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â€œThere is no passion to be found in a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.â€? --Nelson Mandela A midwest girl at heart, I graduated from Iowa State Univeristy with a degree in interior design. My passion for design led me to the coast and back where I currently reside and design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Growing up in an artistic family, I knew I was destined for design at a young age. My education and love for all things creative has taken me to Europe many times where I have developed an open mind and inspired eye. I aspire to be a part of something great. My exposure to residential design has allowed me to have a hands-on design experience and work independently. I look forward to being an integral part of a company I can grow with, contribute to, and refine my technical design skills. Design provides the opportunity to enhance the lives of others and I plan to do just that, giving extreme attention to detail every step of the way.
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A large part of my responsibility at Susan Hoffman Interior Designs is to create and update the drawings for all projects using AutoCAD. In the following pages you will find a compilation of floor plans, elevations and electrical plans from selected projects. Under the direction of Susan Hoffman, I am also directly involved in the selection and ordering of materials, finishes and furnishings. All designs by Susan Hoffman, AutoCAD by Deanna Fritz.
REGATTA CONDO - BASE PLAN & FURNISHED FLOORPLAN (PROJECT IN PROGRESS)
A - LIVING ROOM BUILT-INS ELEVATION
B - MASTER BATHROOM CLOSET ELEVATION
REGATTA CONDO - FURNISHED FLOORPLAN & REFLECTED CEILING PLAN (PROJECT IN PROGRESS)
C - MASTER BATHROOM VANITY ELEVATION
D - KITCHEN ELEVATION
Design a luxury apartment that accommodates a married couple, a live-in Grandmother recovering from cancer, and occasional family visitors. Incorporate the familyâ€™s extensive art collection and luxury lifestyle needs.
FORMAL LIVING ROOM
FORMAL DINING ROOM
LUXURY CONDO FLOOR PLAN
Design an assisted living facility located in the developing area of Panama Pacifico. Comply with all ADA codes and requirements and consider the climate of Panama. Cater to the high expectations of todayâ€™s elderly generation.
Our space will invigorate, stimulate, and revive its residents while staying mindful of natural rains, winds, and sunlight. A formula was developed, inspired by the home of Steve Wynn, which takes special consideration of the aging eye. It is as follows: Vibrant colored walls + fabrics with large, high contrast prints + clean neutral floor and ceiling planes.
GROUND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
ONE BEDROOM UNITS - FOURTEEN UNITS TWO BEDROOM UNITS - EIGHT UNITS PUBLIC SPACE MEMORY CARE - EIGHT UNITS BACK OF HOUSE & SERVICE
SECOND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
ONE BEDROOM UNITS - FOURTEEN UNITS TWO BEDROOM UNITS - EIGHT UNITS PUBLIC SPACE
OUTDOOR WALKWAY TO LIVING UNITS
ONE BEDROOM UNIT - LIVING & DINING
ONE & TWO BEDROOM UNIT FLOOR PLANS
ONE BEDROOM UNIT - MASTER BEDROOM
With an assigned site located in Soho, NYC, design a space of your choice that would service the community. I chose to design a restaurant and bar.
â€œMoroccan Fantasyâ€? Explore my fascination of Moroccan design. Experiment with the architectural elements and the geometries found in that culture. My goal was to create a modern escape that would transport guests to another culture. This was an independent project.
LOWER LEVEL - BAR & LOUNGE
GROUND LEVEL - RESTAURANT
INSPIRATION PREP & SERVICE TRAFFIC FLOW DINING SPACE
RESTAURANT FLOOR PLAN - GROUND FLOOR
LOWER LEVEL - BAR & LOUNGE
INSPIRATION PREP & SERVICE TRAFFIC FLOW PARTY SPACE
BAR/LOUNGE FLOOR PLAN - LOWER LEVEL
Design a creative showroom that will serve as the European flagship store for West Elm, to be located in Rome, Italy. Attention to the Italian showroom experience, Italian shopping behavior, and European technical needs is required. The project involved international correspondence as we were partnered with our classmates in the United States.
â€œAbstract Nest, Resting Among the Forestâ€? The networking of materials in the space creates the feeling of a raw, textured forest. The metaphor between a nest and a home is used throughout the showroom.
VIEW AT ENTRANCE
SECOND LEVEL CANOPY FLOOR PLAN
GROUND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
WINDOW DISPLAY - NIGHT
WINDOW DISPLAY - DAY
LOWER LEVEL DISPLAYS
LOWER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
Design an office space for PurFoods, in Des Moines, Iowa. Collaborate with the professional architects and interior designers who will bring the actual project to completion. Analyze the needs and adjacencies of all departments and space plan to those needs.
Concept: “Like a diamond in the rough” A geode is like an office space should be. No two geodes are the same. At the heart of a geode are the ”gems” and surrounding the gems are a beautiful, organic core, which is encased in a rough shell. In our office space for PurFoods we envisioned a unique, engaging environment. The “gems” at the center of our design are the employees, which the design revolves around. Surrounding the gems is our fluid, organic design, which softens the modern, industrial interior shell.
GROUND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
EXECUTIVE SUITES ELEVATION
SECOND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN
CLOSE UP AT ENTRANCE
BIRD’S EYE VIEW
Model: We constructed a stylized model, including furniture to give the client a tangible view of the space. We used a laser cutter and various materials to replicate the real materials to scale. The model was built at a 1/8”-1’ scale.
Work together with architecture and landscape architecture students to design a luxury hotel and all of its amenities located in South Beach, Miami. The site of the hotel is situated between The W South Beach and the Setai.
“Free Verse Poetry” Free verse poetry does not follow a set of constraints. It flows freely, building each word on to the next to form a work of art. We have translated free verse into free form to create a dynamic continuum of spaces.
-- Create a space that enables and promotes social interaction -- Fill the space with objects that allow for interpretive use -- Challenge the idea of what a “threshold” is
GROUND FLOOR - LOBBY, LOUNGE & CONFERENCE AREAS
BACK OF HOUSE
SECOND FLOOR - SPA & ADMINISTRATION
INSPIRATION ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE | CURVILINEAR VS. LINEAR PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE | SOCIAL VS. DISCRETE
PENTHOUSE SUITES - FLOOR SEVENTEEN
GRAND SUITES - FLOOR FIFTEEN
KING SUITES - FLOOR FOURTEEN
KING SUITE - ACTIVE
DESK/BAR - PASSIVE
Our design for the King Suite developed on the premise of active space versus passive space. On one side of the room are the dynamic curves and amoeba-like forms that make up the furniture. This is the side of the room that is actively used, particularly for social activity. On the opposite wall is the contrasting, passive side of the room. All things on this side of the room are angular and regular. This side of the room can be closed off with a series of panels. These panels are highly reflective to reinforce the dynamic part of the room and send the message of encouraging social activity.
KING SUITE FLOOR PLAN The idea of active versus passive continued to develop in the larger suites and public spaces. In the guest rooms we kept the same principles and continued to develop them according to the size and grandeur of the room. In the public spaces we developed these active and passive principles translated to private and public, respectively. The more access the guests and community had to the space, the more dynamic it was. You will see this demonstrated in the restaurants we designed.
PENTHOUSE SUITE - KITCHEN & DINING
PENTHOUSE SUITE FLOOR PLAN
PENTHOUSE SUITE - DINING AND LIVING
LAVA - RESTAURANT OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
DINING SPACE TRAFFIC FLOW PREP & SERVICE
LAVA FLOOR PLAN
LAVA - ENTRANCE TO BAR & DINING ROOM
ENVY - GUEST-ONLY BAR & RESTAURANT
DINING SPACE BAR SPACE TRAFFIC FLOW PREP & SERVICE
ENVY FLOOR PLAN
ENVY - DINING ROOM
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Document a theme to represent my time in Rome. I chose to document the patterns and textures of Italy.
An assortment of photos, most of which have been taken on various trips, mostly while abroad.
PATTERNS & TEXTURES OF ITALY
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Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Major - Interior Design, BFA (CIDA Accredited) Cum Laude Deanâ€™s List - Eight semesters Iowa State University Study Abroad Rome, Italy
2009 - 2013
Susan Hoffman Interior Designs Assistant Interior Designer Wayzata, Minnesota Responsibilities include material selection, creating AutoCAD drawings, proposing and fulfilling orders, upkeep of resources and assistant to retail manager Brown Design & Development Interior Design Intern Los Angeles, California Involved with material selection, attendance at client meetings, direct contact with vendors, resource library Handicapped Adult Companion Decorah, Iowa Decorah Parks & Recreation Lifeguard Tennis Instructor Decorah, Iowa
2013 - Present
2010 - 2011 2010 - 2011 Summer 2008
Computer Autodesk: Revit, AutoCAD Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Microsoft: Word, Excel Studio IT Professional Material selection, pricing, proposals, purchase orders Space planning, electrical plans, elevations Rendering: Hand, computer Customer service Personal Social Media Communication Time management Languages Italian, Conversational German, Conversational
AWARDS & HONORS
ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS
Graduating Honors: Cum Laude National Society of Leadership & Success Larry Davis & Lee Cagley Study Abroad Scholarship Iowa All State Music Festival Orchestra, Principal French Horn Band, Principal French Horn
2013 2011 - 2013 2011
Norway, Sweden, Germany England, France, Holland Paris, France - Maison et Objet Germany Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany Austria, Germany Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, France Germany, Norway, Sweden, Holland
2013 2013 2013 2012 2011 - 2012 2011 2009 2008
Dance Marathon National childrenâ€™s charity Iowa State University Wind Ensemble Interior Design Student Association Student Member Girl Scouts of America
2012 - 2013
2006 - 2008 2007 2008
2009 - 2013 2011 - 2013 1996 - 2007
Ryan Brown President, Brown Design & Development 751 North Fairfax Ave, Loft 4 Los Angeles, California 90046 323.962.2600 email@example.com Lee Cagley Department Chair, Interior Design Iowa State University 158 College of Design ISU, Ames, Iowa 50011 515.294.8969 firstname.lastname@example.org Cigdem Akkurt Senior Lecturer, Interior Design Iowa State University 158 College of Design ISU, Ames, Iowa 50011 515.294.8978 email@example.com
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A compilation of projects, both student and professional, to date.