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Russell Martinelli Design Portfolio


About

As a more mature student I discovered Landscape Architecture from the Horticulture and Residential Garden Design Industry. After a few years of work experience, I received a B.L.A from the University of Oregon. My horizons have expanded with international and domestic travel combined with education ultimately leaving me with a well-rounded and diverse project archive. Here is a concise composition of my past and present work including freelance design and education. Enjoy

Cover Image: 2016 Fall Plants Park Design

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Contents 3. Comprehensive Project 13. Study Abroad Kyoto 15. CAD Details 17. St. Peters Affordable Housing 19. Barbour Blvd. 21. Hershey Housing Development 23. Freelance Work / Garden Design 25. H.O.P.E.S Competition 27. Other Interests & Hobbies 29. Travel sketches

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Comprehensive Project /

Winter Studio 2018 / University of Oregon

The Vitalization of The Red Bluff River Park SOUTH END PARK

Location: Red Bluff, California

Site: Red Bluff River Park

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Type: Park Master-Plan Concept MAIN ENTRY

My life long personal relationship with The Red Bluff River Park is one of the reasons I chose it to be my Senior comprehensive project. The current state of the park is in major need of attention. This once popular destination is now taken over by drug dealers, crime, a dying landscape and a program which is not suitable for todays users and climate. The Key goals were to design a master plan for the park that would bring people back to the existing un-used park. The decisions for the design were intended to create opportunities for local people of the city and the surrounding counties to utilize the Park while offering a design language, which created a sense of cohesion throughout the park.

PARK FACILITIES & INFORMATION

PARKING LOT

MER HIGH SC PICNIC & TRAILS

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OUTDOOR GYM

OPE LAW

SPRAY & PLAY PLAYGROUNDS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

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Five areas of focus SCALE: 1”=50’

Master plan

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TERRACED SEATING

RESTERAUNT

PLAZA

STAGE

PADDLE BOAT RENTALS

COVERED PICNIC AREA

RED BLUFF RIVER PARK MASTER PLAN

NORTH END PARK

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Comprehensive Project / Winter Studio 2018 / University of Oregon Connecting Main Street to the Park called for two designated entryways. The main entryway is designed in a grand fashion letting visitors know they have arrived to a special place.

Connecting the Park to the City

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Changing the existing Main St. Scape which runs parallel to the park allows for drivers to know they are close to the park. The placement of small parks are at both main entry ways to the River park welcoming visitors.

NORTH END PARK

MERCY HIGH SCHOOL

TERRACED SEATING Connecting the Park to the City

RESTERAUNT

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Comprehensive Project / Winter Studio 2018 / University of Oregon

OPEN LAWN

MERCY HIGH SCHOOL

To create engagement from the adjacent high-school, I decided to replace the existing unused steep road with a terraced seating structure. The design offers multiple opportunities for the high-schoolers and other people to connect with the park.

TERRACED SEATING

P P T PLAZA

STAGE

PADDLE BOAT RENTALS

RESTE

High-school engagement

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PLAYGROUNDS

RIVERSEDGE RIVERSEDG Visitors can choose from multiple paved paths, connecting all the different areas of the park. One main path runs the entire length of the park and separates the river from the land.

Connections

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Comprehensive Project /

Winter Studio 2018 / University of Oregon

The Active Play Area begins with a Spray & Play welcoming visitors at the entry way of the childrens playground. The playground offers multiple play areas for children to choose from. Adults can use the outdoor gym which is located next to the play areas.

Active play area

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A plaza surrounded by multiple entertainment options will provide visitors several different reasons to travel to the park. A river front Restaurant, Paddleboat rentals and a large performance stage will draw large numbers of people.

Entertainment

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Comprehensive Project /

Winter Studio 2018 / University of Oregon

To maximize the use of all areas in the park and create new opportunities for visitors, the large space at the very north end of the park is the perfect place to put a large covered picnic area. The covered area is big enough to accommodate large crowds and because it is covered it could be used on both rainy and hot summer days. The large grass area could also be utilized by activities that are part of each event, or a place children can play while adults shop and socialize with the community. This is one more idea that could draw people in Red Bluff to stay and people from surrounding counties come to.

Outdoor covered picnic area

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Throughout history, studies have shown that city parks increase social connection, health and aid the environment to create a positive impact on local economy. The intention of this park master plan is intended to offer the city of Red Bluff “my home town� a vision for future opportunities to help revitalize the city.

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Study Abroad Kyoto, Japan /

Summer 2016 / University of Oregon

Location: Kyoto, Japan Site: Fushimi Ward, Kyoto Type: Landevelopment Concept Master-Plan This six week Studio group project focused on re-developing an illegal dumping area in Kyoto, Japan. Our groups mission was to create a community which included, housing, shopping, eating and Education. The design was inspired by all the gardens we were able to tour and learn about during our six week program in Kyoto. The contributing group members included Britany Murphy, Giselle Shereen, Caroline Walsh and myself. My contribution to the group involved collaborative design input on the master plan, handrendering all the drawings and help with the water coloring.

View looking towards Mt. Fushimi Inari

Visions

View looking school to Village

View looking towards Village

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Master plan & section

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CAD Details /

Winter Studio 2017 / University of Oregon

Site: Strawberry Plaza Location: Lebanon, Oregon Type: Pocket Park - Construction Details The Strawberry Plaza Design was for the Technical detail studio. We worked in groups on this project. The group consisted of three team members, Margo Barajas, Jamie Willake and myself. As a team we assembled a complete construction detailed drawings for the site. My contribution to the project included collaboration with the overall design of the plaza, Detail drawings and lighting plan.

Master plan

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Lighting Detail

Artistic Wall Detail

Entry Way Detail

Art Wall Detail

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St. Peters Church /

Spring 2017 Studio / University of Oregon

Site: ST Peters Church Location: Portland, Oregon Type: Affordable Housing Community Masterplan The St. Peters Church project was the Spring 2017 studio. The studio introduced a collaborative approach to a design solution that utilized both Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Our project goals were to create affordable housing mixed with commercial, a multicultural center, community garden, playground and a multi-use parking lot design with storm water infrastructure. Ultimately completing the term with a greater understanding on the relationship between Architecture and Landscape Architecture through a team approach. My contribution included collaboration on the overall design of both the landscape and the interior layouts of the apartments. We worked very closely on every aspect of the project and the three of us had a say in every final decision.

Plan views: housing

Detail of Apartment one bedroom Apartments.

Detail of Apartment two bedroom Apartment.

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Master plan and section

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Barbour Blvd /

Fall 201 Studio / University of Oregon

Site: SW Barbour Blvd. Location: Portland, Oregon Type: Park Master-Plan The Barbour Blvd. Transit system studio was intended to focus on areas alongside Barbour Blvd. to be redesigned. The purpose of the design was to create a water detention pond combined with an accessible park which was adjacent to the new transit line on SW Barbour Blvd. Working with limited space, the design decisions where intended to serve multiple purposes like managing and filtering storm water run-off from the busy street and releasing it into the Tryon Creek. Ultimately utilizing the space which connects the site allowing people to interact with storm-water systems while still having a healthy separation between people and systems.

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Master plan

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Hershey Housing Development /

Exterior Architecture / London

Site: Hershey Location: London, Englad

The project entailed a master plan design concept for a multipurpose site. Including Apartment courtyard, multiple play grounds, outdoor gym, and interactive swale. My involvement with the project consisted of collaboration with design concept.

Type: Housing Development

Interactive swale: The design of the swale is intended to serve as both an water detention pond and also an interactive park for adults and children.

Perspectives

Outdoor Gym: This area of the design is intended to connect the entire development and promote active lifestyles.

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The vision of the Master Plan included all the outside areas connecting the residential and commercial properties.

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Master plan

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Freelance work /

Garden Design

Site: Rest Haven Place Location: Eugene, Oregon

The client asked for a space to entertain, area for children and dogs and a secluded spot to relax. The existing topography was on a slope, so I designed terraces to separate each area and celebrate the natural topography. The design included plant suggestions and overall design. COVERED PERGOLA

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OUTDOOR FIRE PLACE

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FENCE

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D B C BIRD BATH OR STATUE FOR FOCAL POINT

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POTTED PLANTS W/ LAVENDER

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PLAN VIEW- SCALE: 1/4”=1’

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WRAP AROUND STAIR CASE

ISLAND COUNTER

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RESIDENCE

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ALL PLANTS


Deep Rooted designs: Perspective Front-yard design planting design concept

Freelance Design: Drought tolerant Landscape

Deep Rooted designs: Perspective Front-yard concept

Deep Rooted designs: Perspective Front-yard design concept

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Black water collector

2016 H.O.P.E.S Competition 1st Place

Toilets

A sustainable design solution

Diagram of water flow on bus

Clean Machine

Mobile environmentally friendly showers & laundry for the homeless Currently the only public showers for those experiencing homlessness in Eugene are at the St. Vincent Depaul Service Station on Highway 99, or at the Eugene Mission. The mobility of the Clean Machine, allows people to be reached where they are at.

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Maximizing existing resources inspires the design of the Clean Machine. Beginning with the re-use of a retrofitted Lane Transit District Bus. The bus will be retrofitted with environmentally friendly and sustainable elements. A greywater system will recycle water from shower facilities into the washing machines and toilets. The interior is equipped with one ADA shower and one standard size shower, each shower room includes a sink with a mirror and a toilet. Because we value the importance of hygiene the bus will also offer laundry service, reassuring each person will leave clean from head to toe. There will be two of each washer and dryer units. The washer unit will be equipped with "Agua Fresco", an innovative filter under development by a graduate student group at MIT, to recirculate shower water so it can be repurposed as laundry water. Two propane tanks installed within the bus will heat the water, and excess heat energy will be derived from PV solar panels on the roof of the bus. The bus is powered using Bio-diesel fuel which is an alternative fuel produced from renewable resources. The bus's water resources would be supplied by designated fire hydrant sites, using a water pressure regulator and hose. Two grey water tanks collecting run-off will be pumped into the local sewage system and black water will be treated and disposed of a at a local sewage facility. The mobility of The Clean Machine, allows people to be reached wherever they are.

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Mobile environmentally friendly showers & laundry for the homeless Currently the only public showers for those experiencing homlessness in Eugene are at the St. Vincent Depaul Service Station on Highway 99, or at the Eugene Mission. The mobility of the Clean Machine, allows people to be reached where they are at.

Fire Hydrant

Maximizing existing resources inspires the design of the Clean Machine. Beginning with the re-use of a retrofitted Lane Transit District Bus. The bus will be retrofitted with environmentally friendly and sustainable elements. A greywater system will recycle water from shower facilities into the washing machines and toilets. The interior is equipped with one ADA shower and one standard size shower, each shower room includes a sink with a mirror and a toilet. Because we value the importance of hygiene the bus will also offer laundry service, reassuring each person will leave clean from head to toe. There will be two of each washer and dryer units. The washer unit will be equipped with "Agua Fresco", an innovative filter under development by a graduate student group at MIT, to recirculate shower water so it can be repurposed as laundry water. Two propane tanks installed within the bus will heat the water, and excess heat energy will be derived from PV solar panels on the roof of the bus. The bus is powered using Bio-diesel fuel which is an alternative fuel produced from renewable resources. The bus's water resources would be supplied by designated fire hydrant sites, using a water pressure regulator and hose. Two grey water tanks collecting AquaFresco run-off will be pumped into the local sewage system and black water will be treated and Filter disposed of a at a local sewage facility. The mobility of The Clean Machine, allows people to be reached wherever they are.

Shower

Black water collector

Homeless camps sites Fire hydrants

Toilets

Washer & Dryer

Public Showers

Diagram of water flow on bus

Downtown Eugene, Oregon

Grey water collector

Eugene, Oregon Fire Hydrant

Shower

Black water collector

Toilets

Diagram of water flow on bus

Downtown Eugene, Oregon

Pv Solar Panels

Sky lights

Washer & Dryer Standard Shower

ADA Shower Facility

Plan view of Bus Black Water Storage

Designed by: Derek Rayle, Emily Farthing, Russell Martinelli, and Whitney Holt

The competition called for a design solution which would help solve some of the issues facing the large population of homeless people in Eugene. As a group, we all agreed that meeting the basic needs, that we take for granted were showering and clean clothes. This bus could travel to homeless communities offering them a chance to shower and wash their clothes. The design requirements had to be sustainable. We had a team of four students including Derek Rayle, Whitney Holt, Emily Farthing and myself. We all collaborated with the overall design and idea of the project.

Washer & Dryer Standard Shower

ADA Shower Facility

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Other Interests and Hobbies

Here are a few pictures of different flower arrangements and potted plant arrangements I have put together over the years. When I’m not busy working or traveling I enjoy hosting parties and working with flowers and potting plants.

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Traveling Sketchbook

Here are a few sketches I drew of various landscapes in France and Northern California.

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Illustrator/Photoshop Art piece

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Russell Martinelli's Landscape Architecture and Design Portfolio  
Russell Martinelli's Landscape Architecture and Design Portfolio  

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