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ALEXANDRA DIMITRI Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate University of Virginia | MLA 2016


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ABOUT ME I grew up in Richmond, Virginia exploring the urban wilds of the James River by foot and by boat. I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia in American Studies and Studio Art, with concentrations in Printmaking and New Media. After graduating in 2011, I worked at an affordable housing non-profit telling the stories of residents and staff members. I later worked as an environmental graphic designer. In 2013 I returned to the University of Virginia to begin graduate studies in landscape architecture. I am a visual thinker and a creative problem solver. I thrive in collaborative environments and often find myself in leadership positions. I am extremely excited and honored to be entering this amazing field.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS + Design Studios 6 14 24 34

Fallow Ground, Future City |Puddle Jumper Swash and Settle: Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads Jumpstart: Re-wilding a Detroit Neighborhood for a Social Future Flowing | Folding

+ Research | Competitions 34 35

Vortex: Ivy Grounds Belle Isle: Human Occupancy in a Wild River

+ Planted Form 42

Planted Form and Function II, III & IV

+ Professional Work 48

CMG Landscape Architecture & Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect

+ Visual Art 52

Etchings and Prints

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FALLOW GROUND | FUTURE CITY

PUDDLE JUMPER FALL 2014 | PROFESSOR JULIE BARGMANN | CITY SCALE | ASLA AWARD

CAD | RHINO | HANDDRAWING | ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOSHOP | GRASSHOPPER This studio was run as a group project where each student focused on a particular “wild type” of New Orleans, such as geology, urban forestry and civic industry. I had the task of dealing with water in a city that has a particularly “Dutch” philosophy when it comes to dealing with water - pumping all the water out and barricading the city from floods and infiltration. For this project I chose to focus on the micro-scale of water in the city - the puddle. This project suggests a city-wide plan for New Orleans that transforms the city’s swampy, saturated ground condition into a new matrix of planting and green infrastructure. NOLA’s complicated system of draining and pumping unwanted water, while necessary, has fundamentally changed the physiological composition of the ground, leading to high levels of subsidence. Rather than perceiving puddles as a nuisance and a sign of decline, this project posits that puddles, found in a variety of ground conditions, should be celebrated as an inherent characteristic of the NOLA landscape and further enhanced with colorful, floral, planting.


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Throughout the semester the entire studio worked together. We collaborated on a map of the fallow ground of New Orleans super-imposed over an image of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This helped inform where each student might begin to “test-fit” their prototypes. Later in the semester we began to diagram how each student’s prototypical responses might fit together on the neighborhood scale. Le f t : Semester long gro up col l ab orati on - fi ni shi ng tou ch es by M eg P lu m b a n d Lu c y M cFa d d en Ri g h t : Group collaborati on - d raw i ng comp l ete d by A l exa n d ra D im it r i

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POTHOLE PUDDLE Residential, Thouroughfares puddle patch

Examples: Cambronne & Green; Marshall Fotch Street (Lakeview)

Catalogue of New Orleans Puddles + Ground Condition B.2, B,3

70’ puddle

B4 OVER THE STREET PUDDLE Residential, Thouroughfares Examples: Warrington Drive (Gentilly); Jourdan Avenue (Ninth Ward)

treat as a grassy puddle, and consider deepening the depression to keep puddle off the road

curb cuts

B.4, C.1, C,2

C1 SMALL GRASSY PUDDLE

1.5” max

Residential, Thouroughfares Examples: Pervasive condition in the backslope and bowl - present along concrete/grass typology C.1

C2 LARGE GRASSY PUDDLE Residential, Thouroughfares Examples: Warrington Drive (Gentilly); Jourdan Avenue (Ninth Ward)

1.5” - ~6” max

C.2

Vacancy matrix extends to the canal, identified through different plantings

C3 CORRIDOR

Ability to cross, renegotiate the dividing line of the canal

Thouroughfares, infrastructural Examples: Dwyer Canal, France Road Canal planted with grasses and shrubs, iris and wildflower (no trees so to demphasize axis of the canal)

C.3

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curb cuts


Development of Typologies Asphalt Puddle = “Jackhammer Bump-out”

Typical Asphalt Puddle Palette

1 in = 1 ft

3’

Hardy plants selected for their tolerance of water and ability to withstand harsh conditions. Sometimes considered weeds, these plants can thrive and survive in shallow, clay based soggy soils.

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Grassy Puddle = “Planted Puddle”

HEIGHT

BLOOM

PROPAGATION

TOLERANCE

late spring/ autumn

rhizomatus root/ seed

damp soil hardy

late summer/ late autumn

seed/ softwood cuttings

moist soil hardy

spring/summer

rhizomatus root/ seed

standing water up to 9”

2’

summer/fall

seed

drought tolerant/ moist

6”-3’

early spring/ summer

seed

damp soil hardy

1’-3’

1’-2’

YELLOW FLAG IRIS Iris pseudacorus

VIRGINIA SPIDERWORT Tradiscantia virginiana

3-4’ rarely 5’ tall

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Developing Rules PUDDLE + Considering the interaction between the puddle and the road PARAMETRICS 28’

GRASSY PUDDLE

BUMPOUT

PUDDLE PATCH

Puddles distributed randomly on the center, margin, and edge of a typical NOLA street: Depending on the surface condition (i.e. grass vs. asphalt), and the proximity to the street edge vs the street centerline, prototypical responses are applied. Once the prototype is applied, it can be modified to better fit the needs of the neighborhood.

28’ 19’

NEW PARKING ZONE

MICRO INFRASTRUCTURE

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STREET MODIFICATIONS


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STORM, SWASH & SETTLE SPRING 2015 | INSTRUCTOR ALEX WALL | REGIONAL SCALE CAD | REALFLOW | RHINO | ILLUSTRATOR This studio, run in the 4th semester, considered the impact of sea-level rise on the cities of Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Newport News and Norfolk. Students were asked to choose a focus and site to work on. I decided to focus on modifying systems of dredging from a single centralized dumping location on Craney Island (which is an amazing landscape in its own right) to more strategic depositing locations which would allow, with time, for the sediments to shift and move to areas to assist with salt marsh creation and storm mitigation.

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Craney Island Dredged Material Deposit Area

Decentralized Spoil Spits and Spoil Islands

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Instead of relying on market forces to dictate what is done with dredged material in Virginia, sediment should be surgically and strategically placed in existing shallows to diffuse wave action and to encourage sediment deposition and salt marsh development. The resulting decentralized spits, islands, shoals and breakwaters are places where industrial processes, human recreation, and animal habitation occur simultaneously, woven together through a complex choreography of dike creation and removal.

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SCALES OFSCALES DREDGING OF DREDGING The Anatomy of Industry: Dredging Processes & Current Analysis

MILES WATERWAYS OF NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS 25,000 MILES OF25,000 NAVIGABLE

MILLION YARDS OFINSEDIMENT 500 MILLION 500 CUBIC YARDSCUBIC OF SEDIMENT THE US IN THE US

MANAGED THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MANAGED BY THE ARMY CORPSBYOF ENGINEERS AS CHARGED BY AS CHARGED BY U.S. CONGRESS U.S. CONGRESS

dumptruck yards) = 1 million dumptrucks 1 dumptruck (16 1cubic yards)(16 = 1cubic million dumptrucks

DREDGE CYCLES and Regional Dredging Teams (EPA)

assisted by the Team National Dredging Team (EPA) assisted by the National Dredging (EPA)

For 1.7 billion tons of commerce For 1.7 billion tons of commerce

and Regional Dredging Teams (EPA)

sources

1.5 feet over Chicago 1.5 feet over Chicago 5.5 feet 5.5 feet over Washingtonover D.C.Washington D.C.

sources

MECHANICAL http://amhistory.si.edu/onth ewater/exhibition/4_2.html http://amhistory.si.edu/onth ewater/exhibition/4_2.html http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/oceandumping/dredgedmaterial/factsheet.cfm http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/oceandumping/dredgedmaterial/factsheet.cfm http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/environment/effects-of-dredging-on-the-marine-environment/ http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/environment/effects-of-dredging-on-the-marine-environment/ http://nerrs.noaa.gov/doc/siteprofile/acebasin/html/modules/watqual/wmtursed.htm 03. TRANSPORTING http://nerrs.noaa.gov/doc/siteprofile/acebasin/html/modules/watqual/wmtursed.htm http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/workshops/09sep-dots/1_Nav&Regs_Wilson.pdf http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/workshops/09sep-dots/1_Nav&Regs_Wilson.pdf Assignment 1: Anatomy of Industry | ALEXANDRA DIMITRI Assignment 1: Anatomy of Industry | ALEXANDRA DIMITRI

02. LIFTING

04. DEPOSITING 03. TRANSPORTING

02. LIFTING 01. DISLODGING

04. DEPOSITING designed waterway elevation

HYDRAULIC

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disturbed sediments

can potentially release the following: HEAVY METALS OIL TBT (TRIBUTYLIN) PCB PESTICIDES damages young crustaceans can cause birth defects in most aquatic life can assist the spread of invasive aquatic species e.g. zostra (eelgrass)

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Diagram sourced and altered from https:instrumentalism.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/dredge-landscape-taxonomies

Diagram sourced and altered from https://instrumentalism.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/dredge-landscape-taxonomies/ Assignment 1: Anatomy of Industry | ALEXANDRA DIMITRI

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Anatomy of Industry: Cycles, Flows and Contaminates

DREDGE CYCLES REFINED EROSION CONTROL

PESTICIDES

PCBs TBT

AQUACULTURE TOPSOIL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WETLAND RESTORATION DECORATIVE LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS BERM CONSTRUCTION FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITATS CAPPING CONTAMINATED SITES FISHERIES IMPROVEMENTS LAND CREATION CAPPING CONTAMINATED SITES SHORE PROTECTION REPLACEMENT FILL BEACH NOURISHMENT

BIOACCUMULATION IN MARINE LIFE

HEAVY METALS

MORPHOLOGICAL/REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS

DESTRUCTION OF BENTHIC ZONE

OPEN WATER DISPOSAL

oversized material

PHOTOSYNTHESIS DISRUPTION

Gravitational Force PLACEMENT/REUSE

DECREASE IN OXYGEN

RELEASE OF ORGANIC RICH SEDIMENTS

destabilization of bathymetry

failures/lack of maintenance

TRANSPORT

FLOTABLE ORGANIC CONTAMINENTS

UNCONTAMINATED MATERIAL

oval/Proces sin Rem g

CONTAMINATED WATER

ion at

nt and Se ceme dim Pla en t

UNCONTAMINATED to MODERATELY CONTAMINATED MATERIAL

EROSION Gravitational Force

SLUDGES SEDIMENT WASHING BIOREMEDIATION PHYTOREMEDIATION

oversized material

TREATMENT WITH CHEMICALS, WATER, OXIDANTS; COSTS $106-144 PER CUBIC YARD

TURBIDITY SEDIMENTATION

CONTAMINATED MATERIAL

DREDGING Forced Uplift

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY

TRAILING SUCTION BUCKET CUTTER SUCTION CLAMSHELL AUGER SUCTION BACKHOE/DIPPER JET/AIR LIFT WATER INJECTION PNEUMATIC BED LEVELER KRABBELAAR

DISPOSAL CAP AND BURIAL CONTAINMENT

Riffing off of the Dredge Research Collaborative

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Spoil Spit Extentions

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Development of new salt marshes after six feet of sea level rise

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UPLAND PLANT LIST Myrica cerifera Wax myrtle Myrica pensylvanica Bayberry Baccharis halimifolia Eastern baccharis Quercus virginia Live oak Pinus taeda Loblolly pine Callicarpa americana Beauty berry Ilex opaca American holly Juniperus virginiana Red cedar Persea borbonia Red bay Quercus nigra Water oak

INDUSTRIAL EDGE

Quercus phellos Willow oa Rhus copallina Dwarf sum Sabal minor Dwarf palme Smilax sp. Greenbriar Vitis rotundifolia Muscadi Zanthoxlum clava-herculi Gelsimium sempervirens Y Eupatorium capillifolium Panicum sp. Switchgrass

UPLAND

HEIGHT:+ 8' + PLANT: Trees Shrubs and Grasses

HIGH MARSH

HEIGHT: +2.5'

LOW MARSH

HEIGHT: +1.5'

MUDFLAT

HEIGHT: +.9'

952,445 cy

1,016,300 cy TIDAL LAGOON MARSH SPECIES

1,063,790 cy

Spoil Spit Habitat Cells 20 | DIMITRI

Baccaharis halimifolia Silverling Borrichia frutescens Sea-oxeye Iva frutescens Marsh elder Aster sp. Aster Distichlis spicata Inland salt grass Juncus roemerianus Black rush Salicornia virginica Glasswort Scirpus sp. Bullrush Solidago sempervirens Seaside goldenrod Spartina alterniflora Smooth cordgrass Spartina cynosuroides Big cordgrass Spartina patens Saltmeadow cordgrass

TIDAL CREEK

RECREATI


ak mac etto

ine is Hercules club Yellow jessamine Dog fennel

DEWATERING POOL

BIRDNESTING ISLAND

Separates water and sediment over time

HEIGHT: 8' + PLANT: snags, waxmyrtle

HYDRAULIC DREDGER

923,825 cy

943,960 cy

TIDAL CULVERTS

Allow for tidal flux during detwatering period.

IONAL EDGE

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200' 100'

400'

N 800'


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LESSONS FROM BERLIN | LESSONS FROM DETROIT

JUMPSTART FALL 2015 | PROFESSOR JULIE BARGMANN | SITE SCALE

CAD | RHINO | ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOSHOP | GRASSHOPPER As part of the Dew Traveling Fellowship, twelve students, half architects and half landscape architects, were able to travel to Berlin to observe techniques of adaptive reuse and catalytic design. Once we returned, the studio focused on the abandoned Hermann Kiefer Hospital, built by Albert Kahn, and the surrounding neighborhood of Virginia Park in Central Detroit. About 1/3 of the homes have been demoloished and over 1,000 structures in the neighborhood are unoccupied. The studio incorporated both group and individual work. We each developed particular attitudes towards the site - I focused on the different stages of succession on the site. From the “primary succession” of plants colonizing concrete pads to the emergence of woody succession - this project capitalized on the ability for plants to occupy fallow ground, and to create a new typology of neighborhood lot by lot.

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LESSONS FROM BERLIN: PLANTS AND PROGRAM

mixing hard materials and vegetation to define space gleisdreieck 26 | DIMITRI

This studio began with a trip to Berlin as a way to understand how a city can regenerate after a devastating population decline. This is a series of drawings and diagrams about the interface between planted form, circulation, and maintenance in Berlin’s public parks. These quick studies were later developed and applied to the fallow lots of Detroit.


density vs open planting + sightlines

wild plants as conveyors of meaning

sharp edges + shrub borders + trim height

formal garden + subversive program

gleisdreieck

mauer park

berlin wall memorial

volkespark weinbergsweg

colonnades, woodlands, edges and light tiergarten

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EXISTING

individual work NEXT

DEVELOPING A LANDSCAPE ARMATURE IN DETROIT Working in groups of 5, each team worked on a landscape armature. Our group focused on the idea of “healthy” and “ailing” clusters of occupation, which dictated how the new urban forest would be implemented on the site. Quick-growing (light green) and slow-growing (dark green) forests were planted around each healthy cluster - creating permanent and temporary commons.

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SOON


Black tops, concrete pads, parking lots

TAYLOR STREET

TAYLOR STREET

HAZELWOOD STREET

Mown or compacted fields/lots

BYRON STREET

CLAIRMONT STREET

BYRON STREET

HAZELWOOD STREET

CLAIRMONT STREET

Pioneer sere | 6 mo. growth minimum BLAINE STREET

BLAINE STREET

LEE PLACE

LEE PLACE

PINGREE STREET

PINGREE STREET

W. PHILADELPHIA STREET

W. PHILADELPHIA STREET

EUCLID STREET

Intermediate sere | woody growth

EUCLID STREET

100’

200’

400’

Mature sere

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UNDERSTANDING FALLOW GROUND By categorizing fallow ground - a complex mosaic of existing conditions emerged. This allowed me to identify areas that needed to be edited, and those areas that could continue growing successionally.

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In the neighborhood, I wanted to be very careful with the idea of successional landscapes. Rather than treating the neighborhood as an experimental planting ground, I chose to edit the vegetation surrounding dysfunctional alleys running through each block by clearing plants and using species liners to delineate space. Near the main Kiefer site, I chose to be more experimental with planting devices. The perimeter fence around Kiefer is reconfigured as small exclosures or “wild plant bombs�, which are left to successional growth. In this wawy, people are able to associate differently with what is a common sight around Detroit - abandoned, overgrown lots.

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YEAR 3 - summer

meadow mown in winter

YEAR 10 - winter

SEASONALITY AND ADAPTIVE PROGRAM These lessons about planted form and management techniques were applied to the abandoned Herman Kiefer Hospital site. The “Winterberry Walkway” links the iconic powerhouse of the hospital complex to the newly reoccupied Hutchins School across the field. In the winter, an extensive meadow is mowed to allow for the creation of a DIY skating rink. 32 | DIMITRI


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FLOWING | FOLDING FALL 2013 | PROFESSOR BRIAN OSBORN | SITE SCALE

CAD | HANDDRAWING | CNC ROUTER | LASER CUTTER | GRASSHOPPER In our first studio - students were assigned a particular landform. I happened to choose the landform “valley.� By working through a series of conceptual models, we studied the landforms in depth, and then applied the landform to a site -a public housing development called Friendship Court in Charlottesville, Virginia. A culverted stream ran through the main public space of friendship court, and our landform was required to interact in some way with this hidden water. Rather than creating a singular valley which stretched across the entire site, I chose to create a field of different valleys which extended into the alleys of the surrounding neighborhoods, capturing stormwater runoff in addition to the stream flow. As the small neighborhood valleys enter the site, they expand into large pools, where water is retained until they flow through a gabion weir. As a first semester project, I was excited to have the opportunity to work with so many different materials, and to learn various techniques of model making and experimentation.


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LOW FLOW

Garrett St.

Garrett St.

Friendship Court

M I D FLOW

HI GH FLOW

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RESEARCH & COMPETITIONS


VORTEX COMPETITION 2015: IVY GROUNDS Every winter, the U.Va Architecture school holds a school wide competition. In 2015, in the wake of a two highly publicized tragedies involving campus violence, the entire school was asked to design a new residential college. As one of three graduate students leading our team, we chose to focus on the precedent of the academical village and how it can be translated to today’s campus life. Jefferson envisioned an institution where living and learning were not separate entities professors and students shared common ground. As an extension of Jefferson’s vision, we desired a residential, academic, and commercial center where community, safety and accountability are considered shared values among all members of the University. Utilizing the existing landscape armature within buried hydrological systems and corridors, this scheme rehabilitates an underused recreational facility and lines the streets with multifunctional high-density housing, transforming the area into an innovative mixing hub that generates campus-wide connections - combining and reinterpreting the functions of the Lawn and the Academical Village. A bridge that crosses the train tracks, the site where Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student disappeared in 2010, becomes a memorial an plaza for gazing and gathering. This project was voted the best scheme out of over 30 entries winning the student, faculty, and public prizes. Board designed by Alexandra Dimitri, Hannah Barefoot and Ian Carr. Plan by Alexandra Dimitri; render by Hannah Barefoot, buildings by Ian Carr.

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HUMAN OCCUPATION WITHIN A WILD RIVER In the fall of 2015, I began to investigate the way people move through Belle Isle, an wild urban park in Richmond Virginia. The investigation analyzed how vegetation, abandoned infrastructure and people interacted, and how human interact with urban wilds at the body scale.

VEPCO Hydroelectric Power Plant

Built in 1904, closed 1963. Doors locked, evidence of occupation inside. A variety of new security measures implemented between 2012 and 2015 designed to keep people out.

Jumping spot

Locked Doors

Termination of Buttermilk Trail Extends 3.5 miles to the West

Car Bridge Only open to maintenance and emergency vehicles

Hydroelectric infrastructure behind tree line Dams, retaining walls

Riparian Islands Serve as main habitat location

River Flow

Rocks as Floor shifts with tide

CSO EFFLUENT

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open sightlines

impenetrable dense

Morus alba (invasive)

sounds breezes

Asimina triloba (native)

compacted gravel path

RIP RAP AS EDGE RIP RAP AS FLOOD CONTROL

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PLANTED FORM SPRING 2015-16 | PROFESSORS JULIE BARGMAN | TERESA GALI IZARD CAD | ILLUSTRATOR | GRASSHOPPER


BRAKENBROUGH BORDER Gertrude Jekyll

Asteraceae Tagetes erectus African Marigold

Tropaeolum majus

Garden Nasturtium

Plantaginaceae Digitalis sp. Foxglove

2’

4’

8’

Yucca

Onagraceae Oenothera tetragona Garden Nasturtium

Iridaceae Gladiolus x. brench. Gladiolus

Malvaceae Alcea sp. Hollyhock

Caryophyllaceaea Gypsophilia paniculata Baby’s Breath

Asteraceae Dahlia sp. Dahlia

Heliantheae Helianthus giganteus

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AIR POT GROVE

This design uses a structured called the “Air Pot” a system used by gardeners and nursery workers alike. The system optimizes the growth of the plants root systems. By modifying this module, interesting container systems can be built and expanded over time. In this depiction, a grove of oaks is planted in the main system, while Polygonatum is added over time, as the plant sprouts new rhizomes. By angling the air pots slightly each time, the runner eventually reaches the ground and continues to spread.

HOW IT WORKS

Roots are attracted to the openings in the walls of the air pot as they search for air.

Once the root hits the air it self-pruning itself.

generates several smaller shoots, creating a dense, fibrous root system.

HOW IT’S MODIFIED

Air pots are easily put together and pinned with in two places

year 01

And can be cut folded and

year 02

year 03

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When rolled out they form a strip

year 04

year 05

year 06


Leaves orient themselves in a north or south direction to keep it away from the direct rays of the sun. Called the compass flower - people once used the leaves of the plant to find their way while traveling.

Silphilum laciniatum

Basal tuft decays and then provides nutrients for the next year’s growth for tufted hair grass - a highly persistent grass

Deschampsia cespitosa

BASAL ROSETTE GARDEN

The arrangement of leaves in a basal rosette provide many benefits to plants in a competitive climate with ample rain and sun. The rosette helps the plant (usually perennial) establish its territory, protecting its roots from wind, predators and other disturbances. Sometimes the rosette is the only thing visible in juvenile plants, while mature plants may exhibit other leaf formations. Many “weedy” plants have basal leaf formations - it’s a sign of toughness! In many cases, the basal rosette persists throughout winter, and can even provide nutrients to the next year’s growth.

Sea lavender is hardy and can withstand winds and salty soil.

Limonium carolinianum

The basal rosette of the Plantain Lily remains dark green throughout the winter. Simple perennial.

Hosta latifolia

The basal rosette of Azure Bluets or Quaker Ladies remains dark green throughout the winter. Simple perennial.

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PLANTED FORM LEXICON hedgerow, n . A line of shrubs and t rees t h at for ms a bar r ier bet we e n ad joi ni ng fi e lds and roads . Tradi t i onally found in a gricul tura l co n texts, hedgerows a re l o o sel y managed and the shrub l in e is b ra n c h ed to t h e g round . H e dge rows can naturally e me rge at t he e dge of farm in g pa rcel s a l o n g pro perty fen ces o r del in ea tio n s, but the y a re som et i m e s s p ec if ica l l y p l an ted . Hed ge rows are us ually compr i s e d of a var i et y of d i ffe re nt species a n d ser ve a s co rrido rs fo r wil dl ife a n d pl a n tli fe in areas t hat are re s er ved fo r a g r ic u l tu re.

4 0 ft m ax . t y p.

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PLANTED FORM LEXICON

MULTIPLE ROWS

COLUMNAR TREE ARCHITECTURE

HEDGEROW TREES

creation of rooms

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ALLEE TO GRID allee

SHRUB MASS TO ALLES AND ROWS

hedgerow condition by varying the y-factor

ALLEE TO SHRUB MASS

“hedgerowesque” zones of density TWO ROWS, DIFFERENT SPACING = SHRUB MASS TO ROW

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PROFESSIONAL WORK


With CMG Landscape Architects, 2016

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With CMG Landscape Architects, 2016


With Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect, 2015

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VISUAL ART


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ALEXANDRA DIMITRI | 131 Oak Forest Circle, Charlottesville VA, 22901 | 804-678-8880 EDUCATION University of Virginia School of Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture | Charlottesville, Virginia [2013 - 2016] University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Studio Art with High Distinction, Dean’s List | Charlottesville, Virginia [2007 - 2011]

TEACHING

Teaching Assistant University of Virginia School of Architecture | Charlottesville, Virginia

Planted Form and Function I | LAR 6221 | Instructor Coleston Burrell [Fall 2014, Fall 2015] Planted Form and Function II | LAR 6222 | Instructors Julie Bargmann and Coleston Burrell [ Spring 2014, Spring 2015]

RESEARCH Research Assistant University of Virginia School of Architecture | Charlottesville, Virginia

Richmond Riverfront Viewshed Study | Guoping Huang | Winner of a Virginia ASLA award 2014 [2013 - 2014] La Sagrera Park Font | Brian Osborn, Inaki Alday, Margarita Jover | Model Fabrication | [2014]

LEADERSHIP Student Association of Landscape Architects and Designers | Co-President [2014 - 2015] U.Va Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty Search Committee Member [2015 - 2016] National Outdoor Leadership School [2008]

EMPLOYMENT Intern | Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect | Charlottesville, Virginia [2015] Environmental Graphic Designer | Acorn Sign Graphics | Richmond, Virginia [2012 -2013] Americorps VISTA | Community Housing Partners | Christiansburg, Virginia [2011 - 2012] Whitewater Kayaking Instructor | Passages Adventure Camp | Richmond, Virginia [2005 - 2008] 56


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Extern | Dirtworks | OLIN + Partners | CMG Landscape Architects [winter breaks 2013, 2014, 2015] Outreach Intern | The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative | Charlottesville, Virginia [2009]

AWARDS AND HONORS ASLA National Honor Award in Analysis and Planning “Fallow Ground | Future City” Group Project [2015] Raven Honor Society | University of Virginia’s oldest academic honor society | Inducted, [2015] U.Va Vortex Competition | Co-led a team that designed a new center for public and academic life, winning the student prize, faculty prize, and the public prize by vote in an all school charette [2015] U.Va Vortex Competition | Finalist [2014] U.Va Landscape Architecture Department Fellowship [2013 - 2016] Michael Prize in Printmaking [2011] U.Va Arts Award [2010 - 2011]

EXHIBITIONS India Exhibition | Elmaleh Gallery | University of Virginia School of Architecture [ 2014] Thesis Exhibition | Ruffin Hall | University of Virginia School of Arts and Sciences [2011] “All Remaining Vessels” | The Garage | Charlottesville, Virginia [2011]

PUBLICATIONS Catalyst | University of Virginia School of Architecture | Two studio projects featured in publication [2014] LAM Magazine | 2015 Student Awards ASLA The Dirt - U.Va liaison - edited and submitted 6 blog posts from U.Va students for publication Lunch - Abstract accepted for publication in summer 2016 edition.

SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite | Autocad |Rhinosaurus 5 | Grasshopper | Vectorworks | Adobe Premiere Pro | Adobe After Effects | Arc GIS | Sketchup | Real Flow | Hand-drawing | Printmaking

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fill - create new views

cut - create a secondary stream


Thank you!

overlook from the levee ridge railroad

existing park

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Alexandra Dimitri | University of Virginia MLA 2016 | Landscape Architecture Portfolio