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kate francis | kaf76@cornell.edu | Brookline, MA


kate francis | Resume

EDUCATION

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY | College of Human Ecology B.S., Design and Environmental Analysis, May 2013 Concentration: Interior Design GPA 3.5

WORK EXPERIENCE

RATIO ARCHITECTS, Design Intern, Raleigh NC | Summer 2012 Designed flooring patterns | Assisted with Revit projects | Prepared materials for client presentations | Prepared Concept boards for projects | Researched materials for ongoing projects | Sample ordering SMALL KANE ARCHITECTS, Design Intern, Raleigh NC | Summer 2012 Assisted with making marketing brochures | Assisted space planning | Built models of project spaces in Sketchup | GE, Ecomagination Intern, Fairfield CT | Summer 2011 Researched & presented potential markets for eco products around the globe | researched & presented potential company wide energy savings for GE corporate

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

DESIGN FOR A SOCIAL POPULATION, DESIGN STUDIO X, CORNELL Design Challenge | Address transitions within and among activity spaces in a preschool and accommodate cognitive, fine motor, gross motor and social development activities with attention to flexibility. Solution | Design was created based on work with behavioral consultants, research, and design guidelines. The designed and built enrichment loft for children ages 3 to 5 encourages both risky and cooperative play. materials | 3/4� plywood, foam board, rope

EXTRACURRICULAR

Cornell Women’s Varsity Rowing | Fall & Winter 2009 Cornell Club Volleyball | Fall 2010 - 2012 Alpha Phi Delta Chapter Member | 2011 - Present Alpha Phi Delta Chapter Director of Publicity and Advertisement | 2012 Cornell Thirst Project Member | 2011 - 2013

SOFTWARE

Autodesk AutoCAD | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe InDesign | SketchUp | Microsoft Word | Microsoft Excel | Basic Revit |

Kate Francis | kaf76@cornell.edu | 919.523.7933 | 12312 Birchfalls Dr. Raleigh, NC 27614


Design for a Population | Preschool


Design for a Population | Preschool

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kate francis | 919.523.7933 | kaf76@cornell.edu


Exhibition | Museum Effect

FINAL PROJECT

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Exhibition | Exhibition Museum Museum Exhibition | Museum Effect|Effect

MUSEU Effect

The goal of the project was to create a display

Exhibition | Museum Effect

The goal of the project wasDesign to create a display Challenge: a display system forsemester’s the semester’s Mycreate project team system for the system for the projects.projects. My project team semester’s projects. designed the display main display area, which was develdesigned the main area, which was developed from my The original idea--photo booths, lit create by oped from my original idea--photo booths, lit by goal of the project was to a display My project team designed the area, colored birdies to give the room occupants the colored birdiessystem to givefor the room occupants themain the semester’s projects. Mydisplay project team feeling of being on display themselves when they which was developed from my original idea-feeling of being on display themselves when they designed the main display area, which was develare in theindisplay booths.booths. photo booths. Lit by colored birdies, the photo are the display

oped from my original idea--photo booths, lit by booths give to thegive roomthe occupants the feeling the of colored birdies room occupants being on display when walking around the feeling of being on display themselves when they are ininstallation. the display booths.

kate francis | 919.523.7933 | kaf76@cornell.edu

kate francis | 919.523.7933 | kaf76@cornell.edu

kate francis | 919.523.7933 | kaf76@cornell.edu


Retail Design | Flagship Accessory 9’3” 4’2” 16’6”

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Retail Design | Flagship Accessory

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Design Challenge: Design a Flagship Accessory Store in Toronto, Canada. Embracing the concept of Geodes, this flagship store’s display walls are on a sliding track system that creates a cave-like, natural feel to the experience based system. The design intends to bring customers back for a new spatial experience each time. Project involved: programming, floor plans, two floors, elevations, sections, reflected ceiling plans, renderings


Adaptive Re-Use | Design

WAITING AREA & LOUNGE

LOUNGE & BAR BAR STORAGE

LOBBY ADMIN. SPACE


RESTAURANT

WAITING AREA & LOUNGE

LOUNGE & BAR BAR STORAGE

MEN’S BATHROOM ADMIN. OFFICE

LOBBY ADMIN. SPACE

B.O.H WOMEN’S BATHROOM

HALLWAY LOUNGE

SERVICE ELEVATOR

GUEST ELEVATOR

first floor B.O.H. entrance

SECTIONAdaptive

ELEVATION bar & lounge

restaurant

bar B.O.H. service elevator

Exits

Service Elevator

Guest Elevator

admin guest elevator

Main Circulation

Re-use | Design

DETAIL

Design Intent: Program and Design the re-use of the Witherill Building in Syracuse, NY. As a youth hostel and rentable green office space, TANGNT will encourage multi-corportate collaboration, help start-up businesses get on their feet, facilitate the use of liquid space for business purposes, and encourage the spread of sustainable practices. The future of the corporate and built world starts now.


Adaptive Re-Use | Rendering


establishment, in which the spaces and environments will be malleable, not only in appearance and design, but also in function. The guests will be provided with first floor | front desk and lounge a kit of parts that allows them to stretch, to be molded, and to learn about themselves so they have the capability to expand in their own ways.

office space

office space

hostel

front desk rotating glass doors | fire code separation

pendant lightng | tension concept

geometric furniture | tensegrity concept

interactive world map | track locations & traveling tips

office space

hostel

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office space hostel space restaurant & bar

restaurant

bar & lounge

second floor | hostel room & cyber cafe

vertical transportation

Adaptive Re-use | Rendering Design Intent: Brand the establishment and Design the interiors TANGNT’s spaces are all multifunctional. Every space in the liquid space hostel is multi-functional, and can transition from day to night. Even the guest rooms have built in beds, desks, closets, and seating that can be pulled out for use or stored away for extra space.

shared lockable storage pendant lightng | tension concept built in bunk bed units | storage & footing for climbing computer bar | cyber cafe


Burningman | Mirage Aurora


HOLLOW BENCHES; FILL WITH SAND FOR  WEIGHT RECLAIMED WOOD FLOORING PLANKS

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Yerba Buena | Bike Rack Design


Each letter can 

#expressyourself @yerbabuena

pricing aluminum per letter: $310              x26 letters         $8,060 /alphabet

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The locals of Yerba Buena and visitors can tweet @yerbabuena to request a  monday 9:37 am word or a phrase, like #EQUALITY to be used as a pop-up bike rack at a  given time. The bike racks will have a QR code on them that can link  monday 7:00 pm passerbys to a website with information about Yerba Buena and the bike  racks. #expressyourself bike racks will make people feel like they are part of  Yerba Buena and can be used for personal ideas or social awareness. In  addition the #expressyourselfletters can be equipped with solar panels to  tuesday 8:20 am power cell phone charging. 

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LOVEThe locals of Yerba Buena and visitors can tweet @yerbabuena to request a  Design Intent: A bike rack that is unique, easily monday 9:37 am word or a phrase, like #EQUALITY to be used as a pop-up bike rack at a  portable, and can vary in size. given time. The bike racks will have a QR code on them that can link  DO SHIT THAT MATTERS passerbys to a website with information about Yerba Buena and the bike  Design Solution: #expressyourselfletters racks. #expressyourself bike racks will make people feel like they are part of  COMMON THIRST PROJECT 8pm Letters that can be re-arranged to spell out Yerba Buena and can be used for personal ideas or social awareness. In  requests tweeted to @yerbabuena. Light and monday 7:00 pm addition the #expressyourselfletters can be equipped with solar panels to  portable, each letter supports two bikes, and the power cell phone charging.  PEACE YERBA BUENA concept makes locals and visitors feel like they LOVE are a part of the city. OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT DO SHIT THAT MATTERS WINE TASTING COMMON tuesday 8:20 am THIRST PROJECT 8pm PEACE YERBA BUENA OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT WINE TASTING

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Metropolis Mag | Draft Source


Metropolis Mag | Draft Source Design Intent: Solve a problem for a special population that also helps the general population of the world. Design Solution: Open Source furniture design. Allows customers to choose differently designed components of a piece of furniture to fit their own specific needs. The future of manufacturing will be open source technology.


Cape Cod | Add-On Competition

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This simple box contains multiple add-ons for each type of living space. The living room, bedroom and kitchen can each extend into the central space, allowing for maximum functionality because of the overlap of spaces.

SOUTH ELEVATION

ROOF PLAN SCALE 1/16” = 1’-0”

The Swiss “Army” Box is constructed out of 2x wood framing with concrete floor slab and it has a green roof that collects and filters rain water for the use of the house. The exterior enclosure consists of fixed and moveable panels that allow for expansion outwards.

1 LIVING ROOM 2 INDOOR/OUTDOOR PORCH 3 BEDROOM 4 CLOSET 5 WATER ROOM 6 BATHROOM 7 INDOOR/OUTDOOR PORCH ELEVATION 8 KITCHEN WEST ELEVATION 9 MULTI-PURPOSE LIVING SPACE

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The Swiss “Army” Box is compact toolfull living. While it maintains its basic shape, it can open inwards and outwards, to increase flow and create unique indoor-outdoor spaces.

SECTION SCALE 1/16” = 1’-0”

Cape Cod | Add-On Competition SECTION SCALE 1/16” = 1’-0”

Design Intent: 8,000 sq. ft. condo-like addition to beach houses in Cape Cod Design Solution: Swiss “Army” Box EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE The Swiss “Army” Box is compact toolfull living. While it maintains its basic shape, it can open inEXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE wards and outwards, to increase flow and create unique indoor-outdoor spaces.


Shirtwaste Fire | Competition


The tragic event of the Triangle Factory Fire has provided a legacy that still survives today. While The tragic eventfire of the Triangle signage, codes, labor laws, Factory Fireimproved has provided a legacyconditions and working that are still often survives today. polished taken forWhile granted; they signage, fire codes, labor laws, only came aboutconditions at the cost of 146 and improved working lives. Most were immigrants and polished are often taken for granted; they only came about at the and, cost of young women, in146 an effort to Stainless steel lives.commemorate Most were immigrants and them, we propose young women, and, in an effort to lettering that their names live permanently Stainless steel commemorate them, we propose in a canopy topermanently be viewed from the lettering that their names live sidewalk ofviewed the Brown building. By in a canopy to be from the sidewalk the Brown building. By day,of light permeates the canopy day, and light projects permeates the the canopy names onto the and projects the names onto the surfaces below; while at night, surfaces below; while at night, artificial warm warm artificial lighting lighting illuminatesilluminates them.them. custom hardware custom hardware The slogan of the of fire’s The slogan the50th fire’s 50th anniversary, “THEY DID NOT DIE anniversary, “THEY DID NOT DIE IN VAIN” embodies the idea that the INof VAIN” embodies the idea victims the fire will never be that the victims the fire will beperforated forgotten. Theof building stands as never 146 a silent witness to The the devastating forgotten. building stands as names 146 perforated event,a and our memorial on the silent witness to the devastating names façade reveals and pays homage to event, and our memorial on the its past.

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Shirtwaste Fire | Competition

Name Canopy Light Studies The tragic event of the Triangle Factory Fire has provided a legacy that still survives today. While signage, fire codes, labor laws, and improved working conditions are often taken for granted; they only came about at the cost of 146 lives. Most were immigrants and young women, and, in an effort to commemorate them, we propose that their names live permanently in a canopy to be viewed from the sidewalk of the Brown building. By day, light permeates the canopy and projects the names onto the surfaces below; while at night, warm artificial lighting illuminates them. The slogan of the fire’s 50th anniversary, “THEY DID NOT DIE IN VAIN” embodies the idea that the victims of the fire will never be forgotten. The building stands as a silent witness to the devastating event, and our memorial on the façade reveals and pays homage to its past.

Design Intent: Create a monument to the Triangle Shirt Waste Fire that includes all the names of the women who died.

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The design features 3-D letters on the building facade that cast unique shadows during the day and are back-lit at night. A small overhang with stencils of the women’s names (left) is also included. The overhand is lit to cast shadows of the names of the women lost in the fire on the lower building facade and the sidewalk, making them more tangible for friends and family of those lost in the fire.

Name Canopy Light Studies

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kate francis | kaf76@cornell.edu | Brookline, MA


Kate Francis