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rebecca shepard

landscape architecture portfolio


The essence of my work is to engage humans with their environment, through weaving the outdoor experience with educational elements. I thrive at the challenge to reclaim habitats for fish and wildlife by working with plants and reimagining the beauty and functionality of stormwater management. By providing opportunities to observe and interact with nature, my hope is to reconnect people with their landscape and thus create a more healthy and resilient relationship between people and their environment.

- rebecca shepard eugene, oregon


riverfront

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kelley creek

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green street

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outdoor plaza

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duck pond

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watercolours

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photographs

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an outdoor classroom for the university

a new trail system for gresham

connecting portlandians to their water

an outdoor living space at the PNCA

a space for students

making a splash

capturing the essence of kyoto


introduction

history

site analysis

site context

key iss

site design outdoor classrooms

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university of oregon’s riverfront

millrace outflow

backwater slough engineered log jam

ADA path + trail

perch perch

bike path

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The riverfront is an outdoor classroom that engages people about riverine ecology along the Willamette River for the University and the Community. The comprehensive project considers flood plain levels, addresses prairie restoration, and offers opportunities for the re-establishment of salmon and wildlife habitat. The park provides a safe environment for essential access to the water’s edge through seating and walking areas nestled along edges.

observation The design purposely accommodates the urban landfill bridge that runs along the eroding steep banks of the river with the end result being a less invasive and more conducive design that works well within the constraints of the site.

mounds + vernal pools pavilion

UO property boundary

millrace

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history

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conclusion


Rebecca Shepard Instructors: Rob Ribe | Mark Eischeid

KELLY CREEK TRAIL

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a new trail system for Gresham

The Planning studio collaborated with the City of Gresham, Metro and the Sustainable Cities Initiative to design a multimodal trail in the City of Gresham. The trail design optimizes scenic views and creates a high quality recreational experience that would attract tourists from the region and beyond. keystoneUSA-Zum/Rex Features

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KELLY CREEK SALMON LOOP

SALMON LOOP

Viewing Bridge

Multi Modal ADA Path

Bird watching area

Native Plant demonstation garden

Salmon spawning grounds

Riparian Educational areas

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connecting portlandians to their water

Union Station Eco-District is a new paradigm in Portland’s Stormwater management story, changing the traditional ‘cut and paste’ implementation of the City’s Stormwater Benjamin | Hipster Mr+Mrs O Management Manual. - Lives in RoundHouse - Stay at Main - Software Engineer - Loves hangin’ with friends in SD in the evenings

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California Grey Rush Juncus patens ‘Elk Blue’

Western Tiger Swallontail Papilio rutulus

Great Camas Camassis leichtinii

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Soil - Wet to moist throughout the year // Plants - High tolerance of wet soils

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Street treeS (Acer x fremAni ‘Armstrong’) granite PaVing

Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’

Blue Oak Grass Helictotrichon semperviron

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Honey Bee Apis sp.

Armstron Maple Acer x fremanii ‘Armstrong’

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elements of design

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT


outdoor plaza an outdoor living space at the PNCA

Our Tech. Studio was challenged to redesign the front entrance of the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts in Portland. The goal was to create a livable outdoor space for the College and community. A complete set of construction drawings were created to translate the concept and design into deliverable documents ready for construction.

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addressing stormwater


PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

resilient plant palette

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT


early works | hand rendering

duck pond a place for students

The Duck Pond project re-imagines the courtyard between the Living and Learning Centers at the UO. As it exists, the green space lays fallow, unused because of its awkward exposed position. My intention was to transform it into a place for interactive student life. The new space creatively engages students to play, relax and kick-back between classes and dorm life. It becomes an outdoor extension to the cafĂŠ, providing artistic seating woven into the landscape, and the plant palette provides movement that ripples and flows bringing the courtyard to life.

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central park


watercolours making a splash

Capturing the ephemeral beauty of the landscape with just a splash of water and a touch of paint.

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magnolia grandiflora


magnolia lilliiflora


sansui |

mountain water

shinrin | sacred forest


photographs capturing the essence of Kyoto Reflecting on Kyoto through portraits of the vernacular landscape.

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wabi sabi |

impermanent beauty


suzu |

engawa |

verandah

singing bowls


bservation

riparian forest

restored river channel + placed woody debris for habitat outflow

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riparian restoration riparian forest 65’

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Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2016