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BACK GROUN D

PORTFOLIO. DESIGN. KAITLIN SHEALY.


GROUND. noun.

The solid

sur face

An area of land

of the earth.

d e s i g n a t e d f or a p a r t i c u l a r p u r p o s e .

The land surrounding or forming part of a house or another building Something that serves as a

foundation or means of attachment

The foundation for an argument, a belief, or an action; An

area of reference

or discussion; a subject

a basis.

for something.


In today’s world, people are divided by politics, gated neighborhoods, and infrastructure. Consequently, towns and cities are becoming hybridized compounds with a lack of spaces for residents to congregate. As a landscape architect, I have a commitment to finding

common ground between people --------places where people can feel a connection to each other and thus, feel connected to the land in

TABLE OF CONTENTS

which they live.

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SPATIAL STUDIES MODELING

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GREENROOF DESIGN

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COMMUNITY PLANNING PRICES FORK, VA

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POCKET PARK / GREENWAY DESIGN LURAY, VA

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COMMUNITY DESIGN

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REGIONAL PLANNING / DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT

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SENIOR PROJECT

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RESUME EXPERIENCE

VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS

ABINGDON, VA

GEORGETOWN, DC

RICHMOND, VA


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REVEALING RHYTHM Through the spatial study exercise, I explored the design of spaces that caused you to experience the landscape cinematically at a certain rhythm. By using different forms and planes, I strived to create a cinematic circuit that would provide a unique journey through the space depending on one’s pace... providing moments at which glimspes of elements of the surrounding landscape would be revealed.

five

shapes.

one circuit.


Private Space

Sequential Formation of Public to Private Space

C H E AT H A M H A L L G R E E N R O O F Interdisciplinary project to design green roof addition to science building. Design creates a sequence of spaces that transition from public to private according to the adjacent building program. Entry

CONTEXT

Semi-Public

Public

Private

CONNECTION OF INDOORS TO Formation OUT Sequential of Public to Private Space Site Location

Creation of Private Nodes

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Context: Roanoke Virgina

Festuca

4” (flower)

1-2”

Low Sedum

t: Virginia Tech Campus 18-24”

2-6”

Base Plants BASE PLANTS

Calamagrostis

Accent Plants ACCENT PLANTS

Ornamental Grasses ORNAMENTAL GRASS

Creation of Private Nodes 36-40”

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Conference Room

Sedum album

Sedum spurium Ice’ Concept Plan: Bubble‘GreenDiagram ‘Album Superbum’

Euphorbia myrsinites 2-3”

2-3”

Green Roof Sedum cauticola ‘Sunset Cloud’

Planting Design

Sedum hybridum ‘Immergrunchen’

Concept: Program/Existing

Reading Room

Faculty & Graduate Student Lounge


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PricesP RFork I C E S FVillage. ORK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Semester long group projectmain that presents the challenge of designing a sustainable community within the agricultural, rolling the dynamic street landscape of southwest Virginia. The district concept focuses on a dynamic Main Street that serves as the organizing spine of the development as well as the ordering structure for a sequence of neighborhoods with unique identities. Each neighborhood embraces an organic characteristic of the land.

INSPIRATION. DISTRICT SCALE. Price’s Fork Elementary Prices Fork Road Price’s Fork Elementary Prices Fork Road

Merrimac

MerrimacRoad Road Natural Ribbon

Main Street

CONCEPT.

Ecological Ribbon

Natural Ribbon

Main Street

Ecological Ribbon

Hydrologic Ribbon

Hydrologic Ribbon

Agricultural Ribbon

Agricultural Ribbon The Dynamic Main Street: a sequence of identities North

The design concept derives from the understanding of the natural hydrology and topography of the site. Various ribbons of agriculture, ecology, and vegetation run through the rolling topography that interacts with the natural watershed. A dynamic Main Street cuts a transect across the site providing a wonderful experience for the village residents through a series of unique public spaces. It is the different relationship between these three components that begins to create neighborhoods with specific identity.A

sequence of identity

is constructed through each way the neighbor-

hood responds to the topography and watershed through the implementation of the

The Dynamic Main Street: ribbon . a sequence of identities

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PRICES FORK VILLAGE

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the dynamic main street Dog park

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INSPIRATION. Contour Plantings Lawn

Creek Path

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DISTRICT SCALE.

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Con oncceptual fr frame amew work

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Naturral Ribbon

Park

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NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE.

Price’s Fork Elementary Prices Fork Road

A Natural Ribbon

Merrimac Road

Main Street

Ecological Ribbon

Agricultural Ribbon

Hydrologic Ribbon

The Dynamic Main Street: a sequence of identities North

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The design concept derives from the understanding of the natural hydrology and topography of the site. Various Public Spac Space North ribbons of agriculture, ecology, and vegetation run through the rolling topography that interacts with the natural watershed. A dynamic Main Street cuts a transect across the site providing a wonderful experience for the village residents through a series of unique public spaces. It is the different relationship between these three components that begins

NITY GREENSPACE.

to create neighborhoods with specific identity.A

sequence of identity

hood responds to the topography and watershed through the implementation of the

corridor acts as the

ace for the community location of the neigher. The high points onnecting nodes for the

Design Opportunities

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ribbon.

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Expose topography

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Contour + Watershed North

Section A


A studio project that incorporated community participation, design, and construction drawings. The project was located in a small spiritual village and involved redesigning an existing community courtyard and gathering space for the residents. Throughout the project, we met with community members to gain feedback on the design and produced a final model, presentation, and complete set of construction documents for the community. Stairway Limits access to site

[Trail View Two Story Apartments] Access to Mailboxes

[Meeting Room]

Views Community Space

[Kitchen]

Design Community Building

Inside > Outside

Forests/Trail

Views Ponding of Runoff Water

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Primary Entrance Incorporate Accessible Raised Planters

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Outdoor Extension of Community Space

LEGEND Pedestrian Access to Parking Lot

Hot areas need shade

[Planting Bed] [Planting Bed]

Open Lawn Space for low maintenance planting options

[Cottages]

Bleak Wall add vegetation/interest

Seating areas

Porches Existing Community Gathering Spots

[Cottages]

Access to Virginia Creeper Trail

Pedestrian Access to Trail

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Opportunities

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DESIGN

Entryways

SITE ANALYSIS 3/16” = 1’-0” 0

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Community Courtyard Elderspirit Community 125 Elderspirit Court Abingdon, VA

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LAYOUT PLAN

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ELDERSPIRIT COMMUNITY DESIGN


LABYRINTH

A B I N G D O N , VA

un: oming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point.

STAIR ALLEE

EDIBLE ENTRY

The final design of the Elderspirit Community Courtyard developed a sequence of spaces that ranged from private to public spaces of interaction. Each entrance to the space is celebrated by planting schemes that create rhythm, texture, and enclosure. From an intimate wildflower THE LABYRINTH LABYRINTH labyrinth to an ordered edge of garden plots, there are CONFLUENCE MEADOW MEADOW spaces for every resident to enjoy year-round.

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+ connection from + perimeter seating + rain chains

+ perimeter seating

LABYRINTH MEADOW

NFLUENCEMEADOW

Courtyard Masterplan

Semi-Private Space (people watching) + shaded seating + lush, main entrance + perimeter seating

+ + +

EDIBLE ENTRY

Private Space (labyrinth) + intimate + enclosed with vegetation + setback from main space

VEGETABLE TRELLIS

LABYRINTH MEADOW

FURNISHINGS THE CONFLUENCE

EDIBLE ENTRY

EDIBLE ENTRY THE CONFLUENCE

EDIBLE ENTRY

CONFLUENCE MODEL

Private Spac (labyrinth + intimate + enclosed with + setback from m

Private Sp (labyrint ONFLUENCE + intimate + enclosed with noun: + setback from

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MODEL

MATERIALS wildflower labyrinth THE CONFLUENCE

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dents. Known for its unique blend of natural beauty and historic character, Luray is a popular tourist destination. Less than a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Lu211 ray is addressed the central entry point to Shenandoah nal design solutions to improve the aesthetics and its scenicThrough Skyline Drive unctionNational of the Park existing riprap. research, the team through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Luray is bers found several methods to deal with the issues of also home to Luray Caverns, a U.S. NationalVegetated Riprap mbank Landmark stabilization, erosion, and the overall health of the and Eastern America’s largest cave.[1] Luray’s a registered Na-the team found to . The process of live downtown, staking was one way Swamp Azalea Driftprovides Roses tional Historic District, the setting ze the side of the creek Tussock and encourage the growth of vegfor numerous festivalssedge and performing art n to maintain the bank. The team also researched several 211 exhibitions. In addition, the downtown offers cts across the mix country successfully revitalized the health concept of a quaint of localthat restaurants, boutiques, bill Creek e creek and andtown its buildings bank. The team members that are woven along the briefly presented Hawksbill Creek Hawksbill Creek. ideas to the committee members to showcase possible op-

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the Trees and Beautification Committee to develop a conceptual design for a greenway Fishing Pillars extension from the orange section at Linden Avenue to Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park and a conceptual master plan for potential downtown pocket park. This supporting reRamp port was prepared to documentOverlook the design process and to describe each of the design concepts proposed for the Town of Luray.

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section. This drawing shows a section through the orchard portion of the greenway trail. By providing medium size trees and low shrubbery, a sight line is maintained in the 3-6 foot range for safety purposes. This section also shows a mulch trail set back off the greenway, so users who are picking fruit can be out of the way of pedestrian and cyclist traffic.

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This perspective shows a glimpse at a purposed team building node along the greeway. Located right along the Elementry and Middle Schools, this would allow classes to be taught outside allowing students to work on team building and motor skills. In addition, this section of the greenway provides expansive views into the adjacent farm, allowing visual interaction with the farm animals which also provides a learning opportunity.

section. This drawing shows a section through the orchard portion of the greenway trail. By providing medium size trees and low shrubbery, a sight line is maintained in the 3-6 foot range for safety purposes. This section also shows a mulch trail set back off the greenway, so users who are picking fruit can be out of the way of pedestrian and cyclist traffic.

perspective. This perspective shows a glimpse at a purposed team building node along the greeway. Located right along the Elementry and Middle Schools, this would allow classes to be taught outside allowing students to work on team building and motor skills. In addition, this section of the greenway provides expansive views into the adjacent farm, allowing visual interaction with the farm animals which also provides a learning opportunity.

section.

This drawing shows a section through the wildflower portion of the greenway trail. The existing streets would now allow parallel parking with brick planters acting as buffer walls.

perspective.


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REGIONAL PLANNING/DEVELOPMENT

The Urban Confluence District Masterplan of Richmond

Semester long group design project that focused on the process of planning and development on a city-wide scale from analysis to conceptual site design. The concept for our redesign of the city of Richmond was the Urban Confluence, a strategy centered around the city’s location along the James River and bringing people to the river through the development of a system of Ecology Synthesis Culture Synthesis programmed greenspaces and anRiver entertainment-based downtown on the South side of the River. Synthesis

Culture Synthesis

Synthesis of Richmond

+ utilize the arts and cultural districts in Manchester as opportunities to connect the North and South sides of the river

+ the festivals and events of Richmond can create lively entertainment hubs that can provide catalysts for the south and north sides

+ acknowledge the ecologoical sensitive areas as opportunities for the framework for a connective network of greenways whose placement is also informed by topography, floodplain, and other environmental factors

+ by establishing a network of greenspaces along the river, the riverfront can be activated as a social space for festivals or a favorite lunchspot + developing a more central downtown that spans the river will allow more accessibility to a wider demographic

+ the most impact on the overall development of Richmond can be found in a connection across the James River + identify the need for more incorporated, accesible transit corridors that connect surrounding neighborhoods as well as the neighborhoods to main commercial nodes + capitalizing on the numerous points at which the James River could be accessible, establishing a network of connective greenways that collect along the river’s edge and feed people into the downtown cores could begin to connect Richmond as a whole

+ connect the numerous neighborhoods of Richmond by providing reliable options such as bus or greenway corridors that create more opportunities for random, casual interactions among different groups of people within the city + because of Richmond’s abundance of unprogrammed parks and open spaces, there is an opEcology Synthesis River Synthesis portunity to create a series of greenspaces along the river that provide unique experiences and destinations

+ areas that are designated as cultural districts can be designed to hold the different festivals and gatherings, thus creating a framework for events in Richmond + by identifying the environmental characteristics that affect Richmond due to its location along the James River, there is a lesser chance of important infrastructure being built in the zones and a more

+ areas that are designated as cultural districts can be designed to hold the different festivals and gatherings, thus creating a framework for events in Richmond + by identifying the environmental characteristics that affect Richmond due to its location along the James River, there is a lesser chance of important infrastructure being built in the zones and a more sustainable city for the future + a new downtown will provide more of a draw for restaurants and businesses creating more profit for the city and improvements Commercial Mixed Use

Apartment + creating gateways and visual interest from the Row House highways that intersect within Richmond would Town House Office Building entice visitorsIndustrial who may just be passing through to Recreational Green stop in Richmond creating revenue for both small Formal Green and large business

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SHIFTING_GROUND

area of open space provided for recreational use. It can be in its natural or semi-natural state, or planted, and is set aside for human enjoyment or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats.

open public space commonly found in the heart of a

centralized. context. social.

defined.

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memory.

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communal. maintained.

sacred.

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future program and design of the site?

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past and present layers of use, function, history, and landscape condition

original cemetery plot grid

historical importance in cemetery

grid + landscape

landscape + neighborhood + circulation

cemetery + circulation

grid + neighborhood

neighborhood + cemetery

grid + neighborhood use

circulation + neighborhood

landscape + topography

circulation + neighborhood use

circulation + neighborhood use + landscape

safe. retreat.

personal.

layered. diverse.

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a series of exercises to discover the hierarchy of layers at the cemetery.

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reflection of community.

traditional town used for community gathering.

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My senior thesis explores the re-establishment of the cemetery in the realm of urban public space through a site that serves as a historic Catholic cemetery within a Georgetown neighborhood, Holy Rood Cemetery. Instead of leaving these spaces untouched and s h i f t i ng e s t a bwithin lishing e r a r c hspace y isolated, how can we incorporate them as important linkages ourh ipublic network? r o u n d


H O LY R O O D C E M E T E RY conceptual ideas

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The location of the site along Wisconsin Avenue and the Whitehaven Parklands allows the cemetery to serve as the cultivated nature between these two conditions. The idea looks at using the geometric order of the cemetery to bridge the urban edge of the neighborhood and the natural edge of the parklands. The idea acknowledges the need to extend the reach of the cemetery to best connect it with the surrounding community.

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Within a street grid, there is a hierarchy that can be found, even within a cemetery. This concept seeks to order the existing site into a small town, with sacred places, a main street, and important intersections. By ordering the cemetery in this way, neighborhoods begin to emerge. These neighborhoods can be represented through different plantings providing unique uses and aesthetics through the different seasons.

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K A I T L I N S U Z A N N E S H E A LY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Community Garden Participation Project

ACTIVITIES Aug 2012- Mar 2013

+ Partnered with Mountainview Neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia to begin the participatory design of a community garden + Integrated diverse design ideas into a cohesive concept that reflects the community’s vision

HONORS

Virginia Tech Green Roof Interdisciplinary Design

Oct 2012- Mar 2013

Community Design Assistance Center

Dec 2012- Dec 2013

+ Involved in collaborative design project in partnership with engineers and architects for university greenroof + Researched innovative landscape materials and greenroof technologies + Conceptualized design of greenway expansion and downtown pocket park in Luray, Virginia + Involved with community leaders and town personnel, frequent formal presentations

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+ Summer intern for landscape architecture/civil engineering firm in Charlotte, NC + gained experience with creating, editing, and formatting construction document sets

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Landscape Architecture Educational Study Abroad 2012 GPA 3.78 Dean’s List Student 2009 - Present

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Dean’s List Spring 2009 - Present SC High School Girls Golf State Champion 2006-2009 Virginia Urban Forest Council Scholarship 2011 Golf Course Builders of America Scholarship 2013 Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society Virginia ASLA Design Excellence Award 2013 Open House Student Speaker Fall 2012 Virginia Tech Student ASLA Vice President 2013- Present Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities AJ Davis Undergraduate Research Award 2013 Program Finalist for Olmstead Scholar Award

REFERENCES May 2013- Aug 2013

+ Wendy Jacobson Professor 540.231.5697

Virginia Tech wjacobso@vt.edu

+ Lara Browning Project Coordinator 540.231.5644

EDUCATION Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Student ASLA, Hokie Ambassadors, Intramural Sports, Powderpuff Football League, Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Expected Graduation May 2014

SKILLS Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, Google SketchUp, Prezi, Hand graphics, Photography, Model making

Community Design Assistance Center lara17@vt.edu

Design Portfolio  

a collection of my current work

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