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SHANNON SIMMS PORTFOLIO


ALTA PLANNING + DESIGN 2010 - PRESENT


BURKE GILMAN TRAIL REDESIGN Schematic design through CDs for a 2-mile campus trail in Seattle, WA ROLE: Project Designer

EET L135

PROJECT:

1 .2 63 .0 R

29 3+ 62 .5 7 PT :

21 3. +6 93 :2

.0 R 120

R 115.0

68

57 +6 93 :2 PT

100.0 R

1

CIFIC

NE PA

PT: 296+31.65

65

ST

65

3 Framework

PLAN - STA 290+27 to STA 295+52

2%

76

70

-1.07%

-2.94%

STA 295+50.05 PVI 69.368

ELEVATION

STA 295+27.98

56 54

292+00 292+25 292+50 292+75 NOTE: UNDER DRAIN AT EG: 65.70 EG: 65.45 EG: 66.04 EG: FG: 66.69 FG: 66.62 FG: 67.12 FG: 67.58 SOME LOCATIONS TO PACIFIC AVE

293+00 EG: FG: 67.79

293+25 EG: FG: 67.95

293+50 EG: 70.19 FG: 68.11

293+75 EG: 70.04 FG: 68.26

294+00 EG: 69.79 FG: 68.42

294+25 EG: 68.89 FG: 68.58

294+50 EG: 68.02 FG: 68.74

294+75 EG: 68.45 FG: 68.89

295+00 EG: 69.27 FG: 69.05

295+25 EG: 69.55 FG: 69.21

-0.54%

295+50 295+51.54 EG: 69.3878EG: 68.92 FG: 69.37 FG: 69.39 76 74

25.00' VC PVI:292+76.03 ELEV:67.64

1.74%

70 68

2.00%

66

VERTICAL EXAGGERATION = 5X SCALE: 1" = 20'-0" 0

72

0.63% -2.00%

68

64

ELEV 69.23

VARIES MATCH EXISTING GRADE

7 GRAVEL PAVEMENT L501 291+25 291+50 291+75 EG: 67.26 EG: 68.37 EG: 66.61 3 CANTILEVERED FG: 68.38 FG: 67.66 FG: 67.16 SS501 RETAINING WALL

PROFILE - STA 290+27 STA 295+52 TYPICAL TRAILto SECTION - STA 308+99 to 311+07 74 4 SCALE: 1/4" = 1'-0" 72

60

66 64

LEVATION

290+26.83 EG: 68.85 78 FG: 70.67

62

STA 295+50.05 PVI 69.368

54

4 VEHICULAR L501 CONCRETE PAVEMENT

64

58

56

COMPACTED AGGREGATE BASE 290+50 290+75 291+00 COMPACTED EG: 69.23 EG: 69.79 EG: 69.58 SUBGRADE FG: 70.42 FG: 69.85 FG: 69.12

EVC: 292+88.53 ELEV: 67.72'

STA 291+98.28 PVI 66.695

2%

SAFETY RAILING TYPE 1 GUARDRAIL

295+27.98

UNDISTURBED SOIL, TYP.

2%

6", TYP. REFER TO PLAN

66

V 69.23

UNDISTURBED SOIL, TYP.

58

STA 292+57.36

VEHICULAR 6 L501 ASPHALT PAVEMENT

VARIES

70 68

EVC: 292+88.53 ELEV: 67.72'

TYPICAL TRAIL SECTION - STA 300+33 to 301+79 SCALE: 1/4" = 1'-0"

2%

MATCH EXISTING GRADE

TO PACIFIC AVE

1

62

72

1.74%

10"

BVC: 292+63.53 ELEV: 67.39'

CANTILEVERED RETAINING WALL

-0.54%

2'

74

0.63%

7

COMPACTED SUBGRADE

VARIES

12' TAPERED 1 L501 CURB

64

60

MATCH EXISTING GRADE 3 SS501

18"

40

76

2.00%

57.36

COMPACTED AGGREGATE BASE

9'

2'

20

78

25.00' VC PVI:292+76.03 ELEV:67.64

STA 292+22.28 PVI 66.565

GRAVEL PAVEMENT

2%

VARIES

LANDSCAPE VARIES

STA 291+98.28 PVI 66.695

7 L501

4 VEHICULAR L501 CONCRETE PAVEMENT

2%

66

STA 290+58.98 PVI 70.325

MATCH EXISTING GRADE

VEHICULAR 6 L501 ASPHALT PAVEMENT 6", TYP. REFER 2% TO PLAN

-2.00%

68

ELEV 67.34

TAPERED 1 L501 CURB

4

VARIES

-2.94%

STA 291+65.88

ELEVATION L.O.W.

12'

LEVATION

18"

-1.07%

70

STA 291+48.62 PVI 67.690

L.O.W.

L.O.W.

00.00

72 PROPOSED SPOT ELEVATION

3. GRADING: PERFORM ALL EARTHWORK AND GRADING PER GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

STA 291+48.62 PVI 67.690

PROPOSED MAJOR CONTOUR 74 PROPOSED MINOR CONTOUR

10" 9'

2. BACKFILL: EXCAVATED MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR BACKFILLING SHALL BE REMOVED AND LEGALLY DISPOSED OF OFF-SITE.

BVC: 292+63.53 ELEV: 67.39'

EXISTING MINOR CONTOUR 76

10

SEE SHEET L131 FOR TYPICAL SECTIONS

ELEV 67.27

EXISTING MAJOR CONTOUR 78

GENERAL NOTES: 1.

STA 290+58.98 PVI 70.325

RIGHT OF WAY LINE

GRADING NOTES: 1. GRADING AND DRAINAGE: ALL PROPOSED PAVING, CURBS, WALLS, AND PLANTING AREAS SHALL SMOOTHLY CONFORM TO EXISTING ADJACENT FEATURES TO REMAIN. PROVIDE POSITIVE DRAINAGE ON ALL PAVING AND THROUGHOUT ALL PLANTING AREAS. FLOOD PAVED AREAS UPON COMPLETION AND RECONSTRUCT ANY LOW SPOTS AS DIRECTED.

L.O.W.

LIMIT OF WORK LINE

0

STA 292+22.28 PVI 66.565

LEGEND

SCALE: 1" = 20'-0"

65.88

Burke Gilman Context Map

2'

40

68

2.

SEE SHEET L131 FOR TYPICAL SECTIONS

Union Bay Portage Bay

VARIES

20

296+00

69

PROPOSED SPOT ELEVATION

00.00

10

+00 294

2+63.36 PC: 29

1.

0

295+00

69

1. GRADING AND DRAINAGE: ALL PROPOSED PAVING, CURBS, WALLS, AND PLANTING AREAS SHALL SMOOTHLY CONFORM TO EXISTING ADJACENT FEATURES TO REMAIN. PROVIDE POSITIVE DRAINAGE ON ALL PAVING AND THROUGHOUT ALL PLANTING AREAS. FLOOD PAVED AREAS UPON COMPLETION AND RECONSTRUCT ANY LOW SPOTS AS DIRECTED.

SCALE: 1" = 20'-0"

70

3. GRADING: PERFORM ALL EARTHWORK AND GRADING PER GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

PROPOSED MINOR CONTOUR

PC: 296+25.48

PT: 294+43.35

PC

292+00

293+00

300.0 R 291+00

290+00

400.0 R

GENERAL NOTES:

2. BACKFILL: EXCAVATED MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR BACKFILLING SHALL BE REMOVED AND LEGALLY DISPOSED OF OFF-SITE.

PROPOSED MAJOR CONTOUR

65

EXISTING MINOR CONTOUR

E

EXISTING MAJOR CONTOUR

GRADING NOTES:

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RIGHT OF WAY LINE

YN

LIMIT OF WORK LINE

ST

PT: 296+31.65

CIFIC

NE PA

WA

LEGEND

MATCHLINE - SHEET L137

1+67.15 PT: 29

PC: 291+00.01

65

100.0 R

75

1

71

University of Washington

296+00

68

ITY

70

295+00

+00 294

2+63.36 PC: 29

69

RS

PT: 290+46.83

120

115.0 R

68

69

EET L135 INE - SH

70

IVE

MATCHL

Image courtesy of PLACE Studio

UN

PLAN - STA 290+27 to STA 295+52

PC: 296+25.48

PT: 294+43.35

PC :

293+00

292+00 291+00

290+00 400.0 R

YN KL OO NE BR VE A

NCE

TENA

E

71

MAIN

YN

300.0 R

29

3+

WA

70

MATCHLINE - SHEET L137

1+67.15 PT: 29

INE - SH

PC: 291+00.01

ITY

PT: 290+46.83

RS

MATCHL

IVE

This project proposes a widened, user-separated Burke Gilman Trail through the University of Washington campus with mixing zones at key crossings. I lead the Civil 3D drawing production effort for DD and CD submissions.

UN

NCE

TENA

MAIN

75

10

20

40


N STREET CYCLE TRACK DESIGN PROJECT: Schematic

design through construction documents for a 1.5 mi road corridor in downtown Lincoln, NE ROLE: Project Designer

Planting concept

S 14th St

S 13th St

S 12th St

The design for this cycle track included stormwater planters in the buffer between bicycle traffic and parking. I produced illustrative plans, sections, renderings, and planting and irrigation CDs.

Tree pit detail

LOADING ZONE il

Tra

ONLY

LOADING ZONE

N St Concept Plan

S 20th St

S 7th St

Connection to Jamaica Plain Trail New developement planned 4-5 curb spaces

S 22nd St

S 21st St

S Antelope Valley Pkwy

S 18th St

S 17th St

S 16th St

Centennial CentennialMall MallS S

S 14th St

S 13th St

S 12th St

S 11th St

S 10th St

S 9th St

olf

W

S 8th St

ly

Bil

Canopy St

View of driveway crossing at 14th St


RENGSTORFF AVENUE CONCEPTS PROJECT: Conceptual

design for a roadway underpass in Mountain View, CA ROLE: Project Designer

Mountain View plans to lower a major arterial below a planned high speed rail line. I modeled and rendered 3 concepts showing how the proposed underpass can have a vibrant streetscape and high quality biking and walking facilities.

Concept 1: Cycle Track, Terraced Wall, Planted Median

Concept 2: Buffered Bike Lane, Terraced Wall

Concept 3: Bike Lane, Battered Wall


CHARLES RIVER BASIN CONNECTIVITY STUDY PROJECT: Master

plan for an 8-mile path and parkland corridor ROLE: Lead Designer

This study recommends improved connections to the Charles River Basin in metro Boston. I worked with public agencies and advocates, presented at public meetings, and produced the majority of the writing and graphics in the final report.

Proposed connection from Emerald Neckalce park system to the Charles River

Proposed connection through Arsenal Mall parking lot

Proposed road diet and parkland expansions on Greenough Boulevard


NORWALK RIVER VALLEY TRAIL ROUTING STUDY PROJECT: Master

plan for a 27-mile trail corridor in southwest Connecticut ROLE: Lead Designer Final Recommended Route in Norwalk

Urban trail

Woodland trail

As lead designer of this a greenway trail alignment study, I had a key role in the field work, committee meetings, and public workshops. I was responsible for the majority of the maps, graphics and text in the report.

Connecticut Danbury

Ridgefield

Redding

Wilton

Norwalk

Trail junction at Allen’s Meadows


PARKFIT

ELEVATIONS 6’-6”

PROJECT: Portland

Street Seats Competition ROLE: Lead Coordinator and Designer

3

6’-6”

4

RAILING ASSEMBLY:

1 4

RAILING ASSEMBLY

2 36”

I coordinated Alta’s submission to the 2014 Portland Street Seats Competition, hosted by AIA Portland. The competition theme was “active streets,” and our entry was a ParkFit. A ParkFit is a modular, temporary structure that occupies a single curb-side parking space with equipment for various types of exercise, intended for people with a wide range of skill levels.

4

6’-10”

1 Custom vinyl decals 2 Marine-grade 3/8” polymer panels 3 1” Galvanized steel tube 4 Galvanized steel fittings with stainless steel set screws PORTLAND STREET SEAT COMPETITION AUGUST 2014

Flange bolted to Platform Flooring, Rubber Tile cut to fit

Platform Frame Modules bolted together 6’-8” typ.

PARKFIT for EXERCISE 2 Jump, Reach and Tone. Parkfit gives the neighborhood a chance to get moving in a small space. Whether you want to run through a quick ten minute circuit on your lunch break or challenge your co-worker to a pull-up contest, the ParkFit design offers those looking for some quick urban exercise the chance to get out and get active.

1

16” o.c. Module A

Module B

Module C

PLAN

SECTIONS

PARKFIT for PLAY

PARKFIT | 6

PULL-UP BAR A

AGILITY DDER & DOTS Custom vinyl decal adhered to Rubber Tiles

Dynamic play lets users choose a unique path to explore. Fall surface play tiles PARKFIT | 3 allow for light tumbling, while bars and boxes encourage climbing and jumping. The painted flooring can be translated into a series of games and activities. ParkFit is more than an outdoor gym: it’s a play scape.

4’-0”

A

15”

EQ.

1” Galvanized steel tubes with protected enamel coating

B

PLYOMETRIC BOX C

SIDEWALK

Galvanized steel fittings with stainless steel set screws 4’-0”

RUBBER TILES

Anti-skid coating

15”

6’-0”

6”

6’-0”

2’-9”

PARKFIT for CALM

Box B Box A

18”

15”

12”

Stretch out, sit down and relax. ParkFit allows users to take it easy and move PARKFIT | 4 through activities at their own pace. While blocks may be excellent for agility training they also serve as varying seat heights for those looking to rest. Bars may be used to build strength or simply stretch and balance on. ParkFit offers users both a chance to workout and a space to unwind.

Box C

6” EQ.

A

Notch for Pull-Up Bar tubing

B

Heavy duty adjustable foot RAILING ASSEMBLY Notch for drainage

PULL-UP BAR B

PLYOMETRIC BOX A

20’-0”

Plyometric Box bolted to Platform flooring with L-bracket

ROADWAY

PARKFIT | 8 PARKFIT | 5

PLYOMETRIC BOX B

PARKFIT | 2


DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER PEDESTRIAN WAYFINDING PROJECT: Wayfinding

master plan for downtown Vancouver, WA ROLE: Project Designer

This study provides guidance for the content, placement and design of a pedestrian wayfinding system in downtown. I was responsible for the development of three sign family concept alternatives, which each reflect a different aspect of Vancouver’s history.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS THEME

TRADITIONAL THEME

MID-CENTURY MODERN THEME


OUR ONE MILE GREENWAY MASTER PLAN PROJECT: Greenway

master plan for Jefferson County, AL ROLE: Project Designer

This plan proposed a system of greenways in and around Birmingham, AL. I assisted with conceptual design and visualizations for the greenway branches, and participated in a charrette and field work for the Village Creek Corridor.


HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN 2007 - 2010


HEALING WATERS: NEWARK RIVER WATERFRONT PLAN PROJECT:

Academic Studio Fall 2009

This studio focused on revitalizing the 4-mile, de-industrialized Newark, New Jersey, waterfront to improve the city’s image and economic status. As a group, we developed a plan from the perspective of a community development corporation, the Newark Community Riverfront Alliance (NCRA). My contribution to the group plan was development of the Public Edge Strategy, which reserves the riverfront edge for “ownership by all” Newarkers. The park system consists of six distinct parks, totaling 85 acres, that are connected along the river’s edge. The plan was developed with a sensitivity to the programming needs of Newarkers, who lack open space, recreational opportunities, and educational and community facilities.

Downtown Riverfront Park

Brick City Urban Farm

Phase 1: Relocation

Phase 2: Brownfield Remediation

Phase 3: Brownfield Remediation


PIT ECOLOGIES: RECALIBRATING INFRASTRUCTURE IN LA

year 5

year 10

year 15

mine fill fill

mine

PROJECT:

year 20

Academic Studio Spring 2010

flood, habitat fill

This studio focused on the infrastructural systems that allow Los Angeles to function, and on interventions to these “single-minded” systems that can allow them to interact and function for multiple purposes. This design project imagines that the system of debris and flood control can be linked with the system of aggregate mining to create a closed loop. Irwindale is a municipality where the entire land area is pits: the Santa Fe Flood Control Basin and 15 gravel mine pits. By networking the pits together, there can be a choreography of the pits’ current functions (flood control, aggregate mining) and new functions (debris disposal, aggregate recycling, habitat conservation, outdoor event space).

flood, habitat mine

empty pit

fill fill

flood, habitat

flood, habitat

(b)

(c)

(d)

flood, habitat

mine

flood, habitat

(a)

fill

fill

flood, habitat


CHELSEA TIDAL PARK PROJECT: Academic

Studio Spring 2009

This studio focused on an 18-acre contaminated post-industrial site on the waterfront in Chelsea, MA. My design caps the contamination on-site in a series of mounded landforms, while allowing the tidal water to permeate the interior of the park. The programming considered users of all age groups, including children. There are some playful walkways through the tidal marsh areas that fluctuate with the water, taking different forms during high and low tide.


A HARBOR ISLAND FOR THE CITY PROJECT:

Academic Studio Fall 2008

o Chun Chen, Zenobia Meckley, Carrie Nielson, Justin Scherma, Shannon Simms, Jing Zhang

As a group, we developed a master plan to locate a social services program, homeless shelter, youth summer camp, and public parkland all on a small Boston Harbor island. We were required to address the boundaries of public and private space by determining the level of separation or integration between different uses. I designed a 54-acre youth summer camp that was well-integrated with the parkland on the island.

Boston

CAMPERS Long Island


INDEPENDENT PROJECTS 2010 - PRESENT


LIVABLE STREETS ALLIANCE Volunteering for Livable Streets Alliance

PROJECT:

As a member and volunteer of the Livable Streets Alliance in Boston, I provided renderings to assist the “Better Bridges” and “Remove McGrath” campaigns, which advocated for multimodal and streetscape improvements in the metro area. McGrath Highway, Somerville, MA

River Street Bridge, Cambridge, MA


BALLOON PHOTOGRAPHY Independent project, presented at Somerville Open Studios 2012

PROJECT:

Equipped with a continously shooting camera attached to a weather balloon, I photographed several neighborhoods in Cambridge and Somerville, MA. The resulting collages fit the photos together to create landscapes that are somewhat fictionalized. Inspiration for this project came from Bill Fox’s book Aereality: On the World from Above.

Shannon Simms Portfolio 2014  
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