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VICTORIA DEWITT

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


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I’m Victoria DeWitt, a fifth year Landscape Architect student attending Iowa State University. I am passionate about art and the impact it leaves on people and place, as well as the history it marks in time. Landscape Architecture allows art to physically become a part of the environment, surrounding and creating experiences for the audience who choose to wander within it. We have the beautiful opportunity to design and make positive impact on the spaces we inhibit. The ability to use and work with nature is an opportunity we luckily get to claim. I’m excited for you to view my portfolio and see how my journey as a student has helped me become the aspiring Landscape Architect I am today.


VICTORIA DEWITT

515.326.2665 vdewitt@iastate.edu IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT EXPECTED GRADUATION - 2017


CONTENT RESUME

ACADEMIC WORK

ARTISTS GARDEN LA 222 (2ND YEAR PLANTS CLASS) SCHUCKERT RESIDENCE LA 222 (2ND YEAR PLANTS CLASS) ZEPHYR SIGHTLINE LA 301 (3RD YEAR STUDIO) COLFAX IOWA: COV-FAX LA 302 (3RD YEAR STUDIO) NOCTURNAL WANDERING LA 302 (3RD YEAR STUDIO) THRIVE FOOD HUB LA 402 (4TH YEAR STUDIO) McCALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LA 404 (5TH YEAR STUDIO)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DYNASCAPE TO SKETCHUP

WRIGHT OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS

A SEMESTER WITH EDSA

EDSA

(INTERNSHIP) (INTERNSHIP)


RESUME EDUCATION

2012 to MAY 2017 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

PROFICIENCIES Hand Drafting Hand Rendering Photoshop Illustrator InDesign AutoCAD SketchUp Dynascape Arc GIS Microsoft Office Land F/X

Site Inventory & Analysis


REFERENCES

Julie Stevens Assistant Professor at Iowa State University 515.294.6927 jstevens@iastate.edu Gabriela Patocchi Landscape Architect Associate 954.524.3330 gpatocchi@edsaplan.com Corey Hurst Landscape Project Manager 515.987.3698 churst@wrightoutdoorsolutions.com

WORK HISTORY

EDSA INC. Landscape Architect Intern Associate January 2016 - August 2016 Wright Outdoor Solutions Landscape Architect Design Intern Associate May 2015 - August 2015 Stifel Seasonal Services Landscape Designer Associate May 2015 - September 2015


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ARTISTS GARDEN INSPIRED BY TYPO CONFETTI DEATH 2010

Artists Garden is an individual project focusing on design patterns that resemble a particular artist of choice. This courtyard is defined by bold, crisp edges to mimic Typoe’s bold and edgy design styles. The slate paths and aligned trees direct visitors towards the slightly raised skull platform. The path is laid in many different angles engaging the mind while encompassing visitors with a vibrant and colorful plant pallet.

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Random Radial Pattern

Radial Pattern

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Random Radial Pattern

Random Pattern Showing Energy and Chaos

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SCHUCKERT RESIDENCE PLANTING PLAN The Schuckert Residence was an individual project focusing on developing a planting plan. The plant pallet was depicted based to fit the needs of the family while also providing a unique outdoor space for them to enjoy. The Schuckert Residence is located in Ames Iowa residing in a zone 5. Designed with larger and fuller plants a more secluded escape is provided to create intimacy. With many layers in the landscape, the design provides interest and functionality for the family to have the privacy and seclusion they want while still being able to indulge in the friendly neighborhood lifestyle they enjoy.


FIRE PIT & PATIO

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TREE HOUSE

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CHICAGO LAKE SIDE MASTER PLAN This individual studio project focused on master planning. Zephyr Sightline is designed to blend the existing community of Chicago with the new community. Using a manipulated Burnham plan and a series of park systems the fine line of new and old is blurred. It

was vital to find a connecting activity or common ground for the blurred line concept to be successful. A sports complex, as well as parks or open green spaces are all connecting landscapes. The proposed sports complex is located inbetween the existing and new development becoming easily accessible, leading to ensure all community areas are easily accessible.

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LAKE SIDE SITE

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Amphitheatre Art Center Community Gardens Concessions Indoor Recreation Facility Library Playground Sculpture Park Site Line Park Skate Park Sunflowers Organic Grocery Wetland Info & Research Center

Pieced section showing green space, High denstiy living, roadways, commercial zones and lower density housing

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EAST FACING SOUTH

LAKE MICHIGAN

SIGHTLINE PARK: CONNECTIVE GREEN WAY

HIGH DENSITY HOUSING

SOUTH FACING WEST

HIGH DENSITY HOUSING & COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL STREET FRONT

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COMMERCIAL

SUSPENDED BIKE PATH

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WEST FACING SOUTH

CONNECTING GREEN SPACE

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CONNECTING GREEN SPACE

LOWER DENSITY HOUSING

LAKE SHORE DRIVE

COMMUNITY GARDEN

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DNR RESEARCH LAND

SITE BOUNDARIES

COLFAX IOWA : COV-FAX REVIVING THE COLFAX COMMUNITY Cov-Fax was a studio project completed in groups of five. We then broke up to individually focus on a certain area within the project in Colfax Iowa to pursue an ecological aspect. Our goal was to make Colfax a landmark of ecological design and healthy environmental recreation. Our intention was to create a reason for people to stop and visit Colfax, our solution was to offer activities that other places in Iowa could not. Parks and recreation will be promoted in the community through our diverse and ecological design while stimulating economic activity through various attractions such as kayaking, farmers markets, and other chosen events.

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After creating a master plan for Colfax as a group, we each chose a section to explore further in depth with more ecological detail. My section was the southern Beach: Cov-Fax Beach and shoreline restoration 1. PLAYGROUND 2. PRAIRIE 3. COMMUNITY CENTER 4. FIRE PITS 5. PATIO 6. MARSH 7. SHORE RESTORATION

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SHORE RESTORATION

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NOCTURNAL WANDERING RE ESTABLISHING THE BAT HABITAT IN MAQUOKETA, IOWA

Nocturnal Wandering is a studio project completed similarly to the Cov-Fax project. We initially studied the Southern side of Maquoketa, Iowa as a group. We then split off, to more closesly study and design a smaller section we felt passionate about. While studying the site, I looked at habitat resoration. I studied existing habitats that had greatly diminished over time. The found animal habitats included; bats, mulusks, and slugs. The select creatures play a large part in our world today, especially when assiting our drive for sustainability. The Nocturnal Wandering will reestablish the Northern Long-Eared Bat habitat, improve the water quality in the creek, and stabilize the land.


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MEQUOKETA CREEK

Bat boxes are designed to provide additional roosting spaces for bats. They can be mounted to trees and9’ buildings, 110’ 12’or posted onto posts. They mimic a ‘modern’ style of their original roosts. Install a Bat Box: Messic Prairie Wetland Elevated Dead and dying trees are usually not left standing, so trees suitable for Pathway roosting may be in short supply and bat boxes may provide additional Batneeded boxes are designed to provide additional roosting spaces for bats. Mesic prairies are found on sites that have relatively good Elevated boardwalks roost sites. Bat boxes are especially from April to August when drainage but also has high moisture available most of the growmake a minimal impact to They be mounted to trees and buildings, or posted onto posts. places tocan give birth ing season. They are described as being luxuriant and contain females look for safe and quietthe existing systems and and raise their pups.

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They mimic a ‘modern’ style of their original roosts. Install a Bat Box: Dead and dyingNorth trees are usually not left standing, so trees suitable for West singly or during the summer northern long-eared bats roost roosting beofinboth short and bat boxes may provide additional in colonies underneath bark, in cavities or inmay crevices live supply trees roost sites. especially needed from April to August when and snags. Males and non-reproductive females Bat may boxes also roostare in cooler places, like caves and mines. Northern long-eared bats show to be females look for safe and quiet places to give birth and raise their pups.

some of our most diverse prairie wildflower displays. Mesic prairies are the most threatened prairie because most were converted for agricultural use. Reintroducing these prairies will help manage flooding and bring beautiful color to the landscape. Naturally, Some plants included: Leadplant, Blazingstar, Purple Prairie Clover, Rattlesnake Master, Goldenrods, Big Blue Stem and Switchgrass.

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flexible in selecting roosts, choosing roost trees based on suitability to Naturally, during the summer northern long-eared bats roost singly or in colonies underneath bark, in cavities or in crevices of both live trees retain bark or provide cavities or crevices. This bat has also been found and snags. Males and non-reproductive females may also roost in cool40’In the winter, northern rarely roosting in10’ structures,20’like barns and sheds. er places, like caves and mines. Northern long-eared bats show to be long-eared bats spend winter hibernating in caves and mines, called hiflexible in selecting roosts, choosing roost trees based on suitability to Naturally, during the summer northern long-eared bats roost singly or 0’ 20’ 12’ 40’ retain bark or provide cavities or crevices. This bat has also been found bernacula. They use areas sized cavesunderneath or mines with bark, constant 15’ in various 80’structures, like barns and sheds. In the winter, northern in colonies in cavities or in crevices of both live trees rarely roosting in 30’currents. Within Messic temperatures, hibernacula, Prairie Elevated Wetland SCALE IN FEET high humidity, and no air long-eared bats spend winter hibernating in caves and mines, called hiBerm and snags. Males and non-reproductive females may also roost in coolPathway 1”: 10’ surveyors find them hibernating most often in small crevices or cracks, bernacula. They use areas in various sized caves or mines with constant highand humidity, no air currents. Within hibernacula, often with only the nose and earservisible. places, like caves and mines. Northern long-eared bats show be involves impoundingtemperatures, Wetlandto creation water with berms dikes or and by excavating depressions

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surveyors find them hibernating most often in small crevices or cracks,

in areas that did not previously contain wetland soils or vegetation. Topography change was also flexible in selecting roosts, choosing roost trees based on suitability to often with only the nose and ears visible.

added to add more interest to the landscape. Highway construction, commercial development, surface mining, and retainremove bark habitat or provide wind facility construction permanently and arecavities activities or crevices. This bat has also been found Highway construction, commercial development, surface mining, and wind facility construction permanently remove habitat and are activities rarely roosting in structures, prevalent in many areas of this bat’s range. Forest management ben-like barns and sheds. In the winter, northern prevalent in many areas of this bat’s range. Forest management benefits northern long-eared bats bylong-eared keeping areasbats forested ratherwinter than hibernating in caves and mines, called hispend efits northern long-eared bats by keeping areas forested rather than converted to other uses. But, depending on type and timing, forest converted to other uses. But, depending on type and timing, forest They use remove areas or in various sized caves or mines with constant management activities can cause mortality and temporarily remove or management activities can causebernacula. mortality and temporarily degrade roosting and foraging habitat. temperatures, high humidity, and no air currents. Within hibernacula, degrade roosting and foraging habitat.

surveyors find them hibernating most often in small crevices or cracks, often with only the nose and ears visible.

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nleb/nlebFactSheet.html

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nleb/nlebFactSheet.html

Highway construction, commercial development, surface mining, and wind facility construction permanently remove habitat and are activities BATofBOXES CAN Forest BE BUILT IN SCHOOLS TO INFORM prevalent in many areas this bat’s range. management benefits northern long-eared bats by keeping areas forested rather than STUDENTS AND MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY SouthTHE East converted to other uses. But, depending on type and timing, forest HOW IMPORTANT BATS remove ARE or TO OUR WORLD management activities can cause mortality and temporarily degrade roosting and foraging habitat. TODAY.

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Bat boxes are designed to provide additional roosting spaces for bats. They can be mounted to trees and buildings, or posted onto posts. They mimic a ‘modern’ style of their original roosts. Install a Bat Box: Dead and dying trees are usually not left standing, so trees suitable for roosting may be in short supply and bat boxes may provide additional roost sites. Bat boxes are especially needed from April to August when females look for safe and quiet places to give birth and raise their pups.

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nleb/nlebFactSheet.html

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50’ Creek

36’ Stream Bank Restoration

The creek was expanted by nearly 15 feet to prepare habitat for the Higgins Eye Pearly Mussel. Reintroducing this species of mussels will imaculately improve the water quality. This serves the possibilty to introduce fish and serve as a food source for other animals such as raccons and beavers.

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MAQUOKETA SITE

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SECTION SectionCUT Cut BB

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MESSIC Messic Prairie

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12’ 12’ ELEVATED Elevated Pathway PATHWAY

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Wetland creation involves impounding water with berms an in areas that did not previously contain wetland soils or vege added to add more interest to the landscape.

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Northern Long-Eared Bat Habitat

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The northern long-eared bat is a medium-sized bat about 3 to 3.7 inches in length but with a wingspan of 9 to 10 inches. This bat is distinguished by its long ears, that are longer when compared to other bats in its genus. Like most bats, northern long-eared bats emerge at dusk to feed. They primarily fly through the understory of forested areas feeding on moths, flies, leafhoppers, caddisflies, and beetles, which they catch while in flight using echolocation or by gleaning motionless insects from vegetation. It is ben-

40’40’ RIPARIAN BUFFER STRIPS Riparian Buffer Strips

Riparian buffers are important for good water quality. Riparian zones help to prevent sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, pesticides and other pollutants from reaching a stream. They are most effective at improving water quality when they

40’40’ Creek CREEK Currently, the creeks water quality is very poor. This takes opportunity away from healthy water activites and educational purposes. This site has a goal to improve the water quality in the creek that has been poluted by past, poor practices.

40’40’ Stream Bank Restoration STREAM BANK RESTORATION Stream banks can be restored and reconstructed to improve habitat for fish and to stabilize banks against erosion. While the banks become stabalized, less runoff and polution will access the wa-

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50’ 50’ Creek CREEK

36’ 36’ Stream Bank Restoration STREAM BANK RESTORATION

The creek was expanted by nearly 15 feet to prepare habitat for the Higgins Eye Pearly Mussel. Reintroducing this species of mussels will imaculately improve the water quality. This serves the possibilty to introduce fish and serve as a food source for other animals such as raccons and beavers.

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12’ ELEVATED BOARD WALK

11’ 12’ 11’ 11’ 11’ Wetland Elevated WETLAND Wetland WETLAND Boardwalk CREEK CREEK

Wetlands come in a variety of types and sizes, and support a great diversity of wildlife. Wetlands are a great benefit by providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, and reducing

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110’ 110’ Messic Prairie MESSIC PRAIRIE Mesic prairies are found on sites that have relatively good drainage but also has high moisture available most of the growing season. They are described as being luxuriant and contain some of our most diverse prairie wildflower displays. Mesic prairies are the most threatened prairie because most were converted for agricultural use. Reintroducing these prairies will help manage flooding and bring beautiful color to the landscape.

12’ 12’ 9’ 9’ Wetland BOARD Elevated WETLAND WALK Pathway Elevated boardwalks make a minimal impact to the existing systems and habitat.

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THE STRIP

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STRATOSPHERE 2 Mile THRIVE FOOD HUB

LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN AREA FOOD REVITILIZATION Thrive is a small group project completed in a fourth year studio. We studied urban farming and took a look at the opportunities it creates for landscape architects. Thrive is an Educational HUB informing the community about nutrition, gardening, cooking, and other basic skills to obtain a healthy community while incorporating the local farmers into the urban network. Thrive provides easy access of marketing and distribution for local famers while establishing an economic foundation for all of Las Vegas Metropolitan area for food revitalization.

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To ensure food stability was a part of our food hub, urban agriculture was studied. Hydro, as well as aquaponics were the two large components withing Thrive. The omega gardens serve as a huge leader of produce production. They are a spectacular urban farming monument you can see from three blocks away. The omega gardens are utilized as a land mark as well as an urban farm. This page includes a closer look at the omega gardens which are a huge part of our designs visual aesthetic.


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ELEVATOR

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CAFE & JUICE BAR

HAMMOCK LOUNGE

TOWARDS MARKET

OMEGA GARDENS

NORTH CASINO CENTER BLVD

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ELECTRICITY WATER

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STREET SCAPE

OUTDOOR SEATING 5’ 7” 26’ 9”

HYDROPONICS | OMEGA GARDENS 5’ 7”

The cylindrical design captures more than 75% of the lumens emitted by the light source: ultimately saving money & minimizing time to harvest. The cylinder rotates slowly through the feeding trough allowing plant rooting medium to absorb only the water & nutrients.

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Each unit rotates separately along with the whole system - rotating as a whole taking up to an hour to complete a full rotation.

16 PLANT HOLDERS ---- 24 RACKS = 384 (MAX) PLANTS

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VIEWS OF OMEGA GARDEN CHAMBERS, COURTYARD & MARKET SPACE & CAFE | LOOKING NE FROM MOB MUSEUM

MARKET SPACE & MOVEABLE FRUIT PLANTERS

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STAIRS TO ROOF TOP LOUNGE

OMEGA GARDEN DOORS

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STREET CYPRESS

McCALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

COMMUNITY VISIONING WITH THE BIG SANDBOX IN PHILADELPHIA MAIN ENTRY George McCall Elementary School resides in the Society Hill community, located in central Philadelphia. The school and community have been working with The Big Sandbox NonProfit and Iowa State University’s fifth year Landscape Architecture students this fall semester to further develop a master plan for the school’s outdoor classrooms and playgrounds. We came to the school with a master plan, created by the Community Design Collaborative in 2012, in search of constructive feedback from the faculty, students and community. Our goal was to take the feedback from these important groups and move forward with the previous master plan. This is the new plan we created after working

CLASSROOMS & LIBRARY


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INTERNING AT WRIGHT OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS DYNASCAPE TO SKETCHUP

Working for Wright Outdoor Solutions I learned how to use DynaSCAPE to create plans. After the plans were created, I would convert them to Sketchup files and bring them to life for the clients to have a better vision of their new space. Using the two programs together made it a very quick and easy process to show clients a realistic version of our design. The summer was spent visiting clients homes, surveying their space, creating estimates, selecting plants best suited for designs and spaces as well as designing projects.


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PHASING DIAGRAM CP 1

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INTERNING AT EDSA THE GRAY STUDIO :

At EDSA I started in the Gray studio. There I spent four months learning the ropes as well has how to master plan a central park in Egypt that is 5,000 acres: 6.25 times larger than the central park many know in New York City. I was there for the develpment of the project as well as the programs and diagramming stages. It was an exciting process that I wish to continue to be apart of. Shooting quick ideas around the table at each other really allowed myself to understand and become a part of the team environment EDSA stands for.

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LAND USE DIAGRAM HINTERLAND

SCIENCE

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GARDENS PARKING

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

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CAIRO CENTRAL PARK | EGYPT NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK

6.25 NEW YORK CENTRAL PARKS ARE EQUIVALENT TO THIS ICONIC PARK IN CAIRO, EGYPT

CP 1 | HISTORY & GATEWAY PARK

CP 2 | HEALTH & SUSTAINABILITY PARK CP 3 | CIVIC PARK

CP 4 | INTERNATIONAL PARK CP 5 | SCIENCE INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY PARK CP 6 | HEALTH PARK ADVENTURE

CP 7 | NATURE & WILDLIFE PARK

AQUARIUM SAFARI

CIRCULATION DIAGRAM PARKING

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MONORAIL SECONDARY ROAD TERTIARY ROAD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

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INTERNING AT EDSA THE LAREA STUDIO :

Half way through my internship at EDSA I was moved to the Larea studio so I could see a wider variety of how the studios work and experience different types of projects. Marco’s studio focuses a lot on resort master planning. During my time, many of the projects were in Mexico and South America. I learned how beneficial it is to be bilingual, especially working in different countries. My hand drawing skills were developed and challenged. My AutoCAD skills we significantly improved and I leanred a great amount about design documents and their flexibility based on country.


PLAZA ITTERATIONS

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Please Note: This project was collaborative. More specifically, I completed the section’s sketches shown here as well as the next spread. Gabriela Patocchi mentored me to enhance and develope my hand drawing skills. She finalized the sections as well as added final color shown on the next spread.

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VICTORIA DEWITT vdewitt@iastate.edu


Victoria DeWitt Landscape Architecture Portfolio