While at the RTKL Washington DC office in the first half of 2013, I was responsible for the design of the four office towers of the Xi’an International Center mixed-use project. I generated the forms of the towers parametrically using Grasshopper scripting, subjected the entire project and its urban context to solar irradiation and energy simulation using the DIVA solar and thermal components, and found the most cost-effective louver configuration in reducing cooling load in summer. To minimize façade construction cost, I also developed scripts to unitize the curtain wall panel geometry of towers T1 and T2, and developed the façade details. In addition, I coordinated with consultants including Thornton Tomasetti and Schindler in developing the structural system and core configuration for the two taller towers.
       
     
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 While at the RTKL Washington DC office in the first half of 2013, I was responsible for the design of the four office towers of the Xi’an International Center mixed-use project. I generated the forms of the towers parametrically using Grasshopper scripting, subjected the entire project and its urban context to solar irradiation and energy simulation using the DIVA solar and thermal components, and found the most cost-effective louver configuration in reducing cooling load in summer. To minimize façade construction cost, I also developed scripts to unitize the curtain wall panel geometry of towers T1 and T2, and developed the façade details. In addition, I coordinated with consultants including Thornton Tomasetti and Schindler in developing the structural system and core configuration for the two taller towers.
       
     

While at the RTKL Washington DC office in the first half of 2013, I was responsible for the design of the four office towers of the Xi’an International Center mixed-use project. I generated the forms of the towers parametrically using Grasshopper scripting, subjected the entire project and its urban context to solar irradiation and energy simulation using the DIVA solar and thermal components, and found the most cost-effective louver configuration in reducing cooling load in summer. To minimize façade construction cost, I also developed scripts to unitize the curtain wall panel geometry of towers T1 and T2, and developed the façade details. In addition, I coordinated with consultants including Thornton Tomasetti and Schindler in developing the structural system and core configuration for the two taller towers.

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