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NTIAL KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN
This course challenges to use planning requirements to create universal and accessible designs. Construction, electrical, and basic plumbing are taught with emphasis on these applications within residential kitchens and baths. Industry relevant nomenclature and product information are used to create technical documents and custom aesthetic solutions.
ADVANCED RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
This senior elective studio covers the total process of residential design from concept development through two and three dimensional presentations. Building codes, covenants, and restrictions create the guidelines for solutions, while knowledge of sustainable practices, residential business practice, construction methods, materials, and custom interior architectural details are applied.
HISTORY OF DESIGN III
This studio presents an in-depth study of the architecture and furniture development 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 design created through the fusion of world styles.
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, andprofessionalism under the supervision of a qualified mentor.
RUMAH GADANG BEDROOM
CHICAGO DESIGN TEAM
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LO F T This loft apartment is designed for Mr. and Mrs. Harper, a professional Chef and a ballet dancer. The requirements were to design living space combined with a small dance school for children. The Harpers like to entertain, cook for their friends and they have a large collection of wines. They wanted their apartment to be open and spacious with a lot of natural lighting in all the private and social areas of the space. We were encouraged to take advantage of the double interior height to create mezzanine level to duplicate the use of part of the floor area, and at the same time to create some privacy without full height walls that would enclose and compartment the space.
This industrial loft with an exposed ceiling and floor to ceiling windows creates dramatic effects throughout the whole space. The mezzanine level consist of more private area with master suite, guest bedroom and guest bath. To address the clients needs the lower level floorplan stays open with fully equipped professional kitchen, dining, and living area, which is perfect for entertaining both personal and professional guests. The overall design is kept in the modern flare with sleek, cleanline furniture. The natural colors and light wood tones unify the space, while different textures and lighting give the space variety.
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BEDROOM The designed furniture piece reflects the historical and cultural traditions of Indonesia. The RUMAH GADANG bed design was inspired by the traditional houses of the Minangkabau, an ethnic group indigenous to the highlands of West Sumatra. Much attention was paid to architectural details and their symbolic significance related to Minangkabau â€œadatâ€? (customary belief and law). The piece also features wooden carvings, the most widespread medium of artistic expression across the Indonesian islands. To add specific Indonesian touch, the linens are made from batik- fabric decorated by hand, particularly popular in central Java.
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CHICAGO DESIGN TEAM CLIENT INTERACTION I was involved in interacting with clients in many different ways. I was helping them find a deisred fabric and trim samples, informing about prices, helping make a final decision on fabric and trim selections, as well as contacting them over the phone and informing about upcoming events at the showroom.
VENDOR INTERACTION I gained valuable experience working with vendor representatives. There were a couple of vendor presentations at the showroom, and it was a great opportunity to learn about their products.
ADMINISTRATIVE WORK I had a great opportunity to experience a team environment. I helped process loan-out materials and organize display racks and memo bins. I was also working with fabric replenishments, sorting returns and bagging excess for shipping.
DOCUMENTATION I was updating product books, fabric lists, making corrections in product broshures, as well as checking prices, colors and stock with online vendors.
LT Y 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.
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.
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN III
Students successfully completing this course will be able to use Computer-Aided Design software to assist them in their three-dimensional project development. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the integration of computer technology into the design process and an introduction to BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology.
AU R A N T The primary objective of this project was to design a restaurant located in the lobby of a boutique hotel. Using research we embraced a cultural and historical aspect of the hotel location to create an interesting, original design, which tells a story about the location and the culture.TRATTO Restaurant was designed in the Portrait Suites Hotel in Rome, Italy. The theme of Portrait Suites reflects the glamour and extraordinary style of Salvatore Ferragamo’s shoe empire. This 19th century townhouse is adorned with designer’s stunning sketches, other shoe-related artwork, and also photos reflecting the splendor of Rome of the 50’s. Elegant style and exclusivity is the Portrait Suites main concept. The magical feeling of splendor suites resembles the spirit of a fashion studio or film set and it is also carried throughout the restaurant space. The sophisticated classic contemporary style of the place offers stylish yet comfortable feel to its visitors. Light wooden textures along with pastel pink color in materials and finishes add warmth to muted grey and cream color plette. Mid-century furniture keep the splendor of Rome of the 50’s alive, while custom bar and ceiling features design allude the cage heel - most famous of Ferragamo’s inventions. Fireplace seating area gives the whole space cozy La Dolce Vita (sweet life) spirit.
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CARE CONCEPT STATEMENT The inspiration for CUDDLEBUG PEDIATRICS was based on amazing and interesting world of bugs. Kids are very curious about the big world around them and bugs and insects are always one of the most interesting topics. Thanks to them children can learn about life cycle, nature, and how people can interact with the environment in a healthy way. The overall design goal was to create welcoming, and peaceful space for both children and their parents. Soft materials and textures in pale green and woodsy tones were used to create calm and healing atmosphere of the forest. Large windows and skylights bring patients and workers of Cuddlebug Pediatrics closer to nature and help maximize DAY-LIGHTING in the whole space. All light fixtures are ENERGY STAR qualified, which together with the installation of occupancy and daylight sensors reduce greenhouse emission and energy costs significantly. FSC certified hard wood floors are installed throughout the whole practice. They are non-toxic, durable and recyclable, which help to obtain LEED GOLD status. Walls are either painted with low or no VOC paints, or covered with recycled wall coverings. Environmental friendly and renewable furniture and fabrics are used throughout the space to create a healthy and productive environment. The reception area is divided on two separate spaces, for sick and for well kids, both with their own entrance and bathroom. This helps to prevent the spreading of diseases and viruses, and keeps everybody comfortable. Restrooms are ADA compliant and easily accessible to everyone, with waterless toilets and WATERSENSE certified fixtures. Exam rooms are cozy and friendly and they are also separate for sick and well kids. Outside each exam room is HIPPA compliant chart that makes patients files handy while keeping their names and records private. The copy room is enclosed and situated at the far end of the space in order to prevent INDOOR AIR QUALITY. The Cuddlebug Pediatrics space was designed with the whole child in mind. Comfort and functionality are intertwined with the health of people and the whole environment.
NIG LITHOGRAPH is a Night Club, located in a Chicago’s very trendy and populated neighborhood. To develop a strong concept, the work of different painters were studied, and a series of Joan Miro’s Lithographs were chosen as an inspiration for this club design. Organic and whimsical geometry from Miro’s art is translated into smooth and curvy floorplan with juxtaposition of straight regular lines. Color palette is simple but striking. Bold primary colors in combination with cold metalics reflect the lithograph’s technique and Miro’s great attention to color. A modern flare is achieved by combining clean line furniture with smooth finishes and materials. Environmental design is implemented within paint, finishes, and flooring choices. The details taken into consideration were recycled content laminates, countertops, and vinyl flooring. An elevator installation as well as universal design of the restrooms represent the ADA regulations.
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The LITHOGRAPH nightclub design consists of a bar, dance floor and a stage on the first floor for enjoyment of customers. The variety of seating arrangements and the VIP area create a comfortable space for socializing. There is also back of the house with the kitchen, employee’s room, storage and a backstage. Both kitchen and the backstage storage room has their own private and easy access from the street for any deliveries and equipment. Waiting area and hostess station are located near the main entrance as well as the stairs to the mezzanine level. The bar and VIP area are also on the mezzanine level, together with the club manager’s oﬃce and maintenance rooms. PRODUCED IN REVIT
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RCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN THESIS I
EXPLOARTORY GALLERY AND LEARNING CENTER
INTERIOR DESIGN THESIS II EXPLOARTORY GALLERY AND LEARNING CENTER
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.
In this senior-level course students develop a viable and visual solution for the project typically researched in Thesis I. Solutions incorporate environmentally sound, cost effective, and responsible design methods to influence an audience using creative delivery methods.
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G A L L E RY GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN FOCUS ON LEARNING - This place ignites wonder, curiosity, and creative exploration in children. Here they can learn through, participate in, and simply enjoy the arts using a variety of media. ACCESSIBILITY - Universal design simplifies life for everyone by making products, communications, and elements of the galleryâ€™s spatial environment easier to use for everybody. COMMUNITY SPACE - Our goal is to help kids with different kinds of needs reach their highest level of artistic achievement and to encourage personal growth, self-reliance and self-esteem through the creative process of art. HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT - The facility will promote health and nutrition among all users and ensure the environmental sustainability.
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Fun and learning become fused together in the EXPLOARTORY. Based in the suburbs of Chicago Il, the art gallery and learning center was designed to promote positive interactions and socializations between children of all abilities, while igniting wonder, curiosity, and creative exploration. Motivated to keep kids educated and entertained, the Exploartory creates an exciting gateway for children. The place is engaging with a symmetrical layout, which allows for order and great circulation. Use of calming and vibrant colors in harmony with bright furniture and finishes addresses the needs of the space, learning disabilities, and child development. Keeping the millennium goal of sustainability, the Exploartory strives for LEED accreditation by using no VOC paints, recycled content furniture, and finishes, or energy saving fixtures. Imagination and creation are the main factors of creating a supportive and stimulating environment, where little artists can learn through and enjoy art.
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Thank You These pages are dedicated to my wonderful family, my husband and my sons. You are my inspiration and my drive. Special thanks to the teachers and instructors of the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg who helped me to get where I am today. Never stop dreaming.