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Kyle William McGurn Landscape architecture Portfolio


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Kyle William McGurn 805 Highland Ave | Fort Thomas, KY | 41075 Kyle.mcgurn@gmail.com | 859-547-2036

Personal Statement Experience working in the landscape with Interests in the field including restoration, natural storm water management, sustainable design, urban ecology, and many other topics. Passionate about change and working towards a better future for everyone.

EDucation Master of Landscape Architecture University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH

GPA | 3.9 Graduate 2019

Bachelor of Political Science Certificate in Green Roofs University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH

May 2016

Experience Asap @ covington | Personal trainer Spring 2016-current Fresh Thyme | Produce 2016 Oversaw the produce section durnig week nights while finishing undergrad DRC Design | assistant 2015 Assisted David clifford with several properties he had designed and maintained doing tasks ranging from site preparation to installation and maintainance of sites. Highland Country Club | Greens crew 2012-2015 Learned about larger scale maintainence along with some project management and supervising of newer employees 10+ Years landscaping

Skills and interests Advanced | indesign. Office. Intermediate | autocad. Arcgis. sketchup. Photoshop Illustrator Basic | Rendering Backpacking | National Parks | Rock climbing | Biking | Running

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Biodiversity Wildlife Restoration Travel Art Music History Conservation Agriculture Green Economy Low Impact Design Accessability Activity

SKILLS

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Adobe Softwares Sketchup Autocad ArcMap Hand making models Grading and Drainage Over ten years experience with landscaping Horticulture knowledge

EDUCATION Bachelors in Political Science [University of Cincinnati] Certificate in Green Roof Design [University of Cincinnati, DAAP] Masters in Landscape Architecture [University of Cincinnati, DAAP] [CURRENT] 3.792 GPA 4


Pa ss i on s Creating

working

ACTIVITY

sketching

CLimbing nature

PHOTOGRAPHY

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promote active lifestyles Link disconnected areas Provide safe routes for pedestrians Create spaces for activity Encourage neighborhood events

Public court

Accessability to a public court would provide space for neighborhood pick-up games, leagues and other events with no membership necessary

COMMUNITY

ACTIVITY

EDUCATION

RENEWAL

CONNECTION

playground

Encourage youth to run, jump, slide, swing, climb and any other activity possible through play grounds designed for adventure and activity

Evanston is a neighborhood with a strong sense of community and connectivity. Through neighboring five Cincinnati neighborhoods there is a strong sense of heritage and diversity that make Evanston a unique area. Minutes from downtown, the residential districts create a small town feel with rich heritage and architecture. Construction of I-71 removed a signifigant portion of the business district however the community is resilient working towards turning obstacles into assets. Projects in Evanston will primarily focus on community, activity, education, renewal, and connection.

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

Vision statement

Encourage educational development Promote safe routes to school Encourage creativity through public art

games

Interactive games such as giant chess or checkers invites users to actively participate in the game and are easily able to be moved and used for larger events

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

Vision: activity

Proposal Montgomery Avenue playscapes

Encourage local youth to learn through play, collaboration and experimenting with interactive playsets and site features

Informal signage Programs to get students involved in community

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Public meeting space

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Community garden

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evanston is unique in that residents are able to aquire an education from preschool to PhD without leaving the community

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

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signage

Signage can educate visitors about different features of the park or community infulences while also adding subtle details to the site

Vision: education

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

Site Proposal

Concept renderings for the community presentation given to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for the future vision of Evanstons vacant lot on Montgomery Ave.

Concept for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful 6


p u zz l e p a rk EVanston CINCINNATI, OHIO

Concept for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

For this studio, a vacant lot was the site for a potential community space which we had to assess and create a concept for while developing our computer skills.. Public space which could be used for many functions with relativelty little maintainence was the recommend plan of action for my design.. The concept goes beyond the allotted space to help the client visualise the impact of beginning development at the initial site and the future growth that could come of that initial decision.

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Concept phasing Phase 4

Concept Gateway

image

Developing a gateway and tree plantings will provide the site with curb appeal while also enhancing the biodivesity of the neighborhood

Dog Park Lawn

Phase 3

safety

Through creating a border with a gateway, tree plantings, lighting and open layout the park allows for a variety activities with a safe and open environment.

function

SPORTS

The space is designed to be accessable and durable while also able to serve a variety of functions from hanging out to community gatherings

Phase 2

play

Phase 1

COMMUNITY

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

Project phasing

Concept play space

UPDATEd

Having up to date recreation equipment encourages neighborhood to get active

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

Concept elements

Concept dog park

ACTIVITY

Provide space for the four legged members of the community to get out and play in a fenced in enclosure.

Open

COMMUNITY

An open layout creates a safer environment for a variety of activities

Provides a common place in the community for pet owners which provides social opportunities.

ACTIVE

VISITORS

Different activities will be expressed through the playground with areas to run, jump, climb and get moving

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Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

EVanston

CINCINNATI, OHIO

Concept site

Encourages passerbys on the highway to visit Evanston and see the amenities of the community

Evanston Community Development

DAAP | Keep cincinnati beautiful

Analysis

Concept renderings for the community presentation given to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for the future vision of Evanstons vacant lot on Montgomery Ave.

Concept for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful 8


S c ho o l wo rk CONCEPTs AUTOCAD

EXPLORATION CREATING PLANNING STUDIOs RENDERING 9


S c ho o l wo rk 2 Various concept sketches and projects from school. In the bottom picture, a group of horticulture students which I took an urban forestry class with designed and planted a swale at Green Man Park in Cincinnati. In school I have also taken the opportunity to enroll in some fine arts classes. The line drawing located above was a 10 minute tracing challenge from an axon photo from google earth. .

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PLAN STUDIO 2017

t e am wo rk For this project the county planner in Bourbon County, KY contacted DAAP requesting assistance for beginning a master plan for the city of Paris, Kentucky. Along with several other students, we decided to work on increacing the greenspace and areas for public activity through implementing different strategies such as creating a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;green walkwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, creating a pedestrian friendly main street, redeveloping the parks system, and other passive strategies that would highlight the small town character of Paris.

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BEFORE BACKYARD RENOVATION AFTER CLEANUP

BEFORE INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL DURING / AFTER REMOVAL

Landscaping @ Cincinnati public library

Personal training

p e rs o nal wo rk Various samples of personal work ranging from landscaping projects and invasive species removal from over the years to personal training with high level athletes of all levels including an NFL safety.

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Kyle McGurn Portfolio  

Masters in Landscape Architecture student at DAAP (University of Cincinnati)

Kyle McGurn Portfolio  

Masters in Landscape Architecture student at DAAP (University of Cincinnati)

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