Nedim Kemer MLA

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University of MASSACHUSETTS, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Amherst, MA
PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistantship and Research Assistantship 2003 - Present
University of PENNSYLVANIA, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MASTER of Landscape Architecture. Departmental Scholarship.
Explored geometric and sculptural forms as architectural spaces with Robert Engman.
1990 - 1992
University of ANKARA, Department of Landscape Architecture, Ankara, Turkey
BACHELOR of Agricultural Engineering and Landscape Architecture. 1980 -1985
GARDENIA Landscaping and Nursery Company, Istanbul, Turkey
Practical training in greenhouse work and plant propagation.

1983 - 1984
University of GAZI, School of Teacher Education, Ankara, Turkey
Department of Fine Arts

1978 - 1980

SSA Landscape Architects, Santa Cruz, CA
Project Manager: executed innovative public, commercial and residential projects.

JHA Landscape Architects, Solona Beach, CA
Project Manager: worked on commercial and residential projects.

Vande Hey Landscape Architecture, Inc., Design/Build Firm, Appleton,WI
Designed residential and commercial landscapes;
specialized in custom ponds and waterfalls.
Responsibilities included: client contact, sales, cost estimates,
supervising construction implementation.

1994 - 1998
Sanborn Group, Inc. Landscape Architects, Madison, WI
Designed highway landscapes for Wisconsin State Department of Transportation.

1992 - 1993
AGS Adelphia Graphic Systems, Philadelphia, PA
Designed sign systems using Mac Claris CAD.

1991 - 1992
Andropogon Associates, Ltd., Ecological Planning and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Built presentation model for Kahn Park Philadelphia.

Jan.-Feb 1991
Min Architectural Design Studio, Istanbul, Turkey
Prepared illustrative perspectives and built models.

1989 - 1990
Smyrna Landscaping and Architectural Model Studio, Izmir, Turkey
Established and owned independent business. Built models.
Prepared site plans and construction documents for resort villages.

1987 - 1989
Dokap Landscape Construction Company, Ankara, Turkey
Prepared site designs, estimated costs, supervised implementations.

1986 - 1987
Gardenia Landscaping and Nursery Company, Istanbul, Turkey
Designed resort landscapes, worked in plant propagation.

1985 - 1986
Freelance Work while studying at Universities, Ankara, Turkey
Drafted technical drawings, prepared graphical layouts of posters, signs,
letterheads and business cards.
1977 - 1985

METU-Middle East Technical University, Department of Architecture, Ankara, Turkey
Taught Landscape Architecture Theory and Design Studio.
Gave seminars on environmental issues and participated in design juries. Facilitated and designed a Book of Plants- the final product of plant identification studies with students.
Researched and wrote a published report representing the university: A comparison of the cost effectiveness and efficiency between current and past urban landscape practices in the Greater Ankara Province by municipality.

2000 - 2003
1998 - 1999 Fall
1996 - 1997 Spring
VISITING LECTURER and CRITIC Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, California
Taught Site Analysis Methods with site specific practices. Lectured on Professional Practice. Participated in design juries.
1999 - 2000 Fall
VISITING LECTURER and CRITIC The European University of Lefke, Lefke, Cyprus
Lectured on the fundamental aspects of Landscape Architecture. Participated in design juries. Presented seminar. Collaborated with professional and academic team at a Landscape Reclamation Workshop.
1996 - 1997 Fall
University of Ankara, Department of Landscape Architecture, Ankara, Turkey
Taught Landscape Design Courses. Participated in design juries.
Gave seminars on Site Analysis Methods.

1993 - 1994

Certified Landscape Architect - State of Wisconsin, 1996.
Honorable mention, fairground design competition. Corum, Turkey, 1987.
Award winner, national poster design contest. Ankara, Turkey, 1983.
Certified Coach - US Soccer Federation.

Auto CAD 2000- LandCAD, Photo Shop, Page Maker, Corell Draw, Win Estimate, Excel,
Mac Claris CAD, Auto DESK Animator, Micro Station, GIS, HTML Coding.
Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Airbrush Illustration, Model Building.
Sailing, Ice Hockey, Hiking, Soccer, Traveling.

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