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PATRICK BEYER portfolio 2011

Hello, My name is Patrick Beyer, and I will graduate from Ball State University this May with bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. You have received this portfolio package because I believe I would be a valuable addition to your professional team. Throughout my academic career I have worked on a wide range of projects in various design studios that have prepared me for an entry level position. The curriculum has covered everything from regional planning to design details but highlighted in this portfolio package are a few of my favorite projects from the past four years. I am looking forward to discussing any opportunity I may have with your design firm. Within the next month I will contact you to confirm that you have received my portfolio package and to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration.

Patrick Beyer

santa barbara , ca cycling infrastructure

work samples

03 | Cycling Infrastructure 05 | Muncie Arts Corridor 09 | Nature Center: AutoCAD 11 | The Enclosed Garden 13 | Three-dimensional Modeling 15 | Charrette Graphics 17 | Indianapolis Museum of Art Sketches 19 | Cycling Infrastructure: Europe


Cycling Infrastructure

the route

Immersive Study Spring 2010

The immersive study focused on analyzing America’s infrastructural landscape and its relation to bicyclists. The hybrid train and bicycle tour circumnavigated the United States in seven weeks. Each city visited offered different challenges and solutions facing designers today.

recreational cyclist venice beach , ca utilitarian cyclist new york city , ny

Many American bicyclists are recreational bicyclists because the lack of safe bicycle facilities and low urban density inhibit their ability to become utilitarian bicyclists. But As the American cities of today develop the infrastructure to be the sustainable cities of tomorrow, landscape architects need to know how to successfully integrate active transportation into the existing vehicular transportation framework.


Muncie TITLE Arts Corridor A row of retail shops compliment the adjacent camera store. Residential infill keeps eyes on the greenspace An art roundabout slows the vehicular traffic.

A bicycle station is positioned next to the Bus station to help facilitate a symbiotic relationship. Library lawn and sub-surface parking link Jackson and Main Street. The AT&T building’s blank facade becomes a stage for a light show to communicate to Muncie residents when a cultural event is occuring.

Design Project Fall 2010

phase one

The immersive study has greatly influenced my design work. For instance, the fall studio focused on Urban Design, and one project in particular called for the rehabilitation of Main Street in Muncie, Indiana. The design centered around a transportation framework that gave low-income residents and students active transportation options to travel downtown . Both residential and commercial infill are proposed to help rejuvenate the downtown. Much of the infill focuses on the necessities required to sustain a car-free lifestyle such as a grocery store and pharmacy. While, A movie theater and other fashion stores are proposed to help draw in visitors from the suburbs.


TITLE Arts Corridor Muncie

Design Project Fall 2010 The East bound bike lane offers the fastest way to travel East along the one-way street (for motor traffic) and is expected to have high traffic volume. A caution area warns cyclists to watch for people parking their bikes. On-street bicycle parking encourages cyclists to use bikeways and streets, and free up valuable sidewalk space in urban areas.

Sharrows help communicate to motorists that cyclists are legally allowed to travel with vehicular traffic. Sharrows are also used to help position cyclists with vehicular traffic.

Muncie’s Main Street Arts Corridor is anchored by two “Art Intersections” that display community artwork in the center of a roundabout. The roundabouts slow vehicular traffic to a speed that is safer for the pedestrian. The slow vehicle speed begins to create an environment that is more suited for walking. Cyclists have two options along Main Street. The shared traffic lane offers higher speeds for more advanced cyclists, while the bidirectional bikeway is meant for the young and elderly. The human scale environment creates a place for everyone in Muncie’s community.


Nature Center: AutoCAD

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grading plan parking layout

road layout

planting plan

erosion control plan

Design Project Fall 2009

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porous parking pavement

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boardwalk / bioswale section

In my final engineering class, the semester was spent designing and preparing construction documents for a proposed nature center. The assignment required extreme attention to detail in order to create accurate drawings. The class covered everything from an exanimation of existing site conditions to final cost estimation.


The Enclosed Garden

east overlook


west overlook

Design Project Spring 2009

The Enclosed Garden manipulates the small 100’ x 100’ area given in the project statement. Throughout the Enclosed Garden, visitors forget their surroundings while experiencing a variety of unique spaces. Each enclosure demonstrates a different way to conceal an area, allowing visitors to feel separated, protected, concealed, enveloped, or safe. Curvilinear circulation, including primary and secondary paths, makes the small space seem larger. Topography is combined with plant material to define enclosures. Plants also frame views, allowing glimpses of distant areas of the garden. east overlook section


Three-dimensional Modeling

google sketchup

Media Resources 2007-2008

hand crafted

Whether physical or digital, threedimensional modeling offers an effective way to design spaces. During the first year in the CAP program, every model is handcrafted, which can be tedious and time-consuming. In the second year, we began to use the laser cutter to study hydrology and topography. Recently, digital three-dimensional modeling has become easier because of improvements made in Google Sketchup. This program allows users to simply project two-dimensional plans onto a surface, which can be extruded to create a quick study model.

laser cut


Charrette Graphics

Media Resources Fall 2008

In fall 2008, I completed a charrette graphics class taught by a visiting professor from the University of California, Berkeley. We learned how to communicate our ideas quickly and effectively using different drawings and techniques. transit station

muncie community charrette

The displayed graphics were part of a charrette for the city of Muncie. My group of three focused on redesigning an industrial neighborhood along the proposed green line transit system. We concentrated high density buildings along the green line and the Ivy Tech campus. The tracks are buffered by an industrial park filled with evergreens and prairie grasses. This green corridor connects the White River trail and the Cardinal Greenway, creating a recreational loop for the city of Muncie.


Indianapolis Museum of Art Sketches





formal garden


Media Resources Summer 2008

In summer 2008, I worked at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as a horticulture intern. I spent most lunch breaks on the 152 acre campus sketching plant material, hardscapes, or sculpture. Sketching the environment enables me to see and study its processes. One of my favorite sketches was of a sculpture in the Garden for Everyone. The sculpture was designed for the blind with a range of textures. To heighten the experience, water gently flows over the stone, adding a unique white noise to the sensorial garden. pablo serrano garden for everyone


Cycling Infrastructure: Europe

year of trip

Immersive Study June 2011


Since developing into a complete bicycle enthusiast over a year ago, I have wanted to return to Europe to experience their mature separated bikeway systems that have become the model for increasing bicycle ridership in the U.S. The three week study will focus on the integration of bicycle sharing programs into existing networks. Many of these central European cities lead in bicycle facility design and have developed succesful bicycle share programs to help support their bicycle network. As the cities in the United States continue to develop their own bicycle networks, the viability of bicycle share programs will continue to increase.

19 end work samples

Monument Circle Idea Competition: Cross Modes of America, Finalist Monument Circle, the heart of Indianapolis, is outdated in design and programmatic function. The design response begins with the creation of four distinct urban zones informed by surrounding context, and in turn the site design responds to the programmatic necessities of the context. Monument Circle becomes the focal point for activity in downtown Indianapolis, adjusting to each use by providing rich spatial variety and dynamic adaptability. The design team consisted of two urban planners, two landscape architects, and one architect. We met regularly for several weeks to analyze the site and provide solutions through a series of charrettes. The final design greatly benefited from the three professions.

Conceptual Perspective: Circulation

East Fountain: Summer

East Fountain: Winter


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