INTERIOR DESIGN Portfolio
Graduate of Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg (CIDA Accredited) 2012
Sustainable Design This studio course focuses on environmental issues concerning interior designers and the construction industry. Students participate in discussions on green design topics and learn about resources for improving indoor air quality and more responsible design choices. Following LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) analysis, a final project implements sustainable design methods technically and creatively.
Commercial Environments In this advanced course, the design of an upscale, global, corporate interior reflects the comprehensive synthesis of problem identification, research, programming, preliminary design, design development, and construction documents. Problem solving centers on the creative and technical aspects involved in the universal design of commercial environments including space planning with code compliance, way-finding techniques, and specifying corporate furnishings, finishes and materials.
green DESIGN Modeled in Autocad & rendered in Photoshop
NOTE: This Remodel Project was designed to meet LEED - CI Gold. HIPAA Compliant Privacy issues were considered in this design. Design dictated Non-slip flooring, the widespread use of natural daylight, numerous appliances and materials rated as a favorable LEED product and a positive distraction educational exhibit in the waiting area.
Concept Statement: As I designed this Pediatrician office it was my main objective to provide a space for children to be entertained while awaiting their doctor visit. Iâ€™ve incorporated a nature theme throughout the space as I tie together lakes, trees, insects, bridges, fish, and daylight. The theme and color scheme is revolved around nature, and my main inspiration is lakes and forestry. The nature exhibit showcases a built in fish tank as the reception desk base as well as tanks full of various unique frogs. Another exhibit allows the children to spin a half sphere that is attached to the wall that will rotate the planets and the sun coordinately. The use of pyramid skylights in the reception area immediately adds to the ambiance as you enter the office. The extreme use of natural daylight and the unique curve of the reception desk accompanied by pendant lighting above allow you to feel as if you might actually be outside. I chose very rustic lighting pieces to bond with the outdoor theme. Just behind the reception area to either side are educational exhibits I included as I involved all of the nature themes mentioned into an eye catching exhibit. The heavily soiled Solatube and skylights throughout the office allow the staff and patients to feel a natural energetic boost as the light springs off the wooden floors and light walls to carry around the rooms. Dimmers, daylight sensor, & occupant sensors are applied throughout the space to create an efficient use of light. All of the furniture used is from Steelcase and Herman Miller, which provides LEED Credit for Material reuse and Innovation in Design. Once you have entered the office, the reception desk is located immediately in front of you to allow for ease of checking in and is flanked with the sick and well reception areas. Just through the privacy doors leading to the offices you will find the copy room right around the corner at a location of ease for everyone in the building and also with an available entry from either side of the hall. You first pass the doctor offices, storage and maintenance rooms, and the first bathroom is in this corner. As you continue down the hall you come to the nursesâ€™ station, the exam rooms, and the break room. I designed the break room so that the window is the main focus of the seating arrangement. I incorporated the use of pendant lighting overtop an island counter leading to the full kitchen to provide a feeling that you are not at work, but possibly your own kitchen at home. The layout is created into the path of a circle around the space, so as you pass the recycling room and round the corner you will pass the lab, more exam rooms, the second bathroom, and the shots area before finding yourself back in the reception area. I have everything conveniently located near each other so that no matter your role in the office, nothing is an absurd distance away.
Innovative Floorplan not to scale; created in Autocad & rendered in Photoshop.
ELEMENTS Cork flooring Natural color scheme Fish, Frog, & Solar exhibit
Client objective: This International Graphic Design firm has a staff of very creative and goal oriented people who combine business acumen with street savvy. They are looking to create a visually stimulating work place with personal attention to detail within each area. Design the public and private areas with an easy flow while incorporating function without visual or acoustical disruption. The open workspace should be created with systems furniture for easy reconfiguration and expansion purposes. The project budget should be approached with minimal coast and maximum flexibility.
model built and rendered in Google SketchUp
HERMAN MILLER AERON CHAIR USED IN CUbICLE AREAS CONTRIbUTE TO LEED MR CREDIT 4.2 20% RECYCLED CONTENT
NELSON MARSHMALLOW SOFA USED IN RECEPTION AREA
HERMAN MILLER OASIS TUb CHAIR USED IN RECEPTION CONTRIbUTE TO LEED IEQ CREDIT 4.5 LOW EMITTING MATERIALS
Floorplan not to scale / Construction Document created in AutoCad
13 POINT SOLUTION STATEMENT
CONCEPT STATEMENT Pioneering theMind is a full service Graphic Design Firm that evolves around the concepts of space, color, time, 7 the elements in between that create a union of space amongst them. The space will be unified by an open floor plan along with the use of numerous transparent glass walls that allow the staff enough privacy, yet also easy interaction. Large work space areas will also be included to allow for proper conecptualization to occur. The key functional needs of this space are to generate an environment that exhibits the same creativity as the goal oriented staff that will inhabit the space. This will be executed by the use of multi-level lighting and walls as well as innovative materials and textures that will keep your mind challenged. The area will be divided by departments allowing the maximum productivity to be accomplished. The more creative team members have a scenic window view to inspire their mind. The importance of a large comfortable break room was incorporated as to allow for proper relaxation in an effort to boost the staffâ€™s creative thinking. The bold color scheme allows Pioneering The Mind to showcase their talent with a simple yet dynamic backdrop. The design invites you in through gravitating contours. Encouraging movement, the form invokes a sense of exploration throughout the space and allows a fluid and flowing path through the office. Modeled & rendered in Google SketchUp & edited in Photoshop
Rendered floorplan in Photoshop.
All Construction documents were created in Autocad & represent original scale.
Residential Environments This studio presents an in depth study of the architecture and furniture developments of several major non western cultures. Religious, philosophical, and social beliefs and customs are emphasized while construction methods, building materials, motifs, fabrics, and decorative arts are explored. Students work within teams to present their research on Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Mesoamerican, and North American cultures. Projects include the development of furniture & accessory designs created through the fusion of world styles.
Presentation Techniques This course expands on methods of graphically communicating interior space and design solutions. Advanced applications of various rendering techniques using mixed media are explored.
History of Design
This studio presents an in-depth study of the architecture and furniture developments of several major non-western cultures. Religious, philosophical, and social beliefs and customs are emphasized while construction methods, building materials, motifs, fabrics, and decorative arts are explored. Students work within teams to present their research on Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Mesoamerican, and North American cultures. Projects include the development of furniture and accessory designs created through the fusion of world styles.
urniture ranks as the Philippines top ten import sources. 70% of the total furniture products of the country are exported to the US, and the remaining 30% are distributed to the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. The Philippines is an island comprised of 7,100 islands, with an area of 117,187 sq. mi. Cebu is responsible for 60% of the Phillipines exports while recognized as the furniture capital of the Philippines. Indigenous materials range from rattan, coconut shell, coconut twig, sugarcane stalks, abaca manila hemp, rope, sea grass, wood, bamboo, rattan, stone, resin, metal, & wrought iron. The most common furniture pieces found in the Philippines are rattan sofas, bamboo tables, wooden chests & canopy beds. bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world allowing for fast reproduction and is used as a decorative stable element in furniture design. Malaysia is an island nation located in South East Asia in the South China Sea and has a hot and humid climate. Malaysia is mostly covered with forests and a mountain range running the length of the peninsula Forests provide Ebony, Sandalwood, Teak and other woods. In both countries skilled craftsmanship is combined with machinery to create innovative furniture pieces that comply with international standards of non-toxic chemicals and the preservation of the environment. When designing furniture now, they ensure that no social or environmental laws are being violated.
FURNITURE CATALOG FUSION DESIGN
INSPIRED BY: THE PHILIPPINES & MALAYSIA
History of Design
Inspired by The Philippines
HORNbILL TEAK TAbLE
COCO PALM CHAIR
RATTAN CHAISE LOUNGE
Inspired by Malaysia
Inspired by Malaysia
Inspired by The Philippines
Inspired by the largest bird in the Malaysian forest, The Hornbill.
Rattan has great pliability, durability, & resistance to splintering while accepting stains well.
Teakwood construction, a natural resource.
Frosted glass inset for visual interest & modern appeal.
Modeled in SketchUp
bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, allowing for fast reproduction.
All sketches are hand drawn unless specified & rendered in Photoshop. They are not represented to scale.
OBJECTIVE: Measure existing architecture of my home and recreate accurately on Google Sketchup. Choose two existing rooms and redesign them while applying rendering techniques.
Hand drawn & rendered. Edited in Photoshop
modeled & Rendered in Google Sketchup
Hand drawn & rendered. Edited in Photoshop
dgar & Patricia Alonzo are a couple in their mid 40â€™s who balance their careers and parenting. They have a19 year old daughter, Carolina who goes to school for architecture, and a 4 year old son, Sergio, who just began preschool. Mr. Alonzoâ€™s father, Carlos, is 68 years old and retired also lives with them. This family needs a functional home to accommodate a variety of ages and their hobbies, while also providing efficient private and entertaining spaces. The key functional needs of this space are to generate an environment that exhibits the same creativity and comfortability as the family that resides in it possesses. This will be executed by appropriate segregation of private and social areas, with a balance of warm and cool palettes incorporated throughout an eclectic furniture arrangement which will keep you visually inspired.
Mr. & Mrs. Alonzoâ€™s Residence
The space will be unified by an open floor plan, while the kitchen will provide a central area as to incorporate a smooth transition among the spaces. Efficient use of daylight and exterior views will open up the space and allow for the desired creative inspiration to occur. The area will be divided by angular walls and a variety of textures & materials to incorporate an innovative design. The desired office will overlook the first floor and the view to the back of the house can be achieved if desired. The importance of a central area to eat and relax was attained to allow for proper entertaining space and more importantly, a suitable family interaction area but we may have an opportunity at fixing our overly polluted planet. Even so, I hope this office design will give some ideas of the possibilities; you just have to look for them.
Hand drawn & rendered in Photoshop
Models built to scale
Hand drawn & rendered in Photoshop. All documents are not to scale
Perspective of the Great Room
Hand drawn & rendered in Photoshop
All documents are not to scale
Residential Environments Hand drawn & rendered in Photoshop
Floorplan was hand drawn
Specialty Design This senior level studio course covers the physical and psychological factors that impact hospitality environments. Students are expected to graphically demonstrate original and viable solutions. Research on human factors, codes, and lighting are combined with product mix and multi-sensory aspects of design to influence perceived value to the customer.
Advanced 3D Digital Design & Techniques This elective course focuses on the advanced study of the use of CAD with modeling systems for the purpose of interior design presentations. Studio projects transform CAD floor plans and models into 3-D software programs; adding lighting and materials to create photo-realistic renderings.
Thesis In this senior-level course, students use critical thinking skills through research, writing, discussion, and problem-solving. Emphasis is on the identification of a design problem that could be better met through more responsible design. Students choose a research topic with instructor approval & develop a viable and visual solution for the project researched. Solutions incorporate environmentally sound, cost effective, and responsible design methods to influence an audience using creative delivery methods.
Internship Internship is a monitored program for senior-level students to work part-time within the interior design industry. Field experience is an opportunity for students to apply and advance their knowledge, skills and professionalism under the supervision of a qualified mentor.
R E T A I L S P A C E
OBJECTIVE: Design a restaurant & retail space to coexist inside Hotel Sanderson, a Morganâ€™s Hotel Group in London. CONCEPT STATEMENT The modern silhouettes and larger than life formations will appear to defy gravity. Vastly immense figures will appear in an asymmetric setting. A mixture of petite and oversized furnishings will create a sense of distortion. A water floor will inhabit the space creating a sense of limited gravitation. The echoes of the rushing water will subdue one into a state of relaxation. The use of varied neutral values against a contrast of bold colors will create a beat of unpronounced sound. A vaulted foyer will invite one in as it surrounds the guest with barriers of scattered waterfalls. Upon entry, one will be intrigued by the distant view of an elongated vertical fireplace surrounded by natural stone elements. The spread of fire elements amongst the seating arrangement will bring forth a warm ambiance that stirs wonder and excitement. Modular walls and furnishings will encourage flexible accommodations and private spaces to accommodate diverse layout options. Upon entry the bar will provide an unpronounced mysteria as it creates an unrefined entrance. Natural elements will provide warmth that will strangely marry with the eccentric design of the main lobby where one can find the only entrance into the restaurant. Over stated & lustrous materials will charter substance while the durable finishes will provide easy maintenance. The modular sculptural outfits along the wall will easily be detached to allow for thorough cleaning and converted to numerous different applications. Antagonistic patterns will somehow subdue a harmonious yet whimsical experience. Reflective light against the fire, water, & rigid materials will enhance the vivid imagery in the space while minimizing the electrical expense. This output will formulate an exaggerated enigma for an astonishing day or night venture.
All Models built & rendered in Google SketchUp & edited in Photoshop
HoTEL SAnDERSon has a variety of bars to offer their guest, ranging from an open modern cocktail bar and a deep lustrous intimate lounge serving 150 vodkas. The two restaurants that Sanderson offers serve a modern authentic Malaysian cuisine in an open modern dĂŠcor and the other serves an English tea and biscuit menu typical of London in the open courtyard ambiance. My design will pair with a menu that consists of a Mediterranean cuisine and finger foods. The fusion of an Eastern Mediterranean cuisine incorporating a variety of cheeses, hummus, pitas, flatbreads, lamb, poultry, goat , & seafood as key ingredients. The flavors of parsley, sumac, mint, and lemon juice dominate the palate while pomegranates and nuts are regular ingredients in sauces and spreads. The use of olive oil and a variety of fresh vegetables are prepared in a variety of forms while a delectable array of salads is available. The Mediterranean diet is often known for being low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and dietary fiber. This will be a destination that one will seek primarily for the innovative fresh food but also for the unique organic atmosphere.
All Models built & rendered in Google SketchUp & edited in Photoshop
Boutique Hotel Specialty Design
All scales represent original scale / Construction document created in Autocad
alvador Dalí remains one of the best known artists of the modern era, due to his flamboyant personality and instantly recognizable painting style. His Surrealist paintings are rendered in a meticulous technique that imparts a dream-like clarity to his landscapes, which are usually filled with strange objects. His statues are just as unusual with an extreme perception of life and perspective to them.
In this Night Club it will be apparent where the design inspiration came from as you enter the lobby area and are taken back by the floating fixtures in front, above, and aside you. Dali was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior, in order to draw attention to himself. Your evening will be highly memorable and fulfill you with a fanatical desire as you have this bizarre sense that you are in Dali’s works, and as the night goes on you long for more understanding. In Dali’s are he combined a variety of techniques through symbolism and optical illusions creating his own visual language. I’ve decide to incorporate this strong visual language not only in the physical design of the space but also in the genre of music that this night club represents, Ramba & Flamenco. Flamenco Rumba is a style of music from Spain. Its style derives from the influence of Afro-Cuban Rumba brought back from Cuba to Spain in the 19th century but it is played with guitars, hand clapping, and body slaps. I chose this type of music because it is only appropriate that a Dali inspired club have music that ties into his cultural background and bring yet another angle of originality. This Spanish style rhythm will not only add to the inquisitiveness of the club but also it will be sure to involve every guest with the unique dances. The color scheme will evolve from varied tones of grey and red and incorporate splashes of blue and yellow throughout the club. These were popular colors often found in most of his works. The assorted intensities will generate more creative interest as you explore the club.
Catalonia INSPIRED BY: SALVADORE DALI
RESTAURANT /CLUB DESIGN
All models built in REVIT & rendered in 3D max
Advanced 3D Digital Design & Techniques
Catalonia Advanced 3D Digital Design & Techniques
All models built in REVIT & rendered in 3D Max
1/8” = 1’-0” Scale
All scales represent original scale
1/8” = 1’-0” Scale
Floorplans made in REVIT
Created in Autocad and rendered in Photoshop
Concept Statement Elements is a drug store much like one would find in a suburban area that incorporates proper way finding, meets all ADA accessibility standards, provides a visual interest to children and adults, incorporates technology, implements a green design, and most importantly incorporates aspects of convenience beyond that of any other establishment. It will be located in Schaumburg, Il and will successfully incorporate environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of the design.
158 STORAGE CONTAINERS IN USE
The urban setting and raw elements will illustrate a character of its own. The vaulted steel structure with natural day lighting will intrigue one to discover more. The unique layout of the aisles and way finding incorporated in the flooring creates the illusion that one is in an open maze with natural directions. The basic foundation of the color palette stems from a city scape scenery. Varied shades of grey elude you through the space with various pops of bold colors which allow one to differentiate the departments in the store. Reusable storage containers create the pioneered structure of the building with the shape of a plane portrayed from the layout. Natural day lighting as well as solar panels, solatubes, motion sensors, and energy efficient light fixtures create the perfect lighting solution. All plumbing fixtures and appliances are energy efficient and provide water saving functions. Materials applied in this space will comply with LEED Gold Standards with a specific focus on: Indoor Environmental Air Quality, Materials & Resources credits, & a focus on Thermal comfort.
Built & rendered in Google SketchUp & edited in Photoshop
Elementâ€™s strives to be the most dependable, expedient multichannel provider and consultant of innovative pharmacy, health and wellness solutions, consumer goods and services in communities across the nation. A destination where â€œgreenâ€? design, ADA accessibility, and technology provide health and happiness while tailoring each store to the needs of the community in which it coincides with.
S E L P I C N I UIDING PR
The facility promotes health & nutrition among all users.
Providing an incomparable expediency within a convenient store while mastering the availability of quality products.
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3. GREEN DESIGN
4. COMMUNITY SPACE
5. INDIVIDUAL SPACE
Incorporates energy efficiency and reusable materials while actively supporting environmental responsibilities.
The layout provides a homelike ambiance complementing various break out areas while inviting consumers to explore new amenities.
Spaces have access to natural light and views to the outside to promote happiness & health.
All models were built & rendered in Google SketchUp & edited in Photoshop
Chicago Exhibit Productions 755 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Challenge: American Superconductor desired a 10â€™ x20â€™ exhibit space containing a reception desk, two sets of tables with four chairs each, a plasma screen, closet space, and a lot of graphic representation. Solution: Created an open environment in which potential clients would feel comfortable interacting. An oversized logo to attract viewers was applied above the closet space while the remaining graphics were altered in Photoshop and applied throughout the exhibit space.
Model built and rendered in Autodesk
Challenge: Beltone requested a remodel of their current office layout. They have picked specific furniture pieces in which to be included, and would like a 3d model of this space. Solution: Modeled and rendered the reception desk, wall forms, soundproof booth, lighting truss with pendant lights, and tables to be used while placing them in their appropriate location. Applying graphics as needed.
All models built and rendered in Autodesk VIZ
Chicago Exhibit Productions 755 Remington Blvd Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Challenge: Lapmaster requested revisions to an existing exhibit space: the relocation of display cases, a new reception counter, and graphics on particular wall locations.
Solution: Moved specified display cases and plasma screens to allow for more open space, modeled a reception desk and mapped specified material and graphics, while also creating particular graphics using Photoshop to be applied in exhibit space.
Models built and rendered in Autodesk