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CLAIRE MARIE FISHER

portfolio / 2017


9 TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY

8 MIXED MEDIA

7 COMMUNITY & COASTAL RESILIENCY

6 CULTURAL LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION

5 ADIRONDACK INTERPRETIVE CENTER

4 COME ALIVE OUTSIDE

3 RAHMA EDIBLE COMMUNITY FOREST

2 RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

1 DESIGNER STATEMENT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I strive to create places that positively impact mental wellbeing, and believe that enjoyable outdoor spaces promote healthy individuals and communities. By employing a naturalistic style to design restorative environments, I craft landscapes that promote connection and engagement between people and their environments. I am resilient, well rounded, and adaptable, and I endeavor to design landscapes that embody these same qualities.

DESIGNER STATEMENT / 1


BRADY-MCCULLOUGH RESIDENCE ITHACA, NY

The objective was to design a space that drew the family out into their outdoor environment, while at the same time promoting wildlife diversity and ecological function. The site is located in the historic Henry St. John’s district of downtown Ithaca.

SITE PLAN REVISION AFTER REVIEW WITH CLIENT

INITIAL SITE PLAN

treehouse

stone path residence

pergola and outdoor patio residence

garage

garage

firepit sand pit

LSA 620 Studio My contributions: Conceptual design, design revisions, siteplan rendering Other contributions: Jenny Bushkie, Kate Littlefield, Robyn Lomenzo, Jon Matz, Nicole Rivera-Ramos, and Jeromy Wegrzyn

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN / 2


RAHMA EDIBLE COMMUNITY FOREST SYRACUSE, NY

ALCHEMICAL NURSERY permaculture + ecology

existing

RAHMA EDIBLE COMMUNITY FOREST Social System RAHMA CLINIC

The Rahma Edible Community Forest was created in 2010 on the empty parcel of the Rahma Free Clinic located in the South Side Community of Syracuse. Alchemical Nursery assisted in the creation of this community garden with a focus on permaculture. This garden style is low-maintenance and sustainable while yielding perennial fruit, nuts, vegetables, and herbs. The South Side community seeks to explore opportunities in education, community events, and annual vegetable production. Production Details

South Side Community

community clinic + fresh food

TOMORROW’S NEIGHBORHOODS TODAY

SITE PLAN A

MCKINLEY-BRIGHTON ELEMENTARY education

community resource

South Side Community

ALCHEMICAL NURSERY

proposed

RAHMA EDIBLE COMMUNITY FOREST Social System community clinic + fresh food community resource permaculture + ecology education

RAHMA CLINIC

TOMORROW’S NEIGHBORHOODS TODAY

community workshop

community workshop

MCKINLEY-BRIGHTON ELEMENTARY

SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY

seat wall Permaculture

Recycled Input

Production Details

McKinley-Brighton Elementary

water

fertilizer/ compost

ground cover

perennial

shrub

container production container production

permaculture

perennial edge permaculture

tree Rahma Edible Community Garden

Container

High Input

seat wall

community garden

Rahma Edible Community Forest

soil horizon seeds

SITE PLAN B

40’

40’

SUNY ESF LSA 670 | Food Systems Studio Matthew Potteiger Robyn Lomenzo Claire Fisher

community garden

Container

0’

0’

SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY

Rahma Edible Community Forest

High Input

20’

20’

Permaculture

perennial edge

Recycled Input

plugs

water

soil

root system

fertilizer/ compost

ground cover

perennial

shrub

tree

soil horizon

raised bed

seeds

soil

LSA 670 Studio - Food Systems My contributions: Conceptual design,systems diagram planning, siteplan rendering Other contributions: Robyn Lomenzo

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

plugs

root system

raised bed

RAHMA EDIBLE COMMUNITY FOREST / 3


SITEPLAN

COME ALIVE OUTSIDE DESIGN CHALLENGE RUTLAND, VT Together with students from SUNY Colbeskill, small groups created initial designs during a weekend charrette, aimed at addressing the growing disconnect between people and the natural environment. The goal of the design challenge was to design an engaging space that catered to a wide variety of users. The plant palette was designed for seasonal interest and pleasant, stimulating sensory input.

A Outdoor gathering space B Information center

C

C Wildflower meadow D Pond

C

A

C

E Wetland

F

F Therapeutic garden & labyrinth

PLANT PALETTE

G Castle and sand pit H Willow tunnels SPRING

Spicebush

Northern Sea Oats Switchgrass

Lamb’s Ears

I

Climbing hill

B E D

POND AND INFORMATION CENTER

Chamomile

G

SUMMER Dwarf Periwinkle

Royal Frost Birch

Lavender

Pink Muhly Grass

Coneflower

H

Milkw=weed

I

FALL Royal Frost Birch

Sugar Maple

Spicebush

Switchgrass

Coneflower

Northern Sea Oats

Royal Frost Birch

WINTER Red twig dogwood

Northern Sea Oats Milkweed

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

THERAPEUTIC GARDEN & LABYRINTH

COME ALIVE OUTSIDE / 4


ADIRONDACK INTERPRETIVE CENTER REDESIGN NEWCOMB, NY SITE PLAN The Center requested a redesign of their site, which would address the major issues of stormwater management, improved circulation, and ADA accessibility. Providing space for outdoor gatherings and education was also a priority of the redesign. The site is open all year, and so circulation and snow removal were considered in the new proposed drive layout.

PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY WITH DECORATIVE FENCING 20’

0’

40’

Rain gardens

< Section elevation of the walkway to the visitor center.

Bioretention basin (typ)

Interpretive center Outdoor classroom Pedestrian walkway

Bioswale (typ)

OUTDOOR EDUCATION AREA

Welcome sign arch Parking lot

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

<< View from the visitor center to the outdoor gathering area and pedestrian walkway.

ADIRONDACK INTERPRETIVE CENTER / 5


HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AUBURN, NY

185

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

CHURCH OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

3 TABER DR 174

KEARNEY AVENUE

187

172

Auburn, New York

Existing Conditions South Street Properties OLMSTED CENTER

New York State Armory

65

193

for LANDSCAPE P RESERVATION

National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

720

AMHERST AVE EXT

www.nps.gov/oclp 69

31

197

The SUNY ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation is working with the National Park Service Olmsted Center to prepare a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) for Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. My internship focused on documenting the existing conditions of the cultural landscape, as well as gathering historic records. I assisted with on-site field work, met with architects and planners who have worked on the site in the past, participated in CAD and GIS training with NPS Olmsted Center staff, and developed geo-referenced CAD maps and rendered Illustrator plans. Ultimately, the project will assist in the promotion, facilitation, and improvement of peoples’ understanding of natural and cultural aspects of Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.

Cultural Landscape Report

NEW YORK STATE

AUBURN BOARD OF EDUCATION

SOURCES

5

70

199-203

700

695

5

69

71

AME ZION CHURCH 715

710

WOOD CREEK

in partnership with Department of Landscape Architecture Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, www.esf.edu/la/cclp

1. TopoQuest Mapviewer (2016)

695

205

75

4. Google Maps (2016) 5. Field survey, June 2016, August 2016

Remnant Apple Orchard

DRAWN BY

HOME FOR THE AGED PROPERTY

Claire Fisher, Illustrator CC version 21.0 (2016)

695

77

Home for the Aged

3. City of Auburn, Dept. of Planning & Economic Development (2016)

SEE DRAWING 2.2

180

AME ZION CHURCH

720

73

2. US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ntl. Wetlands Survey (2016)

69

5

LEGEND

Multipurpose Center Entrance drive

Library

6059

STILLMEADOW LN

City of Auburn Town of Fleming Walk to John Brown Hall

69

0

695

Barn Brick House

6050

6051

Norris Residence

VEGETATION SPECIES Managed Vegetation: American Elm Eastern Red Cedar Norway Spruce Siberian Elm Silver Maple Sugar Maple

TUBMAN RESIDENCE PROPERTY Ulmus americana (U.a) Juniperus virginiana (J.v) Picea abies (P.a.) Ulmus pumila (U.p) Acer saccharinum (A.sa) Acer saccharum (A.s)

Mown lawn

Town line

Asphalt

Deciduous tree

Planting Planting bed Bed

Coniferous tree

Meadow

Chainlink fence

Woods

Power line

Old growth

Building

Culvert

98

182

6055

John Brown Hall Ruins

Property boundary

Bank

Wetlands 1’ Contour line

Sign post

SOUTH STREET (NY 34)

6039

VEGETATION SPECIES

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

Successional Woods: Asian Honeysuckle Buckthorn Bur Reed Eastern Cottonwood Green Ash Grey Dogwood Jewelweed Joe Pye Weed Multiflora Rose Red Dogwood Scotch Elm Water Plantain

NOTES Lonicera maackii Rhamnyus cathartica Sparganium Populus deltoides Fraxinus pennsylvanica Cornus racemosa Impatiens capensis Eutrochium purpureum Rosa multiflora Cornus sericea Ulmus glabra Alisma subcordatum

Old Growth Forest: American Hornbeam Basswood Bitternut Eastern White Pine Hop Hornbeam Northern Red Oak Scots Pine Shagbark Hickory Sugar Maple

1. All features showin in approximate scale and location. Carpinus caroliniana Tilia americana Carya cordiformis Pinus strobus Ostrya virginiana Quercus rubra Pinus sylvestris Carya ovata Acer saccharum

2. Plan shows landscape in 2016. 3. Plan does not identify minor shrubs and herbaceous plants. 4. Contours extrapolated outside HART site. 5. Vegetation identified by Leopold & Gibbs, (2016 field inventory 0’

25’

50’

100’

200’

Drawing #2.1

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION / 6


OAKWOOD BEACH RESILIENCY CHARETTE STATEN ISLAND, NY

FRESHWATER POND (typ)

Students from ESF and the University of Applied Sciences - Osnabruck, Germany worked together at Oakwood Beach, Staten Island exploring options for a FEMA buyout area, and options for the future of this area that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The project was identified by the NYS Department of Conservation, and addresses both community and coastal resiliency.

VISITOR

PHRAGMITES MITIGATION WETLAND RESTORATION PARKLET

VISITOR CENTER CENTER & AMPHITHEATER

PARKINGLOT BEACH ACCESS

PARKLET

REMAINING RESIDENCE (typ)

BRACKISH WETLAND BRIDGE TO SEA WALL TRAIL (typ)

SANDBAG WALL PARKLET TRAIL

PARKINGLOT BEACH ACCESS

TRAIL SYSTEM

SEWER ACCESS

SEA WALL

SEA WALL PATH

RESTORED BRACKISH WETLAND

GRAVEL PATH

FORESTED UPLAND (typ) PARKINGLOT BEACH ACCESS

SIDEWALK STORM WATER FILTER STRIP OAKWOOD BEACH, PHASE I

0’

100’

200’

400’

FLOOD GATE BEACH ACCESS (typ)

OAKWOOD BEACH, PHASE II

0’

100’

200’

400’

Phase I addresses changes that are to take place in the near future, in which there are some residents remaining on site. The is to provide benefits to the residents through aspects (such as parklets and improved beach access for recreation), and to preserve some sense of community and neighborhood among the scattered homes left after the storm and buyout process.

LSA 620 Studio My contributions: Conceptual design and revisons, programming Other contributions: Jeromy Wegrzyn

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

Phase II addresses longer-term solutions that are to be implemented once all current residents have opted to participate in the buyout program. It seeks to unite Oakwood Beach with Great Kills Park to the southwest, as well as with the JKF Boardwalk to the northeast. Dewberry Engineering has proposed an armored sea wall as defense from future storm events - we propose that a pedestrian path be implemented atop the sea wall, and that flood gates be installed to allow for saltwater exchange and a brackish wetland ecosystem to exist as an ecopark. Islands of increasing height gradually slope up to the sea wall and act as a visual buffer and as nesting sites for migrating birds. The potential for the new Oakwood Beach area to serve as a node of education and engagement is an opportunity to give the neighborhood a renewed sense of place, and to further connect Staten Island with the greater NYC area.

COMMUNITY & COASTAL RESILIENCY / 7


MIXED MEDIA

Explorations using watercolor, ink, pencil, clay, and wool.

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

MIXED MEDIA / 8


THIS IS WHERE I’M FROM: SCHENECTADY, NY

THIS IS WHERE I’VE BEEN: NEW JERSEY ECUADOR

DENMARK

HUNGARY

cmfisher@syr.edu / (518) 698-2659

CANADA

AUSTRIA

SPAIN

SCOTLAND

WYOMING

BELIZE

ITALY

GERMANY

NEW HAMPSHIRE RHODE ISLAND

NEW ZEALAND

OREGON

IRELAND

SYRACUSE, NY

TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY / 9


I LOOK FORWARD TO WHERE I’M GOING NEXT

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