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ROBBY GILPIN

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


My Creative Process

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Just a guy trying to use my creativity to the best of my ability. I like to stay busy and landscape architecture allows me to accomplish this along with designing positive outdoor spaces. My design philosophy that I have gained through my course of study at Texas A&M University is the importance of education, creativity, and a sense of originality. I focus on these three aspects every time I am given a task or an assignment. I make sure to examine all parts of design such as: line, form, unity, variety, balance, rhythm, proportions, and emphasis.

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Daily Activities 50% Computer designing, drafting, & etc.

I Actually Enjoy my Minor

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Done with High School

Off to Texas A&M Univ.

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Finished three Year Studio Ladder

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Robby Gilpin & Landscape Architecture Skills: The % Represents confidence level & amount of use I have with the Program.

Information: T:(214)677-6126 | E: robby.gilpin@gmail.com | a: 14130 Equestrian Trail, Lavon TX 75166 Objective: To obtain an entry level Landscape Architecture position within a company that will allow me to learn new skills, while utilizing my previous experience and skills to further the firms progress. Also to build a strong business relationship with the firm and clients, ultimately exceeding expectations to excel within the company.

Education: Texas A&M University

BLA-Bachelors of Landscape Architecture/ Minor in Urban Planning

Experience: Aqua Terra Outdoors

I have always believe that is more to learn as these programs continue to impress me with its infinite abilities.

AutoCad Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign

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May 2013-December 2013

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During this summer/fall 2013 I was hired as an Intern for Aqua Terra Outdoors. My tasks include helping with graphic presentation, fieldwork, and final proposals. In addition I took on various marketing task such as social media, company flyers and e-mail brochures.

Landscape Consultant

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December 2012- May 2013

During the spring semester of 2013, I was responsible for all the landscape maintenance and planning schemes for a couple located in a high-end residential subdivision in College Station.

Microsoft Office

TAMU -Engineering Design & Construction Services

SketchUp

May 2012-December 2012

I worked as a student intern for EDCS department. My tasks included: preparing AutoCad documents for appraisal, delivering documents to construction sites.

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American Society Of Landscape Architects (TAMU Chapter)

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Breakaway Ministries

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-Actively engage in weekly meeting and discuss insights in the Landscape Architecture field. I was chosen to be the Workshop Chair for the 2012-2013 school year. -As director of Aggie Workshop I was in charge of the planning, preparing, coordinating, and management of the two-day event.

I am a volunteer for Breakaway Ministries Media Team. This position holds the responsibility of setting up and tearing down media equipment every Tuesday night, along with operating the media equipment during the service.

Texas A&M University Big Event

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Volunteer for a community-wide service project to help local families revitalize their properties


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NuevaVida

Marine Biology Lab Research Center


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Nueva Vida

TEAMMATES: TANIA HERNANDEZ, BRAIN SOWELL & JOSH WALKER DESCRIPTION: The Nueva Vida Marine Biology Research and Laboratory is proposed for a peninsula located in the Mayan Plantation in Belize. The site features access to both the Caribbean Ocean and Midwinters Lagoon. A Marine Biology center could provide an important facility for research, educate the public, and encourage tourist activity, thus boosting the local economy. SITE PLAN: The site is located just north of Belize City on the Caribbean Coast. Because it is undeveloped raw land, specific infrastructure is necessary. Roads and drainage pathways must be created to deal with flooding. A marina will allow boats to travel to and from the site. Electricity, potable water, and sewage disposal are all issues involved in this site.

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GLUE WIND TURBINE ENERGY

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SOLAR PANEL ENERGY

GLUE BOUY WAVE ENERGY SYSTEM

BUILT STRUCTURES WITH GLULAM BEAMS

SUSTAINABILTY: Sustainability was paramount for this development, so the landscape created will use plants native to the region and seek to be as least invasive as possible.


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CAMPUS PROGRAM: Laboratory Boat Dock | Indoor Dry Lab | Indoor Wet Lab | Outdoor Wet Lab | Office Space Living + Learning Cafeteria | Dormitory | Visitor Attraction Center | Museum Space | Public Gardens Sustainability Solar Panels | Water reservoir | Wind Farm | Green Roofs | Wetlands Septic Treatment PHASING: Phase I: Roads for heavy equipment and construction Phase II: Laboratory boat dock and dorm wing Phase III: Laboratory and fund-raising Museum Phase IV: Bridge/boardwalk between buildings Phase V: Axis Mundi and Botanical Gardens Caribbean marina


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THE LANDSCAPE In the design there are botanical gardens, which have minimal impacts on the ecology and improve the overall sustainability of the site. Residents can grow their food or plant specimens in the gardens, while visitors to the center can enjoy a stroll through the leafed haven. The landscape ties the entire site together with an axis mundi, an all important facet of Mayan architecture. The axis mundi carries religious significance as a symbol of the progress of life, and is an orienting axis. The botanical garden and paths swirl around the circle in the boardwalk, passing each other gently and defining the axis mundi.


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LOCATION: COLLEGE STATION, TX TEAMMATES: Ellie Garza, Rachel Morris, & Nick Weinheimer Description: Our team was in charge of redesigning a shopping district at the corner of Harvey and University Drive in College Station. Once we had proposed a master plan, each person was then in charge of taking a part of the master plan and further developing the design into greater detail. I chose to take on the challenge of creating multipurpose and functional streets that run through our newly renovated pedestrian friendly shopping district. Some of the key points I wanted to address were:

•Design safe, walkable streets: speed limits < 35 mph, wide sidewalks, curb extensions, raised crosswalks, and curb extensions •Provide bike lanes with buffers from the street and bike parking •Link the site to nearby walking and biking trails, particulary to Wolf Pen Creek •Improve public transit access by adding more bus stops •Provide sufficient lighting for safe night time use


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1.Street trees As a team we strived to improve the roadways by adding trees that align with the major roadways that are located in the interior of the site. Street trees have been known to have positive affects on a site such as: -Reduce urban traffic speeds -Create safe walking environments -Less drainage infrastructure 2. Street Calming In our site we have incorporated aspects of street calming (or traffic calming). With street trees and district changes in the pavement surfaces/colors, we are promoting a significant reduction in vehicle speed. 3. Sight Triangles At all the intersections of the Streets of Creekside have clear and affective sight triangles to minimize accidents and pedestrian fatalities. Also included in this deign is clearly marked crosswalks which not only gives a clear walking path but the change in pavement alarms drivers that they are coming upon a four way stop (four way stops also slows traffic speed).

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CREEKSIDE LOCATION: COLLEGE STATION, TX

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Water Feature: People use iconic feature as gathering places. So I wanted to implement something that could double as an iconic structure as well as be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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Medians for Street Calming: Like I noted in the previous page, with street trees and distinct changes in the pavement surfaces/colors, we are promoting a significant reduction in vehicle speed.

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On Street Parking: On street parking is a great solution for naturally reducing the speed of vehicles. Another purpose for on street parking is ease of access for handicap pedestrians.

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Thoughts behind the design: Notable Crosswalks: The red brick crosswalks naturally contrast from the grey street which naturally alerts drivers to slow down for pedestrians.


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SECTIONS: By adding two varieties of street trees it creates a division for the driver, which allows for safer streets. Also, with multiple trees it creates frames and makes drivers slow down in order to catch certain views. The fountains located toward the entrance of the space are to act as a welcoming and exiting feature. Also it is a pleasing sound to pedestrians that are walking throughout the space. The top section illustrates the division of transportation paths. We found that 15 feet was a comfortable buffer, which allocated enough space for a root ball for our post oaks. The bottom section is mainly to show the entrances to the shops; the 11â&#x20AC;&#x2122; road opposed to the 12 foot is designed to slow traffic coming into this heavy pedestrian filled shopping center.


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PERSPECTIVES When focusing on perspectives I needed to pinpoint locations that show the importance of the division of space, along with illustrating the safety features. The top perspective shows the noticeable crosswalks to alarm people operating vehicles to slow down. Also the main emphasis was to show, yet again, the separation of space for each mode of transportation. The bottom perspective also illustrates the division of transportation as well, but the main focus I wanted to bring to this birds-eye perspective was the amount of green space that frames the streets. Like stated previously this allows for reduced urban traffic speeds, create safe walking environments, increased security and less drainage infrastructure.


AquaTerra Outdoor Environments


16 AquaTerra Outdoor Envir. Communicating with Simplicity: One of my greatest improvements while working with AquaTerra Outdoor Environments was being able to produce renderings that were very clean using only necessary components or materials. By using a minimalist approach to this particular drawing scale, it has the advantage of highlighting the work to be done. This drawing is of a backyard pool and pergola design which was the first design I was responsibile for producing for a presentation. I feel that after working at AquaTerra, my skills in SketchUp have increased drastically after learning the power of layers and how to use components wisely.


17 AquaTerra Outdoor Envir. From Start to Finish: As a Project Coordinator, I was responsible for updating the status of the project to my Supervisor as well as keeping the team in the field up to date on construction details and specifications. The top is a selected amount of constructions details from the last revision and below is certain picture taken by me to relay to my supervisor. Being a coordinator for this project allowed me the opportunity to learn how to communicate both inside the office during production meeting and outside by relaying information out in the field.


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AquaTerra pushed me to use all of my skills during my internship. One of these skills was creating designs handed to me from either my Principle or Supervisor to create presentation quality layouts, designs and renderings. The process that happens at AquaTerra starts with trace paper design and then hands off to me for various thing, a base to start and then if needed, a three deminsional model along with a rendered landscape plan.


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