SISI YU Selected Works + Projects
EDUCATION Horizons School of Techonology [San Francisco, CA] Summer Fellow 2018
2013 - Present [Ithaca, NY] Bachelor of Architecture GPA: 3.6 Deans List
Cornell AAP Rome Cornell AAP NYC
West Island School 2007 - 2003 [Hong Kong, HK]
ENGLISH [Native ]
CHINESE [ Native ] SPANISH [Intermediate]
Bouldering People Watching Trying New Foods Thai Boxing Painting
I’m Sisi Designer + Food Fanatic Hong Kong | Australia
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Rhinoceros 5 [advanced] 3DSMAX [proficient] AutoCAD [advanced] Sketchup [intermediate] Vray [advanced] Adobe Creative Suite [advanced] Final Cut Pro [proficient] Lightroom [advanced] Modeling / Hand-drafting [advanced] Lazer Cutting / CNC [advanced] 3D fabrication [advanced] Grasshopper [intermediate]
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE Python [beginner] HTML [beginner]
AWARDS | EXHIBITIONS
Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture [work mentioned] Cruvellier, Mark, BjÃ¸rn Normann Sandaker, and Luben Dimcheff.
ArchDaily Design-Build Student Projects of 2017
EXPERIENCES Gensler [Shanghai, CN] Contributing to options for mixed-use theatre development project in the South of
Shanghai/ Visual renderings for client meetings/ helped put together presentation packet
Slade Architecture [New York, USA] Concept Design / Branding concept for Smile Direct Club / Market Analysis/ Facade study/ Produced initial renderings
Ensamble Studio [Madrid, ESP] On-site construction / Construction of physical model / Photo montages / Video documentation/ Go-Pro time-lapses Robert A.M. Stern [New York, USA] Part of a project team working with large urban planning sites in China / Site analysis / model construction / CAD / Presentation preparation / Translation works
Cornell University Sustainable Design [Sogakope, GHA] Designing a sustainble educaiton center for girls in partnership with Voices of African Mothers to service the villages outside of Sogakope. The school will also be built by team members in collaboration with local contractors. Voices of African Mothers [Marketing Intern] Cornell AAP Ambassador [President] Working closely with admissions, in charge of organizing tours for Open days and hosting events that bridge and connect current students to alumni. Habitat for Humanity [Ithaca, USA] Constructing prefabricated wooden trusses for houses Habitat for Humanity [Phnom Penh, KHM] Raised funds to construct 10 semi-permanent housing units Hyphen [-] [User Interface Designer] 2014 In charge of coming up with mock-ups for the user interface for a student led start-up application. Also brainstormed logo and branding designs.
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New Media-scape in Havana
South Hongqiao Theater District
Library as Infrastructure
Brooklyn Bridge Re-imagined
Basin: Plaster Cast Museum
Sustainable Education Ghana
01 BREATHING CITIES
Fall 2017 Instructor: Shawn Rickenbacker Collaborator: Vaharan Elavia
Striking a balance between public infrastructure and usable space, the established image of a large, polluting factory, with iconic smoke stacks climbing to the sky is inverted and reintroduced as a breathing entity in the city of Beijing.
Tower Section Cut
The wet scrubber design is modified to have the air sucked in through the perforated skin of the remediation towers. The the dirty air would then go through a series of filtration and purification processes.
TECHNICAL FACTOR Perforated Metal
SOCIAL / HUMAN FACTOR Polluted Air In Sprays
Dirty Air Intake
Collection of Units
Accessible Roof Garden
Steel Monocoque Structure Breathable ETFE Panels
Load-bearing Columns (Tall)
ETFE Offering Level of Transparency and Lightness
Columns Function as Circulation
Load-bearing Columns (Short)
Towards the bottom of the chamber, warm steam would be sprayed and stick to the pm 2.5 particles in the air. Then the clean air would contained in the facade of the monocoque structure and a portion of it would be released through the pressurized, perforated ETFE skin. Dirty water would then be pumped down through the legs and into the underground water recycling system.
02 NEW MEDIA-SCAPE FOR HAVANA Spring 2017 Instructor: Tao Dufour
A self directed Investigation of one of the forgotten sites in Central Havana, Barrio Chino. I aim to revitalize the area and reconnect with other public entertainment districts through the insertion of Media-orientated programs.
Proposed Media Zones
03 LIBRARY AS INFRASTRUCTURE Fall 2016 Instructor: David Moon | NHDM The prompt is to tackle the existing conflict between bikers and pedestrians both on and off the Brooklyn Bridge, a historical symbol for connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Additionally I am reconsidering the role the bridge plays within the community through added program.
Precedent Study: Stuttgart National Library
MODEL IMAGE The Stuttgart National Library is studied for its unique automated book delivery system. The circulation of the library is no longer hindered by re-shelving carts, but books are delivered to each floor using a flexible conveyor belt highlighted in blue in the model.
ENERGY GENERATION DIAGRAM The chart records the amount and types of energy being generated over a typical 24 hour period.
Hours Per Year Long Island City
JAN 21 Latitude 40.78
JUN 21 Latitude 40.78
AUG 21 Latitude 40.78
DEC 21 Latitude 40.78
04 MOBILITY FOR BROOKLYN BRIDGE Fall 2016 Instructor: Craig Dykers | SnĂ¸hetta The prompt is to tackle the existing conflict between bikers and pedestrians both on and off the Brooklyn Bridge, a historical symbol for connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Additionally I am reconsidering the role the bridge plays within the community through added program.
The landing zones of the Brooklyn Bridge
05 BASIN: MUSEUM FOR PLASTER CASTS Spring 2015 Instructor: George Hascup Collaborator: Harris Giroco
Creating a museum for the Plaster Cast Collection at Cornell University. The site is situated next to the observatory. Considerations for light and material were taken into account in the design.
06 SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION GHANA Fall 2014 - Fall 2017 Instructor: Sirietta Simonchini Cornell University Sustainable Design Team was approached to design a new school for the education of young girls in Sogakope for the Voices of African Mothers. It is of the utmost importance to provide the girls with a safe and protected environment that is also conscious to existing site conditions and local material use. It has started construction at the end of 2017.
WEEKEND: OPEN MARKET PLACE
07 LIVING ALGAE FACADE Spring 2017 Instructor: Richiee Espinosa Collaborators: Laura Kimmel Chris Andras Ruby Kaur Mi Yao Christina Medina An investigation into how algae may be incorporated into the building facade. This pavilion focuses on how vacuum formed diamond shaped containers maybe connected to create an algae wall that turns the carbon dioxide exhaled by the occupants into oxygen.
08 SmileDirectClub: A New Dental Experience Fall 2016 Slade Architecture (Internship) Collaborators: Stephanie Cheung Ruby Kaur Creating a new in-store dental experience on for SmileDirectClub, starting from the brand identity and concept phase, to the final material choice and detailing. The project is now complete on Fifth Ave.
INTERIORS RENDER The whole concept of the store is based on the idea of openness and transparency. From the moment you walk in, you would be able to be go through each station and be guided through the different stations from beginning to end.
09 New Theater District For Shanghai Summer 2017 Gensler (Internship)
Creation of the masterplan for a new theater district in South Hongqiao district in Shanghai.
CONCEPT | ANALYSIS
CONCEPT | ATMOSPHERE
09 MODEL REPRESENTATION SEA-FOLK MUSEUM Fall 2015 Instructor: Mark Cruvelier Collaborator: Kate Chen An investigation into the Sea-folk museum by Naito Architects and how it is constructed. I was interested in the connection and framing details, as well as experimenting with soaking and bending wooden glu-lam beams.
10 OPEN KINDERGARTEN FOR EDUCATION AND PLAY Fall 2017 Instructor: Vivian Chen A play and education facility based on the vernacular fishing structure, Cheena Vala found in India.
10 REINTERPRETING THE IMAGE Fall 2016 Instructor: D-BOX A series of image manipulations using 3D visual rendering as well as post production techniques to create unique visual stories.
DAY SHOT Lower East Side
POST PRODUCTION Lower East Side
NIGHT-SHOT Lower East Side
POST PRODUCTION Lower East Side
CROSS POLLINATION: POST-IT TILES
CROSS POLLINATION: CONTAINED ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
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Published on Mar 11, 2018