I have worked with Mr. Song for three and a half years at CSI Park Jeong English Academy in Cheongju, South Korea.
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An intern position where I can utilize my educational background, strong organizational skills, and my ability to work well with others to make an effective contribution to the company. In addition, I am seeking to further develop my abilities that will lead to a fulfilling career in architecture and design. Previously, I worked as an English instructor in South Korea. I was able to retain a high percentage of students during my time at the academy. I was able to achieve this through thorough planning of class materials and projects that gave students opportunities to practice English and build their confidence. I was also able to assist others with questions by demonstrating key principles used in both formal and informal circumstances. In addition, I was able to build trust and teamwork.
Summer Design Studio Collaboration--Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
This project was my first collaboration with students from HUST. The site is located in an old military factory district. The goal of my team was to create an exhibition space for the local artists within the community. This was a catalyst for a design-build project. The design began with studying the site through several layers. My team focused on several aspects of movement such as vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. We also took into consideration the existing structures to anchor our construct. We were able to create a promenade experience that stretched from the entrance to the exit of the site. In addition, the promenade became part of the construct which lent itself to a seamless transition from outside to inside that generated a sense of memory. Memory in the sense of reflecting back to where one started as he or she moves vertically through the exhibit spaces with moments of looking out from with in the structure.
A network of pathways and corridors embedded within the context of the site.
Discovering experiential nodes through a generated promenade.
Dissecting the existing structures within the context to create an anchor for the construct.
A map of the site indicating three areas of program. The green area demarcates the place that are preserve due to historical importance. The yellow area shows the location of the construct space. And finally, the red area indicates the spaces that were demolished over time.
The promenade meanders through the site and into the exhibition space.
The plans show the first and second floors of the construct.
Section perspective views with the promenade circulating through the exhibition space.
A view from the point of access on the ground level and façade.
A view from the exit with the promenade folding out of the construct.
A view from the promenade reflecting back at the exhibition space from an outer experiential node.
Design 4 Studio--The Desert Project
The construct is designed on the basis of three principles, sound, movement, and the idea of a ruin. The project is embedded into the Black Rock desert landscape. It serves as a way of marking the ground if seen from above. The idea of sound is encapsulated in its volumes as they echo out of the construct and into the landscape. Movement is embodied through the compression and expansion of spaces as one progress through it from the entrance to the area of rest. The notion of a ruin is in the decay or absence of materiality in certain part of the structure. In addition, the structure is oriented on a true North axis in relation to the Burning Man festival. It also serves as a place where artists can work, play, and exhibit their artwork.
Longitudinal Section 2