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Student Work Selected for Landscape Architecture Publication

Published by Routledge-Taylor Francis, one of the leading publishers in landscape architecture and design, Representing Landscapes: Analogue is part of Professor and landscape architect Nadia Amoroso’s popular series on landscape representation. The publications focus on analog drawing as part of the design and ideation process.

Students from FIU Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental + Urban Design (LAEUD) were hand-selected to contribute to Amoroso’s book. The publication includes an essay entitled “Drawing the Power of the Original,” written by Associate Professor Roberto Rovira which features work by former students of his, Bruno Sanabria, Mikhaile Solomon, and Jana Read. Drawings by Ashley Maine, Katherine Jarosz, Ludovico Ferro (ARC), and Anielka Arguello from Professor TJ Marston’s Visual Notation course were also selected to be published.

“When we are able to think through the physical act of drawing and complement that learned skills with the best that digital media has to offer, we are able to access unprecedented insights in the design process,“ said Professor Roberto Rovira.

”I have yet to see a project that isn’t made better by engaging the power of both digital and analog media.”

Representing Landscapes: Analogue will be on bookshelves by the end of this year.

ContrastReality_Ludovico-Ferro // Faculty: TJ Marston

Compressed charcoal, pencil, and eraser on bristol.  Techniques such as blending, smudging, and eraser marks were used to capture the contrast of light in the space and the detail and feeling of wetness during the rainy months.

Greenhouse_Ashley-Maine // Faculty: TJ Marston

Pencil, compressed charcoal, pen, and eraser on bristol. Techniques such as smudging and blending, shading, and detail pen work were combined to capture the heavy yet delicate feel of the space.

 

ImmersiveLandscape_Anielka-Arguello // DRAW Exhibition_// Faculty TJ Marston

Compressed charcoal and kneaded eraser on 35 individual sheets of bristol. The technique of breaking the image into a grid of multiple images allowed one to draw the organic nature of the tree as abstract forms – utilizing the creative right brain and its ability to see shapes precisely.  Only when the pieces are put together does one perceive the whole.  Charcoal as a medium allowed for easy blending between the individual sheets and reveal the contrast between light and dark on the tangled surface of the tree.

 

SOA Elevation_Mikhaile Solomon // Faculty: Roberto Rovira // Featured Image

Watercolor mixed media. Watercolor wash and pen convey the lines and bright color variations of this iconic Bernard Tschumi building in Miami.

 

 

SOA Passage_Bruno Sanabria // Faculty: Roberto Rovira

Watercolor mixed media. Watercolor wash convey the bright color and gray juxtaposition typical of this iconic Bernard Tschumi building in Miami.

 

Business Cantilever_Bruno Sanabria // Faculty: Roberto Rovira

Compressed charcoal, pencil, and eraser on blotting paper.  Techniques such as blending, smudging, and erasing to reveal highlights captured the contrast of light and texture with a cloudy sky beyond this angular campus building.

 

WaterfrontElevation_Jana Read // Faculty: Roberto Rovira

Marker on trace paper. Concept sketches/ideas for mixed-use site on the Miami River which would include terracing, walkways, open recreational space and plenty of vegetation.

Waterfront Concept 2_Jana Read // Faculty: Roberto Rovira

Marker on trace paper.  Concept sketches/ideas for mixed-use site on the Miami River which would include terracing, walkways, open recreational space and plenty of vegetation.

Waterfront Concept 3_Jana Read // Faculty: Roberto Rovira

Marker on trace paper.  Concept sketches/ideas for mixed-use site on the Miami River which would include terracing, walkways, open recreational space and plenty of vegetation.

LightandTexture_Katherine-Jarosz // Faculty: TJ Marston

Compressed charcoal, pencil, and eraser on bristol. Various techniques such as layering mark making, blending, and eraser marks were used to capture the dynamic nature of light finding its way through the densely vegetated trellis walkway.

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