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PORTFOLIO

ALEXANDRIA ROBINSON


CONTACT: ALEXANDRIA ROBINSON (954) 274-7409 ALR15F@MY.FSU.EDU 2525 HARTSFIELD ROAD APT 16 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303


TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 1-2

WORSHIP PAVILLION

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KIOSK DESIGN

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LIGHTING DESIGN

SPA DESIGN


Creek Serene A Place of Reflection Secular Humanism

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F LO O R P L A N

CREEK SERENE IS A DESIGN THAT ENHANCES THE GATHERING SPACE OF SECULAR HUMANISM, SITED IN GUATALEHARA, MEXICO. THIS SPACE IS A PERSONALIZED OASIS THAT CATERS TO THE NEEDS OF THE BELIEF, THROUGH EXPERIENCE OF SELF REFLECTION AND THE WORLD AROUND.

CROSS SECTION

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Rantan The Lantern Kiosk Exhibit

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Kyoto is Japan’s third largest city and also one its oldest. It was originally founded as Heian in 794, and had its golden age during the court’s heyday from 794 to 1185. Home to many cultural landmarks and historical sites, Kyoto is thought of as the heart of Japan. The city still bears the name Kyoto, or “Capital City,” even though the emperor and the National Diet are located in Tokyo. For most of Japan’s history, Heian was the center not only of government but of learning and the arts. My concept is a traditional wooden japanese lantern. I was mainly inspired by the form of the objectect. I will use material that help represent the history of the culture, while also giving a high end feel to the kiosk for comfort. There will be signage on the more iconic and symbolic objects that will direct the users the space. The inside of the kiosk will have a seating area for visitors to relax and meditate.

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3D VIEW

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PLAN VIEW

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KEY: 1. PITCHED ROOF 2. LANTERNS 3. WOODEN POSTS

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ELEVATION VIEW

4. SCROLL SIGNAGE


WILLIAM JOHNSTON ATRIUM

INTERIOR RENDERING

EXTERIOR RENDERING

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Box Light Bauhaus Lighting Design

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Box Light The concept for this design is the Bauhaus. This design incorporates geometric forms, similarly to the artworks from the Bauhaus Movement. Different sized squares were used to create an art sculpture ambiance to the lighting fixture. This fixture will be used for ambient lighting. This will be achieved through the diffusion of light using frosted glass. The boxes themselves, will be made out of brushed metal. The entire fixture will be suspended and powered by cable wires on each side.

Brushed Metal

Frosted Glass

Cable Wire

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SĹŻul

Spa + Wellness Hospitality Design

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Preliminary Diagram As a warm and extremely humid area, Tallahassee has become an allergy capital. With around 40% of the population suffering from allergies, residents of Tallahassee have fallen prone to the yearly pitfalls of pollen, which indicates that there is a need for a space that provides treatment for allergies and their associated symptoms. Design Goals: -Create an all-inclusive allergy treatment and wellness spa that evokes relaxation and peacefulness. -Offer a variety of treatment options so that visitors feel like they have a choice and are in control of their health. -Design a facility that uses natural elements and materials to craft the soothing look, sounds, smells, overall ambiance of the space

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Problem Statement:

Apalachee Parkway was constructed in 1957 after winning a contest to select a name. It pays homage to the first inhabitants of the area (Apalachee Indians), as well as the nearby Appalachian Mountains. As a warm and extremely humid area, Tallahassee has become an allergy capital. Itchy eyes, runny noses, and persistent sniffles continue to be common symptoms. Tallahassee has a consistent medium-high pollen index of 7.3–9.7. With around 40% of the population suffering from allergies (Etters, 2014), residents of Tallahassee have fallen prone to the yearly pitfalls of pollen. With this being said, there is a need for a space that provides treatment for these allergies and their associated symptoms. Etters, K. (2014, April 3). Allergy alert: It’s time for Tallahassee’s annual plague of pollen. Retrieved from https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/home-garden/2014/04/03/allergy-alert-its-time-fortallahassees-annual-plague-of-pollen/7255641/.

Solution: Statement

Affordable health care is the goal. Especially in a lower median income area like Tallahassee. The Salt Spa allergy center will serve as a treatment and medical spa for the population of Tallahassee, specifically for those who suffer from allergies. The Salt Spa will be an au natural treatment center that capitalizes off the healing properties of Himalayan Pink Salt. The wellness spa is using this large footprint as a resource for not only allergies, but as an overall wellness spa for the body. Not only will the Salt Spa be a place for healing, but it will also contribute to the local economic prosperity by providing employment for the residents of Tallahassee. As well as acting as get away for health, beauty, and mental wellness.

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Reposed Grotto The concept of Reposed Grotto is meant to be thought provoking. Reposure symbolizes peace and calmness, while a grotto is a cool, hazy picturesque area with flowing water and other natural elements. When thinking about how this space should make visitors feel, words like tranquil and relaxing come to mind. Therefore, a space that can cater to all health needs universally is ideal. This concept will translate not only into the users of the space should feel, but also the ambiance of the space itself. Reposure embodies the ambiance and evoke feeling of the space itself. Running water, softer music, and dimmed lighting all work together to create an effortlessly restful space. Soft, rounded forms and elements draw inspiration from the different organic treatments that are used within the facility. The circulation of the space comes together with direct paths of travel to make the transition between different areas less stressful. The finishes of the space are delineated through the needs of each healing process. The salt spa will have imported Himalayan pink salt bricks, as well as a neutral toned color palette. Visitors should feel a sense of renewal and serenity, as the concept of a Reposed Grotto has been interwoven throughout all aspects of this space to promote healing and comfort.


Building Summary:

The building was a former Toys R Us store which closed in 2018. The building’s orginal shell will be kept while only having minor cosmetic changes to the entrance. As such, the building is a Type 1 Construction with sprinklers and is 42,682 USF and has a portion that is two-story which adds 9,450 sqft. The building will be used as a multipurpose spa and will be able to accomodate people with various needs.

Code Plan +

STUDY

Relevant Codes for the City of Tallahassee: • • • • • •

FL Building Code, Building (FBC-B) FL Building Code, Mechanical (FBC-M) 6th Edition (2017) FL Building Code, Plumbing (FBC-P) 6th Edition (2017) FL Building Code, Accessibility (FBC-A) 6th Edition (2017) FL Fire Prevention Code (FFPC) 6th Edition (2017) National Electrical Code (NEC) 2014 Edition

Occupancy Type Classification + Count Occupancy Type: Spa SQFT: 42,682 SF Ground Level; 9,450 SF Upstairs Existing Exits: 9- 2 Main Exit, 7 Side Exits Occupancy Type: Group B, Spa, Section 304 sqft/ occupant load factor= number of occupants 42,682 sqft/ 100 gross = 426.82 = 427 Ground Level 9,450 spft / 100 gross = 94.5 = 95 Upstairs 52,132 sqft/ 100 gross = 521.32 = Total 522 occupants

Required Plumbing Fixtures

Source: Table 2902.1: 10 waterclosets total per gender Source: Table 2902.1: 7 lavatories 1 for every 100 occupants = 6 drinking fountains

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Egress Width + Door Swings

Relevant Accessibility Codes:

• Travel distance: 100’ - Code: Max 250’ • Exits must be at least 92’ apart per 1/3 rule • Dressing, Fitting, & Locker Rooms: Section 903.5 requires dressing room bench seats to be installed so that they are the same height as a typical wheelchair seat, 17”- 19” • Turning Radius: 803.2 Turning Space, comply with 304 shall be provided within room • Protruding Objects: Walks, halls, corridors, passageways, aisles, or other circulation spaces shall have 80” clear head room. Objects protruding from walls within their leading edges between 27” and 80” AFF shall protrude no more than 4” into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles.

.2” x 522 = 104.4 = 105” code req. minimum width (Table 1010.1.2 ) door swings: shall not reduce required width by more than 7” while doors are fully open (Table 1010.1.2.1 ) Max distance for common path of travel= 100’ (Table 1006.2.1) Max Travel Distance= 250’ (Table 1029.7) Max length of dead end corridors= 50’ (Table 1020.4) Required count of exits= 2 upstiars, 2 downstiars (Table 1006.2 + 1006.3.1) Required arrangement = 91.67’ apart (Table 1007.1.1) Stairways: Type B Corridors: Type C Enclosed Rooms: Type C

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Warm-toned paint and blush textiles draw inspiration from Himalayan salt which is used as an accent in the reception area.

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Reception Area


Salt Spa

Sloping lines and natural materials, such as Himalayan salt bricks and a finely ground salt floor, give the Salt Room an organic and fresh feel. This space is meant to be a quiet haven where users can rid themselves of toxins and relax.

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Upon entering the grotto, users will notice whimsical ivy vines and other lush foliage that contrasts against the glass ceiling above and the rocks of the grotto. This is meant to be a space where all users can feel at one with nature.

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Grotto


Palette

White is a fresh, peaceful color is used widely in interior design theory where it can instill feelings of youthfulness, faith and innocence. White can help smaller spaces appear large. It can also make rooms look livelier, fresher and crisper. Pink has a calming effect on people. It is not aggressive like red, but rather suggests safety and vulnerability. In small doses, pink calms people, but if it is overused it can lead to irritation and inspire feelings of weakness, especially in men. Green is a lively color, and it symbolizes renewal and growth. It is the color you see the most in the natural environment. So it is the color of spring, when everything comes to life. And it depicts the period when everything is alive and unrolling its natural processes. Black is the color of wisdom. Black, in interior design theory, is always used in small amounts with contrasting, complementary colors. When used right, it can add depth and timeless elegance to a room. Avoid using black in large quantities as it can seem oppressive. Color Psychology - Meaning & Personality. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.colorpsychology.org.

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