“The purpose of life is a life of purpose” -Robert Byrne
Amukela extended stay hotel
Amukela, which means welcome in Zulu, is an extended stay high end apartment hotel. perfect for traveling professionals seeking the comfort of a luxurious condominium and the amenities of a five star resort. With a Safari theme, this luxury hotel allow guests to transport themselves to an exotic location while traveling for business. This project was one of my favorite projects to execute because it was the first time I had the opportunity to work with a â€œclientâ€?. The client was a professor in the culinary arts department at The Art Institute of Tennessee- Nashville. We met several times through the design process, in which he provided input in the restaurant layout and finishes required. The project was completely conceptual which gave me the opportunity to challenge myself. I created a unique aesthetically pleasing design that will appeal to both long and short term guest traveling for business or pleasure.
rendered floor plan
upholstery lobby seating
lobby end table
Amukela Restaurant and Lounge is a high end steak house. THE RESTAURANT OFFERS several dining options including private dining, veranda dining, and a smokerâ€™s Lounge. At Amukela Restaurant and Lounge, hotel guests receive VIP treatment such as personal chef services. Each guest may provide their chefs with a menu on a daily basis, in which they may specify their food choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Amukela also delivers exceptional service to visitorS by providing several seating styleS such as crescent booth seating with circular tables that slide out allowing for easy access to the booth seating. Amukelaâ€™s show piece is an 80 feet long bar provides exceptional service with over 10 bartenders and an impressive beverage menu. Overall, Amukela Restaurant and Lounge is the perfect setting for dining; whether it may be for business or pleasure.
restaurant render floor plan
restaurant flooring restaurant seating
smoker’s lounge seating
smoker’s lounge lighting
smoker’s lounge smoker’s lounge floring
smoker’s lounge table
sunroom dining seating
sunroom lounge seating
Amukela fully furnished double suites has a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen, a separate office space area and a master bedroom with a king size bed. The single suites deliver a more intimate setting providing kitchenette style layout and a separate master bedroom furnished with a queen size bed. For short term guests searching for a single room, Amukela provides an intimate space furnished by a queen size bed, desk and dresser. All rooms are equipped with a flat screen tv, and unlimited wi-fi access. DOUBLE SUITE RENDERED FLOOR PLAN
DOUBLE SUITE EAST SECTION CUT
DOUBLE SUITE LIVING / DINING AREA DOUBLE SUITE WEST SECTION CUT
DOUBLE SUITE BEDROOM
KING SIZE BED
The goal of this assignment was to develop a creative way to recreate the color wheel. I enjoy model building, so I decided to create a small model representing each color of the color wheel. Generating this project allowed me to use my creativity while developing valuable skills such as working with proportion and scale.
This model was created for my 3D class. For this assigment our instructor challenged us to find a space that was personal to us. We were to photgraph the space and create a poem explainging how it made us feel. I photographed a hospital room, because of the recent passing of a loved one. The final challenge was to create a 3D model of the space and photograph it in such a way that it would be deceiving to the viewer.
VENUS BEAUTY SALON
Venus Beauty Salon encourages you to discover the goddess in you. Inspired by the birth of Venus by Botticelli, the design of Venus Beauty Salon embodies a feeling of entering a divine space. The main goal of this project was to streng then my space planning skills. The biggest challeng included was incorporating several services into a narrow space. The solution was removable panels to separate the space into three distinct spaces. Gold upholstery and extravagant finishes create a high end look and experience.
MOSSAIC TILE MURAL
COUNTER TOP KITCHEN ELEVATION
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN
BEDAZZLED WALL COVERING
BREAK ROOM TABLE
PAINT SHAMPOO STATION
SHAMPOO STATION WALL SCONCE
3 FORM removable PANEL
WAITING AREA LIGHTING
U O S UC O O UC
programming and space planning
The main goal of this assignment was to further develop programming and space planning skills. The lancaster residence is a newly renovated home located in miami beach, florida. This project was the first time I had to space plan for a two story space . The biggest challenge of this project was space planning around existing columns, as well as designing a staircase. I learned a great deal about safe stair design and the importance of calculating treads, riser and landings.
From trash to riches: The goal of this project was to construct a model with a $10 budget. This is a recreated bed design by Robert Adam. The model is made of scrap balsa wood, foam core, paper clips, cotton ball, soda bottle, drapery swatches, wood dowels, and gold spray paint. The total cost of the model was $6.80.
Pompeii: I Created this model for Art History. It is a recreation of the cubiculum in villa at Boscoreale. The model is made of cardboard, foam core, cotton ball, pllow case, and gold spray paint. MODEL
ITALIANATE MOTIF: INK
ART NOUVEAU MOTIF: PENCIL AND INK
DE STIJL: COLOR PENCIL AND MARKER EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE
ART DECO MOTIF : MARKER
STICK STYLE WATER COLOR PENCIL EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE
ESPN CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
ESPN is opening a new corporate office in Bristol, Connecticut. They want their office to be a reflection of their identity. ESPN is a strong believer in team work, and growing as their employees grow. They want a space where the employees feel comfortable yet productive. The space accommodates for guests and impromptu business meetings. Overall, the floor plan is open and easily interchangeable. The biggest challenge i encountered during this project was learning a new software. This project was fully designed in revit architecture 2012.
counter top terrazzo
Wood Work Bamboo patina panel
custom reception elevation
ADA Counter Top terrazo
custom reception plan view
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
This project is unique because I was challenged to create a design using a fellow student’s concept. The concept I was assigned was vintage sports. I accomplished this goal by selecting upholstery, and system furniture, that embodied the concept. THE NEW ESPN HEADQUARTERS EMBODIES SPORTS OF THE PAST IN A CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENT. WORN LEATHERS, RECLAIMED COURT FLOORING, AND VINTAGE COLOR SCHEMES EVOKE MEMORIES OF FAVORITE PASTIMES WHILE MODERN LINES AND LEED-CERTIFIED DESIGN MAKE THIS AN OFFICE SPACE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.
andrew robinson’s concept board
Impromptu meeting spaces
second floor system furniture
meet you by Harworth
first floor system furniture
inspiration flex lighting by 3M
executive seating upholstery
guest seating upholstery
conference seating artwork upholstery
ESPN Employee Recreation Room is a space allocated for employees to unwind. The space is separated into three separate zones. The front area is the play zone: a space where employees could take part in several games and group activities. In the middle area, employees release there tension by receiving a short massage session or relaxing with a good book in reading zone. a sleep zone provides a space for employees to relax during peak tournament seasons.
calm sleep pods exterior
reading area bookcase
vintage pool table
vintage foosball table
calm sleep pods interior
vintage ping pong table
gaming chair reading area recliner
THE GIVING TREE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER
The Giving Tree is an entrepreneur center devoted to helping small businesses grow. The biggest challenge of this assignment was understanding the importance of branding. I had to come up with a name and a logo that would appeal to the service provided by the corporation. The logo had to be visually pleasing and easy to trademark. This became the inspiration of the design through the entire space. It influenced the floor plan layout and finishes selection, leading to a distinctive yet cohesive design.
CHAIR SIDE TABLE ENTRANCE
color pencil and marker
color pencil and marker
this series of Gothic Revival furniture renderings were created for a history of interior design class project. The goal of this project was to perfect our rendering skills while researching historical interior design styles.We worked as a team, with each student developing a specific time period. The end result was a book of hand rendered sketches featuring design styles from the 1800â€™s to the present.
graphite and ink
graphite and ink
Cumberland Manor is a luxury independent living facility located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Cumberland Manor was in need of a new look that would appeal to the baby boomers. They wanted a space that would accommodate to their aging needs, yet let them feel a sense of independence and youth. In this group project my contribution was the reception and lighting selection.
guest seating upholstery
SCHMITâ€™S MASTER BATH AND DRESSING ROOM
New world meets old world in this Green Hills bathroom and dressing room renovation. Traditional furniture adds a touch of elegance to modern finishes and layout. The open floor plan combines large amounts of natural light and reflective surfaces creating a crisp contemporary design, While vintage furniture and elaborate accent pieces accentuate the space. This project was very gratifying because I was able to design as if I was the client. This helped me develop my personal design style. I also acquired valuable skills in closet design and organization, as the design had to accommodate specific garments and 70 pairs of shoes.
dresing room flooring : carpet
Tie and Purse Organizer
Water Color Perspective
Plaster 3D Art
Fainting lounge Upholstery
Free standing shower
Water Color Perspective
bathroom floring; slate tile