KELSEY CASTINADO interior architecture + product design portfolio
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY My design philosophy seeks to keep interest as well as entertain the human eye with a creative energy shown through distinctive elements in my work and through design layouts that fit the recognized personal needs of the user. The motivation behind my work is my commitment to the design process. The enthusiasm that drives my work to adapt into its best possible form helps to create a new level of commitment to each project.
restaurant / retail design, spring 2015
NEMSHOFF HOME HEALTH CARE UNIT healthcare product design, fall 2014
STEELCASE NEXT COMPETITION
SAVE HONEY PRODUCTION FACILITY
corporate office design, fall 2015
corporate office design, fall 2015
capstone healthcare studio, fall 2016
GOLF EDGE The challenge:
Create a restaurant / retail store to occupy an
existing warehouse. The top floor must be less than half of the area of the first floor.
Golf Edge brand is designed to provide a fresh
and unique outlook on a traditional game. The clientele for this business consists of young, but diverse professionals due to the location in the heart of Silicon Vally, CA. Golf retail stores have changed dramatically in the past five years as customers are craving customization. To appeal to these needs, Golf Edge places a heavy emphasis on testing the clubs before you buy. This ensures the customer will receive the best club for his or her game, while also becoming a valuable marketing tool in pushing more premium products to customers. This testing area also becomes visual and audible advertisements for customers browsing about the store or passing by on the sidewalk. The restaurant of GolfEdge was inspired from the traditional club house. It is a space for relaxation and socialization. Vertical elements are kept to a minimum, as visual access to the entire restaurant and lower floor is desired.
Programs: Rhino, Revit, Adobe Suite
The layout of the store is based on the idea of The Tee, The Fairway and The Green. The Tee marks the start of each space within the retail and restaurant. Views are open and allow visual access to the retail displays and dining. The bulk of the retail and restaurant spaces are considered The Fairway. This is where guests will circulate before The Green, which is the focal point of each space and the ultimate ending point of a guest.
FITTING ROOMS SIMULATORS FITTING ROOMS ACCESSORIES
CASH WRAP PUTTING GREEN
CASH WRAP PUTTING GREEN RESTROOMS
OPEN TO BELOW PRIVATE ROOM
All of the apparel displays are clearly advertised. Each section has its name located to the side of the apparel. Real time action shots are also shown by specific apparel items.
The cash wrap is The Green for the first floor retail. It is used as a visual point through the whole shopping experience and made clear with the GolfEdge logo behind the counter.
Customization is the key to the club testing areas. A putting green allows customers to try different putters. The technology simulators allow customers to take full practice swings with testing clubs while the ball is tracked as if playing on an actual golf course.
CLUB TESTING AREAS
The traditional dining of couples and booth seating are given a new look with vertical elements to define the spaces. The booth seating has a view of the simulation machine and shopping below.
COUPLES & BOOTH SEATING
The community tables are a new style of interactive dining. These tables are meant for customers that enjoy meeting new people during their dining experience. The community tables have more relaxing seating to encourage a friendly environment.
The social hub is The Green for the restaurant portion of the store. The lounge is utilized to promote socialization through different styles of seating. Cocktail tables, a bar height counter and relaxing lounge furniture are all well promoted.
BAR & LOUNGE SEATING
NEMSCHOFF HOME HEALTHCARE UNIT The challenge:
Design a home healthcare piece of furniture in
partnership with Nemschoff. This furniture is for a patient of a specific illness to receive treatment in the comfort of their own home.
This piece of furniture is a specialty bathtub. The
focused disease was IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). This disease mainly affects the digestive tract, leading the patient to spend a majority of the time in the bathroom during flares. This bathtub was created to have a spa feel and to help the patient take their mind off of the current matter. Seat cushions line the back wall of the tub and slide up and down to create a comfort bed or a functioning bathtub. Some of the outstanding components of the bathtub include a waterfall behind the entertainment system, a pop up medicine cabinet/technology base storage, a side caddy to hold cosmetic items, and a curved ceiling panel with mood lighting.
Programs: Rhino, Grasshopper, Adobe Suite
The diagrams below show the movement of the bathtub unit seat cushions. The cushions can be laid completely flat to cover the bath and be used as a bed when the user is having a flair up. The cushions can also be stored vertically behind the head of the tub when the user is in the bathtub. There is a track that the cushions can easily slide on to transform the two positions.
The images below represent the two different types of storage built as part of the bathtub unit. One storage unit rises from the ledge of the bathtub. This is for easy access to medications and technology needs while in the tub. The other storage unit is used to store towels and other bathroom essentials outside of the bathtub. It can also be used as a stool for a parent helping a child in the tub.
The image to the right is an info-graphic stating general information about Crohnâ€™s Disease, one of the more familiar Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The graphic was designed to put Crohnâ€™s Disease into a perspective within the United States.
The images below show the full scale bathtub model. The model includes a working cushion system and two different styles of storage. The model was made completely out of foam core and hot glue.
The rendering below shows the final bathtub product placed inside of family bathroom environment. A television is placed at the foot of the tub to help entertain the user during a flair up. The television is also height adjustable depending on the mood of the user.
CULTIVATE PET FOOD OFFICE The challenge:
Create a pet food company office space.
The office houses 36 employees and needs to include work space for several specified departments.
The concept of Cultivate is to create a living environment that improves the quality of work in the office and quality of pet food that animals consume. A living office embodies a high performing work environment that creates an elevated experience for people to simulate a positive work space. Cultivate is based off the concept of a center pivot irrigation system in a natural farm setting. The center pivot is the most important part of the field. The center pivot is the source of water that feeds the crops in the fields. This is similar to the centrally located flex space. The crops are arranged rotationally with tilling crevices throughout the field. The rotation of the offices to workstations simulate the rotational movement. These crevices will be the intermediate paths through the office. The gravel road surrounding the field resembles the circulation through the office.
Programs: Rhino, Revit, Adobe Suite
The exterior workstations are completely mobile spaces. Workers choose to sit at whichever style of desk will help them complete their daily work. The interior track of the office houses the VP offices as well as smaller meeting/collaboration spaces. The space planning has private and public sections of the office. The seating across from the VP offices consists of private seating. The seating styles across from the collaboration spaces consist of more public, relaxed seating.
Visitors enter the reception area and are immediately welcomed with the company brand. The green carpet and wood plank wall and custom desk help with the aesthetic of the natural, playful qualities of Cultivate.
The board room is adjacent to the reception area for easy access for customers. The board room has glazing that can be frosted with an on/off switch. The room has one wall of windows for natural lighting. A lighting fixture is lowered over the table to make the space feel smaller and more personal.
Three types of meeting spaces are used within Cultivate. The CEO office below has a formal and informal meeting space. It is a very private, owned space. The image on the bottom right is a VP office. This office has an individual work table as well as a desk creating a private space that is more approachable due to the glass surroundings. The image to the right is a shared collaborative space. This private space is first come, first serve and can be used for informal meetings.
HIERARCHICAL MEETING SPACES
The flex space is an area for the workers to recharge. It is used for eating, quick all staff meetings or smaller informal meetings. A variety of seating options are available based on each personâ€™s activity. The flex space occupies the corner window space for the office, hosting the best views.
STEELCASE NEXT COMPETITION The challenge:
Design an office space for NEXT, a forward-thinking progressive coworking organization at the forefront of the shift in how people choose to work today. Next needs to be designed to attract independent freelancers, contractors, or solopreneurs, who are redefining the workplace.
The purpose of this corporate office is to create a space that provide â€œNextersâ€? (members of the Next organization) with an innovative, forward thinking work environment that brings out the best in them and forges a community culture of collaboration, inspiration, performance and fun. This is done through the playfulness of textures and colors as well as the idea of casual collision spaces. The casual collision spaces help to define each area within the work atmosphere, allowing each type of space to create a different type of interaction between employees. The idea of individually choosing a work station based on the employees work load for the day helps to emphasize the culture of the Next community to create a close bond with every person involved. Next creates a place where people work to make a life, not just a living.
The second floor is the main entry level for guests. The reception area is the first gathering area when entering the building. The comfort open workstations are housed behind the bookshelf wall to have an open view of the large outdoor terrace. The colorful overhead planes serve as a visual barrier to the heads down individual work stations. The flooring helps to lead visitors and workers through the space, with wood flooring for circulation and carpet for resting area. The smaller sitting stair outside of the private offices mimics the circulation stair and is used for casual collision purposes.
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN
Project rooms line the south wall of the office space with natural daylight and views outside. Individual private enclaves help to break up the larger meeting spaces. The private enclaves provide a space for an employee to have a smaller enclosed space to take phone calls or work quietly. The color of the numbers and overhead plans help to inform the workers which areas include individual work spaces. This signage also informs the worker that there is more work stations past the first space.
Visitors are greeted on the second floor of the building by a large wall designed logo creating an immediate atmosphere for the work space. White bookshelves with spontaneous spots of color help to give a sneak peak of the importance of color through the office.
The relaxed open office style is meant for the user to assess their daily tasks and choose their seating style each day. This option to choose daily seating helps the worker increase their productivity and be comfortable at the same time during the work day.
RELAXED WORK SEATING
The communal stair is an innovative way to create casual collisions through the workplace. The communal stair is the grand circulation between the first and second floors. The overhead planes help to create a feeling of enclosure that reflects the same feeling as walking through the open office area. The communal stair can be used for circulation, causal meetings, conversation and even a place to relax during the day.
SAVE FARM HONEY PRODUCTION FACILITY The challenge:
Provide a training farm with an adjacent healing
center, to assist service members in transitioning into civilian life, and to help residents find purpose.
The SAVE (Servicemember Agricultural Vocation
Education) Farm will enable servicemembers to learn valuable vocational services to meet the demand for agricultural ownership, employment, or other advanced schooling. The SAVE farm also facilitates healing for those in need and stations newly trained farmers on working farms. The honey production center is seen as the crown jewel for the farm. It is placed at the front of the campus for visual access from visitors and also to be used for social and educational events. The honey production is dear to the ownerâ€™s heart, making the meaning more unique than other facilities on campus. The building concept examined the emotional and physical aspects of teamwork, resulting in a cohesive movement of layers and functions within one designed space.
Programs: Revit, Adobe Suite
The qualities, characteristics and form of a honeycomb were assessed by looking at the partnership between the cells. A cohesive environment is formed by layered compartmentalization forming mass and void through site lines and material functions. Layering based on hierarchy and a connection analysis create a cohesive floor plan.
BEE EQUIPMENT SALES
HONEY RETAIL & TASTING
BEE EQUIPMENT SALES STORAGE
ADMIN & OFFICES
WELCOME & ENTRY
EXTRACTION & BOTTLING
WORKSHOP GENERAL STORAGE KITCHEN ELEC & MECH
The site plan was a class effort to combine the existing site with the specific needs of each building. The overall concept focuses on servicemembers’ transition from military life to farm life. While in the military, servicemembers’ lives and schedules are highly regimented. As they transition from this regimentation towards the more independent agricultural life, the servicemembers must break the barrier of military life. Similarly, the SAVE farm should break barriers between the public an transitioning servicemembers.
SITE PLAN 1. WELCOME CENTER 2. HONEY PRODUCTION 3. DINING CENTER 4. TRANSITION CENTER 5. COMMUNITY CENTER 6. RESIDENCES PASTURE PLANTED
7. SPIRITUAL CENTER 8. WORKSHOP 9. LIVESTOCK 10. CROP EDUCATION 11. PARKING
SILVER CREEK 1230
As a whole, the farm was the perfect blend of traditional and modest. The campus image kept a standard farm appearance with orthogonal, industrial structures, while creating a twist defined by the specific function for each location. The SAVE campus aesthetic uses a natural materiality of Kansas limestone, concrete pavers, wood paneling and metal siding. The limestone and wood panels were native, solid, and local similar to the SAVE program as a whole. The pavers and siding were durable with high quality, like the servicemembers on the campus.
The honey production center is the jewel of SAVE Farm. When entering into the building guests are greeted with a grand central gathering area. This space is used as a visual to the honey production room, bee equipment sales and a meeting point for large scale groups. The dark metal structure with lighter wood hint at a refined space while the raw cement flooring with double height ceiling suggest a more industrial setting. Subtle pops of color and honeycomb shaped patterning add to the â€œhoney-likeâ€? aesthetic.
ENTRY & CENTRAL GATHERING AREA
The honey tasting facility is the final end point for the honey production center. The honey tasting process is a full experience similar to a wine tasting. Custom merchandise shelving and a bar are incorporated to add to the process. Exposed beams, limestone and neutral colors help to pull the visitor’s view through the windows to the farm beyond. The tasting center is a place to reflect and thoughtfully compile the honey making experience.
HONEY TASTING ROOM Customized honey tasting spoons are used during the honey tasting process to help to improve the user’s experience. A height adjustable table interacts with users with integrated tasting trays. Both designs influence the guest’s outlook on the SAVE Farm honey.
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The elevations are able to show the clarity of the design intent of layering the buildings based on hierarchy of function. The private and public sectors are easily visible through the material change. The wood gateway creates a framed transformation process as the visitors admire the views to the farm and beyond.
ADDITIONAL PROJECTS SEATON HALL OPEN HOUSE 2015 creative leadership to design open house
SYNC TABLE & HYDE ROCKER wood-shop handcrafted table & rocking chair
3D PRINTED BONES research with K-State Veterinary school
WEARABLE ART DESIGN 3D printed bracelet from designed mesh
DIGITAL FASHION DESIGN 3D printed hair clip, laser cut kimono gown
PHOTOGRAPHY study abroad - Florence, Italy
WATERCOLOR PAINTING hand painted image from Assisi, Italy
HAND SKETCHING drawn cathedral with added watercolor
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Masters of Interior Architecture and Product Design, NSAD, CIAD
Research Abstract selected for INTED International Conference, Chosen to Represent IAPD on Steelcase Showcase, Deanâ€™s Italian Studies Scholarship, Margart Gaskspe Schoarlship, Achievement Award, Deanâ€™s List
3D Printing, Adobe Suite CC 2014, Revit 2015, 3DS Max Desgin 2014, AutoCAD 2014, Grasshopper, Hand Drafting, Laser Cutter, Microsoft Office Suite 2014, Model Building, Rhinoceros 5.0, Sketchup, Woodworking
Online Portfolio: https:// issuu.com/klcastinado LinkedIn: Kelsey Castinado
Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas Graduation Date: May 2017 Deans List: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016 Fondazione per il Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto Orvieto, Italy, Spring 2016
WORK EXPERIENCE GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, Kansas State University Building Construction Systems in Interior Architecture class, January 2017 - Current Assist professor with class, grading students assignments & construction documents, conduct lab sessions and provide technical knowldege about AutoCAD and Revit.
PAUL WEIGEL LIBRARY, COLLEGE OF AP DESIGN, Kansas State University Student Assistant, August 2016 - Current Perform a variety of tasks to assist patrons, as well as other workers, in their library experience.
POPULOUS, Kansas City, KS Interiors Intern, Summer 2016, Winter 2016 Involved in the design process from conceptual level down to the programming through construction documents and furniture, fixture and equipment specification. Worked closely with the Collegiate, Major League Ballparks and Professional Football Stadium groups on several projects. Completed Revit, Auto Cad and Adobe Suite tasks.
THREAD, Manhattan, KS Design Intern and Student Manager, August 2014-May 2016 Help customers create t-shirts with their own personal design. Use Adobe Illustrator to create shirts per their specifications. Help with the production of vinyl and screen printed t-shirts. Assist with student managerial duties including managing 6 employees and closing the cash register.
HOLLIS + MILLER ARCHITECTS, Overland Park, KS Interiors Intern, Winter 2014, Summer 2015 Participated in design oriented collaboration in a team environment with project managers and staff on K-12, Higher Education and Commercial projects through different phases. Completed Revit, Auto Cad and Adobe Suite tasks.
ACTIVITIES COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN, Kansas State University IIDA Student Member, August 2016 - Present College of Architecture Planning and Design Ambassador, August 2013-Present IIDA Color + Couture, 2015 & 2016 Events Coordinator, Studio Representitive, August 2014-May 2016 Vice President of Environmental Design Students Association, October 2012-May 2013
DEVELOPING SCHOLARS PROGRAM, Kansas State University Student Undergraduate Researcher, August 2012-May 2016
GAMMA PHI BETA SORORITY, Kansas State University Assistant Membership Vice President, November 2013-August 2016 Assistant Internal Philanthropy Chair, November 2012-November 2013
ELLIS SCHOLARS PROGRAM, Kansas State University Student Mentor, August 2012-Present
SOARING WITH EAGLES, Kansas State University Selective Leadership Member, August 2012-Present
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH 2014-2016 Developed applications for 3D printing as both a teaching tool and a research tool. Explored 3D printing for the prototyping for products with potential in developing techniques for 3D body components and developing custom prosthetics. Publication about research: http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/aug15/3-Dbone81715.html 2013-2014 Researched the concept of healing space to achieve an understanding of the way architecture in an existing space, specifically a chapel on campus, affects human well-being. 2012-2013 Analyzed the ergonomics of assisted living facilities in direct correlation of healing with a professor in the Department of Architecture.
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