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Landscape architecture Portfolio
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." - Anonymous
With our lives in constant motion we
have many decisions to make and
various paths to choose. If we opt for
what is comfortable and familiar we
often maintain our status quo. But
if we decide to venture toward the
unknown, then we open ourselves up to
opportunities to truly expand our worlds.
For me, designed landscapes have
always provide the most beautiful
and soulful divergences. It is from
these most personal experiences that
my desire to become a Landscape
Architect arises. I want to design
places and spaces for others to
experience their own divergences.
To feel how a busy mind can be quieted in a shady urban pocket park; how new possibilities arise in a child who first sees the ocean from a waterfront promenade; or how an inspiration for a backyard water feature unexpected comes to a gardener in the Moroccan Desert.
In my life in deciding which paths
I will chose, I will most likely opt
for the dirt ones, for the unlimited
possibilities of where they may lead me.
Erika Mueller843.478 .2948
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Urban Waterfont Redevelopment: Union Pier
Community Revitalization: Sterling Neighborhood
UNIVERSITY PLANNING & DESIGN PROJECTS
Courtyard Renovation: Student Union Custom Benches: Tiger Band Plaza
Clemson University Site Design Guidelines
Form Inspired Landscape
Meadow, Forest, Lake
Urban Waterfront Redevelopment
To integrate Charlestons maritime and post-industrial heritage into an ecologically responsible and sustainable
redesign of its urban waterfront.
With its naturally deep port and ideal location favorable to North Atlantic trade winds, Charleston was settled in 1663 as a British colonial trading port. For over 300 years, Charlestons waterfront has been the catalyst for its economy.
Union Pier, located on Cooper River on the east side of the Charleston peninsula,
continues to operate at the center of global
commerce and trade, serving as a bulk cargo
facility and the citys cruise ship terminal.
The scope of this redevelopment totals 50
acres and encompasses Union Pier, which is
managed by the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Industrial/Cruise Ship Port
Design Strategy & Elements
maritime and post-industrial infrastructureand heritage
highlights local identity, history, and
wharves and piers
creates a unique sense of place
the greatest asset of any waterfront
urban waterfront design principles
the water itself
ecologically responsible and
marsh restoration and
public access to
to the city
vegetation and wildlife
Customs House Green Connection Sea Steps
Customs House Green Connection Sea Steps
Re-establish Customs House as Charleston's Front Door
Integrate Maritime & Post-Industrial Heritage
Connect The City To Its Waterfront
Create View Corridors & Public Access
Stormwater ParkSplash Pad
Retail & Restaurants
Cooper RiverBennett Rice Mill Parking
Maritime Art / Sculpture
East Bay St.
Community Studio - Year 2Designed in partnership with Christine Rollins
To revitalize the community by providing residents with pleasant and safe access to spaces and places to recreate, garden, shop, and interact and to link the Sterling
Neighborhood to nearby Greenvilles CBD.
Encourage pedestrian activity by creating passive and active recreation spaces along new neighborhood greenways, a tree-lined retail boulevard, and centrally located town square.
Improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety with traffic calming measures, bike lanes, and sidewalk enhancements and streamline vehicular traffic with road realignments that connect to Greenvilles street grid.
Once a thriving African American community, the Sterling Neighborhood faces the challenges of a decreasing population, a lack of community cohesiveness, rising crime
rates, and abandoned and derelict properties.
Proposed Land Use
Existing Road Hierarchy
Proposed Road Realignment
Narrow vehicular lanes
Designated bike path
St. Francis Community Garden
St. Francis Hospital
Greenville High School
Brushy CreekGreenway Paths
St. Francis Hospital Friends and Family Co-Op Housing
Hope Center Park
Swamp Rabbit Trail (1 mi)
Shoeless Joe Jackson Park (1 mi) Downtown
Greenville (1 mi)
West End (1 mi)
Student Courtyard Renovation
Designed in partnership with Marissa DiLoretofor Clemson University Student Affairs
A peaceful yet playful oasis for students to lounge in hammocks, to hang out with friends, to surf the interent, or to watch an outdoor evening movie.
Create a comfortable microclimate with tree canopies, tables with umbrellas, sail shades, and patio heaters. Soften the space with wood decking, bamboo and grasses, green screening, and hammocks. Increase hours of usability at night with lighting and programming. Provide ADA accessibility with ramps incorporated into the decking.
A student union should be designed as a place for people to gather, relax, and interact; as a space to take a break from the hecticness of collegiate life. The enclosed courtyard of Clemson Universitys Student Union feels disconnected and uninviting. Visually separated from the campus, the space is dominated by brick hardscaping
and lacks adequate ADA accessibility.
Tiger Band Plaza Custom Benches
Designed for DP3 Architects
Design and generate CAD drawings of two
custom teak and granite benches to fit the
radii of the curves of the pergola. Placed
under the vine covered steel structure,
the benches create places for visitors to
sit and watch the band practice, shaded
from the heat of the afternoon sun.
Clemsons Tiger Band Practice Field has been recently redesigned as Spirit Point at Tiger
Band Plaza and is anchored by an S-curved
pergola. The Tiger Band can be heard from the plaza across campus when it practices in the afternoons during the school year.
7' Teak and Granite Bench
SITE DESIGN GUIDELINES
PEDESTRIAN VEHICULAR BICYCLE VEGETATION FURNISHINGS LIGHTING SIGNAGE PAVING SITEWORK PARKING
Clemson UniversitySite Design Guidelines
Clemson Universitys Site Design Guidelines describe the procedures, standards, processes, and implementation for the design of campus improvements that reinforce and
maintain a unified visual campus character.
To edit, revise, reformat, and update the universitys current Site Design Guidelines which were drafted in 2001. New additions included a Bicycle Systems Section and an Appendix with Product Specifications for Campus Standard Products and Materials.
With an end goal of creating an accessible resource for those involved in planning for change on the campus, I embe