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2501 19th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 Email: shannonpz@gmail.com Phone: 512.484.8602

SHANNON B R O N SON


2501 19th St. San Francisco, CA 94110 Email: shannonpz@gmail.com Phone: 512.484.8602

Design Experience

SWA Group

San Francisco, CA

09/11-Present

Landscape Designer -Prepared100% Design Development Auto CAD package and marketing presentation for a residential tower plaza in Chengdu China. -Completed a a PD Permitting package for a large mixed-used urban agricultural park in San Jose, CA -Submitted the chosen scheme for a large historic preservation and mixed use mall and office tower landscape in Beijing, China. Presently developing scheme to 100% Schematic Design -Provided production and illustrative diagrams and renderings for large urban planning and agricultural project’s 100% SD package and presentation -Provided support for numerous projects in the office as needed. Quickly integrated with teams to support deadlines with CAD work, renderings, illustrative and writing skills. -Collaborated to create legible graphics and comprehensive descriptions of a project in Jianxu, China which was awarded a 2012 ASLA Honor Award -Lead SWA Group’s Summer Internship program from orchestrating the admissions process to developing the design challenge, gathering large amounts of data, networking with jurors and leading the students. Austin,TX 06/11-09/11 TBG Partners Landscape Design Consultant -Implemented planting design and documentation for 100% CD set of large residential development in Houston, Texas -Developed accepted conceptual design for small rural park in Austin, TX. Sausalito and San Francisco, CA 06/010-08/10 SWA Group Design Intern -Analyzed and understood the complex issues of Vallejo, CA through site visits, research, and charettes -Recommended urban planning, urban design and landscape architectural solutions that influence current discourse on the cities ‘ future design -Developed weekly schematic designs for condominium tower properties in Dalian, China, and a plaza space for Hewlett-Packard Development Co. -Contributed to large scale model and site plans for canal and wetland redevelopment in Jiaxing, China in collaboration with SOM architects -Researched design images and created AutoCAD, SketchUp, and hand drawings in support of client meetings San Francisco, CA 03/08-05/08 Madrono Landscape Design Designer -Independently designed commercial green roof and residential properties from schematic development to detailing -Drafted designs in AutoCAD, rendered presentation drawings by hand -Presented final designs to clients -Designs upheld the firm’s commitment to the use of California native plants and sustainable design San Francisco, CA 06/07-05/08 Self-Employed -Individually designed, built and installed sculptural interiors for retail and residential clients -Executed projects with an aesthetic of reused material, found objects and hand craftswomanship -Self-managed sales, estimates, budgeting and billings San Jose, CA 05/06-06/07 Anthropologie Display Designer -Independently designed, built and installed interiors and window displays for the entire store -Interpreted current fashion styles and corporate guidelines into custom displays -Sourced eclectic materials and plants, and built one-of-a-kind displays within monthly budget requirements -Managed design teams and interns for major design installations such as holiday and seasonal store changes

Education

The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Master of Landscape Architecture American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award Faculty nominated, juried award given to graduate with most professional promise Graduate General Design Award of Excellence Texas American Society of Landscape Architects The Cogburn Family Foundation Architecture and Urbanism Prize For excellence during the ULI/Gerald D. Hines Competition Published Article, “The Need for Place in Landscape Urbanism” SHIFT: Infrastructure, North Carolina State ASLA Journal Published Project “Graft: A paradigm form Infrastructural Intervention ” SHIFT: Infrastructure and Issue, UT Austin Architectural Journal ASLA Student Member and Representative Organized chapter fundraising events and annual student 5’x5’ Design Build Competition

2011 G.P.A. 3.73/ 4.0

Design Skills

The University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

Exhibitions & Community Service

2005 G.P.A. 3.35/ 4.0

The Robert B. McMillan Foundation Prize for Fine Arts Full scholastic support for students excelling in the Fine Arts Honorable Mention The University of Puget Sound Senior Art Thesis Exhibition The Wheelock Center Solo Art Exhibition, The University of Puget Sound The University of Puget Sound Organic Garden Club Vice President Maui Coastal Land Trust Forest Restoration Intern at Ola Honua in Kipahulu, Maui Teaching Assistant Sculpture Fundamentals Year long assistant to Professor Michael Johnson

References

Computer AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Word, Excel, Sketch Up Form Z, Rhino, 3D Studio Max, Laser Cutting

Analog -Hand drafting, model making, presentation drawings, quick sketching -Extensive experience in group leadership, public speaking, research

ASLA Student 5’x5’ Competition Winner Faculty reviewed design build competition Dallas Urban Lab Scholarship Robert Leon White Memorial Scholarship Graduate Student Council Scholarship Committee Representative

B.A. Studio Art. Sculpture and Drawing

SHANNON B R O N SON

Dean Almy, M. Arch, M.D.S. dja3@mail.utexas.edu Director, Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture Director, Graduate Program in Urban Design Hope Hasbrouck, M. Arch., M.L.A. hhasbrouck@austin.utexas.edu Dr. Allan Shearer, M.L.A., Ph. D. ashearer@austin.utexas.edu Jason Sowell, B.Arch, M.L.A. jsowell@austin.utexas.edu

512.232.9311 512.475.7994 512.232.5286 512.475.9212

Language Interests

Golden Gate Park Shakespeare Garden Redesign for Parks Department and donors. Prepared illustrative package Kingsland Community Park Designed Vision Plan for a three acre park balancing client and community needs Alemany Community Farm Volunteer 4.5 acre farm dedicated to local food production and urban agricultural education Plant SF Volunteer Promotes permeable landscaping as sustainable & beautiful infrastructural practice Tacoma Contemporary Woolworth Windows Exhibition, Tacoma, WA (2006) Panamonica’s Gallery Exhibtion, Tacoma, WA (2005) SOLO Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (2005) The Kickstand, Tacoma, WA (2005) Cafe DiBartolo, Oakland, CA (2005) French, Learning Farsi

Kung Fu and Wushu Capoeria: Brasilian Martial Art Certified SCUBA Diver Long-Distance Running Dance Ceramics and Drawing Gardening


contents

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Landscape City: Ecological Infrastructure’s Role as Connective Tissue and Place

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Expanding the Span: The Graft as a Paradigm for Infrastructural Intervention Published: “SHIFT” Infrastructure, NCSU’s ASLA Journal + Issue 11, UT Austin Architectural Journal

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Weaving the Democratic Cloth Awarded the Cogburn Family Foundation Prize for Architecture and Urbanism

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The Highland Mall, Inside-Outside Graduate General Design Award of Excellence, Texas ASLA 2011

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Movement as Structure at Reimer’s Ranch

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Orchestrating Flows in Waller Creek

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Austin Water Walk


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Landscape City: Infrastructure’s Role as Connective Tissue and Ecological Place

Instructor : Professor Dean Almy The Dallas Urban Laboratory Lancaster Road and Interstate 20, Dallas, TX Within the context of American city building, landscape systems are once gain establishing their significance in the construction of the urban environment. Today these systems transcend the traditional urban taxonomies of parks and avenues and are encompassing the entire framework of urban ecology. Whether a network of green corridors or a condition of the infrastructure , the role of landscape systems is to mediate the relationship between life, architecture, and the environment and are essential to the construction of a sustainable city. The expanding population in Dallas, Texas and proposed rail infrastructure has positioned development pressure towards the riverines of the Trinity River. In addition, ongoing initiatives have planned for the reactivation of the corridors and meanders as a part of a linking hike and bike trails to alternative transportation. This studio aims to construct an integrated and performative landscape structure to support these connections. New typologies of open space that support programs for health, recreation, and play are proposed to transform the urban core into a family friendly environment. They are dispersed to promote social equity throughout the city, and to mediate between the enormous scale of transportation infrastructure and the urban neighborhoods the bifurcate.

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Landscape as Connective Tissue: Equitable Flow Throughout the Site

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Walkable Street Network

Programmed Riparian Circuit

Connections to Underserved Neighborhoods

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Storm Water Network

Green Street Hierarchy

Riparian Corridor Intact

Street connects to larger riparian circuit and provides safe and sensorally vivid walk to transit stops


Landscape as Ecological Place: Active Living Streets

Vehicular Circulation

Plaza to Street Connection

Site Plan

Arboretum

Seating

Sub-surface Structures

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Active Living Street Cross Section

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Tree Cover

Cafes Bocce

View of the Community Pool and Children’s Yard within the Active Living Street

The street is imagined as a highly programmed linear strip to support neighborhood activity while maintaining multi-modal connectivity

Transect through Active Living Street

Movable Seating and Quiet Arboretum

Transit Stop

Active Connections The Active Street links into a major public plaza that is the threshold between residential neighborhoods, the university campus, and transit.

Outdoor Eating Decks and Cafe Dining

Bocce Courts

Childrens Play Yard

Community Pool

Active Arboretum and Flexible Play Space

Transect as Active Living Street Connects to Main Plaza Main Plaza: Student Union

Student/ Affordable Housing

Active Living Street

Structural Lawn

Dining Area

Storm Water Capture

Transit Stop

Cafe Dining/ Retail Main Street

Riparian Connection

Play Yard Pool

Passive Zone

Landscape City: Infrastructure’s Role as Connective Tissue and Ecological Place

Pedestrian Circulation


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Expanding the Span: The Graft as a Paradigm for Infrastructural Intervention Published: “SHIFT” Infrastructure, NCSU’s ASLA Journal + Issue 11, UT Austin Architectural Journal Instructor : Jason Sowell, Partner Britta Johanson Comprehensive Landscape Studio The Continental Bridge, Dallas, TX

The Trinity River in Dallas, Texas is currently undergoing a large transformation. The river’s cyclical floods have exacerbated the divide between the downtown and the city’s southern and western periphery. A former liability in terms of flooding and development loss, the river system is being re-engineered into a series of flood storage wetlands and recreational park known as the Trinity River Corridor Project. This process reprograms the bridges and levees in order to provide the surrounding neighborhoods access to a unifying urban greenway. The Continental Bridge is scheduled to be transformed from a dangerous auto thoroughfare to a pedestrian, bicycle and light rail bridge. Our investigation proposes the grafting of two additional platforms onto the eastern landing of the bridge. This expansion creases to navigates users across barriers of levee, freeway, flood walls, and an expanded toll way to connect the river promenade via access ramps, stairways and elevator.

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Regional Context

Calatrava Bridge (In construction) 1. The Continental Bridge structure is imagined as the rootstock to which platforms are attached.

Dallas Urban Lab Master Plan

Levee

The Continental Bridge

Downtown Dallas

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Trinity River Corridor Project

2. Platforms shift to safely connect multi-modal transit from the bridge level across highway, levee and parkway barriers to the Promenade.

View 1: Looking South East from the Continental Bridge

Trinity River (Wallace Roberts and Todd Proposed Trinity River Park)

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Expanding the Span: The Graft as a Paradigm for Infrastructural Intervention

West Dallas

Bridge Transit Hub

Continental Bridge

Site Context

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Dallas Skyline

The Graft


Dallas Urban Lab Master Plan

Site Model

Formal Organization

Program Organization

Vegetation Structure

Trinity Overlook and Ramp to Promenade Market Place Corridor

Continental Bridge

Fountain Place Retail and Dining Edge

Lighting

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Grafted Platform

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Site Plan Drainage

Trinity River Park

Programmatic Bands

Grading

Ground plane

Structure

Expanding the Span: The Graft as a Paradigm for Infrastructural Intervention

Paving Levee


Dining and Retail Edge Fountain Place Trinity Overlook

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Expanding the Span: The Graft as a Paradigm for Infrastructural Intervention Transect


Fountain Place is defined by creasing ground plane

Revealing the Structure: Elevated Vegetation Poles

The Crease as Frame: Railing System Fiber Optic Cords Core Ten Steel Spider Clips

Glass Panel

Blue Slate

Galvanized Steel Cable

Irrigation System

Core Ten Steel Irrigation System Blue Steel

Riparian Urbanism: The Vertical System The platforms horizontal plane is punctured with vertical vegetation poles that are integrated on top of the columnar structure. Native vegetated vines drape over steel cables to create a canopy that interprets the riparian ecology into the urban context.

Fontain Operations

As well, the crease becomes a glass railing at the platforms perimeter. This railing becomes the frame through which the user can experience the broader views of the site.

The platform captures the runoff in a drainage system that is irrigates native vine vegetated poles Water is pulled from the Trinity River to the Platform

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Core Ten Steel

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Parthenocissus Quinquefolia


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Weaving the Democratic Cloth Awarded the Cogburn Family Foundation Prize for Architecture and Urbanism Advisors: Dean Almy, Simon Atkinson, Team: Natalie Ward, Emma Leonard, Sarah Hafley ULI/Gerald D. Hines Competition Mt. Baker Light Rail Station, Seattle, WA

A democratic society provides social equality for all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or income. The North Rainier Valley Neighborhood has an opportunity to reinvigorate the community by increasing access to the resources adjacent to the Mount Baker Rail Station. Out proposal celebrates the diversity for the neighborhood by infusing new opportunities form social interaction and growth. Weaving alternative transportation, community services, cultural amenities, education , housing , and local to regional economies our proposal creates a vibrant and active hub accessible to all.

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Step 1: Set the Loom •

Locate green corridor

Raise McClellan Street

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Step 2: Arrange the Warps Attract local and regional anchors

Safely connect sensitive users

MLK edge condition thickened

Light rail stop becomes transit hub

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Step 3: Attach the Wefts •

Rainier St. is active corridor

Grid brings human scale to super blocks

East West neighborhoods connected

Light rail stop becomes transit hub

McClellan

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Step 4: Weave the Fabric •

Regional and local economic flow

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Equal opportunities for health and enrichment Historic greenbelt connected

Pedestrian bridge moves up and down

Weaving the Democratic Cloth

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Identify connective infrastructure

MLK

The Democratic Cloth


UNIVERSAL MOBILITY

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COMMUNITY HARVEST

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LOCAL AMENITIES

ECONOMIES OF SCALE

AFFORDABLE & ELDER HOUSING

SOCIAL HUBS

STORMWATER COLLECTION

Weaving the Democratic Cloth

The “Ribbon” is the pedestrian infrastructure that winds its way under and over buildings to create a universally accessible pedestrian network. The paths transport users safely over the heavily automobile dominant MLK road, and onto Rainier St.’s mixed use retail corridor, or to the McClellan Market-an under the bridge market that is a hub of local ethnic foods.

OPEN SPACE


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The Highland Mall, Inside-Outside Graduate General Design Award of Excellence, Texas ASLA 2011 Instructor : Hope Hasbrouck, Partner: Britta Johanson Advanced Design Highland Mall, Austin, TX

The Highland Mall in Austin, Texas is an example of an iconic midcentury American shopping mall that is rapidly in decline. It features all the elements of a mall of its era: a monumental structure sealed from the outside that includes decorative fountains, food court, escalators, anchor stores, and expansive parking lots. This model allows shopping, walking and eating and bears some responsibility for the aggressive expansion of automobile dominated culture and transportation infrastructure over the last 50 years. The Highland Mall is located on a new Metro Rail stop, a short distance from the Mueller development and within five miles of downtown Austin. A proposal to expand the existing trail system would further link the site to the greater Austin community. This proposal for the re-design of the Highland Mall reimagines the mall condition as a diversely programmed matrix with on-site water capture, multi-modal connections, and a hub for community enrichment.

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Retail boardwalk

Wraps around new mall buildings providing retail access and spectator space

Hierarchy of paths connect visitors to city wide trails and amenities across the site

US-290

I-35

New branch of the popular Austin Community College

Performance Space

New Buildings

MOPAC (Loop 1)

Hosts a wide variety of competitive and community recreation

Vehicle Access

Travis County

Result from folding the old mall and increasing density along a calmed Airport Blvd.

Parking

Austin, Texas

Restricted vehicular access prioritizes pedestrians and bicycles

Tucked under retail boardwalk and in small lots across the site

The Highland Mall: Inside-Outside

Pedestrian circulation

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ACC Campus

Daylighted creek restores native plants and wildlife to formerly 95% paved area

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Highland Mall Inside-Outside


Precedents

Grading Plan BACKDROP

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PERFORM

Changing the LANDSCAPE

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Existing Conditions Highland Mall is sealed from the landscape

Step 1 Determine cut lines to open views

The Highland Mall: Inside-Outside

Changing the ARCHITECTURE

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Step 2 Remove building along cut lines

Step 3 Fold buildings and diversify program

Result New buildings + contemporary “Landscape Theater�

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Section through basketball courts, competitive track, retail boardwalk, underground parking and new Austin Community College building

Demolished Buildings


View from retail boardwalk overlooking track, basketball and skate park

Section through Austin City College Campus

View from Roller Girl Amphitheater across riparian zone to Highland Mall SHANNON BRONSON

Section through Roller Girl Amphitheater

04 The Highland Mall: Inside-Outside

Existing Tree Plan

ACC Campus Locations (Highland Mall Proposed)

ACC

Planting Plan A group of mature Live Oak trees dating from the 1970 construction of the mall are incorporated into the new plan be relocating them to the ACC campus quad where they frame paths, shade a great lawn and give identity to the place. The rest of the site features native grasses and trees that require little irrigation and provide ample shade.

Playground

Track and Field

Pools

Restored Creek

Skate Park

Residential Courtyard

Site sections indicating program adjacencies and diversity (above) Highland Mall materials palette featuring high performance recycled competition surfaces, native plants and trees, and limestone (below)


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Movement as Structure at Reimer’s Ranch

Instructor: Kira Applehans Design and Visual Studies in Landscape Architecture II Reimer’s Ranch, Austin, TX

Aldo Leopold states that the land cannot be merely thought of as soil, but instead must include the soil, plants and animals. The movement of these forces shapes the land, and their occupation creates unique senses of place. Because “man-made changes have effects on the land that are not intended of foreseen,” human movement through the site must be sensitive, yet still allow freedom to engage the landscape in spiritually captivating ways. This design invites uses to participate in the movement of water, prairie management and plant movement. Its paths hearken to animal movement, its nodes are inspired by animal homes, and it creates insertions for humans to delicately stretch the possibilities of movement and observation to new limits.

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River bank

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Oak savannah

Canyon

Eroding river banks

Ecotones

Movement as Structure in Reimer’s Ranch

Big boulder river bank


Site Plan

Site Diagrams

Campgrounds

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Parkour Platforms

Tree Farm Performance Platform

Water Amphitheater Parkour Platforms

Fire Viewing Platforms

Movement as Structure in Reimer’s Ranch

Fire Viewing Platforms

Artist Residency & Performance

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Site Sections


Removing Ashe juniper

phase 1: develop paths and remove ashe juniper

phase 2: build platforms and burn cleared plots

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phase 3: build major structures and continue clearing

Viewing platform

Burn plots Native Tree Farm

View of observation platforms along running paths

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Movement as Structure in Reimer’s Ranch

The design uses the cleared trees to construct viewing platforms to observe the burns and gather in the landscape. It also houses a educational tree farm which grows native Texan trees and collects seeds for future propagation.

SHANNON BRONSON

Though a native species, Ashe juniper has become invasive due to human influence. Buffalo and fire were historical controls on the plant, but have been eradicated and suppressed respectively by rapid urbanization and development in America. The dominance of Ashe juniper is a form of desertificaion because it out-competes native grasses that capture rainfall and whose extensive root network cleanses the water before it reaches the aquifer. This design incorporates a process of removing the trees that mimics the movement of buffalo and fire across the site. Burn plots are cleared of the trees and subsequently burned to discourage seedling growth. This allows enough time for native grass seeds to re-establish dominance in the ecosystem.


Bird Blind Camping Platforms

Water Stage and Tree Amphitheater Tree Platforms

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Water Stage

Performance Platforms

Reimer’s Ranch provides a spectacular outdoor setting that is one of the few remaining parcels of public land in the greater Austin area. Its river banks canyons have potential to become provocative arenas for dance and opportunities to bring Parkour (free running) away from the urban core and into nature. When human movement structures the design, platforms are built in tree tops and docks placed in the water in an amphitheater like arrangement, so that performances are framed by a natural backdrop and spectators are immersed in nature.

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The elevated platforms also limit the amount of human foot traffic in the delicate canyon land. They can be experienced individually as one climbs up to meditate, imagine and pretend, or as a series of obstacles that test ones athleticism as he or she maneuvers from one to the next.

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Orchestrating Flows in Waller Creek

Instructor: Allan Shearer Team: Matt Nicolette, Christina Sohn, Veronica Stephens Landscape Architectural Design Waller Creek, Austin, TX

Austin has turned its back on to Waller Creek. Site visits revealed many obstructions to connectivity, under used amenities, and a dilapidated path infrastructure. The city is implementing a large tunnel control the flood cycle of the creek, opening 26 acres for development in downtown. This design hopes to create mutualistic relationships between the riparian corridor and development. An overarching goal of “Orchestrate Flow” guided moved to manipulate “Socio-Biophysical Patterns” and “Systems Tempo” which consider spatial forms and the regularities in their relationships and the movement of water, wildlife, plants and people. Work was done individually to develop an attitude towards the site and groups were formed to pursue constraints and design development.

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General Site Concerns Identified by Student

Section of General Site Concerns Identified by the Student

General Site Concerns Identified by City of Austin

Plan of General Site Concerns Identified by the Student

Site Goal


Existing Conditions

Objective Diagrams SHANNON BRONSON

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8th Street

4th Street

Cesar Chavez

Orchestrating Flows in Waller Creek

11th Street


11th Street

road

creek entrance

american elm trees

ada pedestrian path

pervious cover

stabilized edge

8th Street

white oaks

opens to stubbs bbq

north-south sabine st. extension

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white oaks

bike path

pecan grove

pervious cover

black tupelo trees

american elm trees

terraced edge

gathering lawn

decreased creek speed stabilized edges

opens to convention center

bike lane

bike lane

bioswale

bike lane

pedestrian path riparian trees

north-south sabine extension

Cesar Chavez

ada creek path riparian trees

1-35 sound and vision barrier

place to rest

meadow grasses pervious cover

black tupelo trees

multi-use buildings engage the creek

increased creek speed

high-density multi-use engages creek

The Pearl Necklace The proposal widens the creek edges to create a connective park system that is flanked with a diversity of development types. From a airstream trailer food park, to a concert amphitheater, and high rise residential, each site is sensitive to the existing district character. The bank widening allows the path systems to expand and contract according to their speeds, so people can comfortably commute along the corridor. Key sections demonstrate places to pause along the creek. These places provide much needed public parkland to Austin residents.

place to rest pecan grove

creek trees

terraced edge pervious cover

engages convention center

cesar chavez complete street decreased creek speed

pedestrian path

bike path

Orchestrating Flows in Waller Creek

4th Street

trailer food park riparian trees

bioswale extended sidewalk

pedestrian path

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View to Creek Terrace

Site Design: Cesar Chavez at Sabine

SHANNON BRONSON

The Austin Convention Center currently does not engage Waller Creek because of dense vegetation, a failed path, extensive surface parking and vacant buildings in the surrounding neighborhoods. The design removes the surface parking and clears dense vegetation to create an entrance plaza that services the convention center, the Four Season hotel and the proposed multi-use high-rise development in hopes of encouraging public private relationships of maintenance and funding. The scheme also grafts a bike and pedestrian attachment over IH-35 and widens sidewalks along Cesar Chavez to create a complete street.

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high rises

creekside plaza

four seasons

creek trees

cesar chavez complete street

decreased creek speed

terraced edge engages convention center place to rest pecan grove

pervious cover

high-density multi-use engages creek

pedestrian path

bike path


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Austin Water Walk

Instructor: Kira Applehans Design and Visual Studies in Landscape Architecture II Zilker Park, Austin, TX

Austin Water Walk connects Barton Springs, Dry Creek and Lady Bird Lake through a system of storm water swales running underneath the main path. The path ascends a new hill that rests across the Zilker Botanical Garden. The hill provides a feeling of enclosure with multiple tiered terraces for play and shady respites. The hill scales down the vast fields that exist for a more intimate park experience. Peoples experience of car and water flows is heightened by dynamic moments that occur over, under or immediately engaging their infrastructure.

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Austin Water Walk


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Austin Water Walk

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