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WALT WHITMAN

TABLE OF CONTENTS chapters sorted by project


01 BERKANA GARDEN located at the berkana rehab center in Berthoud, CO

07 PICNIC ROCK located along the shore of the poudre river in Fort Collins, CO

15 HORSE TOOTH RES. located along the shore of horsetooth resevoir in Fort Collins, CO

21 EQUINOX BIKE GARDEN located next to the equinox brewery in Fort Collins, CO

23 MODEL MAKING miscellaneous models ranging in mediums from butter board to balsal wood

27 HAND RENDERINGS mediums used inclued but are not limited to ink, charcoal, water color, and graphite


TAYLOR TIDWELL

Berkana rehabilitation institution is

based off the concept of renewal and revival. The design process for this site started with the consideration of how impaired peoples would be able to move and circulate throughout the site. My concept model was a triptic to represent the process of destruction and regeneration, much like the process that many of the patients are undergoing at the rehabilitation institute. This was represented through a drop of water crashing into a flat plain of water and reemerging as a renewed and unique entitee. I felt like water was the best medium for this concept model and site becuase water represents life and purity.

BERKANA GARDEN berthoud, co 01


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crissy field, hargeaves

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cleveland hospital, peter

PRECEDENTS/ IDEATION berthoud, co

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The underlying theme in my concept

model was the rings that are radiating from the initial impact of the water drop. These rings symbolize the full circle experience of the rehab process.

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high mountain grass, new zealand

The project really stemmed from this idea and everything else really evolved from that. The site specific details that I wanted to incorperate into the site was the mountain range and the river that runs out into the plains. The river was very influential when it came to designing the site becasue most of the rehabilitation amenities stem from the idea of the river flow.

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PLAN/MODEL/PERSPECTIVE berthoud, co

My master plan came about by infus-

ing and combining the ideas of the water drop rings, the mountains, and the river flowing out of the mountains. All of these main points have something in common and that is that they all emerge from an outside force in nature. The river flows because of the snow melt and water sheds, the rings are radiating because the drop of water hit the calm surface of liquid, and the mountains emerged from tectonic plates running together and pushing up out of the earths surface.

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This is the experience I wanted to give the patients of the rehabilitation center, that they had emerged into the site.

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roof top garden plan

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roof top garden model


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lower court yard perspective

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lower court yard plan

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The lower court yard and the upper roof have quite a contrast in feel when would be to enter the site.

The upper deck is more arid, less vegetation and contains very sharp geometric shapes and designs. The upper deck has a boulder flow streaming through the middle of it. This boulder flow eventually runs to the edge of the roof top garden and falls into the lower infinity fountain.

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lower court yard model

The stone that remains in the infinity pond is perfectly circular and contains its own water source. This represents the renewal and rebirthing of the patients who come to the facility for rehabilitation.

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TAYLOR TIDWELL

Picnic rock was a difficult site because

it is edged by both highway 14 and the Poudre River. The first thing to address on the site was how to bring pedestrians away from the busy highway and into the active site plan. This site also offered beautiful view sheds of Picnic Rock and the surrounding mountain ranges that edge the river. The first thing that I noticed about the site was the immense amount of foot traffic of hikers, fishermen, and families. This became one of the main focuses of my site design.

PICNIC ROCK fort collins, co 07


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TEXTURES/IDEATION

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picnic rock

1 When we first had the opportunity to

visit picnic rock I really got the sense of natural structure and formality within the site itself. My first move in designing was to create a network of connections to significant spaces in the site These connections ranged from densly vegetated locations, accesible beach fronts, and open meadow lands. For the visitor center I really wanted to play off of the natural forms and contrast it by using a very structured and geometric building. I also wanted to have the visitor center to be centered in a way that the roof structure would be framing Picnic Rock.

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picnic rock

bark texture


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ice texture

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ice cantilever

site connections 10


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master plan

The man goal that I wanted to achieve

in this site was to creat a multi-use and functioning circulation system to cater to all types of pedestrian use. The main activies that I wanted to encourage on this site are running, hiking, bird watching, and leisure walks. I incorporated landforms into the North end of the site to create more micro spaces and allow for visitors on that end to feel as if they had enterd into a private and secluded micro space. There are also decks over the water at the visitor center and the north and south ends of the site to further encourage interaction with the river while keeping the public from disturbing the pre-existing ecosytem in the river.

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inside visitor center


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picnic visitor center

PLAN/PERSPECTIVES picnic rock

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Dealing with the topography of the site

was a difficult process considering there was no preexisting topography available for the site. To solve this problem we went out out and surveyed the site and had to create the topography ourselves. This process really helped me further understand this site and how the natural circulation of the site already runs. I wanted to incorperate a boardwalk and a running trail that interweaved along the current circulation of the site.

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Creating a boardwalk and running trail system helped to connect every part of the site and really create a unique and cohesive experience for those who would be visitng.

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north to south section


SECTIONS AND PLAN picnic rock

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visitor center section

south end section

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north end section

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orsetooth reservoir is a breath taking and bold site to begin with so I really did not want to create a space that competed with the beatuy of Horsetooth but something rather that complimented it and allows for appreciation of the site. The design process for this site started with the shape of the reservoir and how that shape influenced the circulation around and in the lake. Horsetooth reservoir is also a great example of a man made space that is able to hold and express the vast beauties that nature has to offer.

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enrique norten and ten arquitectos

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the island/ orestad copenhagen

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pier c park mvva


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On the slopes of Horsetooth resevoir

I found it to be quite a steep and rocky setting. Instead of removing the large boulders and rock from the site I felt that the site would further benifit from me working around what is already existing. This is where the idea of the floating deck around the largest boulder came from. The only vegetation on the slopes are cotton woods and rabit brush but it is actually quite beautiful. The cotton woods are full and tall and the rabbit brush has a nice yellow hue that really defines the sloping bank. Decking is incorperated into the site becasue of the steep slopes and also to preserve the site as much as possible.

PRECEDENTS/IDEATION horsetooth res.

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horsetooth rhino model

To further understand and visualize

the steep slopes along the bank of the reservoir we built a 3D rhino model using the contours we got off of the Fort Collins GIS mapping data base. In doing this we found that the only way to create walkable paths was to use decking and supported walks.

TAYLOR TIDWELL

Another solution I used to create a usable walkway was to cut into the slope face and create retaining walls that to hold up the soil. This in turn creates small micro spaces within the decking circulation system and allows for resting and site seeing while traveling through out the site itself.

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inside visitor center/view

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boulder deck perspective

PERSPECTIVES/SECTIONS horsetooth res. 19


floating walkway section

floating boulder deck

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parking deck and water deck

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visitor center deck

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water deck/ beach deck

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TAYLOR TIDWELL

When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the

EQUINOX BIKE PARK fort collins, co


TAYLOR TIDWELL

When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked

of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the


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3’-0”

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IDEATION/ SITE PHOTOS fort collins, co


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Scale: 1/8” = 1’ - 0”


When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the

TAYLOR TIDWELL


TAYLOR TIDWELL

When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the

MODEL MAKING hand made 21


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chip board working model

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“shark mouth” rear profile

“ocean wave” side profile

LIFEGUARD STAND

balsal wood/ chip board


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lifeguard platform layout

When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the

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platform support beam instillations

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stair instillation and construction 24


grading plan for discovery museum

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charles jenks landform

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mountain peak

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shallow mountain kettle

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concept model: history and science progressing

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turf spiral jetti with retaining wall

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ink topo translated to contour model

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monford quad plinth

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TAYLOR TIDWELL

When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the

HAND DRAWINGS ink, graphite, water color, charcoal 27


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When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked

TAYLOR TIDWELL

of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the

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TAYLOR TIDWELL

When we first had the opportunity to

visit the Equinox Brewery site the largest character flaw that was shown in the space was the weathered and cracked black asphalt that had been laid in that lot years before. it really blends in and speaks to the type of character old town represents. This initial site visit is what inspired the materials I used in creating this space. For the bike racks I decided to have what looked of the ground for the bike racks and hold the roof up which would be made of a hardly but light colored wood. The faรงade of the wall was also a bit of an issue but I felt it would be good to leave the mural ly soften up the


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