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MAKENA HANSON Landscape Architecture Student Portfolio


“The best way to predict the future is to create it” -Abraham Lincoln


Contents 4-5

Design IV | Landscape Systems Studio | Grey to Green

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Design VI | Community Studio | Refuge

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Design Implementation | Meadow Ecosystem

10-13

Design Implementation | Construction Documentation

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Various Studios | Hand and Digital Model Making


Grey to Green

Design Goals

Zoom-In Site Plan

Systems Studio | State College, PA | Spring 2019 Functional, Tolerant, Inclusive

Tools: ArcMap, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Suite

Sustainable, Attractive

Green Roof -extensive -accessible -retrofit & new Green Alley -pedestrian only -vine walls -intricate paving

Analysis and Synthesis Integrated, Active

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Penn State University

Stormwater Management

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Site Suitability Least Suitable

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Increased Water Quality

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The majority of polluted streams that are the result of urban runoff are downstream from State College. In order to increase stream health downstream from State College, a system of bioretention planters, green roofs, and pocket parks will work to manage stormwater, increase water quality, improve the mental health of students and residents, reduce energy use, reduce air pollution, and improve community aesthetics. All of these factors continue to support the built environment and improve water quality downstream.

Pocket Park -increases green space downtown

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Description: The existing landscape of downtown State College comprises a mix of new and historical infrastructure, rapid development, and vehicular prioritized streets and alleyways. The decline of water quality downstream from State College and the presence of underutilized urban infrastructure informed the proposition of the Grey to Green plan. The proposed landscape system woven into the urban fabric of downtown State College reflects the evolving global narrative of urban areas turning more ecologically, sustainable, and spatially aware.

Bioretention -takes place of on-street parking

Increased Mental

Energy Reduction

Residential

Reduced Air Pollution

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Community Aesthetics

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2x street trees

8 green roofs

Pocket Park

15,000+ sqft bioretention

Green Alley Green Roofs

Green Alley

Pocket Parks

Green Roof Bioretention

Green Roof Typology Section

Green Street Typology Section

Insulation Waterproofing Membrane Growing Medium Sedum, Wildflowers

Bioretention Section

Storm Drain Interception

Bioretention Sidewalk

Bicycle Lane

Vehicular Lanes

Street Trees

Pipe Infiltration

Water Flow

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Refuge

Community Studio | Baltimore, Maryland | Fall 2019 Tools: ArcMap, Rhino, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, Adobe Suite Description: There is no doubt that people in areas in Baltimore, like many cities around the world, suffer from a very low quality of life. In order to help ease the stress that people face when living and growing up with a very low quality of life is to provide a safe, comforting, and inspiring place for them to rewind. Nestled between Spring and Eden Streets in the Washington Hill community of Baltimore, this site design offers a healthy outlet for surging emotions and is intended to engage human senses through the smell of flowers and the sound of moving water, to promote meditative thought by incorporating a deconstructed labyrinth, and to provide a distraction from the outside world. Washington Hill is also known to be the poetry mecca of Baltimore and is the neighborhood where famous poet Edgar Allen Poe passed away. As an homage to Edgar Allen Poe and to the rich poetic history of Baltimore, the site incorporates poetry as a design element and a community engagement technique, as well.

Pollinator Nodes Hill Play

Poetry

Gravel Path

Granite Pavers Water

Pollinator Nodes

Water

Cedar Bench

Gradient Granite Pavers Crushed Stone

Open Space & Hill Play

Hill Play Poetry

Trees

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Stimulation of Senses

Cedar Bench -aromatic -secluded -promotes meditation Pollinator Nodes -aromatic -lively -aesthetic

Paper Birch -seasonally aesthetic -lively -attractive bark Gravel Path -aural -meditative Water Path -aural -meditative

Implementation of Poetry

Maya Angelou

Community Typology

Langston Hughes

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Meadow Ecosystem

Main Pathway

Planting Methods | The Pennsylvania State University | Fall 2019 Tools: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, Photoshop Description: Pennsylvania State University’s Design Implementation curriculum prioritizes teaching students how to create legible construction documentation. However, in order to bring the class full circle, there is still a heavy stress of design thinking and communication. The Meadow Ecosystem is a 4-acre site on the Pennsylvania State University’s campus. This delicate ecosystem has three main areas: warm season forbs and graminoids, cold season forbs and graminoids, and wetland species. With a prioritization on using graminoids for more than half of the species selection for each zone, we are left with pops of color and texture created by the forbs which adds sophistication and elegance to the site.

Birds Eye View

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LEGEND PRAIRIE SEED MIX 1 PRAIRIE SEED MIX 2 MESIC SEED MIX 1 MESIC SEED MIX 3 WETLAND SEED MIX 1

Project:

3B

WETLAND SEED MIX 2 PRAIRIE PLUG DRIFT (2 PLUGS)

Location

UNIVER

MESIC PLUG DRIFT (2 PLUGS) WETLAND PLUG DRIFT (1 PLUG)

Sheet Ti

MEADO

BUILDING OUTLINE PAVEMENT EDGE CONCRETE BENCH EXISTING CONTOURS PROPOSED CONTOURS

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Date:

12/11/201

Sheet:

L-1

SCALE: 1"=20'-0"

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Design Implementation

Treed Plaza | Planting Methods | The Pennsylvania State University | Fall 2018-Fall 2019 Tools: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Earthwork

INSTALL TREE PLUM AND TRUE FOLLOWING PROPER HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES. DO NOT PRUNE LEADER BRANCHES TRIMMED UNTIL 6'6" MIN. CLEARANCE

Description: I have successfully completed three out of four implementation classes that Penn State requires, with the fourth class to be completed this Spring. The three that I have completed are: Site Grading, Stormwater Management, and Planting Methods, with Material Implementation to be taken this Spring. These implementation classes are a critical component in the professional growth for students. The classes that I have taken have allowed me to understand the process of design better, and I have found that I am quite passionate for achieving professional quality construction documentation.

INSTALL TREE PLUM AND TRUE FOLLOWING PROPER HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES. DO NOT PRUNE LEADER BRANCHES TRIMMED UNTIL 6'6" MIN. CLEARANCE

REMOVE TREE WRAP IMMEDIATELY AFTER PLANTING

SOFTWOOD BARK WOODCHIPS STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS) REMOVE TREE WRAP IMMEDIATELY AFTER PLANTING

INSTALL TR

BRANCHES

AFTER SETTING ROOTBALL IN PIT, REMOVE STRING AND BURLAP FROM TOP 31 OF ROOTBALL GALVANIZED STEEL TREE COLLAR

3 8"

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS

SOFTWOOD BARK WOODCHIPS STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS)

9 L-3

UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL

AFTER SETTING ROOTBALL IN PIT, REMOVE STRING AND BURLAP FROM TOP 31 OF ROOTBALL GALVANIZED STEEL TREE COLLAR

3 8"

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS

DUCK BILL ROOT BALL ANCHORS

UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT SUB-BASE 9 L-3

DUCK BILL ROOT BALL ANCHORS

1 1/2'" DOLO 4'x4' CANTE STEEL SUB CATWALK G 24"X12"X2" CAST IN PL AFTER SET

TERRAM 1000 GEOTEXTILE MEMBRANE SILVA CELL SYSTEM (DECK, BASE, AND POSTS)

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT SUB-BASE TERRAM 1000 GEOTEXTILE MEMBRANE SILVA CELL SYSTEM (DECK, BASE, AND POSTS)

2" DOT TYP PLANTING

TOPSOIL AS PER SPECIFICATIONS

UNDISTUR TOPSOIL AS PER SPECIFICATIONS

ANCHORING SPIKES (CONTACT DEEPROOT FOR ALTERNATIVE)

ANCHORING SPIKES (CONTACT DEEPROOT FOR ALTERNATIVE)

GREENLEA

AGGREGATE SUB-BASE

AGGREGATE SUB-BASE

UNDISTURB

UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL

MODULAR SOIL CELLS WITH STEEL COLLAR

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Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

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8

MODULAR SOIL CELLS WITHCOLLAR STEEL MODULAR SOIL CELLS WITH STEEL

COLLAR

Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS)

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS

TERRAM 1000 GEOTEXTILE MEMBRANE 3 8"

STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE S

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONC

HOT DIPPED GALVANIZED STEEL COLLAR

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT SUBBASE

TERRAM 1000 GEOTEXTILE 3 8"

HOT DIPPED GALVANIZE

GALVANIZED STEEL LAG BOLT WITH WASHER AND NUT (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS)

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT

GALVANIZED STEEL LAG B

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STRUCTURAL COLLAR BLOW-UP

3

Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

STRUCTURAL COLLAR BLOW-UP

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INSTALL TREE PLUM AND TRUE FOLLOWING PROPER HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES. DO NOT PRUNE LEADER BRANCHES TRIMMED UNTIL 6'6" MIN. CLEARANCE EXISTING RAMP TO BE RETAINED

INSTALL TREE PLUM AND TRUE FOLLOWING PROPER HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES. DO NOT PRUNE LEADER BRANCHES TRIMMED UNTIL 6'6" MIN. CLEARANCE

REMOVE TREE WRAP IMMEDIATELY AFTER PLANTING

SOFTWOOD BARK WOODCHIPS STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS) AFTER SETTING ROOTBALL IN PIT, REMOVE STRING AND BURLAP FROM TOP 31 OF ROOTBALL GALVANIZED STEEL TREE COLLAR

3 8"

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL

9 L-3

1 1/2'" DOLOMITE GRAVEL 4'x4' CANTERBURY BOLA TREE GRATE STEEL SUBFRAME CATWALK GRATE 24"X12"X2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS CAST IN PLACE CONCRETE FOOTING AFTER SETTING ROOTBALL IN PIT, REMOVE STRING AND BURLAP FROM TOP 31 OF ROOTBALL

DUCK BILL ROOT BALL ANCHORS

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT SUB-BASE

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT SUB-BASE PLANTING SOIL

TERRAM 1000 GEOTEXTILE MEMBRANE SILVA CELL SYSTEM (DECK, BASE, AND POSTS)

EXISTING STEPS TO BE RETAINED

UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL TOPSOIL AS PER SPECIFICATIONS

GREENLEAF'S/GREENBLUE URBAN'S ARBORSOIL

LEGEND

ANCHORING SPIKES (CONTACT DEEPROOT FOR ALTERNATIVE) AGGREGATE SUB-BASE

UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL

ENGINEERED SOIL BOUNDARY UNDISTURBED OR UNCOMPACTED SOIL UNDER ROOTBALL

TREE GRATE 5 L-2

CONCRETE SEATING

7 L-3

7

44

9 MODULAR SOIL CELLS WITH STEEL COLLAR L-3

ROOT PLAN ROOTZONE ZONE PLAN

Project:

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Scale: 1"=10'-0"

Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

Treed Plaza ENGINEERED SOIL WITH TREE GRATE

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Project

ENGINEERED SOIL WITH TREE GRATE

Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

Treed

Location:

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS

STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS)

University Park, PA

Locatio

Unive

Sheet Title:

Technical Planting Plan

24"x12"x2" MODULAR CONCRETE PAVERS

Sheet T

Techn

3 8"

TERRAM 1000 GEOTEXTILE MEMBRANE

GALVANIZED STEEL TREE COLLAR

AFTER SETTING ROOTBALL IN PIT, REMOVE STRING AND BURLAP FROM TOP 31 OF ROOTBALL 3 " HOT DIPPED GALVANIZED STEEL COLLAR 8

STEEL WIRE GRATE (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS)

2" DOT TYPE 1 PAVEMENT SUBBASE

GALVANIZED STEEL LAG BOLT WITH WASHER AND NUT (SEE SHOP SPECIFICATIONS)

SILVA CELL SYSTEM (DECK, BASE, AND POSTS)

Drawn by:

Makena Hanson

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STRUCTURAL COLLAR BLOW-UP

SOIL VOLUME CALCULATIONS

Drawn

Date:

11/7/2019

Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

Maken

Sheet:

5

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TREE PLANTING IN MODULAR SOIL CELLS TREE PLANTING IN MODULAR SOIL CELLS Scale: 1/2"=1'-0"

L-2

Date:

11/7/201

Sheet:

10

L-

PLANTING SCHEDULE

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Design Implementation

Center for Sustainability | Stormwater Management | The Pennsylvania State University | Spring 2019

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Design Implementation

Townhome Community | Site Grading | The Pennsylvania State University | Fall 2019

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Model-Making

Various Studios | The Pennsylvania State University | 2018-2019 Tools: Planer, Jointer, Table Saw, Band Saw, Sander, Router Table, Laser Cutter Description: When it comes to design visualization, model making is extremely effective. With an emphasis in model making during my first- and second-year studios, I have come to love the process of creating a quality model. Furthermore, woodworking is something that I have found quite fun, and that I can see myself spending more time doing in the future.

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“Underneath the Willow”

The weeping willow’s elegant leaves cast a fragile shadow upon her skin, the type of shadow that engenders daydreaming. As she looked up at the fractured sky, she pictured myself far from this “home” she existed in. Unlike the willow tree, she was not incapable. She could surrender. But, like a young willow, her roots are shallow. Yet, she is predetermined to flourish. That is the plan, anyway. Maybe, on one of these sunny days, I will cast my shadow on a reclusive daydreamer. Maybe, she will stay (maybe she will go) … but at least I cast my shadow.


Thank you for your consideration.

Cell | 215-499-2340 Email | makenahanson@gmail.com

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