landscape architecture portfolio john whittingslow - university of Georgia
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Lyndon House art center redesign urban planting design conservation subdivision design infill housing development sketches
urban park design eco-revelatory park design visitor center conceptual design
historic preservation community involvement resume digital portfolio
Table of Contents
boulevard crossing park project summary site analysis aerial view plan view plaza plan site views
2-3 4 5 6 7 8 9
golf course design plan view signature hole
10-11 12 13
hand graphics infill housing development sketches
14-15 16-17 18-19
jia internship dog parks historic plan avenue other projects
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resume digital portfolio
boulev boulevard ard crossing crossing park park 2
- subarea 3
Atlantaâ€™s plan to redevelop the 22 mile beltline railroad track is an ambitious and huge undertaking. the track circles the perimeter of downtown atlanta and will be key to promoting alternative transportation and infill development through out the city. each area along the track is divided into subareas according to their communities specific wants and needs. subarea 3, through charrettes, discovered it wants to focus on 3 main principals. they want green, diverse and historically reverent development in their area. the Boulevard Crossing subarea planning process integrates greenspaces, circulation, land use, and public arts to complete a comprehensive master plan and implementation strategy. they want increased greenspace, enhanced mobility, economic development and vibrant, live-work-play communities.
boulevard crossing park
inventory and analysis
i chose to redevelope an area around a proposed green space. i thought it provided the most interesting design posibilitiies. i used the information provided by the atlanta beltline report to develop a program for the site that satisfies the needs of the community and is also environmentally sensitive. i avoided changing the natural water runoff path and instead hope to improve the sites ecosystem by restoring its forested areas and planting a wetland for natural water filtraition. i wanted to not just restore the area but to improve it for future generations.
soil and existing arial view boulevard crossing park site boundary my inventory and analysis was created using gis arcmap 10, google earth, adobe illustrator and the nrcs/usda soil survey maps
site visit exisiting conditions
bcp master plan the new master plan for this beltline site will be a landmark to experience. The park is shaped to reflect the natural topographic changes in the land. the curvilinear designs move visitors through the sights many interesting features. from the farm to the restored wetland, the site has all the defining natural habitats in georgia. People can learn about our region while exercising, playing sports, enjoying the native plants or walking their dogs. The new boulevard park will be a catalyst for development in the new subarea 3 beltline district of atlanta.
mixed use building with train station residential building with private porches
plaza wetlands meadow sports area
the picture to the left shows the new developments skyline and views contrasted by the atlanta skyline. each building is designed to maximize itâ€™s users views without blocking the other buildings and the existing neighbors.
mixed use building with deck and green roof
boulevard crossing park grand plaza
native planting showcase
gazebo with game tables
covered city view walkway art display area wetlands
bcp signature fountain
covered bike parking restrooms with showers for bike riders
bleacher steps soccer field
this grand entrance plaza is the main gateway into the new park. It showcases the piedmont and atlanta region with its native plant displays and signature georgia fountain. The fountain placement represent cities in georgia and the spray size represents the citiesâ€™ population. There is a covered walkway with beautiful views into the park and toward the atlanta skyline. there is handicap access throughout the park and many covered bike parking places. there is a public restroom with showers for people biking to the site then riding the transit to work. the new boulevard crossing park and plaza has everything an ecologically sustainable and awe inspiring park needs to become a landmark for the region.
views into the boulevard crossing plaza the picture to the left shows the placement and views out of the plaza and into the site. It is built on the highest point of the park allowing it a commanding view of itâ€™s surroundings. the top left picture highlights the scale of the plaza. there is plenty of room for gatherings and enjoying the outdoors. the above picture showcases the relationship of atlanta to the plaza. The skyline view is prominent and an interesting view any time one visits the plaza.
golf golf course course design design 10
golf course master plan amicalola country club dawsonville, ga
this is a redesign of a north georgia golf club. it features an 18 hole course showcasing the natural topographic changes in the land. there are long down hill drives and chip shots over the numerous on site streams.
the signature 18th hole
view from tees
view of dramatic slope into wetlands
the last hole on the course calls for a heroic carry over a steep hillside, sliding into the wetlands. the green is nestled in sand traps so pinpoint accuracy is a must. the slightly undulating green will roll a hard struck shot into the shallow bunkers. this par 3 hole is a challenging way to finish your round. view on to the green 13
hand graphics Hand Graphics 14
infill housing community
This design needed to maximize the number of houses on a small tract of land but still create privacy for the residents. The area uses shared community space instead of larger sprawling yards. Each lot can be personalized to the residents preference. There is a community pool and private picnic area. The walking path and grassy lawns promote a healthy living and welcome residents to enjoy the outdoors. 16
This yard design features a koi pond with an arbor. residents can enjoy grilling on the deck or lounging outdoors.
this is a more formal yard with a classical fountain and flowering shrubs. There is a shaded sitting area to enjoy the sights and fragrances of the garden.
the most modern design features a large cut granite walkway leading to a multi-level patio. water flows under the deck creating a exciting and dynamic environment.
sketching into the founders garden athens, ga pencil on bond
deciduous vs evergreen pencil on bond
peering through pines pencil on bond
the founders garden pool athens, ga pencil on bond
a view into a local vegetable garden pencil on bond
a distant tower framed by oaks pencil on bond
a proposed statue garden in lumpkin woods athens, ga micron on vellum
a path through the Toronto Music Garden designed by Julie Moir Messervy micron on vellum
jekyll island internship - 2011 20
jia design work through out my summer internship, i was tasked with a wide range of jobs. i surveyed existing parking lots and redesigned them to better fit the area. i made staking plans and laid out the new bike trails. i installed many planting beds of various shapes and sizes and made plans for dune habitat restoration. i worked with the jekyll island authority to find the best site for a new dog park. i surveyed existing dog parks in the area and compiled a list of criteria.
option 1 - airport dog park
- at least 1 acre - easily accessed by the community - double gated entrances - separate areas for large and small dogs - access to water - not disrupt the historic areas in the island - 45 degree fence corners so the dogs do not get trapped
i found 2 optimal sites on the island and made plans. option 1 was next to the airport and utilized the existing fence. option 2 was next to an existing parking area. We had a presentation to the board of directors. as of march 2011 the project is still in progress.
option 2 - dog park with existing parking 21
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historic palm avenue
3-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS
5-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS 16.00 1-EXISTING LIVE OAK
9-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS IRRIGATION CONTROL
1-EXISTING CALIFORNIA PRIVET 1-EXISTING CALIFORNIA PRIVET 11-JAPANESE BOXWOOD
73-JAPANESE BOXWOOD 18" O.C. 6-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS .
129-EXISTING CALIFORNIA PRIVET
Old Plantation Road
Old Plantation Road
2-CABBAGE PALMS 2-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS 3-CABBAGE PALMS 12.5' O.C.
130-JAPANESE BOXWOOD 18"' O.C.
4-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS
4-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS
3-EXISTING CABBAGE PALMS
our first project was to restore the cabbage palm avenue that goes through the historic district. we used old photographs to find the placement of the vegetation.
1-EXISTING LIVE OAK
CRANE COTTAGE PARKING LOT
CABBAGE PALM BAREROOT
HURRICANE PRUNED & SCALED
BURLAP TO PROTECT TRUNK
TOP OF ROOT BALL 0-1” ABOVE SURROUNDING SOIL GRADE
3-2”x4” PT LUMBER POLE BRACES NAIL TO BATTONS & STAKES
2”-3” HARDWOOD BARK MULCH EXCAVATE PLANTING HOLE A MIN. OF TWICE THE SIZE OF ROOT BALL
2”-3” HARDWOOD BARK MULCH
SOIL MIXTURE AS SPECIFIED BY L.A. BASE LAYER MUST BE TIGHTLY COMPACTED TO MINIMIZE SETTLING
BERM SOIL TO HOLD WATER FINISH GRADE
BERM SOIL TO HOLD WATER
EXCAVATE PLANTING HOLE MIN TWICE SIZE OF ROOT BALL
SOIL MIXTURE AS SPECIFIED BY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Cabbage Palm Planting Detail
153 Viburnum suspensum
FIVE 2x4x18 PT WOOD BATTONS
2x4 FT BARE WOOD STAKES
Botanical Name 69
TWO STEEL BANDS TO SECURE BATTONS
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Cliff J. Gawron John Whittingslow Melissa Moeller
2-CABBAGE PALMS 13.75' O.C.
33-WALTERS VIBURNUM 18" O.C.
FAITH CHAPEL PARKING LOT
1-EXISTING MAGNOLIA 1-EXISTING RED CEDAR
Shrub Planting Detail
Common Name Cabbage Palm
Size see height chart
Sandankwa Viburnum 3 gallon
Remarks spacing varies - see plan 2' spacing
18" spacing, 26 transplanted on site
Cabbage Palm Height Chart Tree Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Height Tree Number Height Tree Number Height 13' 26 14' 51 16' 13' 27 14' 52 16' 13' 28 15' 53 17' 13' 29 15' 54 16' 14' - 55 16' 14' 31 16' 56 16' 14' 32 17' 57 16' 14' 33 15' 58 17' 16' 34 14' 59 16' 15' 35 12' 60 16' 15' 36 14' 61 16' 16' 37 15' 62 15' 17' 38 16' 63 16' 17' 39 14' 64 15' 16' 40 15' 65 17' 15' 41 14' 66 16' 15' 42 12' 67 16' 15' 43 15' 68 15' 15' 44 12' 69 18' 16' 45 17' 70 20' 15' 46 17' 15' 47 17' 15' 48 17' 15' 49 15'
after April 21, 2011
live oak forest restoration
we did a plan to stabilize the soil around a construction runoff detention area. we installed native plants to bring the natural ecosystem to the area.
planting design and surveying
we designed and installed many planting beds on the island. we also surveyed and installed stakes for sidewalk construction. 23
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Education The University of Georgia, Athens Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Cumulative GPA – 3.7
firstname.lastname@example.org May 2012
Related Course Work and Skills - Proficient with Autocad 2012, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Google Sketch Up 7, and ArcGIS - Sustainable Design Studio, Residential and Urban Design Studio, Planting Design Studio, Golf Course Design, Construction Documents Experience Assistant Botanist at the State Botanical Garden University of Georgia, Athens, GA - Maintain the Native Plant and Shade Garden - Install and care for Native Plant species Landscape and Planning Division Intern Jekyll Island Authority, Jekyll Island, GA - Designed a dog park and parking lots for the new Jekyll Island Village - Designed and restored the palm avenue in the Historic District Center for Community Preservation and Planning Intern Covington Metropolitan Studio, Covington, GA - Collaborated with the local government and public policy makers, drafting plans and designs, to re-engineering and build a more sustainable community
August 2011 - Present
April – July 2011
January - March 2011
Barnett Shoals Elementary School October – December 2010 3220 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA - Composed plans and presentations to attain funding for a composting center - Designed and implemented a composting program for the cafeteria and lawn clippings UGA Historic Preservation Jekyll Island, GA - Worked on a team restoring historic houses - Built and restored woodwork on the Historic Honors Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization National Society of Collegiate Scholars Delta Epsilon Lota Academic Honor Society Sigma Alpha Pi UGA Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success 24
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