Page 1

explore. design. thrive.

Jessica Tennant.


explore.design.thrive.


Table of Contents The Halle Dinner Theatre 02 LaunchHouse 08 Dopo la Piogga 12 Azalea 14 Cozy Paws 16 Fashion Museum 18 Tetra Bite 20 Motifs and Patterns 22 The Modern House 24 American Greetings World Head Quarters 26


The Halle Dinner Theatre 1228 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Course Level: Senior Project: Senior Thesis

1910 department store turned immersive dinner theatre. THE USE The Halle Building was originally built in 1910 to house The Halle Brother’s Co. Department Store. By 1986 the building was converted into its current use with rentable office space. Through research of the Halle Building and the city of Cleveland it was decided the best use for this space would be a DINNER THEATRE. Since the Halle Building is located within the PlayhouseSquare District with a large variety of restaurants nearby, a dinner theatre could be a positive asset to the area. The upscale dinner theatre will be a place for guest to have dinner and watch a show without changing their location. Exterior views of The Halle Building

Location Map Theatres Restaurants/Bars

The map above depicts the ratio of theatre type spaces to restaurants and bars near the Halle Building in Cleveland, Ohio. View of Halle and Prospect Buildings-1927

Current exterior of the Halle Building


THE CONCEPT: INTENSITY, IMMERSIVE, ANTICPATION

Intensity can be used to describe a variety of thoughts, actions and emotions. It is the state of curiosity and anticipation, waiting for something to happen. It is the exhilaration one feels during a thunderstorm or while bungee jumping. Intensity being completely immersed in your surroundings. Intensity means being filled, almost to the point of overwhelming. Intensity is created through contrast, expecting the unexpected.

Axonometric View of Dinner Theatre Theatre

Lobby/ Bar Open to Below

The graphic above shows how intensity, immersive and anticipation interrelate to create one cohesive conceptual thought.

02


The Halle Dinner Theatre

THE ENTRY

1228 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Course Level: Senior Project: Senior Thesis

Intensity Level of Typical

Climax of show

Dinner Theatre Visitor Lights dim, show begins

Enter theatre

Walk to top of stair- see walkway Walk insidesee grand stair

Walk through space and exit building

Dinner served

Wait for food

Show ends

Exit theatre

Explore walkway Order food Eat/socialize

See entrance

Walking along street

The graph above depicts the level of intensity for dinner theatre guests throughout the space. Throughout the ENTRY the intensity continues to build, heightening the guests senses.

1.

2. 3.

4.

1. Entry Stair

First Floor Furniture Plan


Throughout the space there are a variety of aspects used to build anticipation and create an immersive atmosphere. In the ENTRY portion of the space, the guest experiences an undulating 3form ceiling, forcing the guest to interact with the space in specific ways.

2. Top of Stair-Box Office/Bar

Photographs of a 3D printed model of the undulating ceiling are to the right.

4. Lobby/Lounge 3. Bar Area

04


The Halle Dinner Theatre

THE EXPERIENCE

1228 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Course Level: Senior Project: Senior Thesis

Intensity Level of Typical

Climax of show

Dinner Theatre Visitor

Lights dim, show begins

Enter theatre Walk to top of stair- see walkway Explore walkway Walk insidesee grand stair

Wait for food

Order food

Walk through space and exit building

Dinner served Show ends

Exit theatre

Eat/socialize

See entrance

Walking along street

Throughout the EXPERIENCE of the dinner theatre, the guest goes through many different levels of intensity. Mostly caused by the performance, but the theatre space is meant to support and at times engage the audience further.

1. Theatre Entry

4. 1. 2. View from Stage 3.

2.

First Floor Furniture Plan


The thrust stage within the theatre allows guests to be seated on three sides of the stage, thus creating a more immersive experience. Custom booths ensure that each audience member has an unobstructed view of the stage. The intimate setting of the theatre allows the audience to experience the intensity of the performance. 3. Side View of Theatre

THE EXIT Intensity Level of Typical

Climax of show

Dinner Theatre Visitor Lights dim, show begins

Enter theatre

Walk through space and exit building

Dinner served

Walk to top of stair- see walkway

Show ends Wait for food

Explore walkway Walk insidesee grand stair

Exit theatre

Order food Eat/socialize

See entrance

Walking along street

Through the EXIT of the dinner theatre the guest maintains a heightened level of intensity and excitement from the performance, this is maintained through the design of the lobby.

4. View of Lobby/Bar from Theatre Exit

06


LaunchHouse

3558 Lee Road Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 Course Level: Senior Designed with: Katie Gomolak and Jordan Williams

1950’s car dealership turned innovative entrepreneurial hub. LaunchHouse (LH) is a seed capital fund and lean business accelerator that invests in promising startups through seed funding, mentoring, education, business development services and a dynamic, entrepreneur focused culture. LaunchHouse also assists in finding investors as needed. LaunchHouse approached Kent State University’s Interior Design Program to help assess their current facility’s uses and functionality, along with devising options for revitalizing the facility. Existing Site Photos

Flex Space

Accelerator Space

Project Goals: Improve overall circulation and organization Define spaces more effectively Provide multiple collaboration areas and various spaces to meet the needs of different types of companies

Garage/Warehouse

Kitchen


View of main entrance to LaunchHouse

Rendered site plan by Williams

View of connection to LH house

08


LaunchHouse

3558 Lee Road Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 Course Level: Senior Designed with: Katie Gomolak and Jordan Williams

1.

Second Floor and Mezzanine Furniture Plan

3. 2.

First Floor Furniture Plan

4.


This solution for LaunchHouse provides multiple collaboration areas for different companies to interact and network. It also provides many different types and sizes of offices, including a fabrication lab, for the various startups to grow their ideas. The accelerator space is the “heart� of the space to allow the more developed companies to mentor the startups with the highest potential.

1. Mezzanine in warehouse area

3. Cube offices, collaboration space, and mezzanine

2. Cube office for manufacturing companies

4. Front collaboration area

10


Dopo La Pioggia

Course Level: Junior

Designed with: Molly Young and Kari Dufresne

A modern department store within the historical center of Florence, Italy. The name of the store, Dopo La Pioggia means “after the rain” in Italian, this translated to the concept of creating a fresh, naturalistic, and contemporary atmosphere for its users. The group added an exterior staircase, providing added interest and curiosity from the street. The group was assigned the first floor, which contained women’s clothing and accessories. A fashion runway was created to peak the curiosity of customers. Custom shelving and display systems were created to contribute to the natural atmosphere of the space.

View of exterior model

1.

2.

Elevation of exterior staircase and skin


Elevation of custom tree shelving

This project was published in the international magazine AND.

2. Shoe room with custom 3-form shelving

1. Cashout and professional wear rooms with view of fashion runway *Rendered perspectives by Young and Dufresne

Runway Option 1

Runway Option 2

Rendered Floor Plan

12


Azalea Tower

Course Level: Junior

Medical office with in a nursing home

with internal medicine and psychiatric doctors located in Richmond, VA

The concept focused on an interplay between organic and modern by utilizing organic and geometric shapes along with naturalistic materials to create a space that intrigues the elderly and stimulates their mind. This project focused on the different health needs of the elderly by selecting finishes with high contrast and low glare, and adding extra lighting to the space. Red was also chosen because it is one of the most visible and preferred colors to the elderly. 1.

2.

Process diagrams and sketches

3.


3. Conference Room 2. Exam Room

1. Reception Area

Rendered Floor Plan

14


Cozy Paws

Course Level: Sophomore

Animal clinic and pet lodge

within existing space

Through research it was discovered that animals become very uneasy and anxious at pet centers. This focused the design around creating a comforting and relaxing atmosphere for the animal. This was achieved through the color scheme, minimal small details, cloud shapes throughout and the use of Comfort Zone air fresheners that emit dog appeasing pheromones that relax the animal.

1.

2.


2. Indoor play area view

1. Animal clinic lobby view

16


Fashion Museum

Course Level: Sophomore

Designing within the tight boundaries of downtown with

the street and adjacent buildings on all sides

When exploring different elements found throughout fashion, the zipper was very intriguing in the way that it moves and interlocks. The zipper was the major inspiration in this project as can be seen through the focal stair, roof, skylights and facades, all which mimic various aspects of the zipper.

View of one of the facades


View of roof detail and floor divisions

Detailed view of skylight and balcony

View of grand staircase

View of interlocking detail in roof

18


Designing a restaurant with an Course Level: Sophomore

innovative and seamless use of technology

Technology is very influential aspect of society today, which is why it was chosen to be the highlight of this restaurant. When customers enter Tetrabite their senses are heightened with curiosity. From the iPads for guest use in the waiting area to the 3form partitions secluding the customers to the touch screen ordering system and high tech wine delivery system. The various types of technology throughout the space allow the user to relax.

2. Bar elevation

1.

2.


+

=

1. Lounge/waiting area view

20


Motifs and Patterns

Course Level: Freshman

Creating abstract drawings

from definite objects

A motif was created through the process of creating line drawings of the faucet to the left, shapes where then chosen from the line drawings to create eight different motifs. One motif was then chosen to create a pattern.


Lessons learned: Dissect objects, there may be hidden gems. Design isn’t just about what’s seen on the surface.

22


The Modern House

Course Level: Freshman

Creating surrealist photographs:

The NEST

The photographs are based on the idea of a house as a nest for the people that occupy it, and that a house is nestled into its environment by being designed around its surroundings.


24


Internship: American Greetings World Headquarters Brooklyn, Ohio

During the internship with American Greetings, My main responsibilities included: field measuring, correcting AutoCAD drawings, creating a reflected ceiling plan, and assisting in the design and creation of seasonal decorations for many public spaces throughout the building, among other miscellaneous activities.


Examples of decorations created for Town Square and main lobbies within the building.

After the internship ended, I was hired to create an inventory of all corporate owned artwork for use at the new headquarters in Westlake, Ohio.

Above- Small portion of reflected ceiling plan of 40,000 sq ft. space Left- Example of a space that was field verified and corrected in AutoCAD

26


Jessica Tennant Student Portfolio  

A compliation of undergraduate work completed at Kent State University.

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you