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EDUCATION

Kent State University | 2014 - 2018 Kent, OH Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design Bowling Green State University | 2012 - 2015 Bowling Green, OH Howland High School | 2009 - 2012 Warren, OH College Prep

EXPERIENCE

The RCF Group | Jan 2018 - May 2018 Interior Design Intern Cleveland, OH • Assembled furniture in AutoCad & Created Siffs • Attended client meetings • On-site visits Wesex Corporation | March 2017 - Jan 2018 Interior Design Intern West Middlesex, PA • Collaborated within an integrated project team utilizing Revit BIM • Attended client meetings • On-site visits • Transitioned from closed-office building into new open bench workstations office • Scheduled and attended representative meetings • Assisted in materials library organization • Organized and attended CEU events • Corrected construction document red-lines • Experience in industrial, and some retail design-build

AFFILIATIONS

Interior Design Student Collaborative | 2017 - 2018 Kent State University PALS In Motion | 2017 IIDA Ohio/Kentucky Chapter | 2018 - Present Selected as 1 of 3 students from the Kent State University’s Senior Exhibit to be entered into the IIDA-AIA national student competition.

SKILLS

Revit

AutoCad InDesign Photoshop Microsoft Office


PORTFOLIO Danielle Renee Welch

Every space is supported by evidence based design with a trained focus to detail. Each effort is executed with structured organization and acute detail to ethical design. Supported by a strong moral compass, universal design is implemented in each design to balance both functionality and virtuosity. Adaptability to perform different tasks aid in collaborating within a team, and excelling as an independant artisan. Most importantly, positivity inspires every decision.


Explore the Contents Senior Thesis.......................... 1 Disaster Relief.........................13 Senior Housing..................... 27 Retail...................................... 37 Historical............................... 47 Office..................................... 55 Residential............................. 65 Abstract................................. 71 Furniture................................ 75


STUDIO VI

Retail & Mixed-Use

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MIDTOWN GATEWAY CHALLENGE

To create a space with a building reuse that encourages community engagement with a minimum of two occupational uses for the entire city of Cleveland with the foundation of design skills that have been culminated over the past four years of Kent State’s Interior Design education.

SOLUTION

Through organic social interactions and a combination of engaging spaces, a unique sense of place in the rust-belt is established. Physically, Midtown Gateway is a pop-up shop retail center, but collectively the design pushes past that barrier as a destination spot.

TYPE

LENGTH

LOCATION

SQF.

Individual

7224 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH

DELIVERABLES

• 15,000 SQF. minnimum • at least two floors • gannt chart • timesheet submissions • concept video • sketch model • research booklet • four 30x40 presentation boards • digital walkthrough • construction documents

17 weeks

~50,000 SQF.

PROGRAMS Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Revit Excel

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CONCEPT PATINA

An organic and additive sheen created by positive energy that inspires progressive reactions as a reaction to its environment.

PROJECT STATEMENT

Midtown, like an electron that is only a small piece of matter, reacts and patinas to add a new, but natural luster to the city of Cleveland, the matter, or the city of which all people are united.

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Main Entrance

Cafe Window Seating


BRANDING

LOGO INSPIRATION

MidTown Gateway’s name derives from the simple fact of its location, the borderline of MidTown. This space serves as a gateway for retail vendors to test out the city and possibly purchase vacant buildings for permanent retail. The outline of the logo is inspired by the chemical compound of patina with a split down the middle to symbolize a gate opening to allow entry. The color palette is inspired by the coloration of rust for the rust belt city, and a blue-green color for the concept of patina. Lastly, the placement of the color blocks symbolize a sunrise for a new beginning for the Cleveland.

COLOR PALETTE 4

Left Wing Retail


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DESIGN INTENT MIDTOWN GATEWAY

As a local gathering point for retail, community engagement, and green space, it is vital for Midtown Gateway to go beyond aesthetics, and promote sustainability both through the building and in the community. Before entering the space, the surrounding site exhibits exemplary cases of sustainability. The integration of new bus stops on either end of the building support local bus transportation routes with community bulletins to give the public access to upcoming events and local business information. The green space just outside of the building is open to public use and will occasionally sponsor social engagement activities and events. These events have a multi-purpose and will also raise donations to prevent gentrification in the community at the cost of the Midtown Gateway. On the second level, a rooftop community garden also serves a dual purpose where renters can sell their overflow of produce to the downstairs cafĂŠ. The main level cafĂŠ has the ability to transform into a soup kitchen for the homeless when needed.

The image above demonstrates the thought process of the spaceplanning in MidTown Gateway. The edges of the building are heavily compromised by the popup retail spaces first, while the centrally located kiosks represent the middle of the building’s structure beginning to react.

The main sustainability goal for Midtown Gateway, is to introduce different retail pop-up shops to the city of Cleveland to inspire more permanent retail shopping in other reuse buildings in the area. Midtown Gateway serves as the ultimate gateway to a diverse, smart,

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CONCEPTUAL HEXAGON ROOF STRUCTURE

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1 7

WATER FEATURE BLUE STAMPED CONCRETE CONCEPTUAL POCKET PARK

LOWER LEVEL


FF&E

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SIGNAGE DESCRIPTION

As passerbys drive or walk through the city, they will experience the exterior directional way-finding strategically placed as guides to MidTown Gateway. The coloring will start with red the farther into the city and transition through orange, yellow and finally teal upon arrival. The curved acyclic elements are inspired by the blocks of color from the logo. Interior ceiling mounted elements are related to the drop down ceilings in the retail spaces to represent deterioration as the panels layer. Lastly, the site identification sign is comprised of mostly copper that will patina over time, accompanied with metal lettering backed by acrylic with the logo’s color way with LED spotlighting. 9

SIGNAGE MATERIALITY

Red Acrylic

Yellow Acrylic

Orange Acrylic

Teal Acrylic

White Acrylic

Wood Laminate

Charcoal Acrylic

Natural Copper


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Exterior Rendering

Break Room

Cafe Entrance

Cafe Window Seating

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Event Spaces

Staircase 12

Information Desk

Right Wing Retail


STUDIO V

Disaster Relief

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PANACEA CHALLENGE

Design a disaster relief village that is modular, easy to deploy, and meets the basic personal needs of impacted individuals during a crisis. The town center shall accommodate to the needs of both the impacted individuals and the response recovery teams.

SOLUTION

Through human-based research, Panacea promotes a safe and comfortable community with rapid deployment and the flexibility to adopt innovations with ease. With an understanding of human behavior and needs during a crisis of both the impacted individuals and response teams, basic human needs have been exceeded.

TYPE

LENGTH

LOCATION

SQF.

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

Individual

Adaptable

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detailed research concept way-finding high-level master plan recovery village renderings two 30x40 presentation boards • research/project booklet

4 weeks

Varies

Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Revit Excel

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CONCEPT PETRICHOR

The smell of earth after it rains. The concept petrichor is beautifully symbolic in two ways in relation to the Panacea. The first is the feeling. It is the natural aroma of the earth that welcomes the immediate sensation of familiarity and safety once the storm passes. The second is the restoration properties of the storm. It provides life in a variety of ways, including the perfect environment for Panacea’s biomimicry inspiration, the firefly.

BIOMIMICRY | FIREFLY

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Phase I

Phase II


BRANDING

Panacea’s logo is inspired from the yellow, orange, and green glow of the firefly.

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Phase III


Single Pod 17

Pod Community


PHASE I EMERGENCY SHELTER

Panacea consists of three phases in the disaster relief sector. Phase I begins with a rapid deployment emergency shelter. The name of this structure is coined from both its physical similarity with an egg, and the embryonic stage of the firefly. The longevity of both the firefly egg and this structure are only designed to accommodate impacted individuals for a few weeks.

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Single Unit 19

Town Center


PHASE II CORE SHELTER

The second phase of Panacea has a slower construction process than that of emergency shelter. The components are flat-packed and shipped to the site where they are then constructed by the disaster relief team, or the impacted individuals. The structure is designed to be built with ease by anyone, with or without construction experience. Like the larvae stage of the firefly, these core shelter are designed to house impacted individuals for years to come. Unlike the firefly, people are able to purchase these homes for indefinite use, or resale.

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SOLAR PANEL TECHNOLOGY

SKYLIGHTS FOR NATURAL DAYLIGHTING FENESTRATION TO ACCOMMODATE NATURAL DAYLIGHTING & AIR CIRCULATION

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TILT-UP PREFABRICATED LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC

BAMBOO COMPOSITE FLOORING WITH RADIANT HEATING

ADJUSTABLE STILTS WITH PIVOT FEET


Living Room/ Dining

Kitchenette 24

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2


Town Center 25

Town Center Garden


PHASE III TOWN CENTER

The final phase consists of the assembling the modular units into a town center. It is here where impacted individuals and rescues are sheltered in the kennel. For individuals who are residing in phase I, the emergency shelter, there is a public restroom and showers provided. This phase can be both temporary like phase I, or more permanent like phase II. The town center offers an array of amenities for both the impacted individuals, and the relief team that make Panacea a safe, calming, and cultivating experience.

MEDICAL KENNEL INFO FOOD

COMMUNITY

MEDICAL

PUBLIC RR

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STUDIO V

Senior Housing

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BEACON POINTE CHALLENGE

Create a senior care community that promotes independence and a stigma-free, residential environment. The senior care community can be located anywhere in Scarborough, Main and shall provide flexibility for residents of varying cognitive levels.

SOLUTION

Beacon Pointe is inspired by a college campus environment with a centralized hub, continuing educational programs, and a transgenerational community. The centralized hub offers an array of amenities that accommodate the aging community, and promote growth and independence for a fluid community that is hospitality driven, also residential.

TYPE

LENGTH

LOCATION

SQF.

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

Group

Scarborough, Maine

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thorough research concept way-finding programming construction documents digital presentation two 30x40 presentation boards • research/ project booklet • FF&E package

11 weeks

65,000 SQF.

Revit/ Revit Collaboration Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Excel

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CONCEPT HALCYON

An unbound sense of happiness, and tranquility. This implies that the residents are free to make their own decision, and so they are “unbound” to truly live life happily – this is the time of halcyon.

BIOPHILIC DESIGN

“The urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” Due to the extreme cold weather in the winters of Maine, it was important to incorporate the surrounding nature throughout the interiors of Beacon Pointe.

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Proposed Site

Zoning


DIAGRAMMING

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Building Views

Complete Site Analysis


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Reception


DESIGN INTENT BEACON POINTE

The design intent aspires to accommodate an unparalleled environment for the aging community. Vital to its successful design, the site location is nestled in the wooden area of Gorham road. This site choice allows residents to maintain connections to the community with two schools in close proximity, a public library across the street, a shopping plaza adjacent to the village, and a plethora of health care selections within a ten-minute drive. Being nestled within the woods, also gives the residents a sense of privacy, noise cancellation, and an access to nature. With research based site design, the architectural layout of Beacon Pointe promotes a comfortable living environment with superb natural and artificial temperature, lighting, and acoustical elements. The overall layout of Beacon Pointe and the site location promotes future development and growth of additional buildings and environments, independence among residents, and community engagement. Welcome to Beacon Pointe, the only senior living community that truly feels like home.

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Administrative Offices

Family Gathering/ Lounge 34

Mail Alcove

Residential Hallway


Assisted Living Lounge 35

Second Floor Lounge


FF&E

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STUDIO IV Retail

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SEVENTH

TYPE

LENGTH

Configure a cultural mobile retail unit to fit and transport by semi-truck. This mobile unit must expand from its transportation cuboid form into a functional retail space.

LOCATION

SQF.

SOLUTION

DELIVERABLES • • • •

PROGRAMS

CHALLENGE

Seventh is a mobile retail unit dedicated to the Buddhist religion. Here, students are immersed in both the culture of India and Buddha through mediation, tea, and incense.

Individual

Kent, Ohio

research concept branding one 24x36 presentation board • research booklet

8 weeks

16,695 SQF.

Photoshop InDesign Revit

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CONCEPT LAYERED

A simple foundation with a multi-layered construction of identity.

CULTURE | BUDDHIST INDIA

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Merchandise Wall

Food Counter


BRANDING The color palette consists of purples, grays, and whites pulled from the amethyst, selenite, and clear-quartz stones that are utilized during meditation. The brand name is derived from the seventh chakra of Buddhism. The white flower henna is the thousand-petaled lotus, which is associated with the seventh chakra. 40

Green Roof Lounge


Perspective 1

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Perspective 2


DESIGN INTENT TEA AND MEDITATION CENTER

The first floor can accessed through either end of the structure by a small collapsible pine stair case. The left entrance is an immediate entrance to the tea counter and merchandise wall display. The right entrance is the secondary entrance that leads to the first floor seating area and green roof meditation area. The organic membrane that surrounds the kitchenette mimics the often cloudy Ohio skies and reflects the sun’s light. It also serves as additional seating on the first floor. The first floor is typically utilized for ordering from the tea counter, purchasing merchandise, and seating for casual conversation or studying. The vertical wing extended over the merchandise wall is comprised of vertical pine beams that allow for natural light to filter into the space below. Below the pine beams is a series of double paned windows encasing a solar panel film. The angle of the window allows for rain runoff to escape the from the furthest end of the structure Connecting the vertical wing to the primary structure is a round, metal element that allows to structure to pivot into a cuboid for easy transportation. The second floor and green roof area are typically for casual conversations, meditation, and the occasional yoga class.

“To-Go” phone application to enhance unit

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TRANSPORT 53’ SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER

AUTOMATIC PIVOT POINT

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GREEN ROOF TECHNOLOGY SOLAR PANEL FILM PLACED IN A DOUBLE-PAINED GLASS

FOLD-DOWN FLOORING BIRCH TIMBER FRAMING STRUCTURE


ELEVATIONS

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Floor 1


FF&E

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Floor 2


STUDIO IV Historical

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SPRING VILLA

TYPE

LENGTH

Research a building from the HABS document registry constructed in the nineteenth century and renovate the structure with the original home owner as the client.

LOCATION

SQF.

SOLUTION

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

CHALLENGE

The Spring Villa was home to William Penn Younge, a wealthy individual of the community. Younge documents his inspiration from the carpenter books of A.J. Downing for the original construction. For the renovation, the same books were used, but different passages were the inspiration. The renovation draws away from Younge’s version of a cottage, focusing more on a villa for a sophisticated, and classy wealthy home owner.

Individual

Opelika, Alabama

• research • construction documents • one 24x36 presentation board • research booklet

8 weeks

1,748 SQF.

Photoshop InDesign AutoCad

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CONCEPT CELEBRATED

Rejoicing in the homely architecture of a villa.

INSPIRATION | AJ DOWNING

AJ Downing has published numerous carpenter books on distinguishing the different types of homes in the Gothic Revival style. The owner and architect, William Penn Younge, used Downing’s books as inspiration for the original construction of his home.

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EXISTING SITE


PRELIMINARY SKETCHES

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Rendered Furniture Plan 1

Rendered Furniture Plan 2


WALKTHROUGH SPRING VILLA

Grandfather to the Gothic Revival, A.J. Downing referred to the first floor as the preliminary floor. Pointed-arch, stain-glass doors from the dining room and library open onto the veranda comprised of treated pine, which have been added in the renovation to accommodate for the southern heat. An open passageway to the separate kitchen building is located in the back end of the dining room, another element of Gothic Revival southern villas. The dining table holds a leaf to entertain up to twelve people for William Penn’s famous fish fries. In between the dining room and library, an enclosed porch has been included to escape the summer heat. The secondary floor, according to Downing, consisted of bedrooms, a sofa for guests to wait, and a dressing room. Floors consist of hardwood flooring with area rugs to delineate spaces. Beds are placed three feet from the wall for proper air circulation.

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1850 Spring Villa is consructed

1934

Opelika first appears on the map

1878

Owner & Architect William Penn Younge dies

Spring Villa is filed into by HABS ell added to main building

Listed on Nat. Register of Historic Places

1927 City acquires house

1978

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Rendered Renovated Elevation

Rendered Renovated Elevation


FF&E

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STUDIO III

Office/ Retail

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SOCIAL STATION CHALLENGE

Compose a dual purpose renovation to harmonize both an office and retail environment. The design must facilitate a fast turn-over rate from office to pop-up shop retail after work-day hours. The atmosphere of the work office shall be designed for entrepreneurs in a co-collaborating environment.

SOLUTION

Phase one of the Social Station called for the ‘Starbucks work style’, where entrepreneurs have the ability to rent a work space to meet the needs of a variety of businesses. The second phase of the Social Station has a quick turn over rate for pop-up shop retail and event space with over-head doors.

TYPE

LENGTH

LOCATION

SQF.

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

Individual

Dallas, Texas

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research concept branding two 24x36 presentation boards • materiality • renderings

7 weeks

33,000 SQF.

Photoshop InDesign Revit

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CONCEPT ENSEMBLE

A design that is represented by a symphony of ideas that execute a united performance. Each string of the design is only regarded to as a united performance, because an orchestra is not focused on a solo flute player, but the overall effect of the music’s composition.

INSPIRATION | CO-COLLABORATING Promotes individuals to work together to discover a common purpose.

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Existing Building

Work Area


BRANDING The fluorescent bulb serves as the logo for the Social Station for those who have that ‘light-bulb idea’. The traditional filament shape has been replaced with a candelabra hand gesture made by a composer to tie in with the concept.

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Kitchenette


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Rendered Office Furniture Plan

Rendered Retail Furniture Plan


DESIGN INTENT THE SOCIAL STATION

The Social Station tunes to the flexibility of a coworking environment. With innovative space planning and OFS brand furniture, this up-beat co-working space will replace the outdated and hackneyed traditional office space of yesterday. Ceiling variations throughout the space have compression in work spaces to promote focus, and a sense of release in the pathways. Throughout the workday week, this design blends a band of different spaces, such as: collaboration and meeting areas, touchdown spaces, heads-down work areas, private offices, lounges, a game-room, a print and copy center, a light maker workshop, pantry and seating, conference rooms, private calling areas, a reception area with waiting, secure private and general storage, and flexible workspaces that are personal and focus on a mobile work style. After the workday is over, the space transforms into a retail space through custom applications of visual magnetics and removable walls to accommodate large audiences. The over-head doors throughout the space promote a rapid turnover rate. Through a variety of luminaires, a symphony of color temperatures will allow both end users to adapt the space to their needs in a united performance. An array of furniture will facilitate - to both clients - a balance of convenience and security that will fulfill the demands of both phases. Visual Magnetics will compose many interior elements for customers to orchestrate their creativity. The overall impact of the design encourages harmony between both the coworking space and the demands of the event space. The Social Station with the concept of ensemble will pave the way for co-working ecosystems.

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Office Space 1 61

Office Space 2


Retail Space 1 62

Retail Space 2


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FF&E

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STUDIO II Residential

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ROW HOUSE

TYPE

LENGTH

Renovate the St. Clair row houses with detailed research of the Cleveland community. The flexibility of the parameters left the client open to serve the community.

LOCATION

SQF.

SOLUTION

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

CHALLENGE

Understanding the demographics of the area, the renovation focused on a family residence. The steel cable suspension system separates each floor from the staircase to incorporate the steel industry famous of Cleveland, and to accommodate the modern feel.

Individual

Cleveland, Ohio

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background research code study construction documents materiality one 24x36 presentation board

7 weeks

2,000 SQF.

Photoshop InDesign AutoCad

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CONCEPT STEEL

A metal grid that fortifies the structure with stability and determination.

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Building Section


Basement Furniture Plan

Level 1 Furniture Plan 68

Level 2 Furniture Plan

Master Suite Furniture Plan


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FF&E

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STUDIO II Abstract

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PINEAPPLE WALL CHALLENGE

What do you want your wall to be? The parameters set the foundation of the wall to be inspired by some form of biomimicry. The design could be interior, exterior, or both, but it has to incorporate a set of stairs along with an entry way.

SOLUTION

A pineapple is the biomimicry inspiration for the wall. The different components that make up its construction perform separately for the collective function of the wall.

TYPE

LENGTH

LOCATION

SQF.

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

Individual

Kent, Ohio

• research • concept • one 11x17 presentation board • materiality

4 weeks

1,200 SQF.

Photoshop Revit

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Interior Perspective

Exterior Perspective


PINEAPPLE WALL CONCEPT

Aggregate | A collection of different variables that function together to pattern the anatomy of a structure.

BIOMIMICRY | PINEAPPLE

Each diamond pattern on the rough skin of the pineapple is an individual fruit that works with a series of fruits within its spiny structure. Looking at the diagrams to the right, the exterior has two separate protruding concrete components. The top three rows tilt outwards and up to collect the rain water. The bottom three rows tilt outwards and down to illuminate the pathway, which is powered by the water feature. The collected rain water filters through the water feature encased around the entry way before watering the interior live wall.

Interior Rendering

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WOODS TECH Furniture

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NIGHT STAND

TYPE

LENGTH

In the second year of the Interior Design program, the class Woods Technology consisted of an entire semester understanding the technology and building methods of furniture, and building a piece of furniture.

LOCATION

SQF.

SOLUTION

DELIVERABLES • construction method • materiality • constructed full-scale model • knowledge of tools

PROGRAMS

CHALLENGE

With the open ended question of what to build, this project turned into a night stand. The top of the stand has the grain pattern routered out and filled with a glow-in-the-dark epoxy.

Individual

Warren, Ohio

16 weeks

NA

Excel AutoCad

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MATERIALITY

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PERSONAL Furniture

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ARMOIRE

TYPE

LENGTH

Construct a method of closet storage for a room that lacks one. Because of space constraints, the final product shall be open to allow natural light in.

LOCATION

SQF.

SOLUTION

DELIVERABLES

PROGRAMS

CHALLENGE

Inspired by the pallet wood furniture trend, this armoire uses both pallet wood and lumber. This armoire not only holds clothes, but contains a bookshelf on the one end, and a coat rack on the other, with storage underneath. The wood is spaced two inches apart to accommodate natural light, and not enclose the bedroom.

Individual

Warren, Ohio

• research • construction method • open-plan storage to replace lack of closet

4 weeks

NA

Excel Revit

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MATERIALITY

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