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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

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ABOUT

International student from China.

Holding B.S.L.A. degree from University of Idaho.

Currently pursuing M.L.A. degree in University of Idaho.

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Shuai Zhao

M. Landscape Architecture University of Idaho

Email: zhao0270@vandals.uidaho.edu

Moscow, Idaho

Phone: +1 (208) 310-4505

B.S. Landscape Architecture University of Idaho August 2013 - May 2017

Moscow, Idaho

WORK EXPERIENCE

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Control Room Operator (Outreach Class Recorder) University of Idaho

June 2017 - May 2018 (Expected)

Good at: January 2017 - Present

Highlights with Colleague

‣ Cooperated with Lecturer

‣ Communicated Film’s Quality

‣ Ensured ‣ Concentration and Responsiveness

Adobe Photoshop

ESRI ArcGIS

Adobe Illustrator

McNeel Rhinoceros

Adobe InDesign Autodesk AutoCAD Trimble SketchUp 3

Learning:


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Sherwood Green Roofs 1 & 2

Casa Wallace Midway Views

Moscow Legacy Crossing

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GIS Project Works

Graphic & Document Works

Hand Drawing Works

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SHERWOOD GREEN ROOFS VERSION 1 


PROJECT INFO This project is about connecting two wildlife habitats through residential area in Sherwood, Oregon with a green roof network.

The master plan on the right show the three different types of green roof and their locations.

Tree pavilions and pavilion with green green roofs (shown on bottom-right corner) are forming a green roof network with houses with green roof. 6


CONCEPT MODELS 


Green Roofs’ Location

Surrounding Areas

Development Code: Building next to bioswale must has green roof for storm water purification and slowing water runoff purpose.

Ecological Corridor Connections

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PERSPECTIVE VIEW 


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Plant Selection Diagram:

SUPPLEMENTAL DIAGRAMS 


Plants used in four different areas: park, wetland, forest, and residential.

Color bars below each plant’s name shows plant’s color from spring to winter.

Corridor Diagram: Ecological, storm water, and human activity.

Runoff Diagram: 9

Storm water runoff directions.


SHERWOOD GREEN ROOFS VERSION 2

STELLA OLSEN MEMORIAL PARK

DOWNTOWN

RESIDENTIAL AREA

CITY EDGE

WILDLIFE HABITAT CONNECTION

ROCK CREEK

TUALATIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 


PROJECT INFO This project is another version of Sherwood Green Roofs. But this time more focus on selecting existing buildings to host the green roofs.

I want to create a green roof network that connect the park on left to the forest on right, and provide three types of benefit: Ecological Environment benefit, Building Functionality benefit, and User’s Experience benefit.

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GREEN ROOF HOST BUILDING SELECTION 


Tree Density Shrub Density Road Narrowness

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The living environment of wildlife is an essential element of an ecological corridor. In order to understand which areas are more in need of additional living environment for wildlife, I divided my site into ten parts and analyzed each part’s existing environment one by one.

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How to know which area is more in need of additional wildlife habitat (green roof)? I scored each part of the site with the criteria of density of the trees, density of the shrubs, and the narrowness of the road. The area with higher score is less in need of additional living environment for wildlife because the wildlife’s living environment in that area is already very good. The area with lower score is more in need of additional living environment for wildlife because that area is lack of living environment that the wildlife needed.

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The scores are based on field survey. I went to the site to observe the vegetation and road conditions in each area. Some areas are clearly lack of green space, and wide roads have blocked the activities of some pollinators. These areas receive lower scores and needed more green roofs.


GREEN ROOF HOST BUILDING SELECTION Does all the buildings within my site need a green roof? Because my site has the scale of 1 mile and about 200 buildings, it is not necessary to build green roofs on all buildings. My project’s concept is to select only suitable buildings to build the green roof, in order to achieve the desired green roof network effect and save expenses.

30% of 43 Total Buildings

= 13 Green Roof

90% of 21 Total Buildings

= 19 Green Roof

30% of 50 Total Buildings

= 15 Green Roof

70% of 23 Total Buildings

= 16 Green Roof

40% of 22 Total Buildings

= 9 Green Roof

10% of 37 Total Buildings

= 4 Green Roof

80% of 62 Total Buildings

= 50 Green Roof

Based on the area scoring map I made, I have planned a development code for existing buildings within each area:

Score of Area

Percentage of Buildings Need to Host Green Roof

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Buildings with larger area are preferred to host green roofs because larger green roof is more effective.

Percentage of Building has Green Roof Area 1: 90%

Area 2: 80%

Area 3: 70%

Area 4: 60%

Area 5: 50%

Area 6: 40%

Area 7: 30%

Area 8: 20%

Area 9: 10%

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40% of 12 Total Buildings

= 5 Green Roof

10% of 7 Total Buildings

= 1 Green Roof


GREEN ROOF HOST BUILDING SELECTION 


Final Selection of Green Roof Host Buildings Based on GIS data of existing buildings, I researched every single building within each scored area, and choose the different amount of buildings with larger roof to be green roof hosting buildings based on each scored area’s development code (green roof percentage).

All the green roof hosting buildings are in PINK color on this map (126 total).

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Flat Commercial Roof 11 Total

GREEN ROOF TYPES What kind of green roof does this site need?

Pitched Commercial Roof 9 Total

Because my site has both larger commercial and smaller residential building types, and those buildings has both flat and pitched rooftop, it’s important to design the suitable green roof for each different type of buildings.

I divided all the roof type into 3 types:

Flat Commercial Roof - Intensive

- Soft & Hard Landscaping

- Accessible for People

Pitched Commercial Roof - Intensive

- Soft Landscaping

- Inaccessible for People

Pitched Residential Roof - Extensive

- Soft Landscaping

- Inaccessible for People

Pitched Residential Roof 106 Total

The diagram on left shows the location of all 3 types of green roofs.

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GREEN ROOF PERSPECTIVES 


Perspective Illustrations of Green Roof Network for Downtown and Residential Area

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CASA WALLACE MIDWAY VIEWS  

PROJECT INFO This project is about creating a place that gathering people at midway of Casa Wallace and Case Margareta in Cremolino, Italy.

The viewing deck provide great views to many dierent angels. And it provide the good spot to observe vines, Casa Wallace, and historic site nearby. It also highlights the connection between Casa Wallace, midway, and Casa Margareta.

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CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS 


Inventory & Analysis: The diagram on left shows the existing situation of the study area.

Conceptual Drawings: The hand drawing diagrams shows the basic idea of the project.

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DETAILED DIAGRAM 


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PERSPECTIVE VIEW 


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MOSCOW LEGACY CROSSING 


RETAIL STORES

SANGRIA GRILLE

PROJECT INFO This project is about creating a connection though University of Idaho campus. I want to create the places that gathering people in this connection. It could be a place where hosting event, or an amphitheater.

AGRICULTURE MUSUEM MIXED USE BUILDING HOUSING BUILDING COMMUNITY BUILDING

The different kind of buildings around this area will easily bring people to this area. It could also become an open plaza for outdoor activities.

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EXPANDED WATER POND

DITCH LEADING TO CREEK

MASTER PLAN

NORTH POND OR PAVED PLAZA WHEN DRY 21


SUPPLEMENTAL DIAGRAMS 


Perspective Diagram: Shows perspective views before and after design by areas.

Base Shape of Design Idea Layer View 22


PERSPECTIVE & SECTION VIEW 


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GIS Finding Suitable Locations for PROJECT Potential Sage Grouse Habitat in Magic Valley WORKS Assignment 5

LARC 504


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Ranking Standard:

According to Upper Snake River Basin Sage-Grouse Local Working Group Members’ “Upper Snake River Basin SageGrouse Conservation Plan”, in 2013 the USRBWG categorized issues that affecting Sage-Grouse into high, medium and low based on our expectations of potential impact to Sage-Grouse in the USRBCA. Based on their studies, the factors or issues that has immediate impact on Sage-Grouse are habitat (vegetation composition and management), fire management, infrastructure development, and weather. The team cited many examples of actual Sage-Grouse habitat observations to prove this theory.we produced a suitability analysis map for Sage-Grouse’s habitat.

We produced a suitability analysis map for Sage-Grouse’s habitat using four criteria, “slope”, “vegetation type”, “precipitation”, and “distance to road”. We gave each condition of these criteria a rank, that represents the suitability of each particular criteria for the Sage-Grouse’s habitat.

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Set value for each slope level.

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Get the ranks of area based on distance from the roads. Expand roads

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Get the area within 500 M and 1000 M distance from the roads.

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Get the ranks of area based suit on precipitation and vegetation types. Final suitability map for Sage Grouse habitat.

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Reference: USRBSG LWGM, 2007: Upper Snake River Basin sage-grouse conservation plan. Upper Snake River Basin Sage-Grouse Local Working Group Members, 1-156.


Final Suitability Ranking Map The slope and vegetation type criteria we used in our assignment are the important factors of the issue “habitat (vegetation composition and management)” that has immediate impact on Sage-Grouse.

The precipitation criteria is a part of weather issue.

The criteria of distance to road is also directly relates to infrastructure development part.

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In this map, areas with higher value score are more suitable for Sage-Grouse’s habitat. Areas with lower value score are less suitable for Sage-Grouse’s habitat.

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Overall, the criteria we used in Sage-Grouse’s habitat suitability analysis were proven by the Upper Snake River Basin Sage-Grouse Local Working Group Members.

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Value 3 2% Value 2 1%

The pie chart including percentages of each rank of Final Suitability Ranking Map.

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Value 2 Value 6 Value 10 Value 14 Value 18

Value 3 Value 7 Value 11 Value 15


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