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LAUREN AEHEE HIGDON / P O R T F O L I O


CONTENTS 5

RESUME

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THE SENSORIUM

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THE LATH

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FOX RESIDENCY

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RAIN WALL

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MULTIMEDIA


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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

E D U CA T I O N

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - KNOXVILLE, TN

EXPECTED MAY 2018

BS INTERIOR DESIGN DESIGN GPA | 3.70 / 4.00

MICROSOFT SKETCHUP AUTOCAD

INVOLVEMENT

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGN | ASID

APRIL 2016 - PRESENT

STUDENT MEMBER

3D RHINO

INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION | IIDA

REVIT

JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT

STUDENT MEMBER

VRAY

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE WOMEN’S ROWING TEAM

PHOTOSHOP

AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT

ROWER

ILLUSTRATOR

KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN EXHIBITION

INDESIGN PREMIOR PRO CC

OCTOBER 2016

Part of a team of six that designed the concept and model for Knoxville’s downtown gallery exhibit. Purpose was to promote and inform UTK’s Interior Design Program to the public.

AWARDS

STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE AWARD

MAY 2016

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain above a 3.00 GPA cumulatively or for the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

SEPTEMBER 2015 - OCTOBER 2016

Built a home from the ground up for a single mom with one child with the Rowing Team. Learned valuable hands-on building and construction skills through a community of volunteers, homeowners, donors, and leadership.

LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE

KOREAN Read, speak, and write

CHINESE Read and write

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THE SENSORIUM

Once formerly known as the Whitney Art Museum, is now a Botanical Research Center that includes private offices, labs, collaborative workspaces, and five biomes - Each biome respresenting the five human senses. We gather information about our surrounding world through our senses. All of this information helps us to have more complicated processes like perception and recognition. Through these experiences, visitors’ senses are stimulated so that they can see and feel forms and shapes, allowing deeper connection than just embodiment in each space.

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SIGHT BIOME

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COLLAB. WORKSPACE

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EXTERIOR EXHIBIT

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PRIVATE OFFICE

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BARCELONA CHAIR USED FOR SEATING IN EACH BIOME SPACE FOR EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT.

SIGHT BIOME

BY KNOLL - KNOLL.COM

TACTILITY BIOME

JAMAICA STOOLS

WORKSPACE

CAN SPIN 360 DEGREES AND USED FOR HIGH TOP TABLES WITHIN THE COLLABORATIVE WORK SPACE

EXTERIOR EXHIBIT

BY KNOLL - KNOLL.COM

BERTOIA DIAMOND CHAIR

CORE

SEATING USED THROUGHOUT THE EXTERIOR EXHIBIT AND THE SOUND BIOME ON THE TERRACES

PRIVATE OFFICES

BY KNOLL - KNOLL.COM

THE COVE WORKSPACE

SOUND BIOME

COMPACT SPACE WITH PROXIMITY TO INDIVIDUAL WORK POINTS ENABLING ENGAGEMENT FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME.

TASTE BIOME

BY HERMAN MILLER

LOUNGE

THE HIVE WORKSPACE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF CO-LOCATION TO HELP DRIVE WORK FORWARD. THE SETTING OFFERS GROUPING OF INDIVIDUAL WORK POINTS AND ERGONOMIC SEATING. BY HERMAN MILLER

OLFACTION BIOME

LIGHTING SYSTEM

STRUCTURE

PROGRAM

FURNITURE

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THE LATH Inspired by everyday recyclable kitchen plastic bottles, the design of the space is to create openness and enclosure. Openness is the view, the light, and the feeling of being exposed. Enclosure describes division, privacy, and warmth. They contrast with each other, however, communicate simultaneously in the same space to evoke feelings of openness and enclosure. This affect is achieved by placing subdivided vertical panels to divide and create a “screen� within the space, yet allowing a person to still see the overall openness through the gaps of the panels.

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FOX RESIDENCY

This home is specifically designed to accommodate for David Fox and his sixteen year old son. The concept for this project is influenced by a combination of Fox’s interests and personality. Fox is described by three architectural words; Those three words are sustainability, elevation, and openness. To create an elevation, the plan is stacked on top of each other creating two floors. Elevation is also achieved by creating an open ceiling in the living room so the second floor can communicate with the first floor. To create more openness and view, the top of the plan is shifted horizontally and the space is surrounded by glass windows. For sustainability, the top plan is placed above the bottom floor plan with the rooms and plumbing concentrated on one side of the house.

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Based off of the interview with David Fox, the interior spaces are conceptually designed and inspired by three of Fox’s interests; Coffee, modernism, and sustainability. A coffee atmosphere is achieved by using warmer tones of color and materials. Sustainability is reflected through the use of materiality such as bamboo, wool, and cork. Found in David Fox’s interest in Ikea and Alto furniture, modernism is designed through the use of Scandinavian style furnishings.

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RAIN WALL

A wall system made of three main parts is designed to react to moisutre and water. The three parts include an aluminum frame membrane, hydromorphic polymer cubes, and ceramic modules. When the hydromorphic polymer sponge is in contact with water or moisture, it expands through the aluminum frames, and pushes the ceramic tiles outwards. Vise versa, when dry, the sponge contracts into its original form, pulling the tiles inwards.

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1/4” Aluminum lock nugget

10” x 10” Ceramic Square Tile (Porcelain) Screwed onto the telescoping rod

Aluminum Telescoping Connector (1/4”) Connected to the aluminum tub

Aluminum Tube built into the skeletal grid structure

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AVERAGE RAINFALL IN KNOXVILLE

ROTATION 1

ROTATION 2

ROTATION 3

ROTATION 4

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

M AY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

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DECEMBER

OCTOBER

AXONOMETRIC VIEW

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MODULE SYSTEM

SPONGE IN CONTACT WITH WATER

SPONGE (10” X 20”)

ALUMINUM SKELETAL FRAME

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MULTIMEDIA

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