Site Redesign Project

Satyam Soni
Satyam Soni

August 22, 2023

Site Redesign Project
Site Redesign Project
Site Redesign Project
Site Redesign Project

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Aim: To enhance the site's ecological aspects by incorporating native species, leveraging the natural slope for rainwater collection, and improving the overall visitor experience.


  1. Conceptualization: Brainstormed and sketched initial ideas focusing on ecological enhancements and visitor engagement.

  2. Plant Selection: Chose native species like Bigleaf maple, Vine maple, and Douglas fir to enhance biodiversity and ecological balance while creating visual appeal.

  3. Design and Analysis: Leveraged the site's natural slope to position a rain garden on the southern edge, to collect rainwater for sustainability. Designed a wooded platform to allow visitors to explore and appreciate the transformed landscape from different perspectives.

  4. Paper Drafting: Transformed initial sketches into detailed paper drafts, laying the groundwork for the digital design process.

  5. AutoCAD Planning: Utilized AutoCAD to convert paper drafts into a precise site plan, incorporating every aspect of the envisioned "Enchanted Forest."

  6. SketchUp 3D Modeling: Imported the AutoCAD site plan into SketchUp Pro, creating a dynamic 3D model that showcased the design's depth and intricacies.

  7. Species Variation: Strategically placed deciduous and evergreen trees, along with flowering herbs and shrubs, to enhance visual variety, pollination, and overall aesthetics.

  8. Sustainable Elements: Demonstrated environmental consciousness by incorporating rainwater collection through the rain garden and emphasizing native species for site sustainability.

Tools used

autocad MS OfficeSketchupTopographical SurveyTree Species List

Plug-ins used



3D modellingDesignLandscape Architecturesite planningSustainability

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