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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Cover Page 2 Index

4 About me 5 Resume

6 First Year 7


Writing Sample- City of Kettering Sketch up- Ludlow


Hand Sketches


Foam Model

12 Second Year 16 18 20

Demographics- Camp Washington Surveying- Camp Washington CO-OP Sketch Up- City of Kettering


Research: Mount Auburn


CO-OP Mix-use building- Atlanta

24 Third Year 28

BLANK- Moscow

30 Photography



University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Planning | Minor Real Estate College of Design, Art, Dean List: Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 & Fall 2017 Architecture, and Planning GPA: 3.387 Class of 2020 Course Work: Plan Design Graphics, GIS, Planning Statistics, Computer Graphics, Land Use, Site Planning, Urban Economics, Planning Design: Neighborhood Districts & Micro/Macro Economics PI Beta Phi Ohio Kappa Fraternity for Women


Rule Joy Trammel & Rubio Architecture Intern August 2017- December 2017 Atlanta, GA

This past fall I worked along side a team of 15 people to develop a multi-use building. My daily tasks included assisting with unit layouts, making and editing red line changes, and designing new units. Towards the end of my internship I was responsible for completing the unit layouts, which involved compiling the A8 series, adding units, RCPS, finish unit, elevations and adding dimensions and labels to each.

City of Kettering Planning Intern January 2017- May 2017 Kettering, OH

As a college student you are pushed to find an area you can find success and happiness in. As an Urban Planning student I am looking for both of these things. I strive to not only have happiness in my life but also find happiness for others. I hope to achieve this by improving communities, cities, and states for the greater good. My goal as an Urban Planning student is to take those empty spaces, vacant and rundown buildings you pass by every day and create them into something that has a purpose. I want to re-purpose previously used land and buildings before moving onto natural environments. People always ask how I became interested in Urban Planning. My interest was first sparked in my yearbook class in high school. I found that throughout the years my skills that involved InDesign and Photoshop grew. As my freshman year of college approached I thought I wanted to be a Graphic Design major. Thinking about the future I didn’t see it as a lifetime career. When taking a course about different design majors, I stumbled across Urban Planning. It gave me the ability to still use the design skills I had

previously enjoyed so much but also serve a greater purpose in the world. From here on out I hope to excel in this career and use my skills to develop a world with less vacancies and more useful spaces. Now, as an Urban Planning student I look at the world differently. As I drive though neighborhoods and cities I notice the changes that can be made, I see what I would do differently, and think about the mistakes that have been made. Now when I travel I think I have a different outlook. I don’t just see the cute little town, but I see how it’s structurally built, how it functions, and how the space is displayed. I have learned to appreciate green space more than I did previously. I no longer get excited when I see a forestbeing destroyed for a new shopping development. Instead, I think of all the already available spaces that could have been utilized. I see the world as a whole, appreciating its beauty while acknowledging it’s complexities and challenges. With my degree I know that I will be able to make a difference.

As a Planning Intern I assisted the zoning administrator with preparation and research for zoning projects, and board of commissions. Other responsibilities included: work on Sketch up remodels, Illustrator project designs for floor plans or parking lot reconfigurations, gathering images, past permits and other information for info request for the law department or other planners, answering phones and redirecting called to corresponding person or scheduled permit appointments, and researching historic preservation and the steps it takes to become certified and collected the required info.

NCR Country Club Summer Staff May 2015- August 2016 Kettering, OH

Over the summers I assisted with special events by refilling buffets, busing tables, set up, and waitressing to larger parties or groups. I trained and got the pool staff ready for opening day while also offering food and beverage service to golfers, and pool attendants.

EBS Asset Management Volunteer December 2012- January 2014 Centerville, OH Mailed correspondence, scanned and audited documents, answered incoming calls and redirected them to the corresponding employee.

Editor-in -Chief Editor - in - Chief August 2012- May 2014 Kettering, OH During my time as editor in chief I would provided feedback, edit, and change spreads daily to students. I would handled designing spread layouts, yearbook cover, t-shirts, and advertising ideas. My time on the staff offered me the ability to work with InDesign, and Photoshop and advance my skills in these areas.

Computer Soft


Advanced: InDesign, Illustrator, Word, Power Point Intermediate: Auto CAD, Excel, Photoshop, Sketch Up, Revit Basic: GIS, Acella Communication, Leadership. Organization, Problem Solving, Time Management, and Teamwork

Viewpoint: Planner

FIRST YEAR The first year is there to help you grasp a basic understanding of what to expect in the near future. First semester provides us with digital tools to help us share our ideas and visions through AutoCad, Sketch Up, Photoshop. We also developed hand skills, being able to show our ideas through sketching and drafting. We were asked to sketch 10 sketches for each week to improve the skills. Lastly, our studio work required us to take a Cincinnati neighborhood analyze, and break it down. We would produde maps of the following type; hills, imagiability, impressions, land use, interestions, view points, porches, public spaces. All of these maps help you get a sense for the neighborhood.

KETTERING HOSPITAL city of kettering

Planning means to be able to distinguish practice and spatially based systems. Planners focus on “livable place” in “communities that enrich peoples lives” and are local or global. Planners are dedicated to developing innovative approaches to managing cities and planning their development. Planners look at land use, social policy, historic preservation, environmental protection, transportation, housing, economic development, and policy planning. I chose to view the Kettering Hospital; the Kettering family built the Kettering hospital. Charles Kettering was inspired by the care given at the Hinsdale Hospital in the 1950s. He thought that health was the primary focus. When Charles died his son wanted to complete this project in honor of him. It finally opened in 1964 under the leadership of the 7th day Adventist church. The hospital grew over time and in October 2010 they opened a new wing called Benjamin Marian Schuster heart hospital. A planner who planned the location of this hospital placed it on the edge of the city. The Kettering hospital is on the edge of Kettering leading into Moraine. It’s placed on Southern Boulevard. A street that is in-between two main streets that run parallel to each other throughout the whole city. This traffic flow on Southern is medium, because it’s a neighborhood. However, there is still a lot of green space that allows the hospital to grow. I selected the image of an entrance because it shows one of the many entrances into the hospital. It also displays the parking lot across the street from the hospital, and some of the traffic flow on the Southern. I selected this next image because it gives you the view of the whole hospital complex. I think it’s important to see the whole view to understand what the planner has done. I also like that it displays the traffic flow, along with the landscaping around the hospital. This next picture I chose because like the other, it displays landscaping that is around the hospital, it also gives you an idea of the flow of traffic into the entrance: where cars can go, how easy it is to access, and a location of a parking garage that is below the hospital. This last image I picked because its important to have a bus stop because its essential to know how people can get to the hospital, if there is not close transportation some people might not be able to make it to appointments, or to visit friends. All of the things in the images show what planner had to think about when deciding if this was a good location for a hospital. They had to think how easily people could get there, where can cars park, and if this only will be a hospital complex or if there’s room for a growing community. The presumptions I had about planning prior to visiting the hospital were that I would not be able have the mindset as a planner. After visiting the hospital I was able to look at the community and its surroundings in a different way. This was my hometown so I was able to look at how things have grown. This whole project of having a mindset as a planner enlightened me. 7 | Writing Samples

THE CONCEPT This render view of Ludlow street was done in Auto CAD. For the following assignment we were given a map of the Cincinnati Gas Light District and were told to raise the buildings most accurately to the size they were. Once a closer view of Ludlow Avenue was brought up, the differences in building heights were made evident. When looking at the different angels, I decided on this view. The following buildings needed to given more of a shape to show a more true depiction of what they look like. To do this I looked at a Google map and concentrated on the shape of the buildings. After that I added some life by adding cars and trees. The second image is a graphic collage of Ludlow Street. The assignment was to pick one of the render views of Ludlow and make it come to life in any way that we choose. I choose the view that I thought would be the most interesting, and slowly picked objects off of Google to insert into Photoshop and manipulated them so they fit correctly in that space. One by one the images came together to make a lively street with cars, objects, buildings, trees, and light posts. My final project was a collage of any basic quiet street with cafe’s, a movie theater, and shops.

LUDLOW ST cincinnati, OH

9 | Sketch Up

URBAN SETTING SKETCHES basic skills practice

11 | Hand Sketches

SECOND YEAR Our second year started and we hit the ground running. We dove into contour models, worked out a process on our to break down a picture and make it something that speaks for itself. Next we studied Camp Washington, the functionality of the area, to capture the complexity of a site, examining the historical, cultural, and physical aspects of the site, Quantifying programming requirements, and communicating and presenting the design outcomes to clients.

Took a little break from school and started our first of five co-ops. The first was for the City of Kettering where I would help the zoning administrator with research, analysis, and graphical projects. My time there I also worked on two sketch up models that dealt with remodeling a vacant building and using a vacant lot for multi-family homes.

Back to school, the summer studio focused on one specific area; Bus shelters used by Cincinnati Public School students as they make their way to and from school during the school year. We investigated the needs of students in the CUF, Clifton, Mt. Auburn, Avondale, and West End. We researched the policies and practices surrounding the creation and designation of school bus routes.

13 | Blank

from an abstract painting to contours


The following assignment was to teach us how to make contours but also to get us to look at art in a different form. We were asked to pick a piece of abstract art and turn it until we saw something that told a story. From there we traced the image multiple times and annotated each one. Eventually I was down to only a few shapes. What I saw was a magnetic force field where the shapes were attracted to the center which looked like a bullseye. Next, we picked the scales we wanted to use for each shape. Finally we moved onto the foam to make our model. I had never worked with foam before and it was difficult at times to get the shapes exactly how I wanted them. Working with foam takes time and precision.

15 | Studio Project



[Vacancy Status]

These demographics tell the story of Camp Washington. The following neighborhood was once an important military location during the US Mexican War. Camp Washington is full of historic places such as Camp Washington Chili, The American Sign Museum, Queen City Sausage, and more. They are now working on an urban farm which is to increase access to locally produced foods for residents, as well as attracting more people to the neighborhood. Their community board was founded in 1975. Their community board is very involved in making the place more livable by rehabbing, and selling single family homes. Its close to downtown and OTR makes it a great place to live, or start a business. Over the course of the fall semester we were asked to look into these demographics and to use them to understand what the neighborhood is like now. Our overall assignment was to see how Camp Washington could become a green community but before we could dig into that we had to do research and these demographics were apart of that research.




agriculture, forestry, fishing, etc




wholesale trade


transportation, warehousing, utilities


financing, insurance, real estate, rent, leasing


professional, scientific, management, admissive, waste management


educational serves, health care, social assistance


arts, entertainment, recreation, food services



other services, except public administration



public administration

[Householders moved in] 2005 or later 1990-99 1980-89 1970-79 1969 or earlier

[Income by household] 80

50 40   30  



20 10  

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123 equaling 48% of the state

74 | less than 9th grade 224 | 9th to 12th grade no diploma 79 | some college/no degree



1, 760 1990

1, 506 2000

[population shift]




0 45




0 97


[Vehicle Availability]

0-10 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+

massachusetts is one of the most successful green communities around


30 | graduate or professional degree


individually unique: many other cities demographic, are in the process geography, financial of trying capacity this

[Population by age]

18 | bachelor degree

funded by grants


348 | high school graduate

12 | associate degree







american indian

-6 9



african american







1939 o r earlie

[Education Attainment]





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[Years Structure Built]

17 | Writing Samples

THE CONCEPT The term green community means providing an area that is planned, built and modified to that areas needs while providing sustainable living as well as giving them a space that not only they can enjoy but benefit from. Lower Camp Washington needs a green community that can give them a mixed-use civic center that is connective to the existing area. The connection will be made through adding bike, and walking paths, as well as adding roads to make access more convenient. Together we want to provide a space that can be aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as functional. The area is lacking services, such as restaurants, shops, and cafe’s, and multifamily housing. The hope is to fill the space with a fountain acting as a tide pool, allowing families to enjoy. While also giving it an organic feel with curved paths, trees, and wooden benches.

The concept of this project was to study Camp Washington on many different levels. The first part of the project was to see where Camp Washington is and where they can go. Is there a possibility that they could be a striving community again? We did many different studies over the course of the semester. The final project was to make a plan on what we would like to see there, and how we envision the community.

For rent


Rented, not occupied For sale only Sold, not occupied 1$ Other

every invested 2-4$ from donors 33Wetlands, stream-bank, and wildlife habitat

projects have been finished 39,000 Teen youth use mill creek 5 miles Of the river are now public as experiments & give green space, rails, & forest feedback gardens 48,000 Students & volunteers for the heavy lifting of the work

Issue: Lacking affordable Multifamily housing, green space, thriving central business District

Ecology is another way to break down the ecosystem. Ecology deals with the environment and pollution. Therefore, that is why I overlaid the soils maps (environmental factor) and land use (causes of pollution) over one another. Depicting it this ways allows you to see why one soil is surveyed the way it is. Additionally having the land use in the background, show how majority of the space in that area is used. As you can see there is a majority of urban distribution soil which is mostly likely due to the fact that area is an heavy industrial space. That specific area in Camp W a s h i n g t o n i s consumed with railroad tracks.


Legend Camp Washington Wetlands Inside CW Streams Inside CW Lakes & Ponds Rivers Flood FloodStage 56 WaterShed 2-733 734-1465 1466-2197 2198-2929 2930-3661

Wetlands Outside CW Streams Outside CW

Hydrology Map Ella Silverstein, Jessica Hufnagle, Laura Trendler BQ

9 . 27 . 16

Hydrology is one of the last ways at looking at the ecosystem. Hydrology deals with the properties of earth’s water, and functioning with the movement of land. Other then Mill Creek there isn’t a lot of water located in Camp Washington. However, there is a lot of water surrounding the area. Knowing what kind of water is around you is useful in knowing if floods will affect you, what kind of transportation, or recreational activities you can do in that area. Hydrology has one of the biggest impacts on how we live because so many of our daily routine involve water


Environment Decrease in cars because transit is possible by bike or foot

Quality of Life: By providing the space with walking and biking paths health should improve

Solutions: Proposed Civic Center gives Lower Camp Washington everything that they were lacking and desiring

The Green, Dayton, OH

Ludlow, Cincinnati, OH

Writers Square, Denver

- Is mixed-use civil center - Providing a wide variety of restaurants from all different price ranges and types of food - Types of shops vary - Apartments above their shops are pricey compares to other mixed use areas - Civic center: the fountain allows families to come in warm weather while also enjoying bands on weekend nights, and music from all over

- Mixed-use strip that provides services such as housing, apartments, shops, small grocery stores, cafe’s and restaurants - The place is able to provide a space that serves multiple incomes, closer to the lower spectrum - Services are also not very high end, and are very affordable with a mix of different types of food


- Filled with a few restaurants and cafe’s - There is stores for everyone to enjoy - People truly love to shop, work, dine and live in this open air space





Bike Paths

Sidewalk & Parking Pedestrians Paths


Mixed- Use Buildings



Vacancy Status

Issues & Solution

The following axon layers depict the proposed area in Lower Camp Washington. These layers allow you to see clearly is being displayed without any confusion.

G H Data: Acres: 10 | Apx. 50 apartments Area by building: A: 11,705 sq/ft Amenities: B: 5,862 sq/ft Parking C: 2,018 sq/ft Bike Paths D: 2,945 sq/ft Seating area E: 7,408 sq/ft Fountain F: 2,981 sq/ft Restaurants G: 16,110 sq/ft Shops H:17,243 sq/ft Housing I:9,834sq/ft


19 | Studio Project

Planning Report Remodel Industrial building into Dance Studio


Description: The following building was previously used as an office building and storage space and now someone would like to convert the inside into a dance studio. The owner has some obstacles to accomplish before completing this task.

The following images show two sketch up projects I worked on during my last COOP. The city owned two lots and was looking to build a single family home on a corner lot. The challenge with designing this home was that I needed to make sure this house fit into the neighborhood dynamic and didn’t stand out too much. This was challenging because the following neighborhood was more run down and the houses were very small. The next lot is placed along a busy street and the city was interested in building townhouses. These townhouses would accommodate 8 families. It’s a two-story unit, two car garage with a deck above the garage. Families would enter the garage off of the side street.

Focus Plan: To identify what needs to be done to convert this building from and Industrial building into a dance studio. What does not meet the City of Kettering’s zoning code is the following; architectural, landscape changes, and bufferzone. The landscape changes are required because the north and south side of the building does not meet the buffer zone requirements, and the front (east) back (west) landscaping is over grown. The following changes will make the building more aesthetically pleasing . Vision: The exterior changes that needed to be done are giving the building a fresh new coat of paint, new columns under the awning on the front side, decorative lighting to the front and back of the building, thicker accent band along the building, replace drain pipes on the sides of the buildings, repaint the side door on the south side, power wash the building,and change out the back door to a glass door. The additions to the exterior grounds are;landscaping along the front left side of the building, cleaning up the right side flower bed, repaint parking strips, clean up back area trash, metal fence, and take out post, and reconfigure the back parking lot to accommodate the most people. Lastly, landscaping changes deal wit cleaning up the front landscaping and replacing the dead plants with new ones, addition of four trees. In the back clean up the existing landscaping and add 17 trees.

[Wilmington Pike]


[Culver Ave]

Goals: To get the rezone approval from the zoning board, and to then improve the exterior look of the building and its landscape so the owner meets all qualifications Analysis: In conclusion, after bringing these changes to the owner he was accepting of them all. The zoning administrator and the owner brought the following advised changes to the board and explained their proposal. The owner had add some interior changes such as the addition of bathrooms, and explained the layout of the inside of the dance studio. The zoning board approved the rezoning from Industrial to Civic, and the own was able to move forward with the changes.

21 | CO-OP

Sidewalks & Green space


Speed Limits & Traffic Signals

Traffic Counts

Over the course of this summer semester our studio is working on bringing bus shelters to the Cincinnati area for the yellow school buses. The yellow school buses serve kids K-6. Our studio is the first of two other studios to work on this task. So far we have been looking into what criteria is important in figuring out where the bus shelters should be located. We have worked with community members to gather their thoughts and feedback on the idea, as well as kids from Taft Elementary, and John David who is in charge of the bus system. Later this semester we are going to build a model on what we see as the vision for the bus shelter based off of the information we have gathered the past few weeks. The following maps were apart of our week two assignment where each group was given a topic, and a neighborhood and asked for find that data and make maps for it. My group was given the Mount Auburn, Cincinnati and was asked to look at the traffic data in this area and analysis that data.

Mount Auburn Connectivity Transit Score:62 Mount Auburn has seven bus lines that pass through the neighborhood.



By showing the sidewalks and green space together one is able grasp a better understanding of how walkable the neighborhood is, and how accessible the parks are within the neighborhood.

Green Space Sidewalks

Intersections The following map is showing the speed limits in Mt. Auburn and where there is stops signs vs stop lights. This gives you a sense of the neighborhood, and how much traffic goes through it.

45 mph

Stop Lights

35 mph

Stop Signs

30 mph

Yield Signs

25 mph 15 mph

Walk Score: 77 Mount Auburn is the 6th most walkable neighborhood in Cincinnati. The top three are Central Business District, OTR, and Corryville.

Areas of High Traffic


The following map is done by looking at OKI traffic count data. The traffic count data shows you where there is heavier traffic, and where it is lighter. You can see that inside Mt. Auburn the load is fairly light, and outside its much heavier due to the highways that run along the side of the neighborhood.

Legend Traffic Counts 0-8,000 8,001-20,000 20,001-40,000 >40,000

5 mph

Bike Score:42

Bike score is low because there is only about three bike lanes in the neighborhood

23 | Studio Project

THIRD YEAR I started off the year with a transition to Atlanta, where I worked for an Architecture and Interior Design firm. My time spent at Rule Joy Trammell & Rubio was on a team of 15 people who worked to produce a mixed use building. Each person on the team tackled a different part of the project but we were all still able to work together. Diving into the school year again, this semester we were asked to look at the River towns along the Ohio River. These four small river towns, and the corridor which connects them all want to preserve their unique character while sharing this riverine biodiversity. A team of four or five was asked to take a closer look into one village, work with the community and see if there is a way we can help them.

23 | Studio Project

[Elevation] TASKS While working at Rule Joy Trammell & Rubio I helped tack the unit lay outs. The project we were working on was as mixed use building that was two towers; Morrision and Sharon. I accomplished a lot while working there. There was about 30 different types of units, from studios to three bedrooms. Each unit was different and some units had a type A and B of that unit due to a slight modification in that unit. I would work with the architect on the team, and a few other team members who make the changes that were from the architect, or the clients.

MIXED- USE BUILDING charlotte, north carolina

Bath Elevation

Unit 1D Finish Plan

U-Shape Kitchen Elevation

Unit 1D RCP

U-Shape Kitchen Elevation

U-Shape Kitchen Plan

Unit 1D Plan 25 | CO-OP


Moscow, Ohio is a small river village that sits on the Ohio River. Having a small population of just 182 makes this village so close. Even through the tragic disaster of the floods and the 2012 tornado, they stick together. Moscow is filled with rich history and potential to be a thriving river village again. This semester has given but great apprectiation for this village and the people in it. You can really sense their love for this place. Here is just some of the date we have collected, that starts to tell the story of Moscow







[Civilian Population 16+ Labor Force]


Billy Dinan Laura Trendler Me Kevin Miller Ryan Fiest

[Medium Age]

USA: 37.8

Neville: 47.8 Clermont County:39.5

Moscow: 42

Employed, 93.9%

2016 2010 81





1990 109


1980 122 Neville Moscow

Clermont County


[Housing Market]


1970 117



[Team] Unemployed, 6.1%



[Draft Poster]


[First Presentation to Villages]

Conclusion: the housing market in the village of Moscow has taken a downward plunge due to the unfortunate events they have encountered over the years 27 | Studio

i find beautiful



Jessica A. Hufnagle 2371 Wheeler St Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 937-681-5845

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