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Avery Nichols Landscape Architecture Portfolio Kansas State University


AVERY NICHOLS

EDUCATION

620 575 6962 2429 Hobbs Manhattan, KS averyn@ksu.edu

Kansas State University (KSU), College of Architecture Planning and Design, Manhattan, KS. Masters of Landscape Architecture - Anticipated Graduation May 2019 - National ASLA Member - SCASLA Member RELEVANT COURSEWORK

Design Studio’s - Site Planning and Design - Planting Design - Environmental Design

Design Implementation II - Construction Documentation - Land. Arch. Materials and Methods

Technology Module I-V - Introduction and Exploration of Programs WORK EXPERIENCE Summer 2016

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

SKILLS Photoshop AutoCAD Indesign

College Works Painting, Wichita, KS - Marketing and Paint Crew - Communication and detail oriented skills Summer 2014-2015

Pioneer Communications, Ulysses, KS - Office wiring and technical knowledge - Manual labor, Individual work tasks

Lumion SketchUp

AWARDS

Illustrator

New Horizon Award (Kansas APA, Studio Class Project) 2017 Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) 2009 Letter in Football, Basketball, Track 2011-2014 Track State Qualifier 2012-2013

Rhino UnReal Gaming Model Building Sketching

All League Track 2011-2014


Ceramics is a hobby of mine that I’ve been involved with since high school; developing my skills further by taking a couple of classes at K-State. While Pottery is another form of art that I enjoy, its also very rewarding to work with my hands having the satisfaction with a finished piece.


Downtown Riverfront

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Riverfront Network

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Intergenerational Community Center

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Pocket Park

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City Market Streetscape

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Lexington Lake Complex

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Blue Springs Parks & Signage Design

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Downtown Riverfront Delano, Wichita Course: Community Planning and Design Studio (4th year Summer) Project Length: 8 Weeks Project Type: Group: Spencer Andresen Jacob Johnson Instructors: Blake Belanger Howard Hahn Advisors: Carl Smith (University of Arkansas) Skills: Arcgis AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator

This project began with critical mapping and research of the Wichita, Delano district, involving three workshops with community members and stakeholders. My group; Main Event, focused the decision-making process on three overall goals. Group members: Jacob Johnson, Spencer Andresen

• Redesign Lawrence Dumont Stadium as a revitalized attraction to support new mixed-use development as a “Sports Village” that integrates with the surrounding neighborhood • Introduce a major new riverfront park as a social, recreational centerpiece. • Provide visual and pedestrian access across the river to link Delano to Wichita’s Downtown.

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View overlooking Lawrence Dumont Stadium from the development.


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City Market Streetscape Kansas City, MO Course: Internship Company: Confluence Project Type: Municipality Skills: AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator Sketchup

This was a project that I worked on during an internship at Confluence, putting. My role was creating together graphics for a proposal calling for a new streetscape alignment design in the River market of Kansas City, MO. The Process included drafting the linework in AutoCAD, transferring that linework into SketchUp and building a model of the River Market with the new streetscape design. Next, that model was taken into Lumion to be rendered with the new materials and greenspace. Lastly, the model views were taken into photoshop to add people; and after effects. The design of the new streetscape brought a road through the river market, using a change in materiality and subtle curves to calm traffic and make a pedestrian-oriented environment. The area will also have pedestrian lighting and an abundance of greenspace adding more shade, color, and relaxing space in the River Market.

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Riverfront Network Manhattan Downtown Course: Site Planning and Design Studio Project Length: 8 Weeks Project Type: Individual Instructors: Alpa Nawre Skills: AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator Sketchup Lumion

The Manhattan Downtown Riverfront concept is a network; which involves a trail system that connects this Kansas community’s river with surrounding areas. The connection of places will include Fairmont Park, Linear Trail, and downtown Manhattan. The network will create a River walk destination, a place for people to view the river and engage in activities that occur along the trail system.

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River Walk

Levels of the river walk are designed to accommodate the river.

A River walk destination will give people a place to stop and enjoy the views that this place has to offer. This Network gives the community of Manhattan, Kansas a connected system to activate the riverfront with new and exciting possibilities for all ages and abilities.

Focus Plan

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River Walk

Riverfront view from swings


Intergenerational Community Center First Christian Church Course: Planting Design Studio Design Implementation Project Length: 8 Weeks 16 Weeks Project Type: Group: Patrick Mccaffrey Esteban Huerta Instructors: Jessica Canfield Lee Skabelund William Winslow Skills: AutoCad Photoshop Sketchup Lumion

This Semester long Project (involving two classes) started with the design grade of topography and the conceptual design of an Intergenerational Community Center building. The next aspect of design was a sustainable planting plan for the site and then an irrigation plan for the establishment of those plants. The design of the (ICC) is centered around strong visual and physical connections between the building, the site, Colbert Hills region, and the city of Manhattan. The community center will be a place that nearby residents can gather and enjoy design space through sustainability.

Site Plan


Entry Sign: Front Elevation

Rooftop Garden: Vegetables and herbs will be planted and harvested by the Community Center as an educational tool.

Entry Sign: Plan

Play Space: A basketball court and playground will be a source of exercise for the

Entry Sign: Side Elevation

youth as well as an outdoor seating area.

Rain Gardens: The terraced weirs will be used for rain gardens and wildlife

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Manhattan, Ks Course: Planting Design Studio Project Length: 4 Weeks Project Type: Individual Instructors: Jessica Canfield Lee Skabelund Skills: AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator Sketchup

The neighborhood project of Pocket Park was four weeks long, and involved an empty lot that was to be used for an open gathering area for community members predominately during the day. The design of this project uses the aesthetic use of plants to create space in an inward focused plaza with a focal point and meeting areas. The subtle attraction inward is accomplished with brick hardscape that circulates around the inner planting beds. The inner and outer planting beds offer seasonal through the color and texture of vegetation, the bold colors of purple and yellow dominant the planting palette for the park.

Outer planting bed, tree combination of Maidenhair and Chokecherry

Inner planting bed, tree combination of Birch and Maple

Table and chairs for outdoor dining

Benches placed around the park for seating

Fountain water feature/ sculptural piece

Brick pattern paving

Inner planting bed, native grass plantings for retention

Paved area for parking

Site Plan

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Perspective B: View displaying the fountain and assortment of site amenities


Summer Season

Winter Season

The color of vegetation is a deep green while the shrubs and some trees are beginning to turn into their natural color of purple or yellow.

The trees have lost their foliage displaying the branching form. Shrubs have lost their leaves and the texture of plants are shown; Evergreen plants are still vibrant.

Spring Season

Fall Season

The color of vegetation is a bright green while the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom.

The color of foliage and vegetation is vibrant with their natural color, the purple and yellow are blooming throughout the park giving interest to the park.

Planting Palette Seasonal Change

Maidenhair tree Ginkgo biloba

River Birch Betula Nigra

Canada Red Chokecherry Prunus virginiana ‘Schubert’

Crimson Sunset Maple Acer truncatum x platanoides

Emerald Abrovite Thuja occidentalis

Crispi Golden False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’


Perspective A: View showing the private seating areas for seclusion.

Rosy Glow barberry Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Smoke signal little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium

Prairie fire red switchgrass Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire'

Persian shield Strobilanthes dyerianus

Diabolo Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo'

Goldstrum Blackeyed suman Rudbeckia fulgida  var. sullivantii'Goldsturm'


Lexington Lake Complex De Soto, KS Course: Internship Company: Confluence Project Type: Municipality Skills: AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator Sketchup Lumion

In partnership with the City of De Soto, Confluence helped to design the new layout of a soccer facility at the site of Lexington Lake. I was able to be a part of the design process from the first meeting, through design development, and specifications of construction. The new facility takes into consideration the genis loci of the place, working with multiple organizations to maximize potential of the site. We worked to explore every alignment of the fields possible, grading the site to best fulfill the needs of the facility but using minimal impacts. The new facility adds two large soccer field pads, which can adjust to age and size requirements of kids with striping of field dimensions. The plan also adds ample parking and lighting with a new shelter and bathroom facility. The planting plan of the project aims to replace the native habitat around the fields and add shade for visitors. This new facility adds a new dynamic to the park, creating a fun environment of recreation and play.

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Blue Springs Parks & Signage Design Blue Springs, MO Course: Internship Company: Confluence Project Type: Municipality

Two parks in Blue Springs, MO need a new sense of identity through park signage. From the entry of the park to the mile markers on the trails, the signage is a tool to unify the identity of Blue Springs parks. We considered six sign types all displaying different information at various sizes. Along with the two parks designs we located all other parks in Blue Springs for signage updates.

Skills: AutoCad Photoshop Illustrator Sketchup Lumion

Perspective - Main Entry Sign with Digital Panel

Front Elevation - Main Entry Sign with Digital Panel


Perspective: Vehicular Sign

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Back Elevation: Vehicular Sign - Single side of I-Beam

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Old Mill Park

Wilbur Young Park

Schematic design of to implement more parking as well as site amenities like a splash pad.

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Schematic design to improve existing tennis courts and implement walking trails.

Main Entry Sign

Vehicular Sign


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1. Burrus Old Mill Park*

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11. Pink Hill Park

3. Baumgardner Park

12. Rotary Park at Railroad Lake

4. Blue Springs Park

13. Ward Park

5. Central Park

14. Woods Chapel Park

6. Franklin Smith School Park

15. Fieldhouse

7. Gregory O. Grounds Park

16. Vesper Hall

8. Hidden Valley Park Sports Complex

17. Adams Pointe Golf Club

9. James Walker School Park

SW Moreland School Rd NE Woods Chapel Rd

The following is a list of all the parks (excluding 5. undeveloped land) within the current system that have proposed park signage locations 6. identified. Two of the parks within the system 7. (identified by an "*" below) have a full sign 8. master plan and are on the previous page. 9.

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Pedestrian sign

Shelter / Athletic Reservation Sign

Trail Marker

Rules and Regulation


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