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Jessica J Smith

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Jessica J. Smith 609.705.5767 jjsmith@vt.edu

bachelors of landscape architecture 2014 virginia tech


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The Merrimac group project finished with each person having two individual designs magnifying a specific portion of the district master plan. A personal master plan at 100 scale and a site plan at 30 scale was required. My master plan focuses on the southern end of the community which included the commercial main street and farmers market square. The site is surrounded by the three main sweeps of preserved agriculture. The sweeps concept was brought into the farmer’s market design as well.

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18-24”

Festuca

Euphorbia myrsinites 2-3”

Sedum cauticola

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Sedum spurium ‘Album Superbum’ 2-3” Sedum hybridum ‘Immergrunchen’

Low Sedum

Calamagrostis

4” (flower)

2-6”

Base Plants

+ work in-progress interdisciplinary green roof design. team of landscape architects, architects, and biological systems engineering students.

36-40”

Accent Plants

virginia tech

Ornamental Grasses

Cheatham Hall Green Roof

Sedum album ‘Green Ice’


Lakewood Park parks & recreation roanoke, va

Concept: Bringing Back Nature

+ neighborhood park concept design. hazardous stream restoration. presented to neighborhood community leaders

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creation of rooms within park. variation of active and passive programming

wildflower meadow walk stream

playground

wildflower meadow walk

art walk

wooded walk

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passive

active

wetland

picnic & pavillion

sport and mulit-use green


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N Goal: To develop a higher density sustainable community of diverse neighborhood identities, which draws on agriculture as a source of local economic development Objectives: - Hierarchy and scales of agriculture - Blending community into Price’s Fork through agriculture - Integration of built fabric and agriculture by preserving prime soil on hilltops

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Cucumber: June Beans: Late June

Perennals : Trees : Shrubs : March through Late Fall Honey : Jams: All year

Squash : Zucchini: Late June

Eggs : March to September

Yearly Harvesting Calendar January

Goal: To develop a higher density sustainable community of diverse neighborhood identities, which draws on agriculture as a source of local economic development Objectives: - Hierarchy and scales of agriculture - Blending community into Price’s Fork through agriculture - Integration of built fabric and agriculture by preserving prime soil on hilltops

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Winter Squash: Squash: October October Winter

Peppers: July July Peppers:

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Christmas Trees Trees :: Poinsettias: Poinsettias: December December Christmas

Sweet Sweet Potatoes: Potatoes: September September

Potatoes: Potatoes: July July

Yearly Harvesting Calendar : YEAR R OUND C OMMUNITY H ARVESTING = ECONOMIC DRIVER Feburary Feburary

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Tomatoes: Tomatoes: July July

Beans: Late Late June June Beans:

Perennals :: Trees Trees :: Shrubs Shrubs :: March March through through Late Late Fall Fall Perennals

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Potatoes: July

Peppers: July

Blueberries: Rasberries: Rasberries: Blackberries Blackberries :: Summer Summer to to Fall Fall Blueberries: Cucumber: June June Cucumber:

Honey Honey :: Jams: Jams: All All year year

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The Merrimac group project finished with each person having two individual designs magnifying a specific portion of the district master plan. A personal master plan at 100 scale and a site plan at 30 scale was required. My master plan focuses on the southern end of the community which included the commercial main street and farmers market square. The site is surrounded by the three main sweeps of preserved agriculture. The sweeps concept was brought into the farmer’s market design as well.

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S ITE DESIGN : F ARMER ’S M ARKET

FARMER ’S M ARKET : OUTDOOR EATING AREA

Downtown Heart Farmers Market Out Door Eatting Naturalistic Wildflower Retention Pond Working Vegetation Hay, Soy

S ITE M ASTER P LAN : C OMM ERCIAL DISTRICT Main Street Commercial Hub Mix-Use Green Street

FARMER ’S M ARKET : P OND W ALK / R ETENTION Cemetery Wildflower walk


Beach House topsail, nc + residential design, re-establish existence and feel of natural habitat though mean of human interaction and plantings Analysis Concept Diagram Concept Plan Final Plan Planting Plant


Woodland Park covington, va +group design project. master plan of town, individual area and small scale site design.

Woodland Park: - Push construction outside of floodplain _Revitalize River/Ecology _Create connectivity and walkability

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group master plan


Boat Dock @ Woodland Park covington, va +individual site design, water access, boat dock, water accessible restaurant island and snack stand.

River Entrance: _Boat dock beach _River Cafe _Handicap accessibility


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Jackson Park roanoke, va

+design a neighborhood park. incorporate new community center, rec fields, playgrounds and additional parking. create connectivity between school and library


Allee Boulevard

Tapis Vert

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Community Hub

Open Field

School, Library, Community Center Main Connection into Park High Traffic Road

Field of Recreation/Play Ground Central Lawn Main Green Space in Park

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Jessica J. Smith

Jessica J Smith

23 Somers Ave Egg Harbor Twp, New Jersey 08234

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professional experience Park’s and Recreation, Roanoke, VA Landscape Architect Intern ‘12-Present

‘13

609-705-5767

profile Determined and passionate character, exceptionally well organized in both academic and professional career, demonstrates self-motivation in a fast pace learning environment

Finalizing existing work for Lakewood Park. Created site master plan to be approved by Neighborhood Board, Parks and Rec Advisory Board and presented to Planning Commission. Met with City Engineers and Army Corp of Engineers. Presented plan to Park’s and Rec Director, internal staff, Raleigh Court Neighborhood board, and community members in Roanoke, VA.

education

Community Design Assistance Center

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‘13-Present

Design pocket park and expansion plan to existing greenway in Luray, VA. Create concept plans and analysis to be present to town leaders, to assist in urban forestry and safe walk to school funding proposals.

jjsmith@vt.edu

Virginia Polytechnic and State University - Expected Graduation May 2014 - Landscape Architecture - GPA 3.77

Interdisciplinary Education Abroad Program

Virginia Tech - College of Architecture and Urban Studies rome - siena - venice - milan - lyon - paris - amsterdam duisburg - hamburg - berlin

Hamburg Amsterdam Duisburg Berlin

Ghent

Paris

Lyon

Milan

Venice Siena Rome

‘12 ‘11 ‘10 ‘09

Virginia Tech Green Roof Interdisciplinary Design ‘12-Present Team member in collaborative design project with engineers and architects to create a green roof on Virginia Tech’s campus. Developed design concepts and planting plans. Presented research, ideas, and designs to faculty

Office of Energy and Sustainability Internship `

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Virginia Tech’s Campus Sustainability Website Development and Communication Team. Worked with a small team in early stages of developing Virginia Tech’s first sustainability website. Reached out to acquire all sustainable projects in progress and completed on campus. Advertised portal and created a sustainability www.sustainability.vt.edu outreach system.

lumenHAUS

‘09-’12

Member of the lumenHAUS team, a student and faculty based team for Virginia Tech’s most recent AIA award winning solar house. Was involved in the preliminary work for the Time Square exhbit and Madrid, Spain competition. Also, was a docent for the house on Virginia Tech campus as well as in Millennium Park, IL to present during the Green Build Convention. Traveled to Plano, IL to asssemble at Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. www.lumenhaus.com

skills AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Google Sketch Up, Prezi, Microsoft Office, hand graphics, model making, photography

activites Sigma Lambda Alpha_2012 Student ASLA_Virginia Tech Chapter National Society of Leadership and Success_2010 Alpha Rho Chi (APX) _Professional Fraternity for Architecture and Allied Arts Habitat for Humanity_ Blacksburg National Student Leadership Conference 2007_Washington DC

honors Dean’s List: Virginia Tech_’09_’10_’11 NAEF Toy Competition Top 20 finalist_’10 VT First Year design student competition_honorable mention_’10 1st Place State Wide NJ Tech Student Association Design Competition_’09

references Ben Johnson, RLA Professor_Virginia Tech 540 - 231- 5698 johnsonb@vt.edu Dean Bork, RLA Professor_Virginia Tech 540- 231‐5487 drbork@vt.edu Cermetrius Bohannon PHD Candidate 901-229-0897 cl@vt.edu


Farnsworth Tour

Virginia Tech’s AIA Award Winning Solar House

Campus Tour Blacksburg Millenium Park

Photos: Courtesy of Virginia Tech


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