Document Type



Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture

First Advisor's Name

Juan Antonio Bueno

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Amy Condon

Third Advisor's Name

Michael del Guidice

Fourth Advisor's Name

Marta Canaves

Date of Defense



The primary purpose of this thesis was to investigate the narrative potential in the contours of a site, specifically, in contours shaped by dredge and fill. Contours provide a record of weather, growth and erosion as well as the processes of dredge and fill. In South Florida, our modification of both the coastline and inland swamps document the history of our occupation of the land. The record or memory of this change is often apparent only as an absence. This thesis design exposes the landscape narrative of dredge and fill in Miami's Biscayne Bay through the design of two areas of Baywalk Park along the eastern edge of downtown Miami from Margaret Pace Park to the mouth of the Miami River. The design reveals the historic sequence of dredge and fill on the site.





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