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“A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.� -Roberto Burle Marx


Table of Contents

the 24 hour art gallery

FRAC 13

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resume

an urban infill project in south-east washington, D.C.

an urban art gallery in mt. vernon square

a residential park in prince george’s county, md

watershed: solar decathlon

the pig iron greenway

the public health garden

a greenway system which serves as a transportation network

the university of maryland’s first place winning solar decatholon contest entry

about me

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the hollywood gateway park

9-12

13-14

15-22

an educational garden promoting health and nutrition

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projects

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29-34

the national agricultural library

logo design paper cutouts

an outdoor educational space focusing on agriculture and limited impact design

award winning logo designs, paper cuttings and artwork

watkins mill town center

arch.renderings tech. drawings

major development in gaithursburg md. with BP realty investments

architectural renderings of buildings and technical drawings

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41-42

43-46

art + graphics


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UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Environmental Sciences Concentration)

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Autodesk: AutoCad 2010, AutoCad Civil 3D 2010, Autodesk 3Ds MA, Revit

lties a i c e Design Concepts + Problem Solving

Graphic design + layout for printed material Construction document production + redlining Professional presentations + idea pitching Categorizing RFI’s or COR’s Laser cutting and 3D model making, chipboard, butter board, and acrylic 3D digital modeling and rendering

Adobe: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5 Google and Related Software: Google Sketchup, V-Ray, Shaderlight Prezi Presentation Tool Microsoft: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Frontpage

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University of Maryland, College Park, Landscape Architecture School (Class of 2012)

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Resume

CT A T N O allen.s.meizlish@gmail.com 8 red maple court owings mills, maryland 21117 410.812.8654 ALLENMEIZLISH.COM linkedin: Allen Meizlish


t s c + e j e o mp r p loy e l b m a LARC 120 Teaching Assistant University of Maryland / sept 2011 – Present

Landscape Architecture and Graphics Intern BP Investment Management / jun 2011 – Present

I work as a landscape designer for mixed-use residential and commercial spaces. I work closely with architects, interior designers and other design and construction professionals.

Landscape Team Co-Designer University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Competition Team / sept 2009- oct 2011

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Instruct landscape architecture students in the art of computer renderings and digital modeling.

I am a team member on the university of maryland solar decathlon team. Our award winning design took first place in the competition and won the covetted architecture catagory.

Graphic Artist Sponto inc. / nov. 2010-feb 2011

I create digital graphics and work on advertisement art for a washington, D.C. technology startup company called Sponto.

Second-Third Year Studio Rep University of Maryland SASLA STUDIO REP / sept 2010 - feb 2011

I was the university of maryland sophomore-junior year studio representative for the student ASLA (american society of landscape architects)

Graphics Intern Space Telescope Science Institute / nov 2009 - dec 2009

I worked as an intern in the graphics department at the Space Telescope Science Institute. I created brochures and graphic documents for various STScI programs and events, including the prestigious Hubble Fellows and the Spring Colloquia.

Office Employee Riparius Construction / apr 2008 - aug 2008

Full-time office employee at Riparius Construction in Hunt Valley, MD. In this position I performed general office duties and coordinated document deliveries. I was in charge of detail work with plans and appointments.

Architecture Intern CSD Architects /apr 2007 - may 2007

Internship at CSD ARCHITECTS -- The Warehouse at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. During this internship I was exposed to the world of architecture through filing construction documents, participating in design meetings, copying plans and redlining documents.

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Frac 13: Urban infill SE D.C. process + concerns

about

A. The fight for dominance between open space and the architectural faรงade B. The primal need within people for natural irregular habitats within the urban fabric C. Research on human movement, habitat and natural response to plant material D. Removing the automobile as a dominate feature F. Giving up the gridded form for one more conducive to human foot traffic G. A more walkable urban form H. A system of transportation fractures off of a central point rather than a grid I. Density based on proximity to natural features and parks rather than highways

FRAC 13 is short for Fracture 13. The name refers to the location of the development, Reservation 13 and the fracture based pedestrian circulation along with the natural ease of a grid. An urban design free of cars and without a grid will create a more relaxed environment for residents and visitors.

Nature's natural movement

Ecological On Site Transit

Structures Housing

Historic 1:10,000

Concept

Initial Plan

FRAC 13 allows for personal discovery within the landscape while retaining density in building typology.

Man's Infrastructure machine

the big idea Frac 13 seeks to alter our perception of our own environment. Frac 13 breaks the separation between Modern Life, natural process and necessity.

FRAC 13 Working better through natural process and sustainable urban form


sections

masterplan of nature potential monument sites architectural

the waterfront park

boardwalk “bergscrund� the marsh bridge kingman island architectural volumes archbald hall grassy marsh

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program mix

mixed use stacking combinations high residential

commercial office

mid residential

mid rise residential light manufacturing exiting structures cafes + convenience

retail

light industrial

convenience

grouping + movement clustered typology + functions

grid + fractured street pattern

commercial office space high rise residential


secondary walkways bioremediation street trees strolling parkway grass strip walking path building

primary walkways building External Roadways Service Access

existing transportation Pedestrian

vehicular service access street trees bikeway

strolling parkway grass strip walking path bioremediation

Rail

boardwalk Vehicular

marsh grass boardwalk building

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metro + frac 13 entry Connectivity is a major part of FRAC 13. Using public transportation to access the site will greatly reduce the dependence on cars. The entry way to the site via metro becomes an important first impression of what FRAC 13 will be like.

"bergschrund" When a glacier splits it creates crevaces that gauge mountains apart. These paths that are created and their point of origin, are called a Bergschrund. In much the same way that a glacier carves ice, the fractured urban form emminates from the Bergschrund in FRAC 13. Towards the center of the site FRAC 13 becomes split, while towards the waterfront it becomes more gridded and linear.


the point of intersection: The point of intersection within FRAC 13 is the point at which the main pedestrian artery empties out onto the boardwalk, towards the kingman island bridge. Connecting the urban built environment to the natural environment will be paramount in the success of FRAC13. This point is a critical area and a center between nature and the city.

the waterfront park: A large communal waterfront park provides areas to relax and enjoy nature while exploring a large geographic feature. This park is an important gathering space for the residents living in FRAC 13.

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watershed: Solar Decathlon about the decathlon

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bus stop/ people watching

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

watershed

WaterShed is the University of Maryland's FIRST PLACE winning entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011.

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art gallery art in public place cross street connection

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people watching meeting area lunchtime spot

WaterShed is a solar-powered home inspired and guided by the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, interconnecting the house with its landscape, and leading its dwellers toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

my involvement I, along with two colleagues, designed the landscape plan for Watershed. The house was awarded 951.151 of 1000 possible points and earned a first place award in the coveted architectural category.


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constructed wetlands

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edible garden and green wall

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view from the porch into the edible garden PAN

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watershed planting plan: watershed uses native plants to help deal with common problems related to runoff and the urban heat island effect

native landscape

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watershed on competition day

1/4" = 1'-0"

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nighttime view of watershed looking towards the washington monument


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The 24 hour Art Gallery mass. ave Chinatown

dance National Portrait Gallery music

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Mt. Vernon Square

4 mullenbergia

parking

9th

problems+goals

k street fiber optics

parking

linear led

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water

60 new york ave

sculpture

Problems -�a hole in the city that lacks activity, especially after office hours� -loud and uncomfortable Goals --70+157 should be functional in the day(office use) + night (entertainment) use -outdoor resource for the Carnegie library and the national portrait gallery -improve the everyday pedestrian experience -be flexible in programming options -utilize LID techniques and pervious surfaces -partner with organizations to create local and relevant programming for the space

concept

Urban Art Gallery -Open 24 hours -Performances during the day -Art viewing at night -Involve people in art

research

What people do: -Walk through 52% -Watch 34% -Listen 16% -Eat 13% What people want: -Concerts + events 33% -Entertainment 26% -Fountains 19% -People watching 12%

programming -Bus stop -Seating -People watching -Green space -Performance seating Art -Sculpture pads -Stage for music + dance Used by -National Park Service -Smithosnian Institute -Mt. Vernon residents -Mt. Vernon visitors


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bus stop/ people watching

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art gallery art in public place cross street connection

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people watching meeting area lunchtime spot

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relaxation mound performance area exercise

5 sit + watch

meditate

street + walk

bus stop + watch perform

section

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The pig Iron Greenway [the united states]

[ maryland ]

[ prince georges county ]

vision the overall vision of the pig iron greenway is to create a transportation system that allows people to travel from Washington, D.C to Jug Bay without using a car. The greenway serves as a scenic connector of cities and communities alike.

goals

-connect people to each other and to nature -remediate the environmental impact of surface runoff into the western branch and stop runoff from entering the Chesapeake bay -inspire environmentalism -promote an active lifestyle -educate

location the pig iron greenway is located in prince george’s county, maryland. the greenway is located alongside the western branch of the patuxent river which is a major water source for the local anacostia watershed and the greater Chesapeake bay watershed. the greenway weaves through a large number of parks and residential communities.


b enterprise park

inspiration the design and plan of the pig iron greenway was inspired by the small fibers that work together to create a strong piece of rope. In order to create a strong transportation network, the pig iron greenway weaves a walking path, a biking path, and an equestrian trail together. the greenway will act as a rope does and tie communities to one another.

western branch stream valley park

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c watkins regional park

proposals a. provide a connection to Washington, D.C.

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b. connect neighborhoods together c. provide bioremediation for the western branch of the Patuxent river

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d. connect existing parks together. e. focus area: revitalize an existing brown field site + the creation of the brown station equestrian center [the patuxent steeplechase land preservation trust]

f foxchase

f. connect existing equestrian areas to new equestrian site

saccer

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g. focus area: P.I.E.C.E. Community gathering space, open air nature center +constructed wetland to treat runoff

P. G. Show center

h. Jug Bay greenway termination

patuxent river park

h jug bay

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a

b

c

concept

Pig Iron Educational Community Element [P.I.E.C.E] -provides a poetically planted constructed wetland to mitigate highway runoff -a major hub and pedestrian access point to the pig iron greenway -education oriented nature center and community gathering place

goals

d

e

-connect people by bringing all trails together in a central meeting point -mediate environmental impact of highway through constructed wetlands and herbaceous material -promote outdoor recreation -educate people on their environment and local wildlife -end point for the pig iron equestrian trail

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legend

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a. pennsylvania avenue b. elevated running and bike paths c. equestrian path under bridge d. rubber paving: equestrian safe e. elevated nature center bypass + lookout f. entrance to nature center from elevated bypass and deck g. open air education center h. equestrian path i. constructed wetland: filters highway runoff j. western branch of the patuxent river k. connection to the greenway l connection to fairground

lighting

circulation

bio. rem. + edu

buffers

figure ground


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inside the nature center observing the wildlife

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looking out over the constructed wetlands from the raised bike path over the nature center

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vision b

a

- the most important benefit of the pig iron greenway is it’s ability to become a practical non-vehicular transportation system. along those lines, public transportation precedents were studied to inform the design of the greenway itself. - one of the benefits of public transportation is its ability to connect many people to one particular entertainment area or sporting event. ex. the metro stop that exists at madison square garden, ny city. - the brown station downs will at times host up to 100,000 people.

amenities

c

- full service equestrian complex - indoor + outdoor rinks - indoor polo field - regulation 1.25 mile steeplechase course - horse boarding facilities: 136 horse capacity

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accessibility - connected to a large trail system - connected to other equestrian communities in the region

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program

- steeplechase races, the national steeplechase association - large outdoor concerts and music festivals - the brown station equestrian center is a part of the larger patuxent steeplechase land preservation trust. the trust applies a sense of identity to the land and seeks to preserve the sites heritage for future generations.

legend

h bio remediation

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l k

figure ground

a. toll brothers development b. vehicular entry c. gate house d. outdoor riding track e. rehabilitation track f. night time pasture g. daytime pasture h. stables i. indoor polo arena j. indoor riding ring k. connection to the greenway l bioremediation m. parking + horse trailors


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equestrian center entrance

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equestrian center main ring Indoor riding ring stables

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Diagrams of Trail Movement + Design Sensitivity Areas of Traffic

Sound + Safety

STOP

Quiet

Loudest + Fastest Buffer + Quiet

GO

Needs Quiet To Be Safe + Distance

Path Swithcing For Equal View Distibution Stationary

a. Switch on The Same Plane b. Switches With Equestrian Switches With Walking + Bike Path on Same Plane Greenway Start

Metro Greenway Connection Trail

Enterprise Regional Park & Golf Course

Last Metro Stop

Western Branch Stream Valley Park

Watkins Regional Park

Brown Station Landfill

Foxchase Community Park

King’s Grant Community Park

Focus Area

Federal Springs Neighborhood Park

Sasscer Neighborhood

Prince Georges Equestrian Show Center

Patuxent River Greenway End Park System

Node or Connection Point


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The Hollywood Gateway Park mission “Balancing the relationship between form and function, the Hollywood Gateway Park seeks to bring together the community surrounding it.�

goals + objectives l d a

o

f e

c

- Seeks to educate members of the community

legend

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- Develop lot identity - Communities framework: Make the corner attractive to people living and working in the area: - Mitigate the environmental - Mitigate the steep grade - Filter existing runoff + help prevent additional runoff

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a. welcome to hollywood b. street buffer c. bioremediation d. constructed wetland e. gathering space f water fountain g. gardening beds h. ada accessibility i greywater feature j. sculpture porticoes k. large tree buffer l permiable gravel m. safety hedge n. exterior sidewalk o. recycled brick gate


erosion prevention

sustainable + recycled material

circulation

street buffer from noise + stress

educational plaques

bioremediation + public health

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The Public Health Garden recycled concrete “stepping stone�

purpose +function

a collaborative group project

protect & enhance the environment: -prosperity, tranquility & serenity plant material

meditation

nutrition & health: -exercise -stress reduction & relaxation -less stress & mental fatigue builds communities:

green screen

-higher quality of life -universal language that unites neighborhoods

Parameters

orchard modular raised beds

edible garden recycled brick edging

reclaimed lumber

rain garden concrete

-recreational and educational gardening -classrooms + community workshops - outdoor classroom - low-cost & lower resources

goals

-recreation + education -low cost -low maintenance -cognisant of campus context -gathering space - minimal grading...working with the topography -recycled materials -open gathering space -native plant selection


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seasonal foliage transitions

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cistern and rain collection underneath the garden

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1

extreme topography change and mitigation

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tiered edible garden


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top portion of the garden: public gathering space

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central garden : view of the vegtable garden

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looking up through the garden at its lowest point

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The National Agricultural Library about

analysis:

a collaborative group project

disconnect

dominant

exposed

- develop a series of outdoor spaces for the National Agricultural Libray and improve the grounds

barren

objectives:

the nal

integrate NAL with community

cultivate agricultural history

restore wildlife

enrich human experience

unifying motif & design principles: Email: www.larc@umd.edu

Phone#: (301)405-4359

agriculture embodies the relationship between man and nature

man

inherent

geometric, order crop

NAL

wall

grid: formed off NAL axis

nature organic, free Email: www.larc@umd.edu

meadow

forest

wetland

topography: follows nature’s natural lines

Phone#: (301)405-4359

-the NAL is a 15 story brick building that sits inside of a 13 acre site. -previously surrounded by agriculture -proximity to the USDA -sprawl has occurred:noise that comes from the diretion of route 1.

goals

-provide lid solutions for the NAL site -provide an agricultural educational space that can be used by established members of the order: surrounding community -encourage more wildlife to frequent the site. juncture and -provide a buffer juxtaposition from the commercial space and the noise of route 1


concept Historical documentation indicated that the NAL grounds were heavily forested before development. Currently, the grounds are noticeably lacking in vegetation and protection from outside elements.

nature restoration

‘Common Ground’ master design aims to restore the natural wildlife and vegetation to the site, providing not only habitat for a number of native Maryland species, but to also provide an attractive wildlife viewing refuge for users to enjoy.

Email: www.larc@umd.edu

meadow drift

forest

Casmanthium latifolium

Spirodela polyrhiza

Juncus patens

Nymphaea ordorata

The main boardwalk takes the visitor through morphing landscapes: meadow, forest and wetland. Informational placards along the walk identify a number of the diverse flora and fauna.

Typha angustifolia

Andropogon gerardii

wetland fauna

Rudbeckia hirta

Schizachyrium scoparium

Panicum virgatum

Sorghastrum nutans

meadow fauna

Phone#: (301)405-4359

marsh

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entrance

employee

vistor

masterplan

mixed

The master design aims to enhance stewardship of the landscape through the creation of attractive, outdoor spaces.

program areas

The reforestation, restored meadow/marsh, and the strategic placement of trees create a series of microclimates that not only protect users from outside elements, but also attracts people to occupy the space and observe wildlife.

crop boardwalk

selected topography

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The agricultural history boardwalk acts as an outdoor exhibit of the NAL.

employee boardwalk

axial relationships

Featured amenities include shaded “green screen” sitting shelters, curved extension walkways into the fields, blue threshold walls, as well as informational signage that educate the user with Maryland’s agricultural history.

conference area and dock main boardwalk vehicular access

circulation

LID path

meadow drift/ topography contour

Email: www.larc@umd.edu

reforestation

Phone#: (301)405-4359


tree buffer

employee meadow

rd

planting

NAL bldg buffer Email: www.larc@umd.edu

tree buffer

meadow rd rain garden

drift rd drift

marsh drift tobacco drift forest

Phone#: (301)405-4359

NAL bldg

conference & dock area pond

drift

Email: www.larc@umd.edu

forest

Phone#: (301)405-4359

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5 1

Route 1 Entrance

3

Employee Boardwalk

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NAL Building Entrance

2 3

5

1

4

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Rear conference/deck area

Agricultural History Boardwalk extension path into field

blue threshold wall

“green screen� sitting shelter

Email: www.larc@umd.edu

tobacco

grains

corn

Phone#: (301)405-4359

orchard


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meadow drift boardwalk perspective

2

edible garden and green wall

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acrylic diagramatic model

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view from the porch into the edible garden

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watkins Mill Town Center about Watkins Mill Town Center is a 200-acre, mixed-use development located in Gaithersburg, Maryland along I-270 in the midst of the affluent and highlyeducated population of Montgomery County. Watkins Mill Town Center is slated to include nearly 4.5 million square feet of Class A office, hotel, restaurants, retail and residential product surrounded by significant forest preserves and stream valley buffers. By design, it will provide a pedestrian-friendly environment with easy access to services, restaurants and shopping. During development of this "Smart Growth" project, special attention has been paid to environmental protection and "green building" techniques.

three communities Watkins Mill Town Center is comprised of three distinct development elements: West End at Watkins Mill, a 475-unit residential community designed around "new urbanism" principles, the Urban Core at Watkins Mill consisting of 1.9 million square feet of Class A office and high-rise residential and hotel towers with a total of 225,000 SF of first-floor retail, and The Spectrum at Watkins Mill, a 40-acre mixed-use urban village with a strong emphasis on restaurants and retail complimented by residential and public uses.

my involvement

As a design and landscape architecture intern I had many roles at Watkins Mill. I worked mostly with outdoor design work and rooftop garden design but also worked with architecture, site engineering and graphic design.


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traditional courtyard design

2

modern courtyard design

3

legoretta inspired pool deck and lounge area


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pool side at sunset

2

dancing by the pool

3

large get together near the pool deck

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about sculptural plantings pedestrian oriented landscape design

new zealand flax

FORM

magnolia

cortern steel

evergreen candytuft

cushion spurge oklahoma red bud

moss pink


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mixed use residential entry courtyard design

2

vertical garden walls and hanging planters

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Logo Design + Paper Cutouts

psla

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1st place winning PSLA Logo Won the logo contest for the University of Maryland Plant Science & Landscape Architecture Department.

university of maryland plant science & landscape architecture

0HL]FRUS

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Redesign of a consulting firm’s logo.

&RUSRUDWH*URZWK3URV

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Designed the logos multiple residential apartment complexes.


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hand cut, multi layered paper cutout

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hand cut, single layered self portrait

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Architectural Renderings

about

-created dozens of architectural renderings for a large scale real estate development project


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exterior rendering of a public gathering space

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arial rendering of a 3D model

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interior rendering which looks out onto a public space

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Tech. Drawings+Comprehension about

Urban Art Gallery archers glen staking plan archers glen grading plan


comprehension

frequently worked with complex site plans, road offsets and building setbacks from civil engineers . Adept in reading and interpreting complex site plans

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Thank You!

allen.s.meizlish@gmail.com 8 red maple court owings mills, maryland 21117 410.812.8654 ALLENMEIZLISH.COM linkedin: Allen Meizlish

Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2011  

Allen Meizlish's Landscape Architecture Portfolio. As sample of works done at the university of maryland, contests and private work.

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