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1] DUBLIN, IRELAND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE COMPETITION GRASSY LOWLANDS +

COASTAL CLIFFS +

TECHNOLOGY

DUB’ HUB BRIDGE PLAN

CALATRAVA BRIDGE (BEYOND)

DUB’ HUB BRIDGE SECTION The profile of the Dub’ Hub bridge is designed in balance, but not in competition of adjacent iconic architecture

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1] DUBLIN PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION: [second place] Dub’ Hub pedestrian bridge arches across the Liffey river to connect the lively historic district with the contemporary district in Dublin.The broad, park-like bridge offers direct routes, passive paths, varieties of seating as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot, charging stations, bike parking, and a massive ribbon display panel. Three rolling hills reminiscent of the irish grassy lowlands provide a variety of paths that traverse through a botanical display of grassland Eco-regions that provide both privacy and sunset views.The hills become intersected on the opposite side with stepped concrete terraces that mimic the rocky morphology of coastal Ireland. The fourth hill is inverted to provide access to the water and act as a small amphitheater. Team collaborators: Matt Relyae, Jason Buckley, I Maria Calderon

Users bring the bridge to life via social media with real-time messages, images and videos appearing on the LED ribbon. Night time experience of Dublin is dramatically enhanced by the vivid displays of light reflecting off the river.

Recreational access to the River below is provided by a series of steps descending to the waters edge. A botanical

display of endemic grasslands is sprinkled on the west slopes of the mounded landscape.

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2] ROCHESTER URBAN INFILL - CORNELL UNIVERSITY STUDIO A Rustbelt city has its downtown heart sliced out with a sunken highway. The proposed strategy recreates an at-grade pedestrian environment and urban park that reconnects the inner and outer neighborhoods. This landscape patch celebrates Rochester’s hidden river channel by directing storm water through rain-gardens back to the river channel. A proposed building massing strategy improves commerce & connections between the inner and outer-loop neighborhood. Cornell University, 3rd year studio. In collaboration with Alison Gardiner, Matt Sturz

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2] ROCHESTER URBAN INFILL - CORNELL UNIVERSITY STUDIO

Section & Perspective show urban park reusing and celebrating storm-water PORTFOLIO 2016

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3] ESTUARINE HABITAT FOR ABANDONED PIERS, NYC

This design takes advantage of two abandoned piers that already have sediment buildup around them and introduces a series of gabion structures that will induce sedimentation around them. The strategically placed gabions prevent strong southward tides from completely eroding the subsurface landscape adjacent to the bulk head. As sediment deposits, the river bottom becomes stabilized with aquatic vegetation.

Habitat population

bulkhead

unvegetated gabions Upland (non-tidal) vegetation vegetated lower intertidal submerged aquatic vegetation

Plant Species

battery park

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overrepresented fish Still waters shallow, soft bottom marsh edges vegetation Sandy bottom, vegetation

bulkhead

The intent of this design is to aid in the recovery of endemic estuarine plant and fish species that previously teemed the Hudson river. This river is now lined with remnants of wood piers and a long solid bulkhead or sea wall. Constant dredging and strong currents have prevented natural sediment build up, and therefore, the formation of shallow waters that harbor native estuarine species.

Fish Species battery park

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3] ESTUARINE HABITAT FOR ABANDONED PIERS, NYC In order to understand the movement of the strong southward tides that will shape the underwater topography, a water resistant scaled model was built. This model helped inform the sediment deposit diagram previously shown. The design shows some access to pedestrian exploration, but the most interesting user experience will be derived in a kayak or canoe that can better maneuver among the islands and be down close to the water.

Scale model of the existing piers used to test water movement through gabions and evaluate potential sediment buildup. Top right: Diagram using words and images to depict programmatic elements of estuarine park. Bottom right: rendered perspective showing preserved historic piers and the topographic buildup of islands. PORTFOLIO 2016

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4] GREEN MOVEMENT AGAINST GREEN WATER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY PROBLEM: The mouth of the Villalobos THESIS river draining at Lake Amatilan had the PROBLEM: The mouth of the Villalobos river draining at Lake Amatilan had the natural form of a forested river delta but got destroyed in order to build an expensive natural form a forested river delta but got destroyed in order to build an expensive sediment trapofthat collapsed in 2010. sediment trap that collapsed in 2010.

Guatemala City Population, 3.5MM

This lake with its 271km2 watershed is highly polluted and receives immense amounts of sediments through its major inlet, highlighted in orange. The basis for ecological restoration in this project calls for a combination of existing local solutions and acquired research from projects around the world.

Natural river delta - growing at excessive speed and filling lake with nutrient rich sediment

Lake Amatitlan

Attempt by local municipality to retain sediment (basin broke a year after picture taken) Figure 47: This map of the Lake Amatitlan Watershed shows the location of the rivers (blue) in relation to the city (black). The preserved forests (dark green) are mostly on the margins of the city, and the proposed restored forests (light green) are bordering the riparian zones of the rivers. This figure is based on an official map of the city, which does not include the informal settlements often seen in on the steep slopes of the gullies. The orange square marks the location for the mouth of the Villalobos river and the location of a potential site for a constructed wetland.

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4] WETLAND PARK DESIGN - GUATEMALA 2011 STUDENT NATIONAL ASLA RESEARCH AWARD: The proposed solution uses non invasive grasses as a method to prevent soil erosion and increase nutrient absorption. Water is diverted from the river into the land to mimic a wetland environment that showcases different pollution treatment methods.

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This site also becomes an educational park by giving access to the public through elevated boardwalks. 1] River bank stabilization

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* Pilot wetland for wastewater constructed while employed at Lo Verde design build LA firm, Guatemala. ** Photos taken during research internship in Australia

2] Sediment deposit and slow down

3] Nutrient absorption and velocity attenuation**

4] Percolation and nutrient absorption**

5] visitor center waste water treatment wetland *

6] Floating pontoons **

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5] KAYAK LAUNCH, BRAZOS RIVER TX

This design charette was conducted as a multidisciplined, pro-bono effort in order to come up with for kayak access ideas for one of the largest rivers in Texas. The proposed kayak launch overcomes the 18 feet in elevation change through a ramp that minimally impacts existing vegetation and allows boating aficionados to gently hull their kayak to the water.

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5] KAYAK LAUNCH, BRAZOS RIVER TX

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1] MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING COMPLEX, HOUSTON TX The predominant gesture in this design is the intersection of simple geometry. Crossing paths, rectangular planting beds and diagonal mow bands meet at a square, equilateral triangle, circle or right triangle. Every last corner was designed to create continuous interest so that tenants will derive a sense of ownership in the plantings adjacent to their doors. As the assistant project manager for this project, I was able to develop most of this project with minimal supervision. I developed two schematic options, and after some client input and value engineering derived this rendered plan, which was presented as shown for initial permitting procedures.

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Construction documentation for this project was a challenge given the acute angles, varied surface materials and custom concrete patterns. Team effort was necessary to derive to a set of plans and details that would be easily interpreted by the client and contractors.

COPYRIGHT C 2016 GLASSMAN SHOEMAKE MALDONADO ARCHITECTS, INC. DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS AS INSTRUMENTS OF SERVICE ARE AND SHALL REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE ARCHITECT. THEY ARE NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER PROJECTS OR ENLARGEMENTS TO THIS PROJECT EXCEPT BY AGREEMENT IN WRITING AND WITH APPROPRIATE COMPENSATION TO THE ARCHITECT. CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONFIRMING AND CORRELATING DIMENSIONS AT JOB SITE, THE ARCHITECT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTRUCTION MEANS, METHODS, SEQUENCES OR PROCEDURES OR FOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND PROGRAMS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECT.

1] MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING COMPLEX, HOUSTON TX

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7] RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ROOF DECK, HOUSTON TX Schematic Option 1 Proposes a short lap pool with side steps and seating, a grand circular lawn space with concentric cabanas, and various private seating options.

Schematic Option 2 Uses the existing column grid below the roof deck to locate proposed tree planters and arranges spaces in rectangular grid in order to maximize programming. This option provided clean design lines and appealed most to the client.

Roof plan option 1

Roof plan option 2

Pool Section

Pool Section

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7] RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ROOF DECK, HOUSTON TX

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FINAL DESIGN Upon further development of the second design option, a sketchup model was built in order to study the planter heights, the C kitchen & bar layout, major shade structures, cabanas and the focal fountain in the pool. The design was then massaged to fit as much programming on the roof deck as possible. This included the pool deck, seating, yoga deck, event lawn, B TV bar, fire pit area and a dog run.

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Marketing rendering PORTFOLIO 2016

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8] DAYCARE CENTER, HOUSTON TX This facility was designed for the care for 300 children within a campus based in the oil and gas industry. Considering the amount of time that children spend at such centers, one must closely consider the spaces where small children stretch, climb, discover, fall and get dirty. Each space was designed to be discoverable in different ways every day and at different stages of their childhood.

This design proposes specialized play equipment for its ability to develop childhood motor, social, emotional and cognitive skills. The subsurface exploration theme is predominant, inspiring the shapes and colors of the fall surfaces and paths, which mimic the corporate colors and pipeline morphology. The play equipment was also selected to trigger exploratory skills and an interest in a symbiotic relationship with nature.

FALL SURFACE DIAGRAM

12-24 MONTH PLAYGROUND

PRE-K PLAYGROUND

KITCHEN & VEGETABLE GARDEN

TRIKE LOOP

SPRAYGROUND

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6-12 MONTH PLAYGROUND

ART ROOM & CHALK BOARD PLAZA

INFANT PLAY

GATHER SPACE

PARENT MEET UP


SHEET NOTES

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PLAY EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE

LEGEND

SURFACE MATERIAL

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INITIAL 9] SCHEMATIC ROOF GARDEN DESIGN CHARETTE

CONCEPT INITIAL CONCEPT

Designed during a quick paced charette, various options were rendered using a combination of hand graphics and a computer tablet.

In order to take it one step beyond the commendable quality of a green roof, this design is both an exiting space for building users and a representation of the organization’s mission, which is in the oil & gas exploration industry. The concentric plazas and gardens symbolize the connectivity between the various bodies of an organization - a symbolic gesture evident from aboriginal works of art to company logos.

FORM BECOMES FUNCTION Initial concept

FORM BECOMES FUNCTION FORM BECOMES FUNCTION

Form becomes function

Paver materials are a loose representation of pipeline exploration or fracking below the surface. A large water feature represents oceanic explorations. Tree screens shelter the lawn areas from solar radiation and two shade structures provide seating near building entrances. Perspective 20

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9] SCHEMATIC ROOF GARDEN DESIGN CHARETTE

LAWN TREE SCREEN

PERENNIAL GARDEN

PLAZA

REFLECTIVE POND

SHADE STRUCTURE

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CITY HALL PERSPECTIVE

10] CITY HALL PARK RENOVATION, SPRING VALLEY TX After working through various space programming options for the public park of a small city within Houston, we arrived to a pragmatic but impactful design solution that incorporated existing trees and re-organized spaces. This design re-purposes the park into various rooms that help maximize the programming options and functionality of the largest and most cherished green space in this village.

STREET PERSPECTIVE

Earthen mound provides elevated seating for an open air theatre

BIRDS EYE PERSPECTIVE

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Food truck parking and spillover plaza

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10] CITY HALL PARK RENOVATION, SPRING VALLEY TX

Park masterplan

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11] TRI-C METRO CAMPUS, CLEVELAND OH A comprehensive site analysis of this metropolitan campus on top of a parking structure depicts that students prefer to use the underground and indoor connections to navigate through the campus. The goal of this project was to bring students up to daylight by increasing shade structures, green space, lighting, tree canopies, attractive plazas and direct paths.

Aerial view of the campus & context

Shade study

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Existing green space

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Tree additions (green existing, blue add, red remove)

Corridor canopies (blue existing, red remove, yellow add)

Actual user routes

Proposed green space (green add, blue remain, red remove)

Basement lighting and paths


11] TRI-C METRO CAMPUS, CLEVELAND OH

PERMEABLE PARKING

ENTRY TREE GROVE Big Idea collage and sketch PLAZA

CONCEAL MOAT EDGE

SUNKEN GARDEN SKYLIGHT CANOPY PLAZA ARTISTIC CANOPY

FOOD GARDENS

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12] MASTER PLAN COMMUNITY - GATEWAY & PARK, SPRINGWOODS TX

Through a quick, two day charette, various options were rendered into perspective drawings for the main entrance to a master planned community in a Houston suburb. A park that embraces stormwater use and celebrates it as a water feature is centered within the community. Perspective graphics were generated using a sketchup massing model and a wacom tablet.

Schematic ideas for gateway entry into residential community

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12] MASTER PLAN COMMUNITY - GATEWAY & PARK, SPRINGWOODS TX Community Park Perspective

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13] TRAIL SCULPTURES, HALLS BAYOU TX RIVER PARK SCULPTURES, HALLS BAYOU, TX In order to generate visual interest throughout a hike and bike trail, a series of sculptural elements reminiscent of endemic vegetation were proposed. These perspective diagrams demonstrate a variety of options that will be installed at trail gateways or pocket parks. Several of these schematic options became emblematic of the master plan project and have now been fully developed into construction documents.

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13] TRAIL SCULPTURES, HALLS BAYOU TX

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14] SCREEN PANELS, SAN ANTONIO TX These decorative structures generate a sense of privacy between hotel bungalows. Desert vegetation inspired designs were waterjet cut into steel panels and powder coated with a textured copper color. 3'-0"

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2" 2"

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3'-0

2" X 2" ALUMINUM POST 1 4" THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

6'-0"

EYE LATCH

ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES 4'-0"

EYE LATCH

pitchfork ranch

6"

FINISH GRADE

2"

FOOTING RE: STRUCTURAL

ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

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PRIVACY SCREEN ELEVATION

3'-0"

5'-0" 2" 2"

3'-0" 2" X 2" ALUMINUM POST

1 4" THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

1 4"

THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

1 4" THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME EYE LATCH

ELEVATION

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PRIVACY SCREEN ELEVATION 1"= 1'-0"

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ETCHED LETTERS ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES) (BOTH SIDES)

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ELEVATION

NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

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PRIVACY SCREEN ELEVATION

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6"

2"

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THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES) NOTE: NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE TO PROVIDE SIGNEDSHOP AND SEALED SHOP SIGNED AND SEALED DRAWINGS DRAWINGS 2. ALUMINUM ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM 2. ALL EXPOSED SHALL BE POWDERCOATED SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE ANTIQUE BRONZE

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1"= 1'-0" 1"=ELEVATION 1'-0"

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

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FOOTING RE: STRUCTURAL

Big bluestem grass ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

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FINISH GRADE 6"

FOOTING RE: STRUCTURAL

ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAP ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTER FILES

ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES

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waggoner ranch 6"

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2" X 2" ALUMINUM POST 1 4" THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

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ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES

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Prickly pear ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

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Side oats grama

ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES) NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

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briscoe ranch

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Mesquite tree

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EYE LATCH

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ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES

EYE LATCH

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2" X 2" ALUMINUM POST

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EYE LATCH

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3'-0"

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2" XFRAME 2" ALUMINUM FRAME 2" X 2" ALUMINUM

2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME EYE LATCH

PRIVACY SCREEN ELEVATION

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5'-0" 2"

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ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

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THICK ALUMINUM PANEL POWDERCOAT COLOR AGED BRONZE

ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES

Ocotillo

3'-0" 2" XPOST 2" ALUMINUM POST 2" X 2" ALUMINUM

1 4"

EYE LATCH

EYE LATCH

2"

2"4'-0"

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2" X 2" ALUMINUM FRAME

ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

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Ocotillo plant

NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

PRIVACY SCREEN

waggoner ranch

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ELEVATION

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escalera ranch

ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

PRIVACY SCREEN

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NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

Panel enlargement

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Panel designs

ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES

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matador ranch

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ART GRAPHIC; WATER JET CUT PATTERN ON PANEL. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PROVIDE PATTERN FILES

FINISH GRADE

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EYE LATCH

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ETCHED LETTERS (BOTH SIDES)

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EYE LATCH

Perforated screen panel

ELEVATION

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NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

FOOTING RE: STRUCTURAL NOTE: 1. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SIGNED AND SEALED SHOP DRAWINGS 2. ALL EXPOSED ALUMINUM SHALL BE POWDERCOATED ANTIQUE BRONZE

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14] RANCH SIGNAGE, BENAVIDES TX This double sided sign structure was designed as a compliment to the rustic character of a ranch’s architecture in Texas. A corten steel bracket mounts to the post in a manner that appears both light and robust.

A series of panels for ranch buildings and directions were designed for the entire ranch along with a masterplan showing the location for each of the signs.

PIN MOUNTED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS (FOR DOUBLE SIDED SIGNS) 3 4" CORTEN STEEL PANEL (BACK TO BACK) 1 2" 1 2"

Ø STAINLESS STEEL BOLT

CORTEN STEEL U BRACKET WELDED TO POST

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THIS DRAWING IS CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONCERNING THE ACTUAL DESIGN, LOCATION OR CHARACTER OF THIS PLAN ARE INTENDED. THIS PLAN IS NOT FOR PERMIT OR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES.

SINK POSTS OF HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND IN CONCRETE AND SAND BASE. SEE DETAIL SHEET 3.

HILCORP VENTURES BENAVIDES, TX 16.02.10 114-064

MOUNTING 1 2"=1'-0"

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221 " STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, PIN MOUNTED. FONT: BRITANNIC BOLD SINK POSTS 31 OF HEIGHT ABOVE 1 1/2" CORTEN STEEL PANEL GROUND IN CONCRETE AND SAND BASE. SEE DETAIL SHEET 3.

MAINTENANCE

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CORTEN STEEL U BRACKET WELDED TO POST

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NYLON SPACER

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4" 2" 4" PIN MOUNTED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS (FOR DOUBLEDETAIL SIDEDSECTION SIGNS) BRACKET 13" CORTEN STEEL PANEL 24"=1'-0" (BACK TO BACK)

221 " STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, PIN MOUNTED. FONT: BRITANNIC BOLD

1 2" 3 4" 3 4"

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CORTEN STEEL U CHANNEL

CORTEN STEEL PANEL

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15] RESIDENTIAL GARDEN, GUATEMALA CITY

Back yard before improvements

Transforming a useless eroded slope into a fruitful orchard garden cannot be left to the discretion of a drawing on paper. Working through the design-build method at Lo Verde Landscape Architecture in Guatemala, allowed the designer to oversee the meticulous layout of each individual stone, carefully cutting into the landscape with a gently sloped onemeter path, curved stairs Sinuous steps and retention wall made with locally and flat resting areas. sourced stones

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Saint Augustine sod and compaction were used to stabilize slopes

Various rest areas were designed to provide access to orchard and views


15] RESIDENTIAL GARDEN, GUATEMALA CITY

STEPS

ORCHARD

RAMP

DECK WALL & LANDING

WALL & LANDING

FLAT AREA

SWIMMING POOL

DECK

STABILIZED SLOPE WATER GARDEN

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16] PERMACULTURE GARDEN, GUATEMALA CITY

Site before improvements

This site was composed of two lots of land that were obliquely adjoined. This allowed for the creation of two outdoor rooms - the shade room and the productive sun garden. The design is a microcosm of productive gardens constructed for a client who prefers sustainability over plain aesthetics. The zigzagged staggering of the path opened up voids that A gray water constructed wetland includes staggered walls were filled with herb that force water through a zigzag movement in order to planters, vegetable discourage preferential water paths and increase filtration. strips and a constructed wetland for treating graywater.

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Food garden rows with a wood band edging for access and maintenance. Bamboo fence was installed to keep pests and dogs out.

Permeable flagstones were locally sourced voids were planted with zoyzia sod to generate a natural feel. Raised herb gardens helped define the space edge and provide seating.


16] PERMACULTURE GARDEN, GUATEMALA CITY

Permaculture garden plan. Site is divided into four main sections divided by a perimetral path, including the shade garden, lawn area with kiosk, food garden, and a wetland.

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17] PASAJE OAKLAND, GUATEMALA CITY Located in the center of Guatemala City, this english style townhouse complex was designed to have a walkable central spine that would encourage neighbor interaction and walkability. Built on top of parking structure, the majority of the garden was planted on a roof, while tree

pits were left as holes that extended 3 meters below ground and were protected by a guardrail. This design was picked from various options presented to the client for its ability to create a sense of broadness due to the winding paths that helped break up the monotony of the houses.

Meandering paths were designed to generate the illusion of a broader corridor between the buildings.

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Lush flowering plants attract pollinators such as hummingbirds and generate interest at a small scale.

The central gathering space contains path surround an oval lawn area.


17] PASAJE OAKLAND, GUATEMALA CITY

This award winning landscape design was published in several magazines throughout Central America including Domus and Prensa Libre. An additional lighting plan was also part of the package.

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18] MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPENT, GUATEMALA CITY A developer hired Lo Verde to work on a comprehensive analysis of the existing vegetation, to evaluate the proposed circulation by the planner, and redesign the green spaces. The diagrams to the right proposed various changes to circulation within the neihborhoods, preserved existing trees, designated pedestrian paths, located soft trails and bike trails, proposed tree species and designated uses to the different green spaces throughout the community.

Clay model used to shape park mounds and connectivity to a spring that ran through site.

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Circulation and neighborhoods

Existing trees

Pedestrian Paths

Trails

Bike Path

Proposed Trees

Green Space Programming

Master Plan


18] MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, GUATEMALA CITY This park forms part of one neighborhood complex within the master planned community. It attempts to make the largest possible turf area surrounded by an interconnected path for biking, skating and strolling. This park becomes a communal front yard for families to play and stroll. The meandering design of the paths soften the rectilinear architecture and allow for small pockets of ornamental plantings.

Small pocket parks like this one were built in different neighborhoods

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19] PENT HOUSE TERRACE, GUATEMALA CITY On the sixth story of a multi-family building complex in Guatemala city, lies this large penthouse terrace, which wraps around the entire apartment, a structure reminiscent of colonial architecture. The open views from the building out to the terrace called for a space that allowed distant views in some areas, screening from neighboring buildings, and wind buffering in others. The space was organized into various rooms: a cocktail courtyard, a fire pit, a BBQ, an outdoor yoga room, a sheltered card table and small play spaces for the girls. Plantings were restricted to the planter edges which were designed to function as a seat ledge and provided enough room for trees in some areas. The palette was a play on various tones of greens and whites, with juxtaposing textures and heights.

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card table

Yoga

BBQ firepit Cocktail courtyard

girls’ play


20] PRIVATE RESIDENCE, GUATEMALA CITY This contemporary residence along a golf course in Guatemala had a yard composed mostly of fill and awkward slopes.

FRONT LAWN

UPPER FLAT LAWN

STEPS

RAMP

INDOOROUTDOOR EVENTS

steps

INDOOR GARDEN

slide

The front yard, which was the largest flat space, was built over a parking garage, using staggered steps and retention walls to hide the car access. Grasses of various forms and colors were used to complement the simplistic lines of architecture.

HERBS

PARKING BELOW

LOWER FLAT LAWN

An indoor garden displayed large fern trees, evoking an ancient forest feel. The back yard addressed topography by dividing the space into three areas, the top flat lawn, the middle slope and another flat area on the bottom. The middle portion addressed slope with access steps and a 4 meter long slide that the children of the house use often.

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