SHANE ANTOLAK: 2009-2012
Creating a Food Hub in Weinland Park
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY Implementing an Agrarian Aesthetic
Implementaing an Agrarian Aesthetic
The Public Private: Drake Union at the Ohio State University
Ohio Field Design Charrette
International Workshop on Urban Landscapes: Bangkok
Circulation at the Dublin Village Center
Glen Echo Ravine: The Disturbance Cycle
512 Stinchcomb Drive Apartment #6 Columbus, OH 43202 email@example.com 740 298 3515
EDUCATION The Ohio State University B.S. Landscape Architecture, Minor: Studio Art Achieved Dean’s List Distinction (>3.5 GPA) 5 quarters
Graduation - June 2012 GPA: 3.57
DESIGN EXPERIENCE Ohio Field Design Charrette - Columbus, OH Undergraduate Representative: Team Laurie Olin Developed design solutions commemorating the historic Ohio State football program Built site models using hand modeling techniques Wrote accompanying text descriptions for marketing materials containing design work Stephen Stimson Associates- Falmouth, MA Design Intern Create site renderings used to communicate proposed work to clients Assemble construction documents and final sheet sets Develop catalogue of native species sold in office operated nursery International Workshop on Urban Landscapes- Bangkok, Thailand Workshop Participant Research co-habitation tendencies of multiple native species Develop alternative housing options for residents in a densely commercial district Presented research to a panel of Thai, Korean and American professionals and educators
June 2011-September 2011
ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS ASLA Merit Award Winner (2012) Knowlton School of Architecture Faculty Prize (2010-2011 + 2011-2012) Vice President for the Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (2010-2012) Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (2010-2012) BUCK-I-SERV participant- service trip to St. Petersburg, FL (2010) Providence, RI (2012) Production Director for the Fashion Production Association at the Ohio State University (2012) Member of the Sigma Lambda Alpha National Landscape Architecture Honor Society (2011-2012) Knowlton School of Architecture Undergraduate Leadership Award (2010-2011) Marketing Chair for the Fashion Production Association at the Ohio State University (2011) The Jot D. Carpenter Award Recipient (2010 and 2011) Exhibited Artist in Slip and Score Undergraduate Ceramic Show (2011) Polonia Foundation of Ohio’s Memorial Award Recipient (2011) Published cover artist of Taproot Journal at the Ohio State University at Newark (2009)
SKILL SET Practiced in the Adobe creative suite Skilled in AutoCAD 2012 Developed plastic, wood, clay, concrete, small metalwork, plaster, paper, and ceramic modeling techniques Proficient with pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, collage, acetone transfer and digital rendering techniques Experience with Arc GIS, Google Sketch-Up and Rhinoceros 4.0 Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
WORK EXPERIENCE Wexner Center for the Arts- Columbus, OH Bookstore Sales Associate Assist customers in locating and purchasing merchandise Maintain an organized store appearance Perform opening and closing duties
December 2011- present
Using sustainable food technologies as means for urban community revitalization is the guiding principle of the 110 acre Weinland Park project. The group of Shane Antolak, Lindsay Dernberger and Alison Yue addressed many of the concerns with in the community, by existing residents, community groups and city officials. The urban site has significant connectivity concerns as well as strong point contamination on its eastern and western edges. The community requires a minimum of thirty percent single family units and anticipates housing for 900 plus residents. Additionally, the limitations to affordable traditional supermarket style groceries deem the site as a â€œhealthy food desertâ€?. As city funded recreational and educational facilities are being relocated off site, the need for public spaces that accommodate the needs of the residents are also essential. Meeting with local residents, an additional concern was unavailability for successful small business incubation. Residents expressed specific interest in food trucks and food carts, farmers market and independently owned restaurants.
MASTERPLANNING Product Imports and Exports
Masterplan Open Space
Space for individual residential gardens is available on both sides of homes
The larger residential blocks will surround centrally-placed raised vegetable beds
Raw materials from local farms (within the 100 mile radius) will be brought to the boutique dairy processing center Medium scale community plot gardens is located in the center of all large residential greenscapes
Finished dairy products will be shipped to nearby Columbus grocery stores and newly created Weinland Park stores
Medium scale plaza space is located around the campus and dairy production areas
Flowers and exotic fruits will be grown in the industrial greenhouses to be sold to Weinland Park residents and specialty markets Herbs grown by culinary campus students in the on-site greenhouses
Medium scale park is located in the center of the Timken site. Space for soccer fields and basketball courts is provided.
Community / civic structures
Agricultural production fields
Agricultural production facilities
The thirty-three acre, relatively flat American Addition neighborhood in east Columbus, has a rich agricultural and ethnic history, as well as an active community involved with a series of religious organizations throughout the neighborhood. To create distinct housing communities for families, senior citizens, singles and residents with disabilities, the orientation of the residences face into an interior common space. To monitor storm water volumes, existing roadways are transformed to shallow canals that ultimately feed the retention pond centered in the park. The housing surrounding the retention pond is an aesthetic reference to the original agricultural community. Using ribbon drives, productive thicket boarders and dense conifer groves, the site develops into a performative housing community rarely found in central Ohio. A focus to the sub-community located at the east of the site explores the influence of the retention pond and feeding channels. The agrarian aesthetic, ties to the history of the neighborhood. This historic reference is carried through the site design with plant selection, circulation patterns and storm water strategies. Appropriately scaled productivity elements are also integrated into the landscape.
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY 2011
To compliment similar designs within the American Addition neighborhood redevelopment, site furnishings were designed by the team of Shane Antolak, Naiying Cheung and Lea Vaessin. The specific site furnishing was developed from schematic design through physical construction. The simple and clean look of the bench references the functionality of wooden crates used in fruit harvesting and transportation. Referencing the productive elements of agrarian landscapes, the bench is built from light-weight pine, allowing it to be repositionable within flat areas of the site. The construction techniques used in building the bench minimized the appearance of joints and other connection areas. Attachments are made from the interior of the bench to best conceal the connections hardware. The hollow interior of the piece allows for under lighting to create a sculptural interest for the piece in the evening. Additionally, the slats allow for rainwater to drain through the piece, and not puddle on the seat.
CAMPUS / RESIDENTIAL 2010
The roof garden atop the Drake Union at The Ohio State University had to meet the needs of two clients; the university and two temporary residents. The site is located adjacent to an apartment shared by two artists in residence working at the university. The linear layout of the apartment and the apartmentâ€™s parallel relation to the building influenced the design of the garden.The design creates two destinations, a small space near the entrance, and a large space in the southeast corner of the site. All occupiable space is set upon a decking system intended to allow water flow from a series of downspouts to move underneath while also acting as a rain garden. The decking material wraps onto the building creating a sense of enclosure and peels up near the roofs edge creating a safety barrier.
CAMPUS / RESIDENTIAL 2010
The corridor created by Alum Creek, Big Walnut Creek, Interstate-70, and the CXS rail line enclose a site that has a loose symmetry, various program and little connection to the vegetated waterways throughout. The corridor allows for layering of many program elements that follow the linear nature. The site invites exploration on both the east and west ends, with connectivity elements going between the two. Commuters who work in downtown Columbus will be able to utilize two park and ride lots within close proximity to Interstate 70 that can be used for community carpool programs. Additionally, these lots act as a hub for riders of the city bus system to catch the bus in the morning and return in the evening. Both processes alleviate gridlock during morning and afternoon commutes. Adding another layer to the corridor project is the element of an avian passage that becomes a means of safe transportation of bird species between the two densely vegetated waterways. existing condition- water bodies and streams
existing condition- rail corridor
existing condition- roadways
existing condition- bike trail
existing condition- structures
parking lots campuses
commercial interstate access patch commuter college industrial tourismdining turf computer science work resort
education wetland river
distribution raw materials productive wooded un-natural open
automobile pavement drivers corperate
trade business parks
bike access curvilinear stay highly manipulated pavement apartmentsmanipulated trail temporary swimming pool erie patch interstate connection single family distribution dynamic pedestrian friendly pets pull-in parking stream side walks calming retention ponds home reusable bridges un-natural street trees townhomes residence insurance agency suburb walks light commercial recreation exercise daycare destiniation turf family fun cul-de-sac aesthetic tennisrail
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r o ri v e sc i ot
fairgrounds port columbus international airport
osu marble cliff
I-70 il line cxs ra
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place park + ride lots extend bike trails create bike lanes on existing roadways update community carpool program develop avian corridor between two streams add additional COTA bus stops modify rail lines to allow for light passenger use build passenger rail station develop pedestrian access around commuter campus introduce small commercial business near commuter campus
initial patches neareat streams middle patches center corridor repopulate feed plants remove invasives near streams replace asphalt with permeable paving + turf parking
The Ohio Field Design Charrette was a two day design collaboration between undergraduates, graduates, instructors and professionals in the field of landscape architecture. During the weekend the team organized of Laurie Olin, Jessica Henson, Jake Boswell, Shane Antolak, Kirk Hiatt, Brett Kordenbrock, Lauren Norton, Jamie Pujol and Jack Rosenberger developed two proposals for a memorial plaza remembering Ohio State Football player Charles â€œChicâ€? Harley. The plaza located at the corner of High Street and Woodruff Avenue is the original location of the historic Ohio Field. The first proposal uses a meandering path and responding topographic structure to create a dining zone, performance plaza and recreation zone. The soft curve of the path is in response to the existing public transit stops existing on High Street. The topographic changes allow for integrated seating for the heavily programed areas. To relate the planting palette to the Ohio State athletic history, species were chosen for their multi-seasonal scarlet color.
Wildflowe Knoll/Grassland Complex
Tall Grass Meadow
Sidewalk and Plaza Scarlet Oak Allee
North High Street
The second proposal presented uses an overriding linear form to move through the space effectively, while separating them from the cold and dangerously fast High Street corridor. To commemorate Chic Harley and the Ohio State football history, a reflecting pool is cited to the east of the future chiller plant. The design intention is to have imagery telling the story Chic Harley on the faรงade of the chiller plant, which would then be reflected in the water of the pool. Like the first proposal, a planting palette reflects the iconic scarlet and grey colors of the Ohio State University.
STUDY ABROAD 2011
In the summer of 2011 I had the opportunity to study abroad in Bangkok, Thailand. The eleven day workshop was part of the ongoing International Workshop on Urban Landscapes. The workshop invites students of three international universities to research an issue pertaining to the host city and then develop a design solution to present to a professional panel at the conclusion of the workshop. The theme of layered programs (photos: upper and lower right) and interspecies co-habitation (photo: opposite upper left) were major influences of the design concepts presented at the conclusion of the workshop. In my research I followed the circulation patterns of a Thai variety of fire ant that has the ability to sustain the life of the colony during flood conditions, by floating as a mass on the waterâ€™s surface. Modeling this condition was an important exercise in understanding the spatial structure of this phenomenon. (photo: lower left) Additionally, the understanding the linear motion of the colony and the collective circulation structure the group (photo: opposite lower left) helped in guiding the design decisions. The design proposal presented to the panel consisted of a series of three equally sized barges that are placed within a developing residential district. Rising water levels were of concern to the residents of the site and how these levels would affect the maintenance of the productive agriculture plots. The barges create longevity for the agriculture that exists upon them. (photos: opposite upper and lower right) During times of either low or high water, the barges will be accessible and productive. In keeping with traditional Thai dining customs, rice is used as the prominent crop, then contributing to the production on the compost barges.
RETAIL MASTERPLANNING 2011
Dublin Village Center is an economically struggling retail district, north of Columbus, Ohio. The project looked to revitalize the retail and business sectors of the district, while implementing a multifamily housing community into the area. The Dublin Village Center suffered from circulation limitation, both internally and with regional access to the site. These circulation limitations became the foundation for the design, developed by Shane Antolak, Bernard Pipan, Peter Salamon and Daniel VanVoorhis. Using vehicular and pedestrian boulevards, the connectivity elements become an identifiable feature to the site, with the potential to be used in later branding.
MAPPING / MODELING 2009
Diagrammatic mapping of the Glen Echo ravine is demonstrated in the model shown above. The hand cut, under-light model constructed by the group of Shane Antolak, Naiying Cheung and Lea Vaessin demonstrates the disturbance activity within the Glen Echo ravine. The plexiglas model utilizes colored transparencies to delineate the disturbance event, new growth, mid-growth and the old growth zones within the ravine.
VISUAL ART 2009-2012
An interest in visual art originally attracted me to pursuing a degree in landscape architecture. The methods I use to produce a piece of art are evident in my design process. The ability to assess how a piece will be interpreted by a viewer helps to better communicate my design intention. The majority of the work I have produced recently is ceramic. I believe that ceramics as a medium is a link to my interest in landscape architecture. The foundation of ceramics is a natural substance but, it is through a series of unatural processes that produces the final piece. Much like landscape architecture, the origin of the site is organic, but it is through human intervention that produces space to best benefit its inhabitabts. Recently, I have been interested in exploring the theme emotional explotitaion. I hope to be able to continue to develop upon this interest with digital and new sculptural techniques.