Ruth Hamberg Landscape Architecture and Urban Design has a variety of project experience, including trails, landscape plans, site and master planning, project management, special district plans, design standards, public involvement, codes and comprehensive plan urban design elements.
Virginia / Lake Highland Transportation and Land Use Study, City of Orlando 2016-17
Owner/ Client: The City of Orlando
Contact Person: David Nelson, Project Manager for Renaissance Planning Group
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Virginia/ Lake Highland Transportation and Land Use Study (2017): Ruth Hamberg was serving as a sub-consultant Landscape Architect/ Planner on the Renaissance Planning Group team for a ‘Complete Streets’ study of two vibrant and growing traditional downtown City of Orlando neighborhoods and the streets that bind them together: Formosa and Lake Highland. Large infill projects are coming to an older, established area rich with historic homes, classic bungalows and vibrant small businesses, bringing more traffic congestion. Older streets such as Virginia Drive currently don’t have sufficient pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure needed to support a walkable community. The study looked at ways to address traffic and growth from a multi-modal standpoint and to protect the area’s character. Ms. Hamberg is assisting the team with public involvement, a parking study, urban design site inventory and character analysis. She coordinated with the team and City to prepare “Complete Streets” streetscape design concepts and cross section options for Virginia Drive between N. Orange Ave. and N. Mills Ave. The study also recommended zoning and land use changes needed to accommodate growth while protecting the neighborhoods. The study helped to create a long term vision for the area with plenty of input from residents. Public meetings were held in August, September and October 2016. The final study was completed in early 2017. Ms. Hamberg presented the study to Municipal Planning Board on Feb. 21, 2017, which unanimously supported the plan.
Shingle Creek Regional Trail, City of Orlando
Owner/ Client: The City of Orlando Prime Consultant: CPH Engineers. Contact Person: Ginger Corless, Past Principal/ Project Manager for Tindale/ Oliver and Associates email@example.com. Shingle Creek Trail Design (2012-13): Ms. Hamberg collaborated with HHI Design and CPH Engineers on the design themes and trail amenities for the City of Orlando Segment of the planned regional trail that will eventually connect Orlando to Kissimmee. Ruth Hamberg served as a landscape architect sub-consultant to Tindale Oliver & Associates (formerly HHI Design Inc.) on the CPH Engineers team to prepare the design and construction documents for the Orlando segment of the regional multi-use trail. Ms. Hamberg provided input on the trail route design and identity themes, designed a trail head plaza, provided landscape design concept plans and Q/A for the 60% plan review. Image Credit: Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Ruth Hamberg.
Center Ave. Feasibility Study, City of Holly Hill Prime Consultant: Smith+Murray Studios, Inc. now Murray Design Group Contact: Mr. Ramon Murray, ASLA, Principal: (407) 647-8070 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.murraysitedesign.com/ 1200 Center Ave. Feasibility Study/ Continuing Professional Services, Holly Hill CRA, City of Holly Hill, FL(2013): Ruth Hamberg served as a sub-consultant on the Smith-Murray Studios, Inc. team. The project was to determine a feasible development scenario for a 25 acre vacant middle school site in the center of the City. Ruth provided public involvement strategies and facilitation, land use/ development research and planning services for the study, which was completed summer 2013. Image Credit: Smith+Murray Studios.
North International Drive Improvement Project Owner/ Client: The International Drive Master Transit and Improvement District 7081 Grand National Drive Ste 105 Orlando, FL 32819 Contact: Luann Brooks, Executive Director (407) 248-9590 email@example.com Services Provided: (2002-2013): Ruth Hamberg served the I-Drive District as a Project Management consultant overseeing a series of incremental improvement projects on North International Drive. Ms. Hamberg supervised a sidewalk widening project on one half mile of International Drive north of Sand Lake Rd in coordination with the I-Drive CRA. In addition, Ms. Hamberg oversaw the installation of sod and irrigation from Sand Lake Rd to Kirkman Rd., completed in 2006. Ms. Hamberg’s responsibilities included the selection of landscape architectural design consultants, negotiation of scope of work and fees, guidance of the project through design, design reviews, writing specifications, steering the project through permitting, obtaining Orlando Utilities Commission water meter taps and electric meters for the irrigation controllers for the I-Drive District, overseeing bidding and construction including almost daily site visits. Together these improvements resulted in a total investment of $600,000. The District is currently coordinating with the City of Orlando and Orange County to add dedicated bus lanes, which is under construction in the City. Image Credit: The International Drive Improvement District.
The Goldsboro Trail – National Trails Symposium Design Competition, Sanford, FL Owner/ Client: The City of Sanford, The National Trails Symposium, The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Greenways and Trails Contact: Tracy Crowe, past President, Land Design Innovations (now Littlejohn Engineering Associates) (321) 594-8391 firstname.lastname@example.org Services Provided: The Goldsboro Trail project won the national design competition staged as part of the national trails symposium when it was held in Orlando 2002. Ms. Hamberg worked as a subconsultant with Land Design Innovations, Inc. (LDI) to prepare a Trail Master Plan submittal for the design competition. The master plan is to help create a bike and pedestrian trail through this historic but economically challenged ‘Front Porch Florida” neighborhood using an abandoned rail road. Ms. Hamberg researched history, developed the descriptive text, planned the trail linkages in the context of the city and region, designed and drew the site plans for three trail heads and created illustrations of the master plan for the proposed Trail. Image Credit: Ruth Hamberg for Land Design Innovations.