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design portfolio

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emily milliman

design portfolio

design projects 3

evans way park: a proposal

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villa in a box

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educology [collaborative project]

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cardwall

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mixed media studies

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urban design proposal for florence


evans way park: a proposal landscape architecture studio (academic) Fall 2010

Situated just south of the Back Bay Fens and East of

the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Evans Way Park is a small public park with two existing paths running north-south. The design proposal calls for a program which includes an exercise loop, sculpture circuit, food kiosk, and performance venue. By intricately weaving the spaces of these programmatic elements together, the proposal aims to create spaces with a high level of flexibility and which would be frequently used on a day to day, month to month, and year to year lifecycle. The mixed program also aims to bringing together people who might tend to visit either a sculpture park or the gym. The three species I have chosen for the canopy plan are American Yellowood, White Pine, and Yoshino Cherry. The strategy for tree placement was inspired by the Pentagon Memorial design, and the diagonal grid for the trees is anchored along the two main axes of the exercise loop. At the center of the park, the circulation path is anchored by the food kiosk, and the amount of activities increases in this space. Visitors can enjoy the outside deck during yoga or other exercise classes or lounge and eat a snack from the kiosk. On the edges of the park, the height of the vegetation increases and the tall grasses blowing in the wind heighten the phenomenological experience of the runners and create a semipermeable screen to view the art through.


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People participate in an exercise class on the yoga deck while joggers run around the exercise loop. Museum visitors extend their artviewing experience as they stroll through the park.

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At the edges of the park, the height of the vegetation increases and the grasses blow in the wind. Visitors run swiftly around the exercise loop, viewing glimpses of artwork as they run.

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PROPOSED TREES CK- Cladrastis kentukea [American Yellowood] PS- Piinus strobus [ Eastern White Pine] AC- Acer campestre [Hedge Maple] PX- Prunus xyedoensis [Yoshino Cherry] AP- Acer platanoides [Norway Maple] AR- Acer rubrum [Red Maple] AS- Acer saccharum [Sugar Maple] FP- Fraxinus pennsylvanica [Green Ash] GT-Gleditsia triacanthos [Thornless Honeylocust] LS- Liquidambar styraciflua [American Sweetgum] LT- Liriodendron tulipifera [Tulip Tree] QA- Quercus alba [White Oak] QB-Quercus bicolor [Swamp White Oak] QC- Quercus coccinea [Scarlet Oak] CANOPY PLAN QP- Quercus palustris [Pin Oak] QR- Quercus rubra [Red Oak SCALE 1:300 TC-Tilia cordata [Littleleaf Linden] UM- Ulmus americana [American Elm] EXISITING TREES

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Pedestrians meander along tall grasses and shorter perennials towards the food kiosk and yoga deck. The woman with the guitar is headed to the outdoor performance area to perform for the children sitting there.

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villa in a box

landscapes studio (academic) Fall 2008

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uided by principles of a villa ideology that were developed through a series of historical case studies, the design concept for this outdoor retreat space seeks to elevate the human sensual experience through enriched textures and natural beauty. Issues of human scale, interior-exterior edge conditions, and materiality were explored. The design of a small villa retreat and garden on the west coast of Oregon began with an examination of a variety of landscape issues, an investigation of garden and architectural materials, and the exploration of invisible spatial boundaries. In the site analysis phase of the project, an awareness of the richness of the natural Oregon landscape and staccato characteristic of the water line was born. The process combined research, creative thinking and choreography of materials and volumes. The landscape of Oregon’s natural coastline inspired a texture watercolor study and the process proceeded as spaces began to take form through a series of study models. The oscillation between 2D and 3D media was crucial to the process. The design of the all-weather pavilion and garden includes a small covered reflection space and a mix of garden spaces, including a wildflower bed with interactive platforms, a reflection pool, vegetable garden, lap pool and outdoor sitting areas.

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educology

Hybrid Media Studio (academic collaboration with 2 other students Spring 2009

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xplorations in sustainability and consideration of current site program with imagination of future use and the lifecycle of a school were the focus this collaborative project for an ACSA student design competition. The site chosen by the design team was Tyson’s Corner, VA, a suburb situated about forty minutes from Washington D.C., with an increasing population and need for new infrastructure. Working in a fluid medium of collage and sketching and bringing spaces to life through digital hybridization with those media enabled the team of three students to collaborate successfully and consider a range of issues, from human usage, population statistics, site characteristics, and environmental factors conducive to learning. Throughout our process, we incorporated a projected timeline 100 years into the future and integrated the potential for adaptation into the original design with consideration of the city’s plans for future development. The final proposal not only considers the educational experience of the children attending the school, but the school’s usage and function on a 24-hr, 7-day, 12-month, 1 year, and 100 year cycle.

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Built into the design of the school is an ability to adapt and act as infrastructure, connecting local neighborhoods as well as the city of Tyson’s Corner to the nearest Metropolitan area, Washington, D.C. Throughout the collaboration, I worked closely with my peers to develop a site response and we engaged intensely in a dialogue about the formal architectural response that we created as well as the relationship between the school and its respective site. The lifecycle collage was a process sketch that I generated on my own. I was also personally responsible for the site analysis diagrams (excluding the bike path/ transportation diagram); the perspectives on pages 12 & 15; I was also deeply engaged in the development of the plan of the school and developed the concept for the tree-like columns. Our collaborative process was highly fluid and we all contributed design input at the least to every element of the project.

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card wall: a techtonic study Graduate Level 582 Studio (academic) Fall 2007

T hrough a multiple-stage project, the struc-

tural properties of paper were explored and the translation of formal geometries across several mediums was conducted. The initial phase was a series of individual card folds. The most dynamic condition was replicated multiple times and a few new elements were added. The compilation resulted in this wall of cards that was constructed to support itself and stand independently. After constructing the wall, a light study was completed and a material investigation was performed. In considering the wall at a larger scale, I imagined it would be constructed from copper and through the two drawings on the right illustrated the effect of weather and time on the structure. The project crossed mediums yet again and the essence of the card wall was translated into a basswood model to convey the inhabitable interior potentialities. The layers of geometry that combine to create the complexity within the wall became evident in this final phase.

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mixed media studies Florence Progam and Sophomore Graphics (academic/personal) Fall 2006 & Spring 2008

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interpretion, understanding and creative invention, skills critical to an architect’s success are facilitated by the act of drawing. Throughout my undergraduate experience, drawing has allowed me to understand the surrounding environment and analyze space, light, form, and geometry. The drawing on the left of this page is a portrait of a bust that was created during my time in Florence, Italy. Situated next to it is a formal ionic column watercolor study that was created during the last part of my sophomore year as part of the development of graphic communication skills. The following page contains exerpts from my travel sketchbook that accompanied me in my adventures while studying abroad. Drawing, sketching and painting- facilitated the understanding of new spaces and the understanding these new places has etched in my mind the memory of their essence; which in turn allows me to see the spaces I returned to in a new light.


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f2: urban mixed-use proposal Architecture and Urban Design Studio (Florence, IT) (academic) Spring 2008

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rchitecture should not only be great independently, but it should contribute to and enhance the spaces around it and communicate successfully with its urban context. Faced with the challenge of preserving the historic character of the city while feeding a natural demand for modernization, I developed an abstract representation of the historic palazzo and considered the process by which that model would be transformed into its inverse. That inverse model of negative space shaping solid masses became the central concept in the design of a large site about the length of five football fields. The spatial conditions and patterns experienced in my daily routine while living in the city of Florence became so familiar that they naturally became an essential part of my design palette. Oscillating between multiple scales was exciting and challenging. Drawing in perspective became crucial to the translation of my spatial experience into a formal language in the design proposal. The program calls for a large moden art museum and hotel, offices, residence halls for the nearby university, retail space, several green spaces, and a double story piazza. The proposal ties the historic model of design together with modern materials and ideas.

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theater/performing arts center

hotel and conference center weekly produce market space apartments atrium adjacent to residences by station commercial near station contemporary art museum

multi-use space:commercial+offices student housing main restaurants/cafes corner grocery market

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contemporary art atrium adjacent to museum residences by station

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main restaurants/cafes

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e.milliman candidate for Master in Landscape Architecture, 2013 Harvard Graduate School of Design milliman@gsd.harvard.edu p. 314-229-2408

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PORTFOLIO_SPRING 2011  

collection of work integrating landscape and architecture from 1st semester at Graduate School of Design and 8 semesters at Miami University

PORTFOLIO_SPRING 2011  

collection of work integrating landscape and architecture from 1st semester at Graduate School of Design and 8 semesters at Miami University

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