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Mel Snyder

Mel Snyder

Hudson Valley NY

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SITE & NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING

I became interested in community site planning and Landscape design from my time growing up on military bases around the country. When I was designing a Co-housing community for my thesis I referred often to my child hood memories of a community with a common focus and what makes it thrive; one being a common area indoors and outside to gather, garden and play/recreate.  I've also been very interested in the relationship of the private vs. public realms when planning where to place homes to each other and how to strike a healthy balance for both. Parking is also a necessary evil that I think we either ignore as being an integral aspect of development or overlook as its potential for alternate uses.

Recently I've gotten involved with master planning larger estates and how to address the needs of the new owners while also protecting the natural environment.

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Various-Built & Unbuilt
My Role: My Role in all of these projects was as the lead designer and illustrator
Additional Credits: Few Gardens HOPE 6 PROJECT was designed with Jeff Davis of JDavis Associates

 
Hope VI Neighborhood Plan- Durham NC
Hope VI Neighborhood Plan- Durham NC
Community Concept-Coastal NC
Community Concept-Coastal NC
Infill Development-Raleigh NC
Infill Development-Raleigh NC
Tennis Coastal Community-Galveston TX
Tennis Coastal Community-Galveston TX
CFB Church-New parking & Fellowship amenities plan
CFB Church-New parking & Fellowship amenities plan
Multifamily Building/Site Plan-Raleigh NC
Multifamily Building/Site Plan-Raleigh NC
Columbia County Barn Yard- Master Plan
Columbia County Barn Yard- Master Plan

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