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Vincent Yi

University of Maryland Master of Landscape Architecture 2017


Academic 01 ~ 06

58 ac

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Reuse + Restore Urban Design Baltimore, MD Master’s Thesis

Making Waves

Waterfront + Sea Level Rise Design Annapolis, MD Fall 2016

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unLoading Nutrients 1 ac

Stormwater Management Design College Park, MD Fall 2016

Professional 15 ~ 16

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Landscape Architecture + Transportation Baltimore, MD Winter 2018

Lakefront Vision 12 ac

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Urban Design Columbia, MD Fall 2017

Ybor City Master Plan 115 ac

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Baltimore Street Transfer Station

Urban Design Tampa, FL Fall 2017

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Baltimore, MD Urban Design Thesis Committee Chair: Byoung-Suk Kweon Individual Project

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Baltimore, MD has one of the highest vacancy rates in the city. This design investigation explores

how vacant properties could be

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Community Profile Druid Heights 22k 97.1% Black 1.3% White 0.3% Asian 1.3% Other Races

63.1%

49.4%

Baltimore City 39k

Druid Heights is predominantly

Less than half of the population

The median household income

63.1% of the deaths in Druid

African American

between the ages of 16 and 64

for neighborhood residents is

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are in the labor force.

nearly half of the city average.

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coverage of 14% is much lower

impervious and all of the land is

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Nearly half of vacant properties

than the city coverage of 27% .

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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.

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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

closest

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.

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Strengthening Community Public

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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.

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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

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connection to the water. The studio presented final designs to city staff.

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parking

barrier to water

boardwalk

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Challenge Parking and existing seawall along Ego Alley do not encourage interaction with the water.

community seating

stadium seating

amphitheater

flexible parking

boardwalk

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.

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vehicular circulation and continues to accommodate the annual sailing and boating festivals. The reduced

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Harbor Overlook Relocated Flag Plaza Beach w/ Volleyball Kayak Cove Wetland Discovery Hotel w/ GF Retail

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(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.

Business School

McKeldin Mall

~3,000 undergrad students

EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge, which

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is a national design competition focused on

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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

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capturing and treating the excess stormwater runoff. The judging criteria for the competition includes performance, resiliency, innovation and

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South Campus Residential Core

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~3,700 students

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Existing Challenges No shading Noise Smell Sight

asphalt

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

Proposed Solutions

permeable paver

bioretention basin

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

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Sights, Sounds, and Smells The

proposed

bioretention

island

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

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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

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Baltimore Street Transfer Station 10 0 '

Baltimore, MD

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

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volume of riders. The design team was tasked

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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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Ybor City Master Plan Tampa, FL Fall 2017 Client: Milhaus Future Land Use

In

collaboration

with

Milhaus

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local

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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Framework Plan

Historic Designation

Natural Features


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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

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North Bethesda Center Planting Plan

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New Hope Academy Bioretention Basins Layout Plan

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Curb Cut Details

Bioretention Basin Section

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Calvin Rodwell Elementary School Section Elevations

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