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NIKOLA TONG (949) 874-3396 || nwtong@cpp.edu (or tongnikki13@gmail.com)

I am interested in the opportunity for a full-time or part-time job. I am also open to internships if they are available for 4th year students or students that will soon graduate. As Landscape Architects, my parents have influenced me to explore and be curious of the relationship between natural and urban spaces. Landscape Architecture has allowed me to combine my appreciation for nature with creative spatial experiences. During my time in the program, I have had the opportunity to volunteer and intern at both public and private firms. My initiative was due to my curiosity of the differences and similarities between them in the profession. From these experiences, I practiced how to clearly communicate ideas to others, how to approach the bigger picture and how to anticipate future or unexpected obstacles. I have a passion for being involved in the collaborative process of teams and connecting with the people for whom these spaces are created for. I look forward to beginning my professional career as I finish my last year in the program. In the future, I see myself working towards gaining my license. Thank you for your consideration and time, I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

Nikola Tong

DEAN’S LIST (2016-2019) PRESIDENT’S HONOR LIST (2017, 2019) PECGG SCHOLARSHIP (2016)

[ Student Assistant ] Caltrans District 12 Sept 2015- June 2017

[ Student Intern ] PlaceWorks May 2018- Aug 2018

Bobby Brooks Memorial Interdiscplinary Studio IMAGINEER CHOICE AWARD -most votes in discipline- (2019) IMAGINEER CHOICE TEAM AWARD (2019)

[ Student Assistant ] Caltrans District 7 June 2019 - Present

[ Cal Poly Pomona ] Landscape Architecture BA Fall 2016 - Present

SELECTED WORKS

L.A CANVAS: ILLUMINATE FALL 2019

CAMP LIMITLESS SPRING 2019

MAYWOOD PARK FALL 2018

GRAPHIC SAMPLES SAMPLES of work 


Chinatown

The Wall that Speaks, Sings, and Shouts

Storytelling of the concept and experience of “death” and ways in which it is celebrated or memorialized. East Los Angeles

Little Tokyo

TRANSPORTATION ART as an identity to urban L.A

SOCIAL MEDIA ART no longer unique to L.A values. America Tropical by David Alfaro Siqueiros

by Paul Botello

Hitting the Wall by Judy Baca

Bloom by Hueman

Our Lady of Guadalupe by Unknown Artist

SENSITIVE TOPICS = Community Dialogue

STREET ART

COMMISSION ART

SOCIAL MEDIA ART

EL PUEBLO: L.A. CANVAS

DESIGN CHARETTE exploring the concept of death

El Pueblo, Los Angeles || Bobby Brooks Memorial Design Studio (Fall 2019)

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, El Pueblo is located at the intersection of major vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The studio focused on storytelling and design process through experiences. It began as a team collaboration with areas further detailed based on individual exploration of the site. Our team wished to create a site dedicated to memorializing and celebrating the values of Los Angeles Murals. (Collaboration with Architect students)

MATERIALS: Deconstructing found objects

TEAM MEMBERS: Ein Garcia, Blessing Kim, Jihoon Kim, Nikola Tong

Team: Site Analysis

Team: Design Concept

Team: Master Plan

Individual: Design Development

L.A. CANVAS: ILLUMINATE

OPEN & CLOSE

NIGHT & DAY

SCALE & SHELTER

WANDER & DISCOVER

GRAPHICIS: AutoCad, Photoshop, InDesign, Tablet

ILLUMINATE interprets archive as sequence of interactive spaces that reflect the values Los Angeles murals represented. Each space is revitalized at night when the space comes to life through the use of sensors and LED installations. All senses are engaged with each spatial experience of the


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The design utilizes open green space in an urban space. It welcomes visitors to interact with each experience and to encourage them to revisit the site.

SUNKEN MEMORIES

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Team Member: Ein Garcia (Architect)

URBAN SKY

Underground parking structure entrance from one way Arcadia Street.

UNRAVELED LA PLAZA DE CULTURA YA ARTES

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Arc

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PICO HOUSE

Drop-off zone for tour buses to pull up and enter the site. Downtown L.A becomes the backdrop of a new urban sky that highlights the murals of L.A.

Urban Fabric

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Unraveled

UNRAVELED

URBAN SKY

THE CHASE SAMPLES of work 2


STAFF CABINS with parking underneath

Team: Site Analysis

GREEN HOUSE Entrance into the campgrounds

Team: Design Concept

Team: Master Plan

CAMP LIMITLESS

CABINS To reflect ADA access and circulation.

Individual: Design Development

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

Angelus Oaks, California || Design Studio (Spring 2019)

Individual design process from the group master plan, I developed the swale area located near the dinning hall and star gazing center. The focus was to utilize existing contours and bring attention to the natural views of the site.

SWALE

DINNING HALL CONCEPTUAL MODEL of the outdoor space.

VIEW POINT

Elevated dining hall provides an outdoor space to view and enjoy nature. The structure also provides habitat for wildlife.

GRAPHICS: AutoCad, Photoshop, SketchUp, Lumion, Tablet


STARGAZING DECK

The deck is multipurpose and can Dining Hallbe used at ADA Ramp Access range Access & Stairs nightime for a view of the Side mountain and sky for star gazing. It is facing away from main camp to minimize noise and light.

NATURAL SWALE

Utilizing existing topography, a swale was created to divert and capture water for use for the camp’s irrigation needs.

ADA RAMP

Folding Glass Do Combining indoo outdoor spaces.

Outdoor walkways provide ADA access and views for campers of all accessibility to enjoy!

SECTION A-A’

Outdoor Dining Area for Starga

Facing West Scale: 3/16”=1’

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Highest Point 9’ Above Grade

Dry Stack Retaining Wall

RAIL CAP

2"x4" HANDRAIL Elevated Bridge

Highest Point 8’ Above Grade

ADA Accessible

CABLE HELD IN TENSION W/ NUT & TURNBUCKLE

4"x6" HANDRAIL

Multi-Use 36” H Hand Rail Outdoor Space

3'

2”x4” Deck 4"x6" POST

Horizontal Cable 4” Spacing O.C

HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.C

6" SOIL/CEMENT MIX

4”x6” Posts Habitat Opportunity

2"x4" DECK

4"x6" DECK JOIST 95% COMPACT SUBGRADE 6" AGGREGATE BASE

CONCRETE FOOTING

4"x6" POST

STAIR DECK DETAIL *Not to scale

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

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Project elements focused on grading and creating Rest Area Soil Cement SECTION B-B’ both construction details and rendered Space for tables Pavement details for Facing North West presentation. Scale: 3/16”=1’

Swale

Soil Cement Pavement 4”x6” Posts 8’ Spacing O.C

Rest Area 42” H Guardrail 2”x4”

Horizontal Cable 4” Spacing O.C Rail Cap

42” H Guardrail 36” H 2”x4” Hand Rail

Concrete Footing Horizontal Cable 4” Spacing O.C

36” H Hand Rail

1'

4”x4” Post

5% Slope on B

Dry Stack

2"x4" HANDRAIL

BRIDGE DETAIL Retaining Stone Wall 4”x6” Joist

*Not to scale 4”x6” Beam

Aggregate Backfill & Base

8.33% Slope on Ramp

HELD IN TENSION UT & TURNBUCKLE

Post Base Anchor to Concrete Footing

Post Base Anchor to Concrete Footing

Fabric Reinf. with Open Weave

HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.C

Perf. Drain

4"x6" DECK JOIST

RAMP DECK DETAIL

DECK DETAIL

4"x8" BEAM

2"x4" DECK

*Not to scale

*Not to scale

4"x6" POST

• Cable held in tension with Nut & Turnbuckle.

RETAINING WALL DETAIL *Not to scale

SAMPLES of work 3

• Natural boulders placed around edges of the pathway to create a


MAYWOOD PARK Maywood, CA || Design Studio (Fall 2018) This project site is connected to the south side of Maywood Riverfront Park. Both areas are flanked in the east by the Lower Los Angeles River. The Maywood Riverfront Park and site’s current design is detached from the LA River side by a defined fence boundary. I approached the design by visiting the community, discussing, and researching on the needs for the area. The intent of the design was to create a flawless connection between the park and the existing riverfront of the L.A River.

THEORETICAL CONCEPT

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PICNIC AREAS

Maywood Riverfront

SITE ANALYSIS MAP TRAIL CONNECTION

RIVERFRONT HABITAT

Tiering and vegetation will create separate but open spaces that are safe for both park visitors and bicyclists.

Creating a natural bottom to the river to the edge of the space creates space for habitat and natural systems to thrive.

SWALE SYSTEM OUTDOOR VENUE

Multiuse outdoor space for community gatherings and for people to utilize during the daytime as places to relax, dine and socialize.

GRAPHICS: AutoCad, Photoshop, InDesign, Tablet

PLAY STRUCTURES

Several play areas are open for families to gather and use along with picnic spaces.

Using existing topography, a system of swales and catch basins were graded through the whole park to allow water to gather and infiltrate.

BUTTERFLY HABIT

Vegetation to encourage butterflies to help with b color, scent, and life to th


L.A TRAIL

The bike trail that goes along the L.A River goes through this park. Careful attention was placed on making sure that park goers and bicyclists were safe.

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L.A RIVER

The design calls for creating a soft bottom to the existing constructed L.A river to allow habitat and for water infiltration.

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SAMPLES of work 4


HAND & DIGITAL GRAPHIC Misc. work both digital and traditional. L

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PROCESS SKETCHES

Handgraphics and tablet are used during each project’s design process to quickly convey ideas and forms of spatial experiences.


HAND + DIGITAL GRAPHICS

I enjoy the characteristics of hand drawn graphics and use my tablet to create a balance between the two.

GRAPHICS: AutoCad, Photoshop, Tablet

Kniphofia Fire Glow Kniphofia hirsuta ‘Fire Dance’

PINEAPPLE SAGE Salvia elegans

Bougainvillea spp. (California Gold) Bougainvillea Lavendar Lavandula Augstifolia

Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia

Aeonium Aeonium balsmiferum

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina domestica

Sage Aeonium balsmiferum

Blue Tears Sedum Sedum dasyphyllum

Lantana Camara Lantana

PLANT PALETTE

To reflect the plant palette concept of color changing I combined hand drawn graphics with color. The project, LA CANVAS: ILLUMINATE focused on the artistic expression of landscape in an urban space. To represent this I wanted to reflect an art inspired graphic.

Blue Chalksticks Senecio serpens SAMPLES of work 5


TECHNICAL GRAPHIC

RAIL CAP

2"x4" HANDRAIL

Site plans, construction documents, etc.

3' HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.C

1'

HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.C

2"x4" HANDRAIL

CABLE HELD IN TENSION W/ NUT & TURNBUCKLE

2"x4" JOIST

2"x4" DECK

4"x8" BEAM

4"x6" DECK JOIST

CABLE HELD IN TENSION W/ NUT & TURNBUCKLE

4"x6" POST

HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.C

4"x6" POST POST BASE ANCHOR

2"x4" BETWEEN COLUMNS PARALLELS GROUND

MAINTAIN AIR GAP BETWEEN SKIRTING & GROUND

95% COMPACT SUBGRADE 2"

18"X38" CONCRETE FOOTING

4"x6" DECK JOIST 4"x8" BEAM

2"x4" DECK 3'

4"x6" POST

WOOD DETAILS 6" SOIL/CEMENT MIX

4" CONCRETE SLAB WITH LIGHT BRUSH FINISH REINFORCED AS REQUIRED #3 REBAR @ 24" O.C.E.W 4" AGGREGATE BASE 95% COMPACT SUBGRADE

95% COMPACT SUBGRADE

6" SOIL/CEMENT MIX

DRY STACK RETAINING WALL 6" DRY-LAID STONE WALL

1" 4'-12

95% COMPACT SUBGRADE

PAVEMENT DETAILS

12" WIDE AGGREGATE BACKFILL 6" SOIL/CEMENT MIX

FABRIC REINF. W/ OPEN WEAVE

6"

1'-6"

4" DIAMETER PERF. DRAIN

12" WIDE AGGREGATE BACKFILL 6" AGGREGATE BASE

FABRIC REINF. W/ OPEN WEAVE

4" DIAMETER PERF. DRAIN

SEAT WALL & RETAINING WALL DETAILS 6" AGGREGATE BASE 95% COMPACT SUBGRADE

95% COMPACT SUBGRADE


RAIL CAP

2"x4" HANDRAIL

CABLE HELD IN TENSION W/ NUT & TURNBUCKLE

4"x6" HANDRAIL

3'

DRY STACK RETAINING WALL 6"

4"x6" POST

HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.C

6" SOIL/CEMENT DRY-LAID STONE WALL MIX

1" 4'-12

2"x4" DECK

4"x6" DECK JOIST

12" WIDE AGGREGATE BACKFILL

95% COMPACT SUBGRADE

6" AGGREGATE BASE

CONCRETE FOOTING 6" SOIL/CEMENT MIX

4"x6" POST

FABRIC REINF. W/ OPEN WEAVE

1'-6"

4" DIAMETER PERF. DRAIN

6" AGGREGATE BASE 95% COMPACT SUBGRADE

SEAT WALL & RETAINING WALL DETAILS 1'

2"x4" HANDRAIL

CAST IN PLACE CONCRETE FOUNTAIN CURB

1'-6" 4"

2'-6"

12' 3" RETURN DRAIN LINE

1'-6"

6"

1'-2" 1'

3" RETURN LINE TO WATER FEATURE

4"x6" DECK JOIST

4"x8" BEAM

3" RETURN DRAIN LINE

2"x4" DECK

CAST IN PLACE CONCRETE FOUNTAIN 3" RETURN LINE TO WATER FEATURE

CONCRETE FOUNTAIN CURB FINISH PAVING

WATER TROUGH

FOUNTAIN RESERVOIR

CONCRETE FOUNTAIN WALL

IN PLACE CONCRETE FOUNTAIN BASIN

FOUNTAIN RESERVOIR

CONCRETE FOUNTAIN BASIN

WATER TROUGH

HORIZONTAL CABLE 4" SPACING O.CCAST

6'-8"

6'-6"

2'

CABLE HELD IN TENSION W/ NUT & TURNBUCKLE

4'

1'-2" 1'-6"

6'-8"

1'-2" 1'-6"

4"x6" POST

1'-2"

1'-6"

Section Detail of Water Feature | Scale: 3 16"=1'-0"

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RESTROOM

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BIO-MEDIA FILTER BACKWASH DISCHARGE SUMP & DRAIN PUMP ACCESS DOOR CMU WALL

WATER FEATURE

We designed a conceptual water feature design and constructed it based on our plan.

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT W/ 3' SETBACK

PLAN VIEW | Scale: 18"=1'-0"

FOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Concept Photos of Water Feature SCALE: 1"=10'-0"

3D Rendering of Water Feature

GRAPHICS: AutoCad, Photoshop, SketchUp, Lumion

LA 3621 SPRING 2019 UESUGI CAL POLY POMONA | DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Sheet: L-01 Date: May 13 or 15, 2019

SAMPLES of work 6


AUTOCAD Site Plan GRAPHICS: AutoCad with photoshop for the colors.

PLANTING PLAN & DETAILS


IRRIGATION PLAN We were given a site template and asked to design an irrigation plan. This included choosing the equipment and calculations.

IRRIGATION DETAILS SAMPLES of work 7

Profile for Nikola Tong

Nikola Tong Portfolio (2019)  

Work sample. Landscape Architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona.

Nikola Tong Portfolio (2019)  

Work sample. Landscape Architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona.

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