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Craig Church

Craig Church

Broadalbin, NY, US

 

About 

Love to sketch, draw and paint (when there is time), workout at the gym, design landscapes, hike, camp,  surf the web for information, particularly on other artists. I like graphic design, familiar with and work with Adobe Photoshop 5.5, InDesign 5.5, Illustrator 5.5, Macintosh, PC, AutoCaD 2008, 2011 and 2013. Licensed  as a Landscape Architect in the states of New York, New Jersey (dormant) and Massachusetts.

Employment 

3tarchitects, Albany, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Serving as Landscape Architect consultant and project manager to a staff of LEED certified architects. Tasks included layout and design for mixed-use developments in the Capital District Region

Jul 2011 - Jan 2013
 

Goodearth Landscape Company, Proctorsville, VT, US, Landscape Laborer

Landscape Laborer – Worked as an installer, laborer and provided design and construction assistance for residential properties, parks, and commercial developments.

May 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., New York, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Performed as landscape architect and project manager for a variety of engineering and land use planning projects focused on transportation and recreation systems. Projects included waterfronts, municipal parks, streetscapes and highways. Tasks included the preparation of layout, planting, grading, lighting, utilities plans, as well as construction details including specifications to conform to standard building practices and municipal regulations.

Jul 1998 - Mar 2011
 

US Army Corps of Engineers, Panama City, Central America, Ft Leonard Wood, MS, Ft Drum, New York, Engineer Officer

Assistant Division Engineer (ADE) - Captain, 41st Engineer Battalion, Fort Drum, New York, (September 1997 – July 1998).
Company Executive Officer – 1st Lieutenant, 536th Engineer Battalion, Fort Kobbe, Panama, (February 1996 – November 1996).
Battalion Construction Officer -1st Lieutenant, 536th Engineer Battalion, Fort Kobbe, Panama, (June 1995 – February 1996).
Platoon Leader – 2nd Lieutenant, 536th Battalion, Fort Kobbe, Panama, (July 1994 – June 1995).
Battalion Logistics Officer – 2nd Lieutenant, 536th Engineer Battalion, Fort Kobbe, Panama, (March 1994 – July 1994).

Jan 1993 - Aug 1998
 

Cavendish Partnership, Cavendish, VT, US, Illustrator

Employed as an architectural renderer/planner with a small landscape architectural firm. Work consisted of various planning projects to include regional planning, architectural; landscape architectural design associated with condominium, industrial, environmental and commercial projects.

May 1988 - Jul 1989
 

Vollmer Associates LLP, New York, NY, US, Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect – Performed as a junior planner and assistant project manager. Designed and prepared plans and details for various government projects as well as private institutions.

Jan 1987 - Apr 1988
 

Education 

SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architect

College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, School of Landscape Architecture, Syracuse, New York. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA), Cum Laude, May 1985

Sep 1983 - May 1985
 

Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Herkimer County Community College, State University of New York, Herkimer, New York.
Associate of Science (Pre-Landscape Architecture) May 1982

Sep 1980 - May 1983
 

Awards 

Merit Award - Preserving Historic Sunnyside, NY 2010, Award

Home of author Washington Irving, Sunnyside is a 40-acre historic site on the Hudson River that reflects Irving's romantic view of art, his-tory, and nature. Starting in 1835, Irving planted trees and shrubs and designed garden paths, vistas, and water features. But significant dam-age by stormwater flows from upper reaches of the watershed had spurred Historic Hudson Valley (the organiza-tion managing the site) to hire Stantec to control flood waters and restore the landscape. It was essential for any proosed work on the grounds to respect and reflect Irving's landscape vision. Work entailed removal of insufficient culverts and an engineered sluiceway filled with exposed corrugated plastic piping. It also included construction of two stone bridges and a pedestrian bridge, restoration of the stream and landscaping, and integration of a pond into the stormwater mitigation plan. Drainage outlets and spillways, footbridges, and a stone wall were all de-signed -along with other elements of the storm water infrastructure -to complement the original buildings and site features. The design has achieved its functional purpose while allowing visitors to experience the site as it appeared in Washington Irving's time.

All of the selected materials ar not only indigenous to the Hudson River Valley but also historically corred. The selected riparian plants also needed to stabilize stream banks while withstanding high volumes of water and high-velocity stream flows. A major focus of the design team was how new elements could fit naturally into their surroundings.

Copied from the Connecticut Landscape Architect Publication Winter 2010

2010
 

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