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Table of Contents

Studio Projects

1.0

Skills

2.0

Professional Experience

3.0

Travel

4.0

Resume

5.0

Comprehensive Studio Project

6.0


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Brett Lezon, Associate ASLA Landscape Designer Address:

1710 Villa Capri Circle Unit 10-204 Odessa, FL 33556 Cell:

815.545.2197 Email:

balezonasla@gmail.com

Attending Ball State University the past five years and through professional experience landscape architecture has become an important part of my life. I am persistently striving to become a better designer through study and guidance, while developing the ability to effectively communicate project ideas. My goal is to apply industriousness and steadfast enthusiasm to contribute to your firm’s needs. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely,

Brett Lezon


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Studio Projects 1.0

Main Street Muncie

1.1

CERES Roof Garden

1.2

Moon Garden

1.3

Pogue’s Run Park

1.4

Albion Community Garden

1.5

Merry Lea Learning Center

1.6


Master Plan

Framework Plan

Main Street Muncie A downtown ‘green finger system’ will connect to the surrounding neighborhoods and enliven the businesses. 1.1

Main St. Section

To accomplish this method, a portion of land behind the buildings situated on Main Street was allocated for open space.

Main St. Perspective

A key element to the street design is the use of colors to distinguish each block.


Roof Garden Perspective

Master Plan

CERES Roof Garden Roof Garden Section

Located atop the Energy Center labs at Ball State University, this roof garden provides an escape for students and professors.

1.2

Highlights include an elevated viewing deck to observe Shafer Tower, terraced planters along the back of the space, and a sedge planted boardwalk leading guests to tranquility.

Plants selected include plantain lilies, two-row stonecrop, weeping brown sedges, ostrich ferns, japanese maples, and vine maples.


Moon Garden Section

Moon Garden Section Master Plan

Moon Garden

Moon gardens were used in ancient times as places of gathering for worship. This garden utilizes the quarters of the moon to shape the rooms.

1.3

Plants were chosen based on their night blooming abilities, fragrance, silvery appearance, and ornamental qualities.

Experiences range from smelling the pungent scent of fragrant columbine to viewing the illuminated moon forms at the gardens highest point, the full moon phase.


Pogue’s Run Park Perspective

Pogue’s Run Park Perspective Master Plan

Pogue’s Run Park Section

Pogue’s Run Park Primary medium of the site involves vegetation. Transitions between planting zones worked out deliberately to create a visually engaging mix. 1.4

Program elements include a three weir system acting as hydrology control, islands serve as resting areas, and water basins radiate from islands.

Team project completed by Andy Burrus, TJ Dwyer, and Brett Lezon. I was responsible for assisting in the creation of the sections and rendering the plan and sections.

Generating visual interest from 1-70 was mandatory. To achieve this goal a line of Norway spruce and redbuds were planted along 1-70. Grand entrance lined with sycamores.


Master Plan

Albion Community Garden Character Sketch

Albion Community Garden Section

Albion Community Garden Located adjacent to the Noble County Courthouse in Albion, Indiana this 1.06 acre site will become Albion’s own community garden. 1.5

Designed for both adults and children this community garden offers a variety of activities including an educational garden, children’s garden, and market stand.

Goals include improving downtown Albion’s recreation, economy, tourism, and zoning. Establishing additional green space was key in the progress.


Cub Lake Perspective

Site Plan

Amphitheater Section

Merry Lea Learning Center Designed to bring people together to understand environmental impacts and principles of sustainability. 1.6

Programmed spaces include a compost center, which will educate guests about composting and using recycled materials to create environmental art.

Water is a primary element within the site. The Water Education Center allows guests to view water samples through plexi-glass.


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Skills 2.0

Hand Graphics

2.1

AutoCAD Drafting

2.2

Model Building

2.3

Google SketchUp

2.4

Plans

2.5

Adobe Creative Suite

2.6


Night Rendering of Alley

Historic Facade Elevation

Street Cross-Section

St. Clair Housing Design Sketch

St. Clair Housing Design Sketch

Hand Graphics I enjoy sketching and employing hand graphics. Sketch books accompany me when I travel.

2.1

Experimentation with a variety of hand graphics is showcased above.

Sketching is an excellent communication tool.


Comprehensive Project Planting Plan of Active Recreation Area

Magnificent Amberson’s Planting Plan

AutoCAD Drafting

2.2

Beachwalk Shower Drainage


Moon Garden Model

Residential Grading Model

Model Building Model building is an important skill to showcase your designs.

2.3

The Moon Garden model (shown on left) was built primarily using a laser cutter. In addition, plant material was applied by hand.

The Residential Grading model (shown on right) was constructed by a laser cutter. Pieces were glued and assembled by hand.


Looking North

Looking North

Looking South

Close-Up Looking North

Google SketchUp SketchUp allows for quick and simple 3D digital modeling.

2.4

The images above showcase design work from the Indiana Inter Church Center immersive learning project.

Our goal was to use native plants, best management practices, and planning to obtain the Indiana Wildlife Friendly Habitat certification.


Plan Sketch

Residential Plan Sketch

Plans Magnificent Amberson’s Plan 2.5

Streetscape Plan Sketch


Team project completed by Andrea Borkowski, Pat Stout, and Brett Lezon. As a group, we developed the layout.

Board Layout using Illustrator

Main St. Muncie Enlarged Plan using Photoshop

Craddock Wetland Section using Photoshop

Adobe Creative Suite Plan Rendering using Photoshop 2.6


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Professional Experience 3.0

Clearwater Parks & Rec.

3.1

Immersive Project

The Morton Arboretum

3.3

John Craddock Wetland

3.2

3.4


Deck Section

Improvement Plan

Wood Railing Section

Clearwater Parks & Recreation Landscape Designer_May 2011Clearwater, Florida

3.1

Moccasin Lake Boardwalk Existing Condition

Moccasin Lake is a 51-acre nature park owned and operated by the City of Clearwater. My task was to design retrofit boardwalks to replace the existing structures.

I was responsible for the design, calculation of materials, meeting with contractors, and some project management with the help of the Project Manager for the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department.


Client Presentation

Conceptual Plan for Phase 1 (Tree planting)

Contemplative Garden Looking East Conceptual Plan for Phase 1-2 (Tree planting + prairie)

Immersive Learning Project Spring 2011 Indianapolis, IN

3.2

As a class we led several design charrettes, which ultimately produced a master plan, maintenance plan, and the creation of an Indiana Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat.

Getting Directions


Entrance to parking

Land Existing Seat Wall,Typ.

k Dr.

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Lake Chautauqua Park

Exit to Landmark Dr.

Proposed Parking with Bike Rack 2

Future Connection to Local Trails

Aluminum Angle Iron, Typ.

Trash Picnic Pavillion 3,000 PSI Concrete in 28 days, with Commercial Fiber Mesh Typ.

Stainless Steel 1/4-20 Drop In Anchor SS 18-8, Typ.

B.S.A. Camp Soule

Vulcum Caulk to Match Concrete, Typ. 1/4" Backer Rod, Typ. 1/4" x 6" Poly Expansion Joint, Typ. 6" Existing Concrete Slab, Typ. 3,000 PSI Concrete in 28 Days with Commercial Fiber Mesh, Typ.

6"

6"

3 7

Section D-D Scale: 3/32" = 1'-0"

18"

Existing Beach Sand Subgrade, Typ.

4 7

3/4"

Aluminum Angle Iron Detail Scale: 6" = 1'-0"

Picnic Pavillion

Primitive bridge to be removed & replaced

1 Project Boundary

Stainless Steel 1/4-20 x 1 Flat Head Torx Security Screw, Typ.

1/4"

1'-0"

Lake Chautauqua

3/8" Thick Brushed Aluminum Grate, Typ.

5 7

3'-0"

3'-0" 1/4" 3/8"

Trash

Shared Use Equestrian and Nature Trail

Landmark Dr.

4 7

3/8" Thick Brushed Aluminum Grate, Typ.

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CL

Pond

Primitive bridge to be removed & replaced

Existing primitive trail to be replaced with new trail

3/8" Stainless Steel Aluminum Grate, Typ.

EQUAL

1/4 o x 1" Stainless Steel Drop In Anchor (Pre Drill & Slip in Anchor)

New bridge

EQUAL

1'-0"

Future Connection to Local Trails

3/4"

3/4"

EQUAL

EQUAL

Chautauqua Park South

2'-0"

Section B-B Dimensions Scale: 2 1/2" = 1'-0"

1 7

Section B-B Scale: 2 1/2" = 1'-0"

2 7

5 7

Screw Detail Scale: 6" = 1'-0"

6 7

North Beach Shower Screw Layout Scale: 2 1/4" = 1'-0"

KEY Project Boundary Future Facilities (Not grant related)

1'-4" TO FIN. GR.

EXISTING EXPANSION JOINT 1/2" x 6"

1'-2" MAX.

EQUAL

1'-0" O.C. TO REVEAL

PREPARED SUBGRADE

1'-0" CONCRETE

3/4"

TRENCH DRAIN

STAR PATTERN

STAR PATTERN

1'-0"

3/4"

3/4"

EQUAL

3/4"

EQUAL

EQUAL

Existing Facilities Trash Receptacle

Interpretive Signage Locations New Bridge

Picnic Pavillion

Primitive Bridges To Be Removed & Replaced

Lake Chautauqua Equestrian Trail System

10"

1'-0"

Proposed Grant Facilities Existing Pond

1'-0" MIN.

EXISTING EXPANSION JOINT 1/2" x 6"

POLY EXPANSION JOINT 1/4" x 6"

EQUAL

EQUAL

2'-6" MAX. TO FIN. GR.

Beachwalk Shower Trench Drain Details EQUAL

Future East West Trail

3/4"

8"

8"

2'-4"

EQUAL

SAND/SEAT WALL 2'-0"

2'-0"

Middle Beach Shower Screw Layout Scale: 2 1/4" = 1'-0"

8 7

South Beach Shower Screw Layout Scale: 2 1/4" = 1'-0"

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Section C-C Scale: 3/4" = 1'-0"

Beach Walk- Shower Remediation Proposed Details

Lake Chautauqua Equestrian Parking Completed Beachwalk Shower Trench Drain

Clearwater Parks & Recreation Internship_Summer 2010 Clearwater, Florida

3.1

One of my initial projects, Lake Chautauqua, was to make enhancements to the master plan for a grant, design a 12 stall equestrian parking lot, and perform cost estimation.

Three of the Beachwalk showers had drainage issues. As a result, my task was to resolve the issues. I chose to design and install trench drains. Details and completed design shown above.


The Morton Arboretum Volunteer_Summer 2009 Lisle, Illinois

3.3


Se rpe ntine Wa ll Pla n

Character Sketch

Group Design Studies Serpentine Wall Concept

John Craddock Wetland 2009-2010

Muncie, Indiana

3.4


Travel 4.0

Olympic Sculpture Park

Freeway Park

Elliott Bay

Gas Works Park

4.1

Seattle, WA


4.2

Stormwater Design

Keller Fountain Park

Tanner Springs Park

Riverfront

Portland, OR


1710 Villa Capri Circle | Unit 10-204 | Odessa, FL 33556 | 815.545.2197 | balezonasla@gmail.com

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BRETT LEZON , Associate ASLA Resume 5.0

Landscape Architecture + Design Professional Resume

Objective

To obtain an entry level position as a landscape designer

Education

Ball State University_Bachelor of Landscape Architecture_May 2011

Professional Experience

Landscape Designer City of Clearwater_Parks & Recreation (Clearwater, FL)

May 2011-

While working under a registered landscape architect my tasks include conceptual design, preparing construction documents, technical writing, meeting with contractors, and cost estimation

Participant Immersive Learning Project (Indianapolis, IN)

March 2011 - April 2011

Intern

City of Clearwater_Parks & Recreation (Clearwater, FL)

May 2010 - August 2010

Volunteer

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

June 2009 - August 2009

Laborer

Fawn Landscaping & Nursery, Inc. (Frankfort, IL)

May 2008 - July 2008

As a class we led multiple design charrettes for the Indiana Interchurch Center, prepared a master plan, planting plan, maintenance plan, sought out donations/grants, and installed our design. Ultimately, we met the requirements for an Indiana certified wildlife friendly habitat.

Responsibilities included preparation of construction documents, conceptual design, master planning, site design, and meeting with contractors.

Assisted horticulturists and plant biologists in maintaining display gardens and lake environment.

Duties included constructing residential and commercial landscapes.

Leadership

President, Ball State Student Chapter ASLA_April 2009 to May 2011 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee_February 2011 to May 2011 Student Advisory Board_January 2011 to May 2011

Achievements

ASLA Advocacy Day 2010_One of five students nominated nationally to attend Community Service_Helped design & construct John Craddock Wetland in Muncie_2009-2010 The Morton Arboretum Branches newsletter_Highlighted in an article in Fall 2009 edition Eagle Scout Award_Earned BSA’s highest achievement in March 2004

Professional Activities

LABASH_2009-Penn State_2010-UNLV_2011-Purdue ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO_Chicago, IL_2009 INASLA Annual Meeting_Indianapolis, IN_2009-2010 Chicago Flower & Garden Show_2009-2011 Craddock Design/Build Charrette_Muncie, IN_2009

Skills & Abilities

Fundamental

Software

Graphic

Team Work Communication verbal_written_graphic Critical Thinking Problem Solving Conceptual Development

AutoCAD 2011 Google SketchUp Pro 8 Adobe Illustrator_InDesign_Photoshop Microsoft Word_Excel_Powerpoint Google Earth

Sketching Drafting Hand Rendering marker_colored pencil Digital Rendering photoshop_illustrator


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Contacts

1710 Villa Capri Circle | Unit 10-204 | Odessa, FL 33556 | 815.545.2197 | balezonasla@gmail.com

BRETT LEZON , Associate ASLA Landscape Architecture + Design Professional Resume

Objective

To obtain an entry level position as a landscape designer

Education

Ball State University_Bachelor of Landscape Architecture_May 2011

Professional Experience

Leadership

Address: Landscape Designer City of Clearwater_Parks & Recreation (Clearwater, FL)

May 2011-

1710 Villaunder Capri Circlelandscape architect my tasks include conceptual design, preparing While working a registered construction documents, technical writing, meeting with contractors, and cost estimation Unit 10-204 Odessa, Immersive FL 33556Learning Project (Indianapolis, IN) Participant

March 2011 - April 2011

As a class we led multiple design charrettes for the Indiana Interchurch Center, prepared a master Cell: planting plan, maintenance plan, sought out donations/grants, and installed our design. plan, Ultimately, we met the requirements for an Indiana certified wildlife friendly habitat.

815.545.2197

Intern Email:

City of Clearwater_Parks & Recreation (Clearwater, FL)

May 2010 - August 2010

Volunteer

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

June 2009 - August 2009

Laborer

Fawn Landscaping & Nursery, Inc. (Frankfort, IL)

May 2008 - July 2008

Responsibilities included preparation of construction documents, conceptual design, balezonasla@gmail.com master planning, site design, and meeting with contractors.

Assisted horticulturists and plant biologists in maintaining display gardens and lake environment.

Duties included constructing residential and commercial landscapes.

President, Ball State Student Chapter ASLA_April 2009 to May 2011 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee_February 2011 to May 2011 Student Advisory Board_January 2011 to May 2011


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Comprehensive Studio Project 6.0

Problem/Inventory/Analysis

6.1

Concepts

6.2

Schematic Design

6.3

Master Plan

6.4

Perspectives

6.5

Sections

6.6


Terminate Drew St. to fishing pier, allow for a drop off area and turn around zone

Strong disconnect due to parking lot, complete linear pattern

Terminate Cleveland St. at Osceola to increase water views and establish pedestrian entry

Vicinity Map

Site Analysis

Lack of connectivity to Cleveland Street, borrow elements to unify

Extend Pierce Blvd. to connect with Drew St., locating parking on the perimeter Establish parking on north and south perimeter of park, allowing for views of Clearwater Harbor in center

Coachman Park

Harborview Center

Problem/Inventory/Analysis The 5th year of the program at Ball State requires a research phase and comprehensive design project. 6.1

I chose my project site in Clearwater, FL. The site is comprised of Coachman Park, Harborview Center, and Bayfront Tennis Complex.

The site is adjacent to Clearwater Harbor, creating an opportunity for the site. Currently, an abundance of parking poses a strong disconnect to the neighboring context.


The Solar Canopy Equation

Great Lawn Solar Canopy

Solar Canopy Concept Solar Canopy Promenade

Concepts By borrowing elements from the Singapore helix bridge and the Treepods in Boston, I’ve developed a solar canopy concept. 6.2

Due to the average 240 sunny days per year in Clearwater implementing a solar generating system while linking key nodes begins to set the framework.

The solar canopy has several benefits: provides cover, artistic element, educational opportunity, remove carbon dioxide and release oxygen, and create an attractive environment.


Galleria

Looking Southwest

Looking South Toward Great Lawn

Solar Canopy Promenade

Schematic Design

6.3

Above are a series of renderings produced in Google Sketchup Pro 8 at the schematic design stage. I enhanced the images using Photoshop.

The galleria was envisioned to attract tourists and locals which will help to keep the site lively on a consistent basis.

The great lawn, as shown on the bottom left, will be host to a variety of events including the Jazz Holiday and Sea Blues, to name a few.


Legend: 1_Parking/Staging Area 2_Boat Slips North 3_Boat Slips South 4_Clearwater Harbor 5_Great Lawn/Bandshell 6_Rec. Space/Vendor/Staging 7_Water Feature 8_Gathering Space 9_Bosque 10_Solar Canopy Promenade 11_Central Active Quad 12_Bayfront Tennis Complex 13_Parking 14_City Hall 15_Boardwalk/Pinellas Trail Ext. 16_Galleria 17_Urban Oasis 18_Clearwater Public Library 19_Restrooms 20_Residential Tower 21_Mixed-Use 22_Housing 23_Mixed-Use 24_Underground Parking 25_Pond 26_Memorial Causeway

Master Plan

6.4

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Bandshell/Great Lawn

View Looking East

Urban Oasis at Night

Renderings

6.5

Bandshell/Great Lawn at Night


Key Words: -Dynamic -Transitional -Anchors

Section A: Parking to Galleria and Solar Canopy System

Key Words: -Entertainment -Accessible -Connective

Section B: Boat Slips to Clearwater Public Library Looking North

Key Words: -Linear -Diverse -Active

Section C: Boardwalk Looking West toward Clearwater Harbor

Sections 6.6


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