Research and Interest:
Dr. Song works at the intersection between landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design. His teaching and research activities has a strong focus on the creation of new design frameworks and methodologies which can enhance the human understanding and interaction with outdoor environments. He has a long-standing interest in the application of digital technology in design, especially on the topic of parametric design, BIM, hydrological modeling, GIS mapping, and fabrication. He creates digital tools and workflows that assist design thinking and empower in-depth site analysis. His computation scripts on Rhino/Grasshopper and ArcGIS platforms include the modeling of surface water flow, soil classification, viewshed delineation, and network optimization.
Ph.D in Planning Design and Built Environment, Clemson, SC, 2017
Master of Landscape Architecture, Clemson, SC, 2013
Bachelor of Gardening Design, Beijing Forestry University, 2011
Selected Publications and Recent Research:
Identifying Superior Connections: Using Hyper-Local Data Aggregation Tools for Sense of Place Assessment in Duluth, MN. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 49th Oklahoma City. Song, Y., Fischer, D. (2018).
Mapping the urban activity patterns: using social media data as a tool for data collection and design development. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 49th Oklahoma City. Song, Y., Fernandez, J. (2018).
Placemaking in the built environment: A multi-case study of sense of place and landscape character. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 49th Oklahoma City. Fernandez, J., Song, Y. (2018).
Learning math in landscapes: an experiment on the effects of Landscape Manipulatives. Blacksburg, Virginia, Annual Conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Song, Y., Powers, M. (2018).
Finding invisible patterns: The use of a big data approach to explore urban activity. Annual Conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Song, Y., Fernandez, J., Kirkwood, M. (2018)
Using Unmanned Aerial Systems(UAS) for GIS data collection in the preservation of the Dakota Grasslands for the enhancement of the Greater Sage-Grouse habitat. Annual Conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Kirkwood, M., Song, Y (2018).
A Glimpse of Big Data: How Social Media Can Inform Urban Design. Santa Fe, NM: 54th International Making Cities Livable. Song, Y., Fernandez, J. (2017).
"Two case studies on implementing the parametric design method in landscape architecture," Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), Song, Y, Fernandez, J. (2017).
LA341 Site Development and Detailing I
LA342 Site Development and Detailing II
LA371 Site Design and Planning Studio
LA472 Remediation and Planting Design Studio