May 24, 2016

Landscape Architecture Model

Howdy y'all! It has been a while! The Spring semester is finally over at A&M, and I'm home for summer. I am happy to report that I ended my first year at A&M with a 4.0 GPA!! Whoop!  Honestly though, this has been an extremely stressful semester.  I always find the Spring semester the worst because the dead of winter happens right in the middle of it. As some of y'all may recall from previous posts (especially ones regarding Minnesota) I get Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, accurately named if I do say) so winter is always a doozy. I'm gonna just have to live somewhere where there is the sun all the time! 

I digress!

I wanted to share with y'all my final for my second Landscape Architecture studio class (which I made an A in!!! That's actually pretty hard to do so I am quite proud of myself.)  This project was really our first landscape design project and our first model project.  Needless to say, it was hard.  We were each given one out of three families and we had to design the back yard to their town home accordingly.  I, unfortunately, got the family that I thought was pretty tricky to design for, primarily because they had a dog and a vegetable garden.  For some reason, those two aspects together really tripped me up.  I must have gone through at least 15 different design ideas till I realized I was running out of time and just needed to stick to one.  I'm honestly still not happy with my design, but I made a good grade so I can't complain too much, and it was my first go at this.  I can only get better! 

After I finished up the design and the renderings, I had to build my model.  Model building is pretty difficult when you have no clue what you are doing! There are a few craftsmanship issues with my model but overall I think for the first time it came out pretty good.  

While this project was very stressful, it was also a ton of fun!  I'm still very happy to have made my switch over to A&M and Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning!

By the way, if anyone has some tips for poster designing please let me know!
Also, the quality of the photos vastly improves if you click on them.  Not sure what is up with that yet.