University of Maryland Master of Landscape Architecture 2017
Academic 01 ~ 06
07 ~ 10
Reuse + Restore Urban Design Baltimore, MD Masterâ€™s Thesis
Waterfront + Sea Level Rise Design Annapolis, MD Fall 2016
11 ~ 14
unLoading Nutrients 1 ac
Stormwater Management Design College Park, MD Fall 2016
Professional 15 ~ 16
17 ~ 18
Landscape Architecture + Transportation Baltimore, MD Winter 2018
Lakefront Vision 12 ac
19 ~ 20
Urban Design Columbia, MD Fall 2017
Ybor City Master Plan 115 ac
21 ~ 26
Baltimore Street Transfer Station
Urban Design Tampa, FL Fall 2017
Digital Drafting Samples
Reuse + Restore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD Urban Design Thesis Committee Chair: Byoung-Suk Kweon Individual Project
Baltimore, MD has one of the highest vacancy rates in the city. This design investigation explores
how vacant properties could be
repurposed to help improve residentsâ€™ quality W NORTH N SO DI A M
of life through the creation of a connected series of green spaces, including neighborhood SY
parks, community managed gardens, and
urban agricultural production.
Parks Tree Canopy Schools
23.5% Vacant Land
Community Profile Druid Heights 22k 97.1% Black 1.3% White 0.3% Asian 1.3% Other Races
Baltimore City 39k
Druid Heights is predominantly
Less than half of the population
The median household income
63.1% of the deaths in Druid
between the ages of 16 and 64
for neighborhood residents is
are in the labor force.
nearly half of the city average.
avertable. This figure is much
and has a
proud history as the home of
prominent artists and civil rights
higher than the city average of
70.7% of the neighborhood is
residential with neighborhood
property was vacant in 2016.
coverage of 14% is much lower
impervious and all of the land is
-serving retail along North &
Nearly half of vacant properties
than the city coverage of 27% .
idenitified as poor urban soil in
Pennsylvania Ave to the north
City wide goal for tree coverage
the hydrologic group D.
and west, respectively.
is 40%. Yi
Making Connections Streetscape improvements such as street trees for shade; bump outs to reduce crossing distance; bus stop amenities for riders; and pedestrian-scale lighting throughout the neighborhood help create a safer and more comfortable walk for residents.
Bloom Park Previously vacant land around Patterson Asbury Zion Church is repurposed for recreation and food production. New rowhouses frame and provide eyes on the park. 03
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Multipurpose Field Bloom Park Senior Home + Garden Gold Street Park Tree Nursery + Flower Farm
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Promoting Wellness A playfield is created from larger contiguous vacant blocks to provide residents with an open green space for exercise. Currently, the
playfield is more than a 15-minute walk away. In addition to offering recreational opportunities, the play field calms traffic and captures and treats runoff.
Strengthening Community Public
at this corner vacant lot provide opportunities for residents to meet their neighbors and express pride in the history, uniqueness, and beauty of their neighborhood.
Making Waves Annapolis, MD Fall 2016 Studio Instructor: Victoria Chanse Individual Project
The City of Annapolis currently experiences about 40 nuisance flooding events every year and is anticipating 3 feet of sea level rise by 2050. The studio was tasked with envisioning Eg
a more vibrant city dock that addresses the
expected rise in sea level yet maintains the city’s
connection to the water. The studio presented final designs to city staff.
Sea Level Rise in Annapolis
2-5’ SLR 5-10’ SLR
barrier to water
Challenge Parking and existing seawall along Ego Alley do not encourage interaction with the water.
Solution Occupiable barriers provide opportunities for relaxation, socializing, and viewing while offering protection against storm surges in the event of inclement weather. Proposed structures raise the flood barrier by nearly 4 feet to accommodate future sea level rise.
B City Dock Re-imagined A boulevard with diagonal parking at the center (above) replaces the existing expansive parking lot. This new
vehicular circulation and continues to accommodate the annual sailing and boating festivals. The reduced
as well as additional amenities create a
environment. Occupiable Barrier Deployable Barrier Programming 09
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Harbor Overlook Relocated Flag Plaza Beach w/ Volleyball Kayak Cove Wetland Discovery Hotel w/ GF Retail
Dock Hammock Amphitheater City Dock Walk Market Garden Community Tables Ping Pong Lawn Games Bioretention Planters Boardwalk
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ANNAPOLIS S U M M E R GA R D E N T H E AT R E
(Un)Loading Nutrients College Park, MD Fall 2016 Studio Instructor: Victoria Chanse Project Team: Mark Dennis, Dylan Reilly, Vincent Yi*
Our team took home second place in the U.S.
~3,000 undergrad students
EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge, which
is a national design competition focused on
innovative green infrastructure design on school campuses. The design for this currently neglected yet critical space behind the campus diner focuses on providing a safer and more engaging environment to the campus community while
capturing and treating the excess stormwater runoff. The judging criteria for the competition includes performance, resiliency, innovation and
South Campus Residential Core
value to campus, likelihood of implementation,
and maintenance. Qu
*All graphics shown were produced by me.
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Existing Challenges No shading Noise Smell Sight
Site interrupts existing pedestrian corridor between residential core and business school
Site is 96% impervious. Water flows from the north and northeast to a storm drain at the southwest corner 2-year 24-hour storm volume: 11,264 cf
Site needs to accommodate existing use as loading dock for dining hall and parking lot for dining services + handicapped
Lack of shading or vegetation creates an uncomfortable pedestrian environment
Reconnect the corridor with pedestrian island through the site. Island also establishes more predictable vehicular traffic flow
Capture the runoff from the loading dock/parking lot with bioretention basins and permeable paver. System capacity: 11,609 cf
Parking spaces are relocated to improve vehicular traffic flow. Handicapped-accessible spaces are located closer to walkways. Loading zone area is preserved and given more room
Native canopy trees, shrubs, and perennials are planted in the bioretention basins to offer shade, buffering, and interest for pedestrians and resources for pollinators and birds
Sights, Sounds, and Smells The
buffers pedestrians from the loading dock and creates a safer connection through the project site. The plants selected for the bioretention basins offer year round visual interest and provide food and habitat for songbirds, small mammals, and pollinators. Additionally, canopy trees provide shading and lower temperatures in the summer. Runoff from the parking lot and loading dock is directed into the bioretention basins and flows into Guilford Run after treatment.
proposed system 125% can treat 125% of 1-yr 24-hr storm
Acer rubrum Red maples have spring flowers that bloom in March and brilliant fall leaf colors. They also offer food and habitat resources for birds and pollinators.
Echinacea purpurea Purple coneflowers have showy purple flowers that bloom from June to August. The flower is tolerant of many conditions and attract butterflies and birds. 13
Clethra alnifolia Summersweet offers visual as well as aromatic interest. The white flowers, which bloom from July to August, attract butterflies.
Solidago canadensis Goldenrod has showy yellow flowers that bloom from August to October and attract pollinators.
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Bioretention Pedestrian Island Permeable Paver Crosswalk Bioretention Basin Relocated Bikeshare Station Permeable Paver Parking Artful Loading Zone Striping
Baltimore Street Transfer Station 10 0 '
The existing bus stop at the intersection of Baltimore and Charles St is one of the busiest
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Winter + Spring 2018 Client: Maryland Transit Administration
transfer points in the city and, in its current location, cannot continue to handle the large with exploring the relocation of the station and enhancing the streetscape along Baltimore and Hanover St. Numerous considerations, including the projected volume, needs of nearby 2Hopkins
SAW TOOT H
volume of riders. The design team was tasked
and fire lane requirement influenced the design of the shelter and landscape.
COM B I NAT I O N
building, existing underground infrastructure,
Curb Alignment Study 15
N Libery St
LO R D B A LT I M O R E H OT E L
6 W Baltimore St
S Charles St
N Hanove St
RADISSON H OT E L
S U BWAY S TAT I O N
2 F O R M ER M E CHA N I C T H E AT R E
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Bus Shelter Fire Lane/Plaza Drop Off/Valet Improved Crosswalk Enhanced Streetscape Supergraphic/Wayfinding
Lakefront Vision Columbia, MD Fall 2017 Client: Howard Hughes Corporation
The Downtown Columbia Master Plan envisions a denser urban environment with a variety of uses. As a member of a design team, I helped create conceptual designs; prepare development numbers; and produce presentation graphics for different neighborhoods within this overarching master plan. The Lakefront neighborhood, which today is a suburban office park located just east of the Columbia Mall, is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the adjacent Lake Kittamaqundi, woodlands, and existing trail network.
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Office w/ Food Market Market Garden Multifamily w/ GF Retail Garage w/ GF Retail 75
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Office w/ GF Retail Woodland Terrace Existing Exxon Gas Station
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Vision for Lakefront The plan for Lakefront establishes an urban Wincopin Cir
street grid that is walkable and activated with ground floor retail (top) and open spaces (above) to create a active and vibrant community.
Ybor City Master Plan Tampa, FL Fall 2017 Client: Milhaus Future Land Use
developers and business owners, the design team established a comprehensive master plan that outlines a framework for redevelopment as well as detailed program capacity studies for historic Ybor City. With a growing population, Ybor is in need of a wider range of housing options, open spaces, and neighborhood-serving retail. Recommendations include the redevelopment and reuse of underutilized industrial properties in an effort to provide a wide range of residential, retail, and office options. The plan also establishes a system of pedestrian and bike facilities associated with parks, streets, and abandoned rail easements to strengthen connections between different nodes of Ybor City. 19
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Watercolor rendering by Stewart White SketchUp base and color enhancement by me
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Columbia Plaza 6th Avenue Greenway Linear Green Community Center Underpass Gateway
DIGITAL DRAFTING SAMPLES 01 North Bethesda Center Planting Plan Bethesda, MD Fall 2017
02 New Hope Academy Bioretention Basion Layout Plan + Section Landover Hills, MD Summer 2016
03 Calvin Rodwell Elementary School Section + Elevations Baltimore, MD Winter + Spring 2018
Bioretention basins at New Hope Academy 21
North Bethesda Center Planting Plan
New Hope Academy Bioretention Basins Layout Plan
Curb Cut Details
Bioretention Basin Section
Calvin Rodwell Elementary School Section Elevations
SECTION - PLAYGROUND STAIRS 3/4" = 1'-0"