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CONTENTS EASTWOODHILL ARBORETUM UNITED STATES CAPITOL STORMWATER PLAN HOPE COLLEGE MUSIC BUILDING CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION EMERSON LOGISTICS B.H. WHIPPLE FEDERAL BUILDING MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE MUSCOGEE CREEK NATION MUSEUM THE MALL YOU ARE HERE TABL’EAU NICOLLET MALL VISION PLAN


EASTWOODHILL ARBORETUM Gisborne, New Zealand with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects


Recently designated the National Arboretum of New Zealand, Eastwoodhill is poised to serve as an increasingly critical resource to conserve our world’s forests. The master plan proposes a new organizational structure for developing the collection with greater scientific rigor and while creating opportunities for more compelling educational narratives. A summary of the Master Plan is available at the Eastwoodhill Arboretum website. DATE: June 2009 - June 2010 SIZE: 328 acres Role: Production Lead


Eastwoodhill’s shared latitude with developed areas of the Northern Hemisphere make it an ideal location to serve as an arboreal ark for forest species threatened by climate change, invasive species, and other dynamic environmental conditions. Organization of the collection by ecoregion allows the growing collection to address specifically threatened ecological communities.


Soil conditions, microclimate, slope, and solar aspect guided organization of the collection to accommodate the range of unique conditions required by plants from each ecozone. A survey of the arboretum’s specimens allowed for identification by geographic origin. Trees under three meters were flagged for transplanting to increase the density of plants within each ecozone.


Rerouting of trails on area with slopes >15% initiates a new trail system that allows for greater access to remote areas of the arboretum. A link trail, supported by a shuttle and new gardens at each stop, introduces hierarchy to the trail system. Each stop along the trail is paired with secondary, accessible loop trails that feature plants from unique ecoregions.


The plan locates each link trail stop on the border of two ecozones, which are designed to feature unique issues in global forest conservation. At the intersection of the Nearctic (North America) and Australasia ecozones, the forest structures of each ecoregion are planted side by side, and highlight the diversity inherent in each.


MILLER CENTER FOR THE MUSIC ARTS Holland, Michigan with HGA Architects & Engineers


A new music building for a liberal arts college sits between an urban downtown and a verdant, historic campus. To mediate between the two, the building landscape includes a large event plaza and gardens designed to accommodate a variety of academic and event programs, while introducing whimsical details and opportunities for student and faculty collaboration. DATE: September 2012 - October 2013 Role: Lead Landscape Architect SIZE: 2 acres


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The final site plan is augmented with whimsical details, including a subtle piano key paving pattern, and cast stone cap walls designed to deter skateboarding.


CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION Leawood, Kansas with HGA Architects & Engineers


The expansion of Church of the Resurrection will add 4,000 new seats to one of the nation’s largest places of worship. Set on over 60 acres in suburban Kansas City, site design for the church balances the need for 1800 new parking spaces with the creation of new, intimate sacred spaces and a 1/3-mile prayer walk. The project involves extensive research of Methodist history and symbology, and a novel approach to creating safe passage for pedestrians among a sea of cars. DATE: April 2013 - Present Role: Lead Landscape Architect SIZE: 63 acres


EMERSON LOGISTICS CAMPUS Eden Prairie, Minnesota with HGA Architects & Engineers


PROJECT 2

EXTERIOR/HVAC/OFFICE RENOVATION (EHO)

GENERAL NOTES 1.

FABRICATOR TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING AND SHOP DRAWINGS FOR APPROVAL PRIOR TO FABRICATION.

PROJECT 2

EXTERIOR/HVAC/OFFICE RENOVATION (EHO)

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LEGEND CONCRETE, REFER TO CIVIL

CRUSHED STONE (REFER TO SPEC 321540)

3/4" DRESSER TRAP ROCK (DECORATIVE ROCK #814)

1" - 4" DRESSER TRAP ROCK (DRAIN FIELD ROCK #815)

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ENLARGED LAYOUT AND MATERIALS PLAN: EAST FACADE 3" - 6" DRESSER TRAP ROCK (EROSION CONTROL ROCK #818)

EDGING, REFER TO SPEC. 321540 PEDESTRIAN LIGHT BOLLARD, REFER TO 321540

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UTILIZE GOPHER STATE ONE CALL 811 PRIOR TO ALL EXCAVATION WORK .

REVISION HISTORY - THIS SHEET

KEYNOTES PLANTED AREA SEAT WALL BENCH, REFER TO L900 SEAT WALL MEETS BUILDING CORNER, 1 EXPANSION JOINT CURBLESS DROPOFF 2' BAND AROUND ALL PLANTINGS OF 3"-6" TRAP ROCK BLEND CURBLESS DROPOFF WITH EXISTING CURB

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2' MAINTENANCE STRIP AROUND BUILDING OF 3" - 6" DRESSER TRAP ROCK EXISTING CURB LUMIERE BOLLARD - ALTERNATE BUILDING OVERHANG

SITE DETAILS

REVISION HISTORY - THIS SHEET

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ENLARGE LAYOUT AND MATERIALS PLANS: EAST FACADE AND MAIN ENTRY

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B.H. WHIPPLE FEDERAL BUILDING Minneapolis, Minnesota with HGA Architects & Engineers


THE MUSCOGEE CREEK NATION MUSEUM Okmulgee, Oklahoma with HGA Architects & Engineers


PROPOSED

5-YEAR STORM

1-YEAR STORM

EXISTING

Situated in the center of the Muscogee Creek National Capitol grounds, the campus design for a new museum transforms a neglected creek bed into a restored wetland that honors Muscogee landscape traditions. The site program called for earthen levees to protect museum artifacts against 500-year flood events. Sculpted levees create independentlyprogrammed temporal islands.

100-YEAR STORM

DATE: August 2010 - March 2011 SIZE: 40 acres Role: Designer


REFORESTATION

WEIRS & POND CONNECTION

PROGRAM AREAS

VEGETATION TYPES

100-YEAR FLOOD, EXISTING

EXISTING CONDITIONS


MUSCOGEE NATION common & sacred plants

ceremonial plants referred to in legends and observed at creek annual busk , observed by benjamin hawkins ,

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of the creek country in the years

1798 and 1799.” legends refer - they were learned in their

to a time before the muskogees had knowledge of these plants

eastword migration . this suggests that muskogees migrated from a place where these plants were not used , probably west of the region where they were common

tree eastern red cedar (juniperus virginiana) in yuchi folklore , cedar is

sweet bay (magnolia virginiana)

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the tree from which you can successfully kill a wiZard

sHrUB spicebush (lindera benZoin)

red root / prairie willow (saliX humilis)

yaupon (ileX vomitoria) used for ceremonial “ black drink ” - a highly caffeinated

one of four sacred plants learned of on the

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emetic tea

m ountains ” corn (Zea mays)

tobacco (nicotiana sp.) “k ing

cowpeas , squashes , pumpkins , watermelons , grapes , blackberries , mulberries , strawberries ,

one of four sacred plants learned of on the

carolina golden rice , sweet potatoes , beans ,

apples , plums , chestnuts , pecans , hickory nuts ,

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black walnuts , acorns , sunflower seeds , peach es

( introduced

from persia ), and other crops

HerB / sUB-sHrUB bur marigold (bidens tripartita)

cardinal flower (lobelia cardinalis)

ginseng (panaX quinquefolius)

nightshade family (solanum nigrum)

rabbit basket string (potentilla canadensis)

wormseed (chenopodium ambrosioides)

river cane (arundinaria macrosperma)

scribner’s panicum (panicum oligosanthus)

button-snakeroot (eryngium aquaticum)

annual precipitation

Grass

one of four sacred plants learned of on the

m ountains ”

A survey of sacred plants and species that thrive in both Okmulgee and Muscogee native lands provide a foundation for the campus planting palette.

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Variation between one- and five-year floods cause extreme changes in the landscape. An earthen mound transforms into a floating island, reminiscent of the Muscogee creation legend’s tortoise. The tortoise’s shell, floating in water, habitable land on Earth.

A 15,000sf plaza frames a large circular water wall. Dozens of variations of plaza designs were tested relative to crowd sizes and integration with site earthworks.


THE MALL

Documentary Film, 2010


Part historic documentary, part propaganda, and part cartoon, The Mall recalls the political and design history of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall while speculating on its future. The Mall won first place in a National Great Green Spaces documentary competition hosted by the National Building Museum. You can watch it here: http://vimeo.com/9488942 DATE: March 2009 Role: Producer/Director


EARTH ON STONE ON EARTH Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC


Exhibited at Washington D.C.’s Flashpoint Gallery, Earth on Stone on Earth presents eight green roof demonstration gardens, each an exploration of green roof benefits and performance. Poems lit from within each pedestal accompany the roofs with meditations on environmental activism. A diurnal cycle of light, sound, and video activate the gallery, as the roofs both thrive and decay during the one-month installation. The roof shown to the left compares three traditional roofing types to demonstrate relative heat absorption.


LEFT: Demonstration gardens completed during the exhibit proposal include a reconstructed tree and a garden of verse and found objects. RIGHT: Roof gardens explore seasonality, habitat creation, rooftop agriculture, and a cost-benefit analysis of green roofs vs. traditional roof systems.


The exhibit includes writing inspired by performance burials. Above, collaborators are temporarily buried in Prospect Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


THE MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE St. Paul, Minnesota with HGA Architects & Engineers


MAPLE ALLEE

10 BENCHES

GOLD & BLUE STAR GARDENS

Winner of a national design competition, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute Memorial honors the sacrifices and losses of military families through two gardens. The memorial links two gardens with an allee of sugar maples, which situates the memorial with Cass Gilbert’s original capitol master plan. Anticipated construction of the tribute will begin in 2014. DATE: November 2010 - Present SIZE: 1.8 acres ROLE: Designer, Graphics and Layout


The first garden features a gold star table to honor those who have lost family members in service. The second garden features stones quarried from Minnesota’s 87 counties, each engraved with a letter from a family member during times of conflict.


YOU ARE HERE Minneapolis, Minnesota with Peter Sowinski


DESIGN CITY

SITE

A finalist in the 2013 Creative City Competition, YOU ARE HERE proposes an urban wayfinding strategy via a giant meta-map of Minneapolis. The map combines existing site elements with chalk, paint, and illuminated sculpture to create a playful launching pad for pedestrian exploration of the city. DATE: March 2013 Size: 1 acre Role: Lead Designer


Left: A giant red arrow and colorful thumbtacks mark popular downtown destinations and invite visitors to explore city via the giant map. Below: Maps of key areas of downtown are illuminated from the top of each tack.


FEASIBILITY & SPECIFICATIONS

Left: Each map focuses on a key pedestrian area of downtown and displays walking times and pedestrian amenities. Right: A cost estimate and construction documents detail sculptural elements designed to withstand a summer of activity and support structures that minimize impact on the plaza lawn and a subterranean parking structure.

ARROW ELEVATION 3/4” = 1’

1.5” X 1.5” STEEL TUBE FRAME

30” FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURE

ASSEMBLY COVERED IN FROSTED RED PLEXIGLASS

24” FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURE TWO MOUNTING PLATES: BOTTOM PLATE THREADED ROD WELDED TO PLATE & TO 3” ANGLE W/ STEEL BLOCKING

12’x12’ CROSS BRACE


Left: Sidewalk decals distributed throughout downtown invite pedestrians to interact with YOU ARE HERE’s digital maps, which track the movements of participants, create a database of downtown destinations, and display these locations in an augmented reality viewer. Right: Dashed lines of engineering tape cover paths to major destinations throughout the city, linking YOU ARE HERE with all of downtown, and creating opportunities to engage passers-by.


TABL’EAU

Jardins Metis Competition Entry, 2013


Depletion of global aquifers is one of today’s greatest environmental challenges, especially so because aquifers are largely invisible from the Earth’s surface. The Tabl’eau garden reimagines mimetic and miniature garden traditions to address this challenge. Shifting ground planes reveal a subterranean water table, wherein visitors see their own shattered reflection. A sapling forest distorts scale, making the water table enormous among a sea of trees. The art of the garden, revived, portrays this fragile resource. Date: February 2013 Role: Lead Designer


NICOLLET MALL CONCEPT PLAN Minneapolis, Minnesota


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The Nicollet Mall Concept Plan proposes key changes to activate the street, from system-wide transformations (a curbless street and a four block extension to connect Nicollet to the Mississippi River), to small-scale interventions (infrastructure to support farmer’s market tents and street vendors). The plan is supported by an economic analysis designed to build support among local businesses and government officials. he above diagram relates total construct cost to anticipated return on investment.


LIVE MUSIC FAIRS / MARKETS PARADES / FESTIVALS

ATHLETICS

The NIcollet Vision Plan extends the street from the Walker Art Center to the Mississippi River, linking a network of parks and strong anchors to support a diverse range of yearround activities.


Raised bed

Enclosed bus station

Sculpture in raised bed

Fenced dining area PER BLOCK 24 Trees 20 Pedestrian Lights 0 Benches 750sf Raised Beds 8 Bike Stalls

Open dining area EXISTING

PEDESTRIAN FLOW DINING/ART/KIOSK

TREE

Seasonally open / closed bus station

Surface infiltration beds

Areas for art and dining coordinated with circulation

LIGHT BANNER

TYPICAL BLOCK 35 Trees 33 Pedestrian Lights 6 Benches 1600sf Surface Beds 16 Bike Stalls

Mid-block crossings

Staggered program retains serpentine flow

PROPOSED

A proposed layout simplifies pedestrian circulation and eliminates “pinch points” created by unanticipated surface interventions (outdoor cafes, kiosks) in the original serpentine street design. The new layout dramatically increases the amount of vegetation and pedestrian amenities for the entire corridor – converting a transit-way into a green linear park.


STORMWATER Bioswales Tree Pits

The redesign proposal increases the amount of pervious surface by over 400% (9,688sf to 36,140sf)

Elimination of the right-of-way curvature allow for a consistent width on both sidewalks and additional, designated spaces for pop-up vendors and cafes. Consistent decorative paving across the pedestrian and bus right-of-way and a reduced curb create a living street where pedestrians and cyclists have priority over vehicles while respecting current code requirements.


Updated street infrastructure (dedicated hooks to fasten event tents, water and electric outputs) provide support necessary for food services and increase vending options, which provide a tactical intervention designed to enliven areas of long, blank facades. These minor changes are designed to attract small vendors, create activity and a welcoming environment, and eventually attract larger redevelopment investment.


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