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Jared Correa


J.Correa

I am a senior in Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This portfolio contains my work of the last four years, including a range of projects and media styles. My goal as a landscape architect is to leave the visitor with a lasting impression, to embrace their senses, and provide a meaningful experience with their surroundings. Effective design layout and purpose can heighten the senses.

“Surprise is the beginning of a true vision of the world� - Juhani Pallasmaa


RESIDENTIAL

COMMUNITY

Chalet Nursery.......................................................... 02

King Park..................................................................... 08

Protofarm................................................................... 05

Sustainable Neighborhood................................. 10

Designer’s Challenge............................................. 06

Rail-to-Trail................................................................. 12 Pavillion....................................................................... 15

CAMPUS

OTHER

Maori Dormitory (NZ)............................................ 16

Site Engineering...................................................... 22

Maori Powhiri (NZ).................................................. 17

Sketches...................................................................... 23

Native Wetland......................................................... 18

Next Generation Competition............................ 24

Central Illinois Prairie............................................. 20

Computer/Photos................................................... 26


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Chalet Nursery

Glencoe, Illinois

Located at 81 Lakewood Drive in the north-shore suburb of Chicago, this 7 million dollar Glencoe home enjoys the longest stretch of private Lake Michigan shoreline to its east. Bordering the house on west is a dense woodland of native Oaks and Maples. The Citow residents reconstructed the house with influence from their visit to Italy. The Mediterranean architecture lends a hand to create a cohesive landscape design.

master plan: Mediterranean Marvel The house is a grand replicate of a classic Mediterranean house, by overall shape and material. I wanted my landscape design to go hand-in-hand with the existing architecture. The plants I have chosen are precise to Mediterranean style landscapes and they were chosen to specifically fit this climate and zone. The design layout also mirrors the different shape structures of the house, including an extended kitchen that replicates the indoor kitchen, a vegetable garden bed and two outdoor rooms that imitate the spiral staircases both inside and outside of the house, and formal, bold shapes seen in the recreational patch and infinity pool that reflect the overall shape of the house. The circulation is structured both foramlly and naturally. Every entrance/exit is formalized with lined boxwoods and bold topiaries, while the outer plantings beds meander to appear free flowing and reminiscent of the bordering woodland and lake. The pathways form along these vegetated beds, as the dense lush border will transition you smoothly through the site.

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planting plan Plant list

Plant choices The plants are chosen to accomplish a lush, Mediterranean emotion. I first studied plants common to Mediterranean climates, such as Southern California or Italy, that are also used in Midwestern settings. My first plant list consisted solely of these, and grew based on similar cultivar, species, or appearance. These plants coordinate specifically to shade and sun conditions. The shade tolerant plants are placed underneath tree canopies or on the West side of the lot, near the overbearing woodland. The sun loving plants are located on the east side, in which there is an open canopy of sunlight. Herbs and fruit trees are also placed on the east side to receive morning sunlight.


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details

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STAIRWELL: onto west patio

INSTALLATION: acer rubrum ‘red sunset’

EAST SECTION: garage

The stairwell leads onto a patio in order to alleviate the backyard elevation drop. The user will first step onto a patio before taking another set of stairs to reach ground level. The stairwell feature displays the tread and rise measurements of the stair, as well as the stair and limestone pavement.

The deciduous tree placement is rooted into the ground with a wood stake to help keeps its shape and balance at early growth. Mulch is applied to every tree to help maintain and preserve its growth.

This view faces east towards the Porte Cochere. The circular turn-around lot is ideal for visitor parking and easy in and out access. The hierarchies of plantings are based on height and ornamental value. The vegetation includes Buxus microphylla ‘Compacta’, Dwarf littleleaf boxwood, Buxus ‘Glencoe’ Chicagoland Green Boxwood, and Juniperus chinensis ‘Mint Julep’.

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WEST ELEVATION: front yard

1”=20’ This elevation faces west looking at the house. Starting from the entrance, a main walkway leads to a vegetable garden, cut flower garden, several fruit trees, and the ornamental Elaeagnus angustifolia. Overhead pergolas guide the user through the site, as repetition helps make this ornament a cohesive feature. Extended off the kitchen is a raised patio, with a manicured lawn and infinity pool further along east. The pool looks as if it extends into Lake Michigan, a beautifully scenic arrangement. The slated rock features and pottery help enhance the site’s Mediterranean feel. A nearby fireplace encloses the extended kitchen area, and transitions to the vegetated transition walkway to the water feature upon entering the backyard.

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Blacklined.AutoCAD Water Color Pencil.2010


Protofarm

Urbana, Illinois

With 19 acres of open land, the goal of this project was to produce a self-sustainable, efficient, and mainainable property.

site analysis

master plan My design uses the shape of the proposed house to influence the intertwining circulation routes. Native prairie grasses make up the planting beds between these paths, keeping the site seasonally active and self-maintainable. To create a more breathable tree farm, I will cut down every other tree per row, thus allowing space for naturally enclosed outdoor learning stations. Alternative power usages are attained with solar panels, wind turbines, and hydrology power from the stream.

Currently, the site is bare and the house is under construction. The existing wetland and stream is optimal for hydrological energy systems. The tree orchard on the south end will stay, while the northwest forest beyond the stream is open for property extension. After analyzing the site, open sunlight and high wind speeds channel through the central site.

Blacklined. Marker.2008


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Designer’s Challenge

Urbana, Illinois

University of Illinois Urban Planning professor Ken Salo’s Victorian home is in need of character, community connection, open space, and privacy from the looming apartment to the South.

site analysis

Legend:

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This site has adequate space to

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accompany front yard gardens in order to welcome in the community, as desired by the Salo’s. The back yard is spacious and open for different options. To the South is a looming apartment building that must be distracted from Salo’s backyard. The style of the house is classically structured, an ideal form to mimic in the landscape. The family’s outgoing personality also paved way for design form. I presented Professor Salo three designs in order to show him his range of design opportunity.

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master plans CLASSIC STRUCTURE

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MUSIC AVENUE

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GARDEN WALK

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This formal design references their Victorian home. A

Professor Salo professed his passion for music and would love

This heavily planted land will stay active throughout the

central water feature is enclosed by four rectangular yew

to have an outdoor practice area. Vibrantly colored seating

year, as the native prairie plantings become self-

hedges, defining this space as the home’s plaza courtyard.

‘green’ walls stand at 8’ tall. The benches are backed with ivy

maintainable in time. The meandering paths and dense

I arranged the plantings and sculpture to form slightly

and plantings to contain the noise. A porch extension of the

feeling of natural wildlife create a sense of oasis. The glass

seperated outdoor rooms

kitchen will create an outdoor dinner room/band stage.

conservatory and pergola engage the family into the site.

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Blacklined. Colored Pencil.2009


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King Park

Urbana, Illinois

Located in an economically depressed neighborhood, King Park fails to accommodate the community’s needs for a relaxing and inspiring destination. Standing on the southwest corner of the site is King Elementary School. Currently, the park is a bare space with wavy pathways that lack sensible connections. My design provides an experience that enlightens its audience about who Martin Luther King Jr. is and serves as a relaxing and recreational destination.

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perspectives The King Park Entrance (A) welcomes the community into a vibrant array of planting beds and rock

Continuing forward into the park, users can lose themselves in Dream Garden (C), amongst the dense

seating. The crimson colored brick path leads viewers underneath canopies of well shaded Oak trees

vivacious plantings. Great for strolls and reflection, this area provides transition into the picnic lawn,

along an educational path lined with informational boards about Martin Luther King Jr. The path

turf soccer field, and tennis courts. King Elevation (D), metaphorically representing King Jr.’s voyage to

leads pedestrians into King Memorial (B), a gathering plaza identified by a statue dedicated to Martin

the top, is built from the site’s leftover excavation. It stands at 12’ tall, unusual for Illinois’ terrain. In the

Luther King Jr.. Here, students can engage in group study sessions while musicians can practice jazz.

winter, the South side of this hill will be used for sledding, otherwise used as an overlook.

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KING PARK ENTRANCE

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KING MEMORIAL

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AutoCAD. Photoshop.2009


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Sustainable Living

Urbana, Illinois

This 160-acre plot of agricultural land will be used by the University of Illinois as an extension of campus housing. In my group of four, our goal was to create a mixed-use and sustainable residential neighborhood for students and families.

site analysis

master plan

Currently undeveloped, this site sits adjacent to the east of Meadowbrook Park, a successful prairie restoration and play ground. University and residential housing exist nearby, while a grocery store and Carle Clinic hospital are within walking distance.

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Plan Programming: Self-sustainable practices are incorporated with bioswales, rain gardens, green roofs, mixed-land use buildings, and native restoration. The site is separated into 3 sections, giving each a strong character and sense of place. A) High End is directly adjacent to the park, making this the most desirable and exclusive area of the site. Spacious backyards, a central community park, and direct access into Meadowbrook Park are major selling points. B) Haven Strip is site’s largest mixed-use area, with first floor commercial restaurants and entertainment sitting below two floors of apartment complexes. After dinner, take a stroll on the boardwalk which loops around the wetland prairie restoration, containing native wildlife. C) Single Family is filled with rain gardens and pocket parks and is suitable for single family housing. The land to the South of the community is 100 acres of additional undeveloped space, so future developement is likely.

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INDIVIDUAL DESIGN: High End This section of the community is the most expensive neighborhood. It has large scale homes, spacious backyards, and a shared community park. It is directly adjacent to Meadowbrook Park with easy access and scenic views.

A) Every house is oriented towards a shared open green space to build a sense of place and encourage healthy activity. This pocket park is programmed with a range of activities including group gardening and sand volleyball. B) The variety of housing includes single-family residential and mixed-use condominiums with self-producing green roofs.

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SECTION Stormwater and water runoff will collect in the alleys, which filter into a sewerage system. Runoff from the site is used to produce hydrological power and the water source for vegetation roofs/ walls. The alleys’ lower elevation will guide water runoff into it.

This street section depicts the site’s smooth transportation plan, the varying native vegetation and ornamental trees, and the community’s tight knit sense of character.

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Photoshop.Marker SketchUP.2009


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Rail-to-Trail

Mahomet-Danville, Illinois

Designing a regional landscape forces one to analyze the broad spectrum of issues. A railroad in 1917 connected Mahomet to Danville, until an adjacent highway took priority and eliminated its use. This route runs through several small towns and Champaign-Urbana, however it fails to incorporate nonmotorized transportation. My group’s goal was to create a recreational corridor in which users can connect to nearby parks, schools, and neighborhoods. Using GIS helped us make our decisions for the makeup of our trail.

master plan: TrashArt Corridor

TRAsh ART Corridor’s unique identity is its constant revitalization due to a recycling program that will produce “trash art”. We will transform used materials into abstract sculptural pieces. Our recycling stations are set up to encourage the process. Throughout the site, these obscurely shaped sculptures will attract the eye and add a contradicting, but cohesive element to the existing environment. As the user will pass through agricultural fields, prairie, woodlands, and wetlands, they will be able to interact with their natural and built surroundings. The sculptural pieces will increase, change, and evolve over the years, as more and more artwork will be implemented by the park district. TRAsh ART Corridoris an enticing trail corridor that will attract visitors for a second time around to enjoy a new experiene.

Lake of the Woods

Mahomet

Danville

Champaign-Urbana

Kickapoo State Park

Phases:

1. -Develop main trail from the farmer’s market east of Urbana to the trail end - Create overpass/ underpass at major intersections in Champaign-Urbana -Create trailheads at Lake of Woods

2.- Create bike swap stations from

Urbana to Lake of the Woods -Develop farmer’s market plazas in Urbana to Mahomet -Develop 2 more trailheads at St. Joseph

3. -Finish main trail (CRP to Kickapoo)

- Develop spur trails around Ogden and St. Joseph - Develop small business corridor - Develop remaining bike swap stations - Develop final trailhead in Kickapoo

4.- Create spur trails in Lake of the Woods and Kickapoo State Park - Develop recycle stations - Develop farmer’s market plazas

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Sections SPUR TRAIL MEETS MAIN TRAIL

Swale 4’

IL-250 24’

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KICKAPOO STATE PARK

Prairie and Spur Trail

Allerton Pond 300’

Forest/Beach Area 50’

Spur 8’ Swale 4’

2-Lane Street 24’

The range of images depict what our trail will look like more specifically. The trend of using recycled

B)In order to enhance safety, we propose architecturally unique bridges to takes trail-goers over

material is consistent throughout the corridor. Starting from the top left image, A) old glass bottles

busy or dangerous intersections within the more urban areas. C) Even the kiosks are made of

hang from the barbed wire fences that line the agricultural fields along the trail, some of which have

recycled materials like this one whose boarder is constructed out of old soda cans and cases. The

lights inside of the bottles that glimmer in the evening. Even kiosks are made of recycled materials

sections help depict our proposal for a common street section and trailhead reststop.

Influences:


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individual plan

Individual Sections

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8 1 Entrance from Kickapoo 2 Parking Lot

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Upon entering the site, the slightly curvy are reminiscent of the meandering routes in Kickapoo

information panels. The adjacent berm is created from excavation on the site and will serve as a

and cohesive to the rest of our trailheads. The pavilion is located next to a picnic area and restroom

natural form of seating to overlook the racetrack events. The other supporting images sell our

area, in which visitors can sit, relax, eat, and learn more about the surrounding area with indoor

product as a truly innovative and eco-friendly trail that will entice recreational users to come back.

Individual Perspective:

*Group Product:

KICKAPOO TRAILHEAD

“TRASH” SEATING

BIKE STATION

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GIS.Blacklined. Marker.2009


Pavillion Kengo Kuma represents his architectural work with the use of an abstract overlay of natural material in order to bend light. With this pavillion, I dictated topography with an conceptual use of three types of wood material, each representing the three renowned Japanese garden styles. The goal of this project was to design a pavillion as if I were Kengo Kuma attempting to demonstrate my theories of architecture.

The layout of my pavilion is a “frame of nature”, as Kengo Kuma puts it. The border topography layers enclose the site. They act as a natural frame: hills. However, with the natural material of wood (Kuma’s personal favorite), the hills are abstracted in vertical levels to produce interesting light projections into the colored rice paper. Kuma states, “[the] co-existence of two different things together is a goal of my architecture.” With my abstraction of natural hill topography on the outside, and the abstraction of undulating grasses on the inside, the two become interrelated amongst their changing elevations and lengths. Kuma as an architect works exactly this way, to build his inner structure according to its surroundings. Wood. Model.2010


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Maori Dormitory

Christchurch, New Zealand

While studying abroad at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand, I practiced Maori design (native inhabitants of New Zealand). The Landscape Architecture program at Lincoln aims to reorganize the campus layout, incorporate Maori narrative and culture, and build a separate campus dormitory for Maori students.

Kohatu-use of stone

dormitory plan

In Maori tradition, stacked rocks, or Pou, represent a narrative

Within this site, I want to create a true com-

important to an area’s history. Usually, two stacks are placed close

munity sense. The buildings are aligned to

together to signify an entry point into a home. My Pou stands at the

encourage engagement, easily attainable with

front of the Powhiri walkthrough, my designated main entrance. One

the communal picnic lawn and more reserved

Pou is stacked with smooth river rocks to represent the local water

private areas. I organized the fruit orchard,

source, Lake Ellesemere, while the other stack uses sharp edged granite

a significant historical narrative, in a linear

stone to represent Mt. Herbert.

fashion, in order to guide views toward the

Parking Whare; Center

Flats Teina

Orchard

Flats Tuakana

Future Development

Agriculture Produce/Research

beautiful Port Hills. In Maori tradition, it is important to cleanse the hands with water upon

POHWIRI-main entrance

Farm Road

exiting the Powhiri and entering a home. This process, known as tapu, is accomplished in the Pou stacks, as water sits within the top rock.

Maori Seating In Maori culture, it is rude to eat food on the same surface in which

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GARDEN

common room kitchen

you sit. This bench is formed to allow several sitting bodies, while one or two may use the table top on the end. There are four tables in total,

ORCHARD SUNKEN LAWN

pairing off in order for the table tops to face each other, creating a gapped, but joint setting.

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OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

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Maori Pohwiri

Christchurch, New Zealand

A powhiri is a traditional entrance in Maori culture. Here, visitors can take a moment to sit and contemplate before entering the campus just as they would before coming into a home. This design provides Lincoln students a true entrance into campus, a common gathering ground, and a highly valued tradition to Maoris.

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powhiri aerial plan

grasses and plantings seep through its surface. The bench seating and table desks allow for group study sessions and relaxing breaks, while the canvas Forbes Building

cover provides shade.

Kohatu Entrance (drain noise) Home Home

The water feature at the entrance serves to cleanse and purify the visitors, as it also buffers outside traffic noise. As you walk through the pohwiri, two sets

Central Meet

of seating coordinate to the visitors and home residents, while the in-between boardwalk creates a central meeting place, or stage. Cabbage trees, used by

Visitor

Maoris as markers for routes, line this site and lead the powhiri alongside the faculty building, into the heart of campus, known as the Main Lawn.

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Native Wetland

Urbana, Illinois

The College of Business at the University of Illinois wishes to explore ways to improve the areas developed as a sedge meadow and mesic prairie that surround the auditorium on the south side of the building. The goal of this project is to design a wetland garden using native plants at the Business Instruction Facility.

research The current problem with the Business

conceptual

RECTALINEAR

Plant Choices The existing diagonal path

Instruction Facility’s landscape is its

plays a role in the first two

inability to self-sustain. The initial

concepts, as mirrored angles

plantings were not maintained well

divide planting beds and

enough to bring back annual beauty

forms paths. Rectangular

and success with water collection.

garden beds/hangout areas

Our mission is to develop an aes-

provide defintion.

thetically pleasing and educationally

LINEAR

Anemone patens Agoseris cuspi

Agoseris cuspidata

Asclepias tuberosa

Eryngium yuccifolium

instructing wetland design to manage

The existing linear layout

water runoff. The site already contains

defines the second concept,

mesic and wet adapting plants, which

as the planting bed widths

will remain in our scheme. The site is

are duplicated across the

fairly flat and contains loam or sandy

courtyard and wetland.

Iris shrevei

Symphyotrichum puniceum

loam soils, which can be occasionally silty. The current wetland, is a bit lower in elevation than the building’s drain

Panicum virgatum

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The curvilinear concept uses

outlets in order for water to soak in its

the shape of the building

soil and replenish its growth. However,

closest to the wetland to

the current outlets drain directly to

dictate its structure.

Asclepias incarnata

Lobelia cardinalis

the sewerage system, making this existing wetland useless.

Eutrochium purpureum


idata

master plan

Axonometric

The linear layout of the building and its existng courtyard dictated my design form. Simplicity helps keep the site tight and conistent to the existing structure. It brings a cohesive bond between the landscape and hardscape. A mirrored reflection of the presented layout dictated the wetland structure. Leveled rain catchers stand in front of the buildng to catch all stormwater runoff and direct it off towards our sedge (Southeast corner of red planting). The sedge is highlighted with vibrant, heavily water absorbing plants, while the outside planting beds are native, ornamental plantings healthy throughout the year. The sedge is built at a lower elevation to help collect the entire site’s water runoff. Along the diaganol through path, a central hangout spot

Aerial

will entice students to bring their studies outside the classroom and feel pleasantly enclosed within the native grasses.

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Blacklined. Marker.2010


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Central Illinois Prairie

Urbana, Illinois

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences is proposing a project that will transform the open area at the southwest corner of Florida Avenue and Orchard Street into a native prairie landscape. This site is meant to be a place that “educates, provides habitat, beautifies, and inspires”. My mission was to design a garden using plants that are native

research

conceptual

Soil: Dominant soil type-black soil prairie (Mesic to Dry), common to the Central Illinois area. This soil and its clay subsoil-clay retain moisture.

It is obvious a large, open site must be dissected diagonally. Curvilinear lines appear to reflect the existing road and parking lot alignment. Each of the four concepts has a specific program and theme in order to realize its individual

a. HABITAT

Plant Choices

b. RESEARCH

Carex muskingumensis

Topography: Generally flat with poorly drained soils. The west end has a minor ridge. Geology: Top Soil- Black soil prairie is 2’ deep, rich in organic matter. Subsoil- Clay retains nutrients and moisture. Lowest layer- Glacial till, rich in mineral

Bouteloua curtipendula

Climate: Spring- Moist with high rainfall amounts, cooler temperatures Summer-Soil surface is dried out due to hot temperatures and droughts Winter-Cold temperatures: plants die, dormant, re-growth Site Notes: -Bare field, receives an abundant amount of sunlight -Underutilized, neglected -Adjacent to President’s House, which borders Japanese House -Residents on Florida across from the site are unhappy with overall aesthetics of area -Florida traffic noise

c. NATIVE RINGS

d. LIGHT/DARK

Elymus canadensis

Baptisia alba


master plan

BOARDWALK BOULEVARD

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a. This perspective shows a view from the boardwalk facing South. As you walk towards the Habitat Walk-Around, prairie grasses and plants surround you from both sides. The boardwalk dissects the site’s light (left) and dark (right) plantings. Enjoy the beautiful views, informative panels, and active wildlife.

Light Pallette

Dark Pallette

b. This section dissects the site along the North-South axis. Our different pallette of plants are shown here, as is the slight elevation change towards the North end. Bird-feeders and information boards line the site.

Interpretive Garden -Bee/Insect planting beds -Bee/Insect habitat feeders

Outdoor Classroom -Dark Planting Identifaction Garden -Limestone Seating, blends in w/ prairie

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Our design focuses to separate the site into two plates: dark and light plantings. The boardwalk is a recognizable feature that will enhance one’s experience. The boardwalk acts as boulevard, a main course for movement, but leads off into two off-trails. Closest to Florida Avenue is an outdoor classroom, seated with limestone benches that surround a “dark” planting bed filled with plant information. As you continue your walk further south, a looping interpretive walk is enclosed within a habitat center for bees, insects, and birds. Planters and kiosk boards interact and educate the user.

Asclepias tuberosa

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Blacklined. Colored Pencils.2010


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PARKING LOT

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AutoCAD. Blackline.2009.10


Sketches

Pen. Pencil. Colored Pencil. Marker. Charcoal. Paint.


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Next Generation Competition

Metropolis Magazine

One Design Fix for the Future! asks for a s small, elegant fix for sustainble progression and future change. Matt Potter, Tum Suppakitpaisarn, and I came up with idea of FarMart, a system of light posts capable of fruit and vegetable production on urban parking lots.

process/diagrams Sketches

Hydrological Cycle

Filtration Analysis

Light posts serve an important and useful function in our society. They are aligned vertically and

Our group decided to use the posts’ height as an advantage: food production can take place

usually reach a height of 10-20 feet. Light posts provide necessary light when there is no natural

at an elevation. This will facilitate our society’s demand for space and development. The

light: it creates visibility, allows for accessibility, and promotes safety for traffic and pedestrians.

main cause of the urban heat-island effect is the modification of the land surface by urban

Urban settings which are dense with people and buildings, do not allow for limitless solutions

development which uses materials that effectively retain heat. In our case, the parking lot

that address the needs of its populace. However, urban space can be limitless if we learn to grow

asphalt absorbs solar heat and releases it during the evening and early morning. The result is

vertically. Light posts are vertically aligned and their design provides an advantage that can support

unbearable day temperatures and energy losses. FarMarT would facilitate the cooling of the

the production of food.

surface by providing shade: the light posts would act as urban trees.


lightpost design

LIGHTFARM PARKING LOT

Water runoff from parking lots is a major waste of our world’s most essential resource. Usually, water runoff in a parking is directed to a detention pond that eventually becomes abandoned. FarMarT will be an innovative and effective solution to for the reuse and recycling of water runoff from parking lots.

FarMarT will stimulate businesses. As it will only be used in parking lots, neighboring businesses will benefit from the increased pedestrian traffic. Customers will appreciate the serious “Go Green” efforts displayed by these businesses. Also, restaurants will benefit by receiving fresh, local fruit and vegetable production. No longer will business need to depend only on grocery store shipments.

FarMarT allows us to maximize space and grow food at a greater rate for our population’s growing demand. With the economy today, affordable food is a priority. Local production means less automobile dependency. The greater our energy dependency goes down, the greater our natural ecosystem will benefit. There is a big picture here: community food production is a major global movement societies must employ. Illustrator. Photoshop.2009


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Computer/Photography photoshop

CHICAGO MONTAGE

gis

indesign

BIKE TRAIL History

Busey Woods is located at 1505 N Broadway in Urbana, Illinois, north of Crystal Lake Park and adjacent to Anita Purves Nature Center. This 59-acre woodland is set in what used to be a 10-square mile forest land, before the area became colonized by European Americans. Gradually, this land known as Big Grove became utilized and developed, deteriorating its natural beauty. However, in the 1960’s, local action helped preserve this 59-acre piece of land.

Source: Urbana Park District

BUSEY WOODS BROCHURE

Nature Search L X J T C H M J H S A R G E P

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Anita Purves Bees Brown Bat

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Earthworm Snail Fox Urbana

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Busey Woods

Deer Bass

Woods Nature

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Directions

Today

At the present, a half-mile long boardwalk loops around the woodland, overlaying a circuit of ponds and wetlands underneath. This helps make the native environment more accessible for walking, running, and bicycling. Information panels are set up along the boardwalk to enlighten historic relevance, seasonal change, and ecological maintenance.

Source: Urbana Park District

Wetland & Boardwalk From Illini Union To Busey Woods: -North on Wright St. (toward John St.) -Right onto University Ave. (1 mile) -Left on Broadway Ave. (0.7 mile) -Busey Woods is on the Left Urbana Park District www.urbanaparks.org

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

Anita Purves Nature Center 1505 N Broadway/ Urbana IL 61801 217.384.4062


PORTFOLIO 2010


J.Correa


Jared Correa_Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2011  

I am expected to graduate in the Bachelor’s program for Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning this May at the University of...

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