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I am currently seeking a 28-week internship beginning in January 2012. Thanks for taking the time to look through my work. If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached by email at

I am currently seeking a 28-week internship beginning in January 2012. Thanks for taking the time to look through my work. If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached by email at



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    • RC HITECTURE PORTF E A OL IO AP SC LA NDND SC A PE A RC H IT EC TU RE POR 2050 Kerr Drive #Q-4 Manhattan, Kansas 66502 TFOLIO 913.314.7580 LANDSC APE AR HI C TE T C
    • personal statement:I am a leader. My leadership skills began to develop the day I became an older sister, and shaped my involvement throughout academic and extracurricular activities in high school and college. A large part of my confidence stems from my ability to lead successfully, and my greatest satisfactions are a result of leadership efforts that ultimately contribute to aims larger than myself.For me, leadership is not enough without passion. I am a leader because I choose to be and because leadership is a great way to be passionate about what I do with my time. I am passionate about landscape architecture because it is a profession at the forefront of design. Leaders in landscape architecture are boldly visionary. At the same time, these leaders recognize limitations and actively seek out other resources. This is the leader I hope to be someday.
    • contents: 1 cerner center project type: regional and community planning 2 metrotones project type: collaborative urban revitalization 3 switzer neighborhood farm project type: pro bono 4 manhattan mennonite congregation project type: planting design 5 hand graphics
    • cerner centerPublic-private partnerships will revitalizeKansas City’s downtown core bydeveloping a strong foundation for futurebusinesses and improving quality of life forcity dwellers. Densifying the area south ofthe I-670 cap will generate connections toactivity centers. In addition, multi-modaltransit opportunities and linear civicspaces will increase both citizens’ andbusinesses’ investment in thecommunity and downtown area.Kansas City is currently home to threeFortune 500 companies, two of whichare located in Overland Park, an outlyingsuburb. Since many of Kansas City’sbusinesses are opting to locate in thesuburbs, the downtown must establish alow-risk environment to enticebusiness investment. A successfulcorporate center will double thedowntown population whilemaintaining a high quality of life. (right) Primary and secondary pedestrian corridors reconnect the downtown core and the crossroads district.
    • pr oj ect t y p e: COM M U NI T Y P L A NN I N G p r o f e sso r s: BL A KE BEL A N GER, J A SON BRODY, H OWA RD H A HN loca t i o n: KAN S AS C I T Y, M I S S O U R I c o lla b o r a tio n : C A MMIE C H RISTN ER, A N N E H U N D L EY studi o: R E G ION AL / C O M M U NI T Y P L A NN I N G t oo ls: PEN A N D IN K, SKETC H U P, A D OBE PH OTOSH OP, IL LU STRATO R, INDESIG N* Group responsibilities included computer graphics, data collection, and general design. (above) The team envisioned a network of green roofs at the onset of the project.
    • civic corridors funnel pedestrian traffi c frommajor cultural centersunderstanding civic space through buildingmassing scenarios (above) This diagram illustrates the fusion of four team projects from the CityEcologies studio. (left) Quick massing studies generated civic corridors and land use strategies.
    • (above) Residential green roofsimprove quality of urban living indowntown Kansas City.
    • metrotonesThe redevelopment plan for ArapahoeSquare transforms the currentlydisconnected site into an area that isweaved into the larger context of Denver,sensitive to the socio-economic complexesof the Five Points neighborhood, andseamlessly mobile at all levelsof circulation.The site essentially becomes a metrotone,a word stemming from “ecotone.” Likean ecotone, the site is a transition areabetween downtown and the residentialareas outside of the city; the metrotonehas some characteristics of both thesecommunities, but also has characteristicsunique to neither.The pedestrian corridor in the residentialarea is inspired by linear movement.The interactive features are abstracted fromperformers adept to creating beautifullinear forms through body movement.The art installations sustain the communityand engage sight, sound, and touch. (right) The interactive features along the pedestrian corridor encourage linear movement and perform at night.
    • pr oj ect t y p e: UR BA N R E V I TA L I Z AT I O N p r o f e sso r s: BL A KE BEL A N GER, J ON H U N T loca t i o n: DE N V E R , C O LO R A D O c o lla b o r a tio n : KU RT H EIN EN , D EREK H OETMER, A A RON J OH N SON, G ARRETT K ILBRIDE studi o: S IT E P LAN NI NG A N D D E S I G N t o o ls : PEN A N D IN K, SKETC H U P, A D OBE PH OTOSH OP, IL LU STRATO R, INDESIG N* The group was composed of two architecture and three landscape architecture students. Responsibilities for the larger site included diagramming framework and design strategies. During the second phase of the project, each team member worked on a smaller focus area. (above) Linear movement and sensory experience inspired the design of the pedestrian corridor, located in the residental area of the master plan.
    • study model enhanced spatial understanding (above) The residential micro-of the narrow corridor metrotone transitions between private and public realms. (left) A gradual activity gradient along the length of the site reinforces the transition to private residences. (right) The Metrotones team used periphery existing and planned land use to blend the site into the current downtown fabric.
    • using contextual land useas a design guide residential residential residential residential residential large-format retail commercial dining Dowtown -- Arapahoe Square Urban Residential large -format retail Downtown -- Core District Urban Row Houses Mixed Use Urban Center General Urban Multi-Unit Marketplace Initiative Residential Multi-Unit Special Open Space Planned Unit District (above) The rainwater curtain transitions the marketplace environment to the subtle neighborhood atmosphere.
    • switzerneighborhoodfarmLocated in Westside neighborhood indowntown Kansas City, the SwitzerNeighborhood Farm is home to aneconomically diverse population andresides on a brownfield. An abandonedschool flanks two sides of the site, and alibrary and community center are directlyadjacent. Switzer Neighborhood Farm hasvery limited funding and no direct accessto the water system for irrigation.The design of the Switzer NeighborhoodFarm has three elements that leadto a rich Westside communitiy:multifunctionalism, educationalopportunities, and biodiversity.The site hosts a variety of special eventsand daily educational experiences,bringing in a large, diverse crowd from theneighborhood. Children and seniors alikecan participate in gardening, and a mentorprogram connects these two age groups. (right) The community center at the base of the south slope promotes gathering, education, and play.
    • TILE/METAL ROOF pr oj ect t y p e: P R O B O NO p r o f e sso r s: J ESSIC A C A N FIEL D, L EE SKA BELU N D loca t i o n: KAN S AS C I T Y, M I S S O U R I c o lla b o r a tio n : C A MMIE C H RISTN ER FILTER studi o: P LAN T IN G D E S I G N t o o ls : A D OBE PH OTOSH OP, IL LU STRATOR, A N D IN D ESIGN* Group responsibilities included perspectives and infographics. General site design was a team effort. Numerical data concerning rainwater collection was completed by Cammie Christner. This project received the Prairie Gateway Chapter (ASLA) Merit Award: Design Unbuilt. 25 1 SPIGOT (above) Rain barrels were equated to basketballs for community understanding. Multiple design concepts were revised and reworked.
    • onions 14,500 14 500 peppers 5,625 tomatoes , corn 3,750
    • (above) The butterfly garden requiresfour components to attract butterflies:sources of water, rocks to rest on andsunbathe, scaly bark, and nectar.(left) Water requirements forcommon garden vegetables (andother numerical data concerningprecipitation) was equated tobasketballs to enhance communityunderstanding. (above) By centralizing educational and cultural spaces on the challenging slope, the garden picks up a new identity (not to scale).
    • manhattanmennonitecongregationThe design proposal fosters a healthyrelationship between civilization and theearth, as a core value of the Mennonitecongregation. Natural plant communitiesare mimicked to attract wildlife, andbioswales cultivate a rich plant communitywhile facilitating stormwater management.The palette of plants includes species nativeto Kansas, and specifically the Flint Hillseco-region. Native plants have a greaterpercentage of survival and require littlemaintenance after establishment.By mimicking natural plant communities,wildlife species are drawn to the site. spring summerThe habitat then becomes an excellenteducational resource for the congregationand the surrounding community. (right) Seasonal collages. Newsprint, trace paper, cardstock paper, modge podge glue, and ink. (opposite) Curvi-linear elements indicate church entryway. Red plant fall winter material contrasts limestone facades.
    • pr oj ect t y p e: P LA N T I NG D E S I G N p r o f e sso r s: J ESSIC A C A N FIEL D, L EE SKA BELU N D loca t i o n: M AN HAT TA N, K A N S A S c o lla b o r a tio n : SA RA H C RA IG studi o: P LAN T IN G D E S I G N, t o o ls : GRA PH ITE, AU TOC A D C IV IL 3D 2011, A D OBE PH OTOSH O P, ILLUSTRATO R, CON S T R U C T I O N I & I I A N D IN D ESIGN* Group responsibilities included site analysis, general site design, and preliminary site grading. Planting design was individual work. (above) Sustainable Sites Initiative objectives were incorporated into the planting and site design.
    • (above, left) Curvilinear, raisedplanting beds line the main entrycorridor. This detail is also for theadjoining bench.(above, right) A bench and footingdetail are included in the detailset for the Manhattan MennoniteCongregation.(left) The contemplative area iselevated on a wooden deck. Thisdetail is for the stairs and railing.
    • (above) The plants selected for theManhattan Mennonite Congregationsite cater to the human sensesthroughout all seasons.
    • hand graphics (above, left) Practice marker rendering from the advanced graphics course. Marker and ink. (above, right) Watercolor practice from the advanced graphics course, plan and perspective. Watercolor and ink. (right) The Marlatt Park amphitheater is nestled into the cuesta. Colored pencil and ink on printed photograph.
    • (above) Council Grove site aerial.Colored pencil.
    • otherinterests (above) I learned how to use a pottery wheel while working at Camp War Eagle and taught campers pottery wheel basics. This sketch is from a motion mapping exercise. (right) The Festival of Trees was a tree decoration competition and auction benefiting the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. I headed up the entry for the ASLA student chapter. We won both the Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards. (far right) The Jungle Room mural was a team service project for the University Christian Church’s Preschool Academy.
    • references: DENNIS L AW, FASLA Dean Emeritus Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Kansas State University 1515 Williamsburg Drive Manhattan, KS 66502 785.532.1087 BLAKE BELANGER, RLA, ASLA Assistant Professor CELA Regional Director Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Kansas State University Seaton Hall Manhattan, KS 66506 785.532.1096 JESSICA CANFIELD Assistant Professor Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Kansas State University Seaton Hall Manhattan, KS 66506 785.532.7083 LESLIE SEATON Staff Coordinator Camp War Eagle 14323 Camp War Eagle Road Rogers, AR 72756 479.751.8899
    • honors and awards Senior Honor So Mortar Board ciety/member Committe d Mock er e/memb for Flo rship in n Sch Kansas odpla hip Interview esign Expo an /me y of iationent Schola r olars mbe way rit Aw built sad e, P chitects Societ n Cha ard: or, m esig or List Kansas State r or pte Gat e n ent irie A) M gn U sad d D n ber Assanagem Am tec scape A merica Dean’s Hon bas , an Desig Pra (ASL Desi em D am ing e, m oc e r A and ors/ lann uid es er M of A Landhapter /memb nt g cture iti 1 me bas tur C201 rchite tiv ent ruit e Club rec Stud rchi r ac rch t fo in A ity/ apta quist n’s Gle u jec ror Ch nd pro ege an i So am c sti eer Palm ing hri unt Wome ta P Coll a int Vol ife/te yC 0 D el pa ip t201 rsi on ter thl ha ive Scholarship for L rsh Eas eca Alp Un c D n for i Relay dem ctio ram de Aca ee au r Prog lea r tee l st n hoo K-State Foundation tma olu resc rch 9 200 hrisnior V or the ip n Chu ion s /C e f ta t ree d S ject hris Coali ign of T an pro ty C Thester des al etired ntingniversi o d Call er ti v ai Festhe R ral pmy at U cy group )/p elefun K-S tate T 8 Muade advoca 200 ac tice ial j u s ervice munity s (soc tant se Assis end 4 rive rr D KS 665 #Q- 2 0 Ali-Kem p TAKE Se lf-Defen com 0 Ke , ur al 205 hattan 80 Man 314.75 .edu City Ecologies Studio . u Re-envisioning downtown Kansas City 913 ld@ks LaEw lew a 013 City of Denver Ur ay 2 ign Collaboration with ban Revitalization nM s Planting d esign Manhattan Menn architecture stude atio and De .89 and comp nts adu , 3 lete constonite Congreg d gr anning e GPA: ate l ruction doc ation v nticip ture, P mulati aspec Annua ument se t A), a tec ; Cu ts of M l, inte Desig (ML Archi nsas anhat nsive d n Day ec ture ege of tan, Ka tan, K esign s/Des S; coll chare ign W chit Coll anhat Adob abora tte foc eek, e Ar rsity, tion w using team 2008 M e InD scap Unive and te de esig n, Ph ith pla on im leader nning provin Mas of L sas Sta ter an sig otos hop, stude g nts K np Aut Illus trato Goo gle roj oCA D Ci r, an d Bri 2009 dge Ske ec tch Up, ts a vil 3 D an d La Goo nd F nd gle Ear /X Cam th, Arc sof p W coun GIS t ar E selo wa 2010 We agle r Targ re ige P / et Br l Li lan st bra nin ude work e ands ry g, a nt a of n d s s o xp Arc D ista , Inc hit g ./ sal ec t n / Pieales a ure s esi nt r 1 sso 2011 es flo , Imp cia or te p p p p p ort te erience s/ am m emb er c