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Landscape Portfolio 2011


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Landscape Portfolio 2011

  1. 1. portfolio Kevin Kroen
  2. 2. Permanent Address: 2808 Maplewood Ct. High Ridge, Mo 63049 Phone: (636) 677-0908 contact information Cell: (314) 398-2240 Current Address: 8807 W 64 Terrace #104 Mission, KS 66202 Kevin Kroen
  3. 3. The Big Well Tourism Center was a collaborative design. An architecture student and I had the goal of showcasing the importance of this area icon and pervious re-establishing the largest paving Street View of Entry area tourism draw in Greensburg, Kansas. The design addressed an integration of sustainable administrative features: offices Water sitting area - Permeable Paving lobby - Roof garden info desk - Cisterns Photoshop, Sketch-up Podium Plug-in gift Shop site design Solar - Panels on the south side of the pallasite meteorite display display area viewing big well building area open green open to below space a Aerial Viewing South Wind - Turbines on water tower pervious paving open green space tornado museum ground floor plan Greensburg Big Well Tourism Center scale|1”=16’ b ASLA Central States Conference Award Winner
  4. 4. This project was a collaborative effort. The team consisted of three landscape architecture students. The team created a new district for the downtown Wichita area. My portion of the project redesigned the vehicular circulation paths in relation to the neighborhood and community planning central town square. This provided typologies for a better circulating downtown. The purpose of the street reclamation project in Downtown Wichita is to provide a sense of identity and have pedestrian friendly roads. This allows the citizens and residents to travel more securely. Sketch-up and photoshop Wichita Redrawn-Prairie Commerce
  5. 5. These work s were completed for studio, graphics class, or are per- sonal work s. Each shows hand rendering capabilities through several media types. Ink sketch hand rendering Marker and Color Pencil on Canson Marker rendering Graphics
  6. 6. The construction sequence is a three course series teaching Earthwork Sections practical design and construc- tion documentation. The outline of the courses is as follows. construction documents Construction I: • professional service proposals • site mapping, topography • site design • site grading • earthwork estimation • site layout. Construction II: • irrigation • area and landscape lighting • construction detailing • specification writing • bid proposals Construction III Grading plan • cost estimating Construction III: • large-scale site design • road alignment • large area grading • soils and excavation methods • storm drainage • utilities routing Wind Haven Mixed Use Development
  7. 7. Synthetic turf has been used extensively for football, soccer, and baseball playing surfaces as a next generation golf course Evaluation synthetic turf study substitute for natural turf because of its increased durability, low main- The methodology for evaluation of the natural turf, full synthetic turf, and partial synthetic turf scenarios is divided into three categories: Ecologic, Economic, Aesthetic. The categories are derived tenance costs, and similar charac- from the requirements for sustainable development as named by the Sustainable Sites Initiative. The Sustainable Sites Initiative is a set of voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks teristics. The popularity, however, for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices (www.sustainablesites. org). Each of guidelines and benchmarks is a credit that could possibly be earned toward achieving landscape sustainability. The Sustainable Sites has not extended to golf courses, a Initiative credits are used to evaluate the scenarios in the ecologic category. The credits were studied and applied as evaluation criteria, however not all credits were applicable. The applicable credits seemingly appropriate application. are labeled with the credit’s number from the Sustainable Sites Initiative. Ecologic The ecologic category communicates the strength and weaknesses of the turf scenarios in terms of effects on the ecologic systems linked to golf course. Through using credits from the sustainable Is it possible to use synthetic turf to sites initiative, site design section, the ecologic category can focus on effects on the air, water, and land. reduce the ecologic and economic The criteria are: next generation golf course synthetic turf study 1. Preservation of plant biomass (SSI Credit 3.6) Results 2. Preserve water quality from chemical application 3. Preserve water use for irrigation effects of golf course 4. Storm water runoff – permeability 5. Heat island (SSI Credit 3.8) 6. Minimize carbon footprint, the effect on the carbon cycle maintenance, while still providing 7. Minimize amount of air pollutants 8. Use of salvaged and recycled material The results for the Next Generation Golf Course: 9. Possibility of recycling the turf when replaced Lakeside Hills Synthetic Turf Study will be presented in two sections: evaluation of the turf scenarios an aesthetically pleasing playing and a conclusion. The evaluation of turf will be Regulation nine-hole Proposal structured using the evaluation categories: Ecologic, Economic, and Aesthetic. The conclusion will be The National Golf Foundation defines a regulation- This golf experience with the regulation nine allows structured to show the summary of the results, evaluation 39 1. surface and environment? length golf course as a natural length and par golf golfer’s to play a quick round of golf or play the strengths and weaknesses of synthetic turf, course, which includes a variety of par three, par holes twice. Two elements that do not occur on a possible future studies, and recommendations. four and par five holes. A nine-hole course must standard 18-hole golf course. be at least 2,600 yards in length, and a par 33, and Turf Scenario Evaluation an 18-hole regulation course must be at least 5,200 There has been much recent advancement that Material The turf scenario evaluation metric was intended yards in length and at to discover the most ecologic, economic, and places new interest in the synthetic turf technology. least par 66. aesthetic turf scenario for golf courses. Each The advances in the manufacturing of the fibers and A synthetic turf system consists of drainage pipes, turf scenario was individually evaluated and physical properties of the synthetic turf backing base material, synthetic turf, and infill. The drainage Concept analyzed based on the scoring system developed. This study develops three method- have generated a better surface that looks and acts pipes are typically perforated polyvinyl chloride The discussion that follows is the result of the like natural turf without the costs of maintenance. (PVC) or polyethylene (PE) pipes placed on a geo- The regulation nine- quantitative scoring system used during the (Schmidt 1990)(Figure 2.1) textile liner separating them from the soil. The pipes hole proposal is a evaluation process. are most critical to the performance and durability of par 36, 3,300 yard ologies from the primary areas of the synthetic turf system as they connect to a PVC golf course which The scoring is separated in to three rating or PE non-perforated pipe that is either day lighted implements present- categories: exceptional, good, and poor. Each or connected to an existing storm water system. day golf course rating category has a number assigned, five (5) design standards to for exceptional, two (2) for good, and one (1) focus on the golfer’s for poor. These numbers quantify the strengths concern: ecologic, economic, and Placed on top of the pipes is the base material that safety, while re-using and weaknesses in each ecologic, economic, and stabilizes the drainage pipes. The base material aesthetic category. The numbers are totaled consists of two layers of aggregate. The first layer existing tees, greens, by evaluation category. The highest total is the is typically 3 inches of a ¾-inch aggregate, and a and fairways (Figure typology with the least amount of weaknesses. second 3-inch layer of 3/8-inch aggregate (Synthetic 4.1 concentrating 1). aesthetic. The ecologic method Turf Council 2008)(Figure 2.2) The aggregate base on the safety and re- is graded and compacted for permeability and use of existing tees, First Generation sturdiness. Compaction is important to prevent greens, and fairways uneven settling and poor finished product. gives the opportunity uses criteria derived from the Sus- to provide a nine Synthetic turf fibers are manufactured in four hole golf course that different forms: polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, allows a different and monofilament plastics. Once manufacturing is golf experience. Research tainable Sites Initiative. finished, these fibers are secured into the primary backing through a knitting process called tufting. This backing material provides the initial stability, while a secondary backing system acts as a 1. 47 results Second Generation cushion. These two backing fabrics have a coating of polyurethane, latex, or weighted thickness depending on the individual system needs (Synthetic Turf Council 2008). A 15-foot wide roll of synthetic turf is placed directly on the base material. The turf is then laid out and seamed together as additional turf is added. There are two types of seams: glued and sewn. The glued seam uses a paste adhesive and seaming tape. The two pieces of synthetic turf butt Figure 5.1 -Regulation Nine Hole Proposal (Author) together over glue that lies on the seam tape. A sewn seam uses a strong synthetic yarn that directly Third Generation attaches both pieces of synthetic turf. Finally, the turf is securely attached to the site, using either sod staples or turf ramsets. Sod staples, which re-design 33 1. Figure 2.1 - Turf Generation ( Easygrass, 2008) are horseshoe-shaped pieces of metal, are most background 15 1. Next Generation Golf Course
  8. 8. This work is a spray park design by Bill Madsen, RLA, CHA Sports Division, Kansas City. The spray park is an amenity to the Overland Park Youth Soccer Complex. My role on the project was to place concept sketches into the computer and model the CAD drawings in sketch-up. Spray Park Sketchup model 6 hours and photoshop internship Spray Park-Overland Soccer Park Complex CHA Sports Division, Kansas City, MO
  9. 9. This is construction documents for the spray park. Spray Park lgrading plan I generated the layout and grading plans. internship Spray Park layout plan Spray Park-Overland Soccer Park Complex CHA Sports Division, Kansas City, MO
  10. 10. The James Madison Univer- sity Plaza was designed by Joe Daly, LEED, ASLA, CHA Sports Division, Kansas City,Mo. My responsibilities on this project were entering the design of the entry plaza into the computer and designing a private plaza (Rendered Plan). The program presented to me for the private plaza was to provide a space for boosters Privae Plaza-Photoshop and prestigious clientele to have social gatherings. internship Layout Plan of adjacent space James Madison University CHA Sports Division, Kansas City, MO
  11. 11. This document is a rendering revision for the Salt Lake City Sports Complex. I re-rendered this design for office marketing and portfolio use . I was given full control of the rendering techniques and color scheme. internship Photoshop Salt lake City Sports Complex CHA Sports Division, Kansas City, MO
  12. 12. p. Address Box Hear f. graphic design Misc. Original Graphic