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Urban design planning portfolio JORGE R ZAPATA

Architect - Urban Designer - Community Planner

jorgezapata@utexas.edu

jorgezapata@utexas.edu

+1 (305) 713 - 6572

+1 (305) 713 - 6572

@zapatarch

@zapatarch

Austin, TX

Austin, TX


Ballard

This Urban Design and Landscape Architecture proposal analyses and projects Interbay area in Seattle as a future connector between neighborhoods, enhancing social and

By 2050 Interbay’s anthropogenic and

Magnolia

ecological systems will complement each other, promoting social interaction with affordable options to live near

15th Ave

ecological conditions of the site.

Queen Anne

Current conditions keep neighborhoods isolated

downtown and consolidating a connection with the rest of the city.

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interbay

In collaboration with: Beatriz Vergara Aller, MSUD Joseph Matza, MLA Yucheng Dong, MLA Urban Design Studio Cascadia Chronicles I - Fall 2019 Prof: Dean Almy / Maggie Hansen School of Architecture - UT Austin

A SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL CONNECTOR

THERE’S POTENTIAL TO ENHANCE INTERBAY’S CHARACTER and CREATe LINKS between neighborhoods, activating the area

Potential upper linkage between town centers

Upper linkage between different urban ameniities

Interbay acts as a barrier for a possible low green loop

Completion of the loop considering risks and constraints

Vancouver, BC

Seattle, WA

Magnolia Discovery P

Olympia, WA Tacoma, WA

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Interbay Break

Train

Queen Anne

Study Area

S Waterfront

Downtown North Pacific Ocean

Flooding

Interbay

Portland, OR

Eugene, OR

the train in cascadia

the train in seattle

olmsted park plan

is infrastructure that connects the region and constitutes an important

serves industry and transportation but operates as a barrier blocking

for Seattle proposed in the early 20th century the connection bet-

feature for the economy, industry and transportation within its cities.

the connection between neighborhoods.

ween new and existent green spaces in Seattle.

Seattle waterfront

flooding and land slides

interbay

is bringing back the old piers in downtown as public space and other

are an important constraints in the area, both aspects are considered

is currently designated as an industrial zone and is located bet-

activities. There’s potential to connect this project with Discovery Park.

for future design decisions.

ween Magnolia and Queen Anne, two residential neighborhoods.


Cruise Terminal Wetlands

Lightrail Station Interbay Park

Golf Course

New Development Single Family

CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN

Industrial Zone

Current

Lightrail Station

proposed

strip system study Grid

analysis of systems of landscapes among urban growth envisioned and partially implemented by olmstead in 1903

strategy Density

Lower layer Green loop

Wetlands Interbay Park

Density strips Upper Layer

Interbay Park Layer Linkage

Ecological strips Lower Layer

Transit connections that currently operate as barriers for pedestrians are treated to allow walkability and respond to new public spaces that serve the neighbors. Two new light-rail stations are incorporated to allow public transportation to activate the area. Water management systems such as bio-filtration and retention are incorporated to main streets and green corridors as visible features.

urb. typologies

The new Interbay Park brings to Seattle a new urban park that take advantage of views in the area while allowing a relation with other important green spaces proposed in the Olmsted Park Plan such as Discovery Park and Elliot Bay Trail. The park allows the train to continue underneath and use that space to create new industry in relation to the railway.

interbay park


The City of Compton launched a specific plan for the area surrounding the Blue Line’s Artesia Station, intended to guide land use around the busy transit hub. Artesia Space is bordered by a large swath of industrial land to the south and west, with a residential community and the Gateway Towne Center to the north and east. The master plan identifies several underutilized plots of land within this area as potential opportunity sites for mixed-use developments.

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Urban Design Internship Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. (SOM). City Design Practice Supervisor: Peter Kindel San Francisco, California. U.S.A.

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Central Park

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Alameda

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Santa Fe

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TOD Core Area Boundary

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catalyst

W Greenleaf Blvd

Specific Plan Boundary 761.6 acres

W Bennett St

present

Ave Santa Fe

Downtown LA 11 miles north

Artesia specific plan

1”=800’

1”=1000’

Artesia Station

Neighborhood Park

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Using Participatory Action Research (PAR) as a method, a group of students and the NGO Barrio Esperanza worked with La Campana neighbors to envision and plan projects in their neighborhood according to their priorities – demonstrating how PAR can move planning projects forward, by listening, engaging, and participating in the process with and alongside the community. Our work supported the community’s transformation of an empty, trashed lot into “El Parque de los Niños,” a new pocket park for use and named by the local children.

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mexico studio:

Planning Studio Monterrey, MX - Spring 2019 Prof: Patricia A Wilson School of Architecture - UT Austin In collaboration with: León Staines, PhD CRP Mary Stycos, MSCRP/MA Camille Garcia, MA

engaging nformality in metropolitan monterrey

Ricardo Vanegas, MA Plumeria Alexander, MSCRP Eric Nava-Perez, MSCRP/MA

kick-off

working together

Taking ownership

hands-on

using the space

Learning from the place and the neigh-

Solving stormwater issues on-site with

Naming the park with the children and

Neighbors worked together cleaning de-

The playground was installed and ready

bors. Local knowledge.

community members.

the adults, the new park takes place.

bris and starting to build the park.

to use while the park still in process.

In November 2019 the Mexico Studio was awarded the “best Student Project Award” by the Texas division of the American Planning Association.


The project takes place in a territory of opportunity and vital importance in Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area: San Fernando, and more precisely its channel. The proposal revolves around ownership, idiosyncrasy and a reasonable urban approach consistent with the place. The resulting scheme is public space and mix-use development that continuously dialogues with the water, social spaces, green features and in which different types of low and medium height coexist, with repurposed industrial preexistences

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which brings particularities and defines the identity of each of the blocks.

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Final Course Project - Urbanism San Fernando Studio - Fall 2017 Prof: Francesc Planas / Pablo Engelman / Juan Sierra School of Architecture - Universidad de Palermo, BA.

San fernando partial plan: re-encountering the river

sf canal

urban context

existent

fig-ground

conceptual mp

street network

channel system

Pedestrian circulation

Allows the connection with the city and incorpo-

Ships and boats are important means of transporta-

The overall urban scheme prioritize pedes-

rates a boulevard with bus and bike lanes.

tion in the area, so the canal is recovered for its use.

trian circulation and access to public space.

The proposal seeks to verify different possibilities of grouping and stacking typologies in relation to the existent buildings


urban sections grounD floor typologies

Being a suburban area, the treatment of the edge, and more precisely the encounter of the city with the river should respond to variables such as context, idiosyncrasy, the relationship between the uses that are going to take place in the territory, and primarily the prioritization of public space that provides quality of life to the people who inhabit it. The identity of the Delta is defined by the relation with natural ecosystems.

sector detail

urban scheme

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about me Jorge R Zapata

310 Inner Campus Drive, B7500. Austin, TX 78712 www.linkedin.com/in/jorgerzapata jorgezapata@utexas.edu +1 (305) 713 - 6572

Professional Experience

Education

Urban Design Intern  (Summer 2019) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) San Francisco, California

MS. in Urban Design  (2018 - 2021) The University of Texas at Austin - SoA

Teaching Assistant  (Fall 2018-Present) The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture: -CRP 369K Principles of Physical Planning (Frank) School of Design and Creative Technologies: -DES 375 Capstone Exhibition (Wilkins) -DES 326 Objects & Spaces (Catterall) Graduate Research Assistant  (Spring 2019) The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture: -CRP 685D Practicum: “Engaging Urban Informality in Monterrey, Mexico,” (Wilson) Architecture Course Instructor (Summer 2018) Duke Talent Identification Program TIP Davidson, North Carolina Architect/Designer  (2015-2018) Cabrera Pieretti Arquitectos Buenos Aires, Argentina

MS. in Community & Regional Planning · (2018 - 2021) The University of Texas at Austin - SoA Bachelor of Architecture - B.Arch. · (2012 - 2017) Universidad de Palermo, Argentina - SoA

Honors & Awards APA-TX. Planning Excellence Award for Best Student Project. “Engaging Urban Informality in Monterrey, Mexico.” (2019) National Science Foundation IRES Fellowship Public Space in Urban Megaprojects. Santo Domingo, DR. (2019) Potter Rose Graduate Fellowship (2019-20) Potter Rose Graduate Fellowship (2018-19) Mebane International Travel Scholarship (2018)

Publications

Languages & Certifications

CM de Rehabilitación Psicofísica / MSM-Pieretti Revista Summa + 174 (2019)

English (Full professional-Fluent)

Centro de Cuidado infantil V. Hidalgo / MSM-Pieretti Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura Argentina (2018)

Italian (Full professional-Fluent) Spanish (Native)

Centro de Cuidado infantil Merceditas / MSM-Pieretti Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura Argentina (2018)

Registered Architect in Buenos Aires, Argentina Colegio Profesional de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (2018)

Habitar la emergencia. El borde: Ciudad formal e informal Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura Argentina (2014)

Design Thinking Practitioner IBM Argentina (2017)

Jorge Zapata is a Colombian-American architect with previous experience working in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and the US. Currently, he’s pursuing a dual masters degree at UT Austin. He has a great interest in urban issues, design, technology, research and production of knowledge through discipline and teamwork. His professional practice has been based primarily in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he worked for a relevant local architecture firm in public health and education projects in addition to private housing. Recent experiences include conducting research for the award winning Mexico Studio: En-

gaging Urban Informality in Metropolitan Monterrey, and working as an Urban Design Intern for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. LLP. in San Francisco, CA. Jorge is a proactive person, who is attracted to challenges, and who understands that each academic or work experience is an opportunity to incorporate a personal imprint, and at the same time to grow professionally. His experience with different kinds of projects and with teaching has been key to find a path of commitment and personal fulfillment. A passion for languages, cultural diversity and photography has also been essential for his process.


jorgezapata@utexas.edu +1 (305) 713 - 6572 @zapatarch Austin, TX

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Urban Design + Planning Portfolio by Jorge R Zapata  

Selected works 2019-2020

Urban Design + Planning Portfolio by Jorge R Zapata  

Selected works 2019-2020

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