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Kayla Hales www.kaylahales.com

Kansas State University M. Interior Architecture and Product Design


Design Philosophy

Inspirational Books: Emotional Design: Why We love (or Hate) Everyday Things (Don Norman), The Design of Everyday Things (Don Norman), The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (William Whyte).

Design Philosophy

My design philosophy is highlighted by my interest in the role psychology plays on user behavior. By understanding why people like what they do, we can more easily begin to understand their needs and preferences in the future. I think scale also plays a very important role in the success of designs. Is the design fitting into an urban setting- fitting into a room- fitting into your hand? Can something be designed so that it does it all? I think this is something, as designers, we could focus on more heavily. As I wrap up my college portfolio over the next couple months, I look forward to exploring these issues more closely, specifically in the development of my masters thesis (a look at how furniture design can curb technology addiction).


TuPoints rehabilitation center

STORAGE 137 SF

DIRECTOR OFFICE 252 SF

C. LAUNDRY 95 SF

PHARMACY 133 SF

STO. 57 SF

CUSTODIAL 153 SF

FAB LAB 228 SF

ORTHOPEDIC OFFICE 167 SF

S. LAUNDRY 94 SF

KITCHENETTE 236 SF

CONFERENCE ROOM 398 SF

MECH. RM. 433 SF

EXAM RM. 1 130 SF

STO. + KILN 189 SF

CHNG. RM. 2 49 SF

CHNG. RM. 1 49 SF

FITTING + GAIT 419 SF

EXAM RM. 2 124 SF

CAFE 3378 SF

STORAGE 292 SF THEATER 744 SF

EXAM RM 3 123 SF

COMMUNITY HALL 1047 SF

WOMEN'S RR 147 SF

PET THERAPY 330 SF

THERAPIST OFFICE (OT) 167 SF

OT 435 SF

THERAPIST OFFCE (PT) 142 SF

ADL ROOM 213 SF

EXAM ROOM 4 124 SF

LAB 209 SF

GALLERY 383 SF

PSYCHOLOGIST OFFICE 188 SF

THE BAR 206 SF

PSYCHIATRIST OFFICE 177 SF

PT 1753 SF

NURSE STATION 181 SF

CREATIVE THERAPY 1 587 SF

Healthcare Design

LIBRARY 410 SF

STAFF LOUNGE 1122 SF

CHILDCARE 302 SF

OUTDOOR LOUNGE Not Enclosed

MEN'S RR 149 SF

NEURO. OFFICE 163 SF

THERAPIST AREA 126 SF TBI 308 SF

SPEECH THERAPY 82 SF

PRIVATE PT 2 106 SF

PRIVATE PT 1 107 SF

EXAM 6 139 SF

STORAGE 75 SF

EXAM 5 128 SF

SPA 1 98 SF

SPA 2 179 SF

QUIET ROOM 89 SF

CAREGIVER SUPPORT 400 SF

NURSE STATION 99 SF

RELAXATION THERAPY ROOM 2 210 SF

RELAXATION THERAPY ROOM 1 208 SF

MEDITATION LOUNGE 445 SF

LIFESTYLE CLASSROOM 517 SF

MOTHER'S RM 411 SF

LIBRARY 329 SF

SPA 3 91 SF

RECEPTION 736 SF

WOMEN'S RR 77 SF

MEN'S RR 155 SF

FAMILY LOUNGE 377 SF

Cafe Outdoor Playground/Courtyard

TuPoints Rehabilitation Center is an alternative therapy treatment center which looks at how design can positively effect patient healing. This facility was designed around the concept of “connecting disconnect” and how it can be seen in a tangible way- a catalyst for healing.

Manhattan, KS


TuPoints rehabilitation center Manhattan, KS Healthcare Design

Outdoor Courtyard

Meditation

Meditation Perch

Custom Desk

Reception


TuPoints rehabilitation center Manhattan, KS Healthcare Design

Views

Axis

Northwest Reception

Creative Therapy


LiveWire Studios

Livewire Studios is an office design for a high-tech graphics company that focuses on collaboration and transparency within the workplace. The use of atrium space encourages work to happen wherever ideas may happen. (Finalist of Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship)

Austin , TX Office Design

Atrium

Workspace Corridor


LiveWire Studios Austin , TX Office Design

Reception/Waiting

Break Out Lounge


LiveWire Studios Austin , TX Office Design

Level 8

Collaboration Pod

Level 9

Level 10

Conference Pod


Independence Avenue vision

The Independence Avenue Vision Study is a collaborative effort between architects, interior architects, landscape architects, and urban planners to redevelop and restore a district of Kansas City. This part of the project is a product of myself and 5 fellow students. (KSU + KU)

Kansas City, MO Urban Vision Study

Rendering | shows active streetfront

Axon | features relationship between residential and street life

Section | through parking + event center


Independence Avenue vision Kansas City, MO Urban Vision Study

Rendering | highlights variable canopy + market

Axon | emphasizes dynamic character of market canopy

Section | through street view


Independence Avenue vision Kansas City, MO Urban Vision Study

Rendering | nighttime theater view

Axon | highlights reuse of historic school facade

Section | through school campus


Furniture Design

This selection of furniture design pieces reinforces my design philosophy to better understand the behavior of users. I believe that design, at all scales, should tell the story of how a user will interact with it. Furniture Design

Tear-Down Casegoods

3 Points | 2 Weeks | 1 Stool

Technology-Driven Lounge


These hand renderings show the ability to express design in different ways. There are times when computer renderings are appropriate and also times when hand renderings express design intent more effectively.

Hand Renderings

Hand Renderings

Modern Museum | Marker

Trombone | Colored Pencil

Stairwell | Graphite Powder

Kiwi | Graphite Powder


experience Kansas State University- Class of 2014 College of Architecture Planning and Design Masters of Interior Architecture and Product Design

Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Marketing Developer: specialized in graphic development (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and marketing coordination (Facebook and Twitter management)

Gensler Phoenix, AZ Architectural Intern: worked on a project team from schematic design to completed construction documents (Revit, AutoCad, Google SketchUp)

Square One Studio Kansas City, MO Furniture Design Intern: worked on a variety of custom furniture design pieces and production in the shop; design-build studio environment (Autocad and handtools)

KSQ Architects Tulsa, OK Interior Design Intern: worked on higher-education projects, furniture selection, schematic design and client presentation skills (Revit, Google SketchUp, Photoshop)

Kayla hales portfolio  
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