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Andrè Valdez Landscape Architecture Portfolio Spring 2018


Andre Valdez

Irvine CA, 92603

(949) 892 - 7849

mavaldez@cpp.edu

Experience Tree Inventory Collector City of Pasadena - Public Works • Pasadena, Ca • 2017 - Present • Identified species, measured diameter and mapped hundreds of trees in the parks, libraries and civic center and medians. • Managed data to create maintenance schedules. Rideshare Driver Uber Technologies Inc./Lyft Inc. • Orange County, LA • 2016 - Present • Responded to trip requests. • 254 five star trips. Sales Associate / Cashier Armstrong Garden Center • Irvine, CA • 2015 • Advised customers with pests, cultivation techniques, plant identification, and landscaping services. • Maintained and ordered indoor house plants. • Installed and maintained monthly/seasonal displays.

Internships

Tree Inventory Collector City of Pasadena - Public Works • Pasadena, Ca • Summer 2017 • Identified species, measured diameter and mapped hundreds of trees in city parks.

Education

Bachelor - Landscape Architecture (In Progress)

California Polytechnic University 2015 - 2019 • Pomona, CA Associate Degree - Natural Science Orange Coast College 2011 - 2014 • Costa Mesa, CA

Key Skills

• Hand drafting • Planting design • Digital rendering • 3D printing • Plant ID

• Video editing • Web design

Other Achievements

• Honors National Society of Leadership and Success • Horticulture Minor • ENV Council Member (school club)

Volunteer Work Responder and Transporter SoCal Parrot • Wild Bird Rescue • Jamul, CA • 2017 - Present • Transport injured parrots to the shelter for recovery and release. General Volunteer Lily Sanctuary • Parrot Rescue • Westminster, CA • 2011 - 2016 • Maintained outdoor aviaries of many exotic birds that have been given up by their owners. • Planted and maintained the landscape. • Taming and socialized some of the parrots.

Software Proficiency • Adobe Creative Suite • MS Office • Autocad • ArcGIS • Sketchup

• Rhinoceros 3D • Vray • Lumion • LandFX

References

Jason Vega • Parks Program Coordinator • City of Pasadena - Public Works

jvega@cityofpasadena.net • (626) 744-7358

sarah@socalparrot.org • 855-737-4953

Sarah Mansfield • Operations Manager • SoCal Parrot 3


Table of Contents

Resume

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Tongva Learning Center

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Ephemeral Island

10

Excarvernous

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Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

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Private Residence Planting Plan

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Tongva Learning Center

Torojoatngna

“Place under the snowy mountains� was the meaning of the original name given by the Tongva to what is present day Claremont city. The Tongva tribe were the original people of southern California. Their range expanded from Malibu, down to the area around Laguna Beach, Palms springs, and most of Los Angeles. Their population plummeted due to disease and genocide. Many people who identify as Tongvan live among us today, mostly in Southern California.

Concept

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The design was inspired by the creation myth of the 7 turtles that was passed down to children. It is a tale that reflects their core beliefs. The tale starts with the great spirit who gathers up the 7 turtles and tells them they will have the great honor of carrying all of the land of the planet. At one point, the turtles started to bicker and started to move away from each other, created the continents we see today. They were not able to get very far from each

other and so they simply settled but every once in a while they will bicker again causing California’s earthquakes. We looked at the anatomy of a turtle and outlined major organs and associated them with major parts of a typical Tongva village. The heart corresponds to the religious structure at the center of the village. The stomach corresponds to the foraging garden and the liver to the medicinal garden.


Garden Zones Woodland

Medicinal

Pine Forest

Rock Garden

Grassland

Foraging Garden

Riparian Coastal Islands

N NTS*

Their lives depended on the health of the local wildlife and flora. There was not a single species of plant native to the region they did not have knowledge of. They also tended to gardens them like gardeners. Much of their food also came from the ocean, streams and rivers. Garden zones are based on some of the most important plants the Tongva used for everyday life, from food, to rope, building materials, poisons for fishing, and medicinal plants. One of the gardens includes plants only found on Catalina or San Clemente island.


Site Plan

B F A C

D

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J

H

I Legend

K

A

Chief Ki-ish

B

Ki-ishes

C

Yoovar (Religious structure)

D Dry Stream

G

E

Canoe Experience

F

Rite of Passage Playground

G

Stone House

H Kiiy (Ramada, Shade Structure) I

Gallery + Bathrooms

J

Bus Parking

K Sculpture

Materials

E

0 N

Scale 1” = 40’

10

20

40

Asphalt

Decomposed Granite

General Planting

Native Soil

80

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Ephemeral Island

This site takes place on a picturesque site-less island. We had to make up a situation of a picture perfect landscape and make a story that challenges the idea what we think of pristine landscapes are false and have been in fact been manipulated by people. This island has a volcano that recently erupted, wiping out all life on the island. The story is that an rubber and oil company called Exxon bought the island and is in the process of transforming it into an ecological preservation for critically endangered species around the world. This narrative plays with the irony of Exxon and the historical oil spills that devastated the Gulf Coast.

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RED TRANSLUCENT RUBBER PANEL

STEEL FRAME

CONCRETE FOOTING

Concept

The process involved finding 2 object and someone making a third hybrid object using clay. The two objects used here was a blue rubber hand exercise tool. The other object is a glass spiral taken from a candle holder. The clay object was then 3D scanned and brought into Rhino to further manipulate it into a better version, eliminating the limitations of sculpting clay. It was then rendered with Vray using photographs we had taken of ourselves earlier.

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Excarvernous

This project is focused on the process of repetition. We started by taking measurements of the alley and the buildings and making plaster castings of the volume. We then made 6 iterations of the alley with different ways of creating porosity. Porosity is not something you think of when you think of LA. The goal is to re-purpose the alleys to activate spaces not only for the local community but also to have permeable pavement that gives rainwater a chance to peculate through the pavement, the soil and eventually helping to replenish the groundwater. The idea of porosity was taken further into the design by making voids to create spaces creating the porosity of sound through the openings of the materials.

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Arts District, Downtown LA. Project Area


A2 Space Study

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14


0 N

Scale 1/16” = 1’

4

8

16

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Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

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These construction documents are based on Red Rock Canyon located in Las Vegas, NV. Our task was to design an amphitheater with 3 tiers, a detention basin, a wooden deck, an ADA accessible ramp and a walkway.


N

Scale 1” = 40’

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Amphitheater 7

63

647.43 FS

642.54 FS

64

642.43 FS 643.21 BS 645.92 TS

8

63

642.49 FS

64 4 64 .74 5. 4 9 BS 64 TS 6 64 .24 6. 99 TS TS

64 3. 24 3. 99 BS TS

645.51 TW 642.51 BW

2%

646.99 FS

645.92 TW 642.92 BW 643.67 BS 644.42 645.17 TS 645.92 TS

9

63

0

642.41 DRAIN

2%

2.9% 642.92 FS

643.30 FS

64

642.80 FS 642.64 FS 643.14 FS 642.74 FS 643.24 FS

EQUIPMENT ROOM

2%

642.73 FS 644.23 BS

2%

647.23 FS

643.98 TS 644.73 BS 645.48 TS

643.24 FS 642.74 FS

647.75 FS

645.73 FS

642.48 FS 643.23 BS

2%

647.23 FS

646.23 BS 647.98 TS

7.16%

647.75 FS

646.98 FS 2%

2%

645.89 FS 646.39 FS

641

645.99 FS 646.39 FS 645.89 FS

642 646.55 FS 647.05 FS

643

647.33 FS 647.43 FS 2%

8.3%

647.75 FS

2%

647.43 FS

8.3%

2%

646.77 FS 647.27 FS

646.65 FS 646.67 FS

647.75 FS 644

645

646

Scale 1” = 10’

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634' LPS

Walkway & ADA Ramp

635 636 637

3:1

638 639

640

641

638.2

639

640

641

642

642

638.24 FS

638.34 FS

643

644

645

2.0% 4.96%

RETAINING GABION WALL

646 646.42 FS

HPS 646.32 FS

646.42 FS 1.5% 5.0%

646.57 FS

646.23 FS 646.48 FS 646.98 FS 646.48 FS 1.5%

646.48 FS

5.23% 646.98 FS

640.99 FS 640.49 FS

645.62 FS 645.12 FS

645.62 FS 645.12 FS 2.0%

645.02 FS 645.52 FS

640.49 FS 640.99 FS 2%

8.3%

645.02 FS 645.52 FS

640.39 FS 640.89 FS

6" Curve

640.49 FS 640.49 FS

8.3%

639.62 FS

639.62 FS 1.5%

639.52 FS 645.52 FS 645.52 FS

639

639.04 TC

639

646.98 FS

639.37 TC

94'-1"

.48 FG

2.0% 638

3.0% 638.00 FS

638.02 TC 638

PARKING AREA W/ ADA -COMPLIANT

Scale 1” = 20’

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Deck 6'-6"

6'

6'-6"

HANDRAIL D LS-03 PICKET/BALUSTER 8' OVERHEAD SHADE E LS-03 STRUCTURE A'

A

LS-02

1

DECKING PLAN SCALE: 1/8" = 1'-0"

6'-6"

POST FOOTING A LS-03 TO POST B POST TO BEAM LS-03 & JOIST

6'-8"

4X8 BEAMS 4" x 8" Beams 2'

2" x 4" Joists

2'

2X8 JOISTS

2' 2' 2' 1'-11"

F Boardwalk Post to LS-03 Beam

2 20

6'-6"

FRAMING PLAN SCALE: 3/8" = 1'-0"


Deck Details 6X6 POST GALVANIZED POST ANCHOR GALVANIZED BOLT/NUT/WASHER

POST CAP BEAM BASE CONNECTOR

CONCRETE POST FOOTING / PIER

GALVANIZED NUT/BOLT/WASHER

A

B

POST TO POST FOOTING SCALE: 1" = 1'-0"

POST TO BEAM & JOIST SCALE: 1 1/2" = 1'-0"

2X8 JOIST 4X4 BEAM

2X6 DECKING

2X8 JOIST

C

JOIST TO DECKING SCALE: 1" = 1'-0"

E

OVERHEAD STRUCTURE TO BEAM

D

RAILING

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

DECKING BEAM METAL BRACKET

2X4 TOP RAIL 2X4 BALUSTER 6X6 POST

4X4 POST

F

CONCRETE FOOTING TO POST TO BEAM TO DECKING SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

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Smoke Tree

Planting Plan Mission Viejo, CA

Vine on Wall Pink Ball Tree

Trellis Phc

Pcc

Pcc Dw Pl

Pcc

Pd

Rh Cv

Lc

Cca

Gl

Pf

Pd

Pf Sg

Milkweed Plant (Monarch Caterpillars eat this)

Bd Ac

La Rh

Kid Friendly Flower Garden

Gl Cv

Sb

Ll

Lambs Ear (Touch)

Sb

Lavender (Scent)

Lawn

Cv

La

Sb

Rh

Gl

Butterfly Bush (Butterfly Nectar)

Bd Ac Sg Rh

Lc

Pf

Existing Japanese Pittosporum

Ac La Sg

Pd

Pd Rh

Pg

Pf Phc

Pomegranate Tree This planting plan was designed over the summer for a private residence in Mission Viejo, CA. The family had 2 toddlers. They wanted to make sure they had plants that were safe and plants that do not attract much honey bees. In the front they wanted a more wildflower or Mediterranean sort of look with plants that were more drought tolerant. This was their final planting plan. 22

Scale: 1/8" = 1'

0'

2'

4'

8'

16'

North


Vine on Wall

Silver Sheen Phc Fg

Fg

PtSp Sp

Fg Fg

Fg

Sp

Kt

Fg Fg

Fg

Pt

Fg Fg

Ph

Fg Fg Fg

Sp

Fg

Fg

Fg

Sc

Ad

Sg

Pf Sf

Ab

Au

Au

Re

Lawn

Re

Re

Pa Sc

Ph

Ip

Lc

Re

Sg

Au Au

Au

Pa

Pd

Pcp

Ad

Sm

Gl

Sf

Ad

Pcp

Fg

Sf

Ph

Window

Fg

Ph Sc

Existing Crape Myrtle

Cv

Sm

Ad

Window

Ec

Fg

Au

Existing Japanese Maple

Naked Coral Tree

As Sm Au

Ip

Pc

Pa

Pf Ph

Ad

Au

Pd

Ll

Cl

Pa

Pa

Pa

Cl Pa Sg

Ph

Front Door Ad

Ad Ad

Ad

Ad

Cco Ad

Cl

Gl

Lc

Lc

Ll Aa

Cl

Ad

Oklahoma Redbud

Driveway

Cl

Sc

Am Pf

Sg

Marina Strawberry

27745 Sinsonte

23 N

Scale 1/8” = 1’


Ground Cover Au Fg Ip Sb Sp Sm Rw

Blue Festuca grass Purple Sweet potato Lamb’s ear Purple heart Medium Redwood Mulch / Bark

Botanic Name

Quantity

Size

Aeonium urbicum Festuca glauca Ipomea batatas Stachys byzantina Setcreasea pallida Senecio mandraliscae

8 19 2 3 4 7 1

1 gal 1 gal or 2 flats 4” 4” 1 gal 1 gal 3.5 cu ft

Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’ Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myers’ Aeonium ‘sunburst’ Buddleia davidii Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Lavandula Angustifolia Leonotis leonurus Prunus caroliniana ‘compacta’ Phormium cookianum ‘Flamingo’ Phormium cookianum

3

1 gal

12 1 2 1 3 3 3 1

1 gal 1 gal 5 gal 1 gal 1 gal 1 gal 5 gal 1 gal

1

1 gal

Pelargonium x domesticum Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies' Pelargonium x hortorum Pittosporum tenuifolium Rusellia equisetiformis Senecio cylindricus Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’

6 6

4” 1 gal

9 2 4 4 3

1 gal 5 gal 1 gal 4” 4” / 1 gal

Medium Shrubs Ac

Gold Milkweed

Ad As Bd Kt La Ll Pcc Pcf

Foxtail Fern

Pcp

New Zealand Flax (pink/Purple Variety) Martha Washington Geraniums Sweet pea bush

Pd Pf Ph Pt Re Sc Sf

(Magenta/Pink) Butterfly Bush Flapjack Plant English Lavender Lions Tail Carolina Cherry New Zealand Flax

Variegated Zonal Geraniums Silver Sheen Fire cracker plant

Wildflowers Cl Cv Gl Pa Rh Sg Lc

Tickseed Firecracker Cuphea (Vermillionaire) White Gaura Russian Sage Black Eyed Susan Scarlet Sage Lantana camara (Pink/Orange)

Coreopsis lanceolate Cuphea hybrid Gaura lindheimeri Perovskia atriplicifolia Rudbeckia hirta Salvia Splendens Lantana camara

6 4 5 8 5 7 4

4” 4” 4” 1 gal 4” 1 gal 4” / 1 gal

Dr. Seus aloe Marina Strawberry tree Oklahoma Redbud

Aloe bainesii Arbutus x ‘Marina’ Cercicis canadensis ‘Oklahoma’

1 1 1

15 gal 24” box 5 gal / 15 gal

Trees 24

Ab Am Cco


Trees Ab Am Cco Ec Pg Pv Cca Dw

Dr. Seus aloe Marina Strawberry tree Oklahoma Redbud Naked Coral Tree Pomegranate Palo Verde Purple Smoke tree Pink Ball Tree

Aloe bainesii Arbutus x ‘Marina’ Cercicis canadensis ‘Oklahoma’ Erythrina coralloides Punica granatum Parkinsonia x ‘Desert Museum’ Cotinus coggygria atropurpurea Dombeya wallichii

1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1

15 gal 24” box 5 gal / 15 gal 24” box 5 gal 15 gal / 24” box 15 gal 15 / 24” box

3

1 gal

1

1 gal

Existing European White Birch – Betula pendula Japanese Maple – Acer palmatum Crape Myrtle – Lagerstroemia indica Brush Cherry – Syzygium paniculatum Japanese Pittosporum – Pittosporum tobira Weeping Fig – Ficus benjamina (Aa) - Agave americana Oklahoma Redbud

Vines Phc

Hacienda Creeper

Pi

Maypop, Passion Flower

Parthenocissus ‘Hacienda creeper’ Passiflora incarnata

Hacienda Creeper

Firecracker Plant

Blue Chalk Sticks

Dr. Sues Aloe

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