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COLLECTION The Works of Willie Lee Jones


CONTENTS

Educational

3. Al-Fustat Redevelopment

6. Linking the Southbank

A selection of works completed participating in Clemson University's undergraduate Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture Program.

A cross cultural studio pairing Clemson Landscape Architecture students with AinShams Architecture students in Cairo, Egypt. After visiting the site in February 2010, a master plan for the redevelopment of AlFustat was created in a collaborative studio.

The Southbank of the James River in Richmond, Virginia has a 1.5 mile gap in riverfront parks. This exit project focused on connecting the gap and creating a year round park within a park for the community and greater Richmond.

1. Clemson Downs

4. Poe Mill Village

7. Black and White Graphics

A site design class that also focused on the needs of the residents. Clemson Downs is a retirement and assisted living community in Clemson, South Carolina. An existing woodland path along a creek gets a revamped design and improved access.

This community design studio centered on the historic mill community of Poe Mill. After the demolition of the old mill, the site lay vacant for years. Collaboration with the community to find its needs led to a park design and infill development with the residents in mind.

An architectural graphics class focusing on the design and drawing using nothing more than black and white graphics. This class taught techniques for rendering without the use of color.

2. Petty Residence

5. Piazza Di Sarzano

8. Color Graphics

A horticulture design class that focused on client needs and plant selection. Interviews with the client led the design to an outdoor, river front gathering area, educational nature trails, and an outdoor kitchen.

The Piazza Di Sarzano had become a conglomeration of paving materials and nothing more than a parking lot and pedestrian corridor. A redesign of the piazza introduced green space, light, sculpture, and a new observation tower and bridge.

Color graphics taught the basics of coloring in "sketch color", blending, and the techniques to use on different paper types, using a variety of mediums, from pencil to marker to pastels to watercolor.


Professional

11. Westminster Canterbury

Extracurricular

Work completed post graduation. Projects completed professionally range from residential to commercial and from backyards to master planning.

Transforming the West Courtyard at Westminster Canterbury meant dealing with a growing rose problem, Rose rosette as well as integrating existing landscaping.

A glimpse into work that doesn't feel much like work.

9. Westerleigh Lot 13

Travel Sketches

Model home for a well-known builder in Central Virginia. Because this model home was to be the first of almost 200 lots in this neighborhood, the builder was looking for a package that would create immediate and lasting impact.

A small collection of the sketches completed during a semester abroad in Genoa, Italy and throughout Europe in the Spring of 2011.

10. Westminster Canterbury

Photography

One of the most select retirement communities in Richmond, this design was to create a cut flower garden for the residents, creating a garden that will provide yearround interest and a variety of textures and colors.

Photography is one of my favorite creative outlets and hobbies. This is small collection showing some of my favorite works, ranging in landscape, architecture, and macro photography.

Photo : View of Genoa, Italy from the Clemson CAF Daniel Center Villa


CLEMSON DOWNS Spring 2009

This site design project was located at Clemson Downs, a retirement and assisted living community in Clemson, South Carolina. The community presented a need for improved walkability and community involvement. The existing community was devoid of safe pedestrian pathways and dominated by vehicular traffic. After a design charrette open to members of the community, the studio learned places of interest, popular destinations within the community, and a list of design goals that the community desired. The community sought additional and improved walking trails, wildlife viewing areas, exercise stations, and picnic areas throughout the community. The studio divided the site into separate focus areas for each student to design. Located on my section was the creek and an existing woodland trail. My design goals were to improve

access to the creek, remove invasive vegetation and make the trail accessible to all ages and physical ability levels. Having interviewed the residents in the community, we found that the creek was an important destination for daily walkers and badly needed improvement. The design focused on improving access and visibility of the creek. Secondly, a "retreat" was created in the woods, as a place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. Third, a parking area was designed to blend in with the surrounding forest, using pervious paving and hardwood shade trees to seamlessly blend parking Top: Conceptual design of woodland walk design. into the natural environment. Finally, preservation Opposite: Final plan for woodland walk, improved creek of existing hardwoods as focal points for these access and implementation of ornamental trees to denote retreats as well as the implementation of beautiful trail, and retreat areas. Preservation of special existing ornamental trees to denote the specialness of this hardwoods creates a focal point for shade and act as a woodland walk. destination for relaxation


Left: Conceptual flow sketch, focusing on moving through the site while creating spaces for relaxation and access to the creek

Opposite: Basemap showing 1' contour intervals, created in AutoCAD and used to help determine creek patterns and access points


PETTY RESIDENCE Spring 2009

This residential project was located in Central, South Carolina. The Petty family contacted the Clemson Horticulture department about creating a ecologically sensitive and environmentally sustainable landscape design for their 80+ acre farm. Through the class, we visited the site, and conducted an interview with the owners to better understand what features the family was looking for. Sustainability was very important to their goals, as well as creating a safe place for their two young children to play and learn. The design of the site focuses on the back half of the property, where the property meets the river. The homeowners wanted easier access to the river, so the design included a riverside patio with a fire pit and large stone stairs that led down into the river. Also by the river, the design includes an outdoor kitchen and picnic

area for the family to enjoy cooking and eating outside. A family garden area would be used to help feed the family. A large natural area on the property was the perfect location for a woodland boardwalk. This boardwalk would highlight some of the wild species found within this natural area to serve as an educational tool for the young children of the house. Ecological sensitivity meets education on this woodland boardwalk as it gives a opportunity for the children to explore the natural areas in a safe, noninvasive way, while learning along the way. The boardwalk would have call outs for each plant species found throughout as well as have spaces for wildlife viewing. Top: Site photo showing open pasture and house Being a horticulture class, the design Opposite: Rendered existing site plan, including contours. was intensive on using natural and native plant From the plan it is clear how much open pasture space is materials, as well as focusing on maintaining and found on site. From this map, it is also clear that the site has great access to the river and natural ecosystems preserving the riparian buffer along the river.


Top Left: Site plan of outdoor kitchen, riverfront patio and start of woodland boardwalk. The outdoor kitchen has a native plant garden and space for a family garden. Focus was placed on riverfront access and implementation of native vegetation. The design also included riparian buffer vegetation to preserve the riverbank ecosystem.

Left: Design plan for riverfront and woodland boardwalk

Opposite Top: Site image from natural area, Opposite Bottom: Sketch of woodland boardwalk


AL-FUSTAT REDEVELOPMENT Spring 2010

Al-Fustat is a historic district of Cairo, Egypt. In the spring of 2010, Clemson's Urban Design studio paired with Ain-Shams University in Cairo's architecture department to create a redevelopment strategy for an area named Al-Fustat. In February 2010, I was one of four undergraduate Landscape Architecture students and two graduate students who made the journey to Cairo to collect site analysis data to be used for the remainder of the semester. The area was divided into six zones, with each Clemson student being teamed with Ain-Shams students. Zone One was located at the northwestern corner of the design area, bordered by the Nile River to the west and a historic aqueduct to the north. My group performed site analysis including building condition, height, and use, vegetation, and transportation hierarchies. While on

site, the team conducted interviews of the residents to collect surveys about the opinion of possible designs and the needs of the residents. After returning to the United States, a collaborative studio created a master plan for the design area. The master plan included new, low income and low cost housing developments, Opposite: Aerial image of Al-Fustat, highlighting Secmixed use development, an arts training facility tion One. To the west is the Nile River. This site was and school as well as the creation of transporta- a very diverse location in its architecture, historical tion hubs. One of my tasks was to create pho- quality, environmental conditions and land use. A very toshop renderings and montages of some of the formal grid street patter on the exterior of the site design features and design part of the art training gives way to an informal free form street layout as you get into the interior of the site, where degradadistrict. This studio provided valuable educa- tion of the housing conditions increases. The goal for tion, not just for the unique qualities of urban this area became to invest in the redevelopment of the design, but also in the cross-cultural experience artisan industry and include artist training institutes. gained, working with students from another country, overcoming language and cultural barriers.


Left: Building Heights Map; As we did our site analysis, we noted building heights and classified them as 1-3 floors, 4-6 floors, 7-9 floors, and 10+ floors. The majority of the buildings in section one are found in the 1-3 floor range, since the majority of buildings found in section one are residential and mixed use residential buildings. The only location where structures with more than ten floors were found along the

Nile River. Areas around the tanneries and the aqueduct were found to be under three floors in height, most likely due to their age. The children's hospital to the north was within the 1-3 Floors

7-9 floors range

4-6 Floors

7-9 Floors

+10 Floors

Left: Building Condition Map; In correlation with the building heights, building condition was also noted. The categories for building condition were Good, Fair, and Poor. There is a large section of building in poor condition found around the tanneries and aqueduct to the north, again owing to their age more than likely.

Most

of these buildings were constructed without standards have floors simply built on existing structures without real regard for proper development. The mixed use housing in the southeast corner also had a good number of buildings in poor condition, and that we attributed to the density of housing and people living there. The

Good

Fair

Poor

Good condition buildings were found along the Nile and the children’s hospital to the north. The majority of the buildings fell into the Fair category, as they appeared to be adequate housing and maintained fairly well.


Right: Existing Land Use map; section one is a very diverse site. Two large hospital complexes are found to the north and the south of the section, but the majority of this section is residential land use. Along the

Nile River, commercial development is most prevalent. Once you are within the streets, lots of mixed use buildings exist, containing shops and stores on first floors with living quarters above. These mixed use buildings are most common in the southeast corner of the section, where the buildings are built in very strict grid pattern. Factory Historic Residential Recreation Area Private Garden Graveyard Religious Community Services Commerce Education Mixed Used Industrial Artisan Vacant Land Archeology Museum

Right: Environmental Conditions Map; highlighted areas of vegetation, whether it was open space or street trees or parks. Section one had very little in the form of vegetation in either open space or street trees. There was a park associated the hospital and there was a parkway along the

Nile that had trees in an orderly planted

fashion. Another important feature highlighted on the Environmental conditions map was areas of high soil contamination and pollution. These areas were highlighted in red and cover a pretty broad area to the north of section one. This contamination is attributed to the tanneries and their by products. The dumping of waste water and burning of scrap pieces of leather have created a hostile environment

Vegetation

High Soil Contamination


AL-FUSTAT URBAN DESIGN STUDIO Resort Park Master Plan

Left: Master Plan Board for proposed Resort Park in Al-Fustat. This plan shows the resort park designed to be implemented within Al-Fustat to help drive tourism to the surrounding areas. The Photoshop montage perspectives and sections were completed by me while the final plan renderings were completed by a classmate.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE


Right: Master Plan Board for proposed Museum Park in Al-Fustat. This plan shows the museum

AL-FUSTAT URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

park designed to implement green space in a densely populated Al-Fustat Community. This park would

Museum Park Master Plan

be a perfect addition to the rich historical district and allow tourists and visitors access to the archaeological sites found in Al-Fustat. The

Photoshop montage perspectives and sections were completed by me while the final plan renderings were completed by a classmate.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE


POE MILL VILLAGE Fall 2010

Poe Mill is an area of rich history, a destination for work and everyday living. The design of this plan seeks to bring back the history of Poe Mill and recreate a destination for the surrounding community, to create a place for relaxation, competition, education, and gathering. The new Poe Mill Park will feature skate parks, basketball courts, large open green spaces, nature trails, bicycling trails, a community center, children's playground, community garden, water features, art and chalkboard walls, and a bicycle depot and shop, all with spectacular views of the standing smoke stacks from the old Poe Mill. Use of the park will be multi-modal, providing active and passive recreational opportunities, the park will be oriented for skateboards, bicycles, and pedestrian activity. The large green spaces allow

for athletic competition in the form of soccer, baseball, frisbee, and others, while also being the perfect place to come for an afternoon picnic on the expansive lawns. A community center on site will function as a gathering place for the community, will have classrooms for community seminars and could be used for after school activities for children. The Poe Mill lifestyle was one where everything you would need, from your job to your groceries was in the same community. This park and the surrounding community will be similar, where everything you could want to do, would be found here. The principles for the park design are based on the idea of multifuctionality. Areas of the park can be used for active and passive recreation simultaneously or independently. Open

green space provides the opportunity for active recreation such as frisbee, baseball, football, and soccer while also providing passive recreation in the form of lounging, picnicking, gathering, and walking. Paths will have multiple uses, as they will accommodate walking, biking, and skateboarding. There were two major features of the existing mill site that will be translated over to the new park, the art walls and the skate park. The art walls will take new shape in the form of chalkboard walls and walls for art. These walls will provide an ever-changing art scene within the park, a place that can serve as a public form for announcements and artistic expression, as well as show off artistic creativity. These chalkboard walls can be used by any person of any age and can be very fun to get back to your


Above: Master plan for Poe Mill Village showing the design of Poe Mill Park and the Hammett Street Gateway. This plan also shows the proposed infill development by typology based on the opportunities for development found through site analysis.

Left: Model constructed by entire class. For a large scale project like this, visualizing contours and footprints helps the community better understand context and design. CAD layers created topographic contours. Natural elements created tree plan. Opposite: Existing graffiti on Poe Mill site


Aerial view of Poe Mill Industrial Site. Currently the site sits with the existing foundation and smokestacks with opportunistic vegetation taking over the open spaces. The open concrete foundations will be the basis for an entry plaza and skate park for the community and surrounding city of Greenville

childhood imagination. The second feature will be the skate park. The skate park is a crucial element in the design of the park, as it has the potential to have a major influence in the city as well as the region in skateboarding. The goal of the skate park is to be renowned site capable of hosting tournaments, shows, competitions, and lessons, all while serving as a local spot to relax and ride. Since the public skateboarders had done a great job clearing part of the mill site to make their own park, the new skate parks will be located in the same area, close to A Street where it will be visible from the street and draw attention. Other specific site features include a community garden, a bike shop with connection oriented to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, basketball courts, open recreation space, children's playground, recreational hill, and a succession garden for education and recreation. The recreational hill will be a mound that is gently sloped on one side to allow for climbing and will provide a great view of the park below and the surrounding water towers and smoke stacks from mills in the vicinity. The Poe Mill Village has great opportunities for infill development to create a more cohesive neighborhood with a wide range of housing options. With the addition of Poe Mill Park, the neighborhood has the potential to become a great neighborhood to live, socialize and even work. The infill development is based on increasing density through the use of

single family attached housing, and multifamily midrise housing. The development proposes the acquisition and refurbishing of several existing single family detached houses that are blocked in areas of low house condition. The infill development also proposes the use of single family houses, many with detached auxiliary buildings that can be rented out or used as "granny-flats". The infill development focused on increasing density and highlighting areas where refurbishing existing residences would be beneficial to the community over the long term. The majority of the open space will be found in the new Poe Mill Park. Another element of the infill development will be the addition of mini groceries and commercial amenities to serve the community in day to day needs. These mini groceries will help accomplish the goal of having everything a community member would need within a small radius on demand. Having everyday needs like groceries and shops can create a very social community, bettering they physical and psychological health of the community.


Above: Two sections of existing and proposed roadway design changes. The top design is the intersection of Hammett and A Street in Poe Mill. The proposed changes were implementing a traffic circle to improve traffic and pedestrian interaction as well as act as a storm water catchment . Sidewalks will be included to facilitate pedestrian movement through the community. The second section is located at Hammett Street and B Street. This design calls for a corner garden where an empty lot stands now. A vegetative median will improve traffic conditions, while a separate turning area will allow for a safer intersection. The corner garden will be a feature gateway into the site and provide an excellent destination for walkers. Opposite, Bottom: Proposed plan for the Hammett Street Gateway at the intersections of A Street and B Street. This gateway will be safer for vehicular and pedestrian traffic as well as adding a beautiful green space that functions as a storm water catchment for the community.


The above plan shows the existing building conditions and the proposed building typologies in Poe Mill Village. The proposed housing typologies are focused on increasing density and promoting community interaction and activity. Single family detached housing will follow architectural styles of mill communities, with bungalow style houses and inviting, open front porches. Single Family Attached infill development of the Poe

Housing in the form of a duplex offer cheaper alternatives to the cost of single family housing. Town homes are multifamily housing offered in the new

Mill Community. These housing typologies will also include midrise mixed use development to have commercial and residential spaces. The commercial spaces

will provide everyday needs for Poe

Mill Village.


The map above shows the development opportunities found within Poe Mill Village. Green blocks offer opportunities for open space development, yellow blocks have a moderate need for revitalization, and red blocks show the most deteriorated housing blocks. The areas in red showed the

Development Summary Existing Density 4.3 Proposed Density 5.5

most need for revitalization and presented an opportunity for densifying the community. The area between Buncome

Street and 1st Street was also the most viable area for commercial development too, therefore midrise mixed use development will be oriented in this area. From the development summary, the proposed density will increase by 1.2% while adding 154 total new units. The plan will have 11 acres of open space, making up 14% of the total Poe Mill Village (excluding Poe Mill Park).

Single Family Detached (SFD)

34

Single Family Attached (SFA)

57

Town Homes (TH)

34

Duplexes (DPX)

23

Multifamily (MF) units

40

Total new units

154

Open space (gross)

11 acres

14% of total acreage


PIAZZA DI SARZANO Spring 2011

Piazza di Sarzano is located in the historic district of Genoa, Italy. Currently the piazza is used as a pedestrian thru-way and a large parking lot, with a conglomeration of paving materials. The site does have a new metro station that has taken the initiative to try to bring vegetation to the site, but is limited to four, small planter boxes. The design intent was to implement at least 600 square meters of "green" in any way and to create a connection between the Piazza and the new architecture design site approximately 200 meters west of the site. Because this site was located within the historic district, special care had to be given to the footprint and impact of the design. The main design features were the use of light and vertical elements. The design attempts to draw the visitor's eyes from ground level

upward. The light posts give off an ambient light throughout the site while also acting as sculptural elements. Another main feature of the site was the design of a new observation tower and seat stairs. Piazza di Sarzano sits directly across from the historic Porto Antico, Genoa's harbor. So the design called for an elevator to an observation tower and an overhanging vista bridge be included to give beautiful views of the surrounding harbor and sea. The site uses historic stone and brick patterns for paving to call upon the famous historic piazzas throughout Italy, maintaining the historical context of the site. Vertical sculptural elements and benches were also included to make the site a destination for nearby residents and visiting tourists. This space has the potential to be a great gathering space for locals and a tourist attraction for visitors to Genoa.

Above: Photo of the existing conditions at Piazza di Sarzano; multiple paving patterns, parking and no defined pedestrian movements

Opposite, Top: Aerial view of the Piazza at night, showing the placement and rhythm of lights and green spaces

Opposite, Bottom: Final master plan, from the plan the patterns of rhythm and pattern of spaces, lights, benches and materials.


Above: Photo of existing entrance to Piazza di Sarzano; the narrow alleyways of the historic district opens up into a wide open piazza space used for vehicular parking and pedestrian movement, however there is no separation between modes of transportation, presenting a potential dangerous area to move through. Right: Photos of the model built to show locations of lights and benches found in the site


Above, Right: Perspectives from within the piazza, the use of vertical light posts creates an interesting sculptural element. The light given off is just bright enough to light the path, but also gives an ambient light feel throughout the site.


LINKING THE SOUTHBANK Fall 2011

The south bank of the James River in Richmond, Virginia has a long history of settlement dating back to 1647. Currently, the south side of the James River is an industrial conglomerate, with warehouses, factories, and riverside access controlled by private companies and blocked from access by the floodwall. One of the major problems with the south bank of the James is a one and a half mile gap in riverfront parks. This design aims to close that gap and connect to the Manchester Floodwall Walk, bringing the south bank a much needed park space and improved access to the floodwall walk. Richmond currently is home to a AA minor league baseball team, located 3 miles from the heart of the historic and urban center of Richmond. The Richmond Flying Squirrels are playing in a stadium that is nearly 60 years old

with few cosmetic upgrades in the last decade. A proposal was held to relocate the stadium to a more central and downtown location, to Shockoe Bottom, but in 2009, the plan fell through, keeping the baseball team at The Diamond, and out of the heart of the city's historic and living center. The design for the Southbank will implement a block of green within the gray infrastructure of the industrial blocks found in South Richmond. This proposal calls for relocating a minor league stadium to the south bank and to create a park within a park on the James River. The stadium will be located within a community park, accessible and functioning year round, even out of baseball season. The design and functionality of the surrounding park is the main focus of this site, creating a space that is a destination even without baseball being played. Through the design,

storm water catchments and bioswales allow for the reduction of runoff from the site, making the water on site reusable within the park. The park design has open lawn space for a broad range of recreation activities as well as meadows that symbolize the transition from industrial site back to a natural ecosystem. Another feature of the park design is using a grid oriented from the surrounding historic street grid to create dense areas of tree plantings, creating spaces of urban forest within the park. This grid from the surrounding streets will be used to organize many of the spaces within the park, tying the park back to its historical roots. The end goal of this design is to create a destination for recreation, entertainment, and provides a new place to live, eat, and play on the south bank of the James River.


Above: Analysis of the Southbank site; from left to right, 100 & 500 year flood plains, Gap in riverfront parks along the Southbank; Site geometries created by the existing street grids Below: Conceptual diagram of spaces within the proposed park. The plan highlights open spaces, entertainment spaces, parking, and proposed locations for densifying the community

Open Spaces

Legend’s Brewery

Existing Lofts Baseball Field Parking Parking New Residential/ Commercial

Parking


Tree Planting

Meadow

Open Lawn

Bioswale

Pathways

Baseball Stadium

Public Plaza

Southbank Axonimetric Program


Above: Pathway through the meadow perspective; Using concrete from the existing factory's foundation and flooring to create slabs for the pathway, the site will reuse some of the site waste; The meadow shows the transition from industrial site to natural ecosystem, as well as acting as a barrier between the park and adjacent railroad tracks, being able to see and hear the railroad without being able to touch

Below: Conceptual diagram of the parking lot bioswales; this swales will filter run off as well as collect the water to be used in irrigation throughout the park; these swales will help incorporate the park space into the parking lot


Above: Pedestrian circulation at the new Southbank Park; Connections to the new Residential/Commercial blocks as well as the existing residential lofts are made; the connection is also made the existing Manchester Floodwall Walk, just north of the site; While the majority of the site is open to multiple uses, the main pathways act as connectors, while the open spaces act as gathering spaces, seen below


BLACK AND WHITE GRAPHICS Fall 2010


Black and White Ink Composition 22x30 inches Fall 2010


COLOR GRAPHICS Fall 2010


WESTERLEIGH LOT 13 Spring 2014

Working for prominent home builders in Central Virginia created opportunities to not only showcase the home, but also the landscape that families would live, play, and grow in for years to come. When these home-builders needed to install models, often times they would look for larger packages, to show off the home and the possibilities for the future. With this particular package, we looked for a strong landscape presence in the front and on the side where visibility would be high from the street. In the rear, without a lot of room to work with, the focus was on maintaining open areas for play for children. There was to be an expansive deck and covered porch off the back that negated the need for an outdoor living space. Plant material was designed to be large for immediate impact as well as provide color and interest in all seasons.

Above: Base plan created using Dynascape. Plant material was selected to give seasonal color and interest year round, creating a complete landscape from front to back.

Opposite: Full plan rendered using Dynascape Color. With most residential projects, the stark black and white construction plan can be difficult to visualize for homeowners.

The addition of color and textures reads much easier and allows the homeowner's imagination of possibilities for their landscape grow.


WESTMINSTER CANTERBURY Fall 2013

Westminster Canterbury came to Stockner's to provide a designed cut flower garden for their residents to enjoy year round. Creating a design that provides color and texture all year long can be a challenge, especially when the area for the garden is to be located between a brick retaining wall and a high-rise residential tower. The design incorporated existing crape myrtles and an existing river birch to create a space for residents to provide a little color to their living areas and common areas throughout the residency halls. The design focused on variety and creating many levels of interest. Simple and elegant with opportunities for a variety of blooms and colors, this design took requests from residents to create a year round flower garden. All plant material was selected from local sources to promote sustainability.

Above: Full plan rendered using Dynascape Color. Working with a senior citizen community, readability and clarity was crucial

Opposite: Base plan created with Dynascape Design. This design was created from resident requests for plant material that provided year-round color and interest.

The plan incorporates existing plant material to create a cohesive, interesting, multi-layered design that can be used by everyone at Westminster Canterbury.


WESTMINSTER CANTERBURY Summer 2013

The West Courtyard at Westminster Canterbury is one of the most visible landscapes within the grounds. It is an interior courtyard between the two largest residence halls on the campus. All of these residences have balconies or patios that look down and into this courtyard. With its high visibility and the natural interest from the retired community literally living on top of this site, there was plenty to evaluate with this design. On top of the visibility, was the presence of Rose rosette found in the soil and affecting existing rose shrubs. Roses are one of Richmond's favorite, classic flower. Found in designs across Central Virginia from all generations, roses offered classic color to every design. We decided to propose heavily amended soils to replace soil found in the existing landscape beds where we removed affected rose

shrubs. The design focused on removing existing, damaged Chinese Lacebark Elm trees and replacing with 'Arapaho' Crape Myrtle's, providing light shade and vibrant color. The central island had existing roses that were affected with rose rosette, so we stayed away from replanting roses in this area. Instead, we focused on perennial color and shrubs that will attract wildlife interest, specifically butterflies. The remainder of the design worked on improving the quality and shape of existing hollies Above: Existing conditions at the West Courtyard. While and irises, utilizing the existing berm to create a the design was classic, it was in need of more color and more private area for rest and relaxation, creating "pop". Opposite: Base plan created with Dynascape Design. Design a room within the landscape.

had to integrate existing landscaping features that were to remain and bring a new, vibrant show of color and interest for a high volume of visitors and residents. Creating some intimate spaces in a wide open space created some challenges, but were negotiated with the existing berm.


TRAVEL SKETCHES Spring 2011

Right Dancing House Prague, Czech Republic Pencil


Above San Marco Campanile Venice, Italy Felt Tip Pen

Right San Marco Square Campanile Venice, Italy Pen


Above Piazza di Ferrari Fountain Genoa, Italy Pencil

Below Palace di Comunale San Gimignano, Italy Pen, Pencil


Above Metro Sign Paris, France Pen, Colored Pencil

Right Santa maria Gloriosa dei Frari Venice, Italy Pen


PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography offers a way for me to explore another creative outlet. The art of photography requires patience and an understanding of composition and perspective. A photographer must be patient to capture the perfect image, balancing composition and creating a compelling perspective that captures the interest and imagination of the viewer. My favorite subjects are landscape, architecture, and macro photography. Landscape for its natural beauty, architecture for its combination of lasting strength and design and macro for the attention to details.


WILLIE LEE JONES Spring 2014


Design Portfolio - Willie Lee Jones