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SITE DESIGN Spring 2009 Professor Arthi Rao Mauldin, South Carolina







Spring 2009 Professor Arthi Rao Kershaw, South Carolina

Spring 2009 Professor Karl Muzii Greenville, South Carolina

Fall 2010 Professor Cari Goetcheus York and Lancaster, South Carolina

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URBAN DESIGN Spring 2011 Professor Toni Montes Barcelona, Spain

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN December 17-18, 2012 Charleston, SC

OFFICE COLLABORATION Spring 2013 Blackville, SC

George Schneidmuller 3 Sawgrass Road, Apartment B4 Charleston, SC 29412 516-712-9891

MAULDIN COMMUNITY CENTER Spring 2009 Professor Rao Site Analysis and Design PROGRAM Outdoor Amphitheater Veteran’s Memorial Hardscape Plaza Native Plant Gardens Increased Parking CLIENT City of Mauldin SITE 101 East Butler Road Mauldin, SC 29662 The Mauldin Cultural Center project was designed in

Micoclimate Mapping

collaboration between myself, student Megan Corbett, and with

With the use of 3d modelling

input from planners from the city. The master plan was a joint

software, I modelled shadow

effort between Megan and I, and all of the other drawings shown

coverages from different

were by myself. The community park surrounding an existing

times of the day and year and

city center was designed to contain an outdoor amphitheater,

averaged the results in order

veteran’s memorial, hardscape plaza, and native plant gardens.

to create a year-long average

It was also necessary to increase the amount of parking spaces

shadow coverage map.The

and increase circulation for auto traffic. The park provides

colors on the map denote

aesthetic interest through the use of vegetation and a variety of

warm and cool spots based

spacial feelings and materials.

on coverage and densities of

All graphics by George Schneidmuller

shadows throughout the year.

Veterans Memorial As a salute to Mauldin’s veterans, many of the residents asked that a memorial be included in the park. My proposal provides visitors with an iconic statue of a gate with a resting helmet, commemorating veterans who have returned and those who have not.

Veterans Wall In addition to the memorial structure, A segment of a large nearby planter has been designated as a space for plaques displaying all of Mauldin’s veterans’ names. The wall is just a short distance from the memorial structure and is enhanced by its surroundings. A background view of trees and planted seasonal flowers, along with proximity to seating gives guests a peaceful atmosphere for contemplation and relaxation.

Enhanced Front Entrance

The previous entrance to the community center was neither inviting nor functional. A newly proposed widened path with access points on both sides draws visitors in.

STEVEN’S PARK Spring 2009 Professor Rao Conceptual Site Planning PROGRAM Walking/Jogging Paths Interpretive Veterans Memorial Resting/Observation Areas CLIENT Town of Kershaw

Located near the center of Kershaw, South Carolina, this project focused on providing site users with desired outdoor spaces adjacent to an existing community center. After meeting with the town committee and residents, I developed this conceptual plan for the 18 acre park. The plan designates appropriate areas and programs for the activities that were most desired by residents. Residents wanted a memorial to veterans and town heroes, walking and jogging paths, expanded parking, and spots along the paths to relax and enjoy the existing woodlands. All graphics by George Schneidmuller

Memorial Garden Path Fullfilling many needs at once, the memorial garden trail features native plant life, commemorative boulders for loved ones and a widely maintained trail for running and jogging

Arboretum Houses Distributed throughout the site, the six arboretum houses provide observers with excellent vantage points for viewing nature, and people using the trails.

Running Trails Several of the trails on the site are wider and designated for running and jogging. Signage indicating distances and an abundance of plant life will help users get the most out of the trails.

Shaded Picnic Areas Underneath the Loblolly Pines, picnic-goers can relax and enjoy lunch on tables places throughout the already existing and beautiful natural lawn area.

KANE RESIDENCE Spring 2009 Professor Karl Muzii Planting Plan PARTNERS Will Ayers, Ryan Hunt SITE Private Residence, Lake Keowee, South Carolina

This project involved a newly built resident which needed a landscape to complement the architecture of the house. Native plant selections were made as well as the establishment of a backyard with was desired by the client. Pathways were designed which integrated outdoor focal points such as a boat dock and gazebo with the house’s entrances. The planting plan was completed through the joint efforts of Will Ayers, Ryan Hunt and George Schneidmuller. The photo renderings were completed by George Schneidmuller

Plant List 6 Amelanchier arborea / Downy Serviceberry 2 Cedrus deodara / Deodar Cedar 3 Cercis Canadensis / Eastern Redbud 6 Cornus florida / Eastern Dogwood 1 Cupressus arizonica ‘Blue Ice’ / Arizona Cypress 4 Nyssa sylvatica / Sour gum 4 Pinus Strobus / White Pine 6 Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’ / Emerald Arborvitae 1 Vitex agnus castus / Chaste Tree 20 Aspidistra elatior / Cast Iron Plant 12 Callicarpa americana / American Beautyberry 8 Camelia japonica / Camelia 14 Cephalotaxus harringtonia prostrata / Prostrate Plum Yew 45 Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Duke’s Garden’ / Duke’s Garden Plum Yew 9 Cornus sericea / Red Twig Dogwood 10 Euonymus alatus / Burning Bush 35 Gardenia jasminoides ‘Daisy ‘ / Daisy Gardenia 12 Hydrangea quercifolia / Oakleaf Hydrangea 13 Ilex glabra / Inkberry Holly 6 Ilex opaca / American Holly 3 Ilex verticilla / Winterberry 9 Illicium floridanum / Purple Anise 20 Kalmia latifolia / Mountain Laurel 18 Leucothoe fontansiana 'Girard's Rainbow' / Girard’s Rainbow Leucothoe 38 Muhlenbergia caplillaris / Pink Muhly 128 Panicum virgatum / Switch Grass 24 Prunus laurocerasus / English Laurel 17 Rhododendron austrinum / Florida Flame Azalea 22 Rhododendron Canescens / Wild Azalea 20 Sorghastrum nutans / Indian Grass 12 Tsuga caroliniana / Carolina Hemlock Zoysia japonica / Korean Lawn Grass

COMPACTING GROWTH Fall 2010 Professor Cari Goetcheus Regional Planning PARTNERS Jennifer Buchanan, John Lindenmuth CLIENTS York and Lancaster County Planning Commissions LOCATION York and Lancaster County, South Carolina

York and Lancaster Counties are facing rapid, expanding growth and came to Clemson in search of solutions. We provided them with suggestions on how to compact future growth in denser areas. A first look at how cities grow gave us a good background on growth trends and ways to mitigate the negative effects of sprawl, focusing on the positives to living in denser areas. We then used GIS mapping systems to map important factors for what areas should be compacted in density. This allowed us to set up a system for compaction and provided a well researched, well rounded solution. All graphics from this project were completed as a group by Jennifer Buchanan, John Lindenmuth and George Schneidmuller.

Early Pedestrian City

Post-Industrial Revolution

Current State

Environmentally weighted suitablility

Structurally Weighted Suitability

Quality of Life Suitability

Demographic Suitability

Pockets Clusters Agglomerates Bounds

Current State

Future State

Compacted Growth in the City Center

GREEN ROOFS Spring 2011 Professor Toni Montes Urban Design PARTNER Betsy Harpe LOCATION L’Exiample, 22@ District Barcelona, Spain

This project involved the challenge of creating an intervention which cut through a block in the 22@ district of Barcelona. The existing site has many industrial, commercial, and residential uses which were preserved, not disturbed. This projects goal was to create a rooftop park and outdoor sports comples linked to the adjacent indoor sports building. All included graphics were completed by George Schneidmuller unless otherwise noted.

Case Study : La Carrer d’Antiga In order to find inspiration behind our design at the 22@ rooftops, my partner Betsy and I first studied a popular block cut-through. Here, people tended to follow (if only somewhat) the sight lines provided by a line of trees. The shortest way down the path would not be following the tree line or weaving at all, but it definitely occured. From top to bottom, you can see how some people weaved more than others but it nonetheless was able to tremendously inspire our design. We decided to implement the idea of “the guiding forces behind the weave” and try and guide our site visitors to weave through our intervention.

Above, park areas (green) draw visitors off of their paths to experience more of the site and increase the chance that they will sit down and stay a while. This phenomenon was one that we wanted to capture and utilize in our own plan for 22@. Graphic by Betsy Harpe

Operative Site Map and Conceptual Renderings The three systems chosen for the site were outdoor sports programs, a circulatory network which doubles as a running track, and vegetated spaces which fill the voids between the two. In doing so, planes are created which have varying depths depending on their interations with the existing rooflines. This axonometric view illustrates how the programs coexist and where the connections take place between the running track, shown in tan. The added building in the south-west is also visible. The connection with the street in that corner is made possible through the building. Graphics by George Schneidmuller




Site Plan bocce ball courts

volleyball courts

open green space

changing rooms street access half court basketball courts

Sectional Details The proposed running track serves two purposes: function and connectivity. The changes in elevation between the track, programs were solved by incorporated angled, vegetated planes. Due to the topography of the roofs, some planes were deeper than others, making it was possible to plant trees throughout.

The circulation cofunctions as a running track. The possible routes are 1/5 mile and 1/12 miles, shown on the master plan to the left in yellow.

The progams exist in two volleyball courts, two halfcourt basketball courts, three bocee ball courts, and several open vegetated lawn areas.

The vegetated planes exist in 24,368 square feet which serve as physical, functional connections between the differing elevations of program and circulation. Sections by Betsy Harpe and George Schneidmuller Renderings by George Schneidmuler

Site Renderings

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN December 17-18, 2012 Construction Details Planting Plan PROGRAM Formal backyard space Native plant material LOCATION Charleston, SC

While this project is fictional, it demonstrates my abilities using AutoCad to produce plans and construction details. The proposed backyard garden backyard garden draws from aesthetic principles seen in many of Charleston’s classical designs. The conceptual design, plan, and included details show the kind of work I am capable of in approximately two days.

Construction Details

Planting Plan

Enlarged Plan


Bazaar Plan

Spring 2013 Coneptual Renderings STANTEC CONSULTING North Charleston, SC LOCATION Blackville, SC

Recently, I have been working on a project for the town of Blackville, SC with Stantec Consulting, a firm located in North Charleston. After meeting with members of Stantec’s team we devised a plan to try and help bring business back into the town through two different strategies.

The first (shown to the right) is an enhanced gateway into the town. Currently at the fork in the road leading into the old historic district is a small bed of shrubs, but no signage. We have proposed to enhance the plantings and add larger trees and seasonal interest. A large sign and fountain were designed as well.

The second, shown on the next page, is a bazaar area where local vendors can gather and sell goods to town residents and visitors.

Plan view illustration by Marie Langlois, Renderings by George Schneidmuller

Gateway Rendering

The Blackville Bazaar This communal gathering space located near the center of the historic district features portable, multi-use booths, colorful booth canopies with added visual interest, parallel parking for patrons and vendors, inviting signage and landscaping which attracts patrons

George Schneidmuller Design Portfolio  

A sampling of my projects completed as a student and graduate of Clemson University's Landscape Architecture Program

George Schneidmuller Design Portfolio  

A sampling of my projects completed as a student and graduate of Clemson University's Landscape Architecture Program