Lindsay Althoff INTERIOR DESIGN PORTFOLIO
ABOUT ME Career Objective I am a dedicated and motivated interior design student seeking to apply my abilities in an entry level design position where I can channel my creativity and gain valuable career knowledge to contribute to my success .
Carol Christopher Interior Design Coordinator UNI Facilities Management firstname.lastname@example.org (319) 273-6462
University of Northern Iowa B.A. Interior Design, May 2019 CIDA Accredited Program
Gloria Stafford Assistant Professor, Interior Design University of Northern Iowa email@example.com (952) 715-0880 Dawn Larsen Office Coordinator 1 UNI Academic Learning Center firstname.lastname@example.org (319) 273-6860
Contact Information Lindsay A. Althoff email@example.com (563) 543-0162 Cedar Falls, IA 50613
TABLE OF CONTENTS Residential
MULTI-FAMILY Project Highlights
Autodesk Revit (full building shell construction), Revit renderings, Adobe Creative Suites, and construction documentation.
This project consisted of the adaptive reuse challenge to design a transitional home, in a 100 year-old church building in Cedar Falls, IA. This home serves single mothers and their children who may live in the units for up to two years while they transition to their next chapter in life. Most of these women are recovering from a combination of physical abuse, substance abuse, and homelessness.
Project Overview Timeline: 10 weeks Type: Individual Project
TRANSITIONAL WOMENâ€™S HOME First Floor Plan
First Floor Furniture Floor Plan Conference Room
Private Office 1
Intial Meeting Room
Private Private Office 2 Office 3
Reception Storage Restroom
Common Living Space
2 Bedroom Apartment 1 Bedroom Apartment
1 Bedroom Apartment 2 Bedroom Apartment Playground
Second Floor Furniture Floor Plan
Rendering of Apartment Bedroom
Rendering of Private Office
Design Concept New Hope Transitional Home was designed with the idea of safety and comfort in mind. This is a safe haven shelter for women who have experienced homelessness or unsafe situations such as domestic violence. Spaces in this home were designed using trauma sensitive principles. For example, furniture is placed against walls so residents can see all around them, soothing colors have been chosen to prevent triggering of unpleasant emotions of any kind, and naturalistic as well as inspirational artwork have been added for empowerment and comfort. The goal of this home is to help women and children rebuild their lives by giving them a safe place to live, learn, and grow, so that eventually they will have the resources to gain back their independence.
Rendering of Playground
SINGLE FAMILY Project Highlights
Autodesk AutoCAD, design research, construction documentation, Adobe Creative Suites, and Google Sketch Up renderings.
For this project, the group was challenged to renovate an old Iowa barn into a residential home for the Randolph family. Michael and Anne Randolph have one child, David. David has autism with a couple of physical impairments including weakness in one arm and a definitive limp. David also has many allergies.
Project Overview Timeline: 5 weeks Type: Team Project
BARN REMODEL Design Concept As a team of three designers, we designed the space to meet the family’s needs and wishes. This included specifying sustainable materials as well as organic, all natural fabrics, such as cotton, for David’s allergies. Upcycled furniture and hi-tech gadgets were also included within the design per Michael and Anne’s tastes. The design of the space has David’s best interest at hand. We want him to be comfortable and safe in this home, especially his bedroom. Hardwood, tile, and low pile carpet have been specified for David to allow for easy accessibility. We have added a home security system not only for Michael’s love of hi-tech gadgets but also for David’s safety. David also has a full ADA compliant bathroom off of his bedroom. From these design elements, David should be able to live and grow comfortably in the safety of this new home. We have chosen a more modern design with rustic accents to keep with the exterior of the barn. By us fulfilling their needs and wants, we hope this makes the perfect home for the Randolphs.
Rendering of Kitchen
First Floor Furniture Plan
Second Floor Furniture Plan
Rendering of Exterior
First Floor RCP
Second Floor RCP
Kitchen Vinyl Tile
Reclaimed Barn Wood for Ceiling
Hickory Wood Wallcovering
Low Pile Carpet
HOSPITALITY Project Highlights
Autodesk Revit (full building shell construction), site research, design development, furniture selection, material selection, Revit renderings, and Adobe Creative Suites.
This project involved developing a hotel renovation design proposal for a unique city. The developer wants the building to transition into an up-scale, boutique hotel with 100 guestrooms. This project scope included the full design of the lobby, restaurant, and ballroom; developed plans for one guest level, and a fully designed typical guest room/suite.
Project Overview Timeline: 16 weeks Type: Individual Project
OCEAN HARBOR HOTEL Nantucket, MA History
Rendering of Lobby
Nantucket is an island off the Southeast coast of Massachusetts that was dubbed â€œBest Island in the Worldâ€? by National Geographic. Nantucket first began to prosper with the whaling industry, and then transitioned into a tourist destination. Nantucket was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold of England in 1602. Nantucket is the whaling capital of the world where they actually discovered another species of whale, sperm whale! This attracted many tourists. Nantucket citizens also determined that they wanted to attract wealthy vacationers so many hotels and houses were built. Some of the most famous tourists of Nantucket were the Kennedys!
cean Harbor Hotel Main Level Furniture Floor Plan
Restaurant Furniture Floor Plan
Ballroom Level Floor Plan
Guest Level Furniture Floor Plan
Guest bathroom hexagon tile
Guest bathroom wallcovering
Guestroom quartz countertop
Guestroom American walnut wood
Guestroom Shaw Carpet CF47034
CORPORATE Project Highlights
Autodesk Revit, company research, budget breakdown, and construction documentation.
This design challenge was for a specfic client, Ms. Sheryl Rowling, general manager of the distribution center for Starbucks. The project entails renovating an executive office for Ms. Rowling at the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, WA. The space being renovated is 308 sq. ft. The budget for this renovation is $100,000 for furniture and finishes as well as construction.
Project Overview Timeline: 6 weeks Type: Individual Project
STARBUCKS EXECUTIVE OFFICE Furniture Floor Plan
Design Concept This design embodies the essence of Starbucks which consists of contemporary and industrial design elements. Ms. Rowling’s office often holds small meetings, so the guest furniture chosen is collaborative with tablet arms and charging ports. This allows all of the employees to stay working and connected throughout their meetings. This private office will allow the users to get work accomplished while allowing the creative juices to flow to help make Starbucks the successful company it is.
Company Research Starbucks Brand: Green, sustainable, innovative, and technology savvy. Starbucks Mission: “To inspire and nurture the human spirit - one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” Starbucks Building Style: • Contemporary and industrial • Use of woods, metals, and creative displays • Simple • Open seating, room for collaboration Distribution Employee Job Description: Assists in the innovation process to produce the best quality coffee, tea, and soluble products. Starbucks Company Facts: • The company started in 1971. Now there are 22,519 stores, so Ms.Rowling’s distribution management job has a lot to take in. • Starbucks has more than 30 coffee blends.
Acid Wash Spec #1
Ceiling Paint Spec #6
National Fringe Lounge Chair Laminate Finish: Natural Upholstery: Momentum Origins Arundel
Level Wallcovering Spec #2
Quartz Spec #7 Office Paint Spec #3
9 to 5 Seating Acclaim Chair Upholstery: Stinson Hive Slate Frame Finish: Chrome
Wood Stain Spec #8
National Confide Chair Laminate Finish: Natural Back Uph: Momentum Origins Arundel Seat Uph: Momentum Cairns Atoll Frame Finish: Chrome
Restroom Paint Spec #4
Closet Paint Spec #5
EDUCATION Project Highlights
Autodesk AutoCAD, construction documentation, programming matrix, relationship diagram, Adobe Creative Suites, and a Google SketchUp rendering.
This project entailed designing a music school, The Panther Music Academy, for the Cedar Valley community which will be located in the University of Northern Iowaâ€™s Latham Hall. This academy would be home to instructors and students of all ages using the Suzuki Method. This space will be designed for private and group lessons, rehearsals, and recitals.
Project Overview Timeline: 8 weeks Type: Individual Project
PANTHER MUSIC ACADEMY Programming Matrix
My goal for this project was to capture UNIâ€™s sense of community. When designing this space, I aimed to make the learning environment fun and enjoyable. It will not only be enjoyed by students of the academy but also by family members and guests of the community. The environment will help encourage students to look forward to their lessons and rehearsals. Materials for the space will have a purple and gold theme, so the students, guests and community members feel the Panther pride. From making the academy a welcoming and enjoyable place, I strived to make their rehearsal and lesson spaces have a great educational atmosphere. The rehearsal spaces have reflective materials and surfaces, but also absorptive materials when needed. The acoustics in these spaces will be adjustable for the sound desired. The Panther Music Academy will bring the community and university closer together.
Furniture Floor Plan Sherwin Williams Kimono Violet SW 6839
Besa Lighting Lithium 12 Pendant Lithium Purple
Proposed acoustical tile for rehearsal rooms and lesson studios for adequate sound absorption. Lumicore Large Ovalesque
Knoll Textiles Greenwich Horatio for lounge seating
Wenger Student Chairs with and without a tablet arm.
Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair with butterfly suspension
Rendering of Waiting Area
LEED SHOWROOM Project Highlights
Autodesk Revit, Revit renderings, Adobe Creative Suites, commercial furniture manufacturer research, and LEED credit documentation.
The task of designing a systems furniture LEED showroom in Cedar Falls, IA consisted of choosing a commercial furniture manufacturer, selecting furniture lines to showcase, designing a functioning interior design firm office and product showroom, all while aiming for LEED credits.
Project Overview Timeline: 8 weeks Type: Team Project
NATIONAL FURNITURE SHOWROOM
My project team consisted of myself and two other senior interior design students. We created the firm â€œLRE Innovationsâ€? which is a full service interior design firm that also serves as a National Office Furniture dealership and product showroom. We aimed to create a collaborative work environment that is LEED Certified and has aspects of the WELL building standard.
Rendering of Reception
Furniture Floor Plan
Space Utilized - 12,154 sq. ft. Dock
The Northeast corner of the building was chosen based on sunlight patterns, visibility from the street, parking opportunities, and the option to add additional windows on the East exterior wall. Remaining building space will be leased to other tenants. Our firmâ€™s storage room is in close proximity to the buildingâ€™s loading dock. Our design team also chose to keep a direct path from our showroom to the storage room and loading dock for easy shifting of furniture and deliveries.
Rendering of Conference Room
Raised Access Carpet 18”x36” Plank
Level Digital Wallcovering
Carpet Throughout 18”x36” Plank
Extra White SW 7006 Paint
Entryway Systems Carpet 24”x24” Tile
Rendering of Chair Display
National Furniture Lines Showcased
Lindsay Althoff PHONE: 563.543.0162 ADDRESS: 2622 Olive St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/ lindsayalthoff
ACHIEVEMENTS • Dean’s List Honors 5 of 7 Semesters • Marjorie Gibson Leighty Scholarship • Letita E. Walsh Scholarship • Brittany Honkomp Scholarship
E D U C AT I O N MAY Bachelor of Arts: Interior Design (CIDA Accredited) 2019 University of Northern Iowa
EXPERIENCE APR 2017 PRESENT
Interior Design Assistant UNI Facilities Management, Cedar Falls, IA
• Assist in all aspects of the design process, including AutoCAD, Revit, specifications, furniture selection, and data management. • Interact directly with clients to evaluate needs and develop a proposal of space plans. • Gain a wide understanding of commercial furniture manufacturers, especially Herman Miller products.
APR 2017 JUN 2017
Server Olive Garden, Waterloo, IA
• Consistently provided professional, friendly, and engaging service. • Maintained table settings by removing courses, replacing utensils, and refilling beverages promptly and courteously. • Settled guest checks using the restaurant’s POS system.
AUG 2016 MAY 2017
Office Assistant UNI Academic Learning Center, Cedar Falls, IA
• Answered and directed phone calls. • Scheduled tutor and advising appointments for University of Northern Iowa students using Google calendar. • Checked test takers into the University’s testing center for state, national, and proctored tests.
Autodesk AutoCAD Autodesk Revit Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop CET Designer Google Sketch Up Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Access
AUG 2015 PRESENT
UNI Women’s Club Volleyball President, Vice President, Secretary, Player
NOV 2016 PRESENT
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Member
FEB 2017 Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) PRESENT Member AUG 2017 Student Interior Designers of Northern Iowa (SIDNI) PRESENT Member AUG 2018 PRESENT
UNI Colleges Against Cancer Survivor/Caregiver Committee Member