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nicholas gulick

Professorsslingan 09/1306 114 17 Stockholm Sweden +46.73.894.64.31


Iowa State University

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Studies . Fall 2009 - Spring 2014 . Ames, Iowa • cummulative GPA: 3.65 • Student Society of Landscape Architects (SSLA) + Design Across Boundaries (DaB) + 2012 Spring Semester Core Program Peer Mentor

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Hansen Award Finalist Kansas City, Missouri Studio Design Competition 2012 Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club Student Scholarship 2012 Murray Weir Scholarship Awarded by Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture 2011 Federated Garden Clubs Scholarship Awarded by Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture


studies in urban & regional planning . Spring 2013 . Stockholm, Sweden

Adobe Design Suite | Photoshop, Illustrator, & Indesign Autodesk | AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D ESRI | ArcMap 10 Google | SketchUp Microsoft | Office, Excel

Design Collaborative Seminar Teaching Assistant

Iowa State University . Ames, Iowa . August 2012 - Present • the Design Collaborative Seminar is instructed by Malinda Cooper, an academic advisor in the College of Design at Iowa State University • responsible for mentoring new students to the College of Design • assist in the coordination of class lectures and events • introduce students to the design disciplines and studio pedagogy Iowa State University . Ames, Iowa . August 2012 - Present • Expanding the Digital Matrix: From Virtual Monitor to the Material Realm of the Studio Arts is a grant project conducted by April Katz, a studio arts professor at Iowa State University • I assisted in the development of a guidebook and training materials that will enable integration of new digital technologies into College of Design studio arts courses using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign; as well as Autodesk AutoCAD

Loren Hoffman

Landscape Architect Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. 1860 Boyson Road Hiawatha, IA 52233 319.362.9548

Landscape Architecture Intern

Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. . Hiawatha, Iowa . April 2012 - August 2012 • interviewed stakeholders in Dyersville, Iowa; Center Point, Iowa; and at the University of Iowa • collaborated on preliminary design solutions for community revitalization programs, redevelopment projects, and university improvement projects • prepared project designs, illustrations and presentation boards

Iowa Living Roadways Community Visioning Intern

Iowa State University . Ames, Iowa . February 2011 - December 2012 • structure & prepare Community Visioning graphic vocabulary • take part in focus group meetings in numerous Iowa communities including the Amana Colonies, Mount Vernon, Lisbon, Center Point, and Dyersville. • document and analyze information gathered at Community Visioning focus group meetings • design and present solutions for future community developments in collaboration with landscape architect Loren Hoffman and the design team at Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc.



Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Grafton

Lecturer, Landscape Architecture Iowa State University 146 College of Design Ames, IA 50011 515.294.5676

Julie Stevens

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Iowa State University 146 College of Design Ames, IA, 50011 515.294.5676

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Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program Paullina The Community Visioning Program is a Prairie Park ///////////////////////////////////////////////////// Railroad ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ////////////unique outreach program that integrates ///////////// planning and design strategies landscape ///////////////////////////// Elliot Sports Complex Davis Park //////////////////////////////////// Bryant Park with sustainable community action to Dyersville Cornell College assist community leaders and volunteers in making informed decisions about the local Lincoln Trail Center Point landscape. The planning process empowers The planned Lincoln Trail lies along the former Hiawatha (Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc.) Memorial Park rail ROW of the InterUrban from Smyth Road local residents and provides them with a Mount Vernon & Lisbon to Mount Vernon. This Trail connects to the transportation enhancement plan which Ames (Iowa State University) InterUrban Trail at Smyth Road. Downtown is used to implement future projects. Downtown Lisbon Perry


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Lincoln Square The resulting implementation plan is a Lisbon framework outlining strategies for meeting Lisbon City Park community goals. While participating Community Schools in Community Visioning as an intern working for Iowa State University (2011 - 2012) and Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. Lisbon (2012) I had the opportunity to lead Cemetery focus group discussions with community sta ke h o l d e rs , d e s i g n st rate g i e s a n d Potential grade separated solutions for community enhancement crossing of Highway 30 through culvert projects, collaborate on complex cultural and environmental landscape conditions, organize and document research data, and listen to the passionate stories d all town Iowa communities. oBfu d sRm a s hingt on St

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Existing Trails LOS 1: Grade Separated Concrete Trail LOS 2: Bike Lanes, Standard Sidewalks LOS 3: Widened Sidewalks, Shared-Use Road LOS 4: Standard Sidewalks, Shared-Use Road LOS 5: Widened Shoulders, Shared-Use Road Sustainability

The act of life is played out on an Schools incredible My committment to collaboration within world stage filled with amazing people the design process has its roots from Civic/Community Destinations and incredible places. The form and my time as a team lead on my high //////////function these settings vary widely school robotics team. As the head of the /////////////////of Existing Parks and Green Spaces ////////// and include iconic wilderness landscapes, design-build construction team, and a Proposed Future Parks and Green Spaces the rolling hills and farmfields in our competition driver, I was responsible for rural environments, sprawling suburban coordinating work efforts and ensuring communities, the fascinating streetscapes build quality in the robot we produced. in dense urban cities, and everything I a l s o e n j oy p h o to g ra p hy, c e ra m i c s , in between. Our relationship to these woodworking, rebuilding and restoring settings influence our culture and the way antique tractors and vintage motorcycles. we carry out our day-to-day lives. This context inspires me to learn more about the planning and structure of spaces in our 30neighborhoods and communities. The numerous ecological, social, and economic principles of sustainable design heavily influence my work. I believe food culture is a key element in the development o f f u t u re s u sta i n a b l e co m m u n i t i e s . Growing up I spent many summers caring for the family garden on our rural acreage outside Marion, Iowa. This experience gave me the opportunity to appreciate homegrown food, to understood how food is grown, where it comes from, and how to prepare it with family and friends.

My appreciation for the design process, craftsmanship, stewardship, and respect for the enviro nment are part o f my philosophy and stem from my hobbies. The future morphology of sustainable co m m u n i t i e s w i l l b e s h a p e d b y t h e collaborative efforts of concerned citizens; taking the initiative to generate awareness for environmental, social, and economic cerncerns in their landscapes.

dyersville city square and the proposed pavilion function as both a market place and community celebration space

west side park | West Side Park was part of was an important design project for the city of Dyersville during the 2012 Community Visioning season. The proposed plan for the expansion o f We st S i de Park refle c t s t h e d e s i re of residents to have expanded passive recreational activities, new pocket parks, youth athletic fields, and additional trails. The design includes a disc golf course

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situated in a densely vegetated landscape that provides a wide-range of environmental benefits including: stream bank stabilization, improved wildlife habitat, and reduced stormwater-runoff into Bear Creek and the No rth Fork Maquoketa River. The design also provides space for a new citymarket and performance square, public gardens and public edible landscaping which

would provide year round services to the community. During the course of this project I utilized ArcMap 10, AutoCad Civil 3D, SketchUp and the Adobe Suite products to conduct spatial analysis research in the community, create scaled design drawings and models along with illustrative representations of our proposed design solutions.






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lyndale plaza | I am proposing a sustainable development p l a n fo r Ro ya l sto n t h at b u i l d s s o c i a l awareness for natural processes in urban areas, increases housing density, encourages t h e u s e o f p u b l i c t ra n s p o r tat i o n a n d provides mixed-used facilities where people can live, work, and play. These activities are oriented around Lyndale Plaza, which will be the backyard and social gathering space for the neighborhood while providing a connection to the new light rail station.

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A s p l a n n i n g p ro g r e s s e s fo r t h e n e w Southwest Light Rail Line in Minneapolis, neighborhoods adjacent to the line are being re-envisioned to provide new residents sustainable, livable communities. Royalston is one of these communities; it is located one stop from Target Field, future home of the proposed intermodal Interchange facility. Royalston is expected to become a reverse-commuter and destination stop due to its proximity to downtown Minneapolis.

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To the east, Interstate 94 rises high above the neighborhood, casting a shadow of darkness and traffic noise over the adjacent land area. The north side is bound by the Olson Memorial Highway, a major vehicular connector but also a barrier to pedestrians. A large grade change and private property to the east restrict pedestrian access to Target Field and downtown Minneapolis. The southern edge of Royalston is barred by Glenwood Avenue and the BNSF freight rail.



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lyndale plaza | Lyndale Plaza layers and weaves together numerous transit modes to provide vehicular transport, promote light-rail ridership, and enhance the walkability of the neighborhood. The space is designed as a connecting space for users passing through during their daily commute; it is also functions as a park or market space and can be used by outdoor vendors, local shops or cafés.




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Lyndale Plaza is the centerpiece of the redesigned Roylston neighborhood. It will link Lyndale Market to the new Royalston LRT station on the east edge of the site. The design choreographs a dialogue between the built environment and societies’ perception of nature. The composition juxtaposes two highly engineered landscapes with contrasting material pallets to paint a picture of man’s relationship to nature.

Lyndale Plaza expresses human intervention in the landscape, and recognizes that the landscapes people live in influence their 30' relationship with the city. It is important that the community gathering space celebrates human social interaction in the landscape and recognizes that natural processes shape and support the health of the environment.

university of iowa memorial union plaza | In the summer of 2008 major flooding a f fe c t e d c o m m u n i t i e s u p a n d d o w n waterways in Eastern Iowa. In Iowa City the Iowa River surpassed the 100-year floodplain nearly reaching the 500-year flood marks. This disaster sparked the Iowa Memorial Union Flood Mitigation and Permanent Recovery Project to protect the iconic structure on the University of Iowa Campus. Today the plaza is frequented as a through space for students using the Iowa Memorial Union Pedestrian Bridge that connects the

main campus to the arts campus on the west side of the river. This design preserves access to the lower level of the Iowa Memorial Union, offering outdoor seating near the cafeteria. The walkway through the plaza has been raised to meet the bridge beside the redesigned amphitheater in order to offer additional flood protection to the Iowa Memorial Union. The design of the plaza borrows architectural cues from both the Iowa Advanced Technology Labs building and the Iowa Memorial Union. These cues play against

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one another on the ground plane where smooth stone paving flows out from the Technology Labs building beneath the short walls extending through the plaza from the Iowa Memorial Union. Material changes in these surfaces activate the small scale spaces where people may stop to rest. The new walkway slips through the space in a soft curve that hints at the organic movement of people through the space; contrasting the hard-lines of the built landscape which is permeated by the sidewalk passing through large vertical wall-planes.

the small scale community gardens and public edible gardens along 5th street where an integral part in ensuring a cohesive streetscape vocabulary that would create a dialogue between the River Market and Columbus Park neighborhoods

5 t h S t r e e t G a r d e n s & D e l a w a r e S q u a r e | kansas city, missouri The 5th Street Gardens grew from an understanding of the opportunities and challenges present in the neighboring River Market and Columbus Park communities in Kansas City, Missouri. Our team identified food culture as a foundation for building a healthier, more sustainable community that would provide educational outreach and community support to local residents.

Strengthening relationships between people and the environment encourages sustainable initiatives that build livable communities. Delaware Square and Garrison Square community centers serve as bookends to the 5th Street Gardens edible-public corridor. Together the spaces provide opportunities for members to participate in

urban agriculture, public edible landscapes, compost recycling centers, and unique urban plazas. Project: 2012 Hansen Award Finalist Nicholas Gulick (LA Arch) Mira Irawan (Arch) Zeyuan Qian (Arch) Nathan Schlorholtz (LA Arch)

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5 t h S t r e e t G a r d e n s & D e l a w a r e S q u a r e | kansas city, missouri Delaware Square is an important node in the 5th Streets Gardens edible-public corridor. The public park, plaza, and gardens are carved from the bluff overlooking the Missouri River. A series of paths and trails are sewn into the orchard, cascading down the face of the bluff and flowing out onto the waterfront. Delaware Square is the perfect place for public gatherings where friends and family celebrate good food, community, and the environment.

Our team of architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated on the design of the outdoor and indoor spaces to ensure a unified concept that could accommodate the needs of visitors, providing areas for passive and active recreation. I contributed detailed site drawings, a grading plan, hybrid-renderings and a hand-built site model to the project. Riverfront Heritage Trail Bridge

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the community center, amphitheater, orchard, park space, and trails are all integrated into the riverside bluff to evoke the feeling of being embraced by the earth with opportunities to explore the entire site and connect people once again with the river

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a d i f f e r e n t p e r s p e c t i v e | marion, iowa A motorcyclist is more than that individual who knows how to ride a motorcycle, they know how their bike works, how to work on it, and they know their place in the landscape. Motorcycles are an art, a culture, and a way of traveling which is truly unique. The form and function of a motorcycle, like a landscape, are measured by its aesthetic, ergonomic, and quality characteristics. These characteristics are the productive

of complex relationships found between the pieces of the machine. These pieces are formed around specific contours that determine their functional and aesthetic qualities. These principles of motorcycle design have helped to shape my way of reading the landscape and inspired my work as a landscape architect. M u c h l i ke a l a n d s c a p e a r c h i t e c t , a motorcyclist develops a particular awareness

of the world around them when they move through space. Riding a motorcycle through the landscape brings you close to the elements of the environment; the wind, rain, and lay of the land, demand your attention. I find clarity in this movement, and my mind is at ease when I ride through the soft mist on a cool spring evening.

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Professorsslingan 9/1306, 114 17 Stockholm, Sweden +46.73.894.64.31

February 2013 Portfolio