2014 - 2017 PORTFOLIO
Landscape Architecture, Candidate 2019 School of Architecture University of Virginia
07/2016 - Now : University of Virginia, USA · Master of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture · Urban Design Certificate, School of Architecture
Ziqing Ye Email: email@example.com Tel: 1 646 719 5807 Add: 2021 Ivy Road, D11, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
The 5th International Landscape Planning & Design Competition "Auld Lang Syne" Excellence Award "The Way of the Great Learning" Excellence Award
08/2011-06/2015: Xiamen University, China · Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Art Design, College of the Arts, Fine Arts Department
07/2014-08/2014: University of California at Berkeley, the United States ·Summer school
Xiamen College Students' Physical Construction Competition "Xiu Qiu" Honorable Work
·06/2015: ·06/2015: ·10/2014: ·10/2014: ·03/2013: ·10/2013:
Second-class Scholarship of Xiamen University Excellent Scholarship in Culture Sports of Xiamen Univeristy First-class Scholarship of Xiamen University Social Work Scholarship of Xiamen University Fujian Dianxin Scholarship of Xiamen University National Scholarship of China
01/2018: CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, USA ·Externship 05/2017 - 08/2017 : Terrain Studio Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, USA ·Internship 07/2015 - 04/2016 : Fujian Provincial Insitute of Architecture Design, China ·Internship
Honors ·06/2015: ·06/2015: ·2014,2015,2016: ·10/2014:
Outstanding Graduate of Xiamen University Outstanding Graduate Design of Xiamen University Outstanding Student of Xiamen University Outstanding President of the Students Union of XMU
10/2014: The 4th international landscape planning & design competition ·Team work "Beads" in Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center
The College of Arts, Xiamen University, China · 09/2013-07/2014 The 4th Student Union ·10/2012-09/2013 The Youth League Organization
President Department Minister
06/2014: PAC New Power 2014 Cross-strain Space Design Art Week AMOY ·Team work "Magic cube of love" in the Xiamen Art Museum
Professional Skills Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Auto 3D MAX
Windows Mac OS
Hand Drawing Physical Modeling Animation Photography
Table of Contents
Professional Works 2017 Summer Internship
9 From Neighbourhood to Waterhood Memory of Movement 17 Aggressive Mexico City 11 18 Tidewater Sustaining Muni Lagoon 25 Other Skills 13 Landscape Architecture
Planted Form and Function
City Case Study + Rainwater Prinples
Planted Form and Function
Handdrawing + Modeling
City Case Study
1 Pedestrian Watershed Rise and Decline 14 Urban Design + Public Spaces
City Case Study
5 The Way of the Great Learning 15 Weland Rehabilitation 21 Magic Cube of Love Urban Design + Public Spaces + Gardens
Architecture + Interior Design
Water Cities, Buenos Aries & Reconquista River
PEDESTRIAN WATERSHED Date: 2017.09 - 2017.12 Location: Moron, Buenos Aries, Argentina Type: Academic Work
The site is located along the river bed in Moron. The arroyo was covered by urbanization and merged with the city water system but it still remains the original shape of the river. The main idea of this project is to regenerate the river involving with varies ecological values and multiple social functions for the local environment. In the meantime, the project aims to reduce the separation of highway and strengthen the connection between the north and south of the city. Besides, this project also discussed the diversity of human activities of city life in order to activate the living environment as well as drive the local economic development.
Site Analysis Less than 1,000,000
1,000,000 to 3,500,000
3,500,000 to 11,000,000
More than 11,000,000
The Reconquista River Watershed
Density of Train Passengers
Pedestrian Watershed ( WALK-SHED )
Site is located at the lowest area of Moron
Process of Development Step 1: Build gateways and sub-gateways
Step 2: Set up hubs based on existing condition
Step 3: Create diverse centres along the pedestrian river
Step 4: Construct connections between the gateways, hubs and centres
Step 5: Extend the â€œriver branchesâ€? based on existing the public spaces and new mobility
The Forms of Public Spaces
Terrace Plaza Riverside Path Entrance for water and pedestrian
Oxygen exposure steps and Underground oxygen exposure equip-
Grocery Stores + Street Market
Hospital Wetland Park Improve and treat water quality by wetland
Urban Forest Lake 2: Purify the water by hydrophyte and wetland plants Lake1: Purify the water by hydrophyte
Precipitate and filter large litter by hidden tank
Collect rain water from street rain garden and city drainage system
Aeration Terrace This node combined the aeration terrace and the walking steps inviting people from “pedestran stream” to “natrual stream”.
Overall Green Belt
Xiamen University Campus Re-design
THE WAY OF THE GREAT LEARNING Date: 2015.03 - 2015.06 Location: Xiamen, China Type: Academic Work
The social context
Problems in urbanization: As shown below, from 2000-2015, the area of Initiating underwent enormous changes: urban constructors "killed" the old city and built a new one. After the theory of "residential areas" was introduced into China, city constructors have destroyed large areas of traditional architecture in order to build higher buildings and bigger apartments. Thus, in some way, urbanization breaks the traditional city texture which maintains the memories of the city history, while altering the local inhabitation form.
From the 1990s, China entered the phase of rapid urbanization, which led to the transformation of urban structure and morphology. In 2013, the level of urbanization reached 46%.
Building height I also change the function of historic protective buildings ① from dormitory into office in order to provide better protection. Meanwhile, the new buildings I design adopted typical Xiamen decorative style (upturned eaves roof and arcades ② ).
All the new buildings are two/three-storied buildings which are 6-12 meters based on different functions. (E.g. offices are 6-9 meters and dormitories are 8-12 meters.)
2013 Urbanization rate in China
Urban areas 46%
Rural areas 54%
Before: more high-rise building
1. Low-density in urban sprawls results in severe waste of land resource and low ratio of land utility. Although the roadway network system extends, the wider roads still cannot solve the traffic problems.
Many people believe population leads to rapid urbanization. However,as shown below, the rate of population growth is far lower than that of urbanization. Classification of construction land expansion efficiency index (CLI) of 5 cities Growth rate of population of 5 cities (1990-2002)
2. The traditional "pedestrian city" transforms into a "car city". Thus, people spend much more time on commuting, which leads to jobhouse spatial separation.
After: more low-rise building
Sufficient sunlight; more activities
Reduce useless grass; use the land for parking.
Build arcades as walkways; get people closer to buildings.
3. Traditional districts are replaced by highrise buildings, which impede communication.
250% 200% 150% 100% 50%
4. Suburbanization: during the process of urbanization, ecosystem deteriorates and a large number of fields and forests are damaged seriously.
Principle and strategy
Multi-center & scattered building functions.
E. High-rise buildings: impede communication
Stairs around buildings for people to rest and communicate
Low-rise buildings: promote communication
Lawns surrounded by buildings; safer; Independent space.
Building surrounded by lawns;insecure outdoor space.
Cluster; More communication.
Principle: 1. Divide the function districts rationally based on "Smart Growth" theory and "New Urbanism" theory. 2. Focus on public spaces instead of certain buildings. 3. Emphasize human-based ideology. 4. Develop friendly and active environment. 5. Add the characteristics of v University.
Before: less-center Before: low density
Axises and intersections
After: high density
The ideal of urban planning is endeavored to decrease the traffic problems and over-crowdedness of monocentric cities by constructing spatial structures of multicentric cities. The same strategy can be applied to campus planning. The building transforms from concentrated to scattered in function, which decreases the distance between different function areas as well as the time of commuting.
I add new buildings and main spaces around the 3 historic protective buildings and 4 original centers of campus. Then, I design small sub-centers and more small spaces based on axes and intersections. During the process, abundant spaces, new joints and axes were created. New buildings
Before: fewer axises and intersections
Slow road concessive road Vehicle parking Bike parking
After: more axises and intersections
Before: concentrated building function
After: scattered building function
Urban Street Runoff Principle
FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD TO WATERHOOD Date: 2017.04 - 2017.05 Location: Richmond, VA, US Type: Academic Work
The urban stream path / watershed is largely decided by the road system based on the original topo, forming an underlying landscape scheme. The design is trying to understand how this scheme is related to both natural and artificial factors and how could it influence people’s daily living environment. Based on the hydrology, traffic, and population analysis, new “waterhood” could be formed by allowing stream water to play a more important role in public life.Runoff water flowing through the designed path would reshape the form, structure and atmosphere of the road system, making it a real living street network. Different from before, residents could find their identity through this mixed water-street scheme, thus making it possible for the neighbourhood to become a community better interacting with the society and environment.
Runoff System and Components
Rainwater collection / transport components and systems at different scales
+ Extend the duration of water + Slow down the water + Collect the Water
S: Sub Canal
L: Rain Garden
Water from Roofs
XXL: City street
Water from streets
Water from Alleys
Perspective views of proposed streets & Construction equipments and process
Cut the road
Break the ground
Break the ground
Reshape the topo Manual adjustment Wood structure
City Case Study
AGGRESSIVE MEXICO CITY Date: 2017.02 - 2017.03 Location: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Academic Work
Nowadays, Mexico City is faced with the problem of subsidence. The provision of potable water is a problem that plagues Mexico City. The city began to sink due to overexploitation of groundwater. Particularly, the city sank two meters below that remained of the lake due to the unstable soil and surrounding mountain system that causes flooding during the rainy season. In this site, the buildings are located at a hill following the topography so the sunken areas of the site could collect more water. Thus, that could be a great situation to collect water and recharge the underground water so that slow down the subsidence and reduce the problem of flooding. In this case, guiding the water flow to the collecting areas and increase the permeability of ground surfaces could solve the water problems in some way. Equip temporary tent on the roofs to guide the rain-flow. Comparing wood or concrete, the fabric roofs are much easier and cheaper to build for informal settlement.
Legend Mountain System
High Risk of Subsidence
Grasshopper water stimulation
Rainy day Canals and pipes
Functions at city scale
Accessibility & water collection at city scale
Vegetation at city scale
Density of buildings at city scale
Neighborhood environmental condition.
Roads analysis at site scale
Structure layers at site scale
Water flow at site scale
Watershed of structure
Site environmental condition.
Axes of buildings
Density of building at site scale
Structure layers at building scale
Water flow and aggregation
Rain-flow at building scale
Current water collection
Proposed water collection
Over flow pipe Setting tank
Over flow pipe
City sewage treatment system
Recharge underground water
Recharge underground water
Equip temporary tent on the roofs to guide the rain-flow. Comparing wood or concrete, the fabric roofs are much easier and cheaper to build for informal settlement.
City Case Study: transportation
SUSTAINING MUNI LAGOON Date: 2018.02 Location: Winneba, Ghana Type: Academic Work
The Muni-Pomadze lagoon, one of six Ramsar sites in Ghana, is a closed estuarine coastal lagoon found in the Central Region of Ghana. Like any other wetland, its importance cannot be overemphasized. Being an internationally recognized ecological site and given the socio-cultural importance it offers, the lagoon needs to be accorded the recognition it deserves in terms of sustainable utilization and conservation. Under the double pressure of economy and environment, how to develop Lagoon ecologically become the most critical problem for planners and designers. Transportation plays a very impartant role during the development process. First, for muni lagoon, roads are not only where people walk on but also the connections between urban life and natrual environment. Second, the roads of winneba also provide a public spaces for socail activitis such as local Hunting Fesitival. Third, the streets could bring different view and experiences to people. Besides, the accesses toward Muni Lagoon decide what people see and what they can do when they go into the legoon. This work explore the the transportation conditions and possibilities in Winneba.
City Case Study: production
RISE AND DECLINE Date: 2017.09 Location: Buenos Aries, Argentina Type: Academic Work
As urban designers, the future explorers, it is important to read the city by the window of past. Argentina encounter the dramticlly rise and decline of economy during the history. In the 43 years leading up to 1914, GDP had grown at an annual rate of 6%, the fastest recorded in the world. Argentina had become rich by making a triple bet on agriculture, open markets and Britain which demanded for raw materials and food around Buenos Aires and genetrated an accelarated urban-expansion, then the world's pre-eminent power and its biggest traing partner. Before 1930s, Argentina is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Beginning in the 1930s, the Argentine economy deteriorated notably. The single most important factor in this decline has been political instability since 1930, when a military junta took power, ending seven decades of civilian constitutional government. Next came the Depression, which crushed the open trading system on which Argentina depended. In macroeconomic terms, Argentina was one of the most stable and conservative countries until the Great Depression, after which it turned into one of the most unstable. In the same time, the World Economy Cricis forced to rethink the current resource utilization model, the country began a process of import substitution with local industrial production. The proximity to the great center of consumption of Buenos Aires and the good communications allowed the growth of the industrial activity in Morรณn, mainly with the process of national industrialization happened after the Depression of 1929.
Residentail Wetland Park
Obsolete Livestock sheds
Date: 2014.10 Location: Yongchun, Fujian, China Type: Academic Work
The site is located in Yongchun, a beautiful countryside in China. The site is constituted by farmland, a natural fishpond and several livestock sheds. However, the stinky waste from the livestock sheds above the fishponds has seriously polluted the water and the surrounding lands. Thus, I plan to rehabilitate the site and make it a natural wetland by including using aquatic plant, reclaimed water, rainwater recovery, etc. to rehabilitate the site and make it become a natural wetland.
Gutter Pulloted water
Moreover, there are roughly 586, 800 residents in the countryside and many tourists come here every year enjoy to the natural environment and beautiful scenery. Thus, I design the site to be a wetland park. The wetland park not only provides a leisure space, but also attracts more tourists, which will boost the local economy.
2 4 3
B' 5 7 B
1. Rain garden
3. Wetland tree
5. Floating plant-Island
7. Overflow dam
9. Wood path
2. Crop farm
4. Fruit tree
6. Aquatic plant
8. Water platform
Water flow Rain flow River flow
Irrigation 3rd. Rain purified by wetland plants
Filtration CWT-MBR Wastewater treatment
A - A'
Rain Collected by roofs
2nd. Rain purified by crops
1st. Rain purified by rain garden
Waste water discharged by residences
Reuse of reclaimed water 16
Planted Form + Function: Garden Design
MEMORY OF MOVEMENT Date: 2017.10 Location: Charlottesville, VA, US Type: Academic Work
From the field to the woodland, when people pass by, the plants' intensity of movement will be changed from high to low due to their different shapes, quantities, heights, dense etc. Besides, most of the plants in this garden will retain their blooming forms during the winter time, which reminds people how the WAVE, how the SHAKE, and how they Vibrate in the past time. I took the advantage of color to organize the whole scenario, which generates a strong identity and symbols in different seasons for this movement garden.
Row Hedge Row
Most plants in this garden will retain their blooming form during the winter time, which reminds people how they WAVE, how they SHAKE and how they VIBRATE in the past time
VIBRATING ROOM Small leaves forming the fine textures; Irregualr plant architecture.
Soft and feathery textures; Long-stem and right up plant architecture.
Hedge SHAKING ROOM Starry and clump textures; Rounded and top-heavy plant architecture.
Spreading Shrub Mass
Section Across An Environmental Gradient: Dune to Forest
When we stand in the dune area, we could feel strong wind here. The high salty wind and soil limit plant growth to only hardy species. Growth is further limited by the lack of fresh water, which means plants growing here need to have long roots to reach the water table. In the meanwhile, these long roots help stabilize the dune. Behind the fore-dune, we could see the number of species and the amount of ground cover increased due to the increasing moisture, humidity, and nutrients. As we traveled, we gradually entered the forest area where is more like enclosure space than beech. There is less sunlight and quieter due to the huge canopy. Except increased the number of species, we noticed there is only a little wind due to the woods. The moisture also changed. When we entered the wetland area, the ground became more springy and moist. We could see many lichens and moss, suggesting that the moisture of air was more than forest area. Many swamps with different shapes and sizes showed up. At the same time, many bald cypress trees grow here with many interesting kneel above the water. The sunlight passed the bald cypress trees and create a quiet and elegant atmosphere. 4 6
Poaceae Uniola paniculata - Sea Oats - 1 Fagaceae Quercus virginiana - Live Oak - 2 Fagaceae Quercus nigra - Water Oak - 3 Pinaceae Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine - 4 Poaceae Ammophila breviligulata - American Beachgrass - 5 Panicum amarum - Sand Switchgrass - 6 Rosaceae Prunus serotina - Black Cherry - 7
Near-shore bar Moisture
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1 2 Ebenaceae Diospyros virginiana - Common Persimmon - 1 Rosaceae Prunus serotina - Black Cherry - 2 Pinaceae Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine - 3 Ligustrum Species - Privet - 4 Juglandaceae Carya glabra - Pignut Hickory - 5 Oleaceae Osmanthus americanus - Devilwood - 6 Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana - Sweet Bay - 7
Taxodiaceae Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress - 1 Clethraceae Clethra alnifolia - Summersweet - 2 Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana - Sweet Bay - 3 Oleaceae Osmanthus americanus - Devilwood - 4 Pinaceae Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine - 5 Juglandaceae Carya glabra - Pignut Hickory - 6 Hamamelidaceae Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum - 7 Aquifoliaceae Ilex opaca - Ameican holly - 8
PAC New Power 2014 Cross-strain Space Design
MAGIC CUBE OF LOVE
Introduction It is a project to design a living space limited in 3m * 3m * 3m. A large number of young people can not afford to buy a house due to the excessively high price in China. Thus, my design group plans to design an mini house which has all the basic and practical functions of living, including sleeping, eating, showering, etc. The tiny house should also be equipped with a plenty of storing spaces in order to meet the requirements of a small family.
Date: 2014.06 Location: Xiamen, Fujian, China Type: Professional Work
Table Sink Mirror Stove
1. Kitchen 2. Dining room & Study 3. Bathroom 4. Living room 5. Bedroom
*The bottom of each part is installed in tracks, which can be easily pulled or pushed. Bed, table and sofa can be remote-controlled through the home-system.
Clothespress Bed Cabinet
pull in when take shower
Conceptual Perspectives, Conceptual Landscape, Contructuion Documents
PROFESSIONAL WORKS Conceptual Perspectives 2017 Summer Internship at Terrain Stuido, SF Vanke Tianjin Dongdi Retail Mixed Use
Vanke Tianjin Dongdi Retail Mixed Use
Conceptual Landscape Installation 2017 Summer Internship at Terrain Stuido, SF Vanke Beijing Creative Campus
Construction Documents 2017 Summer Internship at Terrain Stuido, SF Longfor Chongqing Jiangbei Yaoziqiu Mix-use Complex Interactive Icon Seat
NIU SHOU SHAN River Corridor Phase 1 Steps
NIU SHOU SHAN River Corridor Phase 1 Pedestrian Bridge
Architecture Drawings, Plants Notes
Architectural drawing Ink / 297mm*210mm
Architectural drawing Ink / 210mm*297mm
Plants drawings Ink / 6 in*8.5in
Evolution studuies; Landforms practice
Ziqing Ye firstname.lastname@example.org 1-646-719-5807
University of Virginia, Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate 2019