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andrea l. polaski interior design


[p.] (908) 672-2325 [a.] 8 Norz Drive Hillsborough, NJ 08844 [e.] polaski3322@philau.edu

ANDREA POLASKI

EDUCATION

NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milarn, Italy August 2011-December2011 PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Science, May 2013 Major: Interior Design Minor: Marketing

RELEVANT CLASSWORKS

SKILLS

STRENGTHS

Textiles and Materials: Includes selection, specification, and application of textiles and materials based on their properties and performance criteria; concept of sustainable resources; appropriate installation methods and maintenance requirements; codes and regulations; and estimating material requirements such as carpeting and wallcovering finishes. Interior Building Systems: Focuses on the understanding and application on mechanical, electrical, lighting, acoustical, plumbing, HVAC, codes, and etc. with a sustainable approach. Design VI: Concentrates on contemporary topical issues and technological integration in interior design with an emphasis on business focused contract design projects and “sustainable” design. Projects include, TD Bank Competition “The Bank of the Future,” and a Sustainable Credit Union. Proficient in AUTO-CAD, Revit Architecture, Google Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-Design, Adove Illustrator, Rhinoceros, 3DS MAX, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Excel. Effective independently and when working in a group. My strong organizational skills have often made me the coordinator of a team. Eager to learn with the ability to easily adapt to new challenges.

EXPERIENCE May 2010-August 2011 LoveCulture Bridgewater, NJ Retail Sales Associate and Cashier Ensure that each customer ceives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes greeting and acknowledging every customer, maintaining solid product knowledge and all other aspects of customer service. Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform given job. Ability to communicate with fellow associates and customers. May 2009- August 2009

ACTIVITES

AWARDS

Francesco Toddeo Esq. Attorney At Law Somerville, NJ Administrative Assistant Coordinate office and organizational support for private law firm in order to increase efficiency with clients and ease lawyers work. Drafted documents using Microsoft Office and maintained hard copies and electronic filing. Member of Internation Interior Design Association (IIDA) Member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Member of social sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon 2nd Place in TD Bank “Bank of the Future” Competition


WHAT’S INSIDE

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TD BANK COMPETITION

FUSION RESTAURANT (Lebanese and Moroccan)

AUTOCAD Pediatrics Office CD Set

GRAPHIC DESIGN OFFICE Adrenaline Design

STREET FOOD (Study Abroad Project)


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TD BANK COMPETITION (THE BANK OF THE FUTURE) BANKING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES CLIENT TD BANK SITE FORT LAUDERDALE, FL DURATION 5 WEEKS AWARDED 2nd PLACE


1- Customer walks up to Building 2- Customer has the option to use outdoor ATM 3- Customer enters building and walks through lobby space to use the “Power Wall ATM” 4- Customer can enter a small semi-enclosed space to talk to an employee one on one. 5- Customer can enter a closable room to discuss banking in a more private setting with a TD Bank employee.

PUBLIC SEMI-PRIVATE PRIVATE

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Collaborative project with 4th year Architecture students. The project was to design TD Bank’s “Bank of the Future.” My class’ site was located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We had to incorporate new technology and sustainable systems that interpret our opinion of where banking will be in the year 2020. Along with designing the exterior of the building and its interior, we also had to incorporate sustainable systems into our overall design. The project lasted 5 weeks. Our project was titled “Banking Without Boundaries” because we felt that in the future, the walls of the bank will break down and become a standalone electronic ATM for customers to either walk up to or drive up to.

FINAL PROJECT SUSTAINABLE DETAILS Our final proposal to TD Bank included a list of sustainable features that we wanted to incorporate. These features included bioswales in the parking lot landscaping, pervious pavers for the drive thru, solar panels located on top of the drive thru, and an exterior biowall.

CONCEPT As banking evolves, TD Bank can become a symbol within the community by simply creating a focal point in a public area. “Banking Without Boundaries” allows TD Bank to go anywhere and be everywhere.

PROCESS The bulk of our process was produced in model form. Along the left hand side of this page, are 6 of our models that start at our concept model and end at our chipboard final model.


FINAL DESIGN ELEMENTS Among the elements my group incorporated into our design is a touch screen ATM wall where customers can bank on their own with a TD Bank representative nearby for assistance if needed. This wall holds up to 8 touch screens, including 1 exterior ATM. There are two elements based on the community and their presence within the bank. One of them is a mural that you see when you walk in. As you walk by the mural, the image changes from a photo taken in the 1960’s to the exact same image but the photo is taken in present day. The second element is a sitting area that can easily be transformed to become an education area with a projector screen for TD Bank employees to give classes on how to bank.

BANKING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES AS BANKING EVOLVES TD BANK CAN BECOME A SYMBOL WITHIN THE COMMUNITY BY SIMPLY CREATING A FOCAL POINT IN A PUBLIC AREA. BANKING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES ALLOWS TD BANK TO GO ANYWHERE AND BE EVERYWHERE. PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL

COAST LINE

PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL

COAST LINE

CAMDEN YARDS STADIUM

CAMDEN YARDS STADIUM


FINAL RENDERINGS Produced first in Rhinoceros 4.0, then exported to 3DS Max for material and lighting application. Once renderings were finished, they were brought into Adobe Photoshop to add people, shadows, and adjust exposure.


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FUSION RESTAURANT MOROCCAN AND LEBANESE SPRING 2011


RENDERING Renderings were originally produced with marker and colored pencils. Renderings were redone in Rhino and then exported into 3DS Max for a Digital Modeling class.

PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE SPACES

CONCEPT My concept was based off of the movement of the bellydancers that were part of both of researched cultures, more specifically, the curves and movement of the female body. From there, my project was entitled “Revealing.”

PUBLIC CIRCULATION

FINAL PROPOSAL I incorporated my concept of ‘Revealing” by playing with the customers’ senses of sight, scent, and hearing in my design. This was accomplished by adding a hookah lounge in one room (scent) and a band/ dance area in another (hearing.) Both of these separate rooms have holes in the walls that are visible from the lobby, bar, and hallway. Light and color push out of these holes (sight) and lead you through the space.

PROJECT OVERVIEW This restaurant project was located in Manyunk, Pennsylvania on the first floor of a 2 story building. The objective for this design was to create a unique fusion restaurant to attract the wealthy and baby boomer generations. The project began with visits to some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants including Budakan. Since we were given the freedom to research any two cultures that we wanted our design to reflect, I chose to dig deeper into the Moroccan and Lebanese cultures.


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AUTOCAD PEDIATRICS OFFICE CD SET


PROJECT OVERVIEW The first project in my CAD II class was a Pediatrics office primarily in AutoCAD. Given the building, we were design the spaces within and produce a CD set for the first time. This project taught me the tips and tricks of AutoCAD and bettered my skills.


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GRAPHIC DESIGN OFFICE: ADRENALINE DESIGN INSPIRED BY SKATEBOARDING SPRING 2011 DURATION: 6 WEEKS


PROJECT OVERVIEW The objective for this project was to create a Graphic Design Office, inspired by an extreme sport. We were given the name of the office, “Adrenaline Design” and the building, which was a 2 story space in the top 2 floors of a 3 story building. A major part of this project was to incorporate and design a flexible workspace for the workers.

FINAL PROPOSAL My final proposal for this Graphic Design office space was based around the flexible work area which was modelled to look like a small half pipe for workers to sit and relax inside, work on their laptops, or even pick up a skateboard and skate around inside.

CONCEPT My concept was derived from the extreme sport of skateboarding, “180o.” I was looking at organic forms versus linear, structured forms as a basis of my design.

PROCESS The process portion of this project was dedicated mostly towards skeches, specifically of the green half pipe in the center of the office. The half pipe was the first thing to be put on paper and the spaces around it came after.


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STREET FOOD STUDY ABROAD: NABA MILAN, ITALY F FALL 2011 COLABORATIVE WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER, AN INDUSTIAL DESIGNER, AND AN ARCHITECT DURATION: FULL SEMESTER


In this multi-disciplinary design workshop, we were asked to design a street food storefront or vending station relative to a unique Milanese district. Around the spaces for food, public life and private customs give shape to everyday relational ambients. Through the desgin process, we had to: • organize a street food business • build a “brand-specific” commercial environment • communicate and share with the community our street food proposals • create devices that can bring customers deeper into the third millennium urban restoration process • make customers more familiar to the new city lifestyle

Our street food shop is strategically placed as a parasitic structure overlooking the Colonne of San Lorenze. Roman ruins, like the Colonne, are in fact a rare sight in Milan. The columns date back to the late 2nd century, and provide a great aesthetic setting for our street food. Our parasitic structure is placed on a second story level that looks over the Colonne, as well as the overwhelming amount of people on the streets that this district attracts..

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Tram Stop Ticinese Molino delle Armi Tram Line Both Ways Two Way Traffic

DISTRICT BACKGROUND The district of Ticinese can be reached by tram, running vertically on the map shown above, by car, on Via Molino delle Armi, or by foot. During the day, businessmen and women, as well as school kids wander around Ticinese. At night it is a different story, as the diversity of younger people take over the area. This generation ranges from 18 years old to 35 years old. Along Corso di Porta Ticinese, there are many tradition streetfood shops that include pizza, gelati, and Turkish kebab but street food that is sold here daily is beer. The Colonne becomes a social monument for large groups of people to gossip, listen to music, and overall just have a good time.

Final proposals are comprised of a series of high-end street food stores in Milano, simulated within real locations in the city, built around a strategy of effectiveness and reality, and able to unveil new alimentary behavior in urban areas.

OUR PROPOSAL

Colonne di San Lore nzo

Corso di Por ta Ticinese

PROJECT OVERVIEW

CONCEPT To design a hip and modern atmosphere to attract the younger generation to the Ticinese district of Milano along with providing the Milanese with a “bird’s eye view” of the Colonne di San Lorenzo.

PROCESS Our process was based mostely on structure and the customers experience of a “birds eye view” of the Colonne di San Lorenzo.


*Sauces same daily

BEERS ALWAYS ON TAP becks heiniken guiness

*Sauces same daily

BEERS ALWAYS ON TAP tel. +39 866 6433

*Toppings vary by day. Only 3 choices available daily

Corso di Porta Ticinese 20123 Milano, Italia

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Topping Pizza + Beer 5.00

*Toppings vary by day. Only 3 choices available daily

becks heiniken guiness

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tel. +39 866 6433

Topping Pizza + Beer 5.00

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caramel sauce hot fudge nutella

The background of our logo is displayed in black with a faded grey wire-framed pattern of our structure. There are also two simpler variations of black and white, white on black and black on white that are used interchangeably for our cups, napkins, and food packaging. Our graphics are limited on the interior and exterior allowing our structure to make a bolder statement. Everything that the customer uses has our logo on it like the cups, napkins, food packaging, menu and punch card hand outs. Our printed hand outs include a menu of all food options that is a circular in shape and can be folded to easier storage. Our other hand out is a punch card - for every 10 meal punches, you will receive a free meal.

Corso di Porta Ticinese 20123 Milano, Italia

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SAUCES*

ated cheese pesto sauce tomato sauce

LOGO/ LOGOTYPE

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SWEET

SWEET

SALTY

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almonds basil apples garlic bananas ham mushrooms blueberries TOPPINGS* olives chocolatechips onions marshmellows almondspeppers pecans apples pineapples sausage bananas raspberries salami blueberries strawberries tomatoes chocolatechips SAUCES* marshmellows pecans grated cheese caramel sauce pineapples pesto sauce hot fudge raspberries tomato sauce nutella strawberries

SALTY

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TOPPINGS*

il NIDO GRAPHIC DESIGN ASPECT Our advertisement ideas are based off of the shape of our structure, the sphere. We’ve come up with playfull ideas that will take advantage of the space that our district provides.

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1. Our street food is almost visible from anywhere on Porta Ticinese because of its parasitic and structural effect on the area. The customer views il NIDO and is drawn into wanting to experience its features. 2. The customer makes his/her way over to the structure. 3. The customer can then enter the structure through a staircase or elevator, both efficient ways of accessing the structure. 4. On the way up an LCD menu screen provides the options of the day. 5. Once accessing the top floor the customer experiences the parasitic structure breaking into the building. 6. The customer then enters the structure and walks up to the register, paying 5 euros for the pizza and drink. 7. The customer receives a slip that allows him/her to order food. 8. The customer walks around the pod to the pizza topping station. 9. At the pizza topping station the customer may pick up to 3 toppings, not including the sauce and or cheese. 10. The pizza is placed on the conveyor belt where it heats up under the lamps, while the customer watches their food circle around the pod to the drink station. 11. The customer hands in their slip to order their drink and receive their pizza. 12. The customer can then venture to the window to enjoy the view from above the Collone.

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ADVERTISEMENTS (LEFT BAR) INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ASPECT Our advertisement ideas are based off of the shape of our structure, the sphere. We’ve come up with playfull ideas that will take advantage of the space that our district provides.

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1. During our opening weekend, we will offer balloon rides in the Colonne which is located directly across the street from our street food restaurant. These rides relate to our structure’s largest selling point, the panoramic bird’s eye view. 2. We will hire people to run around Milan in these oversized hamster balls it advertise for our street food restaurant. 3. Spheres parasited to buildings and scattered throughout the city on lamp posts. These spheres light up and will direct you to our structure. 4. Collone is always a busy place at night, so why not have an unplanned event for our potential customers. A special band will perform on the rooftop of il NIDO, and free goodies will be handed out all night. 5. Who doesn’t like advertisement you can play with! Beach balls with our logo on it will take over Milan. These beach balls will be thrown out at the unplanned event as well.

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