• Week 1 - TAYLOR YARD - Analysis

    Week 1 - TAYLOR YARD - Analysis

    The week focused on developing a diagrammatic master plan strategy outlining a potential future for the site as the first major intervention along the length of the LA River.

  • Week 2 - TAYLOR YARD - Intervention

    Week 2 - TAYLOR YARD - Intervention

    dge as a system. The repetitive pattern is considered as a system. By changing the individuals, the whole system can be localized on site, and diverse individual
    elements create rich spaces and experiences for people and habitats. 2. Reinterpreting concrete. Concrete is controversial, but it is also valued as an icon of LA river, we reuse and reinterpret the concrete bank toward a more dynamic LA river sculpture. 3. Programmatic edge. Bio ponds for water treatment and recreational ponds including swimming pools are well programmed in the edge system.

  • Week 3 - UNION STATION - Analysis

    Week 3 - UNION STATION - Analysis

    Our group study is in the north transect of Union Station, from the south edge of Chinatown to LA riverfront along the Cesar Chavez Avenue. A better pedestrian linkage to surrounding neighborhood is a strong support for revitalization of Union Station and nearby districts. Chinatown is situated next to the Union Station. The contrast between the rich site opportunities and the failed Chinatown gate attracts me.

  • Week 4 - UNION STATION - The New Chinatown Gate

    Week 4 - UNION STATION - The New Chinatown Gate

    Currently the Chinatown gate is totally invisible from historic district and the Union Station because of disconnected experiences by vast area of parking lot and vacant land. The design is to reshape the linkage among Union Station and the existing community Chinatown.

Bingjie Shi


I am currently pursuing a dual degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to attending graduate school, I studied Architecture at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. I hope to explore the potential of multi-scale landscape framework with urban and architectural settings to create attracting, comfortable, resilient, flexible, and productive urban public spaces that generate neighborhoods as well as fulfill environmental services.