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BROOKE BARLOND

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269.274.0257 | Brooke.M.Barlond@wmich.edu | LinkedIn - Brooke Barlond

THIS PORTFOLIO

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science | Interior Design | 2020 Western Michigan University | CIDA Accreditation

PROFILE Enthusiastic emerging interior designer with a passion for collaborating to create inspiring spaces where people live, learn, and grow. Seeking opportunities to utilize that affinity to learn and grow in the design community.

3.74 GPA | Dean’s List TA, Sketching for Interior Design | Spring 18

TECHNICAL SKILLS

General Studies

AutoCAD

Technical Writing

Kellogg Community College

Sketchup+Layout

Hand Drafting

Revit

Sketching

Microsoft Suite

Graphic Design

Photoshop

Space Planning

EXPERIENCE

InDesign

ADA Knowledge

Interior Design Intern| FreeWave Technologies | Summer 2019

Illustrator

Sustainability Knowledge

3.18 GPA | Dean’s List

EXHIBITS YEARS OF DEDICATION AND DEVOTION TO AN EDUCATION IN INTERIOR DESIGN.

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Countless hours of exploration and consideration have resulted in the projects here. Design is like a puzzle, but instead of knowing what it will look like, we know how it should function when completed. Much like a puzzle, the solution is best found through collaboration and exploration.

Upkeep of the materials library

80 WPM Typing

AFFILIATION+INVOLVEMENT

Assist design team with project tasks such as material selections, construction documents utilizing Revit, creating 3D views with Sketchup, creating material boards, etc.

WMU Interior Design Student Organization

Filing and archiving of past projects

- President | 2019-2020

Interior Design Intern| FreeWave Technologies | Summer 2019 

Project Management for LD Lighting Upgrade

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Provided furniture and other design suggestions based on changing company culture and plans to grow

Teller | Chemical Bank | 2014-2016

- MRC Artworks Volunteer 2018 - Student+Alumni Charette 2018 IIDA Student Member - IIDA Student Charette 2019 - Student Mentorship Program 2019, 2020 - Student Center Furniture Forum 2017

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Adhered to procedures to protect both employees and assets

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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Efficiently processed transactions while building customer relationships

- Inducted 2018

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Maintained and balanced ATM, vault, and cash drawer reserves

Southwest Michigan First Design Mix

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Assisted with training of new employees

AWARDS

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Supported guests with requests for new accounts

- Norman E. Slack Endowed Scholarship - Tower Pinkster Scholarship - Bess L Stinson Scholarship - Emerti Council Book Scholarship

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PAGE 15 BOOKEEP Kiosk

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COWORKING @ THE EXCHANGE Commercial

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PAGE 18 WASTE NOT WANT NOT Luminaire Design

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EM·POWER Commercial

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COWORKING @ THE EXCHANGE COMMERCIAL DESIGN | INDIVIDUAL | SPRING 2019

Will attract contingent workers who are redefining the workplace and require different spaces to do their work. These spaces should range from individual and focused to collaborative and engaging. Many types of work zones will be included, and they will all be comfortable, stimulating, and inspiring.

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PROJECT INFO LOCATION

SCOPE

The Exchange Building 155 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Approx. 8000 ft2, NW corner of 15th floor

ADJACENCY ANALYSIS

MISSION At Coworking @ the Exchange, our mission is to provide our members an innovative working environment that brings out the best in them and forges a community culture of collaboration, inspiration, performance, and fun.

PROJECT NEEDS Four full time employees run this space, including a receptionist that meets and greets users in the space. Coworking @ the Exchange would like space for 20 members, with room to grow to 25 in the future. Coworking @ the Exchange is excited to be a canine-friendly workplace. The space should include: -3 private offices -Up to 25 workstations -An ideation zone to share products and services -3 project rooms for collaboration -A studio workspace -A reception area, seating for up to 6 -A resource center -Many private enclaves and in-between spaces changes in posture and focus

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RESEARCH KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN -Equidistance between Detroit and Chicago -On major highways: I-94, US-131 -Less than an hour from Grand Rapids -Known for Gibson Guitars -Large art community (monthly Art Hop) -The Kalamazoo Mall is where people gather to eat, drink, and shop -Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Western Michigan University Who Lives Here? -3,009 people per sq. mile -26.1% are married -26 median age -50% gender split

Located in Downtown Kalamazoo adjacent to Bronson Park, The Exchange Building is in the heart of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County. Nearby, you can find the civic center, the institute of arts, shopping, restaurants, cafes, and many breweries.

THE EXCHANGE BUILDING Site Analysis

-Mix-use development opening in 2019 -Commercial and retail leasing (floors 1,2,7) -Secure parking for occupants (floors 3-6) -Luxury apartment units (floors 8-14) -Coworking @ the Exchange will be on the 15th floor -Windows on West, North and East walls

Construction

-Cast pile foundation -Cast-in-place concrete exterior walls -Exposed concrete columns -Concrete floor decks

WHAT IS COWORKING?

Self-Direction | Collaborative | Flexible

-Combines independence of freelancers with the structure and community of office spaces -Telecommuting may result in a feeling of isolation due to lack of human interaction -Many workers use coffee shops to avoid working from home -Young professionals require a different way to work, resulting in an increase in coworking

Working Alone, Together Those who cowork feel their work is more meaningful. With little competition due to a lack of office politics, there is no need to “fit in”. The coworking environment fosters a sense of community—where everyone helps each other out. Bringing together those with varying backgrounds and unique skills inspires collaboration. Why Cowork? To work alone, together.

WHO COWORKS? 39 is the avg. age of clients 20% are younger than 30 7% are older than 60 52% are men 9% work for+ companies With 100 employees

5 TYPES OF COWORKERS

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Independent professionals Entrepreneurs Freelancers Remote Workers Temp Workers ”Side-Giggers”

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RESEARCH BENEFITS OF A CANINE-FRIENDLY OFFICE -Millennials rank having a dog-friendly office higher than having a napping room, concierge service, or game room -Humans perform better when they feel their best, and pets contribute to that -Dogs help quell stress, fear, and anxiety

NATURAL LIGHTING

ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING

-Windows cover the south, west, and north exterior walls

-Energy efficient LED should be used in all spaces for energy efficiency and flexibility

-Use of translucent partitions on spaces near windows allows light to pass through into the center of the space -Use of automatic shades will allow users to adjust the amount of light coming into the space

-Task lighting should be provided at each workstation, allowing for customization of lighting level -General lighting should not be such a high level to provide a distraction

CANINE CONSIDERATIONS -Give ample space for dogs to relax, eat, and drink without getting in the way of humans in the space -Have an exit route—make sure clients are aware of the easiest route to get their dogs outside for breaks -Dogs are den animals, and will gravitate toward sitting under furniture, probably near their human

ELECTRICAL The flexible nature of this space requires users to be able to connect from many different areas. The use of raised-access flooring will allow for electrical to be supplied close to all work stations and other work areas. This will also allow for future adjustments as the company grows over time.

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CONCEPT Brilliant, vivacious, and enthusiastic. Coworking @ the Exchange should be a space that reflects the clients they hope to attract. Inspired by the fleetingness of bubbles and how they relate to the spontaneous connections users will make, the space will be bright and cheerful, the perfect place to be productive, connect, and collaborate.

Inspired by the rainbow that forms as light passes through a prism, this splitcomplementary color harmony is comprised of pink, yellow, and turquoise. Pin nk is creative, youthful, and euphoric Yellow is energizing, cheerful, and creative Turq quoise balances out this harmony with focu using, calming, and healing properties

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PROPOSED FF+E

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1. Reception 2. Ideation Zone 3. Project Room 4. In-between space 5. Private Enclaves 6. Workstations 7. Locker storage w/dog beds 8. Private Offices 9. Stair Seating 10. Lounge Seating 11. Workstations 12. Project Room 13. Studio Workspace 14. Project Room 15. Counter height seating 16. Workstations w/collab tables 17. Water Cooler 18. Lounge Seating 19. Café 9


SPACE FOCUS Inspired by the origins of coworking, this café takes advantage of the view on the curved glazed wall that is a feature in the space. It is equipped with an 800 series Bosch builtin coffee machine to keep clients energized throughout their day, and also includes a refrigerator so users of the space feel welcome to bring their lunch or dinner. There are two TVs in this space for entertainment, and a range of postures—lounge, table height, and counter height seating is provided.

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workstations are placed in WORKSTATIONS The three zones in the office space. These zones are open IN-BETWEEN SPACE and allow for circulation of

people, pets, and ideas. The concrete above the windows is covered with felt— the bays alternate between blue, pink, and yellow to continue the concept throughout the space. This felt is provided not only for its aesthetic, but for the function of its acoustic properties. The in-between seen here is a mix of sofa-type lounge seating (the Await system by Coalesse), and fun bubble inspired seats that can be moved around to wherever the users see fit (Office Ballz by Workspace Finland).

three private offices are PRIVATE OFFICES The each provided a workstation, lounge chair, and dog bed for STAIR SEATING their furry friends. Stair seating was developed to advantage of the window. LOUNGE SEATING take These stairs with cushions can

be used as a touchdown space for one-on-one conversation, a spot to take phone calls, or to just take a break and watch the world outside. The lounge seating is another option to change postures throughout the day. A c-type table is provided so that users are able to bring their laptop or other technology along with them. The BuzziSpace sofa provides a high back with acoustic properties, which adds to the feeling of privacy it can provide for those using this space.

Stepping off the elevator, guests are greeted by a coffee bar. To the right is a reception desk to greet visitors, directing them into the space. On the reverse of this coffee station is a coat closet for guests. The sofa and lounge chair provide seating, and the BuzziSpace BuzziPouf can be used as additional seating or a coffee table. There are round windows with iridescent glazing which provide a look into the ideation zone and carry the effervesce concept.

RECEPTION

Another way to enhance the palette of place, these enclaves provide different types of seating in a setting to do either focused work, or for clients to get away from their desk and take a break. The larger enclave features the Coalesse Await sofa and two C-type tables for flexibility of use. The remaining two enclaves each have a Coalesse Hosu chair, which features the flexibility of a footrest when needed. These spaces each have an monochromatic scheme in them, which is calming and allows for focus when in the space.

PRIVATE ENCLAVES

The Steelcase Ology system provides the height-adjustable desk for each workstation. The 76”x29” desk is ample room for dual monitor arms, and a laptop docking system which allows users to set up at any place they’d like. The Steelcase Silq Chair is upholstered Designtex Mateo in Gravel. The recycled polyester provides an easy to clean surface for a space that allows pets to roam. On each desk, a task light allows users to adjust their task lighting when needed. Finally, the Watson Tonic Trolly provides a spot to take a seat, store materials (pens, papers, etc)., or for small dogs to sit by their humans.

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EM·POWER COMMERCIAL DESIGN | GROUP| FALL 2018

em·power will be a comfortable environment that encourages personal growth, raises sensory tolerance levels, and provides an educational experience that will increase the quality of all users’ lives. Through evidence-based design, an organic inspiration, a calming color scheme, and sensory engaging elements, all users will feel supported, motivated, and empowered while occupying the space.

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PROJECT INFO PROJECT NEEDS

MISSION

A receptionist, director, and two trainers are the full-time employees in the space. The space itself needs to be ADA compliant and be designed with those with sensory processing difficulties in mind. The space should include: -Reception area -Director’s office -Trainers’ office -Training Kitchen -Work Training Area -Multi-Purpose Room -Mock Apartment -Flexible Use Room -Sensory Room -Outdoor Area

This not-for-profit agency is contracted by the state to train young adults with cognitive disabilities has a mission of “We do everything it takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined lives” and they strive to create opportunities for individuals with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and other cognitive disabilities.

COLOR HARMONY A split-complementary color scheme composed of blue-greens, greens, and oranges, along with shades of brown, will be implemented into the space. Studies have shown that individuals on the autism spectrum react and respond best to cooltoned colors. By also introducing warmtoned colors, em·power will prepare users with ASD and raise their sensory tolerance levels for when possibly encountering stimulating colors in their daily lives.

INSPIRATION Birch trees represent serenity, growth, and independence. em·power will provide educational experiences for users to develop life skills that will enable them to live confident, fulfilled lives The organic and dynamic arrangement of bubbles is captivating and stimulating without being overwhelming. This motif can be found throughout em·power, such as the backsplash in the kitchen and craft area, the round acoustic ceiling panels, and curved walls. em·power encourages users to reach for the sky. This concept is represented with a painted blue ceiling and suspended, circular acoustical panels in various colors and sizes. These symbolized clouds and tree leaves.

CONCEPT

The proposed floor plan for the space is inspired by the upward view of treetops. The treetops, along with its leaves and branches, represent the desired rooms. Trees are a universal symbol for growth, which relates to the development and progress of em·power’s users. The sky peeking through the gaps of the trees represent the space’s circulation. The reference of the sky is a metaphor for the colloquial expression “the sky is the limit”, meaning that all users have the opportunity to succeed and reach their fullest potential in and outside of the space.

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A. BuzziSpace BuzziLand acoustic cloud B. Zandur sustain cork rubber C. Interface Urban Retreat in Stone D. Custom wall mural E. Coalesse Lessthanfive Chair in Copper Gloss F. Interface Urban Retreat in Flax G. Steelcase Node mobile and flexible desk H. Interface Urban Retreat in Bark I. Marca Corona poercelain tile Bold in Sage J. Steelcase Verb desk K. Designtex Leaves in Bamboo L. Cambria Quartz in Dunmore M. Coalesse Alight ottoman

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SPACE PLAN 4 DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

reception area features a curved, 1.RECEPTION The glazed wall with the em·power logo

displayed prominently on it. The other side of this glass wall is the trainers’ office, which makes the translucent wall beneficial for seeing who is coming in and out of the space. wel·come is displayed above the reception desk. Studies show that those with ASD respond positively to words rather than picture symbols. Words symbolizing the training and personal development taking place within are displayed throughout the space.

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space was developed to help 6.INTERPERSONAL This those with sensory processing strengthen their COMMUNICATION disabilities communication skills. The lights this space help provide a mild SPACE instimulation, and the provided

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1. em·power logo displayed on curved glass wall 2. Controlled swipe access for employee areas 3. Access from employee area to work training and multi-purpose room 4. Access to future property expansion 5. Community white board 6. Interpersonal communication area 7. Glass overhead door 8. Adjustable and mobile furniture 9. Birch tree motif applied to curved wall 10.Outdoor yoga space 11.Garden wall 12.Meditation and reflection space

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digital screens can be used to view education materials or to help create more stimulation in the environment. In this space individuals can practice having one-on-one conversations and can be used to hold mock interviews as well.

multipurpose room serves 8. MULTIPURPOSE The like a classroom, where trainers ROOM can host educational trainings

or users can collaborate together. The furniture in this space includes height adjustable tables and chairs, and all furniture is on casters to be easily moved around. The lighting in this room is fluorescent—while this is typically a larger strain for those with sensory processing issues, the purpose of having them on a dimmer in this space is to gradually get users used to being in areas that have less-than-gentle lighting. An overhead door allows the space to be open and flexible.

area features space for exercising, FLEXIBLE This yoga, and crafts. The craft area USE AREA includes a sink for clean up, and plenty

of cabinet space for storage of supplies. The exercise area includes a ballet bar, hand weights, and yoga matts that can also be taken outside. Throughout the space where the ceiling is exposed to the tresses, a blue ceiling is featured. Blue is calming and reminds us of the sky and that colloquial phrase “reach for the sky”.

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BOOKKEEP CONCEPTUAL DESIGN | INDIVIDUAL| SPRING 2019 Inspired by Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization that aims to “inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity”, Bookkeep will bring those aspects to urban communities. Bookkeep will be marketed toward libraries in urban centers, giving them the ability to reach “book deserts” within their areas of operation. Stocked with “out of date” books that are usually sold by libraries at deeply discounted rates, Bookkeep will give new life to both books and communities.

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CONCEPT Bookkeep will become a community hub for learning, knowledge, and literacy. Books will be offered for free- just walk up, take a look through the selection and take whatever one calls to you. Are you an avid reader will a collection of books at home you’re ready to part ways with? Drop them off anytime the doors are open. Bookkeep also hopes to create a community through happenchance conversations that take place within the kiosk. Inside Bookkeep, you will find the back wall is covered in books. A ladder is attached to a rod mounted near the ceiling, and allows for access to the higher shelves. The back of these brown shelves is a window that allows dappled lighting to enter the space, which changes as books are cycled in and out of stock. A skylight feature on the ceiling also brings in natural sunlight. For days when the sun rises later and sets earlier, lighting is provided on the interior ceiling. These lights are powered via a solar panel mounted to the ceiling of the kiosk. When Bookkeep is open, the doors become extensions of the interior walls. There is a folding bench mounted to each door. Patrons are able to sit and get a feel for a book before taking it home. These benches are also provided to allow space for conversation to take place- these happenchance meetings are a foundation of the community Bookkeep hopes to foster. Inspired by the pages of a book, the exterior of Bookkeep is black with a white logo on each side. This color scheme also allows the colored spines of the books to be highlighted and showcased inside. The rear of the kiosk boasts the glazing that allows sunlight to flood into the space. The two doors swing in to shut and can be locked overnight or for inclement weather. Inspired by the new life that can be formed when happenchance brings together literature and communities, Bookkeep will become a staple of any urban area that welcomes it.

LOGO PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED ON UPPER FRONT OF KIOSK

LADDER FOR ACCESS TO HIGHER SHELVERS

SOLAR PANEL POWERS INTERIOR LIGHTING

SKYLIGHT DETAIL ALLOWS FOR DAPPLED LIGHTING LOGO IS DISPLAYED ON ALL SIDES OF KIOSK

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CONCEPT

SIDE ELEVATION

FLOOR PLAN

FRONT ELEVATION

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WNWN LUMINAIRE DESIGN | INDIVIDUAL| FALL 2018 Given the task to create a luminaire out of a recycled material, this luminaire turns construction materials into a piece of art that can light up any room.

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Inspired by construction materials that go unused, this luminaire features the material unchanged from its original form. Metal strapping and copper wire is formed into circles, layered, and then placed surrounding the warm-toned LED lamping. The resulting light reflects around the space, and shines through the holes in the strapping. The movement of light is reminiscent of the buzz of a construction site, and the light it creates is a visual interest that adds variety into the space it illuminates. 19


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A study done in London shows that up to 15% of construction n materials go unused or are damaged during construction. Waste Managem ment even has a program devoted to the disposal of construction waste—but once the waste leaves the worksite, what happens to it? Instead of being recycled or reused, many materials end up in landfills or sitting in junk yards for years. Instead of minaire design, letting these materials go unused, they could be used in lum showcasing their raw aesthetics. 20


PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIAL INTEREST | INDIVIDUAL| 2011—CURRENT As a young designer, it is important to recognize that inspiration comes from everywhere. Since I was young, I have had an interest in photography. When traveling, I take my camera with me. Thanks to modern technology, I am able to capture my inspiration even when I’m without my camera. Even when walking around campus or my hometown, I can often be found taking pictures of the little things that surround me.

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Interior Design Portfolio  

Countless hours of exploration and consideration have resulted in the projects here. Design is like a puzzle, but instead of knowing what it...

Interior Design Portfolio  

Countless hours of exploration and consideration have resulted in the projects here. Design is like a puzzle, but instead of knowing what it...

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