XU(SIMON) LIN SELECTED WORKS 2010-2014
01 The Cumberland Market
The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition Urban Development Master Plan
02 City. Water. Landscape
Strategies for Retrofitting Infrastucture to Manage Storm Water
03 Wetland + Curtain
Rethinking Dredge Progress along Houston Ship Channel
04 Following Flows
Redesigning Toklat Road Camp for Nature and NPS Employees
Urban Design in City Center
grading and construction details 06 Baton Rouge City Park Library
07 Xiufeng Mount City Park
THE CUMBERLAND MARKET
nashville sulphur dell park master development plan louisiana state univeristy & tulane university spring 2014. 2 weeks. submission for uli 2014 hines competition faculty advisor : elizabeth mossop / kentaro tsubaki professional advisor : jonathan tate team : xu(simon) lin, mla, louisiana state university vedika nigam, mla, louisiana state university abigail riche, msred, tulane university jake lazere, march, tulane university alyce deshotels, march, tulane university individual responsibilities: master plan w. vedika, jake, and alyce river pass pedestrain corridor, live/work valley, and jefferson place shopping center design the cumberland market design w. jake and alyce cumberland market river park design w. vedika architecture design guide and green infrastructure design
the relocation of nashville’s farmer’s market to the cumberland river promises catalytic change for sulfur dell, creating a dynamic, walkable mixed-use community on the water’s edge.
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VANDERBILT DOWNTOWN TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT OFFICES JEFFERSON PLACE SHOPPING CENTER RESIDENTIAL FABRIC RIVER PASS PEDESTRIAN CORRIDOR LIVE/WORK ALLEY COMMERCIAL ROOFTOP FARMING CUMBERLAND BOULEVARD THE CUMBERLAND MARKET CUMBERLAND MARKET RIVER PARK
BRIDGING TO GERMANTOWN: JEFFERSON PLACE SHOPPING CENTER
FLEXIBLE COMMERCIAL SPACE: LIVE-WORK ALLEY
RIVER PASS PEDESTRIAN CORRIDOR
CITY. WATER. LANDSCAPE.
strategies for retrofitting infrastructure to manage storm water louisiana state univeristy fall 2012 . 14 weeks studio professor elizabeth mossop
the study is an undertaking in identifying the latent potential in the urban surface of new orleans. new orleansâ€™ existing strategy hinges upon traditional techniques that aim to channelize and move water out of the city as quickly as possible. the success of the project relies on its ability to reduce water runoff and supplement stormwater holding capacity to alleviate pressure on the pumping station.
design strategies no.1 single family housing
roof water direction ground water direction roof water collection curb rain garden
left : plan and water flow right : stormwater management strategies
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underground pipe gravel infiltration water collection tank water re-use green wall
design strategies no.2 ST CHARLES STREET residential eighty percent of st. charles is used as residential areas, which have large amounts of tree canopies. people here do not have much social activities. instead, they use the center green space as a runway. its a quiet and beautiful place. this design aims to enhance the safety of runners and enhance the â€œgreenâ€? feeling of this area.
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commercial the section adjacent to the downtown is filled up with hotels, restaurants and bars. people get together and have strong connections. this design aims to provide them more open spaces. some could be used by the restaurants and bars as outside eating spaces.
storm water management strategy the design strategy seeks to address pedestrain accessibilty and stormwater management issues. Rain collection ponds with hydrophilic plants are located in the interior to replace dying grasses and border a newly paved lane dedlicated to pedestrain foot traffic. this creates a barrier between joggers and passing streetcars while simultaneously addressing water by planting hardy, water-tolerant vegetation.
urban trees providing canopy, holding rain water on lefts.
infiltrate into ground
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rain collection pond
driveway centerlines higher than each side
reinforce grassland easier infiltration for stormwater, stronger for runners sand draina ge layer
infiltration underground pipe collecting and leading water into collection pond
above: street view below:: streetcar station
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rethinking dredge progress along houston ship channel louisiana state univeristy spring 2013 . 14 weeks studio visiting assistant professor rod holmes
the port of houston is one of the largest ports in the world: 1st in the u.s in imports and exports. In order to maintain such a huge cargo handling capacity, the Houston Ship Channel must be dredged. the us army corps of engineers and private contractors dredge at least 10 million cubic yards of sediment per year along the Houston Ship Channel. this process is extremely expensive: dredging the channel one foot deeper would cost $281 million. meanwhile, the galveston bay area coast is eroding at an average rate of about 6 feet per year with some locations, like galveston island, losing more than 30 feet per year. on West galveston island alone, land loss and structure damage from erosion totals $10.5 million per year. the project both reduces the total sediment load in the ship channel, reducing channel maintenance costs and efforts, and defines new zones for placing dredge materials aimed at reversing the loss of shoreline to erosion.
dredge and sediment facts every year, federal government and private company should spend billions of money to maintain ship channel in a certain depth. only 48% dredging materials are used. the U.S. army corps use them to build dredge island along the ship channel and four place in Galveston island and Bolivar island to create new land for sale. the sediments fill into houston ship channel have three main sources, san jacinto river, coastal erosion and trinity river. san jacinto is the dominated element.
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erosion facts threaten the coastal communities and natural habitats
LEGENDS Houston Ship Channel LAND CHANGE IN 100 YEARS Lost land Extend land WATER TABLES 5 Feet Water 15 Feet Water SETTLEMENTS Town (Pop < 10,000) City
(Pop > 10,000)
HABITAT Living Marshes Wetland Contours after 100 years
rethinking dredge establishing a positive feedback loop between dredging and shoreline erosion (rather than being a waste material that requires disposal, dredged material becomes a resource with value to coastal communities, ecologies, and economies)
COMBATTING EROSION calculating the erosion rate produces a map of shoreline, as it might look 100 years from now (accounting only for the effects of erosion; shoreline loss would be compounded by sea-level rise). examining this map in light of population, habitats, and flood zones produces a map of priority zones to receive surplus sediment.
POSITIVE FEEDBACKS the project would build up a new network within the dredge cycle: new extraction locations and the new deposition places. Maintenance required along the Houston Ship Channel will be reduced, dredging will contribute to combatting shoreline erosion through the bay, and the san jacinto will benefit from new wetland ecologies and new recreational opportunities.
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Work Loop : Feedback and Adjustment wetland + curtain structures could easily adjust, remove, and add according to the feedback during dredging progress.
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PLANT LIST native texas wetland plants, choice depend on the bloom color and time, planting depend on the height.
wetland + curtain structures linking and using two simple technologies (the floating wetland and the turbidity curtain) in a new way. the turbidity curtain would not only help slow down water flow, but also stop the sediment going through it.
floating island water surface shackles poly rope turbidity curtain
ballast inside shackles chain
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redesigning toklat road camp for nature and employees louisiana state univeristy fall 2013 . 14 weeks studio professor bruce sharkly, fasla collaborated with national park service, alaska regional office
toklat road camp has been located in the existing area for more than 40 years; it provides accommodations for denali national park employees and park road maintenace workers, so that people could enjoy this natural heritage. however, the camp lacks careful planning: crowd, noise, disorderly circulation, interference from both residential groups, and flood threat from toklat river. the design will fix these problems by appropriate analysis, and it will focus on ordering place for people and the toklat river in alaskaâ€™s unique condition. toklat river and road camp overtime
hydrology study Toklat Road Camp Toklat Rest Stop Flood Way 2005 Flood Area Park Road Exsiting Sheet Pile Mount line Gravel Excavation Field
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left : existing condition below : site view after design
DETAiL design recreation area
by moving contractorsâ€™ trails to a new location, the design has the space to build a new recreation hall and outdoor activity space for both indoor and outdoor activities.
A C A
OUTDOOR RECREATION FIELD
above : recreation feild section ( A- A) right : perspective (C)
site section (B-B)
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PROPOSED MAIN CAMP site plan right : proposed plan below : existing condition
UPPER SHOWER HOUSE
LOWER SHOWER HOUSE
ROAD MAINTAN EQUIPMENT STORAGE
GAS WASH PAD
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REC. HALL ABSORPTION FIELD GENERATOR NPS TRAIL PAD
AUTO SHOP WAREHOUSE TOKALAT RIVER
multi-space urban design
hunan university, china fall 2010 . 12 weeks studio assistant professor na chen teammate: xiao zhong
by simulating existing living patterns, the project aims to maintain the high vitality in the area. Mixed-used buildings and highly walkable streets are designed for the purpose.
1. elevator tower 2. solar energy 3. common space 4. green roof 5. green courtyard 6. roof street 7. rainwater collection & irrigate system 8. garage
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Sidewalk Driveway Corridor
left above: 1:50 model left below: architecture section right above: street section right below : 1:50 model
BATON ROUGE CITY PARK LIBRARY site design & grading louisiana state univeristy fall 2012 . 3 weeks project professor Bruce G. Sharky
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bike trail design
above section of bike trail below biketrail layout
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xiufeng mount city park design & construction detail
hunan university spring 2012 . 14 weeks capstone studio professor qiang ye and assiant professor na chen
furong road entrance plaza plan
50. 30 (48.50)
50. 30 (48.50)
50. 50 2F
bike parking 1F
83 m 50. 00
8m street parking
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legend Camphor tree Japanese Cherry Pond Cypress Ginkgo lawn Manila Grass wetland flower planting bed recreation sand lamp bench led ground lamp lighting
1 entrance steps mock-up plan
2 entrance plaza paving mock-up plan
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construction details units: mm
tree & shrub planting plan
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groundcover & wetland plants planting plan
Simon/ Xu Lin Objective Seeking a full-time position as a landscape designer, that provides a challenging, engaging, and supportive work environment in which I can contribute my passion, knowlege, and ideas.
Education Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University Master of Landscape Architecture, May 2014
- EDRAShorts presentation at EDRA45NewOrleans and EDRA publication for Changing “Backyard”: Infrastructural impacts on Lafourche Parish Landscape and Resident’s Lifestyle - Helen Reich Memorial Scholarship , May 2013 - Landscape Architecture General Scholarship , May 2013
School of Architecture, Hunan University, China Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture, June 2012 Department of Landscape Architecture , Tunghai University, Taiwan Academic exchange, Landscape Architecture, Spring 2011
2000 Brightside Dr. APT 310 Baton Rouge, LA, 70820
School of Architecuture, Louisiana State University Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Meredith Sattler
E : firstname.lastname@example.org T : (225)747-0994 L : www.linkedin.com/pub/xu-simonlin/37/821/609
HASSELL Intern landscape architect
Reference Elizabeth Mossop Professor (225)288-0868 email@example.com
Bruce G. Sharky, FASLA Professor (225)578-1471 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Associate HASSELL +862168878777 email@example.com
August 2013 – Present | Baton Rouge, LA
May 2013 - August 2013 (4 months) | Shanghai, China
- Involved in several competition projects - Sustainable landscape research and design - Small-scale landscape design - Physical and digital modeling, rendering
Turenscape Intern landscape architect
July 2011 - September 2011 (3 months) | Beijing, China
- Involved in different scale projects: urban park, institution campus, residential - Site research and analysis - Diagram and perspective drawing
Design and Research Institute of Hunan University, Hunan University Research assistant for Professor Sheng Jiao March 2009 - September 2010 (1 year 7 months) | Changsha, China
- Planning theory research - Writing - Village master plan and landscape design
skills AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, Rhinoceros, GIS, MS Offices Physical Model technique, Handdrawing, Water color
Language English (Professional working proficiency) Chinese (Native)
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xu(simon) lin selcted works 2010-2014 mla II candidate robert reich school of landscape architecture . lsu
Xu(Simon) Lin. selected works 2010-2014. MLA II Candidate, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture,LSU Contact me on LinkedIn: https:...