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manifesto knowledge of a place where you come from

is intertwined with

knowledge of who you are

in other words

landscape shapes mindscape (orr, 1992)

The landscape is a time capsule. It preserves cultures, histories, relationships, identities, dreams, losses, attachments..

Landscape architecture invigorates these components of the day to day.

As a landscape architect, I want to design environments that fortify the mindscape as one experiences the landscape.


contents thesis pg 1-10

invisible visible bonds

professional experience pg 11-14

freelon residence

studios pg 15-20

eliza poole school of the science + arts

pg 21-24

devereaux.meadows park


study abroad pg 25-26

pg 27-32

pg 33-34

playtime in africa.

.exploration.

resume


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invisible visible bonds

developing a sense of place attachment in an urban school environment

adviser: Celen Pasalar School is the center of community, not only in terms of education and social manners but also in terms of its physical characteristics as a site, as well as its context. Urban school environments have a capacity different from those of suburban school environments, most noticeably in terms of space and facilities; as a result they afford varying levels of engagement for children. A small portion of the existing research investigates the role of place attachment and place identity within children’s environments. This study investigated how middle childhood children, at average 11.6 years old, perceive the physical attributes of the urban environment around their schools and how these attributes provide experiences that contribute to the development of place attachment

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According to the Urban Land Institute, urban populations are expected to increase to 300 million in the United States by 2050 (City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change, 31). As a result, demographics of cities are expected to shift, what will the city experience offer to kids and families?

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In general, place attachment is defined as an affective bond between people and specific places. The PPP framework, developed by Scannell + Gifford, synthesizes the definitions of place attachment.

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left: Cognitive development of children during early childhood in three spatial contexts. top: Analysis of key place attachment sites as reported by study participants.

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architecture form scale color parks gardens trees quiet calming peaceful

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left: Design recommendations concerning landmark and experiential features developed from study results. top: Design speculation of school routes in downtown Raleigh based on study results and early childhood needs.

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School routes include technologies to engage users with the urban environment and its elements that encourage place attachment.

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Research showed architectural elements, bridges, and views of the city as key components in developing place attachment. This technology is an example of bringing users into contact with those elements. It is a part of a series of technologies on a route that ask users to build a story with elements of the urban environment.

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freelon residence

firm: Surface 678 project manager: Walt Havener site: Durham, NC During my internship at Surface678 I worked on construction detail documents and a planting plan for a client. The residence is located in a suburban area outside of downtown Durham. The client wanted to maintain as much of the existing woodland on the site. The palette, interspered with warm colors was mingled with textures that match that of the existing woodland.


planting elevation for front yard

planting plan for front yard

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shade garden elevation

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Downtown Raleigh

Boylan Heights Neighborhood

Chavis Park Dix Park

Washington Elementary Caraleigh Neighborhood

South Park Neighborhood


eliza poole school of the science and arts

instructors: Kofi Boone + Carla Delcambre site: Raleigh, NC

5.3 acres

This project speculates on a compact school/park shared use facility suitable for integration into an existing neighborhood. The concept was to create a place that fosters wonder, stimulates imagination, and provides restoration in all users, with a focus on students. Tech-smart art was designed to educate students on ecological issues such as air & water quality. Ecological elements such as swales and wildlife gardens were designed to educate students on stormwater management and ecology.


process

Case study of the Potomac School in Virginia provided lessons in grading/designing outdoor learning environments. Site analysis on mobility connections, contextual land uses, and topography showed areas for improvement. Conceptual ideation inspired by lichen led to a series of form studies guided by design principles.


protective skin

Concept

air circulation

support

form studies

attachment


design components

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Eliza Poole Park/School of Science & Arts PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Manpreet Kaur LAR 582 Grading and Drainage Carla Delacambre and Robby Layton April 28, 2014

Legend BS: Bottom of Stairs BW: Bottom of Wall CB RIM E: Catch Basin Rim Elevation FFE: Finished Floor Elevation TS: Top of Stairs TW: Top of Wall

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2. This project contains technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by indi abilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

3. Ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible rooms and spaces includi ramps, stairs, and curb ramps shall be stable, firm, slip-resistant and shall comply with all applica Handrails on stairs and ramps shall conform to ADA regulations.

4. All areas are to be graded to provide positive drainage as shown on the plans. Unless otherwise tractor shall maintain a 2% slope on vegetated areas and 1% on all paved surfaces. All steps, p seating, and wall tops shall receive a minimum of 1% slope to provide wash. 5. See Rooftop Grading Plan for grading and hardscape information for rooftop gardens.

research

Restorative environments + place attachment can be achieved through: spaces for seclusion/quiet opportunities for exploration activities where children can affect change/immersion connection with nature spaces that can be personalized Wilson, R. “A Sense of Place”`

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grading spaces

Topography was treated as a sculptural feature and stormwater management tool, providing both experiences in art and science, and providing varied spaces and experiences.

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B Pocket swales and grass mounds.

D Monitoring decks that document water quality.


Hayes Barton Neighborhood

Morde Neigh

Cameron Village Neighborhood

Cameron Village

Fred Fletcher Park

Glenwood Neighborhood

Capital Park

Downtown Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh


devereaux meadows park

ecai hborhood

instructors: Carla Delcambre + Robby Layton client: City of Raleigh site: Raleigh, NC

17.7 acres

This studio was a lesson in construction documentation. The brownfield site required remediation and daylighting of its stream. One month was devoted to research, analysis, and schematic design of the site. The remainder of the semester was devoted to creating concise, descriptive, and technically accurate construction documentation. The concept was to provide a park experience unlike those around the site. Providing a refuge within the city to walk during lunch breaks, access to open air tech-smart sculpture, and link the site to the west and east, areas that were blocked off to pedestrians by railroads.


phase 1 site 2.8 Acres

A full set of construction documents was required for 20% of the site.

grading plan

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Elevation model showing boardwalk, paths, stream, and the smart grotto.

boardwalk details

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planting plan

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planting details

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playtime in africa

instructor: Kofi Boone client: Mmofra Foundation site: Accra, Ghana

2 acres

This study abroad experience incorporated three weeks of traveling and workshops and a week of constructing design interventions in Ghana, Africa. The directors of Mmofra Foundation wished to enhance and provide designed elements that connected children with Ghanian culture and promoted physical and mental development in children of all ages. The Playtime in Africa site is located in Accra, Ghana��€™s capitol, within walking distance of a school. Medicinal plants, vegetable gardens, and spaces for outdoor learning and performance can be found on site.


ADINKRA SYMBOLS Calabash is used to create adinkra stamps, which are dipped in dye and used to apply the symbols to cloth. Adinkra symbols are found on all aspects of Ghanaian life, such as furniture, buildings, drums, and clothing. Traditionally, Adinkra symbols were stamped onto funeral cloth. 25


Despite the prevalence of these symbols in daily life elder Ghanaians feel that children are losing ties to traditional cultural elements and their meanings, such as Adinkra. Design

For the Mmofra Foundation site Adinkra symbols served as inspiration for a design intervention. Adinkra walls allow children to enhance motor skills while learning Adinkra symbols and their meanings. Each wall is composed of two upper and lower wood panels that are held together by a pipe, on which the Adinkra blocks are strung. The blocks feature an Adinkra symbol on one side and its meaning on the opposite side.

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exploration

Exploring landscape through sketching, photography, writing, and videography.


sketching: observe + understand

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photography: landscape as surrealism

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writing: the landscape personified

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outside the fence The sluggish movement of the emerald foliage suggests the approaching wind. Other than the random flight and landing of the ducks, the lake is tranquil. The leaves of the aged trees in the background stir steadily. Rabbits scamper along the grass towards the trees as if they know of the spirit that draws near. Before the wind arrives, the clouds envelope the sky with their shades of white and gray, veiling the glowing citrine sun. Leisurely the feelings, memories, and desires settle. As if escaping from the fury of a fuming god the wind surges against the environment. Simultaneously, passion bursts. Languid movement of the foliage transforms into a strong, spirited fervor. Jubilance manifests the atmosphere as the wind gathers momentum and illustrates its fury. Voluminous ripples in the lake cause it to become untamed and fierce. Leaves on the full-grown trees begin to quake as the wind continues to change rapidly as if needing to prove itself. In the backdrop birds take flight from the trees to find a new, more relaxed resting place. The sky colored with white and darkening gray is covered with black spots, due to the relocation of the birds. The grass moves as if it were an audience at a football game. As every blade waves and bows, it substantiates its magnificence to the prevailing atmosphere around it. The transformation of the serene atmosphere evokes stronger feelings, sanguine memories, and aspirations. Even though the wind begins to quiet down, awe remains. Then in a brash movement the branches sway, signaling the return of the determined force. The indomitable wind returns yet again to fulfill its task, encouraging nostalgia. The leaves flutter on the branches as do ambitions. The wind begins to die down again, yet the movement of the rest of the environment does not cease. Everything continues a gentle progression to an unknown ending.

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videography: landscape mindscape storyboard

Short video presenting the concept of place attachment and suggesting its relevance in designing resilient urban environments. https://vimeo.com/120880810

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video sequence

Quote by David W. Orr to provide support for argument

Spilt screen video of landscape and mindscape. The mindscape illustrates an abstract depiction of memory making and the story behind the place attachment

Stark urban environment, narrator questions its role in place attachment

Title scene

Definition for place identity stated

Creating resilient cities is as much about people as environment

Definition for place attachment stated

Spilt screen video of landscape and mindscape in place identity. Mindscape illustrates how the landscape helped to develop an individual’s identity

Credits

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education Master of Landscape Architecture fall 2013- Dec 2015 College of Design, North Carolina State University Study Abroad: Ghana, Africa Summer 2014

Bachelor of arts in Design Studies Aug 2009- May 2013 College of Design, North Carolina State University Study Abroad: Toronto, Canada Summer 2012

MANPREET KAUR 1020 Pueblo Ridge Place Cary, NC 27519 (e) kaur.manpreet@icloud.com (c) 919.271.0553 manpreetkaur.vsco.co

experience College of Design, NCSU Raleigh, NC Aug 2015- Dec 2015 | Teaching Assistant for History in Landscape Architecture

Responsible for grading assignments/tests and researching and preparing lecture material for follow up course.

Surface678 Durham, NC June 2015-July 2015 | Landscape Architecture Intern

Construction document support/redlines, development of residential planting plan, graphic support using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, 3D modeling using Sketchup Pro.

College of Design Research + extension, NCSU Raleigh, NC March 2015- Jun 2015 | Graduate Research Assistant

Establishing an Economic Infrastructure for Eastern North Carolina: Capitalizing on emerging markets in Lenoir County by analyzing, designing, planning spaces for an industrial and recreational use.

College of Design, NCSU Raleigh, NC Aug 2014- Dec 2014 | Teaching Assistant for First Year Experience Studio

Mixed design discipline first year undergraduate studio for which I provided desk critiques, created/ presented skill workshops, and developed/lead the final project.

moise a. Khayrallah center for Lebanese diaspora Studies Raleigh, NC Mar 2013- Mar 2014 | Intern: Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in NC Musuem Exhibition Graphic design of exhibition materials including signage, panels, and infographic.

Natural learning initiative Raleigh, NC Oct 2011- Jun 2013 | Student Assistant

Responsible for administrative tasks such as preparation of workshop and symposium materials (name tags, folders), program set up, ordering and organizing supplies for various events and the office, and material archiving and organization.

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organizations + activities edra conference Los Angeles, CA May 2015

Paper Presentation: “Developing Sense of Place Attachment and Place Identity in Urban School Environments,� EDRA46. Los Angeles, CA, May 27-30, 2015.

Student Advisory Board. Jan 2015- Present

Student Member for Landscape Architecture Department: Prepared prospective student brochure, provide ideas to board on improvements that can be made to the program.

SHIFT: navigation Aug 2014- May 2015

Graphics/production lead: Student created/organized competition in which I created concept/layout and icons/graphics for the competition brief.

Women In LAR Aug 2014- Aug 2015

Communications Chair: Creation, distribution, and management of posters, emails, and social media campaigns. Chair member: Provide ideas and organize resources for events.

Stitch competition Seattle, WA Jan 2014- May 2014

Ideas competition for capping I-405 and connecting downtown to stadium district.

Student ASLA 2014- Present NCSU Student ASLA Chaper Member 2013- Present Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Student Member 2015- Present

honors + Awards 2016 SEED Honorable Mention Excellence in Public Interest Design asla honor award Community Service 2015 NCASLA Merit Award Playtime in Africa- Ghana INternational Studio 2015 sigma Lambda Alpha National Honor Society of Landscape Architecture 2015- Present Wendy L. Olson Fellowship enhancement for public service in landscape architecture April 2015 Africana Studies scholarship march 2014 University scholars program 2009-2013 skills drafting: Autocad graphic: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Sketchup Pro, Vray for Sketchup research + analysis: ArcGIS, GIS Pro, Qualtrics video: After Effects office: iWork for Mac, Microsoft Office other: Model Building, Photography, Videography, Sketching, Screen Printing, Graphic Design

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Manpreet Kaur Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2016