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DESIGN PORTFOLIO j. kaitlin vaughn


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URBAN DESIGN

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ENGINEERING

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TRAVEL

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PLANTING DESIGN

E. Main St. Streetscape Design

AutoCAD Design & Physical Modeling

Study Abroad: Australia Centre

Pogue’s Run Sculpture & Nature Park Sustainable & Edible Garden

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URBAN DESIGN

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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

Seattle Waterfront: Urban Void Design

Construction Documents Sketch-Up Modeling G.I.S. Mapping & Regional Planning


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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE [ Miami University Oxford Internship ] Voice of America Learning Center Planting Plan Trees of Miami Walk Master Plan & Brochure Freelance Residential Landscape Design

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THESIS

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ABBREVIATED RESUME

Abbreviated B.L.A. Undergraduate Thesis


urban design studio LA403 | fall 2010 downtown revitilization

This project is a revitalization of E. Main Street in Muncie, Indiana. The redeveloped master plan serves local land use not only by keeping several of the existing buildings along with their use, but also by bringing in new mixed-use development that includes street-fronted commercial on the lower levels and residential units on the upper levels. This new infrastructure is embraced in hopes of bringing in more residential use, connecting to the surrounding neighborhoods, and improving the local economy. The streetscape of downtown Muncie along E. Main Street aims to provide physical and emotional comfort to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicle users alike.

E. MAIN ST. STREETSCAPE DESIGN DOWNTOWN MUNCIE MUNCIE, IN


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Projected cantilevers along E. Main Street capture rainwater, releasing it down into a vegetated strip that also acts as a traffic buffer for cyclists. Native grasses with deep root systems help filter runoff and collect rain water from the cantilevers. During a rain event, a visually-permeable water wall delineates pedestrian space by creating a sense of peripheral and overhead enclosure provided by the cantilevered planes above. In the evening, these sheets of water take on a different form, illuminating the night streetscape and allowing the celebration of rain water to radiate with spattered light. These cantilevers take the idea of runoff, and through their integrated design

CELEBRATE WATER IN ITS PUREST FORM.

E. MAIN ST. STREETSCAPE DESIGN

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l. arch engineering LA311 | fall 2008 residential grading plan

This grading plan manipulated the land to fulfill the client’s needs for a one-story modern ranch. The ranch was located in a neighborhood in which the local landscape ordinance prohibited the outflow of channelized water onto adjacent properties or roadways. A grading plan and topographic model at 1” = 20’ scale incorporates on-site stormwater management solutions including bio-retention cells, rain barrels, below-grade cisterns, dry wells, rain gardens, and other LID strategies.

AUTOCAD & PHYSICAL MODELING LASERCUT MODEL ON GREY CHIPBOARD


A topographic laser cut model of a finished grading solution was constructed at 1” = 20’-0” scale. This included a road, driveway, carport, house, storage facility, tool shed, patio, sidewalks, retaining walls, trees, property line, and all use areas.

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study abroad : australia spring 2010 travel experience A Great Barrier Reef 1770, QLD Brisbane, QLD Gold Coast, QLD Lennox Head & Byron Bay , NSW Coffs Harbour, NSW Sydney, NSW Melbourne, VIC Hobart, TAS Uluru, NT Alice Springs, NT

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F G H I Beach Installation: Design Goals & Concepts

STUDY ABROAD: AUSTRALIA CENTRE LENNOX HEAD: NEW SOUTH WALES, AUS

1. Create an intermediate headland between Lennox Head Point and Broken Head headlands. 2. Disrupt pedestrian traffic. a. At low tide pedestrians can walk around the points/headlands. b. At high tide pedestrians must choose an alternate path and change direction with the impenetrable path. 3. Create a visual “eye stopper” between the two headlands. 4. Create a visual connection between the dunes (LAND) and the ocean (WATER). 5. Provide for protection from the elements (rain, sun, and wind). 6. Connect earth and sea through suspended material. 7. Create a site that has diverse experiences, dependent on the elements and time of day.


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Australia has two models of sustainability; the Aboriginal and the industrial, both implemented on a continent, which can be seen as a catalyst for the planet as a whole – a unique learning opportunity for the future of sustainable development.

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY


This painting represents the sustainable efforts we put forth while studying abroad. The work we put into our proects, the hands, represent the volunteer work we did with the elementary school in Lennox Head. The snake, wrapping around the yellow egg, represents the cradle to cradle philosophy we embraced while teaching the students, while building landscape installations, and while working on other sustainable projects.

STUDY ABROAD: AUSTRALIA CENTRE

”CRADLE TO CRADLE JOURNEYS”

”COASTAL JOURNEYS”

This Aboriginal-inspired painting represents my journey and path around the the coast of Australia during my semester abroad. While overseas, I traveled along the east coast of Australia, represented by the blue dots [the path]. Blue areas around the red earth represent how water was a major factor in my life while in Australia. Constantly surrounded by some water form, water became a central part of my life.

”OUTBACK JOURNEYS”

This painting respresents the journey we took on our visit to the outback. When we visited Uluru, we became immersed in the Aboriginal community, learning about their lifestyle, the treatment of the people, and democratic sustainability. The blue represents the water, a relief we found in the middle of the outback. Among that, portrayed are people dancing under the stars, which we did in the middle of the outback before we camped out under the moon and night sky.

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planting design LA302 | spring 2009 sustainable planting plans

A public art installation at Pogue’s Run in Indianapolis, IN (see far right) is comprised of kinetic sculptures and demonstrates how to harness alternative forms of energy to the public. A grid of solar-powered LED light poles creates a glowing energy field at night, clearly visible from I-70. Abstracted catkins mimic the cat tails planted by interstate which filter cadmium. The grid also represents the notion of taking part of the neighborhood off of the “energy grid” aided by the solar panel sculpture. Another planting design project, the Edible Garden (see left), demonstrates to visitors how to grow their own food in an artistic way.

SUSTAINABLE & EDIBLE PLANTING DESIGN SMALL PUBLIC PLANTING DESIGN


GIVING BACK TO THE GRID.

POGUE’S RUN SCULPTURE & NATURE PARK

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urban design studio LA403 | fall 2010 waterfront design

The conceptual collage as shown to the left is an early study demonstrating how our team design implements established goals and objectives. By “pushing” the built environment into the natural environment trhough pedestrian bridges and by “pulling” the natural environment into the urban core, a framework plan bridges the gap that currently separates the two. The merging of the two types of environments allows both to be embraced in a very distinct way. Allowing pedestrians access to the water is a major concern for the city of Seattle. Our team design utilizes artistic and unique features that not only attract people to the central waterfront, but keep them there, as well.

SEATTLE WATERFRONT: URBAN VOID DESIGN SEATTLE WATERFRONT SEATTLE, WA


GROUP PROCESS:

The process for finding a design solution for the Seattle waterfront began by reflecting back on our landscape architecture studio trip to Seattle in order to recall our personal experiences and opinions about the waterfront and the city of Seattle. As a group of three, our next step was to review competition entries in order to help guide our analysis from which to draw inspiration. We then continued with our own group analysis to determine the central focus of our design and establish design goals. The other two team members helped guide our group through seawall restoration, ecological design, and transportation methods. I helped guide our team through the facilitation of pedestrian connections between the urban edge and the waterfront as well as the establishment of road typologies. We worked together as a group to help graphically present these ideas through collaborative and cohesive plans, sections, perspectives, diagrams, and vignettes.

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Pier 67 Pier 69

Pier 66

Pier 62

Terraced Stormwater Linear Park

Olympic Sculpture Park Extension of a Green Street

Beach

Cruise line Docking Pier

Floating Docks

Lenora Street Bridge Extension Bull Kelp Forest


Pier 57 Pier 56

Pier 55 Pier 54 Pier 53 Pier 52

Public Plaza/ Busker Performance Area

Extended Pedestrian Access to Water

Habitat “Peekthroughs”

Bull Kelp Forest

Pedestrian Walkway

T 46 Crane

SEATTLE WATERFRONT: URBAN VOID DESIGN

Pier 48

Floating Docks

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technical design autoCAD | SketchUp | G.I.S. A 19-page CD set, represented by the stormwater piping system plan (see top left) was completed in the LA413 Site Engineering 2 class. A semester-long comprehensive project combined the design and engineering skills we had acquired over the previous three years of class. The project’s goal was to design and engineer an existing site in order to create a nature education center. As shown on the bottom left, The College of Architecture & Planning building at Ball State contains several unused spaces, of which have great potential to be developed into usable, designed spaces. The roof was designed with the use of Google SketchUp to be part of an overall composition, redeveloping three unused spaces in the CAP building (Other 2 spaces: Designs completed by 2 group members). Each of these spaces uniquely and individually explore the concept of “The Discovery of Light.”

GOOGLE SKETCHUP & AUTOCAD DESIGN WORK BALL STATE UNIVERSITY MUNCIE, IN


G.I.S. MAPPING & REGIONAL PLANNING

This project, completed in the LA401 Regional Landscape Planning class, utilized suitability maps created using the software Esri ArcGIS (Geographic Information System) in the beginning phases of my regional planning design projects.

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j. kaitlin vaughn miami university oxford, oh 98723 physical facilities dept. planning, architecture, & engineering team summer 2008 summer & winter 2009 summer & winter 2010

Appreciation f or the Miami Campus in Oxf ord

Please help us keep Miami’’ ’s campus beautiful Send donations made payable to: Miami University 725 E. Chestnut St., Oxford, OH 45056-2484 Please write “campus beautification” either on the check or on an attached note. Or, make your gift by credit card on our secure on-line site: www.muohio.edu/givetoMU (click on ‘Give to Miami’ and type “campus beautification” in the appropriate box). All gifts to Miami University are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Trees of Miami University

Thanks much for your support and for keeping Miami green! For questions/comments about the Miami University Tree Walk, please contact the Physical Facilities Department at pdfoperationscenter@listserv.muohio.edu. Walks designed and implemented by: Miami University Physical Facilities Department Campus Services in cooperation with Miami University Botany Department

Miami University is proactive in continuing efforts to improve accessibility on campus. Please feel free to share any access concerns regarding this tour or other areas of campus by visiting www.muohio.edu/odr and click on the “Report Access Issues” link.

Since our arrival in Oxford in 1981 my wife and I have spent many hours enjoying the beautiful campus of Miami University. As we walk in the Western College area, through the core academic quad on the old historic campus, or along the many nature paths to the south and east of the campus we give thanks to the visionary leaders from 1809 to the present for their wisdom and intelligent caring for the ambiance of these University settings. Important in the development of these lovely grounds are the preservation and protection of the magnificent trees, the beautiful vistas of grass, and the many beds of flowers and shrubs. The planners have designed the buildings and their locations so that there are beautiful scenes all over campus. It was Robert Frost who said that the Miami Campus is the prettiest campus there ever was! Parents have come to know that if they bring a prospective student to see the University, they must be prepared for their student to matriculate at Miami. Walking the many paths around campus affords good exercise, allows you time to think through and solve important problems, improves your knowledge about plants and animals, and provides an opportunity to stop and talk to new and old friends. Now as you walk the campus and appreciate its beauty, we hope you will help us keep it clean and beautiful for others to enjoy for years to come. Dr. Paul G. Pearson President, Emeritus 1926-2000

CENTRAL CAMPUS WALK

FORMAL GARDENS WALK

“TREES OF MIAMI WALK” BROCHURE PUBLICATION MIAMI UNIVERSITY OXFORD, OH

In the summer of 2010 I was given the task of updating the three campus tree walks and the brochure that accompanies them. After walking the three walks, correcting names and locations, and choosing new trees to be added to the walks, I collaborated with the Botany department to ensure a more cohesive end product. Paths were also rerouted in order to accommodate persons with accessibility concerns, future construction, and other Miami clients who had a vested stake in the walks.

published brochure,

I prepared a 27-page “The Trees of Miami University,” which is available and used by the student body as well as the public, citizens of Oxford, and visitors. These pages of the brochure represent only a portion of the publication, which contains facts about each tree on the walk, locations of dining facilities, and sites where sustainable initiatives are taking place across campus.


The Voice of America Learning Center is a satellite campus of Miami University Oxford located in West Chester, Ohio. I developed a planting plan for this site, managing a budget of $80,000 for the total cost of plant materials and installation. I was able to

reduce the overall cost

of the project to $34,000 by redeveloping the planting design while still accomplishing the same basic functions of framing, screening, color, and seasonal interest. Choosing a planting palette that not only provided these functions, but that was also economically viable, helped reduce the budget by 57.5%, and left room for additional future installations.

VOICE OF AMERICA LEARNING CENTER

MIAMI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WEST CHESTER, OH

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freelance landscape design summer 2011 wayne & union county, indiana residential planting plan

WILD GRASSES AND WILDFLOWER PLANTINGS PATH TO CREEK

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University, I began doing some residential landscape design work for a freelance architect upon returning home. The clients for this project wanted several things integrated into their master plan including a pond, an edible garden, a small orchard, wild grasses and wildflowers, a putting green, a pool, a basketball court, an outdoor firepit, and a patio. Six different layout options were developed, and one design was chosen by the clients (see top right) to be designed further.

SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN UNION COUNTY, IN

BERRY ROWS ORCHARD EDIBLE GARDEN

BASKETBALL COURT

CLOTHESLINE RAISED PLANTING BED

PUTTING GREEN

STONE FIREPLACE

INGROUND POOL VEGETATIVE STRIP

POND & WATERFALL

FLOWERING TREES ALONG DRIVEWAY

LOG FENCE & GRAPEVINE

DREW LANDSCAPE MASTER PLA OPTION 4 LAYOU 1”=40’-


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DREW LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN 3 ALL GIG DECK: OPTION 3 2 MIS ZEB 1”=15’-0” J. KAITLIN VAUGHN FREELANCE LANDSCAPE DESIGN KAITLIN.LUR@GMAIL.COM 7.13.2011

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4 FOT GAR 4 MIS ZEB 3 ALL GIG DREW LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN DECK: OPTION 5 1”=15’-0” J. KAITLIN VAUGHN FREELANCE LANDSCAPE DESIGN KAITLIN.LUR@GMAIL.COM 7.13.2011

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DREW LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN DECK: OPTION 1 1”=15’-0” J. KAITLIN VAUGHN FREELANCE LANDSCAPE DESIGN KAITLIN.LUR@GMAIL.COM 7.13.2011

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l. arch engineering LA404 | spring 2011 comprehensive project

The main purpose of this project at Miami University was to provide equal access to users of all abilities including auditory, visual, and mobility impaired individuals throughout the campus by implementing an aesthetically pleasing landscape design. This landscape design produced a single landscape design solution that accommodated all people with disabilities as well as the rest of the population, eliminating social and physical separation. This design benefits everyone, allowing all users to interact freely and equally. This campus landscape design embraced the idea that environments should be usable by all people, to the largest extent achievable, without the need for specialized, isolated design. The full thesis can be viewed at http:// issuu.com/jkvaughn/docs/vaughn_ undergraduatethesis_issuu

B.L.A. UNDERGRAD DESIGN THESIS MIAMI UNIVERSITY OXFORD, OH


ACCOMPLISHED GOALS

GOAL 1:

Encouraged social interaction between people of all physical abilities through landscape design.

GOAL 2:

Designed a campus landscape that added to the existing beauty of Miami’s campus and architecture through materials.

GOAL 3:

Encouraged increased interaction and use of outdoor spaces on campus through emotionally significant elements.

GOAL 4:

Encouraged/Preserved existing campus beauty by minimizing cut/fill ratio and disturbance of historical land.

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[ an artistic means of

universal accessibility

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This stramp design concept, extrapolated from the IIT Student Center and Robson Square precedents, aims to provide an artistic means of universal accessibility. This stramp allows the plaza design near the ASC building to feel intimate, yet provide seating for a large number of students. It also allows for elevation change to happen on site without physical isolation of students and users. The section (below) shows that verticality is achieved through hardscape design. The design of the ramps within the stairs slope up individually to the top of the intimate platform. Touchable, aromatic plants, as well as shade trees were planted in the retaining wall raised planter. This provides an interactive and comfortable experience for all users, alike.

B.L.A. UNDERGRADUATE DESIGN THESIS

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J. Kaitlin Vaughn

Permanent Address: 1932 Mattie Harris Rd • Centerville, IN 47330

Mobile: 1-765-914-6056 E-Mail: kaitlin.lur@gmail.com, j.kaitlinvaughn.design@gmail.com

Objective

To obtain a position in the landscape architecture field at a design firm where I can use my five years of experience in the Ball State University Landscape Architecture professional program and my skills in universal design, landscape design maintenance, and environmental design obtained from experiences working in the field of landscape architecture.

Education

Ball State University, College of Architecture & Planning, Muncie, IN Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture May 2011 Cumulative GPA: 3.766 Landscape Architecture Major GPA: 3.722 Spanish Minor GPA: 3.416 Ball State’s Australia Center Study Abroad Program: Lennox Head, AUS Studied landscape architecture through photography, travel, and sketching

P r o fe s s i o n a l E x p e r i e n c e

Fall 2006 - Spring 2011 Dean’s List 10/10 Semesters Dean’s List 10/10 Semesters Spring 2010

Freelance Residential Landscape Design, Centerville, IN •Worked under Freelance Architect, Sarah George, on residential landscape design

Summer 2011-Present

Miami University Planning, Architecture, & Engineering Dept., Oxford, OH •Worked with University Architect on campus landscape master plan revisions •Redeveloped and piloted meetings to publish the Miami Tree Walk & Brochure Guide, which is available to the entire student body and the public •Worked with project managers and contractors in artificial turf replacement of Yager Stadium Complex at Miami University •Communicated and worked closely with the Miami Grounds & Horticulture Staff, the Facility Maintenance Staff, and the Engineering Staff to ensure cradle-to-cradle designs and projects •Constructed documents for Space Surveys for the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR)

Summer, Winter 2010

Miami University Planning, Architecture, & Engineering Dept., Oxford, OH •Designed planting plan and cost estimation for VOALC (Voice of America Learning Center), a satellite campus in West Chester, OH •Managed a budget of $80,000 for VOALC planting plan & schedule project, reducing costs by 57.5% to $34,000 •Implemented archiving methodologies as Facility Resource Center Manager •Presided over and led meetings on updated Miami Design Standards Manual •Worked on schematic design of 10-year campus landscape master plan

Summer, Winter 2009


Miami University Planning, Architecture, & Engineering Dept., Oxford, OH •Produced Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) presentation for project donors •Worked under Thomas Pruckno of Thomas Pruckno Design and Construction Services, LLC, both on the construction site and with drawing RFQ’s on the Miami Farmer School of Business project, LEED design •Worked with Landscape Architect, Christopher Kimbrel, ASLA, LEED AP of MSI Design on exterior pedestrian corridor (Pearson Plaza, Miami Oxford) Reid Hospital & Health Services, Richmond, IN •Worked with lab analysis technicians as clerical lab assistant

Summer 2008

Architecture Firm of Lorenz Williams Clinton, Inc., Richmond, IN •Filled position of High School Student Intern, filed specifications •Updated shop drawings and revisions of project specification addendums

Fall 2005

Summer 2007

Computer Skills

Extensive experience in both Mac and PC operating systems, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Google SketchUp Modeling, Aperture Professional: Space & Facility Planning, ImageSite Archiving, CorelDRAW X3, ESRI Geographic information system (GIS) technology

Design Skills

Sketching, watercolor, modeling, digital photography, computer generated photographic manipulation, AutoCAD design, base laser-cutting machine experience, cradle-to-cradle design work, experience in sustainable materials and methodologies, knowledge and experience in universal & accessible design, utilization of both computer and hand graphics

Activities & Awards

Dean’s List 10/10 Semesters Sigma Lambda Alpha: Landscape Architecture Honorary Society •Held Secretary Position American Society of Landscape Architects- Indiana Student Chapter Ball State University Presidential Scholarship- 10/10 Semesters Delta Zeta Sorority •Held Pledge Class Philanthropy Chair Position Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society- Membership Chair Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Selected for Ball State’s C.L.A.S.S. 2010 Leadership Seminar Selected for Ball State’s College of Architecture & Planning High School Workshop

Fall 2006 - Spring 2011 Spring 2009 - Spring 2011 Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 Fall 2006 - Spring 2011 Fall 2006 - Spring 2011 Fall 2006 - Spring 2009 Spring 2007 Spring 2007 2006 - 2008 Summer 2006 Summer 2005

Re fe r e n c e s

Mr. Robert G. Keller Jr. Mr. Randy J. Stephens Assoc VP-Fac Plng & Oper, University Architect Sr Project Architect & Manager kellerrg@muohio.edu stepherj@muohio.edu 1 513 529 7000 1 513 529 1722 Physical Facilities Department PFD Planning, Architecture, & Engineering Cole Service Building, 100 Cole Service Building, 119 Miami University Miami University Oxford, OH 45056 Oxford, OH 45056

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j. kaitlin vaughn • kaitlin.lur@gmail.com • 1.765.914.6056


J. Kaitlin Vaughn Design Portfolio