LINDSEY TABOR landscape architecture portfolio selected works 2010 - 2015
LINDSEY TABOR landscape architecture portfolio selected works 2010 - 2015 Washington, DC mobile: 317.460.3181 email@example.com
ABOUT ME As a native Hoosier and graduate of Ball State University, I have always gravitated toward the field of design and the arts. I grew up drawing floorplans and doodling in gridded notebooks. Ironically, I entered BSUâ€™s College of Architecture and Planning fully intending on studying architecture - but a witty and inspiring professor of a freshman survey course opened my eyes to the world of landscape architecture and I havenâ€™t looked back since. I have varied work experience ranging from horticultural maintenance on a large art museum campus, to preparing replacement cost assessments for historical structures on a National Park service property, to assisting an educational non-profit in their effort to share the environment with DCâ€™s kids. Most importantly, I have spent the last three years providing residential design services in the DC metro area and have gained valuable experience both in the office and in the field. As a member of a small but nimble firm, I am used to taking on many roles and responsibilities simultaneously - from drawing production, communication with clients, facilitation of the bidding process, construction administration, and beyond. I have an eye for detail and strive to support and educate clients throughout the entire process- from concept to construction completion. To me, a successful project is one that creates beauty, fulfills the clients wishlist, and responds logically to the surrounding environment- and hopefully involves a little fun along the way. Of course, design is constant iteration so I pride myself in being a flexible problem-solver. Outside of work, I am an avid runner, photographer, traveler, book-lover and jewelrydesigner.
RESUME WORK EXPERIENCE
JHLA / JENNIFER HORN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Arlington, Virginia - landscape architectural designer - November 2011 - present
Completes initial site analysis, conceptual design, and all construction documents and supporting drawings for presentation to clients and contractors. Facilitates the bidding/estimating process with local contractors to ensure all designs are built to the firm’s specifications. Acquires all necessary building permits from several municipalities in the DC metro area, each with their own regulations and requirements. Attends all site and design meetings with clients, architects and contractors throughout the design and construction process. Maintains the firm’s social media presence and website.
FYFFE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Arlington, Virginia - landscape designer - January 2012 -July 2012
Completed hand renderings and construction details for various local residential projects. Incorporated AutoCAD layout drawings into the work flow in an otherwise hand-oriented office. Maintained the firm’s library of source imagery and reference material. LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION Washington, DC - Kingman Island intern - September 2011 - December 2011
Assisted with environmental projects on an island in the Anacostia River. Redesigned the park map, website, and incorporated social media into the non-profit’s strategy.
CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Sulphur, OK - Landscape architecture intern - June 2011- Sept. 2011
Maintained NPS assets & locations in Facility Management Software System. Created important GIS data using a mobile GPS unit and ESRI’s ArcMap to reassess land values. Estimated replacement costs for historical structures dating to the CCC era.
INDIANAPOLIS PARKS & RECREATION
Indianapolis, IN - Park planning intern - May 2010- Aug. 2010
Completed conceptual design for community and regional parks in the area. Catalogued and portrayed survey responses for proposed Indianapolis greenway in ArcMap. Updated all 200 park maps in AutoCAD to reflect recent development & construction.
INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
Indianapolis, IN - Horticulture intern - May 2009- Aug. 2009
Maintained the 152-acre museum campus with full-time horticulture staff. Assisted with the design & implementation of a demonstration rain garden in a high-traffic area.
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture ‘11 Cum Laude French Minor
BSU WORLD TOUR 4 / POLYARK 18
Visited 25 countries in 4 months with 40 students & 2 professors Emphasis on architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning Maintained a full course load in theory, analytical drawing, culture, and design Aided customers with appropriate plant selection
SISTER-CITY FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Crans-Montana, Switzerland - Summer 2005
Gained proficiency in the French language through daily interactions with a host family Explained the American culture to a Swiss counterpart student and hosted them locally
ACTIVITIES, EVENTS AND HONORS 2011- present 2013 2011 2006- 2011 2006– 2009 2009 2008 2006
Active member of AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA) & POTOMAC CHAPTER ASLA EXPO attendee, Boston LABASH CONFERENCE attendee, Purdue University, IN DEAN’S LIST recognition - 7 semesters President of the BSU WOMEN’S LACROSSE CLUB WORD TOUR 4 / POLYARK 18 Scholarship recipient GARDEN CLUB OF INDIANA, INC. Scholarship recipient BSU PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP recipient Academic All-American high school women’s lacrosse
SKILLS AND TALENTS Proficiency in AutoCAD, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchup Moderate exposure and training in ArcGIS Strong interest in the outdoors and motivated desire to protect the natural environment Dedicated and health-conscious young professional who wants to enjoy her work An avid runner, photographer, traveler, book-lover and jewelry-designer
01. PROFESSIONAL BUILT WORK
03. UNDERGRADUATE WORK
ROCK CREEK RESIDENCE
CHEVY CHASE VILLAGE GARDEN
HOMETOWN, U.S.A. STREETSCAPE
02. PROFESSIONAL SCHEMATIC WORK SEATTLE WATERFRONT CONNECTION ARLINGTON CONTEMPORARY
ALEXANDRIA MID-CENTURY MODERN
CAPITOL HILL ENTERTAINING
01. PROFESSIONAL BUILT WORK
KALORAMA TERRACE Washington, DC 0.07 acre
Created for a client who has enjoyed extensive travels around Asia, the design is inspired by an Eastern garden aesthetic and features a series of water elements. Water travels for the length of the garden from the upper pool, through a shallow rock-lined rill and into the lower pool, where it recirculates to begin again. Materials like thermal bluestone paving, ipe fencing, and thin dark stone veneer were chosen to continue the Asian-inspired theme throughout. A simple ipe fence keeps the small garden space visually and acoustically private from the street and the sound of rushing water further separates the garden from the public realm. Plantings are restricted inside a raised bed and thin bed behind the water rill due to “patronage” by the owner’s dog. Lotuses and lilies thrive in the upper pool while hydrangeas and hardy perennials fill the raised planting bed. The bed’s edge serves as improvised seating during cocktail parties and other gatherings in the garden.
ROCK CREEK RESIDENCE Washington, DC 0.72 acre
Following an architectural renovation on this home for a young family, the landscape was also improved in order to provide ample entertaining and play space. A new stone terrace at the rear of the home aligns with the upper great room and features a wood-burning fire pit, with views toward the rear of the property and Rock Creek Park. Stone seat walls surround the terrace spaces and boulder steps lead down to the edge of the property. Due to the clientsâ€™ concerns for elderly and handicapped family members, two shallow ramps allow handicapped access from the homeâ€™s basement to the rear terrace. Custom aluminum handrails along the way allow for added security. This project was topographically-challenging and a valuable exercise in grading. All efforts were made to balance the amount of soil cut and filled on the site. Architectural Associates.
CHEVY CHASE VILLAGE GARDEN Chevy Chase, MD 0.21 acre
Completed in tandem with an extensive renovation of the homeâ€™s interior, this project was an exercise in satisfying local codes regarding lot coverage and surface permeability while maximizing usable space. By installing brick garden walls along the rear property line, the clients gained privacy from their neighbors and the noticeable slope in the back yard was replaced with flat planes of lawn and paving. The clients received their wishlist of items including outdoor storage, a flat lawn for their growing kids, and a terrace for entertaining business colleagues. Architectural renovation by Cunningham Quill Architects.
02. PROFESSIONAL SCHEMATIC WORK
ARLINGTON CONTEMPORARY Arlington, VA 0.16 acre
This project began with the creation of a property master plan (opposite) for a client in the Clarendon area. While the front facade of the home is rather traditional, the rear facade (by McInturff Architects) invites a more modern approach to the landscape. The proposed landscape design includes curvilinear Corten elements in the planting beds, built-in seating at the deck and an improved rear terrace. Phase 1 is complete and consisted of elements immediately adjacent to the rear facade: the reconstruction of the rear deck and installation of built-in seating and a Corten steel raised planter. The custom carpentry and Corten steel woodburning fire pit anchors the space for gathering at one edge, while future garden improvements will be the backdrop by which to entertain guests.
ALEXANDRIA MID-CENTURY MODERN Alexandria, VA 1.5 acres
Currently in the master planning stage, this project is an exciting one due to the mid-century architectural style by Charles M. Goodman. Located at the top of Seminary Hill with views of Old Town, the property is steep and expansive for the area. The renovation of the entry courtyard and the rear terrace are major priorities, while the outer limits of the property will remain untouched. Proposed elements include a linear water feature, allee of cherry trees, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, lap pool, and lower lawn. Master planning was completed in conjunction with Cook Architecture.
CAPITOL HILL ENTERTAINING Washington, DC 0.03 acre
While a humble and small space, this rear garden is typical of Washington, DC row houses. The design-savvy and young clients were seeking a garden design that would complement the newly-constructed detached garage, complete with a bigscreen TV and collapsible Nanawall that opens to the garden. Thornless honey locust trees, with their narrow canopy and small leaf litter, create dappled shade over a series of 24â€?x24â€? stone pavers on grade. Perennials including baptisia, coreopsis, echinacea, muhlenbergia, and little bluestem fill the remainder of the space along the fence line.
03. UNDERGRADUATE WORK
BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT Indianapolis, IN 140 acres
Completed as a senior capstone project, this was an opportunity to explore bioremediation strategies and their use in the conversion of a dilapidated manufactured gas plant into an urban park space. Appropriate plant selection and planning for visitors’ safety were key components of the design process. The park’s design centers around the “scar” that runs throughout the property, planted with grasses and other plant species that naturally absorb heavy metals and remediate existing soil. Some of the proposed species include white poplar, purple coneflower, switchgrass, red maple, red twig dogwood, willow, and gray birch.
WORLD TOUR 4 / POLYARK 18
25 countries - 4 months - 40 students - 2 professors
During the spring 2010 semester of my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to travel the world with a group from BSUâ€™s College of Architecture and Planning. Emphasis for the entire trip rested on exploring principles of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning throughout other cultures. Essentially a backpacking trip, it was fast-paced and educationally rigorous. Extensive assignments for a full course load on design, theory, history, and analytical drawing were completed on planes, trains, camels, hotel room floors, and buses. All images displayed here were completed in the field. Throughout the trip, I absorbed as much about the built environment as I could. I learned to navigate a new foreign city every 2 days and was exposed to a wide range of design principles, cultures, religions and attitudes, all of which have changed the way I see the world. I credit this trip with making me a more well-rounded and worldly person and designer.
HOMETOWN, U.S.A. STREETSCAPE DESIGN Muncie, IN Urban design
In an effort to revitalize a struggling downtown core of a college town, I proposed an arts and design district featuring unique performance spaces and reuse of existing vacant buildings. Alleys become exhibition halls, courtyards become stages, and the vehicular corridor is returned to primarily pedestrian domain. Street furniture highlights the arts by incorporating art utensils into structure - a paint palette is a chair, a microphone a bollard, and a pencil a sign post. GIS software was employed to create the initial district plan (bottom right). From there, AutoCAD and Sketchup allowed me to create the master plan (opposite, left). Digital renderings evoke the lively, artistic spaces.
SEATTLE WATERFRONT CONNECTION Seattle, WA Urban design
This project coincided with Seattle’s call for professional bids to redesign its waterfront following the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. While inspired by opportunities and constraints that James Corner Field Operations and other bidders pinpointed, our group explored ways in which to encourage Seattleites to return to the waterfront and regain the public realm. Once a master plan and framework was created as a group, each individual completed a site design for one segment of that plan. The site plan displayed on these pages is of the “fulcrum”, the point at which visitors and residents alike would intersect along the water. It features a floating pier that allows visitors to reach constructed islands off the shore. Project Goals: 1. Expand the public realm outward into Elliott Bay and create a greater connection with the water. 2. Promote interaction with water through education and recreation. 3. Provide space for gathering at all scales. 4. Emphasize points where east west connections meet the waterfront. 5. Allow uses along the corridor to determine placement of the new surface road. 6. Maximize use of the void corridor left behind by the viaduct.