Category Archives: Learning to Model

Capstone Project, Master of Landscape Architecture

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A Culmination

I was recently nominated to compete for the American Society of Landscape Architects’s National Honor and Merit awards.  The announcement read: ‘Each year, the ASLA invites each accredited University program to nominate several of their graduating students for the awards … Continue reading

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Collage Experiment: Questioning the Boundary

Part of my experimentation with rendering for the project will include trying to capture some of the feeling here.  The above collage merges a photo of the moon with an image I made while visiting the site in December.  The … Continue reading

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Marker Wadden Charette: On The Horizon

One of our primary functions here, besides touring the landschap of the Netherlands is to work through a few quick design projects, or charettes.  Generally, a design charette involves being given a particular problem and then coming together in small … Continue reading

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Bee Research Center

Working this summer with a few of my fellow students and Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Entomology, I designed a rendering for the future U of MN Bee Research Center. While the final landscape plan for the … Continue reading

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Quaking Quagmire Garden

Perhaps it was the quaking, squishy feeling of the ground.  Maybe it was the stillness and the quietude that entered my unconscious.  Or was I responding to the other-ness of the place that occurred following the canoe trip across the … Continue reading

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Square Pegs and Round Holes

I’ll admit it: I’m a little nervous about my AutoCAD class this semester.  The above image represents a fairly simple project involving nothing but squares and circles.  The white screen on the left was the homework given and the black … Continue reading

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A Synergy of the Whole

When I first thought about the Walker Art Center’s (WAC) theme “bits and pieces put together to present a semblance of the whole” my mind wandered toward another similar phrase that would eventually characterize my final studio project of this … Continue reading

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Synthesized Contrasts

After a lot of contemplation– and several late nights– my Garden of Contrasts model is finally a complete synthesis of our three vocabularies.  From the previous studies, I’ve integrated structural geometry, sensual landform, and textural vegetation into the original two-dimensional … Continue reading

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A Garden Of Contrasts: Vocabulary Lessons

In her essay “Designing as Working Knowledge”, Helga Nowotny describes creating as “…hand and head work at the same time, a hybrid working knowledge, which indissolubly connects the two.”  The latest studio project that I’ve been working on has certainly … Continue reading

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