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Erica Nagy University of California, Berkeley | MLA 2015


FACULTY GLADE PERSPECTIVE | Fall 2012. Mixed media.


Contents:

Brannon Courtyard // San Francisco, CA

The Meadow // San Francisco, CA DESIGN

Denman Reach // Petaluma, CA

The Brickyard // Berkeley, CA

DOCUMENTATION

MODELS

BIO

Construction Details

Models + Fabrication

Resume


BRANNON COURTYARD // SAN FRANCISCO, CA University of California, Berkeley Spring 2015 LA 204 Studio: Landscape Project Design Instructor: David Meyer This was a brief 3-week long project that examined a small courtyard space within a San Francisco office building that is currently under construction. A unique feature to this space is the function of the courtyard’s glass canopy, which was designed to capture and direct rainwater into the far end of the space. I was interested in the performance of this natural event within the space and examined additional methods of incorporating water within the space, beyond the occasional storm event.

H2O RECYCLING | A/C Condensate is captured and redistributed

I explored a series of ground plane transitions, using a skin of marble pavers as a method for circulation across moss, compacted fine gravel, and water. Air conditioning condensation collection feeds the water feature provides drip irrigation to the courtyard plantings.

PAVING SCHEME | A skin of marble covers various ground conditions SITE CONTEXT | Plan view of surrounding building; Provided by Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects

EXISTING CONDITIONS | Currently used as a parking lot


STORM WATER FEATURE

MOVABLE FURNITURE

VERTICAL FERN WALL

A /C CONDENSATE-FED WATER FEATURE

MOSS BETWEEN PAVERS

SITE PLAN | A quiet retreat from the surrounding building and urban environment


COURTYARD SECTION PERSPECTIVE | Rolling hills reminiscent of the oak savannas in the nearby countryside


VIEW FROM UPSTAIRS | OfďŹ ce space inside the building would enjoy a lush view

STORM SPECTACLE | Runoff from the canopy activates the sculptural water feature


THE MEADOW // SAN FRANCISCO, CA University of California, Berkeley Fall 2014 LA 203 Studio: Landscape Project Design Instructor: Karl Kullmann The focus of this project was to devise a plan for an underused public open space located in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The site features a reservoir that was decommissioned in the 1940s and has sat empty and closed off to public access for the last 75 years. The site is situated in a densely packed urban area that features many heavily trafďŹ cked tourist zones. My intent was to create a space for the community to take refuge from the rush of the city surrounding it. I was inspired by the rolling California hills that once characterized the area, and used a native plant palette and a sinuous curving trail network as the framework for my design.

LOCATION | Russian Hill neighborhood in San Francisco, CA SAUSALITO ALCATRAZ ISLAND

TREASURE ISLAND

RUSSIAN HILL OPEN SPACE

EXISTING CONDITIONS | Photos of empty reservoir


WIND-PROTECTED MEADOW

MAIN PLAZA

WOODLAND STAIRS

DOG PARK

WARMING WALLS

SITE PLAN | Rolling hills reminiscent of the oak savannas in the nearby countryside


WOODLAND STAIRS | Provide an alternate, more intimate entry to the site


BIRDSEYE PERSPECTIVE | The proposed plan in context with the surrounding neighborhood


DENMAN REACH // PETALUMA, CA University of California, Berkeley Fall 2013 LA 201 Studio: Ecological Factors in Urban Design Instructors: John Roberts, Jeff Hailtner, Joe McBride, and Michael van Gessel

Denman Reach is a site located in the northwest region of Petaluma, CA, and currently is home to a mix of private residences, trailer parks, massive industrial warehouses, car dealerships, and a future SMART Train station. The studio program required master planning and smaller scale site design that would increase Petaluma residents’ awareness of the nearby Petaluma River. Denman Reach in particular has a history of destructive ooding along the Petaluma River, and alleviating ood threat became a major focus of my design. Aside from ooding problems, the region has a large network of tributaries that feed into the Petaluma river that create a rich ecological environment. Currently access to the river is restricted by fencing around warehouses, trail-less open space, and lack of sidewalks along busy streets in the area. My proposal includes a new trail and observation deck system along the Petaluma River, as well as a large greenway to provide safe and easy pedestrian access to the SMART Train station.

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FLOOD INTERVENTION DIAGRAMS | Proposed strategies for flood prevention / reduction in Denman Reach

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100 YEAR STORM FLOOD PLAIN | FEMA predicts devastating flooding in the Denman Reach region as a result of the 100 year storm

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PETALUMA RIVER TRAIL AREA

PROPOSED MASTER PLAN | Creating a new flood plain and system of stormwater swales to keep developed regions dry

TYPICAL SMART TRAIN STATION SECTION | A new green corridor is proposed to encourage walking to and from the SMART Train station


TYPICAL REGIONAL SWALE SECTION | The proposed regional swale provides both stormwater control and recreation space for neighboring businesses and residences

TYPICAL PETALUMA RIVER TRAIL SECTION | A new trail system creates access to observation decks along the river and improved opportunity to view local wildlife


THE BRICKYARD // BERKELEY, CA University of California, Berkeley Spring 2013 LA 200B Studio: Case Studies in Landscape Design Instructors: Linda Jewell and Kelley Lemon The studio program for this ex-landďŹ ll site was to create outdoor amphitheater space that could accommodate both large and small scale events. SITE CONDITIONS | The emerging ecology at this former landfill attracts pedestrians and bicyclists

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IMPACT OF SEALEVEL RISE | Predicted increase of sealevel drastically changes site accessibility

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SITE PLAN | A new regional park that provides event and recreation space


AZIMUTH CHART DIAGRAMS | Pier orientations correspond with seasonal sunset orientation

SUMMER PIER: Sunset at summer solstice

SPRING + FALL PIER: Sunset at spring + fall solstice

SUMMER PIER PERSPECTIVE | Walkways and piers provide new recreation opportunities and viewpoints

WINTER PIER: Sunset at winter solstice


CONSTRUCTION DETAILS University of California, Berkeley Spring 2013 1

Elevation of Metal Fence

METAL + CONCRETE FENCE

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Section of Meta

LOCATION: BAYER PHARMACEUTICALS, 800 DWIGHT WAY, BERKELEY, CA

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Section of Metal Fence


MODELS + FABRICATION University of California, Berkeley Spring 2013 - Spring 2015

TOPOGRAPHIC MODELS | Laser-cut cardboard and chipboard

BENCH | Live-edge walnut slab featuring wood-only joinery


Personal work Spring 2014 travel journal - Big Sur, California Pen on paper


Erica Nagy 5944 Claremont Avenue, Apt. 4 Oakland, CA 94618

EDUCATION

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

T: 858.752.8774 E: erica.nagy@berkeley.edu

University of California, Berkeley, Master of Landscape Architecture, May 2015 University of San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 2008 Xtreme LA Design Charrette, Berkeley, CA, 2013 Selected participant of a 36-hour design charrette for the Berkeley Marina hosted at the UC Berkeley campus GROUND UP Journal, Editor, Berkeley, CA, 2012 - 2013 Reviewed, selected and edited content for student-run journal; collaborated on written and graphic revisions with authors of several selected articles

EXPERIENCE

RHAA Landscape Architecture and Planning, Intern, Mill Valley, CA February 2015 - Present Perform construction document revisions (AutoCAD), create illustrative graphics (Adobe Creative Suite), assist with site visits and perform site research, planting palette research and design Keller Mitchell & Co. Landscape Architecture, Intern, Oakland, CA June-August 2014 Performed construction document revisions (AutoCAD); created graphic presentation boards (Adobe Creative Suite), assisted with site visits and site research Residential Landscape Conceptual Design/Consulting, Farrell Residence, Oceanside, CA June-September 2013 Squeeze Play! Organics, Executive Assistant, San Diego, CA 2011-2012 Managed large business database and coordinated weekly produce orders and deliveries; food stylist, photographer, and writer for the organization’s website and weekly social media updates El Cajon Community Development Corporation, Community & Economic Dev. Assoc., El Cajon, CA 2010-2011 Developed and managed a community garden program; managed a historical district’s design review commission and provided design consultation to local business owners; business education + small business grant program co-coordinator LISC Americorps/El Cajon CDC, Neighborhood Resource Assistant, El Cajon, CA 2009-2010 Recruited and trained over 1000 volunteers for regular community events; facilitated community meetings; performed logistical planning and execution of community enhancement projects New Haven Youth and Family Services, Therapeutic Behavioral Services Coach, Vista, CA 2008-2009

ACHIEVEMENTS

American Society of Landscape Architects, Honor Award in Communications, GROUND UP Journal, 2013 San Francisco Garden Club, Excellence in Landscape Design Award, Runner-up, May 2013 UC Berkeley Circus, Featured Research Board, Measuring Preference for the Look and Feel of the Pedestrian Right of Way, February 2014

SKILLS

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, Rhinocerous, SketchUp, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel Other: Laser cutting, woodworking, metal smithing, drafting, watercolor, basic coding (programming in C/C++ and prototyping with Arduino computer hardware)

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