RESEARCH - GRADUATE INDIVIDUAL
Kelly Hughes, Student ASLA
Advisors: Professor Sara Katherine
Williams, FASLA, Professor Margaret H. Carr, and Professor Karen
A beautifully crafted, simple and elegant presentation...
very thoughtful research and a clear application of ecological
design principles... goals and objectives clearly stated... substantive
results presented in an articulate and illustrative way.
Student Awards Jury Comments
Currently, there are no environmental design criteria for beach
renourishment that are sensitive to sea turtle nesting habitats,
the needs of human users and the goals of beach renourishment. This
project creates guidelines and priorities that direct human users
and wildlife users, balancing the component of time through the
beach renourishment design process.
The research is based on information collected at three sites within
the state of Florida, as well as an in-depth look at the three main
component groups associated with the renourishment projects. The
guidelines and priorities are also based on site-specific design
recommendations established for each of the three sites: Panama
City Beach, Anna Maria Island, and Juno Beach. The new guidelines
and priorities offered by site-specific design recommendations can
be applied statewide by governing agencies, designers, coastal developers,
and private landowners.
|Photos and Drawings: (left to
right by row) Cover, Process Diagram, Open Spaces Design, Site
Analysis, Relationship Diagram, Anna Maria Island Matrix.