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JON BROOKE

ASLA, PLA, LEED AP BD+C

Landscape Architect, Educator

Work Samples

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JONATHAN M BROOKE

ASLA, PLA, LEED AP BD+C

Landscape Architect, Educator

1616 Cleveland Street, Evanston, IL 60202 312 404 7935 jm.brooke@sbcglobal.net

Education LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, LEEDS, UK • Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (Distinction), 1992 • Bachelor of Arts (Honors, Class 2 Upper Division) in Landscape Architecture, 1990

Professional Qualifications

• Professional Landscape Architect 2000–present • Licensed States: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut • Full CLARB Certification • LEED AP BD+C

Professional Affiliations

• American Society of Landscape Architects, Full Member 1998–present • Society of College and University Planners, Member • US Green Building Council, Member

Professional Experience HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, CHICAGO, IL PRINCIPAL, December 2011–present SENIOR ASSOCIATE, February 2006–December 2011 • Position: Studio Director of mid-size regional/national landscape architecture firm • Responsibilities: Team management, project management; external team coordination; concept design; graphic design; site planning; master planning; project phasing and implementation planning; detail design; construction drawings; specifications; bids; budgets; construction observation/management; client contact; staffing; RFPs/proposals; business development; marketing • Project Types: Campus design; commercial/corporate design; retail/mixed-use; hospitality; healthcare; multi-unit residential; park development/redevelopment; high-end residential; urban/streetscape design; green roofs; horticultureintensive design

LAND DESIGN COLLABORATIVE, INC., SKOKIE, IL SENIOR ASSOCIATE, February 2002–February 2006 • Position: Project Manager for small, regional landscape architecture firm • Responsibilities: Project management; external team coordination; concept design; graphic design; master planning; site planning; project phasing; detail design; construction drawings; specifications; bids; budgets; construction observation; client contact; proposals; marketing; grant applications • Project Types: Urban design; streetscape/transportation design; bike planning; park facilities planning; park development/redevelopment; land planning; commercial/municipal site planning; ordinance compliance; native landscaping design/management Jonathan M Brooke, Curriculum Vitae

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THOMPSON DYKE & ASSOCIATES, NORTHBROOK AND CHICAGO, IL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, September 1998–February 2002 • Position: Intermediate level Landscape Architect in mid-sized landscape architecture/planning firm • Responsibilities: Project administration; site planning; detail design; construction drawings; specifications; bids; budgets; construction observation; client and contractor contact; proposals; grant applications; staff technical support • Project Types: Park development/redevelopment; park facilities planning; commercial/municipal site planning; native landscaping; dog parks; skate parks

HALSTED WELLES ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK, NY DESIGN DIRECTOR, September 1995–September 1998 • Position: Manager of a small design team under direction of principal of high-end residential design/build and urban landscape design firm • Responsibilities: Client contact; site survey; concept design; design development; budgets; construction drawings; shop drawings; lighting design; specifications; bids; construction administration; client billing; team management • Project Types: Residential/commercial roof and terrace gardens; suburban gardens; small-scale urban design; monumental design; interior/fireplace design; detailed design of garden architectural features in wood, metal and stone; greenhouses, rooftop additions, decks and structural components

LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT, LEEDS, UK LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE GROUP RESEARCH ASSISTANT/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/PART-TIME LECTURER, February 1993–July 1995 • Position: Design, Research and Teaching related to external consultancy project—The Earth Centre, a $180M environmental theme park on a 300-acre despoiled industrial site • Landscape Architect/Research: Landscape, ecological and historical appraisal/impact statement; site master plan concept; site restoration; client contact; permit process; design development; detail design and specification; construction phase services; project team liaison; construction supervision; workforce training • Teaching/Lecturing (Undergraduate): See below

PLAN DESIGN GROUP, HALIFAX, UK FREELANCE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, October 1992–January 1993 • Responsibilities: Transportation design; planning approval documents, detail design, cost estimates, design-build project team liaison • Project: South Yorkshire “Supertram” Light Rail Project, Sheffield

ARCHITECTS DEPARTMENT, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, AYLESBURY, UK LANDSCAPE ASSISTANT, August 1990–August 1991 • Responsibilities: Concept design; detail design; construction drawings; budgets; permit process; contract documents; bidding; project and contract management; construction observation • Project Types: Public projects for County-operated facilities and external clients including parks; schools; fire stations; police stations; libraries and group homes

PIRKKO HIGSON+STUART PEARSON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, MILTON KEYNES, UK SUMMER INTERN, June–September 1989

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Conferences and Papers • ASLA 2011, San Diego, “Stormwater Management: New Materials: Permeable Pavements, Lessons Learned” Panelist/ Organizer • L&A 10th Anniversary “Green City Fusion and Development” Symposium, Shenzhen, China, Lecturer: “Green Roofs: Practices and Benefits” and “Green Streetscapes”

Teaching Experience ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, 2009–2014 • LA503 Advanced Contemporary Theory, Spring Term 2009–2014 • LA497-157 Independent Study/Research, Spring 2010

GUEST LECTURER, VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS • Ball State Landscape Architecture Program, Guest Lecturer and Critic, December 2013 • Illinois Institute of Technology Year 2 MLA Site Technology (Green Roofs) Lecture 2008 • Purdue University, BLA Year 2 Campus Planting Design Lecture and Studio, 2007 • Leeds Metropolitan University, Organized and led tour BLA Year 3 of New York City, 1997 • Leeds Metropolitan University, BLA Year 3 Technology Roof Garden Design and Construction, 1997

LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT, LEEDS, UK BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM PART-TIME LECTURER, 1993–1995 Teaching: • BALA Year 2 Site Grading studio project • BALA Year 2 Street Furniture studio project • BALA Years 1+2 General Computing • BALA Year 1 Field Trip (basic drawing skills) • BALA Year 3 Graphic Design elective project • BALA course development • International educational liaison and visit to four US East coast schools RESEARCH ASSISTANT/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT 1993–1995 • The Earth Centre Project, Environmental Impact Statement, Master Plan and Construction Documents, 1993–1995 • CELA Conference 1995 (Ames, IA), panelist, “The Earth Centre, Ecological Parklands”

Selected Representative Projects COMMERCIAL/MIXED USE AND RETAIL • Buckhead Atlanta Retail/Mixed use Development, Atlanta, GA, 2011–2013 • River Oaks Mixed Use Development, Houston, TX, 2012–2013 • Manulife Office Building, Calgary, AB, 2013–2014 • Apple Retail Store, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, 2009–2010 • 900 N. Michigan East Terrace, Chicago, IL, 2009 • The Residences at 900 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 2007–2008 • Holley Court, Mixed Use Development, Oak Park, IL, 2007–2008 • Various Retail Stores and Service Facilities, Costco Inc., Illinois, Kansas, 1998–2000 Jonathan M Brooke, Curriculum Vitae

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CAMPUS AND EDUCATION • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2012–2014 • Washington University, Athletics Expansion, St Louis, MO, 2013 • Trinity College, Gates Quadrangle Redevelopment, Hartford, CT, 2011–2013 • Bradley University Alumni Quadrangle, Peoria, IL 2010–2012 • Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music, Evanston, IL, 2008–2014 • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign Neighborhood Student Residential Master Plan, 2006 • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Nugent Hall Student Dining Facility and Ikenberry Residence Hall Phase A, 2008 • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ikenberry Residence Hall Phase A and C, 2011 • University of Chicago, Main Quad renovation, 2009–2012 • North Athletic Field, Loyola University, Chicago, 2008 • University of Chicago, Hull Court Garden, 2007 • Cleveland and Yale School Campus Parks, Public Building Commission of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2003 • Northwestern University, Campus Development Plan, 2000 • Concord School Playground, Cass School District 63, Darien, IL, 2001 • Djangoly City Technology College, Planting Design; Nottingham, UK, 1990

HEALTHCARE • Rush University Medical Center, Brennan Entry Pavilion, 2009–2012 • DuPage Medical Group Cancer Treatment Facility, Lisle, IL, 2012 • Residential Care Facility Gardens; Buckinghamshire, UK, 1991

INSTITUTIONAL • Chicago Botanic Garden, Dwarf Conifer Garden Redevelopment, Glencoe, IL, 2007 • Lincoln Park Zoo Master Plan, 2012–2013 • Chicago History Museum Landscape Renovation, 2009 • The Earth Centre Project, EIS, Master Plan and Phase 1 Construction Documents; South Yorkshire, UK, 1993–1995

STREETSCAPE, TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN DESIGN • Uptown Gateway Plaza, Normal IL, 2012 • Grand Center District Master Plan, St Louis, MO, 2013 • Bike facilities Master Plan, Lincolnwood, IL, 2005 • E 71st Street Streetscape, State–Cottage Grove, Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, IL, 2005 • S Halsted Street Streetscape, Archer–43rd St Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, IL, 2004 • 159th/LaGrange Road Streetscape; Illinois Deportment of Transportation, Orland Park, IL, 2005 • LaGrange Road Corridor and Gateways Study; Village of Orland Park, IL, 2004 • East State Street Corridor Streetscape Design Standards Guide; City of Geneva, IL, 2004 • Armenian Memorial Renovation Concept; Union Square, New York City, NY, 1997 • Sheffield Supertram Light Rail; Sheffield, UK, 1990

PARK AND SCHOOL PLANNING AND DESIGN • Hermann Park Centennial Gardens, Houston TX, 2012–2014 • Pritzker Park Redevelopment, Chicago, IL, 2007 • Elawa Farm Park, Lake Forest, IL, 2004 • Channel Runne Park Master Plan, Village of Lincolnwood, IL, 2005 • Briarwood Park Nature Area Master Plan; Deerfield Park District, Deerfield, IL, 2004 • Tipton Park Phase 1 Construction Documents; Bloomington, IL, 2000 • Tipton Park Master Plan; Bloomington, IL, 1999 • Rosehill Cemetery Adaptive Re-use Plan; Department of Planning, Chicago, IL, 2000 • Johnson County Park and Recreation District Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, Shawnee Mission, MO, 1999 Jonathan M Brooke, Curriculum Vitae

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• Multiple Park Playground Redevelopment: Leah Lomar, Dobson-Brummel, Ellingwood, Alexander, Burnham Shores, Tallmadge, Ackerman Parks, Evanston, IL, 1998–1999 • Bourton Park, Buckingham Development Corporation, Buckingham, UK, 1991

GARDEN DESIGN • Private Residence Rooftops; New York City, NY, Chicago, IL • Private Gardens; Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, UK

References Professional

Academic

Grace Kuklinski Rappe, AIA Capital Architecture and Design Manager Department of Operations Chicago Public Schools 125 South Clark St, 17th Floor Chicago, IL 60603

Chris Royffe Principal Lecturer Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Course Leader MA Landscape Architecture + Design/ Course Leader PG Dip/MA Landscape Architecture Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design Leeds Metropolitan University Broadcasting Place Woodhouse Lane Leeds LS2 9EN UK

773 553 3190 gkrappe@cps.edu

Tim Kent, AIA Senior Associate Pappageorge Haymes Partners 640 N LaSalle, Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60654 312 337 3344 tkent@pappageorgehaymes.com

+113 812 9056 c.royffe@leedsmet.ac.uk Richard Andrew Hare Director of Undergraduate Studies/ Acting Director Post Graduate Studies Landscape Architecture Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning Dept. of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management University of Copenhagen Rolighedsvej 23 1958 Frb. C Denmark +45 353 31781 hare@ign.ku.dk

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JON BROOKE

ASLA, PLA, LEED AP BD+C

Landscape Architect, Educator

Work Samples


Design Experience

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Hermann Park Centennial Garden, Houston, TX HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS $30M 17-acre monumental scale public garden facility, currently under construction. Completion Fall 2014. Project Role: Principal-in-Charge, overall project management, coordination with client group and local landscape architect-of7/6/2012 record, White Oak Studio. View from Garden Mount, showing main lawn and pavilion

Hoerr Schaudt as design landscape architect was responsible for developing a design that explored creation of a monumental scale public garden. While contemporarily styled, 41 designs draw historic influence from public gardens in antiquity. The garden demonstrates unique, bold horticultural approaches and plant combinations that draw on the common thread of Houston as a melting pot of cultural influences. Key features include a striking 30-foot tall garden mount, family vegetable garden, arid garden, and gardens that draw inspiration from Houston’s oak and pine forests. Hoerr Schaudt was instrumental in selecting Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as a key collaborator and designer for the garden pavilion building.

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GARDEN MOUNT SECTION

Top Center and Top Left: Garden Mount and cascade water feature Right: Detail planting study of Arid Garden Below: Pine Hill garden Bottom Left and Right: Perennial Walk and pergolas GARDEN MOUNT SECTION – WATER CASCADE ON FRONT

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Design Experience

Brennan Entry Pavilion, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Multi-level on-structure healthcare landscape. Project Role: Technical lead and project manager Hoerr Schaudt developed designs for the new hospital entry pavilion in collaboration with Perkins+Will Architects. Features include a Level 4 courtyard roof garden, designed to provide calm respite to patients and medical staff alike. Most visually striking is a novel “terrarium” space, in effect a micro-courtyard light well, within the main lobby space. The project’s apparent simple graphic composition belie many significant challenges over and above those of designing lush landscape over structure. For instance, the project’s LEED targets demanded only recycled graywater could be used for irrigation, and the client mandated that all plant materials should be hypo-allergenic. In addition, in both courtyard and terrarium light and shade were constraints requiring special consideration of plant materials. The lobby in which the terrarium is sited is a daylit Jon Brooke, Work Samples

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space, but based on daylighting studies by the architects during design, it was apparent that the relatively high level of natural light from a human perspective (100 footcandles average) would not be sufficient to support typical plant materials. I researched natural low light condition systems and devised a palette of several types of mosses and ferns based on deep forest floor environments. These are combined with early flowering bulbs, and understory trees with rich fall color. This combination upholds a key tenet of Hoerr Schaudt’s design philosophy: that of providing year-long seasonal interest. While hardly a natural system, the terrarium, which evokes a sense of the primordial, strives to bring elements of nature into a largely sterile healthcare environment.

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Osmunda cinnamomea Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’

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Design Experience

Hull Court Garden, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, 2007 “Jewelbox” University Courtyard Project Role: Project manager, design and technical lead for the project. Photo Linda Oyama Brien

Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture was commissioned by U of C to create a second phase of its successful landscape renovation of the “Botany Pond” in the historic 1900s Olmsted brothers Hull Court Quad. The previous design brought an extremely rich horticultural experience to a space that had lain in benign neglect for many years. As a second phase Hull court garden sought to bring a similar horticultural richness to the West side of the quad. A steering group comprised largely of Botany Department Faculty required the plants used to be primarily native, which resulted in a different, but compatible aesthetic. The design also sought to create a quiet, reflective place with mounded lawn panels and stone benches among significant historical features and large existing trees.

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Extend existing sumac planting

Existing railing

Large sweeps of ornamental grasses and sedges

Future ramp (by others)

Loggia

Frontage Planting to match Botany Pond

Specimen tree

Stone edging

Seat wall

Expand Planted area

Bike parking 30+ spaces

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Oxford light

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Mounded lawn Loading dock Temporary concrete dumpster pad

Boxwood hedge edging

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The plant palette is devised to provide heightened seasonal interest in the Spring and Fall when students are present and many tours of the campus take place, and also to look its best for Convocation, which is held in June. A series of grass-based mixes placed according to changing shade conditions across the space provide structure. These incorporate mostly native, or improved native perennials, bulbs and annuals that spectacularly appear at various times through the seasons. Careful attention is given to juxtaposing colors and textures. Together with two other projects in the U of C Quad, the project was the recipient of a 2012 Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) Excellence in Landscape Award.

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Design Experience

900 N. Michigan Rooftops Chicago, IL HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, 2006–2009 Commercial-residential and corporate roof terraces on iconic Chicago skyscraper Project Role: Project Manager responsible for technical development and coordination on two of the projects. Hoerr Schaudt was responsible for designing a series of three roof terraces at 900 N Michigan related to conversion of parts of the building to high-end condominiums, and renovation of the Owner’s own office space. The three roof spaces are all based around a similar graphic concept, the layout of planting and structures being inspired by aerial views of the Midwest’s agricultural landscape but also relate to the modular green roof systems used for each terrace. The block pattern is expressed with alternating blocks of different sedum, grass and perennial mixes. Each roof installation was a complex system requiring extensive structural coordination to design structural improvements to enable occupancy.

All photos this page: Scott Shigley

The three spaces were awarded the ASLA Illinois Chapter’s President’s Award for constructed commercial projects in 2011. Jon Brooke, Work Samples

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Above, Right and Below Right: Seasonal color and views from above, which are the primary way most people experience the roofs, were extremely important considerations. Below and Bottom Left: Structures including shade structures, planters and decks in ipe, steel and composite stone, are characterized by an intense attention to detail.

Photo: Scott Shigley

Photo: Scott Shigley

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Design Experience

Dining and Residence Halls, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, 2006–2011 LEED Gold University Residence Halls Redevelopment Project Role: Project Planner/Designer and Project Manager In partnership with Booth Hansen, Hoerr Schaudt was responsible for master planning the U of I “Six Pack” residence hall neighborhood, which houses 300+ students. The master plan focused on replacing the aging 1940s building stock. Due to limited housing availability it was essential to maintain the resident bed count throughout construction, and major utilities needed to be rerouted. This meant constructing new structures in tight spaces around existing buildings, which would later be demolished. The master plan studied phasing of buildings and landscape so that these goals could be achieved while at the

Top: Nugent Hall, Above and Left: Residential neighborhood redevelopment plan and landscape master plan

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same time creating meaningful community open space network. The plan seeks to support the University’s Student Life objectives to foster social interaction by creating spaces that serve a variety of scales of use from large-scale community events to small gatherings, and redress the over-provision of monumental scaled space on campus. The proposed open space plan has already begun to be implemented, replacing the former convoluted series of linked courtyards. As a first phase of implementation, the HSLA/ Booth Hansen/Terra Engineering team completed construction documents for the Ikenberry Dining Hall/Commons building, and Nugent Residence Hall Phase A in association with BLDD Architects and DLK Landscape. The second phase of Nugent Hall was designed by Hoerr Schaudt in partnership with 4240 Architects, KSQ Architects and Terra Engineering. This project saw the realization of creation of the major open space envisioned in the master plan. Exterior spaces for Nugent Hall helped to achieve LEED Gold certification, and incorporate two types of permeable paving, significant bike parking, and adapted native vegetation. The project is also designed for universal accessibility supporting the University’s Beckwith residential program for severely disabled students.

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Design Experience

Gates Quadrangle, Trinity College, Hartford, CT HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, 2011–2012 Transformation of interstitial campus crossroads space in historic liberal arts college into campus asset Project Role: Principal-in-charge Hoerr Schaudt was commissioned to renovate the neglected Mather Quad space that connects important campus facilities including Mather Student Center, Library, performing arts center and residence halls. The solution inspired by Hartford native Frederick Law Olmsted, is an apparently simple assembly of mounded lawns that create different scales of space for various formal and informal activities on the campus. The simple composition belies the complexity of grading challenges on the site, necessary to provide an accessible route between key campus facilities. The project designers also established a new standard for campus lighting and security that were incorporated into the design. The project was constructed in 2012 and rededicated as Gates Quad. Jon Brooke, Work Samples

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HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, 2011–2014 High-end retail mixed use development San Diego-based developer Oliver McMillan acquired a failed development site in 2011 and applied the company’s hallmark high end touches to relaunch the project in the affluent Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead. The key members of the design team consisted of Hoerr Schaudt in partnership with Pappageorge Haymes Architects, Gensler Los Angeles, Jules Wilson Design, and Smallwood Reynolds Stewart and Stewart. The landscape and streetscape design seeks to create a diverse, rich urban experience rivaling nationally-significant shopping environments such as Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Semi-mature street trees are used to provide a sense of an established landscape, site furnishings depart from the standard unified palette approach and intense seasonal plantings both at and above street level provide constant interest. The development includes two rental towers with a large amenity deck. Photo: Scott Shigley

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Academic Research The Earth Centre Project RESEARCH ASSISTANT, LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND THE ENVIRONMENT, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Above: Denaby Main and Cadeby Main Pits located on the site were both closed by 1987, leaving high unemployment in the area and a devastated landscape

The Earth Centre was an ambitious project located near Doncaster in South Yorkshire, UK, to establish an environmental visitor attraction and education center. In 1992 The Landscape Architecture Group at LMU received funding from the non-profit group to provide research and design support for the project. The academic group compiled an environmental survey and assessment and based on these, led in the efforts to create a master plan for the 200-acre site, despoiled in large part by more than 100 years of coal mining and industry. The group produced detail design of the pilot phase of the development that was instrumental in winning a prestigious $90M award of UK Government Millennium funding. In support of institutional goals to further real-world learning, the group was able to use the project to support pedagogical activities. Several academic papers and publications have been produced based on the project. Major foci of the research included: 1. Inventory of historical and archaeological sites in the area. 2. Ecological inventory of the communities on and surrounding the site. 3. Inventory of other physical site features including access, geology, and topography. 4. Creation of the site master plan including core attractions and greater site known as “the Ecological Parklands.�

Above Right and Right: Analysis diagram and two strategy plans, which were elements of The Earth Centre master plan

5. Establishment of restoration goals for the site, and exploration of various methods of landscape restoration on despoiled land. These included use of forestry and livestock grazing as soil restoration processes, and reed bed filtration systems to support water purification. 6. Planning and design core visitor attraction, including buildings, aquaculture facility and organic farm.

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7. Development of design details for Phase 1a. This work included collaboration with design architects such as Will Alsop and Fielden Clegg.

Left: Prior site condition Below: The same view after forestry planting, a significant part of which was carried out with the assistance of LMU landscape architecture student volunteers

8. Participation in development of standards for green building on site, a novel concept at the time. Design efforts sought to reuse on-site materials such as mine soils, and salvage building materials. The project also served as a work training program to offset high unemployment in the area resulting from closure of the coal mines in the late 1980s. In partnership with local organizations, LMU was involved in these efforts, oversaw installation and trained crews in native landscape installation. LMU students also participated in volunteer efforts to establish forestry on large areas of the site. While The Earth Centre ultimately failed as an attraction, the greater site exists as a park dedicated to the local community. Papers, Reports and Articles: “Site Form, Context and General Characteristics”, J. Brooke, Report to The Earth Centre. “Searching for Sustainability: The Design Development of the Earth Centre Landscape...”, C. Royffe, C. Treen, A. Millard, J. Brooke. CELA Conference 1995 “The Earth Centre Landscape: Sustainability on all Levels”, J. Brooke. EcoDesign Magazine, October 1995

Above Right: Extract from construction drawings prepared for The Earth Center Phase 1a Right: The site area in 2013, showing large areas of woodland and native grassland, identified in the master plan that have been established since the project’s inception in 1994

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Teaching Experience LA503: Advanced Contemporary Theory, Case Studies ASSOCIATE ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LA503 is a three credit hour required class in the MLA program open to Graduate MLA students as well as graduate, post-graduate and undergraduate students in the School’s Architecture programs. I taught the class first in Spring 2009, basing it upon a syllabus written by a former professor, but adapting it to my areas of expertise. Primary teaching goals are to: 1. Explore the relationships between landscape architecture projects and their details. 2. Understand detail design as a series of interrelated systems. 3. Understand detail design as intrinsic to the overall design process. 4. Provide instruction on technical decisionmaking processes based on real world case studies. 5. Develop student research and presentation skills. Sessions include lectures, discussion and tutorials, and include two major student assignment deliverables.

Prececent (Landworks) Above: Selection of images from an analytical drawing study of a precedent design (work by Landworks). Students are required to redraw from photographs using a number of techniques including negative space drawing. Annotations are also required and students are encouraged to include deduced quantitative information as well as qualitative.

The focus during the first part of the term is on lectures and precedent analysis, as well as techniques of analysis. Lectures explore various aspects of the major class themes, including relationship between philosophy and detail, details as systems, as well as focusing on the influence of materiality on design morphology. Students are given a three-part assignment to research the work of two designers, one a landscape architect, and one a designer in another field. In each case, study is focused on the designer’s approach to detail as it relates to his or her overall philosophy.

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In many cases, the designer’s approach to detail is not well documented and so students are encouraged to rigorously study the work of the designer and generate their own analyses, with emphasis being given to the use of drawings and diagrams to do this. After two initial verbal/slideshow presentations, students are asked to draw comparisons between the approaches of both designers in the form of an illustrated paper. In the second part of the term classes are largely tutorial-based, with students sharing research, discussing progress and receiving feedback on the second assignment. The assignment incorporates further research and also applies the knowledge obtained to a small scale design exercise. Based on an “inside-out” approach, students study small-scale details and systems, studying at first small scale properties. As the weeks progress, study broadens in scale to encompass the relationships and application of the detail, and how the detail could generate a conceptual approach. Students gain understanding of the material properties and fabrication techniques associated with the detail through modeling. Finally, students generate conceptual ideas to develop a small scale design feature.

Above and below: Image studies based on student-selected project study sites. Students are required to research the design context of the site and expose detail design approaches.

Each year that I have taught the class, classwork and class structure have been refined in response to student evaluation, discussion with colleagues and personal experiences in the prior year. Therefore the work shown here may relate only indirectly to the current program.

Right: Diagram study of curve radii used in Ken Smith’s MOMA rooftop project in New York, an example of extracting higher levels of information from existing imagery. The student also conducted in-person interviews with Ken Smith’s office. Jon Brooke, Work Samples

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Erie Street Plaza One directional One material Distint from ground plane Light

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Poured plaster-filled moulds

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Assembled mould forms showing interior structure Laser cut chipboard forms

Rhino Model

Glued and sealed with foldover tabs

Unfolded Model Cast Form (actual size)

Foldover Tabs

Fold Lines

Pour Hole

20 Module Set

Completed plaster model of module

Teaching Experience

Student detail study. This student focused on a specific system of details, in this case modular precast concrete as a material. Students were required to explore relationships between morphology and materiality in their selected systems, including methods of fabrication. A modelmaking component required students to use similar processes and materials to the actual material. This student created molds and cast them in plaster, emulating the processes of precasting.

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Students created a series of details based on a similar conceptual approach Jon Brooke, Work Samples

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Jon Brooke Landscape Architect: Work samples 2014  

Portfolio updated March 5th, 2014