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brittneycooper selected works 2009-2012

brittney cooper Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo Landscape Architecture brittneymcooper at . gmail . dot . com 707 . 478 . 1602

Front Cover: Rendering of Bayview Academy courtyard

CONTENT Professional Work Urban Form Diagrams


Community Garden


Artist Commons


Academic Work Bayview Academy


SLO City Farm


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The Red River Music District has evolved as a unique setting for live music known the world over. As such, this delicate ecosystem The Rainey St cannot be or reestablished losing built its Home torelocated the Austin Conventionelsewhere Center without and several The Sixth Street-Sabine neighborhood is the nexus of of the most dr usic District has evolved as a unique setting for unique role in Austin and the music industry Sabine so we have proposed St. its development and hotels, this new neighborhoodShared will derive historical resources (East Sixth Street is planned the the world over. As such, thisincredible delicate ecosystem designation as a cultural preservation area. We anticipate energy and sense of place from thevenues redeveloped Palm Park largest designated of Texas) neighborhood ted or reestablished elsewhere without losing itshistorical district in the state renovations and additions to many of the (some of them and the newsignificant), Palm Collaborative, home to Daugherty Arts bears much o and Austin’s brightest entrepreneurial arecreative historically including acoustic treatments and ustin and the music industry so wesome have of proposed remedies to manage sound transmission outside the district. Infill Center, innovators, artists in residence, and thethis neighborh energy (6th Street East of IH-35 is a “farm league” fortechnology new cultural preservation area. We anticipate opportunities will includeVisitor’s new music venues, restaurants and new satellite Austin Center amidst this collection food, clothing, design, and creative business concepts). density reside additions to many of the venues (some of them cafes, and other pedestrian oriented uses. The most significantThe Waller Lakefron of creative productivity. The development strategy for strategic temporary scaled mixedgnificant), including acoustic Through treatments and infill, tactical renovations, and interminglin development opportunity in this neighborhood are the P3 sites with an this neighborhood seeks to balance the scale of historic (even mobile) space, this rejuvenated restaurants, an (refer to the Development Opportunities Map at the end of age sound transmission outside the district.transitional Infill with cultural and re Red River St. Red River St. this section) offer the potential for larger, complimentary buildings, the pedestrian enclaves within the Park, and neighborhood and which of Rainey Stre l include new music venues, restaurants andwill capitalize on this unique setting naturalistic setting commercial uses like gear shops, record stores, andthe recording small-scale commercial development with intensity and residentia cultural wealth by becoming one of the creative epicenters pedestrian oriented uses. The most significant High-rise facilities, and even boutique hotels to create a one-of-a-kind food transitory of contemporary US. pulse of the convention center, the Manchester portunity in this neighborhood are the P3 sitescultural and culinary arts in the into three n and music themed neighborhood. The proposed Red River Parksegues is Hotel, and otherby larger, visitor-oriented elopment Opportunities Map at the end of nestled into the nat also made possible the development of thesedevelopments. sites. Anchored Active building edge Like Millennium Park Chicago, Palm Park is a center by Symphony Square and in Stubb’s, we propose designating the Red h offer the potential for larger, complimentary opportunity to live Public open space River Music District as a cultural area. of creative production andpreservation playful exchange, hosting like gear shops, record stores, and recording addition to the Aus

blic open space

Secondary street

Active building edgeTexas Austin,

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Shared street Primary street based on the prem

setting with ample

This series of diagrams andSecondary corresponding Public open space street

Trinity St.

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several large events, festivals, performances andP cultural Public parking a variety of bountifu experiences that give a lens into Austin’s identity. generate a wide div WALLER CREEK : URBAN FORM DIAGRAMS

en boutique hotels to create a one-of-a-kind food ed neighborhood. The proposed Red River Park is ble by the development of these sites. Anchored uare and Stubb’s, we propose designating the Red ict as a cultural preservation area.

tive building edge

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sections was generated as part of the Waller as compared with l the proposed urban Public parkingCreek competition to supportAlley/service benefiting both the design guidelines for the Waller Creek corridor. Shared street The diagrams depict the relationship of public open spaces to the built environment. The open spaces between the creek and buildings represent urban edges that are activated by the adjacent infrastructure. Conversely, the infrastructure is activated by the urban edge.

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1-35 Frontage St.

1-35 Frontage St.

1-35 Frontage St.

E.E.1st St. Chavez St. Cesar

Rainey St.

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Rainey St.

River St.

Sabine Shared St.

treet District is already undergoing one ramatic transformations in the city as the pressure continues to accumulate. This dSabine has virtually no height restrictions and Shared St. of the burden of the TIF. The character of Red highRiver St. hood strikes a balance between new ential development a thriving pedestriannt is primarily open and space and parkland -use with small retail shops, ng ofneighborhood residential high-rise combined Red River St. nd preserve the most organic character Redcafes River that St.activities ecreational in the Red Red RiverRiver St. St. eet. of the entire Waller Creek corridor. al mixed-use along Caesar Chavez new sculptural residential towers, Active building edge tural creek habitat, offering residents an Active building edge Primary street Primary street Active building edge Primary street Public open space “in the park� while creating a dramatic Public open space street Secondary street Public open space Secondary street Secondary stin skyline. Nearer the lake-shore are Public parking P Public parking Alley/service P Public parking Alley/service P ul park spacesAlley/service and cultural assets that Shared street Shared street versity of activities. This strategy is Shared street mise that a lakefront address in a park creek setbacks will create higher value lower density and larger lot coverage, Trinity St. e TIF and private development.

Active building edge Public open space

Primary street Secondary street Alley/service

Primary street

*completed at CMG Landscape Architecture - summer of 2012

Secondary street

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egeneration and Curation: Waller Creek


Active building edge

Primary street

Public open space

Secondary street

Public parking


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*completed at CMG Landscape Architecture - summer of 2012

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Community Garden | 9


San Mateo, CA

These studies explored the potential of a community garden to also serve as a public park. The intent of the garden was to be artfully designed, well crafted, and maintained in order to provide a flexible outdoor space to the community while improving the social equity of the Bay Meadows neighborhood.

*completed at CMG Landscape Architecture - summer of 2012






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A pro-bono project in the hills just north of the golden gate bridge. The improvement plan aims to create accessible parking and circulation into the main buildings as well as create a central commons that is more usable for resident artists and pedestrians. Renderings were used to generate excitement and support from local donors.

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*completed at CMG Landscape Architecture - summer of 2012

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Bayview Academy San Francisco, CA

Following the 2011 academic school year, the former Willie Brown Academy was closed by the federal government. Located in the rough Bayview district of San Francisco, the school had become one of the lowest achieving middle schools in the country. Nearly 90% of children in the neighborhood attended schools in other parts of the city. Revamping the school would instill a sense of pride and ownership in the residents, thereby harboring a stronger sense of community. Along with the San Francisco Unified School District, I proposed a new masterplan for the school grounds as well as provided architectural programming and design of the proposed buildings. All documents were generated using Revit Architecture and Adobe Creative Suite.

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existing condition

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Gymnasium/Multi-use room Performing Arts

7th/8th Grade Wing

Library & Technology Center

6th Grade Wing



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SLO City Farm San Luis Obispo, CA The Dalidio family donated a portion of their property, approximately 25 acres, to the city of San Luis Obispo to preserve as permanent agricultural land. The Central Coast Ag Network (CCAN), a non-profit group, along with the city of San Luis Obispo requested possible design solutions for the site. The design encompasses the essence of San Luis Obispo, exemplifying its agricultural heritage and environmental awareness. The site will serve as not only an area for food production but also education, conservation and recreation. All documents were generated using SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite.

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brittney cooper 822 Arkansas Street San Francisco, CA 94107 +1 707 478 1602 Entry Level Designer Position


CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, 2012 - Minor in Sustainable Environments - Dean’s Honor List - GPA 3.454 SKILLS DESIGN

Hand rendering - drafting - model building


Physical and digital modeling - India ink - Prismacolor marker - paint - photography - carpentry - ceramics sidewalk chalk


AutoCAD 2012 - Illustrator - InDesign Photoshop - PowerPoint - RevitArchitecture Rhinoceros 4.0 - SketchUp

ACCREDITATION LEED Green Associate, US Green Building Council INVOLVEMENT Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Sigma Lambda Alpha - Honor Society for Landscape Architects

June 2012

WORK The Planning Center | DC+E Landscape Designer Conceptual designs for community parks and master plans Construction document production Presentation graphics, layouts, and report documents

Sept 2012 Present

CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco Intern Presentation graphics and project deliverables Construction document revisions Website updates and maintenance

June 2012 Sept 2012

College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Dean’s Office Architecture Support Shop Assistant Assisting students in the operation of wood and metal machinery Maintenance and organization of tool room Ensuring student safety

Sept 2011June 2012

CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco Student Intern Implementation of SPUR Yerba Buena Street Life Plan Exhibit Illustrator and InDesign Layouts Site Research and Analysis

July 2011 Aug 2011

College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Dean’s Office Media Resource Center Student Intern Researching innovative architectural materials and requesting sample products to add to the materials library Assisting students with large scale scanning and plotting services Cataloging and shelving materials and literature

Sept 2010 June 2011

Undergraduate Portfolio - 2012  
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