Victoria Glasgow Planning & Design
August November 2016
INTRODUCTION “If you build it, they will come” has become a maxim of urban planning. Building wider streets yields more traffic, just as creating safe spaces for bicyclists will encourage them to use the road. This portfolio will take you through the development of my digital visualization skills in chronological order and will also tell you the story of my increasing focus on bicycle-based design. Creating these components has changed the way I perceive our roads, and now I see opportunity aplenty for a multi-modal transportation system. Working on these projects has been as fun as riding a bike and just as gratifying. Look out for more portfolios in the future, as this is the first of many.
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO URBAN SPACE 4 INTRODUCTION TO SITE 6 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP 8 DEVELOPING DESIGN SKILLS
“The bicycle is the vehicle of a new mentality. It quietly challenges a system of values which condones dependency, waste, inequality of mobility, and daily carnage...There is every reason why cycling shoulld be helped to enjoy another Golden Age.”
10 CRAFTING SPACE
PROPOSING: THE END OF THE BEGINNING CREDITS AND CONTACTS 16
Emmet Street Road to Darden West Main Street
1 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN SPACE
Barracks Downtown U.Va Grounds
Railroad I-29 Jefferson Park Avenue
The way we travel has a profound impact on how we interpret a space. For the past two years, I have experienced Charlottesville primarily on foot and on bicycle. My experience is mixed as a result: the city is welcoming due to the walkable college campus and many bike lanes, but hostile when bikers and cars must share the same lane.
Downtown Mall The Corner The Lawn
Landmarks Lewis and Clark Statue The Pavillion Historical Courthouse Lewis Mountain Circle Mansion
Kevin Lynchâ€™s approach to understanding space helps planners create cohesive spaces that circumvent such frustrating conditions. I have represented my mental map of Charlottesville using his concepts in order to better understand the city and become more suited to plan for it. Media: Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.4
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Assigned Area Existing Structures Sidewalk area Bicycle Lane
I explored a parcel on Preston Avenue along with my classmates. As such, my first experience of the site was biking into an intersection so confusing I rode down a wrong-way street.
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This was the first design challenge I discovered of many in my respective area. The road is divisive, unwelcoming, and disorganized, but it has the potential to foster a vibrant community, a dimension I found lacking in the car-dominated avenue. Media Used: ArcMap 10.4
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3 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
Media: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
Pave the Way for Bikes
Washington Park is located next to a residential area. The park offers a grassy field for playing sports, a sizable playground, swing sets, basketball courts and many benches for public seating. While these amenities are a draw for families, the road separating the park from their homes is an obstacle.
Team A Washington Park A redesign of 10th Street NW with a focus on bike facilitation
4 DEVELOPING DESIGN SKILLS
Victoria Glasgow PLAN 2110 October 2016
Base Map: Preston Avenue
1” = 5’
The section views are of the widest part of the street. Currently the road is unmarked and widens from 29’ to 37’.
Wide lanes encourage faster speeds, which creates even more of a safety hazard when coupled with unlined roads. 37’
Telephone poles imposed underground
Paved handicapped path connected to ramp
7’ 6’ Sidewalk Mulch Bed
Family-friendly bakery Bike parking lot
At first I envisioned a space that considered bicycle parking as a priority rather than an afterthrought. The more time I spent designing the area, the more my design encroached upon other aspects of the park that could be better tailored to fit the public’s needs.
Shrubs and trees
Car and bike lanes
1” = 4’
Following research of necessary dimensions, I proposed a solution that combined my ideas and acknowledged the limitations of existing space.
Create a family atmosphere
Facilitate walkability and biking 6’
Base Map: Washington Park
Media Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.4 Adobe Photoshop cc 2015.5 ArcMap 10.4
Bike Parking Lot
Increase wheelchair and stroller accesibility Create a greener space
Create a safer space for cars and bikes
A tape measure and a pen are powerful tools for recreating a site.
These models are a result of a complex computer program and measurements from survyeing by hand.
SPACE Media Used: SketchUp Pro 2016
6 PROPOSING: THE END OF THE BEGINNING The last piece of the portfolio is as dynamic as a bike itself. Rendering the design in video form marks a new phase of its life. Grown from an idea into a proposal, the next actions to take are ones that impact the physical world.
Media Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
Victoria Glasgow 540.820.3628 firstname.lastname@example.org Charlottesville, VA
Media Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.4 GIS ArcMap 10.4 Sketchup Pro 2016 Adobe Indesign CC 2015 Bing Maps Google Maps
CREDITS AND CONTACTS
Photos courtesy of Guoping Huang and Victoria Glasgow
Published on Feb 13, 2018
Published on Feb 13, 2018
This class was my first introduction to graphic design and data organization. In it I retrofitted an existing site, Washington Park, to impr...