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portfolio2O1O amanda thornton designing with our earth in mind


brunelli

residence


eat

your garden...

planting an

edible garden

has multiple

benefits.

this leads to

healthier

produce in the home,

less

consumption of toxic chemicals and a

stronger sense of connection with the food you

consume.

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pulaski

street

pla


plants rooftops...

on the utilizing

roof gardens

reduces the thus,

albedo rate

minimizing the

heat island effect. it also helps bring down energy costs to help

reduce our

carbon footprint on the

za

planet.

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every counts...

drop

toilet

flushing and

irrigation is supplied by captured

rainwater.

the slanted roofs

funnel

rainwater into the courtyard where it is met by

mini

bogs that assist the filtration system. overflow from an intricate

ground

above

pipe system

pours into the underground

cistern.

winterville

train

s


tation

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classic

city

commo


ons

increase

percolation `rates... installing

porous

paving

helps

reduce runoff and cleans the water before it hits the

water table.

this will also help keep our

rivers and drinking water clean. when a fountain is installed, use the

collected rain for the main water supply.

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walk

around town...

sustainable urban design is about putting the

pedestrian first, public transportation second and the car third.

walk-

able communities promote better

health, cleaner

air and a stronger sense of place.

hancock

avenue

re


evival

project

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amanda thornton, student ASLA

770.715.1473

seeking education UGA YHC employment

amandainezthornton@gmail.com

an entry level position that will allow me to creativly apply my education in Landscape Architecture. at the following schools prepared me for my career:

University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Expected: May 2010

Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia Associates of Liberal Arts, Achieved: May 2006 during college has consisted of:

Thorntree Properties in Watkinville, Georgia

Since October 2009, I have been the office manager. My duties entail showing properties, managing rental income and property upkeep. CONTACT: Nona Thornton (706) 769-7300

UGA Archway Partnership in Americus, Georgia

During the summer of 2009, I intered as a design consultant. Together we completed numberous designs for the City of Americus and Sumter County. CONTACT: Barbara Grogan (229) 938-9385

Joann’s Fabrics & Crafts in Athens, Georgia

From October 2006 to October 2009, I worked as a fabric assistant. I was responisble for organizing the fabric and maintaing superior customer service. CONTACT: Martha Kacmar (706) 725-9402

skills

I have developed for my career are:

HAND

DIGITAL Auto CAD

Microsoft Office

Pencil

Adobe InDesign

Google SketchUp

Marker

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe PDF

Colored Pencil

ArcMap - GIS

Pen

activities

during college has consisted of:

Delta Epsilon Iota at The University of Georiga Since January 2009, I have been a member at large in this National Academic Honors Society.

Phi Delta Sorority at Young Harris College

From January 2005 to May 2006, I served at the President. Together we were involved in community service and fund raising activites. I was also nominated Greek Goddess of 2006.

Student Activites Board at Young Harris College.

From August 2005 to May 2006, together we organized student and community activities such as the Fall and Spring Festivals. Additional professional and personal references avaliable upon request.

2010 Portfolio  

a collection of a few pieces