INTERIOR DESIGN PORTFOLIO
CHELSEA HAVERDINK EDUCATION WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, INTERIOR DESIGN | 2016-APRIL 2020 GPA: 3.77 | Dean’s List
KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDIED PREREQUISITES | 2014-2016 GPA: 4.0 | Dean’s List
AFFILIATIONS & INVOLVEMENT
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IIDA CAMPUS CENTER REPRESENTATIVE • • • •
IIDA Mentorship Program 2018 ThinkUp Student Design Competition 2018 (2nd Place) IIDA Scavenger Hunt 2018 IIDA Furniture Forum 2017
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENT ORGANIZATION •
Participate in Board and General Meetings
MIX SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN • •
Design Day 2018 Design & Innovation Night 2018-Luminaire project chosen for display Design Day 2019
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INTERSECT STUDIO INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN | JUNE 2019-CURRENT •
Work along a design team to achieve innovative design solutions
Closely follow the design process to create successful designs to exceed clients needs Maintain a Design Library with the most updated, sustainable, and innovative materials and products
ADVIA CREDIT UNION TELLER | MARCH 2016-CURRENT • • • •
ART VAN FURNITURE
VISUAL MERCHANDISING INTERN | MAY 2018-AUGUST 2018 • • • •
Design of vignettes in showroom Maintain a store that is organized and up to company standards Space plan Work with team to effectively stage displays
SANDWHICH ARTIST/PIC | JUNE 2012-MARCH 2016 • • •
Maintain friendly customer interactions, while building meaningful, professional relationships Adhere to Government regulations and company policies Solve sensitive situations while alleviating stress Organize, stock and maintain the teller window
Followed food and safety regulations by ensuring safe and sanitary food handling practices Night Person in Charge who collaborated the evening shift tasks Trained new employees
TECHNICAL SKILLS Hand Drafting Sketching Microsoft Suite AutoCAD SketchUp + Layout Revit ADA Knowledge Sustainability Knowledge
RELATED COURSES Form and Space History of Art I-II Computer Applications Introduction to Interior Design Intro to Design Theory and History Sketching for Interior Designers Textiles Design Com I: Architectural Drawing Residential Architectural Design Materials for Interiors: Soft Finishes Materials for Interiors: Hard Finishes Period Interiors I & II Interiors CAD Applications Lighting and Color for Interiors Studio I-IV Intro to the Construction Environment 3D Computer Visualization Professional Practices Graphic Design
TABLE OF CONTENTS
5 TOILET ROOM
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT | FALL 2018 | COMMERCIAL DESIGN Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp
TOILET ROOM This proposed ADA Toilet Room design will be focused around the ease of use for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The toilet room encompasses natural elements by using a cool and calming analogous color scheme of stone greys, blues, and greens. Organic shapes are found within the space to help carry out the natural inspired theme, while also keeping the space calming for those occupying it. A clear, easily identified circulation and the little use of pattern and texture will create a less stimulating atmosphere.
Green and blue are some of the safest colors to use for someone with ASD. Green brings harmony and balance while blue is soothing and nonthreatening. Monochromatic or analogous color schemes are ideal. By using lighter, softer hues, or colors mixed with greys (warm or cool) work well for those with Autism because it is less stimulating. Bright whites are not a good design option
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that
affects communication and behavior. This disorder can be
characterized by communication and interaction challenges, as well 1
as restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. While there is no exact cause of ASD, research suggests that genetics and influences from
the surrounding environment are factors. 1 in every 64 children are 9
born with ASD. Autism is considered a â€œspectrum due to the wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience.
Individuals with ASD are especially sensitive and have difficulties with
handling sensory information, such as color, light, sound, and textures. Designing for those who have ASD takes special
considerations into sensory information to ensure a comfortable
space for those occupying it. 3
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1. Bobrick Maximum Height Stall partitions in Forest Green to follow natural hues 2. Porcelain Tile along floor and wet wall 3. Laticrete Grout in Raven found on tile wall to reduce stimulation 4. Large hexagon tiles 5. Skyline Custom Design-tempered safety glass that is translucent around greenery digital printing 6. Feature wall to draw in natural elements 7. Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa interior paint | Gennex Formula
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TOILET ROOM NO SCALE 7
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Entrance 3 sinks along curved wall | No mirrors above Recessed paper towel and waste receptacle (ADA) Baby changing station (ADA) Barrier-free accessible toilet compartment Ambulatory accessible compartment 3 urinal with ceiling hung partitions (ADA) Bench utilized as space for waiting and recuperating 9. Resistant Spring Loaded Mirror (ADA) 10. Exit
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT | FALL 2018 | COMMERCIAL DESIGN Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp
BRONSON The proposed reception area for Bronson’s Marketing Division for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be focused around the well-being of those occupying the space. The design aesthetic will include Biophilic Design throughout to increase performance and decrease stress. This space will contain a monochromatic color scheme of Greens and neutral colors to ensure a calming space, while also following Bronson’s Brand. Along with a soothing color scheme, the space will be simple to accommodate those along the Autism Spectrum. This space must maintain Bronson’
s accomplishment of being environmentally sustainable, while also following Bronson’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
Utilizing Bronson’s green helps continue their branding into marketing division. Green is also one of the safest colors to use for someone with ASD because of it’s psychology of bringing harmony, balance, and calmness into an environment. so by creating a space that has a monochromatic scheme of greens and browns creates a comfortable environment for all. This color scheme ties directly into nature, which
helps emphasize the biophilic design exercised within the space.
RESEARCH BRONSON HEALTHCARE
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
-Bronsonâ€™s Healthcare system offers services to patients and families ranging from
-ASD can vary in degrees by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal
primary care to advanced critical care throughout southwest Michigan and northern
communication, and repetitive behaviors
Indiana. -VISION: An exceptional Healthcare experience for every person, every time -MISSION: Together, we advance the health of our communities -VALUES: Respecting all people; Building trusting partnerships; Promoting a healthy workplace; Raising the bar -Everything we do is about getting better, about doing the right thing, about bringing you the best possible care.
-People with ASD need calm and simple spaces with sufficient personal space -Those with autism are extremely sensitive to sound, using well insulated spaces or acoustical objects within a space is very beneficial -Hidden or indirect lighting with the use of LED lamping. Ambient or diffused lighting is beneficial
-Environmental Sustainability: Bronson is invested in creating sustainable practices to
-Orderly and easily defined spaces
ensure a healthier future for all
-Ideal patterns are minimal, organic, or subtle abstracts
-Bronson Methodist Hospital has been recognized as one of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America from Beckerâ€™s Hospital Review and was the first hospital in Michigan to become LEED certified, and Bronson Battle Creek has received the Energy Star Label from the
Environmental Protection Agency Three focused environmental commitments implemented: -Energy conservation and waste reduction -Green building design -Sustainable food sourcing Implemented programs that promote reduce, reuse, and recycle: -Water-filling stations -Styrofoam recycling program -Employee Bike2Work program -Recycling drop-off center for unused electronics, batteries and more
-Designing for ASD:
-Matte finishes rather than lustrous finishes -Easily sanitized finishes are important because some ASD behaviors include
impulsive cleanliness -Using nature or natural elements
BIOPHILIC DESIGN -Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the spaces where we live, work, and learn by incorporating nature. -There is sound evidence that having access to good, quality green and open spaces improves health and well-being -Biophilic Design is extremely beneficial -Increased productivity
-First Michigan hospital to sign the Heathy Food in Health Care pledge which commits to
-Reduction of stress
providing fresh, healthy food for patients, family members and employees.
-Improves creativity and cognitive function
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Bronson Healthcare, located in Kalamazoo, MI is revamping their
Marketing Division revolving around those with an Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD). This space must be comfortable for everyone,
especially those with ASD while also being ADA accessible. This
design requires a reception area featuring lounge seating for 4-6
guests, a custom reception station that can accommodate two
workers at a time, and a view from behind the reception desk of both
the entry door and facility door. This space must also a conference
room located adjacent to the waiting area along with new selections of furniture and finishes within the reception and conference room. The Bronson Marketing Division logo must be prominently displayed,
while also utilizing Bronson Green within the space which pertains to
the branding of the healthcare facility.
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Existing Polished Concrete floor Spring Fixture by LightArt Nelson Platform Bench by Herman Miller Dark Walnut Stained Reclaimed Wood for custom millwork reception desk Downtown Seating by Haworth Collaboration coffee table by Haworth Norgrona Convex Reindeer Moss for custom millwork reception desk Brittanicca Warm Cambria Quartz for custom millwork reception desk Elan Sofa by Haworth Northwood Brown Benjamin Moore Gennex Formula Paint Collaboration Lounge Seating by Haworth Early Morning Mist Benjamin Moore Gennex Formula Pain
FLOOR PLAN 1. Entrance entering main vestibule 2. Main entrance 3. Bronson Marketing Division logo displayed on green wall 4. Custom reception desk 5. Lockable storage for employees 6. Bronson logo displayed with custom window covering 7. Waiting room with a variety of seating 8. Wood and plant divider 9. Faculty door 10. Conference room
DEVELOPED DESIGN Viewing from the reception desk, both the main entrance and the
faculty entrance are in direct eye site. In the main entrance, a vestibule is developed to create a comfortable, easy way to enter the space. Included within this vestibule is a bench for seating, a green wall with the logo for the Bronson Marketing Division for Autism Spectrum Disorder is prominently displayed. The conference room shown in this image contains necessary furniture, a surface hub, and a plant wall similar to the wood and planter divider located in the waiting area. Both the walls dividing the conference and waiting/ reception and the vestibule and waiting/reception are glass to create a more open atmosphere. The waiting area is partially shown in this viewing, which displays two types of seating with the backs placed against the custom wood and planter divider to create a feeling of comfort and safety. Biophilic design is utilized throughout the entirety of the space to pertain to Bronson Healthcareâ€™s branding and for the
well-being of the users within the space.
Viewing at the custom reception desk, grounding elements are utilized to help create a space within a space. Wooden slats along with concrete poles are used to create a window covering as well as a space to display the Bronson logo. Mimicked on the ceiling is the same wooden slats which creates visual interest as well as acts as the grounding element for the reception desk. This custom reception desk is constructed with Cambria Quartz, reclaimed dark wood, and concrete. Along the bottom of the desk is reindeer moss covered with a glass to help keep the moss contained and safe from everyday wear and tear. The desk includes a transaction counter and an ADA height counter on the side. The desk has ample storage and space for two employees to be working at the same time. This unique reception
desk gives the ASD Marketing Division character and visual interest while also providing optimum function for the workers and users within the space.
GROUP PROJECT | FALL 2018 | COMMERCIAL DESIGN Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp
EM·POWER 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.
A split-complementary color scheme composed of blue-greens, greens, and oranges, along with shades of brown, will be implemented into the space. Individuals with ASD are most comfortable and respond best to cool colors. By also including warm-toned colors, em·power will prepare users with ASD and raise their sensory tolerance levels for when possibly encountering stimulating colors in their daily life.
RESEARCH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
FLOOR PLAN CONCEPT
-ASD is defined as “a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by
The proposed floor plan for the
repetitive characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication
space is inspired by the upward
view of treetops. The tree tops,
-Individuals with ASD are especially sensitive and have difficulty processing sensory
along with its leaves and
information such as color, light, and sound.
branches, represent the desired rooms. Trees are a universal
-People with ASD display a range, or spectrum, of various behaviors including
symbol for growth, which
-Communication and social interaction difficulties
relates to the development and
-Obsessive interest in certain subjects
progress of em•power’s. sky
-Repetitive speech patterns
peeking through the gaps of
-Avoidance of eye contact
the trees represent the space’s circulation. The reference of
the sky is a metaphor for the
-Individuals with ASD prefer words and phrases as opposed to symbols and images.
colloquial expression, “the sky is
-Sensory rooms are therapeutic spaces that include a variety of stimulating and engaging
the limit,” meaning that all
equipment, which is designed to increase the visual, tactile, and audible sensory inputs of
users have the opportunity to
users with ASD. This equipment includes:
succeed and reach
fullest potential in and outside
-Bubble walls and tubes
of the space.
-Fiber optic string lights -Vestibular swings -Rock walls -Fidget and manipulative toys
LOGO DESIGN The name em•power is derived from the client’s mission statement, reading: “We do everything it takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined
-The state of New Jersey has the highest rates of ASD diagnoses in the United States.
lives.” The chosen logo is simply the word “empower,” with “em” and “power”
-New Jersey is widely recognized for providing substantial clinical and educational
separated by a bullet point to emphasize the significance of power. Individuals with
services for children with ASD.
ASD prefer words and phrases as opposed to symbols and images.
This project involved designing a vocational facility that serves as an
FIXTURES & FINISHES
educational and training space for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other cognitive disabilities who are moving onto the
next stage in their lives. The scope of this projected included
designing the following spaces: A reception area, director’s office, trainers’ office, training kitchen, work training area, multi-purpose
room, mock apartment, flexible-use room, sensory room, and an outdoor area. This project was selected by WMU’s interior design
advisory board and was entered into the Interior Design Educators
Council’s 2018 Student Competition. 8
Work Training Room
2 Trainers’ Office
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Zandur sustain cork rubber Designtex Leaves in Bamboo Steelcase Alighten ottoman Cambria Quartz in Dunmore Steelcase Node mobile and flexible desk Custom wall mural on rounded wall BuzziSpace BuzziLand acoustic cloud Interface carpet tile Urban Retreat 501 in Bark Interface carpet tile Urban Retreat 501 in Stone Interface carpet tile Urban Retreat 501 in Flax Marca Corona porcelain tile Bold in Sage Steeclase Verb desk
FLOOR PLAN 1. Empower 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 moveable furniture 9. Birch tree motif 10. Outdoor yoga space 11. Garden wall 12. Mediation and reflection space
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DEVELOPED DESIGN Viewing from the reception area, the logo is prominently displayed on
a curved glass wall. There is a variety of seating, including a sofa, chairs, and some stools. The space is extremely welcoming and creates an atmosphere where comfort and relaxation can be achieved. The custom reception desk follows the curvilinear design throughout the entire space, and is made of easily cleanable materials and finishes. The clouds, suspended at various levels throughout the space helps with acoustics as well as adds visual interest within the facility. The ceiling and full walls are painted a light blue, which is reminiscent of the sky-which is a reminder to those occupying the
The Sensory Room is where the young adults can go and work
space to reach for the sky.
on building their visual, tactile, and audible sensory inputs. This space contains a yoga ball, bubble walls and tubes, fiber optic
The interpersonal communication area is within 3 booth settings. There is a Hub in each for training videos, as well as booth seating in two of the settings and an ADA compliant space where there is a desk and a chair available. This space is provided so those developing themselves within the space can practice mock interviews, or even as simple as practicing sitting face to face with someone. This space has been designed to help build the young adults
string lights, a vestibular swing, a rock wall, manipulative toys, and bean bag chairs. Some of the walls have padding and some are painted a neutral color so it is not distracting to the
users within the space. There are strobe lights that display different colored lights as well as a small storage area to hold the small toys when they are not in use. There is a door leading to the reflective space located outdoors.
communication skills and help them develop the confidence to hold everyday conversations, in both the professional setting and the social setting.
This displays the Flexible-use Room. This room includes an arts and crafts area, along with a small kitchenette to clean and hold supplies. The arts and crafts area has worktables and LessThan5 Chairs from Coalesse (chairs weigh less than 5 pounds). This space also contains a small indoor gym area, which includes both a yoga setting, yoga
storage, and weights. Words are found throughout the space to help motivate those training in the space to become successful,
The Multi-purpose room is utilized as a classroom setting where
training settings can take place. This space has mobile furniture so the space can be used in a variety of ways.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT | SPRING 2019 | COMMERCIAL DESIGN
CO-WORKING @ THE EXCHANGE
Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp
At Co-working @ 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. Coworking @ The Exchange is designed to create a holistic working environment, which is canine friendly, where people can have the chance for collaboration and for the option of working alone, together. Co-working @ the exchange is a place of community.
A triad color scheme composed of pink, yellow, navy, green, and maroon will embody the beauty and benefits of nature, as well as create a sophisticated, relaxing, and positive space to suite everyone coworking together.
CHALLENGES IN THE WORKPLACE
-Located in Southwest Michigan
-Acoustics: Roughly 70% of all employees in open work areas report that the biggest impact on their productivity is conversations of people around them. Using sound masking and absorptive materials can help alleviate noise distractions
-Designated historic district with notable examples of Gothic, Italianate, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Art Deco, and Sullivanesque architectural styles -Kalamazoo holds numerous places where people of the community gather -Whether it be live music, community gatherings, checking out art, bar hopping through Kalamazooâ€™s most iconic breweries, or just taking a walk through one of the parks or Downtown, Kalamazoo is an amazing place to live, grow, and work.
SITE ANALYSIS - THE EXCHANGE BUILDING -155 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 -Centrally-located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, The Exchange Building is a mixed-use property composed of commercial space and luxury apartments. This space creates the perfect area for many different uses, while also providing one-of-a-kind views
of downtown Kalamazoo, especially Kalamazoo Alley and Bronson Park. -Building Givens
-Lighting: Using the wrong type of lighting within the workplace can create an unhealthy, distracting environment. Use energy efficient lighting systems with both indirect and direct lighting. Natural light is important as well as the choice to control your own lighting. -Technology: Integral part of the 21st-century workplace. Using systems such as virtually shared content, interactive whiteboards, scheduling systems, dual computer screens, Surface Hubs, and glass cloaking technology will help create a successful office environment.
BIOPHILIC DESIGN -Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and
-345,000 Sq. Ft.
-Co-working @ The Exchange will be on the 15th floor, utilizing 8,000 Sq. Ft.
-The spaces we inhabit have distinct physiological and psychological impacts on us, and
COWORKING SPACES -The whole idea of co-working is to bring bright, creative people together and let the ideas collide -Co-working spaces are essentially shared workspaces, where youâ€™ll see a mix of private desks for those who need a deeper focus, private meeting rooms, hot-desks, and others striking up conversations at large shared tables. -Benefits include: Expansion of professional networking and social circle, potential to meet new clients/partners, flexible schedule, allows for separation of work and home,
variety of seating/working options, increases productivity and creativity, fosters personal growth and development, and offers more job control and a sense of community. -Co-working is a global movement, in which it embraces five core values including, Community, Openness, Collaboration, Sustainability, and Accessibility 17
-Electrical: Open offices have a lot of items that need power which could create hazards from exposed wiring. To defeat this, utilizing a raised access floor gets power to where you need it without the exposed wiring.
with using elements of biophilic design, it creates a more attractive space and has been found to increase the use of the space -Benefits: Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, enhance mood and creativity, increase health, wellbeing, productivity and concentration, provides calm energy, and purifies the air you breathe.
CANINES IN THE WORKPLACE -There are many benefits of having a companion canine in the workplace. These include: Feeling less isolated, reduces stress and makes people happier, boosts activity level, improves morale, adds convenience, improves performance, work/life balance, health, and office atmosphere and company culture, and helps promote loyalty, patience, acceptance, perseverance, and gratitude.
SPATIAL REQUIREMENTS BUBBLE DIAGRAM
ROOM REQUIREMENTS Private Offices - Min. of 3 (Multi-purpose, 1-2 people, heads down space) Open Office/Individual Work Areas - 20-25 (Work setting where people can fully immerse into the brand, promote flexibility) Private Enclaves - Min. of 4 (Multi-purpose, rejuvenation, heads down space) Ideation Zone - 1 ( Space to show shared products/services that will be introduced to the marketplace) Reception - 1 (First impression of the space, welcoming) Studio Workspace - 1 (Raw space that houses equipment to be used during prototype development) Inbetween Spaces - Varies (Support individuals or small groups who extend learning before, during, or after meetings) Project Rooms - 3 (Allowance for quick reconfiguration based on project team needs) Resource Center - 1 (Houses main printers, copiers, mail sorting area)
Nature is incorporated all throughout the city of Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo also features pristine parks and nature preserves, such as Bronson Park and the Kalamazoo Nature Center. By drawing
inspiration from the flora and fauna of Kalamazoo, the space will be Ideation Zone
Kalamazoo is all about it’s community, and that’s what Co-working @
The Exchange wants to encompass.
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Project Private Enclaves Reception Area Room
Some photographs physically taken from Downtown Kalamazoo Parks and
CO-WORKING @ THE EXCHANGE
Landscaping, including Arcadia Park and Bronson Park
1. Herman Miller Magis Spun Chair 2. Interface Natural Woodgrains type II vinyl 3. Eames Molded Plastic Side chair with wire base 4. Interface carpet tile Human Nature in Kiwi 5. Type II vinyl wall covering Siren by KnollTextiles 6. Contract pendant light in Floral 7. Interface carpet tile Monochrome in Spa 8. Skandiform acoustic panel in Deep Forest 9. Forest chair by Haworth 10. Shaw Contract carpet tile Inside Names in Falu Red 11. Knoll Petal coffee table 12. Interface carpet tile Monochrome in Concrete 13. Herman Miller Wireframe sofa 14. Hand painted mural from Kalamazoo Muralist
sophisticated and relaxing while promoting positivity and productivity.
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Main elevator entry with coffee station directly adjacent Coat storage behind reception desk Workstations close to reception dedicated for employees Large 10 person table inbetween space dedicated for collaboration Brodie Chair by Steelcase for heads down space (Private Enclaves) Light wood enclosed grounding element for spaces Mural painted by Kalamazoo Muralist Kitchenette with picnic style tables Living green wall Booth seating for heads down space (Private Enclaves) Inbetween space for heads down time or small meetings Planter Wall Indoor outdoor space includes custom cubby seating, outdoor furniture, swings, and a raised “grass” flooring
DEVELOPED DESIGN Viewing from the Ideation Zone into the Reception Area.
This is an example of some of the Private Enclaves provided within
There is a large variety of seating with a sofa, Tulip chairs, and
the space. One includes a small sofa and pull up table for
stools. The Reception desk is custom made, and has the
comfortable, heads down space. The other has a counter height
wooden slats around it which is seen throughout the entire
built in desk and chair for a quiet, private space to get work done.
space. There is a grounding element that mimics the shape
There is a scheduling system provided so the workers can
and style of the reception desk directly above it. Reindeer
schedule their time in the enclaves.
moss is used to help acoustically as well as add visual interest to the concrete walls. Viewing from the Reception Area into the Ideation Zone. This space has a variety of bar height seating with a few tables. There is a large portable hub that can be used for displaying digital work as well as pedestals for displaying any tangible work. The Reception Area has a coffee station available as soon as you enter the space.
The custom booths are enclosed with solid wood and felt paneling for acoustic properties. The booths have Microsoft Hubs provided for smaller meetings with a couple people. This space can also be utilized as a place for heads down work, collaboration, or break time. The booths have a monochromatic color scheme within to create a sense of stability and balance. An inbetween space which can be used for small meetings, break
This is a view of one of the workstation areas. All workstations have storage, dual computer screens, task lighting, a docking station, and the tables are sit to stand. There is large living green wall to bring in the biophilic design to help promote well-being in the coworkers using the
time, or a space for relaxation. The space includes a long sofa with
tables pulled up with chairs. The space is grounded by the wooden slats which have been seen throughout the space, which acts as a divider and creates a more private setting.
space. The large mural is painted by a Kalamazoo Muralist to help bring the Kalamazoo community in as well as add visual interest. This is a view of one of the Project Rooms. The wooden slats creates a form of privacy without fully enclosing the space. Each Project can fit up to 6 people and has a Microsoft Hub for different purposes depending
This inbetween space acts as a quick stop. The bar height seating and tables creates a mood for a spot to sit and rest or get work done quickly. There is a plant wall provided to create a sense of comfort and stability.
on the meeting. The indoor outdoor space has Spun chair which act like a spin top The kitchenette within the space has a coffee machine,
refrigerator, sink, microwave, and cabinet storage. The seating provided is a picnic style, which draws into the park inspiration that is seen throughout the entire space.
when you sit in them. There are string lights included to help bring in an outdoor aesthetic. The custom cubby seats are at various
heights and where one person can use at a time. This is a perfect space for some heads down work or relaxation. There is a higher raised floor with a green carpet to act as grass, where there are swings and outdoor furniture. This space is designed to create a fun atmosphere and mimic the feeling of being outside, inside.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT | FALL 2018 | PRODUCT DESIGN
LUMINAIRE DESIGN The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, otherwise known as â€œTrash Islandâ€?, is a floating island twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean made of manmade waste. Marine species are afflicted by the growing Trash Island, and the only chance for salvation is human interaction. This luminaire is inspired by the ocean eco system, and the waste that is destroying their habitat. Made with plastic spoons that are melted down, this luminaire not only mimics the look of these marine species, but helps create an alternative use
to the discarded products plaguing them. The shape of the luminaire is reminiscent of a jellyfish or an anemone, and the shadows it casts are indicative of light traveling through the sea. The resulting light adds visual interest in the space it illuminates, and is a piece of art in and of itself.
Outdoor Area CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES
DEVELOPED DESIGN 7 The world’s largest collection
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of ocean waste is growing at a rapid rate, and will continue growing until human actions
organizations such as the
have been leaders in trying to Director’s Office
save our oceans. The smallest steps people take everyday
Used plastic spoons were collected
can make a huge impact. This
and cleaned for the making of this
luminaire is an example of a
prototype. An old lamp shade
small action anyone can take
structure and wires were used as the “backbones” of the luminaire. Here, the
spoons were melted and manipulated into varying shapes and melted around the lamp shade structure. An LED lamp was used.
to make a difference in our oceans.