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Sondra Palivoda

Sondra Palivoda 2371 Victor Street, Cincinnati, OH References Available


Padua Franciscan High School Parma, OH Class of 2012 Graduated with 4.0 GPA and Honors University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Class of 2017 Relevent Courses Studied: Site Planning and Design Urban Landscapes: Interiors Land Use Planning

Software Knowledge

Adobe Illustrator... Adobe InDesign... Adobe PhotoShop ArcGIS...AutoCAD... Google Sketchup... Rhinocerus 5.0

Scholarships Received The Cincinnatus Scholarship is awarded to students who apply before the December 1st deadline and who display academic promise. Prompt responses are taken into consideration. The William Mcallaster Freshman Scholarship is awarded to the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) incoming students who display academic promise.


Mackin Engineering Company, Pittsburgh, PA > Mapped - municipalities of Pittsburgh, PA. > Formatted - land use tables for deliverables. > Attended - public meetings for comments and suggestions from clients. > Researched - information for Company use: - Zoning ordinances

- Funding options for future clients and business associates - Programs to improve future communities - Design and comprehensive plan models - Concepts and tools for future comprehensive plans - Model gas and oil ordinances

Volunteer Work

Camp Washington, Cincinnati, OH > Contributing - to the Camp Washington Community Garden through labor and maintenance. > Participated - in the organization and implementation of the playground constructed by KaBOOM! in Camp Washington.

Studio Practice Cincinnati, OH

> Principles of Planning Design

Graphic Communication 2012 / Drafting / Design Exercises / Software Introductions

> Site analysis and Design

2013 / Site Planning / Model Design

> Planning Design Studio: Neighborhood /District Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH 2014 / Neighborhood Analysis / Problem-Solution Proposals

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Content Principles of Planning Design Studio I


Principles of Planning Design Studio II


Site Analysis and Design Studio


Co-Operative Work Experience


Planning Design: Over-The Rhine District Studio


Semester 1, Year 1: The purpose of this studio was to gage the drafting and design capabilities of the freshman urban planning students. The class was introduced to site sections and plans. Line work and color usage were key for a successful product.


Principles of Planning Design Studio

Building Use and Extruded Plans in AutoCAD


Semester 2, Year 1: Our class was challenged to create hypothetical improvements to a community in Cincinnati of our choice.

Street Class

Solid Void Columbia Tuscuum Neighborhood, Cincinnati, OH

Land Use in Rhino 5.0

Principles of Planning Design Studio II 3D Model in Google Sketchup of proposed development

Site Analysis and Design Studio

Semester 1, Year 2: This course was all about analyzing a site (Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati, OH) and proposing a development for a certain section.


Mackin Engineering

Semester 2, Year 2: Under the Urban Planning Program at the University of Cincinnati, Second years are required to find an internship and spend that semester gaining work experience. Mackin Engineering, in Pittsburgh, PA, was my first Co-op. Most of the work I completed there centered around document formatting and background research for projects. For example: the company needed information on which municipalities in Washington County already had some sort of Comprehensive plan, so I was tasked with graphically representing the information. 4


Improve the connectivity and activity between Findlay Market and Washington Park.

Planning Design: O v e r T h e R hine D i str i c t Studio Semester 3, Year 2: Fresh out of our Co-op jobs, the Danilo Palazzo, Planning Director of our program, took on the role as our professor. Our class focused on Over-The-Rhine, a very controversial neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH.



Strengthen identity of surrounding area through cohesive design and aesthetics. Encourage local residents to take ownership of the area through programming. Improve quality of transportation for pedestrians and bicylists. Phases Phase 1. Hardscape Construction of the built environment to serve as the foundation for the project. This would include the pedestrian street, safety improvements to Liberty Street, and a parking area adjacent to Pleasant.

Phase 2. Programming The first step is to get people interested and travel through Pleasant Street and ask the vendors of City Flear to occupy the pocket parks.

Action Steps Phase 1. Hardscape Parking Area Pedestrian Street Landscape Features Liberty Street Redesign Greenspace/Quiet Areas

Phase 2. Programming Zoning City Flea Public Education

Brooke Duncan, Mike Franz, Sondra Palivoda, Alex Reasbeck, Cedric Suzuki, Olivia Weir



This is the most recent version of my portfolio, encompassing studio work and real-world experience up until this summer semester of 2014. T...


This is the most recent version of my portfolio, encompassing studio work and real-world experience up until this summer semester of 2014. T...