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Aimée Felstead CV & Portfolio

1 Undergraduate Study 2 Years in Industry 3 Postgraduate Study 4 Travel & Innovation

© 2014 Aimée Felstead


Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, Graphic Design, UK Driving Licence

Counterpoint House. Sheffield

Integrated Final Project, Independent Project

The Inhabited Wall. Burbage Valley, The Peak District

Full-time

Architecture Design Project, Independent Project

Aimée Felstead Qualifications Experience Skills Enterprise Achievements Interests

Personal Profile I recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree with Distinction. Prior to completing my MLA I graduated from a pioneering undergraduate dual degree in Architecture & Landscape focusing on integrated design in 2010 and since, I have gained varied multidisciplinary experience in the architecture, landscape and interior design industries. Work in my masters was recognised in achievements including Prize Winner of the IFHP Student Competition for the group submission of “The Calls, Leeds” as well as a University Prize for a multidisciplinary group project and a publication in the local newspaper for a group planning project.

PART 1: Architecture & Landscape 2007-2010

Part-time

Professional Timeline

University of Sheffield

Interpersonal Skills Registration Assistant University of Sheffield

Communication Volunteer Steward Oxfam, UK

Playing the Flute & Guitar

Graphic Design


AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Group Work

Revealing the Palimpsest Castle Market, Sheffield Final Self-driven Project

Vectorworks, Sketch-Up, Winter Tree ID, Basic French

The Calls, Leeds

Verzone Woods Architectes, Switzerland (6 months) The Food Urbanism Initiative Jardins des Vignes Rue Louis Meyer

*IFHP Student Competition Winner* Urban Design Project, Group Project

Blueprint Interiors Ltd. Derbyshire, UK (18 months)

Parkwood Springs, Sheffield *University 2nd Prize* *Published in ‘Burngreave Messenger’* Urban Planning & Multidisciplinary Group Workshop

The Productive Revolution

SketchUp Visuals Spatial Layouts Material Palettes Detail Drawings

University of Sheffield

PART 2: Years in Industry 2010-2012

Innovation, Construction, Landscaping, Cultural Observation

The Secret Garden Atlas

Global Collaborative Online Project http://thesecretgardenatlas.wordpress.com

Construction Volunteer France & Spain

PART 3: MLA (distinction)

PART 4: Travel

2012-2013

2013-2014

Conservation

Teaching, Critical Analysis

Volunteer Conservation Friends of Sharphill Woods

Assistant Tutor Landscape Department, University of Sheffield

aimeefelstead@gmail.com http://aimeefelstead.carbonmade.com

Plant Identification Winter Tree Identification 1 Day Course, Wildlife Trust

Life drawing classes

Outdoor pursuits

People management Volunteer Steward Supervisor Oxfam, UK Walking

Camping

Yoga

Contact

Gardening


Historical Survey [1860] The Productive Era

[1771] Riverside Industry

[1853] The Industrial Era

[1920s] The Transport Era

[1930s] Tabula Rasa Approach

Historical Collage - The layered palimpsest of historical patterns of the site, currently hidden by the tabula rasa Castle Market

AutoCAD, Self-drive University of Sheffield

PART III: MLA (distinction) 2012-2013 Revealing the Palimpsest Castle Market, Sheffield Final Self-driven Project

Masterplan

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The newly exposed castle ruin becomes part of the new landscape, sitting juxtaposed to the spiral ramp remnant of Castle Market, which serves as a viewing point.

The details of the Castle Green reflect those of a traditional bowling green, surrounded by a sunken edge, path and seating.

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The textured concrete wall acts as a backdrop to the Castle Green and new openings allow people to cross this threshold to the riverside. The retaining wall reminds us of the previous tabula rasa approach to the site.

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Retained Concrete Ramp

The retained concrete spiral ramp serves as a viewing point for the Castle Ruin and onto the River Sheaf and further down the river Don. This prospect reveals Sheffield’s lost castle, 60’s relics and the rediscovered rivers.

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A long bench recessed into a seating wall provides a place to rest near to the bus stop. A bike rack is integrated into the bench to provide a start and ending point for the five weirs and canal walks and cycle routes. 6

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Castlegate Promenade

The monolithic concrete surface and transversal brick bands emphasise the pedestrian right of way. Street lights and drainage channels are the only suggestions of where the edge of the road lies. The brick bands outline the footprint of the slaughterhouses which once lined the river.

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Small platforms cantilever over the edge of the River Don, revealing key views under the bridges and down the river. These platforms can be discovered by discreet crossings and openings in the wall and railings.

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At the confluence of the river Sheaf and Don, a metal grating on Castlegate exposes the place where the two rivers meet.

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River Sheaf

The newly exposed River Sheaf can be enjoyed from the Riverside terrace during the evening, or on a stroll along the informal riverside orchard walk.

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Model Plan

Location

Model Making, Team work, Integrated Design University of Sheffield

PART III: MLA (distinction) 2012-2013 The Calls, Leeds

*IFHP Student Comp. Winner* Urban Design Project, Group

Leeds

The Community

Key

Travis Hughes (12) School

Design Development 1. Experiential Mapping

“I wish I could play in the River with my dog. That would be so cool!” “When I walk to school, crossing that road sucks!” CENTRE

Social Imagibility

Social Interaction

Restorative Benefit

“I hate cycling on the ring road to get to Sainsbury’s when I forget to buy milk. I wish there was something closer”

Social Restoration

DIRECTION

Helen Edmonds (42) Architect “I go to the river at lunch time but there is nowhere to sit. There is never anyone there and it sometimes feels unsafe.”

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“I wish there was a place to grow some flowers. The courtyard looks so drab and dull. I could brighten it up no end!”

Threshold

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Hazel Matthews (71) Stall Holder

THRESHOLD

Claire Chilcott (25) Student “I never stop in the courtyard. I don’t feel like it belongs to me. I feel like there is nothing for me here.”

Canal-side, residential courtyard

Site Panorama

The under utilised residential courtyards alongside the Leeds canal were redesigned through the use of experiential mapping. This brings the designer into the mind-set of the site users, by viewing the site from a human perspective and designing a space that responds to their wants and needs. As a result the ‘transitional edge’ between public and private was maximised to create an environment which would be inhabited by users.

Jim Hudson (43) Unemployed

The Calls

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2. Wish Mapping

3. Planning

4. Masterplan


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Overview

New corner shop, defining the public square

Transitional edge from private to public

Add-on balconies extend the transitional edge

Public riverside walkway - naturalistic canal edge

Re-used barges used for allotments and gardens

Annual open gardens festival (night)

Annual open gardens festival


Site Energy Cycle

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Parkwood Springs, Sheffield *University 2nd Prize* *Published in The Burngreave Messenger* Urban Planning & Multidisciplinary Group Workshop

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The Productive Revolution

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PART III: MLA (distinction)

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Parkwood springs, a steep, urban fringe consisting of extensive landfill, a redundant gas works, an overgrown graveyard, a former power station, a vandalised dry ski-slope, a disused railway and a SSSI heathland, presents some demanding planning challenges.

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Parkwood Springs Landfill

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‘The Productive Revolution’ sees the site continue its industrial heritage whilst respecting the precious urban green space, by creating an urban woodland. The woodland will provide a Biofuels, coppicing, and edible forests. This will help to remediate the polluted site whilst provided a sustainable source of energy, education and recreation.

CARBON DIOXIDE COMPOST

Plant fast growing trees

RECREATION

University of Sheffield

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ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite,

Energy Cycle

Planning Scrub (maintained by livestock)

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Edible forest (recreation) Productive woodland

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Wider Site Connections

Existing River Proposed water body

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Industrial Hamlet Sawmill/ Educational workshop 4

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Productive Woodland

Research centre

Coppiced woodland

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Biogas district heating plant

Visitors centre/ Conference Scrubland maintained by livestock

4 Saw mill production & workshops

Orchard

LDR Train Station

Parking with permeable surface


Writing, Research, Adobe Creative Suite Présentation du 1 juin 2012

PART II: Years in Industry 2010-2012

Conceptual visuals for the public outdoor baths at Lake Geneva

Verzone Woods Architectes, Switzerland The Food Urbanism Initiative

LEGUMES DU LAC

PALETTE VEGETALE

In the summer of 2012 I was accepted on the highly competitive internship programme offered by VWA, which brings students from around the world to the Swiss studio. Amongst other projects, I had a strong influence on The Food Urbanism Initiative, a funded research project which examined the impact of food on urban design and the potential for the integration of food production, processing, distribution and consumption in the city. My involvement included writing case studies for the foodurbanism. org website, creating visuals, researching the viability of rooftop greenhouses and designing urban agriculture projects.

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

Date: 1 juin 2012

LEGUMES DU LAC

Allium schoenoprasum

LEGUMES DU LAC

Thymus mongolicus

Lavandula officinalis

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

Salvia officinalis

Rosmarinus officinalis

requires dry or moist soil

requires dry or moist soil

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

herbes

Date: 1 juin 2012

LEGUMES DU LAC

Fragaria vesca

Allium porrum perrenial, prefers open soil, restricts the growth of other vegetables

LEGUMES DU LAC

Date: 1 juin 2012

Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus

Helianthus tuberosus

Date: 1 juin 2012

Vaccinium macrocarpon

prefers dry or moist soil

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

requires moist or wet soil and acidic soil

Date: 1 juin 2012

production saisonnière

Planting palette proposal for the public outdoor baths at Lake Geneva

2012 Temporary Installation “Where do your vegetables come from?”


Survey, Analysis, Drawing

PART II: Years in Industry

Présentation du 17 mai 2012, Luins

Existing site images

2010-2012 Verzone Woods Architectes, Switzerland Jardins des Vignes

Date: 17 mai 2012

Lac Léman

Vignoble

VILLA DES VIGNES

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

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VWA Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

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Date: 17 mai 2012

View analysis Bandes linéaire

Trame alternée

Bandes Irrégulières

Trame Irrégulières

VILLA DES VIGNES

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

SEUILS

Date: 17 mai 2012

Surround analysis

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In trying to persuade the clients not to create a gated dwelling we observed how other traditional houses in the village marked the boundary between public and private whilst maintaining a sense of openness. This was done with planting, low walls, kerbs and small sections of walls, whilst allowing a friendly welcoming visual connection. Inspiration was taken from the surrounding field patterns to influence the geometric pattern of the garden and allowing it to flow openly into the surrounding vineyards and maintaining the open views.

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

Les montagnes

I worked on a variety of projects including working with architects to make proposals for the garden of a new residential dwelling. The dwelling was to be located into the iconic sloping vineyards above Lake Geneva. The sensitive location meant extensive site analysis of the surrounding field patterns, views in and out of the site and unique site details.

MAISON DES VIGNES CONTEXTE REGIONAL ET ANALYSE DE SITE

Bâtiments ruraux et terres agricoles

VWA is a collaborative, multidisciplinary practice working on landscape, urban design, and architecture projects as well as temporary installations.

VILLA DES VIGNES

VWA Verzone Woods Architectes sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

Date: 17 mai 2012

MOTIFS ET TRAMES B

Field pattern analysis VWA Verzone Woods Architectes sàrl 1659 Rougemont | Route de Flendruz 20 | +41 26 925 94 92 | info@vwa.ch | www.vwa.ch

Initial sketch design

Date: 17 mai 2012

VARIANTE 3


Adobe Creative Suite, Hand Drawing, Integrated Design University of Sheffield

PART I: BA Architecture & Landscape 2007-2010 Counterpoint House. Sheffield

Integrated Final Project, Independent Integrated Design Plan

The idea of rhythm in music and the layering of musical patterns found in minimalist music was formed into a series of parallel walls, each with a different thickness, emphasis and opacity. This reflects the gradual layering process found in minimalist music such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich. The central courtyard creates an interaction between the public and private areas of the building by accommodating overspill from the café and the sound of practicing musicians. Dancers look out over the balcony, through the canopy of the tree, as they practice in the studio. The dappled light from the tree creates soft lighting for the dance studio and exhibition area. The courtyard also allows for views from the street straight through to the Sound House creating a visual connection of the whole music “What came to me as a revelation was the use of rhythm in developing an overall structure in music.” department together.

- Philip Glass

Using models, the idea of rhythm in music and the layering of musical patterns ofund in minimalist music was formed into a series of parralelll walls, each with a different thickness, emphasis and opacity. This reflects the gradual layering process found in minimilist music such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich. These walls are punched with openings at regular intervals creating a secondary rhythm of circulation and complexity to the composition.

Model development

Conceptual Collage


Hand Drawing, Model making, Adobe Creative Suite Analysis of Flora and Fauna

University of Sheffield

PART I: BA Architecture & Landscape 2007-2010 The Inhabited Wall. Burbage Valley, The Peak District

Architecture Design Project, Independent Set in the Burbage Valley in The Peak District, the site has a complex mix of flora and fauna due to both natural and man made interventions on the site. These include, quarrying, ancient settlements, forest plantations, grazing, rivers and rock formations. Exploring how birds move through the site, following preferred habitats, contours & tree lines in a South Westerly direction, a long multifunctional gabion wall inhabiting birds, plants and humans, weaves through the landscape. Following contours and bird migration paths, the wall creates a journey through the landscape.

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Innovation, Critical Analysis

PART IV: Travel 2013-2014 The Secret Garden Atlas Collaborative Online Projet

The Secret Garden Atlas is a collective blog of 5 travelling authors from around the world, with a background in Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Design. *Secret Gardens are discovered, photographed and pinpointed on The Atlas so they can be discover by others. All written material and photos are from first hand experiences, so they are unique and honest. *Our definition of a Secret Garden Secret: Undiscovered/lesser-known/hidden Garden: Urban/Rural space, Landscape, Nook or Cranny http://thesecretgardenatlas.wordpress.com


Construction, Landscaping, Cultural Observation

Allotment and maintenance volunteering in Spain (1 month)

PART IV: Travel 2013-2014 Construction Volunteer France & Spain

After completing the MLA I wanted to learn some hands-on, practical skills that I hadn’t been able to study at University. I think it is important to have an understanding of materials and how to make something before being able to design it. During a month of volunteering in Spain, I learnt how to prepare the soil, plant and grow vegetables and maintain them in the dry and hot climate. I also built flower boxes, painted shutters and furniture and a myriad of other odd jobs. In France I volunteered and work as a team on a number of small construction projects, including a small pergola, a barn renovation and learnt to point stone walls. As many of us had no previous experience there was a lot of group problem solving!

Small scale construction and landscape maintenance volunteering, France (1 month)

Online CV/Portfolio 2014 Aimee Felstead  

Online CV/Portfolio 2014 Aimee Felstead

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