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Yushan Pang portfolio MLA, University of Southern California, 2014 E-mail: pangyushan@gmail.com Phone: 213 806 0134


Yushan Pang 2353 Portland St, Apt 44, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: +1 213-806-0134 E-mail: pangyushan@gmail.com Summary: An enthusiastic and hard-working landscape designer seeking a challenging full-time position to apply my design experience to create space for people

Education

University of Southern California Master of Landscape Architecture, May 2014 Thesis: Public opportunities for infrastructure - programming a performative Bolsa Chica Tsinghua University Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecutre, May 2012

Experience

SWA Group - Los Angeles Landscape design intern, May 2013 - Aug 2013, Feb 2014 - May 2014 Tasks performed in Pre-design and Design, including site analysis, schematic design, design development and construction document. Mainly participated in the EL Paso Pathway, San Jacinto, and Dalian Coast Resort projects. • Developed the paving pattern design and physical model of San Jacinto Plaza • Developed construction drawings • Created large-scale base map for slope and topography analysis for the project proposals using GIS software • Produced sketch proposals and renderings for Dalian Coast Resort project • Produced graphics and site analysis for board presentation to client MADA s.p.a.m - Los Angeles Architecture intern, Oct.2013 - Nov.2013 • Developed physical models for schematic proposal Architecture & Environment Art Institute - Beijing Design assistant, Oct 2011 - Dec 2011 • Prepared conceptual drawings and hydrology analysis for Weinan Master Plan DADA Architecture + planning - Beijing Architecture Intern, May 2010 - Jul 2010 • Developed alternative 3D proposals for Chang’an Bank project in Beijing • Developed renderings and perspectives for Dongba Master Plan • Created conceptual drawings for 7th Strawberry Symposium UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art) - Beijing Design assistant, Oct 2009 - Dec 2009 • Research and organize for Artists information

Academic research

Tsinghua University, School of Arts and Design Student, Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 Project name: Traditional Beijing courtyard hypothesis, • Observed and visualized Xi’si Hutong’s spatial character • Created five proposals for the future of Hutong Tsinghua University, School of Architecture Research Assistant, Jul 2009 - Aug 2009 Project name: Shanghai Linong Research • Conducted residential survey and visualized spatial character in PengPu Residential communities

Recongnition

2014 Finalist of AIM Competition 2012 China’s environmental school year reward 2011 National award of excellent student scholarship, Tsinghua University

Computer skills

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suit, Autocad, Rhinoceros, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office Proficient in freehand drawing and handmade model

Others

Language: English, Chinese Served in Organization Committee of IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange) Served in Organization Committee of Sweden Day, a culture program of Tsinghua University


Design

Folding - Los Angeles River

vention/ Conceptial perspective

Programming a performative Bolsa Chica M.LA Directed Research

late spring Dec - March, May - Jun Disturbed habitat - enhance water exchange Salt marsh nursery cell

Minimum disturbance, low accessibility urban runoff treatment cell

Neo-habitat, AIM-competition

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Landform Choreography, Downtown Long Beach

mmer, March - May, Sediment treat cell - salt accumulating

“hard accessible� Sensitive habitat creation cell

High marsh cell

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Internship Work

Research - Courtyard Hypothesis

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colorfull salt cell for education mudflats

Maximum access and openspace

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remaining pipe and oil well as facility,

Research - Courtyard design

Others, Lighting Design, Media, Art


Folding - adaptive strategies for Los Angeles River The Army Corps is currently developing a strategic plan (ARBOR study) to modify the river channel in the Glendale Narrows area (the vegetated section of the river between approximately Griffith Park and the 110 freeway). This a landmark study for the river and is the most likely avenue to obtain the massive federal funding necessary to modify the river. The Army Corps mandate and the ways in which this project could be funded, allow for the restoration of the river as an animal habitat, but not an urban “revitalization”. Program is limited to basic passive recreation, such as a top of bank bike path and bird watching, as if it was a natural feature (e.g. Everglades). Any designed elements should be austere and necessary for maintenance, flood protection, and habitat. In other words in the current funding and policy environment a “High Line” design approach to the LA River is unlikely. As part of the study the Army Corps and their consultants are developing viable typical sections for a modified River channel. These sections reflect concerns for cost, habitat creation, and flood protection. These initial sections were provided to the studio as reference material. In general, one section proposes a set of vegetated terraces and the other proposes a permanent geo-textile matt. The studio seeks to design within these constraints. We must more or less justify their designs based on the Army Corps mandate and concerns (flood protection, habitat, maintenance, and cost) while at the same time create an attractive design that provides multiple values, including creating designs that may support “shadow” programs – informal programs that while not allowable in the current policy framework are likely to occur regardless (as they do now) and may be supported by the city or Corps in the future.

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Site impression

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Precedents and applied stratrgy

adaptability

morphology ecology

Studio Structure

Design Process

To facilitate this exploration the studio was structured in the following way:

1. Site impression 2. Precedents study in “transition”, adaptability, morphology 3. Develop sections based on Army Corps Engineers base section 4. Pre-design 5. Develop three section that accomodate different character and function 6. Master plan - integrating all the required feature as a whole 7. Detail plan - develop the component based on river bank morphology that optimized by designed three sections, detail design in construction is encoraged.

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Develop two to three typical section. Limited typical sections applied over long expanses would presumably greatly reduce the cost of implementation Develop transition between each section Sections must intercept and treat the urban watercoming out of three stormwater outfalls that flow into the river at the site. Design must accommodate for high volume wet-weather flows and highly polluted, lower volume dry-weather flows. Design should includ at least one wehicular access ramp, which is necessary for maintenance and safety in the river channel. Direct access to the river water is prohibited Maintenance road at the top of bank is required All of these elements were to be integrated and treated as design opportunities. Based on this, we were required to create a master plan for the entire Bow Tie site and adjacent river channel and then focus on the detailed design of an area with two typical sections and a transition between them.

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Phase I - pre design

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Folding as strategy - minimum intervention for habitat creation, recreation as well redirecting urban surface flow

Concept model

Strategic section

Section I - habitat creation degrad for 1:4.5 slope with planter terrace for bank surface habitat

Section II - flood protection fill bank with cut material for 1:2.5 slope as flood protection at flood risk areas

Section III - recreation & wetland degrade for 1:10 or 1:20 slope for public openspace and wetland creation

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Master Plan

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Detail design

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Perspectives 1. Detail zone 2. Winter - wet season 3. Summer - dry season

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Perspectives

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


Process sketches

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Los Angeles River Studio, USC, Instructor: Alexander Robinson


M.LA thesis - public opportunities for infrastructure This thesis project started with discussion and research of the topic of interest - public opportunities for infrastructure, developed with a designed area including 350 acres of Bolsa Chica Lowlands in Hungtington Beach, California. It proposes a reconfiguration of the infrastructure at Bolsa Chica Wetlands to treat regional water runoff and provide an opportunity for biological productivity in local habitats to be greatly increased as well be preserved as a public open space. This restructuring of the site will also make key connections to the adjacent communities by utilizing existing infrastructure, drawing people in and fulfilling their innately human need to experience the wild and intricate forces at play in the environment. This paper presents the whole process of this project starting from research, precedents and site design. Keywords: infrastructure, urban artifact, coastal wetland

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Bolsa Chica historical timeline

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Site Design

Master Plan Showing optimized habitat types redirected by landform, freshwater flow, key connecting area will be utilized as treatment pond for grey water before they went into the sea, creating maximum salt marsh and salt panne area along the way. To mesh with the Bolsa Chica General Plan, this transformation will also incorporate open space for active recreation. This open space will take the form in two main corridors that will link the wetland to the more traditional inland parks of Bolsa Chica. Key connections will be made to the community of Bolsa Chica by opening up the site to bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The infrastructure required to accommodate these connections will include bridges and raised boardwalks. Much of the steel and concrete required to build these structures will be recovered from the abandoned oil field. The circulation network with feature a series of viewpoints along the trail, some of which are mounds elevated to give a 360 degree panoramic view of the site. Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Taking consideration of the three aspects, I’m proposing a layered strategy of site hydrology, habitat and infrastructure, overall programming a performative system. For the hydrology aspects, flucuating space as tidal levels rise with high tides and decrease with low tides, redirecting, taking three sources of freshwater, redirecting through salt marsh in a meandering form, to create the maximum amount of salt marsh. Terrain creation - I also create this site terrain by cut and fill, overall to create this topographic diversity for biological productivity. For the infrastructure aspect, taking considerations of three layers , sensitive area, terrain, hydrology to create a diverse walking experience, explain colors first, representation of infrastrcture elements and path of design, green,,,red,,,I choose to uncover the hidden infrastructure to show the performative function as well as to capture the performative experience of the place. elevating them with tidal level to program a performative use. Furthermore, for a long term consideration, incorporating with existing operational sequence and different scale of operation, I propose this 4 phase performative timeline over the next 30 years. It start with reintroducing. Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Section intervention/ Conceptial perspective

Full Tide - Winter and late spring Dec - March, May - Jun Full Tide - Winter and late spring Dec - March, May - Jun Salt marsh nursery cell

Full Tide - Winter+7ft and late spring Dec - March, May - Jun Cell route Water level Designed topo Water level Designed topo

Water level Designed topo

High marsh +5.5 - 6ft Urban runoff +5ft +4ft routelevel Low marsh +7ft +3ft Cell - ground High marsh +5.5 - 6ft Urban runoff +5ft +4ft Low marsh +3ft - ground level +7ft Cell route High marsh +5.5 - 6ft Urban runoff +5ft +4ft Low marsh +3ft - ground level

Disturbed habitat - enhance water exchange Minimum disturbance, low accessibility urban runoff treatment cell Disturbed habitat - enhance water exchange

Salt marsh nursery cell

Minimum disturbance, low accessibility urban runoff treatment cell

Salt marsh nursery cell

Minimum disturbance, low accessibility urban runoff treatment cell

Disturbed habitat - enhance water exchange

Middle tide - Early summer, March - May, Middle tide - Early summer, March - May,

High marsh cell

Sensitive habitat creation cell +7ft Cell route High marsh +5.5 - 6ft +5ft +4ft routelevel Low marsh +7ft +3ft Cell - ground High marsh +5.5 - 6ft +5ft +4ft Low marsh +3ft - ground level +7ft Cell route High marsh +5.5 - 6ft +5ft +4ft Low marsh +3ft - ground level

Water level tide - Early summer, March - May, Middle Sensitive habitat creation cell

Water level

Water level

Sediment treat cell - salt accumulating

“hard accessible”

Sediment treat cell - salt accumulating

“hard accessible” High marsh cell cut “hard accessible”

Sensitive habitat creation cell

Fill

Fill Sediment treat cell - salt accumulating

Highcut marsh cell

Fill

cut

Low tide - Summer, Fall Low tide - Summer, Fall +7ft Cell route

High marsh +5.5 - 6ft Water level +5ft +4ft routelevel Low marsh +7ft +3ft Cell - ground High marsh +5.5 - 6ft Water level +5ft +4ft Low marsh +3ft - ground Yushan level +7ft Cell route High marsh +5.5 - 6ft Water level +5ft +4ft

colorfull salt cell for education mudflats

mudflats

Low tide - Summer, Fall

Maximum access and openspace

Fill

Maximum access and openspace

Fill

colorfull salt cell for education

colorfull salt cell for education

remaining pipe and oil well as facility, mudflats

Fill

Maximum andHarris, openspace Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu access Hung, Bob Alex Robinson remaining pipe and oil well as facility,


Currently, the wetlands are adversely affected by the terminus of the East Garden Grove Wintersburg flood channel that dumps trash filled and contaminated urban runoff from a sub-watershed of over 27 square miles. The effects of urban runoff on this sensitive coastal ecosystem will be remedied with an extensive freshwater treatment marsh. The East Garden Grove Drainage channel will be redirected to the former oil field site. The form of this reconfiguration will be dictated by the sites current geometric organization. Rather than attempt to recreate a natural geomorphic condition, the new landscape will be transparently artificial and uncontrived. The first step of the treatment process will be to remove suspended solids and oxygenate the water in a series of oxidation ponds separated by inflatable damns. The contaminated water will then be cleaned further as it will be pumped out to a reservoir and allowed to meander through a network of micro –topographies containing soil, vegetation, and gabion structures(for filtration). When the water reaches the final storage reservoir, it can be pumped out as needed into the muted-tidal zone where it will be mixed with salt water bringing life to the salt marsh habitat.

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Habitat space for the larger bird species in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, such as the Heron and Egret, will be provided by clusters of large trees such as the Black Cottonwood and the Western Sycamore. This will mainly be concentrated in the vicinity of two main bioswales on the north and south sides of the tidal basin where collection points will be established to collect runoff coming from the adjacent neighborhoods. Here, water will be retained and cleansed by the soil and vegetation. The south swale will simply allow water to infiltrate back into the soil. The north will act as an overflow for the channel and can be allowed to flow into the muted tidal zone if necessary.

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Transforming existing infrastructure I - pipes

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Transforming existing infrastructure II - panoma structure

Transforming existing infrastructure III - Tidal furniture

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Seasonal moment I

Seasonal moment II

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Performative timeline

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Directed Research Desgin, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung, Bob Harris, Alex Robinson


Neo-habitat:reconstituting a life-cycle panda village

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, AIM-competition Post Earthquake Reconstruction


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, AIM-competition Post Earthquake Reconstruction


Urban landform - Long Beach Civic Center

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Long Beach Civic Center Studio, USC, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Long Beach Civic Center Studio, USC, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Long Beach Civic Center Studio, USC, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Long Beach Civic Center Studio, USC, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung


Site model I : reinterpretation

Sections

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Long Beach Civic Center Studio, USC, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung


Perspectives

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Long Beach Civic Center Studio, USC, Instructor: Ying-yu Hung


Internship work 场地信息 / SITE CONDITIONS In collaboration with Ning Deng, generating GIS analysis on slope, orientation, create diagrams illustrate site condition

朝北/NORTH FACING 可建设区域 /BUILDABLE 不可建设区域 /NONBUILDABLE

朝东/EAST FACING 朝南/SOUTH FACING 朝东/EAST FACING

植被/VEGETATION

坡度/SLOPE

朝向/ORIENTATION

山谷 水线 / VALLEY WATERLINE

山脊线 / RIDGE

地形/TOPOGRAHY 5M INCREMENTS

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Dalian urban design, work done at SWA group, Team work with Ning Deng, Tina Chee


Construction drawings

Paving pattern design

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, San Jacinto 95% Construction Drawing, work done at SWA group, Team work with Trent Takuma, Nara Park


Research - Beijing traditional courtyard hypothesis (sample)

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Courtyard Hypothesis, Tsinghua University, Instructor: Wen Liang


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Narrative of Traditional Garden, Tsinghua University, Instructor: Yunjia Guan


Courtyard design (sample)

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Reseach


Others, media, lighting design, art

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, landscape media, USC


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Hyatt lighting design, USC


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Art drawing


Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Art drawing


Plant study

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Art drawing


Fungi Garden

Yushan Pang 2014 Work sample, Art drawing


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