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Elvis Herrera

Elvis Herrera

Nampa, ID, US

 

About 

The following selected work is from my undergraduate and graduate design and planning studios.  This includes projects from transportation engineering, computer modeling courses, landscape architectural skills, and land-use planning spatial analysis in Geographic Information System (GIS).  This work is a reflection of my education at the University of Idaho, including my community internship and graduate research assistantship.

While in my undergraduate in landscape architecture, I was introduced to and developed skills in design, drafting, hand rendering, collaboration, computer skills and documentation in concept master plans.  Courses such as GIS in Land Planning involved regional suitability analysis for vineyards.  Other projects used visual resource analysis with GIS that involved a resource management plan for an assessment of visual impact for timber harvest areas.  Other work involved site design, drafting construction documents and plant schedules. 

Completion of my BLA helped me refine my skills in order to further my education in Bioregional Planning and Community Design studies.  This work emphasized basic planning methods with rural communities.  I learned a variety of skills such as participatory planning, teamwork, and 3-D conceptual modeling as well as computer animation using Google Earth, Google SketchUp, and ArcScene.

This portfolio demonstrates my design and planning skills through tailoring community and project specific conceptual design.  My work identifies a variety of skills such as Auto CAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), PowerPoint, and colored pencil rendering.  My portfolio is intended to provide insight of my technical skills and community dedication to planning.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Nampa City Hall, Nampa, Assistant Planner

Designed a trail to connect public school & neighborhoods to downtown for revitalization project

Learned the relationships between elements of the city, such as public access, safety, public involvement, and transportation

Designed a master concept map & booklet while attending and speaking in public meetings

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
 

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, Research Assistantship

Composed Excel spreadsheets for faculty & staff

Identified, analyzed, interpreted, addressed problems within the community & bioregional context

Researched socially, culturally, economically & ecologically sustainable development in Orofino, ID

Aug 2011 - May 2012
 

McCall Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID, US, Landscape Tech.

Helped keep Tracked all expenses & purchases by following office paperwork procedures

Drafted construction details, hardscape, & landscape plans in AutoCAD

Formatted graphic base map for field campus in Adobe CS5 programs

Aug 2011 - May 2012
 

Education 

University of Idaho, Moscow,ID, US, Masters, Bioregional Planing & Community Design

Computer Skills:
 Land FX for AutoCAD, Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, InDesign), Google SketchUp, Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Geographic Information System (GIS), & Engineer Application (Win TR-55)
Sketching Skills:
 Ink, pencil, & charcoal drawing, marker, and colored pencil rendering
Related Classes:
 Plant Materials, Professional Office Practice (including finance), GIS in Land Planning, Water in the Urban Context, Landscape Construction Materials & Documents

Aug 2011 - May 2012
 

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, BArch, Landscape Architecture

Computer Skills:
 Land FX for AutoCAD, Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, InDesign), Google SketchUp, Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Geographic Information System (GIS), & Engineer Application (Win TR-55)
Sketching Skills:
 Ink, pencil, & charcoal drawing, marker, and colored pencil rendering
Related Classes:
 Plant Materials, Professional Office Practice (including finance), GIS in Land Planning, Water in the Urban Context, Landscape Construction Materials & Documents

Aug 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Dean's List, Honorable Mention

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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