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Danielle Mecham PORTFOLIO Landscape Architecture

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2010


Environments for a Livable Future:

CULTIVATING GROWING CULTURES Greenacres, Spokane WA

I Senior Project 2010

Project Goals: Provide spaces that facilitate interactive and educational experiences in sustainable local food production.

Objectives: • Provide opportunities for children and the community to learn the process of food production. • Promote awareness for the importance of locally grown and produced food. • Create opportunities for all ages to experience diversity in lifestyles, people, and their natural environments. • Develop accessible and adaptive botanic environments for inclusion of physically challenged community members.

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CONTECT / ANALYSIS

Site Location & Inventory

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Greenacres, Spokane WA

Washington, USA

The site was approximately 7.3 acres and located among rural homes and is currently used as an alfalfa field. The image below is the inventory of the site which depicts the different physical elements throughout the area.

Inventory - Photoshop

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Pre-Design

Design process

I designed this park with hopes that upon seeing and experiencing these gardens the community may be inspired to volunteer their time to help maintain the site and encourage future generations to pursue a more sustainable lifestyle.

Edible Schoolyard

Community Garden

Edible Forest Trail System

In order to further understand the dynamics and relationship of different design elements I constructed these images with SketchUP. The images portray the three dimensional components of each space.

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Master Plan & Supplementary Images Master Plan Top Left: Covered outdoor classroom with garden plots. (Hand Rendered)

graphics

Middle Left: Raised planters, pergola classroom and green house and chicken coop in background. (Hand Rendered)

Below: Raised planters in the community garden. (Hand Rendered) Below: Plots and pathway within the comm. garden. (Hand Rendered)

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Above: Edible Forest and trails. (Hand Rendered)

Above: Gazebo with edible vines and plants within the Park. (Hand Rendered)

Danielle Mecham PORTFOLIO 2009


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