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CONTENTS Re-Claim

Rio Nuevo, Mexicali Senior Capstone

2017

Various Advisors

Incision + Inundate

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San Pedro, CA Cultural Landscape Studio 2015 Bret Betnar

Apart from the rest

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South African Zoo, SLO Environmental Studio

2016

Beverly Bass

Office Space

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Other Work Spurlock Landscape Architects Construction Documentation Model Building

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RIO NUEVO RE-CLAIMING THE RIO NUEVO Mexicali, MEX

Clean and reclaim the Rio Nuevo river, before it reaches the United States border within Mexico. Classified as a “drain,” within Mexico, this project gives power back to the Rio as it addresses the environmental, cultural and physical presence through Baja California and the city of Mexicali. Long considered one of the most polluted rivers in North America, the Rio Nuevo is one of two sources of water into the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea is California’s largest body of water and is one of the main stopping points for a majority of North America’s migratory bird population. Classified as an endorheic basin, the Salton Sea is a closed basin with no outflow to another body of water. An integral part of this entire watershed, the Rio Nuevo is held accountable for the Salton Sea’s future. Being a shared entity, the Rio Nuevo’s poor condition is neither the United States or Mexico’s fault. Analyzing the problems upstream from the United States, this project mirrors the efforts already made by the U.S. government by addressing ways to take back the river from pollution and cultural disenfranchising.

Dry Season

Rainy Season

100 yr. Storm Event

DIAGRAMS: Illustrate the flooding potential for the river as it currently exists through the whole city of Mexicali.

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United States & Mexico Border Main River Artery Section of Concern

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ZONATION & SOLUTION Existing as one closed underground drain the Rio Nuevo needs to be re-classified as a river and exposed to garner community support and involvement. Altering the visual existence of the river the following diagrams show three solutions to re-defining the presence of the Rio to the city. Further, dividing the Rio Nuevo into four distinct zones will help to program elements and identify unique neighborhood characteristics along its five mile stretch. (see to the right).

SYSTEMS OF THE RIO MODIFICATION ZONES RETROFIT SHIFT RESTORE

RIO NUEVO FLOW RIO NUEVO

PROPOSED CIRCULATION RIO NUEVO

GREEN SPACE PROPOSED EXISTING

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GOAL TYPOLOGY

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WALK BIKE

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Defining five main goals (clean, connect, defend, generate and define the Rio Nuevo) these diagrams illustrate potential iterations of these goals as it pertains to the presence of the river.

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GENERATE

CONNECT

RETROFIT Modify and reclaim the Rio Nuevo as it currently exists, culverted underground.

CONNECT

DEFINE

GENERATE

SHIFT Daylight the Rio Nuevo, as a channel on one side of the existing roadway, shifting the removed lanes over to the other side.

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RESTORE Transform the presence of the Rio Nuevo, by daylighting it completely while removing the existing road infrastructure.

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INCISION + INUNDATE BERTH 46 / EAST CHANNEL DEVELOPMENT URBAN ESTUARY

With a dwindling economy and highly polluted bay, San Pedro, CA needs help developing its large port district. Analyzing the culture, existing uses and surrounding attractions, Berth 46 has the potential to become a thriving resort and attractive commercial center. Berth 46 and its adjacent East Channel are manufactured pieces of land that currently hold seasonal community events and parking. By further manipulating the sites land form, a dynamic space for the community and forgotten estuary will benefit the city of San Pedro. Sometimes you must break something in order to put it back together better.

Types + Location of Estuary in Southern California:

San Pedro is considered a Bay Estuary and is vital to large amounts of

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SOCIAL FACTORS SERVICES Out on the Eastern edge of the city, Berth 46 is disconnected from local services and attractions. While other waterfront locations offer local attractions, such as shopping and boat tours, no such cultural amenities can be found here. KEY Food

Recreation

Essential Services

Attractions/ Lodging

CIRCULATION Either by bus, car or foot Berth 46 provides little connection to other parts of San Pedro. The potential for connecting bus services, ferry routes and city bike lanes would help bring users to the port.

KEY Bus Stop Ferry Route Bus Routes

5 min. Walking Radius Open Green Space

PORT OF SAN PEDRO The majority of San Pedro’s port is reserved for recreational boat use, but large vessel and carriers use the channels east of the site for shipping purposes. The rest of the boats using the approx. 2,000 marina slips are recreational and seasonal boaters. KEY Swim/Beach Area

Marinas

No Wake Zone

Boat/Trailer Parking Site

Open Water

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DESIGN FRAMEWORK 1

CREATE THREE ANCHORS

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ACCESS NATURE

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MAKE IT LIVABLE

+ COMMUNITY DOORSTEP + ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT + EVENT SPACE

+ ACCESSIBLE TIDE-POOLS + PARK & BEACH SYSTEM

+ HOUSING + SHOPPING

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= MIXED USE

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MAKE IT MOVE + INTERIOR BOWTIE + CONNECTION TO SAN PEDRO

DEVELOPMENT Developed as a group this framework plan speaks to the teams motivation to attract new and old visitors to the waterfront. Identifying our anchor items (Resort and Outdoor Theatre) and access to natural systems first, we then formed the rest of our developments components.

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ACCESS NATURE Using an artificial estuary as the central focus, the form and function of the site was derived from the unnatural incision that makes the estuary iconic. Utilizing an estuary’s water cleansing power through its inhabitants such as oysters and biofiltration plants, the incision is the projects signature element. Although high density living and shopping gets users to the waterfont the, the interactions with a living ecosystem engage users to stay and relax. Passing the time watching the tide rise and fall, as shown in the diagrams below.

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Mid Tide 1 SANDY BEACH 2 TIDE GARDEN 3 OBSERVATION STEPS 4 SHADE CANOPY 5 TRELLIS WALK

6 SEATING AREA 7 PEDESTRIAN / BIKE BRIDGE

High Tide

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PLANNING DIAGRAMS Working from the framework plan, a hierarchy of spaces is circulation helps to better incorporate this new development into an existing city. Treating both halves as two distinct entities at the macro scale, and one cohesive experience on the micro, the to development becomes highly dimensional. These four diagrams illustrate the planning efforts make for designing a 36 acre waterfront piece of property.

ATTRACTIONS RETAIL MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL EXISTING PARKING

VEHICULAR CIRCULATION

PED/BIKE CIRCULATION

NATURAL SYSTEMS

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PUBLIC TRANSIT STOP VEHICLES

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GREEN SPACE

PEDESTRIANS

THE INCISION

BICYCLISTS

EXISTING PARKING

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SECTIONS

Layering site circulation, parks/open space, retail and housing, a variety of views and interactions are cultivated. Allocating space for waterfront and park-view buildings, the master plan achieves a hierarchy of space that redefines the traditional form of new urbanism and introduces a system of balance and equalization. Allowing for maximized viewsheds and buffers from high or low traffic.

BAY VIEW APARTMENTS

BUILDINGS MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL

PARK VIEW APARTMENTS

PARK VIEW MIXED USE

EXTERIOR CORRIDORS PEDESTRIANS

BAY VIEW MIXED USE

BICYCLISTS VEHICLES GREEN SPACE

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SOUTH AFRICA ZOO Zoo + Botanical Park

Animals + History + Plants Located along Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo, the San Luis Obispo’s Botanical Society has developed a master plan to showcase plant species from every Mediterranean region of the world. Little funding and lack of enthusiasm has brought the construction to a halt. Revising the mast plan to include animal species would help to garner community support. Still highlighting the unique characteristic of each Mediterranean region, this design focus’ solely on the coastal region of South Africa. Using South Africa’s rich history, large variety of endemic species and distinct floral biomes, a dynamic space was formed.

SITE BIRDS EYE-VIEW:

El Chorro Regional Park

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SLO Botanical Visitor Center El Chorro Dog

South Africa Region El Chorro Creek

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LAYERS PLANTS

CAPE FLORISTIC:

“The Cape Floral Kingdom owes its status to the very high numbers of species, genera and families endemic to it” (Fynbos by Cowling & Richardson)

CAPE SUCCULENT:

The Cape is home to the richest succulent flora in the world. This garden displays the diversity of species and morphological characteristics of these unique plants.

FYNBOS:

The beauty of the tapestry is most valued by close viewing of the plants that weave the diverse vegetation into a shrub land of varied shapes and sizes.

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NARRATIVE TIME-LINE OF CULTURE:

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A zoo is more than just a place to see animals, but an adventure around the world to learn all in one place. South Africa’s park is no exception. Journeying through a collection of unique animals and a dynamic cultural history, visitors to the South Africa park will learn something. No matter entering from the East or West, the layout of the park brings the story of the African people alive. Memorializing the union of the once tribal/indigenous peoples of South Africa and their masters of colonization, the park takes visitors through a spatial experience. Starting among vibrant plant life and organic design the tribal people are represented, yet short lived as materiality and angular shapes introduces the rise of Colonization and the Apartheid. Entering a dark period of time, visitors travel through a tunnel of meerkat discovery. Highly social animals these creatures teach the values of shared space. Exiting the tunnel, overlooking the baboon lagoon, visitors feel their spirits lifted as they are now above the darkness. Concluding their visit, they are immersed in the sky with a large and diverse aviary. The following sketches and illustrates highlight some of these spaces.

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RHEBOKS EXHIBIT

Hand Drawn

Digital

Hand Drawn

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OPEN-AIR ATRIUM

EXOTIC BIRD AVIARY

Hand Drawn

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SPURLOCK DESIGN INTERN 2015

SketchUp Site Modeling & Rendering Spurlock, San Diego, CA

SketchUp Model

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Using SketchUp I modeled (shown left) the overall plan for a children’s garden. after selecting an appropriate view, this was sent to an outside artist who hand drew over the model. Once the black and white line work was sent back, I produced the final graphic below. Adding color, textures, shadows and happy children this piece was all digitally rendered using the Adobe Creative Suite. ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN GAINESVILLE CHILDREN'S GARDEN Scale: NTS

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HARMONY

JEFFREY STREET DEMONSTRATION PARK Education + Conservation + Production

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Ryan McKay Ellen Burke LA 405 Fall 2014

Harmony : Planting Plan

PLANTING PLAN

Legend Small Plot Crop Farming Native Grassland Mix

Achillea millefoium Yarrow - White Perennial Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass - Silver/Purple/Gold Bunch Grass Melica imperfecta Coast Range Melic - Gold Bunch Grass Muhlenbergia rigens Deergrass - White Stalks Bunch Grass Nasella pulchrum Purple Needlegrass - Purple/Gold Bunch Grass Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-Eyed Grass - Blue Perennial

Rooftop Mix

Achillea millefoium Yarrow - White Perennial Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass - Silver/Purple/Gold Bunch Grass Eschscholzia californica California poppy - Orange Perennial Lupinus bicolor Lupine - Purple Perennial Nasella pulchrum Purple Needlegrass - Purple/Gold Bunch Grass Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-Eyed Grass - Blue Perennial

Cover Crop

Quercus palustris Pin Oak Quercus agrifolia Coast Live Oak Persea americana Avocado Citrus x sinensis Orange Ginkgo bilboa Maidenhair tree Scale 1” = 10’

Harmony : Material Plan HARDSCAPE

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PLAN

Ryan McKay Ellen Burke LA 405 Fall 2014

Privately owned small plot farming

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4’ Black 9 Gauge Chain Link Galvanized Fence

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Control Joint

Light -Up Water Channel (D3 - L4)

10’ Reinforced Concrete Retaining wall

4’ Black 9 Gauge Chain Link Galvanized Fence

PnP Concrete Terraced Garden (D4 - L4)

Storage Room

Community Center/Commercial Kitchen w/ Green Roof

Black 9 Gauge Chain Link Screen (D4-L4)

Smooth �inished Concrete Stairs (w/ Handrails)

1,125 sq ft Community Center/ Commercial Kitchen Roll-Up Glass Door

Planter cut-out (w/ Ginkgo bilboa)

Restroom

1.5’ tall PnP Colored Concrete Restroom

ADA Concrete Path w/ 10’ control joints

Treated wood Picnic Table

12’ tall Wood Overhead Trellis (D1 - L4) Reinforced Concrete Retaining wall

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PULSATE

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO PARK The Artery Park of East Village

Find and address a site of your choosing. Focus on the feasibility, project management, time-line and cost estimates from design conception to project opening. Art, culture, education, and entertainment working in perfect unison to create a new vantage point, destination and “Artery� for the flourishing neighborhood of East Village. SKILLS: - Construction Documentation - Model Making - AutoCAD - Details

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CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION:

1'-2"

Adding to the collection of art in East Village, pulsate stemmed from the concept of a electrocardiogram, or the visualization of a heart beat. Emulating its form and movement as seen on hospital monitors, a lighted art installation spans the entirety 5" of the site. A series of 200 lighted elements, seen from neighboring buildings above or walking through the site, pulsate would become alive at night.

1/2" THICK FROSTED PLEXIGLASS

1'-2"

STRUCTURAL SILICONE ADHESIVE 300 SERIES STAINLESS STEEL PLATE

1'

6'-6" 1/2" THICK FROSTED PLEXIGLASS

5' SITE PLAN: EVENING

11 x 9.5 x 6.2 INCH 50W LED RGB COLOR CHANGE FLOOD OUTDOOR LAMP

6'-6"

1/2 X 84 X 120 A606-4 1/2" FLATTHICK PINE WOOD CORTEN STEEL SHEET

11 x 9.5 x 6.2 INCH 50W LED RGB COLOR CHANGE FLOOD OUTDOOR LAMP 1/2" THICK PINE WOOD

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11 x 9.5 x 6.2 INCH 50W LED RGB COLOR CHANGE FLOOD OUTDOOR LAMP 1/2" THICK PINE WOOD

1/2" WASHER AND 1/2"STRUCTURAL NUT SILICONE ADHESIVE

1/2" THICK FROSTED PLEXIGLASS

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STRUCTURAL SILICONE ADHESIVE 300 SERIES STAINLESS STEEL PLATE

1/2 X 5" GALVANIZED BOLT 1'-6" 300 SERIES STAINLESS STEEL FOOTING #6 REINF. BARS O.C. (5) #6 REBAR O.C.

WELDED STEEL FLANGE: FOR STEEL TO CONCRETE CONNECTION GALVANIZED STEEL CONCRETE WEDGE ANCHOR BOLT

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CONDUIT AND ELECTRIC WIRE AS REQUIRED PER MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS

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Lighted Feature: 1/2" THICK FROSTED PLEXIGLASS 11 x 9.5 x 6.2 INCH 3'-2" 50W LED RGB COLOR CHANGE FLOOD OUTDOOR LAMP 1' 1/2" THICK PINE WOOD 2' 2'-3" STRUCTURAL SILICONE ADHESIVE

8" 1'-6" 1'

5" 300 SERIES STAINLESS STEEL FOOTING

WELDED STEEL FLANGE: FOR STEEL TO CONCRETE CONNECTION GALVANIZED STEEL CONCRETE WEDGE ANCHOR BOLT

GREY SMOOTH FINISH CONCRETE

8"

99°

STRUCTURAL SILICONE ADHESIVE 1/2" FROSTED PLEXIGLASS

1'-6"

11 x 9.5 x 6.2 inch 50W LED RGB COLOR CHANGE FLOOD OUTDOOR LAMP

81°

COMPACTED SUBGRADE

1'

CONDUIT AND ELECTRICAL WIRE AS REQUIRED PER MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS

3' COMPACTED SUBGRADE CONDUIT AND ELECTRIC WIRE AS REQUIRED PER MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS

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RETREAT

CAMPUS ENHANCEMENT PROJECT An ESCAPE for Cal POLY

Create a retreat for students and faculty, overlooking southern main campus, interweaving land and built forms. One of the my first holistic landscape designs, this project was a process of evolution. Developing ideas from goals and objectives to diagrams and hand sketches. I ultimately created hand drafted grading plans and sections, to inform the construction of a 20 scale physical model; to re instill the integration of land, built and plant form. SKILLS: - Grading - Model Making - AutoCAD - Photoshop

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Education California Polytechnic State University, 2012 - Spring 2017 San Luis Obispo Bachelors of Landscape Architecture Minor: Real Property Development

Ryan MCKay San Diego, CA

rymckay@calpoly.edu [619] 417-6376 @ryanmc_cake

Skills

Experience RICK

Engineering, San Diego/SLO, CA Jun 2016 - Present Sustainable Development & Design Intern Collaborates and designs with Community Planning, Landscape Architecture, GIS and Traffic Engineering departments. Constructing exhibits, planting plans, construction packages and city planning documents.

Spurlock Poirier, San Diego, CA Jun-Aug 2015 Intern Performed and assisted with construction documentation, illustrative plans and marketing material across a multitude of design projects; using digital and hand drafting skills. Cal Poly Arts, San Luis Obispo, CA Oct 2014 - Present Social Media Assistant Coordinates and designs mass communication ads and marketing packages on social media platforms (ie, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, HooteSuite, etc) for @CalPolyArts

Adobe CC

Leadership

AutoCAD

Team Lead: Design Week 2015 Hosted by Design Workshop &

SketchUP Rhino GIS Research

Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Department

Member: Student Chapter of the Society of Landscape Architects Curator and Event Lead: Emerald City, Coronado Art Show

Marketing

Achievements

Construction

Planting Design Social Media Branding

Dean’s List Award for College of Architecture Presidents List Award for College of Architecture ESRI Technical GIS Certificate 2016 San Diego Union Tribune Achievement Certificate

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Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Marketing