Shengyin Xu Curriculum Vitae http://designresearchpedagogy.weebly.com firstname.lastname@example.org 250 6th St. E, #737 St. Paul, MN 55101 C 240.413.0289
PROFESSIONAL Institutional Sustainability Specialist | Minnesota Historical Society September 2010‐June 2011 St. Paul, MN Managed Institutional Sustainability Audit for the whole Society, including 20+ sites with 100+ buildings. Collected utility bill and equipment data for 2 fiscal years for all sites. Completed audit using IPCC GHG Inventory Guidelines, and compared results to ASHRAE 90.1 standards and U.S.DOE Benchmarks. Dealt with the hiring of additional consultants, including building commissioning agents, lighting consultants, and interns. Managed budget and schedule within a large institution. Created a tool specific to large cultural institutions, for others to continue tracking progress. Designer | Conway + Schulte Architects May 2008‐June 2009 Minneapolis, MN Coordinated with principal, Bill Conway, on MacArthur Park Master Plan for Little Rock, Arkansas. Tasks included graphic representation of park experiences, establishing a wiki for online design input from residents of Little Rock, and sustainability strategy research. Designer | Manion & Associates Architecture October 2005 – July 2006 Bethesda, MD Managed the SD, DD, and CD phases of various residential and commercial projects. Also assisted in construction administration of several small residential projects. Intern‐Architect | GTM Architects August 2004‐May 2005 Bethesda, MD Completed construction documents, presentation drawings, and other graphics for design development. Tasks also consisted of site surveying, and organizing the symbols library for the firm’s drafting protocol. Project Assistant | Maryland Population Research Center January 2003‐June 2003 University of Maryland, College Park Aided with paperwork for funding, grants, and reimbursement from the University. Also assisted in the planning of seminars and events. Intern | Office of Delegate Cardin, District 11 2003 session Annapolis, MD Prepared bill summaries, memos, and other communication materials.
Education Master of Science in Sustainable Design Degree expected April 2011 GPA: 3.868 College of Design University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Master of Architecture Spring 2008 GPA: 3.91 College of Design University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Certificate of Metropolitan Design Spring 2008 College of Design University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Bachelor of Science in Architecture May 2005 GPA: 3.654 Banneker Key Scholar & Honors Program College of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation University of Maryland, College Park
Certifications LEED Accredited Professional U.S. Green Building Council April 2006
Fellowships + Awards Alpha Rho Chi Award for Leadership, 2008 Ellerbe Award, Spring 2008 Design Democracy Fellowship, Fall 2007 AIA MN Grad Fellowship, Spring 2007 Design Excellence Winner, Fall 2006 National Merit Scholar, 2001 Banneker Key Scholarship, 2001 ‐ 2005 Maryland Distinguished Scholar, 2001
Design Competitions ACADEMIC Research Fellow | Metropolitan Design Center Fall 2009 ‐ Current University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Researcher for Director, Ignacio San Martin, preparing ecological footprint methods for cities and local regions. Project includes a literature review of methods, as well as case studies of other city scale ecological footprints. Project Manager | Center for Sustainable Building Research Fall 2007 ‐ Fall 2009 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Student project manager for the University’s Solar Decathlon project, ICON Solar House. Organized student effort towards completing the design, construction documents, and construction. Brought in concepts to the design process including integrated design involving multiple disciplines, integrated technologies, and life‐cycle assessment as a decision‐making tool. Served as main point of contact for interested student volunteers, community outreach requests, University academic requests, and sponsors. Research Assistant | Conway + Schulte w. William Conway Spring 2009 Minneapolis, MN Produced energy‐report for new construction residential project. Also assisted on the graphic development of a professional and academic CV. Teaching Assistant | Environmental Technology w. William Weber Spring 2008, Spring 2007 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Teaching assistant for required undergraduate course covering the fundamentals of thermal, daylighting, lighting, and acoustic design. Responsibilities included grading, test proctoring, organization of online readings, operating daylighting simulation lab, updating of WebCT grade book, and preparation of sustainable building case studies. Research Assistant | Netherlands Study Abroad w. Dr. Julia Robinson May 2007 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Research assistant, working on the documentation for research on‐site. Documentation of sites, guest lectures, and designs of various housing and city designs in the Netherlands. Organized books and resources for students while abroad. Teaching Assistant | Environmental Design w. Dr. Julia Robinson Fall 2007 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Teaching assistant for required undergraduate architecture course covering the social aspects of design and critical thinking in analyzing architecture and urban design. Responsibilities included teaching a recitation course with 20 students and offering office hours to support the bi‐weekly lectures. Developed of additional exercises and discussions to further student understanding. Updated online readings and created weekly online discussion boards. Teaching Assistant | Thermal Design w. William Weber Fall 2006 University of Minnesota, Twin cities Teaching assistant for required first year graduate architecture course on thermal design. Responsibilities included grading, test proctoring, organization of online readings, updating online grade book, and presentation of sustainable building case studies.
Solar Decathlon 2009 University of Minnesota Team Fifth Place Overall First Place Engineering First Place Lighting Design U.S. Department of Energy October 2009 Portable Classroom Design Challenge Third Place, Young Professional Level w. Joe Messier Emerging Green Builders Washington DC April 2006
Tools + Skills Architectural Representation ArchiCAD, Graphisoft SketchUp, Google FormZ, AutoDesSys AutoCAD, AutoDesk ArchiCAD Lightworks, Graphisoft Maxwell Render, Next Limit Graphics Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In‐Design, Adobe Energy Models Energy 10, DOE 2 Energy Plus, DOE 2 eQUEST, DOE 2 EcoTect, Autodesk EcoDesigner, Graphisoft Sustainability Assessments Ecological Footprint Accounting, GFN GHG Accounting, WRI and IPCC Impact Estimator, Athena Eco‐Calculator, Athena BEES, NIST Watergy, George Mason University Hygrothermal Model WUFI, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Transportation Simulation and Analysis of Network Design (SAND), University of Minnesota Web Dreamweaver, Adobe HTML script Productivity Project, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Open Office Suite, Open Source Quick Books, Intuit S.Xu | 2
Publications Research Assistant | Pompeii w. Dr. R. Lindley Vann Summer 2005 University of Maryland Research assistant for on‐site documentation, data‐collection, and data organization of excavation site. Particular focus on food and dining spaces, including residential kitchens and restaurants. Creation of updated maps of newly excavated site and populating the database for each food‐related site.
Presentations + Lectures Life Cycle Assessment Research in the ICON Solar House Lecture for Blaine Brownell’s Materials Performance in Sustainable Buildings (ARCH 8565) April 27, 2010 Student‐Led Renewable Energy Projects at UM and Around the World Panel Discussion w. Engineers without Borders Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic, and Environmental Conference November 17, 2009 ICON Solar House: Stories and Results Presentation w. Joe Messier, Craig Hohensee International Council on Systems Engineering Meeting November 17, 2009 ICON Solar House: Stories and Results Presentation w. Joe Messier, Peter Leeman, Craig Hohensee AIA Minnesota Convention November 11, 2009 Pioneer Solar House Presentation Sci‐Imagine, University Libraries Event May 8, 2009 An Evaluation of the Solar Decathlon Lecture for Kate Solomonson’s American Housing, Honors Course April 29, 2009 Solar Decathlon Overview of the Competition Presentation for AIAS University of Minnesota March 25, 2009 Solar Decathlon: Strategies and Technologies Lecture for Jim Lutz‘ Architecture and Ecology Course (ARCH 4561) March 5, 2009 ICON Solar House: Innovative Design and the Solar Decathlon Presentation to Minnesota Renewable Energy Society Meeting February 12, 2009 ICON Solar House: Innovative Design and the Solar Decathlon Presentation w. Ethan Torrey, Josh Quinnell AIA Minnesota Convention November 14, 2008 Solar Decathlon: Strategies and Technologies Lecture for Rachelle Schoessler‐Lynn’s Architecture and Ecology (ARCH 4561) April 29, 2008 Solar Decathlon Case Studies from 2005 and 2007 Lecture for Thomas Kuehn’s HVAC System Design (ME 5105) February 25, 2008 Solar Decathlon Engineering Case Studies from 2007 Lecture for Jane Davidson’s Topics in Mechanical Engineering ‐ Solar Technologies (ME 5xxx) February 21, 2008
Sustainable Indicators for Cities: an interdisciplinary perspective Unpublished Masters of Science Thesis w. Dr. Julia Williams Robinson Spring 2010 Applies practices from sociology, business, and architecture to redesign the framework for city sustainability indicators. Also examines several existing methods for city evaluations. Ecological Footprint for the Twin Cities Pending publication Spring 2010 Investigation of current methods for ecological footprint of cities, including literature review of accounting methods as well as case studies of cities with completed footprints. Application of the methods to an ecological footprint of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Systems Thinking in the Solar Decathlon Project THere Journal of Design Winter Issue 2009 Discussion of the design of the process of the University of Minnesota’s 2009 Solar Decathlon entry, the ICON Solar House. Covering the issues of integrated design from conceptual to construction phases, and the implications of a volunteer‐based design‐build project, and the contraints of the competition. The Integral Capital City Unpublished Masters of Arch Thesis w. W. Conway, J. Robinson, L. Neckar Spring 2008 Investigates the dual conditions of national and local identity in capital cities. The research supports a design intervention on a neighborhood where forces such as interstate freeways and urban renewal have deteriorated its ability to effectively support national and local identities. Democracy in the Everyday THere Journal of Design Spring Issue 2007 Article describing a graduate studio design project, Hospice in an Urban Environment, and how it embodies design democracy in its unique approach to the everyday. Feature for the Design Democracy Fellowship Award in 2007.
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