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Partnering with Ball State University’s Landscape Architecture Department’s faculty and students, the Design-Build class is helping to aid in the construction of the trail system. This has been a great educational opportunity to be part of and to watch as the preserve develops over each semester and how the community has embraced the preserve and helps further the overall design.

The John M. Craddock Wetland Nature Preserve is envisioned as being an inner city habitat area for flora and fauna and outdoor educational facility along the White River Greenway. A looped trail with elevated boardwalk will guide trail users, nature enthusiasts, educators and students through emergent and scrub-shrub wetlands, mesic prairies, and an upland wooded area to overlooks and a nature center.











Arcadia, Florida


Old Dominion Golf and Country Club

constructed wetland

The Old Dominion is one of the oldest golf course in Arcadia Florida and has seen its country club membership grow over the past few years. In 2010 the old frame clubhouse burned to the ground, and the members have decided to relocate the new clubhouse. The new clubhouse will sit

just to the east of the old clubhouse site, near an abandoned sand and gravel operation, in the Peace River bottom. Concern for stormwater runoff has lead to the design of multiple bioretention basins and bioswales that flow into a constructed wetland on the far east of the site.

extended extention basin

Shade Tree ACE-S Ornamental Tree COR-F Ornamental Grasses SPO-P Perennials ASC-B ECH-P HEM-D LIA-D PEN-F PER-L RUD-S Groundcover GER-H


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Sugar Maple

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On the west side of the house, an entrance garden was designed to provide a buffer from the front of the house and the street. A pea gravel path approaches the porch where perennials are used to provide interest throughout the blooming months. On the south side, three flower beds are used to define the property line. A large maple tree will provide shade over a small pea gravel patio on the east side of the house with a rain garden in the southeast corner to collect the majority of water running off the property.

The purpose of this project was to landscape a Habitat for Humanity house being built in Muncie, IN. The goal was to provide a low maintenance design under $2000.

Project Location: 928 N. Central Ave., Muncie, Indiana

Habitat House

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waste water. The stream daylights at the northeast end of what is known as Pogue’s Run. It flows through the site and leaves Pogue’s Run through a small creek flowing into Forest Manor Park. It is a major basin for collecting storm water and runoff. The site currently captures great quantities of storm water in a series of ponds that overflow into each other as the water moves through the site. The site is currently

Indianapolis has an underwater river that collects the city’s storm and


I-70 and Emerson Ave.

Pogue’s Run

bounded by I-70 along the north, allowing it to be viewed by passing cars. Around the south and east sides are residential neighborhoods. Pedestrians who visit the site can stroll or run along a looping gravel trail that encircles the water detention system and looks out over the wetlands. Pogue’s Run is now an art and nature park. Visitors can view small art installations from the students at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.


The redesigned park will incorporate art instillations that strengthen the natural habitat and history. Native plant species will create a colorful plant palette that will display a four-season interest as well as bird and butterfly habitat. Horses made from local metals will help tell the historical tale of Pogue’s search for a missing horse, which led to his disappearance. A large band of vibrant plants will create visual interest for the passersby on I -70.

Overlook with horse statue facing south

Survivor Memorials

U.S.S. Indianapolis Monument

American Legion Mall, Indianapolis


Contemplation Garden

Contemplation garden looking east

Survivor monuments looking east

U.S.S. Indianapolis looking north

Specific plants were used to symbolize the sorrow and tragedy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis sinking while other plants were used to portray a sense of peacefulness and comfort for those visiting the memorial.

The lack of an edge creates the feeling of being exposed to the elements and vulnerable to the unknown just as the crew was during the five days stranded at sea.

Apart from the U.S.S. Indianapolis monument, three separate monuments will be constructed to represent a visual account of all lives that were lost during those five days of being stranded at sea. Each monument will represent the number of lives lost according to its volume; starting with the original crew, then those who survived the initial torpedoing and were stranded at sea, and finally ending with those who were actually rescued.

Aerial view looking northeast

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Trevor Schmitt

Welcome Garden

520 N East Avenue, Oak Park, IL


Outdoor Kitchen

Chicken Coop

Shade Garden


East shade garden

South entrance

Welcome garden

One requirement was that we had to create a specialized garden. With majority of the property already heavily shaded, a shade garden to the east seemed appropriate and allowed me to work with a large variety of plant types that I normally would not have gotten the chance to use.

Due to those dividing walls, the western most part of the property is cut off from the rest. With people touring Oak Park on a regular basis, I created a welcome garden to give them the chance to get off the sidewalk and learn a little more about the house’s history.

The Edwin H. Cheney House has a unique opportunity due to the intimacy created by low dividing walls surrounding the property.

In this project, I got to choose a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois and design the surrounding landscape as if I was the one living in that house.

Welcome garden and front yard

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