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AMANDAGOLDSMITH

bachelor of landscape architecture

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AMANDAGOLDSMITH 1369 Sprig Ct Sunnyvale, CA, USA 94087 abgoldsmi@gmail.com +44 (0)7808 193 128 EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY; BERKELEY, CA, USA Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture 2011

EMPLOYMENT

GARDEN APPRENTICE, FILOLI CENTER Sept 2011 - June 2012 A historic country estate of the U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, CITY OF SANTA CLARA June 2011 - Sept 2011 A city-wide governmental support for technological issues and advances in Santa Clara, California, USA DIRECTOR, STUDENT VOLUNTEER CENTER, UC SANTA CRUZ Sept 2007 - June 2009 A University-sponsored, student-run organization dedicated to enhancing student involvement in the local community by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities

SKILLS

Drafting Modeling Graphic Analysis Office

AutoCAD Rhino 3D Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign ArcGIS MS Office, MS Outlook, Windows Client OS, Macintosh OS, Apple iWorks

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TABLE OF CONTENTS DESIGN WORK 1-12

HALF MOON BAY CENTER AND SCHOOL 1-4

HICKORY STREET PARK 5-8

SUTRO BATHS TSUNAMI MEMORIAL 9-12 DIGITAL REPRESENTATION 13-14

LA GRILLE SUR LES COLLINES 13-14 MANUAL REPRESENTATION 15-18

SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 15-16 INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION 17-18

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CENTER AND SCHOOL : HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA PROFESSOR CHIP SULLIVAN LA 103: ENERGY, FANTASY, AND FORM FALL 2010 tasked with creating a center and school for sustainable design. this project was meant to integrate metaphysics and sustainable design principles as an adjunct to the existing microclimate and habitat in the coastal setting of half moon bay, california. 1


design process: based on the overwhelming winds encountered on site. classrooms nestled into the ground, pathways and roads took on the form of what could be known as a flowing constant breeze. all other surfaces and plantings were inspired by the short, violent bursts of wind that swept across the landscape at unpredictable speeds and directions

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the resulting landscape is one that cannot easily be mistaken with the natural. plant height and density increases as one moves towards the ocean, blocking winds and enhancing the visitor’s sense of contrasts that exist on site. this design aims to harness and highlight the essence of the site by employing appropriate wind-energy capture devices. the balance between provocation and comfort is met with minimal intervention.

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POST-URBAN PARK : HICKORY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO A

PROFESSOR KARL KULLMANN LA 102: CASE STUDIES IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN SPRING 2010 in this project, a pre-determined park program was integrated with a previous freeway offramp that was overgrown and abandonded. 5


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design process: based on the severe contrast between the hard and straight angles of san fransisco urbanity and the dramatic topography and curvilinear forms of the overgrown site; these linear forms and topographical indications were used to synthesize and create spaces for program. the design aims to incorporate features reminiscent of the prior purpose of the site as a freeway offramp, mainly in the topographic form of the site 7

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TSUNAMI MEMORIAL : SUTRO BATHS, SAN FRANCISCO PROFESSOR KARL KULLMANN LA 102: CASE STUDIES IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN SPRING 2010 9


this project involved intervention on site to memorialize the lives lost in the indian ocean tsunami of 2004. the chosen site, sutro baths, on the western coast of san francisco, is the remnants of an old privately-owned swimming facility that was burned and abandoned in 1966. what remains today are the ruins of the bath buildings,. the ruins are open for public visitation.

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the design calls for a minimal intervention, incorporating glass panels etched with words associated with natural disasters in each “compartment” of the ruins. these panels are highlighted by in-ground lights that glow up above the walls of the decrepid building. this memorial seeks to be more of a “quiet discovery” for the visitor rather than a bold statement.

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DIGITALREPRESENTAION

LA GRILLE SUR LES COLLINES : AUGMENTED REALITY

PROFESSOR KARL KULLMAN LA 134 DRAWING WORKSHOP II FALL 2010 after creating a three dimensional model of one of florence lipsky’s axonometric drawing of san francisco, part o the courtyard of wurster hall at uc berkeley 13


of the model was integrated into 14


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PLAYGROUND FEATURE : SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO

PROFESSOR CHIP SULLIVAN LA 103 : ENERGY, FANTASY, AND FORM FALL 2010 a local elementary school asked LA undergraduate students at UC Berkeley to submit a design intervention that w playground on site. the plan and section are composed of collage using trace, colored pencil, magazine, pen, ink interactive treehouse. 15


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would enhance the educational and health value of the k, and pastel. this design features a wildlife pond and 16


MANUALREPRESENTATION

INDEPENDENTEXPLORATION THEPOWEROFTHEINTUITIVELINE

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N through countless parti diagrams and quick deskcrits, i discovered the art of conveying meaning through the line. when trying to convey how i see an object or idea as a whole, i realized that instead of seeing the object, my mind quickly focuses on each individual characteristic at varying depths and then moves on to the next, until the whole image is created in my mind’s eye. these are personal explorations of that process, using simple line drawings.

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Landscape Architecure Portfolio  

a collection of undergraduate works from UC Berkeley

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