Samples of Work by Phillip Fernberg
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................. 2 RESUME ............................................................................................ 3 MEMORIAL STATION ................................................................... 4 CANAL DISTRICT ......................................................................... 6 REACQUAINTANCE ..................................................................... 8 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CODE ................................ 10 CATFISH SQUARE ..................................................................... 12 MANTI CITY GENERAL PLAN ............................................... 14 GEOSPATIAL MODELING ........................................................ 16 CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION ................................ 18 PHOTOGRAPHY AND HAND DRAWINGS ..................... 20
INTRODUCTION I am an aspiring designer, philomath, urbanist, and travel junkie. Originally from California, but currently residing in Baton Rouge as I work towards a Master of Landscape Architecture degree at LSU. The ensuing portfolio is my attempt at answering that proverbial question from potential employers â€œSo what have you learned in design school?â€? Instead of cramming as much of my work as possible into a few pages and praying that it is comprehensive enough for readers to understand, I have tried to briefly summarize a handful of projects into a framework of scale, skills, media, and people. The hope is that if I can provide the scale of each project, what skills I learned and applied, which media I used to deliver the design, and the people and/or entities I collaborated with, the reader will have a baseline from which to start meaningful conversations about my experience and design process.
Includes the size and type of project with its designation according to the Charter of the New Urbanism: Region, City, Town, Neighborhood, District, Corridor, Block, Street, Lot
Follows the CLARB framework: Natural and Cultural Systems, Design and Planning Theories/Methodologies, Public Policy and Regulation, Design/ Planning/Management at Various Scales and Applications, Site Engineering, Construction Documentation, Communication, Values and Ethics
While not always shown in the cut sheet summaries, I will include any and all media used to render and communicate design ideas throughout the process.
Includes institutions or companies I worked under while performing the project, as well as clients or entities I collaborated with during the process, whether it was a theoretical exercise or a genuinely utilized deliverable.
RESUME EDUCATION Louisiana State University (LSU) Master of Landscape Architecture Brigham Young University (BYU) Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies Minors in Scandinavian Studies and Urban and Environmental Planning RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (LSU) Graduate Research Assistant
May 2019 Baton Rouge, LA Apr 2016 Provo, UT
Aug 2016 – Present Baton Rouge, LA
Michael Baker International Planning Intern
May 2017 – Aug 2017 Salt Lake City, UT
U.S. Library of Congress, Hispanic Division HLAS Intern
Jan 2016 – Apr 2016 Washington, DC
Urban Planning International, LLC/BYU Geography Department Team Lead/Student Volunteer
Feb 2015 – Dec 2015 Provo, UT
Fairtrasa International Team Lead/Student Intern
Feb 2015 – Jul 2015 Provo, UT
Harold B. Lee Library (BYU) Research Consultant/Teaching Assistant LANGUAGE SKILLS English - Native Speaker Spanish - Fluent Swedish - Advanced Working Proficiency Portuguese - Intermediate Working Proficiency
Sep 2013 – May 2015 Provo, UT EXTRACURRICULAR AFFILIATIONS LAF University Olmsted Scholar ASLA Student Chapter APA Louisiana Chapter
REFERENCES Michael Hathorne: Senior Planning Manager, Michael Baker International Phone: (801) 352-5976 E-mail: Michael.Hathorne@mbakerintl.com Greg Haws: Senior Project Manager/Planner, Psomas Engineering Phone: (801) 755-8016 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Risk: Associate Professor, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Phone: (225) 284-7723 E-mail: email@example.com
MEMORIAL STATION PARK: A BOLD
My design aims to celebrate the transitional state of Memorial Stadium. Through strategic urban forestry practices, intentional aging of existing structures, the use of liminal materials, and the establishment of a central transit hub, Memorial Station Park will be an icon of adaptation and connectivity which provides a more equitable future for the historically underserved neighborhoods of North Baton Rouge.
Neighborhood Park, 44 acres in North Baton Rouge, LA
Natural and Cultural Systems, Design and Planning Theories and Methodologies, Site Design, Design/Planning/Management at Various Scales and Applications, Values and Ethics
AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Conceptual Study Modeling (bristol board), Laser Cut Modeling, Handsketching, GIS
LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Downtown Development District, City of Baton Rouge
THE CANAL DISTRICT: DISCUSSING pathways along planted terraces connect to adjacent neighborhoods
135’ NEIGHBORHOOD TERRACES
reused concrete gabians and rip rap
each level retains as many existing trees as possible
185’ PUBLIC PLAZA terraced plazas
neighborhood terraces continue
floodable amphitheater stage
amphitheater seat walls
urban forestry research area
former canal is naturalized to allow for new morphologies
floodable recreation path
islands initially formed with concrete from old canal
FLUVIAL ZONE former canal is reforested and becomes natural ravine
BAKER CANAL NATURALIZATION: DESIGN SECTIONS Neighborhood, District, and Corridor, 800 acres in Baker, LA
Natural and Cultural Systems, Site Engineering, Design/ Planning/Management at Various Scales and Applications, Communication
NATURALIZATION WITH NEW MEDIA Southern Universityâ€™s School of Agriculture asked our Water Systems Studio class to address flooding and programmatic issues along a 2.5 mile corridor called the Baker Canal, which runs through their extension research area. In my design proposal, the canal is naturalized using an urban-rural transect as an organizing principle, with corresponding intensities of programming in each character zone. The main focus of my project, however, was the use of drone technology and video animation to encourage our clients to see the site through new eyes. The hope is that the imagery will inspire them to envision a multi-functional future for the canal. Instead of simply moving water, it can detain, retain, filter, and enhance it. Instead of dividing property, it can become a connective common of natural beauty. Instead of separating land uses, it can become an integrated district of public-private partnerships, self-contained neighborhoods, and multimodal streets that improve the city without diminishing its small-town character.
AutoCAD, Hand Sketches and Modeling, Adobe After Effects, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Rhino, ArcGIS, iMovie, GarageBand
Southern University Agriculltural Extension, City of Baker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
REACQUAINTANCE: LSU QUAD REDESIGN
In responding to the need for redesign, a site inventory and analysis of the quad was undertaken during the fall of 2016. The process included observation, historical and precedent research, and student interviews. After synthesizing all of the data and information about the quad, the concept of Reacquaintance was born. The design aspires to renew the intended relationships between LSU students and the land upon which they study, work, and play. Using the original campus plan by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. as the narrative palette, the actualized campus plan by Theodore Link as the canvas, and the user design as a positive constraint, we can craft a symbiotic composition that reconciles history and the rift between man and nature.
Block, 3 acre quad at Louisiana State University
Natural and Cultural Systems, Design and Planning Theories/Methodologies, Site Design
The Atrium 3.
The “Ag Pad”
Handsketch/Digital Hybrid Renderings, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Clay Modeling, Written Submittal
LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU Campus Planning
THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CODE: The Community Development Code (CDC) is a zoning and entitlement template for building strong communities that are true to their local character. It sets context by looking to historical land use patterns of the region and municipality in question, organizes its development using an advanced version of the transect, and frames the submittals process around the concept of subsidiarity. • Historical Land Use Patterns: In the case of Utah, the precedent is set by the Plat of Zion, a concept for Mormon community building envisioned by Joseph Smith and implemented by Brigham Young in over 500 communities of ranging size throughout the Mountain West • Advanced Version of the Transect: Instead of simply using the T1 to T6 designations from the Transect, the CDC looks to define land use context by establishing development areas, community types, block types, and lot types which vary in character and intensity according to local conditions. • Subsidiarity: Submittals process attempts to push decisions down to the most local competence level as possible. This is to give developers more time and flexibility in their decision making—so that they may build incrementally in response to the market—while retaining the certainty that cities require. During my time as a Planning Intern at Michael Baker International, I had the privilege of working with Michael Hathorne, the author of the CDC, to develop additional open space types, finalize the template, and market it for use among state, regional, and local governments, as well as developers seeking to gain more flexibility for (best practice) innovation in their place making.
Lot, Block, District, Neighborhood, Town, City, and Region
Design and Planning Theories and Methodologies, Public Policy and Regulation, Design/Planning/Management at Various Scales and Applications, Communication
DEVELOPING OPEN SPACE TYPES
PROVIDING “MISSING” MIDDLE HOUSING TRIPLEX, FOURPLEX, & MULTIPLEX LIVE
Potential Need for New Product
To w m
Potential Adjustment to Product
Potential Product Coverage
AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Google Earth files, Written Submittals, GIS
Michael Baker International, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Psomas Engineering, Destination Homes, City Governments along the Wasatch Front
CATFISH SQUARE: THE RE-EMERGENCE OF DESIGN PROCESS
Block, 1 acre lot in Downtown Baton Rouge, LA
Natural and Cultural Systems, Design and Planning Theories and Methodologies, Site Design, Public Policy and Regulation
THE STREET MARKET IN BATON ROUGE Catfish Square is the reimagining of a vacant lot in an area known by local Baton Rougeans as Catfish Town. Rooted in the concept of the neighborhood street market, the square will provide for the everyday needs of residents, whether they be social or sustentative. The design incorporates elements of progression (both in pathway hierarchy and the negotiation of the escarpment), varying densities (with a mixture of formal and informal market spaces), and â€œpatternsâ€? of history (paving patterns and architecture reminiscent of old Choctaw trading posts). SITE MODEL
SITE PLAN 1. 1.
Handsketching, Watercolor Hybrid Renderings, AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Conceptual Study Modeling (variety of materials), Laser Cut Modeling, GIS
LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Downtown Development District
MANTI CITY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE: Manti City, in keeping with state law, set out to update its General Plan in July 2015. The months-long process culminated in a vote by the planning commission and city council to accept the plan, which will serve as the premier planning document in the City for the next decade. The Manti City General Plan reflects collaboration between several civic groups, including the Mayor and City Council, Planning Commission, City staff, a General Plan Advisory Committee, and a team of planning professionals from the Brigham Young University Department of Geography. Manti Cityâ€™s General Plan was completed with great effort on the part of a number of civic groups over the course of several months. The General Plan Advisory Committee was created to generate ideas and offer feedback in tandem with input provided by the Mayor and City Council, Planning Commission, and City staff. This General Plan embodies the combined vision of these groups collected through meetings and email and telephone communication during Fall 2015. The General Plan Advisory Committee met three times to provide input for each chapter in the General Plan.
District, Neighborhood, Town, and Region
Natural and Cultural Systems, Public Policy and Regulation, Design/Planning/Management at Various Scales and Applications, Communication
LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT I had the opportunity to serve as a team lead during the update process. My responsibilities included overseeing the work of a group of fellow students as we produced the Land Use, Environment, and Annexation chapters for the plan, leading community engagement break out sessions, authoring the Historical Sketch chapter, and presenting the final deliverables to city officials and members of the advisory committee..
Adobe InDesign, Google Earth files, Written Submittals, GIS
BYU Geography Department, Urban Planning International LLC, Manti City Officials and Residents
GARDENS AND GULLIES: GEOSPATIAL Generative Design in Rhino/Grasshopper
In a course entitled Geospatial Modeling and Fabrication, a group of graduate students explored the concept of authorship and developed proficiency with tools that integrate research and design. Utilizing GIS, 3D modeling, and parametric programming, the group carried out collaborative studies and renderings of a site in Fort Bragg, NC chosen for its highly eroded landscape and varied ecosystems. Student teams collaborated on maps, models, and simulations based on GIS data, and completed renderings by customizing and mapping 3D ecosystems using automated image classification. We also worked individually on garden compositions and generative design investigations. The findings were then displayed in a final exhibition, the curation of which I helped oversee. Included here are snapshots of my contributions to both the studies and the exhibition. Topographic and Hydrologic Analysis
Planning Theories and Communication
MODELING AND 3D REPRESENTATION 3D Ecosystems with Blender
Final Exhibition, including renderings, video, and augmented topo model
Grass, ArcGIS, Rhino, Grasshopper, Blender, Adobe Illustrator
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is well respected for having a strong tradition of design, and that is reflected in the programâ€™s coursework. During my time at LSU, I have had the opportunity to explore nearly every phase of design from conceptualization to construction, with its respective deliverables. My Landscape and Technology courses have been particularly helpful in applying grading, stormwater managment, and green infrastructure principles to the preparation of grading plan, layout, planting plan, and construction detail drawings. I am fascinated with the art of construction documents, and hope for opportunities to hone my skills in preparing them.
Site Engineering, Construction Documentation, Communication, Values and Ethics
AutoCAD, Adobe CS
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
Film Photography, Visual Arts, Design
Canon AE-1, HB Pencils on Sketchbook Paper
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and Personal Projects
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