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M E L I K A G H AV VA S

PORTFOLIO PLANNING & URBAN DESIGN


PROFESSIONAL University of Cincinnati Planning + Design + Construction

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Planning/ Architectural Intern

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Cincinnati, OH

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2017- Present

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University of Cincinnati

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MELIKA GHAVVAS 1275 Berkshire Court, Maineville, Ohio 45039 (513) 330-0724 ghavvama@mail.uc.edu https://issuu.com/melikaghavvas https://www.linkedin.com/in/melika-ghavvas-115974150/ https://elikaghavas.wixsite.com/melikaghavvas

Graduate Assistant Cincinnati, OH

“I am an innovative and detail-oriented, entrylevel professional who is enthusiastic and confident to resolve urban planning and urban design issues. I use my knowledge and skills in establishing the process that makes successful development possible. My desire is how to make a place better by bridging the gap between planning, design, architecture, and real estate. I use my best abilities to succeed and be a partner at the overall contribution to the success and advancement of the company.�

2017- Present

BNS Studio Architectural Intern Tehran, Iran June - October 2015

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ject planning & design. Preparing planning proposals for outdoor and or spaces on campus.

EDUCATION + Master of Community Planning University of Cincinnati

g project goals, evaluating concept feasibility, schematic design, preparing GIS maps

Cincinnati, OH

on, slope, land use, zoning, etc.), preparing design alternatives, selecting products,

2017 - May 2019

rawings, graphics and diagrams. Projects: Sculpture Studio, University Ave gate,

+ Bachelor of Architectural Engineering

ont College lobby and dinning, 60 West Charlton.

Azad University, Tehran Central Branch

ce planning. Analysis of how the space is to be used, defining the zones ulation pattern, and furniture layouts. ts: Wolfson ceramic lab, McMicken Hall classrooms, Title IX offices, Student g service, etc. earched comparable precedent projects to inform project considerations. ts: Uptown innovation district. Wolfson lab, Student success center. tributed in UC Bicentennial Projects. ned a statue covering a stack in Bearcat Plaza. tributed in revising UC Climate Action Plan. tributed in drafting “Scooter Policy� on Campus. ised GIS maps for bike racks on campus. Updated campus outdoor art tion data in GIS.

Tehran, Iran 2009 - 2014

SKILLS + Software Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office Sketch Up ArcGIS AutoCAD

duate Assistant for Mary Beth McGrew University Architect and r AssociateVice President rched in topics such as Architectural Flexibility, City and software ams, Parametric planning & design.

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Physical Design

S & AWARDS

Familiar with Rhino & Revit

+ Professional & Social Skills Collect & Analyze & Interpret Data Prepare Maps & Graphics & Renders Prepare Reports Client Interaction Patience Communicative Easy going

an Land Institute Hines Competition

Team work

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Flexible

an Land Institute Al. Neyer Cincinnati Competition

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Competition

English

arded Scholarship from University of Cincinnati School of Planning

HOBBIES

arded Scholarship from Karma Tri-State Organization

arded Scholarship from University of Cincinnati School of Planning

& PARTICIPATIONS

west Regional Sustainability Summit Conference

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CONTENTS


URBAN PLANNING & URBAN DESIGN SYNTHESIS AT THE BANKS

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ULI Hines Competition Location: Cincinnati, OH 2019 | Team Work

CONVERGE CINCY

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ULI Al. Neyer Local Competition Location: Cincinnati, OH 2018 | Team Work

UPTOWN WELCOME HOME | INNOVATION DISTRICT

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Planning Workshop Location: Cincinnati, OH 2018 | Team Work

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MT. WASHINGTO NEIGHBORHOOD STUDY Methods of Physical Planning Location: Cincinnati, OH 2018 | Team Work

WHITE WATER TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMET

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Methods of Physical Planning Location: White Water Township, OH 2018 | Team Work

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL WORKS

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PLANNING + DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION OFFICE ( UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI) Projects: Sculpture Studio - Clermont Lounge & Dining Stack covering Bearcat Plaza - White Water Shaker Feild Study 2017 - 2018


URBAN PL ANNING & URBAN DESIGN MCP - UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI


SYNTHESIS

AT THE BANKS

ULI Hines Competition Project Location: Cincinnati, OH January 2019 | Team Work Lauren Bihl (MCP) Pejman Bahramipour (MCP) Jianna Lee (MArch) Nick DiNunzio (Real Estate)

Introduction Synthesis at The Banks is a strategy that combines Cincinnati’s existing appreciation for culture with its vibrant riverfront, creating an active and walkable urban neighborhood.

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Regional Cultural Context

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Cincinnati’s historic identity as the Midwest’s gateway to the north has allowed it to absorb countless cultures that have blended into a unique synergy. Synthesis captures the rich culture, creativity, and lifestyle that already exist in the city and provides an opportunity to experience it amidst the backdrop of Cincinnati’s refined riverfront and regal skyline. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is another such cultural asset, resting on the city’s doorstep at the base of the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge. Synthesis builds off of this anchor institution, creating a Cultural Corridor along Freedom Way that offers a variety of ways to experience the unique Cincinnati culture. The Queen of the West Culture Center is home to the renown Cincinnati Ballet as well as local professional African dance company Bi-Okoto and LGBTQ youth choir Diverse City. Mosaic Ethnic Food Hall is also a place to actively participate in a variety of cultural culinary traditions.

C U LT U R E LIFEST YLE CREATIVITY

Concept

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Cultural Corridor Looking at Mosaic Food Hall (Ethnic Food Hall)

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Cultural Corridor Looking at Queen of the West Cultural Center

Sustainability

Stormwater Management

Solar Panel

Social/ Diversity

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FREEDOM PARK Freedom Park as a connector (connecting downtown to the banks), is a vibrant hub of activity, providing residents, employees, and visitors with a variety of entertainment. Diagram shows the programming for Freedom Park which consists of diverse activities; day and night, and for all seasons.

Relation To Culture During the Zinzinnati Oktoberfest the Park becomes the heart of the festival, bringing together food, people, music, and beer. “What is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati? Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Amazon, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. Source: http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/about/about-oktoberfest

Images from: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2016/09/19/chamber-650k-attendedoktoberfest-zinzinnati/90692150/

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Real Estate PHASE 1 - CREAT THE CONNECTION

105,620

Office (sf) Retail (sf)

52,810

Park (sf)

166,938

Parking Garage (sf)

541,479

OVERVIEW

2021 - 2022

Bridge the divide between the Central Business District and the riverfront by constructing Freedom Park across Fort Washington Way. The Fort West and The Fort East co-working hubs border the edges, creating a walkable environment with ground-level retail. Extend the Central Riverfront Garage to cover parcels B, C, and D to bring future development out of the floodplain. TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST

PHASE 2 - SYNTHESIZE THE CULTURE

$127,005,458

323,188

Office (sf) Retail (sf)

56,912

Cultural Center (sf)

70,913

Education (sf)

113,278

OVERVIEW

2023

Build Queen of the West Culture Center to be the new home of the Cincinnati Ballet as well as Bi-Okoto African Dance and Diverse City LGBTQ Choir. Introduce Mosaic Ethnic Food Hall as a vibrant fusion of cullinary multiculturalism. Construct Alliance Center as a collaborative, educational force with Ensemble Tower in the same block hosting a fitness club, offices, and a banquet hall. TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST

PHASE 3 - INTEGRATE THE LIFESTYLE

$42,878,383

Office (sf)

51,000

Retail (sf)

31,838

Hotel (sf)

107,008 Hotel Rooms Total Number of Keys

Multi-Family (sf)

195 422,979

Units Total Number of Units Total Affordable Units Total Market Rate Units

OVERVIEW

440 44 396

2024

Construct Horizon Flats to accommodate demand for a walkable lifestyle with a scenic view. Establish Essence Hotel, with its rooftop bar The Lookout, as one of the top-rated places to stay for visitors who come to experience Cincinnati’s culture. Develop a Lime scooter ‘lifestyle storefront’ focused on community engagement and rider education with offices above. TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST

$127,472,784

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Land Use

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CONVERGE CINCY (L&N LOOP DEVELOPMENT) ULI Al. Neyer UC Local Competition Project Location: Cincinnati, OH October 2018 | Team Work Pejman Bahramipour (MCP) David Krehbiel (Real Estate) Louis March (Real Estate) Nikesh Patel (Real Estate)

Converge Cincy will turn a once underutilized land into one of the newest destinations that embodies the “Live, Work, Play” lifestyle. This mix-use development will have the feel of a young and vibrant community with luxury apartments, innovative office space, highend dining and shopping, and extravagant nightlife.

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Urban Context Analysis & Development Phasing The site for our proposed development is located at 640 East Pete Rose Way. It is comprised of 3 parcels in the southeast section of downtown Cincinnati. The site’s location in the central business district (CBD) allow

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Site Plan Our development consists of 3 main buildings. Going southwest to northeast they include; A 10,980 SF grocery center with additional elevated, structured parking. Fusion - A 110,850 SF mixed-use building, including first floor retail, a three-story coworking office space, three stories of residential units. The Landing - A 304,103 SF building containing all residential units, with the exception of first floor retail space.

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Architectural Character

In total, the Converge Cincy contains 268 residential (299,012 SF), 3 floors of co-sharing office space (45 SF), a 2-story grocery store (10,980 SF), and 35,5 additional retail (primarily mixed dining and entertain establishments). Completion of the project will occu stages – residential in Phase 1, and grocery/office/ dential in Phase 2,

The acquisition of these parcels provides m opportunities that Converge Cincy looks to take adva of: The location of the parcels as a “landing” spo pedestrians accessing the Purple People Bridge Newport, KY. The proximity to entertainment and lifestyle amen such as Great American Ballpark. A growing community of millennials looking to move mixed-use, urban developments.

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UPTOWN WELCOME HOME (INNOVATION CORRIDOR) Planning Workshop Project Location: Cincinnati, OH October - December 2018 | Team Work Scott Jacobs Regan Noppenberger Lin Han Adam Kapuscinski

The 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan posits that Cincinnati “is well situated to become a climate haven� and a center of population and economic growth during the next several decades. Uptown is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this in-migration and to become a great place to live. Uptown is poised to become a thriving urban center and destination.

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The Uptown area has the potential to become Cincinnati’s Innovation District, but in order to achieve this transition existing problems must be identified and addressed with transformative solutions and objectives that are mutually supportive.

Current Issues • Uptown is segregated by use; residential, commercial, open space, and institutional districts are disconnected. • There is a lack of family housing and family-friendly amenities. • Parks, recreational spaces and green spaces in Uptown are underutilized. • Despite the agglomeration of academic and institutional resources, there is a lack of innovative office development that encourages the transfer of ideas.

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Vision Statement: A well-connected, livable and healthy neighborhood is outlined for the future of the Uptown Innovation Corridor. Planning Goals

Connectivity: Increase connectivity within the corridor and to key outer nodes.

Housing: Increase livability throughout all of Uptown.

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Green Space: Improve and connect green spaces and encourage greater use.

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Corridor is home to a world-famous Zoo where innovation action. It is home to major hospitals and the patients and se trying to heal. It is home to students, professors, and s who are setting trends, who are demonstrating what is hinking boldly about what might become. Several of these reflected in this proposal. Transportation improvements e on automobiles and create green spaces and streets e dense neighborhoods and business districts. Economic expand with a growing population.

Housing stock is greatly expanded and made more affordable. The future of Uptown would include green streets and parks busy with pedestrians and visitors. It would include destinations and services within walking distance of transportation hubs, and would enjoy connectivity with Downtown by streetcar and with suburbs and city parks by green pathways and parkways. The vision described here for transportation, housing, green space and economic development supports long-term, sustainable growth and development that prioritizes the health, happiness and quality of life for current and future populations who live, study, work, and heal in Uptown.

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Site Plan at I-71 & MLK Intersection To anchor the new Innovation Corridor, a proposal for the eastern site that supports this transformation is presented here in Uptown, Welcome Home. The proposal is centered not around roadways, but rather around a new Uptown Axis Park and Transit Hub. The primary feature of this new central green space is a daylighted historic stream, Ross Run, which was buried long ago in culverts and concrete. Innovative personal rapid transportation moves residents and commuters into and through Uptown. Growing residential populations become customers in the new Uptown economy. The park and the site will be the core of a place to live, work, study, and heal.

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Streetcar station, connecting Uptown, Downtown, and places in between

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Light rail station, connecting to suburbs and Cincinnati International Airport

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Covered pathways make transit connections quick and easy

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Bike garage and facilities, encouraging alternative transportation

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PRT lines connect to other forms of transit and parking, reducing reliance on cars and trucks within Uptown

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Expanded pedestrian access, road crossings, plazas

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Separated bike/alternative electric vehicle (scooters) lane

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Livibility

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Uptown Axis Park creates a desirable residential development zone

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Amenities include commercial strip along eastern edge of the stream including farmer’s market

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Multi-faith cultural center

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• Maximize passive, low maintenance “softened” green landscape • Daylighting of historic Ross Run enhances performance of the built environment with stormwater runoff reduction, using stormwater rather than diverting it • Connects people with nature in a very dense urban setting As a central feature of the Uptown Axis Park, a daylighted segment of Ross Run will add an amenity that provides both natural beauty and utility. Stormwater will be detained and directed through a series of smaller water features at the parcel scale that will allow property owners to demonstrate, in real time, a commitment to sustainable development. These smaller scale water features discharge directly to a daylighted stream segment with pools, runs, and riffles that will react to precipitation conditions but be designed to provide continuous, flowing surface water. 36


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• Clustering of office space near common green space and plazas encourages interaction and sharing of ideas.This isorganized near the highway for optimal visibility and ease of access. • Innovation Park will display new work projects and encourage networking. • Exploratorium and ShareSpace contribute to inspiring innovative atmosphere and connect outside communities,including kids, with work taking place in the corridor 37


MT. WASHINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD STUDY Methods of Planning Project Location: Cincinnati, OH January - March 2018 | Team Work Laura Zeck

Mount Washington is a neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio. Little Miami River and Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field are the major features close to this neighborhood.It is located about ten minutes east of Downtown via Columbia Parkway and Beechmont Avenue, or a slightly longer drive via Riverside Drive and Kellogg Avenue, to Salem Avenue and up Sutton Avenue or Beacon Street. It is served by the 24, 30X, and 81X Metro bus routes.

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Growth Pattern Between 1932 and 1956, Mt. Washington saw instant growth. Instant growth, defined by Michael Southworth and Peter Owens in the article “Evolving Metropolis: Studies of Community, Neighborhood, and Street Form at the Urban Edge” is “the rapidpace of creates a sense of single or all-at-once transformation (Studies of, 1993). Between 1932 and 1956 the majority of Mt. Washington was developed. The development took place on the south and southeast areas of the neighborhood. During the period from 1932 to 1956, World War II ended and there was a lot of residential building(Mt. Washington, 2007). From 1956 to 1975 the development slowed. From 1975 to 2015 there was very little development. The largest development that happened during this period was from 1990 to 2001 when a new subdivision was added to the northeast periphery of the neighborhood.

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Mt. Washington Population Density Changes between 1970 and 2016

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Existing Land Use Map

Land use and zoning in Mt. Washington corresponds to the types of land cover. Comparisons of two types of maps, land use and zoning, indicates that considering the proximity of our neighborhood to Little Miami River and Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field, we can conclude the pattern of land use and zoning tries to balance the community needs and growth, the ecological health of the neighborhood,and resiliencyof the neighborhood.

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Existing Zoning Map

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Central Business District Today the central business district is all commercial. The south west block of the central business district was predominantly built between 1932 and 1956. While the southwestt blotck of the central business district was predominantly built between 1990 and 2001. The northeast block of the central business district was built between 1956 and 1970. It is evident, especially on the southwest block south of Corbly Street that the buildings

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Mount Washington - Creamy Whip & Bakery 1957 - Now

Source: Creamy Whip Facebook page

Source: Google Maps

Mount Washington - Water Tower 1940 - Now

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Source: Google Maps

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Existing Land Use- Neighborhood Business District

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Map of Parcel Information for Mt. Washington Central Business District

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Classification of Urban Street Hierarchy The traffic is not distributed well through the street system. According to the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments Traffic Counts data, most of the traffic is located along Beechmont Ave. Five out of the seven traffic counts for Mt. Washington are located along Beechmont Ave. Moreover, there is a traffic one count dot in the middle of the neighborhood in the central business district and two located near Archbishop McNicholas High School, Guardian Angels School, and Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary.

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Connectivity The street network is very interrupted. There are only 51 intersections per square mile. Not having very many connections means residents are not able to walk to where they need to go, instead they have to drive. Also, culde-sacs make up %19.5 of the total length of all the streets in the neighborhood. Since almost %20 of the streets are not connected to each other, it negatively affects the pedestrian environment and walkability. There are sixteen access points in the neighborhood and an average of 0.98 miles between each access point. Having an average of 0.98 miles between each access point does not indicate very good external connectivity, however the west side of the neighborhood is bounded by wooded area and the little Miami river so there are no external access points on that side of the neighborhood. development.

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Conclusion: Mt. Washington is a residential suburban-style community which mainly developed before 1975. The community is fairly stable and has not seen much developmen in recent years. Mt. Washington could take advantage of their central business district more. Mt. Washington has a strong business district with a lot of potential. For example, the Mt. Washington Creamy Whip has been in business since 1957. We suggest adding elements to improve walkability such as wider sidewalks, urban furniture, trees and vegetation, and more crosswalks. In addition, Mt. Washington has valuable historic buildings such as the The Athenaeum of Ohio, the third oldest Roman Seminary in the U.S. and Mt. Washington Public School. We also recommend for Mt. Washington to better advertise the historic buildings as a draw for potential homebuyers.

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WHITE WATER TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT Methods of Planning Project Location: Cincinnati, OH January - March 2018 | Team Work Laura Zeck

Mount Washington is a neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio. Little Miami River and Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field are the major features close to this neighborhood.It is located about ten minutes east of Downtown via Columbia Parkway and Beechmont Avenue, or a slightly longer drive via Riverside Drive and Kellogg Avenue, to Salem Avenue and up Sutton Avenue or Beacon Street. It is served by the 24, 30X, and 81X Metro bus routes.

White Wa Selected Hamilton

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ater Township Land County, Ohio

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Topographic and Surfacial Hydrology Analysis Most of the land has high elevation between 711 ft. and 770 ft. This land is best suited for preservation or park recreation. Moving bodies of water such as streams are located at lower elevation while nonmoving bodies of water are located at higher elevation. Land is mostly undeveloped and covered by woodlands.

Inside Selected Land

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Slope Analysis %43 of the land has a slope between %28 .%10-%5 of the land has a slope between %30-%25. Although the area with the streams has a lower elevation, it also has a larger slope between %30-%20. While the areas with higher elevation have a slighter slope between %10-%5.

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42.65%

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Soil Type Analysis

Soil Distribution Chart: 0.10% 1.28%

3.65%

12.20% 20.96%

2.94% 0.24%

17.93% 40.98%

CnB2: Suitable for buildings and recreation as long as they are connected to a sewer system. Unsuitable for septic absorption fields. Not suitable for roads. Not suitable for building basements. Medium water runoff. CnC2: Low water retention. Runoff is rapid. Well suited for agricultural purposes and building development. Not suited for septic absorption fields or basements. Buildings should conform to natural shape of the land. EcE: Slow water permeability. Runoff is very rapid. Unsuited for buildings or septic tank absorption fields. Gn: Water permeability is medium. Generally suited for cropland. Occasionally floods. Not suited for development. SwC2: Permeability is moderate. Runoff is rapid. Moderately well suited for buildings and agricultural purposes. Not suitable for septic tank absorption fields. Mainly used as pasture.

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Composite Map

Suitability maps are created based on the following criteria: Among existing soils CnB2, CnC2, SwD2, respectively are ranked. Best combination for equestrian trail soil is mixture of clay, silt and loam. These soils are also suitable for buildings. Desirable slope for equestrian trial is 12% or less. Equestrian trail needs to be far from wetland and riparian area as much as possible.This would help prevent the muddy landscape. In composite map, soil and slope suitability are considered equally important. And hydrology suitability is considered a little bit more important from the other two.

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Suitable Development Area

Concept Images

Images Source: http://wherethetrailsare.com/page/2

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Conclusion: After combining all of the suitability analyses, the area we chose was in the northeast corner of the county. An equestrian trail would be a great addition to the recreational activities in the area. Currently, there is the Hidden Hollow Youth Camp, Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Club, Miami View Golf Club, and Miami Whitewater Soccer Fields in the area. Moreover, the trail could connect to the Miami Whitewater Forest, which Great Parks of Hamilton County already operates.

In addition to horse trails, there will also be stablesand pins where people can practice riding, as well as horseback riding instruction.There are two infrastructural issues with the land; however, there are simple ways to solve them. Because the soil does not allow for septic tank absorption fields, the development will have to connect to sewer along Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd. Additionally, there is an easement with power lines running through the area. Part of the area is inaccessible because of the easement. There is one area in northeast part of the township where there is road access parallel to the power lines. We have developed this area because it gives us access to cross the power lines to the other side of the development. The area is very accessible to the public, with an entrance off of Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd. Lastly, the equestrian trail couldbe a source of income for Great Parks of Hamilton County. Great Parks could establish stable fees and horseback riding lesson fees to generate revenue to operate the facilities.

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SELECTED PROFESSIONAL WORKS

Auguest 2017 - January 2018


SCULPTURE STUDIO

FOR SCHOOL OF ART

Planning + Design + construction Office University of Cincinnati, OH June 2018 - July 2018

Aerial Photo

Bird-Eye Photo

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Site Plan

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• DAAP Sculpture Studio has not had a permanent location since DAAP Wood Shop was renovated. • Multiple temporary locations have been used for sculpture studio since then. • The most recent location was the Armor Shields site. This last site has worked very well • The TriHealth Property is located on the west side of DAAP School, bounded by Riddle Rd and MLK to the north, Clifton Ave to the east, and Probasco St to the south. • This property is 4.388 acre, and consists of 14 parcels. • Plan is to build on 0.994 acre (north-west side) of this property. • Building Type: Pre-engineered metal building

Program of Space

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Floor Plan

10,718 Gross Square Feet

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CLERMONT COLLEGE LOUNGE & DINING Planning + Design + construction Office University of Cincinnati, OH September 2017 - December 2017

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Lounge

Dining

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Existing Condition

Lounge Area Renderings

Lounge

Dining

Corridor Between Lounge & Dining

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Dining Area Renderings

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STACK COVERING BEARCAT PLAZA UC BICENTENNIAL Planning + Design + construction Office University of Cincinnati, OH Auguest 2018 - September 2018

In celebration of University of Cincinnati 200 years, several projects have been done throughout the campus. One of them was covering an exhaust stacks comes out of the ground from TUC restroom and design it for Bicentennial Year.

view from TUC deck

12.75”

17.25”

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