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Academic

> Architecture + Urban Design

Germantown Academy

Cabri ni Col l ege

The Haverford School

Appoqui nni mi nk School

The Uni versi ty of Chi cago

Roger Wi l l i ams Uni versi ty


my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd Role: Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Master Plan visioning to implementation of Phase 1 New Upper + Middle School Building, Athletic Fields, Stadium and Wetland Preserves. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Interior Details, Curtainwall Details at Ramps + Connectors, Casework, Entry Vestibule, Science Labs, Library, Music Room, Auditorium Space, Stadium, Sustainability Diagrams, 3D Renderings and Presentation Materials.

Germantown Academy Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Germantown Academy’s new academic building is a 160,000 square foot facility that incorporates the iconic historic administration building with new learning environments for the Middle and Upper Schools. The project is the first phase in the School’s implementation of a sustainable master plan. One of the major goals of that master plan is to reconnect the School to the Wissahickon Creek, which runs through the campus, and to view it as an ecological and educational resource. The architecture of the new building continues the traditional stone architecture, but transitions to a more contemporary glass and metal architecture on the Creek side. A central commons, serving as the main entrance and gathering area, and an updated library and technology center serve as the new academic heart. The layout maximizes day-lighting and campus views for the classrooms, creates informal student spaces that allow the circulation areas to be filled with natural daylight and creates outdoor courtyard spaces that connect the science classrooms to the natural landscape and provide new outdoor programming opportunities. The project is registered under the USGBC LEED for schools program and is on track to receive a “Gold” rating. It incorporates a host of sustainable design strategies that extend the building as a teaching tool: rainwater harvesting systems and a green roof teach about storm water management issues, green materials teach about resources, and advanced system controls display the workings of the building.

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academic | architecture + urban design

Award: 2012 Architectural Portfolio Award, Combined-Level School Citation

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Cabrini College Radnor, Pennsylvania

Cabrini College is a co-ed, liberal arts college located on a 110 acre, hilly wooded site in Radnor, PA with an approximate enrollment of 3,600 Full-Time Students. A Master Plan was developed to evaluate their campus and programmatic needs for the next 15-20 years. The aim of the study was to align the campus with the College’s Mission and provide an ecological approach for future developments including a new Student Center, Student Dining and landscapes that support and enliven the campus. The study takes a broad look at parking and site circulation with a goal of restricting cars from the center of campus and consolidating parking in two key areas enhancing pedestrian activity and site landscape amenities. The north garage is a 350-car structure located next to the student center in the heart of the main campus. The south garage is a 300-car structure nestled into an existing wooded hillside where pedestrians arriving at the new Welcome Pavilion at the top of the structure. The architecture was designed to minimize its visual impact on the campus and embrace it’s surrounding environment.

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Role: Lead Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Conceptual Design for the Student Center, Student Dining, Parking Garage Buildings, Gateway Structure and Campus Master Plan. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Landscape Design, All 3D Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.


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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

The Haverford School Haverford, Pennsylvania A vision for a new Master Plan, including the design of several new buildings and feasibility / programming analysis was developed for the 27-acre campus at the Haverford School, an all-boys independent school on Philadelphia’s Main Line. The plan included reusing the existing Middle School building located in the heart of the campus as a new Student Center with Student Dining and a Technology Center. The new Middle School building is relocated next to the existing Auditorium and Arts building with some shared academic classrooms. The design features a variety of informal and flexible common spaces which provides a setting for alternative approaches to learning and high performing sustainability strategies. The plan improves campus circulation for pedestrians and vehicles also addresses the concern for an elevated percentage of impervious coverage. The removal of surface parking was replaced by a new parking structure featuring tennis courts above, bioswales for stormwater treatment / filtration, and new pedestrian paths and planted outdoor spaces. Phase one of the master plan was the design and implementation of the new Palmer House Conference Center addition to the existing Administration Building. The design approach highlighted the careful integration of traditional and contemporary forms and materials featuring walls of glass looking to the athletic field and school campus. The new building reinforces the existing campus architecture and nestled into the landscape serving as the front door of the school.

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Role: Designer | Documentation - Conceptual Design for the Palmer House Addition, Campus Master Plan, Middle School Building, Student Center, Dining Facility, Parking Structure and Tennis Courts. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, All 3D Model Renderings and Presentation Materials.


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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Appoquinnimink School District Master Plan New Castle County, Delaware

Facing an exploding population growth in northern Delaware, Appoquinimink School District held a design competition for an entirely new campus. New buildings will include an early education center, an elementary school, and ultimately a middle and high school with athletic facilities (a natatorium, stadium, and numerous playing fields). The proposed site is located on a 270-acre parcel directly adjacent to the Appoquinimink River, and is surrounded on three sides by wetlands that constitute one third of the overall site. The siteresponsive approach aims to sensitively integrate buildings to landscapes with ecological rooms that embrace the unique tidal wetland landscape and support abundant opportunities for innovative learning environments for all ages.

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academic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer - Conceptual Design and Development of the Campus Master Plan. Drawings: Plan Rendering, Programming Analysis, Presentation Materials and Proposal Design.

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my ly | professional work | goody clancy

The University of Chicago - South Residence Halls + Dining Commons Chicago, Illinois The new 367,000 SF undergraduate residential and dining facility at The University of Chicago is adjacent to the University’s historic Burton Judson Courts residence halls. The two new residence halls and the dining facility are designed to respect the existing campus buildings, respond sensitively to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood, and represent a catalyst for positive change and future development on this campus edge. The complex includes green roofs, in compliance with City of Chicago requirements and sustainable design and energy efficient options have been incorporated from the outset of the project. The project program calls for 811 beds as well as social, support and dining spaces to serve student residents. Through careful attention to massing, scale, materials and detail, the design will invigorate the site and provide a welcoming place for students and the community. The design breaks the population into eight 'houses,' each with its own multistory living room and social spaces. Two new enclosed courtyards serve as focal points for the two residence halls. Complex's massing steps down toward the adjacent residential neighborhood's scale and incorporates stoops and small-scale design elements to enliven the street edge. Dining facility links to and expands existing historic dining spaces to serve both new and existing dorms.

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academic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer | Documentation - Conceptual Design of Residence Hall and Dining Commons. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Site Analysis, Space Planning, Programming, 3D Renderings and Model Making.

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my ly | professional work | goody clancy

Roger Williams University - The Commons Dining Bristol, Rhode Island The new Dining Facility in the heart of the University's waterfront campus houses 600 seats of residence dining, 150 seats of retail dining and support kitchen with servery. This new building is pivotal in creating a new center to the campus by moving parking to the perimeter and creating a new quad that ties together the campus. The main dining hall on the second level of the two-story structure takes advantage of panoramic views to Mount Hope Bay. The Commons also houses the college bookstore and serves as the first major step in defining new campus center green spaces.

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academic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Implementation of the Commons Dining Building. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Interior Details, Casework, Entry Vestibule, Dining Space and Severy, 3D Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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Housing

> Architecture + Urban Design

Shanghai Harbour Ci ty

Torre Verde de Cancun

Gateway Apar tments

Orchard Ri dge

M ary Tayl or House


my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Shanghai Harbour City Master Plan Shanghai, China Site WSW-C2 within the Shanghai Lingang Harbour City, is a residential community located southeast of Shanghai at the junction of the Yangtze River and Hangzhou Bay. The 43.2 hectare site is one of 18 neighborhoods within the master planned City centered on Dishui Lake at the edge of the East China Sea. The Water Garden neighborhood conceived as a place where nature and living come together, houses 460,000 SM of building area with 3,300 residential units over parking, Commercial Developments, Schools and Civic buildings. The ecological concept of water and garden are expressed at all scales of the neighborhood. Whether it is the large central Botanical Garden built along the Qiulian River or a small intimate interior courtyard featuring lush rainwater gardens, water and landscape are always strongly integrated and provide the users and residents with engaging, comfortable and regenerative environments for living, recreation and socializing. The architecture is designed to feature sustainability and ecological enhancements that provide passive heating and cooling, stormwater filtration, grey water reuse, locally sourced building materials, sun shading, solar panels and windmills.

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housing | architecture + urban design

Role: Lead Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Conceptual Design of Neighborhood Development, Residential Buildings, Commercial Development, School Buildings and Civic Buildings. Drawings: Site Plan, Unit Plans, Programming Study, Massing Development, Sustainability Diagrams, 3D Model Renderings, Proposal Writing and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

DISTRICT ENERGY SMART GRID

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roofs collect and direct rainwater cisterns for irrigation and toilet flushing drip lines for rain gardens grey water for reuse amd irragation greenroofs and roof gardens

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photovoltaics collect the suns energy to feed the smart grid architectural fins for energy conservation through unit ventilation for air quality

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wind mills collect the wind power to feed the smart grid wind powered district heating and cooing using heat pump technology

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trees create microclimates for energy conservation and air quality

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building materials with recycled content use of rapidly renewable products use of local resources


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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Torre Verde de Cancun Condominiums Cancun, Mexico The Torre Verde de Cancun (Green Tower of Cancun) was commissioned by a group of local developers engaged in developing a 98-unit residential condominium building on a newly created 2.7–acre site to become the focal point of a new marina harbor development in the Yucatan resort city of Cancun. The design challenge was to connect the building to its broader natural and cultural environment and create a sense of place. The strategy was to embrace an approach that allowed the structure’s design to develop in response to its climatic needs. Inspired by the marine creatures of nearby coral reefs for inspiration, the sea squirt – a creature whose body creates a permeable modulating structure filters and balances its environment, was chosen for its natural form and function. Like the Sea Squirt, the buildings have a sturdy shell reinforced by cross braced structural columns. The green lining membrane between the towers, respond to the natural elements by harvesting water and solar power on the horizontal planes and wind along the vertical planes. The buildings also feature deep concrete floor overhangs, inner glass and metal filigree skin, structural sun screens and natural ventilation to promote a direct and healthy connection to its aquatic culture and environment.

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housing | architecture + urban design

Award: 2007 Citation of Merit for Architectural Excellence The American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania

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Role: Designer | Documentation - Conceptual Design of Residential Development. Drawings: Plan layout and rendering, Programming, Axon Diagram, Proposal Writing, Concept Research and Presentation Materials.

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Rainwater Collection

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Gateway Apartments East Falls Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The redevelopment of the unoccupied parcel at Kelly Drive, Ridge Avenue and Calumet Street provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of the East Falls River Corridor, by creating a new public asset with a strong sense of place. Containing ground level commercial space with residences above, this new mixeduse complex is designed to be an enduring landmark for the East Falls community, acting as a gateway to the neighborhood and a vital pedestrian link to Fairmount Park. The Gateway Apartments has 126,000 square feet of building area, 108 residential units over dedicated surface parking and 10,000 square feet of retail development. The building facing Kelly Drive, the Schuylkill River and the East Falls Bridge, features large alternating windows and a bending form to unfold the new trails that connect the community to the river park. The Ridge Avenue architecture is more conventional in its form and materials respond to the existing housing context. Situated along Calumet is a two story lobby connection, amenity space, public plaza, and retail space ideal for a food market and cafĂŠ.

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Role: Lead Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Conceptual Design of Mixed Use Housing Development. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Programming, All 3D Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.


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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Orchard Ridge Apartment Building Baltimore, Maryland

The Orchard Ridge Master Plan used LIHTC funding for the combined redevelopment of two adjacent public housing sites. The plan for the 58-acre site created a community of 172 new rental townhomes, 189 home ownership townhomes, and a 77-unit, four-story apartment complex. The range of subsidized and market-rate housing, through a variety of unit sizes and types, encourages a socio-economically diverse community. Interaction and community involvement is fostered through small community parks, with walking paths and play areas designed for a variety of ages and physical abilities. The Residences at Orchard Ridge allow for fully accessible flats that range from 1 to 5 bedrooms to be interlaced with townhomes throughout the site.

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housing | architecture + urban design

Awards: 2010 Excellence in Community Development Award in recognition of excellence in Design and Planning and Construction Home Builders Association of Maryland’s Land Development Council 2009 WaveMaker Award, Urban Land Institute, Baltimore Role: Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Conceptual Design and Documentation of the Apartment Building. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Exterior and Roof Details, Interior Details, Casework, Entry Vestibule, Wall Sections, 3D Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Mary Taylor House Independent Senior Living West Chester, Pennsylvania

The Mary Taylor House is a new residential building on the senior living campus of The Hickman, which has provided affordable housing to elders since 1891. This building is adaptable and flexible to support residents as they age in place. A pedestrian bridge provides a direct connection to the second floor of the existing Hickman facility where supportive care services are located. Generous community spaces, such as a wellness center and large multipurpose room, facilitate resident activities. A fauxmansard roof with slate-like shingles conceals an extensive green roof above and helps break the larger building form into residentially scaled components, reflecting the historic context of the neighborhood. This sustainable building has achieved a LEED for Homes Gold rating, incorporating non-PVC/low VOC interior materials, high-efficiency Energy Star fixtures and appliances, an exceedingly well insulated building envelope, and a vegetated roof that eliminated the need for underground detention structures. This 60-unit independent living building provides a home in its truest sense and a sustainable structure that embodies the values and traditions of the community.

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housing | architecture + urban design

Awards: 2011 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award 2011 Merit Award (Residential Multi-Unit Under $10M) Associated Builders and Contractors, Eastern PA Role: Designer | Coordination - Conceptual Design for tax credit submission. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Sustainability Approach, Proposal Text, 3D Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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Mixed Use / Civic

> Architecture + Urban Design

Arm ed Forces Reti rement Home

S t . El i z abeths Nor th Parcel

Ch ildren ’s Hospi tal of Phi l adel phi a

Vi rgi ni a State Capi tol

J W McCo rmack Federal Cour thouse


my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Armed Forces Retirement Home Redevelopment Washington, DC

The Development Master Plan prepared with Clark Realty for the 80-acre Armed Forces Retirement Home presented the challenge to accommodate as much development area as possible—in this case 4.5 million square feet—and minimize the impact on a sensitive historic site. Set in a pastoral landscape just outside of Washington, DC’s urban core, the program consisted of a balanced mix of uses, including residential, medical research, office and clinical space, corporate offices, retail shops, restaurants, a food market, two hotels and a conference center. The program included the adaptive reuse of all of the key contributing historic buildings on the site as well as new construction. The plan employed sustainable design as a first principle, incorporating the goal of LEED®-ND for the entire development, and a minimum LEED® Silver rating for all buildings. These goals were achieved through an aggressive energy conservation plan, transportation management plan and a sustainable stormwater management program.

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mixed use / civic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer | Coordination - Conceptual Design for Mixed Use, Civic and Cultural Master Plan Development. Drawings: Plans, Programming, Feasibility Study, Sustainability Approach, Diagrams, 3D Massing, Model Making and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

St. Elizabeths DHS North Parcel Master Plan Washington, DC

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is consolidating its headquarters in the National Capital Region (NCR) at St. Elizabeths Campus in the Anacostia neighborhood of southeast Washington, DC. The existing facilities were spread among over 40 buildings. The new headquarters will constitute a more unified, secure campus that brings together DHS executive leadership and operational management. The purpose of the consolidation is to create a singular setting for the agency, whose 14,000 employees now operate among forty eight different locations throughout the District of Columbia. The overall project consists of redeveloping nearly fourmillion SF on the former St. Elizabeth’s Hospital site, comprised of West and East campuses, to create a secure, operationally efficient, and cohesive campus for the employees of and visitors to the DHS. The master plan meets the consolidation needs of DHS / FEMA while maintaining the historic character of the St. Elizabeths historic campus and preserving the natural context of the site. The plan provides a framework for the FEMA Headquarters and addresses transportation access and connectivity between the West and East Campuses.

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mixed use / civic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer for the North Parcel Master Plan. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Programming, Diagrams, 3D Massing Studies and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Master Plan Philadelphia, PA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has acquired new sites by one of the most prominent locations in the City, the South Street Bridge and Schuylkill Avenue for the development of a clinical research, administration and support services master plan. The 8.5 acre site is visible from 30th Street Station, Market Street and CHOP’s current South Campus. The project goals are to outline the future potential of the site in terms of program and build out, construct a road map for future development and provide a public document for use with municipal authorities and the community to support future growth of the city. The design approach connects the two campuses together by; bridging pedestrian and bicycles paths to the existing Schuylkill River Trail, identifying the roadway characteristics required to support the levels of vehicular access generated by the new development and shaping the project to create views between the campuses. The scale and character responds to the urban infrastructure and neighborhood context. Shared connections within the research campus through links, indoor / outdoor spaces and park amenities foster a creative and healthy campus environment.

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mixed use / civic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer for CHOP’s Research Campus Master Plan. Drawings: Programming, Diagrams, 3D Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Virginia State Capitol Master Plan Richmond, Virginia

The historic city of Richmond, Virginia draws over 2 million visitors each year, with an ever-increasing proportion of them visiting the State Capitol Building. The proposed master plan update combined urban design concepts generated by many City and Federal stakeholders with plans for state office space. The first stage of the master plan included a schematic design and cost estimate for the renovation of the historic capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson in 2007. The second stage focused on the surrounding Capitol Square area. The plan update included a long-range program to contribute to the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth’s efforts to revitalize downtown, promote tourism and preserve historic treasures. The design approach provided a sustainable planning and design framework for significant renovation and new construction investment within a ten-year period including the design of a new parking garage on Broad & 9th Streets. Sensitivity to the historic context and downtown Richmond real estate market forces were critical to the success of the master plan.

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mixed use / civic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer for Capitol Master Plan and Parking Garage. Drawings: Plans, Programming, Diagrams, 3D Massing Studies, Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | goody clancy

J.W. McCormack Federal Courthouse + Post Office Boston, Massachusetts

The McCormack federal building is a major civic presence in Boston by its central downtown location and is one of the finest examples of Art Deco in the area, as well as an example of the federal relief programs of the 1930s. The U.S. General Services Administration called for the building to retain its function as a Federal Courthouse, including its historic courtrooms and library. The project also features the adaptive reuse of the U.S. Post Office area to serve as offices for a number of federal agencies, with the majority of space serving as the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. The renovated space includes a conference center, new cafeteria, main floor lobby and a public outreach and awareness center. The project is one of the first and largest federal renovations to be targeted for LEED Gold status. The sustainable innovation includes; new energy saving MEP systems, air quality improvements, use of recycled materials throughout and a green roof space encompassing over 25% of the site footprint which is an important open space for the building users.

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mixed use / civic | architecture + urban design

Role: Designer | Documentation | Coordination - Implementation of the Federal Courthouse Building. Drawings: Plans, Elevations, Sections, Interior Details, Lobby and Reception Design, Rehab of Historic Toilet Rooms and Itemize Salvage Items for Reuse.

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Parks / Open Space

> Architecture + Landscape Architecture

Gwanggyo Lakesi de Park

New Jersey Capi tal Park

Coney Isl and Aquari um

Governors Isl and

Hudson Rai l Yards


my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Gwanggyo Lakeside Park Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Gwanggyo Lakeside Park is nestled at the focal point along three disconnected greenways, two non contiguous watersheds in Suwon and links two existing lakes into one park. At this important junction, the park plays a key role in the connection of the natural greenway and watershed systems. The park also bridges the existing neighborhood with the new city development, to the water and open space – creating a major amenity to all. The Lakeside Park is a model park for tomorrow’s city. It cleans stormwater, recycles refuse, generates energy, promotes good health and well being, restores the native ecosystem, produces food, improves air quality – in essence, Gwanggyo Lakeside Park is a green living organism that connects people to their environments welcomed by residents and visitors alike. The park experience can be enjoyed; over the continuous mile and a half arc bridge with several cultural amenities along the way, on elevated paths and platforms around each lake, hiking through the peaks and valleys of the landscape on meandering trails or simply through the lakes by boats. 52

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parks / open space | architecture + landscape architecture

Role: Designer | Coordination - Conceptual Design for Park Plan, Arc Bridge and Park Buildings. Drawings: Concept Diagrams and Research, Programming, Proposal Design and Layout, All Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

New Jersey Capital Park Master Plan Trenton, New Jersey

The New Jersey Capital Park Master Plan was the result of a national design competition to develop plans for turning Trenton’s under utilized riverfront into an urban state park. It was a plan to finally reconnect the City of Trenton to its original life blood – the Delaware River. The study reveals the immense economic development impacts that the Capital Park investment will have for Trenton and the State of New Jersey. The park is a unified composition containing museums, civic institutions, historic sites, archaeological resources, entertainment attractions, and regional transportation infrastructure, set within an ecological and healthy community network. The plan draws on Trenton’s artistic and industrial heritage, tremendous historic and cultural resources, and an exceptional riverfront setting, pulling together a fragmented waterfront into a compelling whole.

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parks / open space | architecture + landscape architecture

Award: 2009 Honor Award, Planning and Analysis American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Role: Designer for Visitor Center and Park. Drawings: Plans and Programming Studies, Proposal Design and Layout, 3D Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Coney Island Aquarium Design Competition Brooklyn, New York

This winning entry reorients the New York Aquarium within the Coney Island mix of sea, fun, history, light, spectacle, and rejuvenation. A skeletal structure rises from the perimeter, arching over the entire space. The structure is minimal, like the iconic structures of Coney Island. It is supported by steel poles, covered by a cable mesh with 40,000 solar-powered LED’s which change color nightly according to the energy generated during the day. The mesh operates in relation to the body of the Aquarium like a fish’s skin breathes; it moves, communicates through light and reflection, filters, protects and regulates temperature. It is an exhibit in itself, composed of scale-like tiles, green growing surfaces, dynamic lenticular images, immersive soundscapes, interactive webcams. A system of water-pores creates a wet web befitting an Aquarium. The Aquarium’s presence is broadcast in the structure’s form inspired by the sealife it houses. The existing walls are folded into a porous perimeter, with overlooks and views out. The connections between the amusements, the Boardwalk and the surrounding neighborhoods are strengthened through improved walkways. Spectacular gateways create new access points and a more rational service infrastructure. New pavilions for interpretation, entertainment, eating and resting transform the perimeter into a social space. The Aquarium moves out to a new dunescape along the Boardwalk and new marine habitat at the water’s edge, bringing the Aquarium out into the landscape of the sea itself. The perimeter is a living organism, where science and landscape mesh within an “animal” architecture.

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parks / open space | architecture + landscape architecture

Award: Winner of Design Competition Role: Designer for Aquarium Competition. Drawings: Programming Studies, Conceptual Research and Development, Diagrams, Proposal Design and Layout, Perspective Sketches and Presentation Materials.

Project Team: Cloud 9, WRT, Ebner + Ullmann Architects, Frei Otto

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Governors Island Design Competition New York, New York

As part of a design competition for the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation, a new vision was imagined for Governors Island located in New York Harbor in New York City. The goal of the design was to create an island to “get away from it all” within the city’s harbor. The design creates a layered experience of many different scales, attracting many diverse people from all over to do many different things—bathe, camp, stroll, run, play, gather, dance, take in the views, or take in a world-class performance. The design concept is to create a system of systems— nested experiences, overlapping movement and gathering locations, sustainable support systems, and multiple worlds in the same location that can appeal to many kinds of users through all the seasons. The result is a park-like island that supports education, green design, and the arts all at once. It gives the visitor a relaxing island sanctuary as well as a place of recreation and adventure. The design showcases a variety of landscapes that presents the visitor with a calming getaway from city life and brings them back to nature. All of these elements are integrated into a peaceful, effortless whole that encourages flow through the island for visits that can stretch from a couple hours to an entire day, and well into the evening.

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parks / open space | architecture + landscape architecture

Role: Designer for Governors Island, Visitor’s Center, Hotel and Mixed Use Developments and Plan. Drawings: Plan Renderings, Programming, Conceptual Research Development, Diagrams, Proposal and Board Layout Design, Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.

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my ly | professional work | wallace roberts + todd

Hudson Rail Yards Competition New York, New York

Hudson Rail Yards design Competition was commissioned by Durst Organization â „ Vornado Realty to design a park for the new residential, commercial and mixed use development situated on the air rights site over the MTA Rail yards in NYC. The design team created an inviting green space for New York City residents as well as visitors to the Hudson River waterfront and provide for a variety of activities, including passive recreation. The landscape is constructed on a platform that covers the rail yard, limiting the depth of soil and weight load for soil and plantings. The vertical dimension of new open space, coupled with the heights of the buildings, creates a space that feels deep and static, rather than extending out to the river. Consequently, the guidelines were designed to foster a sense of movement out to the water, and to create a layered landscape with diverse microclimates and character. An urban plaza and elevated pedestrian sky walk bridge will draw people into the site and toward the river. The plaza is also intended to visually link the open space of the Western Rail Yards to that of the Eastern Rail Yards.

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parks / open space | architecture + landscape architecture

Role: Designer for Sky Walk Bridge Structure and Park. Drawings: Conceptual Research Development, Site Context Diagrams, Perspective Renderings and Presentation Materials.

Project Team : FX Fowle, Pelli Clark Pelli Architects and WRT

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Competitions

> Architecture + Urban Design

S eattl e Urban Interventi ons

Osong Bi oVal l ey

H ong Kong Ni ghtcl ub Hotel

Downtown Fargo

Rotch Schol arshi p 2011

Rotch Schol arshi p 2008


my ly | personal work | competitions

Seattle Urban Interventions - Drop Seattle, Washington

The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space invites designers to create a vision of the 9-acre site at the Seattle Center. The challenge is to design the next generation of public space, encompassing the history of Seattle while looking forward to the next 50 years. WATER is the inspiration to innovative a connection between ecology and technology. By providing health, energy, entertainment and wonder, water provides a model for urban ecology. Integrating weather and human behavior into the systems of buildings and landscapes. The design creates a system of bonds through walking paths and skywalks that allow people to experience the park, biomass, Living Machine and Urban Forestation. This green infrastructure system extends to the Elliott Bay, Lake Union, and Belltown. The program consists of: Reservoir, Living Machine, Memorial Stadium, Seasonal Play, Discovery Museum, Ice Skating, Local Retail, Urban Forestation, Greenways and Waterfall/Water Cinema at the Space Needle.

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Role: Design of Seattle Center Vision Plan and Memorial Stadium. Drawings: Design Concept Development, Design Narrative, Perspective Renderings, Conceptual Diagrams, Presentation Materials and Board Layout.


competitions | architecture + urban design

Project Team: My Ly, Karen Blanchard, Ayako Okutani, Brian Michener, Keiko Tsuruta Cramer and Nando Micale

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my ly | personal work | competitions

Osong BioValley Master Plan - Bio Urbanism Chungbuk, Korea

Osong BioValley is sponsored by Chungcheongbuk-do to explore unique and creative ideas for the Master Plan of a High-Tech Medical Cluster, Osong Biotechnopolis and Commercial Areas. The design concept BioUrbanism, is a new way of understanding cities through one of the oldest science – human biology. BioUrbanism views cities as collections of interconnected systems (skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and lymphatic) - both natural and man-made - that work in unison, functioning as a living, breathing urban landscape. The planning approach for the Smart City is a Network composite of three main ideas. The Smart Growth Boundary which aims to control future sprawl of Osong BioValley by defining a greenbelt around the city composed by the mountains, existing rice fields, and existing traditional village. The Creative Scientific Community Paradigm and Livable Urban Center Model are beliefs that Osong BioValley’s success depends largely on its residents. A cosmopolitan city in the 21st Century must have characteristics that make it attractive to the Creative Class – high quality education, walkable community, affordable housing, access to open space and recreation, pristine living environment, and opportunities to interact with other members of the Creative Class. The most important characteristic is a Livable Urban Center – a “one-stop-shop” Town Center with office incubator, retail, housing, open space, tourism, medical facilities, arts and culture, and administrative services, all anchored by the KTX Transit Hub.

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Role: Design of BioValley Master Plan. Drawings: Design Concept Development, Plan Development, Perspective Renderings, Conceptual Diagrams, Presentation Materials and Board Layout.


competitions | architecture + urban design

Award: 2011 Merit Award, International Competition for Osong BioValley Master Plan

Project Team: Yong-Woo Lee, David Witham, My Ly, Chang Lee, Kirk Fromm, Anna Ishii, Yeon Tae Kim, Ayako Okutani, Woo Kim, Andrew Dobshinsky and Karen Blanchard

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Hong Kong Nightclub Hotel - Xsite Mongkok, Hong Kong

Arquitectum and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects has chosen

Role: Design of Nightclub Hotel. Drawings: Design Concept Development, Design Narrative, Interior Perspective Renderings, Conceptual Diagrams and Presentation Materials.

the famous “red light” district of Mong Kok on Portland Street as a site for the new 28,000 square meters design of a Luxury Adult Nightclub Hotel. The image of the 200 meter high tower should have a contemporary image that is up-to-date and avant-garde, so that it will be recognized as a “cosmopolitan” building, capable of occupying any space within the “global village”. The “Luxury Nightclub Hotel” aims to be an original building, not only devoted to adult entertainment, but also a venue for shows like the Moulin Rouge in Paris, a place of relaxation with a massage service and a spa, as well as a first class hotel, and, above all, a system of customer service based on the contemporary parameters of “zero ecological impact”, fostering a new type of habitability like self-generated energy, and the classification of biodegradable / non-degradable waste and employment of clean energy. The Architecture is stimulated by the seductive curiosity of a woman’s figure. Encapsulated by a fishnet inspired structure, the evocative form becomes an animated contributor in “A Symphony of Lights”. A natural urge will engage you with this unique place. The interior is curvaceous and sensual, and the forms lure you to explore the variety of experiences. Entertainment, luxury, and eroticism come together with sustainability seamlessly in this first xclusive adult destination. Escape to X-SITE and awaken your senses from night to day.

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competitions | architecture + urban design

Project Team: My Ly, Karen Blanchard and Ayako Okutani

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Downtown Fargo: An Urban Infill - Fargrow Fargo, North Dakota

The Kilbourne Group challenge designers to envision a mixed use community that is viable, livable and sustainable in the heart of Downtown Fargo on a 90,000 sf site. Fargrow is a vibrant urban experience showcasing North Dakota’s great farmlands. This project fuses agriculture with city lifestyle, creating a dynamic synergy of traditional values, local diligence, and future sustainable growth. Fargrow creates a harvestable landscape that promotes the health and well being of city residents and visitors. North Dakota, known as the Peace Garden State, is home to over 32,000 farms over 90% of the state’s total land area. In recent years Fargo has become North Dakota’s largest city, expanding steadily as a metropolitan business, educational and cultural hub. Fargrow bridges that gap between farm and city, creating a destination where the two lifestyles merge and grow together into one; live-work-play. Located in the heart of downtown Fargo, the bank site was previously used as a parking lot and occasionally hosted local farmers markets. It was repurposed into a new development, Fargrow, which showcases regional agriculture, creates year round farming capabilities, provides educational opportunities, incorporates much needed housing, and establishes social networking connections. This site also enhances the commerce and entertainment corridor of Broadway Drive, while proving civic and cultural amenities.

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competitions | architecture + urban design

Role: Design of Urban Farm, Agricultural Headquarters and Mixed Use Development. Drawings: Design Concept Development, Design Narrative, 3D Modeling, Perspective Renderings, Plan Rendering, Presentation Materials and Board Layout.

Project Team: My Ly, Karen Blanchard and Ayako Okutani

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Rotch Scholarship 2011 - WeCycle Boston, Massachusetts

The urban cyclist moves in symbiosis with the city. A constant rhythm of stop and go, weaving through streets and cars, the culture embraces speed, balance, and freedom of movement in the residual spaces of the urban fabric. The site is a traffic median, situated by intersecting roads and wedged between office buildings. There bicyclist will have a place to rest their pedals, park their bikes and hang out. The parking structure will be along the route of several bicycle paths to Boston Commons, State Street, Post Office Square and the Fort Point Channel. WeCycle provides a starting, connecting, resting and destination point for hundreds of urban motorists per day. Sloped floors and ramps enable the cyclist to get to their destination quickly and enjoy the journey up and down the plazas steering in and out of the buildings. The main circulation ramp is a three storey open air plaza that weaves through the building. The curved edges of the building allow the bicyclists to ride freely throughout the structure. Program spaces slip between larger forms to create pods of micro-environment spaces that include; motion plazas, green roof gardens, cafĂŠ, pedestrian plaza, bicycle storage and rentals, bike wash, changing facilities, and a bike shop. Whether riding is for exercise, work, commuting, sightseeing or socializing, WeCycle is a place for people and their bikes. It is a new part of their road and their ride.

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competitions | architecture + urban design

Role: Sole Designer of WeCycle. Drawings: Design Concept Development, Design Narrative, 3D Modeling, All Perspective Renderings, Plans, Diagrams, Presentation Materials and Board Layout.

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Rotch Scholarship 2008 - Protein Boston, Massachusetts

The challenge is to design a boutique hotel, condominiums and an office building above an active market place in the Hay Market district of Downtown Boston. The concept inspiration is the genetic make up of Proteins. Fundamental components of all living cells and include many substances like enzymes, hormones and antibodies, that are necessary for the proper functioning of an organism. They are essential in the diet of humans and animals for the growth and repair of tissue and can be obtained from foods such as meat, fish, eggs, milk, and legumes. The architectural concept of protein in the market place derives from the fundamental purpose to provide nutrition through organic cycles and sustainability. Development Proteins: Green Roof Gardens - water absorption and cooling Cisterns - water collection and distribution Composts - collection of waste and generation of soil Motion Powered Walkways - collection of power from energy use Re-purpose Existing Buildings for green house use and connection to community green spaces and parks

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competitions | architecture + urban design

Role: Sole Designer of Protein. Drawings: Design Concept Development, Design Narrative, 3D Modeling, All Perspective Renderings, Plans, Diagrams, Presentation Materials and Board Layout.

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my ly | thesis | BAC

Thesis - Repetitious Flux Boston, Massachusetts

Repetitious Flux _ Ritual Change Sequence Time _ Intervals Overlap The study of fluctuations in time and space within a repetitive cycle influenced the design of a Fort Point Channel market complex. Repetition is apparent in architecture, in education and in our daily routines. Repetition is a cycle made up of a sequence, having a beginning, middle and end utilizing the same event, place and form. The cycle is constant while the times between the sequences of events vary. The opportunity for change lies within the cycle of repetition. As members of contemporary society, we focus on how to make things quicker and easier and have stopped paying attention to our environment. I propose to challenge this focus with the creation of a unique Market Complex mixing activities of farming, shopping and eating at the Fort Point Channel. This notion will transform the experience of time and the sequence of events. The projects serves to alter the operation, architecture, and use of the marketplace to generate a new experience by challenging our expectations and assumptions of what consumerism has become.

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thesis | architecture + urban design

Awards: 2005 Edward T. Steffian Centennial Thesis Award, Best Thesis 2005 Commends Award, Outstanding Thesis Role: Sole Designer of Repetitious Flux. Drawings: Design Concept Development and Sketches, Design Narrative, Plans, Sections, Elevations, All Perspective Renderings, Conceptual Diagrams, Model Making, Presentation Materials and Gallery Display.

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