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ALISON COWART interior design


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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

Contact 662.207.6050 alicowart@gmail.com

Study Abroad UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA. SALAMANCA, SPAIN. SUMMER 2015 GPA: 4.0/4.0

Work Experience

Indianola, MS

interior design intern

alisoncowart.myportfolio.com

Skills

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

AutoCAD

Illustrator

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

InDesign

Microsoft Office

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. President’s and dean’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


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Healthcare

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Hospitality


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Retail

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Education

Creative

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Corporate


HOSPITALITY


Team Project Studio V

Objective Design, brand, and renovate an 18 level space in downtown Louisville, Kentucky into a new boutique hotel.

Design Details

Lobby Lobby Bar Restaurant Spa Rooftop Bar & Grill

Guest Rooms: King Guest Room Queen Guest Room Double Guest Room Junior & Standard Suites


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Kentucky Derby

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

ExterioR Entrance


Legend: 1. Lobby 2. Concierge 3. Restaurant

Custom Reception Desk

4. Lobby Bar 5. Business Center 6. Spa

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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.


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Beaumont fine

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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

Guest room

Custom corridor Flooring


LS

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.

Rooftop Model


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.


HEALTHCARE


Workcafe


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


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Glass Blowing

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

Public/Together

Private/Alone

Public/Alone

Private/Together

*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

quiet rooms

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

Acupuncture Room

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

Open office

Individual work area

Laundry/environmental space

Relaxation Room

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

Reception

Large Conference

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.


Treatment room

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.


OpeN OFFICE

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.


EDUCATION


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


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

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

Cost Estimate

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


Library

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

Principal’s Office

MSU Classroom

MSU Classroom

Flexible Space

Clerk’s Office

Lead Teacher’s Office

Multipurpose Room

Conference Media Room

Break Room

Book Keeper Office

Circulation

Girls Restroom

Restroom Storage

File Vault Computer Tech. Office

Tutor Room

Tutor Room

Computer Lab

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

Girls Restroom

Storage

Libraryian’s Office

MSU Partnership Rms.

Flexible Space

Computer Lab

Tutor Rooms

Library Multi-purpose Room

Stairwell Elevator

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

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

Technology Classroom

Math Classroom

Social Studies Classroom

Social Studies Classroom

Math Classroom

Special Education English Classroom desks seat 2 per table to ecourage reading and discussion.

Stairwell

English Language Arts Classroom Girls Restroom

Girls Restroom

Science Classroom

English Language Arts Classroom

Janitor’s Closet

Science Classroom Boys Restroom

Boys Restroom Teacher’s Restroom

Counselor’s Office

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

Janitor’s Closet

Boys Restroom

Circulation

Math Classroom

Girls Restroom

Flexible Work Space Science Classroom

Atrium

English Language Arts Classroom Technology Classroom Social Studies Classroom

Elevator

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

Teacher Restrooms


RETAIL


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 Men’s and women’s departments Exterior and show windows Schematic backroom & service area layout


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Timeless

“Timeless� 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

Bubble Diagrams


Facade & Display windows


Level 1

Purse Display

Sunglasses, Belts, Gloves, Scarves, & Hats 350 SF Back of House Women’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

Cashwrap


Level 2

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

Sketches


CORPORATE


Partner Project Studio VI IIDA Student Project

Objective Design a new office at OFS Brands Headquarters in Indiana with a strong connectivity to the company’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


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Tree Roots

‘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

Engineers

VP of

Customer

Risk

Service Order

Marketing

Entry

Credit

Global VP of Mkt.

Accts.

Bubble Diagrams


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


Open ofFice


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 ‘Heya Lounge’ 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


Break Room

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 company’s North America hub. The 22,500 square foot space should reflect the company’s product offerings.

Design Details Record & CD packaging company Office area Training Rooms Ancillary Spaces Corporate Library


CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Music Industry

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

3rd Floor

Corporate 1676

Training 2492

Mktg 1339 Training Center 5218

Common 1st Floor Copy/Mail/Coffee: 224 Docking Station: 94 Storage: 98 Total: 412

Info. Tech 1601

1st Floor

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

822

Common

Atrium/Stair 1113

Common

Recep. 336

852

412

Common 3rd Floor: Storage: 98 Large Conference: 500 Copy/Mail/Coffee: 224 Total: 822

8218

over/under

Training Center

7500

Needed Available 7976

-718

over/under

7500

Needed Available

-476 over/under

Library

7336

7500

164

15312

22500

-1030

Recep.

Steelcase WorkStation Typical

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Training 2nd Floor: Classroom: 1380 Breakout for 15: 504 Breakout for 10: 348 Phone Lobby: 260 Total: 2492

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D

F

Common

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

2nd Floor

Needed Available

North America 3720

Common

General Counsel 2000

Training Center

stacking diagram

Training Center

Info Technology

Mktg

HR

C A Corner 120 Degree Worksurface - 5x21x18 B Answer Solution Base Panel 30x18 C Functional Screen

General Counsel

North America

E Frameless Glass Screen Panel - Thin 18�W F Think V2 Chair

Common

D Mobile Caddy 21x10 Corporate


LEVEL 1

Movable tables allow flexibility in classrooms UP

Training Rooms Break Area Training Rooms

MPI 1

MPI 1

MPI 1

MPI 1

Phone lobby outside breakout rooms & break area for convenience

Library Reception

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

Reception Area


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 users’ backs allow natural light without distraction

UP

Marketing

Break Area

1

MPI

Training Rooms

1

MPI 1

HR Work Area

1

MPI

MPI

1

MPI

Info. Technology


CREATIVE


Original Im

age


Hand Rendering


Furniture Design

Goal: Take the relaxation of a traditional rocking chair and add a modern look and more comfortable seat. Inspiration

Original Sketches

MODROCK MODROCK 3D Printed Model


26" 20"

26" 20"

21.5"

31"

21.5"

31"

Exposed Wood Exposed Wood Arms & Back Arms & Back

Top View Top View

22"

29" 26"

26"

22"

Tight Inback

Back View Back View

Tight Seat

Front View Front View Dimensions: Dimensions:

26"

Painted Wood Back DetailPainte Back

Tight Inback

Tight Seat 18.5"

14.5"

14.5"

26"

26"

38"

38"

26"

26"

38"

38"

Exposed Wood Back Exposed Wood Back

29"

Exposed Wood Expos Arms & Legs Arms

18.5"

26"

Side View Side View Notes: Notes: Upholstery: Tight Seat.


T-Shirt designs


Study Abroad Photography

1st place Architecture MSU photo contest


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THANK YOU

Alison Cowart alicowart@gmail.com 662.207.6050 alisoncowart.myportfolio.com

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