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PORT FOLIO KYMBER LY WAR E


KYMBERLY WARE 211 E Patterson Avenue, Columbus OH 43210 (614) 827 5799 ware.317@osu.edu During my time as an undergraduate landscape architecture student, I have had the opportunity to work on projects of various scales and land uses. From reimagining farm ecologies to designing fish habitats, these design projects have deepened my appreciation for this multifaceted field. The following portfolio is a selection of work throughout my time in the BSLA program that encompasses past studio projects, work that is currently in progress, and some visual communication projects from my jobs and internships.


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WATERMAN FARM

AUSTIN HOUSE

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WHISKEY ISLAND SOUND

CON TENTS INDEX


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MANIFEST EPHEMERA

05 07 04 08 09 10 12 11 13 BOG SPECIES STUDY

SALT MARSH FENS

GLEN ECHO RAVINE

A GUIDE TO THE ALBRECHT

ALUMNI REUNION

PRAIRIE OAKS BULLETINS

AGPA CONFERENCE

FIFTH AVENUE STITCH

RESUME


AUTUMN 2018

6 Columbus, Ohio Collaborators: Yujia Kuang + Jessica Muha

01 WATE FARM

Waterman Farm is an agriculture and natural resource laboratory located less than a mile northwest of Ohio State University’s main campus and within a ten minute drive of downtown Columbus. Its 261 acres are what remains of the land grant university’s agricultural education and research history. The farm is home to a 200 jersey cow dairy operation and over 70 acres of designated agricultural research.

Despite its close proximity to campus and unique educational experiences, many students and faculty are unaware of Waterman’s existence. The connectivity between the site and main campus is disjointed, as there are no direct bus routes, safe pedestrian access ways, or bike trails. The first design decision for this project was to create a bike trail connection from the residential area to the west of Waterman, through the farm, to the existing multiuse trail south of the site and along the main roads into campus where it can also connect to the existing Olentangy River greenway trail. The aim of the site design is to create a robust bioremediation system by enhancing its riparian pollinator corridors and to extend circulation throughout the site while embracing views and teaching opportunities. It is also the goal of this project to create a model multispecies pasture grazing system that cuts down on the amount of silage grown on site, remediates soils and allows for a more rich educational opportunity near campus.

UPPER ARLINGTON

waterman farm


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ERMAN M OLENTANGY RIVER WETLAND RESEARCH PARK

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proposed bike trail

FRED BEEKMAN PARK

olentangy bike trail

OSU FOOD & AG CAMPUS OSU MAIN CAMPUS


nor th star r oa d

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turfgrass research 35 acres

silage 35 acres

outreach gardens 8 acres

silage 35 acres dairy pasture 25 acres

lan e a ven ue

existing site organization + land use

research 70 acres

research 25 acres


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a cke r ma n r oa d

site lines towards campus + downtown

temporal wetland in productive field


nor th star r oa d

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new dairy campus multispecies pastures greenhouse research ctr orchards

outreach garden/ ecology ctr

research

proposed site plan

lan e a ven ue

fred beekman park


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a cke r ma n r oa d

site strategy based on existing streams

raised bike path

public/private gradient based on central circulation


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raised bike path seasonal conditions

multispecies pastures outreach garden/ ecology ctr

forested riparian

outreach gardens


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section raised bike path

orchards

franklin cty extension office

proposed bike trail


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relocated soils

wetland/overlook

proposed hydrology interventions

soil drainage

poorly drained major swale minor swales


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wetland path overlook*

section forested riparian path*

* wetland overlook drawn by Yujia Kuang * wetland section drawn by Jessica Muha


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plan + section rotational pastures/paths

sick animal quarantine proposed multispecies campus

teaching paths


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horse stables

jersey/sheep winter housing small animal temporary housing feed & equipment storage

pastures


Cleveland, Ohio Collaborators: Megan Nerici + Daniel Phillips

02 WHIS ISLAN

Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River is a notoriously tepid and uninviting water system that is uncharacteristic of many of the beautiful key water features that define a city. A working river, the Cuyahoga is mostly used as a shipping lane for boats and freighters traveling to and from Lake Erie.

Despite its sinuous path from an aerial perspective, the river has been extensively dredged and is lined on each side with corrugated metal bulkheads that span the entire depth of the river to prevent erosion from collisions while the large barges navigate through the sharp twists and turns. The environment created by this industrialized river system is uninviting to the aquatic wildlife in this region and for some species it is uninhabitable due to the lack of natural edge conditions that are typically present in river systems. There is currently a planning effort in Cleveland called the ‘Habitat for Hard Places’ that is creating ways to address these issues, and this project was inspired by that effort. The goal of this particular project was to create habitat space within this super industrial water corridor that not only accommodates the fish in several stages of their lifespan, but also implements a program for humans that starts to create engagement with the waterfront and the newly devised fish habitat modules incorporated within the design. The project site in focus was located south of Lake Erie along the old path of the Cuyahoga that used to connect to the lake west of the site but was then channeled to connect east of the site for more direct freighter access.

whiskey island

old ri ver

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site


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SKEY ND SOUND downtown cleveland


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proposed site plan


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whiskey island sound

whiskey island sound


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fish clients characteristic posters

concrete

fenestrations for small fish only

fish habitat modules

aquatic plants can grow from below


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Worthington, Ohio

03 AUST HOUS

Rush Creek Village is a historic Columbus neighborhood in the southeast section of Worthington. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s usonian style homes, the neighborhood was designed specifically so that the houses were constructed and situated in a way that did not disturb the landscape and preserved connections between neighbors. The neighborhood is characterized by its lush mature vegetation and the steep slopes created by its active creek flowing southwest through the area towards the Olentangy River. There is a network of trails throughout the area within the ravines and between the houses that fosters not only a connection with nature but also reinforces the shared space mentality that the neighborhood was founded on.

The goals of this project were to design a modern landscape that fits within the values of this usonian neighborhood: creating neighbor-to-neighbor connections while accentuating the lush existing landscape and preserving some private space for the individual homes. The house in focus is Austin House. Located along the north bank of Rush Run, Austin House is nestled within the lowlands and is surrounded by dense mature trees.

lowland


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austin house

highland

slopeland


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austin house

semi-public circ rush creek communal path

clearing to the creek

austin house lawn austin house backyard proximity to creek


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rush run deciduous riparian

semi-public circ


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rush run

sunspot lawn

woodland terrace flood steps

dining terrace


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woodland rain garden walk dining terrace

threshold terrace

sunspot lawn rain water rill

woodland terrace

dining terrace

sunspot lawn

flood steps

threshold terrace


AUTUMN 2016

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04 GLEN RAVIN

A handrawing exercise of one of Columbus, Ohio’s ravines revealed the ways in which vegetation density, elevation and sunlight dictated the how spaces within the ravine are defined. Sketches and photos of the site were layered with an AutoCAD plan at differing scales to give the drawing contrast, texture and identity.


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AUTUMN 2016

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05 BOG S STUD

The Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in eastern Ohio exists because of very specific climatic conditions that are a result of ancient glacial movements across the region. Currently, it is on the precipice of losing a large portion of its vegetation due to climate change. During a hand drawing study with Roland Gustavson, several sketches of specific species found at the site as well as edge conditions were produced.

Phytolacca americana Common pokeweed

Asclepias syriaca Common milkweed

Eriophorum viridicarinatum Thinleaf cottonsedge


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SPECIES DY

Festuca elatior Tall fescue

Solidago speciosa Goldenrod

Helianthus sp. Sunflower shrub


IN PROGRESS: SPRING 2019

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06 MANI EPHE

Prior to colonial settlement and intensive agricultural, infrastructural and hydrological practices, the High Plains ecoregion was an area of great ecological diversity. With the vision of rewilding the plains along migratory flyway routes, this project will project 50 years into the future to propose what the plains can become. The final proposal will result in a traveling exhibition with a modular 15’ etched model of the High Plains.

migratory flocks


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IFEST EMERA constructed playa basins

migrating bison herds

ecotourism highway


IN PROGRESS: SPRING 2019

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07 SALT FENS

Much of the area surrounding the Fens as it exists today used to be a salt marsh fed by the Muddy River and Stony Brook, and drained into the Charles River. Olmsted’s vision for the fens design was to evoke native coastal marshlands. This project will examine the textural difference between this former landscape typology and what actually exists today through weaving studies. loom and warp string

canopy texture

water texture

tall grasses

sample weave texture model








  

  



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The Albrecht Collection of Historical Architecture is a special collections library at Ohio State that has curated dozens of historical architectural documents and folios for students to peruse. Using the Center for Urban Pedagogy as a precedent, I created this guide to help decode the process of archival research for design students.

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IDE TO ALBRECHT


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09 ALUM REUN

The Knowlton School hosted alumni reunion events at each of the respective disciplinary section’s annual national meetings/conferences. Using each city’s skyline as an iconographic was a way to give each card an identity while also unifying them aesthetically.

LOS ANGELES REUNITE WITH FELLOW KNOWLTON ALUMS AT THE 2017 ASLA ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPO

NEW ORLEANS

REUNITE WITH FELLOW KNOWLTON ALUMS AT THE 2018 APA NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE

NEW YORK CIT

REUNITE WITH FELLOW KNOWLTON ALUMS AT THE 2018 AIA CONFERENCE ON ARCHIT


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10 FIFTH STITC

In the Spring of 2018, city and regional planning instructor Amber Woodburn commissioned a 2.5 mile drone survey of the 5th avenue corridor in Columbus, OH. After the digital library completed the flight, I stitched together the images to create a 90’ print to be displayed in the main space for planning students to map inconsistencies in infrastructure.

osu campus

survey corridor

3500 + IMAGES


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11 PRAIR BULL

The Prairie Oaks Metro Park in Columbus was interested in rethinking their park bulletins. During my time there as an intern, I designed 13 large magnetic bulletins that would allow for park management to easily attach rotating announcements, while more long term information was printed onto the material.


RIE OAKS LETINS

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12 AGPA CONF

In the Spring of 2018, I was asked to help with branding/logos for the Association of Graduate and Professional Administrator (AGPA) summer conference at OSU. Their theme for that year was breaking barriers. I created a logo and banner to be used on their website and email headings.

initial branding ideas


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KW EDUCATION

KYMBERLY WARE 211 E PATTERSON AVENUE, COLUMBUS OH 43210 (614) 827 5799 WARE.317@OSU.EDU KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY - Landscape Architecture, BSLA Fall 2016 - Spring 2019

MIAMI UNIVERSITY - Biology Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

REYNOLDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL - Visual Arts Fall 2010 - Spring 2014 EMPLOYMENT

AWARDS/INVOLVEMENT

SKILLS

VOLUNTARY

COLUMBUS & FRANKLIN COUNTY METRO PARKS COLUMBUS, OH Summer 2018 - Aided in developing park projects and mainly produced graphic and interpretive signage and materials for parks.

KNOWLTON SCHOOL DIGITAL LIBRARY & STUDENT ARCHIVE COLUMBUS, OH 2016 - present - Spearheaded graphic/communications projects and assisted in the digitization and archiving of 100+ years of student work.

KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY COLUMBUS, OH 2015 - 2018 - Assist in daily library functions such as circulation, organization and upkeep.

BEXLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY COLUMBUS, OH 2014 - Assisted in circulation and re-shelving of library materials

STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Ohio State University Communications Chair 2017-2018

KNOWLTON SCHOOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Ohio State University 2017-2019

PROGRAMS - Microsoft Office - Adobe Creative Suite - AutoCAD - Civil 3D

LANGUAGE - English (fluent) - American Sign Language (proficient)

- Rhinoceros - ArcGIS - QGIS - Sketchup - Collective Access

STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Communications Chair 2017 - 2018 - Produced organization graphics and communication materials

OTHER - Quick hand sketching - Finding the perfect font WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2013 - 2016 - Assisted in event setup and promotion

2016 - present - Participated in organization events and design charettes REFERENCES

TATIANA PARFENOVA, RLA Park Planner Columbus & Frankin Cty Metro Parks (614) 895 6232 parfenova@metroparks.net

CHRIS STRASBAUGH Digital Resource Archivist and Curator Knowlton School (614) 247 6645 strasbaugh.2@osu.edu


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Profile for Kymberly Ware

Kymberly Ware | BSLA  

ware.317@osu.edu

Kymberly Ware | BSLA  

ware.317@osu.edu

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