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MARJORIE WOODBURY LANDSCAPE PORTFOLIO

Marjorie Woodbury marjorie.woodbury@gmail.com 804 - 854 - 6536


Suburbia Transformed 2.0 competition entry

MARJORIE WOODBURY


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Downtown Art Lot: Mobile, AL Affordable Housing Project: Albuquerque, NM Living Outside the Lines: Birmingham, AL Piazza Mastai Study: Roma, Italia Abanoned Paper Mill: Subiaco, Italia Thesis: Montevideo, Uruguay Resume

CONTACT: Marjorie Woodbury marjorie.woodbury@gmail.com 804 - 854 - 6536

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1. DOWNTOWN ART LOT: MOBILE, AL The Center for the Living Arts bought this vacant lot in downtown Mobile. They wanted a flexible public space in which to serve food, play movies, and have performances. This design finds creative solutions for their wishes.


grassy mound

moveable, flexible stage


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concessions


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Landscapes are performative: Here, the performance of income-generation is explored in an affordable housing complex.

2. AFFORDABLE HOUSING: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO


testing methodologies


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working model photos


The Driving Concept: Income-Generating Landscapes

Street View Elevation


Apple trees along a permeated fence encourage cross-property engagement.

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Gravel parking spaces can be converted into gardening plots if the residents wish.

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Opening up the architecture to create porches provides surveillance over the parking lots. The pecan courtyard connects the apartment buildings. Work benches in the courtyard also provide gathering points. Open style sheds allow residents to work on their cars, creating social engagement and the ability to lock up important parts.

Courtyard Section


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existing home photos

3. LIVING OUTSIDE THE LINES: BIRMINGHAM, AL

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Lumber from Existing Trees:

back wall wood border + deck trim


In the design for the back yard, the privacy fence is removed, replaced by three permeable freestanding walls close to the house, which create an outdoor room. This space provides the privacy sought out by suburbanites, while opening up an ecological corridor behind and around the house. If the entire neighborhood made similar moves, wildlife could move more freely through the Cahaba Heights neighborhood, connecting to the uninhabited forested land surrounding Birmingham. The seating featured here is by industrial designer Rainer Mutsch. Called the Dunes, these are formed from fiber cement, a sustainable concrete made from recycled materials. The fiber cement could be manufactured and formed locally. In the future, most suburbanites will work from home due to advances in technology. This design envisions residents working, playing, and relaxing in the [Living Outside] Permeable Room. [Living Outside] the Lines is a paradigm that interfaces between technology, ecology, and culture.

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4. PIAZZA MASTAI STUDY: ROMA, ITALIA


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Piazza Mastai: a study in observation

Piazza Mastai is one of the lesser known plazas of Rome. However, by close observation, a mosaic of dynamism is revealed.


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5. ABANDONED PAPER MILL: SUBIACO, ITALIA


Understanding Industrial Site Processes: This abandoned paper mill was once the heart of Subiaco, a small mountaintop town outside of Rome. Understanding the landscape processes that occurred here is the first step in redesign.


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6. THESIS: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY


Research Question: How do we design democratic public

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space for humans and nonhumans?

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This project is a series of adjustments to the landscape of a sports plaza in Montevideo, Uruguay. The shift is towards a democratic public space where the urban associations between humans and nonhumans are legible. The purpose is to get beyond the dichotomy between nature and culture. theory

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naturecultures

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a new paradigm that encourages valuing relationships between entities, rather than their classifications, in decision making and design.


Finding associations between humans + nonhumans in the barrio of Prado Nueva Savona: Meadow Grasses Growing Along the Railroad


Meadow grass intensities and corridors in relation to site location:

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Adjustments: removal expansion reframing mass Planting association Grass Species: Eustachys distichophylla Andropogon lateralis

Imperata brasiliensis Panicum prionitis Jarava pseudoichu

Nassella tenuisima Stipa caudata


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Concept: revealing + amplifying natureculture relationships through design adjustments


Plaza + Commercial Corridor Interface Detail:

1930s cut-out concrete

punctured concrete risers

expanded metal treads

concrete sidewalk

expanded metal pathway - swale

gravel path brick seatwall


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Crossing Paths Perspective:


MARJORIE WOODBURY R E S U M E

A L A L MO

REFERENCES

CHARLENE LEBLEU graduate research supervisor + professor ROD BARNETT graduate thesis professor

JEFF PITHAN supervisor at ENVIRON International Corp.

S K I L L S

LANGUAGES native English; fluent Spanish; intermediate French TECHNOLOGY Windows 7; MAC OSX; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; SketchUp Pro; AutoCAD; ESRI GIS; Microsoft Office

213 Kimberly Drive Auburn, AL 36832 marjorie.woodbury@gmail.com

804 - 854 - 6536

leblecm@auburn.edu

706 - 442 - 3063

rjb0012@auburn.edu

334 - 332 - 8183

jpithan@environcorp.com

319 - 491 - 4144


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EDUCATION

AUBURN UNIVERSITY master of landscape architecture

2012

PRINCIPIA COLLEGE bachelor of arts in environmental studies + minor in dance

2009

CHESAPEAKE BAY GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR MARINE + ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

2005

member of Sigma Lambda Alpha honor society with highest honors

completion of competitive H.S. dual-enrollment program

EXPERIENCE

AUBURN UNIVERSITY graduate research assistant

2010

2012

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ENVIRON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION associate

2009

2010

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HOLLY POINT NATURE PARK intern

2007

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PRINCIPIA COLLEGE GREENHOUSE student manager

2005

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AU Raptor Center plant + hydrologic design Montevideo + Buenos Aires public space research Boykin Center design signage

NEPA Environmental Assessment + Phase One Reviews: Reinventing the Crescent, Hargreaves’ New Orleans riverfront design Woldenburg Riverfront Park Project, New Orleans Lafitte Greenway Project, New Orleans

shoreline wetland restoration grounds keeping event management

plant tending + propagation + sales

A B R O A D

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY public space research with professor Charlene LeBleu

ROME, ITALY mini-mester landscape architecture + planning study abroad at the Rome Institute KYOTO, JAPAN undergraduate semester study abroad program with Principia College RAIATEA, FRENCH POLYNESIA four week french immersion A L A L

COMMUNITY

CENTER FOR THE LIVING ARTS invitation only design charrette ASLA AUBURN UNIVERSITY student chapter president

2011 2011 2008 2007 2012 2011

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PEACOCK PLACE downtown Montgomery design charrette

2010

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY spring break build

2009

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A W A R D S

2D STUDIO EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARD competitive landscape arch. student award JACK WILLIAMS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP competitive landscape arch. student award AGC TIGER STORM DESIGN COMPETITION 1st place team member

2008

2012 2011 2010

2012


CONTACT: Marjorie Woodbury marjorie.woodbury@gmail.com 804 - 854 - 6536


Marjorie Woodbury Landscape Portfolio