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About me

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I am a hardworking team player. I am fascinated by cities and am excited to be a part of a team that works to make them excellent places to live. I am Currently Studying in Kansas City, learning all I can about Urban Planning and Design. I've learned a lot from the Classroom, but the city itself is a good teacher as well. I have been able to compare and contrast the ideas and theories learned with the everyday experiences of the citizen.

Land Based Classification System

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For this Project our class as a whole set out surveying the Main Street Corridor, from 31st to 51st, along Baltimore and Walnut as well.  Armed with clipboards and a detailed guide of the Land Based Classification Standards categories we began the tedious process of categorizing the parcels we were assigned. The LBCS is broken down into subcategories to help classify the details about the particular piece of land. The categories are Activity, Function, Structure, Site, and  Ownership. Activity refers to the use of the land based upon its observable characteristics. The most common activities in the corridor were Residential and Commercial. The second category is Function, this relates to how the parcel of land operates in terms of money. This helps with classifying the way a building is used and the impact it can have on the surrounding buildings. The economic function is separate from the activity although there can be some correlation. Structure refers to the type of building or str…

Sequences

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I enjoyed the initial research steps, taking pictures of a walk. I just set out on my bike and rode around until I found something of interest. The Walk down 43rd street would have been a good choice as well, however a mile long walk was too long in my opinion. Plus I wanted a more urban experience. As I kept exploring I ended up in the crossroads. Getting of the bus I looked around at what intrigued me. First of all I stopped at the juice place on main st, and then walked around in search of adventure. I could see the skyline in the distance, and it beckoned me to travel north. I veered slightly of-course(not that I was really headed anywhere besides the overall direction of downtown), turning left on 18th street, one of my favorite streets in Kansas City. The TWA rocket is a favorite landmark of mine so I always enjoy riding or walking near it. As I continued west, I noticed an alley with some graffiti. As I approached it more and more of the colors and design became visible to me. …

Charrette with Students from Augsburg Germany

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This was a group project with the Students from Augsburg Germany. We had a Charrette style group project and came up with numerous ideas for the Prospect corridor.





Typomorphology

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For this project we did a typomorphology study. We were given specific building types to research and then set about finding examples of them in the greater Kansas City area. I found examples of duplexes along the Paseo and Two-Part Commercial in the West Side Neighborhood.

First Year Drawings

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A Collection of works created during my first year of Environmental Design Studio.





GIS Examples

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The Following are some examples of various GIS projects I have completed over the past few semesters.