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  • Landscape architecture Portfolio

    Erika Mueller

  • "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.

    Approach

    Erika Mueller843.478 .2948

    e r ika@chascp.com

    www. l i nked in .com/ in /e r i kaemue l l e r /

  • MASTER PLANNING

    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

    MODELING

    Form Inspired Landscape

    Meadow, Forest, Lake

    LANDSCAPE SKETCHING

    Academic studio

    Professional

    Hand Crafting

  • Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

    Masters Thesis

    To integrate Charlestons maritime and post-industrial heritage into an ecologically responsible and sustainable

    redesign of its urban waterfront.

    Design Goal

    Charleston, SC

    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.

    Union Pier

  • Union Pier

  • 17801680

    Colonial Port

    Historical Research

  • 1900 2014

    Industrial/Cruise Ship Port

    Trading Wharves

  • Design Strategy & Elements

    maritime and post-industrial infrastructureand heritage

    highlights local identity, history, and

    culture

    wharves and piers

    creates a unique sense of place

    railroadlines

    Bennett

    Rice Mill

    Customs House

    the greatest asset of any waterfront

    urban waterfront design principles

    sustainability

    views

    education

    recreation

    the water itself

    ecologically responsible and

    sustainable design

    stormwater gardens

    green roofs

    pocket green

    spaces

    permeable paving

    marsh restoration and

    daylighting

    healthy ecosystems

    continuous

    public access to

    the water

    connection

    to the city

    multimodal

    transport

    vegetation and wildlife

  • Customs House Green Connection Sea Steps

    Temporary Markets

    Customs House Green Connection Sea Steps

    Temporary Markets

    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

  • Visitors Center

    University

    Customs House

    Maritime Museum

    Public Market

    Childrens Museum

    Stormwater ParkSplash Pad

    Retail & Restaurants

    N

    Scenic Overlook

    Pier Pilings

    Sea Steps

    Residential

    Artisans/Galleries

    Cooper RiverBennett Rice Mill Parking

    Maritime Art / Sculpture

    Green Roof

    Market Street

    East Bay St.

    Vendue Stree

    t

    Hassell

    St.

    Washington St.

    Concord St.

    Waterfront Park

    Master Plan

  • Community Revitalization

    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.

    Design Goal

    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.

    Design Strategy

    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.

    Sterling Neighborhood

    Greenville, SC

  • Land Use

    Proposed Land Use

    Existing Zoning

  • Roadways

    Existing Road Hierarchy

    Proposed Road Realignment

  • Roadway Redesign

    Sterling Boulevard

    Narrow vehicular lanes

    Designated bike path

    Street trees

    Raised intersections

    Landscaped islands

    Adequate lighting

    Stormwater management

  • Town Square

    St. Francis Community Garden

    St. Francis Hospital

    Community Gardens

    Hwy 123

    Greenville High School

    Montessori School

    Baseball Field

    Brushy CreekGreenway Paths

    Church

    St. Francis Hospital Friends and Family Co-Op Housing

    Recreation Pond

    N

    Pendleton Road

    Ander

    son Ro

    ad

    Greenville

    CBD

  • Greenspace Connections

    TownSquare

    BrushyCreek

    TigerTrail

    BaseballField

    CommunityGarden

    MiniPark

    MiniPark

    Community Gardens

    Hope Center Park

    MiniPark

    GreenwayPath

    RecreationPond

    Hwy 12

    3

    Ander

    son Rd

    Pendleton Rd

    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.

    Design Goal

    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.

    Design Strategy

    Clemson, SC

    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.

  • Courtyard Design

  • 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.

    Design Project

    Clemson, SC

    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

    43'-0" Radius

  • Slat Detail

  • Section

  • SITE DESIGN GUIDELINES

    PEDESTRIAN VEHICULAR BICYCLE VEGETATION FURNISHINGS LIGHTING SIGNAGE PAVING SITEWORK PARKING

    CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

    Clemson UniversitySite Design Guidelines

    Project Goal

    Clemson, SC

    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