ALISON COWART interior design
ALISON COWART Education
Bachelor OF SCIENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN. CIDA ACCREDITED MINOR: MARKETING MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY. STARKVILLE, MS. Graduation: August 2018 Major GPA: 3.90/4.0 Cumulative GPA: 3.85/4.0
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Study Abroad UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA. SALAMANCA, SPAIN. SUMMER 2015 GPA: 4.0/4.0
interior design intern
LOVELACE INTERIORS. MIRAMAR BEACH, FL. SUMMER 2017. - Created design presentations for client meetings. - Contacted vendors to assist in design and sales process. - Aided designers in material and furniture selections. - Maintained materials library, keeping it well organized and up to date. - Assisted in showroom vignette design.
UNITED STATES SENATE INTERN Revit
OFFICE OF SENATOR THAD COCHRAN. WASHINGTON, D.C. SUMMER 2016. - Managed and directed multiple phone lines utilizing effective communication skills. - Greeted, assisted, and directed guests throughout the Capitol Building. - Counted, sorted, and distributed mail.
MERCHANDISING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN Photoshop
MITCHELL DISTRIBUTING. LELAND, MS. SUMMER 2014. - Created product displays. - Printed, organized, and distributed point of sale. - Tracked marketing expenses.
Honors and activities at mississippi state university 1st Place, Beginning Studio. MSU ASID Student Competition 2016 American society of interior designers. Member. Ambassador, college of art, architecture, & Design. 2016. Chi Omega Sorority. 2013-2017. - Chairman, T-Shirt and Design. 2016 - Chairman, Advisor Relations. 2015. - Member, Philanthropy Committee. 2013. Mississippi State University Student Association. 2013-2015. - Member, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. 2014-2015. - Member, Homecoming Committee. 2013-2014. Presidentâ€™s and deanâ€™s scholar. 2013-2017. Linda Clark Memorial Scholarship. 2017. Phi KappA Phi Honor Society. 2016-Present. Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society. 2013-Present. Order of omega Honor Society. 2016-Present. Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. 2013-Present. 1st place, architecture category - MSU Study Abroad Photo Contest. 2016.
Volunteer Work Make-A-Wish Sponsor. 2013-2017. - Planned and participated in fundraising events. Academic Insight Volunteer. 2016. - Led prospective MSU College of Art, Architecture, & Design students around ....campus. Bulldogs on the move. Starkville, MS. 2015. - Led activities for local special needs children. The Green Project. New Orleans, LA. 2013. - Collaborated with a team of 20 to promote a culture of creative reuse by building a marketplace for reclaimed materials.
Related Courses TECHNOLOGY: - AutoCAD - Revit/3D CAD Modeling - Detailing and Construction - Digital Design - Photography DESIGN: - Environments for Special Needs - Furniture Design - Color and Lighting for Interiors - Rendering - Textiles for Interiors - Professional Practice - Principles of LEED Travel Foreign Travel: Italy, Spain, France
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Team Project Studio V
Objective Design, brand, and renovate an 18 level space in downtown Louisville, Kentucky into a new boutique hotel.
Lobby Lobby Bar Restaurant Spa Rooftop Bar & Grill
Guest Rooms: King Guest Room Queen Guest Room Double Guest Room Junior & Standard Suites
Inspired by the Kentucky Derby and its traditions. Captivating Extravagant finishes Intricate details Luxurious, classic furnishings Elite Desirable amenities The best in its class Designed to impress Sophisticated Refined traditional style Exemplifies southern hospitality Lavish, dark finishes
Legend: 1. Lobby 2. Concierge 3. Restaurant
Custom Reception Desk
4. Lobby Bar 5. Business Center 6. Spa
Level 1 Rendered Floor Plan
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Inspired by the Kentucky Bourbon Trail & Triple Crown horse racing award. A ceiling-high bar back creates a focal point to display the wide variety of bourbon. Traditional chesterfield sofas, wingback chairs, and oriental rugs create a classic look. The ornate marble fireplace & crystal chandelier create a cozy sitting area. A sophisticated space is created by using luxurious fabrics such as silk, velvet, & leather.
Inspired by the Beaumont Stakes, run at Keeneland in Kentucky. Oversized mirrors above the banquette create vertical emphasis. Semicircle booths under canopy offer an intimate dining experience. Classic black & white marble flooring, lush velvets, & gold accents create a sophisticated space.
Julep Day Spa inspired by the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, Mint Julep. A variety of greenery creates a fresh and lively look. Crisp lines and sleek metals are used to create a clean, more modern space. A drop ceiling & flooring change provide definition to the reception area. A curved opening creates a unique entrance & provides easily readable signage.
Guest Room Levels Room Types: 1. King 4. Suite 2. Queen 5. Junior Suite 3. Double 6. ADA
Rendered elevation and floorplan views create a scaled model of a standard king suite.
Guest Room Maquette
King Guest room
Guest Room Corridor
Custom corridor Flooring
Lincoln Social Rooftop bar & Grill
Glass walls & ceiling showcase the captivating view from the 18th floor. Sleek lines dominate to create a more modern space within the Clayton House. Round pendant lights balance and soften the otherwise geometric space. Low partitions help create a more intimate space, while keeping an open atmosphere.
Rooftop Bar & Grill The scaled rooftop model furthers understanding of spacial relationships.
A large portion of the rooftop is an open, outdoor patio- ideal for Kentucky’s mild climate. A raised floor below the central seating ensures that all guests have exterior views. Flexible lounge seating and firepits create the opportunity to offer VIP lounge areas. ‘Kentucky Blue’ fabrics are used throughout to relate to local culture.
INdividual Project Studio V Steelcase student project
Objective Plan and design a new medical office space for NEXT, a private medical group expanding to Seattle, WA. The 12,000 SF space should reflect research on the shift happening in healthcare today.
Design Details Eliminate owned/assigned private offices Reception Conference Exam/Treatment rooms Workcafe Individual & group office space
Transform something from rigid and plain into something flexible, creative, and inspiring. Maximize Real Estate Replace assigned offices with a series of differing group and individual work spaces. Versatile Steelcase furniture allows easy adjustment when needed. Treatment rooms with two entrances creates a distinct path of travel for each employees and patients. *Goals established using Steelcase research
Improve Employee & Patient Wellbeing Allow employees to select their work area of choice.
Enhance Collaboration Allow employees to select their work area of choice.
Unique Furniture, warm materials, and local artwork create a more inviting and comfortable environment.
Technology allows easy communication with outside individuals.
Maximize natural light through transparent walls, clerestory windows, and placing walls only on the interior of the space.
Demonstration kitchen and large conference rooms open opportunities for collaboration with the community.
Palette of place
*Steelcase research states that a workplace that offers a palette of place, posture and presence helps boost wellbeing.
Rendered FLOOR PLAN ANNOTATED FLOOR PLAN - LEVEL 3 Floor plan notes
Shared Office 2
Shared Office 1
Seperate check-out area for privacy Conference room with two entrances is easily accessible by guests and employees. Differing floor materials create a distinct path of travel Treatment room layout is designed to decrease patient travel
Open office area Medium Conference
Massage Room 1 Workcafe
Treatment Room 5
Treatment Room 6
Treatment Room 4
Treatment Room 7
Treatment Room 3
Treatment Room 8
Massage Room 2
Resource center/ medical supply
Individual work area
Treatment Room 9
Treatment Room 2
Treatment Room 1
Consult Room 1
Treatment Room 10
Washroom Washroom 1 2
Consult Room 2
Check out Reception / Waiting
Steelcase “Regard” seating provides patients with a spacious and comfortable place to work or charge devices while they wait. Glass doors and clerestory windows in the conference room allow natural light into the reception area.
Flexible furniture creates a more comfortable and relaxed experience. Large numbers on treatment room doors create easy wayfinding. Telepresence capability allows collaboration with outisde professionals. Local blown-glass wall art helps provide a more relatable environment to patients. Clerestory windows and translucent doors allow natural light inside treatment rooms, while maintaining privacy.
Flexible furnishings provide spaces that can be used for individual work, small or large group meetings, teaching, or video conferences. Research shows that simplifying technology is more efficient and allows people to feel more comfortable and in control.
The workcafe incorporates a wide range of settings to support socialization, individual focus work, collaboration, and rejuvenation. A demonstration kitchen was included to enable community events such as healthy eating workshops. Natural wood and greenery provides a comforting space. A drop ceiling creates definition to certain areas.
The open office area provides a variety of unassigned workspaces that allow employees to select their workspace based on the work being performed at that time. Research has shown that this method leads to happier and more productive employees.
ARMSTRONG middle school INTERDISCIPLINARY Studio V collaborative teams include Interior Design, Architecture, Building Construction Science, & Graphic Design
Objective Upcoming middle school transition with Mississippi State University partnership school provides opportunity to rethink its educational model. Plan and design this 44,000 SF space to meet the goals discussed in client meeting.
Design Details Pod system: 3 pods: 5 classrooms per pod Innovative learning environments Multi-purpose areas Collaborative spaces
Spark = Light
“Spark” concept through different forms of light Artificial light Backlit elevator shaft LED colored strip lights for wayfinding Pendant lighting Recessed can lighting Troffer lights Natural light Curtain wall along building front Light wells Central skylight in each pod Block Diagram
Curtain Wall: Vertical emphasis Enlarged curtain wall allows maximum natural light throughout building
Site Plan: Strategic plan maximizes bus route efficiency Add planter boxes for greenery Covered area for car pick up New patio on side of building for outdoor events SITE PLAN
Custom Seating: Circular design creates movement throughout library Focal point of room to encourage reading Provides storage with easy access Ceiling Design: Central drop ceiling provides task lighting for readers Geometric panels within drop ceiling contrast well with curved furniture
ANNOTATED FLOOR PLAN - LEVEL 1 Stadium seating with cushions added for comfort accomodates large groups
Lobby/Reception Administrative Wing
Lead Teacher’s Office
Conference Media Room
Book Keeper Office
File Vault Computer Tech. Office
Boys Restroom Flexible Space Media Room
Cubbied bench seating for small groups or individual studying Modern Nanawall accordion curtain walls create an indoor/outdoor experience in the Multi-purpose Room
Media Room Boys Restroom
MSU Partnership Rms.
Library Multi-purpose Room
A stage accommodates school dances, theater activities, etc.
Restrooms A curtain wall allows the Media Room to be used as a small presentation space or doubled to accommodate larger groups
Pod Hallway: Skylight in each pod allows natural light with minimal distraction
Colored LED lights as baseboard provide wayfinding Custum wall murals and signage create a unique identity for each pod Central restrooms in each pod allow faculty to monitor students at all times
ANNOTATED FLOOR PLAN - LEVEL 2 Steelcase ‘Node’ desks with wheels provide easy flexibility in classrooms
“Green Jackets” Pod “Blue Jackets” Pod “Orange Jackets” Pod Technology Classroom
Social Studies Classroom
Social Studies Classroom
Special Education English Classroom desks seat 2 per table to ecourage reading and discussion.
English Language Arts Classroom Girls Restroom
English Language Arts Classroom
Science Classroom Boys Restroom
Boys Restroom Teacher’s Restroom
Vice Principal’s Office Special Education Classroom
Each pod contains its own set of restrooms to eliminate hall wandering and provide visual monitoring of students at all times
Teacher Work Room
Vice Principal’s Office
Teacher’s Work Room
Flexible Work Space Science Classroom
English Language Arts Classroom Technology Classroom Social Studies Classroom
Science Lab tables enhance collaboration and are equipped with a sink in each table
Vice Principal and Counselor’s offices are centrally located to be readily available to each pod
INDividual Project Studio III hand rendered project
Objective Design and develop a new Canadian prototype design for a high-end retailer. The 7,000 SF space on 2 levels will showcase a new iteration of core brand attributes.
Design Details Store layout Menâ€™s and womenâ€™s departments Exterior and show windows Schematic backroom & service area layout
â€œTimelessâ€? concept through circulation Effortless Open, clutter free spaces Spacious, distinctive pathways Easy transition from one department to the next Classic Classic, yet innovative Modern drop ceiling with classic chandelier Traditional furnishings & finishes Elegant Glamorous materials & finishes Neutral color palette with comforting accent colors
Facade & Display windows
Sunglasses, Belts, Gloves, Scarves, & Hats 350 SF Back of House Womenâ€™s Lounge & Fine Jewelry 200 SF Handbags 2000 SF Elevator Lobby 100 SF Show Windows & Store Vestibule 170 SF Cash Wrap Fragrances & Wallets 300 SF
Women’s Outerwear Display
Well Opening Back of House Men’s Lounge & Men’s Outerwear 500 SF Elevator Lobby 100 SF Luggage, Briefcases & Men’s Accessories 400 SF Furs & Fitting Rooms 500 SF Men’s Fragrance & Women’s Outerwear 850 SF
Partner Project Studio VI IIDA Student Project
Objective Design a new office at OFS Brands Headquarters in Indiana with a strong connectivity to the companyâ€™s culture and brand. At least fifty percent of furniture selections should be from OFS Brands collections.
Design Details Space plan for: Designers Furniture Specialists Sales Customer Service Marketing
Goals: Flexibility Energetic Showroom Use Culture Connection
‘Tree roots’ concept inspired by OFS Brands’s dedication to nature and its local roots CEO Natural Greenery accents Natural materials palette Maximum access to natural light & outdoor views Supportive Strategic department adjacencies for easy communication Open plan allows collaboration Gathering spaces throughout for impromptu meetings
CEO Asst. Design Specs
Global VP of Mkt.
Rendered Floor Plan
open to below
open to below
open to below
open to below
Legend: 1. Reception 2. Design Specification 3. Director of Sales and Operations 4. Order Entry 5. Customer Service 6. Credit Support 7. Global Accounts 8. Rest Rooms 9. Break Out Meeting Spaces 10. Marketing
11. Engineers 12. Booked Meeting Spaces 13. Boardroom 14. Lockers 15. Mail and Print Room 16. Storage 17. Break Room 18. CEO 19. Assistant to the CEO 20. Personal Space
Work areas include a variety of collaborative and individual spaces to accommodate different types of work. Abstract, nature-inspired artwork along with wall-hung planters add interest and pops of color. Blues, greens, and wood finishes are used to compliment the expansive outdoor views.
Research shows that exposure to natural light and indoor plants lead to happier and more productive employees. To divide spaces, walls were replaced with planters when possible to let natural light flow throughout. The above elevation features the OFS Brands â€˜Heya Loungeâ€™ to provide designers with a more comfortable option for focus work.
BOard Room Pivoting doors allow natural light to diffuse through the space when board room is not in use Benches provide overflow seating to accomodate large groups Linear lighting adds a clean, modern dimension
9’-0” AFF Gypsum Wallboard Ceiling
10’-0” AFF Gypsum Wallboard Ceiling
rEFLected Ceiling plan
9’-0” AFF 2x2 Suspended Ceiling
INdividual Project Studio IV Steelcase student project
Objective Space plan, design, and create a corporate image for a packaging companyâ€™s North America hub. The 22,500 square foot space should reflect the companyâ€™s product offerings.
Design Details Record & CD packaging company Office area Training Rooms Ancillary Spaces Corporate Library
Work environment inspired by the music industry. Collaborative Open office within each department Flexible furniture Energetic Bold and bright colors Neon signs Maximizing natural light Engaging Non-distraction individual work areas Small, defined meeting areas
Santa Monica, CA
Stacking Diagram - Commercial Office Each Block = ~500 SF
Mktg 1339 Training Center 5218
Common 1st Floor Copy/Mail/Coffee: 224 Docking Station: 94 Storage: 98 Total: 412
Info. Tech 1601
Common 2nd Floor: Storage: 98 Copy/Mail/Coffee: 224 Small Conference: 218 Small Conference: 218 Docking Station: 94 Total: 852
HR 579 Library 1370
Common 3rd Floor: Storage: 98 Large Conference: 500 Copy/Mail/Coffee: 224 Total: 822
Needed Available 7976
Steelcase WorkStation Typical
Training 2nd Floor: Classroom: 1380 Breakout for 15: 504 Breakout for 10: 348 Phone Lobby: 260 Total: 2492
Training 1st Floor: Classroom 1: 1380 Classroom 2: 1380 Breakroom: 390 Breakout for 15: 504 Breakout for 10: 348 Breakout for 10: 348 Breakout for 10: 348 Server Room: 260 Phone Lobby: 260 Total: 5218
North America 3720
General Counsel 2000
C A Corner 120 Degree Worksurface - 5x21x18 B Answer Solution Base Panel 30x18 C Functional Screen
E Frameless Glass Screen Panel - Thin 18â€?W F Think V2 Chair
D Mobile Caddy 21x10 Corporate
Movable tables allow flexibility in classrooms UP
Training Rooms Break Area Training Rooms
Phone lobby outside breakout rooms & break area for convenience
Circa Lounge creates conversation area within library
Curved wall adds interest upon entering Drop ceiling creates private waiting space CD mosaic wall adjacent to window reflects light
LEVEL 2 Provides space that could be used for eating lunch, a casual meeting, or working privately. Bright colors, funky patterns, and neon accents add energy to this space. Differing floor patterns help define a path of travel.
Break Area DN
Windows to usersâ€™ backs allow natural light without distraction
HR Work Area
Goal: Take the relaxation of a traditional rocking chair and add a modern look and more comfortable seat. Inspiration
MODROCK MODROCK 3D Printed Model
Exposed Wood Exposed Wood Arms & Back Arms & Back
Top View Top View
Back View Back View
Front View Front View Dimensions: Dimensions:
Painted Wood Back DetailPainte Back
Tight Seat 18.5"
Exposed Wood Back Exposed Wood Back
Exposed Wood Expos Arms & Legs Arms
Side View Side View Notes: Notes: Upholstery: Tight Seat.
Study Abroad Photography
1st place Architecture MSU photo contest
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