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ZACH SEVENISH

urban planning + landscape architecture portfolio


ZACH SEVENISH

urban planning + landscape architecture portfolio

landscape architecture graduate student 614.312.5335 | sevenish.2@osu.edu the ohio state university knowlton school of architecture 275 west woodruff avenue columbus, ohio 43210 | usa


CONTENTS

1 - 2 | walter hood gallery exhibit glimcher seminar

9 - 10 | redevelopment plans junior + senior planning studios

3 - 4 | chapel st. canal + scioto beach graduate studio II

11 - 12 | buckeye grove ecology & technology II

5 - 6 | reclaiming main street graduate studio III

13 - 14 | ethyl & tank patio independent study

7 - 8 | wish-igloo parklet professional assistance

15 - 16 | personal photography independent study


WALTER HOOD GALLERY EXHIBITION As part of the Glimcher Seminar, students examined how designers and planners can engage with urban spaces that exist at the intersection of conflict, memory, and landscape. Guided by Hood through a series of seminar discussions, we developed our research into a Banvard Gallery exhibition, Confronting Landscapes of Conflict, that engages the symbolic messages held by Confederate memorials, statues, and cemeteries in communities across the United States. While researching the area, we engaged stakeholders of the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, including the Westgate Neighbors Association and the Hilltop Historical Society.

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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, site of 2015 massacre

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Looby Residence A bomb explodes in the home of a primary lawyer for students arrested in sit-ins, prompting the march

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First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill Where demonstrations were coordinated and participants trained in non-violent civil disobedience

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Walgreens Frequent sit-in location

City Hall Mayor Ben West meets the marchers on City Hall’s front steps to address their grievances

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Hattie Cotton Elementary School On 10 September, 1957, the school was bombed after admitting its first A frican American student. No one was ever charged f or the attack

May 4, 1961 Washington, DC A group of 13 civil rights activists launch the Freedom Rides: a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals

Auction Prices (1857)

$575 $1,225 $1,050

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$1,000

Protesting Segregation in the American South

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FREEDOM RIDES

Tier One Men Tier Two Men Boys (15-18) Boys (10-14) Tier One Women Tier Two Women Girls (10-18)

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TENNESSEE

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ALABAMA MISSISSIPPI

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Fall 1961 Under pressure from the Kennedy administration, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued regulations prohibiting segregation in interstate transit terminals

May 14, 1961 Anniston and Birmingham, Alabama Angry mobs meet the Freedom Ride buses as they arrive. One of the buses is firebombed, and Freedom Riders are brutally beaten, many of them with metal pipes May 17, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee Ten new volunteers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee travel to Birmingham to continue the Freedom Rides from where they left off May 20, 1961 Montgomery, Alabama The Freedom Riders' arrival prompts beatings, federal marshal intervention, and a mass rally led by Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King Jr. May 24-25, 1961 Jackson, Mississippi Mass arrests are made at the transit terminal

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SLAVE TRADE

Trans-Atlantic Slave Voyages to the Carolinas

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Atlantic Ocean

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Gadsden’s Wharf

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witness walls | nashville, tennessee

Continuing the Conversation in Nashville, Tennessee

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Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State University In the Winter 1959, students from Nashville’s 4 African American colleges launch a largescale sit-in campaign. The following year, 3,000 students gather for a silent march on City Hall

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The number of enslaved persons held at Gadsden’s Wharf ranged from a few to a thousand at a time, and mass casualties were not uncommon

GADSDEN’S WHARF

Between 1783 and 1808, an estimated 100,000 West Africans were brought to Gadsden’s Wharf to be sold into slavery

Point of Entry for Slave Ships

A complex of industrial facilites and warehouses at which the sale of human beings was a part of everyday commercial activity

“Gadsden’s Wharf is an Ellis Island for African Americans.” - Lonnie G. Bunch III, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Marching On these walls, images of marching are depicted. On the other side of the wall, exposed aggregate carries images of protestation by way of arching

The Nashville Sit-In Movement

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Sitting One side of the wall shows scenes of protesters confronting segregation by sitting: at lunch counters or on buses

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MARCH ON CITY HALL

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Number of Incoming Slave Ships (1700-1805)

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international african american museum | charleston, south carolina

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Brookes Ship Plan Marking the historical edge of the harbor, a thin layer of water covers a concrete surface etched with the Brookes Ship Plan, a 1788 diagram for maximizing African captive transport

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IAAM

A View Back From the edge of the harbor, visitors see open water and Sullivan’s Island, the quarantine station for African captives bound for slave trade. This was the point of entry for 40% of the enslaved Africans in British North America

International African American Museum, Charleston, South Carolina

Hush Harbors Garden rooms reminiscent of the Carolina lowcountry landscapes, a region of incredible production and deeply entrenched conflict. Here, visitors are invited into spaces suggestive of the informal, hidden gathering areas used by slaves for celebrations of faith, memory and storytelling

WITNESS WALLS

Walls and Images. A contemporary city and its history. Witness Walls holds the memory of Nashville’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, its Civil Rights leaders and reactions to the movement, ranging from support to increased policing

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CHAPEL ST. CANAL + SCIOTO BEACH

The Peninsula project intends to breed new life into an underutilized portion of the Scioto River through a series of urban beaches. These beaches will bridge the gap between the Scioto Mile and Scioto Audubon Metro Park, as well as create a stronger connection between Franklinton and Downtown Columbus. Direct interaction with this new water source will facilitate the emergence of a contemporary cultural hub along the peninsula, creating development opportunities throughout the two neighborhoods. A riverwalk will seperate the Scioto River from the Canal, allowing visitors to interact with a cleaner, more attractive waterbody.

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chapel st. canal elevation

west scioto beach elevation

Bridging the gap between existing Dodge Park to the north and Scioto Audubon Metro Park to the south is critical to the continued success and interconnectedness of downtown. The sandy riverwalk and railroad pedestrian bridge will allow visitors to easily access either beach as well as various parks.

east scioto beach elevation

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E. COLLEGE AVE. CHERRY ST.

CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

W. COLLEGE AVE.

BLUFFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

FRANKLIN ST.

CHURCH ST.

BLUFFTON TOWN HALL

VINE ST.

E. ELM ST.

Main Street USA has seen a decline over the past half century as businesses and restaurants have moved out of the downtown core for parcels closer to highway off ramps. This project attempts to eliminate urban runoff through a combination of bioswales, permeable pavement, and storm channels. Implemented in Bluffton, Ohio, these elements should not only help filtrate pollution in major storm events, but also bring awareness to point source pollution and its ability to infiltrate local tributaries, rivers, and lakes. Areas of under 20,000 people with historic downtowns may be targeted for a revival, introducing garden infrastructure and interactive channels which usher civic pride and educational opportunities for all who inhabit the space have the opportunity to attract and keep visitors as well as residents in downtown, increasing foot traffic.

BLUFFTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

W. ELM ST.

RECLAIMING MAIN STREET

BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL


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narrow channel paver

Pavers run in three sizes; 8” x 8”, 16” x 8”, and 16” x 16”. Utilizing the SZO-I pattern allows channel pavers to be inserted into the permeable paver pattern without disruption.

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WISH-IGLOO PARKLET Covington, Kentucky’s urban core has seen a resurgence in development and activity, and as a result, the city enlisted designers to enhance the urban experience through temporarily repurposing select parking spaces. I was able to help construct the “Wish-Igloo”, designed by Seth Trance and Harry Ross. The igloo is made out of a series of wooden plaques designed to be interactive by allowing pedestrians to transcribe messages and share with one another. Pieces were cut and assembled at the Past Foundation in Columbus, Ohio, while construction of the entire structure took place along the Ohio River town a few weeks later.

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An upcycling design strategy was deployed, utilizing a curved roof structure with a single steel spine, together with laminated ribs made of marine grade plywood.

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Neighborhood Development Plan

S.O.M. NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN The self-titled South of Main Street neighborhood, located immediately east of Downtown Columbus, sought out development help from The Ohio State University. Site visits and direct interaction with the client and citizens of S.O.M. made for a hands-on planning experience that helped us understand the community. Through public involvement and research, we were able to explore solutions and consider what best accommodates the community’s development. A final development plan with recommendations for redevelopment based on analysis of data and neighborhood input was presented, including public greenspace.

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DOWNTOWN FOSTORIA REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

The City of Fostoria, located in Northwest Ohio, is known for its railroad history. Its downtown however, has long been neglected. The project was initiated by the Fostoria Economic Development Co., who emphasized the need for a plan to revitalize and redevelop the community’s historic downtown. Substantial background research, site visits with stakeholders, and public meetings were explored to identify opportunities and prioritize goals from which strategies for revitalization were derived. The plan’s recommendations are based on data analysis and incorporate feedback from the community, including a new parkway.

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BUCKEYE GROVE REDESIGN

This project challenged students to develop a series of design diagrams and detail axons that illustrate the close performative relationship between urban trees and stormwater. Tasked with re-designing the parking lot of Ohio Stadium, I intended to create clear allées guiding pedestrians safely through the lot. “Heisman” (Specimen tree 8”+ cal.) and “All-American” (Shade Groves 4-6” cal.) trees are incorporated throughout the site. A full length mini-field can be utilized as a recreational space on game days and stormwater management during heavy rain events. Hard surfaces will implement permeable pavement, which will vary in size and color to create a unique and dynamic space.

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Buckeye Grove

Street Tree & Stormwater Design Project Zach Sevenish

Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture Landscape Architecture Section The Ohio State University

ECO-TECH II - LARCH 6440/3440 SP 2017 Instructors: Jason Kentner & Ethan McGory GTA: Effy/Jiamin Yin, Mitchell Scherer & Anuja Girme

Heisman

All-American

A two foot retaining wall will help create a low point on-site, awhere stormwater will be diverted in major rain events. When dry, the full length field will act as a recreational space for students and football fans alike.

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ETHYL & TANK PATIO This well known Ohio State University campus bar-restaurant has been a staple of E. 13th Avenue for the past half dozen years. However, the existing patio lacks flare and eats up could-be patio space. Extending the patio towards the street will add twice as much seating as well as creating more visibility from N. High Street. The plan calls for three London Plane trees to be planted along the sidewalk and two Ohio Buckeye trees to be planted within the patio.

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scioto river

beacon building

midtown manhattan

west elm street

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PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel throughout the country and capture the urban environment through photographs. My experiences have helped me learn about composition, lighting, and atmosphere. Over time, these experiences have helped me develop skills which translate into my renderings, board layout, and modeling.

leveque tower

world trade center station

knowlton hall

wyandotte building

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thank you

Zach Sevenish Urban Planning + Landscape Architecture Portfolio  
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