01	             Buffalo Aquifer Park	               Moorhead, MN | wayfinding	               | trail structure & site furn...
01                                   SITE FURNISHING & WAYFINDING                                     /Fargo, ND          ...
01                                   BUFFALO AQUIFER PARK                                     /Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN      ...
1’ reinforced poured concrete                                        engraved trail marker                                ...
02                                   RED RIVER PARK & TRAIL SYSTEM                                     /Fargo-Moorhead, ND...
planting                                                     preserved riparian old growth                                ...
02                                   RED RIVER PARK & TRAIL SYSTEM                                     /Fargo-Moorhead, ND...
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CanalPark        Draw        Bridge
03                                   BAYFRONT HARBOUR                                     /Duluth, MN                     ...
6’ sidewalk                    stormwater swale                       6-10’ pedestrian        frontage road   6’ entry/caf...
04                                   INT’L SCHOOL OF LANDSCARPE ARCHITECTURE                                     /Vedauwoo...
05                                   DRAINAGE DITCHES                                     /Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN          ...
06                                   WALNUT STREET COURTYARD                                     /Old Town, Fort Collins, ...
VICINITY MAP          400FT    200                               restaurant patio with USB fountain                       ...
07                                   DEARBORN PARK                                     /Chicago, IL                       ...
of T-railsther terminus
08                                   CADETS DE LA FRANCE LIBRE PARC                                     /13th Arrondissmen...
*                                           USER RADIUS                                               Parc de Bercy       ...
09                                   MORGAN LIBRARY COURTYARD                                     /Fort Collins, CO       ...
09                                   MORGAN LIBRARY COURTYARD                                     /Fort Collins, CO VC.HEF...
10                                   FREEHAND SKETCHING                                     /Various Locations            ...
MEDITATION ROOM CONCEPTWITH CASCADING WATERFALL                                       LANDFORMRESIDENCE                  B...
10                                   WATERCOLORS                                     /Various Locations                   ...
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vanessa hefti_digital portfolio 2013
vanessa hefti_digital portfolio 2013
vanessa hefti_digital portfolio 2013
vanessa hefti_digital portfolio 2013
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  3. 3. 01 Buffalo Aquifer Park Moorhead, MN | wayfinding | trail structure & site furnature02 Red River Park & Trail System Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN | regional environmental planning | site inventory & analysis03 Bayfront Harbour Duluth, MN | urban plaza design | urban design & form-based regulation plan 04 Int’l School of Landscape Architecture Vedauwoo, WY | conceptual masterplanning 05 Drainage Ditches Regional | environmental design 06 Dearborn Station Chicago, IL | community park design 07 Walnut Street Courtyard Fort Collins, CO | garden design 08 Libre Park Paris, France | urban multi-use park proposal 09 Morgan Library Courtyard Fort Collins, CO | plaza design construction documents 10 Freehand Sketching & Watercolors 11 INTENT & RESUME
  4. 4. 01 SITE FURNISHING & WAYFINDING /Fargo, ND To stay fresh with design after graduation, I did a day project creating optional thematic signage, wayfinding, and site furniture for wildlife and natural area, Buffalo Aquifer Park from my thesis. I took concept sketches into AutoCAD and rendering them in Photoshop. A. ENTRY SIGNAGE C. EVENT S VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 Corten steel framed concrete steel lettering stainless steel lettering wave polished stainless steel Corten steel sandstone units sandstone units B. ENTRY SIGNAGE D. EVENT S
  6. 6. 01 BUFFALO AQUIFER PARK /Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN This selection from my award winning thesis on high-performance landscape systems derived design from extensive geological, hydrological research & GIS study. Buffalo Aquifer Park becomes one of an outer ring of parks around the Ru.3a area designed to establish hydrological resiliency through strategic land-use. It aids in preventing flooding, while re-charging aquifers, in addition to a long list of other environmental and economic benefits, including serving residents with a vast program of year-round recreation. MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 CHANNELS 500YR FLOOD HYDROLOGY 100YR FLOOD 50YR FLOOD 1000FT AQUIFERS & RIVERS 6MI AQUIFERS & SURFACE GEOLOGY
  7. 7. 1’ reinforced poured concrete engraved trail marker dock structure slides vertical with water level along trail marker 3 1/2” corten steel support 4” steel hex blots soil bedding geoweb with 1’ rebar reinforced poured concrete soil/gravel mix infill (to bedrock) 8’ 4x4 and corten support meet subbase 1’ concrete base for structural geotextile trail support at low water levels Su GEOWEB TRAIL STRUCTURE (typ.) a n.t.s.BRIDGE ANCHOR/BASE SYSTEM floating dock 6-4’ resin treated 2x4’s & 4x4’s 1x6” galvanized steel eye bolts 1” steel washer 6’ 1’ rebar reinforced poured concrete (to bedrock) 1/4” steel cable Ru FLOATING SUSPENSION BRIDGE (typ.) 3b n.t.s. CONCRETE TRAIL MARKER (typ.)
  8. 8. 02 RED RIVER PARK & TRAIL SYSTEM /Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN This award winning thesis integrated high-performance landscapes with carbon fiber windstalks (4a) the region’s park and trail system. A major challenge was creating a trail system accessible up to the 100 year flood. The solution of ‘weaving‘ the cantilever bench (4c) cast concrete 2x4 treated wood trails of the three major park types (Rural preventative, Suburban mitiga- stainless steel support LED underlighting tive, and Urban interpretive) fortuitiously derived from the bending river rock underbed paving pattern of the existing Memorial Bridge project that joins the hearts of downtowns Fargo and Moorhead. This also led to the interwo- planting red maple ven theme of materials selected to create a ‘diversified unity‘ throughout red oser dogwood mulch bed the system. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 historic downtown urban brick red/purple hues maple varieties orange/red/purple fall hues wood red/orange/yellow rebar reinforced scored concrete red dogwood red/orange yellow sandstone corten purple/red/orange big bluestem red/orange fall purple late summer rural Great Plains Microsoft
  9. 9. planting preserved riparian old growth reconstructed wet tallgrass prairie reconstructed river edge geoweb groomed trail (ru3a) engraved mile marker rebar reinforced concrete, rock bed planting preserved riparian old growth reconstructed wet tallgrass prairie100 25 LEVEL FLOOD 5YR
  10. 10. 02 RED RIVER PARK & TRAIL SYSTEM /Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Research for a high-performance park system began with GIS and comprehensive site I-29 27TH ST N HWY inventory and analysis. To communication HWY 9 N this information I created a series of info- 75 N graphics. A small selection is shown along with a simplified GIS master plan. BROADWAY ST NW Ru r ve Ri Ru1 hs Ru 40 AVE N Su River Maple 28TH AVE N 19 AVE N 15 AVE N 12 AVE NE Ur2 MAIN AVE E Ur1 Ur 13 AVE S 12 AVE S VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 Su2 Su1 32 AVE S Su3 Ru2 60TH AVE S HWY 9 40 AVE S VETERANS BLVD 45 ST 25 ST boundary_ site municipal I-94 street_ arterial collector I-29 local SHEYANNE ST rail HWY 75 S UNIVERSITY DR S park_ rural rural < > suburban Ru3 HW suburban Y5 suburban < > urban 2S urban Ag1 core red river trail drainage ditch 160AVE S water_ river stream trail_ w/ snowmobile trails [Ag a] w/ street/sidewalk [Ag b] Buffalo River Red R iver iver Wild Rice River nne R 0 10,000 30,000FT Sheya 0 1 2 6MI
  11. 11. 03 DECC REMEDIATION WALKING PARK WITH FLOTSAM & JETSAM PLAZAS Great /Duluth, MN Lakes Aqarium As an individual excerpt from a post-industiral urban infill team project, my Festival design takes form with elements complementing the shipyard heritage of Park the site. The shape of the ship slips is noted in the elongated water feature running the axis of the site and in the industrial I-beam seating. Multi-surface groundcover and wooden planks embedded in the plaza give nod to the wooden decking of a ship. Riprap boulder seating complements areas of the sli p1 connected shoreline trail-system, bringing it in to the rest of the site. sli DULUTH p2 HARBOUR BASIN 200FT 50 VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 REMEDIATION WALKING PARK JETSAM FLOTSAM PLAZA PLAZA
  12. 12. CanalPark Draw Bridge
  13. 13. 03 BAYFRONT HARBOUR /Duluth, MN In the NDSU urban design studio we were challenged, as a team, to create a form-based plan and regulation standards for an urban infill development on a former cement plant site in the Duluth Harbor Basin. Seeing the strengths of each team member, I became the organizer and go-to person, as such I quickly developed into the project leader. Our team created booklet which included our design for the site with write-ups for building use, street types, and open space standards. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 building entry 6’ sidewalk 10’ two-way travel lane street 6 zone with blvd with median w BUILDING USE MIXED USE[civic] Ground Floor: Civic, Commercial, Office Upper Floor: Civic, Commercial, Flex, Residential, Office MIXED USE[commercial] Height: 3 stories max to preserve views MIXED USE[residential] (exceptions for pre-existing) LO 15-25’ height allowance first floor, MIXED USE[industrial] 10-15’ allowance other floors Additional: Green roof use and balconies are encouraged Facade: regular access points, materials & form consistent STANDARDS > with Historic Downtown and/or harbour theme Site Furniture: exterior lighting required, first floor awnings, signage, cafe furniture encouraged. All pend city approval
  14. 14. 6’ sidewalk stormwater swale 6-10’ pedestrian frontage road 6’ entry/cafe prominade 6’ entry/cafe with blvd & bikepath space space STREET TYPES OPEN SPACE COLLECTOR[main] [remediation gardens] LOCAL[service access] Stormwater Remediation Gardens Pedestrian Friendly Service Access GREEN[remediation park] Paths: 6’ sidewalk, 6-10‘ bike pathOCAL[pedestrian access] Movement Type: slow at 25mph Paving: concrete sidewalks GREEN[community park] Travel Lane Width: 12’ *bicycle lanes permitted GREEN[walking park] LOCAL[access] Sidewalk Width: 6-10’ Site Furniture: regularly placed street lamps, trash receptacles, Curbs: consistent with Downtown & Canal Park benches, etc. either consistent with Historic Downtown GREY[pedestrian street] or commissioned with recycled industrial materials Entry Zone: planters and plantings encouraged, not to obscure GREY[plaza] STANDARDS > sight lines, and composed of native species Landscape: medium sized street trees planted 25-30’ on center, Buffer Zone: medium native trees planted in regular spacing turf grass, and native water thriving shrubs and grasses at 25-30’ on center STANDARDS > Site Furniture:street lighting, tree grates, trash receptacles, 200FT benches, etc. consistent with Downtown & Canal Park 50
  15. 15. 04 INT’L SCHOOL OF LANDSCARPE ARCHITECTURE /Vedauwoo, WA The objective here was to create a series of outposts for a satallite summer campus of international landscape architecture study. GIS and handdrawn analysis were used to place outposts, each covering a specified aspect of the overall program. Outposts include: central Lodge built into the slope of the main rocky outcrop, computer lab and library atop Turtle Rock overlooking the valley, main classrooms in the northern prairie of rocky rifts called Tarsus, an observatory in the open field of Devil’s Playground, a natural amphiteather built of restructuring rocks, firepit, meditation study huts within aspen groves, study rooms located along the river, and cabins of recycle rail-cars built into massive boulders. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013
  16. 16. 05 DRAINAGE DITCHES /Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN As part of my Environmental Design degree I combined an ecological design project with a GIS assignment, cross referencing city data including land-use, pollution, flooding, trails, and circulation. The resulting explorations of ditch design to solve for environmental solutions led to my interest in ‘high-performace’ or ‘working‘ landscapes. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013
  17. 17. 06 WALNUT STREET COURTYARD /Old Town, Fort Collins, CO In the CSU garden design studio I was charged to apply the same program to 9 different garden styles (Rennasaince, English County, Far Eastern, Moorish, Indiginious, Modern Classical, Modern Organic, Minimalist, & Pop Culture/Post Modern) to a plaza in historic Old Town. The featured Pop Culture is representative of the culture of the era, expressed with a computer component theme including ‘USB plug’ sculture seating of local sandstone, motion sensored multi- colored lighting under glass ‘cables‘ and ‘traces,‘ a ‘USB port’ water feature, and polished slate ‘computer chip‘ slab seating. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013
  18. 18. VICINITY MAP 400FT 200 restaurant patio with USB fountain computer chip seating motion sensed traces lighting USB sculpture benches 100FT 20
  19. 19. 07 DEARBORN PARK /Chicago, IL In Printer’s Row, a historic downtown district of Chicago, Dearborn Park became a rundown thoroughfare. The park lay barren and derilect, the grass dead from dog use. The re-design takes into consideration needs of local residents, a demographic few in children, many dog-owners, and large student population, contributes to the area’s historical narrative, preserves existing planting, and maintains a flexible program for additional and future uses. Existing Existing variety deciduous trees near full growth some newly planted maples Thuja occidentalis American Arborvitae dense evergreen May be pruned into screen/hedge Moist soil, pH tolerant//pt shade-full sun VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 Betula populifolia Grey Birch small to medium deciduous tree 20-40’ tall, 10-20’ spread Soil and pH tolerant//pt shade-full sun Yellow autumn foliage Panicum virgatum sp. rotstrahlbusch Red Switch Grass deep-rooted perennial grass 2.5-3.5’ tall, 2-2.5’ spread Average soils, pH tolerant//pt shade-full sun Red to purple fall color remains through winter Attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds Primula vialii Poker Primrose ornamental perennial 1-1.5’ tall, 6”-1’ spread Moist soil, pH tolerant//pt shade-full sun Early-Mid Summer bloom Fragrant flowers Pinus bugeana Lacebark Pine small to large evergreen tree 30-50’ tall, 20-25’ spread Well-drained soils//pt to full sun Ornamental peeling bark MATERIALS : galvanized steel t-rail galvanized steel sheet Panicum virgatum concrete base Switch Grass deep-rooted perennial grass 3-6’ tall, 2-3’ spread #3 rebar Medium to wet soils//pt shade-full sun Yellow fall color Wind erosion barrier, CO2 biosequestration . LED lights embedded into vert. o . Suction and pump located at eit Veronica spicata ssp. incana Spiked Wooly Speedwall ornamental evergreen perennial 1-1.5’ tall, 1-2.5’ spread Average soil, pH tolerant//pt shade-full sun Mid Summer bloom Silver winter foliage
  20. 20. of T-railsther terminus
  21. 21. 08 CADETS DE LA FRANCE LIBRE PARC /13th Arrondissment, Paris, France The final project in my english course, Writing in the Design Profession, was to draft a design proposal and prepare it for translation. ‘Mixed-Genre‘ and ‘Mash-up‘ culture prompted the pitch for the small park in a dense mixed-use area, as multi-purpose with multi-functional site furnature, aesthetically bridging the locational architectual gap between the old and new, ‘classical‘ & ‘modern.’ CLASSICAL/ traditional PARIS 7 DISTRICT //infusion Libre Parc is located at the convergence of ‘traditional‘ Paris to the East and MODERN/ / ‘modern‘ Paris to the West. Our firm’s contemporary * expertise lays in the challenge of renovative design solutions, merging the ‘contemporary‘ with the ‘classical‘ to produce timeless modern landscapes. AREA //recreation re-mix VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 Phase Two begins with a time-use LOCAL RESIDENTS demographic analysis of Libre Parc. students * The information found in the analysis 20M families 100FT will essentially provide us with program elements of several different parks urban professionals (example: morning, noon, evening). urban youth PARIS LIBRE MINISTERE DES SPORTS The concept of the ‘re-mixed‘ park is merging these different parks into one, by creating multipurpose and multi- LOCAL COMMERCE COLLEGE THOMAS MANN functional site elements. patrons craftsmen SITE //additional elements TRAIN ACCESS industrial designers RUE accessibility, circulation vibrant lighting for safety and style engineers/ DU N N MA technicians CH AS comfortable seating configurations EVA OM ET H amenities for special events LER RU INS UL interactive elements ET O SM aesthetic planting material * D AN S GR environmental solutions DE RU E recycled materials, renewable energy storm water management innovative 4-season design iconic 20M long-term maintenance/operations plan 100FT environmental
  22. 22. * USER RADIUS Parc de Bercy Pl. Simone de Beauvior National Library of France Place Jeanne d’Arc * * Ecole Elémentaire Mairie University of Paris Diderot * Ministere Des Sports College Thomas Mann * 805M[0.5MI] * * WALKING DISTANCE 400M[0.25MI] * 200M 1000FT EVENT/ DESTINATION EVENT RADIUS MIXED USE[commercial] MIXED USE[residential] CONCEPT Parc de Bercy RE-MIX Pl. Simone de Beauvior Libre Parc becomes an event, linking, literally and National Library of France aesthetically, destinations complementary to the re- mixed multi-purpose program. University of Paris Diderot Ecole Elémentaire Mairie Place Jeanne d’Arc Ministere Des Sports College Thomas Mann University of Paris Diderot 200M 1000FT ROUTE/ DESTINATION Parc de Bercy Pl. Simone de Beauvior National Library of France University of Paris Diderot Ecole Elémentaire Mairie Place Jeanne d’Arc Ministere Des Sports College Thomas Mann University of Paris Diderot 200M 1000FT
  23. 23. 09 MORGAN LIBRARY COURTYARD /Fort Collins, CO In the construction documentation course at CSU, we were given the opportunity to revision the Colorado State University’s Morgan Library Courtyard. The project included a 1/16 scale model, a construction booklet including grading, paving, lighting, planting plans, and details, along with elevations and perspectives. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013
  25. 25. 10 FREEHAND SKETCHING /Various Locations My professor, Merlyn Paulson, once told me, “Unless you write it down, it didn’t happen. Always carry a sketchbook.” Ever since, I have carried one with me. Some pages are refined with elegant drawings, some in full color, others merely scribbles only I can decipher. To me, the act of drawing an object or place allows you to know it, capturing it in your memory a way a snapshot can not. ASPEN RESIDENCE W VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 BRICK FIREPIT IN PARK WYOMING RANCH R
  27. 27. 10 WATERCOLORS /Various Locations The omnibus field studies summer course at CSU travelled throughout Colorado and neighboring states, stopping between campsites to capture the essence of places in sketch and watercolor. Presented are a few samples from that experience. VC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013
  28. 28. LinkedIn Behanced Land8 OBJECTIVE My immediate aim is to build towards my Landscape Architect licensure. I am seeking a firm that is looking to make the addition of a hardworking, eager, determined, ethical, good- “YOUR WORK IS TO DISCOVER YOUR WORK humored, talented, professional, to AND THAN WITH ALL YOUR HEART their team. TO GIVE YOURSELF TO IT. THAT’S THE MARK OF A TRUE PROFESSIONAL.” ABOUT ME -BuddhaVC.HEFTI PLANNING + DESIGN// 2013 I am an avid outdoors enthusiast & a wellrounded nerd. Jogging, biking, hiking, and snow- boarding are my joys in life. These are balanced with a vigor to learn and explore. WIRED, Nat Geo, classic literature like A Sand County Almanac, LAM, Co- Design, Hustwit films, TEDtalks, and site visits are on my list of interests. I’m not a fan of talking about my- self, but discussing Landscape Architecture always lights a spark in me. Particularly, I am drawn to high-performance landscape design in community development & public space, re-assessing the value of land. It is my passion, my calling, to advance the field with better design through greater understanding.
  29. 29. EDUCATION SKILLS BSLA | Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fl, Dw] BSED | Environmental Design, North Dakota State University AutoCAD, SketchUp Minor | Natural Resource Management, North Dakota State University [familiar w/ Civil3D, Revit, VRay, MicroStation,+] Certificate | NEPA Concepts, U.S. Department of the Interior ArcGIS [Catalogue, View, Scene, Map] MS Office [Word, Excel, PowerPoint] Windows OS, Mac OS X EXPERIENCE Scripting [HTML, Actionscript 2.0] Freelance | Creative, 2011-Present Chic’ Collars_web design & re-branding Communication graphics Adam’s Diary_CAD & digital illustration for commercial development Environmental illustration Visualization NDSU ASLA | Graphic Coordinator, Fargo, ND 2011-2012 3D modeling Beaux Arts Gala & Lecture Series _coordination & organization Multimedia communications Topos Awards Committee Chair _development & organization Technical drafting & drawing Accreditation _planning, design, coordination, & construction Graphic standards (print <-> web) Recycling Program _development, coordination, & organization Design process (I&A>DDs>CDs) _designed Student Chapter logo & official stationary Big picture & detail oriented _designed over 20 posters, desk flyers, & bulletins Hardworking & quick learning Best Buy | Product Process Associate, Fargo, ND 2010-2012 REFERENCES Dominic Fischer RLA, ASLA CSU Dining Services | Lead Manager, Fort Collins, CO 2006-2008 NDSU | LA Group, LLC tel: 1+701.799.3732 HONORS 2012 Collition Memorial Thesis Award Finalist Nick Aceto, ASLA NDSU, Department of Landscape Architecture Design Workshop | TBG | Terrain Annually Awarded to Best Landscape Architecture Thesis tel: 1+720.317.5797 2012 NDSU LA Program Web Feature Thesis featured on NDSU Landscape Architecture Program homepage Kathleen Pepple, ASLA Projects featured throughout curriculum descriptions NDSU VANESSA C. HEFTI tel: 1+701-231-8121 Minneapolis, MN 55426 2011 NDSU, College of Engineering & Architecture Dean’s List Redmond, WA 98053 Recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Ben Bernard NDSUemail. 2011 Best Buy Store Employee Awards tel: 1+701-793-9528 tel. 00+1+970.692.9716 Hardest Working New Employee