Tim Zhang
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  • Chino Hills, CA
  • United States

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Anyone know of talented environmental photographers in Southern China?

Hi, we're updating our marketing package at our firm and we never photographed our completed projects in southern china, anyone know of any reliable photographer based in Shanghai and Chengdu area?…Continue

Started May 14, 2011

Portfolio Critique Thread
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It's a tough economy and everyone is searching hard for employment in our field. There's a couple of other threads on resume/portfolio critiques and I've learned quite a few things from the comments.…Continue

Tags: job, this, site, rules, resume

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Radai Oct 7, 2011.

What type of ornamental grass will do in this design?
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This small project for a friend is currently being implemented, initially I intended to use mondo grass for the meadow area to the right side of the image, however, is there a drought tolerant…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Luther Jun 17, 2010.

Personal portfolio website
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Hi yall, I'm in progress of making my own portfolio website, anyone here made their own without using template? any tip?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes Arola, RLA May 13, 2010.


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Landscape Designer
Cal Poly Pomona
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The Collaborative West
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At 6:04am on May 14, 2011, Tin-Tin Azure said…

yeah, it is becoming quite annoying

and they still have the preference for making architects do everythign first and then for us to "fill in the gaps"

that is so annoying, im sure a few will eventually get the hang of doing it properly though

getting everybody to work together for the most cohesive design

rather than some cool architecture plonked somewhere that then has to be beautified somehow

At 11:57pm on May 10, 2011, Tin-Tin Azure said…


drone like, I know the feeling, a lot of foreign people I meet here (on the design side of life) are pretty generic and dull (or just old).
I'm trying to shake it up a bit though so I'm enjoying life, my company basically hired me to try and get a completely different approach to design (a bit off the wall).

So I like it, a lot of the work is residential though and the clients can still be quite traditional so don't get to flex the design muscles too much =[ but im working on it!

Anyway, its getting there, more and more projects are going a bit more open so its all good, can be quite cool mashing modern western design with more traditional eastern if the client lets you do it properly. (Feng Shui masters can throw a spanner in the works though if a client hires them first, they tell you to move things about. Like move one corner of a wall 10cm south or that you should have a big stone where you've put the entrance).


Anyway i'll shut up, all in all its not that bad here, can be fun if you get in the right place.

At 10:56pm on May 10, 2011, Tin-Tin Azure said…
nice work mate
At 12:22pm on October 25, 2010, Jacqueline- Hiu Ling Lee said…
your work looks great (:
At 1:00am on July 27, 2010, Pok Kobkongsanti said…
Market in Asia is still good.
As long as China's economy is good lah.
At 2:39am on July 24, 2010, Pok Kobkongsanti said…
Nice works, Tim!
My old boss graduated from CAL POLY as well!
At 12:12am on July 19, 2010, Chloe Feng said…
By the way, nice works!
At 12:12am on July 19, 2010, Chloe Feng said…
Hi Thanks for adding. How r u?
At 12:00pm on July 17, 2010, Daniel Miller said…
Hey Tim -- I tried sending you a message, but it didn't seem to want to. Anyways, as a CPP alum myself (from just a couple of years back) I've just got to say it was great flipping through your portfolio and seeing how the program has evolved in even just a couple of years in terms of finished graphics. Your stuff looks great. I was wondering what program you use for your 3D rendering? Is it Sketchup + Podium or Kerkethyea? Or is it Rhino + Flamingo? Good luck in your job hunt. I'm just finishing up my master's right now and am back in the same position you are.
At 5:43am on January 25, 2010, Gideon Spanjar said…
Cheers! I was already that far but it's always good when someone points at it again.

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Lucy Wang and Tim Zhang are now friends
Aug 20, 2013
Peter Clark commented on Tim Zhang's photo


"great perspectives man! did you apply these photo textures in sketchup or photoshop"
Mar 17, 2013
Tim Zhang and Sarry Gan are now friends
Sep 18, 2012
Tim Zhang is attending Karen Chieng's event

3ds Max Workshop at Cal Poly Pomona, Bldg 7

April 2, 2012 from 7pm to 8:30pm
This is a free intro to 3ds Max Workshop. Everyone is welcome.See More
Mar 26, 2012
Tim Zhang and Duan Juan Li are now friends
Mar 6, 2012
Tim Zhang and Renato Lakatoš are now friends
Feb 3, 2012
Tim Zhang and Akin Adekile are now friends
Jan 6, 2012
Daniel Radai replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Thanks for the answers, I think I realised my solution!:)"
Oct 7, 2011
David Barbarash replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"I believe that you're taking a lot of extra time using your current methods. depending on which program you're exporting (or if you aren't including any interactive elements, printing) to .pdf to, you should have the option to adjust…"
Oct 4, 2011
Chuck B. Edwards replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Daniel, Mine was pretty simple – (I don’t have some of the fancy graphics that some of the other members have) – but I still think it reads OK. I sketched out my layout first, to get the general concept. I picked the projects and…"
Oct 4, 2011
Daniel Radai replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Maybe a dumb question, but I am curious about it for a while, so how do you Guys usually compress your folios? Which method turned out to be the best? E.g. I usually make a png out of a single pdf and then create a pdf out of them! But sometime I…"
Oct 4, 2011
Tim Zhang replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Thanks for your response, I never heard of Mac before your post, I'll look into it, after I get a yard with a tree in it. You're responding to my portfolio I posted over a year ago when I was a few months out of school. With the help of…"
Sep 21, 2011
Ryan Sand replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Thank you,  The concept of the portfolio has been evolving since I graduated.  It was my goal to create a portfolio that not only could be used as a review of my work but also an educational exploration (scale/design).  I…"
Sep 20, 2011
Daniel Radai replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Hey Ryan, Thx for your time & comments, I will keep them in mind for the 2nd version! Another waterpolo player;)"
Sep 20, 2011
Mary Dubyaga (Koryaka) replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Ryan, I thought I was commenting on the very first portfolio of the person who opened this topic. Sorry for confusing you. I didn't see the most recent comments. But if you still want my feedback, yours does have a structure . "The scale…"
Sep 20, 2011
Ryan Sand replied to Tim Zhang's discussion 'Portfolio Critique Thread'
"Can you expand on that a bit more? I have always seen a work sample as a collection of various works.  Do they not seem Landscape Architecture related?  Is it the formatting that doesn't seem consistent?  A page before the table…"
Sep 20, 2011

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