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Monica mong portfolio_2015/2018


MONICA MONG

ABOUT ME

Recent graduate of the University of Kansas’s School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. Seeking an opportunity within a respectable organization to develop critical hands-on experience in design, in order to strengthen my understanding of the architectural design process and to support my journey for towards licensure.

ED UCATI O N University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) Master of Architecture August 2013 - July 2018 Lawrence, Kansas, USA

PRO FESSI O NAL EXPERI EN CE Research Assistant - Smart Cities / Smart Housing University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design July 2017 - May 2018

Global Studio - The Haiti Project Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) September 2015 - July 2016 Karlsruhe, Germany

Internationales Kulturinstitut (IKI)

define the problem. collect the information. brainstorm + analyze. develop solutions. present your ideas. improve design. define the problem. collect the information. brainstorm + analyze. develop the solutions. present your ideas. improve design.

June - August 2015 Vienna, Austria

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Architecture is about trying to make the world a little more like our dreams.

Revit Rhino Grasshopper SketchUp AutoCAD Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Premiere Microsoft Office Lasercut CNC machine 3D printing KUKA Robot Woodworking

LAN GUAGES English (native) Spanish (conversational) German (elementary)

CO NTACT monicamong@gmail.com 303.218.0824

August 2017 - December 2017

Architecture Student Ambassador University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design August 2017 - May 2018

AIAS KU Member 2014 - May 2018 Firm Outreach Chair 2016 -2017 Freedom By Design Design Committee 2016

I NVO LVEM ENT National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member 2014 - May 2018

Golden Key Internation Honour Society Member 2016 - May 2018

KU Alternative Winter Break Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 2014

Lawrence Humane Society Volunteer 2016 - Present

REFEREN CES Joe Colistra

Nilou Vakil

jcolistra@ku.edu

nilou.vakil@ku.edu tomahawk@ku.edu

Tom Huang


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Monica mong portfolio_2015/2018

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museum spring 2017

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housing lab fall/spring 2018

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mixed use spring 2015

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the haiti project fall 2017

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beyond architecture 2016 - 2018


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1 _ MUSUEM

Denver.CO.USA

OVERVIEW Located in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, the museum anchors the First Friday Santa Fe Art Walk which stretches between 7th and 10th. The architecture is designed with the intent for large scale immersive experiences and experiential artwork. The architecture plays a role in how the artist chooses to occupy the space. The building itself is a series of spaces both indoor and outdoor that offer a variety of spaces for artists to work within. As one moves through the galleries, the building evolves, offering new vistas to the Rockies around each corner. Model used to advertise for the Interior Architecture program at KU [https://today.ku.edu/kbor-approves-new-interior-architecture-design-degree]


SANTA FE ART WALK

All kinds of galleries and street art can be found along Santa Fe Drive between 7th and 10th. First Fridays draw the community to this area of Denver once a month to check out the local art and cuisine.

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DENVER ART SOCIETY

This unique gallery houses individual studio spaces for several artist residents at a time. A shared gallery space on the ground floor hosts their artists’ work during the monthly First Friday Santa Fe artwalk with live music.

SU TEATRO ARTS CENTER

Their mission is to promote and preserve the cultural arts, heritage, and traditions of the Latino community; and to establish a venue where all cultures may come together.

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EL TACO DE MEXICO

This family owned restaurant opened its doors back in 1985. Their authentic flavors showcase the rich culinary history of Mexico City.

BYERS BRANCH LIBRARY

Denver Public Libararies connect people with information, ideas, and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.

TRIBE TATTOO

AMORE PIZZA

Small, colorful counter-serve joint selling calzones and pizzas by the pie or slice.

Denver’s leading creative tattoo shop, piercing studio, and art gallery emphasizes the importance of community, tribe, and culture.


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Engage the Community

Fulfill required zoning 10’ setbacks from back alley and second story.

Extend the established grid and allow it to influence and shape the design.

Build out from a central social space. Erode corners of the block to engage the street.

Seduce people into the spaces created. Link the residential area to Santa Fe.

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2 _ HOUSING LAB

lawrence.ks.USA

OVERVIEW Population Health strategies involving vast quantities of biometric data made possible by gigabit networks have the potential to deliver healthcare affordably, equitably, and effectively at scale. They provide essential new tools to healthcare providers in caring for those most vulnerable in society. And yet, affordable dignified housing that is able to leverage the connectivity of Smart Cities will become elusive for many. We must invent new ways of organizing our cities and new ways of fabricating buildings. We are working to develop prototype manufacturing processes used to create multifamily housing that has the tolerance of a medical device and is able to activate Population Health strategies.


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EAST HILLS MOCK-UP Civionics sensors are installed in our student built East Hills Mock-Up and successfully compile gait analysis data. We are exploring how to create a technological system throughout the unit where the information collected can be plugged back in to help better care for the resident like adjusting medication on the fly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ0zl7CvyBY&feature=share

81 million Americans will be 65+ by 2050

69% are expected to need long-term care

1 in 3 adults 65+

fall resulting in injury

Falls are the

LEADING cause of death.

WHY GAIT ANALYSIS MATTERS


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UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES Built environments that accommodate people of all ages, size, and physical ability through barier-free design.

ACCESSIBLE - ADAPTABLE

TELEHEALTH CONNECTIVITY

DATA COLLECTION

Wide doors, zero-threshol entrances cater to all people of varying needs. Large print signage and venues outfitted with assisted listening devices are incorporated throughout.

The housing unit itself could be considered a high tech medical device. Its automatic sensors and monitoring systems tether the residence to the Living Lab [a health and wellness clinic located in the center of the community].

Data collected to monitor daily activity can be cross check by the system's predictive algorithms for irregularities that may be a cause for concern.

AUTOMATED MEDICINE DISPENSER Decentralized medication distribution systems provide computer-controlled storage, dispensing, and tracking of medications. Coupled with data of vital signs, the device can automatically adjust dosages, improving efficiency and patient safety.

NET ZERO ENERGY CONSTRUCTION Technology-rich infrastructure shown here is focused on health and wellness, however, the same smart-city connectedness is necessary for solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, water reclamation and management, and high efficiency mechanical systems. Prefabrication also allows for superior insulation of the exterior envelope.

KITCHEN

SMART TOILET Disorientation brought on by dehydration is a leading cause of falls. Smart Toilet technology can collect data on hydration, blood in the urinary tract, blood pressure, and heart rate. Real time data collection will guide medication adjustments on the fly.

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PREFABRICATION & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

MEC

Prefabricated strategies emphasize the ability to rapidly produce units with BuildSmart SIP wall technology.

LIVING ROOM CLOSET

GAIT ANALYSIS Special floor construction uses accelerometers to monitor heels strikes. These accelerometers can use predictive algorithms to sense things such as Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease. This can allow for earlier treatment and monitoring of a resident.

BEDROOM

MOTION SENSORS & FALL DETECTION SMART MIRROR Smart mirrors can monitor a number of health-related conditions including skin abnormalities, tooth plaque build-up, eye-tracking dysfunction, also meter eye clouding and yellowing.

BALCONY

Remote sensors can detect when somone is in need of assistance, notifying first responders and loved ones. Video capture can assist care providers in determining what caused the fall and what factors in the living environment may have contributed to the fall.

LED COLOR LIGHTING BED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY Pressure sensors incorporated into the mattress measure sleep efficiency, length of REM cycyle, and restlessness.

Smart mirror data can be used to color-correct ambient light through LED lighting technology and provide custom lighting spectrum therapy. The gradual yellowing of the lenses in our eyes brought on by aging filters out a significant portion of blue light that helps to regulate the body's circadian rhythms that balance the release of melatonin in the evening and cortisol in the morning.


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3 _ MIXED USE

OVERVIEW

gerabronn.germany

The abandoned old tea factory in small town Gerabronn, Germany serves as the site for this historical renovation mixed use project. The main building houses small maker spaces with individualized workshops for each local business renting the floor. The lower level library and auditorium space function as shared resources for everyone in the building as well as the community. Transportation throughout this region strongly depends on buses. The abandoned warehouse on site has been reimagined as a transportation hub and a markethall. Some of the markethall stalls are designated spaces for the local businesses to sell their work among other goods like fresh produce.


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STAIRWELL addition to old tea factory enclosed in glass barstool rest stations

PATHWAY network around site old railroad track reinstated

WORKSHOP individualized space for each business customized equipment storage

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das Gymnasium

die Grundschule

die alte Bahnstrecke

der Friseur

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tea factory homage open to the public information center

LIBRARY shared resource community resident businesses

LOADING DOCK AUDITORIUM shared resource community resident businesses

shared resource resident businesses unloads directly into workshops


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5 _THE HAITI PROJECT

OVERVIEW

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KU's first ever Global Studio designed and built the Torbeck Community Shelter for the Global Birthing Home Foundation. The community around Maison de Naissance midwifery center in rural Torbeck, Haiti, has long needed a gathering place for meetings and other social activities. The long term goal of this project is to serve as a proof of concept for rammed earth construction in Haiti, which can then be disseminated across the region as an affordable method of sturdy, hurricane, and earthquake resilient housing construction. It is our hope that this will enable any Haitians who lost their homes in Hurricane Matthew and other disasters, to finally be able to afford to rebuild, using the very earth where they live as the primary building material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geT27r78BOA&t=1s

Exterior Rendering


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BAMBOO CHORD LASHED WITH COTTON TWINE TO KNIFE PLATE

KERF CUT BAMBOO SLEEVED OVER KNIFE PLATE

10x10x0.3 STEEL TUBE KINGPOST (2 PER TRUSS)

STEEL KNIFE PLATE

BAMBOO COLUMNS LASHED TO KNIFE PLATE WITH COTTON TWINE

Torbeck Community Center

1CM STEEL PLATE

ANCHOR BOLTS

Torbeck Community Center

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BAMBOO CHORD LASHED WITH COTTON TWINE TO KNIFE PLATE

KERF CUT BAMBOO SLEEVED OVER KNIFE PLATE

Side Aisle Perspective

Bamboo Details STEEL KNIFE PLATE

BAMBOO COLUMNS LASHED TO KNIFE PLATE WITH COTTON TWINE 1CM STEEL PLATE

ANCHOR BOLTS

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10x10x0.3 STEEL TUBE KINGPOST (2 PER TRUSS)


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Torbeck Community Center

2X3 WOOD STUD PONY WALL

CONCRETE RING BEAM

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CONCRETE FOUNDATION EXISTING RUBBLE FOUNDATION

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The Haiti Project Exhibition

During the 2018 RAMMED EARTH

spring semester, the Global Studio

reformed (with some new members joining the team), to

Earth is one of the earliest materials used in the human built environment. reflect architecture on what was learned during the Experience Earthen has arisen independently andHaiti in various forms across space and time, further enriched through complex patterns of cultural and strategize how to move the project forward. Due transference, so that today a multitude of techniques exist. One particularly enduring method of earthen or pise de terre, to an incorrectly built construction, foundationrammed and earth the knowledge consists of ramming earthen material into forms, layer by layer, to create a gained on the trip,wall. theRammed team earth spent monolithic, load-bearing hasthe beenearly used inportion structures all over the world, from the Fujian Tulou in southeast China, dating back to the of century. the semester redesigning portions thedeveloped buildingcountries 12th Today rammed earth is being used in of highly around the world for its sustainability and aesthetic appeal, with and finalizing the construction drawings. During such this examples as the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre in the Okanagan region of British process,Canada, it became Columbia, built inclear 2006. that the team needed to build

several to lies better the detailing The appealprototypes of rammed earth in its understand inherently sustainability - in terms of its birth (embodied energy), its life (durability), and its death (decomposition). of the project. With the prototypes underway, the team Rather than deplete the limited nutrients of the topsoil, the wall's material is excavated locally from to inorganic fertile and finite layer of organic decided mountsoils anlocated exhibitbeneath in thethe Commons of Marvin soil. Bearing witness to its strength and durability are numerous rammed earth Hall to showcase the prototypes well asthe to 12th raise funds structures across the planet dating back as to at least century. to purchase equipment to send down to Maison de

Yet arguably it is its appeal to our senses that is its most sustainable quality; after all, we will thatconstruction which we find meaningful. And when its death Naissance tosustain assistonly in the of the community does eventually come, it will crumble to the earth once again - dust to dust. center. earth Lessons during the prototyping was laterfootprint Rammed holdslearned the potential to dramatically lighten our carvon while rooting us to our unique places in the world.

incorporated into the final design drawings. The exhibit

opened in mid-March and was on display through the end of the spring semester. BAMBOO In recent years, bamboo has gotten a lot of attention as a "wonder material" for furniture and product design - a sustainable resource with great physical strength and numerous environmental benefits. The fact that it's not derived from trees, but is instead a grass that has a very fast growth cycle, makes it a nearly perfect material in a sustainable world. But what makes bamboo so appealing for designers and architects is its mechanical properties. It has tensile strength greater than steel, yet it also possesses considerable elasticity. It can be used in applications ranging from structural scaffolding to fly-fishing rods. In the US, bamboo is a "new" material, with possible associations as a renewable resource that also has the visual appeal of wood. But in the developing world, it is a very "old' material that is often associated with cheap and poorly made products. By using bamboo in contemporary architecture and industrial design, we can continue to raise awareness of the important visual, functional, and environmental properties of this amazing material.

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6 _BEYOND ARCHITECTURE

lawrence. ks.usa

OVERVIEW This portion of my portfolio showcases some of the projects outside of studio that I have been a part of. Throughout my time as a student, I have prioritized taking the select few architecture elective classes KU offers each semester that either familiarize students with the latest technologies or challenge them with unique design opportunities. These courses helped me immensely to elevate and expand my craft and skill level. I highly value experiences that challenge me to grow as a designer beyond the realm of architecture.


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A COFFEE TABLE REIMAGINED PINE WOOD DATE: 05.2018 HEIGHT 1

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DESCRIPTION The everyday coffee table has been reimagined to better fulfill our needs. The legs are broken into two parts that can be repositioned to adjust the height of the table. Three different heights can be reached; each with their own intended uses.

low dining table 18”

traditional coffee table 24”

traditional desk 30”


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SKELETONS IN GLASS BOXES PLYWOOD SHEETS & PLEXIGLASS DATE: 05.2017

SLIDING RACK A BASE

The KU Natural History Museum commissioned architecture students to create a mobile exhibit to be housed in the KU MoCOLAB, a repurposed 1972 Airstream trailer. My team designed this interactive sliding rack system to hold the invertebrate jars via SketchUp, Rhino, and the CNC machine. The rack slides in front of the window to allow the sunlight to naturally light up the specimens. https://news.ku.edu/2017/11/27/mobile-museum-specimens-and-activities-featured-upcoming-event

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CNC PANEL MDF BOARD DATE: 10.2016

DESCRIPTION The digital fabrication course CNC machine project parameters were to transform the surface of a 9" x 9" MDF board. I wrote script for randomized attractor points. The last step before the CNC was preparing the MDF glue up to match the height range of the project.


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3D PRINTED TOWERS PLA PLASTIC DATE: 12.2016

DESCRIPTION The digital fabrication course 3D printing project parameters were to employ parametric design to generate an architectural tower. I wrote script to evoke a smooth, organic, interacting curvature between the two towers. The Taz printer used minimal support structure but still took 7 hours to complete.


"breathing dreams like air"

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Many thanks [action] This portfolio contains my design and artwork from my time as a Masters of Architecture student. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for your consideration..

CONTACT monicamong@gmail.com 303.218.0824

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