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  • 1. “The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.” - Wendell Berry - Frost: Ithaca, NY 2008
  • 2. Site Design Planning Thesis Technical & Built Works
  • 3. Section 1 : Site Design Ecology & Technology Discovery Center Champaign Public Library Allerton Environmental Education Center Emquion Lodge & Master Plan University of Illinois Research Park
  • 4. Ecology and Technology Discovery Center 1 Field House Plaza Study Model Museum Atrium Prairie Roof Wetland The University of Illinois place in the Champaign and Urbana, com- munities often creates edge condi- Water Play tions that encourage community tension and poor integration to both the physical and social fabrics of the Analysis community. This short exploration project sought to create a site that Concept could offer both facilities and an en- Diagram gaging edge on the northern bound- Program ary of campus. The proposed design Diagram incorporated a elements based on the exploration of science, technol- ogy and the environment, utilizing water as a explorative medium.
  • 5. 2 Section Thru: Prairie Roof & Atrium View Looking North From Wetland Section Thru: Water Play Streams View Looking East From Entry Birds Eye View Section Thru: Atrium and Wetland Section Thru: Museum and Wetland LA 537 ~ 2008
  • 6. Champaign Public Library 3 SRVC. Prairie Plaza Library Cafe Terrace Concept Diagram Entry Court Bioswale Water Flow Diagram Wood Lot The Champaign Public Library is the largest public work project that the City of Champaign has undertaken in nearly 25 years. The Library project was an investigation of public land- scapes, community and sustainabil- ity . Critical design components in- cluded water management, creation and definition of place and space.
  • 7. 4 Section Thru: East Side View of Terrace Section Thru: Terrace View of Entry Court Section Thru: Bioswale Section Thru: Prairie Plaza Section Thru: Wood Lot View Looking North From Prairie Plaza LA 537 ~ 2008
  • 8. Allerton Environmental Education Center 5 Prairie Woodland Wetland & Education Bldg By Dipti Gladahall Wetland Savanna Cafe Court Prairie By Dipti Gladahall Education The Robert Allerton Park is a 1,517 Mait. Yard Center acre estate located near Monticello, Illinois on the Upper Sangamon Ex Garden River. Donated to the University of Buildings Illinois in 1946 the former country manor and farms have, over time, evolved into a retreat, learning center and a historical treasure. The proposed Environmental Edu- cation Center builds upon existing programs and incorporates exist- ing structures while sitting new Woodland Wet Lab Barn structures to meet facility and staff By Dipti Gladahall needs. The Education Center seeks to imbue Ecological Design principles and modalities with the existing site heritage and forms.
  • 9. 6 New Education Bldg Ice House Mait. Barn Great Lawn Main Pavilion Wet Lab Barn Cafe & Conference Wetland Wetland Diagram Green Room Pavilion House Formal Office Gardens Section Thru: New Education Building Section Thru: New Education Building Section Thru: Site Looking East Section Thru: Site Looking West UP 494 ~ 2006
  • 10. Emiquon Lodge and Master Plan 7 Lodge Building Plan The Nature Conservancy Emiquon Ecotone Planning project is restoring approximately 1,000 acres of uplands and 6,000 acres of wetlands environments to Lodge Site Plan their pre-settlement makeup along the Illinois River near Havana, IL. The Emiquon Lodge will provide the TNC with facilities for engaging the public and scientific community as well as offer an in-depth opportunity to con- nect and explore the landscape. The lodge site plan provides space for collection gardens, trails, resorted landscapes teaching and interpretive areas.
  • 11. 8 Sketchbook Concept Section Lodge Planting Plan Concept Plan LA 452 ~ 2005
  • 12. University of Illinois Research Park 9 Storm water Ampitheater Concept Sketch Road & Drive Edge Concept Sketches The Research Park at the Univer- sity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign houses 50 technology based compa- nies, employing almost 1,000 staff. The Research Park was established to encourage industry collaboration with the University of Illinois re- searchers, faculty and students. This project reexamined the phase one master plan for of the Research Park. The redesigned master plan looks to link the proposed facilities and landscape in a more symbiotic way encouraging the flow of ideas and movement through the landscape. South Phase Illustrative Plan Phase 1 & 2 Plan
  • 13. 10 LA 453 ~ 2006
  • 14. Section 2 : Planning University Of Illinois South Farms Sawgrass Community Redesign Ember Orchards Community Plan Curtis Road Interchange Master Plan
  • 15. University of Illinois South Farms 11 South Farms Quad Sketch by Jihung Jung 1. Proposed ACES South Quad 2. Cow Calf Farm 3. Beef & Sheep Farm 4. Swine Metabolism Center 5. Swine Isolation Center In 1999, the University of Illinois, 6. Swine Farrowing Center initiated a plan to create a “new” 7. Swine Finishing Center 8. Transgenic Swine Center South Farms research complex that 9. Poultry Farm would: 10. CVM Swine 1) Replace outmoded facilities 11. CVM Equine Center 12. Dairy Farm 2) Acquire additional 13. Feed Mill 3) Stay close to campus 14. ACES Storage Barns 4) Integrate crop, animal, and envi- 15. Algae Farm 16. Organic Farm ronmental research and education 17. NRES Orchard 5) Capture operational efficiencies; 18. Illini Plantation 19. Cottonwood Plantation 6) Use best management practices 20. Crop Sci. Large Plot Fields 7) Improve safety 21. Crops Sci. Research Plots 8) Remain a good neighbor 22. Native Pasture 23. Tame Pasture While excellent conceptual goals, 24. SOY FACE there was no actual plan integrated 25. Miscanthus Research the concepts into a functional South 26. Apiary Research 27. Wildlife Research Lab Farm ecosystem. Recognizing this a 28. State Research Ponds multidisciplinary project team devel- 29. Digester & Living Machine 30. Composting Center oped a design plan for a sustainable 31. Denitrification Wetland agroecosystem research center. Our 32. Infiltration Zone design was an ecosystem approach 33. Depressional Wetland 34. Wind Turbines utilizing the site’s Upper Embarras 35. Police Training River watershed as an ecosystem 36. Dynamic Testing Lab boundary. 37. UIUC Warehousing 38. Historic Buildings
  • 16. 12 Model Close Up HEC-HMS Hydro Modeling Sustainability Calculator The plan developed in three phases. Phase 1 incorporated intensive surveys of the biological, physical, infrastructure, and cultural attributes. Phase 2 identified interacting on-site processes. Phase 3, integrated physi- cal and process information into a agroecosystem design plan. We created a sustainability calculator to determine the effectiveness of plans while GIS spatial planning and modeling in created tile drainage maps and integrated hydrological modeling. We constructed a LIDAR based physical model to 4 x 5’ - 2’ Contour Topographic Map explore and convey physical dynamics of the watershed. LA 434 ~ 2007
  • 17. Sawgrass Community Redesign 13 Land Use Diagram Proposed Community Model A proposed subdivision develop- ment was studied, redesigned and modeled to assess and incorporate alternative physical planning modali- ties. Intrinsically this project encour- aged understanding the physical effects of interdependent, indivisible actions and imperfect foresight. My proposed redesign increased density, integrated park, natural landscapes, and proposed alternative for waste and storm water management. Storm Sewer Plan Sanitary Sewer Plan UP 503 ~ 2007
  • 18. Ember Orchards Community Plan 14 Ember Orchard is a theoretical, planned unit development on 160 acres, incorporating new urbanism, agrarian picturesque and colonial revival architecture. Housing den- sity and open space requirements laid out design guidelines and land convents. LA 334 ~ 2005
  • 19. Curtis Road Interchange Master Plan 15 Completed in 2008, the Curtis Road Interchange in Champaign, IL created significant development and plan- ning pressure on the community. The initial plans sighted a need for sustainable and integrated develop- ment. The Curtis Road Interchange Suitability Analysis needs to form a unique identity form, blending a matrix of housing, lifestyles, commercial and biological capacities while complimenting the existing commercial and residential fabrics. The Curtis Road Interchange also needs to integrate and compre- Land Use Diagram hensively connect into the region through transit, ecological matrix and greenway systems. This plan also aims to control the intensity and direction of growth both within the site and Champaign’s southeast urban edge. Regional Plan
  • 20. 16 Section Thru: Typical Boulevard Section Thru: East Site Land Use Sketches Section Thru: Greenway Mixed Use Program Diagram 10yr Economic Proforma Site Flood Hydrograph Detail Sketches UP 494 ~ 2008
  • 21. Section 3 : Thesis Dudley Smith Farm Illinois Farm Sustainability Calculator
  • 22. Dudley Smith Farm: Thesis Elements The Dudley Smith Farm and Dudley 17 Smith Initiative intend to make ag- riculture sustainable. However, this vision cannot be realized without Bioregional Analysis creating and exploring new farm- Contextulize ing models as well as teaching and developing leadership. Listen The Dudley Smith Farm is a 226- Stakholders acre University of Illinois research Identify & Define farm that has a strong endowment Illinois Farm and vision but has yet to develop Sustainability Calculator the farm to create and explore new Assess models for the region it embodies. Systems Devlopment The master plan for the DSF creates a nested hierarchy of farm scales. Concept Proposal Image while scientifically assessing and Dudley Smith Farm modeling proposed designs and farm Process Diagram Master Plan scales. The conversion of land for industrial agriculture and its increased ecologi- cal footprint has created conflict in both the social and environmental 10 Acre Farm realms. “Agriculture does not exist in isolation but as a part of a broader human culture that values and sus- tains many things. Agriculture that destroys biodiversity, wilderness, en- vironmental quality, human freedom and happiness will probably not be sustained.” McIsaac (1994) 30 + !0 Acre Farm 226 Acre Farm
  • 23. 18 Section Thru: Alley Crop Orchard Section Thru: Treatment Wetland Food Forest Diagram Flow Diagrams South to North Section Farm Dorm & School House Southwest to Northeast Section
  • 24. Dudley Smith Farm: Thesis Elements Crop Interface Screen 19 The Illinois Farm Sustainability Calcu- lator (IFSC) is an Excel model de- signed to evaluate the sustainability of any farm—real or envisioned—in the state of Illinois. The IFSC model incorporates over 75 row, vegetable, and pasture crops. IFSC can dynami- cally reflect crop production yields based on county, soils, and cul- tural practices. IFSC incorporates 15 animal species, and their life stages with standard nutritional models and requirements. Crop and animal production systems methods are balanced against the feed, ener- getic, greenhouse gas, and nutrient footprint of a farm. This model was a small team project over the course of 18 months and designed under an open source and architecture format. Farm Interface Screen
  • 25. 20 Final Balance Analysis Ruminant Interface Screen Swine Interface Screen Detailed Balance Analysis Full Operational Version Poultry Interface Screen Detailed Balance Analysis
  • 26. Section 4 : Technical & Built Temple Buell Hall Water Feature Road Alignment Max & Betsy Mitchell Residence Blue Ridge Community Park Sandra Knorr Residence Phil & Dana Harris Residence
  • 27. Temple Buell Hall Water Feature 21 Bridge Detail Site Plan Catwalk Detail This construction design project sought to envision a solution for a sunken courtyard adjacent to the building housing the School of Archi- tecture, Urban planning & Land- scape Architecture on the University Study Model of Illinois campus. The proposed de- sign integrates a water feature and participant engagement with storm water treatment methods. Water Wall Detail LA 243 ~ 2005
  • 28. Road Alignment & Grading 22 LA 342 ~ 2004
  • 29. Max and Betsy Mitchell Residence 23 The Mitchell residence is a design project offered as part of a fund raiser. This project was taken to a contracting phase and initial phased construction. 2006
  • 30. Blue Ridge Community Park 24 Blue Ridge Park, located in Seneca South Carolina is a community park development that served both an elementary school and public hous- ing neighborhoods. This project was a constructed with collaboration be- tween, City of Seneca and Clemson University. This project was complet- ed as part of a internship in 2003. 2003
  • 31. Sandra Knorr Residence 25 The Knorr residence is a project that I carried through from the design, construction and post occupancy phase. The site included a set of pocket and transition gardens be- tween mixed perennial gardens and naturalized edges accounting for a flood prone stream. Featured in garden walks in 2004 & 2006 2004
  • 32. Phill and Dana Harris Residence 26 The Harris residence is a project that I carried through from the design, construction and post occupancy phase. The project incorporated a significant in- vestment in design and develop- ment of hardscape to address site and previous construction limitations. 2004
  • 33. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. Aldo Leopold, Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. William Ruckelshaus Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, for insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain. Amer- ica, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea. George Carlin Fog on Bluff Spring: Stuben Green, WI 2008
  • 34. T imot h y Mar t en 217-892-5969