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WORK SAMPLE | YI DING New York, 2019_Oct

YI (Violet), DING https://issuu.com/usuallyviolet/docs/worksample_0717_150dpi Address - 125 W 109 St, Apt 4K, NY10025 Tel - 917-663-6157 Email - yd2382@columbia.edu

ACADEMICS

GSAPP, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MS. Advanced Architectural Design

06/2016 - 06/2017 New York, USA

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YI (Violet), DING Address - 125 W 109 St, Apt 4K, NY10025 Tel - 917-663-6157 Email - yd2382@columbia.edu

ACADEMICS

GSAPP, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

06/2016 - 06/2017

CAUP, TONGJI UNIVERSITY

09/2010 - 06/2016

MS. Advanced Architectural Design Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservations Bachelor of Architecture Merit Academic Scholarship

EXPERIENCE

New York, USA

Shanghai, China

Henningson Durham & Richardson Architects (HDR) Architectural Coordinator

11/2017-06/2019 Orange-Durham Light Rail Transit, NC New York, USA Railway Operation and Maintenance Facility Design Development (DD) and Construction Document (CD) for a 100,000 sf transit facility. -Coordinated with structural, MEP, civil, fire safety specialists and other consultants (GEO, landscape, trackwork); -Managed BIM model with weekly updates from all disciplines. Put together DD and CD drawing set in Revit; -Drew interior wall schedules, door/window schedules, dimensioning with the help of Registered Architect (RA) ; -Optimized test layouts and design options for office area. DSC Station and Connector -Designed and drafted a 230 ft long pedestrian walkway and stairs connecting station and campus; -Presented weekly updates in online meetings with the client. 06/2018-12/2018 Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) Package 4 (DB), Manhattan, NY Construction Document (CD): quick design-built joint effort with Judlau Contracting to enhance the architectural finishes and structural state of 5 stations: 23st, 28th, 34th & 7th, 34th & 8th and 57th. -Coordinated with structural & electrical engineers for wireway layout and enhancement. -Addressed quality assurance (QA/QC) comments and assisted RA put together CD drawing set in AutoCAD 09/2017-05/2018 District 9/10/11Sanitation Garage & Office, the Bronx, NY Schemetic Design (SD) for a 164,000 sf garage & office complex for Sanitation Department of New York -Initiated massing studies and zoning studies. Independently carried out conceptual design options; -Designed and optimized building envelope with RA. -Communicated with consultants/manufactures and prepared minutes. -Assisted RA submitting documents for Public Design Commision (PDC), Small Business Service (SBS), Department of Envionmental Protection (DEP) and address value engineering comments. -3D printed physical models, collaborated with BluEdge. 06/2019-10/2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Dallas Downtown D2 Light Rail Line, TX 30% level of preliminary design for 2-mile light rail line, including 4 stations, with a cost estimate of 1.4 billion. -Tested planning layouts according to urban context, city utilities constraints and ridership data; -Designed key elements to enhance wayfinding, modeled them as parametric family in Revit; -Visualized complex, underground spacial structure with diagramming tools. 07/2016-09/2016 Mihai Radu Architects, Architectural Assistant New York, USA UN Headquater Renovation -Drafted Reflective Ceiling Plans (RCP) with RA. -Calculated Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and other building rates for developers 12/2013 - 02/2016 Tongji Architectural Design Co.Ltd., Shanghai, China Architectural Assistant Consulate-General of China in Munich & Brunei -Drew construction document in AutoCAD with RA; -Arranged interior materials, furniture layout, consulted lighting specialist and rendered in SketchUp-Vray;

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Advanced Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Vray, Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign Intermediate Grasshopper, 3ds Max, Rhino Vault, Flow Design Entry Dynamo, Rhino Script, Objective C

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PROFESSIONAL WORK

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GoTriangle - ROMF

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DSNY - Office

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Yi (Violet) Ding 125 W 109th St, Apt 4K 917-663-6157 yd2382@columbia.edu

light rail transit facility durham-orange, NC

sanitation garage & office the Bronx, NY

MTA - ESI metro station improvement manhattan, NY

GoTriangle - Light Rail Mason Farm Station Connector durham-orange, NC

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01 | GoTriangle - ROMF

Railway Operation and Maintenance Building Durham-Orange, NC Design Development, Construction Document Drawings in Revit, illustrations and renderings in Revit-Photoshop Role in team: Architectural Coordinator/ Design study/ BIM model management/ Visual work/ Detail drafter. Team work, Individual illustration. 2017/11 - 2019/06 The ROMF is a crucial part of the GoTriangle, a light-rail construction that started about 40 years ago, which aims to connect Chapel Hill, Durham and Orange counties. It was restored in 2012, covering a total of 18 stations. ROMF, short for railway operation maintenance facility is at the end of the light rail, providing repair and maintenance for all the trains. I worked on both the line wide identity design for the stations and for ROMF in design development and construction document phases.

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02 | Sanitation Garage & Office

District 9/10/11 Sanitation Garage & Office

the Bronx, NY Schematic Design Drawing in Revit, illustration and rendering in SketrchUp/Vray/ Photoshop Role in team: Architectural Coordinator/ Design study/ Massing/ Physical Model/ BIM model management/ Visual work. 2017/09 - 2018/05 Sanitation Garage & Office is a 160,000 sf design-bid-built project that consists of 3 floors in the Bronx. It provides Office space for District 9/10/11 in the Bronx and Garage space for large vehicles like garbage collecting trucks, snow trucks, plow rack storage and so on. An overall strategy to address the out of date current offices on site is also part of the scope. By providing architectural/planning insights into the phasing and swing space arrangement, our team came up with the best strategy and carried out the schematic design for DSNY.

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An overall strategy to demolish the out-of-date current office on site and accommodate the staff while constructing the new facility is part of the scope. By providing architectural/planning insights into the phasing and swing space arrangement, our team came up with a scoring system featuring key factors like timeline, costs, demolition mobilization, etc, to articulate performances of different strategies. The client went with the option with the highest score. Our team later developed schematic design through massing studies and algorithms accordingly.

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Third Floor Plan

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Sanitation Garage & Office is an over 160,000 sf design-bid-built project that consists of 3 floors in the Bronx. It provides Office space for District 9/10/11 in the Bronx and Garage space for large vehicles like garbage collecting trucks, snow trucks, plow rack storage and so on. An overall strategy to address the out of date current offices on site is also part of the scope. By providing architectural/planning insights into the phasing and swing space arrangement, our team came up with the best strategy and carried out the schematic design for DSNY.

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03 | MTA Enhanced Station Initiative Metro Station Renovation and Improvement

Manhattan, NY Drawn in AutoCAD, illustration, rendered in Rhino-Vray Role in team: Architectural Coordinator/ Plan-Section-RCP Drafter/ Details Drafter/ Visual Work 2018/06 - 2018/12 Entrance Reflective Ceiling Plan

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Overall Platform Plan

Led by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), ESI is a quick design-built joint effort with Judlau Contracting to enhance the architectural finishes and structural state of 5 stations in Manhattan, New York: 23st, 28th, 34th & 7th, 34th & 8th and 57th.

Platform Level Control Area Section

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The program, part of New York City Transit’s $16 billion capital budget, improve train performance or add elevators to New York's inaccessible part of subway system. ESI work includes new lighting, artwork, digital display screens and tiling. The enhancements planned for the stations include: -LED lighting providing brighter, safer spaces -Renewed finishes -Improved wayfinding -Enhanced communications (including real time service information via platform countdown clocks, digital displays providing system, station and location specific information, etc.) -Additional passenger amenities (including new furniture, USB charging ports, and artwork) Necessary structural repairs and waterproofing.

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04 | GoTriangle - Light Rail Mason Farm Station Connector

Durham-Orange, NC Drawing in Revit, illustration and rendering from Revit-Enscape-Photoshop Role in team: Architectural Coordinator/ Design study/ Visual work/ BIM model management/ Detail drafter. 2019/04 - 2019/06

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Tongji Architectural Design Co.ltd

General Consulate of China, Munich & Brunei Shanghai, China 2013/12-2016/02

Role in the team: Schematic Design, Massing, Facade Design Construction Plans, coordination with in-house engineering department and make adjustments interior design and rendering

Meeting Room

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Interior Rendering: Ballroom-a

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Ballroom Meeting Room

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Interior Rendering: Lobby

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module markets architecture challenged by urban boundaries

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multisensory embrace architecture challenged by acoustics

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justice in grey liberty museum, competition

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monograph [selected] designing and making of a book

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01 | MODULE MARKETS

Container for a New Life Pattern

Individual Block Design Master Plan with Two Collaborators Critic: Prof. Yangchunxia Location: Shanghai, China Size: 12,000 m2

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Once in history, because of their spontaneity, markets were able to respond over time to diversed needs of neighbouring area in a lowcost way. They thus helped to achieve an equilibrium between supply and demand in this district. Markets had acted as job opportunities for residents, trading center for local peoole, and supplements for daily needs. Now that one part (water transportation) of the cycle dies away, the whole mechanism annuls.

the inner end inland

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church the “Shengxintang� church is one of the most well-known one in Shanghai.

residential complex newly built. high-rise residential building to hold overflow migranting tenants as they make a living out of markets and could afford to move out. the first 4-5 storey are converted as local stores.

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library residential

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community

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middle school

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culture

book store, cafe

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book store, community center

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lower-priced brands

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art museum

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from south to north

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recreation

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fast food, dessert, information center

exhibition, gallery

residential & culture book store, cafe, curch

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local restaurant , community center

Hongkougang district used to thrive as part of waterway transportation where boats unload goods, sailors got onshore and local peddlers gathered for a temporary market. They provide food and household crafts for people, covering basic needs in a autonomous way. However, the role conversion in the last century (branches no longer serve as transportation), has deserted this area. We try to bing it back to life through re-introduction of markets.

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55m2 an area that holds a counter, a less-than-ten client queue and four or five seats when necessary.

74m2 holds small exhibitions also act as information desk for other exhibitions in main galleries.

74m2 an area that holds storage rack, and inventory shelves a small store, affordable to local residents to rent and sell groceries.

90m2 book shelves as display a resting zone for reading as well.

50m2 a break for refreshing sight a resting place for crowd wandering along the river bank.

74m2+ 74m2 a break for refreshing sight a resting place for crowd wandering along the river bank.

64m2+ 64m2 holding information of all hostels or air b&b booking or canceling service. advice to explore this area.

56m2+ 50m2 basic preparation on 1st floor dining partially, and mostly on the 2nd floor where people enjoy a view.

56m2+ 50m2 a break for refreshing sight a resting place for crowd wandering along the river bank.

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02 | MULTISENSORY EMBRACE Optical/ Acoustical Transparency

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1:1 Installation Design Project (7.8m*2.4m) Critic: Philllip Yuan Contribution: Conceptal and Structural Design, Construction Management Collaborators: Runze Zhang, Huini Li Location: Tongji Univ, Shanghai

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simulation:

the acoustical field generated by the piano in the basement

The Acoustical Environment

Acoustical Environment On the minus first floor, there is the piano for whoever to play. So, when a person is giving a performance or doing any practice, the sound will reverberate in the space, despite the merits of beautiful background tunes, people who stay on the first floor will always suffer the great noise because there were not any intervention or protection for that lounge area. The solution is to consider the acoustical effects from the piano.

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The Intervention Zone According to the Direct Sound

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Besides the acoustical reason, there is another reason why this place is not preferred: it was too open, and people could be easily observed when others passed by. Therefore, this apparatus should not only give a good auditory atmosphere for the people staying here, but also shield the user from being directly watched by passengers. And by using the methods we discussed before can reach a multisensory embrace ambience for every user so that this place will be able to provide a sought-after spot for activities.

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Upper Layer Facade

Sub Structure

Skeleton Algorithm: bring in Rhino-Vault to calculate force distribution, the most desirable generation.

Main Structure

The perforated panel interface has the visual transparency but increases the performance of sound absorption which contributes to the acoustical transparency. in the meantime, the absorbing material interface has the acoustical effects but produces a second layer of visual effect which adds to the transparency of light. In the pattern, the relations between panels and materials are intertwined which refers to the word “Chiasma�- from Merleau Ponty’s The Visible and the Invisible. After the establishment of this apparatus, people including teachers and students and even kids live around Tongji University come to join the space under the canopy, and the activities are diversified and no longer confined to sitting and waiting. For instance, people have a nap or discuss their class project carrying their computers. Anyway, people stay for remarkably longer period than before.

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03 | JUSTICE IN GREY

Competition "Archasm", Liberty Museum The design is intent to establish both intrinsical and physical discourse with the old landmark. Intrinsically, the museum has to take in the existing landscape of the surroundings on this small island, where the engagement among the visitors may well expand to that surrounding with all people on the island and whatever events that the island may hold. Physically, the higher one goes, the finer concrete one will see and touch. With each turn, the rotation converts itself into the pedestal of the statue, marking the museum as a 21st century symbol of liberty truth without the presence of any figure.

Award: Top 50 Projects Competition: Archasm,‘LIBERTY MUSEUM NEW YORK: Freedom to the people’. Collaborators: Peter Zhang, Hacken Li Location: Liberty Island, New York Size: 2,000 m2

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04 | PUBLICATIONS

Designing and making of a book Monograph, Individual Work Critics: Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano, (Lot-ek) Thomas de Monchaux

The Design of a Coffee Shop Since architecture is a container for users, most of whom couldn’t care less about the building itself, the huge gap between the different perspectives of designers and users is long doomed. This has made the readings of architecture very volatile. It could be either lines on a paper, or stories in temporal life, which, architects delivered uncousciously. We have been deprived of the a nonbiased view, because of our lazy reliance on definition of words, a fixed expectation of space or even the traditional ways of drawings. That said, my architecture is a tug b et wee n the tra dit io n al way o f perceiving architectural design and

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& The Spill of Coffee a personal narrative that rethinks and reassembles elements. I am relying on 5 guys to see the possible openings of 5 buildings. Through their narratives, we start to know a girl named Amy, whom they all met at some point of their life, and whose role unravels as the book goes.

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chapter4 retail

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the Building: Chapter 1, the Cult

chapter1 cult

chapter3 storage

chapter5 hotel

Design of 5 Buildings: Architecture

Story-telling: Chapter 5, the Hotel

chapter2 fitness

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