when dream meets passion...
REVITALIZATION OF JASPER

           AVILES PLAZA

      RAIN GARDEN PLAZA

  ORDER & CHAOS JARDIN

          SERENITY PAR...
JASPER, FLORIDA
                                                               Revitalization of Jasper, FL
      The city...
REVITALIZATION OF JASPER
                                                                                   TOWN MORPHOLOG...
JASPER LINEAR PARK
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REVITALIZATION OF JASPER
          LINEAR PARK/TRAIL
          TRANSECT CONCEPT

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ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
       Aviles Plaza embraces the European                                      Aviles Plaza
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St. Augustine was founded by the
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
                                                                        Rain Garden Plaza
UNIVERSITY ...
RAIN GARDEN PLAZA
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                    PLAN VIEW




SECTION A                  SECTI...
Vision is the first sense that we as humans utilize
 LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE                           to gather an impression...
ORDER & CHAOS JARDIN
    ZEN            DISTURBANCE



    Water         ENTROPY




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INTERNSHIP RENDERINGS
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA                                                                                   President’s Mansion...
CONSTRUCTION
VIEW UNDERNEATH ARBOR




                                              MODEL OF
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
                                             FENCED IN BACKYARD
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BACKYARD WATER




                                                                      RESIDENTIAL DESIGN/BUILD
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TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY
 Asheville - Amsterdam - Annapolis -
 Atlanta - Auburn - Augusta - Boston -
Breckenridge - Cambridge ...
Gavin D. Cain
                            4450 Winderwood Circle . Orlando, FL 32835 . cain.gavin@gmail.com . 407.267.8804...
LEADERSHIP & ADVOCACY -
       President, Student Chapter ASLA                                                            ...
...life begins.
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  1. 1. when dream meets passion...
  2. 2. REVITALIZATION OF JASPER AVILES PLAZA RAIN GARDEN PLAZA ORDER & CHAOS JARDIN SERENITY PARK INTERNSHIP RENDERINGS CONTENT CONSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL DESIGN/BUILD TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY RESUME 3
  3. 3. JASPER, FLORIDA Revitalization of Jasper, FL The city of Jasper is a historic small rural town and seat of Hamilton County, Florida located in Senior Capstone Project the North Central region of the state adjacent to the Florida/Georgia border. Like many small Advisor: Tina Gurucharri towns in Florida and across America, the City of Jasper developed over time around a railroad Project Duration: 5 months corridor and subsequent main street district. As values and transportation technology have December - April 2009 changed, residents have moved away from the City and the primary functions of the town have sprawled away from the downtown core. As a result, Jasper is left with a deteriorated main street corridor of vacant buildings with run- down facades, desolate sidewalks, streets with frequent flooding problems, liability issues with eroding underground utility infrastructure, an abundance of unattractive affordable housing units, and a loss of municipal tax revenue with lots packed full of mobile homes. Perpendicular to the main street, running north/south, is an abandoned railway corridor which is not maintained and poorly functions as a swale for stormwater runoff from the surrounding commercial and residential areas. The corridor currently lacks opportunities for recreation and social interaction for the City’s residents and visitors. The main goal for this project was to analyze the existing conditions of the City and develop planning and design strategies that would spur future economic development utilizing historic preservation, recreation alternatives, and tourism as catalysts 4 CITY PLANNING • REDEVELOPMENT • COMMUNITY • PRESERVATION • RECREATION
  4. 4. REVITALIZATION OF JASPER TOWN MORPHOLOGY HISTORIC ASSETS [Above]: The City of Jasper is located at the heart of Hamilton County, FL. EXISTING LAND USES The context consists of several unique natural features including the historic REDEVELOPMENT Suwannee River that defines the County’s boundary to the east and south. [Right]: A thorough series of [Above]: I met with a group of inventories, analyses, and syntheses passionate ladies from Jasper and were conducted of the existing conducted a survey to denote which conditions in Jasper which resulted in structures and sites were/are still a comprehensive final ‘Visioning Plan’. important to the town’s history. Shown are a few samples completed during this process. STORMWATER CONDITIONS WALKABILITY FRAMEWORK [Left]: The City of Jasper currently has two structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Top) The United Methodist Church, built in 1878. (Bottom) Old Hamilton County Jail, built in 1893. There are approximately 150 more sites and structures within the city that are eligible for historic preservation initiatives and programs. 5
  5. 5. JASPER LINEAR PARK A FOCAL POINTS B C ALONG LINEAR PARK D A Mixed-Use Building (Including Hamilton County Recreation Hub) D B Outdoor Performing Arts Area D C Reconstructed Train Depot & Outdoor Railroad Museum D Additional angled parking along trail in commercial district E E Community seating/gathering areas along trail E F Historic Methodist Church G Stormwater Collection Basin/Large Bio-swale F H Trail connection to County Recreation Facilities E VISIONING PLAN: PROPOSED PROGRAM - Historic District(s) • Maintain Jasper’s historical significance and integrity - Jasper Linear Park • Anchored by proposed civic node (Elevation shown on next page) E • Linked to North/South County Trail • Updated Stormwater Management System - Walkable Community Principles • ‘Complete Street’ elements including: sidewalks, street trees, bike lanes, on-street parking, and street lighting. G - Main Street Redevelopment - Four Residential Redevelopment Areas • Two areas designated for people seeking an active retirement lifestyle H • Two areas designated for mixed income/affordable housing units. 6
  6. 6. REVITALIZATION OF JASPER LINEAR PARK/TRAIL TRANSECT CONCEPT Existing Existing Proposed Proposed [Left]: The Linear Park/Trail Transect design concept [Above]: I worked closely with the Florida is a interpretation of the New Urbanist’s ‘SmartCode’ Department of Transportation (FDOT) district principles applied to Jasper’s abandoned rail corridor. engineers to develop a design strategy to implement street trees along ‘Main Street’ Jasper. The final plan was to restripe the road cen- [Below]: The design for the linear space was studied ter lines to allow enough space for frequently thoroughly in section/elevation. Shown are the existing passing semi-trucks hauling various goods, & proposed section/elevation for the Civic transect. which is a important industry for the town. The ‘Proposed’ graphics also show the potential to restore the character of main street by bringing building facades to the edge of the right-of-way. Civic Transect: Existing Conditions Civic Transect: Proposed 7
  7. 7. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA Aviles Plaza embraces the European Aviles Plaza urban lifestyle, its architecture, and social structure. This urban infill project Urban Design Studio establishes community identity through a fusion of live-work style architecture, Professor: Terry Schnadelbach public open spaces, and civic amenities; while celebrating St. Augustine’s history Project Duration: 3 weeks as the oldest European-established city in the continental United States. April 2008 FLAGLER COLLEGE LIGHTNER MUSEUM 8 URBAN DESIGN • INFILL DEVELOPMENT• CIVIC SPACE • EUROPEAN LIFESTYLE
  8. 8. St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish under 3 STORY MIXED-USE Admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés COMMERCIAL & in 1565. RESIDENTIAL 1 STORY COMMERCIAL rive W Castillo D EUM 3 STORY MIXED-USE LIBRARY/MUS COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS OPEN EXISTING PARKING SPACE EXISTING GATEWAY GARAGE TOURISM AVILES PLAZA CENTER d. Blv on Le Orange Street St. Ge de ce on orge PERFORMING NP F ‘FOUNTAIN O ARTS CENTE R Street 3 STORY MIXED-USE YOUTH’ COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL SITE PLAN VIEW BIRD’S EYE PERSPECTIVE LOOKING NORTHEAST DIRECTION BIRD’S EYE PERSPECTIVE LOOKING SOUTHWEST DIRECTION 9
  9. 9. GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA Rain Garden Plaza UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM Principles of Landscape Architecture Studio CENTURY TOWER & Professor: Tina Gurucharri Project Duration: 4 weeks March 2006 The Rain Garden Plaza is a unique opportunity to combine ARCHITECTURE the arts of stormwater management and aesthetic beauty in a highly urbanized BUILDING environment; by utilizing features from the surrounding context to enhance the overall experience for campus users. 10 STORMWATER • SUSTAINABILITY • CONTEXT • CIRCULATION • REFLECTION
  10. 10. RAIN GARDEN PLAZA A B PLAN VIEW SECTION A SECTION B 11
  11. 11. Vision is the first sense that we as humans utilize LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE to gather an impression, from which all other senses follow. Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous, yet what does it all mean? The psychology of color only imparts certain thoughts and feelings with in us, but when fused together with the polar opposites in Order and Chaos the experience falls in the hands of the user. Two options…two distinct meanings…with only one choice… which one will it be? The purity and perfection of nature found in white or CHAOS the much more aggressive human black death... ORDER Order & Chaos Jardin Submitted to Le Festival International des Jardins - Chaumont-sur-Loire, France Advanced Design & Construction Implementation Studio Professor: Mary Padua Project Duration: 4 weeks November 2008 12 COLOR • PSYCHOLOGY • FEELING • CHOICES • EMOTIONS • RECYCLED
  12. 12. ORDER & CHAOS JARDIN ZEN DISTURBANCE Water ENTROPY LIFE DEReLICT CONCEPT 5ft CHAOS JARDIN BENCH MODEL 13
  13. 13. B SERENITY PARK MODEL Serenity Park Principles of Landscape Architecture Studio Professor: Tina Gurucharri CONCEPT DIAGRAMS Project Duration: 4 weeks PLAN VIEW A February 2006 SECTION A SECTION B 14
  14. 14. INTERNSHIP RENDERINGS SUNNYSIDE - PERSPECTIVE OUTDOOR KITCHEN & ADJACENT OPEN SPACE SUNNYSIDE - PLAN VIEW OUTDOOR KITCHEN & ADJACENT OPEN SPACE Renderings were done during my time at Dix.Lathrop & Associates Assisted in design efforts, but all design work is credited to Dix. Lathrop & Associates, Inc. May 2006 - August 2006 BOAT SHOW - CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN 15
  15. 15. GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA President’s Mansion at UF - Greenroof Arbor Construction II - Materials & Methods Professor: Glenn Acomb Project Duration: 3 weeks April 2007 SITE - POOL & PATIO AT PRESIDENT’S MANSION DETAIL - POST CONNECTION DETAIL - POST CONNECTION WITH GROUND PLANE WITH RETAINING WALL GREENROOF DETAIL CONCEPT PLAN CONCEPT SECTION SECTION - GREENROOF ARBOR & PLAN VIEW - ARBOR RAIN BARREL CONNECTION STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS 16
  16. 16. CONSTRUCTION VIEW UNDERNEATH ARBOR MODEL OF GREENROOF ARBOR VIEW OF RAIN BARREL, TYP. FRONT ELEVATION 17
  17. 17. GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA FENCED IN BACKYARD BUTTERFLY GARDEN EVOLUTION OF FRONT ENTRY HARDSCAPE FEATURE FROM CONCEPT TO IMPLEMENTED DESIGN ORIGINAL DESIGN CONCEPT EXISTING POOL WATER FEATURE NW EXISTING 17th PATIO St. Before SOD MULCH DRIVEWAY * All existing trees are NW 12th Rd. shown as transparent in concept Henderson Residence As the sole proprietor of a residential landscape design/build business, GC Design, I worked with the clients closely to make their dreams a reality. I designed, managed, and implemented the entire project from start to finish. Project Duration: 7 weeks July - August 2009 After 18
  18. 18. BACKYARD WATER RESIDENTIAL DESIGN/BUILD FEATURE Before Construction Process After BACKYARD BUTTERFLY GARDEN Visitors Before FINAL PLANTING PLAN After 19
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  20. 20. TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY Asheville - Amsterdam - Annapolis - Atlanta - Auburn - Augusta - Boston - Breckenridge - Cambridge - Charlotte - Chicago - Dallas - Denver - Flagstaff - Florence - Fort Lauderdale - Geneva - Gettysburg - Hilton Head - Houston - Lancaster - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Miami - Monterey - Nassau - New York City - Ohio Pile - Palm Springs - Paris - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - Rome - San Francisco - Savannah - Sedona - Tuscany - Washington D.C. - Williamsburg - Yosemite 21
  21. 21. Gavin D. Cain 4450 Winderwood Circle . Orlando, FL 32835 . cain.gavin@gmail.com . 407.267.8804 EDUCATION – Bachelor of Landscape Architecture May 2009 Summa Cum Laude University of Florida - College of Design, Construction, & Planning - Gainesville, FL Minor: Urban and Regional Planning Overall GPA: 3.9/4.0 EXPERIENCE – Landscape Design/Build Consultant, GC Design May 2009 - Present Gainesville & Orlando, FL • Sole proprietor of a landscape design/build consulting business. Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 Project - University of Florida Team May 2009 - July 2009lar Gainesville, FL • Team Leader, landscape architecture team. LA team was charged to develop a site plan, program, and deck design for the international architecture and design competition to be held in Madrid, Spain Hamilton County, FL Research Grant Project March 2008 - June 2009 Gainesville, FL • Developed a revitalization plan for the City of Jasper, FL • Organized public opinion meetings and interacted with City officials and residents. • Created a county-wide tourism website to help spur economic development throughout the county. Landscape Design Intern, EDSA May 2007 - December 2007 Orlando, FL • Contributed from schematic design through contract documents for an array of projects. • Interacted with clients and other consultants on numerous occasions • Hand drew/rendered marketing and conceptual graphics Teacher’s Assistant, Intro to Computer Modeling/Rendering August 2006 - December 2006 Gainesville, FL • Instructed students how to communicate graphically through the utilization of the digital arts. Landscape Design Intern, Dix.Lathrop & Associates May 2006 - August 2006 Longwood, FL • Hand drew/rendered conceptual graphics • Assisted in all phases of the planting design process on variety of projects SKILLS - • Excellent hand graphics and rendering ability utilizing a variety of different mediums • Efficient in the following software/programs: Adobe CS3 (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), ArcGIS 9.3, Auto CAD, Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word), & Sketch-Up 22
  22. 22. LEADERSHIP & ADVOCACY - President, Student Chapter ASLA May 2008 - May 2009 Gainesville, FL • Secured a 35% increase in Student Government funding for the 2009-2010 academic year • Managed all Executive Committee/General meetings and coordinated professional/social events Student Representative State of Florida, ASLA Annual Lobby Days May 2008 & February 2009 National Lobby Day - Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. In-District Lobby Day - Gainesville, FL • Presented to and educated congressmen about the profession of Landscape Architecture and its benefit to society at all levels. Team Leader, Student Design Team November 2006 - February 2007 Gainesville, FL • Led a team of students that designed and developed a conceptual master plan for a linear park in the city of Williston, FL. AWARDS - American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award May 2009 • Selected by a jury of faculty and practicing professionals for displaying a high level of academic scholarship and for accomplishments related to the art and technology of landscape architecture. Olmsted Scholar Award - University of Florida April 2009 • Nominated by faculty for the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholar Award, for demonstrating exceptional leadership potential in advancing sustainable planning and design. Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award Finalist April 2009 • Selected by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty in the College for overall academic achievement. EDSA Award March 2009 • Award recognized a graduating student for service and contributions beyond academic and technical abilities Sigma Lambda Alpha Honors Award March 2009 RESUME Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Student Award April 2008 & March 2009 • Displayed professional potential and technical achievement throughout academic career. University Scholars Award March 2008 - May 2009 • Selected by the Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning to pursue research in a selected field of study. Steven C. Crebbin Memorial Award April 2007 • 3rd year undergraduate student academic achievement award. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES – • Accomplished pianist • Involved in a variety intramural sports: Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, & Softball * Professional references upon request 23
  23. 23. ...life begins.

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