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LAURA TAYLOR

PHOTO CREDIT Darrin Brooks, 2013

RESUME


Seeking Interior Design Summer Internship in San Francisco

EDUCATION

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s of Interior Design, May 2015 Utah State University, Logan, UT CIDA accredited program GPA 3.93

Computer Skills: AutoCAD Architecture 2014 (2D and 3D) Revit 2014 Some CET Designer Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Speedy and accurate typing (70 WPM) Technical writing, Academic writing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

EXPERIENCE Teaching Assistant Utah State University, Art and Design Department 2013-present • assist a class of 18 students learning AutoCAD 2014 and Revit 2014 • help students work through design processes including concept sketching, space planning, and drafting • educat students about architecture and design resources and literature • work one-on-one with students teaching problemsolving strategies Interior Design Department Intern (paid position) Midwest Commercial Interiors, Salt Lake City, UT 2013-2014 • created presentation boards and packages • drafted and revised AutoCAD drawings • collaborated with sales reps, architecture firms, and clients on various projects in various design phases • assisted designers with finish and furniture specifications • gained knowledge of commercial products and manufacturers (Herman Miller, Steelcase, etc.) • managed materials library and established a new system for categorization and organization Retail Clerk Cactus and Tropicals, Salt Lake City, UT 2010-2013 • gained ability to multi-task in a demanding environment • designed plant arrangements for store decor and sale • maintained a high level of customer service while enforcing company policy • attained vast knowledge of plant care and maintanance

1041 E. Luetta Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84124

Design Skills: Hand and computer rendering, hand sketching Strong graphic design abilities Model building Ability to read and draw construction documents Space planning ADA knowledge

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE President-Elect USGBC Student Chapter 2013-2014 • held meetings and scheduled club events including information booths, tours, and workshops • recruited students studying landscape architecture to diversify student membership • organized a study group for the LEED GA exam

AWARDS Dean’s List, Utah State University, 2010-present (consecutive semesters) Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence, Utah State University, 2010-2014 Marie Eccles-Caine Interior Design Scholarship, 2013-2014 English Department Voices essay selection winner and conference speaker, Utah State University, 2011

AFFILIATIONS

801.541.9616

IIDA, 2011-present ASID, 2011-present USGBC, 2011-present laurataylor2010@gmail.com


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

Alp Haus, a 1000 sq ft residence, exemplif ies high-functioning, dynamic space planning, compelling inter iors, impactful architecture, and user-dr i ven spaces. Designed with simple geometr y and a less-is-more approach, the reco gnizab le and graphic for m of Alp Haus embodies contemporar y residential design. PHOTOGRAPHY Proper ty of T hird P ar ties Students be gin with research and inspiration which then infor m their concept sketches. T hese sketches infor m design detail specif ically and often do not resemb le ph ysical str uctures. T he students then use these sketches to be gin designing a 1000 sq. ft. house. After several weeks of ref ining, f loor plans, elevations, and site plans are drawn in AutoCAD to communicate the dimension, design, and exper ience of each house.


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS


ALP HAUS PROJECT PROCESS:: 1

Imagined and designed roughly on

5

Built complete inter ior spaces in

paper

AutoCAD (3D)

2

Drafted f loor plans, inter ior and

6

Hand-rendered inter ior and exter ior

exter ior elevations, site plan, and

elevations, f loor plans, and inter ior

axonometr ic views in Autocad (2D)

perspecti ves

3.

Built 1/4" = 1' scaled model using

7

Generated computer render ings of

foam core, card stock, plastic,

inter ior and exter ior perspecti ves

corr ugated paper, etc.

using Revit

4

Created complete set of

8

Designed a custom typeface

constr uction documents including

ref lecting the shape and texture of

stair and cabinet details, b uilding

Alp Haus to create a title mar k

sections, window and door schedules, and electr ical plans

lo go


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

NORTH ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION


In each section of the Alp Haus, nature is invited into the inter ior. In the li ving space, the seating area is surrounded on three sides with glass. Glass also surrounds the kitchen area so that while, dining, washing dishes, or traveling up and down the stairs, the residents can exper ience the outdoors. In the master, there is a full view of the landscape from the bed and a slightly obscured, b ut still exposed view from the bathtub or shower. Alp Haus is or iented so that its largest walls of glass face nor th while its west side recei ves the least-direct sun, to minimize ther mal heat. Sk ylights on the sloping roofs, however, face south to allow natural light into the space throughout the day.

EAST ELEVATION


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

T he inter ior of Alp Haus combines a muted color palette, stimulating textures and mater ials, and the unobstr ucted view of its canyon location. PHOTOGRAPHY Proper ty of T hird P ar ties T he contrasting mater ials of the inter ior like metal, concrete, glass, wood, and wool create a dynamic fusion of textures. T he color palette emphasizes these textures as light is absorbed or ref lected dif ferently be each. For example, the star k white walls ref lect while the war m wood tones absorb.


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

WEST ELEVATION

ALP HAUS


EAST ELEVATION


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

t SOUTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION T he master bath emphasizes the architecture of the inter ior. T he strong pitch of the roof, the oversized sk ylights, and the imposingly tall wall of tile gi ve the sense that the walls are collapsing around the space, creating a pr i vate and intimate atmosphere. MASTER BATH PERSPECTIVE

h


h

e

WHERE COMFORT MEETS EXPOSURE Though the living area is exposed to nature on three sides, the use of leather, wood, and the gallery wall cozy up the space.


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

"T he house was designed for a young couple rather than a family. T here needed to be accommodation for enter taining and a do g b ut no more,"-Laura Taylor T he graduated f loor plan of Alp Haus be gins with the most pub lic space (li ving) followed by slightly more intimate spaces (dining and kitchen areas) while the most pr i vate spaces (master bed and bath) are tucked away. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow these pr i vate spaces to feel open as they are exposed to the pr i vate proper ty of the back yard.


1ST FLOOR PLAN

1ST FLOOR PLAN

2ND FLOOR PLAN

2ND FLOOR PLAN


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

Constr uction documents detail Alp Haus from the basics of f loor plans and elevations to more complex drawings. Stair details as well as b uilding sections show the

specif ic

constr uction

of

more

custom

elements like beaming within the graduated roofs of Alp Haus.

BEAM DETAIL

STAIR DETAIL


SECTION DETAIL

BUILDING SECTION


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

ALP HAUS

MODELED TO PERFECTION Over the course of five days a 1/4� scale architectural model was completed using plans drawn in AutoCAD.


9-5 IS LIK POOL PAR WHEN WO PLAY


KE A RTY ORK IS PHOTO CREDIT Laura Taylor, San Francisco 2009


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

HOTEL BETA

In collaboration with New Yor k hotel designer, Column McCar tan, who provided the project prompt and attended in-person design presentations in December 2013. PHOTOGRAPHY Proper ty of T hird P ar ties For a boutique hotel in the hear t of Silicon Valley, today's most inventi ve products and packaging ser ve as inspiration for ultramoder n inter iors. Bold graphics, consistent branding, clean lines, and a playful palette come to gether, creating a space that wor ks to generate collaboration and innovation among Hotel Beta's zeitgeist clientele.


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

HOTEL BETA

LOBBY "If the lob by wasn't all about the Hotel Beta brand, I would’ve failed to celebrate its exuberant personality. For that reason, the name had to be larger than life," -Laura Taylor As

the

entrance

to

the

Hotel

Beta

ROCKING CHAIR FROM SIXINCH can check their email pr i vately, gather with

exper ience, the lob by provides an inviting

fr iends, or

and approachab le atmosphere, appealing to

with colleagues all in the same space. With

any guest. T he seating arrangements allow

minimal

for

clean and graphic.

both

pr i vacy

and

socializing; guests

have

an

ador nment,

impromptu the

space

meeting remains


LOBBY FLOOR PLAN


JORINDE VOIGT ARTWORK

SUITE 802 Guests at the Hotel Beta will f ind their suite comfor tab le, f lexib le, and user-dr i ven r ight down to the details.

HOLDER SERIES BY WONSIK CHAE Slim, minimal, modular, and sleek units in aluminum, powder-coated steel, and contrasting plywood.


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

BED ELEVATION

HOTEL BETA

DESK ELEVATION

Suites are designed as a temporar y habitat for all guests with inviting and adaptab le seating and space planning to

accommodate

collaboration

or

enter taining guests. Flexib le wor king spaces

are

also

a

focus

of

the

suite. In ad dition to the desk area, guests sofa,

can lounge,

also

wor k

bed, or

from even

the bath

using a mobile laptop tab le and tray. NOT YOUR TYPICAL TYPOGRAPHY

SUITE FLOOR PLAN

A floating glass plane displays phrases and quotes, which can be replaced, periodically like this quotable from Don Draper of MadMen.

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COMMERCIAL DESIGN

HOTEL BETA

BESPOKE PRODUCT A custom chess set echoes the extr uded letters found throughout the hotel in the lob by sign and door tags. Traditional in its heavy stone, clean and contemporar y in its graphic for m, it of fers some fr iendly competition.


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

BED ELEVATION

HOTEL BETA

DESK ELEVATION

Suites are designed as a temporar y habitat for all guests with inviting and adaptab le seating and space planning to

accommodate

collaboration

or

enter taining guests. Flexib le wor king spaces

are

also

a

focus

of

the

suite. In ad dition to the desk area, guests sofa,

can lounge,

also

wor k

bed, or

from even

the bath

using a mobile laptop tab le and tray.

SUITE FLOOR PLAN


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

HOTEL BETA

BATH T he bath is another f lexib le space. With br ight lighting and moder n f ixtures it functions ef f iciently for grooming. With soft lighting and luxur ious mater ials, it transfor ms into a space of relaxation.

BIRDS-EYE BATH PERSPECTIVE


Custom

items

like

Bottled

Beta products incorporate the personality and aesthetics of Hotel Beta into the details of each suite which makes Hotel Beta memorab le and entices guests to retur n. VANITY ELEVATION


PHOTO CREDIT Jesse Massey, The Coffee Garden, Salt Lake City, 2011

I LIKE T FUT TITL NOT YE


THAT MY TURE JOB LE MIGHT YET EXIST


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

PORCELANEOUS

Designed within the architectural bones of an existing space in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City, Porcelaneous Medical Spa is branded, space planned, detailed in constr uction documents, and specif ied with f inishes and fur niture which comply with commercial design and ADA standards.

PHOTOGRAPHY Proper ty of T hird P ar ties

PORCELANEOUS LOGO


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

PORCELANEOUS

Custom f ixtures and architectural elements

Fur niture

throughout

back-lit

withstand the wear and tear of constant

displays of milk y white, translucent 3for m

use while maintaining aesthetic appeal and

panels

cleanability.

to

Porcelaneous create

the

include ethereal

glow

of

and

f inishes

must,

however,

porcelain. Specif ied products include: Steelcase Bindu T hese

custom

details

embody

the

Side Chair, Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-

luxur ious, high-end qualities of a health spa

Le g Side Chair, Roll & Hill Endless 4 Unit,

as opposed to the star k and standardized

P antone

designs of traditional medical facilities.

Sconce, and Horgan Becket Mesh Tab le.

Chair,

Delightful

Galliano

Wall


CUSTOM FIXTURE SECTION

CUSTOM FIXTURE SECTION


SHO PHOTO CREDIT Laura Taylor, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut 2013

FO


OULDERS BACK, DESIGN ORWARD


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

URBANEARS

URBANEARS Designed for Urbanears' Santiago location, a custom product display doub les as a lounge for customers to test var ious models of headphones. "Urbanears moti vated relationships

is by

a a and

collecti ve common shared

out

of

interest

Scandinavia, in

involvement

global in

the

relevance of the li ving brand. Urbanears promotes a deeper connection to color, for m, and people while providing the freedom to transcend indi viduality and unify the sound exper ience." (www.urbanears.com)


SEASONS OF SOUND As Urbanears releases two collections of colors each year, the flagship interior remains neutral and allows the product to stand out.


COMMERCIAL DESIGN

URBANEARS

MAIN ENTRANCE

IMMEDIATE

INFO-GRAPHIC WALL QUICK-LISTENING STATION

CONVENIENT

LISTENING LOUNGE TRANSACTION COUNTER 1

DISTANT

TRANSACTION COUNTER 2 RESTROOMS STAIRS COMMUNITY SPACE RECEIVING STORAGE JANITORIAL CLOSET EXTERIOR CORRIDOR SECURITY OFFICE MANAGER'S OFFICE

An adjacency matr ix identif ies the pr imar y and secondar y spaces for

EMPLOYEE BREAK AREA

Urbanears' Santiago location as

UNISEX RESTROOM

well as deter mines their need for

MECHANICAL SPACE STAIRS EXTERIOR CORRIDOR

immediate, convenient, or distant adjacencies. T he matr ix infor ms not only space planning b ut also traf f ic and

f low,

secur ity

oppor tunity

for

and brand placement.

concer ns, mar keting


PRODUCT DISPLAY/LOUNGE

PRODUCT DISPLAY/LOUNGE

Based

on

an

abstraction

of

the

ear, the f ixture relates the colorful and bold packaging of Urbanears products to the vibrant and personal exper ience of listening to music.

PRODUCT DISPLAY/LOUNGE


THAT’S A (FOR NOW THANK Y


ALL W) YOU PHOTO CREDIT Laura Taylor, 2014


PHOTO CREDIT Laura Taylor, D&D building, New York City, 2013

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