Part of the packing facilities were kept and apply the building unique identities. We cared about these identities as well as the transformation from the past room ratio to the modern one. Meanwhile, the vacant site space were designed to an citizen plaza, which make sure that peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities can be penetrate into building spontaneously. Before we stated the design job, lots of research about the condition of the buildings were done, and here I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to show more results.


Historical Architecture Restoration Design: Reborn of Pinghe Packing Field

We measured and arranged the information of the facade to CAD file in first stage, and used it later for final laser cut model.









Tasks: •Arouse the memory of the area by emphasizing multiplying the culture area like public library, education center, “Pinghe” museum and as well as modifying original appearance of the historical building. •Find the direction of its self-renewal by arranging the function according to industrial structure of the area, optimize the relationship between this huge building and environment and adjusting the recent market requirement by research. •Emphasize the importance of sustainability by using the original structure and local material with design strategies. •Dig the potential form the old big factory space by matching the smaller space devision to it.


Historical Architecture Restoration Design: Reborn of Pinghe Packing Field

Historical building


Sidewalk on site near building A


Sight relationship between protected building and arch gardening door


In between space between building B and E


Citizen Theater

Office Bar entrance



Exhibition SOHO entrance





Commercial street Supermarket

Outdoor exhibition City Theater

Parking entrance


Cafe Rest area Culture Center

City access

Video rooms

Hankou museum lobby

Hotel lobby

Cafe Theater level 2

Rest steps level 2

First Floor Plan 1:750


Historical Architecture Restoration Design: Reborn of Pinghe Packing Field

Building B,C,D,E Plans



C 16



Bar street

Parking elevator

Bar street

Packing field exhibition

Parking building

Bar street

Culture center

Culture center Hankou Museum

C Second Floor Plan 1:1500

Parking building

City Hotel Hostel

Third Floor Plan 1:1500

Fourth Floor Plan 1:1500

As shown in plans at left, different themes like culture areas (theater, library, culture center, museum and video room), commercial areas (bars, shops, hotels) parking,recreation space (cafe, big rest staire, citizen plaza), were carefully cooperate together in a detail way.


06 Residential building design: Custom Tailor Type Time Instructor Location

Individual work Residence Sept.-Nov. 2014 Hong Chen Enshi, PRC

Combining the advantages from both traditional and modern residential buildings, this project strives to find a logic to create sample units that can match clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; various requirements, local landscape and culture customs well. Since its flexible compound mode and good cooperation with mountainous regions, the project acts as prototype for this area, and can be widely spread and developed.


Residential building design: Custom Tailor Background: Our site located in a Chinese mountainous area, where a lot of traditional buildings locate. On the one hand, people ask for the modern living condition, on the other hand, they are very connected to the old building. So make the combination of advantages abstracted from both contemporary and traditional ones can be a good strategy.

Traditional element: Group trait:

People enjoy sharing daily life in the public platform

Individual trait:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paijiaâ&#x20AC;?, one of the most common traditional structure, has great performance in both physics and aesthetics

Site Plan 1:1000 Buildings here prefer to be built on stilts to prevent the negative effect given by wet weather

Skip-floor here is the symbol of satisfying house.

The gallery and the corridor act the important function of public space for each family.

Buildings are built according to the landforms.


Unit area defined by actual demand

Abstract Traditional Frame


Residential building: Traditional:

Create Volume

Enlarge Scale

Apply Frame according To terrain and customer requirement

High land utilization Absent communication Low land utilization Rich communication 19

Residential building design: Custom Tailor Process:



Residential building design: Custom Tailor

Individual house: PV panel for sunlight using

Setting flower bed and steps to avoid view disturbing

Division wall

Sustainable strategy for maximize natural ventilation


07 Public building design: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking the Wallâ&#x20AC;? community library Type Time Instructor Location

Individual work Library Apr.-Jun. 2013 Lei Peng Wuhan, PRC

Tanhualin situates in the core region of the historical protection area of Wuhan. The sight relationship between value buildings and new library was carefully considered. Besides visual interaction to the existing building, the ratio of volumes, the atmosphere created by courtyard, and using of local material all help to make the spiritual connection and show the respect towards historical buildings.


Public building design: Other â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking works: the4S Wallâ&#x20AC;? shop/parameter/city community library design


Public building design: “Breaking the Wall” community library

Reading room

Lobby and front counter Reading room

Children Reading room

Reading room

Storage and equipment

Reading room

Reading room

Storage and equipment


Public building design: “Breaking the Wall” community library Other works High-rise Building Design: “Follow the wind” Office Building Design Focus on passive strategies and structure design Type Time Instructor Location

Individual work Office Sept.-Dec. 2013 Lei Peng Wuhan, PRC

Besides tackling the basic design requirements, I tried to figure out some urban problems like the congestion, commercial incoherence and absence of public space with the conditions provide by site. Supported by local climate and principle that wind flows from the higher pressure area to the lower pressure area, a interior wind channel was designed to maximum natural ventilation. The rotated plans and atrium in each floors make the channel possible in form.


Public building design:“Keep “Breaking the Wall” community library Backpackers’ camp design: Climbing” Other works This design aims to provide a semi-self service camp for urban backpackers. Site and structure analyzing here are significant. The relationship between buildings and environment was carefully designed to provide better route, sightseeing and security according to the investigation. By setting the in-between corridor and unifying units’ slope according to the land form, the consistence feeling of climbing is created; thus, the corridors in units can be regarded as both interior connection and segment of hiking trip.

Type Time Instructor Location

Set volume and function

Individual work Small scale mountain Camp Apr.-Jun. 2012 Zhen Wang Wuhan, PRC

Apply volume according to landforms Storage space


Sunlight and Shade:


Historical Architecture Restoration Other Design: works: 4SReborn shop/parameter/city of Pinghe Packing design Field


Parametric design practice Image sample: UVa symbol

Sao Paulo Use this definition to understand the site of Studio project

Image Sampler

Meaningful for landscape analyzing / customized building or furniture facade

Random Step Generation

Simulating possible user pattern

Reference tutorial from: Daniel Christev

Set Pi(N)=1

U Force = 1000 (Units:mm) U Force = 2000

U Force = 3000

Set Pi(N)=2

Set Pi(N)=3

Kangaroo-Tensile Structures

Weighted Elements Diagram Making date visualized and effectively understood

Set Equation to get/manipulate spiral curve

Set spiral surface via group of points (provide the base of anchor points)

Extract the middle group of sub mesh

Locate anchor points

Make anchor points at different height (provide hight for pavilion)

Simulate the tensile shape

Mimicking materialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance under multiply load.

Parametric Facade Providing manufacture indication

Changing opening correspond to sun ray angle

Variate facade and do quick comparison


Other works: Pencil and Pen Drawing

Albert Einstein

Portrait drawing Oct. 2016


Tool: charcoal, Brush, Chalk


Instructor: Pam Black

Sitting woman

Figure drawing Nov. 2016 I

Tool: charcoal, Brush, Chalk


Instructor: Pam Black 29

Historical Architecture Restoration Other Design: works: Reborn Pencil of Pinghe and Pen Packing Drawing Field


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