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DASH SWANI


DASH SWANI

DESIGNER | INTERIOR ARCHITECT duangchaiswan@gmail.com | 312.975.2287 2400 N Lakeview Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

LANGUAGES

EXPERIENCE

November 2016 - current

Schematic design and design development for a $2.5M residential project: Concept, Plans Drawings, Rendered Elevations, Client Presentations: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Create + Manage FF&E budgets, furniture systems + specifications, color + material selection

June 2016 - August 2016

February 2016 - May 2016

North America, India, Thailand

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

AIAS, Marketing Director YAF, Co-Chair

Holland & Sherry - Textile & Materials Consultant|Chicago, IL KeyConcept Design - Interior Design Assistant Intern|Chicago, IL Drawing + revising construction documents for a restaurant project: Managing + coordinating Design Development using: Auto CAD Conducting spatial analysis + research Preparing presentation materials: Rendering, Diagrams, Proposal, Fabricating digital model

May 2013 - August 2013

WORLD CULTURE

Michael Richman Interiors - Interior Designer|Chicago, IL Schematic drawing for $2M project: Site documentation and Layout, Concept, Plans + Drawing, Revising Construction Documents using: AutoCAD, Revit Graphics Output: Renderings, Proposals, Fabricating digital models

September 2016 - December 2016

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Laurie Demetrio Interiors - Interior Architect & Designer|Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

2016

Dimoda Design-Project Coordinator|Bangkok, Thailand Managing + coordinating client meetings Assist principal designer with project requirements for spatial and furniture design

SKILLS

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) | Chicago, IL BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts - Interior Architecture Performance: Top 10% in graduating class Average Score: 92.5 % Club: Marketing Director, AIAS

AWARDS Architectural Computer Hands-On

Interior Architectural Design, Space planning, Hand-drafting, Architectural Rendering AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, Maxwell Render, Sketchup, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks Digital Fabrication, Model Making, Photography, Database filing

2012 - 16 2014 - 16 2006 2006 2008 2008

Merit Scholarship for Excellence in Art Student Leadership Honoree Gold Medal, from Hemophilia Federation India Silver Medal, Shankar’s International Painting Competition Excellence Award, Mitsubishi Impression Gallery: Festival of Asian Children’s Art 4th Prize, International Open Olympic Competition Plastic for Children


TABLE OF CONTENTS ADAPTIVE REUSE Pullman Cultural Center

Chicago, IL

December 2015

CURRENT AND INTERN PROJECTS Hai Yen Restaurant

Chicago, IL

February 2016

Custom Furniture

Chicago, IL

July 2016

Custom Millwork

Chicago, IL

January 2016

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN False Nature

Urban Environment

January 2015

Future of Airports

Public Space

May 2015


Laurie Demetrio Interiors

Office Space Creating an office for Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer of a firm. Goal: • Unique space with partial privacy with conference table and a seating group. • Concept, Plans Drawings, Rendered Elevations, Client Presentations: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator • Create + Manage FF&E budgets, furniture systems + specifications, color + material selection

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COFFEE BAR BENCH BENCH

FISH TANK

RECEPTION DESK MEDIA WALL

OPEN TO BELOW


Pullman Cultural Center

Site: 11141 South Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago, IL Pullman has a rich history. Once a rail car construction factory is now an inspiration for a cultural center where people from Pullman and around the world can gather and celebrate its history. It is located on the south-side of Chicago. Inspiration: • Negative spaces created by trusses, intentional lines produced by skylights. Goal: • Use negative forms of the trusses to create space planning • Reflect skylights on the first level through creating volumes of different shape and height • Create unique spaces through different ceiling heights • Continue geometric negative and positive architectural features through the design.


Negative and positive experimentation

reflecting the negative forms in the trusses.


Positive and negative forms can be discovered in the floor plans, reflective ceiling, and elevations. Easy to locate them in the walls and first-floor ceiling. Negative piercings exist in walls to create shelvings and drama through bringing light into space, whereas positive piercings created through different ceiling heights reflect on exposed trusses to bring interest into space.

Gallery

Welcome

Interactive galleries provide viewers to discover art, historic images of Pullman, and artifact.

Reception and lobby to welcome visitors to the newly realized Pullman Cultural Center


Learn The lecture space provides this cultural center to hold many lectures regarding history of Pullman which will be easily accessible to students around the neighborhood and for those who come to the cultural center on a daily basis

PULLMAN CULTURAL CENTER

Eat and Drink

Play

Gallery

Research

Welcome

The vertical garden provides the kitchen with the necessary ingredients to create dishes for major events. The bar and seating space adjacent to the kitchen creates an intimate environment for people to engage in discourse

This is a great space for people to hold events through the year, from welcoming a featured international chef to benefits. This can attract a domestic and international audience

Interactive galleries provide viewers to discover art, historic images of Pullman, and artifact

Research library educated people about the history of Pullman

Reception and lobby to welcome visitors to the newly realized Pullman Cultural Center


Hai Yen Restaurant Proposal : KeyConcept Design

1055 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640 Hai Yen is a Vietnamese restaurant that requires redesigning and re-branding to ensure space is fully vitalized by the clients. Goal: • To design a functional restaurant for guests and servers. • Rustic environment created to portray a casual feel to the restaurant. • Bringing in Vietnamese influence by the addition of warmer colors into the scheme. • Glass wine shelving included adding drama and a focal point in the space. • Combining these elements with rope like intertwining elements on the facade of the building and reintroducing that on the bar


EXISTING FLOOR PLAN

NEW FLOOR PLAN

•Glass wine shelving added to the back of the restaurant creates drama to the signature wall. •The illusion of floating wine glasses helps distract the restaurant from the back of the restaurant. •This makes the entire experience about enjoying food and being absorbed in that environment.

REFLECTIVE CEILING PLAN


Custom Furniture: Michael Richman Interiors

Custom furniture design for a high end residential project. Goal: • To design functional custom designs for a residential project. • Two different custom designs: Mud room and a dining table.


False Nature This recreational space is for people who are not in close proximity to parks, and open spaces. This space provides a breath of fresh air in an office building, and universities who do not have access to open spaces. It also has the capability of being lively because of its openness in shape and form. These forms are welcoming to the viewer, inviting them into the space. It is for different age groups and can be enjoyed by all. The place is represented through different colors to show the welcoming quality it holds.


Initial Inspiration Artist James Hines’ is an inspiration to create a space with negative forms in his drawing. This is achieved through extruding certain negative forms to turn them into positives, of different heights. Even though in downtown Chicago, we have Grant Park, and Lake Michigan, sometimes people still find themselves with not enough time to just get some fresh air. The space can be inserted into any office or school building. The design is versatile to fit into any building’s balcony or rooftop.


The pond is a rejuvenation point and attracts people in to refresh. It would be a great stress reliever for users in the summer.

The curves create an inviting atmosphere for people to explore the space and use it in any way they please.


Future of Airports In collaboration with Nathan Edward Michael

We created an airport which had three main goals, to eliminate stress, make the airport self-sufficient, and fluid. This then translated into how we dealt with program and the decisions that were made to get a successful design. This airport is designed to provide comfort and relaxation to the public and make their experience less chaotic than a typical airport. The journey to a spectator starts from the shuttle dropping them off at the airport while scanning them on their way there. After the user has exited the shuttle, they make their way to the floor overlooking the food court. In the meantime, their bags are taken off the shuttle and sent to their gates accordingly. The users then descend to the food court, where they are given choice to decide how to experience the space according to their needs. Wrapping around the food courts in each of the gates, 32 in total. The landscape intertwining with the floor invites the user to interact with it. These fluid forms allow seamless movement between both types of surfaces. These green spaces are integrated into the design of the floor plan to provide a calming environment to lower the stress and anxiety of the user.


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Gate Threshold The windows act as a large source of natural light illuminating the space, making it inviting and relaxing to walk in. It eliminates the anxiousness of being at an airport, and makes the path from the entrance to the gate, similar to a journey one would be in during their air travel.


Entrance The travel pods, not only help people get to the airport, but also scan them on their way there. This shortens the process of security checkpoints at an airport and makes the user’s experience, stress free and fluid.


Food Court Overlooking the food court, the user notices that the surface is seamless and free flowing. This decision results in making the paths easily accessible and its openness invites people to discover the place for themselves rather that signage telling them what to do. The mounds of green are integrated into the design to make the environment of the airport feel more friendly, in turn causing it to be less stressful for the users to interact with.



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