Meredith Beard | ASLA, LEED Green Assoc., Master of Urban Design 318 East Gaston Street, Apt. 2 Savannah, GA 31401 (current) 703 Mill Pond Boulevard Marietta, GA 30068 (permanent) Phone: 770.845.8555 E-Mail: Beard.email@example.com
Experience JB + A | Planning + Landscape Architecture, Landscape Designer
Aug 2012 – Present
Produced full landscape construction packages for several projects, including specifying material pricing and following detailed requirements put forth by GDOT. Utilized GIS mapping software to analyze onsite opportunities and constraints, and generate analysis maps to discuss design strategies with clients. Evolved designs from conceptual sketches over photographs and/or aerials to full perspective renderings. Savannah Tree Foundation, Contracted Landscape Designer
Aug 2012 – Present
Developed presentations for the Foundation to be utilized during city council and historic review board meetings. Worked on a design strategy for the Historic Candler Oak, thought to be one of the oldest living landmarks in the Savannah area, due to the new and more active nature of adjacent property. Currently developing a conservation plan for Bacon Park Forest, an area threatened by sprawling development patterns. HighGrove Partners, Landscape Design Intern
Apr 2010 – Jul 2010
Generated final renderings, grading plans, planting plans, and construction details from rough concept drawings. Prepared image boards to spark client interest in projects. Documented built projects designed by the company and created a marketing brochure to be distributed to future clients. Also created an extensive PowerPoint presentation to obtain a PUD for a major project. The City of Covington Metropolitan Design Studio, Urban Design Project
Jan 2010 – May 2010
Developed a preliminary planning design for two new compact communities – Almon and Oak Hill – based on the 2050 Build Out Plan, developed to shape future growth by guiding it into towns and economic centers and away from agricultural land. Also held professional meetings with community leaders and invested stakeholders by conducting charrettes. Responsible for creating a comprehensive booklet documenting all of the design work done for the city using InDesign. Athens Clarke County Planning Department, Volunteer
Jan 2009 – Dec 2009
Conducted a feasibility study by thoroughly surveying and analyzing two main roadway corridors for future redesign by documenting obstructions/curb cuts/etc., measuring sidewalk widths, and photographing views from the roadway. More pedestrian friendly concepts were proposed to the ACC Planning Board as well as improvements for cyclists.
Education The University of Georgia – College of Environment and Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, graduated with Honors (3.75 out of 4.0 GPA). HOPE Scholarship was awarded all five years as well as placement on the Dean’s List and named a Presidential Scholar. Savannah College of Art and Design – School of Building Arts
Master of Urban Design (3.81 out of 4.0 GPA). Honors Scholarship awarded in 2012 and 2013 for high academic achievements in required curriculum and was awarded $10,000 towards tuition.
Skills, Honors and Activities Skills – Proficient with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Base knowledge with Land Surveying, Geographic Information Software (GIS) and Revit. Skilled at hand rendering and model making. Design capabilities include site design, grading and drainage, landscape design, streetscapes and plazas, and institutional campus design. Strong verbal and written communication skills, also very organized and efficient. Doris Miller Memorial Design Competition Finalist – Aug 2010 – A $1 million memorial competition held throughout the southeast. Team was selected as a top 5 finalist and rendering printed in local paper to highlight the event. Sigma Alpha Lambda and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society – Jun 2009 – Inducted into two National Leadership and Honors Organizations serving higher education and promoting leadership and excellence in academic life.