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AUBREY SMITH

landscape architecture portfolio


TABLE OF CONTENTS 3

long meadow farms

sweitzer + associates internship entry monument design & renderings

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college station greenway

texas a&m in college station, texas proposal to bring back delapidated greenway

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greenway revitalization

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study abroad in bonn, germany proposal to connect greenway throughout city

mi x ed use desi g n texas a&m in college station, texas

analysis & design of mixed use center

research center 11-12 texas a&m in college station, texas 13 14

design of research center in belize

charrette study abroad in bonn, germany

2-day solution for train station re-model

personal sketches, model s , etc texas a&m in college station, texas

sketches, models, graphic designs, photoshop

constructi o n documents 15-16 texas a&m and sweitzer + associates 17-18

assortment of construction documents

iworld nternati o nal experi e nce travels & akademie fur internationale bidung experiences abroad & educational impacts


Long Meadow Farms Entry Monument

Design #2 Approved

As an intern at Sweitzer + Associates, I was given the responsibility to produce a plan and perspective renderings of an entry monument for the Long Meadow Farms development. Along with these renderings, I was responsible for editing construction documents for this structure, as well as the land planning portion of the entire development. The client was presented with the first design and suggested that we make a few changes. I participated in the re-design of the monument and produced both the before graphics, and the after graphics which the client approved.

Design #1

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N.T.S.

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College Station Greenway Proposal

Perspectives

During my fourth year studio, I collaborated with team members to develop a master plan for a portion of the city of College Station, Texas. The goal was to redevelop an area which had been taken over by unsightly big box stores and parking lots. From the master plan phase, I personally worked on the portion addressing the greenway revitalization. Before development, a creek ran through the site which I have brought back along with a greenbelt to bring opportunity for outdoor activities and increased biodiversity. A mixed use shopping, office, and residential area is located around the greenbelt in order to bring people in to this revitalized site. Master Plan Project Location

PERSPECTIVE A

Site Plan

PERSPECTIVE B

Section

N.T.S.

Section A

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Greenway Revitalization in Kรถln, Germany

Break in greenway

During my semester abroad in Bonn, Germany, I worked on a project addressing the city of Kรถln and the issue concerning a break in the southern portion of the greenbelt. Kรถln is a major city in Germany which was destroyed during World War I . As it has been re-developed, the city has done a good job in leaving a greenbelt around the city boundaries. The problem occurrs in the southern portion where development has taken over the greenway system. In teams of 4, landscape architects and urban planners from Texas A&M University combined efforts to focus on the site in regards to water, urban agriculture, biodiversity, and industrial use and reclamation. Personally, I focused on an in depth site analysis regarding the local plant and animal species contributing to the biodiversity of the area.

Plant Analysis Diagram

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Park + Green Space

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Strasse Bonner

Greenbelt + Sports Fields Deserted Area

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Commercially Owned

Greenbelt

BORDER RHINE RIVER DISTRICT

Urban Agriculture Privately Owned Mixed-Use Commercial

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NODE LANDMARK

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PATH - Major PATH - Minor

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200m

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Site Plan

FINAL MASTER PLAN DESIGN

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N.T.S.

Perspectives

PERSPECTIVE A

The landscape architecture students in my group combined efforts to bring the existing greenway through to PARK the Rhine River, covering the existing gap in the southern portion of Kรถln. The group deOPEN SPACE cided on a dominant element of water to lead the community towards the Rhine River. The bodies of water become more structured as they approach the river, symbolizing the end of the greenbelt and the entry into a business district of the city. I was personally responsible for design collaboration in addition to the final master plan rendering. The portion outlined in red shows the individual portion of design that I focused on. I developed perspective renderings of a recreational park and pond area for families and local residents to use.

7.5 m Steps/Trail

4.5 m Lawn

1m

Section

5.3 m

12 m

4m

Fountain

Lawn

Planter

5m

2m 2m

Lawn

Path

4m

Lawn

Planter

Planter

Path

5m

5m

10 m

30 m SCALE

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PERSPECTIVE B

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College Station Mixed Use Design-Analysis This project was completed during my fourth year studio, in collaboration with Kenley Reed. I chose to design a mixed use center which began with an in depth analysis of the site located in College Station, TX, in order to find the best location for the mixed use center. GIS was used to obtain information concerning the site topography, vegetation, floodplain, and soils. The land uses studied can be seen in the legend on page 8. Using GIS, the maps accumulated from the class were overlayed in order to find the most suitable site for my mixed use development.

Mixed Use

Soil

Urban Suitability

Minimize shrink/swell potential for pad suitability

Topography

Slope Category

Flat land for large slabs

Vegetation

Density

Suitability Analysis

Topography-Slope Category

Soil-Urban Suitability Soil Urban Development Suitability Multi Story Mixed Use

Soil Urban Development Suitability Big Box Commercial

Vegetation-Density

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Pits

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Legend

Most_Suitable_3

Water

Soil Urban Development Suitability Big Box Commercial

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Legend

Least_Suitable_1

Suitability Map for Mixed Use

Soil Urban Development Suitability Big Box Commercial

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Legend

Less dense areas preferred for minimal removal

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Least_Suitable_1

Least_Suitable_1

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Water

Water

Water

Pits

Pits

Pits

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Brazos County Land Use Analysis Passive Recreation Active Recreation Large Lot Residential Conventional Single-Family Townhomes Multi-Family Apartments Resort Intermediate School Mixed-Use Commercial Big Box Commercial Active Floodplain

Site Location

1 mi.

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College Station Mixed Use Design-Analysis

3 Acre Site Plan

‘The Republic’ is a mixed use development that incorporates ecological considerations with the use of a bioswale through the site. A master plan at a scale of 20 acres was the first task, then a 3 acre site was chosen to focus on. The specific design included three acres of residential, commercial, and office space with a central meeting area and a bioretention pond at the end of the site for drainage and recreational activities.

Perspective

Perspective A

Section

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20 Acre Site Plan


Sections

Perspectives

Throughout this project, my partner and I experimented with our renderings by using a combination of Sketchup, AutoCAD, pens, markers, and Photoshop. The perspectives are primarily hand draw, while the sections are primarily AutoCAD, marker, and Photoshop.

PERSPECTIVE B

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Research Center in Belize

Location-Belize

Construction Phases

This project was part of a research lab development located in Belize. I collaborated with 3 other team members to complete the project; 2 environmental design students, and 1 landscape architecture student. The goal of this project was to maintain the ecology of the site, while providing a comfortable and accessable research facility for scientists to live in for a few months at a time. My team won first place in the class for the most effective and comprehensive design solution.

Sections

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Site Plan


Architecture Perspectives

Landscape Perspectives

PERSPECTIVE C PERSPECTIVE A

PERSPECTIVE A

PERSPECTIVE B The perspective drawings shown on this page were made with a combination of Sketchup, Photoshop, and Revit. The architectural perspectives were produced using Revit and minimal Photoshopping. The landscape architecture perspectives were produced using Sketchup and Photoshop.

PERSPECTIVE D

Concept Diagram

PERSPECTIVE B

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Train Station Charrette in Kรถln, Germany

Site Plan

During my semester abroad in Bonn, Germany, my studio collaborated with a landscape architecture studio from Pennsylvania State University and an architecture studio from Kรถln University in Germany. We were given two days to come up with sketches and simple analysis graphics to design a train station that would be built in the southern hub of the city of Kรถln. My group came up with a multi-level approach which centered around the idea of modern roof structures that pointed visitors and residents to major areas around the city. Personally, I created the conceptual site plan and assisted with the sketchup model which gave us the perspectives.

Perspectives

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MOVEMENT

bus/car/taxi

SYSTEMS

DIAGRAM

Traffic Analysis Perspective A

BIKE LANE

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SYSTEMS

DIAGRAM

bus/car/taxi

MOVEMENT

VEGETATED MEDIAN BUS STOP

bus/car/taxi

PEDESTRIAN ELEVATED RAIL CROSS WALK ACCESS POINT BIKE LANE [3 LEVEL] VEGETATED MEDIAN BUS STOP

bus/car/taxi

PEDESTRIAN

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Perspective B

Perspective C

ELEVATED RAIL CROSS WALK ACCESS POINT [3 LEVEL]


Personal Sketches, Models, & Photoshop Work

Photoshop

The following graphics are some examples of personal works and a few models from my second year studio. The sketches are all practice, done with pen and colored pencil. The photoshop work of the pergola was a hand drawing scanned in and finished with photographs of wood to create a realistic look. Sketch

Model

Sketch Model

Sketch

Sketch

Sketch

Photoshop

Model

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Construction Documents I have had several classes at Texas A&M University regarding construction documents covering topics like construction details, grading, dimensioning, planting plans, low impact development construction, and irrigation. My construction document experience in the work environment can be seen in the details on the current page, as well as the next page. I also worked with the completion of overall construction document packages.

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Aubrey Ann Smith 15434 Wilkshire Ct. Houston, Texas 77069 832-477-1725 aubrey_smith@tamu.edu


Aubrey Smith Portfolio 2014