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Return to the Third Places

Resilient Price Hill. UC Forward C19 co-LAB awards. PI: Conrad kickert. Co-PI: Ming Tang, Yexuan Gu. $17,986. 08.2020-01.2021

ARCH 4001. 
Return to the Third Places: Architectural intervention at the Price Hill, Cincinnati during the COVID-19


Student: Sarah Auger, Maddison DeWitt, Brittany Ellis, Andy Failor, Lisa Garcia, Ashley Kasel, An Le, Hannah Loftspring, Kyle Munn, Deborah Park, Sabrina Ramsay, Haley Schulte, Brayden Templeton, Pwint Wati Oo (Audrey) lead by Prof. Ming Tang.

Funded by the UC Foward, this 4th-year ARCH studio examined several “third places” at the Price Hill, Cincinnati, and propose architectural solutions to create resilient places allowing social distance during the COVID-19.  The ARCH Studio collaborated with Urban Planning ( lead by Prof. Conrad Kickert) and Landscape Architecture ( lead by Prof. Yvonne Gu) and presented research jointly with the Price Hill community including PriceHillWill, Meiser’s Fresh Grocery & Deli.

Thanks for the support of our partners!

The interactive game (Windows version)  can be downloaded here. ( 800MB)

Download student projects. PDF ( password needed)

social distance in two check-out scenarios.

Here is the screen-capture of real-time game play.

more information on the collaboration can be found at https://www.resilientpricehill.com/

VR for Police Training

Develop several fully immersive 3D VR active shooter scenarios that can run on cost-effective commercially available VR hardware.

Develop and Assess Active Shooter Virtual Reality Training for Ohio Law Enforcement.  PI: J.C Barnes. Co-PI: Tang Office of Criminal Justice Services. $50,000. 09. 2020-09.2021 ( $29,608)

Using Checklists and Virtual Reality to Improve Police Investigations. Collaborative Research Advancement Grants. UC. $25,000. PI: Haberman. Co-PI: Tang, Barnes. Period: 07.2020-01.2022.

Development of a Virtual Reality Augmented Violence Reduction Training System for Active and Mass Shooting incidents. PI: Ed Latessa. Co-PIs: J.C. Barnes, Ming Tang, Cory Haberman, Dan Gerard, Tim Sabransky. $10,000. Start-up fund. UC Digital Futures anchor tenant cohort.

 

Safety Vests

Grant: Assess the effectiveness of Type 2 and Type 3 safety vests for day and night use-Phase. Ohio Department of Transportation. PI: Rich Miller. Co-PI: Ming Tang. Julian Wang. John Ash, Jiaqi Ma. $337,366.31. ($191,458.16 in FY2020  and  $145,908.15  in  FY2021) Period: 02.2020-02.2022. 

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Ihsan Community Center Design and Renovation

Grant. Ihsan Community Center Design. Sponsored studio. $5,000. PI: Tang

The “Ihsan Community Center Design and Renovation” is a sponsored studio by Ihsan community. The studio explored design possibilities and engaged the Ihsan community in developing future visions. The redesign and renovation of the current Ihsan community center emphasized logical architectural space, including prayer area, classrooms for educational programs, multi-purpose hall, and outdoor recreation. The project was developed by optimizing the current structure, space reorganization, and looking to build a vision for the land and building that will bring a sense of pride to the Islamic architecture and will encourage participation from youth and adults alike.

DAAP team: Kristian Van Wiel, Maddie Cooke, Nick Chism, Seanna LaGanke, Ummul Buhari-Mohammed, Amy Cui. Faculty: Ming Tang. Advisors: Xiangbin Xu, Yongquan Chen

UC DAAP students presented their design to the Ihsan Community members. Photograph by Xiangbin Xu

 

 

Community engagement.

presentation at the Ihsan community.

The proposed design was modeled in Autodesk BIM 360 + Revit, and evaluated through the immsersive VR with Occulus Quest.

 

Thanks to all the supports from the Ihsan Community, the School of Architecture and Interior Design, and Autodesk. Thanks to the field trip with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC), Clifton Mosque, and Islamic Center of Mason.

For more information on this project, please contact Ihsan Community or Prof. Ming Tang at UC DAAP.