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Kevin Jo Landscape Architecture Student 2018

PORT FO LIO


Education BLA

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Minor in Construction Management Dean’s List (2015 - Present) Expect to graduate in 2020

Expertise Bio I am currently a third year landscape architecture student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I plan on interning at a design firm over the summer of 2018.

AutoCAD Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign ArcGIS Rhinoceros

Skills

English Korean

References Julie Schrock

Landscape Designer O’Connell Landscape Maintenance 562.704.0049 jschrock@oclm.com

949.616.5020 giggswj@gmail.com @wonbiniedraws

O’Connell Landscape Maintenance Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

(Jun 2017 - Sept 2017)

Landscape Design Intern (Currently working as an independent contractor) • Photoshopped plants into photo-realistic renderings • Met with clients to discuss potential plant selections • Completed or assisted in master plans on AutoCAD

Volunteer Experience ASLA Los Angeles, CA

(Oct 2017)

Morro Coast Audubon Society Los Osos, CA

(Feb 2018)

Student Volunteer • Led Professional Practice Networks (PPN) EXPO Tours

Gardener • Removed weeds for a new generation of native plants in restoration plots

Languages

11 Cedarglen Irvine, CA 92604

Work Experience

Joe Ragsdale

Associate Professor Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 805.756.2040 jragsdal@calpoly.edu

Leadership / Affiliations Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Department

(Dec 2017 - Present)

Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA)

(Sept 2015 - Present)

Asian-American Christian Fellowship (AACF)

(Jan 2018 - Present)

Shadowship Board Member • Created a spreadsheet for firms to fill out information regarding availability and possible dates • Presented to multiple classes in the department about shadowships

Member • Visited local projects

Graphic Design Team Member • Designed slides, posters, and printed deliverables for upcoming events in the club


Table of Contents

01

Underpass

02

Jack Ready Imagination Park

03

Red Ribbon Trail

04

Model Making

05

Internship Work

06

Personal Art


The Brizzolara Creek runs across the northern part of the Cal Poly campus. A good portion of stormwater drains down to the creek, especially during storm seasons. However, the creek is largely unmaintained and some students don’t even know of its existence. To connect students back to the creek, a path is designed from the proposed residential buildings up north to the rest of the campus. The site also acts as a giant swale so that most of the stormwater is directed to an extension of the creek. The planters on top of the bridge take inspiration from the rock formation in the creek today. Students encounter sublime experiences as they walk from one part of campus to another or use the lawn as a social space.

01 UN DER PASS Design Theory and Exploration / Year 3


Concept Plan

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Schematic Plan

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Legend B

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A Path Brizzolara Creek C Vehicular Road D Study Tables E Bioswale F Bridge 0

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64 ft

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“It is critical that (we) create high performance landscapes landscapes that can perform many functions at once. They must provide cleaner air, a cooler environment and sinks for stormwater, in addition to more opportunities for healthy activities including more extensive walking and biking� - Excerpt from High Performance Landscape Guidelines, 21st Century Parks for NYC.


Average Storm Size

0.1 ft/ yr

Annual Volume of Storm Water

Landscape Performance Benefits

166,393.3 ft³/yr

One key function that the site provides is the redirection and filtration of stormwater. The lawn, divided into three sections (Right), shows how the site acts as a big watershed. The cubic footage of total water collected on the site was calculated to display one of the design’s performance benefits.

Building Access

Bridge

Annual Precipitation

1.585 ft/yr

Study Tables

Total Water Collected On Site

205,847.12 ft³


Legend Covered Arena B Classroom C Barn Caretaker’s Cottage E Pasture F Playground G Grass Field H Entry I Basketball Courts J Serenity Garden A

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02 JACK READY IMAGINATION PARK

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Project Design and Implementation / Year 3

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Design Process

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In memory of Jack Ready, a young boy who passed away in 2004 due to brain cancer, his parents set out to build a park designed for kids and adults with disabilities. The goal was and is to have every element of the park accessible to all people, regardless of levels of physical ability. The parents had already decided on a wild west theme for the park, but after playing around with form and circulation, a modern twist was added. In the first design phase, the extended lines of existing elements of the site gave directions as to where the rest of the design would be located. From there, the shapes were carefully developed depending on grading and requests from the park managers. Constant communication with the park managers was crucial in the design process.


Planting Concept Soft grasses and overarching trees compliment the smooth concrete paths to achieve a modern look for the serenity garden.

3 Quercus virginiana 463 Deschampsia cespitosa

13 Acer circinatum 319 Muhlenbergia rigens

549 Carex glauca 71 Achillea millefolium

296 Ericameria ericoides

103 Arctostaphylos pilosula

497 Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ 10 Ligustrum lucidum

5 Olea europaea

632 Ehrharta calycina

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Deschampsia cespitosa

Muhlenbergia rigens

Achillea millefolium

Carex glauca

Ericameria ericoides

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’

Arctostaphylos pilosula

Grading Concept There are two main goals to grading: 1. Achieve proper slope for people in wheelchairs. 2. Divert water off the paths. The only relatively steep slopes lie where the plants are located and the plants aid in preventing erosion.

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03 RED RIB BON TRAIL Located in El Chorro Regional Park, an AIDS memorial garden, called the Steve Weiss AIDS Living Memorial Grove, provides a contemplation space for family and friends of people who have suffered with AIDS, local residents, and tourists. The garden was first established in 1994 and has managed to become an integral part of the community.

Design Fundamentals III / Year 2


Name Wall The wall pays homage to those who fought with HIV/AIDs and have passed away.

Red Ribbon Path The ‘Roger’s Red’ plant leads the way for visitors.


Goals 1. Take advantage of the surrounding views 2. Shape the topography to create different moods within the site 3. Isolate the garden from the golf course 4. Minimize altering the existing animal habitats 5. Redesign the Path of Remembrance, a stone walkway dedicated to people the community has lost to AIDS 6. Carefully deal with the erosion occurring at the edge of the site

Name Wall

Section

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Resting Area

Path


Legend Entry A Bridge B Path C Resting Area D Contemplative Area Name Wall F

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The redesign of the garden eliminates the negative stigma regarding HIV and AIDS today. The path resembles the freeowing nature of a ribbon -- a red ribbon, which stands for awareness for those struggling with the syndrome. The new project provides a more purposeful series of spaces that pays homage to people living with AIDS currently and those who have unfortunately passed away.


04 MOD EL MAK ING Design Fundamentals II / Year 2

The project began by defining the terms solids and spaces, and determining their differences. It came to a quick realization that they were hard to distinguish at times. In one view, the model may look like a solid, mainly due to its continuous surface. In another view, an open space is formed, whether by a certain lighting or the flow of the model itself. After playing with this concept, multiple iterations of models were made, each with a different focus: form, plants, built material, etc.


05 IN TERN SHIP WORK Summer 2017

During the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to intern at O’Connell Landscape Maintenance. At the office, my job mainly consisted of discussing plant selections with clients, rendering plants into images, and helping out with AutoCAD work.


Existing (Left) Rendering (Right)

When rendering, I exclusively used Adobe Photoshop. Often, the field supervisor would draw over an existing image (as seen on the left) and give the names of the plants to render in. The project above actually consisted of going out to the site and discussing with the supervisor and the property owner. Inspired by the plant palette of a local outdoor mall, the property owner desired drought-tolerant plants and succulents.


Pen and Watercolor (Below)

06 PER SON AL ART


Pen and Watercolor (Above) Acrylic (Right)

Acrylic painting of a university.


Thank you.

Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2018 - KJo  

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Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2018 - KJo  

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