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WESLEY LAMBERSON Landscape Architecture Student Portfolio


Resume/CV


Cover Letter/Table of Contents


Shoreline Improvement

Island Home Park Shoreline Improvements As part of the Tennessee River Studio, this project proposed interventions along the shoreline of Island Home Park in Knoxville, TN that both stabilize the riverbank and provide improved access to the water for the citizens who utilize it. A floating wetland jetty on the upriver side of the park acts as wavebreak, a floating dock acts as watercraft launch and fishing access, and a series of concrete planters embedded in the bank stabilize the soil in concert with planted vegetation.

Floating Wetland Breakwater

Summer Pool

Winter

Pool

Floating Access/Fishing Dock

BioRap Mixed Bank Armoring


Heat Mapping the RiverLine w/ Kyle Truax and Chloe Reeves

During the Gap Analysis phase of the Tennessee River Studio, our team stitched together activity data from Strava and other GIS sources to map outdoor recreation activity, opportunities, and access along the Tennessee River. We also proposed the creation of a 652-mile water trail (blue) as well as a 962-mile bicycle route (yellow.


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CYBORG WETLAND FILTER SPONGE

Lobelia c.

“Swamp Milkweed�

Equisetum

Solidago sp.

Watertight electronic component housing Data receiver and wireless transmitter Panicum hemitomon

Sonar fish-finder Multifunction water quality sensor Leersia sp.

Vernonia sp.

Redstem Salix sp.

Cyborg Wetlands A concept for a data-acquisition and data-relay augmented floating wetland

High-Density Polyethylene Pipe Air (for buoyancy ;) Repurposed PET plastic substrate

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Riverside Infrastructures These renderings illustrate conceptual designs for riverfront engagement as part of the Tennessee River Studio.


The Urban Forager: A plan for a restaraunt concept in downtown Knoxville, TN leveraging novel, sustainable, edible ecosystems


Capillary Action: A multidisciplinary collaborative submission for the EPA RainWorks Master Plan competition, specifying extensive green roof implementation along with other stormwater intervention tactics


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dredged channels provide sediment source for mudflats

dams and reservoirs for sediment release

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areas of sediment deposition for mudflat feeding

These are a series of representations acting as commentary on the representational aesthetic of the firm SCAPE’s work. A decolorization scheme was utilized to convey necessary information without excess.


These towers and planting plan are an ecoprototype designed to encourage the nesting of fruit-eating bird species in a specific area. A sculptural aesthetic value coincides with a diverse fruit-bearing plant palette to facilitate these goals.


Example mechanisms of wetland biological remediation

Heavy Metal Titration

Acid Mine Drainage General Reaction (Iron):

2Fe2S + 7O2 + 2H20 ---> 2Fe2+ + 4SO42- + 4H+

Sulfur-reducing bacteria produce net alkaline conditions, precipitating out

Heavy metal sulfides from mine spoils dissociate into aqueous ions and produce

metals in solid form back into the soil

Fe2S

net acidity in the presence of water.

H+

H+ H+

Fe2+ SO42-

Fe2S

Phytodegradation

Pollutant

Bacteria consume and break down pollutants in metabolic Root Exudates Attract Bacteria

reactions Harmless byproducts (enzymes, simple sugars, CO2)

Denitrification N2

Decomposing plant material

Water inundation creates low oxygen concentration (anaerobic conditions)

releases nutrients

NO3Plant absorption of excess nutrients

Substrate (soil, sand, gravel)

NO3Root Exudates Attract Bacteria

Bacteria convert aqueous nitrate to diatomic nitrogen

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Aquatic macrophytes

Diagramming phytoremediation in wetlands for Operative Landscape Tactics

Diatomic nitrogen returns to atmosphere as gas


GIS-driven and LIDAR-derived slope analysis of an abandoned coal mine in Barbourville, KY


Current Conditions

‘Performative’ Scenario

Partial Development Scenario Planted Area: 10,509 sq.ft.

HVAC/Ventilation Access Areas

Honeybee Hives

Stairwell

Native ‘Bee Hotels’

Drain Locations

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Occupiable Roof Scenario

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Partial Development Scenario

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Intensive Planting Scenario

‘Test Plots’ Scenario

Planted Area: 16,102 sq.ft.

Planted Area: 26,611 sq.ft. Small-scale plots for education, demsontration, and research into substrate, materials, etc.

Low-maintenance native grassland

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12” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

9” Basic + pH: 8.5 OMNI Media + Local Microbes

6” Basic + pH: 8 OMNI Media

12” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

3” Basic A pH: 8 OMNI Media A

OMNI GROWING MEDIUM CONTROL BOX GEOFOAM

OPPOSITE PAGE: A series of conceptual diagrams and reference ecosystems for a potential green roof on the Art and Architecture building at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

9” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

6” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

4” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

3” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

12” Basic A pH: 8 OMNI Media A

9” Basic A pH: 8 OMNI Media A

6” Basic A pH: 8 OMNI Media A

4” Basic A pH: 8 OMNI Media A

SEATING

9” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

9” CONTROL pH: 7 OMNI Media

SOLAR PANEL

SEATING

6” OMNI + pH: 7 OMNI Media + Local Microbes

9” Basic B pH: 8.5 OMNI Media B

12” Basic B pH: 8.5 OMNI Media B

9” OMNI + pH: 7 OMNI Media + Local Microbes

6” Basic B pH: 8.5 OMNI Media B

9” Basic + pH: 8.5 OMNI Media + Local Microbes

12” Basic + pH: 8.5 OMNI Media + Local Microbes

2 x 3”

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4 x 12” depth

SERIAL SECTIONS Systems Control Box

PLAN VIEW

Green Roof Experimental Mockup

Soil Moisture Probe

For implementation on the Art+Architecture building roof or any reasonably sloped surface with access to irrigation

Plant palette mimics endemic, endangered cedar glade ecosystem

Sealed Waterproof Cap

Rain Bird SQFSTKX 5’x5’ Microemitter

Underlying Systems Infrastructure

Hidden control systems

Solar panel powers irrigation and moisture-sensing systems

Integrated seating Hidden systems infrastructure

OMNI Ecosystems Infinity Grow Media (pH altered) 1/8” 6061-T6 Aluminum Plate Lightweight 1/2” Pumice Gravel This proposal utilizes existing and experimental green roof technologies to create a lightweight, adaptible experimental plot for the exploration of new substrates and plant palettes. The cedar glade ecosystem, endemic to the nearby Cumberland Basin, is well-adapted to the extremes of moisture and temperature that exist on a roof. This project will test a variety of pH-adjusted substrates to test efficacy and plant survival rate with minimal irrigation. EPS-12 Geofoam allows us to create height variation while maintaing low weight. Moisture probes, linked to an Arduino Rasperry Pi, monitor soil moisture content and communicates to a Rain Bird irrigation controller when soil moisture drops below a certain threshold. A set of 5’x5’ square irrigation heads provides even moisture content for each plot. A solar panel integrated into the project powers the microcontroller systems. All infrastructural systems are linked via an underlying system of welded, lightweight aluminum tubing. All control systems are hidden in an easy-to-access hatch hidden within the tallest test plot.

ADJACENT: A rendering of a mockup green roof system to test the effects of pH and local substrate on green roof vegetation survival rates. ABOVE: A diagram of the irrigation and electronic monitoring framework for the green roof system mockup


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SITE BOUNDARY

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Excerpt of a practice CD set for Landform and Hydrology

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BAKER CREEK PUMP TRACK KNOXVILLE, TN

Track Compacted at 135 degrees 6mm asphalt, min. 3 1/8" depth 135°

MOT Type 1 Gravel sub-base, min 1' depth

CLIENT

ANDREW MADL

Seeded groundcover Sifted topsoil, min. 8" depth, laid over edge of asphalt Existing subsoil PROJECT

LAR 572_01

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Asphalt Pump Track DRAWING TITLE:

Rain garden plant plugs, see Planting Plan

Maximum ponding depth

Ponding level min. 1” below track surface

Detail Sheet

Amended topsoil, 12”-18” depth 6” diameter pipe for overflow drainage

Asphalt track surface - see detail 1

Soil mounded around overflow drain 2”-3” Organic Mulch Layer

Geotextile Fabric 6”Gravel Drainage Layer - MOT Type 1 or Other Existing subsoil

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Rain Garden, typ.

LANDSCAPE

WESLEY LAMBERSON ARCHITECT 2%-5% trail surface sideslope Initial soil surface Remove any bermed edges to facilitate drainage Blend excavated material into pre-existing grade

Asphalt track edge Grass plugs with fibrous root system 2”-3” Organic Mulch Layer

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Bench-cut Trail

Geotextile fabric Cut slits through fabric for insertion of plugs Amended topsoil

STATUS: EXERCISE ONLY NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION REVISIONS NO.

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DESCRIPTION

Flagston pavers, partially embedded in sub-base Pea gravel sub-base

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Erosion Control Planting

Existing subsoil

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Flagstone Paving

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Excerpt of a practice CD set for Materials and Construction, as well as photos of a mockup prototype of a bollard lighting system in collaboration with Hank Mary and Sam Irwin


Cedar Glade Typology Characterized by limestone bedrock at or near the surface. Juniperus virginiana occur on the margins and at cracks in the bedrock where the roots can gain purchase

Tennessee Native Plant Palette Red Maple Acer rubrum Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea River Birch Betula nigra Pecan Carya illinoinensis Sugarberry Celtis laevigata Redbud Cercis canadensis Fringetree Chionanthus virginicus Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Persimmon Diospyros virginiana American Beech Fagus grandifolia Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos American Holly Ilex opaca Black Walnut Juglans nigra Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua -More native species Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera -High structural complexity Sweetbay Magnolia Magnolia virginiana -Low edge openness Water Tupelo Nyssa aquatica -Increased water quality Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica

Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda Virginia Pine Pinus virginiana Sycamore Platanus occidentalis Black Cherry Prunus serotina White Oak Quercus alba Overcup Oak Quercus lyrata Swamp Chestnut Oak Quercus michauxii Water Oak Quercus nigra Pin Oak Quercus palustris Willow Oak Quercus phellos Chestnut Oak Quercus prinus Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra Black Oak Quercus velutina Black Willow Salix nigra Sassafras Sassafras albidum Baldcypress Taxodium distichum Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia Hazel Alder Alnus serrulata False Indigobush Amorpha fruticosa Pawpaw Asimina triloba American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana Sweetshrub Calycanthus floridus Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum Strawberry bush Euonymus americana American Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana Wild Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia Winterberry Ilex verticillata Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica Mountain Laurel Kalmia latifolia Common Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius Chickasaw Plum Prunus angustifolia Piedmont Azalea Rhododendron canescens Catawba Rosebay Rhododendron catawbiense Pinxterbloom Azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica Winged Sumac Rhus copallinum Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Maple-leaf Viburnum Viburnum acerifolium Withe-rod Viburnum Viburnum cassinoides Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum Possumhaw Viburnum Viburnum nudum Peppervine Ampelopsis aborea Groundnut Apios americana Supplejack Berchemia scandens Crossvine Bignonia capreolata Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans Virgin’s Bower Clematis virginiana Climbing Hempvine Mikania scandens Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia American Wisteria Wisteria frutescens Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Bushy Beardsgrass Andropogon glomeratus River Cane Arundinaria gigantea Hop Sedge Carex lupulina River Oats Chasmanthium latifolium Creeping Spikerush Eleocharis palustris Square-stem Spikerush Eleocharis quadrangulata Virginia Wildrye Elymus virginicus Soft Rush Juncus effusus Rice Cutgrass Leersia oryzoides Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Three-square Bulrush Scirpus americanus Green Bulrush Scripus atrovirens Woolgrass Scripus cyperinus Softstem Bulrush Scirpus validus Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans Eastern Gammagrass Tripsacum dactyloides Water Plantain Alisma subcordatum Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata Hollow Joe-pye-weed Eupatorium fistulosum Halberd-leaved Mallow Hibiscus laevis Swamp Rose Mallow Hibiscus moscheutos Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis Virginia Blueflag Iris virginica Waterwillow Justicia americana Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Arrow Arum Peltandra virginica Marsh Smartweed Polygonum hydropiperoides Pickerelweed Pontederia cordata Swamp Dock Rumex verticilatus Arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia Lizard’s Tail Saururus cernuus Narrow-leaf Cattail Typha angustifolia Broad-leaf Cattail Typha latifolia Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea Royal Fern Osmunda regalis Netted Chain Fern Woodwardia areolata

Small pockets of soil support highly specialized, rare native plants such as the Tennessee Purple Coneflower

Rare species of the Cumberland River Watershed

Exposed bedrock

Orconectes shoupi Cycleptus elongatus Acipenser fulvescens Plethobasus cooperianus Lampsilis abrupta Macrochelys temminckii Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffusus Carpiodes velifer Ambystoma barbouri Epioblasma brevidens Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Sphalloplana buchanani Haliaeetus leucocephalus Etheostoma microlepidum Simpsonaias ambigua Epioblasma florentina walkeri Lithasia duttoniana Etheostoma luteovinctum Percina phoxocephala Orconectes shoupi

Mixed Mesophytic Forest Typology

54%

Agricultural Runoff

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Soil Sediment

Unknown Bioaccumulative Effects Biosolids Downstream Effects

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High Density Development

of world population living in an urban area

Naturalized Riverbank Typology

Pesticides

Habitat Decline

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Suburban Typology

Tennessee “Aquatic Nuisance Species”

Forest Cover

-Turfgrass monoculture -Increased edge openness -Increased invasive plants

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Hydrilla Brittle naiad Silver carp Eurasian watermilfoil Bighead carp Western mosquitofish Purple loosestrife Didymo Round Goby Zebra mussel New Zealand mud snail Rusty Crayfish Redbreast Sunfish Yellow Perch Common carp Black carp Reed Canarygrass Northern Snakehead Rudd Alligatorweed Asian clam Ruffe Watercress Blueback Herring Virile crayfish Swamp eel Brazilianelodea Common reed Alewife Peppermint Giant Salvinia Parrot's feather Pale yellow iris Uruguayian primrose Eastern mosquitofish Chinese mystery snail Snail bullhead Flat bullhead Curley-leaf pondweed Asian spiderwort Spearmint Water clover Water hyacinth White catfish Grass carp Water lettuce Dotted duckweed Channeled apple snail Margined madtom Cumberland crayfish White river crawfish Brook stickleback Red swamp crawfish Inland silverside Bigclaw crawfish

Agricultural Land Use

55

AGE (Years)

Female

Spawning occurrence

Site of Interest

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+ Rip-rap

J. Percy Priest Dam

Stabilized Riverbank Typology

Nashville

Heat Island Effect: Ambient Air Temperature + 1 - 2° C relative to surrounding countryside

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Agricultural Typology

Bald Eagle Great Blue Heron

PredPrey

-Row Crop Monoculture -Suggested 35’ Riparian Buffer -Pastured Animals -Decreased yields due to urban proximity

Leaf Emergence

Restaurants serving river catfish

Leaf Drop

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Bighead Carp

Pigmy Rattlesnake Copperhead

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Silver Carp

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Smooth Softshell Turtle

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Crayfish

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Lake Sturgeon Didymo

Cumberland E Darter

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Wood Frog

CottonMouth

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Streamside Salamander

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Cumberland Combshell RedTail Catfish

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Blue Catfish

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Endangered

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Invasive

DYNAMIC COMPACTION: This project, completed Spring 2018, explored a site in Nashville, TN undergoing development from industrial zoning to residential. Leveraging GIS and Grasshopper software, a series of drawings were produced that explored the possibilies of rubbleization of existing buildings and the use of said rubble as fill on-site. These soil and topological conditions were considered to be ideal for novel wetland and cedar glad ecosystems endemic to the Nashville area.


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