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INTERIOR DESIGN

PORTFOLIO


Hello, and thank you for taking the time to view my portfolio! My name is Kelsey Nixon, I am a recent interior design graduate based out of Toronto, Canada. After earning my BID with Honours from RCC Academy of Design, I am excited to continue my journey toward becoming a certified interior designer. My ultimate goal is to enrich lives through universal design, while integrating sustainable and ethical design practices, new technologies and design innovations.

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TABLE OF

CONTENTS

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MIXED-USE

Patchwork Community Art Centre & Private Residence Urban Nourishment Nutrition & Education Centre Historic Loft

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Reveal Hotel & Lounge

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INTERNSHIP

Internship with Heather McGregor of McQUAT Partnership

OFFICE

Whole Foods Corporate Office

RETAIL

RESIDENTIAL

Downtown Condo Loft 3D Model

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HOSPITALITY

Loose Leaf Cafe Gallery 3

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR

RCC Student Lounge RCC Film School Stdio

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SHELTER

Harbour Haven Refuge

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ART & D.I.Y.

Personal Interior Decorating & D.I.Y. Projects Watercolours & Hand Renderings

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Community Art Centre & Private Residence Project Type: Individual

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Length: 36 weeks

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Size: 200,000 sq./ft.(+/-)

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Senior Thesis /

Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop

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MIXED-USE

Winter - Fall 2015


OBJECTIVE This senior thesis project was required to be mix-use, with at least one of the occupancies being commercial in nature. The project also required a social element, and therefore needed to benefit the city or a particular community within Toronto. The building and AutoCAD floor plans were not provided by RCC Academy of Design, but rather by the architecture firm (Turner Fleischer Architects) upon request. This project seeks to combine art, community and living under a single roof in downtown Toronto, and is located at 156 Portland Street in the vibrant Queen Street West area. The project is universally design and is intended to benefit all members of the community, but most especially those from the disabled and aging communities. The project consists of a community art centre with an attached residential condominium designed for families, as well as aging residents and/or those with disabilities. Each aspect of the project is meant to enhance the other; the residents can volunteer/work at the art centre, and have access to a portion of each floor of the art centre after-hours. The services and amenities offered in the art centre, along with the supermarket and walk-in clinic on the ground floor, make independent living easier for those in the private residence.

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CONCEPT Inspiration for this project was drawn from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics patchwork quilt. This modern interpretation of a patchwork quilt symbolizes unity, while the Olympics, Special Olympics and Paralympics celebrate human achievement and focus on people’s abilities rather than their disabilities. Traditional ideas about patchwork quilts turned this inspiration into a design concept. Patchwork quilts are typically comprised of patches made by different members of the community, and as the patches are sewn together a unique and beautiful story begins to unfold. Therefore, a patchwork quilt can be seen as an embodiment of community spirit, as its very structure depends on the unification of its smaller and independent parts to complete its larger whole. This structural dependency is both intimate and beautiful, and parallels can be drawn when trying to create a community hub

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OLYMPIC

PATCHWORK

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2014 for art, living, culture, and creativity among a diversified group of people. Patchwork Community Art Centre & Private Residence

strives to create a network for artists from the disabled and aging communities, and seeks to eliminate barriers that these groups face when accessing art and community services. Like each unique patches of a patchwork quilt, this project celebrates each person’s unique abilities, and creates an environment of acceptance that helps to strengthens the urban fabric of the city and bridge the gap between the public and members of these communities. The concept of the patchwork quilt comes through in the design by the way in which people interact and move through the various spaces of the building. Geometric forms, bright colours, bold patterns and layered textures, as well as unique intersections of finishes and materials create a visually stimulating and tactile environment that encourages users to interact with both the space and people around them.

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Patchwork Community Art Centre The art centre takes up the second and third floors of the building, with an entrance off the ground level. Aside from the entrances to Patchwork Community Art Centre and Patchwork Private Residence, the ground floor was not designed as part of this project, as it was decided early on that the existing supermarket would remain in the building, as it benefits both the residents and broader community. Therefore, the existing supermarket has been moved from the second to the ground floor, making the second and third floors available for Patchwork Community Art Centre, as can be seen in the floor plans below. Patchwork Private Residence is located above the art centre, on floors 4 - 7. The second floor of the building (and first level of the two-level art centre), is dedicated to musical and theatrical arts, and includes the main reception, a large performance space, and various studios/workshops (among other spaces). The third floor (and second level of the two-level art centre), is dedicated to the visual arts, and includes an open art area with individual ‘art pods’, a large gallery/exhibition space, and various visual art studios/workshops (among other spaces as well).

SECOND FLOOR OF BUILDING (FIRST LEVEL OF TWO-LEVEL OF ART CENTRE)

THIRD FLOOR OF BUILDING (SECOND LEVEL OF TWO-LEVEL OF ART CENTRE)

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MAIN RECEPTION & INTERACTIVE MAPPING AREA (SECOND FLOOR) The main reception and interactive mapping areas are the first spaces people are greeted into upon entering the art centre. The large, custom, dual height reception desk can support up to three administrative staff, and has built in lighting and seating. Custom Corian (solid-surface) and reclaimed wood bulkheads define these spaces and aid with way-finding. LCD panels create a digital and customizable feature wall behind the reception area. Multicoloured porcelain tiles set in a layer of poured concrete create a uniform floor that playfully guide people through the space.

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PERFORMANCE THEATRE (SECOND FLOOR) The performance theatre is the heart of the second floor, and the ramp leading to the main entrance has been treated as a beautiful feature rather than an obstacle to overcome. The custom-patterned frosted glass railings and painted stair risers add visual interest, while also helping those with visual impairments to better navigate through the space. The interior walls of the theatre are reminiscent of laser-cut wood lanterns, and each panel is meant to be unique, representing the individual patches of a patchwork quilt. A piece of frosted Plexiglass would be directly behind each laser-cut panel, eliminating glare and ensuring an even distribution of light from programmable, colour-changing LED lights hidden within.

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ART GALLERY/EXHIBITION SPACE (THIRD FLOOR) The art gallery/exhibition space is the main event space on the third floor of the building/upper level or the art centre. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows, white walls and polished concrete floors give the space a cool and modern look, while the wood-framed, waffle ceilings and woodclad columns add a rustic warmth that help to make the space intimate and inviting. A flexible wire track lighting system, installed through the waffle ceiling, along with movable partitions, platforms and displays allow the space to transform as needed.

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OPEN ART & ‘ART POD’ AREAS (THIRD FLOOR) On the third floor there is a large open art area that can be used for organized groups, art lessons, after-school programming, or by the general public. This area has stacking chairs and movable, height-adjustable tables, as well as accessible sinks and storage areas. Directly beside the open art area is the semi-private ‘art pods’ that can be used by individuals or pairs. These ‘pods’ feature three-way adjustable, white board tables, height-adjustable easels, and movable storage carts (as seen can be seen in the image below). Not only do these ‘art pods’ create great workspaces, they also provide seating and a place to display art. Ample distance between the pods make it easy to manoeuvre between them, creating a dynamic and interactive combined work and gallery environment.

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SHARED AFTER-HOURS SPACES (SECOND FLOOR) One of the best features of living in the attached condominium (Patchwork Private Residence), it that the residents have access to a portion of each floor of the art centre after-hours. These shared spaces (second floor shown here), are sectioned off from the rest of the art centre by this large tunnel-like space. Recessed linear LED lights illuminate and indicate the direction of travel through the ‘tunnel’. Built-in metal doors swing closed to isolate this section of the building when the art centre is closed. On the second floor (as shown), the shared spaces include the large music practice room, four of the six individual music practice rooms, the instrument storage room (electronic key accessed), and the spacious games/party lounge with universal washrooms. The third floor of the building (not shown) is sectioned off with a similar ‘tunnel’, and provides access to two private art studios.

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Patchwork Private Residence Apart from the entrance/condo lobby on the ground floor, and the shared after-hours spaces of the art centre, Patchwork Private Residence begins on the fourth floor, and occupies floors 4 - 7 of the building. Floors 4 - 7 are smaller; they are slightly less than half of the size art centre floors. A large rooftop patio sits above the northern half of the third floor of the art centre, and can be accessed either by elevator no. 9 (from the art centre), or from the fourth floor lounge of Patchwork Private Residence. In order to suit the new programming, for families, and for the aging and disabled communities, residential units were removed on each of floors 4 - 7 to create space for additional amenities. On the fourth floor, as shown here, seven residential units were removed to create the demonstration kitchen and lounge area, the gym with yoga/meditation room, the spa with jacuzzi, sauna & steam room, and the dog wash room. On floors 5 -7 only two residential units were removed on each floor to create: the business centre, entertainment centre/kids lounge and the ‘living lounge’ (as detailed on the following pages).

ROOFTOP PATIO - ART CENTRE AREA

ROOFTOP PATIO (FOURTH FLOOR) The rooftop patio includes areas for dining, entertaining and relaxing, vegetable gardens, a fenced-in dog ‘park’, a sheltered FOURTH FLOOR OF BUILDING (FIRST LEVEL OF FOUR-LEVEL

out theatre, and a sectioned off area fur use by Patchwork

OF CONDOMINIUM). NOT TO SCALE (APPROX. 20,000 sq./ft)

Community Art Centre.

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RESIDENTIAL UNIT (FOURTH FLOOR) One of the larger, two-bedroom residential units was designed to show how the space could be modified to suit a wheelchair user. Porcelain tiles add character and durability to high traffic zones, and mix seamlessly with Maple to create a transition-free floor that is reminiscent of the floor in the reception area of the art centre. Low appliances and heightadjustable counters and cabinets make the kitchen ergonomic and area easy to work in.

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DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN & LOUNGE AREA (FOURTH FLOOR) The demonstration kitchen and lounge is one large, open area that is fully accessible and overlooks the rooftop patio below. Height-adjustable cabinets and counters, that include the sink, cook, and food-prep areas make this kitchen fully accessible for wheelchair users. Mixed seating and the double-sided fireplace make this the perfect space to relax or entertain.

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ADDITIONAL AMENITY SPACES Two residential units were removed on each of the remaining floors of the condominium (floors 5 - 7). On the fifth floor there is a business centre with a shared workspace and computer terminals (as shown on the left), as well as three private offices, a meeting room and photocopying area. The fifth floor is all about entertainment and features a small movie theatre, video games room and kids lounge (as seen below). The seventh floor is all about relaxing in the ‘living lounge’, with the large peaked skylight, living wall, and built-in bird cages for real, live birds (to be cared for by condo staff and/or residents).

BUSINESS CENTRE (FIFTH FLOOR)

KIDS LOUNGE (SIXTH FLOOR)

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‘LIVING LOUNGE’ (SEVENTH FLOOR)

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Urban Nourishment Nutrition & Education Centre Project Type: Team

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: 8,000 sq./ft.(+/-)

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Design Studio V /

Design Team: Kelsey Nixon, Tiffany Piotrowski, Aram Vakili Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, Illustrator, SketchUp, Hand Rendering

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MIXED-USE

Winter 2014


OBJECTIVE This project asked students to adaptively reuse an existing building, located at 107 King Street East in Toronto, ON. Based on demographic and market research, our design team decided a nutrition and education centre would be the perfect use for the building and would add value to the neighbourhood. This three-storey building + basement and rooftop patio consists of a restaurant, space for nutrition seminars and cooking classes, nutrition consultation and examination rooms, administrative offices, a yoga studio, and a rooftop greenhouse and garden.

CONCEPT Like an x-ray revealing the interconnected workings within the body, this design gives a transparent and unconcealed view of the building as a whole. Interconnected spaces expose the systems and structures that feed the building, while providing a clear view into the world of full body health and nutrition.

CONCEPT IMAGE

NORTH FACADE ELEVATION

WEST FACADE ELEVATION

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Rooftop: Greenhouse, vegetable garden & patio

Third floor: Nutrition consultation & administrative offices

Second floor: Demonstration kitchen, cooking stations & dining area

Ground floor: Building reception & Urban Appetite restaurant

Basement: Yoga studio, change rooms & staff area

EXTERIOR SKETCHUP MODEL (BY ARAM VAKILI)

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URBAN APPETITE RESTAURANT & MAIN RECEPTION (GROUND FLOOR) There are two entrances off the ground floor, one that leads into the double-height reception area, and another from the patio of Urban Appetite that leads to a host station, waiting area and bar. Black picture-frame windows separate the restaurant from the reception, while keeping sight lines open throughout the space. Original wood beams and exposed brick walls contrast with bright pops of orange and modern furniture and finishes. MAIN RECEPTION (SKETCHED & RENDERED BY TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI)

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URBAN NOURISHMENT DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN AND COOKING CLASS AREA (SECOND FLOOR) The second floor is dedicated to the demonstration kitchen and cooking class areas. This space has a strong connections to the main reception, as a portion of the floor has been removed to create the double-height space below. There is a sleek glass railing where people can look down over the entrance, reception and waiting areas. Four custom designed islands with cook-tops, prep-sinks and built-in storage face the larger demonstration kitchen, while the adjacent wall houses all of the larger kitchen appliances, such as fridges, sinks, ovens and dishwashers. Ingredients can be loaded up on carts from the large, open pantry at the back of the space. The large dining table can accommodate up to fourteen people, while the nearby lounge can comfortable seat eight.

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DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN AND COOKING CLASS AREA (SKETCHED & RENDERED BY TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI)

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Historic Loft Project Type: Individual

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: 4,000 Sq./Ft.

Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Hand Rendering

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MIXED-USE

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Design Studio VIII

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Fall 2014


OBJECTIVE This project required a single level, 4,000 squarefoot loft to be converted into a mixed use space for business and residential occupancies. This project includes the primary residence for the building owner, three rental suites inspired by the

BUBBLE DIAGRAMS - PLANNING PHASE I

Micro-Lofts in Vancouver, and a small graphic

Kitchen

design office. Common areas create a sense of

Kitchen

connection between these three occupancies, and the 20-foot ceilings allowed for the addition of several mezzanine levels, including one

Dining Breakfast Area

Living

Bathroom Storage Bedroom

Dining

in each of the residential spaces (both in the

CONCEPT IMAGE

Living

Guest Room

The design of the St. Lawrence Loft honours the 150+ year history of the building with a rustic and weathered-looking interior that brings people back into an era gone by. Rusted metals, timeless patinas, worn stones and reclaimed woods create the shell of the space, while recycled, re-purposed, and custom made

Kitchen

Kitchen

Office

(part of the ‘public space’).

CONCEPT

Kitchen Meeting

private residence and in the three micro-lofts, and another for the gym in the open corridor

Work Area

Work Area

Powder Room

Master Bathroom Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet

Overlapping spaces indicate shared spaces. The 3 major occupancies are divided with black dashed lines, and the areas in yellow indicate common areas that are to be shared and accessed equally by all of the occupancies. Direct access to utility room not required by any of the occupants. Proposing 3 income properties (as shown in blue), each unit is seperated by a dashed red line. The 3 units will have different layouts but similar adjacencies and square footages within each unit.

Work Area

Living

Library

Dining

Dining

Work Area

Living

Bathroom Storage Bedroom

Bathroom Storage Bedroom

Break Area

Business Centre Bathroom Storage

LEGEND Storage Room

Laundry

Dog Wash Area Utility Room

Gym

Private residence Income propery Graphic design office Shared by all occupants High adjacency Medium adjacency Low adjacency

furnishings make up the rest of the interior. The aged look of the raw space is made modern with contemporary, open-concept space planning and multi-functional design elements.

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BLOCK DIAGRAMS & SPACE PLANNING CHARTS - PLANNING PHASE II

Space

Square Footage

Accoustical Privacy

Public Access

Storage

Daylight

Views

Special Equipment

Plumbing

Growth Additional  Considerations Considerations

Colour coding the occupancies in all stages of the design helped to keep the plans organized and

Private Residence

the zones of the project distinct.

Kitchen/Breakfast Area

200 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes

High

Yes

Fridge, freezer,  large  sink,  wine   fridge,  double  ovens,  cook  top,   range  hood,  microwave,  espresso   machine,  dishwasher,  mircowave

Yes

X

Dining Area

150 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes (hutch,   bar  and/or   cradenza)

Low

Yes

Seating for  8  people,  large  or   expandable  table

Yes (if  doing   a  wet  bar)

X

Connection to  liviing  room  for   seamless  entertaining  

Living Area

250 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes (built-­‐ins)

Medium

Yes

TV, speakers,  music  player,   fireplace

X

X

Sofa bed  for  guests

Master Bedroom

150 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes

Medium

Yes

TV, speakers,  fireplace

X

X

Double vanity,  shower,  bath  tub,   toilet,  ventilation

Yes

X

Office/guest bedroom

Dining

Kitchen

Master Bathroom

80 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes

High

X

Walk in  Closet

50 +/-­‐

X

X

Yes (built-­‐ins)  

Low

X

Powder Room

Storage

Breakfast Area

Powder Room

30 +/-­‐

Yes

Yes

X

Low

X

X

X

Toilet, small  vanity  or  sink,   ventilation

Yes

X

X

X

Office

60 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes (built-­‐ins)

High

Yes

Computer, printer/fax  machine,   phone  

Guest Room

80 +/-­‐

Yes

Yes

Yes

Medium

Yes

Sofa bed  or  guest  bed,  storage

X

Yes

Visual privacy,  can  beomce  child's   room  in  future

Utility Room

60 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes

Low

X

Mechanical, electrical  and   telecommunications  for  building

X

X

Already exists  in  plan,  beside   freight  elevator

Storage

60 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes

Low

X

Built-­‐in storage

X

Yes

Storage for  items  not  used   regularily  (bikes  and  sports   equipment,  car  tires,  tools,  etc.)

Gym

230 +/-­‐

Yes

Yes

Yes

Low

X

Exercise machines  and  equipment   (treadmill,  elliptical,  rowing   machine,  recumbent  &  upright   bikes,  weights,  mats,  balls,  etc.)

Yes

X

Storage, sink  and/or  drinking   fountain,  shared  with  rental  and   office  tenants/employees

Dog Wash  Area

70 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes

Low

X

Dog sink  &  lift,  hand-­‐held  shower   head,  special  drain  to  catch  dog   hair,  blow  dryer  and  grooming   equipment

Yes

X

Square Footage

Accoustical Privacy

Public Access

Storage

Daylight

Views

Special Equipment

Plumbing

Kitchen

50 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes

Medium

X

Fridge, mircowave,  sink,  dish   washer,  cook  top,  ventilation

Yes

X

Dining Area

50 +/-­‐

X

Yes

X

Medium

Yes

Collapsible table  and  chairs  

X

X

Living Area

70 +/-­‐

X

Yes

X

High

Yes

Sofa bed,  TV,  fireplace

X

Yes

Consider guest  space  in  living   room

Bedroom

50 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes

Medium

Yes

Murphy bed  or  moveable  bed

X

Yes

Consider space  that  can  adapt  to   2  bedrooms,  maybe  bunk  beds

Bathroom

30 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes

High

X

Toilet, sink,  shower,  ventilation

Yes

X

Work Area

20 +/-­‐

Yes

X

Yes

High

Yes

Computer work  area

X

X

Storage

20 +/-­‐

X

X

Yes

Low

X

X

X

Work Stations

200 +/-­‐  (approx.  50   +/-­‐  per  person)

X

Yes

Yes

High

Yes

X

Yes

Must be  able  to  add  2-­‐4  more   work  stations  if  the  company   grows

Meeting Area

80 +/-­‐

Yes

Yes

X

Medium

Yes

X

Yes

Expandable table  for  more  staff   and  clients

Business Centre  Area

30 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes

Low

X

Fax machine,  laser  copier  and   printer,  paper  and  printer  supply   storage

X

X

Should be  away  from  work   stations  and  have  some   ventilation

Table Area  (for  laying   out  projects)

40 +/-­‐

X

Yes

X

High

X

Large adjustable  height  table  for   standing  or  sitting  positions

X

X

Kitchenette

50 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes

Low

X

Mini fridge,  mircowave,   espresso/coffee  machine,  sink,   dish  washer

Yes

X

Eating area  for  2-­‐4  people

Bathroom

80 +/-­‐

Yes

Yes

X

Low

X

Raised toilet  (accessible),  sink   (open  below),  grab  bars,   ventilation

Yes

X

Must be  accessible,  must   consider  hidden  grab  bars  that   can  come  out  from  wall)

Break Area

50 +/-­‐

Yes

Yes

X

Medium

Yes

Sofa, chiars,  TV

X

X

Library

30 +/-­‐

X

Yes

Yes (built-­‐ins)

Low

X

X

X

Storage

50 +/-­‐

X

X

Yes

Low

X

X

X

Living

Rental unit 1

Space

Laundry

Rental unit 2

Income Property

Rental unit 3 Dog Wash Area

Library Break Area Meeting

Storage Room

Convection mircowave  that  can   be  used  as  an  oven

Graphic Design  Office

Kitchen Storage

Bathroom

Business Centre

Work Area

MAIN LEVEL OF LOFT

MEZZANINE LEVEL OF LOFT

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Growth Additional  Considerations Considerations

Computer work  area  for  laptop   and  large  monitor,  ergonomic   chairs,  desks,  4  power  outlets  per   person Large  table,  projection  screen,  AV   equipment  with  TV,  internet  and   speaks  all  together


Owner’s Private Residence

FINISHED FLOOR PLANS - PLANNING PHASE III

Kitchen Kitchen

Dining Breakfast Area

Work Area

Work Area

Living

Bathroom Storage Bedroom

Dining

Kitchen Meeting

Living

Guest Room

Powder Room

Master Bathroom Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet

Overlapping spaces indicate shared spaces. The 3 major occupancies are divided with black dashed lines, and the areas in yellow indicate common areas that are to be shared and accessed equally by all of the occupancies. Direct access to utility room not required by any of the occupants.

MAIN LEVEL OF LOFT NOT TO SCALE

Kitchen

Kitchen

Office

Work Area

Living

Library

Dining

Dining

Work Area

Living

Bathroom Storage Bedroom

Bathroom Storage Bedroom

Break Area

Business Centre Bathroom Storage

PRIVATE RESIDENCE INTERIOR LEGEND Storage Room

Proposing 3 income properties (as shown in blue), each MEZZANINE LEVEL unit is seperated by a dashed red line. The 3 units will have different layouts but similar adjacencies and square NOT TO SCALE footages within each unit.

Laundry

OF LOFT

Dog Wash Area Utility Room

Gym

Private residence Income propery Graphic design office Shared by all occupants High adjacency Medium adjacency Low adjacency

CUSTOM DOUBLE-SIDED FIREPLACE

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REFLECTED CEILING PLANS - PLANNING PHASE III

CUSTOM

MASON

JAR CHANDELIER MAIN LEVEL OF LOFT

MEZZANINE LEVEL OF LOFT

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ARCHED CORRIDOR TO MICRO-LOFTS

CROSS SECTION KEY PLANS

COLOUR BLOCKED CROSS SECTION 1 (HORIZONTAL) NOT TO SCALE

COLOUR BLOCKED CROSS SECTION 2 (LATERAL) NOT TO SCALE

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Micro-Lofts

MEZZANINE LEVEL OF MICRO-LOFTS MAIN LEVEL OF MICRO-LOFTS NOT TO SCALE

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MICRO-LOFTS INTERIOR & CUSTOM FURNITURE


Graphic Design Office

GARAGE DOOR MEETING ROOM The graphic design studio/office has a unique feature in which a pair of adjacent garage doors can be electronically lowered to create a closed meeting room. When not in use, the garage doors can be left in the up position, GRAPHIC DESIGN OFFICE

making the office one large, open space. A custom,

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wood detailed, dropped ceiling houses the general and WAITING/BREAK AREA & CUSTOM WINDOW task lighting for the meeting area.

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Project Type: Team

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: 20,000 sq./ft.(+/-)

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Design Studio VII /

Design Team: Kelsey Nixon, Tiffany Piotrowski, Meaghan Tracey, Devin Deng Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, Illustrator, SketchUp, Hand Rendering

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HOSPITALITY

Summer 2014


OBJECTIVE

CONCEPT

This project asked students to create a new hotel using the existing, historic Isabella Hotel

Step inside the Reveal Hotel & Lounge to experience the fantasy of conjuring, illusion, and magic, one of the

located at 556 Sherbourne Street East in Toronto, ON. The hotel consists of two buildings, the

world’s oldest forms of entertainment. The feeling of an old magic show and historic Speakeasy are incorporated

historic Edwardian-style mansion built in 1891, and the seven-storey tower that was added

with modern design to create a mysterious, enchanting and lively atmosphere, drawing people out of their rooms

in 1914. Due to the rich history of the building and neighbourhood, as well as changing

and into the public areas of the hotel. Hovering furniture, concealed elements and secrecy are built into the

demographics, our design team decided to create a magic themed hotel that mixes old world

design, encouraging guests to visit time and time again to experience the mysterious magic of The Reveal Hotel

charm with modern comforts.

& Lounge.

CONCEPT IMAGES

CONCEPT IMAGES NEW CORNER SIGN

SOUTH FACADE ELEVATION (MAIN ENTRANCE)

EAST FACADE ELEVATION (SIDE ENTRANCE)

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RECEPTION AREA A custom reception desk made of faceted pieces of smoked mirror create a unique and intriguing first impression. Top hats are used as pendant lights above the reception desk and bar area. Funky furniture, brass accents, marble floors and tin ceilings add to the whimsy and charm of the space.

RECEPTION AREA (SKETCHED BY DEVIN DENG)

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RECEPTION AREA (AUTOCAD RENDERING BY TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI)


HOTEL LOBBY The lobby of the Reveal Hotel & Lounge is a space where guests can grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine from the cafe, where they can interact with guests and staff, or where they can just peacefully relax in the lounge area. The layout of the spaces remain similar that of the existing Isabella Hotel, which was done to preserve as much of the original building as possible.

CAFE AREA (AUTOCAD RENDERING BY TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI)

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN

BASEMENT PLAN

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN

TOWER PLANS

NOT TO SCALE

NOT TO SCALE

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BOOKCASE DOOR (SKETCHED BY MEAGHAN TRACEY)

GUEST ROOMS All of the guest rooms and suites have unique features, such as swinging bookcases between adjoining rooms, TVs that pop out of the foot of the bed, floating furniture and concealed objects. This sense of mystery encourages guests to stay in different rooms with each visit, giving them a unique experience each and every time.

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Whole Foods Corporate Office Project Type: Individual

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: 10,000 sq./ft.(+/-)

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Design Studio II

Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, Hand Drafting, Hand Sketching, Hand Rendering

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OFFICE

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Summer 2013


OBJECTIVE The goal of this project was to design a single-level, 10,000 squarefoot corporate office for Whole Food Markets in the financial district of downtown Toronto. The office occupies the entire second floor of a six-storey office building that is shared with other businesses. The scope of the project includes a reception, open office area, lunchroom with demonstration kitchen, conference and meeting rooms, lounges, and shared, private and semi-private offices.

CONCEPT Whole Foods Markets strives for ethical and responsible business practices, and as leaders in environmental stewardship they have created a culture of sustainability that values the wellness and happiness of the planet. A holistic design that incorporates ethically sources products, natural and organic materials, and strives to reduce waste reflects these core values and corporate culture. Communal spaces and open workstations encourage interaction between employees, and help to create a sense of community. Employees can enjoy the benefits of nutritious food in the large staff/demonstration kitchen, while plants freshen the space and add to the overall health and quality of this unique office environment. CONCEPT IMAGES

PHOTO OF DESIGN BOARD

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OPEN OFFICE AREA This partially rendered floor plan was created in AutoCAD and rendering by hand. The highlighted portion of the plan includes the reception area, staff lounge and demonstration kitchen, as well as the shared workspace. Private offices are located on the east side of the building to offer great light and views for senior management, as well as to reduce noise from the shared workspace and lounge areas. Flexible workstations and junction boxes have been included in the shared workspace to accommodate future growth. Moss tiles are suspended on cables to liven up the shared workspace and to create a degree of privacy between the work area and staff washrooms.

SECOND FLOOR OF BUILDING (WHOLE FOOD OFFICE) NOT TO SCALE

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RECEPTION AREA The reception features a custom desk with a facade of re-used wine corks. A partition made of reclaimed wood beams (with sections removed) allow guests to experience framed views of the demonstration kitchen beyond, and create space to grow low maintenance plants and succulents.

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DOWNTOWN CONDO Project Type: Individual

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: 1,600 sq./ft.(+/-)

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Design Studio I

Software/Skills Demonstrated: Hand Drafting, Hand Sketching, Hand Rendering

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RESIDENTIAL

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Winter 2012


THIRD FLOOR BEDROOM

OBJECTIVE

CONCEPT

CONCEPT IMAGE (SHARON BARR PAINTING)

This first design studio asked students

A casual and playful design that mixes

to design a three-level residential loft for

modern and traditional elements will

a family member or friend. The ‘client’

create a comfortable first home for

for this project is a 28-year old law

this 28-year old law student. Layered

student who’s mother (Sharon Barr) is

with natural textures, simple patterns,

an artist, and who therefore wanted a

and neutral colours, this loft allows the

neutral home with lots of wall space to

client’s art, photos and books to become

showcase her art collection.

the foreground of the design.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

NOT TO SCALE

NOT TO SCALE

NOT TO SCALE

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DINING ROOM The dining is located directly off the kitchen, and the large, custom designed chandelier makes great use of the double height ceilings in this space. Reclaimed wood has been added to the steel beam to make it look like an old, hand-hewn beam, while the glass railing from the mezzanine above keeps the space modern and open. Neutral colours are used throughout the space to allow for the artwork to pop and be at the centre of the design. OFFICE AND LIBRARY On the third floor, just off the bedroom, is the private office and library. This space uses dark woods and leathers to give it a scholarly feel, and open bookshelves proudly display the client’s large collection of books. A comfortable reading area with storage above and below make this the ideal spot to curl up with a blanket and read an afternoon away.

FIRST FLOOR DINING ROOM

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THIRD FLOOR OFFICE AND LIBRARY


CROSS SECTIONS The base building for this project was provided, and consisted of an old warehouse with a steeply pitched roof. The third floor of this condo features this amazing sloped ceiling, which provided an opportunity to create a beautiful, tall, white-washed brick wall in the master bedroom. This master suite also features a large walkin closet and master en-suite bathroom, as well as the office/library and a small space for doing yoga and exercise. Since the third floor offers the most privacy, this is where the most intimate spaces were located (such as this master suite), while the first and second floors are more open, and therefore it made sense to allocate these areas to the more publicly use spaces. The first floor has a large entryway, laundry room and powder room, a full kitchen and dining room, and a small sitting area in front of the fireplace. The second floor overlooks the dining area below, and is the main living space in the condo. While the second floor is the smallest of the three levels, it features a full-sized washroom, a large pullout sectional sofa, a dressing/storage area that could be used by guests, and a large workspace. This space is also intended to double as the second bedroom if needed, or as a guest room.

HORIZONTAL CROSS SECTION (NTS)

LATERAL CROSS SECTION (NTS)

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LOFT 3D MODEL Project Type: Individual

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Length: 1 week

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Fundamentals of Space Planning

Software/Skills Demonstrated: Space Planning, Physical Model Making

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RESIDENTIAL

/ Fall 2012


OBJECTIVE This was a first-term, space planning project, where the goal was to create a three-dimensional model of a loft based on handdrawn floor plans. After the floor plans were drawn to scale, the model was created using foam, cardboard, plastic and paper. This was a good first exercise in the interior design program, as it increased spatial awareness, got students to think about designing in three-dimensions, and illustrated the importance of scale and fit when designing for small spaces.

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THE LOOSE LEAF Cafe & Tea Shop Project Type: Individual

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: 3,000 sq./ft.(+/-)

Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, Hand Sketching, Hand Rendering

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RETAIL

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Design Studio III

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Summer 2013


OBJECTIVE This project required students to use an existing space to create a new retail store of their choosing. In addition to designing the store, this project also required students to create a company and branding material. All aspects of the design needed to reflect the design concept and branding. CONCEPT A fluid design that embodies the gentle curves and contours of meandering rivers found throughout the world will support the concept of health, purity and tranquillity for this tea shop. By the same means that water has shaped our lands, it erodes cultural boundaries because it is the essence of life and is for everyone to share, and without it tea would not be possible. This fluidity will create a welcoming environment that nourishes people’s senses, allowing them to taste, smell, hear and touch their surroundings. The unique atmosphere of the store will be in contrast to the bustling city beyond its doors, offering a relaxing environment that promotes wellness and enhances the shopping experience. Shoppers will be encouraged to browse, and in doing so will be taken on a journey throughout the store, moving freely and flowing seamlessly from one space to another. Loose-leaf teas will be accessible for people to smell and enjoy, enhancing this sensual experience. Information about the teas and where they come from will educate and inform, inspiring people to learn, travel and try something new. Subtle curves that emulate the smooth rocks of a riverbed will be echoed in the shapes and uniform finishes of walls, stairs and furniture. Natural materials, such as wood and stone, will be used to express the beauty and simplicity of a river-scape. A cascading water feature will embrace the theme of the design, reinforcing the idea of fresh, rushing water, and elevating the ambience and sense of serenity the store offers to its guests.

FIRST FLOOR PLAN (NTS)

BASEMENT PLAN (NTS)

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CROSS SECTIONS These two cross sections show how the two floor correlate to one another, and how they are connected via a large, curving staircase set against a curved wall that is actually a double-height water feature. This water feature is essentially a curved, stone wall in which water slowly trickles from the top to the bottom, drawing people into the lower portion of the store. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible, and is where tea sales and beverages are made. Counter-height seating is arranged around the water feature, while the lounge-style seating is located in the basement, which is where people would go if they wanted to stay longer. The basement also features a demonstration/seminar area that can be used for training purposes and for special occasions and workshops.

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PERSPECTIVES These perspectives of the demonstration area in the basement, and tea sales area on the ground level show the use of natural materials, including lots of stone and wood. A large, custom-designed wood cloud curves over the ceiling of the main floor retail space, concealing the sprinkler heads above and adding to the visual interest to the ceiling.

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gallery 3 Project Type: Team

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Length: 2 weeks

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Size: 2,000 sq./ft.(+/-)

Design Team: Kelsey Nixon, Tiffany Piotrowski, Aram Vakili Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, PhotoShop, Hand Rendering

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RETAIL

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Lighting II /

Winter 2014


OBJECTIVE This project asked students to come up with a creative lighting scheme that was appropriate for an art gallery. Each team was also required to create a custom piece of furniture or piece of mill-work with built-in lighting, and to provide detail drawings for that piece.

CONCEPT The art scene has a new, hip venue at gallery 3, an exhibition space featuring beautiful works of art including photographs, small sculptures, and abstract paintings. This modern gallery space features a blank canvas for displaying art, with matte white walls that allow the art to pop. LED slot lighting runs along the main display walls, giving the illusion that the black ceiling and glossy cement floors are floating. While the bones of the space and flexible track lighting allow the works of art to shine, the state-of-the-art illuminated desk and back feature wall become masterpieces of their own, blurring the distinction between architecture and art. GALLERY 3 (SKETCHED & RENDERED BY TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI)

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The effects of light are shown on this rendered floor plan. The moveable displays

STORAGE

have

built-in,

battery-operated LED lights around the base, making them look as though they

EXHIBITION SPACE

ENTRANCE

are floating above the

OFFICE RECEPTION

STORAGE

floor. The effects of the LED slot lighting that runs the length of the two main walls can also be seen. Toward the back of the

FLOOR PLAN (GROUND LEVEL) - RENDERED (NTS)

exhibition space, and near the reception desk, some purple light can be seen on the floor. This is from the custom light features (reception desk back wall) that are outlined on the following page.

REFLECTED CEILING PLAN (GROUND LEVEL) - (NTS)

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This page shows drawings of the custom millwork, which consists of a colour-changing LED feature wall with a built-in bench, and a matching colour-changing reception desk. The magic triangle of light diagram was used to determine the location of all the spotlights.

RECEPTION DESK

MAGIC TRIANGLE OF LIGHT DIAGRAM

CROSS SECTION OF DYNAMIC COLOUR-CHANGING LED FEATURE WALL (NTS)

DYNAMIC COLOUR-CHANGING LED FEATURE WALL WITH BUILT-IN BENCH

ELEVATION OF DYNAMIC COLOUR-CHANGING LED FEATURE WALL (NTS)

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Harbour Haven Refuge Emergency Shelter Project Type: Individual

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Length: 12 weeks

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Size: N/A

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Design Studio VI

Software/Skills Demonstrated: SketchUp, PhotoShop, Physical Model Making

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SHELTER

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Spring 2014


OBJECTIVE This project required students to create an emergency shelter that could be deployed after some kind of natural or man-made disaster. The Harbour Haven Refuge is a fully self-sufficient shelter for 2-4 people, with customizable interior layouts built from dynamic modular components. The shelter is designed to help people after any kind of water-related disaster, such as a tsunami, hurricane, typhoon, heavy rain, flood, mudslide, or broken dam. CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT The design concept for this project was inspired by trees. • Self-sustaining

• Net-Zero Energy (all sourced on site)

• Net-Zero Water (all collected and treated on site)

• Naturally ventilated • Strong • Safe • Adaptable • Flexible PROMINENT DESIGN FEATURES

• Floats

• Compact

• Has independent power supply (solar)

• Sense of community

• Easy to transport

• Has fresh water filtration & storage

• Sense of peace

• Demountable

TREE

(rainwater harvesting)

• Relocatable

• Natural daylight (windows)

CONCEPT

• Towable

• Artificial lights (LED)

Like a tree that provides habitat, shelter and safety for animals, the Harbour Haven Refuge provides emergency

• Floats

• Naturally ventilated

shelter for people during a time of need. The shelter has the ability to adapt to its environment, by being able to

• Contains modular parts

• Adaptable to wet and dry environments

float in high water or rest flat on the ground after the water has retreated, and depending on the conditions of the

• Can be carried by 4 adults

site. And like a tree, the shelter is completely self-sustaining through the collection of solar energy and rainwater

• Can be assembled by 2 adults

harvesting.

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MODEL MAKING & DESIGN DEVELOPMENT In order to get a better understanding of how this project was to be designed, two physical models were constructed. The first model was of an origami magic ball (as seen in the image directly right), which is constructed of a single piece of paper, folded hundreds of times and arranged in a particular way, but always with the ratio of 2:1. Once constructed, the magic ball is extremely flexible and versatile, and can be compacted into a small cylinder, or expanded into a sphere or wide doughnut shape.

This model of the origami magic ball helped to illustrate how something so simple, like a single sheet of paper, could be turned into a complex network with form, structure and strength. This concept was used when designing the skin of the shelter, which has the ability to expand and contract, and to fold back on itself.

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The second model, which is that of a geodesic dome, built upon the first model, but the design shows a much better representation of the finished Framing & fabric cover

shelter. The idea to create a geodesic dome, with an inverted top, came from research into mobile structures. Geodesic domes and considered to

Base & storage area Inner-tube for floatation & insulation

be one of the strongest and most economical lightweight structures, constructed from a precise combination of isosceles and equilateral triangles. In this model, the top of the dome has been inverted to allow for rain water collection, which is better illustrated on the following two pages; Structural Components and Assembly. The upper triangles of the shelter, that are not inverted, are where the solar panels would be, made of lightweight solar material.

Each of the triangles was glued together to form a specific pattern that ultimately creates the shape of the dome. Materials used: • Styrofoam (base)

TOP VIEW

The second model builds on the

• Foam felt (used to cover the base)

The structure folds back on itself and gathers

previous model, as the first model was

• Bristol board (triangles)

inward in order to collect rain water, which is

also comprised of a series of folded

• Electrical tape (inner tube)

filtered through the central support post of the

triangles, all arranged in a specific

• Glue & paint (to finish)

shelter (that also doubles as the rain water

order.

collection tank).

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TRANSPORTATION & DELIVERY Deployment is one of the most important design considerations that must be addressed when designing a shelter such as this. Each Harbour Haven Refuge is 2-feet thick, and measures 8-feet in diameter. It has been designed to fit into standard sized shipping containers, which could then be transported around the world via truck, boat, train or plane. Standard 40-foot long shipping containers could, therefore, each hold up to twenty units. Upon arrival, the shelter can be rolled off the trucks and put onto trailers for individual transport, or could even be lifted by four adults (there are four built-in handles), as these shelters are designed to be lightweight and not weight more than 600 pounds.

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Existing hardwood floor

Interior Design Internship 1 A04

Copper harbour pendant light

1-1/2" DECKING BOARDS

EXISTING WINDOW TO BE FROSTED 09

S 1'-11 5/8" T-BAR DROP CEILING

1'-10 7/8"

12’

EXISTING HUTCH

ST-2

ST-2

ST-2

02

TEL DATA

of model show homes. One of the most exciting projects I got to work on was creating the

10’

Black tempered glass and wood computer desk

construction drawings for a solid-surface reception desk, which ended up being built (as seen in

B

LOGO WALL

NEW TRACK LIGHT 24” from walls

CEILING MOUNTED PROJECTOR

LARGE SCREEN

New Pendant

RECEPTION 11'-11 3/8"

AUDIO VISUAL ROOM

WALL - THE PAST & TOMORROW HISTORY MURAL

CUSTOM BIRCH TREE BENCHES 5’

8'-11 9/16"

2 A04

ST-2

ST-1

NEW GABLE SIGN TILE FLOOR

3 A02

SIM. MIRROR

Fishing net and rope accents

PORT McNICOLL SITE MAP MURAL (MASTERPLAN) FULL LENGTH OF WALL

60” TOUCH SCREEN

NEW SITE 3 x 7 TABLE storage below

A

A

21'-11 3/8"

NEW WC SIGN 7 TABLETS MOUNTED @ 42” AFF (FLOORPLANS)

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Cathedral Ceiling

6’

NEW DOOR

2 A03

A New Pendant

6'-5 3/4"

15” FROSTED PORTHOLE DIMMING LIGHTS MOUNTED @ 60” AFF

EQ.

REVISIONS

EQ.

Metal and leather accents chairs

NO.

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ENTRY

HOARDING SIGN

4. ALL DRAWINGS AND SPECS ARE INSTRUMENTS OF SERVICE REMAINING THE PROPERTY OF THE DESIGNER AND SHALL BE RETURNED UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT. THE DESIGNER RETAINS COPYRIGHT IN THESE DRAWINGS AND IN ALL CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

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01

NEW GLASS DOORS

2. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ALL SITE CONDITIONS AND MEASUREMENTS AND SHALL REPORT ALL DISCREPANCIES IN WRITING TO THE DESIGNER. 3. ALL DIMENSIONS ARE FOR QUOTE PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION UNTIL VERIFIED BY CONTRACTOR.

EXTRACTION FAN

NEW TRACK LIGHT 24” from walls

Existing Wood Floor to Remain

11'-9 9/16"

06

REMOVE EXISTING SLIDING GLASS DOORS

the image above).

04

Wood Bollards and rope

05

LIFESTYLE MANUAL

New

ST-2

3'-0 7/16"

07

Refinish Existing Wood Floor

5'-0"

NEW GLASS WALL

7'-2 5/16"

NEW GLASS DOOR

23’

3 A03

New Carpet

T-BAR DROP CEILING

9 A03

4'-3 13/16"

6'-2"

7 A03

Boat shaped site table with industrial pedants lights

10

S 3'-6 1/2"

08

mill-work drawings, measuring and cataloguing furniture and equipment, and the physical staging

1 14'-9 3/8" A03

1'-11 5/8"

ADMIN COUNTER WITH STORAGE UNDERNEATH

work includes space planning and creating digital design boards, material and furniture specifications,

6'-0"

6'-0"

EXTRACTION FAN

HOARDING SIGN

copier

Legend

Multicoloured nylon carpet

1. DO NOT SCALE DRAWING

This is just a small sample of the work I did during my internship with Heather McGregor. Some of this Sea inspired artwork

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PRIVACY WD SCREEN WALL

2'-2"

6'-0"

10" DIA. SONO TUBE

Heather MacGregor , ARIDO Interior Designer

PRIVACY WD SCREEN WALL

HOARDING SIGN

2'-9 15/16"

With Heather McGregor of McQUAT Partnership

Crisp blue and white colour scheme with rustic, industrial and metallic accents

DATE

DESCRIPTION

56'-10 3/8"

ALL SEASONS WALKWAY GLASS

EXISITING DECK

4 A03

Swan Island at Port McNicoll 311 Talbot St, Port McNicoll, Ontario, Canada. L0K 1R0

Large Port McNicoll site plan mural (full length of wall)

Ship wheel clock Adjustable arm chandelier over reception desk

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INTERNSHIP

Custom reception desk with glass and river stone top, reclaimed wood cladding

2.

Dimming wall mounted porthole lights

Custom birch tree benches with tree branch legs and cushioned seat

Apr 21 - alter scale

Thematic Design 1 Skyline Port McNicol DATE: April 21, 2014 SCALE: 3/16” = 1’ - 0” Drawn By:KN Checked By:HMM Copyright by McOuat Partnership 2014


3” THICK SOLID SURFACE WHITE MATTE FINISH UNDERMOUNTED LED LIGHTS

3” THICK SOLID SURFACE WHITE MATTE FINISH

WORK SURFACE 30” A.F.F.

PODIUM DEVELOPEMENTS

TAFISA LAMINATE L477, TUXEDO SN FINISH

4” BASE TAFISA LAMINATE L477, TUXEDO SN FINISH

Heather MacGregor , ARIDO Interior Designer

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Legend

1. DO NOT SCALE DRAWING 3” THICK SOLID SURFACE WHITE MATTE FINISH DESK TO BE CONSTRUCTED FROM TAFISA LAMINATE L477, TUXEDO SN FINISH

2. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ALL SITE CONDITIONS AND MEASUREMENTS AND SHALL REPORT ALL DISCREPANCIES IN WRITING TO THE DESIGNER. 3. ALL DIMENSIONS ARE FOR QUOTE PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION UNTIL VERIFIED BY CONTRACTOR. 4. ALL DRAWINGS AND SPECS ARE INSTRUMENTS OF SERVICE REMAINING THE PROPERTY OF THE DESIGNER AND SHALL BE RETURNED UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT. THE DESIGNER RETAINS COPYRIGHT IN THESE DRAWINGS AND IN ALL CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

4” RECESSED TOE KICK

REVISIONS NO.

DATE

DESCRIPTION

3” THICK SOLID SURFACE WHITE MATTE FINISH

UNDERMOUNTED LED LIGHTS TO ILLUMINATE WORK SURFACE BELOW

3” THICK SOLID SURFACE WHITE MATTE FINISH

UNDERMOUNTED LED LIGHTS TO ILLUMINATE WORK SURFACE BELOW WORK SURFACE 30” A.F.F.

6” AND 12” DRAWERS, 20” DEPTH

6” AND 12” DRAWERS, 20” DEPTH

Reception Desk Millwork A1 University Suites Kingston 4 3/4” WIDE SUPPORT FROM FLOOR DATE: May 18, 2014 TO UNDERSIDE OF WORK SURFACE, SCALE: 3/4” = 1’ - 0” AFISA LAMINATE L477, TUXEDO File:McOuat Partnership SN FINISH Drawn by: Kelsey Nixon Copyright by McOuat Partnership 2013

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RCC Student Lounge Conceptual & Schematic Design Project Type: Team

/

Length: 10 weeks

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Size: N/A /

Spring 2013

Design Team: Kelsey Nixon, Ayesha Jinah, Tiffany Piotrowski Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Hand Sketching, Hand Rendering

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR


PICTURES OF EXISTING CAFETERIA/STUDENT LOUNGE (PRE DESIGN)

OBJECTIVE This was a special project in which the design team was hand selected to come up with a new design for the cafeteria/student lounge at RCC Institute of Technology. The design needed to include floor plans and elevations, as well as FF&E specifications. After completing the project, our team presented it to the school (students & teachers), as well as to the board of directors for RCC. CONCEPT Urban spaces filled with colour and texture. Energy and passionate creativity found in graffiti, the tough beauty found in reclaimed materials and industrial elements, allows students to feel connected to the urban centres that inspire them. The new student lounge will be a place with a hip, urban vibe that celebrates the industrial features already existing and showcases the best examples of our student body. It will act as the centre of student culture and be a space that lives up to the creativity we find within our own minds.

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PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN (NEW) NOT TO SCALE

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PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN (NEW) - BROKEN DOWN INTO ZONES NOT TO SCALE

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ENERGY & TOUCHDOWN ZONE - ELEVATION

These elevations show how student works will be displayed in clear, acrylic cubes on the walls, as well as graffiti-style artwork mounted high above the touchdown zone. The touchdown zone is a space that allows students to quickly set down their laptops and/ or work, and is a place where phones and computers can be charged at the counter-height outlets. The media wall is a place for students to practice or give presentations, and there is a projection screen that

MEDIA WALL ZONE - ELEVATION

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CASUAL RELAXATION ZONE - ELEVATION

can be pulled down from within the media wall unit.


PROPOSED NEW STUDENT LOUNGE AT RCC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (SKETCHED TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI, RENDERED BY KELSEY NIXON) In order to save costs and be practical with the new design, the space utilizes the existing exposed ceilings and concrete floors. The black and white wall mural (which can be seen in the pictures of the existing space, and which needed to be removed to make way for the glass wall for the new library), has been preserved and turned into acoustic ceiling clouds suspended at varying heights. The walls of the adjacent spaces have been brought up to meet the ceiling in order to reduce sound transmission to classrooms and other areas of the building. Flexible contract furniture, stacking chairs and tables on casters allow the space to transform for special events. The space also offers a variety of seating options that include lounge seating, harvest table seating for large groups and collaborative projects, tables of eating, sofas and benches.

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RCC Film School Studio Toronto Film School Marketing Renderings Project Type: Team

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Length: 1 week

/

Size: N/A /

Summer 2014

Design Team: Kelsey Nixon, Tiffany Piotrowski Software/Skills Demonstrated: AutoCAD, PhotoShop

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR


These renderings were used to promote the Toronto Film School at RCC Academy of Design. The renderings were printed at a large scale ad displayed on boards around the school. They were used to show how an existing classroom could be converted into an acting and filming studio.

The renderings were constructed and rendered out with AutoCAD software, and were built from pictures alone (no floor plans provided). The exposed ceilings were modelled in AutoCAD, while post-production enhancements were done with PhotoShop.

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Personal Interior Decorating & D.I.Y. Projects This section shows a small section of some of the art and do-it-yourself projects that I have done more during my time at RCC Academy of Design. However, not all of the work shown was for school use, much it is personal projects that I worked on outside of school.

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ART & D.I.Y.


SERVING TRAY: BEFORE

SERVING TRAY: AFTER IKEA DRESSER: BEFORE

IKEA DRESSER: AFTER

SERVING TRAY: BEFORE

SERVING TRAY: AFTER

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FEATURE WALL: STEP 1 (PAINT GOLD & ADD TAPE)

FLOATING ENTERTAINMENT UNIT THAT I DESIGNED AND BUILT

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FEATURE WALL: STEP 2 (PAINT TOP COAT)

FINISHED FEATURE WALL: STEP 3 (REMOVE TAPE)


BAR CART This bar cart is a project that I am currently working on. The cart was custom designed in SketchUp, and all components were designed to scale. The actual cart is being constructed of plumbing pipes and fittings, and reclaimed wood will be used for the shelves. I look forward to finishing and showcasing the finished product!

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Watercolours & Hand Renderings

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ART & D.I.Y.


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Thanks again for taking the time to view my portfolio! If you would like to know more about any of these projects, or would like to see other works of mine, please visit my website at www.kelseynixondesign.com and/or email me at kelseynixondeisgns.com Thank-you and happy designing!

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Kelsey Nixon Interior Design Student Portfolio  

This portfolio highlights projects from the various design studios, and my senior thesis, that I completed while earning my Bachelor of Inte...

Kelsey Nixon Interior Design Student Portfolio  

This portfolio highlights projects from the various design studios, and my senior thesis, that I completed while earning my Bachelor of Inte...

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