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MEGAN SCHOONMAKER 4017 SEMINOLE COURT, CHARLOTTE, NC, 28210 MASCHOO@G.CLEMSON.EDU (704)910-9901


Quail Hollow Country Club EXPERIENCE I worked as a horticulture intern during the redesign of the course for the 2017 PGA Championship and 2021 Ryder Cup. My job included planting plans for the new holes, tree inventory, and landscape maintenance. Summer 2016 The Lodge: A Sportsman’s Grill I run all of the restaurants social media and marketing campaigns. This includes the design of their menu’s, logos, website, and all branding images. I was promoted to this position after being a hostess at their original location for 3 years. 2012-Present

EDUCATION Clemson University

I am a Landscape Architecture major with a dual minor in Sustainability and Horticulture. I am in the Calhoun Honors College. I currently have a 3.7 GPA and will be studying abroad in Barcelona during the spring (2017) semester. 2014-Present Charlotte Country Day School In my time at Country Day I was elected captain of the golf team and also to the board of my school’s Environmental Awareness Council. 2000-2014

AWARDS Don Collins Founders Award 2015-2016

Clemson University Honors List 2015-2016

Clemson University Deans List 2015-2016

The H.C. and L.C. Mickel Endowment 2016-2017

LEADERSHIP Secretary: Clemson University ASLA 2015-Present

Senator: Housing Association 2015-2016

SKILLS Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Premiere Pro AutoCAD

Rhino ArcGIS Vectorworks Drafting Sketchup

Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word Powerpoint 3D Modeling


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Fall 2016 Studio Project

HIGWAY 76 REGIONAL DESIGN

The goal of this project was to create a narrative or consistent theme stretching along Highway 76 from the I-85 exit to Clemson University. This theme or “branding” of the corridor is achieved in the design through repetition of materials, and by calling attention to commonly overlooked infrastructure such as railways in a way that brings the community together all the while paying homage to the things that built the community in the first place. The goal of this project is made up of three parts: Establish community gathering locations, create a theme or branding strategy, and bring people back to the roots of the area. Highway 76 is largely about the destination rather than the journey. Most people just drive along it to get to Clemson or to I-85. The goal of this project is to sustainably add spaces that compel people to stop and interact with the space and the people. These spaces were designed using a material that calls attention to the area’s train infrastructure. Clemson has the distinct role of being one of the stops on the Crescent train route. This route goes all the way from New York to New Orleans, and it brings a lot of people through the area. Back when the Carolina Panthers NFL team used to play in Clemson’s football stadium the train used to bring people in to town to see the games. This being an agriculturally heavy economy, the trains have also been used to import and export goods from the region. As a result of all of these things, the train is an integral part of the area’s culture. Bringing the train line into the spotlight through this design proposal is something that is long overdue. The design process was sustainable because of the extensive analysis of the region. Population, climate, school locations, transportation routes and many other topics were looked at before the design strategy was even conceptualized. All of the needs of the area were factored in to coming up with a design strategy, meaning that a lot of options were considered. Overall the decision was to implement the idea of branding and community in the design process through repetition of materials and the integration of the Milliken development.


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Spring 2016 Studio Project

SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL FEED AND SEED The Swamp Rabbit Trail Feed and Seed project was based in downtown Greenville, South Carolina in an underused and run-down part of town. The goal of the project was to revitalize the site, which is located along a 16 mile bike trail that follows the Reedy River, an help to solve the “food desert problem of the surrounding impoverished area.

The lot that was purchased by the Feed and Seed organization is a challenge because it is located in the Reedy River flood zone. This problem is particularly important because the Reedy River is not sanitary and it is not safe for human interaction. This means that all of the planting plots have to be removable in case of a flood. The planters also had to be raised because the site used to be a train loading facility and, as a result, the soil is contaminated by coal ash, therefore is not safe for agricultural practices. All of these challenges were addressed through raised, modular planting beds and a flood proof deck. One of the most important aspects of the location of the Feed and Seed is that it backs up to Greenville’s longest bike trail, The Swamp Rabbit Trail. This trail is used daily by thousands of bikers, joggers, and casual pedestrians. It spans all the way from Furman University to downtown Greenville. Because of this, it was important that the site allowed for bike access and curb appeal not from the street side, but rather from the view of the bike trail, which was unique.


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Fall 2016 Design Implementation Project

MAGNOLIA HALL CONSTRUCTION DOCS Magnolia Hall is a residential building located in central South Carolina. The building is a replica of the plantation known as Oak Alley in New Orleans, Louisiana. The current conditions of the landscape at Magnolia Hall are completely bare and underwhelming in contrast to the impressive home.

The goal of this project was to design a landscape that met the needs of the family that resides on the site, while matching the vernacular of the stately home and respecting traditional plantation layouts. One of the main problems was that the site was supposed to be modeled exactly after the Oak Alley Plantation, but much of the vegetation at the plantation is well over a century old. All of the vegetation at Magnolia Hall would have to be brand new which would completely change the feel of the site, as would all of the modern features that the family requested such as a pool, a tennis court, and a fountain.


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Fall 2015 Studio Project

WESTMINSTER PARK PROJECT

Westminster Middle School as well as the town of Westminster do not have many public spaces designated for outdoor learning and interaction. The Westminster Park Project is a designed space for students and community members alike to get outside and experience their surroundings. The park features a picnic area located next to the river, an amphitheater for outdoor classes, and a native plant garden. All of these features as well as multiple open fields and places to sit, will help to draw people outside and have them interact with each other and the environment around them.


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Summer 2016 Quail Hollow Country Club Internship

HOLE NUMBER ONE PROPOSED PLANTINGS This internship involved landscape maintenance, tree inventory of over 400 trees, and creating planting plans and renderings during the reconstruction of the course for the 2017 PGA Championship.


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Various Dates N Clemson University

ADDITIONAL ASSORTED PROJECTS

These are small side projects that helped with research and to improve skills in programs such as Adobe, SketchUp, and AutoCAD

Peter Walker Study: Feature Wall

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Feed and Seed: Floating Planter


Adobe Illustrator: Snapchat Geofilters


Adobe Photoshop: Restaurant Branding

Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2016  

A collection of works from my first three years at Clemson University (through Fall 2016 Semester).

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