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Mountain Lake Colony Pinewood Estate Garden Historic Preservation, Elisabeth Matthies Barón Nov 2001

Mountain Lake Colony Pinewood Estate Garden Historic Preservation, Elisabeth Matthies Barón

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Pinewood Estate is a significant resource in the history of the theory and practice of landscape architecture. The purpose of this thesis is to provide a landscape plan to restore the Pinewood Estate to its historic integrity in order to retain and reflect its past.

In order to determine the criteria used to establish how and to what period the estate should be restored to, the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes was followed. This process involved documenting the existing conditions of the estate. Site inventory and analysis and onsite interviews were conducted. Natural ...


A Comparative Review Of Wetland Mitigation Practices: Monitoring, Maintaining, And Funding Mitigated Wetlands, Giselle Marie Groshart May 2001

A Comparative Review Of Wetland Mitigation Practices: Monitoring, Maintaining, And Funding Mitigated Wetlands, Giselle Marie Groshart

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The objective of this project was to examine alternatives for monitoring, maintaining and funding of mitigated wetlands, as part of a larger project on wetland mitigation strategies. Research methods included a literature review, questionnaire, and telephone survey to determine current wetland mitigation practices. A variety of methods and techniques are presented, each with varying application for incorporation into a specific wetland mitigation strategy. Key components that came out of this study are the importance of maintaining flexibility, referring to project objectives, and planning throughout the process.


Creating Community Greenbelts Through Tdr Zoning, Tim B. Watkins May 2001

Creating Community Greenbelts Through Tdr Zoning, Tim B. Watkins

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Many cities and towns in the lntennountain West were founded on the ideals of clustered community development with surrounding greenbelts by Morn1on settlers in the mid nineteenth century. Since the twentieth-century development of the automobile, increased mobility has enabled residential and commercial development to disrupt surrounding rural lands with scattered growth. Correctly applied, TOR (Transfer of Development Right) strategies could reverse negative sprawling development trends by channeling growth towards existing communities to simulate the abandoned pioneer town and country model. A community development transfer strategy can respect private property rights, and allow fanners to keep their land in agriculture while ...


A Guide To Utah Native Plants And Their Use In The Landscape, Jared F. Barnes May 2001

A Guide To Utah Native Plants And Their Use In The Landscape, Jared F. Barnes

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

As a landscape architecture student, I am interested in the use of plant materials; they are a fundamental part of my design palette. However, I am concerned with the quantity of water used for irrigation of mostly non-native plant materials in built landscapes of the arid west. An estimated 60-65% of water consumed in Utah from May September is used to irrigate landscapes. Landscape architects must do their part in dealing with the impending water crisis by modifying current practices. An important first step is to use and encourage others to use more drought tolerant native plants. The purpose of ...


Urban Agents, New Events: A Transformation Of The Postindustrial Landscape, Kevin Toukoumidis Apr 2001

Urban Agents, New Events: A Transformation Of The Postindustrial Landscape, Kevin Toukoumidis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Railway yards, abandoned industrial processing plants, decommissioned factories and polluted river ways are the leftovers from the industrial age. With the deindustrialization of society, a new prevailing urban condition has resulted: a marginalized landscape of residual spaces and urban voids, often with real or perceived contamination.... The potential for reclaiming these marginalized landscapes becomes a catalyst for the design of new modes of occupation and human activity."


Middleburg Plantation: A Cultural And Historical Investigation Into The Formal Gardens, Elizabeth Brabec, Mike Appel, Katie Davidson, Sarah Faiks, Bonnie Ion, Jarrett Kest, Geoff Lewis, Mimi Mather, Dave Pollock, Clea Rome Jan 2001

Middleburg Plantation: A Cultural And Historical Investigation Into The Formal Gardens, Elizabeth Brabec, Mike Appel, Katie Davidson, Sarah Faiks, Bonnie Ion, Jarrett Kest, Geoff Lewis, Mimi Mather, Dave Pollock, Clea Rome

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

This report details the remaining remnanats of the formal garden at Middleburg Plantation, one of the oldest intact plantation sites in the lowcountry of South Carolina. In private hands, the plantation house grounds are well preserved. The report presents both the historical documents and references as well as the existing conditions and makes recommendations for stabilization of the historic landscape remnants.

This report was the result of a field studies class held at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, in Landscape Architecture. Led by Professor Brabec, the class travelled to the site for the week ...


Focus Hope: A Pocket Park Study, Detroit, Mi, Jennifer Luks Jan 2001

Focus Hope: A Pocket Park Study, Detroit, Mi, Jennifer Luks

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

"People do not use city open space just because it is there and because city planners or designers wish they would." Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities Urban parks were, and sometimes still are, thought of as sanctuaries from the surrounding city. Large green areas were historically set aside in cities or on the outside of cities to be used as parks, but, until recently, no great effort was made to provide more intimate spaces in individual neighborhoods. In the urban environment today, parks may also be perceived as places of potential crime and danger. A ...


Middleburg Plantation: A Cultural And Historical Investigation Into The Formal Gardens, Elizabeth Brabec, Mike Appel, Katie Davidson, Sarah Faiks, Bonnie Ion, Jarrett Kest, Geoff Lewis, Mimi Mather, Dave Pollock, Clea Rome Jan 2001

Middleburg Plantation: A Cultural And Historical Investigation Into The Formal Gardens, Elizabeth Brabec, Mike Appel, Katie Davidson, Sarah Faiks, Bonnie Ion, Jarrett Kest, Geoff Lewis, Mimi Mather, Dave Pollock, Clea Rome

Elizabeth Brabec

This report details the remaining remnanats of the formal garden at Middleburg Plantation, one of the oldest intact plantation sites in the lowcountry of South Carolina. In private hands, the plantation house grounds are well preserved. The report presents both the historical documents and references as well as the existing conditions and makes recommendations for stabilization of the historic landscape remnants.This report was the result of a field studies class held at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, in Landscape Architecture. Led by Professor Brabec, the class travelled to the site for the week ...


Insites, 2000-2001, Utah State University Jan 2001

Insites, 2000-2001, Utah State University

inSites

Magazine of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


Analyzing The Green Roof: A Critical Dialogue , Sandra Lynn Peterson Jan 2001

Analyzing The Green Roof: A Critical Dialogue , Sandra Lynn Peterson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Landscape architecture is the domain that lies at the crossroads of many disciplines. Perhaps the most apparent of those disciplines are art and science. A successful landscape architect is one who understands this intersection and consciously designs to enhance the function of both aesthetics and the environment. The green roof is an example of a landscape architectural design that can incorporate both aesthetic and environmental function. The green roof also has potential social and economic benefits within the urban context. The structure and technology of the green roof is well understood, however an extensive literature search on the green roof ...


Signs Sense: Exploring Signs In Urban Place Making, Amy Elizabeth Pecquet Jan 2001

Signs Sense: Exploring Signs In Urban Place Making, Amy Elizabeth Pecquet

LSU Master's Theses

Signs are prominent elements of the urban landscape; they display messages to the public, orient people in complex environments, act as social landmarks, and serve as a means of cultural expression. Despite the omnipresence of signs, designers have yet to capitalize on their potential urban spaces as creative design tools for enhancing a sense of place. Using literature and urban case studies, this thesis explores several quantitative methods to learn about effects produced by signs in the urban landscape. Case studies in New Orleans, Louisiana locate every sign in defined areas on Bourbon, Royal, and Canal Street to compare and ...


Healing The Whole Person: A Post Occupancy Evaluation Of The Rooftop Therapy Park At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, Brad Edward Davis Jan 2001

Healing The Whole Person: A Post Occupancy Evaluation Of The Rooftop Therapy Park At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, Brad Edward Davis

LSU Master's Theses

This study used a post occupancy evaluation to assess the impact of an existing hospital garden on its users. Previous studies of hospital gardens have been of passive garden use. This study addressed gardens including physical therapy, while also considering the emotional, spiritual, and social aspects. The POE included behavioral observation, interviews with the designer and lead therapist, a staff survey, and a patient questionnaire. In light of historical information and contemporary theory, the results revealed issues to be addressed in the design process of future healing gardens, specifically those including physical therapy. The major issues included: the need for ...


Landscape Architecture In El Salvador: A Case Study Of The Cerro Verde National Park, Stephen Price Wilson Jan 2001

Landscape Architecture In El Salvador: A Case Study Of The Cerro Verde National Park, Stephen Price Wilson

LSU Master's Theses

In recent years, the published objectives of international aid organizations have called for the expertise of landscape architects. Projects with attention to sustainability, environment, and land use have become a major emphasis for many organizations. Landscape architecture, a profession which involves physical science, social science, humanities, art and land, is an appropriate profession to participate in aid projects. As a result of their unique training and experience, landscape architects have an unusual opportunity to make a substantial contribution in the planning, design and development of places for people in developing countries. This case study documents the activities and explains a ...


Towards Establishing A Process For Preserving Historic Landscapes In Mexico: The Casa Cristo Gardens In Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Marcela De Obaldia Jan 2001

Towards Establishing A Process For Preserving Historic Landscapes In Mexico: The Casa Cristo Gardens In Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Marcela De Obaldia

LSU Master's Theses

Landscape Architecture is a field that is in process of development in Mexico. However, although empirically, the landscape was considered in the past as part of the human's environment, and this is the Mexican heritage. Thus, this heritage is important to considered because is part of the people's identity, and therefore, vital to protect. However, Mexico focuses its attention to the preservation of its' national heritage in the fields of architecture and fine arts, leaving without protective regulations and guidelines the field of landscape architecture. The following thesis intends to create awareness in people of the importance of ...


Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran Dec 2000

Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran

Hazreena Hussein

Green spaces such as public parks and intimate gardens have been associated for more than a century with pleasures, providing a green oasis in the city. Making green spaces accessible to as many people as possible is now mainstream thinking in design and management. Efforts are now often channeled more into providing green spaces, which are accessible to everyone who wishes to use them. The basic idea of green spaces must be accessible, user friendly, safe, offer both comfort and maximum enjoyment. This research is dedicated specially for the visually impaired people. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ...


Urban Recreational Riverfronts: Successful Revitalisation Elements, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2000

Urban Recreational Riverfronts: Successful Revitalisation Elements, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

No abstract provided.