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YUCHIA JAN

2018 DESIGN PORTFOLIO

Master of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture Ecological design projects Urban design Historical landscape and urban intervention Human relationships with nature Graphics and visual design


YUCHIA JAN

MLA, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON yuchiaj@gmail.com +1 206-422-5834 https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuchia-jan-bb519a5b/ https://issuu.com/yuchiajan @yuchiajan

SKILLS Auto CAD Photoshop In Design 3D MAX

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EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE SEP 2016 – JUN 2018 Master of Landscape Architecture CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN SEP 2009 – JUN 2013 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.

AWARD 2018 WASLA STUDENT AWARD - Merit Light Up the History (LARCH 495 - Rome Study Abroad) [ The Rome's design project has been selected to the College of Built Environment YEAR END SHOW 2018 ] 2018 WASLA STUDENT AWARD - Merit Urban Agriculture: Pollinator Garden in Rainier Beach (LARCH 503 Community Urban Agriculture Studio) 2018 WASLA STUDENT AWARD - Special Nomination Floating Pyramid (LARCH 598 - Floating Wetland Seminar) 2011-“Distinguished Collegiate Landscape Award” Placed top 10 out of 298 teams. National Collegiate Landscape Competition, Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects. 2012-“Distinguished Landscape Design Award The Best Design of the Year” Department of Landscape Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan.


ASIAN URBANISM. TAIPEI, TAIWAN / TOKYO, JAPAN. JUL 2017 –AUG 2017 Through site visits and sketching exercises, we explored both the everyday landscapes of Tokyo and Taipei and their iconic structures and spaces. This seminar was enabled us to better understand how they embody and reflect their distinct urban cultures and subcultures; and how they function as complex systems. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ROME. ROME, ITALY SEP 2017 –DEC 2017 The creative mapping of urban histories. ● We explored the city and region of Rome through the lens of ● urbanism and infrastructure. With a focus on

INTERSHIP EXPERIENCE ECOSCOPE.TAIPEI. JUN2014 –AUG 2015 Design Assistant Apprenticed with the principal and acquired hands-on ● experiences in landscape designs, consulting projects and rendering. Assisted the principal with producing 3D landscape ● simulations with Rhinoceros 3D and a variety of illustrations. Identified client needs and conceived and proposed design projects. [ http://www.archipelagos.co/ ]

FORMORE DESIGN GROUP INC. TAIPEI, TAIWAN. APR 2015 – 2016 Interior and Visual Designer Leading the design project of Power Museum for ● Taiwan Power Company. Presented a new type museums via applying ● landscape architecture techniques to museun design. The National Palace Museum interior display and ● graphic design. The interior design of the Taipower Exhibit Center in ● Southern Taiwan. [ http://www.fmidn.com/ ] MANDARIN TECHNOLOGY & FILM CO. JAN 2015 – SEP 2015 Freelance Illustrator Identified target audience and developed creative ● visual ideas. Drew illustrations and witty comics for textbooks, ● e-books and animations on online learning platforms with Adobe Illustrator. TAIWAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE. JAN 2014 – JAN 2015 Landscape Designer Experimented on new floral arrangements and ● garden designs. Design plant nurseries and produced design ● reports.

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SCAN DESIGN STUDIO. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. SEP 2016 Explore strategies for urban renewal, climate adaptation interventions, and incorporation of urban nature.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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STUDY ABROAD


CONTENTS Selected Works

01 - POLLINATOR CORRIDOR | 2018 DESIGN THESIS PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL WORK This design thesis focuses on how to design a network for pollinators by means of connecting potential nodes, open spaces and a green belt in South Seattle, Washington.

02 - GREEN ROUTES | 2016 AUTUMN ACADEMIC PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL WORK In this project, the goal is to create a green corridor in the Nørrebro community to connect the green space, including plazas, parks and private courtyards in order to present a super green area in the community.

03 - URBAN AGRICULTURE: Pollinator Garden in Rainier Beach | 2017 SPRING ACADEMIC PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL WORK

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The project site is located behind the Rainier Beach Community Center and next to the South Lake High School which can be the important educational space for the urban agriculture and learning garden of the pollinators to the resident in this community.

04 - FLOATING PYRAMID | 2017 SPRING ACADEMIC PROJECT - GROUP WORK [ YUCHIA JAN + SUJING SUN ] Floating Pyramid is a constructed floating wetland (CFW) design fabricated out of plastic and organic materials for supporting juvenile salmons’ habitats in the urban aquatic environments. CFW will provide both emerged and submerged area for a wide range of naturally-occurring microorganisms.


ACADEMIC PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL WORK The intervention in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome city is using the mesh architecture to recreate the shape of the ancient gates in this community. These art installations are not only indicating the history of the Ghetto but also providing the illumination and memorial function during the night.

The category of collinators local pollinator species Hazards Supportive plant species Human relationships with nature Principles for pollinator habitat

05 - LIGHT UP THE HISTORY | 2017 AUTUMN

06 - LIVE WITH WATER | 2014 ACADEMIC PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL WORK The concept of “Returning Land to the River” is re-shaping landform to replace the existed concrete dike. Turning the traditional embankments design into a new opportunity for water storage and drainage design.

07 - GREEN POWER | 2015 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL WORK This green energy museum includes a variety of topics: green power generation, low-carbon house and interactive gaming area. The exhibition area sets up various topics and interactive devices introduced wind, water, solar, tide and other renewable energy sources of power generation and application for the audience to learn about the green energy.

08 - VISUAL DESIGN FOR NATIONAL PALACE MESEUM | 2015

09 - OTHER WORKS | 2013 - 2017 ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS - INDIVIDUAL WORK These selected works including my hand drawings, sketches, furniture & showcase design project and construction drawings in order to present my hand drawing skill and the proficiency of the Auto CAD software.

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This graphic design is for the Asian Textiles Exhibition in the National Palace Museum, which including the exhibition boards, banners and storyboards. Using the original pattern of these displayed textiles to simplify and create the color scheme for the graphic and layout.

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The category of pollinators Local pollinator species Hazards Supportive plant species Human relationships with nature Principles for pollinator habitat

POLLINATOR NETWORK ACADEMIC PROJECT - DESIGN THESIS INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - URBAN ECOLOGICAL DESIGN YEAR - 2018 SITE - CHIEF SEALTH TRAIL / SEATTLE

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Pollinator Spheres

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Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths and beetles that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us almost every bite of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce most of the natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Without these animals, our ecosystem will totally collapse. These pollinating creatures travel from plant to plant, flower to flower, carrying pollen on their bodies in an important interaction that enables the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants. These plants which provide us countless fruits, vegetables, and increase carbon sequestration for our living space. However, this nearly invisible ecosystem service is a precious resource that requires attention and protection and in disturbing evidence found around the globe, is increasingly in danger. Many pollinator populations are in decline and this decline is attributed most severely to a loss in nesting and feeding habitats. Environmental pollution, the misuse of chemicals pesticide, infectious disease, and changes in global climatic patterns are all contributing to shifting and shrinking the pollinator populations.

The Concept of Pollinator Newtwork System

Pollinator Center

This pollinator network design responds to the issues of food shortages, climate change, urban biodiversity, and the desire to increase urban productive landscapes. Pollinators play an essential and indispensable role in urban agriculture and urban public spaces. As a result, this design thesis focuses on how to design a network for pollinators by means of connecting potential nodes, open spaces and a green belt in South Seattle, Washington. This network includes small-scale habitats, learning gardens, pollinator sanctuaries, community gardens and green infrastructure.

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Location | Chief Sealth Trail / South Seattle Program | Design Thesis

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Size | 3.7 Mile Instructors | Jeff Hou + Julie Johnson

The category of pollinators Local pollinator species Hazards Supportive plant species Human relationships with nature Principles for pollinator habitat


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The Map of the Foraging Distance

Along South Orcas Street, the green infrastructures could be the new green belt go all the way to Seward Park, which is the ideal open green space in South Seattle for the pollinator sanctuary. This green belt can fulfill the habitat gap which between the Chief Sealth Trial and Seward Park by creating the stepping stone habitats.


1.Nesting: The nesting site is critical for the pollinators to have a home. It provides the hiding places for pollinators to breed without disturbance. 2.Habitat: A good pollinator habitat needs to provide enough food sources for pollinators as well as resting place for them while foraging. 3.Wetland: Since Seattle is surrounded by the water, the wetland habitat or floating wetland could also be an ideal place for the pollinator habitat without the human disturbance. 4.Wildlife Crossing: Since there are many migratory species in pollinator community, wildlife crossing features should help these pollinators safely migrate without the risk of being hit by the car. 5.Education: Educating the public about the importance of the pollinator habitat and natural systems is necessary. By means of learning gardens or outdoor classrooms, people are able to better understand these lovely creatures.

The Canopy Coverage

Impermeable Pavement

6.Productive Landscape: Crops and pollinators always have an indispensable relationship. This is important to generate the food for people and pollinator simultaneously through urban agriculture.

BUTTERFLIES | The average foraging distance for the butterflies is 0.5 - 2 miles. Around 88% of the butterflies fly further than 3 miles. Only 5 % of the migratory butterflies like Monarch Butterflies will fly over 18 miles from the boundaries of their nesting site or habitat. (North American Butterfly Association)

7.Infrastructure: Green infrastructure could be the most flexible and accessible place in the community to create the microhabitats for pollinators.

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8.Wayfinding: The wayfinding function is not only for people to become aware of pollinator habitat, but also can be designed to attract pollinators to stay and rest.

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BEES | The foraging distance for honey bee is rangs from 1-4 miles but is able to go up to 12 miles, although the Mason-bee species are only able to fly few hundred feet. And both the Mason-bee and bumblebee are the groundnesting species. (Buzz About Bees)

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The Ecological Gap in Seattle

HUMMINGBIRDS | The foraging distance for the hummingbirds typically spans 0.5 mile or less. The male hummingbirds don’t need to take responsibility for nesting so they can also leave the site anytime. In Seattle, Anna's Hummingbird and Rufous Hummingbird are two migratory species. (Birds of North America)


The category of pollinators Local pollinator species Hazards Supportive plant species Human relationships with nature Principles for pollinator habitat

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Design Explosion Diagram

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There are three different layers in this pollinator learning center. The first layer is the ground layer which includes the parking lot and community garden. The second layer is the workable green roof and ADA ramp for visitors to access the canopy in order to observe the pollinators from a different height. Last but not least is the bionic sphere structures which are not accessible to people and mainly serve the resting habitats for the pollinators.


The design approaches can combine with the outdoor classroom, which next to Dearborn Park International Elementary School, for children to learn about ecological environments within real habitats. There are many existing trees and vegetation which could be the ideal place for children to explore and learn about species when they are playing outside the classroom.

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The upper side of the pollinator center is the learning garden which is the educational community garden to teach the residents about the knowledge of the pollinator species, habitat requirements, food resources and life cycle.

PARKING LOT Switching the existing paving to permeable pavement like grass brick could effectively reduce the heat. Also, when vine plants climb on the sphere frame structure, it will naturally form a green dome to create shade and thus lower the glare and the temperature.

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WALKABLE GREEN ROOF & LEARNING GARDEN

SPHERES The bionic spherical design is trying to mimic the shape of the hills along the Chief Sealth Trail and naturally merge with the existing landscape. These structures will be put in the highest layer in the pollinator center.

HazardsSupportive plant species Human relationships with nature Principles for pollinator habitat

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM & TRAIL

Pollinator Center Design Section

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1.RAIN GARDEN & SWALE | The rain garden and swale can actually be the ideal place for providing microhabitats for the pollinators. Among the five habitat typologies, this category is the smallest one, but also the most flexible one , as it can be put into the network system.

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2.STREET TREE & BUSH | The selected tree species can plant as street trees, orchards or small forests in the community in order to provide nesting habitats and hiding sanctuary for the pollinators along the streets, parks or any open space within the community. It is important for people to observe and understand the habitats of pollinators.

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3.LEARNING GARDEN & P-PATCH | Many people probably don’t know that the listed fruits and vegetables are 90% dependent on pollinators to produce the food for the ecosystem.(source: empressofdirt.net) The reason for choosing this vegetation as representative species is that once pollinators are disappearing in our world, we are also unable to eat these fruits and vegetables anymore. Pollinators play a really critical role in urban agriculture.


4.FLOWER RACK & VERTICAL GARDEN | These vine plants can be used not only to decorate the pollinator structures, but also have the ability to attract the pollinators. With the trees, vines are an other species type that can reach to the really high layer by climbing on certain supporting structures.

The colors and blooming seasons of pollinator foodsource plant species (Pollinator Partnership)

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This network system design provides five different landscape typologies that support particular pollinator habitat. Each typology includes a description of the landscape functions, the types of pollinators who would benefit, and a list of some potential plant species. Additionally, each typology is illustrated in the context of the proposed South Seattle pollinator network, offering site-based applications.

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5.PUBLIC GARDEN & PRIVATE YARD | People usually prefer to plant floral plants in their yard or garden. These beautiful flowers can not only catch our eyes, but also pollinators' attention. Thus, these selected fragrance and colorful floral species are mostly the popular plants chosen for multicolor and good smell in backyard or community gardens to ornament and enhance the environment.

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By presenting such access for the communities in South Seattle, this design supports the new creation and approaches of ecological stewardship of this precious land. Ultimately, the design and participation process is meaningful and valuable because it represents a transition when people aware of our needed habitats within our urban landscape.

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Climate change adaptation design Cloudburst management Sustainable city Urban resilience Water retention and detention Durable urban public space

GREEN ROUTES ACADEMIC PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - URABN LANDSCAPE DESIGN YEAR - 2016 / AUTUMN SITE - NØRREBRO / COPENHAGEN

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In order to achieve the “super green” concept, I create the green pavilion structures in this open space in front of the Fortex (the biggest grocery store in Nørrebro community) in order to present an oasis in this community and also include climate change adaption ability. This multifunction plaza provides local resident and the students a comfortable place in the gateway area within the community. People can easily cross through the ground layer to their destination by the open traffic flow or strolling on the walkable green roof to enjoy the excellent view at the second layer. In addition, I also reshape the landform in this square to present a water detention park. At the middle of the plaza can be the detention to collect the heavy rainfall by means of the sunken topography and detention pool. The cloudburst water can be collected in the detention pool and filtering into the ground. As a result, no matter the sunny day or heavy rain season, the residents can be here and enjoy this green oasis in this community.

Last but not least, the goal of this green route design is connecting different layers of the green space and create a green corridor in this community. By means of intertwining all the green layers here to provide an urban oasis for the local residents and natural species an environmental habitat in this busy community. These green layers are able to enhance ecological experience the and soft the concrete city. As a result, the green spaces will grow not only vertical direction, but also horizontal way.


Location | Nørrebro / Copenhagen Program | Climate Adaptation Design

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Size | 0.35 ha Instructors | Nancy Rottle

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Climate change adaptation design Cloudburst management Sustainable city Urban resilience Water retention and detention Durable urban public space


Climate change adaptation design Cloudburst management Sustainable city Urban resilience Water retention and detention Durable urban public space

Introduction |Greening everything brings about the intensity of extreme urban nature we are speaking of in terms of this site as a whole. A combination of greenery at all scales and levels for a truly immersive ‘green’ experience. The Southern half of the site houses both the elevated Norrebro S-Tog station and the new Norrebro Metro station (opening in 2018.) This part of the site is the largest and has the most space for water retention in the case of the 100-year storms predicted to occur more often than in the past due to climate change. The proposed design is open to the natural elements to allow pedestrians to understand the movement of water.

Bicycle Parking Area | The space under the pavilion can provide the residences and students who live in this community to par k their bicycles here.

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Design Section | Connecting the pavilions, green roofs, facades and courtyards and other green space in this community in order to produce a network system for the urban ecology. These green corridors can exist in different dynamic space and provide different ecological functions such as ecological corridor, pollinator habitats, habitat restoration, rainwater reuse and water detention, etc.

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Roof Garden | The second layer can be the roof garden and irrigated by reusable rainwater. This layer is also the connection layer to connect the student dorms roof garden and park at ground layer. Habitats | As the natural habitats, this place can let people going up the second floor to observe the birds or other pollinators which live in the canopy layer.

Park | The open space can be the plaza or park, students and the residents who live in this community are able to come to this place to enjoy the weekend.

Market and Cafe | The space under the pavilions can held the weekend market, farmer market or the night market.


The roof garden at the top layer cultivates food for the pollinators and birds. At this layer without human disturbance, the roof garden is able to compensate and connect the habitats for the nature species.

The green pavilions can be the shelter for the farmers’ markets, selling the products and vegetables to the visitors after the harvest then use the income to support the community garden.

Cloudburst management Urban resilience Water retention and detention Durable urban public space

Because of close to the Fortex market and the incoming student dorm room, this plaza will have a busy circulation happening in here. As a result, the plaza must contain an open pathway inside the park and let people walk to their destination as convenient as possible. Even the green roofs can also be walkable.

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The walkable green roof serves pedestrians another pathway and circulation to experience the different layers when they walk througn this plaza.

There is four different dynamic of the green layers in this plaza. First is the ground layer, provides the biggest area of the green space. Second one is the green corridor and a walkable green roof, enables people to walk through the canopy. The highest one is the green roof layer, not only collect the rain water but also be the habitats for the birds and pollinator.

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When the heavy rainfall coming, the core area of the plaza can be the water detention area to collect the water by means of the sunken to p o g ra p hy. Th e wa te r c a n b e collect in the pool and filtering into the ground. In addition, after water filter into The ground, there is the sewer system can deliver the clean water into the harbor.

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Climate change adaptation design Cloudburst management Sustainable city

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Location | Nørrebro / Copenhagen Program | Climate Adaptation Design

Size | 0.35 ha Instructors | Nancy Rottle


Location | Nørrebro / Copenhagen Program | Climate Adaptation Design

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Size | 0.35 ha Instructors | Nancy Rottle

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Urban resilience Water retention and detention Durable urban public space


POLLINATOR GARDEN IN RAINIER BEACH ACADEMIC PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - URBAN AGRICULTURE DESIGN YEAR - 2017 / SPRING SITE - RAINIER BEACH COMMUNITY / SEATTLE

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Many people probably don’t know that the listed fruits and vegetables are 90% dependent on pollinators to produce the food for the ecosystem.(source: empressofdirt.net) The reason for choosing this vegetation as representative species is that once pollinators are disappearing in our world, we are also unable to eat these fruits and vegetables anymore. Pollinators play a really critical role in urban agriculture. In the educational garden, people can understand we have an indispensable relationship with these small creatures.

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2018 WASLA Award - Merit

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It is important for people to understand the food sources for the pollinators in order to protect them. Vice versa, we also need to know how and where our food comes from. Once we better understand the tight relationship with the pollinators we can put forward our best effort to preserve and create their habitats. As a result, this category of habitat typologies expresses these concepts in the network system.

The project site is located behind the Rainier Beach Community Center and next to the South Lake High School which can be the important educational space for the urban agriculture and learning garden of the pollinators to the resident in this community. By connecting the three different nodes which are the Powerline Corridor, Learning Garden and Beer Sheva Park to form the pollinator network system in the Rainier Beach Community. These nodes are all in the I mile radius circle of the pollinator flight distance which meanes it can provide the comprehensive migrate system for the pollinators in the Rainier Beach.

The category of pollinators Local pollinator species Equilibrium Education experience Human relationships with nature Approach pollinator habitat


Location | Rainier Beach Community / Seattle Program | Urban Agriculture Design

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Size | 0.8 ha Instructors | Julie Johnson

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The category of pollinators Local pollinator species Equilibrium Education experience Human relationships with nature Approach pollinator habitat


Flower Racks Bee Box Tool Storage

Planting Bed

Playground

LEARNING GARDEN |

Exhibition

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The learning garden is the educational community garden to teach people the knowledge about the pollinator species, habitats, lifecycle. Besides, people can learn which plants are the pollinator attractive plants to attract the pollinators so that they can plant this speciese of the plants in their private yard or garden.

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Office

Playground Flower Racks

PAVILIONS | Go through the ramp, people can go to the green roof garden and observe the pollinators in the canopy layer. There are also have three structures erect around the ramp.


The category of collinators local pollinator species Equilibrium Supportive plant species Human relationships with nature Principles for pollinator habitat Location | Rainier Beach Community Center / Seattle Program | Urban Agriculture Design

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Exhibition & Office | This pavilion can be the exhibition area to display the data, photos and all kinds of the information associated with the pollinators. People in this area are able to further understand about what kind of the lovely creatures live in their community garden and yard! The bigger pavilion can be the office for the community group or organization, such as “Good Food.� It can also open to be the place to hold the community event or activities.

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Learning Garden Entrance | The structures which planting the flower to attract the pollinator become to the significant hint to remind people here is the learning garden. Follow these gigantic structures, you can find the home of the pollinators!hese gigantic structures, you can find the home of the pollinators!

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The colourful pavement and the raising table can not only slow down the speed of the cars but also provide a significant and attractive hint of the entrance for people to find the learning garden.

Planting Bed | The planting bed provide multiple functions in the learning garden. It can be the outdoor classroom for children or adults to learn about the knowledge of the pollinators. Moreover, the step around the planting bed can be not only the platform for kids to easily access the planting but also for people to sit. Last but not least, the flower-shaped pavilions are able to be the shelter when people need to work during the raining time.

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Flower Racks | With the different high of the design, these structures can attract different kinds of the pollinators depend on their flying height and pattern. Besides, these structures can not only planting or hanging the plants on them to attract the pollinators but also can be as the art installations in the Rainier Beach community.

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Location | Rainier Beach Community Center / Seattle Program | Urban Agriculture Design


EXHIBITION ROOM

FLOWER RACKS OFFICE ROOM ADA RAMP

ROOF GARDEN

The pavilions, walkable green roof and the wide green lawn create a totally different space with the learning garden. These pavilions can be the gathering space to host the community events, working office or the outdoor classroom. People are able to observe the pollinator habitat in the canopy layer so that they can have a chance to experience the different learning environment.

ADA RAMP

EXHIBITION AREA

G o t h ro u g h t h e ra m p, p e o p l e can go to the green roof garden and observe the pollinators in the canopy layer. There are also three structures erect around the ramp, which provides the different perspective when people walking through the ramp.

This pavilion can be the exhibition area to display the data, photos and all kinds of the information associated with the pollinators. People in this area are able to further understand about what kind of the lovely creatures live in their community garden and yard!

OFFICE & GATHERING AREA The bigger pavilion can be the office for the community group or organization, such as “Good Food.” It can also open to be the place to hold the community event or activities.

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Content | ADA Ramp. Exhibition Area. Community Group Office Instructors | Julie Johnson

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Location | Rainier Beach Community Center Program | Learning Garden

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Habitat restoration Floating wetland Equilibrium Improve water quality Human relationships with nature Habitat for juvenile salmon

FLOATING PYRAMID ACADEMIC PROJECT GROUP WORK / YUCHIA JAN + SUJING SUN TYPE - FLOATING WETLAND DESIGN YEAR - 2017 / SPRING SITE - PORTAGE BAY / SEATTLE

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2018 WASLA Award - Special Nomination

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Floating Pyramid is a constructed floating wetland (CFW) design fabricated out of plastic and organic materials for supporting juvenile salmons’ habitats in the urban aquatic environments.

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CFW will provide both emerged and submerged area for a wide range of naturally-occurring microorganisms. By mimicking the natural wetlands, the Floating Pyramid will not only benefit the habitats by increasing the nutrients, but also protect the juvenile from their predators and improve the water quality. Based on this preliminary design, our team made a real prototype and tested it in the Portage Bay. It shows that as water passes through this CFW, the plant roots, bacterial activity, and appropriate penetrating sunlight successfully provide a paradise for the salmons.

Floating wetland are rafts that host wetland plants, supporting wildlife habitat and contributing to improve water quality. Floating wetlands have been developed and deployed worldwide to restore wetland structure and function to degraded urban aquatic environments. To sum up, while the scale of this floating wetland project was limited, its findings and concept may be significant in pointing toward future research direction as well as design application. Thus, we believed that the floating wetland could be the functional habitat restoration strategy in the Pacific Northwest.

The Pictures after Construction


Location | Portage Bay / Seattle Program | Floating Wetland Design Size | 120" x 90" Instructors | Nancy Rottle

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ABOVE WATER PERSPECTIVE

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Habitat restoration Floating wetland Equilibrium Improve water quality Human relationships with nature Habitat for juvenile salmon


Habitat restoration Floating wetland Equilibrium Improve water quality Human relationships with nature Habitat for juvenile salmon

DESIGN SITE

Support Predators | 1. Landing strip for aquatic birds (may be too small and submerged) 2. Insect food source for birds and predatory fish Some slight shaded areas for predatory fish

Replicate desirable shoreline conditions | Submerged structure breaks up abrupt shore edge of bulkhead Potential to create false bottom and “shallows� preferred by juveniles

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Support Juvenile Salmon | 1. Ample food source, insects from plants and in water around plant roots etc. 2. Dappled light through open trying in center of structure 3. Predator exclusion through chicken-wire underwater structure; juveniles enter but predators cannot 4. Woody branches provide shelter but not dark shade 5. Root system also provides shelter but not dark shade 6. Placement near stormwater runoff site allows for water purification which benefits ecosystem on the whole

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Strengths | Easily replicable Durable black abs pipe will not photodegrade from UV rays Floats easily Meets standards for dappled light and predator exclusion Visually interesting Using ballast allows for easy change in desired depth Weaknesses | Risk of abs plastic particles entering ecosystem over time


Improve water quality Human relationships with nature Habitat for juvenile salmon

PROTECTIVE HOOP

BAMBOO / WILLOW STICKS

WOOD STRAW/3" (WITH ORGANIC MATTER)

ZIPTIES

NIGHT PERSPECTIVE

STITCH TOGETHER BY BURLAPS (INCLUDING ORGANIC MATTER)

ABS PIPES FRAME & JOINTS

CHICKEN WIRE

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ROOT SYSTEMS

SUBMERGED PERSPECTIVE

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LIGHT UP THE HISTORY ACADEMIC PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - URBAN INTERVENTION YEAR - 2017 / AUTUMN SITE - JEWISH GHETTO / ROME

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Historical landscape architecture Memorial Design Unban intervention The mapping of Rome Reveal the history of Jewish Ghetto Art installation and illumination design

2018 WASLA Award - Merit

historical design and art installation 2017

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“The experience of space cannot be separated from the events that happen in it; space is situated, contingent and differentiated. It is remade continuously every time it is encountered by different people, every time it is represented through another medium, every time its surroundings change, every time new affiliations are forged.” -James Corner

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Design Statement | A process of intervening into the Jewish Ghetto for revealing the ancient time in Rome. In this project aims to reconsider the scale, materiality, texture, cadence. This intervention is also exploring amplification, exposure, stillness and movement in this community – by means of a physical, programmatic and temporary design strategy. This intervention in the Jewish Ghetto is utilizing the mesh architecture to reformate the shape of the four ancient gates. Beside, these art installations are not only indicating the history of the Ghetto but also providing the illumination, entertaining and way-finding function during the night.

This urban intervention revealed moments of Rome’s present and past. During the studio, I need to build upon my knowledge, observation and documentation of the transect to create intervention as sites for speculation. In other words, I need to develop proposals for intervening in Rome’s future. Working individually, I have to explore processes of “gathering, working, reworking, assembling, relating, revealing, sifting and speculating” about a portion of my personal transect to both define and engage a new Roman “future”.


historical design and art installation 2017

Size | 7 Acres Instructors | Ken Yocom + Julie Parrett

05 - College – Urban Intervention

Location | Jewish Ghetto / Rome Program | Unban Intervention

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historical design and art installation 2017

05 - College – Urban Intervention

LIGHTING INSTALLATION

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The mesh structures are transparent, and light. It could be the temporary art installation with the light casting on it. Standing at the four corners of the community, these gates could also be the way-finding structures and signs for people to aware of they are in the Jewish community.

Using the way of the projection mapping to show how the ancient gates look like in order to reveal the history of the Jewish Ghetto. People can tell how the gate used to be and their architecture form and material according to the projection.

Using the way of the projection mapping to show the video, animation or even the film of the daily life in the Jewish Ghetto. In addition, these structures can be the screen for the outdoor theatre for the movie festival.

These illuminated art installations can indicate the old lifestyle of the Ghetto. Also, Rome city government already forbids the citizen to hang their clothes outside the windows. By means of these small installations can also recall the memory and scene of the community and city used to be.

LIGHTING OF THE FLOOD

Using the wire and mesh to reformate the shape of the ancient gates of the ghetto. These temporary art structures are transparent and light, so it won’t block the view of the surrounding famous spots or buildings at daytime. And they could also be the ideal platform to cast the light, map, image or even the movie on them at night.

Using the LED light and filter to mimic the scene of the ancient flooding time of the Tiber river and Jewish Ghetto to recall the memory of this place used to be an undesirable living place for Jewish people.

MESH STRUCTURE The intervention in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome city is using the mesh architecture to recreate the shape of the ancient gates. These art installations are able to indicate the history of the Ghetto.

A process of


MESH STRUCTURE The mesh structures are transparent, and light. It could be the temporary art installation with the light casting on it. Standing at the four corners of the community, these gates could also be the way-finding structures and signs for people to aware of they are in the Jewish community.

Size | 7 Acres Instructors | Ken Yocom + Julie Parrett

05 - College – Urban Intervention

Location | Jewish Ghetto / Rome Program | Unban Intervention

historical design and art installation 2017

LIGHTING OF THE FLOOD Using the form of the elements which used to appear in the ancient Jewish Ghetto area to be the lighting installation for the navigation and wayfinding system for the tourists to continue their journey in this neighbourhood.

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Climate change adaptation design Storm water management Reservoir Sustainable city Water retention and detention Human relationships with water

LIVE WITH WATER ACADEMIC PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - URBAN DESIGN & PLANNING YEAR - 2014 SITE - WUGU DISTRICT / NEW TAIPEI CITY

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capstone design project 2014

06 - College - Urban Design

In the future, our living environment will face extreme climate variability, the design approach for the future cities should no longer only cope with the natural disaster and climate change with the passive dealing measures. With the continued expansion of the urban development, people tend to build the dykes as well as skyscrapers, and isolated the flooding problem outside the concrete walls. As a result, this urban design process seems no longer to be the suitable solution anymore.

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The concept of “returning the land to the river� is re-shaping the landform to replace the existed concrete dyke. Turning the traditional embankments and drainage concept into a new opportunity of water storage. Besides, by creating the micro-reservoir in the city to supply the domestic water using for the residents, and also provide the large portion of the natural wetlands for the native species. Thus, becoming a future city pattern of symbiosis for people and water harmony live together.

Since the original development proposal is building the 10-meter concrete dike to erect the new city inside the wall. I think this site could be an ideal space to demonstrate an experimental city for people to re-recognize the possibility and relationship between the city and river. Residents are able to experience the new living style with water font which is not common in Taiwan. Last but not least, all the public spaces and infrastructures within this city could detain and retain the cloudburst and flooding river and create a buffer zone for the residential area to form a city lives with water.


Location | Wugu District / New Taipei City Program | Urban Design

capstone design project 2014

06 - College - Urban Design

Size | 66 ha Instructors | Yu-Fen Wang

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Climate change adaptation design Storm water management Reservoir Sustainable city Water retention and detention Human relationships with water


An enormous habitat is able to provide a complete core area that can accommodate t he large n umbe r o f speci es ; an d m any small habitats can also enhance the nature environment and promote the heterogeneity in this area. The ideal habitat for the assignment: 2-3 medium to large habitats, and with multiple small habitats.

RAINFALL PLAZA

FLOODING PARK

capstone design project 2014

06 - College - Urban Design

Original Proposal | Building the dike and isolated the city from the riverfront. Construct the high dense city within the concrete wall so people don't have the accessibility to enjoy the waterfront

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After Design | Take off the dike and let the river naturally flood into the city so that people can enjoy the beautiful view of the waterfront. All the green infrastructures in the city are able to detain and retain the water. Thus, the city itself is able to cope with the dry season during the summer.

Using 5m,7m,10m,15m,20m,25m,30m ‘s layer in the GIS system to determine the potential flooding area and range, in order to figure out the highest point in the site to start building the city.

URBAN FARMLAND

Location | Wugu District / New Taipei City Section | The View of City Skyline MICRO RESERVOIRS


Cloudburst and thunderstorm are really common in Taiwan’s summer. The new city must have the function to adapt to these extreme weather. Therefore, the new design proposal is creating several micro-reservoirs within the city to cope with a large amount of water in the short period.

During the winter dry season, the reservoirs are able to provide water for solving the drought. Besides, the fish farm and urban farmland could generate the food to cope with the food shortage issue as well. Thus, the it could be a self-sufficient city.

RESERVOIRS The combination of road and water gate. When within three tributaries of the river water level rising inflation. They can put water gate open and let the water overflow into the eastern side of the wetland area to buffer waters. Inland lake in the form of closed waters area.

URBAN AREA The combination of road and water gate. When within three tributaries of the river water level rising inflation. They can put water gate open and let the water overflow into the eastern side of the wetland area to buffer waters. Inland lake in the form of closed waters area.

FISH FARM

Size | 66 ha Instructors | Yu-Fen Wang

capstone design project 2014

Location | Wugu District / New Taipei City Program | Urban Design

06 - College - Urban Design

The combination of road and water gate. When within three tributaries of the river water level rising inflation. They can put water gate open and let the water overflow into the eastern side of the wetland area to buffer waters. Inland lake in the form of closed waters area.

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capstone design project 2014

06 - College - Urban Design

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Location | Wugu District / New Taipei City Program | Urban Design

Size | 66 ha Instructors | Yu-Fen Wang

Th e n at u ra l s ce n e r y o f water font is sufficiently utilized and turned into a variety of facilities, including natural fishing farms, habitats, amphitheatre, floating houses and ferries pier. These facilities are also the “detention basins� of river and therefore an ideal substitute for the glooming dikes.


Location | Waterfront, Commercial, Residential Design Section | Landform and Relationship

COMMERCIAL AREA

RAINFALL PLAZA

URBAN FARM & RESERVOIR

FLOODING PARK

RESIDENTIAL AREA

capstone design project 2014

RESIDENTIAL AREA

06 - College - Urban Design

Location | Residental Area Design Section | The Entrance to Residential Area

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The category of renewable energy Green power Electricity Energy saving house Education at the museum Lead to a low-carbon lifestyle

GREEN POWER PROFESSIONAL PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - MUSEUM INTERIOR AND VISUAL DESIGN YEAR - 2015 SITE - WANLI DISTRICT / NEW TAIPEI CITY

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Solar Power Low-Carbon House

interior design & visual design project 2015

07 - Profession – Museum Design

Biomass Energy

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Tide Power Taipower Exhibit Center is located in Badouzi, of Wanli Township's Yeliu Village. This museum is demonstrating the relationship between green energy and everyday life, as well as the principles and possibility of generating these green powers. This green energy museum includes a variety of topics: green power generation, low-carbon house and interactive game area. The exhibition area sets up various topics and interactive devices introduced wind, water, solar, tide and other renewable energy sources of power generation and application for the audience to learn about the green energy.

Wind Power The concept of this green power museum design is creating a new atmosphere for the audience to experience the new style of educational space. I applied many natural pattern and common language in landscape architecture to create a new type of ambience for future museums. Artificial grasses, wood grains and street furniture are introduced to generate “green and outdoor ambience”; the elements of public artworks are also transplanted to exhibition booths, displays and interactive games. The bold initiative to mingle ideas in landscape architecture and interior design works very well and therefore is highly recognized by the curator of Power Museum.


Section of Exhibition Boards

Future Energy | Zone 2

Interactive Area | Zone 4

Entrance | Zone 1

07 - Profession – Museum Design

Size | 728 m2 Client | Taiwan Power Company

interior design & visual design project 2015

The category of renewable energy Green power Electricity Energy saving house Education at the museum Lead to a low-carbon lifestyle Location | Taipower Exhibit Center / NewTaipei City Program | Museum Interior & Visual Design

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VISUAL DESIGN FOR NATIONAL PALACE MESEUM PROFESSIONAL PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - VISUAL AND EXHIBITION DESIGN YEAR - 2015 SITE - NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM / CHIAYI COUNTY

visual and exhibition design 2015

08 - Profession - Visual Design

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Asian Textiles in the National Palace Museum Collection | The large territory of Asia with its various geographic structures inhabited by many diverse ethnic groups and a wide variety of cultures touch upon crucial factors which, over time, affected the diversity of Asian textile culture. These graphic design is for the Asian Textiles Exhibition in National Palace Museum, which including the exhibition boards, banners and story boards.

I pick up the original pattern of the textiles to simplify and create the color scheme for the graphic and layout. Every topic of the areas has their own color and pattern. When people visit the museum, they can easily follow the banners and color to see the exhibition.

National Palace Museum Homeland of silk Grace of sarong Crossroads of east and west The traditional Asian textile Education at the museum


National Palace Museum Homeland of Silk Grace of Sarong Crossroads of East and West The traditional Asian textile Education at the museum

The National Palace Museum has a great collection of masterpieces of embroidery from the Qing dynasty.

Location | Chiayi County Program | Visual and Exhibition Design

Size | 0.2 ha Client | Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum

The Rendering of the Exhibition

visual and exhibition design 2015

The Rendering of the Exhibition

The Rendering of the Exhibition

08 - Profession - Visual Design

The exhibition is divided into 5 sections: Homeland of Silk, Grace of Sarong, Myriad of Colors, Colors of the Steppes and Crossroads of East and West, representing traditional textile handcrafts characteristic for the regions East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and West Asia respectively. The last section, Types of Handcraft and Decoration Techniques, is meant to acknowledge the viewers with traditional Asian handcrafts and their artistry.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM VISUAL DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PROJECT INDIVIDUAL WORK TYPE - VISUAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGN YEAR - 2015 / SPRING SITE - CHIAYI / TAIWAN

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These selected works including my hand drawings, sketches, furniture & showcase design project and construction drawings in order to present my hand drawing skill and the proficiency of the Auto CAD software. I love using the ballpoint pen to sketch when I go travel.

Topic | Scenario Sketch Materials | Ballpoint pen

Topic | Cemetery Sketch Materials | Charcoal

Design Section & Plan

selected works 2013 - 2018

09 - Others - Other Works

Topic | Kaleidoscope Dream Materials | Ballpoint pen

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FURNITURE DESIGN | This furniture design project which located in the Alishan National Park Tourist Exhibition Center is a resting bench. The pattern of the fish is the native species which habitat in this national park. The bench also combines with the exhibition and display function.


Size | 3" = 1'-0" Time | 2015

selected works 2013 - 2018

09 - Others - Other Works Location | Newport Beach / CA Program | Construnction Details

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48 selected works 2013 - 2018

09 - Others - Other Works


Location | Taoyuan city / Taiwan Program | Construnction Details & Rendering

selected works 2013 - 2018

During the summer internship in Ecoscope, I participated in the residential development project including a courtyard and public space design. My work was drawing the construction documents of design plan and sections in Auto CAD and also making the models and renderings in Rhino.

09 - Others - Other Works

INTERNSHIP WORK |

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selected design works 2018

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