Page 1

KATHERINE LEE

2007-present


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

TREEHOUSE SMART BUILDING SUPPLY Austin, Texas

Founded in 2011, TreeHouse is a start-up retail business in search of better means for suppling builders and customers with sustainable materials and products. I was brought onto the team two months prior to opening, and saw the business through its first year of operations.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

GARDEN DEPARTMENT RETAIL

with TreeHouse Smart Building Supply Austin, Texas 2012 The exterior of the store was designed to function as a retail space as well as a demonstration garden, showing rain water retention, native Texas plantings, and lawn alternatives.

Interior garden retail space

Lawn demonstration

Rain catchment

Exterior retail and alternative


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

with TreeHouse Smart Building Supply Austin, Texas 2012 As Design Director, I was responsible for designing and coordinating the landscape installation for TreeHouse’s flagship store.

Planting concept - mixed media


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

“Elemental” organization system

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Entrance options - constructed perspectives

STORE RE-DESIGN

with TreeHouse Smart Building Supply Austin Texas, 2012 Shortly after opening, the store required a re-design to accommodate its changing retail needs. The new design integrated day-to-day function with larger concepts of education: the store itself becoming a tool for communicating the potential benefits of the products, materials, and systems within.

Lighting department

Store entrance


STORE ZONING

with TreeHouse Smart Building Supply Austin Texas, 2012 We explored ways to organize the store. By organizing products through the personla exprience of living in a home, as well as the connection of one home to the larger universe.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

MARK WORD DESIGN + D2F Austin, Texas

MWD is a design-build landscape firm specializing in residential and small scale commercial projects. While there, I designed and managed projects, installations, and maintenance, and helped start a smaller branch of the company called Design to Fit, which focused on providing good design on small budgets.


MARK WORD DESIGN

TREEHOUSE

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

507 EAST LIVE OAK STREET 50' R.O.W.

ROSEMARY Mountain to replace Laurel

"TEXAS" SAGE to trim

MOUNTAIN LAUREL to trim

WINTER HONEYSUCKLE

PAVESTONE DRIVE

ASTER SPIDER WARTS FRAGRANT SUMAC trim up

CONCRETE STEPS

POSSUMHAW HOLLY

CHASMATHIUM LATIFOLIUM

BARBADOS CHERRY

WHITE MIST FLOWER to relocate

COVERED PORCH

NANDINA

CARPORT

AC UNIT

SCREENED PORCH

CONFEDERATE JASMINE

KITCHEN GARDEN OREGANO

ROSEMARY

SAGE existing

THYME

VERBENA

CORAL BERRY existing

KITCHEN

privacy fence

BERKELEY SEDGE' PENNISETUM LOQUAT existing

New gravel terrace in place of lawn

COVERED PORCH

AGARITA existing + +

+ + +

PENNISETUM

AGAVE WEBERII transplant

SALVIA MADRENSIS

BAMBOO BERKELEY SEDGE'

ANISACANTHUS

+ + +

RED YUCCA PECAN existing

WOOD DECK existing level

MEXICAN OLIVE

SEDUM

TETRAPANAX

PLUME POPPY

BAMBOO MUHLY HOLLY existing

BAMBOO

LOQUAT existing

PIGEONBERRY

YAUPON existing

GAURA

EDIBLE GARDEN

with Mark Word Design Austin, Texas 2011

SALVIA REGLA BERKELEY SEDGE PURPLE CONEFLOWER

TURKS CAP existing

SALVIA PENSTEMONOIDES

RED BUD LOQUAT existing

MEXICAN PLUM

MOUNTAIN PEA

BEAUTY BERRY

MEXICAN PLUM

BEAUTY BERRY

L 1.0 Lead the design and installation of a functional garden in Austin, containing edibles in a low-maintenance, native garden. SITE PLAN

HOJA SANTA BEAUTY BERRY RED BUD

MOUNTAIN PEA

ISSUE DATE 02. 23. 2011 WHITE BONESET transplant

HACKBERRY

EVERGREEN CLEMANTIS HACKBERRY

COMMENT


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

Herb garden

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Herb garden and bamboo barrier wall

Steel planters were designed to give purpose and structure to herb gardens, which were strategically scattered throughout the garden, thereby making the most of difficult lighting conditions. The wood fence was designed to accommodate both the necessary light, as well as the clients privacy needs.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

FRONT ENTRY DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Line drawing and colored pencil

with Mark Word Design + D2F Austin, Texas 2011 The entrance of this 1960’s ranch house was converted to an outdoor living space with a gravel courtyard, and a low-maintenance garden.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

Newly planted deer fence and terraced garden

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Patio and storm water drainage

VEGETABLE TERRACE with Mark Word Design Austin, Texas 2011

This demanding site called for a terraced vegetable garden, and a water management system that thoughtfully moved storm water across the site. A robust deer fence was necessary to protect the clients’ vegetable garden.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

RENOVATION FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Line drawing and colored pencil

with Mark Word Design Austin, Texas 2011

Our design-build team composed a new edge-condition, creating a safe place for the clients’ grandchildren to play, as well as a softer entrance procession across the site.


MARK WORD DESIGN

TREEHOUSE

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Before

AN ORCHARD FENCE with Mark Word Design Austin, Texas 2011

This project required a new design for a semi-private fence along the side of a clients’ house, creating an infrastructure on which to grow a condensed fig orchard, using espaliered trees. After


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL WORK An example of a select group of competitions entered, some work from my involvement in starting RADfurniture, a product design and manufacturing company.

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Photos

ROLL-UP LOUNGER

DWR Furniture Contestant Austin, Texas 2010 A portable and adaptable beach lounger, made from reclaimed long-leaf pine and sunbrella scraps.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Digital montage

SUKKAH CITY

2010 Sukkah City Contestant New York City, NY 2010 Th i s d e s i g n w a s i n s p i r e d b y t h e construction infrastructure of new York, perpetually building itself under a vale of temporary scaffolding. The sukkah is held together with woven fabric until it is ready to be taken apart and re-used. Digital montage


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Standard Magazine

RAD FURNITURE

Creative Direction Austin, Texas 2009-2012 Aside from the professional experience illustrated above, I have contributed creative & developmental direction to my husband’s start-up design and fabrication business, RAD Furniture.

Pop-up furniture shop


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

october 21 22 23 24

RAD FURNITURE.COM

customized online by you, handmade in austin by us

WEBSITE LAUNCH PARTY 1 0 / 2 3 S AT U R D AY 6 - 11 p m T E M P O R A RY R E TA I L LO C AT I O N 1 0 / 2 1 - 2 4 11 a m - 7 p m

RAD

912 CONGRESS A V E N U E

Pop-up shop poster

First photo shoot


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS M.Arch, The University of Texas at Austin 2006 - 2010 (focus in sustainable design)

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Elevation - mixed media

Process model photography

RESEARCH FACILITY at INKS LAKE at The University of Texas Austin, Texas 2010

Utilizing the existing infrastructure of a large dam, we created an open-air building comprised of small conditioned boxes, unified as a composition of views and paths.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

Model photos

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Entrance - line drawing and transfer


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

East/west section - cad dwg

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Observation deck - line drawing and transfer


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

North/south section - cad dwg

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Materials


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

site plan

Model photo

Model photo

Perspective - mixed media

CLEAN ENERGY PARK at the University of Texas Austin, Texas 2009

The fingered-layout of 3 buildings facilitate the strategic movement of people and breezes across the park. As the earth falls away, additional daylighting becomes possible when desirable, and views of the prairie unfold from within the office spaces. Operable shade structures hover above the facility, allowing for adaptable light conditions.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

North/south section - mixed digital

East/west section - mixed digital


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

Interactive play area - mixed media

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Entrance to museum and water tower - mixed media

WATER MUSEUM, CHAPULTAPEC PARK during Travel Studio Mexico with Juan Miro Mexico City, D.F. 2009

This project called for the re-design of a city park’s masterplan, with the addition of a water museum amidst Diego Rivera’s serpent sculptures and murals. Our idea for the museum became an educationally-interactive experience, tracking the movement and cleansing of water as it traversed the park.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

Monte alban - pen on paper

TRAVEL SKETCHES during Studio Mexico with Juan Miro Mexico, 2009

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

National library - pen on paper


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

BOAT HOUSE

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Site analysis - pencil and pastel

at The University of Texas with Joyce Rosner Austin, Texas 2007 Pastel on trace depicting the edge of town lake where a crew boat house was to be designed and constructed.


TREEHOUSE

MARK WORD DESIGN

Perspective of proposed building from water

PERSONAL

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Model photo showing floating portion

The project became two buildings: a robust “floodable” structure on the land, serving as an anchor point on the Town Lake running trail; and a “floatable” boat hanger designed to accommodate for the rising waters possible during heavy rains.


KATHERINE LEE

203-979-5312

boathouse elevation

Katherine@RADfurniture.com

portfolio 2013 Katherine Lee  

A short sample of work.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you