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NAVIGATION Design Statement

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Resume

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Regeneration: Courtyard Design

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Azusa Community Sculpture Park and Learning Center 6-7 Restaurant Construction Documents:

Grading and Drainage Plan

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Patio Details

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Decking Details

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The Concrete Habitat Unit:

Phase 1 - Host Research

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Phase 2 - Informed Speculation

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Phase 3 - The Concrete Habitat Unit

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DESIGN STATEMENT

Edna is an East Coast transplant who grew up in Connecticut, fell in love with Baltimore, and now calls the Los Angeles area her home. She has a cat, loves plants, and is amazed at all she has learned in her first year of grad school as a master of landscape architecture candidate. Two more years to go! Currently, Edna is interested in landscape architecture as it relates to city planning and public health, and hopes to incorporate these issues in her future career.

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Edna Robidas 914 N Palomares St, Pomona, CA 91767 - edna.robidas@gmail.com - 860-214-2370

Education

Work Experience

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Pomona, CA, 2011- present Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, expected completion 2014 ASLA student chapter class representative

Restaurant Server Miss Shirley’s Café, Baltimore, MD 2009- 2011 J. Timothy’s Taverne, Plainville, CT 2003- 2009 Acquired excellent customer service skills Developed outstanding multi-tasking abilities Trained new staff members

University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT, 2004- 2007 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Magna Cum Laude, 3.6 GPA Minors in Landscape Design and Environmental Studies Awarded the Donald N. Maynard Horticultural Scholarship Participated in the UConn Horticulture Club Community Activities Volunteer at Sprout! an urban farm initiative in Los Angeles, CA, 2012 Collaborator on Subsurface, a student produced landscape architecture magazine at Cal Poly, Pomona, 2012 Volunteered at Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore, MD, 2010 Volunteered at Real Food Farm- an urban farm in Baltimore, MD, 2010

Landscaper Goodness Grows, Cheshire, CT 2005 Assisted a professional gardener with general landscaping tasks Worked independently at jobs with little supervision General Help Green Acres Farm, Bristol, CT 2004 Operated and organized the farm stand Harvested various produce from the farm’s growing fields

Technical Skills

Multiple computer program experience including AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, Google SketchUp, and Microsoft Office Sketching and hand-drawing

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R E G E N E R A T I O N

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A redesign of the courtyard behind Building 1 on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus. The intent of the design is to regenerate the landscape by day lighting the stream that has previously been covered, and providing an active meeting space to contribute to the sharing of ideas 5 between all types of campus members that highlights the importance of Building One as the first building on campus.


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AZUSA COMMUNITY SCULPTURE PARK AND LEARNING CENTER


This design transforms a parcel of land by the San Gabriel River into a Discovery Center with outdoor learning classrooms and a Sculpture Park for MOCA. A biofiltration wetland is incorporated into the parking area, and a bike trail that connects with the San Gabriel River bike trail runs throughout the park.

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Restaurant Construction Documents Sustainable grading and drainage design, as well as construction details of the patio and deck design for a fictional restaurant, Casablanca Redux, that reflect its “Moroccan with a Modern Twist� theme.


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The Concrete Habitat Unit - Phase 1 - Host Research The host species (Monkey Flower - Mimulus gutatus) model created from laser-cut mylar with wire as support, and an infographic 11 board demonstrating its life cycle and habitat requirements.


The Concrete Habitat Unit - Phase 2 - Informed Speculation Models made from casted plaster that demonstrate the opportunity of habitat for one or both of the project’s host species: Monkey Flower - Mimulus gutatus, and California Floater - Anodonta californiensis. Care in photographing the models was taken to fully display the habitat niches created.

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The Concrete Habitat Unit - Phase 3 - The CHU Redo Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) were modified to make a Concrete Habitat Unit (CHU). CMUs are a cheap building block used widely in the construction of different types of infrastructure. By slightly modifying it, while keeping it’s structural integrity, the opportunity for habitat, in an easily stackable, mass produced concrete block, is provided where once was a sterile single purpose item. This CHU specifically is designed to capture and hold water, creating the perfect habitat for a Monkey Flower (Mimulus gutatus), and many other organisms. One application of this CHU could be as a substitution to the solid concrete walls of channelized rivers in the Los Angeles region. Final CHU model was created from casted plaster. 13


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