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STEVE HUANG shuang@post.harvard.edu 1 (201) 323-2268

EDUCATION HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

WORK Nominated by professors for Studioworks, annual publication of outstanding student work

TOSHIKO MORI ARCHITECT

Completed schematic design for New York City Seventh Avenue Subway Extension

Instructors included Mack Scogin, Michael Meredith, and Nanako Umemoto

New York, NY Architect Intern July 10 - Sept 10

Assisted with design development and construction documents for private residence in upstate NY

Cambridge, MA Won peer-nominated Alumni Council Prize M. Arch, Architecture for Unsung Hero, Most Helpful Student Sept 06 – May 11

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Thesis on architectural and structural redesign of Special Collections Library

Swarthmore, PA B.S., Engineering Sept 01 – May 05

Research included daylighting analysis and computational analysis of steel structures

Teaching Assistant Graduate Class Sept 07 - Jan 08

Copenhagen, DK Architect Intern Feb 09 - Sept 09 Taught all workshops and acted as weekly critic for sixty fi rst year students

Wrote lesson plans on paneling curved surfaces

BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL

Guest instructor for high school level summer program reviews

Invited Critic July 11 - Aug 11

ASCE ENGINEERING SOCIETY

Member of winning team for ACI Student Beam Competition, Delaware Valley, 2004

Philadelphia, PA Member / Secretary Sept 04 – May 05

Civil Engineer experienced with IBC, ASD, AISC, LRFD codes and FE/EIT certified

PRESS

Magazines include A+U, Kenchiku Note, Sokol Media, Chinas Most Successful Designs. Websites include ArchDaily, Archinect, DesignBoom, and Dezeen. Books include A View on Harvard GSD, and From Control to Design: Parametric/Algorithmic Architecture.

Experienced in Schematic Design, Design Documentation, Construction Documentation and Animation using AutoCAD 2002-2012, Rhino 0.7 -5.0, Adobe Creative Suite 1-5.5, Catia V5, Grasshopper 0.7-0.8, 3DSMax 6-2012, V-Ray 1.4-2.0 for Max and Rhino. Languages include English, basic Spanish, and basic Mandarin Chinese.

Selected to join competitions teams for international projects in Tallinn, Helsinki, Malmö, Shenzhen, and Taipei Winning competition entries included World Women’s Village of Sports, Tallinn Town Hall, and Danish Expo Pavilion Involved in all aspects of competition entries from concept through design production

Guest instructor for college level summer program reviews

Invited Critic Summer Programs June 11 – Aug 11

SKILLS

Coordinated structural drawings and detailing with outside engineers

BIG, BJARKE INGELS GROUP

TEACHING HARVARD GSD

Selected for Brooklyn Armory Gym competitions team for NYC Department of Design and Construction

Managed model team for eighth scale Scala Tower for Venice Biennale

STUDIO DROR New York, NY Design Intern Dec 08 - Feb 09

Prototyping of patent pending modular framing system Schematic design for private residence in Costa Rica

SO-IL, SOLID OBJECTIVES

Schematic design of Avaaz Foundation offices and Sunnyside-Up rooftop pavilion

New York, NY Architect Intern July 08 - Sept 08

Managed models, rendering, and computer networking in office

URBAN A&O

Facade design on Beijing Olympics Pavilion for Johnson & Johnson

New York, NY Architect Intern July 07 - Sept 07

Responsible for in-house model shop and rapid prototyping machines

OBRA ARCHITECTS Monograph team for Bezalel Museum New York, NY Architect Intern May 07 - July 07

MOS-OFFICE Cambridge, MA Architect Intern Jan 07 - May 07

PS1 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Young Architects Program, and Urbia furniture systems Responsible for schematic design of PS1 MoMA court yard, including custom castplastic furniture, misting elements, and presentation animations


SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY

ACADEMIC: Thesis, Spring 2011

CRITIC: Mack Scogin

PROGRAM: Hybrid Subway Stations

The subway station is more than just a platform and an entrance. Every piece of this city infrastructure requires its own support infrastructures, including electrical substations to power the train tracks, water mains for sprinkler systems, and auxiliary buildings for ventilation. There are three basic components to the subway station. There are the entrances and platforms which are open to the public, there are ventilation shafts to provide fresh air and fire control, and there are electrical substations. Contrary to the MTA’s proposals for the Second Avenue Subway, all of these elements can be placed below ground, or tucked into multi use buildings. Infrastructure is often treated as a fi xed element, unconsidered in the planning of buildings. If they are combined, space, and money is conserved. And as other cities have

THE PROPOSED 2ND AVENUE SUBWAY RUNS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE EAST SIDE OF NY, BUT IT SHOULD BE CURVED TO BETTER SERVE ITS RIDERS

STATIONS COMPRESSED INTO SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY

ABOVE GROUND ENTRANCES ARE MORE LEGIBLE

EXISTING SITE FILLED WITH PARKING

AND THE MAJORITY OF THE DIGGING IS BETTER CONTAINED

AND STACKED

CONSOLIDATE PARKING INTO A SINGLE STRUCTURE

ALLOWING FOR MORE PROGRAMMATIC VARIETY

USE REMAINING SPACE FOR PARK, AND CAP PARKING WITH PARK

ADD BAND OF HOUSING, SHOPS, OFFICES, AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS


SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY (CONT’D)

ACADEMIC: Thesis, Spring 2011

CRITIC: Mack Scogin

PROGRAM: Hybrid Subway Stations

already done, New York should explore the possibility of deploying electrical substations beneath public spaces. This conserves immensely valuable land, and allows for greater security and reliability. Such policies would lead to much more effi cient, profi table use of immensely valuable land—while maintaining supplies of secure, reliable power, provided by an electrical infrastructure that continues to recede from public sight. In a 2008 study, Hope Cohen, Deputy Director, Center for Rethinking Development wrote “People don’t like ugly, scary substations near them. But substations don’t have to be ugly and scary. And they do need to be nearby.”

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(13.2 M AOD) 5.4 M CLEAR

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(9.2 M BOD) 4.2 M CLEAR

(23.4 M BOD) 6.6 M CLEAR

(0 M AOD) 3.6 TO 7.2 M CLEAR

PARK HOUSING OFFICES VENTILATION STACKS

VENT STACKS SUBSTATION PARKING

THEATER BACK OF HOUSE CIRCULATION

CONCESSION STANDS SUBWAY PLATFORM DOWNTOWN

OFFICES PARKING GARAGE SHOPS

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RESIDENTIAL AMENITIES VENTILATION STACKS

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CULTURAL

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OIL ECONOMIES

ACADEMIC: Fall 2009

CRITIC: Nanako Umemoto

PROGRAM: Urban Infrastructures

In the 1950s, oil exploration in the Azerbaijan area turned towards the sea as it has in China. There, the Soviets built oil platforms and created small floating cities to support its laborers. This typology creates a better working environment for offshore employees, combining civic centers with offices and residences. This model can work in other areas. In China, the New Caofeidian area, which spans roughly 60 sq km, has recently been planned as an artificial island chain and land reclamation project, as well as a converted and concentrated economic development zone within the Bohai Bay, a rapidly expanding industrial and commerce area in Northern China. It is also a site of large scale drilling and energy extraction.

TAKE A SIX- WAY INTERCHANGE

Level 4

Level 3

(+32 M AOD) 3.6 M CLEAR GREEN SPACE CIVIC LAYERS

(+28 AOD) 3.6 M CLEAR HIGHWAY TRANSIT HUBS

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Level 1

(+21 M AOD) 3.6 M CLEAR RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

(+12 M AOD) 3.6 M CLEAR OIL PROCESSING INDUSTRIAL

SPLIT IT INTO TWO THREE WAY INTERCHANGES

LINK BY OFF RAMPS

THICKEN WITH HOUSING, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL BLOCKS


HOUSING BUBBLES

ACADEMIC: Spring 2008

CRITIC: John Hong

PROGRAM: High Density Residential

In standard construction, flat floor plates are built and then progressivel infi lled with units. However, the modular nature of housing does not need to follow this logic. The module here is a prismatic frame that is independently stable. It is repeated to create a space frame that gives the building great rigidity. One, two, and three bedroom units are created out of aggregations of one, two or three of these frames, which are then aggregated into blocks. Circulation on the site is entirely exterior to the building- a strip of public park runs down the center of the site joining a an arboretum to the west with the train station to the east. From this central corridor, a series of switchbacks naturally formed by the geometry of the module allow gallery access to each of the units.

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URBAN THRESHOLDS

ACADEMIC: Spring 2008

CRITIC: T. Kelly Wilson

PROGRAM: Urban Infrastructures

The intersection of a light rail line, a highway, a strip of park, an overpass, and a strip mall, creates an opportunity to create a gateway into south Boston. The form of a gateway is tipped forwards to create an inhabitable building. This tipping creates a different experience of the site as one drives into or out of the area- from the one vantage, the building is a gradually sloping frame on the road, and from the other, a more open civic gesture. Programs include offices for mass transit maintenance, a park conservation program, an art mural program, and a youth jobs program at the base of the structure. Each program has a substantial corresponding art exhibition placed at the top of the structure. These advertise to visitors the museum space above.

OVERPASS

GATE METRO

GATE RUNS OVER ROAD

ROAD RUNS OVER METRO

GATE TILTED INTO OVERPASS

PROGRAM BLOCKS EXHIBITS ON TOP OFFICES BELOW

DEFLECTION ANALYSIS

STRUCTURAL GRID

VIEW EXHIBITION EVENTS OFFICES METRO


FORM FINDING

ACADEMIC: Fall 2006

CRITIC: Preston Scott Cohen

PROGRAM: Transport Entrance

A parametric system for creating catenary curved surfaces was creating using the tension based cloth simulations of a physics solver. Each initial sheet is pinned at three to four points, and the sheet is allowed to flex. This creates the curvature of each shell, and is fully animatable. In order to panelize the structure, a script was written in Modo which takes each panel and creates each surrounding mullion. The result was unfolded, flattened, laser cut, and assembled. The catenary structure is inherently stable, and lends itself well to shell structures.

POINT RESTRAINT

RESULTING FORM

POINT RESTRAINT

RESULTING FORM

PANELLING

SCRIPTING

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BEIJING OLYMPICS PAVILLION

FIRM: URBAN A&O

CLIENT: Johnson & Johnson

ROLE: Elevation Design, Models

The Johnson and Johnson Pavillion built for the Beijing Olympics housed exhibits on encompassing the subject of aging within the Chinese populace. Each of these exhibits, a mix of flat artwork, sculpture, and video installations, required different lighting levels. In order to vary exposure to natural daylight, a super graphic was cut from translucent plastics and applied to the glazing system. I worked on this graphic independently, and also managed the production of 1:20 presentation models. This building won the 2009 China’s Most Successful Design Award, and is featured in its annual catalog. I was responsible for the elevation design and models.


UPSTATE NY HOUSE

FIRM: Toshiko Mori Architects

CLIENT: Private Residence

ROLE: Schematic and Construction Docs

Located in upstate New York, the residence is perched at the top of a cliff, capturing a clear view of the valley below at the back. At the front, the entry is secluded amongst several interior trees. Inside, the ceiling is made up of a series of geometrically dynamic panels that defi ne the living spaces. From the beginning of design, it was clear that the cantilevers of the stacked volumes would require a technically complex solution, and much care was taken to integrate structural and mechanical systems in as tight a package as possible. I was responsible for design development and construction documents under project manager Josh Uhl. Renderings were done by David Jaubert.


LOW2NO HELSINKI

FIRM: Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG

CLIENT: Finnish Innovation Fund

ROLE: Plans, Sections, Renderings

To impose demands for tabula rasa, sustainable master planning would be missing the target for 90% of all urban developments. Most urban projects deal with transformations of existing neighborhoods, from industrial to urban, rather than developments of entirely virgin sites. The project begins with the perimeter block typology common to all Scandinavian cities, and proposes a set of zoning regulations based on environmental principals. The block is shaped by daylight exposure and heating gains studied by Arup. The aim is to optimize general conditions, rather than starting from scratch.These ideas are driven by technical capabilities and functional demands and are free to improve and evolve as habits change and technologies improve during Helsinki’s gradual development.


SUNNYSIDE UP

FIRM: Solid Objectives, CLIENT: Garden City Idenburg Liu (SO-IL) Roofs

ROLE: Design and Rendering


WORLD VILLAGE OF WOMEN SPORTS

FIRM: Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG

The winning design was chosen among five submissions by a jury, comprised of the founder and main financier of the World Village of Women Sports, Kent Widding Persson, the co-founder and entrepreneur Maarten Hedlund, City of Malmo Architect,Ingemar Graahamn and Architects Mats Jacobson and Cecilia Hansson together with representatives from the City of Malmo.

CLIENT: H-Hagen Fastighets AB

ROLE: Diagrams and Renderings

“Considering the special requirements of women of all cultures and all ages, special attention has been given, to provide the sports village with a feeling of intimacy and well being often lacking in the more masculine industrial-style sports complexes that are more like factories for physical exercise, than temples for body and mind.” Bjarke Ingels, Partner-In-Charge, BIG

Danish architects BIG have won a competition to design a centre for research, education and training about women’s sports in Malmo, Sweden.

The central hall is large enough to accommodate professional football matches as well as concerts, conferences, exhibitions and flea markets. Rather than being an introverted sports arena shut off from the surrounding city – it appears like an open and welcoming public space, visible from all of the surrounding streets – generously offering its interior life to the passers-by. The pedestrian network around the main sports hall plugs into the surrounding street networks as well as the interior galleries of Kronprinsen, turning it into a complete ecosystem of urban life. “BIGs design places great emphasis on architecture tailored to women with an unconstrained atmosphere and a feeling of wellbeing. The architects see the WVOWS as a town within a town rather than just a sports complex. The decisive factor has been the holistic approach and the overall impression of the design – the ability to interact with the neighborhood and environment, and creating attractive housing and functions at the same time.” Mats Jacobson, Jury Member, WVOWS

“The WVOWS fuses high levels of ambition within public space and private accommodation, living and working, health and recreation, sport and culture. Like a village rather than sports complex it merges the modern utopianism of the neighboring Kronprinsen with the intimate scale and specificity of the nearby historical city center of Malmo.” Bjarke Ingels, Partner-In-Charge, BIG

Called The World Village of Women Sports, the project is conceived as a series of buildings of varying size with sloping roofs, alternating with open spaces.

Composed as a village rather than a sports complex the WVOWS combines individual buildings with a variety of uses with open spaces and public gardens.

The main hall will be able to accommodate football matches, concerts, conferences, exhibitions and markets.

“From the main football field at its heart, to the gyms and auditoria, from the handball halls of the university to the laboratories of the health facility, it is an entire village committed to sport.” Nanna Gyldholm Moller, Project Leader, BIG WORLD VILLAGE OF WOMEN SPORTS CREDIT LIST:

The sloping roofscapes and alternating building volumes provide the complex with the varying identity of a small village thus reducing its scale to the adjacent neighborhood.

PROJECT: WVOWS TYPE: Invited Competition CLIENT: H-Hagen Fastighets AB COLLABORATORS: AKT, Tyréns, Transsolar SIZE: 100.000 M2 LOCATION: Malmo, Sweden STATUS: 1st Prize Partner-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels Project Leader: Nanna Gyldholm Moller Team: Gabrielle Nadeau, Daniel Sundlin, Jonas Barre, Nicklas Antoni Rasch, Jin Kyung Park, Fan Zhang, Steve Huang, Flavien Menu, Ken Aoki


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