Olivia Grace Jones
University of Kansas
Expected Graduation: May 2022
OLIVIA GRACE JONES
314.608.3235 • Livjones1130@ku.edu • @ojs_gallery
EDUCATION 2018- 2022
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS • • •
B.S. Interior Architecture Student Member of IIDA 2019-2020 Member of Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Chapter
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
PROFILE I am currently a third year at the University of Kansas in the Interior Architecture program. I am a passionate and creative student with a drive for innovative design and modern thinking. I am seeking a summer internship opportunity in architecture, interior design, and or graphic design.
TECHNICAL SKILLS Hand Renderings Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Revit Sketchup Auto CAD
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Fall and Spring Deans list Full Ride Scholarship 2017-2018 Varsity Softball 2017-2018
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 05/2019- PRESENT
JUNIOR DESIGNER, CHRISTINE JULIAN INTERIORS I assist with the design process by adding my input to projects and helping with project management using software. I also over look project installs to direct and make sure everything goes smoothly. 05/2019- PRESENT
ARTIST, SELF-EMPLOYED I have specialties in drawing realistic portraits and bright abstract paintings, I have been selling my art for almost a year now. 04/2017- PRESENT
ASSISTANT/ INTERN, TEMPLE AND HENTZ DESIGNS I measured spaces and created and adjusted floor plans of certain projects. I also made presentation boards, ran errands, picked up supplies, and gave my input on organization and design of projects.
01 BLUE OCEAN SENIOR VILLAGE // Alzheimer Facility
02 FOSTER ADOPT CONNECT // Community Center and Homeless Shelter
03 ELEMENT // Co-working office space
04 SPATIAL JOURNEY
05 LIGHT BOX
06 MY ARTWORK
BLUE OCEAN SENIOR VILLAGE Alzheimer Facility Individual Project Fall 2020
Blue Ocean Senior Village is a purpose-designed memory care facility in La Jolla, CA. As a newly proposed building complex, the primary purpose of this facility is to provide a comfortable and meaningful living environment for seniors (65 years and above) who have early-middle stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. The facility contains both residential and commercial wings but we were assigned the commercial wing. The commercial wing is made up of two buildings and the total floor area of these buildings is 17,000 sq. ft. The design of the facility incorporates state of the art design features that heavily draw from the most recent, cutting-edge research on designing for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Some of these design features include an increase in lighting, use of simple materials that contrast one another, clear way finding and much more. These design features will impact a person’s feeling of safety, security and overall well-being. My design focuses on reconnecting the user’s with oneself, others, and the environment using the spaces that surround them. The form of the building provides logical spaces with easy connections that promotes strong social interactions. Each space is designed to bring an environment of positive energy, comfort, and wellness. Along with the floor plans, I also had to provide the client with rendered 3D views, a reflected ceiling plan, and a finish plan.
3D VIEW: LOBBY AND CAFE
3D VIEW: RECREATION ROOMS
FINISH PLAN: LOBBY, CAFE, & ART GALLERY
REFLECTED CEILING PLAN:
FOSTER ADOPT CONNECT Community Center & Homeless Shelter Individual Project Spring 2020
Foster Adopt Connect is a non profit organization who helps families adopt or foster children by assisting in navigating the process to do so. FAC’s mission is “to provide foster and adoptive children a stable, loving and nurturing family environment by support and advocacy for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them.” We were given 27, 800 square feet to design a variety of innovative programs to fill the gaps found in the child welfare system. In this facility, support services and other resources will be included in the design to help ensure the children and parents are getting the proper resources they need, as well as a safe environment. The building consisted of three floors, I chose the basement floor to design. My concept was this idea of evolving through space; I wanted to create a better outcome for prepared families by designing a evolving environment that emphasizes self reflection. This will enable both foster youth and families to develop emotionally and mentally over time. The residents of this facility will evolve through a self-reflection room, an art therapy room, and a boxing room.
INTERIOR ELEVATIONS (BEDS & KITCHEN)
Concept Diagram: Evolving
beds, storage game room, multipurpose, open seating for kitchen
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN
UP reading &
kitchen elevator UP
Scale: 1/16”= 1’-0”
BEFORE AND AFTER
FOSTER ADOPT CONNECT
office for food pantry
lobby & reception
laundry room men’s restroom
women’s restroom elevator
food pantry & clothing closet
counselor training room
lactation behavorial intervention & workspaces
development & advancement spaces
Scale: 1”= 20’ 0” private office
private private office office
SLIDING AND STACKING PARTITION DOORS BOARD WALK FOSSILIZED BAMBOO FLOORING Cali flooring *Low VOC, Covers LEED: SOUNSOAD 60 WALLS LIDO Armstrong ceiling *Covers LEED: Acoustic Performance*
RANA WALLPAPER COBALT Wolfum *Printed on LEED certified, PVC free Eco white clay coated paper*
ART THERAPY HELPS...
explore emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability.
ART THERAPY ROOM
HARMONY INTERIOR ACRYLIC LATEX PAINT Sherwin Williams Color: Coral Bells 6593 *No VOC, counts towards LEED : low emitting materials
The reflection room is intended for residents to grow a better understanding of who they are, what their values are, and why they think the way that they do.
The boxing room is intended for residents to release anxiety, depression, and aggression through hitting a bag. The act of boxing also releases endoprhins (feel good hormones) that help improve mental illnesses.
ELEMENT Co-Working Office Space Individual Project Fall 2019
I was given the task to design a co-working office space located at 709 6th St, Strawberry Hill, Kansas. The goal of this project was to develop an innovative co-working space that will attract startup companies, creatives, freelancers, and independent business owners. I have designed a space that works with multiple types of businesses by providing lounge seating, permanent desks, offices, meeting rooms, and support spaces including a recreation space, multipurpose space, a kitchenette, and more. By providing a conceptually strong design plan, efficient programming of the space, and high quality fixtures and furnishings, I have created a new and advanced co-working space. I used home elements to create a modern reinterpretation of the traditional home to reinvent the idea of working from home. By adding interior structures and using the existing, open floor plan, I created a simple, functional nature of past home elements. It is known that people work harder when they are more comfortable and there is nothing more comfortable than being in your own home; I wanted to portray this feeling of warmth throughout my space.
RENDERED FLOOR PLAN COFFEE BAR HOT DESKS
MULTIPURPOSE SPACE The multipurpose space is meant for those to hold meetings, presentations, movies, and much more. I chose adjustable furniture that can be easily rearranged and pieces that you may find in an at-home theatre. Users may use this space as they please.
An in the ground couch is the main home element of my design. I have chosen to outline this area with a brick fireplace and use furnishings you may find in a home. This space is meant for users to sit back and relax as if they were in their own living room. b.
a. CB2 Savile Tufted Sectional Sofa Bloce Cream b. Grats Decor Regan Barrel Chair - Hair on Hide - Ivory/ Antique Brass
a. Area Environments KM-3 Splat b. Coalesse Ripple Bench c. Coalesse Hosu Lounge Seating
Small Offices and Reception
Coffee Bar and Hot Desks
BRANDING & SIGNAGE
evation 2 /4" = 1'-0"
SPATIAL JOURNEY Circulation and Movement Individual Spring 2019
The main goal of the Spatial Journey project was to study how one interacts with space. We studied movement and circulation by building a kit-of-parts and turning it into a model. After configuring different spatial journeys, I chose the journey that made the most space to me. In this journey, I used different levels to help the user travel through the space. I then drew the model in plan and elevation view to get a better understanding of the circulation and movement. The main objective was to successfully draw one and two point perspectives of our spatial journey model. I chose the stairs for my one point perspective because it is a perfect view of the backside of my model. I chose the side view for my two point perspective because it clearly shows the “bridges” and “obstacles” within my model. This project helped me better understand how users interact with space and how the possibilities of circulation are endless.
TWO- POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWINGS
LIGHT BOX “Space” Unit Partner Project Fall 2018
The Light Box was our final project for our first year of first semester. The goal of the light box was to hold space and modulate light. No glue, tape, or any other sticky substance was aloud while building the light box. The box consists of ten sections all holding different depths of the foam core. Our goal was to create depth in order to portray light better. We created cut outs in the foam core of different pieces in order to hold the model together. I felt as if I was creating my own kit of parts and I found that really interesting. We also drew out instructions to show how to put the light box together. My favorite part about this project was the fact that the model is holding itself together on its own. Each piece relys on one another to hold the model up.
MY ARTWORK Paintings and Drawings Individual Summer 2019- Spring 2021
Ever since I was young, I have loved to draw, paint, and everything in between. In high school, I took every art class possible which in the end led me to choose interior design as a profession. I wanted to major in art but the security and mixture of abstract and realism pushed me to this profession. What I love most about interior design is that I am able to apply my art and ideas in the spaces that I create. If its not my art, other pieces inspire me further. I started selling my art in the summer of 2019 after a few of my pieces for fun caught the eye of some of my friends and family. My favorite part about art is that there is no wrong answer and every painting or drawing takes a mind of its own. I also enjoy drawing pieces from other artists and turning them into my own in unique ways. I can accomplish anything from custom pieces to free-hand drawings with long hours and hard work. I believe art is too important in my life not to showcase to the world.
This is my third year portfolio at the University of Kansas in the Interior Architecture program.