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TIM YUMING QI BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE CORNELL UNIVERSITY 2021


Tim Yuming Qi

160 W 66th St, 56B, New York, NY 10023

yq84@cornell.edu +1 (917) 868-1092

EDUCATION Cornell University, School of Architecture; Ithaca, NY Candidate for Bachelor of Architecture

Expected Graduation May 2021

Relevant Coursework: Design VI, Architecture of Empowerment, The Detail, Financial Accounting

WORK EXPERIENCES Marriott International Global Design - Asia Pacific; Shanghai, China Design Intern

June 2018 – August 2018 - Worked with PMs to improve construction execution for BVLGARI and Edition Shanghai - Reviewed and modified 20 construction drawing sets of Edition Shanghai - Revised Marriott Back of House Design Guideline and Ritz-Carlton Design Technical Guideline Tontsen Architecture Design Co., Ltd; Shanghai, China Operational Intern

July 2017 – September 2017

- Visited government and private developers throughout Asia for initial design proposals - Contributed to design development meetings for concept and construction drawing generation - Attended residential unit floor plan design competition and estimated construction cost LWK + Partners (HK); Shanghai, China Architecture Intern

June 2017– July 2017

- Created and modified construction drawings of three existing and upcoming projects in AutoCAD - Communicated with clients and recommended modification to current designs - Reviewed corporate operational structure with project manager and the headquarter HR team

LEADERSHIP Hotel Ezra Cornell; Ithaca, NY Assistant Director 94’

September 2017 – Present - Created vision boards and design guidelines for all conference and event design teams - Led design-thinking seminars for 8 new managers each leading a team of 3-5 members - Collaborated with culinary and service team to generate main design themes for all events Design Manager 93’ September 2017 – May 2018 - Designed and executed gala events accommodating over 230 guests using material fabrication shop - Initiated effective communication among 6 design teams and 20 volunteers - Directed an art exhibition involving student artists across three different disciplines Cornell University Sustainable Design; Ithaca, NY Design Team Member

January 2018 – May 2018 - Curated exhibitions aiming to inform upstate New York residents regarding energy efficient homes - Drafted documents and drawings for design development meetings with Tompkins County - Generated the main design scheme for the Tiny Home project which hosts the exhibition

SKILLS AND INTERESTS Languages: English (fluent), Mandarin (fluent), Spanish (conversational) Technical Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, InDesign, Rhino, Cornell Material Practice Facility Interests: Skiing (Certified Canadian Skiing Alliance Instructor), Photography (Exhibition in Rome)


Industrial Archaeology Riverfront Complex Prof. Giorgio Martocchia, Fall 2018 Ponte della Scienza, Ostiense, Rome

The Tiber has historically separated the Portuense and Ostiense neighbourhoods in the south of Rome’s historical city center, creating desolated zones along the river banks. Although the city government has proposed infrastructure projects to bridge the gap, only few of the proposals were built. The sole presence of a bridge cannot connect the population. Locations along the river banks have to attract the local population for the city to fully utilize the already-built urban pathways. The complex, which is comprised of a hotel, a museum extension, and elevated walkways, is located in the remains of waterfront factories built during the industrialization phase of the modern Rome.


View to the central piazza and the elevated scenic walkway


PORTUENSE 1000 M

OSTIENSE

Separation of the two districts

Circulation/ lack of attraction near Tiber Pedestrian traffic

Government’s failed approach to connect Proposed Projects/Connections

Cultural/Commericial/Landmarks

Cultural/Commericial/Landmarks

Other Remains

Museum

The Tiber River

Connect by developing river front plot

1900s industrial site by the river bank

Remains in relation to existing elements

Respecting the historical skyline

Volumes reactive to industrial remains

Area of intervention/Influence

Addition of volumes and walkways


Site Plan


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Bird’s-eye view of the Ostiense industrial site and the neighbourhood in the background

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First floor plan with context

Second floor plan

Ground floor plan


Detailed plan of the hotel portion


Long section

Hotel lobby

Hotel courtyard

Cross section


A Musican’s Dwelling Blues Residence Prof. João Almeida, Fall 2017 Willard Way, Ithaca, New York

The 12-bar blues rhythm, famed for its adaptability which inspires improvisation and ever-changing musical qualities, inspired the structure of the dwelling. I decided to interpret the chord progressions as a series of spaces on a datum with varying spatial importance according to their role in a musical composition. By superimposing two sets of these interpreted datum on top of each other, a basic grid is created to inform space and programs. The structure produces dynamic lighting qualities that resemble the adaptive and ever-changing quality of the 12-bar blues rhythm.


Site entry view


Living room view

View to the gorges

Double height band room


First floor plan

Ground floor plan

Section 1

Section 2

Site Plan


Dwelling becomes part of the cliff


Cut & Reveal Music Hall Prof. Peter Ballman, Spring 2018 Ithaca, New York

Auditorium, the heart of a music hall, has always been the subject hidden away from the outside and buried deep within a building. With the site located next to the entrance of Ithaca Commons, an angular cut is made to connect the street circulation and reveal the Commons entrance to visitors. The act of revealing also manifests itself in the lifting of the ground plane which gives visitors visual access to the auditorium and creates an outdoor seating space for street performances. These two gestures redirect the circulation into the main volume as people ascend and descend into the spaces of the concert hall.


Entry view from west


The corner con


ndition-wooden model

Concept models

Detail-auditorium


First floor plan FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1/8’’=1’

East side entry view


Ground floor plan GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1/8’’=1’

East side entry view


Cross section

Overall view

Long section

Platform facing water screen which reflects light


Rotato Musical Instrument Prof. Peter Ballman, Spring 2018 Collaboration with Joseph Kim, B.Arch ‘21

Musical instrument is the direct embodiment of the connection between material, force, and performance. Every instrument has a membrane, no matter directly attached to or separated from the instrument itself. For this project, my partner and I studied guitars and violins for their construction methods and functioning principles. Our design combines the resonating chamber, protective skin, and the resting platform into the body of the instrument.


Hotel Ezra Cornell Gala 93 Design Statler Hotel, Ithaca, New York, Spring 2018

93

GALA


Event accomodated more than 250 guests


Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto


Tim Yuming Qi Cornell Architecture B.Arch ’21 yq84@cornell.edu

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