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Daniel J Bedell Landscape Architecture Portfolio

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A Hint Of Ethos My design is focused around the ebbs and flows of nature. This can be seen especially through my use of water in many projects. Whether it is a river running through a site or storm water running off of a roof, I find the sound, sight and feeling of moving water incredibly relaxing. Adhering with the living environment is my built form. It can provide a stark difference against wild areas or the hard can flow through the soft as if they evolved together. Each stone laid, tree planted, or contour line drawn is there to make someone’s day better, to take them out of the buzz of daily life and to place them in a space defined by uniqueness and serenity.

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Table Of Contents Heritage Plaza Re-imagined

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The Riparian Buffer Initiative

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Carya Community

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Penn State West Campus Commons

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Stream Side Park

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Heritage Plaza Re-imagined Altoona, Pennsylvania Date Completed: May, 2016 The goal of the project was to revitalize Altoona’s most prominent downtown plaza. The plaza was to be used as a catalyst to help grow the number of residents and visitors that frequent downtown Altoona. Located right next to a major Amtrak train line, Heritage plaza has the potential to serve as the gathering, entering, and exit point of Altoona. The design of the plaza introduced a soft, warm, and eventful gathering space for all ages that invites visitors to stop and experience such a unique city.

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Multi-use Plaza

Shady Tree Plaza

Train Car Cafe’

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Initial design layouts led to the refined master plan. Multi-use spaces and clear transitions were aspects that were seen as utmost importance. Public surveys helped make design decisions on what to keep, add, and remove from the existing plaza.

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The site is historically rich and located along the edge of the Appilachian Mountain Range. The design pushes to connect the history of the city of Altoona and awareness of the ecosystem that surrounds them. The site melds from a shady tree plaza, representing a forest ecosystem, into a grassy medow.

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People can easily walk along the winding paths and flow through the site. They can interact with the storm water runnel that runs from the northwest to the east side of the site. The change in topography can allow for seating at events.

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The Riparian Buffer Initiative Spring Creek Watershed - Centre County, Pennsylvania Date Completed: December, 2015 The need for cleaner water systems extends from not just our large rivers and watersheds, such as the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, but also to our order 1 streams and smaller watersheds. The Spring Creek Watershed is host to many streams and rivers, from order 1 to order 5 level. This projects is a push to add natural buffers along the banks of all streams. It does this through the examination of 3 separate sites under a variety of conditions. It answers the questions buffer width, vegetation, structure, and placement.

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S. Potter Street runs along side Spring Creek. This is an old street with many worn out warehouses adjacent. It is an ideal place in implement a natural buffer.

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Slab Cabin Run is a order 2 stream that runs through the agricultural fields of Shingletown. It experiences pollution from animal waste and agricultural product runoff.

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Titan Energy Park is an abandoned warehouse along the Logan Branch of Spring Creek. Running right over the creek is old rusted train tracks and along the banks are stacks of boulders for stabilization.

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Carya Community State College, Pennsylvania Date Completed: February, 2016 In place of an old abandoned trailer park, a new community was to be built. The design includes dense, low income housing in an environment that tries to replecate the community aspect of the old trailer park. Nestled into a Oak - Hickory woodland, a village was created that boasted shared community space, playgrounds, bike paths, and an enhanced opportunity to become a friendly neighbor.

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The idea of Carya Community is make houses that shared outdoor living spaces. All these spaces are connected by sidewalks or bike path which in turn leads to the main gathering space. All this happens around the natural forest habitat.

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Perspectives were developed to give the sense of community that is hard to bring through in a plan drawing.


A mixed style of housing is used, from dual family town homes to multi-family apartments. The site also has a convenience store and cafe’, so residents do not have to travel far for simple and daily needs.

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Penn State West Campus Commons University Park, Pennsylvania Date Completed: May, 2016 A new area of campus has yet to have been spatially designed. Around the three buildings located there, a plaza with different specified area was imagined. Consisting of mixed planting beds, a tree plaza, and a meadow walk, this space is redefined and offers many opportunities for students, faculty, and visitors to sit and relax.

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A perennial garden is design next to the entrance of the EES building. It features a circuitous path and a direct path, for which ever your need is that day. It is home to a variety of plantings.

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The meadow walk has many wavy paths, to represent the texture of a full grown meadow in the breeze.


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The overall site plan includes many general planting beds. The form of the curve is kept throughout the site to encourage the visitor to get in touch with the nature that surrounds them.

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Stream Side Park Conceptual Date Completed: December, 2015 This is a 100 square foot site that was entirely designed. The only given requirement was that it did not breach the size limits. It features a bubbly stream that visitors can interact with from up close and afar. There is also a central gathering plaza with movable outdoor seating. The design concept was to create an area where everyone who visits can learn about native riparian vegetation and enjoy the outdoors in a physical or passive manner.

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STREAM SIDE PROJECT

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Many skills were learned throughout this project, the most important being detailed drawing and detailed sections.

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Thank You For Your Consideration

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Bedell Portfolio  

4th year landscape architecture student at Penn State University