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Leticia Meza Letymeza4@neo.tamu.edu

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 02 -ABOUT ME 03 -STUDIO DESIGN 13 -CONSTRUCTION 19 -HAND GRAPHIC 23 -GRAPHIC DESIGN

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ABOUT ME “I hope to work in a Landscape Architecture Firm that focuses on the community and the environment. My purpose for designing is to inspire by using natures lively colors and textures. I wish to relieve people from their distress and difficulties; and make them feel safe and welcomed within nature’s grasp.� I was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Texas when I was eight. I am a first generation student. I have traveled to Paris, France. I have an older sister, brother, and many cousins. I speak Spanish and English. I love to cook and bake. I enjoy the outdoors and being one with nature. 2


The Lee Family The Lee family lives in Dallas where water stress is less severe. Therefore, more shade tolerant plants can survive in this garden. The Carol Lee family consists of three children and their parents. When Mrs. Lee is not teaching, she enjoys managing her greenhouse and

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her beautiful garden. Mr. Robert Lee, who is a computer software engineer, enjoys building amazing designs in his woodshop. Their two oldest children, Anne and Robert Jr., enjoy learning about the various plants in the garden and riding their bikes. The open space will allow them

to ride their bikes or chase each other around. Their youngest child, Milo, enjoys being mischievous, so this design will allow him to explore many adventures. This is a carrying family that enjoys quality time with each other. The open area will allow them to play soccer and camp at night.


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Hidden Beauty

CURVILINEAR FORM

SHRUBS DECIDUOUS TREES

SCULPTURE BALANCING ROCKS

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NIGHT SKY

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Hiddden Beauty was inspired by the balancing rocks at Big Bend National Park and the night sky view. The balancing rocks have curvilinear lines that form the rock. In my design, you can see curves instead of right angles. The texture of the mountains and mixture of plants give off a desert

sensation that Big Bend portrays. The sculptures and the Iconic Balancing Rocks provide an entertainment to the audience, engaging them in the landscape. Once they reach the bottom, they are welcomed with a variety of succulents arranged in triangular beds.

This is an area of rest and signifies a transition into the Night Sky Room. This room will be a contrast between the hot deserts like feeling from above to the dark fresh illuminating room below. The audience will experience the hidden beauty of Big Bend National Park.

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SCULPTURES

INES

WATER

BUBBLE DIAGRAM

The Diamond Garden

SEATING AREA

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The diamond garden is design for students, professors, and anyone in general. This is a place where one can escape the stress from the world. There is a fountain in the center surrounded by seating area. I wanted this to be the focal point and then move onto the other areas where the sculptures are. Around the

fountain there are planters that serve as a wall to provide some type of privacy. The seating area can be used for eating, doing homework, or just to enjoy the sound of water. Along the paths there are sculptures that range from small to large scale. There are private areas as well as open space areas. Since the school is

famous for tailgating, there are open spaces for recreation. I chose the artist Jaume Plensa because his sculptures place people into scale. The sculptures he creates are large scale shaped people with meaningful words. I want my audience to experience wonders through this sculptures and water features.

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Pasadena Sensory Garden

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I chose the abandoned First Pasadena State Bank in Pasadena, TX to design. I wanted to transform the abandoned lot into an area where every one of any ethnicity and age would feel welcomed. I based my design off the music piece No.1 in G minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. The

tempo of the song starts off slow then progresses, and produces a back and forth, high to low rhythm. Then it hits a climax and suddenly everything calms down towards the end. I researched what a sensory garden contained and wanted to incorporate some of those features in my design.

My design intentions where to expose the community to nature, provide gathering space, deliver enclosure, and enhance their 5 senses. This is done through a variety of plant selection, water features, and hardscape elements.

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Roatan Hospital

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Mexican Sabal Palm Sabal mexicana

Natal Plum Carissa macrocarpa

Croton Codiaeum variegatum

Blue Plumbago Plumbago auriculata

Flame-of-the-Woods Ixorea coccinea

Firecracker Jatropha integerrima

Bougainvillea Bougainvillea spectabilis

Laura Ruiz and I worked along fourth year architecture students, Martha Salinas and Cullen Smith. We were in charge of the landscape of the parking lot, main entrances, and around the Roatan Hospital in Honduras. This was a real project located in an island where hurricanes constantly hit

the area. We researched native plantings, climate changes, amount of rainfall, and the locations around the hospital. We chose native plants because they are better adapted to their high speed winds and high salinity in the soil. This would allow little to no maintenance.

We designed a butterfly garden on the terrace, so it can serve as therapeutic for the patients. Near the main building, we designed a playground for the children. We chose a variety of vibrant colored flowers to emphasize the entrance from the road.

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Cut & Fill

CUT TOTAL FILL TOTAL 136.58 SQ FT 171.80 SQ FT 282.36 SQ FT 270.92 SQ FT 605.17 SQ FT 142.56 SQ FT 5095.79 SQ FT 199.04 SQ FT 4025.81 SQ FT 112.38 SQ FT 28.77 SQ FT 57.15 SQ FT 17.34 SQ FT 953.85 SQ FT/27= 35.33 CY 4132.48 SQ FT 3958.59 SQ FT 930.94 CY-35.33 39.73 SQ FT CY=895.61/35.33=25.35*100=2534.98% 4258.42 SQ FT 2284.75 SQ FT 269.69 SQ FT 25135.48 SQ FT/ 27 =930.94 CY

Drawn By:

LETICIA MEZA DETENTION POND AREA 2469.26 SQ FT 1519.27 SQ FT 674.42 SQ FT 1905.56 SQ FT 6568.51 SQ FT/43560=0.15 ACRES

Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture LAND 329/612 Spring 2015

Mixed 95 Use Center

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FILL 270.92 SQ FT

Drawn CUT 4025.81 SQ FT CUT 605.17 SQ FT CUT 5095.79 SQ FT CUT 28.77 SQ FT

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CUT 282.36 SQ FT

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Mixed U Cente FILL 142.56 SQ FT

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Section Cut Detail 1/4" RADIUS AT EXPANSION JOINT EDGES

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SANDBLAST FINISH CONC.

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Pencil Drawings

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Pencil Drawings

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Color Pencil Drawing

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Marker Rendering

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Digital Rendering

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Digital Rendering

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Four Square Design

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Four Square Design

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Photoshop Rendering

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SketchUp Model

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GIS, Photoshop, AutoCad

SYMBOLOGY STUDY

Site Layers

Live Trace

LETICIA MEZA

Greenway

Pervious/ Impervious Surface C

Vegetation Original C’ 0

Building

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Site Context Circulation

Color 16

Topography

Detailed Selection

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SketchUp, Photoshop, Land F/X

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SketchUp, Photoshop

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