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Cynthia Kotow

Landscape Architecture Portfolio


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Cynthia Kotow tsukairi@yahoo.com +1.949.939.6152 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE GAMBELIA EXPERVIENCE

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SECOND DAWN

20-24

THE RESERVOIR

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BUFFER

OUTLOOK REST STOP THE BURROWING TRAIL

MAIN GATHERING SPACE

MAIN GATHERING SPACE

TUNNEL

THE BOUNDLESS TRAIL

SOIL MODIFICATION PARKING x 10 BUFFER

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THE

GAMBELIA EXPERIENCE


MISSION STATEMENT To connect and expand the Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard (BNLL) species’ potential habitats to suitable scrub and grasslands adaptable to climate change, through grading and implementing more suitable soils.

MASTER PLAN

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REST STOP

MAIN GATHERING SPACE

THE HATCHED TRAIL

PARKING x 10

Goup project created in collaboration with Jo-Annie Tran. Black and white Master Plan line drawing credit to Jo-Annie Tran.


TRAIL STIUDY

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PRESERVE OPEN SPACE BUFFER

OVERLOOKS

GATHERING SPACE

SOIL MODIFICATION PARKING

5.25 MI

TUNNELS 3.45 MI

THE BURROWING TRAIL < 5% 5% -10% 10% - 15% > 15% Dense Shade w/ Trees Sparse Shade w/ Trees Sparse Shade w/ Tunnels

THE BOUNDLESS TRAIL

1.7 MI

< 5% 5% -10% 10% - 15% THE HATCHED TRAIL > 15% < 5% Dense Shade w/ Trees Dense Shade w/ Trees


PROGRAM

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OPEN

REST STOPS

SPACE

GATHERING SPACE PARKING

REST STOPS

PRESERVE

PRESERVE REST STOPS

PRESERVE

BUFFER REST STOPS

REST STOPS

GATHERING SPACE PARKING

OPEN SPACE BUFFER


FEASIBILITY STUDY

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SHRUB, SCRUB, & GRASSLAND KIT FOX HABITAT

SUITABLE SOILS

TEMPERATURE

POTENTIAL HABITATS

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PROXIMITY

AGRICULTURAL LAND


SOIL STUDY

Potential Habitats Sedimentary Rock Land Arid Loamy Arid Sandy Loamy Upland Saline

TOPOGRAPHY STUDY

SLOPE STUDY

Sandy Alluvial SLO County

Potential Habitats Contours: 5 ft

0-10% 10-15% 15-20% 20-25% 25-30%

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30-40% 40+%

SITE ANALYSIS

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ABIOTIC FACTORS & MAIN THREATS

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PESTICIDES -Poisonous -Affects insects and food

WATER -Hydrates through food and dew Dangers -Open bodies of water -Drought and high precipitation -Seasonal flooding

CLIMATE CHANGE -More greenhouse gasses -Temperature is rising

TEMPERATURE

TRAFFIC AND OFFROADING -Destructs landscape -Fragments habitat -High rate of road kills

TOPOGRAPHY

-Air Temp.: 74-104 °F -Ground temp.: 72-97 °F

-Flat lands < 30% slope -Elevation: 100 - 2400ft

Dangers Not Preferred -Drastic temp. changes -Steep slopes

INVASIVE PLANTS -Out compete native plants -Often dense and crowded

SOIL -Sandy soils in grassland -Alkali flats -Gravelly soil -Hardpan soil

Main Threats and Abiotic Factors diagrams collaboration with Jo-Annie Tran.


Kit Foxes

Owls

Kangraroo Rats

Ground Squirrels

Snakes

PREDATORS

HABITAT PROVIDERS

BLUNT-NOSED LEOPARD LIZARD BNLL

Consumes Provides Habitat

(Gambelia sila)

Moths

Crickets

Grasshoppers

Saltbush

Greasewood

Purple Needle Grass

Red Brome

Soft Chess

Foxtail

BIOTIC FACTORS

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PREY

NATIVE PLANTS

INVASIVE PLANTS

Biotic Factors diagram collaboration with Jo-Annie Tran.


PRELIMINARY PLAN & PROGRAM

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Buffers Open Space Planting (Native) Planting (Stabilization) Preserve GATHERING PRESERVE Soil Modification SPACE GATHERING Facilities SPACE OUTLOOKS Gathering Spaces OPEN Outlooks SPACE FACILITIES Parking PRESERVE OUTLOOKS GATHERING OUTLOOKS Resting Points SPACE Signage BUFFER OUTLOOKS SOIL FACILITIES Trails SOIL MODIFICATION Trail Essentials BUFFER MODIFICATION GATHERING OPEN SPACE SOIL PRESERVE SPACE MODIFICATION PRESERVE BUFFER OPEN

SPACE FACILITIES BUFFER

PARKING

N Preliminary Program collaboration with Jo-Annie Tran. Preliminary Plan credit to Jo-Annie Tran.


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CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

TRAIL HEAD

SIGN

LIGHT STRUCTURE

Construction Details collaboration with Jo-Annie Tran.


THE HATCHED TRAIL

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ITERATION I A

A A

ITERATION II B

A

B

ITERATION III

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B

B

Black and white section line drawings credit to Jo-Annie Tran.


THE HATCHED TRAIL

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C

C

C N

Gathering Space

Hedge

Trail Head

C

Buï¬&#x20AC;er

Black and white section line drawing credit to Jo-Annie Tran.


THE BOUNDLESS TRAIL

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Dense Buffer

Section line drawing credit to Jo-Annie Tran.

Trail

Dense Buffer

Gathering Space


THE BURROWING TRAIL

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Swale

Sparse Buï¬&#x20AC;er

Open Space


TUNNEIL OPTION I

THE BURROWING TRAIL

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N Black and white section line drawing credit to Jo-Annie Tran.

Buffer

Overlook Tunnel

Trail

Buffer


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THE BURROWING TRAIL

TUNNEL OPTION II

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Buffer

Black and white section line drawing credit to Jo-Annie Tran.

Overlook Tunnel

Trail

Buffer


Renovated Wellness Center

Screened Parking Adequate Designated Spaces Exterior Entrances Sensitive to Topography Maximize Views New Residential Units

Covered Seating Areas Sitting Circles Landscape Treatment for Driveway Welcoming Front Entrance Variety of Lighting Personalization Areas Sensory Gardens

Walking Paths with Destinations Activity Areas Tranquil Water Features Bike Racks or Bike Storage

Hierarchy of Seating Areas Seating Areas within Secluded Space

Hierarchy of Pathways Shaded Areas Sunny Areas

Exercise Stations Secluded Outdoor Rooms

Centralized Gathering Space Alcoves Along Paths Raised Planter Beds

Design Elements

Design Elements

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Cynthia Kotow Prof Margarita Hill Summer 2014 LA 433

SENSORY SensoryG G RENOVATED BLDG Renovated Building Wellness Center Wellness Center Total Apartments: 14 Total Apt: 14 13 User Studios 1 Resident Manager Apartment 13 User Studios 1 Resident Manager Apt

SIDE ENTRY Side Entrance

Centralized Gathering Space Alcoves Along Paths Raised Planter Beds Exercise Stations

First Floor Entry FIRST FLOOR

Secluded Outdoor Rooms Hierarchy of Pathways Shaded Areas Sunny Areas Hierarchy of Seating Areas Seating Areas within Secluded Space Walking Paths with Destinations Activity Areas Tranquil Water Features Bike Racks or Bike Storage Covered Seating Areas Sitting Circles Landscape Treatment for Driveway Welcoming Front Entrance Variety of Lighting Personalization Areas Sensory Gardens Screened Parking Adequate Designated Spaces Exterior Entrances Sensitive to Topography Maximize Views New Residential Units Renovated Wellness Center

Covered Bike BIKE RACKS Racks

Important Related Potentially Related Not Related

Entrance MAINMain ENTRY First Floor Entry

FIRST FLOOR

Raised Planter RAISED PLANTER Beds BEDS Roof GREEN Green ROOF

STORAGE Extra Storage Room ROOM NEW BLDG N

SECOND DAWN

12 Studios Building 300 sq. ft. New 12 Studios 300 sq. ft Two-Story Bldg Two-Story Building Patios: 200-300 ft. Patios: 200-300 sq.sq.ft. Laundry

Laundry Room LAUNDR ROOMS


SECOND Second Floor EntryFLOOR

GARDEN Garden

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ALCOVE Secluded Outdoor Room Proposed County Road PROPOSED ROAD Access to Andre Property SIDE ENTRY Side Entrance First Floor Entry FIRST FLOOR

Labyrinth LABYRINTH

BIKE RACKS Covered Bike Racks Easement EASEMENT

PARKING LOT Emergency Acess Parking Lot Emergency Access Total Parking: 17 Total Parking: 17 16 Parking Spaces 16 Standard Parking 1 ADA Parking Space 1 ADA Parking

SMOKING AREAS Smoking Areas Main Gathering Spaces MAIN GATHERING SPACES

REFLECTING POOLS Reflecting Pools Ground Level Ground Level

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Cynthia Kotow

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INDOOR Indoor Bike Racks BIKE RACKS

Meadow MEADOW

Prof. Margarita Hill

Scale 1” = 10’ - 0” 0’ 5’ 10’

Summer 2014

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LA 402

MASTER PLAN

BACK ENTRY ENTRY Courtyard Entrance

Covered Entrance Second Floor Entry


PLANTING PLAN

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0’ 5’ 10’ 7 QA

HA 4 CP

PLANTING PLAN

HA 3 ICRB 3 SA 3 AMDH

HA 3 DB 6 PSR

HA

4 CP

3 AMDH

HA

7 HA

2 PSR

PSR 2 ABD

3 MR

5 SB SB HA 4 CP

SN 5 SA

2 SN PSR

5 ICRB 2 DB

ABR

3 QA 5 SA 4 ABD SB 2 CP2 CP

3 SN 2 AMDH

QA

PSR CP SA

3 SB

ABD 2 ICRB

2 CP 2 CP 4 SB 2 ICRB

11 CAKF

7 SA

PSR 3 ICRB 3 ABD

SB 2 CP MR 2 ABD MR CP 2 CP

SN 3 ICRB

3 ICRB

PSR 3 ABD

3 SB CP 2 ABD

SB

AMDH

2 CP

ICRB

SB 2 MR

3 MR PSR 2 MR

3 SB

5 MR

PSR

SA HA

SN

5 DB

3 HA

4 ICRB 3 PSR

2 PSR2 ICRB 8 SA QA AMDH

5 CAKF 6 SA

3 ABD

2 ICRB 2 HA

MR

MR

3 ABD DB

HA PSR

DB

2 SB ICRB AMDH

2 CP

3 SN 2 MR

CP HA 4 PSR ABD CP 3 MR 4 CP HA MR 2 ICRB MR

PSR

CP 2 ABR

4 CAKF 2 ABD

6 ICRB 2 PSR SN

ABR 3 ABD MR 2 PSR

46 BM

AMDH CP

ICRB

2 ABD SN

4 PSR MR PSR 3 MR

PSR

3 MR DB

2 QA

SN

ICRB

4 PSR

MR CP 2 ICRB MR HA

MR DB

HA 5 CP

QA

2 CP

3 CP

HA

HA 5 PSR

CP 4 MR

3 CP

6 MR

HA

2 MR

3 DB PSR

HA

3 MR CP

ACV MR

PSR

HA 5 ADHM

35 ADHM

2 PSR 2 MR

2 MR PSR

2 ABD 6 ICRB PSR

3 SM

ABR

QA

2 CP

5 SM

2 CP

3 MR

ACV

HA PSR

5 CP

CP

3 MR

MR SA PSR ABR

HA

3 ABD

4 PSR 3 HA

ABD

CP 2 ABD

MR CP

4 ABD

3 ABR PSR QA 2 MR

3 ABR

4 SA

4 CP 3 DB

8 QA

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ICRB 2 SB 2 ICRB QA

Abrev. Scientific Name

Common Name Size Total


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ABREV. BOTANICAL NAME

COMMON NAME

SIZE

ABR ABD ACV ADHM AMDH CAKF CP DB FC HA ICRB MR PSR QA SA SB SM SN

Kangaroo Paw Kangaroo Paw Southern Maidenhari Fern Manzanita Manzanita Feather Reed Grass Field Sedge African Iris Beach Strawberry Toyon/Christmas Berry Red Baron Blood Grass Deer Grass Purple Fountain Grass Coast Live Oak Autumn Moor Grass Blue-Eyed Grass Californian Pepper Tree Elderberry

1g 1g 4" 5g 10g 1g 1g, 4" 1g 1g 1g 1g 1g, 4" 1g 15g 1g 4" 15g 1g

Anigozanthos 'Big Red' Anigozanthos 'Bush Dawn' Adiantum capillus-veneris Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' Arctostaphylos manzanita 'Dr. Hurd Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Carex praegracilis Dietes bicolor Fragaria chiloensis Heteromeles arbutifolia Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' Muhlenbergia rigens Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum Quercus agrifolia Sesleria autumnalis Sisyrinchium bellum Schinus molle Sambucus nigra


PROCESS

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Landscaped Treatment for Driveway

Adequate Designated Spaces

Renovated Wellness Center

Hierarchy Seating of Seating Areas Sunny Areas

Covered Seating

Centralized Gathering Space

Max Views

Bike Racks

Screen Parking

Activity Areas

Alcoves Seating

Raised Planter Beds

Bike Racks

Shady Areas

New Residential Units

Sensory Garden

Seating Areas

Scluded Outdoor Rooms

Max Views

Hierarchy Seating of Seating Areas Covered Seating Max Views

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Multi-Use Field

Sunny Areas

Multi-Use Field

Activity Areas Shady Areas

Sunny Areas

Landscaped Treatment for Driveway

Adequate Designated Spaces

New Residential Units

Secluded Outdoor Rooms Seating Areas

Activity Areas

Hierarchy of Seating

Renovated Wellness Center

Bike Racks

Raised Planter Beds

Bike Racks

Sensory Gardens

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THE

RESERVOIR


MASTER PLAN

26 TO PRADO ROAD ORCHARDS WINE GHETTO

WETLANDS

AMPHITHEATRE

CONVENTION CENTER

TANK FARM ROAD

MULTI-USE

HOTEL

RANGELAND

TIMESHARES ORCHARDS

RESERVOIR

RIPARIAN CORRIDOR

WATER TREATMENT POOLS STABLES

MISSION STATEMENT

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To reconnect users to nature through a diverse travel destination with regards to endangered species, airport, circulation, and historical opportunities and constraints.


AMPHITHEATRE

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RESERVOIR

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RESERVOIR The Reservoir was an old oil reservoir, but now it is a place for users to relax and reconnect with nature. It is a partially covered terraced walkway where users can view the middle â&#x20AC;&#x153;reservoirâ&#x20AC;? where fairy shrimp inhabit a temporal retention pond.


STREETSCAPES

Vehicle Swale Bike Ped.

These are diďŹ&#x20AC;erent streetscapes that exist within the multi-use community in the northeast corner of the site. The main components are vehicular, bike, and pedestrian paths with a swale always placed between vehicles and pedestrians. Users can cross over swales through small bridges.

STREETSCAPES

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THANK YOU Cynthia Kotow

tsukairi@yahoo.com Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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