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TYLER MOHR landscape architecture • 2015 tmohr@gsd.harvard.edu (719) 332-8276


CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Tyler Mohr 08/2014 Present

Harvard University | Graduate School of Design

08/2009 08/2014

Colorado State University

MLA II - Master of Landscape Architecture Post Professional Degree

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

EXPERIENCE 108 Beacon St. Somerville, MA United States P 719-332-8276 tmohr@gsd.harvard.edu

06/2015 09/2015

Intern - Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc

01/2014 Present

Graphic Designer - Freelance

Schematic design, design development, model making, construction documents, construction observation and administation, graphics creation and presentation preparation in Brooklyn, NY office.

Graphic for individual clients including (but not limited to) branding, graphic identity, marketing, illustrations, and logos arc reImagine North of Main Harvard Cruft Centennial Lab Ardia Group LLC Mike Miller Marketing

02/2015 05/2015

Designer - Fifteenth Annual Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition Research, design, and proposal for an affordable housing deveopment. Team consists of planners, architects, urban designers, and landscape architects that partners with and The Community Builders Inc. to form a thorough proposition.

05/2013 08/2014

Graphic Designer - Colab Marketing

11/201205/2013

Manager and Social Media Marketing Morgans Grind Cafe

Work via Colorado State University and affiliated entities to create a multitude of designs from print material to marketing campaigns. Consists of tight deadlines, strong communication with co-workers and clients, and elevated digital design knowledge.

Management of three assistant managers and 20+ general employees at the highest grossing food/drink venue on the Colorado State University campus. Responsible for maintaining healthy work environment for staff. Also included role of social media marketing and outreach. 05/201208/2012

Landscape Employee - Fort Collins Nursery Delivery and planting of trees and shrubs. Assisting customers with vegetation choices and plant locations.


AWARDS + RECOGNITION 05/2015

2015 Platform GSD (2) - Harvard GSD Nomination for submittal of project works for Harvard GSD’s annual publication and exhibiton. Submittals include work projects Place Des Interactifs and FIN

11/2013

2014 Student ASLA Merit Award American Society of Landscape Architects Recognizes students who have achieved a sustained level of outstanding performance in their studies and show promise of making significant contributions to the profession

04/2014

2013-2014 Outstanding Senior In Landscape Architecture - Colorado State University Recognizes a senior in the Landscape Architecture program at Colorado State University that demonstrates exceptional commitment to the program and university

01/2014

2014 Colorado State University LSC Logo - Lory Student Center, Colorado State University Graphic design competition that involving submittal of a logo design for the new identity of the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University. Submittals reviewed and voted on by the CSU Board of Directors and CSU student population.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS CAD (AutoCAD, Rhino) Visualization (Rhino 3d, Sketchup, 3ds Max, RealFlow) Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Acrobat Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Geographic Information System (ArcMap) Fabrication (MasterCam, DeskArtes) Sound (AcidStudio, Garageband, Steven Slate Drum, Antares) REFERENCES Academic

Niall Kirkwood Professor of Landscape Architecture - Harvard GSD kirkwood@gsd.harvard.edu • 617.495.9675

Academic

Bradley Cantrell Associate Professor & Program Director of Landscape Architecture Harvard GSD - bcantrell@gsd.harvard.edu • 617.775.6442

Professional

Maggie Adams Marketing Coordinator - Colab Marketing maggie.adams@colostate.edu • 970.491.4898


PLACE DES INTERACTIFS Harvard GSD Option Studio: Montreal is Back • 2015 Renée Daoust + Aisling O’Carroll 08-25

SAFETY NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY Harvard GSD Geographic Mapping and Speculation • 2015 Bobby Pietrusko 26-29

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE CAPE Harvard GSD Core III Studio • 2014 Pierre Belanger • Niall Kirkwood

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FIN Harvard GSD Responsive Hydrologies: Cyborg Coasts • 2015 Bradley Cantrell 38-47

(re)STITCH AND INVIGORATE CSU Comprehensive Landscape Design • 2014 Jane Choi 48-55

LOOMWORKS CROSSROADS Fifteenth Annual Greater Boston Affordable Housing Competition • 2015 The Community Builders (Partners) 56-65

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PLACE DES INTERACTIFS Harvard GSD Option Studio: Montreal is Back • 2015 Renée Daoust + Aisling O’Carroll On April 27, 1967 Place des Nations hosted over 8,000 people for the opening ceremony of Expo 67 which many refer to today as the most successful world exposition in history. Place des Nations was the physical manifestation of the expo’s overarching themes of global unity and forward thinking progress while Place des Nations acted as the ceremonial epicenter of the event. Today, Place des Nations exists as a mere shadow of it’s former iconicity, recognizabe only by the nostalgio invoked to those who experienced Expo 67 firsthand. Establishing Place des Interactifs as an urban beacon for the city of Montreal, invoking sensory appeal, and equipping the site with a set of infrastructures suited to promote a variety of programs will establish Place des Interactifs, once again, as the symbolic and beating heart of Montreal. By integrating activity and interactivity in all of the embedded design elements, Place des Nations can once again recapture its own unique identity while maintaining it’s cultural and historical significance as a relic of Expo 67.

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Conceptual Site Model

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Illustrative Plan

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Responsive Ground Infrastructure

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Sensory Dock | Visual

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visual dock underpass

projected expo shadow shell

Montreal skyline viewport

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Sensory Dock | Aroma

block seating

Swan Lake planters

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Swan Lake viewing area

Swan Lake view seat

aroma dock planters

block seating

under-bridge Place des Interactifs connection


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Sensory Dock | Sound

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evergreen backdrop/ windbreak

lower sound dock

Montreal skyline viewport


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Connection to Plaza | Aroma Dock L AC D E S C YG N E S B O A R D WA L K

U P P E R D O C K TO P L AC E D E S I N T E R AC T I F S AC C E S S

F O O T PAT H F R O M A M P H I T H E AT R E

P R I M A RY E N T R A N C E TO P L AC E D E S I N T E R AC T I F S

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U P P E R A RO M A D O C K

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Planting Palette | Aroma Dock

FUSILIER TULIP Tu l i p a p r a e s t a n s

HELI OTROPE Heliotropium arborescens

JAPANESE MAPLE A c e r p a l m at u m ‘d i s e c t u m ’

FLOWERING TOBACC O Nicotiana tabacum

DIANTHUS Dianthus barbatus

S W E E T A LY S S U M Loburlaria maritima

F OUR O’C LOC K FLOWER Mirabilis jalapa

EVENING PRIMROSE Oenothera species

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Planting Palette | Seasonal Vibrance

PRAIRIE CRABAPPLE Malus ioensis

JAPANESE MAPLE A c e r p a l m at u m ‘d i s e c t u m ’

RED O SIER D OGWOOD Cornus Sericea

EASTERN REDBUD Cercis canadensis

SMOKEBUSH Cotinus coggyria

RED BUCKEYE Ae s c u l u s p av i a

FLOWERING C RABAPPLE Malus trilobata

Connection to Plaza | Sound Dock B I C Y C L E PA R K I N G

E V E RG R E E N W I N D B R E A K / C O N C E RT BAC K D RO P

S O U N D D O C K | L OW E R

P L AC E D E S I N T E R AC T I F ENTRANCE

Connection to Plaza | Visual Dock O R N A M E N TA L P L A N T I N G

P E D E S T R I A N WA L K / S E RV I C E ROA D

V I S UA L D O C K SOUND DOCK | UPPER

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P E D E S T R I A N WA L K / S E RV I C E ROA D

V I S U A L D O C K U N D E R PA S S

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Program Exploration

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CONCERT Small to medium enevts/ c o n c e r t s. Sh ow n w i t h 2,200 people 7, 0 0 0 m a x c a p a c i t y

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mirrored expo sign

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concert lounge

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concert c o n t ro l /m i x i n g

NEUTRAL

BAC K OF HOUSE

various compositions, use of custom modular furniture and lighting

C at e r i n g s e r v i c e s fo r large enents such as Osheaga Music Festival

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responsive ground light grid

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beacon spotlights

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expo bike racks

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geometric expo railing

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natural gas hookups

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bar & concessions

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storage

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vehicular access ramps

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additional kitchen space

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SAFETY NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY Harvard GSD Geographic Mapping and Speculation • 2015

Bobby Pietrusko Collaboration with Thomas Nideroest This project examines the physical health condition of GSD students according to their “ideal daily routine”. In 2013 Wake Forest University’s Emergency Physicians compiled a list of the top 10 reasons for emergency room visits, many of which correspond directly with exercise or food and drink intake, The juxtaposition of these two categories shows where GSD students are most vulnerable to having an event that may require an ER visit. By taking the classic isometric grid model a step further and spatializing both the exercising density as well as food and drink density we are able to identify areas where GSD students are most at risk. A third category, engraved on a bottom layer of the model, acts as a visual and quantitative indicator of nearest health care facilities in an event such as a bone fracture, food poisoning, or even overly-drunkenness occurs.

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Three Dimensional Map Model

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE CAPE Harvard GSD Core III Studio • 2014 Pierre Belanger • Niall Kirkwood Collaboration with Enrico Evangelisti and Brett Keese From 1936 to 1995 wastewater from the Massachusetts Military Reserve was dumped in a sequence of infiltration beds located on the south edge of what is now the Joint Base Cape Cod. This half-century long practice has resulted in a groundwater plume that spans from the JBCC to the coastal embayments located in Falmouth, Cape Cod. The polluted groundwater has resulted in a loss of plant and animal diversity and has threatened the drinking water in the area. The Good, The Bad, and The Cape capitalizes on positive aspects of seemingly problematic elements in Cape Cod by introducing a phytoremediation strategy that not only cleans the polluted groundwater but also produces biomass. This hybrid phyto-coppice harvesting strategy introduces a paradigm shift in traditional remediation methods and exploits the groundwater plume as an economic catalyst as well as an exhibitional remediation strategy for Cape Cod and future polluted sites.

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CNC Topographic Study Model

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Subsurface Pollution Plume and Remediation Sites

Polluted Sites and Biomass Processing Circulation

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Surfacing Polluted Groundwater for Production of Biomass

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Site Intervention Plan

Joint Base Cape Cod

SITE 1: Infiltration Beds Paul Harney Golf Club Cape Cod Country Club Groundwater Plume Falmouth Country Club SITE 4: Bog/ Embayment Intersection SITE 5: Coastal Embayments

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Former MMR Wastewater Infiltration beds Agricultural Land SITE 2: Wildlife Management Area Cranberry Bog SITE 3: Residential Open Space Cranberry Bog


Surface Preperation for Biomass Production Furrows

Planting and Irrigation

Clearing and Macrotopography

Existing Conditions Documentation

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FIN Harvard GSD Responsive Hydrologies • 2015 Bradley Cantrell Collaboration with Andrew Boyd Over the course of hundreds of years, a chain of barrier islands formed around the Mississippi River Delta. These islands have unique benefits not only to the people in Mississippi, but also to the organisms living in the waters between the barrier islands and the shoreline of Mississippi. In addition to their ecological importance, barrier islands play a critical role in protecting the coast from hurricane events and storm surges. Over the past several years in attribution to sea level rise and hurricane events, the barrier islands that skirt the coast of Louisiana are starting disappear. While dredging canals and using the spoil to rebuild the barrier islands is common, the need for a more responsive process is needed if we hope to continue to benefit from these unique landforms. Using barrier islands as a launching point, FIN aims to explore the possibility of manipulating land formation through the coreography of prototyped FIN devices. To thoroughly explore this phenomenon, a systematic documentation of water and sediment flow against an array of rotating fins is recorded and a notation system to understand the stochastic distribution of flow and deposition is developed. While the investigation was limited and scaleless, the simplicity allowed a formal understanding of these relational patterns.

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Prototype | Filter Screens

Prototype | Static Fin Array

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Prototype | Synchronized Gate

Prototype | FIN

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(re)STITCH AND INVIGORATE CSU Comprehensive Landscape Design • 2014 Jane Choi What was once the center-piece of the city of Tampa, the Hillsborough River currently functions as a mere stepping stone for work-goers when entering the business district of the city. By exploring the call to return the Hillsborough River to it’s once vibrant state, we can begin to rethink not only how a city works with a river, but also uses it to create a thriving urban environment. The (re)Stitch and Invigorate proposal spotlights the Hillsborough River as the key revival agent to the city of Tampa by implementing an ecological infrastructure that promotes remediation, interaction, and occupation within the heart of the city. As with many city rivers, The Hillsborough is the victim of a dense hardscape of parking lots, buildings, and roads. The surface runoff and stormwater deposition has polluted the river and dramatically reduced the both the vegetal and aquatic diversity and abundance to a point that it is no longer a desirable aspect of the city. The strategy for the Hillsborough River takes the shape of a dynamic remediation scheme by integrating a system of wetlands and basins with designated open spaces and transition zones that create a multitude of areas for occupation that critiques traditional “master planning” strategies. The literal “stitching” of pedestrian bridges across the river, a rejuvenation and expansion of the city street car, and implementation of auto-alternative access routes weave the business district with the adjacent side of the river showcasing the Hillsborough River district as an ecological artery for the city.

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Circulation

Development

Wetlands/Basins

New Plantings

Public Space/Parks

Silva Cell Streetscape

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Mixed-use Development to Hillborough River Basin

URBAN FOREST Sabal palmetto - Palmetto

WETLANDS Carya aquatic - Water Hickory Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet Gum

Rhizophora mangle - Red Mangrove

Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress

Juncus species - Rushes

Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’ Magnolia D.D. Blanchard

Cyperaceae species - Sedges

Podocarpus macrophyllus - Podocarpus

Spartina alterniflora - Smooth Cordgrass

Ulmus americana ‘Floridana’ Florida Elm

Phalacrocorax auritus Double-Crested Cormorants

Halodule wrightii Shoal Grass

Mercenaria mercenaria Hard Clam

Quercus virginiana - Live Oak

Nycticorax nycticorax Black-Crowned Night Heron

Thalassia testudinum Turtle Grass

Panaeus esculentus Northern Pink Shrimp

Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Flame’ - Red Maple

Ardea alba - Great Egret

Syringodium filforme Manatee Grass

Crassostrea virginica Eastern Oyster

Rynchops niger - Black Skinner

Plegadis falcinellus - Glossy Ibis

Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose Dolphin

Argopecten irradians Bay Scallop

Pelecanus occidentalis - Brown Pelican

Sterna hirundo - Common Tern

Trichechus inunguis West Indian Manatee

Menippe mercenaria Florida Stone Crab

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Mixed Use Development

Bridge Stitching and Commercial Development

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Highway Underpass

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LOOMWORKS CROSSROADS Boston Affordable Housing Competition • 2013 Mentors: Jennifer Molinsky + M. Russell Feldman Worcester’s Main South neighborhood is home to a nationally respected university and a public school that President Barack Obama has praised as being high-achieving. There are also over 1,300 children living in poverty in Main South, and 45% of neighborhood residents receive food stamps. Loomworks Crossroads builds stability in Main South through a development program that supports families and veterans, a design that connects to and builds on neighborhood assets, creative financing for homeownership and supportive rental housing, and a comprehensive approach to community engagement. Collaborators: Andrew Cantu Harvard GSD MUP ‘15 • Matthew Furman Harvard GSD MUP ‘15 • David Henning Harvard GSD MUP ‘15 • Virginia Keesler Harvard GSD MUP ‘15 • Yifei Lu MIT MCP ‘16 • Vanessa Moon Harvard GSD MUP ‘15 • Marcus Pulsipher Harvard GSD MLAUD ‘15 • Robert Wellburn Harvard GSD MUP ‘15

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Loomworks Crossroads

A. University Park Campus School

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A public school (grades 7-12) jointly operated by the City and Clark University, UPCS has generated positive outcomes, including 95% college attendance by graduates.

The organization’s new clubhouse includes a gym, boxing ring, a swimming pool, classrooms, and a multipurpose room.

B. Clark University A top-100 research university, with roughly 2,300 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students. Clark has actively supported community development efforts in Main South since the late 1980s and operates as an open campus.

C. Main South CDC Founded in 1988 with financial support from Clark University, the CDC builds affordable housing and operates workforce development programs.

D. Kilby-Gardner-Hammond This $32.5 million collaboration between the Main South CDC, Boys and Girls Club, Clark, and the City converted 30 acres of blighted land into over 80 housing units and open space. 58

F. University Park This sanctuary received a $1.5 million facelift in 2013, with $1 million coming from Clark.7

G. Alumni and Student Engagement Center Clark plans the construction of a new building at the top of Grand Street, increasing lighting and safety on the street.

H. Loomworks I and II The Community Builders recently completed a 94-unit, mixed-income development that rehabbed the abandoned Crompton & Knowles Loomworks.


92 Grand is a paved, vacant lot

One two sides, 92 Grand Street abuts triple-deckers

The site is adjacent to formerly industrial buildings, including TCB’s Loomworks apartments

One of 92 Grand Street’s neighbors is a light manufacturing building

Located three blocks from the site, Main Street is a major commercial corridor

University Park is less than a block from site

“There is an acute daycare need in Worcester. Before kindergarten there is a gap in child care, but waitlists can often exceed this gap”

“What we need is jobs, more open space, green space, and stable homes”

Ron Hadorn Executive Director

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Steve Teasdale Executive Director

Anne Vinick Community Life

“Part of our conversation about the next stage of development has been that people are looking for economic development and jobs”

Jack Foley Vice President for Government and Community Affairs

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Danielle Lavriere Public Education & Advocacy

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Protected playground

Gateway Plaza

Mixed-use building with daycare and 40 apartments

Community garden plots

Resident garden plot

Community grass area

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16 Parking spots

Rooftop shade structure for barbecue food prep for parties

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Proposed Site Plan 74% Permeable Area Residual Space

Engaging Spaces

Consolidated Parking

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Private Green Yard Vast Hardscape Areas

Shared Amenities 59%

PERMEABLE

Conventional Site Plan 24% Permeable Area Backyard Parking

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Site plan permeability

Engaging Spaces

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Tree Canopy

Enhanced street lighting at Loomworks Crossroads (A) and Clark’s alumni center (B) street safety corridor

Denser tree canopy creates seamless transition from Loomworks Crossroads (A) to University Park (B)

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Bike Paths Bike path creates easy route from Loomworks Crossroads (A) to the Boys and Girls Club (B) and Main Street (C) LOOMWORKS CROSSROADS

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Tyler Mohr Harvard GSD 2015 Landscape Architecture Portfolio  

compiled works from Harvard GSD and Colorado State University

Tyler Mohr Harvard GSD 2015 Landscape Architecture Portfolio  

compiled works from Harvard GSD and Colorado State University

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