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Gerald Philbin 2018 Portfolio Landscape Architecture


Contents Galapagos Study Abroad

Pg 4-12

Townhouse Garden

Pg 13-18

Sandhills Institute

Pg 19-24

Construction Documents

Pg 25-26


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Service-Learning in the Galapagos Islands Summer 2017 Kim Wilson

The Pelican Bay Waterfront design began as a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Landscape Architecture Department, Verde Milennio, and the people of Puerto Ayora. We arrived on the islands and started our work with a community meeting. We found the major problem the waterfront community was having was a decrease in the quality of life due to social, economic, and environmental factors. Our goal as landscape architects was to improve each of these factors in every way we could. Our final designs helped reconnect the citizens of Puerto Ayora to their waterfront while also increasing the economic prosperity of their future. By providing access to the water, we were able to help begin the process of educating the youth of Puerto Ayora to begin learning different water sports and industries. My first team focused on the demographics, historical, and economical research of the population and region. My second team focused on a market that made “handmade� souvenirs. It was determined in our research that these souvenirs were not actually handmade. As a result, we envisioned a better use of space for the area that involved the rental of kayaks and other non-engine watercraft in order to support the development of water travel that did not use non-renewable energy. Our final design centers around quick and easy access to water during the day. At night the space evolves into an outdoor plaza that focuses on a gathering area for teens that features bike storage, a method of transport popular among young kids that we discovered in our research and observation.

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Nebraska

Atlantic Ocean

Santa Cruz Island

AY ERTO ORA PU

Pacific Oceon

Ecuador

South America

Galapogoes National Park

Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay Neighborhood

Diagram created by Frank Herbolsheimer 03 Galapagos


Vision Bay for Punta EstradaContagion Open Space Network Pelican Waterfront: to Community Sanctuary Process

I. Project Definition

II. Framework Plan

PARTNER INPUT

INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS

Pelican Bay Stakeholders

Principles

WATERFRONT PLAN

Categories

Research

Goals, Objectives and Framework Plan Organizational Structure

- What will this place become 5 to 10 years from now (vision)?

- Insights

- History

- Discover

- Issues

- Urban Infratructure

- Define

- Entries

- What are the challenges?

- Approach

- Environmental Systems

- Categorize

- Places and Spaces

- Organize

- Linkages

- What are some of your ideas for the bank site?

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- Amenities - Management

III. Design PHASED APPROACH and Projects

Ensenada Del Mar Civic Plaza Community Plaza Family Plaza

Jardin Del Mar Muelle Del Las Vacas Bank Site Fish Market

Diagram created by Kim Wilson Galapagos 04


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Neighborhoods and Demographics

Labor Force

Inhabitants per Hectacre

75%

75% Working

25% Not Working 25%

115-200

Cascada

Orquidea 75-115

Escalesia

La Union

40-75

Arrayanes

Cactus

Matazarnos

20-40

75% of the population is in the working force. 25% are housewives, students, retired, and other. The work day starts early in the morning and goes until lunch when most shops close for an hour before reopening.

Las Acacias

Recreation

Many of the favored activities among the locals are centered around land sports such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Locals also prefer to visit beaches such as Tortuga Bay or travel on the weekends to stay in nearby Bellavista. Puerto Ayora has multiple courts for sport but residents have to travel should they wish to visit a beach.

Pelican Bay

La Alborada

0-9 18%

10-19 18%

20-39 36%

40-59 22%

60+ 6%

Puerto Ayora is a relatively young community, with 94% of the population under the age of 60.

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SURFING

SAILING SNORKELING + DIVING

LAND SPORTS

Family

Pampas Coloradas

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LOCAL ACTIVITIES

El Eden

Miraflores

Las Ninfas

FISHING

LOUNGING

Central

There are 4601 homes in the urban areas of Santa Cruz. 51% of the population are men and 49% are women. 55% of the people on the island are married and the average family size is 4 members.

Schools

Those under the age of 20 make up 36% of There are 7 elementary schools and 3 high schools the community. in Puerto Ayora. Due to a lack of higher education after high school, many students move back to The largest concentration of population is mainland Ecuador where they live after graduating in the 20-39 and are generally people in the from a university. Those that remain on the islands working force. result in joining the work force.


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Tourism & Economy Galapagos Economy

15%

$418 MILLION ANNUAL PROFIT

Tourist Profiles AGE RANGE 20

50

AVERAGE STAY

ORIGIN

Cruisers are older, spend most of their time on cruise ships, and hardly a day on land.

North America

TOURISM

53%

GOVERNMENT

38%

RESEARCH

6%

85%

FISHING

3%

BUDGET

$63 MILLION TO GALAPAGOS $355 MILLION TO ECUADOR

Proportional Distribution of Tourism

AGE RANGE 20

50

AVERAGE STAY

80

Europe

BUDGET

50

EXPLORER

ECO-TOURISM

Explorers are younger and travel farther into the islands, often staying more than a few nights on land.

AGE RANGE

FISHING

43% of Tourists

ORIGIN

20

CRUISER

31% of Tourists

80

AVERAGE STAY

80

ORIGIN

Ecuador

BUDGET

BIRD WATCHING

TOURIST ACTIVITIES

LOUNGING KAYAKING

ECUADORIAN

19% of Tourists Ecuadorians usually stay with family on the islands and only use boats for transportation.

SURFING

HIKING

SAILING SNORKELING + DIVING

Unsatisfaction Rates

Nature Observed Park Infrastructure

Tourist Origin by Country Ecuador

70

United States United Kingdom

60 12

Germany

9.5

Canada

9

= 5000 People

# = 1000s

Tourism accounts for 53% of the economy. Per country, the majority of the tourists originate from Ecuadorian Foreign Ecuador but only make up 19% of overall tourism. 3% 74% of tourists visiting the Galapagos spend 4 7% nights or more on a cruise ship. Tourist activities are centered around eco-toursim and the water but hiking occurs during land excursions. This 12% 10% contrasts local interests who prefer land sports and lounging.

Town Infrastructure

31%

12%

On-Board Services

16%

8%

Services in Town

24%

10%

Wealth and satisfaction of the tourists are correlated to how much time is spent on the islands. The lower the wealth, the more time spend on land, and the greater unsatisfaction with town infrastructure and services. Park and natural infrastructures are well received but towns require an increase in better facilities. As tourism increases, the quality of life and services provided increases on land with pollution and population density. A balance between tourism and environment is vital as population growth occurs. Galapagos 06


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Muelle de las Vacas

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Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Muelle de las Vacas: Context Map This phase of our project consisted of splitting into three different teams. Our three projects included three distinct programs; family & children, sports & recreation, and teenagers & young adults. My team was assigned the “Handicraft Market� that would be oriented towards teenagers & young adults. Our goal was to create a site that could be used to access the water at all tidal levels using watercraft while creating a place inbetween the street and ocean that teenagers would enjoy during the day as well as at night.

AY ERTO ORA PU

Galapogoes National Park

Pelican Bay

GOS ISLAND APA S L GA

Pelican Bay Neighborhood

Santa Cruz Island

ICAN BAY PEL

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Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Muelle de las Vacas: Current Site Inventory

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The existing handicraft market left much to be desired. Only 60% of the market stalls were open at any given time and the site functioned more as a roundabout marketplace. Our goal was to change the site from a “roundabout” experience to a more sought after “destination”. Instead of having this area be used as a place to circulate and then leave, we wanted to create an access point for the water that emphasized circulation while creating a gathering space in between. Sight lines were limited and could be found at two points within the existing plan. Additionally, grade change was an issue as the site had slopes higher than 10% and was not ADA accessible. We established goals moving forward to improve access for all and to create a link between the street and waterfront.

Circulation

Views

NTS

N

Diagram created by Nathan Holst and Jerry Philbin 09 Galapagos


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Muelle de las Vacas: Framework Analysis Our framework plan is based off of our research, our inventory and analysis, and input we received from the community. The plan calls for expedited access to the waterfront for users who use the site as a launch point while having a slower path for users who arrive at the site for rest and relaxation. Views from the street to the water are not hindered with trees and planting beds helping to frame the view. Terracing accounts for grade change and helps to keep the site ADA accessible. The major circulation to the water is based off of site shape and the built environment we encountered.

View To Ocean Circulation to Dock Tidal Movement

NTS

N

Diagram created by Austin Arens and Chandler Nohr Galapagos 10


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Muelle de las Vacas: Proposal Plan The final design incorporates all of the goals that were set out. Users have easy access to the waterfront that can be used at any and all tide levels. Storage and restrooms are on site to heighten the use of amenities. Users who wish to launch watercraft can easily do so while users who prefer to relax have a shaded seating area. As many citizens of the islands use bicycles to traverse the island, we incorporated an area for bike rental and storage. While the site is not being used as a launch point for watercraft, the open dining space has plans to become an outdoor plaza at night for young adult gatherings. The area features Coca Cola billboards that tie back into some of the history of the space while providing an image for young adults to connect with. The plaza includes availability to host community gatherings and smallscale musical events. The goal of creating easy access to the waterfront during the day, a place for residents to rest and relax, and a site that is also activated at night and attracts youth was achieved.

Watercraft Storage

Platform

Beach Area Open Dining Space Bike Rental Space

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Entr raft

C

Shade Seating

Restrooms

Food Vendors

NTS

N

Diagram created by Nathan Holst 11 Galapagos


Pelican Bay Waterfront: Contagion to Community Sanctuary Muelle de las Vacas: Sections

B

These final sections help illustrate the user groups and activities that would take place here. Watercraft users can quickly launch while residents taking their work breaks can sit and people watch. We incorporated a platform to appeal to young users who wish to simply swim in the area. In our research we witnessed locals often jumping off the end of the dock and we wanted to include provisions for this practice in our final design. Seating along the southeastern leading out into the ocean also creates an atmosphere for those who simply wish to put their feet in the water.

A

NTS N

Entrance

Open Flexible Space

Floating Platform

Beach Seating Area Section A

Water Activity

Floating Platform Section B

Diagram created by Nathan Holst and Jerry Philbin Galapagos 12


Hobbyist Garden Townhouse Design Fall 2016 Sarah Karle

This townhouse garden design was intended to introduce a user to a space. The garden design revolves around the experiences and needs of a hobbyist. My hobbyist is an astronomer interested in astrology and stargazing. I focused on creating two gardens, one for entertainment and one for education. The entertainment garden is themed after Fire and features an outdoor firepit and plants with red fall color. The entertainment garden is water themed and is programmed for stargazing and quieter activities. This image is setting the town and inspiration for the following design. Expectations of user experiences drive the designs and goals of this garden.

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Townhouse Garden 14


Hobbyist Garden Organization & Program

The goal of this garden was to create a private area for a hobbyist to express and enjoy the hobby of astronomy. The user experience begins by entering the garden onto a brick patio where the user can host outdoor gatherings around a fire pit. This area is for entertainment and interaction is programmed to accommodate up to 10 people. The user can then travel along the stone path to the education zone where the concrete circle is smaller in order to allow for less users. Here a telescope can be staged and a wall between the two gardens helps create a more private area. Materials used help reinforce the idea of two gardens with brick in the fire garden and the use of water-loving birch trees in the water garden. Evergreen plants were placed along the wall to provide a buffer to the harder concrete edge that lasts year round.

Entertainment Area

Goals & Objectives Garden for Entertainment (Fire Garden)

Garden Walk

Have a fire pit as a center point Include seating for interaction and rest Incorporate plants/material that are red or made with fire

Garden for Education (Water Garden)

Include a platform for viewing the stars Provide water as a calming agent Incorporate plants/material that are water related

Provide interaction between the two gardens

Have a connecting pathway Usage of a wall to block views between gardens Use water to evoke curiosity Educational Area

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Hobbyist Garden

3

Site & Planting Plan

Red Brick Patio

1. Cogon Grass “Red Baron”

Firepit

2. Japanese Barberry

Stone Walk

1 Concrete Seating

2 3. Staghorn Sumac

6 Foot Wall

4. Snowberry

5

6

5. Blue Star Juniper

6. River Birch

Water

8

4

7

8

7 7. Purpleleaf Wintercreeper

8. Periwinkle

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Hobbyist Garden Section Cuts & Materials

Section Cut A

Brick Pavers Concrete

Concrete

Fire Pit

Entertainment Zone

Water

Stone Path Water

Concrete

Water

Education Zone

Section Cut B 17 Townhouse Garden


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Sandhills Institute: 101 Main Street Architecture/Landscape Architecture Charette Spring 2018 Kim Wilson & Jeff Day

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Sandhills Institute: 101 Main Street Rushville: Context Map

Artist Mel Zeigler recently purchased an abandoned grocery store and adjacent lot in Rushville, NE. Through the work of Jeff Day & Kim Wilson, graduate architecture students worked with thirdyear landscape architecture students in a week-long charette to produce a design for the site. Mel and the Sandhills Institute were looking for a programmable, flexible to display works of art and provide for community activities. The graduate architecture students were responsible for site visits and inventory.

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Students were split into collaborative teams of landscape architects and architects. My team had two landscape students and two architecture students. We began our process by studying the site boundaries and determining an organizational structure. From there we looked at possible programs and created three iterations. From those three iterations we combined components that were working well and eliminated those that weren’t. Our final design is a synthesis of organizational structure and simplicity.

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ville, NE Rush

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Sandhills Institute: 101 Main Street Site Plan & Program

We wanted to create a space that is multi-functional and provides space for community activities. The design begins with an open space plaza that has flexible programming. It is here that we wanted an area to stage events that can also perform as a launch point. There is some outdoor seating to provide a place to enjoy a cup of coffee but could also act as an area for movies or concerts. The fencing along the northern edge has rotating panels to allow cars and trucks to back into the side for unloading of food and materials for a potential farmers market. This is also supported by the western edge where there is a community garden. The garden can be private for use in the cafe but also can be used for outdoor classes for 4H with the plants being sold at the farmers market. The planters that bisect the garden from the plaza are native aspen trees in a planting bed that doubles as a seating wall with native grasses.

Diagram created by Keely Andersen & Scott Kenny 21 Sandhills Institute


Sandhills Institute: 101 Main Street Elevations Oblique

Our team envisioned the space being used by the community to service farmer’s markets, festivals, and town gatherings. During the day, the space became an open plaza and destination. At night, the space would be used for town movies or musical presentations. Our resulting design features a fence to enclose the site than swivels open in the event of a farmer’s market or similar community festival. The market is supported by four planting beds that serve as a community garden. The interior of the building is left open as gallery space with a coffee bar installed to service visitors. A tower outside was created to function as the artist’s living space that bringing interior architecture outside into the vacant lot.

Diagrams created by Hasan Shurrab Sandhills Institute 22


Sandhills Institute: 101 Main Street Elevation Oblique & Sections

Diagram created by Keely Andersen & Jerry Philbin

Diagram created by Scott Kenny & Jerry Philbin

Diagram created by Scott Kenny Sandhills Institute 23


Sandhills Institute: 101 Main Street Model Photos

With the model, our team want to focus on showcasing the wall detail. The wall focuses on the center the wooden planks being fastened by a metal pole that allows the entire section of the wall to rotate open or closed. This allows for privacy and enclosure when the space requires it. When the community holds farmer’s markets, the walls can open to allow trucks and cars to park and easily unload into the plaza. For outdoor art exhibits, the walls can be arranged in any fashion in order to create interesting shadows and air flow into the plaza.

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Construction Documents

(790) (800) (780) 798

798

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(800)

804.1

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IE 785.35 IE 786.85

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802

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LP 811.14

812.17

811.64

IE 787.15 IE 785.65

LP 811.04

TC 812.24 BC 811.74

33%

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IE 810.67 IE 810.17 HP 811.74 30’ CMP 812.34

TC 814.5 BC 814

2%

TC 814.1 BC 813.6

Jerry Philbin

Legend: Symbol

TC 814.1 BC 813.6

33%

807.12

812

813

Existing Contours

812.85

Road Center Line

5%

820

3%

5% Shoulder Boundary

816.75

Ridge/Valley Center Line

(820) 813.2

815.54

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817.5

822

Proposed Contour Slope Indicator

10%

Spot Elevation

820 812

816

819.2

Meaning Swale Center Line

810

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820.75

Tree Culvert

819

TC

Top of Curb

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Bottom of Curb

IE

Culvert Elevations

LP

Low Point

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High Point

Scale 1:30 Contour Interval: 2ft

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Jerry Philbin Scale: 1:30

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Construction Documents

LARSON BUILDING

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1" DOWEL SAND-CLAY MIX

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JP LA Designs

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Additional Work

The community process is an aspect of landscape architecture that I am most interested in. I chose landscape architecture because of the opportunities it has to work with a wide range of different professions. I have always been very passionate about the natural world and I have a deep desire to learn more everyday as much as I can about the environment. I believe people are the most important factor in a working environment. While designing for the environment is important, it is equally important to service the clients and users of a site and space in order to fully create meaningful places of space. Included here is a picture of my time working in Valentine, NE with community placeholders as well as some hand drawings from and collaborative Architecture/Landscape Architecture charette at the Sandhills Institute in Rushville, NE.

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