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Roberto Astudillo University of Michigan

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Roberto Astudillo 311 2nd St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Tel: 847-532-8302 Email: astudil@umich.edu

Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School for Environment and Sustainability Master of Landscape Architecture, 2019

Interdisciplinary Coursework: Urban Design + Planning, Real Estate Development, Landscape Ecology, Urban History + Theory

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts in Earth, Society and Environment, 2013 Concentration: Science of the Earth Minors: Integrative Biology, Music

Designer and researcher interested in urban ecology, urban design, and multi-scalar/interdisciplinary landscape approaches. Passionate about design as a platform for advocacy for the development of inclusive cities. Intrigued by approaches using the fine arts, humanities, and the sciences.

Related Work Experience Studio-MLA (Los Angeles)

Spring Break Extern •

Landscape Ecology, Perception and Design Lab - UM Research Assistant • •

Summer Program Intern

Honors: Olmsted Scholar Nominee (2019), Sigma Lambda Alpha (2019), Landscape Architecture Faculty Award (2019), School for Environment and Sustainability Honor Award (2019) Academic Awards + Scholarships: Russell A. Pelton Award (2019), MiASLA Golf Outing Award (2019), William J. Johnson Research Grant (2018), Terry Brown Award Recipient (2017) Jim and Beth Carlsen Award for Best Group in Real Estate Class (2017), Academic Leadership Fellowship (2016)

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Languages

Adobe Suite (Ps, Id, Ai) AutoCad Rhino 6 Sketch Up Lumion ArcGIS (Map + Pro) QGis Hand Graphics Microsoft Office Suite

Activities + Interests Student ASLA - U of M September 2016 to Present Role: Chapter Tresurer

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Spanish (Fluent) French (Conversational)

Other • • • •

Project Management Business Development Scientific/Design Independent Research + Analysis Teaching + Critique

Design Competitions • • •

2019 HUD Affordable Housing 2018 EPA RainWorks 2017 ULI Hines

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Graduate Student Instructor

September 2018 to Present

Courses: Planting Design (15 Masters), Ecological Site Design (13 Masters) Provide desk critiques and design development, including supplemental teaching + assignment grading

Indepedent Research •

June 2017 to August 2017

Cataloged parkway trees condition and information for tree database Cared for trees planted in the previous season for health and success Observed for presence of tree diseases such as: Dutch Elm Disease, Emerald Ash Borer, Cottony Maple Scale

Teaching Experience University of Michigan, Ann Arbor •

June 2018 to August 2018

Developed an independent plan for Aquatic Park in San Francisco through stakeholder analysis for coastal resilience as part of internship program Presented design concept as one of 8 interns in a community event Researched and helped develop concept for corporate park competition

Village of Wilmette (IL) Urban Forestry Intern •

Skills Tech

September 2017 to December 2018

Visualized data to help determine suitable sites for analysis Supported research process to contribute to efficient surveying

SWA Group (San Francisco + Dallas)

Accomplishments + Awards

March 2019

Supported proposal development efforts, including: initial research, diagram development, and cultural/ecological context

Soundscape Urbanism in the Los Angeles River Watershed (2019) Superilles: Barcelona Superblocks and City Urban Form (2018)

Other

French Horn, History, Art, Cooking, Horticulture, Entomology, Music, Travel, Independent Film, Design, Cities, Food, Hiking, Languages, Walking + Urban Exploration, Science


6. Connection 1. Confluence

7. Urbs in Horto

2. Painted Lake

8. Seeds of Remembrance

3. Brooklyn Lock

9. Living Canvas 4. The Beltline

5. The Last Mile

10. Citing Water


DYNAMIC SYSTEMS + ECOLOGICAL SITES


CONFLUENCE For the Resilient Campus

The North Campus Research Center (NCRC) at the University of Michigan symbolizes the height of the American Suburban Campus. With an excess stormwater capacity, the site represents an opportunity to rehabilitated Millers Creek, a stream suffering from the sprawl of Ann Arbor’s north-side area. Through the use of sensor/control technology, we employed ideas in responsive systems to harmonize a new relationship between nature and datadriven design. In doing so, we propose reestablishing historic habitats that support regional flora and fauna while developing a living-learning laboratory that embraces ideals of the SMART Campus. The NCRC Master Plan becomes a Case Study for responsive landscapes for conventional suburban typologies searching for costeffective, SMART futures in the Climate Change Anthropogenic Age.

LEADERSHIP

Roberto Astudillo, Principal Project Manager + Designer Chuyi Yi, Assistant Project Manager + Designer Andrew Tillinghast, Assistant Project Manager + Designer Ian Bernstein, Task Captain Derell Griffin, Task Captain Jingyuan Wu, Task Captain Xinxin Cao, Task Captain

TEAM MEMBERS MLA:

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Ann Arbor, MI Class: Urban Stormwater Instructors: Joan Nassauer + Allen Burton Project: 2018 EPA RainWorks Competition Role: Principal Project Manager/Designer PAGE 1

Kangyu Yu Liwan Zhang Xinyi Wang Xuehan Li Evan Granito Alexis Heinz

Soyoung Jin Evan Gill Yiran Shen Zixuan Jiang Zonghao Li

Aini Sun, ME Environmental Engineering Daniel Xie, MS Environmental Informatics ADVISORS: Joan Nassauer, Branko Kerkez, Allen Burton


ARTFUL SOLAR PANELS A renewable energy source to power SMART stormwater systems

FLOATING PLATFORM People spaces and a new relationship with the water

TRANSCENDENT MEADOWS A meadow planted with regional species to withstand water level variability and support the Michigan southern wet meadow ecosystem

“Natural A.I.” PAGE 2


WATERSHED ANALYSIS

OUR SITE SITS IN THE UPLAND OF THE MILLERS CREEK WATERSHED

IMPERVIOUS

[PHOSPHOROUS]

[E.COLI]

[SUSPENDED SOLIDS]

Suburban development in the Millers Creek Watershed has carved a depression at a gradient of 54 feet per mile. This has led to low insect diversity, poor aquatic habitat, high conductivity.

MILLERS CREEK “CANYON” PAGE 3


The Proposal

Smart Systems + Urban Ecology + People

Development

North Ann Arbor

Responsive Landscapes, Supporting Urban Ecologies

M-City THE NCRC

Park N Ride

Vehicular Stream People Wildlife

Sensors + Stormwater Source: Kerkez Lab

Cultural Ecologies Replicating the Michigan Southern Wet Meadow Ecosystem

Places University of Michigan - North Campus PAGE 4


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The Wetlands Atlantis

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NCRC West

Exploratorium NCRC East

The Meadow M-Tropolis

NCRC Transit

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0 ft

500 ft

Controlled Networks PAGE 5

1000 ft

1500 ft

Demonstrations

Floodable Landscapes

Valve and Controls

Piped Networks

Wet Meadow


SMART Stormwater

Urban Ecologies

SMART Campus

Existing

Phase I: 2020

Phase II: 2030

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SMART FLIES SMART Campus Drones for realtime information systems

MAGIC BUS Driverless shuttle encourages people to use public transit and reduce parking needs

PLAZA MOUNDS Slow stormwater, provide habitat support

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People place! A new relationship with the water!


SENSOR Communicate a constant stream of data! They will monitor stream health, control effectiness, and adjust strategies.

“ATLANTIS�

A RESPONSIVE LANDSCAPE FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE ANTHROPOCENE! The North Campus Research Center Master Plan would reduce stormwater runoff by over 50%. The Master Plan becomes a case study for the conventional mall typology found in suburban America, allowing municipalities to use excess impervious surfaces to mitigate increasingly severe stormwater events, potential saving billions from expensive conventional sewer system projects and improving regional urban ecologies.

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Painted Lake

Accessible Ann Arbor Scenes Situated in the Saginaw Forest at the University of Michigan, this project focuses on providing accessible natural space and multi-functional use within an urban forest. The project appearances to deliver the essence of the Michigan Wilderness story to all, by providing accessible views and education opportunities through ecological plantings and supported research activities.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Ann Arbor MI Class: Site Planning and Design Instructor: Stan Jones

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Constructing a planting design, building a wetland system of companion plants for ecological and aesthetic support.

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INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENTS INTERDISCIPLINARY THINKING

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BROOKLYN LOCK Located in the diverse city of San Antonio, Brooklyn Lock’s mission is to construct an inclusive, multi-functional space that embraces informality and celebrates the city’s rich ethnic heritage. On the banks of the San Antonio River, this community offers direct access to the Riverwalk’s Amenities while also supporting the urban ecosystem of the region. Just south of the city’s largest Mexican Free-Tailed Bat colony, this place offers an ecological patch that supports the urban wildlife trophic levels, while providing an equitable investment towards the city’s sustainable vision.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: San Antonio, TX Project: HUD Affordable Housing Competition Team Members: Shannon Sylte, Project Manager/MLA, Lane Autry, M.Arch, Gwen Gell, MUD/MURP, India Soloman, MURP Role: Landscape Designer + Co-Graphics Lead Honors: TOP 10 Semifinalist PAGE 15

142 UNITS

80% Affordable for 60% AMI Regional Stormwater Capacity Habitat Space for Urban Wild A new connection for the river!


A RIVER WITHIN IMPERVIOUSNESS

INSPIRING COMMUNITY WITHIN THE URBAN ECOLOGY

CONTEXT

PROGRAM MINIMALISM, CULTURAL CATALYST

DEFINING SPACES

URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Community!

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE

FLOOD PRONE

THE SITE

GREEN SPACE

Imagine!

Activate!

Connect!

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Play Space

Bus Stop

The Gardens of Ages

The Lookout

The Great Lawn

Wavy Lawn

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THE BROOKLYN LOCK PAGE 17

50 ft

100 ft

Riverwalk

San Antonio River

The Lock Dam


ANALYZING THE LOCK

Infiltration Areas Impervious Surface

Stormwater Runoff

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Green Streets

Patches for “Local” Pollinators

Patches for Wildlife

Multi-Use Green Streets for Climate

Nesting Areas for Migratory Wildlife

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Bioretention “Shorelines”

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Cisterns

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THE URBAN CONDITION

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STORMWATER PLAN

Potential Infiltration

The River as an Eco-Corridor Refuge for the Bats of San Antonio

The Basics, Simple Market

The Shops at the Lock

The Tianguis, Informal Market

The People Forum

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UNLOCKING STORIES

Morning

Late Afternoon Residents

Children

Evening

City Connections

Mobility

THE LANDSCAPE

PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!

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Garden of the Ages

The Canopy Garden

The Lookout!


BROOKLYN LOCK IS FOR EVERYONE! Designed as a minimally program space, the place seeks to allow residents to develop their own uses and inspire a sense of ownership within an urban medium-density development. Over a solid social and inclusive foundation, Brooklyn Lock will serve ecological functions within the concrete jungle of the San Antonio Downtown. PAGE 20


THE BELTLINE

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A New Assembly

Located in northeast Detroit, along one of the planned greenways, The Beltline is a mixed-use development capitalizing on the new and existing cultural assets of the Islandview Neighborhood, while providing inclusive economic opportunities towards businesses. As lead and only designer, this project not only modeled economic success, but included sustainable design principles at its core. This project won best in class for its cultural, ecological and economic awareness, giving our group the opportunity to present this work to the CEO of The Related Companies, developer of Hudson Yard in New York.

The HUB @ Islandview 2

Project Narrative

What can sustainable development look like? Our goal was to be sustainable developers, aiming towards supporting equitable economic activity, while fitting within the narrative of Detroit.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Detroit, MI Class: Real Estate Essentials Instructor: Peter Allen Honor: Jim and Beth Carlsen Prize Role: The Designer Team: Ashlyee Freeman, MBA, Kate BlessingKawamura, MPP, Ashley Davis, JD, Roberto Astudillo, MLA PAGE 21

Off the Beltline


The Beltline Greenway

Seasonal Gardens

2

The Courtyards

Green Roof Patio

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The Beltline

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0 ft

30 ft

A’

60 ft

Beltline Greenway

A Community Forum

Dowtown Detroit

SITE

Detriot River

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THE LAST MILE A SMART Logistics Hub

On the banks of the Chicago River - North Branch, The Last Miles aims to connect the rich transportation systems and link tow of the most dynamic neighborhood areas of the city. Tapping into the logistic industry of the future, our aim is to constructs a SMART Hub to support an inclusive maker space environment, harnessing the city’s vast innovative culture. In a park-desert area, The Last Mile creates a new green anchor for the city that adds to the wildlife and recreational corridor along the Chicago River. By redeveloping this post-industrial site, The Last Mile becomes a new community hub that increases the city’s legibility, while bridging people through a new and dynamic place.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Chicago, IL Project: 2017 Hines Design Competition Role: Landscape Designer Team: M.Arch: Patrick Linder, Kelsey Reynolds, Mark Hung, MUP: Daniel Mihalov PAGE 23


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The 606Ex Bike paths extended, the river becomes a pedestrian boulevard.

The Last Mile Bridge + Hub A recreational area for the city and new space for river access.

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SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

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CONNECTION

Los Jardines

Mobility, Place, Sustainability The Aqua-Theater

In the Tetuan District of Madrid, we were challenged to find sustainable solutions towards neighborhood completeness. Our group project focused on 6 sites + the street for: • • • • • •

Mixed-Use Affordable spaces Complete Street Interventions Green + Ecological Landscape Types Social and Ecological Development Defining Area Sustainability Participatory Design + Municipal Input

Our final project was presented to the Madrid City Government as a potential solution for the city’s sustainability plan and initiatives.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Madrid (Tetuan District) Class: Exercising Sustainable Urban Design Instructor: María Arquero de Alarcón Team: Roberto Astudillo (MLA), M.Arch: Nora Begin, Mackenzie Bruce, Tim Do, Ryan Cohn, Shujie Xie

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Human-Scapes

Adorning the Cornice

The Groundforum

The Platform


LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS

LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS TYPOLOGIES

Street Trees

Areas: Streetscapes

Street Trees Planter Areas: Streetscapes

Street Planters

Garden Spaces

Green Walls

Green Roofs

Areas: Streetscapes

Areas: Streetscapes

Streetscapes Interventions Green Space Historic Aqueduct

Planter Divider

Areas: Streetscapes

STORMWATER CATCHES

Barrier Plants

Areas: Streetscapes + Open Spaces

Areas: Interventions

Curb Removal

Space Creation

Areas: Interventions

Stormwater Flows Interventions

Improving pervious surface for stormwater runoff.

Areas: Interventions

Areas: Open Spaces

Using steep topography to capture stormwater.

Adding more vegetation to improve bioclimactic conditions.

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Focusing the Street for People

A Park for Topographic Views

Mixed Use Development

ADORNING THE CORNICE

Courtyard Park

Shujie Xie (M.Arch) Roberto Astudillo (MLA)

A joint architecture and landscape design initiative. This collaboration focused on the construction of needed building amenities, while providing outdoor spaces that connect the neighborhood area. There are paths between buildings that connect a large park and the neighborhood. The corridor park connects the steep neighborhood to the newly activated streetscape and provides outdoor spaces for building occupants.

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Community Center


Main Roadway

Preparing Vacant Lots for the Future

Prioritizing People Flow

HUMAN-SCAPES Roberto Astudillo (MLA)

The parcel plan can alleviate the neighborhood’s congestion by providing new green and community open spaces. The effort of this opportunity is to spread the benefits of green space to the neighborhood while building landscapes that are valued by the community and provide “breathing room” within congested space.

Inner Neighborhood Park Spaces

Street Reductions

Connecting Green Spaces

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URBS IN HORTO For the 21st Century

The city of Chicago metaphors a tale of two cities. Despite large investments around the city, two patches of its urban form remain ignored. In addition, the city’s great history in urban design from Daniel Burnham is displayed in its grand manner urban grid. Chicago is the megacity of the Great Lakes Region, and addressing an inclusive city by alleviating its vacancy will continue to support this economically and culturally vibrant Third Coast.

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Project Mission

The 1909 Plan for Chicago demonstrates a city of boulevards and veins of greenery. As the city continues to grow as a global center, how can vacant land be used as infill and complete street development? How can the role of an advancing regional transit plan aide in removing conventional streetscape type? How can a new urban form for the city be a Green Urban Plan for Climate Change?

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Chicago, IL Class: Landscape Planning and Analysis Instructor: Oliver Kiley

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4 1. Lincoln Park: Apartment Overlooking Park, 2. West Town: Division Boulevard Patios, 3, Englewood: Commercial Area, 4. South Englewood: Vacant Lot Source: 1. DOMU, 2. Youtube, 3. Huffington Post, 4. NPR


Drivers Population Increases, Distribution, Vacancy

Transportation + Mobility Extension of “L” Lines + BRT, Adapting to alternative Transit

Climate Change Adaptability

Future I

Repurpose + Alleviate

Future II

Green Streets

Continued Decline. Vacancy continues in neighborhoods. Addresses vacant parcels.

Population is stabilized. Vacancy changes conditions and potential growth.

Population increase. Preserving green for neighborhood.

“L” System stays the same, no new transit options. Using trains for bike network.

BRT System established. Streets use for bikes and green streets.

BRT + “L” system extended. Bike Infrastructure reaches all over city.

Expanding the Urban Forest

Spreading Green Streetscapes

Spreading Green Streetscapes + urban forest. Adding Green Pockets.

Green Streetscape, Complex Vegetation, Urban Forests, Pocket Parks

Transit Hubs

Future III

Growth + Prosperity

Urban Landcover

Population Dynamics

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SCENARIO CREATION FOR GROWTH EXAMINE NEIGHBORHOOD

Low

Inner Neighborhood Suitable Green Areas Parks

0

Neighborhood

1

Major Streets

2

3

Miles

High

LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS

Parcel Suitability

EXAMINE NEW GREEN CONNECTIONS

LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS SCALE EXAMPLES PAGE PAGE 15 37

Streetscapes

Neighborhood Spaces

Boulevard System

Streetscape Promenades


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EFFICIENT TRANSIT

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Project Model Concept

FUTURE II

INABILITY STA SU

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ACHIEVIN GG RE E

FUTURE I

MOBILITY

INCREASED GREEN

VACANCY

CRITICISM

• Majority of Parcels received new purpose • A decline of over 50% vacancy when appropriated to Green Space • South Side home to potential new urban forest

Although the parcels were suited for green space, it is difficult to imagine all these parcels become part of an urban forest. While in this scenario, the urban forest provides essential services, the aesthetic of this landscape type might be too distinct from the neighborhood. In addition, the expansion of alternative transit does not incorporate the user experience and instead focuses on efficiency.

• Largest Expansion of Transit and Green Streets to the City • Expansion of Parks and Boulevards

• Preserving neighborhood green • Considering future growth by reserving parcels for development

The installation of the BRT systems provides the largest expanse in mobility throughout the city. It also provides interesting opportunities to address the street as this intervention redefines street use. It expands streetscape potential significantly as the BRT lines are some of the busiest bus lines in the city.

The expansion of the “L” rail does not provide the same significant increase in mobility coverage as the BRT. It does extends some veins of transportation to the furthest extremes of the city. This limits the amount of streetscape potential as some neighborhoods begin to grow, reserving some parcels for future development, but also emphasizing neighborhood green preservation.

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CULTURE + ECOLOGY IN THE PEOPLES GALLERY

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SEEDS OF MEMORIES

Intergeneration Space of Innovation The decline of Detroit’s population led to the demolition of countless buildings, leaving tracts of empty land. These removals not only erased urban blight, but also a sense of place in the community. Concurrently, demographics are changing as the elderly population continues to increase in age and numbers. This becomes an opportunity, not to construct a new neighborhood, but to support the strength and creativity of residents with the tools to continue Detroit’s narrative of: innovation, production, and creative collaboration. This becomes an intergenerational space, where retirement is redefined, collaboration is second nature, and experience is generated through: culture, ecology, and design. Project Narrative What is presence? What is invisibility? What is relevant? On the shoulders of ruin, we remember experiences. On the ideas of diversity, we grow, we innovate, we build the future. Through the spirit of Detroiters, we show the world a new resilience.

PROJECT INFORMATION Location: Detroit, MI Class: Urban Design Studio Instructor: Mark Lindquist PAGE 41

REMEMBER + PLAY + CREATE ROOTS OF MEMORIES: A NEVER ENDING STREAM OF PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE MOMENTS + VALUES

Memories of Past, Present + Future

Roots of Memories

DESIGN PLAY MODULES: PLAY THROUGH DESIGN + SPACE

Tools of Design for All


P2: The Album Park

A place to celebrate the many events in the city’s history, struggles, and successes and expressions of its citizens. PAGE 10 42


“RIBBONS”

CONNECTIONS

OPPORTUNITIES LANDFORMS

CIRCULATION

A NEW URBAN FORM PAGE 43

GREENING MACK AVE


THE CATALYST “THE SWARM” Shared Manufacturing

“THE CELL” Creators Space + Labs

“THE POLLEN” Vertical Farm + Market

“Make Something” Playground

“THE HONEYCOMB” Hardware/Supplies Store + Residential Converted Parking

Mack “Album” Park “THE HIVE” Collab-Living

Residential Commercial Innovation Space Green Space

THE WEB: An Embrace of Vacancy A

Design-Play!!!

P1

P2

The Plaza

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The Album

The Crossing

The Gathering

The Indoor Farm

Shared Road

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20 ft

40 ft

60 ft

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GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE GREEN INTERVENTIONS

STREET TREE PLANTERS

STREET PLANTERS

DETENTION PLANTERS

RETENTION STREET PLANTERS

CURBSIDE REMOVAL

RAIN CHAIN PLANTER

P1: Embracing Vacancy

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GREEN ROOF + ARCHITECTURAL DETENTION

Open Green Spaces

Green Interventions

The city of Detroit has a combined sewer system and an aging infrastructure needing repair. The excess vacancy allows the region to use a multifuctional approach to stormwater management. By considering the level of impervious soils found in the site context, vacant lots have the potential to serve as bioretention areas, while streetscape and built amenities provide minimal infiltration capacities and important responses to bioclimactic conditions.


LOGISTICS PARKING SUCCESSION

INTERVENTIONS

CIRCULATION

CAR CO-OP

2018

CAR STORAGE 2020

SMART SHUTTLES

People Flow Intercepts

Bike Traffic

SMART Shuttle

Vehicle Logistics

Mass Transit Zone

Service Corridors Vibrant Vacancies

Continued investments in autonomous vehicles allow to rethink storage capabilities and the removal of excess parking facilities. By embracing vacancy, pedestrian corridors provide dedicated access to these green “webs” for potential recreation. Using ideas in Routine Activity Theory, by connecting vacancy to the urban form, greater acceptance is a potential opportunity.

Sculpture Corridors

Complete Streets

Arbor-Scapes

2025 New Open/Built Space

Conventional Parking

2040

EV Parking Co-Op/Share Space

Connected Stormwater Network Vibrant Vacancies

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The Dequindre Cut in Detroit, a former industrial railroad corridor, extends from the rusted infrastructure of Hamtramck to the city’s waterfront. As a planting design, this project celebrates the mural movement of Detroit through a living canvas. The design itself is a metaphor to the constant changes the city has gone through while providing a green artistic elements to a focal point in the Dequindre Cut.

WINTER SPIRIT

LIVING CANVAS

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: Detroit Dequindre Cut Greenway Class: Ecological Planting Design Instructor: MaryCarol Hunter

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FLOWING SWATCHES

Using the Oudolf Method for matrix planting, this ecological planting design celebrates the arts of history and expressive changes that identify the city of Detroit.


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CULTURAL REACTIONS ILLUMINATED WALL

CULTURAL MARKERS SPIRIT OF DETROIT

STORIES OF MOVEMENT AND PATTERNS

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APPROX. 1:4 SLOPE

RUNOFF FROM ROAD

CENTER OF GREENWAY

A MURAL SOLUTION

SUMMER WINTER

PARTNERING PLANT FRIENDS

NAVIGATING BLOOMS

SPRING

TESTING REVEALING MOVEMENTS

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March Sharpole Hepatica Rue Anemone Common Blue Violet Prairie Phlox

THE BLOOMING STROKES

Culver’s Root Showy Tick-Trefoil Fireweed Wild Bergamot Black Eyed Susan Ox-eye Sunflower Common Yarrow Sunny Seduction Yarrow Coronation Gold Yarrow Apricot Delight Yarrow Summer Pastel Yarrow Royal Tapestry Yarrow Mountain Mint Yellow Coneflower Sideoats Grama Prairie Dropseed Northern Switchgrass Indian Grass Rough Blazing Star Showy Goldenrod Skyblue Aster Celeste Aster Magic Purple Aster Big Bluestem PAGE 49

April

May

June

July

August


September

October

November

December

January

February

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AREAS OF INTEREST

ECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS, PLANTED RUNOFF

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Early Spring

Early Summer

Late Summer - Fall

Winter


PM2.5

SO2

N2O

Cd Ni Pb

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POLLINATOR WELCOMING SMALL CREATURE REFUGE INCREASE INSECT DIVERSITY SOIL HEALTH

Sharp Lobed Hepatica

Rue Anemone

Common Blue Violet

Prairie Phlox

Culver’s Root

Showy Tick-Trefoil

Black Eyed Susan

Fireweed

Wild Bergamont

TOLERANT OF URBAN CONDITIONS • • • • •

Ox-eye Sunflower

Prairie Dropseed

Sideoats Grama

‘Royal Tapestry” Yarrow

Rough Blazing Star

Common Yarrow

Restoration Value

Big Bluestem

‘Celeste’ Aster

Showy Goldenrod

‘Magic Purple’ Aster

Sky Blue Aster

‘Coronation Gold’ Yarrow

‘Apricot Delight’ ‘Summer Pastel’ Yarrow Yarrow

Mountain Mint

Yellow Coneflower

Zn

Cu

WILDLIFE SERVICES •

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O3

Detroit Air Pollutants

ECOLOGICAL ART, SUSTAINED FLOWS

Surface Parking Runoff

CO2

POLLUTANTS POOR AIR QUALITY SALT SPRAY DROUGHT + URBAN HEAT ISLAND FLOODABLE VARIABILITY

‘Sunny Seduction’ Yarrow

Indiangrass

Northern Switchgrass

*** All plants selected qualify for erosion control and/or are found in the upland conditions of shorelines in the Great Lakes Region. PAGE 52


CITING WATER Culture + Resilience + Art

The run down municipal pier in San Francisco provides one of the few beach access for the city. Rising sea levels are making the city more vulnerable to tidal surge damages. This provides an opportunity to address the meaning of the pier and how to prepare a major city for climate resiliency. This space celebrates the cultural history of the Aquatic Park Maritime Museum through the inspiration of the past generations of artists and how their muse of water will have a lasting impact on our changing world and urban ecological systems.

Project Narrative

The role of water plays an intricate role. As water begins to take new boundaries with the aide of sea level rise and the increasing rains continue to transport urban pollutants, this becomes an opportunity to re-examine their relationship.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location: San Francisco Aquatic Park Firm: SWA Group Project: Baywatch, Resilient Coast Role: Summer Program Intern 2018 PAGE 53

Expected King Tide


2018

INSPIRED BY WATER, FOR THE NEW REALITY 2050

“Mural for Aquatic Park”

By Hiller Hiler Maritime Museum in San Francisco

As sea level rises, the sculptures of our present become the spaces of wildlife and the artifacts of the future.

2100

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WETLAND PIER ISLANDS

AQUATIC PARK COVE

SCULPTURE PARKS SITE

AQUATIC PARK MUSEUM

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A Soft Edge

Restoring a pier to preserve the calm waters of San Francisco’s northern beach front as a wetland park system.


INSPIRED LANDSCAPE BY DYNAMIC ARTS B’ IV

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II

A I

Sea level rise will force the landscape to adjust with the tides, providing new opportunities for space as the relationship between the coast and the land changes.

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SARGENT JOHNSON ROCKS PARK

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CLEVELAND WATER FRONT

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HILER SCULPTURAL GARDEN

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AQUATIC PROMENADE TUNNEL

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ROOSEVELT WATER GARDEN

VI

WETLAND STEPS

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Beasts in the Garden

Expected King Tide

The Platforms: A shared space between Humans and Sea

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Sculptures of Aquatic Beasts

Sculptural Garden Space

Pedestrian Aquatic Garden Sensory Way


Dynamic Sea-Scapes

Expected King Tide

Community Sculpture Displays

Lawn Ripples

Aquatic Monuments

Pedestrian Corriodor to Fort Mason Area

Multi-functional Walkways

Floating Wetlands and Habitat Space

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Thank You! Roberto Astudillo (847) 532-8302 astudil@umich.edu Additional Work

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Roberto Astudillo, MLA 2019  

Collection of Selected Works from the MLA Program at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

Roberto Astudillo, MLA 2019  

Collection of Selected Works from the MLA Program at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

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