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Selected Works K Y M B E R LY WARE

BSLA 2019

MLA II 2021


Kymberly Ware CAMBRIDGE, MA (614) 827 5799 KYMBERLYWARE@GSD.HARVARD.EDU As a designer, I am compelled by landscape systems and how gaining a deeper understanding of ecological processes can inform our practice. Whether designing for humans, migratory fish species or pastured livestock, each landscape constituent has unique ways of using the site that designers can use to cultivate a more symbiotic relationship between people and the world around us. My goal as a student and practitioner is to be conscientious of often invisible processes, and to work with and alongside them.


EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

HARVARD UNIVERSITY GSD + Landscape Architecture, MLA II Fall 2019 - Spring 2021

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY + Landscape Architecture, BSLA - Cum Laude Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

FRANCES LOEB DESIGN LIBRARY - HARVARD UNIVERSITY CAMBRIDGE, MA Student Circulation Assistant August 2019 - present + Cataloging and processing library materials + Book shelving + Assisting in general circulation desk management KNOWLTON SCHOOL DIGITAL LIBRARY & STUDENT ARCHIVE COLUMBUS, OH Student Assistant December 2016 - June 2019 + Collaborated with faculty and staff on design and production of physical and digital communications materials + Assisted in digitizing and archiving over 100+ years of student work + Assisted in model photography and performed photo edits + Provided GIS support for drone surveys COLUMBUS & FRANKLIN COUNTY METRO PARKS COLUMBUS, OH Intern June 2018 - August 2018 + Assisted in design charettes, site surveys, installations and management for developing parks + Produced graphic materials and interpretive signage standards for regional park district STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Communications Chair 2017 - 2018 + Produced organization graphics and communication materials

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

GSD MERIT GRANT Harvard University GSD Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020

FACULTY AWARD Ohio State University, Landscape Architecture Spring 2019

ASLA HONOR AND MERIT AWARD Nominee Spring 2019

KNOWLTON SCHOOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Ohio State University 2017 - 2019

SKILLS + Microsoft Office + Illustrator + Photoshop + InDesign + Lightroom + Grasshopper

+ AutoCAD + ArcGIS + Archival Research

+ Urban plant identification + Rhino + After Effects + Premiere Pro

+ Civil 3D + Sketchup + American Sign Language


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COASTAL COMMONWEALTH COLLABORATIVE Autumn 2019 - Harvard GSD

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WATERMAN FARM Autumn 2018 - OSU Knowlton School

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PICTORIAL CARTOGRAPHY Spring 2019 - OSU Knowlton School

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WHISKEY ISLAND SOUND Spring 2018 - OSU Knowlton School


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DOWNTOWN BOSTON

SOUTH BOSTON

INNER HARBOR


OUTER HARBOR

Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative Boston, MA Changes in climactic and hydrological activity over the next 50 years will challenge our current jurisdictional definition of “coastline” and the industries that depend on it. Using Boston Harbor’s Designated Port Areas (DPAs) as a focus, the Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative (CCC) envisions how coastal agencies can work to strategically facilitate industrial retreat using localized material processes such as asphalt degradation, sedimentation, erosion, and urban plant succession. Collaborators: Kongyun He, Angela Moreno-Long, and Chloe Soltis

dpas/potential CCC sites designated port areas (dpas) 2070 3’ sea level rise dredged channels


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shadehouse

ARNOLD ARBORETUM 1

male cones open and pollen is dispersed through wind

Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative

cones

pollen 2

fertilized cones release bracts

cones


SPECIMEN A 30° 10’N, 108°40’E : south slope; mountain yellow soil; sandy loam.

SPECIMEN B 30° 10’N, 108°40’E : edge of ditched rice field

LICHUAN COUNTY, CHINA

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bracts germinate to form new seedling

Dispersal Studies Field work conducted at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum served as a precedent for understanding dispersal, material/metabolic flow, and non-scalability. Focusing on the dawn redwood, these drawings depict how the specimens perform in their native habitat (right) and with human intervention at the arboretum (left).


MEDIUM DENSITY

RIVER/WATERSHED

Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative

urban surface runoff

contaminent release

dredge plume


HIGH DENSITY

INDUSTRIAL PORT EDGE

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nor’easter activity

Material Ecology stronger deep water currents

Breaking down the cross section from inland Boston to the outer Massachusetts Bay, these studies illustrate the movement of materials like sediment, contaminants, and heavy metals through the system via water disturbance and human dredge activities. These larger scale processes can be used on a smaller site scale to begin to phase out industrial land uses.


coastline + asphalt excavation

Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative

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existing bulkhead edge

initial seeded grid

deposited dredge mounds

sediment catchment zones

CHELSEA RIVER

Decommission 2020 Choreography of agents is envisioned in the transformation of the Chelsea River DPA from an airport parking lot to a new littoral zone. Army Corps and Massport do the initial work of depositing dredge along the coastline, cutting the coast into catchment zones, and breaking up the asphalt while the EPA continues to monitor plant remediation over time.


asphalt breakdown via growth and weathering

new tidal flat

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CHELSEA RIVER

2050


Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative

Plant Actors Plants are long-term actors in the decommissioning of industrial sites. The above matrix and subsequent rolodex of spontaneous urban species are categorized by function and behavior, with the knowledge that these aggressive species will colonize ground far beyond where they are planted.


exposed soil/ accumulated sediment

exposed compacted soil old weathering material

node

recent fracturing material

riprap stones roots

RIPRAP + RHIZOMATOUS ROOTS

ASPHALT + SPREADING ROOTS

EXCAVATED MATERIAL PILES

seeded asphalt grooves

excavated asphalt 15

excavated sediments

Zn zinc Cd cadmium Cu copper Pb lead Na salt excavated sediments

Artmesia vulgaris mugwort Cichorium intybus chicory

organic matter

Lyrthrum salicria purple loosestrife excavated asphalt


removable construction drawings

Coastal Commonwealth Collaborative

plant actors rolodex

temporal plans light box

*desk built by Angela Moreno-Long


site progress views

Exhibiting Workflow material flow test videos

The exhibition desk for this project is contains the construction documents, research artifacts, material studies and site photos that help visualize the complexity that comes with the meeting of agencies to implement a CCC project. 17

mylar layered plans


UPPER ARLINGTON (UA)

WATERMAN FARM

proposed bike path

OSU BEEKMAN PARK


Waterman Farm Columbus, OH Using hydrological and circulation patterns as the impetus for design, this project reimagines Ohio State University’s Waterman Farm as a destination with a model multispecies pasture grazing system that engages the public and students, remediates soils and allows for a more rich research and educational opportunity.

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olentangy bike trail

Collaborators: Yujia Kuang and Jessica Muha

AGRICULTURAL CAMPUS

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS


NO RTH STA R RO AD

AC KER MA N RO AD

TURFGRASS RESEARCH

RESEARCH

35 acres

70 acres

Waterman Farm

35 acres

SILAGE

SILAGE

35 acres

OUTREACH GARDENS

8 acres

DAIRY PASTURES

25 acres

RESEARCH

25 acres

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Current Site Organization


views towards campus + downtown 21

Sketch Concepts

temporal wetland in silage field

The conceptual framework for this design is centered around the connection of the north and south streams that run though the site by creating an extended riparian corridor. This corridor dictates circulation and privacy for the site.


NO RTH STA R RO AD

AC KER MA N RO AD

NEW DAIRY CAMPUS

Waterman Farm

greenhouse research ctr

orchards

outreach garden/ ecology center

raised bike path

RESEARCH PLOTS

LA NE AV EN UE

Proposed Site Plan


raised bike path seasonal conditions 23

Waterman Bike Path


PASTURE B layer hens

Waterman Farm

PASTURE A sheep

animal storage

Rotational Pasture Scheme

small animal temporary housing


PASTURE C jersey cattle

horse stables 25

jersey/sheep winter housing

feed & equipment storage


Pictorial Cartography High Plains Ecoreigon / Great Plains, USA In many ways, capturing the West has been an elusive task since the earliest colonial maps were drawn. Today, much of the representation of this “hinterland� becomes reduced to areas that are open for urban-industrial imposition. As a result, this region that makes up the majority of the land mass and production in the United States, is often overlooked by designers in the discussion of climate change in favor of the more populated coasts. This project uses pictorial cartography to give character to territory and explore how the ecoreigons of the Great Plains could evolve over the next 50 years in response to climate change.

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Pictorial Cartography

High Plains Territorial Plan


irrigated land playa lake

filtration

aquifer

plants emerge

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percolation

chemical fissure processes

soil breakdown + expansion

playa lakes

ogallala aquifer western high plains ecoreigon

20% evaporation water filtration

80% percolation water filtration filtration

Manifest Ephemera One of the most pressing issues of the High Plains is the imminent depletion of the ancient Ogallala Aquifer. Playa lakes are ephemeral bodies of water that perform recharge naturally. Thus the design for this ecoreigon is driven by a north-south playa lakes migration corridor that encourages biodiversity, transhumance, rewilding and recharge.


Pictorial Cartography


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Whiskey Island Sound

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND

Cleveland, OH

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In the decades since the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire and the subsequent passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972, the water quality of Cleveland’s river has become substantially more habitable for aquatic wildlife. However, the industrial corridor is dredged and lined with bulkheads that do not facilitate safe passage for native fish populations that migrate between its tributaries and Lake Erie. Whiskey Island Sound proposes the transformation of an abandoned industrial riverfront site into a sanctuary for vulnerable migratory fish that also engages the surrounding community.

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The Old Cuyahoga River has been a less active industrial corridor since its diversion in the late 19th century. To take advantage of the safer waters, Whiskey Island Sound is programmed as a kayak park for teaching youth from surrounding areas about native fish and how to navigate waters. The park also acts as a small watercraft launch site for the more experienced.


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Whiskey Island Sound


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Submerged Modules Fenestrated basket modules line edges the site’s inner canals and are spaces where smaller fish, such as the sunfish or sand shiner, can feed, mate, raise their young or escape from larger predatory species like the white bass. The basket module’s circular, perforated form is transformed and multiplied in various ways across the site to engage both human and fish.


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Whiskey Island Sound


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Kymberly Ware CAMBRIDGE, MA (614) 827 5799 KYMBERLYWARE@GSD.HARVARD.EDU

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