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Stromboli Town Center Elliotborough Community Garden Sichuan Earthquake Memorial

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Poe Mill Community Revitalization Stephen’s Park Mauldin Cultural Center

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York and Lancaster County Urban Growth Plan

Situated along the I-85 corridor near Charlotte, NC -- York and Lancaster Counties, SC are facing increasingly demanding growth pressures. Census blocks indicate that urban centers are in decline due to rapid land conversion and population migration. As such, our goal is to address negative demographic trends and sprawling growth by applying a systematic model for redirecting growth to areas most suitable and in greatest need of revitalization. In order to achieve this goal, four broad suitability categories were created: preserve open and rural land, utilize existing infrastructure, maximize quality of life, and restore diminishing social ties.


COMPOSITE SUITABILITY MAPS

SCEN Demographically Weighted Suitability

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Factors Included

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COMPACT URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARIES Scales of Implementing Compact Growth Boundaries

Existing Urban Boundaries

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- Create mixed-use housing - Channel growth and preserve environment - Implement a public transit system - Bring people back into city centers - Implement an education program -

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- Create mixed-use housing - Channel growth and preserve environment - Bring people back into city centers - Implement an education program -

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PocketsLittle to no density areas where development is slow to occur and where very low concentrations of future growth should occur. Has potential to become Clusters. - Channel growth to preserve environment - Implement an education program

This system of growth management was developed so as each scale of development changes, new design strategies are employed to achieve our initial goals and objectives. The process continues until Pockets eventually become Bounds and all design strategies are implemented, and population density, demographic diversity, and land area goals are met. Using these strategies, desirable design characteristics were implemented into the sectional and perspective renderings. 5,000

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It is our hope that this approach would result in a larger amount of ecological networks but also a set of collective enclaves for humans to coexist within. This process can serve as a framework for other regional design projects to conform to with a compact development system that will achieve its overall vision by allocating specific sizes and percentages of development to occur within the landscape.

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Four Establishing composite suitability analyses were then an Effective Urban Growth Boundary combined to create one comprehensive dataset which inventories all the factors simultaneously. This analysis guided the design of a compact urban growth threshold. Boundaries were drawn to include the most suitable locations (lowest environmental impact and highest opportunity areas) and four different scales of boundaries were created and labeled according to their size. These four thresholds from smallest to largest are pockets, clusters, agglomerates, and bounds.


egional Design Existing Urban Boundaries

High density areas where the bulk of development is occuring and where the main concentration of future growth should occur.

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Agglomerates - Medium density areas where development is occurring at a steady rate and where moderate concentrations of future growth should be directed. Has the potential to become Bounds.

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- Create mixed-use housing - Channel growth and preserve environment - Bring people back into city centers - Implement an education program -

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Clusters - Low density areas where development is beginning to occur and where low concentrations of future growth should occur. Has the potential to become an Agglomerate. - Create mixed-use housing - Channel growth and preserve environment - Implement an education program -

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Stromboli Town Center


Wetland Trail

The Stromboli site is currently an industrial brownfield located in North Charleston, SC. The design accommodates the future site of a Green Skills Training Facility. This site also has the potential to engage the local population and improve awareness and education about the benefits and uses of green design practices as well as restore the site’s stormwater management practices so as to help filter water that enters the nearby Cooper and Ashley Rivers. Ample green space is also included on the site for ecological purposes as well as to provide residences with much needed park space and recreation. The design also provides the local population with low-income housing, commercial venues such as grocery stores and restaurants as well as an abundance of mixed-use development.

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Elliotborough Community Vertical Garden Wall Septima P. Clark Highway


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wendy bertani. jennifer buchanan. megan corbett. jason drews. adam kozic. adrian mora. jessica robbins. maxwell streeter

*GROUP PROJECT Located in downtown Charleston, SC the Elliotborough Community Garden consists of nineteen horizontal garden plots that are rented out to community members and three community plots dedicated to the use of local local schools. Our Vertical Garden Wall was designed to serve multiple functions within the garden. First, and foremost it is an additional vertical vegetable growing surface for the community as well as a physical barrier between the garden and the Septima P. Clark Highway. The wall is a very flexible system so the community members can decide the level of privacy they would like by adjusting the amount of pots included on the wall. Compost, storage, and a turf lounging surface are GARDEN also included134inLINEthe design of the ELLIOTBOROUGH COMMUNITY VERTICAL WALL STREET, CHARLESTON, SC wall as well as a walkway/work surface to allow gardeners to CAC.C STUDIO V PROFESSOR SALLIE HAMBRIGHT SPRING 2011 03.17.2011 reach the higher portions of the gardening wall. wendy bertani. jennifer buchanan. megan corbett. jason drews. adam kozic. adrian mora. jessica robbins. maxwell streeter


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Earthquake Memorial at the Chengdu Riverwalk


In Chinese culture, the sun is a symbol for hope which is the emotion this memorial is meant to inspire. Just as the sun rises from the darkness so must the people of Sichuan rise from the tragedy of the 2009 earthquake tragedy. The wall next to the river is meant to symbolize the rising sun. It will be lit with ambient light so that it appears as a rising sun, especially at night. The water feature in the center is in the shape of an earthquake epicenter to represent the scar the earthquake has left on the people of Sichuan while the rays extend outward into more quiet areas of contemplation.


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Poe Mill Community Infill and Street Design

I N F I L L S TAT E M E N T My vision for Poe Mill Village is one that strives to preserve and enhance the unique history and character of the community as well as create a welcoming and safe environment for residents. The interior community fabric of single family houses should be preserved while townhouses and apartments on the exterior of the community serve to increase density. Civic space and commercial venues will be provided as a place for meetings and amenities all within walking distance. INFILL GOALS Increase density Preserve community identity Provide a variety of affordable housing options Increase positive community interaction Use architecture consistent with existing architecture Create a more pedestrian friendly commnunity Integrate public greenspace (pocket parks) into community fabric Provide civic amenities such as a community center Bring commercial businesses into community so as to increase amenities within walking distance of Poe Mill Residences DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY Total Area = 59.5 acres Total Units (current) = 266 Total Units (proposed) = 387 Gross Density (current) = 4.4 DU/A Gross Density (proposed) = 6.45 DU/A Percentages of Housing Typologies Single Family Detached = 58.7% Single Family Attached = 16.5% Multifamily (apartments, etc.) = 24.8% Community Park Space = 1.8 acres Civic Space = 17,500 sq. ft. N

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*GROUP PROJECT Poe Mill Community is currently from decline and abandonment and, located within a mile from downtown MyThe vision for Poe Mill Village is onesuffering that strives to preserve and enhance theGreenville, unique history and character of the community as well as create welSC it is an ideal location for revitalization through a combination ofa greenspace, low-income housing, and imcoming and safe environment for residents. The interior community fabric proved transportation connections. Documentation was made of the condition of each house and the sites without houses of single family houses should be preserved while townhouses and apartor with that were of dilapidated were chosen for to infillincrease development. Also, Civic the condition of the streets surrounding the ments onones the exterior the community serve density. community were improvedvenues to create more walkableasanda place invitingfor community. space and commercial willa be provided meetings and amenities all within walking distance. INFILL GOALS Increase density Preserve community identity Provide a variety of affordable housing options Increase positive community interaction Use architecture consistent with existing architecture Create a more pedestrian friendly commnunity Integrate public greenspace (pocket parks) into community fabric Provide civic amenities such as a community center Bring commercial businesses into community so as to increase amenities within walking distance of Poe Mill Residences DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY Total Area = 59.5 acres Total Units (current) = 266 Total Units (proposed) = 387 Gross Density (current) = 4.4 DU/A Gross Density (proposed) = 6.45 DU/A Percentages of Housing Typologies Single Family Detached = 58.7% Single Family Attached = 16.5% Multifamily (apartments, etc.) = 24.8% Community Park Space = 1.8 acres Civic Space = 17,500 sq. ft. N

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Poe Mill Commmunity Park

Elevated Walkway

The Poe Mill Textile Mille used to be one of the most prominent mills in the south during the textile boom of the 1920s. This future park plan is located on the old mill site which is currently in ruins. The park should serve as a catalyst for new and positive change within the surrounding community and especially as it is located within close proximity to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.


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Steven’s Park, Kershaw, SC

Wetland Garden Bridge

Rose Garden Amphitheatre

Currently, Steven’s Park is a higly underused asset to the town of Kershaw. Its one of the only public greenspaces in the area and provides a great opportunity for the revitalization of the town. My goal for the site is bridge the ever-widening gap between different age groups as well as between people and nature. The site will encompass both passive and active recreation designed for all ages. Recreation for teenagers includes basketball and tennis courts as well as an enhanced swimming area. A walking path that threads through the entire site and a series of six different gardens is provided for older generations, These gardens include: a hosta garden, an azalea garden, a camellia garden, terraced gardens, a rose garden amphitheatre, and a native wetland garden. Also, children can enjoy a fun and adventurous playground.

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Concept Master Plan Camelia Garden Additional Parking

Hosta Garden Plaza

Expansion/ Rent-out Space

Community Center Memorial Plaza

Pond

Native Wetland Garden

Amphitheatre

Picnic Area Playground

Azalea Garden

Terraced Flower Garden Pavillion Shade Garden

Skate Plaza

Terraced Gardens

Basketball Tennis

Proposed Fitness Center

Expanded Parking

Volleyball

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Mauldin, SC Cultural Center The city of Mauldin is currently overcome by fast-food restaurants and the negative effects of sprawl. The town has little character and there is nothing there to embrace the existing culture.

Auditorium Plaza

Amphitheatre

The main goal of the design for the Mauldin Cultural Center is to incorporate the people, and to use the site as a means to showcase the local culture. A passerby can’t actually meet every person in the city, but maybe they can begin to get to know them as a whole by visiting this site. The integration of art and education on the site is integral to achieving this goal. The design is meant to connect both the indoor and outdoor aspects of the site through these two aspects. There are multiple art areas on the site as well as weaved through out the site in order to create a fun, educational, and interactive place for people of all ages to enjoy. The main reason behind incorporating art and education into the site is to stimulate community involvement and participation. Program elements include an arboretum, garden, plaza, amphitheatre, and a veteran’s/public servant’s memorial. All of these elements encompass the theme of art and education in their design and as such serve dual purposes.


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Greece

Turkey

Poland & Germany Krakow

Munich

I traveled to Poland and Germany on a mission trip with my basketball team in the Summer of 2006. While we spent most of our time in the small city of Kascalin, Poland, we traveled around Poland and Germany as well. The architecture of these cities was astounding and the obvious reliability on either public transportation really struck me. One of the most memorable places we visited was the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. Learning the history and seeing the conditions that the victims of World War II endured was something that I will never forget.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

Athens, Greece was also a very interesting place to behold. The immense size and nature of the city was overwhelming when viewed from the airplane upon arrival to the city. I loved how the Greeks constantly utilized vines for shade. Visiting the ruins of Athens though were the highlight of this city. The magnitude and yet the intricate nature of these ruins were astounding.

Turkey, by far, is one of the most interesting and culturally rich places that I have ever visited. My group and I traveled from Istanbul down the western coast of Turkey and visited approximiately 13 cities along the way, including the historic cities of Epheses, Troy, and Priene. I experienced so much variety and so much history in just two weeks that I would love to go back and experience it again!


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Values and Approach

Through my many years in school, I have really learned the value of hard work, communication, and collaboration. And also, most importantly it has taught me the importance of having fun while I work.

The more time spent studying the field of Landscape Architecture the more I find I have a real passion for the field and it seems the more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is that I don’t know. Landscape architecture really provides a great opportunity for me as a designer to leave a lasting impact on the world around me in terms of the spaces and places our society inhabits. That idea, more than anything, really excites me and leaves me wanting to perfect my craft and learn as much as possible before I am handed such an important role regarding the landscape.


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Obtain a summer internship in order to gain work experience as well as expand my knowledge in the field of Landscape Architecture

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Clemson University December 2011 GPA: 3.97 Minor: Horticulture

Related Education/Courses

Mike Lin Graphic Workshop (2-day) Site Design, Regional Design, Green Urbanism, Community Design, and Design/Build Studios Computer Aided Design Course

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Gardens for Living, Inc. 21 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 Summer Intern for 2009 and 2010 - Create basemaps for various sites - Design creative solutions for residential and commercial projects - Create planting plans

828.385.1723 jlbucha@clemson.edu 833 Old Greenville Hwy. Clemson, SC 29631

Special Skills

Microsoft Office AutoCAD Land FX Google Sketchup Adobe Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) GIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog)

Honors and Activities

Student ASLA Member CUASLA Member Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Fellowship of Christian Athletes Trustee Scholarship Mickel Fellowship Anne Lou and Robert Marvin Travel Fellowship

References

MaryBeth McCubbin Studio Professor Clemson University 864.656.6698

Cari Geotcheus Studio Professor Clemson University 864.656.6787

John Phillips Internship A Gardens for Living 864.656.6787

Landscape Architecture Portfolio  

A portfolio documenting my work as an undergraduate Landscape Architecture major at Clemson University

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