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Amber Raynsford

Amber Raynsford

Seattle, WA, US

 

About 

I am an emerging landscape architect and experienced GIS analyst who is excited to be contributing to the health and beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Employment 

The Watershed Company, Kirkland, WA, US, GIS Analyst / Landscape Designer

Provide GIS expertise to all departments, including data management and acquisition; data creation and manipulation; map preparation; and analysis using geospatial shape and image data. Support senior landscape architects with all project phases, including producing construction drawings and plans, site visits, and conceptual rendering. Assist with graphic design tasks and marketing efforts, including proposals and outreach, interviews, and pre-contract client meetings.

Jul 2012 - current
 

Florida Park Service, Tallahassee, FL, US, Park Planner

Perform a variety of tasks related to the planning and design of recreational facilities and land uses in state parks. Manage the process of updating land management plan for lands within the Florida state park system. Coordinate input from the public through workshops and stakeholder groups. Balance input from multiple agencies and the public regarding resource management and recreation in order to develop a clear and concise vision for each park.

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
 

Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, FL, US, Environmental Specialist/ GIS Analyst

Created illustrative map products using collaborative data from geologists and other professionals, including posters and brochures, for public outreach and informative purposes. Carried out a two-year project to verify and clean-up more than one hundred years of historic geologic data. Translated historic data into digital geospatial formats using georeferencing, ArcScan, and other methods.

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
 

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Graduate Assistant

Assisted landscape architecture professors with classroom instruction, outside research, and other tasks, including graphic design, desktop publishing, and logo design. Facilitated student learning by organizing and leading study groups in site engineering and GIS.

Aug 2007 - May 2010
 

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, US, Planning Technician

Provided technical expertise in policy research and writing, graphic design, desktop publishing, GIS analysis and mapping, CAD, marketing, and other areas to transportation planners and civil engineers. Carried out multi-disciplinary projects that focused in the areas of bicycle and pedestrianism, environmental impact assessment, traffic impact analysis, and transit.

Mar 2004 - Jul 2007
 

Education 

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Courses include: Landscape Architecture History, Modern Landscape Architecture History, Florida Natural Communities, Landscape Plants I and II, Site Engineering (grading and drainage), Site Implementation (materials and construction), Construction Documents, Professional Practice, Landscape Design Studio IV, Urban Design Theory, Urban Design Studio, Landscape Graphics, Design Education

Thesis: "Guerrilla Landscape: Examining the motivating factors behind unauthorized environmental alteration"

Aug 2007 - May 2010
 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, Studio Arts, Painting Concentration (BFA)

Courses include: Photography I and II, Drawing I and II, Watercolor, Painting I and II, Installation Art, Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Advanced Painting Studio, Italian Renaissance Architecture, Later Medieval Art, Arts of Asia

BFA "Graduating Artists" Undergraduate Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, December 2003

Aug 1999 - May 2005
 

Awards 

Special Citation in Bicycle Excellence, Award

The Core Project Design Competition: A study to vitalize the city of Sebastopol
"Defining the Core"

2012
 

Prudential - Davis Productivity Awards, State of Florida, Award

Florida Geological Survey - 2011
Plant City Sinkhole Response Team

2011
 

Florida ASLA Award of Honor, Award

Philanthropic Category (Group Project) - 2009
Learning + Landscape: The Woodville Wildflower Project

2009
 

American Visions and Gold Key, Award

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - 1999
Bill and Maxine, mixed media collage

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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