ASHLEY RETA LEED GA email@example.com
www.lineswetrace.com ashley.reta DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
My interests relate to the how the built environment impacts my life and the lives of others, now and in the future. I’m an “Eco Conscious” Interior Designer, meaning I believe in GOOD design; design that not only looks and feels exceptional but also works toward a regenerative future, which far exceeds the idea of simply “SUSTAINING” it. I’m a creative person who thrives on collaboration with other innovative personalities and opportunities to continuously grow and learn.
I have been living and working in the dynamic city of Shanghai and have had the opportunity to collaborate and implement GOOD design on projects in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Canada and the US. I have been managing design teams on a variety of architecture and interior projects, including residential, commercial and hospitality, from design concept to construction completion. I am excited to re-enter the US design community and put my unique skills, passions and design philosophy to use.
EDUCATION + EXPERIENCE
Bachelors of Art- Interior Design
San Diego State University - 2007 FIDER accredited program Scholar Athlete Award - Water Polo A00 Architecture - Shanghai, China
Design Director - March 2012 to Present Senior Designer - Dec. 2009 to Mar. 2012 Green Ideas Green Action - Shanghai
Sustainable Architecture Guide – Feb. to June 2011
Regenerative Design Commerical Residential Restaurant
Expat Learning Center - Beijing
ID & AutoCAD Instructor - Feb. to Oct. 2009 Interior Arch, S.D. - San Diego, CA
Interior Designer - June 2007 to Feb. 2009 Savannah Design - Escondido, CA
Junior Designer - Aug. 2006 to May 2007
iCICLE APARTMENT 11
KERRY CONFERENCE 15
o’DELICE! FRENCH CAFE 17
STARBUCKS FACADE 19
FFC lANE hOUSE 21
Guangzhou - Friendship WTC STARBUCKS July 25th, 2013
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Interior Architecture // FFE // Deco CLEARWATER BAY PENTOUSE
Sanya, Hainan Island, China 500sqm / 5380sqft 5 Ensuite Bedrooms Entertainment/Party Room 2 Living Rooms 2 Dining Rooms Massage Room Poker Room 2 Kitchens Study +Service Rooms
An ocean front vacation home located off the southern coast of China on Hainan Island. Originally three separate apartments, the now 450 sqm holiday haven spans the entire top floor of the luxury apartment building. The design focus drew from the natural tropical beauty of the surrounding area and views, aiming to create a connection between the outdoor and indoor environments. The material palette of wood, stone and minerals, was taken from basic Sri Lankan designs for durability in warm, humid climates. Bright clay wall treatments are offset by the warm, textured solid wood that runs throughout most of the residence. Polished concrete, honed travertine and hand troweled terrazzo complete the material list. The penthouse functions as a family vacation home, a cozy get-a-way retreat, a luxury resort, a kids party zone and an entertainment spot, while still feeling akin to the surrounding environment.
Architecture // Interior Design KOGGALA PHOTOGRAPHER RETREAT
Koggala, Sri Lanka 200sqm / 2150sqft Open Community Room +Bar Dining Room 50m Infinity Pool Lake Front Access Green Roof Resort Services Pump Room Storage
A British professional nature photographerâ€™s dream retreat located within the dense vegetation surrounding Koggala Lake in southern Sri Lanka. Pulling from the clientâ€™s love of nature and need for purpose and perfection, the core concept was developed around the nautilus and the golden ratio spiral. Overlaid onto the site plan, directing the main spiral toward the views of the lake, the nautilus gives geometrical purpose for the location of each building. The complete retreat design consists of seven guest houses, a water tower (which also houses the yoga and photography studio) and the main house, which serves as the architectural focus and entrance to the property. All of the spaces are meant to create a dynamic connection to the surroundings, crafting a series of indoor/outdoor spaces, where views can be appreciated for a full 360 degrees around. The materials are all indigenous to Sri Lanka, further enhancing the connection to the natural surroundings; local gray slate, teak wood, lime render, and soil for the rammed earth walls.
ZONE KEY 1
ENTRY FROM PARKING
DRAIN DRAIN 5143
Dry Room Storage DINING
PUMP ROOM OPEN TO BELOW
STORAGE & EMPLOYEE WC
ACCESS FROM SHORE TO UPPER LEVEL
DAYBED PLANTER BOX Hose Faucet
2 ICE REF.
STORAGE Hose Faucet Floor Drain
This drawing is not to be scaled. All dimensions to be verified on site before commencing work. Discrepencies between this drawing and information given elsewhere must be immediately reported to AOO LTD. The copyright of this schedule / drawing remains with the Architect. No part of this schedule / drawing may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the written permission from AOO LTD.
FURNITURE PLAN :1st FLOOR Scale:
1.0 Drawing no.:
135 Guang Yuan Lu 2nd Floor 200031, Shanghai t:5465 3616 f:5465 7315 www.azerozero.com
Interior Design // IAQ Evaluation ICICLE RESIDENCE
Shanghai, China 300sqm / 3230 sqft Open Living+Dining Master Suite 2 Ensuite Bedrooms Home Office Closed Kitchen Utility + Storage 2 Terraces Private Entry
A sustainable, modern, minimalist apartment in Shanghai emerged from the clients’ desire to match their personal lifestyle with that of their working image as progressive fashion designers, and owners of Icicle, the first organic clothing brand in China, the design focuses on creating a healthy, efficient and forwardthinking home that reflects the designs of their apparel. In order to achieve a high level of sustainable design in Shanghai, in addition to creating a modern and warm space, the material palette was limited to three heavily researched materials; untreated local elm, American Clay earth plaster, and poured in place terrazzo. With the addition of energy efficient lighting, AC and HVR systems, the post-construction IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) test results were exceptionally good for a build in Shanghai, showing better air quality inside versus outside.
IAQ Post-Construction Results POLLUTANT
PM 2.5 FORMALDEHYDE BENZENE TVOC TOLUENE RADON
320 ug/m3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
31 ug/m3 .03 mg/m3 <.02 mg/m3 <.14 mg/m3 <.015 mg/m3 <.94 bg/m3
N/A 0.08 mg/m3 0.09 mg/m3 <0.5 mg/m3 0.2 mg/m3 200 Bg/m3
35 (EPA) 0.12 (EPA) N/A <0.5 (LEED) 0.26 (WHO) 100 (WHO)
Second floor 1F FURNITURE PLAN á˝?á†Šâ€ŤÝ‹â€Źá‘‡ä´śŕł’
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Interior Architecture // FFE KERRY PARKSIDE CONFERENCE CENTER
Shanghai, China 600sqm / 6460sqft 6 meeting Rooms 2 Multipurpose Rooms Hotel Reception Office Reception Full fit-out FF&E
Located between two buildings, the linking conference center services both the Kerry Hotel and Kerry Offices. Designed to blend seamlessly between two distinctive interior aesthetics, the material selection is a cohesive mix of that of the two buildings, creating a seamless connection from one to the other. The five conference rooms and two multipurpose rooms have all the audiovisual needs to provide a specialized meeting center, for travelers and office tenants alike. The glass partition system with internal electric shutters provides instant privacy flexibility, as well as lighting control for presentations. Comfortable and multifunctional furniture allows the spaces to support different functions, while maintaining a professional feel.
Interior Design // FFE // Deco // Furniture Design O’DELICE! FRENCH CAFE
Shanghai, China 100sqm / 1075sqft 70sqm Dining Area 30sqm Full Kitchen 30 Seats Open Crepe Bar Exterior Patio Employee Lockers Storage
A complete turn-key project, this quaint 100sqm French café and restaurant located in the heart of Shanghai mixes touches of French café style with a modern and playful design to create a specialized yet lighthearted aesthetic. As the clients’ second shop, their business model was redefined as a counter service restaurant during the day and traditional dining during the evening. A clear connection from the entrance to the ordering counter was established and an open crepe counter and café bar create a stronger relationship to the customer. A fresh and modern twist on Parisian-style creates a lively and cozy atmosphere and results in a fun and memorable experience. Custom designed furniture finishes off the exclusive store branding.
Architecture // Facade STARBUCKS CHINA
Various Locations, China Various Facade Types Material Selection Windows/Doors Threshold Stairs Logo/Signage Details
To integrate an American iconic brand into cities across China, a methodology was established to develop the façade and signage design. The ‘kit of parts’ is distinctly recognizable as Starbucks, yet allows for flexibility of a variety of façade types, and can also be easily replicated in all future stores by their in-house design team. The key element of the façade concept was based on a modular system using a series of Fibonacci numbers to establish the base pattern. The base can be overlaid onto any façade from which variations of the design are created. Rules for the pattern were established to reinforce continuity between all the facades: 1) The pattern always centers at the human connection, the entry. 2) The entry breaks the pattern, creating a threshold between exterior and interior. 3) Maintaining focus on the human scale, special attention given to the detailing and craftsmanship around the threshold, especially the door handle and signage. 4) Logo hierarchy and placement also follows the Fibonacci numbers.
kit of parts nomenclature
facade - doorhandle highlight (int.)
facade - door
lathe profiling STARBUCKS July 25th, 2013
STARBUCKS May 6th, 2013
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the human scale happens at the ‘threshold’
application of the system as the system grows it architecturalizes in scale Wongtee Plaza
STARBUCKS May 6th, 2013
create the best fit outline for each facade. effectively ‘subtracting’ from the blanket system
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Shanghai - Venture International Park
July 25th, 2013
STARBUCKS May 6th, 2013
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Renovation // Facade // Interiors // Deco GAOLAN RD. VILLA
French Conession, Shanghai, China 380 sqm/ 4090 sqft 3 Floors + Mezzanine Open Living+Dining+Kitchen Open Ensuite Master 3 Ensuite Bedrooms Media Room & Study 20sqm Garden Closed Chinese Kitchen Nanny and Service Areas
This 1930s lane house in the Former French Concession of Shanghai is in the process of being transformed from a rundown six-family dwelling, back into a high-end 380sqm single family home. A modern rendition of 1930s Shanghai-French style, the subtle palate of white paneling and oiled white oak creates an elegant and sophisticated feeling while also allowing the space to function as a gallery for the clients’ extensive colorful art collection. The wall paneling is taken into modernity with deliberate wall ‘cut outs’ that create an open plan, while maintaining the distinction between old and new. A 40sqm extension contains the luxurious, open master bathroom on the second floor and an en suite guest bedroom on the third floor. The once hidden high ceilings of the third floor are exposed, revealing space for an additional mezzanine study.
TECHNICAL SKILLS AutoCAD Sketch-up & Vray Illustrator Photoshop Indesign 3D Max FormZ Revit
DESIGN SKILLS Free-hand Sketch+Render Computer Render (2D+3D) Construction+Detail Drawings Presentation (Visual+Spoken) Bespoke Furniture Design Branding Development Material Specification FF&E Specification
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