Coal Bottel-Dorius

Coal Bottel-Dorius


Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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Coal Bottel-Dorius's Overview

  • Designer at ROLU
  • Artist Instructor at Juxtaposition Arts
  • Commissioner at City of Minneapolis Arts Commission
  • Student Chapter Liaison at American society of landscape architect- Minnesota Chapter
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota
  • Cleveland Park Community Engagement Organizer at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association and The University of Minnesota
  • Garden whisperer at Constable-Steele Garden Design
  • Design Consultant at Lifeworks
  • Teachers Assistant at University of Minnesota
  • Intern at ReDesign
  • Owner at Orange Company

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Coal Bottel-Dorius' Summary

Landscape Architecture offers opportunities to pull together visual problem solving with creative process, which encompasses my requisite to organize space in an artistic manner. I look forward to applying these skills throughout my career as instruments of positive change in our built environment.

Coal Bottel-Dorius' Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Master's of Landscape Architecture


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Bachelor's of Environmental Design, Planning


Minneapolis Community and Technical College



Coal Bottel-Dorius' Experience



Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Design industry

May 2014Present (5 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Artist Instructor

Juxtaposition Arts

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry

May 2014Present (5 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area


City of Minneapolis Arts Commission

February 2014Present (8 months)

Student Chapter Liaison

American society of landscape architect- Minnesota Chapter

January 2014Present (9 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Adjunct Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) University of Minnesota

LA 3002 Informants of Creating Landscape Space. Exploring the bases upon which designers make decisions about the nature, location and experiential qualities of spaces they are creating. The course is based upon the premise that these desired spatial characteristics emerge from an examination of the interaction between the site and context where the spaces will be created and the characteristics of the behaviors that will occur in the spaces. The course examines alternative ways of thinking about these dimensions of space-making, and it will make a transformation from three-dimensional modeling of spatial qualities to two-dimensional representation of these qualities using conventional and non-traditional graphic techniques.

SiteSeeing Instructor

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

May 2013August 2013 (4 months) Minneapolis

SiteSeeing is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed for students in grades 4 – 8. The curriculum teaches students how to see and think critically about the physical features that make up their community – from streets and sidewalks to homes and gardens. SiteSeeing aims to educate generations of citizens, through a series of structured, hands-on exercises, to be skilled at creating communities that reflect the commonly held desire for connection rather than separation and segregation



January 1980June 2013 (33 years 6 months) anywhere

I have been making art in the landscape since I was very young- and my philosophy has been to make it, enjoy it, walk away for others to enjoy…. I would not go back, would not document it, I would leave it alone.
In the past few years, I have changed my relationship with these installations, and have started to talk about them, share them, make them a part of my life instead of having them on the outskirts of my life. I use my art as a way to engage others, to connect or just to start chatting with people who I may not have opportunities to meet usually.

Intern For City Council Member Gary Schiff- Research Assistant in Practice

City of Minneapolis

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

September 2012April 2013 (8 months) Minneapolis

Interned with City Council Member Gary Schiff, helping to write an ordinance to legalize flea markets. The College of Design’s Landscape Architecture Department worked with City Hall to turn this position into a RA in practice. Schiff’s office was working towards allowing flea markets in Minneapolis, which were banned back in the 60’s for unsightliness. Coal Dorius’s role was to research flea markets around the United States looking at trends in their bylaws, as well as issues that determined different management strategies. Dorius also studied the importance of temporary markets as a way to energize vacant space in our communities. The findings were compiled with a draft ordinance written by Grant Wilson, License and consumer services manager and Steve Poor, Zoning Administration & Enforcement Manager. The ordinance was presented to City Council in early spring 2013 and flea markets were legalized.

Cleveland Park Community Engagement Organizer

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association and The University of Minnesota

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 2012November 2012 (6 months) Minneapolis

Developed a series of Park Parties to educate and engage the community about the potential opportunities of the upcoming redevelopment of Cleveland Park.

Garden whisperer

Constable-Steele Garden Design

May 2012September 2012 (5 months) Twin Cities, Minnesota

Responsible for the cultivation and care of the landscaping for residential homes- plants flowers, mows, pulls weeds, repairs structures, and general care.

Design Consultant


April 2012September 2012 (6 months) Eagan Mn

Lifeworks provides customized services for people with disabilities that help them to live full and meaningful lives. A team of four students from the University Of Minnesota designed a sensory garden for Lifeworks new location in Eagan. The garden was considerate for the client as well as for staff at the center. The garden includes a musical wall, runnel system at wheelchair height, and a variety of seating areas. The planted areas were designed to use all the senses and allow for growing edibles.

Teachers Assistant

University of Minnesota

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2012May 2012 (5 months) University Of Minnesota

The Designed Environment - the intentionally designed places we frequent and inhabit. A class directed towards learning to "see" design in the everyday world in order to understand the ideas and principles on which the designed environment is built. The course will be looking at how the professions of architecture,landscape architecture and urban design (among others) combine to influence the shape and function of our homes, cities and region. Observe and critique the interaction between human needs/customs with biophyscial systems in which we live. Students will be asked to look at designed spaces for themselves. Lectures and readings will support investigations.



January 2010May 2010 (5 months) Minneapolis

ReDesign is a commercial and housing real estate developer providing comprehensive community development services. My focus was promoting community involvement and compiling a report on Franklin Avenue’s pedestrian traffic.


Orange Company

19992004 (5 years) St. Paul, MN

A design/ build shop. My partner and I shared the responsibilities of designing custom furniture, floors, and additions for businesses and residential homes. At Orange Co. I became proficient in the Adobe suite programs for layout of our promotional literature and branding of the company. Orange Co. attended the Chicago Design Show in 2001 and 2002 where we spent 4 days each year promoting the company.

Coal Bottel-Dorius' Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the University of Minnesota College of Design Graduate Merit Award

    • May 2013
  • Recipient of the ASLA Student Merit Award

    • April 2013
  • Recipient of the University of Minnesota College of Design undergraduate project award

    • April 2010
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College inducted to Phi Theta Kappa

    • April 2006

Coal Bottel-Dorius' Projects

  • University Of Minnesota

    • January 2010 to Present
    Team Members: Coal Bottel-Dorius

    In 2010 I was part of a research class, which completed a site analysis and design concept for Marla Spivac and the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab.

Coal Bottel-Dorius' Skills & Expertise

  1. Landscape Architecture
  2. Landscape Design
  3. SketchUp
  4. Sustainable Design
  5. Urban Planning
  6. Urban
  7. Urban Design
  8. Adobe Creative Suite
  9. InDesign
  10. Illustrator
  11. Photoshop
  12. Rendering
  13. Photography
  14. Graphic Design
  15. Microsoft Office
  16. Microsoft Word
  17. Art
  18. Community Engagement
  19. Public Space
  20. guerrilla art
  21. Placemaking
  22. Land Use Planning
  23. Comprehensive Planning
  24. Parks
  25. Sketching
  26. Sustainability
  27. Drawing

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