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Interior Design Portfolio March 2019


SKETCHING

TABLE OF CONTENTS SKETCHES

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HEALTHCARE

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GROUP WORK

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DESIGN-A-THON

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RESEARCH

Pen and Ink-February 2016

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CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS 8 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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FUTURE PROJECTS

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Pen and Ink on Mixed Media Paper- April 2017

Pen, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Brush- April 2016


HEALTHCARE TEXT BOX

Hospital visits can be difficult for people regardless of age. As a patient in pediatric oncology, the fear of the unknown is often more prevalent for kids and families. Though hospitals are intimidating, this inpatient pediatric onocology unit is a reminder that hospitals are kid’s vehicles towards medical success. Inspired by the novelty of train travel in children’s literature, this space will provide a familiar and exciting space for patients and families to feel comfortable during their child’s treatment plan.

Revit, Lightroom, & Photoshop June 2018


GROUP WORK

Above: Conceptual Sketches Pen & Colored Pencil November 2017 Left: Entrance of the Box from the Interior View Revit & Photoshop December 2017 Below: View of P.O.S. Revit & Photoshop December 2017

Revit & Photoshop December 2017

Reviving a dying brand through experiential retail design in shipping containers was a fun, innovative and unique experience. Our class was split up into two teams comprised of six individuals, each with different stores in their respective container. My brand’s box, Toys R Us, was inspired by the 1990’s play place epidemic that offers a child friendly shopping experience and the chance to try out toys before purchasing them. In the end, we were tasked with compiling our boxes to create a new shopping experience and enhance communal living as seen in the above rendering .


DESIGN-ATHON Design-athon is a semi-annual two day competition that brings design students, educators, and professionals together to collaborate and innovate ways to improve universal accessibility. Each year tackles a different demographic. During my freshman year, I participated in this event with a team of upperclassmen. We sought to improve the sensory experience that can be disrupted through neurological complications such as the ability to feel temperature differences. We designed a smart, waterproof, watch that extended like a snap bracelet so the user could test the temperature of different things at a distance called TempSense. The bracelet would warn the user based on their choice of either color change or noise signaling to hot, too cold, or safe. We were awarded first place for the design which we presented through Sketch Up and 3D laser print models.

Concepts App via Apple Pencil & iPad November 2018

Years later, I was invited to facilitate a team of my own during my senior year. The event theme focused on accessiblity through the eyes of children and adolescents and featured keynote speakers on designing with neurodiversity in mind. I was granted the opportunity to present my own research on the topic of neuordiversity in hospitality design that I worked on in an independant study. The study cover design theories like prospect and refuge in conjunction with feelings of safety and enjoyment of a space. The above images represents this theory in practice. The image on the left shows a girl at a banquet with her back to a noisy area who becomes overwhelmed and physically anxious from the stimulous that is hidden from her view. In the right image, she has switched positions where her back is covered and she is at a safe distance to view the activity without fear.


C O N STR U C T ION D O C U M E N T S

These sample sets of details, a floor plan, and RCP were created to understand the process of creating construction documents and understanding the use of Revit and other drafting applications including AutoCAD. Drawing in detail the specifics of construction fostered a deeper understanding the design process.


CONSTRUCTION Attending a technical high school under the study of carpentry was a great introductory experience to design and architecture. During the first two years, I learned about the intricacies of furniture design and finish work. In the latter two years, I worked with my class to build a home for a client. I worked directly with framing, window installation, siding, roofing, and deck work. In another project, I helped build and install a wheelchair accessible counter and cabinet system. These experiences created an applicable understanding of interiors on a first hand basis. During my freshman year of college, we were split into teams of three to design and build a functional, stylish, chair out of cardboard-pictured to the left. We were successful in our intent as the chair was often used for seating in hallways as people waited for classes.

Above: Framework for Interior Partitions August 2013 -June 2015 Below: Completed Home from the Exterior June 2015


FUTURE PROJECTS My chosen final senior project encompasses my passions: experiential hospitality design and creating inclusive and accessible spaces. By combining research from independant study with first hand experiences, the development of a neurodiverse resort began. Responding to the prospect and refuge design theory, the conceptual inspiration for this space was found in natural elements. This inspiration allows for successful application from research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder users which suggests muted color tones, specific distinguished spaces, and the opportunity to decompress briefly in one environment before returning to another. Though still in development at the publishing of this portfolio, a final product will be displayed by May 2019.

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