EMILY SCHATZ INTERIOR DESIGNER | S T U D E N T I I D A PORTFOLIO
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COWORKING @ THE EXCHANGE FIDO MOTORS CAFE EMâ€¢POWER TOILET ROOM THE MABREY BED & BREAKFAST
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CO-WORKING @ CO-WORKING @ THE THE EXCHANGE EXCHANGE
COMMERCIAL DESIGN | SPRING 2019 | INDIVIDUAL
COMMERCIAL DESIGN | SPRING 2019 | INDIVIDUAL
PROJECT BRIEF CO-WORKING @ THE EXCHANGE is located in Downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan at the Exchange Building. This innovative and exciting co-working environment allows for individuals to establish their brands while creating connections throughout the workforce.
OBJECTIVE The goal of this Studio III project was to design a co-working space while utilizing Steelcase office systems. Extensive research and programming, as well as site visits to the Exchange Building were necessary & required to complete this project. (Poster: right)
THE EXCHANGE BULDING
PROGRAM Located on the 15th floor of the Exchange Building in Downtown Kalamazoo, CO-WORKING @ THE EXCHANGE provides members with an innovative + flexible working environment, equipped with the latest and greatest trends in technology. The space allows for creativity and productivity while forging a community culture of collaboration, inspiration, and fun. Residing in the space are four full-time employees as well as 2025 members. Typical members are from the millennial demographic and are self employed/self starters.
The new Exchange Building, located in Downtown Kalamazoo, is a 15-storied mixed-use property consisting of luxury apartments and commercial/retail spaces. "The Exchange will convert the use of this site from a long-standing surface parking lot into a high-density, modern hub of activity right in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. It will fit in perfectly with all the other exciting improvements underway in and around our community.“ -Andy Wenzel, Director of Acquisitions + Development for PlazaCorp Realty Advisors
BRANDING Love where you work, love what you do. At CO-WORKING @ THE EXCHANGE, members are able to work confidently, creatively, and comfortably while establishing themselves + their brand. If members are proud of where they work, they will be proud of what they accomplish.
CO-WORKING SPACES Co-working is defined as a style of work that involves a shared working environment and independent activity.
BENEFITS INCLUDE: ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ―
Expands professional network + social circle Potential to meet new clients/partners Flexible schedule Allows for separation of work + home Variety of seating/working options Increases creativity + productivity Fosters personal growth + development High-quality services + experiences at an affordable price
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Reception/waiting area Studio/workspace Ideation zone Open office (20-25 workstations) Resource center Project rooms (3) Private offices (3) Private enclaves (3) In-between spaces
WELCOMING ZONES WORKING ZONES PRIVATE AREAS IN-BETWEEN SPACES COLLABORATIVE ZONES
Generation Y (also known as Millennials) refers to the generational demographic of individuals born from 1981-1996. These individuals experienced their childhood + young adulthood during the 1990’s. With millennials being the target demographic for co-working environments, the space draws inspiration from 90’s interiors and pop culture, as well as the Memphis Movement.
1) Waiting & reception area 2) Ideation zone 3) Locker storage 4) Open office/workstations 5) Project rooms 6) Resource center 7) Studio/workspace 8) Private enclaves- booth seating 9) Social media wall 10) In-between space 11) Private offices 12) In-between space- bar seating 13) Private enclaves- Brody chairs 14) Kitchenette/breakroom
Geometric shapes + patterns: ― The Memphis Movement ― Graphics from TV show intros/theme songs, commercials, websites, etc. Electric colors paired with an achromatic color scheme: ― Hot pink, blue-green, yellow, black + white Minimalistic aesthetic ― Influenced by the recession and the re-treat from the extravagant interior trends of the 1980’s ― Light wood
FURNITURE, FIXTURES & FINISHES A) “Oculus” c hair by Steelcase B) Custom wallcovering C) “Ripple” benc h by Coalesse D)“Neo-Laminati” table by Kelly Behun Studio E) Pine wood F) Glass block G) “Tillar y” sofa by West Elm H)Existing polished concrete
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C 5 F THE EXCHANGE BUILDING 151 W. Michigan Avenue Downtown Kalamazoo, MI
DEVELOPED DESIGN 1) A social media wall allows for members to share their excitement & experiences about CO-WORKING @ THE EXCHANGE on their online platforms. A Memphis Movement inspired wallcovering creates the perfect backdrop for posts.
2) The resource center houses the main printers, copiers, as well as storage for office supplies. Pink-painted cabinetry and a geometric wallcovering appeals to the space’s nineties nostalgia.
3) Booth seating is most commonly preferred by millennials. Located in the spaces’ northeast corner, members use these booths to work individually or in small groups while overlooking the Kalamazoo skyline.
4) Members utilize project rooms for meetings, brainstorming sessions, presentations, etc. Each project room is uniquely furnished to provide the members with options. This project room includes a “palette of postures,” with a sofa and barheight task chairs. The project room is also equipped with technology required for video chatting.
DEVELOPED DESIGN 5) A typical workstation includes furniture from Steelcase's Ology system- a sit-to-stand desk, a task chair, and a storage pedastal that doubles as a guest seat. All on castors, members are able to customize their work enivornment to best suit their collaborating and working habits.
6) This inbetween space provides unique seating arrangements, allowing for users to comfortably relax or work independently. Signage of the branding is prominently displayed, and sound-absorbing textiles are applied to the dropped ceiling to ensure acoustical privacy.
7) The kitchenette/breakroom serves as the social hub of the co-working space. Located in the space's "bump-out," all members are able to enjoy their lunch as well as the pristine views of Downtown Kalamazoo. The large picnic table encourages members to interact and create connections in and out of the office. 7
FIDO MOTORS CAFE RESTAURANT DESIGN | SPRING 2019 | GROUP
PROJECT BRIEF Fido Motors Café is a coffee shop located in the Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo. The café is the backdrop to the Fido Motors workshop and serves as a space for hosting and promoting local events. The renovation and expansion of Fido Motors Café will allow for the growth of their business, as well as their involvement in the Kalamazoo community.
OBJECTIVE The goal of this Studio III project was to design the renovation and expansion of Fido Motors Café. Design solutions were required to follow the client’s requests as well as a reasonable and respectful budget. This project was displayed at the Southwest Michigan MIX-UP Richmond Institute for Design & Innovation event. (Poster: right)
PROGRAMMING Fido Motors Café began as a single expresso machine in the Fido Motors’ workshop in 2014. Two years later, the café opened its doors. Fido’s not only serves delicious coffee + sandwiches- it brings the Kalamazoo community together. Fido’s hosts + promotes events, artists, and businesses throughout the area. Through local donations + loans, Fido Motors Café was able to expand, allowing for additional customer seating, as well as space for community events.
FROM THE FIDO’S FAMILY Fido’s asked their Facebook friends + fans, AKA the #FidoFamily, what they wanted to see in the expansion and renovation.
FIDO’S STORY “The original idea for the café was to show the scooter and be a place to have to check out what is going on over here, as well as have something in the neighborhood that is active… We really just want to be a community place where people can come and hang out even if you don’t drink coffee.” –Krystal Gast, Owner + Founder
EXISITING CONDITIONS Original brick masonry -Painted and/or exposed on the interior + exterior
Exposed ducts + piping -Both painted and exposed on the interior + exterior
Concrete floors -Unsealed, unpolished, and previously painted red
Natural lighting -Primary lighting source coming through the North wall
FURNITURE, FIXTURES & FINISHES S1) Velvet Dining Chair by GreenForest S2) Tucra Sofa by Delacora S3) Bistro Dining Chair by A&B Home S4) Mr. Hot Seat Chair by Cyan Design S5) Henderson Barstool by Hillsdale S6) Quince Children’s Chair by Leland L1) Pendant Light by Globe Electric P1) “Winter Gray” by Benjamin Moore P2) “Misty Teal” by Benjamin Moore P3) “Snow White” by Benjamin Moore WC1) Siren “Breeze” by KnollTextiles CT1) Stainless steel countertop W1) Butcher-block wood surface F1) Concrete epoxy flooring
COLOR HARMONY + INSPIRATION
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The tetradic color harmony composed of shades of teal, peach, lavender and Fido red is inspired by vintage elements, such as classic cars and pastel Polaroid cameras. Users of the space will feel comfortable, creative, and inspired to make connections.
CONCEPTUAL SKETCHES 1) Banquette-inspired seating 2) Community board + coffee bar 3) Booth seating + tablet tables
DEVELOPED DESIGN 1) Multiple seating arrangements and options create a “palette of postures.” Vintage-inspired furniture is comfortable and mobile to ensure the flexibility of the space. 2) The coffee bar is located under the community board. This is where local events are advertised, and Polaroid photos are displayed. 3) The children's’ area features a custom sky-wall and seating area. Parents are able to observe their children and enjoy their beverages on a custom booth with tablet tables. 9
FACILITY DESIGN | FALL 2018 | GROUP
PROJECT BRIEF em•power is a comfortable environment that encourages personal growth, raises sensory tolerance levels, and provides an educational experience that will increase the quality of all users’ lives. Through evidence-based design, an organic inspiration, a calming color scheme, and sensory engaging elements, all users will feel supported, motivated, and empowered while occupying the space.
OBJECTIVE The scope of this Studio II group project was to design a vocational facility that serves as an educational and training space for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other cognitive disabilities. This project was selected by the Western Michigan University interior design advisory board to be entered into the Interior Design Educators Council’s 2018 Student Competition. (Presentation posters: above) 10
This small vocational facility is owned by a non-for-profit agency, who’s mission is: “We do everything it takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined lives and strive to create opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other cognitive disabilities.” The facility will serve as an educational and training space for individuals with ASD transitioning into independent adulthood post K-12 completion – when educational and training services are no longer provided. The facility’s employees consist of a receptionist, director, and two full-time trainers. It is crucial that the space be ADA compliant and designed for those with sensoryprocessing difficulties in mind.
Birch trees represent serenity, growth and independence. em•power will provide educational experiences for users to develop life skills that will enable them to live confident, fulfilled lives.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders characterized by communication & social interaction challenges, as well as repetitive and restrictive behaviors. The cause of ASD is unknown, however, researchers believe the disorder may be caused by genetic and environmental factors. Individuals with ASD are especially sensitive and have difficulty processing sensory information such as color, light, and sound. People with ASD display a range, or spectrum, of various behaviors. These include communication & social interaction difficulties, obsessive interest in certain subjects, repetitive speech patterns, avoidance of eye contact and self-injurious behaviors.
The organic and dynamic arrangements of bubbles is captivating a stimulating without being overwhelming. This motif can be found throughout em•power, such as the backsplash in the kitchen and craft area, the round acoustic panels and curved walls. em•power encourages users to reach for the sky. This concept is represented with a blue painted ceiling and suspended circular acoustical panels in various colors and sizes. These symbolize clouds and tree leaves.
The name em•power is derived from the client’s mission statement, reading: “We do everything it A takes to empower people with disabilities to live active, self-determined lives.” The chosen logo is simply the word “empower,” with “em” and “power” separated by a bullet point to emphasize the A significance of power. Individuals with ASD prefer words and phrases as opposed to symbols and images. Words symbolizing the training and personal development taking place within are also displayed throughout the space.
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Reception area Director’s office Tr a i n e r s ’ o f f i c e Tr a i n i n g k i t c h e n Work training area
- Multi-purpose room - Mock apartment - Flexible-use room - Sensor y room - Outdoor area
COLOR HARMONY A split-complementary color scheme composed of blue-greens, greens, and oranges, along with shades of brown, will be implemented into the space. Individuals with ASD are most comfortable and respond best to cool colors. By also including warm-toned colors, em·power will prepare users with ASD and raise their sensory tolerance levels for when possibly encountering stimulating colors in their daily life.
FLOOR PLAN CONCEPT The proposed floor plan for the space is inspired by the upward view of treetops. The treetops, along with its leaves and branches, represent the desired rooms. Trees are a universal symbol for growth, which relates to the development and progress of em·power’s users. The sky peeking through the gaps of the trees represent the space’s circulation. The reference of the sky is a metaphor for the colloquial expression “the sky is the limit”, meaning that all users have the opportunity to succeed and reach their fullest potential in and outside of the space.
1) em·power logo displayed on curved glass wall 2) Controlled swipe access for employee areas 3) Access from employee area to work training and multi-purpose room 4) Access to future property expansion 5) Community white board 6) Interpersonal communication area 7) Glass overhead door 8) Adjustable and mobile furniture 9) Birch tree motif 10) Outdoor yoga space 11) Garden wall 12) Meditation and reflection space
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FURNITURE, FIXTURES & FINISHES “ BuzziLand” acoustic cloud by BuzziSpace “Sustain” cork rubber flooring by Zandur “Urban Retreat” by Interface- Stone Custom wall mural “Lessthanfive” chair by Coalesse in Copper Gloss “Urban Retreat” by Interface- Flax “Node” mobile and flexible desk by Steelcase “Urban Retreat” by Interface- Bark “Bold” porcelain tile by Marca Corona- Sage “Verb” desk by Steelcase “Leaves” vinyl upholstery by Designtex- Bamboo “Dunmore” quartz countertop by Cambria “Alight” ottoman by Coalesse
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DEVELOPED DESIGN 1) The reception area features a curved, glazed wall with the em·power logo displayed prominently on it. The other side of this glass wall is the trainers’ office, which makes the translucent wall beneficial for seeing who is coming in and out of the space. Throughout the space where the ceiling is exposed to the tresses, a blue ceiling is featured. Blue is calming and represents the sky and the colloquial phrase “reach for the sky.”
2) The multipurpose room functions as a classroom, where trainers can host educational trainings or users can collaborate. The furniture in this space includes height adjustable tables and chairs on casters for mobility. The lighting in this room is a dimmable fluorescent. While this is typically a larger strain for those with sensory processing issues, the purpose is to gradually get users used to being in areas that have lessthan-gentle lighting. An overhead door allows the space to be open and flexible.
3) The interpersonal communications area was developed to help those with sensory processing disabilities strengthen their communication skills. The lights in this space help provide a mild stimulation, and the provided digital screens can be used to view education materials or to help create more stimulation in the environment. Individuals also use this space to practice having one-on-one conversations, as well as perform mock interviews. 4) The flexible-use area features space for exercising, yoga, and crafts. The craft area includes a sink for clean up, and cabinet space for storage of supplies. The exercise area includes a ballet bar, hand weights, and yoga mats that can also be taken outside. `
COMMERCIAL DESIGN | FALL 2018 | INDIVIDUAL
PROJECT BRIEF This commercial womenâ€™s toilet room is designed for individuals on the autism-spectrum; however it is aesthetically pleasing & accessible for all. An analogous color scheme composed of shades of blue-green and browns, as well as patterns and materials resembling natural elements are implemented throughout the space to create a calming and serene environment. Durable, high quality finishes and fixtures are also utilized to ensure the longevity and stability of the space.
OBJECTIVE This Studio II project called for the design of an ADA accessible toilet room within the given floor plan. The design must consider users of all ages and abilities, specifically those on the autism spectrum. (Presentation poster: left) 14
RESEARCH Autism spectrum disorders are developmental disorders characterized by communication & social interaction challenges, as well as repetitive and restrictive behaviors. The cause of ASD is unknown, however, researchers believe the disorder may be caused by genetic and environmental factors. Individuals with ASD are especially sensitive and have difficulty processing sensory information such as color, light, and sound. People with ASD display a range, or spectrum, of various behaviors. These include communication & social interaction difficulties, obsessive interest in certain subjects, repetitive speech patterns, avoidance of eye contact and selfinjurious behaviors.
INSPIRATION Inspired by the rippling waves and calming colors of sandy beaches, the natural, fluid pattern of waves produce a universal state of serenity. The combination of blue-greens and browns radiate a sense of relaxation, focus and harmony.
FIXTURES & FINISHES A) Benjamin Moore paint B) C) D) E) F) G) H)
Solid phenolic partition Stainless steel fixtures “Waveline” glass tile by Tile America - Cement “Waveline” glass tile by Tile America - Breeze “A r. T ” p o r c e l a i n t i l e b y T i l e A m e r i c a - P e a r l “Britannica” quartz countertop by Cambria Vinyl upholstery by KravetDesign- “34722.35”
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Entrance Four-standard sized toilet stalls equipped with a wall-mounted toilet, paper dispenser, feminine hygiene receptacle and coat hook on stall door ADA compliant stall equipped with grab bars, wall-mounted toilet, paper dispenser, feminine hygiene receptacle and coat hook on stall door Baby-changing station adjacent to paper towel dispenser/trash receptacle Three handwashing stations with 2” gap for cleanability Paper towel dispenser/trash receptacle Upholstered bench Exit
DEVELOPED DESIGN The hand washing stations (left) include individual sinks and mirrors to reduce distractions. A vinyl-upholstered bench (below) is included for users to wait and recuperate. The baby-changing station (right) is adjacent to a paper towel/trash receptacle as well as the hand washing station. Dimmable cove lighting is utilized for users to adjust the lighting levels for their comfort.
THE MABREY BED & BREAKFAST HOSPITALITY DESIGN | SPRING 2018 | INDIVIDUAL
PROJECT BRIEF The Mabrey Bed + Breakfast is located in the quaint town of Ogunquit, Maine. Meaning â€œfortified placeâ€? in Old English, The Mabrey is a charming home-away-from-home, providing guests with a cozy bed, exquisite meals, and a sense of pure relaxation + comfort. The Mabrey features three master guest suites, an open + inviting kitchen, and multiple living + dining spaces, all overlooking the pristine beaches of Ogunquit.
OBJECTIVE Originally completed in Spring 2018, this Studio I project focused on designing and creating a programming for a bed & breakfast while following an assigned design style. This project was revised in Spring 2019 after an additional year of personal development, exploration and improvements. (Original posters: left) (Revised poster: above) 17
PROGRAM Connor & Ciara Williams recently purchased a bed and breakfast in the quaint beach town of Ogunquit, Maine. The Williams’ want their bed and breakfast to be a relaxing and inviting home-away-from-home where all guests can comfortably relax and interact with one another. Along with the Williams’, there will be three additional employees, as well as a live-in host. The couple is seeking a design and branding of their space while following a vintage style, inspired from French country and farmhouse designs per the Williams’. The Williams’ also would like to incorporate their love for music. The bed and breakfast will be renamed The Mabrey, which means “fortified place” in Old English. to compliment the vintage aesthetic of the space.
The word vintage is defined as “something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind.” Vintage interiors incorporate furniture, accessories and finishes from design styles and periods of the pastrefurbished or left in its antiqued-state. Colors harmonies are composed soft pastels and light beiges, greys and whites. Flowers and floral prints are often found in upholstery, wallcovering and décor.
OGUNQUIT, MAINE Meaning “beautiful place by the sea” in the indigenous Algonquin language, Ogunquit is located on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ogunquit River in Maine. The full-time/year-round population is approximately nine hundred people. However, the population during the summer is an estimated daily average of 75,000 to 80,000 people. The most ideal times of the year to experience Ogunquit is through the months of May and September.
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Welcoming post Host office Librar y KEY Half bathroom L a r g e, o p e n k i t c h e n Dining areas Living spaces Employee laundr y room Mec hanical room Storage Three master guest suites Williams’ master suite Host suite
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DEVELOPED DESIGN The vintage aesthetic is carried throughout the design of bed and breakfast. For example, patterned wallcoverings line the walls and eyecatching chandeliers hang from the tintiled ceilings. Furniture and accessories are antiqued or have been refinished to create unique pieces.
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