NATHANIEL R. CARVIN
phone: 610-730-4059 email: firstname.lastname@example.org address: 116 34th street apt b, newport beach, ca 92688
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01. MR-12 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
02. LOUISVILLE WATERFRONT
03. ALIENTO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
04. THE HILL
06. BIGGER DARBY
Current Model Design
Design D De sign si ign C Charette h rett ha tte te
Current Cu C urrrren re ent en nt D De Design esi e siig s gn n
Current Production Design
MR-12 (Market Rate Housing Development 12) in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA, is a housing community included in Planning Area 2.3 featuring both production housing and the model home complex as separate packages designed simultaneously. Guided by the master landscape vision for the Planning Area, MR12 was given a design style by the client called â€œinterpretive farmhouseâ€? for its architecture and landscapes. Tasked with synthesizing the preferred style with an unspecified target demographic; I aimed to capture a unique expression of retreat from the typical Orange County housing community in the model homes and production planting. With such limited open space available, the emphasis on design became heavily involved in the planting, exhausting our reach with limitations set by the client. A technical and detailed collaboration of disciplines due to unique situations, managing the MR-12 packages focused primarily in auditing other disciplines and ensuring constructability as the landscape design evolved through the process.
Conditions Design Breakdown
R E T A I L
C U LT U R CORRID A L ORS
HOUS ING S PINE
The city of Louisville boasts a robust Olmsted parkway system and rejuvenating waterfronts, segregated by neglected infrastructure from an industrial boom and modern transit corridors. In an area west of downtown Louisville, split between the Russell and Portland neighborhoods; abandoned lots mingle with small business and housing creating a unique personality for a neighborhood primarily functioning as detours to downtown traffic. Enticing new residents and commerce to enhance the already established culture from current residents requires a threephased development. First, a linear park able to penetrate physical barriers to connect Louisville on a human scale. Second the retail gateway into the park, enticing real estate for businesses to relocate toward on a thoroughfare right to the heart of downtown. Finally an uptick in residential units with parkways to return transportation corridors to pedestrians and address the lack of mature canopy trees. Paired with existing restaurants, shops, and other amenities what was once an ohmage to manufacturing becomes a community both aware of and separate from downtown Louisville.
G A T E W A Y
C U LT U R CORRID A L ORS
Study diagrams (URBAN EXTENSION)
Louisville Waterfront Masterplan
Model Conditional Use Permit
Aliento Master Plan
Joining the team of designers for or the Aliento o project after the conceptual stages ges were already complete, my role with production spanned across a multitude of requirements equirements as this housing development in Santa Clarita, CA came to fruition. With h a variety of neighborhoods all similarly named, encasing ed, encasin i g community recreational centers and parks and bounded by hiking trails, Aliento iento required a master landscape vision to complete mplete the public amenities and transportation tion corridors before guiding each community through a similar process of design. Navigating ig gating governing entities in a climate requiring equiring intensive restrictions on allowable ble landscape designs, the intensive revisions a and nd alterations demanded constant innovation and research to ensure successful designs that maintained at main inta ained a high standard for the expectations tions on a revived community master planning ning project from pre-recession development. Attention t. Attent tion to detail in an accelerated schedule dule proved beneficial when undertaking the sub-divided e su ub-divided neighborhood designs once the master planned vision was complete.
Recreation Center Base
Diagrams + Lumion Renderings
A two week multi-disciplinary design charette posed by the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition (ULI) challenged student teams to research, conceptualize, implement, and budget a community master plan for the Sulphur Dell historic neighborhood in Nashville. Our team, comprised of landscape architects, urban planners, marketing specialists, architects, and one CPA student distilled given desires from the City and residents into a singular vision for the future of Sulphur Dell dubbed, â€œThe Hill.â€? Adding artificial topography to the lowest topographical area in the surrounding region through a series of interconnected green-roofs and pedestrian boulevards endowed residents with new amenities and robust views over the modern solutions to floodwater mitigation derived from Dutch engineering. Natural amenities draped over architectural enhancements provide unique natural retreats from the existing city in close proximity.
Rhino Model + Renderings
Two exhibits created as part of separate courses at The Ohio State University, each set of graphics are graphic representations of the process of the course. The first, a digital media course as part of the curriculum for a minor in City and Regional Planning, doubled as propaganda for recruitment in a student organization I founded and ran as a participating team in an international problemsolving competition. The second showcase the stages of research done on industrial agricultural practices in the Midwest for research distinction honors upon graduation. Explaining the effects of mass production of crops on aquatic ecologies as far away as the Gulf of Mexico, these image boards serve as a road map for blanketed pesticides and fertilizers to destroy ecosystems as they are carried by currents enabling algal blooms and creating unbalance in the natural order.
an international creative problem solving competition
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flyways through the Corn Belt reveal the natural zones of predators for Corn
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gradient reveals the hardiness zones from North to South, explaining best temperatures for corn growth
[10,000,000 bushels] map of counties in the Corn Belt and production of corn represented in shades of green
Largest US cities
rn Production Map
[1,000,000 bushels] wind map reveals a trend toward carrying airborne pesticides toward the Great Lakes Basin
US Production of corn in millions of bushels
carvin historical interactions with the corn belt
the environment beyond: new wilderness
chemical manipulations of corn as a technology
Decreased yeilds result in heavier use of fertilizer, compounding the issue.
(Union of Concerned Scientists)
out of control human systems due to feedback
nitrogen Primarily petrolium based, the other chemically produced technology used in the production of corn is pesticides. These vary widely in type and compound, and are produced with oil based products at a manufacturing plant before disbursement.
Irrigation practices quickly remove water from siteâ€™s groundplane as well as water table to preserve crops. The water carries a majority of the fertilizers and pesticides used in the field with it. (Organic Trade Association)
Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus compromise the primary elements of chemically produced fertilizer. These elements are processed at a manufacturing plant to the specifications of the order before being shipped to the farm.
Farm Size in Acreage
Pesticides function in the same fashion through the waterways,
(PAN North America)
production and use of chemical agents 100
Fertilizers become bound to the path of the pesticides, which provide a clear route to headwaters of major bodies. (University of Missouri)
phosphorus Aerial dumping of pesticides over corn fields ensures complete coverage and removal of undesirable species / predators to crops. Also ensures crops themselves can absorb the chemicals.
Dollar Price of a Bushel of Corn
Change in Corn Production due to Change in Climate
spillover disrupts natural ecosystems
(The Climate Corporation)
54oF Corn Belt Energy
Electric Company for the Midwest
pesticides cover everything to remove undesirable species
US Production d off Ethanol h l in millions off gallons ll ll
Green Plains Renewable Energy
(Union of Concerned Scientists)
Pesticides are washed from above ground surfaces, while fertilizer is irrigated along with water table into tributaries.
Dams in the Midwest raise the levels of the Mississippi River downstream
Broad use of fertilizer (Artificial Manure)
2004 200 Bi Biotechnical h i l advances in corn
1975 Mass production / use of trucks for shipping
(Hart) (Deere & Company)
1933 Agricultural Adjustment Administration pays farmers to reduce their land with Agricultural Adjustment Act
George Washington Carver devises his Crop Rotation
(National Inventors Hall of Fame)
First use of corn-based fuel
New uses for Corn invented
50% of US corn
Henry Ford and the Model-T (Anderson)
1972 1997 Corn Belt Ecoregions designated by EPA (EPA)
2012 Predicted massive decline in production (Encyclopedia Britannica)
1950 AD (Great Lakes Commission)
cycle of agents and environment
Improvement of farming technology
2005 Great Lakes Basin damaged from Mass Production of Corn (Great Lakes Commission)
Originally single growning seasons ended in August, but farming practices have generated a new wild growing pattern.
Hybridization of Corn
B lt 2007 C Corn Belt produces
Farm sizes double with new technology
Pioneer of farming practices and technology
Other crops crops dominate Midwest 1870 Wheat and Cotton (Agriculture in the Classroom)
John Deere Company
Majority of elements in fertilizer as well as chemical products are not absorbed and rather enter tributaries, eventually entering nearby bodies of water. Often adverse environmental and human health effects can be linked to this runoff.
wild growing seasons support new wilderness
Irrigation of the Midwest (Dams / Reservoirs)
fertilizer unabsorbed by plants to enter water table
(Corn Belt Energy)
Since corn is a shallow rooted crop, fertilizers are spread across the surface of a cornfield and allowed to penetrate the ground. Through this method, very little of the overall fertilizer is actually absorbed by corn and a majority is subject to runoff.
Average annual temperature in the Midwest
tractor and boom Result of chemical manipulations to corn fields are a monospecies dependent on human manipulation for proper growth
aerial crop dusting
Removal of any predators and tertiary predators as a result of pesticide use
The end result can be random extreme algal blooms in major bodies of water like Lake Erie. These in turn will produce hypoxic zones once the algea dies.
pesticide induced monoculture phosphorus
Introduction of fertilizer due to bred dependency on artificial nutrients
fertilizer-dependent mature corn
Attraction of new predators and immunity of old predators
Bigger Darby is a watershed plan aimed at preserving and enhancing the ecological substance existing along the Big Darby Creek in Central Ohio (as bounded by Franklin County). This ASLA Honor Award-Winning Project approaches the goal at various scales of study, emphasizing the space between: utilizing the edge conditions between plots of privately owned land to act on behalf of the watershed. The studio was as much focused on the proposal as it was focused on the medium of delivery, teams divided to conquer research and documentation while the front of production continued until opening night. My hand was in all pots, I was tasked with leading the Historical Documentation and Research Team while assisting with modelling and gallery assembly. The raw data to come from our endeavors produced much of the understanding of how the Big Darby Watershed evolved to present day, and the conditions we were replicating as natural preexisting settlement. The proposal stemmed from our understanding and aimed to systematically restore natural conditions from the fringes of farms to the entire watershed.
land use exploration
textiles and concepts