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  1. 1. assoc. ASLA e. p. (850) 264-3573 work samples Gary Cummings,
  2. 2. Pg. 2 design philosophy: my intent as a developing design professional is to at all times create places/spaces that will bring people together socially, while providing a memorable sustainable experience. I believe that “memorable places can be achieved with minimal impact on the natural and social environment, while honoring and celebrating the cultural, economical and historic values of those places.” 5 - 7 SUSTAINABLE community redevelopment Lincoln Park, Hampton, VA. 13 - 15 URBAN DESIGN / PLACE MAKING The Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA. 20 sketching Analysis and Trail Modelling North West Florida. Pg. 3 work samples high density mix-use development 09 - 11 Great Pond Community Windsor, CT. Geographic Information System 17 - 19 Analysis and Trail Modelling North West Florida.
  3. 3. Pg. 5 COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT Lincoln Park, Hampton, VA. [Individual design and arrangements.] Botanizing Communities : - Enhance landscape biodiversity between impervious and pervious surfaces - Solving for impervious surfaces- Utilizing soils as sponge - Maximize water infiltration and eliminate run-off with water conservation landscape - Slow spread and soak stormwater - Using plants as filters - a biological approach - Establish and create a walkable community pattern
  4. 4. Pg. 6 LOW IMPACT SUSTAINABLE MODEL: Utilizes soil as sponge, and plants as filter. Integrating a hard & soft engineering approach to Sustainability mechanical biological slow spread Soak SINGLE FAMILY LOT CONFIGURATION pervious surfaces [asphalt] turf pavers modules gravel systems turf- facilitate spreading approach groundcover - facilitates water retention SUSTAINABLE APPRAOCH TO COMMUNITY DESIGNS perspective: single-family district community center and outdoor roomeco-corridor Slow Spread soak evapotranspiration biological-treatment infiltration infiltration habitat evaporation infiltration use pervious paving for walks and drive rain garden treat for stormwater retention ponds for infiltra- tion of runoff Typical sidewalk layout MATERIAL PALETTE Pg. 7 BLOCK COMPOSITION - MULTI FAMILY UNITS GARDEN UNIT TYPOLOGYTOWNHOMES TYPOLOGYAPARTMENT TYPOLOGY Pg. 7 SOFT ENGINEERING CONCEPTS Concave planter (verges) Vegetative palette Biological filtration Concave planter (verges) Slows stormwater to conven- tional drainage systems. LINCOLN PARK SECTION ELEVATION SITE AXONOMETRIC VIEW Concave planter (verges) AXON SOFT CONCEPT High Density models Semi-private and private spaces R.O.W limit Concave Verge - Stormwater management system
  5. 5. Pg. 8 “…making places that have meaning to people, enduring patterns of community use and memorable physical qualities.” “…capturing the soul of a neighborhood space design through the people’s eyes.” Philosophy : Place making is ....... URBAN DESIGN / PLACE MAKING The Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA. [Team Collaboration] Pg. 9
  6. 6. Project Intent: - conduct X-ray analysis to utilize pertinent measures or indications of patterns within study areas - synthesizing the different patterns of land-use - overlay appropriate land-use to understand and synthesize the design and guideline processes - create massing typology models of proposed structures within the study area Figure ground Block Configuration Neighborhood Patterns Major road network Green spaces Residential patterns Commercial patterns Industrial patterns Pittsburgh PA. The strip district Residential land-use Water bodies Commercial [office] Industrial land-use Institutional Buildings Commercial [retail] Commercial [mixed-use] Open spaces/ woodland Opportunity Sites [blocks] Alternate mode of Transportation Block Typology DiagramMulti-family development Commercial [office] Commercial [retail] LAND-USE X-RAY MAPS [1” = 600’] Riverfront prospective development Commercial [office] Commercial [mixed-use] Commercial [retail] Bicycle boulevard Designated bike corridors Proposed streetcar loop Riverfront trail system Shared bus/bike corridor Industrial rail tracts urban design & place making Pg. 10 BLOCK PROGRAMMING AND MODELLING RIVERFRONT PARK EXISTING RIVERFRONT TRAIL INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING 200 CAR GARAGE (2 LEVELS) ON-STREET PARKING (ONE SIDE) PLAZA SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES OFFICE BUILDING 50’ PEDESTRIAN PROMENADE OFFICE TYPOLOGY ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL [1” = 100’] RIVERFRONT VIEW TYPOLOGY [1” = 100’] PROPOSED AREA FOR PLAY- GROUND EQUIPMENT PROPOSED WATER FEATURE MULTI-FAMILY TOWNHOMES SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE BIKE, PED. FRIENDLY CORRIDORS COMMUNITY REC./GREEN SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE LOWER LEVEL RETAIL TOWNHOUSE & APARTMENT TYPOLOGY [1” = 100’] PROGRAM: 0.5 FAR. 3500SF. RETAIL SPACE 13,000 SF SINGLE FAMILY 20,000 - 30,000 SF MULTI-FAMILY 26,500 SF.- AMENITY [GREEN SPACE/REC.] 1 PK/UNIT. PROGRAM: 0.6 FAR. 24,000SF.- RETAIL SPACE 42,000SF.- OFFICE SPACE 24,000 SF.- AMENITY [GREEN SPACE/REC.] 200,000SF - MULTI-FAMILY 420 CAR [GARAGE UNIT] PROGRAM: 0.35 FAR. 26,000SF.- RETAIL SPACE 140,000SF.- OFFICE SPACE 17,000 SF.- AMENITY [GREEN SPACE/REC.] 22 UNITS MULTI-FAMILY 730 CAR [GARAGE UNIT] OFFICE BUILDING MULTI-FAMILY TOWNHOMES COMMUNITY REC./GREEN RETAIL BUILDING CAR GARAGE (3 LEVELS) OFFICE BUILDING ON-STREET PARKING WITH VEGETATIVE VERGES OFFICE BUILDING Pg. 11
  7. 7. Pg. 12 High density, mixed use community Great Pond Community, Windsor, CT. Team Collaboration Design Intent: - design a sense of place based on the New Urbanist philosophies - facilitate and provide a bike and pedestrian friendly community environment - easy -of-access to open spaces and places - create a linked array of pocket parks that serves adjacent districts Pg. 13
  8. 8. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE high density mixed-use community CIRCULATION NETWORK SITE: PROPOSED MIXED-USE SITE: LOT LAYOUT Commercial District [1.8%] Park & Trail System [3.0%] Right-of-Way [9.5%] Building footprint/Plate [13%] Open space [16.25%] Pervious Parking surface [23%] Semi-private Community Green [32.8%] Land-uses infographics Pg. 14 GREAT PONDS SECTION ELEVATION THE GREAT POND THE GREAT POND SITE AXONOMETRIC VIEW Multi-family development Single-family development Mixed-use development Open spaces Community green and trails Pervious parking surfaces 2.59E+06SFSF 3.01E+06SFMF MU1.61E+05SF 1.30E+04SF 1.23E+04SF INST CABINS THE GREAT POND 5 9 10 2 124 13111 7 1 13 14 12 7 1. Community trail system 2. High density apartment buildings 3. Town homes with tucked under parking 4. Community center 5. Great Pond trail system 6. Future proposed phasing 7. Pocket parks 8. Shopping and entertainment district 9. Grand entertainment district 10. Proposed site for recreation center (YMCA) 11. Enhanced streetscape 12. Cottage 13. Preserved ecosystem 14. Enhanced stormwater management system Community green Community green way trail Entertainment district Community pocket park Pg. 15 THE GREAT POND CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN
  9. 9. Pg. 16 Pg. 17 Geographic Information System Analysis and Trail Modelling North West Florida. [Individual Project]
  10. 10. Florida GIS mapping & trail system Northwestern Florida Water management District Florida waterfront - land use model waterfront communities low suitability moderate suitability high suitability Florida waterfront - physical constraints waterfront communities low suitability moderate suitability high suitability Florida waterfront - natural varieties waterfront communities low suitability moderate suitability high suitability + + Project intent: - to develop a unique and visually preferred trail system, connecting users to their designated waterfront regions and the natural ecological communities therein - this investigation employed the overlay of multiple variables [indicated on the proceeding spread] of different opportunities and constraints used in the design process Project goals: - establish a trail system connecting designated waterfront communities - designate trail corridors with highly suitable, visually preferred landscape and environmental experiences - preserve and protect ecologically sensitive regions while preserving experiences within natural communities - employ logical and strict rules of combination for modelling land use suitability and combine with the trail system Application of Geographic information systems in landscape architecture and planning Florida waterfront - visual preferenceFlorida waterfront - water bodies & bridgesFlorida waterfront - Urban and rural road waterfront communities low suitability moderate suitability high suitability waterfront communities low suitability moderate suitability high suitability waterfront communities low suitability moderate suitability high suitability ++ + Pg. 19 Visual preference precedents
  11. 11. Pg. 20 sketches.....