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School Project Portfolio Monica Goshorn-Maroney



Monica Goshorn-Maroney ADDRESS: 6836 South Ladoga Rd Ladoga, IN 47954 PHONE: 765-267-0800 EMAIL: Objective: Dedicated student intending to obtain an internship beneath a registered Landscape Architect, bringing computer skills, drawing skills, and attention to detail to contribute to a firm and gain experience in the field. Experience Child Care Assistant 2004-2007 Landscaping Assistant May 10, 2009-present • Plant selection • Plant care and lawn/woodland maintenance • Assisted in design propositions and drawings Traveled to Egypt and Ireland July 13-20 2008 • Toured gardens • Witnessed another world view Farm Worker • Extensive gardening experience Sept 27 1995-August 22 2008 • Livestock care (chickens, horses,ect.) • Designed and constructed horse barn Volunteer Experience Spring 2012 • ASLA Treasurer Spring 2008 • Ladoga Library’s lunch for under-privileged children Spring 2003 • 4-H Highway cleanup crew Education May 9, 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture Ball State University, Muncie Indiana Current GPA: 3.89 May 9, 2013 Minor in Sustainability Educational Achievements Fall 2008-Present Deans list Spring 2009-present ASLA Involvement Fall 2009 2nd Year Landscape Architecture Design Honors Award Spring 2009 Pokorny Scholarship Winner Spring 2011 Presentation at Faculty Symposium

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Planting and Site Design • Barefoot Garden

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Residential Design • Heurtley Residence

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Urban Design • Annie Street, San Francisco

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Memorial Design • U.S.S. Indianapolis

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Transit Oriented Development • Revitalizing 30th Street

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Regional Planning • Alternative Agriculture

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Other Skills

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Planting Design

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Goals: • Use varying plant textures • Limit color palette to focus on textures • Provide multiple path choices

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Project: Moonville wishes to construct a destination garden to draw visitors to their town.

Foot Bath

Concept: Explore nature through the different textures of plants and materials creating a memorable and extraordinary experience. With its unorthodox shoe ban the garden will create a liberating and carefree experience reminiscent of the days of childhood. alk The Sunny W s) sandstone slab (Sun-warmed


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Barefoot Garden Master Plan



PLANT SELECTION Plants are chosen for their ability to withstand foot traffic as well as their unique tactile qualities. All shrubs, grasses, and perennials bloom a maroon color to minimize distraction from these textures. White blooming Magnolias mark crossroads where visitors are met with the choice; which unique path to follow and which unique qualities to experience.

Bird’s Eye View of Accompanying Model



Botanical Name

Common Name



Betula nigra

River Birch



Cladrastis kentukea

American Yellowwood



Larix decidua

Common Larch



Magnolia virginiana

Sweet Bay Magnolia



Cephalanthus occidentalis




Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

Royal Purple Smokebush

Shade Trees

Deciduous Shrubs

Southern Entrance to Garden




Residential Design

HEURTLEY RESIDENCE Project: Design the landscape for a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oak Park, Chicago. Goals: • •

Create a landscape similar to Frank Lloyd Wright’ style

Obj. Use native plants Obj. Limit foundation plantings Obj. Create strong views from interior spaces

Retain privacy in the backyard while maintaing the historical value of the house front

Concept: Recreate in the landscape the triangular and half-circle geometries that are prevalent in the architecture.

Existing Facade

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SUNRISE HEARTH Wright designed the house around a half-cirle fireplace which he called the “sunrise hearth”. A reflecting pool re-emphasizes this shape with plantings radiating off of it in a ‘sunrise’ pattern.

FRONT YARD The front of the house is often the object of many tourist’s attention. Thus, it is left open for photography, while the vertical form of White Spruce stabilizes the horizontal tendencies of the structure.

SALAD GARDEN As requested by the client the side yard becomes a functional, yet aesthetic, salad garden for the house residents. It exhibits a multitude of vegetables laid out in pleasing fashion accented by a Montmorency Cherry tree.

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Urban Design

ANNIE STREET SAN FRANCISCO Project: A forgotten alley in San Francisco’s downtown, Annie Street is surrounded by a variety of cultures. Goals: • • • • •

Cater to all cultures Increase Walkability Enhance adjacent famous hotels Create opportunities for people watching Replace vitality and life to street level

Concept: Many infamous acts of hatred have occured when two cultures clash due to ignorance and misunderstanding. Reflective Crystals symbolize the light of understanding while also providing an interactive fountain and light between the buildings.

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Memorial Design


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Project: The demise of the U.S.S. Indianapolis was the last naval loss in World War II. After delivering the atomic bomb the ship was struck by two Japanese torpedoes. It sank in twelve minutes, only 316 men of a crew of 1,196 survived to be rescued several days later.

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Goals: • Create a catalyst for grief for those who lost their lives as well as remembrance of those who survived the tragic event • Establish a sacred space which inspires reflection and solemn contemplation • Give special remembrance to Captain McVay who suffered unfair prosecution for the events • Create experiences reminding the viewers of the hardships wartime sailors endured

Meridian Street

Concept: The memorial is displayed in a zig-zag plaza reminiscent of the course of a ship avoiding enemy fire. The plaza is shaded by twelve magnolia trees to represent the twelve minutes of the ships sinking. Four centered Golden Rain trees emphasize the four days the surviving sailors waited to be rescued.

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T.O.D design

Project: Indianapolis’s 30th street becomes a new stop on the Nickelplate light rail track as well as a destination point for Monan Trail users.



REVITALIZING 30th street

Cottage Clusters

Community Gardens




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Goals: • Increase jobs in the area •

Obj. Create destinations for both Monan Trail users and light rail travelers

• Increase housing density to sustain a light rail network • Obj. Provide housing on upper stories •

30th Street

Obj. Propose infill housing on abandoned lots

• Minimize gentrification • Restore brownfields through phytoremediation


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Train st ation

Buildings are laid out in a radial pattern reminiscent of Indianapolis’s initial city core design. Storm water is managed throughout site and brownfields are rejuvinated via phytoremediation.

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30th Street Master Plan

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30TH STREET ATTRACTION The stop becomes a lively destination catering to shoppers, office workers, and residents. It is divided into three, mixed-use plazas with offices, retail, and a live/work craftsmen community. Alleys between buildings are lined with birch trees, planters, and store windows to enhance the overall pedestrian experience.

OFFICE PLAZA Dynamic fountains draw people from 30th street to the plaza. Retail occupies the lower floors with offices and housing on the upper levels. The small shops on the ground level bring a sense of vitality to the plaza while a small office park offers natural relief and treats storm-water runoff. The offices and apartments on the upper levels ensure the continued use of the plaza.

30TH STREET Outdoor cafes, fountains, and other street furnishings create an interesting, stimulating pedestrian experience. While pedestrian islands and boulevards provide safe crossing for visitors coming from the train station.



Regional Design

ALTERNATIVE Agriculture Project: For generations farming in the midwest has sculpted the regional landscape. However, with current practices, vast monocultures have developed to produce food that is then shipped away for processing as livestock feed, ethanol production, corn syrup, or exportation. Meanwhile, local residents are often left with little access to fresh foods and ecological problems such as soil loss and degradation, water pollution, habitat fragmentation, and urban sprawl deteriorate some of the most productive land on earth. Goals: • Establish sustainable, dynamic agricultural economic system Obj. Develop connections at multiple scales between markets, transit, and production areas -- Develop community-supported agriculture throughout the region --Implement “Farm on Wheels” program, providing fresh, local food ensuring service to all income classes --Improve road conditions along routes that will be used for food distribution



Obj. Protect and improve healthy ecologic systems -- Develop wildlife corridors and habitats by protecting, connecting and buffering rivers, streams, wetlands and managed lands --Encourage Alley Cropping practice to prevent erosion and contaminated runoff


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-- Increase yields by combining crops wth most appropriate soils

• Implement agricultural educational system Obj. Provide hands-on experiences with alternative farming techniques within school curriculums and through urban gardens

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--Providing alternative crop production through crop rotation

--Utilize compost systems within farms to remove the need for synthetic fertilizers --Substitute pesticides with biological pest control


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Current Crop Use

Current Landuse

Potential Wildlife Corridor Analysis

Current Network Analysis

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COMMUNITY SCALE On the right, agricultural land is divided into sections suitable for herbaceous vegetable production or grass and legume production based on their soil types and drainage capabilities. Wildlife corridors connect existing habitats and buffer impaired streams to filter pollution and allow gene flow between animal communities. Below, schools are shown located over 1.5 miles from a fresh food market. These locations were chosen as potential food distribution outlets due to their centralized location within under serviced communities.

LEGEND Proposed pedestrian pathways Groceries Schools

Developed Land Herbaceous Vegetables Grasses, Legumes, and Grains

Proposed Community Gardens Grain Elevator

Legend Grocery Stores

Within Easy Walking Distance

Grain Elevator

Within Walking Distance

Schools in Food Dessert

Within Biking Distance


Within Walking/Biking Distance

Analysis of Food Desserts in Delaware County

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PRODUCTION The drawing on the right illustrates the transformation of what a common farm dwelling and its surroundings could be in the future. Studies show that planned annual crop rotations will not only rejuvenate soils but also act as a natural pesticide and decrease the need for fertilizers. This practice has the potential to increase crop yields as well as help ensure the future of midwestern agriculture by promoting healthy ecological processes.

ALLEY CROPPING A technique commonly used in South America to prevent soil erosion from both wind and water is depicted on the right. This still allows the use of machinery while also creating the potential for other crops within the buffer areas such as nuts, fruits, or biomass. These buffers serve to break up monocultures providing havens for wildlife.

Crop Rotation Example Aster

Grain Solanaceous


Root Crop

Crop Rotation Exampled

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Construction Drawings

GOLF COURSE club house

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Sketchup, GIS, Autocad


Map Legend



3.5% 1%


2” 3”

Weighted Housing Development Suitability Map

Seattle, WA


Pocket Bioretention

Originally drawn at 1”=1’ currently not to scale


Porous Asphalt Pavement

Originally drawn at 1-1/2”=1’ currently not to scale

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Drawing, horse-back riding


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