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  1. 1. Kim ThouresLandscape Architecture Portfolio
  2. 2. Student Design Work Grading and Site Prep Off-Campus StudyGolden Temple Plaza 1-6 Layout Plan 27 Greenspace, Inc. 35Student Union Plaza 7-10 Grading Plan 28 Campbell & Ferrara 36Hendrix Student Center 11-16 Planting Plan 29 New York 37-38North Charleston Edge 17-22 Construction Details 30 Boston 39-40
  3. 3. Student Design Work
  4. 4. GOLDEN TEMPLE PLAZA site design
  5. 5. Golden Temple PlazaSite Design StudioFall 2010Objectives:-Safe and convenient access-Easy pedestrian movement-Provide spaces for gathering-Design a grand entrance and create asense of arrival-Limit obstructed views of the entrance The Project Design a space at the entrance of the Golden Temple to welcome visitors that is powerful in appearance yet balanced in composition. Lines inspired by the Sikh symbol, the Khanda, will dictate where changes in paving patterns occur and where edges are located.5
  6. 6. Such as the Khanda symbolizes, there is balance throughoutthe design: a balance between light and dark tiles, greenspace and open space, and hard lines and organic lines.Power will be exemplified by framing the existing entrance andclock tower as well as with powerful patterns and bold colorson the ground surface. The result is an impressive and stabledesign with references to Sikhism which is only fitting for theentrance plaza to the holiest place of the Sikhs. 6
  7. 7. STUDENT UNION PLAZA site design
  8. 8. Student Union PlazaSite Design StudioSpring 2011Objectives:-Improve circulation-Encourage lingering andrecreation-Create an inviting andcomfortable atmosphere The Project Create a space for students, faculty, and visitors to occupy for a variety of activities while serving as a functional area of travel between popular buildings on campus. The existing courtyard was organized without regard for direct ways of travel and had an uninviting and exposed atmosphere that did not encourage lingering recreation. With the introduction of new materials, practical vegetation, and elements out of the way of walking paths, the new courtyard becomes a place that people use as a destination rather than as a necessary thoroughfare.9
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  10. 10. HENDRIX STUDENT CENTER site design
  11. 11. Hendrix Student CenterSite Design StudioSpring 2011Objectives:-Improve pedestrian circulation-Design welcoming areas for seatingand gathering-Keep maximum lawn space Circle Concept The Project Redesign the area surrounding Hendrix Student Center to better accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic and continue to provide areas for gathering and recreation. This part of campus is constantly seen by prospective students and their families; therefore, it must be welcoming and interactive. The issue of pedestrian circulation will be addressed by using the student-created cow path as a guide for future permanent paths as well as other program elements.13
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  13. 13. Welcome PlazaThe Hendrix Student Center WelcomePlaza will act as an open space that canaccommodate the heavy pedestriantraffic through the area and providezones for gathering. The raised cafeseating area has tables and chairs for theindoor ice cream shop and food court,and trees provide shade for comfort.Student Center Stage15
  14. 14. Interactive Gathering SpaceThe space adjacent to the WelcomePlaza is also designed for gathering aswell as interaction. A play fountain offersattractive visual and audible effectsas well as relief on hot South Carolinadays. Beyond the fountain, radiatingbands extend into the lawn to create anamphitheater for students and visitorsto sit and transition into the lawn whererecreational activities can take place.Plaza-Amphitheater-Lawn 16
  15. 15. NORTH CHARLESTON EDGE urban design
  16. 16. North Charleston EdgeUrban Design StudioSpring 2012Objectives:-Restore the marsh-Clean up the post-industrial land-Manage water runoff-Create multiple destinations along alinear path of multi-use trails-Relate program with inland sectors FILM PARK COMMERCIAL CENTER PRODUCTIVE GARDENS GREAT LAWN N RESTORED MARSHLAND ATHLETIC FIELDS & PARKS MARINA/SHOPS The Project As part of a collaborative studio with visiting Egyptian architecture students, this project looks at restoring and revitalizing a region in North Charleston, SC, into a new Creative Corridor. My role was to look at the site edges and how they relate to the inland sectors and the ecology of the river. This design creates a series of destinations along a linear movement down the waterway that provide a variety of experiences while respecting these two issues.19
  17. 17. Shipping Container ShopsCommercial CenterReused shipping containerswill be the building material forthe shops in the commercialcenter. This use of reclaimedmaterials is sustainableand the uniqueness of thisdestination is sure to bring inpeople from all areas, localsand tourists alike. 20
  18. 18. Productive Gardens & BioswaleThe former industrial site will be replaced with nativeplants that create habitats for local wildlife. In addition,these plants will work to slow and filter water runoff fromthe corporate district before it enters the marsh as wellas remove remaining toxic elements from the soil throughphytoremediation. These areas are excellent places towalk, view wildlife, and display art from local artists madefrom recovered industrial materials.21
  19. 19. Trails & Gathering AreasVisitors will have the choice of a variety of trail optionsfrom boardwalks to paved paths. Boardwalks will bringpeople right up to the restored marshlands and all thewildlife that live there. Paved pathways are more suitablefor fast-paced activities like biking and running. Alongthese trails visitors will find a series of destinationsincluding a Great Lawn and a Corporate Plaza withsculptural artworks and a visitor center. 22
  20. 20. Grading and Site Prep
  21. 21. DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION construction
  22. 22. Layout Plan27
  23. 23. Grading Plan 28
  24. 24. Planting Plan29
  25. 25. Construction Details 30
  26. 26. Off-Campus Study
  27. 27. TRAVEL AND INTERNSHIPS chicago - d.c. - new york - boston
  28. 28. Greenspace Inc.Chicago, ILSummer 2010 The Internship In 2010 I worked with Greenspace, Inc., a small landscape design company run by a woman named Lois Grimm out of her home in downtown Chicago. Every day I’d meet Lois at her house and we’d drive to different homes and businesses around the city installing container gardens and small yard projects. This was my first experience with design and installation, and I had the chance to design my first project, the street parkway shown above.35
  29. 29. Campbell & FerraraAlexandria, VASummer 2012 The Internship My first landscape design office experience was with this small landscape design-build company. During this summer I had the opportunity to shadow designers in site visits, client meetings, and presentations. I got to witness the process of a landscape design from start to finish, and help in the paperwork and drawings involved with production. I was able to sharpen my skills and learn lessons one can only learn in a real-life office setting. 36
  30. 30. Urban Genesis & FormNew York and BostonSummer 2012This 2-week course took methrough a tour of New Englandwhere I studied art, architecture,and the history of modern urbanareas. Time was divided betweenNew York City and Boston whereI had the chance to see parks,plazas, and streets and how theyinteracted with the urban fabricand the people who live there. New York The trip began in New York City. Right away I could recognize the differences between NYC and Clemson, SC. The sights, smells, sounds - all were very unfamiliar but I was excited to explore this new and strange place. I had the opportunity to see famous parks I’d so far only seen in books - the Highline, Bryant Park, Tear Drop Park, and of course Central Park. And during the constant movement through the city I was able to witness how the urban fabric shapes people, and how people shape the urban fabric.37
  32. 32. Urban Genesis & FormNew York and BostonSummer 2012 Boston Next stop was Boston, a city very different yet similar to New York City. After visiting popular public spaces like the Boston Common, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the North End I was reminded once again how important the presence of people are to an urban place. Although Boston’s skyline and street fabric are very different than those of New York City, Boston employs similar strategies to create beautiful and functional spaces for people to use.39
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  34. 34. ABOUT ME Education CLEMSON UNIVERSITY - Clemson, SC Bachelor of Landscape Architecture: December 2013 Minor: Horticulture Internships/Experience Campbell & Ferrara: Alexandria, VA June 2012-August 2012 Greenspace, Inc.: Chicago, IL May 2010-July 2010 Interests Travel, food, outdoor activities, dogs, gardening, running, mountains, family, friends, crafts, reading, big cities, small towns, life, people, learning. Goals Find a position at a landscape architecture firm where I can begin to gain experience, become licensed, and perhaps later start my own design company. I am particularly interested in residential design, urban design, and transportation design that incorporates healthy living practices which put walking and biking over the automobile.
  35. 35. Contact7371 N. Spring Run TerraceHernando, FL 34442kthoure@clemson.edu352.397.6370