PART I LANDSCAPE 01. ENGAGEMENT Studio: Brownfield Revival
Smithgroup JJR, Ann Arbor, Michigan | 2013 Summer Intern Landscape and Urban Designer Primary Project: El Paso Research and Mapping Project, Northeastern State University and Marshall University Campus Planning, Detroit Athletic Club Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institutes, Shanghai, China | 2012 Intern Landscape and Urban Designer Primary Project: Qing Yuan Da Yan River Distract Urban Design Architecture Institute of Zhengzhou University, Zhenzhou, China | 2011 Intern Landscape Designer Primary Project: Dong Yang Village Residential Placement, Xinxiang, China AMA Architecture of France, Department of Shanghai, Shanghai, China | 2011 Intern Architect and Landscape Designer Primary Project: Jin Jiang New World International Building, Chengdu, China Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. | 2013 – 2014 Teaching Assistant Advanced Landscape Studio, Graduate Thesis Studio Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China | 2009 – 2010 Intern in Design Department Practical activity: “Our EXPO” Construction Practice For senior high school student Publication: Research on Traditional Chinese Garden
- Third Prize, 2012 Yuan Ye Awards | 2012 - Honor Awards, 2011 ASLA Student Awards | 2011 - Second Prize, National Architectural Institutions Competition of Investigating and Practicing on New Rural Residential Housing | 2009 - First Prize, “the DOW Cup” Cardboard Architecture Design and Construction Competition | 2009
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Analog: Hybrid Drawing, Modeling, Perspective Drawing, Construction Drawing Graphic: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, AutoCAD 3D program and Rendering: Rhino, Sketch up, 3Dmax, Very, Artlantis Studio, Podium Website and Video: Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effect, Final cut Others: ArcGIS, Ecotect, Grasshopper, Processing, Spss, Acrobat, Prezi, IE book
02. PORTABLE HERB HANDBOOK ASLA Student Award: Urban Survival 03. ROOF GARDEN Intern: Commercial Complex Roof Design 04. MAPPING INFORMATION Research Project 05. LEARNING CENTER Studio: Design with Topography
PART II URBAN DESIGN 06.GREEN CITY Intern: Urban design 07. RESPONSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE Studio: Village Recovery after Earthquake 08. PROVIDENCE MASTER PLAN Studio: Urban Systems
PART III OTHER WORKS 01. SITE ENGINEERING Studio: Construction Drawings 02. YI GARDEN Studio: Chinese Traditional Garden Design 03. LIGHT & SURFACE Studio: Digital Fabrication 04. ORIGAMI HOUSE Studio & Intern: Construction experiment 05. OTHER INTERN WORKS Intern: Tongji Urban Planning Institute, Smithgroup JJR
North Bridgeport have 0.2% of city total park & open space
REMINGTON ARMS SITE
The vision for the Bridgeport Parks System is to engage citizens and new partners in the parks, revitalize the city and the region, and reconnect to the cityâ€™s vast, but often hidden, waterfront. As part of the Bridgeport Park System, the plan for the Remington Arms Site is to develop a community park to revive the existing brownfield and engage the citizens of Bridgeport.
Yellow Mill Creek
have 24.5% of city total park & open space
have 1.1% of city total park & open space
US Route 1
Yellow Mill Creek to Bond Street and US Route 1 for residents engaged to water. The seaside avenue for Bridgeport waterfront can extend to the site.
Cemetery, vacant lot and residential buildings are the important interface for the site. There are three schools around the site.
Base Map credited by Sasaki
Site need access from north and south for the future railroad extensions
Three neighborhoods: North Bridgeport, Boston Avenue and East side adjacent to the site. According to percent of city total open spaces and park, Boston Avenue and East side are more in need for a park than North Bridgeport.
Location: Bridgeport, C.T. Studio offered by Sasaki Associate Instructor: Gina Ford, Eamonn Hutton Year 2012 7
The street side of the park will design as a more open space to allow everyday human activities.
River Edge Condition
Phase implementation neighborhood people
Human & Nature engaged with each other create open space
Create the urban open sapce system and wetland system according to adjacencies
- circulation in the park - most of the programs on the urban system. - trees nursery in the woodland, forest and orchard area.
Phase 2 - develop wetland - fully develop the urban area and connect urban area to wetland - Programs
Walking with water plants for recreation, education
- woodland, orchard, brush area are fully developed and open to public - Programs
Layer Analysis buffer zone
Connect cultural system and water system by green corridors, create buffers to separated park and street
sport filed community center
Infill with different kind of activity space 2
1 Exercise& recreation Children playground Tennis or Basketball court Soccer field Skate park/ Stage Community garden
Wood deck plaza for gathering
2 Pavements Paths Wood/ Concrete Plaza Wood/ Concrete 3 Vegetation Groundcover Tree Wetland 4 Site Structure Parking area Benches
Bike path and pedestrian path for viewing
Summary Diagram of 20 Years Maintenance Plan 1-5 year
- Buy trees with height around 6 feet - begin to nursery in the forest and woodland area. 5-10 year
- 30% tree dead, remove the dead one and plant new tree there - Move the trees with height 8-10 feet to supply the Plaza and street tree and plant new tree there
01 Woodland Trees with average height around 15ft with at 40-60%canopy. pine, spruce, hemlock 02 Forest Trees with average height greater than 15ft with at 60% canopy. oak, hickory, willow, elm, maple,
-30% new tree dead, remove the dead one and plant new tree there -Move the trees with height over 15 feet to supply the forest area, trimming in the woodland area
03 Orchard Same as woodland or forest but regular space. apple, peach, cheery,pine
04 -Move the trees with height over 15 feet to supply the forest area -Trimming in the woodland area
04 Brush Trees and shrubs generally less than 15ft high with high density and variable canopy cover. willow, lilac, hawthorn, tag alder 05 Wetland Generally low, dense plant covers in wet area.
Section 1 2 3
WOODLAND BUFFER PATH
Detial Design & Storm Water Managment
Site Research The site is a vacant lot in Yangxing industrial area of Shanghai with 42 families in containers. In our investigation, the settlements of those who live in the containers are not fixed. The upper picture shows the migration situation of seven typical residents in the site in recent years.
collaborated with Yujing Gao
Concept Formation Problem
Solution How to use the space?
Problem1: Unstable Resident
Opportunity1: Use Surplus Space
When opened, the volume of a book is expended.
Problem2: Poor Everyday Healthcare
How to create soft interface?
If the book is something like Compendium of materia medica...
Opportunity2: Provide Herb and Guideness
Shape the space like a book
Problem3: Monotonous Environment
Opportunity3: Add Soft Interface
Plant herbs according to the book
Portable Herb Handbook collaborated with Panpan Zhang
PORTABLE HERB HANDBOOK Therapeutic Garden of Container Location: Shanghai, China ASLA Student Award Group Work/Team Leader Year 2011 6
This project provides a portable herb handbook for migrant families who live in containers. Based on the survey and poll of the local folk, this project is aimed to provide migrants with a timely supply of medicine, to create a seemly landscape pattern and to improve the life quality more effective. Moreover, to fit the frequent migration of those families, the herb handbook can be easily relocated with the container entity anywhere as an entirety. With this new style portable herb handbook, the containers community where the migrant families live in becomes an animate herb yard rather than a stagnant vacant lot. Besides that, the migrant families benefit much by saving money on medicines and enjoy a lot of fun in planting activity.
Medicine Function in Each Season Step 1
Find a right place for each herb according to the average length of its Plant Height and the radius of Root Soil Ball in the coordinate system. Then the plants are divided into four types considering the size of Plant Height and Root Soil Ball.
Create four different plant spaces for herbs.
Use the different space types to create the shape of planting slots.
Herb Harvest Time
Material and Structure
Material intention comes from rattan basket, which is always used when picking herbs.
collaborated with Jiaqi Feng
Frozen layer Conifers Alpine and subalpine coniferous forest
The planting strategy is to mimic the plant type change according to the elevation change of Yulong Moutain, which is one of the topical mountain in Sichuan.
Mixed deciduous broadleaf evergreen forest
Roof Garden Plan
Broadleaf deciduous forest Shrub vegetation
Location: Chengdu, China Intern work at AMA Architecture Work as a landscape designer in charge of the roof garden design Year 2011 11
Sections for each floor
Architecture modeling are credit to Min Gao
Roof Garden Rendering Modeling are credit to Min Gao
MAPPING INFORMATION Research Project Studio Ecocentric Practice Year 2014
Marine ducks travel great distances, inhabit multiple ecosystems, and are susceptible to a variety of human-related threats that have likely led to recent and drastic population decline in many species. Working closely with wildlife biologists, emerging technology, and data sets, we develop this drawing to show the food chain and the habitat of harlequin duck. The site is located at the shore line of Sachuest Point, Providence. This drawing is collaborated with Hanning Zhang 13
06.GREEN CITY Intern: Urban design 07. RESPONSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE Studio: Village Recovery after Earthquake
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08. PROVIDENCE MASTER PLAN Studio: Urban Systems
Intern: GREEN Urban Design
Location: Qingyuan, China Work at TONGJI URBAN PLANNING INSTITUTE Urban Design 2012 Spring
Modern cities meet with complicated problems and they cannot be solved by a single subject like architecture or urban design. Landscape Urbanism is a multi - disciplinary approach introduced to this urban design plan to achieve the design intent of a green city. This master plan focuses on the development of Qingyuan Da Yan Lake Area as a sustainable, dynamic, mixed-use new city center.
Problems and Strategies
City Structure Adjustment existing structure
Green infrastructure is designed to coordinate ecological environment, reorganize city function, integrate open spaces and enhance cultural identity in the new city center.
* my individual work I Project Study
III Concept Description
recreational city center
The site, Da Yan Lake Area, is located in the Qingyuan, Guangdong province, China. It is planned to be a new city center of Qiangyuan.
– Commercial zone planning – Park design
Road Adjustment existing road
The design is also intended to convey the Chinese traditional character and most important symbol in Qingyuan ----- “Fu” , which means happiness in Chinese. reduced road
-Reduce the road density in the former city center and add two more new roads in the culture center to ease the traffic burden. -Re-organize the road according to the bodies of water.
V: Detail Planning and Design
-Change the two city center structure and build four separated centers for commercial, residential, cultural and recreational use. -Connect the separated centers by one landscape corridor and the main axis.
IV: Overall Planning – Master Plan – Circulation – Park and open space – Land use – Recreational facilities – Building height control – Development intensity control – Green way systems – Infrastructure – Service facilities – Waste water management
II Case Study
– Plan goal – Problems and Strategies – Concept Narrative – Planning Structure
– Comprehensive Study of Qingyuan – Urban form – Circulation – Ecology – Hydrology – Culture and history – Site Analysis – Location – Landuse – Ecology – Hydrology
â€œTODâ€? development mode De
High density street network Bui
Key planning area
High quality Green Infrastructure Lan
The plan is based on the framework of roads and public spaces to create a green way that integrates the existing ecological conditions and responds to the local cultural identity. The master plan for Qiangyuan Da Yan Lake Area strengthens multi - disciplinary subjects, such as the coordination of building and landscape, the connection of city roads and walking systems, the control of skyline and building density and the cooperation of urban fabric and green infrastructure.
Building Height Control 150m
100m ~ 150m 70m ~ 100m 70m or below
Road Planning Recreational Road Section
Main Road Section light rail
main road commercial road recreational road sport road
Green Way Planning
Green way are divided into 4 types and have different characters.
7m 3.5m 2.5m 10m
4m 2.5m 3.5m 7m 10m
Detail Park and Urban Furniture
The system itself should evolve in pace with the development of the village.
Meet Basic Need
Form Building Groups
Solve basic problem: housing shortage refugee migration paralyzed water infrastructure
5-10 year Build Water Infrasturcture Build Water System
After 20 years
XUESHAN VILLAGE XINJIANG
VILLAGE RECOVERY AFTER EARTHQUAKE Location: Sichuan, China AIM Architecture Competition Year 2014 20
Rural Life Tour
After the Yaâ€™an earthquake, three core challenges emerged for the village being served; housing shortage, refugee migration, and paralyzed water infrastructure. This solution will build up the infrastructure based on the water system, implement intelligent resiliency, and have the capacity for sustainable development. The system itself should evolve in pace with the development of the village. At the beginning of the revival, the system will serve to provide the basic need of drinking water. Once basic needs have been met, the village will start to develop its tourism, as well as develop the center pool and the wetland system. During this period, the waterscape will function as the activity center of the village, facilitating communication among villagers and visitors. In order to preserve these steps in case of another earthquake strike, the storage tank under the center pool will be utilized as the emergency water source when the water tank is destroyed. The center pool, along with the neighboring wetlands, will function as the best water regulation and irrigation system in the case of flooding. Last but not the least, the layout of the functional parts within the new village will be designed to protect the local culture as well as promoting the development of dynamic tourism.
Single Building Water Circulation System
water purification Wetland
landscape water Center Pool 1
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Underground Reservoirs provide emergency water for earthquake
ecological center forest centerl pool
Legend Consideration1 For better living, remove some buildings Consideration2 For relocated villagers, add mixed-use complexes Consideration3 For water usage, develop a wise water supply system Consideration4 For future development, divide into different groups with diverse functions
Experience Orchard Yard Experience Agriculture plaza waterscape circulation
Ecological Animal Husbandry
Designing the Groups The unique part of the group design is having a wise water system. Each group will have a center pool and each center pool will be connected by a bio swale system, which will solve the water problems as well as create the waterscape.
Water Cycle Illustration
Seperated by earthquake
Form central pool
Connected by Bio-swale
ecological center In each group, grey water and runoff will collect in the wetland area adjacent to the house and wait for purification. After purification, the water could be re-used as living water. The redundant water will be saved in the underground reservoir for emergency use such as an earthquake.
Rural Life Ecological
Culture and Education Historical
Section of Main Axis
The section cut is based on the center water axis. It goes through the Ecological Group, Cultural and Educational Group and Rural Life Group to enrich the landscape interface, creating a cultural experience axis for Xinjiang, Xueshan Village.
center pool vocational hotel group central pool
22 experience agriculture
Emerging from the dismantled highway corridor and a post-industrial landscape, this strategy re-organized the existing urban system and aimed to build a more lively downtown.
DECOMMISSIONED PART OF I-95
The recent removal of I-95 provide opprotunities to connect the sperated city districts by creating a strong centeral growth center.
Vision for Providence 23
Build a decentralized integrated network system in Providence Promote a more lively downtown Create more economic opportunities for the immigrant population Create more affordable housing in urban core Create local identity as well as city-wide identity Improve waterfront landscape
Providence Master Plan Urban System Design Location: Providence, R.I. Urban System Studio Year 2013
System Development The green system will develop along the Providence river and aim to create a recreational space for citizens. Also, the green system serves as the urban water infrastructure so as to ease the issue of storm water control. mall
1 Along the main development axis, develop four center for each of the adjacent neighborhoods.
2 Develop the adjacent area according to education, residential, market and green zones.
Park- Urban Sponge Park Street - Bio Swale market area
medical school affordable house
3 Develop the expansion axis, which stretches into the city, and connects the existing education, residential, market and green zones to form an integrated decentralized system in the city. sponge park
- Affordable House
Developing affordable housing downtown for immigrants will vitalize the downtown area and expand it to west end neighborhood.
01. SITE ENGINEERING Studio: Construction Drawings 02. YI GARDEN Studio: Chinese Traditional Garden Design 03. LIGHT & SURFACE Studio: Digital Fabrication 04. ORIGAMI HOUSE Studio & Intern: Construction experiment
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05. OTHER INTERN WORKS Intern: Tongji Urban Planning Institute, Smithgroup JJR
2 Storm Water Management
1 Technology & Materials Lecture + studio + research Instructor : Sara Cohen, Colgate Year2012
Stair & Ramp
This course emphasize grading, drainage, construction details and layout. Other topics include surveying, road alignment, and storm water management strategies. 26
Trench drain section at curb
In this project, I developed the storm water management plan for the Esek Hopkins Middle School. The main campus is flat, with a slope covered dense vegetation that cuts off the view of the river. The idea was to redesign the contour and planting strategies so as to build rain gardens and bioswales while collecting the storm water. Here are the construction drawings I developed for this project.
Chinese Traditional Garden Design Chinese traditional garden studio Year 2010
A Chinese traditional garden is a spiritual space along with the perfect balance of man-made and natural. This garden is inspired by the Chinese classical game of "go".
Merging Morden and Classical The Classical Chinese Garden is the miniaturization of nature. This design arranges carefully the attractions as well as the route for visiting, creating different scenes for each step. The garden also serves as a spiritual place for experiencing the philosophy of the Chinese traditional game " go". The water, rocks and plants all represent certain virtuous qualities of "go", inspiring visitors' pursuit of art and spiritual virtue. 29
LIGHT & SURFACE Digital Fabrication Digital Fabrication Year 2014 In this studio, I developed a method to build curved surfaces using triangles and created openings to control light and shadow. I tried different variations and thought about the ways to use this method in landform design.
Divide Surface into Triangles
Divide surface and design strips to glue them together.
Each unit has an opening which changes gradually to create rich variation in shadow.
Orient the triangles on the board for laser cut.
Divide surface and design strips to glue them together.
Light & Shadow
Potential Use in Landscape
Photo credited by SWA
In this construction experiment, we built a space with cardboard to accommodate 11 people in a 1:1 scale. After that, our team promoted this activity to Shanghai Museum for high school student education.
Construction Experiment Duration:1week Group work Year 2010
RIVER BANK RENOVATION Landscape Conservation Design
Location: Yang Zhou, China Main designer in water system planning Year 2012
FRAGRANCE HILL MASTER PLAN Location: Shandong, China Planning Assistant Year 2012 This project is a large scale scienc spot planning, I developed the site analysis, traffic planning and vegetation
INTERN WORKS IN TONGJI URBAN PLANNING INSTITUTE
In the Slender West Lake Scenic Area, there are many Chinese traditional buildings and gardens along the river. Poor maintenance is threatening to irreparably demage the buildings. Also, visitors access is denied because of the lack of paths and shelters. My teamâ€™s proposal is not only to conserve and renovate this historical area, but also to redesign the open spaces to promote human engagment.
EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESEARCH PROJECT Location: El Paso, Texas Team leader: Lauren Williams, Michael Johnson Work as researcher and graphic designer Year 2013
EL PASO Community College
Team leader: Lauren Williams Work as intern landscape designer and campus planner Year 2013
This is a research and mapping project that aims to study the El Paso community school network and the cityâ€™s infrastructure, education level distribution and economic situation. I finished collecting data, mapping and developing infographics and part of the ELCC network analysis. All the work were used as the final documents of the design project and this project finally won the first place at the ELCC Board vote.
I was involved in three campus planning projects while I was working in SmithgroupJJR and worked as site designer. This page shows the selected model, rendering and diagram works. All the works on this page were used as the final document of the design projects.
INTERN WORKS IN SMITHGROUPJJR
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