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Allison Taylor WSU Bachelors of Interior Design

This portfolio demonstrates a summary of 4 years of completed at Washington State University. Born and raised in Issaquah, Washington Allison Taylor graduated with a Bachelors in Arts of Interior Design, and is knowledgeable in Construction and Project Management. Passionateabout restorative, residential, design build and sustainable practices. Dedicated worker with a strong work ethic, driven to produce quality solutions with ample customer and client satisfaction.

I. Transformable Origami

IV. Community Nourishment V. Light Exploration

VII. Greenhouse | Design Exploration X. AutoCAD | EAMES

XI. Rethinking Of ce-Use | Tokyo XIV. Pufferbelly Depot

University District | Spokane, WA

The University District in Spokane Washington, is an area of diversity in economics, population and weather. Due to this diversity between factors that create the environment of the University District, there are challenges in the overlap. The economic variation of civilian income or lack of creates a variety of social classes within the city. The population itself is assorted with students and families. With a total of 22,512 students between, Washington State University, Gonzaga and Eastern Washington University. To solve this the intention is to design a structure that offers a variation of functions for bring the community together. This enables the function of the variety of events that will possibly be held here.

Integrated design research collaborative that will explore emergent ideas associated with the Smart City – data driven decision making, interactive environments, and an internet of things. Our work will investigate how the built environment can use Smart City ideas to facilitate resource management, build community, and promote health and well-being.


Formation dependent on event, population, temperature, by utilizing this data to de ne the form of the building, including other adaptive systems in response to the given information; to facilitating a variety of scenarios.


The rotation of the architectural structure is controlled by a motorized systhem, that responds to the given weather and event being held. Based on the weather, event and type of population; the structure delineates data and responds to the required codes. For example, number of exits, event space and the amount of civilians. The stability of the interactive ooring is supported by wire that responds based on the tension and rotation of form.


University District | Spokane, WA

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The aim of community nourishment is to elevate well-being in the University District of Spokane. This will evolve by incorperating annually cycled, temporary community gardens, to be set on empty lots until businesses become established.

This annual gardening project accomplishes three objectives: provides healthy food for the community, enables social connection within the community, and beauti es empty lots. This idea is shown coming to life; on the right the existing state of an abandoned lot [ref. diagram a].


Free Space: Model

Floor Plan

This model is a small-scaled design of an outside oasis; a free-space for an introvert. The space created provides: prospect refuge, in a relaxing environment that ampli es the quality of natural light, illuminating and giving life to the space. Inspired by the perspectives of Southern California.


Inspiration Photos: These photos are of different perspectives of Southern California when active with wild res. This quality of light inspired the direction of my project.


Concept This project was for an educational facility, based on the concept of “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” E. O. Wilson, this idea is the foundation of this biophilic approach of this educational facility’s design. The particular aspect of biophilia that was chosen to derive inspiration for this project is the greenhouse. A greenhouse is a structure with a single purpose: to encourage plants to grow regardless of the exterior weather conditions. In this case, the structure acts as a cultivation of pupils, reassuring intellectual growth regardless of exterior factors in their lives and/or of the building.


Floor I

Living Wall


Conference I: Cultivating Innovation

This conference room utilizes nature in a way that increases the quality of health by exposure to nature. Although having little/ no access to natural light; the use of living wall offers a calming yet activating space.


Floor II

Conference II

This room is large and is able to adapt to many ways of interaction. Enabling students to create and explore new ideas.


2nd Floor Entry

Activates this area for possible interaction. Also makes a smooth transition from oors by creating a natural and transparent environment.


Building Elevation

Eames : Case Study House NO. 8

Building Floor Plan

This project was an exercise to transform the layout of a residence into an AutoCAD document. This process taught me the importance and usefulness of the tools the software has to offer.


Arco Tower

Lobby Entry - Monumental Stairs

Our WSU studio collaborated with Interior Architects (based in Seattle), to work with multiple buildings in various countries. To re-think the use of of ce space. The focus of this project was to create a tactical work environment. Tactical by the way of utilizing workers throughout the of ce with temporary desking. This should maximize productivity based on what teams need to work together in close proximity for a project.


Section Elevation The verticle section shows the correlation of the rst oor to the second.

First Floor with RCP

Second Floor with RCP

The oor plans show the relationship between the lighting plan, as well as the oor plan. It shows the careful placement of lighting xtures over furniture systems. The oor plans show the almost completely symmetrical ideal of system organization.


First Floor Mixed Use Collaboration Space

Informal meeting space encourages collaboration through informal, less private area. All furniture is mobile, to encourage transformation of space based on the employees needs.

First Floor Conference Room

Formal meeting area is spaced out in a classroom dynamic. All furniture is mobile to encourage recon guration of the space, base on the need of the meeting/project.


Pufferbelly Depot

330 N Grand Ave, Pullman, WA 99163

The depot is a historical building located in Pullman, WA. This project was designed to be rennovated in a way that respects the true character of the building historically. The design incorporates ADA accessibility; as well as lling the needs of a studio, home and gallery.


Inspiration + Process This project was inspired by the artist Kurt Rodenhiser. A stained glass artist who resides in Issaquah, WA. The textures and patterns that create layers inspired both the textile that was incorporated into the design, as well as the overall design of the depot. The process of creating a parti design, and developing a pattern further into a textile are shown.


Gallery Entry: The First Impression

(Photos: 1, 2)To invite the visitor in and invite them to ow through and with the space. By using paint as a way nding tool, and sustainable Lumicor products to echo the town and it’s environment.

Gallery Display Set




Scaled Model

1’0” = 1/4” This model shows my craftsmanship and drive for perfection in every aspect of my work.


Scaled Floorplan

1’0” = 1/4” This oorplan shows the continuation of concept design; through incorporation of the parti.


Allison Taylor Portfolio 2016  

Design work of newly graduated Washington State University Interior Designer.

Allison Taylor Portfolio 2016  

Design work of newly graduated Washington State University Interior Designer.