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1602 Hollemen Dr. Apt 2E, College Station, TX77840 Email: Phone: 979.676.7570

Tianchi Shen

Phone: (979) 676 7570 E-mail: Address: 1602 Holleman Dr. Apt 2E, College Station, Texas 77840

EDUCATION Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Master of Landscape Architecture 70% of education financed through scholarship and employment

September, 2014 - May, 2016

Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China Master of Landscape Architecture, Top 5 MLA program in China

September, 2012 - June, 2014

Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

September, 2008 - June, 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Graduate Assistant, Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M September, 2015 - December, 2016 • Assisted with gaterhing and organizing materials for design studio course, aided instructor with design reviews after each class. • Researched for project UBRICA ONE (4000-acre medical campus development in Kenya). Gathered information about Kenya, related research topics and case studies. Research Assistant, College of Landscape Architecture, Nanjing Forestry University January, 2014 - June, 2014 • Conducted Spatial pattern and ecological analysis of Xin Jizhou Island, project supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. • Assisted with soil and water sampling and lab analysis.

Tianchi Shen Phone: (979)676 7570 E-mail: Address: 1602 Holleman Dr. Apt 2E, College Station, Texas 77840 References: Name: Chanam Lee Position: Professor at Texas A&M Phone: 979-845-7056 Email: Name: Ming-Han Li Position: Professor, Associate Department Head Phone: 979-845-1019 Email: Name: Macharia Waruingi Position: Chief Executive at USTAWI Phone: 952-454-3483 Email:


Design Assistant, Gai Ya Planning & Design Institute, Nanjing June, 2012 - August 2012; June, 2013 - July, 2013 • Hupan Residential Design (Background Analysis, Detail Design) • Dan Feng Recreational Park (Alternative Master Plan) • Song Ming Yuan Bo Yuan Park (Master Plan) • Lin Hai Residential Design (Alternative Master Plan, Design Document Layout) • Suining Star Residential Area (Rendered Pictures) Landscape Maintenance Gardener, Zhongda Landscape Construction and Design, Yangzhou • Assisted with irrigation management, lawn maintainance, tree planting.

June, 2011 - August, 2011

EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE Liaison Assistant, Student United Club, Yangzhou University • Searched for sponsors for off campus activities • Organized Campus Alternative Games

September, 2009 - June, 2011

Volunteer, Taught Geography in Gong Chong Primary School • Managed Logistics for activity • Raised funding in public space

July, 2009; July, 2010

SKILLS AND AWARDS Certification: LEED Green Associate Software: Auto CAD, Indesign, Photoshop, Sketchup, Lumion, Rhino&Grasshopper, Arc GIS, Camtasia Studio Language: Mandarin and English Honors & Awards: • Competitive Scholarship-Graduate Student in 2014 (Texas A&M) • Third-class Scholarship in 2009 and 2010 (Yangzhou University) • Merit Student Honor in 2010 (Yangzhou University) • Award of Excellence Volunteer in 2010 (Yangzhou University)


UBRICA ONE Medical Campus


Back to Nature


Green Ring


Lover's Story Street


Other Works

Final Study at Texas A&M

Studio Fall 2011 at Yangzhou University

"Yuan Ye" Design Competition

Studio Spring 2015 at Texas A&M


UBRICA ONE People living in Kenya bear heavy disease burdens. Most common causes of illness and premature death are preventable. Among the key risk factors are related to the built environment (e.g. limited access to healthcare and nutritious food, poor sanitary and road conditions, air/water pollution). C u r re n t a p p ro a ch e s t o g l o b a l h e a l t h promotion mostly rely on building hospitals and clinics, which fails to deliver healthy communities that are sustainable. They do not recognize the role of multi-level factors influencing human health. UBRICA ONE master plan understands that sustainable health production in global health requires a system that integrates a simultaneous operation of four sub-systems: (a) (b) (c) (d)

HUMAN – healthy living for all; ANIMAL – biological diversity and ecological integrity; ENVIRONMENT – sustainable and lowimpact development; and ECONOMY – economic and cultural development.

Location: Scope: Scale:


Nakuru County, Kenya Master Plan 4,330 Acre




Medical Campus Design

Site Location • • •


At the junction of Nakuru County, Kajiado County, Narok County 48 miles/1.5 hours drive from Nairobi (capital city with 3,138,369 population) 156 miles/2.5 hours drive from the famous Massai Mara National Reserve and the Naboisho Conservancy

Site Characteristics • • • • •

Served by a single frontage highway and proposed bypass Few developments, only 7 traditional homesteads on site Distinctive vegetation pattern formed by drainage from Mt. Suswa Very flat site, the slope of most part is less than 5%, seemingly limitless savanna Mild Climate with dry season and wet season every year. Storm water catchment line goes from northwest to southeast

Master Plan The prevailing model of delivery of global health did not result in sustainable health communities in Kenya. Current approach to health improvement mostly rely on build hospitals and clinics, it does not recognizes the role of the animals, the economy and the environment in human health. The master plan will be a demonstration project for a sustainable global health communities that is rooted in economic development as the most powerful means of health production, but integrating the production of human health, animal health and environmental health. The City will be developed under the four main overarching guiding principles: (a) healthy living for all – HUMAN; (a) biological diversity and ecological integrity – ANIMAL; (c) sustainable and low-impact development – ENVIRONMENT; (d) economic and cultural development – ECONOMY.


Detail Design An aerial picture will be added at the end of presentation. Medical District (64 Acre)

Commercial District (147 Acre)

Residential District (123 Acre)

Mixed Use District (110 Acre) Waterfront Park (145 Acre) Residential District (123 Acre)

Land Use

Index Map

Mission Statement To create a place that is committed to the care and improvement of “One Health� community by encouraging growth of economy while promoting healthy living and protecting sensitive environment.


Master Plan 9



Back to Nature The largest human migration in history is ongoing in China. Rural population moving to cities have been critical to China's rapid growth economy. However, this also led nearly 100 million children left behind and exposed to risks of harm. For left behind children, studies shows that although the difference in the physical condition of the children was minor, however, the dif ference in school performance, phychological development and social functioning are substantial. As a landscape designer, I believe we play an important role in creating space for children to play, learn and communicate. I believe If done right, built environment can enhance physical health as well as mental health. The design of Gongchong Primary School was trying to connect kids with nature and create space for social connections. Location: Scope: Scale:


Lu'an, Anhui, China Master Plan, Detail Design 1.2 Acre



Back to Nature

Gongchong Primary School Design

teachers' dorm

Project Summary:

teaching building

Gongchong Primary School is located at mountainous area in Anhui Province, China. The project proposes the campus renovation and a learning garden at west side of existing campus.

cobble ground cement road

There are many elementary schools in the mountainous regions like Gong Chong Primary school. They were built like schools in cities, but fail to use the local resources. For Gongchong Primary School, nearby nature could be the best teacher if proper designed. Besides, daily rains and flourished bamboo all over the mountains are valuable materials for landscaping. • • • •

Current Conditions


New campus will include reading, playing, discovering and relaxing space to meet students' everyday needs. Extend west part of campus and propose a learning garden, it will be a multifunction open space in nature. New materials will be incorporated to increase safety for students, it will reduce injury in PE class. Rainwater will be collected and reuse through rain garden and cistern.

My name is Li Zhuan, I am 10 years old, I like playing basketball. I hope our playground could be better.

My name is Li Chen, I am 7 years old in grade 2. I like running on campus.

We talked to each student and asked them what kind of space they want on campus. And the general function zone originated from children's ideas. My name is Liu Li, I am 8 years old in grade 3. I like playing with other girls, I don't want boys disturb us.

My name is Wang Man, I am 7 years old, I like climbing trees and catch worms.



My name is Wang Chen Ru, I am 7 years old, I like reading books, I need some quiet place.







TOPOGRAPHY On August 3rd, 2010 we prepared paper and watercolor pens for over 25 children and asked them to describe the ideal environment they love. Children were thrilled, talking and drawing, and then handed in their “masterpieces”. They became creative!



Their works exceed my previous expectation. In this drawing exercise irrelevant to their drawing skills, children pictured their ideal garden in their unique way. The image described by their drawings can be directly felt and can smoothly convey their ideas to the designer. Back home, I analyzed children’s drawings from the perspective of design with these findings: 1. Elements repeated in most drawings reflected the common needs of children. These elements are trees, water, topography, insects, and plants. 2. Most children love the environment close to nature while pay less attention to the artificial elements which reveals their aspiration to embrace the nature. 3. Many children pictured open space, which probably reflects their demand on space without boundary.



Basketball Court

4 Table Tennis Tables


Teachers' Dorms


Activity Space

5 Education Plaza


Reading & Planting Space


Sunning Ground

6 Education Building



N 8






1 6


Master Plan


Landuse Analysis

Existing and Proposed Land Use



Education Plaza

Basketball Court

Learning Garden Existing trees are mostly reserved in the Learning Garden , children can catch all kinds of insects or have a surprise when playing mud. 4 logs lying on the ground, along with some narrow roads, create a space of Planting Garden, where children can plant their own flowers. In the morning, it can also be used as a quiet place for reading. Near the Planting Garden, there is a lawn which could be used for various activities.




Green Ring Nanjing, an ancient city where six dynasties designated it as the capital,it is a typical city with mountain and water(Shan-Shui city) Scene. It expresses deep philosophy and aesthetic ideas, which people admire a lot. The photo was taken by me on top of Nanjing City Wall, one of the most visible heritage is the city wall, it first built in 1372 as the defense wall. For over 500 years, the wall witnessed the dramatic history of Nanjing, however, toady the wall is in an awkward position, the function of defense is certainly not necessary, and the standing wall seems to be a constrain of the growing city and the scene. Without a creative plan, the wall can not reveal its aesthetic values or even be noticed. The design was to transform the wall into more informing and dynamic urban place.

Location: Scope: Scale:


Nanjing, Jiangsu, China Master Plan 22 Miles



Green Ring

Urban Green Belt Design





1928 "Captial Plan"

Exisisting Walls Wall Relics


During the reform and open up, the city expand very quickly outside the wall.

The walls are severely damaged during the war against Japanese.

The city was first built in 1366, and the construction lasts for 21 years.


Problems Today:

After the Cultural Revolution, the protection becomes a concern.

The wall itself is facing threat of human activities. Lots of buildings are illegally using the wall as there facades. Today, over half of the walls are not there any more, meanwhile, the basic water and mountain pattern remains the same, but outside the wall, nature scene have no connection with the urban area inside.

Initial Ideas The idea is to transform the walls to a green rope and connect the parks and green space. At the same time open the wall and set doors in certain areas to connect the view of both sides.

City Wall

Exisisting wall

Remove buildings


Creat green space


Set landmarks

Creat green space

Green Ring 23

Transform Vision Analysis of two types of corridors in

Space in each kind of corridor

tradiytional Chinese garden Open Corridor

Double Corridor

space type 1 conditions here

space type 2 space type 3 vision without obstruct vision with obstruct





Lover's Story Street Lover's Story Street is part of Lover's Story Village development, a 1178 acre tourist destination located at Chuxiong, China. The design was to Integrate urban design, public amenity and environmental qualities to serve as the public space and retail center of  Lover’s Story Village. The design include a commercial street with varies amenities, an entrance plaza serve as a welcome gate of whole village, and open space along the lake front. People live here are Yi people, a ethnic group who live in a slow motion of life. In response, the street design here celebrate this idea, people come here can enjoy the experience of slow shopping, apart from retail shops, there are open dinning area, pocket plazas, lake front park etc. The idea was to promote a holistic relaxing experience of shopping.

Location: Scope: Scale:


Chuxiong, Yunnan, China Master Plan 15 Acre



Lover's Story Street

Master Plan

Commercial Street Design


This image is a group work by Xizhan, Philip Roberts, Tianchi Shen, Yangdi Wang and Jixing Liu


A 8








7 6

A’ 1

Entrance Plaza


Lover’s Story Street (N)


Water Front Plaza


Boardwalk over lake


Street Creek


Entrance Plaza


Lover’s Story Street (S)


Water Front Trail




Planting Plan

Street Section A-A'


Street Section B-B'

Street Perspective


Getting Information

Aerial View











Other Works Sketches


Other Works

Construction Drawing


Other Works

Construction Drawing


Other Works

Construction Drawing


Other Works

Construction Drawing Site Conditions: In the space provided to the right draw concrete steps that will connect the upper and lower levels. Required: 1. Show and label all materials 2. Use appropriate symbols 3. Show and label all critical dimensions 4. Provide appropriate steel reinforcing 5. Show and label all joints 6. Show all appropriate finish information 7. Show appropriate handrail

3'-1 1/2"

Section - Concrete Steps

1'-7 3/4"

Broom Finish 5"


1'-1 1/2"

Drawn By:


#3 Rebar in Each Tred as Shown 1/2" Expansion Joint w/Silicone Sealer 12" #4 Rebar w/Plastic Sleeve




1'-2 1/2" 6"


12" #4 Rebar w/Plastic Sleeve


1/2" Expansion Joint w/Silicone Sealer





#3 Rebar, 12" O.C. B.W. 1'

Sand Leveling


Extend Footing to Frost Line As Required (12" Min.)

Compacted Granular or Sand Backfill

Section - Concrete Steps With Hand Railing

Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture LAND 614 Spring 2015

Exercise 05 Concrete Steps

Scale 3/4"=1'-0" 3/4"=1'-0"


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