PORTFOLIO MAINI KE
May 2013 to present
University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA B.S. in Architecture | GPA 3.65
Duke University | Durham, NC Leadership | Talent Identification Program
WORK EXPERIENCE August 2016 to present
architect+designer+artist Date of Brith: August 19th 1995 Nationality: Chinese
Apt7, 112 Montebello Circle, Charlottesville, VA 434-326-8124 firstname.lastname@example.org
SKILLS Rhinoceros Grasshopper AutoCAD SketchUp Revit
May 2016 to August 2016
Atelier And I (Sakamoto Kazunari) | Tokyo, Japan Architectural Intern Participated in a ferry terminal design competition for the entire process and won the second prize out of 100 competitors. Made a 1:50 scale model and several exterior and interior renders. Other tasks include making concept models, digital models and analytical diagrams on various projects. May 2015 to August 2015
Benoy | Shanghai, China Architectural Intern Participated in a commercial complex design competition from site analysis to preparing presentation documents, creating presentation books and participated in client meeting. Other tasks include contributing in various infrastructure and public space design in large-scale urban projects; cooperating with various design teams to amend construction drawings.
Vray Maxwell Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Microsoft Office
Design Duncan Miller Ullmann | Shanghai, China Interior Design Intern Organized material library, collected and labeled materials for interior design material presentation board. Chose furniture and decorations for luxury hotels and created presentation documents.
Laser Machine 3D Printing Woodshop Tools
December 2015 to present
3-D Geometrical Modeling and Visualization Class | UVa Teaching Assistance Mentor and review submissions for assigned group of students, participate in workshops, and attend periodic lectures. Investigate new technology, lead group tutorials and guest lecture.
HONORS 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring
Deanâ€™s List | UVa
Work for Publication | UVa
Model selected for cover UVa Alumni Magazine
LingXi Drama Club | University of Virginia Actress and Publicity Officer Create posters and publicity materials as well as film documentary for drama production Octocber 2015 to present
Cavalier Daily | University of Virginia Translator Translate and publish school magazine articals through various channels
September 2013 to December 2015
Chinese Corner | University of Virginia Treasure Chair Raised fund for activities and managed weekly reimbursement January 2014 to May 2014
Habitat for Humanity | Madison House Volunteer Assembled furniture and furnished house
Centre for the Creative Arts
Information Hub 2016 Spring Professor: Seth McDowell China Town, New York City
The Information Hub establishes new formats and spaces for design education and research. It re-imagines the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to books, but a dynamic space for communication and urban design. All forms of media are presented openly and flexibly with maximum accessibility for the public and the academic.
Design Lab that requires ample light and generous space is located on the upper floors. Spaces with various functions shift along the library space in the middle vertically. Moving down the ramps, pin-up space for studio review and teachersâ€™ offices are arrayed on the east side. Students and teachers could reach out to the material and information they need any time they want.
Private: Workroom Office Storage
Public: Gallery Workstation Reading Area
The west side of the building is exposed under strong sunlight in the afternoon but weak sunlight in the morning. In order to accommodate to different solar conditions, operable louvers attached to a system of levers and push rods, which link to a control system that rotates louvers according to time, day and weather.
The library space on the ramps is the heart of the project, linking upper design lab to the teachersâ€™ offices, review space and lower public reading area.
Two and Half Floor
Five and Half Floor
The stacks are accessible by a continuous ramp divided into stairs for seating and slopes for shelfing and circulation. Various types of furnitures are placed for reading and studio working. It becomes a playground for students to explore knowledge and a communication center for the academics and the general public to exchange ideas.
Four and Half Floor Fifth Floor
Ninth Floor Eighth Floor
Centre for the Creative Arts 2015 Fall Professor: W. G. Clark Philadelphia, PA
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts provides work spaces and living quarters for artists in Philadelphia and in several international locations. Painters, writers and musicians apply for four week residencies. Artists could disseminate their ideas to public by presenting work in gallery while cooperate and communicate with each other to generate cross-disciplinary works. The Center seeks an urban location for a new community by researching the relationship between public and private programs.
1.Studio 2.Gallery 3.Traditional Theatre 4.Modern Theatre 5.Dinning 6.Single Room 7.Storage
1.Studio 2.Gallery 3.Classroom
1.Gallery 2.Box Office 3.Traditional Theatre
Ground Floor 1/16”=1’-0’’
1.Classroom 2.Dinning 3.Kitchen 4.Single Room 5.Loft Space
1.Gallery 2.Classroom 3.Dance Studio 4.Music Studio 5.Modern Theatre
3 2 1
Third Floor 1/16”=1’-0’’
Exhibition space is accessible through the main entrance on the street while traditional and modern performance space where visitors are invited to watch shows or concerts could be approached by the secondary entrance facing the back alley. The long hallway on the first floor is an axis between gallery and studio. Visitors could steal a glance at how artists work while appreciate their works at the same time. Two types of working space are provided for artists who prefer either working alone or working in a cooperative environment. Each floor comes with a classroom with a garden open to sky. These rooms could be used as individual meditation space or group working lounge. There are kitchen, dining space and common areas in the upper residential area, which inherits the spatial concept on the lower floors.
1.Longe 2.Single Room
Classroom with Garden
3D Metropolis 2016 Fall Professor: Lucia Phinney Baltimore, MD
Seed Pod (Bell Pepper) Geometry Construction and Adaption
Seed Pod (Bell Pepper) Light Study
Exhibition 6000 sqft
Small Classroom 480 sqft
Green House 15200 sqft
Big Classroom 900 sqft
Classroom 3000 sqft Lecture Hall 2400 sqft
Maintainence A 6000 sqft Circulation B 4200 sqft Parking C 13800 sqft
Stair x 1 280 sqft Loading 880 sqft
Shop 660 sqft
Bathroom x 1 500 sqft
Library 6400 sqft Herbarium 4400 sqft Herbarium Studio 5300 sqft Laboratory 1900 sqft
Light Rail Stop Metro Stop
3 2 1
5 4 3 1
Education Office A 2500 sqft
Meeting Room 555 sqft
Facility Office 2000 sqft Library Office 4200 sqft Research Office 3400 sqft
Big Office 280 sqft
Small Office 165 sqft
3 4 5
Administration Office 9960 sqft
Light Rail Stop Metro Stop
Site Observation Pedestrain Flow
Transformation on Site
Seed Pod (Bell Pepper) Structural System
Highly articulated seed pod (bell pepper) provides an initial geometrical construct for analysis and spatial testing. Following a speculative construction of the Baltimore site, the pod is transformed in relation to this new context. The internal logics and the responsive nature of these organisms can be systematically transformed, scaled, and other wise hybridized to form spatial prototypes that are new and more capable of dealing with the complex conditions of the contemporary world.
This residential community is a large scale hybrid housing program that ties UVa undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members. The physical form of the building complex reflects the concept of engaging social life and academic life together as well as providing space that stimulates interaction between different university members.
Hybrid Housing 2015 Spring Professor: Teddy Slowik University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Top Floor Site Plan
Ground Floor Site Plan
Average Unit Area: Residential Area: Retail Area: Amenity Area: Sports Area: Existing Parking: New Parking:
693 sf 293,455 sf 75,699 sf 39,162 sf 82,798 sf 750 spaces 420 spaces
AMENITY SPORTS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PARKING
Total Number of Units: Total Land Area Used: Total Building Area: Density: Building Site Coverage:
528 425,255 sf 179,325sf 54 units/acre 42.17%
Atrium opens up ground floor to sky to meet sunlight. Each building has a walkway going through the ground floor with shops and restaurants on both sides. The walkway eliminate the massiveness of the building and also attracts people to walk through the building to the plaza and the sports fields behind. Buildings are connected to each other with suspended bridge rotated in angle to maximize solar exposure and introduce expanse view for library and dinning hall inside. The bridges are the main gathering space between buildings for different university members. To accommodate different residentsâ€™ conditions, three types of housing units are designed. Undergraduate students in double bed rooms share public balcony every three rooms. Graduate students have suites with three single bedrooms, and faculty have single or family apartments.
AMENITY SPORTS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PARKING
Spring Settlement 2014 Spring Professor: Nicholas Knodt University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Teammates: Benjamin DiNapoli, Remy Moorhead
This living pod reflections the fundamental notion of human inhabitation while negotiate the peaceful occupation of the public realm. The recycled wooden planks that compose the frame also rotate on dowels, aggregating to become a covering that fully integrates surface and structure. Podâ€™s design is fueled by a passion for sustainability, alongside a desire for the spatial and physical integration of nature.
Sitting, relaxing - the same wooden p frame also rotate on dowels, aggreg ing that fully integrates surface and s coverings provide shade when seate Planks also fall into place as back res meets the ledge and one that looks o for watching the sun rise and set.
Eating, congregation - the sister unit planks fold down to create a central side and outside of the structure, thi private space or as an invitation for b this form, both porch overhangs are the possibility of outdoor eating.
Sleeping, storage - the sister unit rem table takes on a new purpose, becom overnight storage. The adjacent mini as a critique of the toxic â€œmore is mo Its small, densely covered design add shelter while a sparse frame emphas large experience of the landscape.
planks that compose the gating to become a coverstructure. Selective dense ed beneath an overhang. sts, forming a seat that out on the horizon, perfect
t folds into itself and table accessible from inis has the ability to act as a borough congregation. in maintained, allowing for
mains folded and the ming a sheltered space for imal sleeping space serves oreâ€? American mindset. dresses a basic need for sizes openness, providing a
FRAME the skeleton of structure, the frame should define form based on site, inhabitants, and projected program
wood planks from construction sites THE HUMAN BODY acting as an extension of the human body, design should first reflect the bodyâ€™s proportions, curvature, movement, and sensations cut into favorable sizes INSIDE / OUTSIDE openness within the space as well as continuity between the structure and landscape are critical for freedom of movement and thought alike drill holes for connection
STRUCTURE / NATURE the built and natural environment should work in collaboration, maintaining a relationship which reflects material origins, influences material choices, and demands a minimal environmental footprint
LIGHT / ABSENCE OF LIGHT windows of changeable transparency should adjust to varying temporal conditions, their forms dictated by material density
SURFACE / AGGREGATION modular aggregation should form a surface adaptable to various conditions
connect with wood dowels
reinforce with straw rope knots
assemble on site
assemble on site
MAINI KE email@example.com (434)-326-8124 @2016