C H R I STO P H ER S T EB B I N S
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U r b a n D es i gn, La n d sc a p e A rc h itectur e, U r b a n P l a n n in g, a n d G eo sp a tia l Analys is
Masters of Environmental Planning and Design, University of Georgia, Masters of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, Bachelor of Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara,
Urban Designer Dunedin City Council 2018
Urban Designer/ Landscape Architect
Align Limited 2017
Urban Design Specialist
Carl Vinson Institute of Governments 2014 -2016
Byers Design Group 2015
Senior GIS Specialist
CH2M HILL 2007-2012
GIS Specialist & Program Coordinator Benton Soil & Water Conservation District 2002-2007
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promoted innovative public space solutions that met the social and economic needs of the urban community contributed significantly to the establishment of a large trial pedestrian area within the heart of wrote landscape and visual impact assessments & mitigation plans for resource consents learned the planning statutory framework of New Zealand created photorealistic digital renderings of proposed
developed strategic and visionary downtown master plans promoted urban infill designs drafted detailed public space designs created and presented master plans of historic parks
designed detailed planting plans for large-scale residential developments conducted tree and plant inventories of existing plants and heritage trees for proposed developments in the field
GIS project management of largescale GIS projects coordinated GPS field data collection teams designed hundreds of complex maps quantified the environmental trained & managed volunteer survey teams & field work composed & awarded grants gave presentations to a variety of community & academic groups coordinated efforts between diverse public agencies
Honor Award, 2016 American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) Student Regional Director, 2014-2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Student Boardmember, 2014-2015 Georgia Society of Landscape Architects (GSLA) Student President, 2015-2016 Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society
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2016 2015 1996 1996
downtown solely developed the concept and design of a temporary parklet coinciding with an annual science festival
developments and concepts designed 3D models of proposed concepts to model visual impacts composed detailed urban design and landscape assessments of engineering plans of large-scale transportation projects devised complex 3D and photorealistic digital renderings facilitated community input through focus groups and interviews identified community priorities presented concepts to community assisted in the design of structural details and dimensions of architectural floor plans
& cultural impacts of different project alternatives of large-scale transportation projects wrote scopes & estimates of GIS aspect of civil engineering projects gave numerous presentations within the corporation managed large, complex geographic databases developed and published an online mapping application involved in the development of a statewide GIS parcel database
Photoshop AutoCAD Illustrator InDesign Sketchup ArcGIS Hand Drawing Public Speaking
A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S & P U B L I C AT I O N S City Centre Trial Pedestrianisation Event, “The Octagon Experience”. Dunedin City Council, New Zealand. 2018 I was a critical organiser for a large-scale placemaking event over 5-days, which greatly expanded the extent and scope of the existing public space in the centre of the city called The Octagon. This temporary installation was filled with street furniture, surface treatments, plants, accent lighting, and family-oriented amenities. Based on feedback from officials, the public, and the media, it was a smashing success. This led to the City Council’s consideration for a permanent public space solution of the Octagon.
A Tool to Evaluate Urban Plazas for Planning and Design Patterns That Support Sociability Publication and Defense of the Masters of Landscape Architecture Thesis. 2014-2015 Through a comprehensive review of design and public life literature over the last 100 years, I developed a detailed list of planning and design patterns that optimise informal sociability in urban public spaces. From these patterns, I developed a comprehensive scoring methodology which evaluates the social performance of existing public spaces, but may also be used as a checklist to develop new public spaces. My thesis committee all admitted the importance of this topic. Since my defense last August, this thesis has received over sixty independent downloads from academics worldwide on academia.edu. I have since presented this work to Group8Asia Architecture firm in Hanoi, the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand, and to the planning department at the Dunedin City Council in Dunedin, New Zealand.
A New Urban Plaza for Downtown Athens, Georgia: A Planning and Programming Concept Publication and Defense of the Masters of Environmental Planning and Design Practicum, 2016 This practicum proposed a planning and design concept to introduce a central urban plaza in downtown Athens, Georgia. The concept divided the site into four functional parts, which were each informed by specific theory: the overall “plaza district” concept, the “Woonerf” street treatment, the “naked” intersections, and the “core” plaza space. The “core” was directly informed by the author’s previous masters thesis on the design and planning of urban plazas that support sociability.
Downtown Strategic and Visioning Plan. City of Clarkesville, Georgia. 2014-2015 I contributed heavily to a community planning and design report for the City of Clarkesville, Georgia. I personally administered over a comprehensive public input process, and later analyzed the resulting information to identify the town’s priorities. In respect to these priorities, myself and the rest of the team designed and introduced innovative infill and adaptive reuse solutions. I personally introduced and designed the concept of a new urban hub that included sociable public spaces. The report was highly lauded by elected and appointed officials of the city and actions have already been taken on this work.
Led the Local Submission of the International Park(ing) Day Event. Athens, Georgia. 2015-2016. Within the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, I led my department’s submission for the annual Parking Day event (parkingday.org), which converts parallel parking locations into a temporary public open space. The purpose of which is to highlight the need for better uses of public space other than parking. I championed the entire concept, planning, and design process, as well as communicated with legal entities and performed volunteer management of over fifty members. The result was a grand success, with three linked parking spots converted into a continuous, lush and intricately designed park space. Officials of both the City of Athens and the university lauded the results.
Group Leadership and Technical Facilitator of the Department-Wide Design Charrettes. 2014 & 2015 At the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, I participated in two department-wide vertical planning and design charrettes, both covering different urban regions in the state of Georgia. For each project group, I was assigned to, I became the natural leader and organizer. Through group discussion, I facilitated the identification of future trends and developed our group’s goals to meet them. During the second charrette, I was hired to be a technical facilitator for the entire event, I presented gave orientations and provided technical assistance to individual students and faculty leaders of the project groups.
Developed a Coalition of Partners in a Statewide Fisheries Conservation Effort. 2005-2007 In my previous career, I created a coalition of willing partners throughout the state of Oregon. This included state, county, and federal agencies, as well as university institutions and community watershed councils. The goals were to establish a digital regional inventory of man-made barriers to migrating aquatic species, and a system to prioritize their removal. I acted as an advocate through presentations to many groups and served as a communications liaison between the respective agencies.
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P R O F E S S I O N A L R E F E R E N C E S: Dr Crystal V Filep Team Leader Urban Design (former) City Development Dunedin City Council +64 21 0282 7006 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) Daniel Bivins Senior Public Service Associate Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia 1.706.583.0856 email@example.com David Spooner, ASLA Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs College of Environment and Design, The University of Georgia 1.706.542.0063 firstname.lastname@example.org Jack Crowley Senior Professor, Planning Program Director College of Environment and Design, The University of Georgia 1.706.542.4723 email@example.com Judith Wasserman, MLA, MRP Professor of Landscape Architecture, Director of the School of Design and Community Development West Virginia University, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design 1.304.293.5524 firstname.lastname@example.org Skip Graffam, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP Partner, Director of Research The OLIN Studio 1.215.440.0030 x852 email@example.com
I N T E R N AT I O N A L U R B A N D E S I G N E X P E R I E N C E S After traveling and studying internationally over the last 10 years, I have gained a comprehensive global persepective of urban planning and design practice and theory. I studied urban design and landscape architecture in Italy over two months, participated in a large-scale urban park design in Turkey, and recorded detailed observations of urban design techniques in Denmark, Sweden, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia over the course of 3 years. I also met with private firms and academics in these countries as well, and provided a presentation of my research to a major architecture planning firm called group8asia, to the School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, and to the Dunedin City Councilâ€™s planning department.