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INTRO

EMILY A SCOTT

> I am pursuing my bachelor’s in landscape architecture with a minor in sustainability at Iowa State University. I have a strong passion for using the power of design to create healthy, practical environments for communities and the ecosystems they dwell in. I have found the landscape architecture profession to provide the opportunity to bridge people and the environment while also improving the livelihoods of current and future generations through attaining societal and economic value. This portfolio highlights my experiences over the past four years at a student, professional, and international level. For more information, questions or comments, please contact me via email at eascott412@gmail.com.

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| ADAPT | COLFAX, IA

BANKS PENINSULA, NZ

| RESIDENCE |

| PLANNING |

| ENGAGE |

CHICAGO, IL

GREATER CHICAGO AREA

AMES, IOWA

| LANDMARK |

ELKHART, IA

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REVITALIZE

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

> A vacant, 589 acre site located south of Jackson park along Lake Michigan has provided opportunity for new development. The site was originally an old steel mill built on the shore expansion of its contaminated waste of slag. With the coast being a landmark for multiple Chicago destinations, the concept of expansion and sustainable practices were used to design a conceptual masterplan. Gentrification is a concern for current residents. Revitalizing the adjacent neighborhoods through a new hub will create a connection within the current and new residents of the community.

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> Three 2,550 ft long ore walls anchor the site and act a memorial of the site’s history.


> Concept to radically green the site in the footprint of its original expansion.

> Historical image of Chicago shoreline expansion. > Project focus on greenway hub anchoring the site. The interlocking programs determine locations.

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1 LAND BRIDGE OVER LAKESHORE DRIVE

> Inspired by habitat protection land bridges for wildlife over roadways, this greenway bridge connects the adjacent neighborhoods to the new development over Lakeshore Drive.

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> The park represents many artists to bridge the urban experience with recreational. It also provides a view of the Chicago skyline.

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2 COMMUNITY GARDEN

> Between the ore walls using a rainwater watering system, the community garden provides local produce and an educational tool for the community.

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> Event space for residents and visitors at Lakeshore to gather for various performances with a view of Lake Michigan.


3 KAYAKER’S COVE

> A multi-tiered park along the greenway strip allows adaptability for rising lake levels and various views for visitors.

7 GARDEN CENTER (RENTED LOTS)

> East of the community garden, tiered plots of garden space are available to rent for community members. Built in watering system uses rainwater collected in the North ore wall.

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> Local businesses and produce collected from the community garden are supported through the Lakeshore Farmer’s Market.

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> Within the ore walls southeast of the greenway, opportunity for sustainable technology can educate and provide energy to the Lakeshore community. A

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> Lakeshore Plaza selected details.

REFERENCE PLAN FO SECTION LOCATION. USE FOLLOWING SHEETS FOR FURTHE INSTRUCTION ON CONSTRUCTION OF DETAILS.

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1. EXPANSION JOINTS OFFSET APPROX. 30 FEET APART 2. 6 INCH DEPTH IS REQUIRED 3. SAW CUT JOINTS WIDTH LENGTH 4. REFERENCE SHEET 02 FOR PERMEABLE PAVERS AND CONCRETE SURFACE LOCATION

1. TREES SHALL BE OF QUALITY PRESCRIBED IN CROWN OBSERVATIONS AND ROOT OBSERVATIONS DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS. 2. SEE SPECIFICATIONS FOR FURTHER REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THIS DETAIL. 3. NOTIFY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AFTER STANDING IS COMPLETED AND BEFORE PLANT PITS ARE EXCAVATED. 4. CONTRACTOR SHALL STAGE LARGE AREAS OF TREES, SHRUBS, AND PLANT BEDS BEFORE CONTACTING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT FOR APPROVAL. NO PLANTING SHALL TAKE PLACE UNTIL APPROVED. 5. ALL PLANT BEDS AND LAWN AREAS TO BE TEMPORARILY IRRIGATED FOR THE FIRST GROWING SEASON. 6. AN ON SITE MEETING WILL BE REQUIRED WITH THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR, GRADING CONTRACTOR, LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PRIOR TO ANY LANDSCAPING WORK ON SITE.

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ADAPT

COLFAX, IOWA

> The Martin Marietta Sand & Gravel Quarry between Highway 80 and the South Skunk River in Colfax, Iowa closed in 2013 to provide recreational opportunity for the community and tourists. The quarry now holds fresh spring water but is isolated with the channelized river creating a barrier to the town. In a team, we created a conceptual masterplan of this 500 acre site (250 acres of lake) to promote development through creating a recreational and commercial space that could be utilized by visitors and community members alike. A major issue the town has faced is the South Skunk River flooding due to it being channelized. I individually focused on Scholosser Park to reroute the river into the spring quarry in order to help remediate flooding, provide habitat, naturally filtrate the river, and create an educational and experiential space for all to enjoy.

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> Masterplan was developed by group and my individual focus was Schlosser Park.


> Channelizing the river over the years have significantly impacted the water quality and caused issues of flooding in Colfax.

SOUTH SKUNK USGS DATA

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> Skunk River watershed: human impact along the river has caused many issues for the Colfax community.

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> River transformation provides benefits through the constructed braided delta system including flood control, water quality, rehabilitation enhance habitats, biodiversity, filter pollutants, recreation, and reduction sedimentation and soil erosion.

> Topographic diagram demonstrates Schlosser Park’s water drainage.

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> Boardwalk structure anchors into soil with ability to adapt as the conditions of the river changes.

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> The 10 foot boardwalk bolts into a 12 foot header for support and flexibility. This design is inspired by the Half Mile Line (Berkshire) Boardwalk located in Massachusetts.


> The Northeast aerial view captures the impact the proposal has on an ecological and recreational level.

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LANDMARK

BANKS PENINSULA, NEW ZEALAND

> In the Christchurch area there is a development planned for a Head-to-Head Walkway between Whakaraupo and Lyttelton Harbour along the coast. This artistic, ecological sculpture intervention is located along the Charteris Bay coast as a node that reveals the relationship of the buffer between land and sea. Evaluation of coastal identity shaped the distinctiveness and continuity inspired for the design. These simplistic yet intricate stones provide an experience of sensorial discovery to connect visitors with the landscapes of land and sea. The concept objectives of this inspired landmark is temporarily and adaptation to the natural coastal systems, sensory experience, form/ structure, and connectivity of the landscapes and community.

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> Sculptures distributed throughout site location to create coastal connection.


> Diagramming various coastal infrastructure connections.

> Low tide reveals hidden life along the shore as well as the custom forms that represent the natural process of the sea and life.

> Glow stones continue to provide a unique visual experience at night in addition to the natural music of the sea organ.

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> Facing South towards Orton Bradley Park.

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SEA SCULPTURE LAND SCULPTURE

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> Schukert Property hand drafted (Plant Course)


> Joseph property before and after (Ringers Landscaping and Services)

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> Whispering Pointe before and after (Ringers Landscaping and Services)

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GRADING PLAN

> Site analysis and planning involved to develop a grading plan for a multi-family neighborhood in Ames, Iowa.


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CODE COMPARISON

> City of Ames landscape code proposal comparison for approval by council. Draft applied to 8.8 Acre Site (384,399 SF - 37% landscape area) (Bolton & Menk, Inc.)

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> The city of Elkhart is one of 10 communities Private Property Owners map shows the areas in which signage could be placed improved. to the main roads into town being under the county’s control, no selected to participate in theor2015 Iowa’sDue Living Business Property Owners mized welcome signage can be constructed in the right-of-way Walnut Street and Grant Avenue. Private property would be the only Roadways Community Visioning ofProgram. The forprogram, which with selects communities n for any modified signage Elkhart. Consulting the private property owners provided on the concept map will be the best option through Proposed Welcome Signage he city has control of the roads. a competitive application process, provides professional planning and design Proposed Way-finding Signage Private Property Owners Old Town assistance along transportation corridors to Business Property Owners Industrial small Iowa communities (populations of fewer Park than 10,000). The Elkhart visioning committee identified a number of goals and priority areas during the visioning process to capture the NE 126 AVE WALNUT ST needs and desires of the local residents, as well ptions as a detailed inventory of community resources. (Information from Iowa State Outreach and NE 126 AVE WALNUT ST Extension Community Visioning Program). “Home to three churches, two bars, and a pop machine chained to a tree.”

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her to determine a slogan that would help clarify the town’s identity. The final slogans were “The Heart of Iowa” and “Home to three hes, two bars, and a pop machine chained to a tree.” Proposed Welcome Signage

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COMMUNITY IDENTITY & WAY-FINDING

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> Through improved welcome and way-finding signage and branding, the goal is to strengthen the community’s sense of place. Elkhart residents came together to determine a slogan that would help clarify the town’s identity.

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Way-finding Signage

Main Street Light Pole Banners

Landscape Architects: Dylan Jones, Amber Gable, and Casey Byers, PLA - Bolton & Menk, Inc. LA Intern: Emily Scott Bolton &with Menk, Inc. Logo Option Prairie Pointe Park- Signage Alternative I o w a D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n

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> Development of safe paths along Walnut Street and Grant Avenue will N PLEASANT first HILL step for safe connections to town. Later phases include be an impactful connecting areas between existing sidewalks, as well as potential new 0 1 5 10 15 mi. sidewalks and trails as Elkhart continues to develop. As connections are made in town and as Elkhart continues to grow, the community would benefit from connecting to regional trails.

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Surrounding Regional Trails Sidewalk and Bioswale along Grant Ave.

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Landscape Architects: Dylan Jones, Amber Gable, and Casey Byers, PLA - Bolton & Menk, Inc.

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> Current conditions of downtown include pavement from building face to building face, approximately 80 feet, no roadway or parking lines, Sternberg Lighting: Main Street is located in the northwest section of Elkhart in “old and narrow sidewalks that often have cars parked over the edge. These Libertyville LED Down Light conditions have developed awareness various safety concerns. By include pavement from buildingof face to building face, approxim delineating the vehicular circulation routes, both drivers and pedestrians and narrow that often parkedroute. over the edge Landscape Architects: Dylan Jones, Amber Gable, and Casey Byers, PLA - Bolton & Menk, Inc. will be more awaresidewalks of the intended and have safestcars circulation Green LA Intern: Emily Scott - Bolton & Menk, Inc. spacecommercial is proposedbuildings along the while residential buildings create of a healthier the south sideto consists residentia I o w a D e p a r t m e n t o f Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Tre e s Fo re ve r I SVictor U Lan d s c a pIronsite e A r c hPlanter itecture Extension ISU Extension Community and Economic Development Summer Stanley: and more visually appealing environment for residents and visitors alike. Sternberg Lighting: These conditions have developed awareness of various safety co Town Square LED Luminaire

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After do not have ample space on the sidewalks, and in some cases si the street where there are no designated lanes for cars, creating another issue with no indication of perpendicular vs parallel par takes into consideration the need for safer vehicular and pedest recommended beautification strategies for Elkhart.

The hierarchy between the travel lane, parking stalls, and sidewa materials to organize the zones. By delineating the vehicular cir pedestrians will be more aware of the intended and safest circul the residential buildings to create a healthier and more visually a visitors alike. Typical streetscape amenities are currently lacking other site furnishings, the downtown streetscape will be more u Main Street Looking East


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Bioretention basin second phase of easement

The topography of Elkhart dictat has a high water table, so it is co agricultural fields south and wes Prairie Pointe Development is an fences. Due to new construction with their backyards sloping into Allison Avenue and Meghan Ave lot northeast of the Grant and W General Store. Analyzing these c designs that can be implemente

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The design proposal includes a community rain garden near a critic Overflow easement between properties to help with backyard flooding, a bio Before street from Prairie Pointe Park, and native seeding within the swale these practices with native species will encompass many benefits fo Bioswale outlet infiltration built along park’s property and potentially extended in help the newslow developmentand infiltrate storm-water runoff, but it will also help draw COMMUNITY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Prairie Pointe Bioswale Easement and Bioretention Basin Storm water outlet > The design proposal includes a community rain garden near a critical intersection, and attract native wildlifea storm-water specieseasement suchbetween as birds, bees and butterflie properties to help with backyard flooding, a AfterPointe Park, andBefore bioretention basin in the lot across the street from Prairie native seeding withinsuggested, the swales along the county these practices with homeowners in Elkhart are also butroads. notApplying required. Storm-water easement located along homeowner native species will encompass many benefits for the community. Outlet

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Bioswale outlet infiltration built along park’s property and potentially extended in the new development

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Storm-water easement located along homeowner property lines; developed in two phases. Construct with free-draining engineered soils, rock drainage layer and native plant species; connect drain pipe to existing storm sewer.

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Future development road extension

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Native seeding along Button Bush county roads

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