Who is Natalie Webb ? â€œImagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.â€? --Albert Einstein
I believe every problem has a creative solution. Helping people who cannot help themselves is the problem I, as a designer, have chosen to adopt. Our world is full of these problems, but also full of the creative solutions. This is why I design.
SELECTED WORKS Knightley District The Great Outdoors People First Resume
Live Work Play The need for a vibrant, unique environment for the people of Downtown Wichita became the driving factor in the design of the Knightley District. A Europeanalley inspired block creates a place unlike anything downtown currently has to offer. The Knightley District proposal pushes Downtown Wichita to think forward and create a place in the city that residents want to live, work and play. The Knightley District proposal is a design product of a studio sponsored by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation.
THE KNIGHTLEY DISTRICT A unique vibrant experience The Knightley District proposal accommodates the increasing population of Downtown Wichita users. By retrofitting the existing Knightley parking garage on site and proposing a mixed-use development, users have the chance to live, work and play within a city block. The unique character of the Knightley parking garage is preserved, but is retrofitted into a new civic building. The interior of the building reflects Wichitaâ€™s rich aviation history by utilizing recycled airplane parts for recreation.
Red paper airplanes help direct pedestrians through the space.
The Knightley District proposal utilizes building density and open space to enhance the urban experience of Downtown Wichita users.
The European inspired alley includes storefronts that face both the interior and exterior of the block, with centralized service corridors. Theses storefronts are highly permeable with glazing or garage door openings, patio seating where applicable and generous awnings that enclose and protect pedestrian users. Upper floor residential units have access to private balconies, inspired by the curved geometry of the Knightley parking garage, and overlook the bustling alley.
The activated alley creates a unique sense of place in Downtown Wichita.
Encouraging peoples bond with nature Children and adults alike need outdoor spaces to play, live and learn. Manhattan, Kansas has numerous parks, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, but the area lacks a place for people to be in nature away from complete structure. The Allen-Garrett Ranch creates a place for children and adults to reconnect with the natural environment. â€œTeaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.â€? -- Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth
THE ALLEN-GARRETT RANCH Reconnecting with nature The Allen-Garrett Ranch proposal is an 80-acre outdoor park that includes campgrounds, cabins, fishing areas, bicycle and hiking trails, campfire pits, welcome centers and indoor camp gathering spaces, cafeteria space, and paintball and archery fields. The land has many topographic changes and ecological thresholds throughout the site that should be preserved, and used as an educational opportunity for visitors, which parallels the values of the current land owners.
Activities such as paintball and archery are offered as recreational activities at the ranch.
The Allen-Garrett Ranch promotes interaction with nature by placing activities and lodging in areas enclosed by the topography and ecology of the land.
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Prairie burning controls the growth of invasive woody species while allowing the prairie grasses to dominate the landscape.
Without controlled prairie burning, invasive woody species will mature and large deciduous trees will eventually dominate the landscape.
Prairie burning is an essential tool used to control the growth of woody plants in the prairie ecosystem. The Allen-Garrett Ranch is home to few, but large Eastern Red Cedar thickets, which are invasive to the area. In this case, controlled prairie burns would
help eliminate smaller invasive woody species, but the larger thickets must be removed using other methods. Selective prairie burning is helpful at the Allen-Garrett Ranch to allow a variety of ecosystems to be observed and experienced
by visitors to the site. Burning also creates and maintains spaces for campsites, paintball and archery fields, and hiking and biking trails. Understanding and appreciating nature through recreational activities is the goal of the Allen-Garrett Ranch.
A city is nothing without its people Social infrastructure is the range of activities, organizations, and facilities supporting the formation, development and maintenance of social relationships in a community. People interacting with other people, nature, and different places shape the character of a space. By starting small with catalyst neighborhoods such as Ingleside, social infrastructure will continue to be rebuilt in the Kansas City Metro Region. “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” -- Jane Jacobs, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”
INGLESIDE NEIGHBORHOOD Restoring a neighborhood The Ingleside neighborhood is characterized by low-income residents living in low-valued homes. The area has seen a 14.3% population decrease from 1990-2000, and is expected to lose more residents if no intervention is made. The residents of the neighborhood want to see a positive change in their neighborhood through encouraging redevelopment, keeping the neighborhood clean, establishing a unified a community and creating a relationship with community leaders. The Ingleside Neighborhood Restoration proposal focuses on social infrastructure to make the changes Ingleside residents want to see.
The renovations provide starting points for improvements to expand to surrounding neighborhoods and promote infill in the Ingleside neighborhood.
Three major street renovations will serve as catalysts for future neighborhood restoration.
27TH STREET RENOVATION
LEGEND Residential, Retail & Business Natural Resource Activity Retail & Business Civic, Institutional Residential
LINWOOD BLVD RENOVATION
31ST STREET RENOVATION
Understanding what the people of the Ingleside neighborhood want to see change in their community is at the forefront of the Ingleside Neighborhood Restoration proposal.
Streetscape renovations were identified as crucial to the redevelopment of the Ingleside neighborhood by residents. New streetscapes encourage existing building renovations, pedestrian safety and will help beautify the neighborhood for residents and visitors. The 27th street, 31st street and Linwood Boulevard Renovations are catalyst streets capable of expanding the success to surrounding neighborhoods.
The basic streetscape model includes public transportation and vehicle lanes, street trees, bicycle lanes and pedestrian sidewalks. In addition, buildings in need of renovations should include highly permeable storefronts.
Greenwood Elementary School is an architecturallly unique building to be retrofitted into a mixed-use building that serves the Ingleside neighborhood.
Greenwood Elementary School has been identified by residents as an opportunity to reinvest in the neighborhood. The historic school, built in 1906, is most suitable for residential or mixed-use purposes, with education, commercial or
community purposes still options for reuse. The Retrofit Greenwood proposal provides upper floor low-income residential units and first floor business. Ideally, local business looking to serve the neighborhood area would move into the first floor
of the building. The gymnasium and auditorium will be rented out for communty events, or open daily to give local children and teens a place to play and grow.
MY RESUME Education LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MASTERS DEGREE Kansas State University LAAB-accredited 5 year degree Anticipated Graduation: May 2015
Activities ASLA Member since 2011
SCASLA KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER Member since 2011
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF ARCHTECTURE, PLANNING & DESIGN Student Ambassador since 2011
Skills DRAFTING AutoCAD Civil 3D, Google SketchUp ADOBE CREATIVE SUITES Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign HAND RENDERING Colored pencil, pen & ink, marker, watercolor ARC GIS MICROSOFT OFFICE Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Interests Graphic Design Photography Music
Natalie Webb 1913 Anderson Apt. 201 Manhattan, Kansas 785.259.6132 firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE INTERN Fort Hays State University Facilities Planning Summer 2012 Work scope included: project site visits, project site inventory and analysis needed to submit appropriate design proposals, four conceptual design drawing sets for on-campus sites identified through site inventory and analysis, conceptual drawings produced in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and drawings rendered by hand using marker, colored pencil or graphite Projects: Agnew Hall residential courtyard Memorial Union parking green Martin Allen Hall plaza Gross Memorial Coliseum entrance plazas,
THREAD T-SHIRT SHOP Designer 2012 to current Work scope included: custom garment design, design printing methods including direct ink to garment, vinyl, versacamm, and silk screen printing, work order management for projects including design creation, garment ordering, design printing and customer service communication.