JASMINE METCALF URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN PORT FOLIO
JASMINE METCALF EDUCAT ION PERSONAL STAT EMENT An inclination for design and an interest in the varying social and political factors which shape the urban world have led me to urban planning. Further exploration has made me realize that my passions are for development and design and the ways in which I can serve others through these outlets. I wish to help identify the social, cultural, and physical needs of people and apply them to the aspects of planning that I am most interested in, development and design.
SKILLS Mastering Microsoft Office AutoCAD Drafting Working Knowledge Photoshop InDesign Illustrator SketchUp ArcMap GIS Hand-Drawing
University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH | April 2021 Bachelorâ€™s of Urban Planning, DAAP Minor Architectural Studies & Certificate of Urban Design GPA 3.34, Deanâ€™s List (Recurring) Marietta Senior High School | Marietta, OH | May 2015 High School Diploma with Honors EXPERIENCE Landrum & Brown, Cincinnati, OH | Strategic Master Planning Intern January 2018 - Current As part of the strategic master planning service line, I am responsible for duties associated with the planning, analysis, and development of airports, particularly the infrastructure and facilities within the airfield. A common day at Landrum & Brown involves analyzing existing infrastructure and facilities as they correlates to FAA and ICAO guidelines and determining whether the infrastructure is compliant. Then creating exhibits to showcase this information as it relates to the airport layout plan and airport master plan and documenting this information so it can be used in current and future master planning endeavors. Via Vite, Cincinnati, OH | Server July 2017- September 2017 Duties included to providing guests with an excellent experience, performing well under especially stressful conditions, knowing all menu items, featured items, and preparations, as well as wine including varieties, tasting notes, and regions forwards and backward. Pi Pizzeria, Cincinnati, OH | Server/Hostess July 2016- July 2017 Lead Trainer, responsibilities included selling and upselling menu items, facilitating transactions between the business and guests, maintaining the upkeep of the front of house and training all new front of house staff. Pi Pizzeria, Cincinnati, OH | Server/Hostess July 2016- July 2017
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resume........................................................... 2 table of contents........................................ 3 before diving in.......................................... 4 building a base........................................... 6 exercises in contour & depth................. 8 taking inventory......................................... 10 [re]presenting ideas.................................. 12 quantifying suitability.............................. 14 applying suitability................................... 16 envisioning a design................................. 18 master planning......................................... 24
BEFORE DIVING IN I feel it is important to note my circumstances before my attendance at the University of Cincinnati because they are somewhat unique and I have not met many urbanists who come from a background such as mine. I grew up in Marietta, Ohio. A small but historic town in Southeastern Ohio, situated along the Ohio River and its many industrial plants in North Central Appalachia. I was born into a working-class family who struggled for everything they have. Even then my mother took me to volunteer at every fundraiser, silent auction, and walk-a-thon under the sun if it meant helping someone else. I find it important to note these things ahead of my creative work because they are intrinsic to who I am and why I make the choices I do, just as everyone has a background which influences their decisions whether they realize how much it does. This portfolio is a document about growth, beginnings, and lessons learned, a lot of it influenced by a unique perspective given to me by a small town upbringing as I navigate the urban world.
BUILDING A BASE[map] SYNOPSIS The four illustrations below are the products of my first exploration in urban design. The first, is composition drawn over a topographical map which was created from an exercise in materials. The second, a building footprint create using pen, this provided me with insight to the built structures surrounding me on campus. The third, a reverse building footprint created using AutoCAD, this provided insight on the spaces between. The last is an Adobe Illustrator map created to showcase a walking tour I designed around the transition from day to night on the University of Cincinnati campus.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS Pen | Pencil | ArcMAP | AutoCAD | Adobe Illustrator Fall 2016
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SYNOPSIS The first illustration is a black and white mock up of Morton Livingston Shambergâ€™s Geometric Patterns, typically a vibrant painting, I created a grayscale version to highlight the sense of depth in the painting. In the middle is an abstract contour composition I completed as an exercise in understanding contours and the impact they have on designs, deriving the design and scale for it from Geometric Patterns. The final image is of the contour model I created from the contour compostion, it was translated to a foam core board model, using the sense of depth provided by the grayscale Geometric Patterns to determine relief and recession. Each piece was cut from a sheet of foam core board and stacked to create the ridges and valleys.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS Photoshop | Pen | Pencil |1/4â€? Foam Core Board Fall 2017
TAKING INVENTORY SYNOPSIS For an early assignment in our summer of 2018 studio course, I was tasked with taking inventory of businesses within the Camp Washington area of Cincinnati. The following are my representations, categorized by Industrial (Navy), Commercial (Maroon), and Retail (Green). The illustrations were successful in revealing an overwhelming amount of industrial space in the neighborhood.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS ArcMAP | Adobe Illustrator Summer 2018
[re]PRESENTAT ING IDEAS SYNOPSIS Mapping Greenery The abovemap is a depiction of the green spaces in North College as a part of a site inventory for a client in the area. The map will later be used in analysis of green community potential for the area. I choose to pursue a graphic that would [re]present the green infrastructure of the neighborhood and did so by washing out and removing color from the other elements while emphasizing the natural resources. Urban Fabric On the right is an explosion of a map of the urban fabric of North College Hill in Cincinnati as part of an inventory of the area for the previously mentioned client. I wanted to represent the complexity of the different networks of structures while at the same time simplifying it for the viewer. From bottom to top is neighborhood boundary, building footprints, street network, bus network, parks.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS Photoshop | ArcMAP| Illustrator Fall 2017
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS ArcMAP | Illustrator Fall 2017
QUANT IFYING SUITABILIT Y Grocery Stores
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS ESRI ArcMAP Spring 2017
SYNOPSIS The following is a land suitability analysis for Hamilton County Ohio regarding a community garden development. After researching the benefits and requirements of a community garden I chose five criteria to take into consideration and then weighted them based on relevance. ESRI ArcMap was used to run the suitability analysis and the following graphic was created in order to showcase my findings. Composite
APPLYING SUITABILIT Y MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS AutoDesk Civil Spring 2018 | Landrum & Brown
SYNOPSIS One of the first major individual projects I was given at Landrum & Brown was creating stick figure exhibits of 36 potential runway alternatives for Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia. They are asking for a 2,000 ft. runway extension and new safety infrastructure. The topography provides many challenges, with a recent landside cutting off the top of the existing runwayâ€™s EMAS and a valley located at the other end. The final project will cost hundreds of millions of dollars and require the addition of just as many cubic feet of soil fill. The exhibits to the left are the top four proposed solutions.
ENVISIONING A DESIGN SYNOPSIS During the summer of 2017 I was asked by a developer local to my hometown to provide concept illustrations for a new mixed-use development he was proposing. The image to the left is a result of my efforts to illustrate his vision for the development which was a renovation of an old post office and office building as well as adding storefront parking and signage. I have also acted in part as a consultant to give my input on ways to bring this mixed-use development to life.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS | Photoshop | Pen | Pencil | Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens | Windsor & Newton Promarkers | Summer 2017
ENVISIONING A DESIGN SYNOPSIS The annual E2C event is held each October in DAAP. Hundreds of students and dozens of co-op employers attend to network, interview, and collaborate on design solutions for a designated non-profit. This year, over 50 teams comprised of more than 300 students competed to create design solutions for Starfire Council, a non-profit dedicated to building relationships between those living with developmental disabilities and the general public. Teams were given two hours to come up with solutions for various issues. My team used this time to design a parklet, a mobile unit for community engagement. To the right is a rendering of the parklet design my team and I created for the E2C creative blitz event. It is designed to be a communal space where anyone can relax and start a conversation in the hopes of helping members of the Starfire Council community and the general public to build relationships outside of their typical social circles. The design was chosen as one of four to be presented at the E2C event and awarded the Make it Work Award in recognition of the successful creation of an integrated design from a team comprised of members from multiple design disciplines.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS AutoDesk Revit Fall 2017
ENVISIONING A DESIGN SYNOPSIS These two illustrations were taken from a SketchUp model I created as part of a design competition between the interns at Landrum & Brown shortly after arriving there. We were tasked with creating a design for an enclosure or hangar that would house the dozens of historic aircraft owned by Martin State Airport in Maryland and could be used as a museum of sorts. My design was chosen as the winner and included in a proposal to the client, the Maryland Aviation Administration, as a potential solution. Although we have yet to hear back from the client about this specific design we did win the project with our proposal and will be finalizing the design for the hangar in the near future.
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS AutoCAD | SketchUP Spring 2018 | Landrum & Brown
SYNOPSIS The Master Plan to the right was created for a nonprofit client which we partnered with in our Fall 2017 studio course. We were tasked with creating a plan for a community which would house members of the blind and visually impaired. My concept was for a collection of modern and affordable prefabricated units surrounding by a permaculture forest. It was my hope to provide the residents with the independence of their unit as well as the opportunity to tend to the land for those who may be less able to hold a typical job. The design allows for the organization to provide the residents with subsidized housing and a tightknit community atmosphere in a safe and walkable location. There are parking lots connected to walking pathways to reduce traffic between the units as well as a community building, green space, farmstand, and pond with space reserved for a potential mixeduse development so the organization can eventually function independently of their endowment.
MAST ER PLANNING MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS ArcMAP | AutoCAD | Adobe Illustrator | Pen | Watercolor Fall 2017
SYNOPSIS As part of an RFP for the Maryland Aviation Administration, I was tasked with creating a base map for Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Airport which was later used in exhibits showcasing our proposals for the airport layout plan update. Shown in this map is the paved airfield, terminal, proposed taxiway and runway additions and demolitions, building footprints, property boundary, and much more. One of the challenges with airport layout plans is that they are so complex its difficult to keep the map legible, the style of this graphic proved to be easy to read and was used as the final base map for the proposal. The projects were eventually won by our team thanks to the successful proposal we submitted and the hard work and determination of all involved up until the last minute.
MAST ER PLANNING
MAT ERIALS & PROGRAMS | AutoCAD | Adobe Illustrator | Spring 2018 | Landrum & Brown
UC DAAP class of 2021 Next co-op rotation Fall 2018