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Leah Mancabelli |

Landscape Architecture Portfolio


Content Internship & Public service Better Block: Copley Circle Planting Plan Light Design Grading Sections Perennial Rendering

Student Insertion Folly Ecology Spa Managing the Mississippi Landscape to me


I was honored to be asked to join a team of urban planners and community leaders to produce a graphic to promote a Better Block Event for Copley Circle. Better Block Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.

Copley

Better Block

E L C R I C Y COPLE BETTER BLOCK A Community Event organized by The Copley Circle Advisory Board

September 9-11 < >

Preserving our past securing our future


EXISTING PLANT KEY

Existing Ornamental Grasses

Existing Deciduous Tree

Existing Perennial Garden

Existing Shrub

Existing Landscape Boulders

ADDENDUM #1 LANDSCAPE SUBMITTAL

Existing Evergreen Tree

FINAL LANDSCAPE SUBMITTAL

Common Name

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Symbol

Common Name

6 - 5 - 15

Symbol

PLANT KEY Symbol

Common Name

Botanical Name

Qty.

Pinus aristata

6'

2

Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens

14'

2

SCALE: 1" = 10'

Scale is approximate, verify all measurements in the field.

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (12' HT.)

Size

Bristlecone Pine

12'

3

10'

1

8'

2

Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides

2 - 1/2"

3

Spring Snow Crabapple

Malus 'Spring Snow'

2 - 1/2"

1

Native Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana melanocarpa

4' - 5'

1

Native Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia

4' - 5'

3

Alpine Currant

Ribes alpinum

#5

8

Common Juniper

Juniperus communis

#5

7

Globe Spruce

Picea pungens 'Globosa'

#10

2

Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea

#5

8

Woods Rose

Rosa woodsi

#5

Native Area Reveg. (Dry Mtn. Native Mix)

20% Streambank Wheatgrass, 20% Mountain Bromegrass, 20% Slender Wheatgrass, 15% Blue Wildrye, 5% Big / Canby Bluegrass, Rocky Mountain Fescue, Sandberg Bluegrass, Prairie Junegrass, 5% Tufted Hairgrass

Perennial Flower and Groundcover Beds

Assorted perennial flowers and groundcovers chosen for seasonal color and native characteristics

Landscape Boulders

4

5,000 sq. ft.

200

#1

15

FLATS

2' - 3' dia.

2' - 3'

PLAN NOTES

" 0'-0 AB : 10 SL EV T.O.

EXISTING BRISTLECONE PINE (12' HT.)

EL

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (24' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (24' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (13' HT.) EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (15' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (18' HT.) EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (11' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (26' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (16' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (10' HT.)

4) All disturbed areas scheduled for native reveg. to be seeded with specified Native Mountain seed mix and covered with straw and tack. 5) Plans created from base maps provided from architectural design. Verify all conditions and locations in the field. IRRIGATION SPECIFICATIONS

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (9' HT.)

1) Existing irrigation system is permanent underground spray and drip system with automatic central controller. Existing irrigation to be modified to provide proper coverage to all new plantings and repair damage from construction.

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (12' HT.) NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (8' HT.) EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (10' HT.)

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (14' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (11' HT.)

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (8' HT.)

EXISTING BRISTLECONE PINE (12' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (6' HT.)

2) All perennial flower and groundcover planting beds to be irrigated with 12" pop-up spray heads and zoned seperatly. 3) All new trees and shrubs not located in mixed perennial / tree / shrub beds to be drip irrigated and zoned seperatly. 4) All native reveg. areas to receive temporary spray irrigation for 2 years to establish revegetation.

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (10' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (14' HT.)

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (14' HT.) EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (12' HT.)

CEP, LNM

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (18' HT.)

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (20' HT.)

2) All planting and landscape repair areas to receive min. 4" topsoil to be imported or salvaged from site excavation free of debris. Compost to be added to all tree, shrub and perennial planting beds at a rate of 5 CY / 1000 SF. 3) All perennial garden areas to be mulched with min. 2" Soil Pep mulch. All shrub and grass garden areas to be mulched with min. 3" Western Red Cedar mulch. Landscape fabric is not to be used in perennial or shrub garden areas.

CEP, LNM

EXISTING COLORADO SPRUCE (28' HT.)

MURRAY - TACON RESIDENCE

1) All existing trees not scheduled for removal are to remain and be protected from construction activities.

NEW COLORADO SPRUCE (12' HT.)


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ELEV: 100'-0" T.O. SLAB

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Proposed Car Barn Section

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University Pavilion | Proposed Atrium Hand-cut models

Existing Building: Chipboard

Proposed Atrium: Bass wood


University Pavilion | Proposed AtriumAtrium Canopy University Pavilion | Proposed Digital renderings and 3D modeling Hand-cut models


Folly Final Folly Model render

Tasked to build structure that fulfills 4’x4’x8 parameters, myself and a team of 5 classmates worked closely and collaboratively to design and build a ‘folly’ that was structurall sound for climbing, sitting and other typical campus interactions. We were given a strict resource list that helped influence some de direction.


Folly

Collaborative initial theme board


Ecology Spa

Phasing and sections

Eastern Moi

Existing site conditions

Make grade changes to begin the creation of the elevated deck.

Install retaining walls and lay asphalt. Backfill the remaining earth within the retaining walls.

Install cold-poured â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;talusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; blocks.

Construct deck from custom composite paving planks as well as other remaining construction details.

Pinus strobus

1

1 Cornus canadensis

Franklin County Juvenline Detention Center

Cystopteris bulbifera Impatiens pallio Circaea alpina

Frost line

2

2

Pinus strobus

1 Cornus canadensis Cystopteris bulbifera Impatiens pallio Circaea alpina Frost line

Franklin County Juvenline Dete


Existing site conditions

Ecology Spa

Make grade changes to begin the creation of the elevated deck.

Install retaining walls and lay asphalt. Backfill the remaining earth within the retaining walls.

Install cold-poured ‘talus’ blocks.

Construct de paving plank construction

Model, Plans and Site Photos

Eastern Moist Acid Cliff | Northern Alkaline Talus Pinus strobus

1 Cornus canadensis Cystopteris bulbifera Impatiens pallio Circaea alpina

Frost line

2

Install cold-poured ‘talus’ blocks.

Construct deck from custom composite paving planks as well as other remaining construction details. Frost line

Pinus strobus


Managing The Mississippi Research thesis

MANAGING THE MISSISSIPPI: FROM MAGMA TO MUD This traveling exhibition uses selections from the archives of the US Army Corps of Engineers as a point of departure to explore the material and cultural consequences of flood management in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Positioned at the

slippage between documented truths, unfinished business and mythic tales, these materials dissolve obvious markers of past and present, fact and fiction, and expose our quixotic desire for permanence in the face of constant change. The exhibition calls on viewers to suspend disbelief by simulating the spatial possibilities of those inaccessible and fantastic architectures of the Army Corps; to ask new questions of otherwise

questions of otherwise opaque, unilateral demonstrations of technological dominance by visualizing a di erent reading of landscape, memory and time; to imagine an alternative approach to managing natural systems, one that reconciles stability with the inevitability of change.

Following the Exhibit... Banvard Gallery: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH NYIT Gallery: New York Institue of Technology Manhattan, New York AAR Gallery: American Academy in Rome Rome, Italy TBD: New Orleans Louisiana


Managing The Mississippi details

Model diagram and detail

2’

THE MODEL 3’

the team The first section of this exhibition delves into exactly this: what we know by way of that which has been written, mapped and experienced in the landscape of the Lower Mississippi River Valley. This section consists of a large-scale topographic model of the 1927 flood and contextual documents. As a collection, these landscape narratives render an image of an extraordinarily dynamic territory confronted by the Corps’ equally extraordinary mission to control it. Raising questions about the role infrastructure plays in our perceptions of place, this section exposes the social, political and ecological climates in which the Army Corps entered this unprecedented era of decision-making.

our fearless leader


Managing The Mississippi Fabricated Truths

CHEST

CURIO

From found and donated jack palettes we salvaged and distressed wood to construct a chest and a curio to further our narrative. In the exhibit they are filled with our â&#x20AC;&#x153;construction drawings and specially retrofitted with old hotel-door peepholes that help create a POV experience when looking into the model. Attention to detail was of the utmost importance, so orders were made for hardware true to the time and use of the Army Corps.

In the second part of this exhibition, we aim to revisit and to recover sparsely documented phases of Army Corps history. Using design to surface speculative scenarios where archival evidence ends or splits, what emerges are temporary or unfulfilled geographies of the lost worlds of the Lower Mississippi Basin. These are represented as mobile, unfolding cases composed of an architectural model and construction drawings.


Managing The Mississippi 3D Exhibit render


Landscape to me Function matrix


Landscape to me Process diagram

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Edged are beveled to 35 degrees

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Flexible joint created with double sided tape

110


Fine Art Both pieces from my AP portfolio, both pieces were gold key recipients.


Sketch and Catalog


THANK YOU

2017 Landscape architecture portfolio