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commercial design

3 Thesis I & II-Skate Junction In this senior-level course students develop a viable and visual solution for the project typically researched in Thesis One. Solutions incorporate environmentally sound, cost effective, and responsible design methods to influence an audience, using creative delivery methods.

Computer-Aided Design III-New Wave Night Club 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.

Sustainable Design-Sunny’s Pediatrics 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-Statik 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 center 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.

Detailing (group project) This senior level studio is a study of the materials and fabrication techniques used in the design and construction of interiors and how these details are communicated three-dimensionally and in construction documents. Content includes interior construction, detailing of ceilings, walls, flooring, and millwork. Project solutions will consider the integration of buildings technology such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other relevant systems.

Produced in Google Sketchup

Skate Junction

5 User Value and Goals The mission of Skate Junction is to establish a fitness facility where children and adults can boost their fitness levels through roller-skating, in-line skating, interactive gaming and healthy eating through an offbeat approach. The proposed new design hopes to get people excited about exercise. The space should make people want to exercise as well as focus on a healthier lifestyle through fun activities. Carbon Neutral, Zero Energy Idea Low or no VOC paints Rubber flooring Skylights or sun tunnels Carpet tiles with recycled or down-cycled contents Energy efficient lighting (LED lighting) WaterSense toilets and faucets Automatic paper towel, soap dispensers, and air dryers

Connection to the Millennium Development Goals Skate Junction offers families a facility to incorporate roller-skating, in-line skating, while providing education, exercise, and healty food options to combat poor quality food choices enhancing a better lifestyle. The Roller Rink will be the main portion of the space, while other areas will also give families exercise though interactive gaming. The final part of Skate Junction will incorporate a healthy cafe, not offering junk food or soda as an option. It will be a place to teach people how to eat healthy as well as gain exercise and enjoy themselves.

Full set of drawings available upon request

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Lighting Level Study

Guiding Principals 1. Design is LEED Silver 2. Space to be free flowing for easy movement 3. Recycled contents will be utilized 4. Durable Longlasting Furniture 5. Durable Finishes

Dune Pipeline Furniture

New Wave Night Club

Section View of Bar

Bar Detail Produced in AutoCAD Enhanced in Photoshop


Produced in Revit

Space planned in AutoCAD Rendered in Photoshop

11 Sunny’s Pediatrics Notes -Designed to meet LEED Gold -HIPPA Compliant Privacy issues were met -Rubber Flooring utilized throughout the exam room area -Bamboo flooring installed in the Reception area

Bike Rack Dero contributes towards Sustainable Sites SS CR4.2

Everywhere Table Herman Miller contributes towards Innovation In Design ID CR 1

Setu Chair Herman Miller contributes towards Material & Resources MR CR 4

Concept Statement I have been asked to design a graphic design firm based in Chicago, IL for Statik Design. The inspiration of the space will focus on elements of curves, angles, and rectangles. Everyone who enters this space will be inspired to be creative through art and design. The character of this space is going to feel welcoming and inspirational. While this is a graphic art firm guests and staff feel uplifted when walking though the space. The space should feel inviting for both the clients as well as the staff. The utility of this space is both functional for all who work and visit the design firm. The whole space will be designed with recycled contents so that the clients and staff are not breathing in toxic chemicals. This includes the furniture, flooring, fixtures, decorative accents, and walls (low or no VOC paint). The staff will feel good about working in a space that will feature recycled contents. The beauty of this space is going to be designed with cool hues to give the space a calming feeling in this busy artistic firm. The floors will be designed with bamboo, rubber and carpet. The lighting of this space will have abundant natural light for energy efficiency. Other areas will use fluorescent, and LED lighting. The economy of the space will feature sustainable products that are good for the environment, and some products will be recycled or down-cycled. The inspirations of this space will bring out the artistic atmosphere that this space is going to offer it’s staff as well as their clients and guests.

Wayfinding Carpet Veneers Textures Vinyl flooring Rubber flooring Flooring transitions

Space planned in AutoCAD Rendered in Photoshop


Images modeled and Rendered in AutoCAD


Group Project Reverse Engineering with the help of Kristinia Aleksandrova

All scales represent original scale

All scales represent original scale

Images modeled and Rendered in AutoCAD

Detailing Sections

residential design

17 Advanced Residential 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.

Kitchen and Bath This course challenges students to use planning requirements to create universal and accessible designs. Construction, electrical and basic plumbing is 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.

History of Design III 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.

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.

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Harper Residence Concept Statement I have been asked to design a house for the Harper’s. The home is located in Chicago’s South Loop, and was built in the early 1950’s. The interior will be updated to accomodate a live/work environment. The home needs to accomoadate a dance studio and large kitchen. The character of this space will feature an open floor plan. This allows easy flow through the space effortlessly. The open plan will make the home feel inviting for the family and their guests. The beauty of this space is going to be designed with cool hues. The floors will remain wood planked to give the home a rustic look and the wood beams and columns are to remain wood. The lighting of this home will feature an abundant amount of natural light. The economy of this space will use sustainable products. The wood will be rapidly renewable. The appliances will all be Energy star rated. This space will feel welcoming for all who enter the home and the inspiration of this space will bring out personal interests of Mr. and Mrs Harper.

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Schematic Design

We have been hired to design a Live/Work loft Apartment. The building is located West to the Chicago’s South Loop, it is an eight story timber and brick building with apartments from 2nd to the 8th floors and commercial spaces, and a common area for the condominium in the ground floor. Our clients bought a large unit (two dwelling modules) in the Seventh floor at the South-East corner of the building. They want us to design, layout, and partition their living and work space in the unit.


Modeled and Rendered in AutoDesk Revit

Modeled and Rendered in AutoDesk Revit


Client Profile: The clients Paul Harper is a professional Chef who owns a restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop. Amanda Harper is a professional dancer who works part-time with a ballet company in downtown Chicago. The Harpers hired me to design and layout their apartment as their permanent residence, combined with a smaller dance school for children that Mrs. Harper wants to start. The Harpers like to entertain, and Mr. Harper like to cook for their friends, and they also have a larger collection of wines. They want their apartment to be open and spacious and want abundant natural light in all the private and social areas of the apartment

Modeled in Google Sketchup Enhanced in Photoshop

25 Clients Needs: The Gillis family needed a new kitchen for their growing family, and wanted an open and easy flow floorplan. The kitchen features a lot of storage space especially in the pantry area surrounding the refrigerator. All cabinets are shaker style with maple wood. The cabinets feature pull out drawers and shelves on all of the base cabinets. The smaller cabinet next to the stove is a drawer great for spices. The island provides the kitchen a great place to entertain and prepare meals.

All scales represent original scale


All scales represent original scale

Fusion Design based on Islamic Design and Navajo design. Elements featured are Jali screens, Persian rugs and Sari prints for the sette and the bed linen.

This bed is based on Islamic Architecture design. The headboard and footboard represent the Islamic arches and the domes are found on many temples.

29 This interior living room is inspired by the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan. The elements which represent the temple are the coffered ceiling as well as the cabinet at the right side of the room.

Produced in Google Sketchup Enhanced in Photoshop

Pen and Ink Sketches and Markder Rendering I created a strong line drawing and then sketched in the details with pen and ink. The sketch was re-attemped a few times to ensure it was well done. Some color was added with markers in areas of shadow but left other areas of the drawing blank. Doing this adds more depth to the drawing and later gives a sense of reflection. Ink was placed where we wanted viewers to focus. Color was applied first and then a warm shadow was added using grey markers. Also, color was added to key points of focus. Multiple tones of the same color to blend the colors with those added earlier. Some areas were left uncolored for a visual break. The lighting was created using a white, cream and orange colored pencil and then lighting techniques were added in photoshop, including a lens flare, dodge and burn.


industry experience

33 CAI Design CAI Design is located in Arlington Heights, IL in the Arlington Design Center. The company was originally called Caminiti Associates Inc, and founded by Joe Caminiti in January 1990. The business started as a company who was only a manufacturer’s representative organization to the home furnishings industry. Over time the company grew and now they carry numerous home furnishings and fabrics. Some of their top sellers include Caracole, Marge Carson and Lorts. CAI Design was created in 1995 and have locations in Arlington Heights, Chicago and Denver. They carry luxury home furnishing lines for the Trade only and you must be a registed Interior Designer to purchase from them. Many of the products they carry are imported. CAI recently added a lighting showroom called Light Art, and they carry luxury lighting for the home.

Experience April 2013-Present

CAI Designs

Internship Responsibilities Organized fabric and materials Accessoried Showroom Product research Product displays Communicating with Designers and Clients Communicating with Manufacturers

Arlington Heights, IL

Isometric View of Kitchen

Kitchen Design-Home Depot Experience April 2013-Present

Home Depot

-Identify client’s needs to correlate those details to a design -Present design solutions by educating client’s on the features and benefits of products and services -Communicate client needs and troubleshoot problems with installers, vendors, and expediters -Generate preliminary computer drawings through 20/20 -Maintain accurate records of client’s projects, sales through follow-up

Chicago, IL


Designed with 20/20 Software Perspective Kitchen View

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.� -Jessica Hische I would like to thank my family and friends for all the loving and support you showed me throughout these last few years.

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