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OBJECTIVE • To better the world through the powers of landscape architecture. EDUCATION • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia (UGA) • Expected graduation May 2010 • Major GPA: 3.99 • Overall GPA: 3.88

JESSICA HEWETT

1093 Whitetail Drive Mandeville, LA 70470 jesshewett@gmail.com 985.373.6701

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Arc Map, and Google SketchUp • Proficient in hand rendering and sketching with a visual arts background • Conversationally proficient in French with 5 years of advanced study, beginner level Spanish WORK EXPERIENCE • Colorado Center for Community Development, May 2009 - Present; Master planning, park design, street revitalization, planting plans, and design guidelines for rural

communities in western Colorado; current projects include a block redesign for city hall in Silt, CO and a downtown redevelopment plan for Meeker, CO • UGA Metropolitan Design Studio, Jan. - March 2009; Live/work co-op in Covington, GA focusing on community design projects and Atlanta Beltline mixed-use development • Georgia Transmission Corporation, May 2008 – Aug. 2008; Land analysis and siting for substations and power lines, planting plans, Best Management Practices certification workshop, GSCWW certified, site visits and client interaction • Winter Park Garden Market, May 2007 – Aug. 2007; Designed small scale residential gardens, completed on-site installations, maintained the nursery, attended to customers

HONORS AND DESIGN AWARDS • LEED Accredited Professional, May 2009 - Present • President’s List Recipient; Fall ’07, Spring ‘08, Fall ‘08, and Spring ‘09 (denotes a 4.0 GPA) • INJEP Scholar, July 2006; sponsored by the French government with two weeks spent studying modern French culture • UGA Charter Scholar, Aug. 2005 – Present; awarded to the top 5% of UGA’s incoming freshman class • UGA Honors Program, Aug. 2005 – Present; smaller, more challenging classes • URG Design Competition, Overall Contest Winner; Design was chosen as a loose plan for a high end plaza in central Florida while working with a four-person team • Wayne Grace Design Competition Representative for UGA; work was chosen to represent UGA in a nationwide design competition EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES • Honors Teaching Assistant, Aug. - Dec. 2009;

taught a semester-long, freshman orientation course by preparing and presenting lectures, holding outdoor classroom sessions, hosting guest speakers, mentoring students individually, and grading course assignments • Emerging Green Builders, Aug. 2008 – Present; Creek cleanups, ecologically minded volunteering, attend LEED certification classes, lectures • AFAN Workshop, March 2008; Propose ways to implement accessible locally grown food and spread the awareness of local growers • ASLA/Georgia Society of Landscape Architecture, Jan. 2007 – Present; lectures, volunteering, drawing workshops, attended LaBash 2009


PORTFOLIO breakdown

blocks and lots

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neighborhood scale

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districts and downtowns

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technical

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internship

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blocks and lots - blocks and lots - blocks and lots - blocks and lots - blocks and lots - blocks and lots - blocks and

pariaso al aire libre —private residence in Darien Province, Panama

gulf of panama

location map

spenser residence The Spenser Residence is an eco-friendly, sustainable retreat on the beaches of Panama. Equipped with solar panels and rain barrels, the Spenser family also dines straight from their Panamanian garden.

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native food garden


median elevation Schubert’s Strip was designed to Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 7 in E major. It is subtle to passing cars and mimics undulating waves. The elevated Elberton granite platforms rise with the natural contours of the earth.

median model views

schubert’s strip —planted median in Athens, GA

median master plan

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building floor plan

community integration

(group work)

Students, teachers, administrators, and citizens participated in a design workshop to help brainstorm ideas for their community’s new agricultural center. Designers and students focused on human and animal circulation as well as learning environments that supported agricultural teachings. The communitys’ ideas were reworked and translated into a graphic master plan.

student work

student work

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critique Designers met twice with school administrators and city council to finalize the building footprint, circulation, and programatic elements. Construction begins within a year.

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madison county agricultural center —community teaching facility in Danielsville, GA

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BEFORE

Abandoned lot in downtown Athens, Georgia


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AFTER

The lot is transformed into Piazza Serena, an Italian garden that increases parkland in the urban core.


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neighborhood scale - neighborhood scale - neighborhood scale - neighborhood scale - neighborhood scale - neigh

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vegetation

composite analysis

soil

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A walk-through of The Wilds allowed for an in-depth understanding of the site’s vegetation and hydrology. Soil and topography maps were also consulted. A thorough site analysis was important in determining where each feature of the site was placed.

hydrology

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the wilds —conservation subdivision in Athens, GA

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the wilds master plan In an attempt to preserve valuable piedmont forest, The Wilds proposes smaller, more compact lots with shared driveways. A three mile biking/walking trail circumnavigates the neighborhood providing alternate circulation and connections nine distinct nodes. Each offers a unique outdoor activity to encourage its residents to reclaim their place in nature.

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open quad community garden pocket park sports complex zen garden orchard

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club drive

restrooms mini torte

porous parking

foothills

torte pecan orchard

secluded lawn native gardens

restorative wetlands

peer night fountains

earthworks park —park pride design competition in Atlanta, GA

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rain garden

mounds

lookout shelter

sloped beach

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recreational field

central lawn

switchbacks

rolling ridge rd

The environment has rightfully earned long-awaited recognition from the American conscience. Earthworks park honors this new, green mentality by offering a completely natural park. Every playscape, path, and pavillion are constructed using native and naturally-found materials. Common earth provides the backbone of the park. Rolling hills, sloping terraces, and climbinb mounds replace unsustainable, petroleum-based products. A foil to the concrete and smog, Earthworks park offers metro atlantans a unique introduction to the terra firma beneath their feet.


native plant garden

MATERIAL PALETTE

SECTION-ELEVATION

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LIT, SPRAYING FOUNTAIN - PRECARIOUS BRIDGE

1 2 LIT FOUNTAINS OFF THE PEER SCALE: 1” = 10’

club drive

EARTHERN MOUND - LOOSE STONES - SWAYING WILDFLOWER

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restrooms

GOLDEN PILES OF LEAVES - UNDERSTORY - DECKING - SMOOTH GRANITE

BIOSWALE BETWEEN PERMEABLE PARKING

mini torte

SCALE: 1” = 10’

porous parking

foothills SPRINGY ASPHALT TRACK - POROUS, COBBLED PAVERS - SERENE, RIPPLING LAKE

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secluded lawn native gardens

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restorative wetlands

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torte pecan orchard

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SCALE: 1” = 10’

mounds

lookout shelter

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rain

garden GRIDDED NATIVE PLANTS GARDEN

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DESCENDING GRASS SWITCHBACKS LEADING TO SUNKEN GROTTO SCALE: 1” = 10’

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night fountains

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rolling ridge rd

SECTION LOCATIONS

recreational field

central lawn

switchbacks

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ALTERNATING SWINGING BRIDGES AND TUNNELS WITH LOOKOUT SHELTERS SCALE: 1” = 10’

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districts and downtowns - distrincts and downtowns - districts and downtowns - districts and downtowns - distric

night plaza perspective

completed on a four-person team

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day plaza perspective completed on a four-person team

planter detail

band shell

individual work

completed on a four-person team

The URG Design Competition was a weekend long charrette where designers were asked to develop a high end plaza adjacent to the proposed stadium for the Orlando Magic. Our design creates a grand hotel entrance that leads to a sunken amphitheater with a suspended stage backed by a waterfall. Fine dining and retail space flanks the entrance and a scalloped, LED-lit fountain faces the main street.

URG design competition

—High End Commercial Plaza in Orlando, FL

plaza master plan individual work

Our design won the competition and will be encorporated into the plaza’s construction.

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building footprint

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The Terraces is a mixed-use development directly off the Atlanta Beltline. This five-acre site proposes layered buildings to allow for maximum sunlight and wind ventilation with pedestrian cut-throughs that lead from the beltline into an existing park.

green roof

Low maintenance sedum extends the building’s roof life.

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public space

private space

Public cut-throughs channel circulation without distrupting interior functions.

Private terraces flare outward for residential and office occupants.


The city of Atlanta requested a specific building square footage for five different uses: retail, office, residential, utility, and parking. Below, each of The Terraces’s five floors is graphically accounted for in a breakdown by use.

retail

office resident

front building floor plan

parking

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utility

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the terrances —mixed-use develop-

ment in Atlanta, GA

ground floor plan

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technical - technical - technical - technical - technical - technical - technical - technical - technical - technical -

le triom —memoria

dedicate survivors ens,

memorial garden grading plan

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memorial garden staking plan 18


le triomphateur —memorial garden

dedicated to war survivors in Athens, GA

memorial garden planting plan 19


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memorial garden construction details 20


internship - internship - internship - internship - internship - internship - internship - internship - internship - int

8’ sidewalk (TYP) existing tree (TYP)

church shaded seating town hall

demonstration garden with private seating flexible plaza space

alternate concept 1

shaded seating demonstration garden with private seating sculpture/display space recreational lawn shaded seating library

alternate concept 2

silt plaza —civil plaza and recreation

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space in Silt, CO

The town of Silt requested a redesign of their government block. Necessary componants included plaza space, outdoor seating, and increased green space. Supporting material was prepared to demonstrate the need for street-fronting buildings and hidden parking. Silt’s city council was convinced to include these important proponents.

privacy Hedge (Evergreen)

final plaza design

conceptual details

conceptual plans


zoning overlay report The 7th Street Residential historic district requested a change of zoning that included more stringent code to protect the unique character of the neighborhood. After surveying the area extensively, meeting with neighborhood groups, and holding a general public meeting, a 65 page report was compiled for submittal to Grand Junction’s city council.

graphic housing information card

7th street zoning overlay —zoning proposal for an historicallty registered neighborhood in Grand

Each card categorizes the building’s size, location, architectural style, and any known historical information. A housing information card was created for each of the 35 houses in the district.

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redevlopment master plan spanning tw

master plan

main block with centra

streetscape revitalization grant proposal

The town of Ignacio, Colorado is poised to while providing residents with increased c norteno architecture, and focal genus loc

ignacio block redevelopment —infill proposal for the core downtown of Ignacio, CO

facade revitalization - before

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facade revitalization


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secondary market/park space

screened parking

o redevelop two core blocks in their core downtown. By maintaining adaquate street-frontage, Ignacio can extend its ‘main street’ aura community gathering space, park land, screened parking, and an existing retention pond transformed into a pier. Geometrical shapes, ci reflect the town’s tri-cultural heritage.

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streetscape revitalization - before

streetscape revitalization - after

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