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Jacob Halsne Landscape Architecture Portfolio of Work 2014­— 2016


Mechanical Engineering Courtyard


Contents 1. Mechanical Engineering Courtyard 2. Residential Plaza Design 3. Sensory Mapping 4. Downtown River Park 5. Northeast Junction 6. Ecological Design Internship 7. Drawing the Eternal City


Mechanical Engineering Courtyard

Existing

Skills: site analysis, hand drafting, watercolor rendering On the University of Minnesota campus, the courtyard outside the Mechanical Engineering building is used as a transitional plaza. Located along scholars walk, the East Bank’s most critical connecting path, the space see’s most of its activity before and after class periods. There is seating on the perimeter of the pathway, but is used rarely due to their uncomfortable design and orientation. Using observations of how people flow through the space, my design creates a more deliberate and interesting route for those moving from the South entrance and then Westward along scholars walk. This new path, up and over a water feature, encourages the use of a variety of spaces designed for University students and staff. An above grade paved plaza hosts movable tables and chairs, while multiple grassy areas encourage a more relaxed and flexible usage.

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Observations


Proposed Plan and Elements ramp grassy area with seatwall and benches

movable tables and chairs ramp

water feature under transition terraced seating

transitional deck

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Residential Plaza Design

Schematic Design Process

Skills: designing with constraints, hand drafting, hand rendering For this project, I designed a series of spaces for a residential home following several guidelines: the area must include a series of spaces with at least 3 feet of elevation change, establish tree’s of various sizes, include shrub layer vegetation, a designed building facade, and a water feature. In this design I explored the possibility to create a desired experience through grade changes and enclosure. Done by hand, I exercised my ability to draft in several drawing techniques and styles. Being an early project in my academic career, in these drawings I learned a lot about my design process and the considerations of creating space in the landscape.

Final Design

Axonometric


Perspective

Facade Elevation and Section

Rendered Plan


Residential Plaza Design Skills: computer computer rendering

Rendered Plan

Components Shade Trees

modeling,

To expand from my initial exploration of hand drafting and rendering, I took this residential plaza design to a more advanced level of representation. Using Sketch-Up I recreated my design in three dimensions while simultaneously developing a more sophisticated idea of material and experiential qualities for the space. In this project I learned the endless possibilities for graphic communication using 3D modeling softwares.

Shrub Layer

Seating


Rendered Perspectives

Section With Space Types

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street deck space residential entrance plaza upper level waterfall feature upper level side terrace plaza lower level plaza entrance

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Sensory Mapping:

Sound: Sculptor of Space

Karakoy,Istanbul

Skills: site analysis, ability to understand a site in new ways Bordering the Golden Horn of Istanbul, the Karakoy neighborhood is distinct in the way it supports the industrial and cultural needs of the local fishing industry. Always evolving, this area is layered with remnants from centuries long past while adapting to new landscape developments. When studying this site I found that it’s sounds, smells, and textures were key indicators to uncovering the neighborhoods rich and complex identity. When within a landscape these sensory factors are what sculpt your perception, and create that lasting imprint on your memory and ideas. For me, this analysis lead to a new perspective about what shapes and characterizes a landscape, while I’ve found that this representation style gives the viewer a more intimate look into an otherwise obscure area.

Manufacturing Traffic Chatter Call to Prayer Ferry Station Construction Water

Smell: Memory of Space

Fabrication Exhaust Fish Market Fried Fish Vendor Cay tea


Sensory Sections

Surface: Marker of Space 2

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SECTION 1 R U I N S , C AY VA N , M O S Q U E

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SECTION 2 R U S T E M PA S A H A N

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SECTION 3


Downtown River Park:

Schematic Design Process

Minneapolis, MN

Skills: program development, model building and construction This fictional site is located along the Mississippi River and adjacent to a library, school and retail building. As a model building project, the focus was to manipulate landform, vegetation and structure to create a variety of experiences for it’s users while utilizing multiple form geometries

Library

Retail

Emulating the natural meander of the Mississippi, the arc and tangent form of the landscape whirls throughout this versatile urban park. Adjacent to a school, library and retail building areas were programed to serve the needs of various user groups. This project was very much an exploration in landscape geometry and modeling, where I pushed personal boundaries and delved into a creating a sophisticated set of programs. This site also was a great opportunity to design with the ecologically and culturally significant Mississippi River.

Final Design

School


Retail Plaza

Public Green

River Deck and Study


Downtown River Park:

Library Study

Minneapolis, MN

As an extension of the library, this area provides people the option to study or work outside. Seating is catered toward the individual, stepped up and separated from the surrounding path. A railing is designed to serve as a desk, while it’s orientation provides a calming view of the public green. Trees overhead also create a degree of enclosure and protection from the sun on warm, summer days.

Public Green

Facing a school, this urban green space is designed to be welcoming and safe. It’s entrances feel open where one is taken below grade. Once in the space the surrounding trees and retaining walls give the occupant a sense of separation from the rest of downtown. This area would also infiltrate stormwater coming from it’s adjacent hardscapes, intercepting runoff that would otherwise flush into the Mississippi.


Retail Plaza

Directly connected to the street and across from retail stores, this urban plaza’s open design draws people in to either sit or explore the site further. A variety of seating is easily accessible while the plaza provides different degrees of enclosure through it’s overhead canopy.

Mississippi River Deck

Over the past century, the riverfront has been an area of neglect in Minneapolis. This design aims to bring people close to the river to appreciate it’s beauty and regain the connection to this mighty force of nature. Opportunities to get down and touch the water are afforded, while a cantilevered deck brings those out and on the river. A series of electric fire places and dynamic seating elements create a unique experience that people can enjoy all times of year.


Northeast Junction:

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The Missing Link

Existing

Grand Rounds

Minneapolis, MN

Skills: urban scale design, designing for disparaged communities, model building As apart of a larger group project, I individually developed this site that incorporates half of the existing Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge and the landscape extending from it. I determined that this landscape would primarily serve Minneapolis residents seeking parks and recreation, and should also consider the community of homeless people taking refuge underneath the bridge. At the termination point of a new trail, I wanted to connect the site to the city’s greater network of parks and recreation. Also located in thriving art scene of Northeast, I wanted to give users a sense of place through a series of destinations showcasing the neighborhoods artful qualities. For the community of homeless people, I aimed to maintain the current temporal qualities that made this a desire home while creating a better living condition.

new trails moving North

Gluek Park

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Bottineau Field Park

Psycho Suzi’s

entrance to homeless refuge from South

Park Proposed Trail

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Existing Trail Bike-Friendly Road 0

homeless refuge

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Connect the East and West banks of the river by converting the existing railroad bridge into a pedestrian byway. Continue to expand trails North and East to further connect the area’s trail network with the greater Grand Rounds.

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entrance to railroad bridge

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dirt rail and railroad moving East

railroad bridge condition and aesthetic


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Existing trail configuration

Buffer access to homeless area from main trails

Expansion of trail to Gluek park and Bottineau trail

Betterment of homeless living condition

Intersection – provide smooth transition from trail to trail

Passage – directs experience to views and local created art

Hub – direct traffic, provide amenities, and showcase art

Bridge circulation – separated pedestrian and cyclist lanes


Northeast Junction:

Pavement Moving People: Surface change from asphalt or concrete to stone paver’s signifies a destination, slowing pedestrians and bikers down to recognize their surroundings. Creating this trend in the landscape is both artful and sparks curiosity that further connects people to the specific place.

Minneapolis, MN

Illustrative Master Plan LEGEND cushioned and heated sleeping pads

Typical Pedestrian Trail Bike Lane

wind buffered by vegetation

access

Dirt Pathway Staggered Stone Paver’s Crushed Concrete I-Beam Lighting Sculptural Platform

temporary storage in deposit lockers

1 bike rack

crosswalk

directed view artist showcase gathering plaza

recreation amenities, interactive and showcased sculpture

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electrical tower


The Junction Experienced

Gather

Black Locust Common Rush

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View

Connect

Appreciate

Pennsylvania Sedge Prairie Cord Grass

Service berry

1 inch = 8 feet

Cottonwood

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Ecological Design Internship At the intersection of equity and the environment, Wetland Habitat Restorations (WHR) is a firm that blends expertise in ecological restoration and assessment, community engagement, environmental education, and landscape installations / maintenance. During my internship at WHR I worked closely with project managers and landscape ecologists to develop maps, graphics, and other content for a wide range of projects. I also gained experience in the field where I worked on installations and maintenance and undertook minor roles in management. The evaluation form provided was completed by my supervisor and co-owner of WHR Carrie Christensen, and is shown to be a testament to my work completed during this valuable experience. All work samples provided were done in conjunction with the team at WHR and included feedback from other consultants.


Edison High School: Green Campus Interpretive Signage Since 2012. Edison High School in NE Minneapolis has been transformed into a model of green infrastructure. As a part of this initiative, WHR was hired to create interpretive signage to inform it’s students about the systems themselves. Working with a consulted graphic designer and others on the WHR team, I lead the creation of the following signs.

In Cities

In Nature

When rain falls or snow melts, all that water from an area flows downhill into one place (like a lake or river). The area is called a “watershed.”

Tree Trenches & Permeable Pavers 22 Ave NE

GYMNASIUM

6,858,086 Gallons

20th Ave NE

cleans, and reuses stormwater!

fall on the Edison Campus

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TREE TREETRENCH TRENCH PERMABLE PERMABLEPAVERS PAVERS

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STORAGE STORAGETANK TANK GARDEN GARDEN

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IRRIGATION IRRIGATIONSYSTEM SYSTEM SOLAR SOLARARRAY ARRAY INFORMATION INFORMATION

EDISON GREEN CAMPUS

Most of this stormwater is captured, cleaned and reused by the best management practices here on campus, keeping stormwater out of the sewer system and keeping our lakes and rivers healthy!

A tree trench is a stormwater management technique where trees are planted in special soils to capture runoff from surrounding hard surfaces. A tree trench holds water after a rain event, providing irrigation for trees, and reduces stormwater from entering the stormdrain and carrying pollutants to our rivers.

SOILS

which could fill

Once the tree trench is full, excess water flows into pipes to prevent flooding

CLEAN WATER

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL FIELD

Solar Arrays

22 Ave NE

The solar arrays produce about

580,000 kilowatt-hours

GYMNASIUM

of clean energy annually. This offsets around EDISON HIGH SCHOOL

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FIELD

Explore our campus

20th Ave NE

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Storage Tank

Quincey St NE

cleans, and reuses stormwater!

Monroe St NE

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Solar Array

Or it could power

53 homes for a year.

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Using stored rainwater for irrigation saves drinking water, and therefore energy. City water from hoses and hydrants is actually drinking water that has gone through an energy-intensive purification process.

of the electrical energy used at Edison.

20th Ave NE

to learn how the site stores, Rainwater from the football field, parking lot, plaza and the roof of the Edison gym flow into storage tanks

SIGNAGE INSTALLATION DESIGN ▸ Overall boards - mounted on corrugated metal pipes

EDISON GREEN CAMPUS

GYMNASIUM

Explore our campus

EDISON HIGH GREEN CAMPUS INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE

60,000 gallons 8.3 school buses!

The two reservoirs hold

How much stormwater has Edison reused? Visit the digital display at the concessions stand to see up-to-date information!

When irrigation is needed, water from the tanks are filtered and pumped to the field sprinklers

22 Ave NE

Soil Stability

Beautification

Tree Trenches

EDISON FIELD

Downtown Minneapolis

of water every year

Rainwater flows into the tree trench where it is absorbed & filtered by trees

POLUTED WATER

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16,000 gallons

Reduced Money Spent on Cooling

Sto the rmw n th ate rou r flo gh ws the to pa and vers

Permeable Pavers

These Trees can soak up

Permeable pavers allow water to pass through the surface and into a stone reservoir before filtering into the surround soils. Deverting water into the ground instead of the sewer system allows the water to be cleaned of pollutants and keeps our rivers and lakes healthy!

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL

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Cleaner Air

Cleaner Water

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Northeast Minneapolis

Shade, reducing Surrounding Tempuratures

Increased Wildlife Habitat

That’s enough to fill:

Olympic Swimming Pools

Installation Concepts

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The Benefits of trees

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL FIELD

Explore our campus to learn how the site stores,

of this water, about

water runs over the ground, picking up pollutants like gas, oil, trash and road salt. This runoff drains directly into water bodies, polluting them

water soaks into the ground or evaporates

32”

You are here:

Quincey St NE

Edison is part of the MWMO watershed

In Minnesota, we get an average of 32” of precipitation every year

EDISON GREEN CAMPUS

Quincey St NE

cleans, and reuses stormwater!

Edison’s Stormwater

comes from rain and snow

Monroe St NE

Explore our campus to learn how the site stores,

Stormwater

Since 2012, the campus has been transformed into a model of green infrastructure incorporating cutting edge energy-efficiency and stormwater management. These systems generate sustainable energy and allow students to monitor the performance of the system and pollution is prevented from entering the Mississippi River through the reuse of stormwater.

Monroe St NE

EDISON GREEN CAMPUS

30 in How much stormwater has Edison reused? Visit the digital display at the concessions stand to see up-to-date information! A 100 square foot garden can

feed

a family of for a full year

How much stormwater has Edison reused? Visit the digital display at the concessions stand to see up-to-date information!

Storage Tank Beneath the parking lot is a large storage tank that holds rainwater collected from the gymnasium roof, plaza, athletic field, and parking lot. This water is used irrigate the athletic field.

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Co nc ess ion s Rain water runs down a chain to collect in the rain barrel

Things you can do in your home and neighborhood

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Many of the sustainable strategies used on this site are similar to things you can do in your home or neighborhood to support a healthier community. Install a rain barrel to collect rainwater from your roof

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The storage tank is made of four, 6’ diameter pipes. Each pipe is between 150’ - 165’ long.

This is enough to 4” meet the field’s irrigation needs for 2.5 weeks - or to cover the entire football field with nearly 4” of water.

Plant a rain garden to reduce stormwater runoff

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142,000 Gallons

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The tank can hold

Save energy and money by planting trees for shade Consider installing solar panels on your roof Landscape with native plants to support pollinator and wildlife habitat Grow your own food by planting a garden

Feature Boards

Mounted on corten steel pipe

Overall Boards

Mounted on corrugated metal pipe


Ecological Design Internship

Site Location and Context Braemar Blvd

Executive Course Driving Range Golf Dome

BRAEMAR GOLF COURSE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN

Upgraded Clubhouse Braemar Arena

Skills: landscape analysis research and representation

Main Clubhouse

Gleason Rd

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Legend

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9 Mile Creek Watershed

Regional Assets

Legend Lake Park Stream Braemar Golf Course Executive Course Recreational Trail Previous Restoration

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Creek Valley Elementary School

Natural Resource Corridor

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To the right is a few examples of context and analysis diagrams along with graphics displaying proposed improvements and the management of the landscape.

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Braemar Golf Course in Edina, Minnesota hired WHR to create a habitat management plan for the executive portion of their course. Most of the field work needed to establish a foundation of knowledge for the site had been completed by landscape ecologists on the team. My job was to take this data and create cohesive and legible maps and graphics to be submitted to the client, as well as creating the laying out the final document itself.

Parking Lot

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Southdale Center

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Lewis Park

Braemar Golf Course

9-Mile Creek Regional Trail

Eden Prairie 494 100

9–Mile Creek

Mt. Normandale Lake Park Eden Prairie Center

Bloomington

Anderson Lakes Park Reserve

Legend

Watershed Water Bodies Municipalities Roads

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Nord Myr Park Hyland Hills Ski Area 169

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

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Vegetation and Management Parcels

Cultural Considerations to neighborhood running loop (1.9 Miles)

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Aesthetic Forb Enhancement Mowed Native Seed Mix Educational Signage Bird Watching Opportunities Course Path (1.3 Miles) Car and Bike Route Sidewalk View Point

Legend Prairie Savanna Wetland Forest 0

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Year Mowing Herbicide Treatment Prescribed Burning Interseeding Habitat Enhancement Aesthetic Enhancments Rotational Burn Regime Introduce Seed Collection Activities Vegetation Assessments

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Drawing the Eternal City: Rome, Italy Skills: historical research, hand drafting and rendering, creative representation techniques Working with Architecture student Julia Krummel, we created a palimpsest-style map for a portion of Rome, Italy; which connected to other students portions. The goal of this project was to explore the complex history of these public places and to uncover how their histories are told in the existing structures and landscape. Using what we found physically and through research, our map tells a narrative of the place’s ever-evolving condition. To the right you’ll see the full extent of our representations, which include some of Rome’s most popular public spaces such as Campo di Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Ara Pacis Augustae, and the Mausoleum of Augutus. On the following page you’ll see more detailed images of selected areas.


Drawing the Eternal City: Rome, Italy

Piazza Navona


Campo di Fiori

Ara Pacis Augustae (left) and Mausoleum of Augustus (right)


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