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Colleen Cunningham’s

Portfolio Summer 2013

Colleen Cunningham Education 2011-present University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Major: Interior Design Class of 2016

Participating in the Professional Practice Co-op Program, alternating semesters of college study with semesters of work in the field of Interior Design.

2007-2011 Collierville High School, Collierville, Tennessee Work Experience Spring 2013 HDR Architecture, Chicago, IL Team member who assisted with a joint project with Gensler Architecture.Tasks performed included working with computer programs, ordering specifications, and making use of the material library. Social skills were highly needed to meet with textile representatives.

Email: Phone Number: (901) 569-8917 Special Skills Adobe Photoshop, Ilustrator, InDesign, AutoCad, Sketch-Up, Revit Achievements and Awards College: Cincinnatus Century Scholarship Member of Kappa Alpha Theta

High School: Yearbook Hall of Fame for Class of 2011 National Art Honor Society Senior Ambassador Beta Club Vice President Spanish Club lll Vice President Scholastic Graphic Design Award Volleyball Team Basketball Team

Volunteer Work College: Organized Christmas presents for children in the Angel Tree program.

Painted a 30’ x 6’ billboard to raise awareness for Autism.

Summer, 2011, 2012 Participated in various fundraisers to raise Schilling Farms YMCA, Collierville, TN money for ProKids. Lifeguard with responsibilities that include ensuring an atmosphere of displine, Portfolio and References friendliness, and safety. Must be able to work as a team and be personable with facility members.

School Address: 2822 Stratford Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220 Permanent Address: 918 Juliana Cv. Collierville, TN 38017

This was a final design that combined all of the elements I used throughout a quarter in my previous projects. The piece emphasizes the change of density and has the sense of being chaotic. It also has impossible characteristics.

Gesture drawings varied from 30 seconds to one minute. The 16� x 16� final cube above was a combination of a previous line, a previous plane, and a previous volume cube and had to stand on all six sides. The drawing to the right is a final that combined the four cubes I created throughout the quarter: line cube, plane cube, volume cube, and the final cube.

These renderings were pinned side by side, enabling them to tell a story.

The 2 1/2’x 9� cardboard model is that of a hallway and set of stairs on campus. Along with three other team members, I studied how the stairs reacted with the surrounding area.

I explored 100 units of one material in order to discover its transformation possibilities. I reconfigured each fishing hook to create a stich that highlighted the nature of the material. The stich is free flowing and contrasts how each unit is angular and sharp. The drawing to the left is a matrix that consists of four individual configurations that are transformed unto each other to produce a new unit. The drawing below is a study of a space that is trasfigured from all angles and highlights how chaotic it feels when going through it.

As a studio, over a course of five weeks, we developed one ‘unit’ that interconnected with its same for the making of one space. We went through many models and prototypes starting with foam, moving on to wood, and finally aluminum. The studio team constructed larger units that demostrated possibilities of multiple spaces from connecting the smaller individual units. The individual aluminum units were connected with screws and nuts and the spacial structures varied from arches to enclosed areas to rest inside of.

The final spacial construction was placed in one of the university’s commons. The design was placed under an overhang in a common walkway so as pedestrians would interact with the piece but was not so that it was an obstruction.

The exploded axonemetric was a library study done with three other peers. To the right are two examples of Revit projects. The diagrams on the lower right show the opening stategies and the degrees of light of a library I studied.

After the library study was done, we designed our own. Through much research, planning, and crafting, I came up with my own three story, fully functional library. Interior renderings are shown here, while on the next page there are sections, elevations, and floorplans.





Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago The entire semester while working at HDR, we worked on this hospital. As shown on this page, I rendered many floorplans and elevations in Illustrator. On the page to the right, AutoCad skills are shown in the floorplan that I helped rearrange for maximum space and wheelchair assessability. There are Sketch-Up renderings shown as well, that were done to show the client different variations of textiles. Along with these programs, I used Revit frequently to rearrange floorplans and casework.



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Based on present technology and problems of today, I worked with two piers to create the “Office of the Future�. Our system included a noise cancelling puck that created ones own personal, quite area. We also created an user interface that had different magnetically attachable units that were expandable and lightweight so they could be easily carried. The system embraced five essential aspects of the future worker: mobility, personalization, health, sustainability, and focus.







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Colleen Cunningham, portfolio, interior design, 2013