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ZIHAN XIAO

Architecture Portfolio


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Nature Preserve Education Center

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Campus Building

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Lighting Division

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SHIFT

Downtown Residence

Skin In the Game

Multi-Functional Dining Table


NATURE PRESERVE EDUCATION CENTER

This project is going to propose an architectural‐scale design proposal for nature preserve education center for kids in Ames, Iowa The site is on the prairie near 13th street. The main object of this project is to educate students by planting their own ecosystem and their own library. On the process of planting and recording, kids will understand how the ecosystem works and how to preserve it. Type: Individual Project, group work on site analysis Time: 2017 Fall Site Analysis Group Member: Lonas Chiu, Zifan Xu, Shuhan Nie, Nick Piloni, Camila Alzate

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Site Analysis

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Taking lines from the contour of landscape to form the geometry shape of the main buildinng.

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ISU CAMPUS BUILDING

Iowa State University College of Design has the unique opportunity to design new facility (class room/studio/workshopspace) in the parking lot behind Town Engineering. The building will be situated on the parking lot behind Town Engineering (parking will be put underground) and be programmed to incorporate a series of 8 modular class rooms for 80 to 90 students per each room. Type: Group Project Time: 2018 Spring Group Menber: Sungwoo Park, Leray Chen, Melissa Benggawan (On Going Project)

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This is a ongoing project for Building Science & Technology class. College of Design is the most unique orientation among the campus. We followed the angle of College of Design and created the diamond-shape educational building. We mainly focus on the structural elements, materials, etc and used Revit for the drawings

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UNIT DESIGN COMPETITION Lighting Division is to create a brick unit and stack them and lay them out to have a series of installations. Our project is stacking bricks together and use the gap and the inside space of the brick module. Type: Group Project Time: 2018 Spring Group Member: Sungwoo Park, Bamai Nhkun

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SHIFT

SHIFT is a design build project which was located on Reliable Street in Ames, Iowa. The proposal is to bring people from the neighborhood. Our object is to create a public space for people to rest play. There is a variety of space for kids and adults to stay. Type: Group Project Time: 2017 Spring Menbers: All Architecture students

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Circulation

Cave Area

Flat Area

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DOWNTOWN RESIDENCE

Downtown Residence is to design a replacement building or toinfill a pocket park with a residential unit above a ground-floor retail space, on a designated site in downtown Ames. Atfer making up and do research and analysis for our own clients, we willneed to design a house for them. Type: Individual Project Time: 2016 Fall

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SKIN IN THE GAME Skin in the Game is a project to engage the notion of the built envelope: the shell, the surface, the skin upon which architectural intentions are etched. Building envelopes mediatebetween interior and exterior, providing the interface between open and closed conditions. Considering the composition of the building skin providesa first exercisein developing formal vocabularyfor studying architecure. Type: Group Project Time: 2016 Fall Group Member: Brandon Maxey

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MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DINING TABLE This prohject is to design a dining table as a piece of furniture found in a dwelling that can serve multiple functions. The object is to show the multi-various purposes that the table could host and is used beyond its original purpose. My intention is to combine dining table and storage functions together. The flexible boxes contain different functions that can be used in storage, lighting, etc. Type: Induvidual Project Time: 2018 Spring

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MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DINING TABLE

HORIZONTAL BOXES

VERTICAL BOXES

PLAN

ELEVATION

OTHER LAYOUT

DIAGRAMS

CUTOMIZED PATTEM AND COLOR

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SKETCHES

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ZIHAN(Hannah) XIAO (515) 708-5826 | lotusxzh@iastate.edu 2509 Bruner Dr Unit G, Ames, IA | www.linkedin.com/in/zihanxiao

PERSONAL SUMMARY • • • •

Looking for internship or part-time opportunities related to architecture design Excellent knowledge of principles of architectural design and relevant procedures Hand-on experience in individual and group design projects Strong technique in hand sketching and computer aid design

EDUCATION Iowa State University Bachelor of Architecture, GPA 3.20/4.0 Minor: Digital Media • Dean’s list for the Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 semester, College of design

Ames, IA Expected 5/2020

EXPERIENCE 1/2017-12/2017 Peer Mentor (DSN S 131), Iowa State University, College of Design • Assisted teaching DSN S 131 (Drawing Representation) for first year students • Critiqued in a detailed and analytical way for students’ assignments • Inspired students develop design critical cogitation by displaying portfolio and sketchbooks • Introduced experiences in professional architecture design study and design procedures

Founder, Terrannah Creative Studio 9/2016 to present • Led and organized the team for future directions and topic decisions • Managed files, social media accounts, and out-reaching arrangements • Directed, conducted and supervised the production process of films with iMovie • Published design related articles with photos and videos of impressive moments Volunteer, Iowa State University, Design Career Fair • Assisted students check in for their interviews • Guided students and employers throughout the Career Fair

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SKILLS Computer Aid: Excellent in AutoCAD, basic in Revit, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Vray and ArcGIS Graphic: Familiar with iMovie, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and InDesign Production: Experience in Workshop, Laser-cutting and 3D Printing Language: Professional in English, native in Mandarin Chinese

ACTIVITIES Member, AIAS ISU Chapter and AIA Iowa Photographer, Iowa State University Photo Club President, Nanya High School Movie Club

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9/2016 to present 9/2016 to present 9/2010 to 6/2011

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