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MaryAlesandrini DesignPortfolio

Table of Contents Next Clinic & Medical Offices

About Me & Resume

The Design Lab

Work Experience

The Historic Horse Barn

Art Library Redesign

The Body Boutique

Physics Library Redesign

Additional Work

Bernadette’s Ristorante






Allow me to introduce myself... Hello! My name is Mary Alesandrini, and I am so thankful that you are taking the time to look through some of my internship accomplishments and my best projects from my time as an Interior Architecture student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. This CIDA accredited program was extremely rigorous in its content and expectations. It gave me one of my toughest life challenges to date, as well as the opportunity to gain an understanding of the incredible responsibilities that an Interior Designer carries. This is my second degree - the first was obtained from the University of Connecticut as a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing. An in-depth understanding and fascination of psychology emerged from these studies, which is something I always consider in the application of the concepts, layouts, and aesthetics of my designs. For the better part of the last ten years, I worked in Information Technology as a Project Manager, Software Analyst, and Technical Training Specialist until receiving my Interior Design internship with Flad Architects. Closely working with customers for a decade taught me to place the needs of the users at the center of my thought process for each creation. My skills as a Project Manager also allow me to keep track of the many moving parts in a typical large project, including maintaining an awareness of timekeeping and budget. As a lifelong learner, my next steps are to begin the process of becoming a fully certified Interior Designer, as well as obtain LEED accreditation. I look forward to my career as an Interior Architect in this immensely exciting field!

Mary Alesandrini Interior Designer


(860) 227-1107

Portfolio on Issuu: https://bit.ly/2naFzFX


PROFILE I graduated with Highest Distinction from the CIDA-accredited Interior Architecture program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I hold a second undergraduate degree in Marketing, and have extensive experience in IT within Customer Service, Training, and Project Management roles. I am seeking a Commercial Interior Design position, and have a strong interest in the Hospitality and Workplace Design sectors.

Education The University of Wisconsin

June 2018 Flad Architects - Interior Design Intern to December 2018 Madison, WI Assisted with all interiors responsibilities mainly on a large clinic build out from the Design Development through Construction Administration phases, including a significant amount of finish selections and work within Revit. • • • • • •

Madison, WI Fall 2015 to December 2018

Determined functional requirements; providing programming and space planning, facilities planning and material selections, and specifications on projects to support all elements of interior design while teaming with lead Interior Designers. Created Revit documentation for all interior design-related project items (including millwork, walls, ceilings, floors, etc.). Researched materials and concepts to develop an in-depth knowledge of products. Assisted with project team coordination for finish plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction. Prepared presentation materials to communicate concepts during client presentations and project meetings. Contributed to implementation, coordination, and installation of interior design concepts on schedule and within budget.

September 2013 Insperity - Technical Training Specialist to May 2018 Fitchburg, WI Created external-facing Time and Attendance documentation and videos for client software training and support, reducing overall implementation time and providing a more professional, organized, and consistent experience to each customer.

Bachelor of Science: Interior Architeure Overall GPA: 3.963/4.0 Member of IIDA

The University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 2004-2008

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration Major: Marketing |Minor: Communication Overall GPA: 3.53/4.0

Member of National Collegiate Honors Society


Insperity - Senior Software Analyst June 2011 Fitchburg, WI to September 2013 Implemented Time and Attendance software for more than seventy-five clients across industries to help them to reduce labor costs, accurately handle complicated calculations and policies, and streamline payroll and HR processes. •


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Graduated with Highest Distinction


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Dean’s High Honors

Developed external training programs across software product channels, including videos, user guides, and supplemental handouts. Across all initiatives, these trainings consistently demonstrated professionalism, proper formatting, and correct grammar. Improved implementation and technical support efficiency and effectiveness through the refinement of existing training programs, content, and methods. Aligned technology training activities with the company’s goals and objectives to ensure achievement of revenue, growth, and implementation efficiency targets.

Led each project through every stage of an install, including Business Rules Review, Configuration, Training, Testing, Go-Live, and Support. Specialized in Insperity’s medium to large clients with demanding, intricate business considerations. Integrated our product with separate clock software, scheduling software, and payroll software. Worked seamlessly with all internal areas of the organization, including fellow Implementers, Project Managers, Sales Representatives, Support Teams, and Developers. Managed installs and client expectations to stay within project scope and established budget. Trained and mentored new employees to ready them for full-time Implementer positions.


December 2008 Epic - Project Manager to March 2011 Verona, WI Implemented Epic’s Professional Billing product for Children’s Hospital Boston, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Tampa General Hospital. Assisted in the implementations for Sisters of Mercy Health Systems, and Texas Children’s Hospital.


2 designs featured in Design 2016: Juried Design Concepts from Across Campus

3 designs featured in Design 2017: Annual Juried Exhibition, 6 designs featured in the Interior Architecture Showcase for CIDA review

Proficiencies Microsoft Office Adobe Suite

Revit AutoCAD


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Outlined objectives for project teams throughout year-long installs to meet deadlines, minimize scope creep, and keep the customer within budget. Monitored key business metrics throughout the revenue cycle to ensure that all monies were accounted for in Epic. Helped to reduce A/R days, produce accurate claims, and streamline data entry. Achieved four product certifications through Epic’s rigorous training programs, gaining expertise in many integrated areas, including Professional Billing, Cadence, Prelude, and MyChart. Communicated project status and concerns clearly with the CXO’s, finance directors, billing office managers, project managers, and physicians at the customer sites. Translated customer needs in order to build, test, and support the product.

Work Experience

Internship with

Flad Architects Named as a 2018 Interior Design Magazine’s Top 100 Giant

During the duration of the internship, I assisted on several projects, but mainly focused on a large clinic build out for UF Health from Design Development through Construction Administration.

I laid out the majority of non-exam rooms; including offices, calling centers, team rooms, large conference spaces, waiting rooms, a cafe, and more. Each area solved different sets of requirements from and for different users, and they all meet code including strict ADA requirements.

I also owned the layouts for the twenty restrooms, giving me an in-depth understanding of clearances, mounting heights, and partition types; as well as how to properly lay out all of the information on the Construction Documents.

I was heavily involved in finish selections, including researching options and finding/ordering samples, laying out Finish Plans in Revit, and fully documenting the details of the final selections in our internal tracking system.


1 0 2 Fall

the kohler art library

The Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the primary resource for materials and information regarding the visual arts of painting, drawing, design, architecture, photography, fashion, sculpture, graphic arts, and decorative arts. Though it is located in the same building as the Chazen Museum of Art and the Department of Art History, increasing its visibility to the community as well as its connection to the art endeavors on campus was beneficial. This library also houses one of the largest special collections of artists’ books in a public library in North America. To feature these books in the new design, considerations were made to ensure their protection. It was also essential to provide a range of zones supplied with the latest technologies to meet the needs of UW students, faculty, and the general public. These zones included individual and group work spaces, open conversation arrangements, flexible conference rooms, and several staff offices. A final goal was to create a feature display option element for rotating exhibits assembled by the staff. This design update needed to meet these needs within an environment that welcomed, delighted, and inspired.

...it was like a dream

The atmosphere seeks to evoke the otherworldly sensation that comes from becoming completely immersed in a good book or by gently falling into the depths of a beautiful art piece. This magical space where the ethral and whimsical breathe inspires a transformative experience in which creativity can freely blossom.

Maximizes seating while maintaining book storage After


KEY Stacks (Compact Shelving) Stacks (Fixed Shelviing) Offices Conference Rooms Computers/Technology Desking Open Seating Exhibit Space

The Future of the Art Library “A gateway to knowledge and a center for resources and ideas” (Appleton) has remained the quintessential purpose of a library throughout time. However, whereas a traditional library was once considered to be a place for storage and display of resources, today’s modern designs are focused on the needs of its people. This shift in thinking began a movement in many libraries to relocate books from library stacks to remote storage, compact shelving, or automatic retrieval systems off-site; replacing the increased space with studios, labs, innovative classrooms, and interactive environments full of the latest technology to maximize space and increase user knowledge. In turn, they attract more visitors and provide options for patrons to learn and collaborate in various settings. Libraries must also continue to be places where people can be connected with content in its original form. Serendipitous discovery remains an important lure of a library. In the case of an art library, it could be argued to be pivotal. “…this fight is about maintaining the close links between research, art, and the visceral act of discovery in the stacks. […] Removing books, special collections, and other primary materials from a library space often removes essential sources of inspiration from students’ immediate view” (Bond). The art library of the future, therefore, must strike an appropriate balance of these needs. In their piece about responding to new demands in library spaces, Appleton, Latimer, and Christie perfectly summarized this goal: “Ideally, art and design libraries are hybrid spaces that combine features of a gallery and a studio with the characteristics of a contemporary academic library. In doing this they fulfill their function as places for information and inspiration – where research and scholarship fuse with design and practice in a manner that encourages creativity, experimentation, and innovation.”

Reference/ Instruction Librarian Entrance

Exit Front Desk



Exhibit Space

Outdoor Patio

Tech Expert

Special Collections/ Remaining Microfiche & Audio-Visual Collection

Book Processing

Featured Special Collections

Conference Room B Conference Room A

Special Collections

Appleton, L., Latimer, K., & Christie, P. (n.d.). New, renovated and repurposed library spaces: Responding to new demands[PDF]. Bond, S. E. (2018, March 28). The Disappearance of Books Threatens to Erode Fine Arts Libraries. Retrieved November 28, 2018, from https://hyperallergic.com/433583/fine-arts-libraries-books-disappearing/ Brown, S., Bennett, C., Henson, B., & Valk, A. (2014, September). Next-Gen Learning Spaces[PDF]. Association of Research Libraries. Lippincott, J. K. (n.d.). The Link to Content in 21st-Century Libraries[PDF]. E-Content.

The custom-designed exhibit display descends from the ceiling in the middle of the space as an art piece in its own right. It is made to be viewed from all sides from a seated or standing position. Using sturdy threaded rods and bolts to suspend the different sized platforms, it is as functional as it is beautiful.

Windowed entry doors creates visibility into space

Main offices placed adjacent to front desk improves proximity and views to most important areas

This new floor plan mimics a restaurant with a lounge. The concepts in Hospitality Design have become pervasive in many of today’s projects. It is a familiar space that invites exploration and excitement in a familiar surrounding.

Relocated sink enables catering and break room usage opportunities

Collapsible wall opens to create one large 30+ person conference space

Added patio increases awareness of library to those passing by Various table sizes and seating options allow for different types of work to be comfortably accomplished Custom exhibit display surrounded by relaxed seating increases conversation and energy in center of space Accessible special collections located in highly visible location protects books from vandalism


The Parti diagram depicts: Three major features in the center of the library | Significant traffic patterns | Important views in the space

Creating unique, casual seating options encourages users of the library to more freely explore and learn.

As the primary users of the library found inspiration from the library’s rare special collection materials, making a dedicated location for visitors to freely explore a rotating selection of them in view of the front desk and main staff was an important design goal. This ultra-dreamy open space at the back of the room sits atop a semi-transparent glass floor and features a glass table and acrylic chairs, allowing the focus to gaze solely on the books.

Key Furniture Selections

Hightower - Flower

Hightower - Plasma

Hightower - Nest

Hightower - Chester

Hightower - Kilo

Herman Miller - Plex Worktable

Hightower - Kona Lounge

Hightower - K2

Hightower - Insula

Hightower -True Love

Hightower - Gimbal Rocker

“Dreams, this mysterious world of the subconscious, this other dimension that made it out of the suffocating hands of time. It’s this fuzzy realm of stories in all genres - one starts and one ends in a matter of seconds or minutes that feel like hours; for time has no word here and neither do you.” -Jihad Mahmoud

FALL 2018


The UW – Madison’s Facilities Master Plan dictated that several main areas across campus make updates to buildings to remain or become current using provided funding. One such space was the Physics library on the fourth floor of Chamberlin Hall. The renovations were to begin the following summer and be completed by the fall of 2020, by which time it would house the books from Physics, Astronomy, and Math, and be a place for over 69 students and professors, 1-2 librarians, the head of the library, and an assistant. Three weeks were provided to complete a design for this new science library.

TO DO: Ensure the space comfortably accommodates students and faculty from Physics, Math, and Astronomy departments Reduce the size of the front desk while increasing appropriate storage Fix acoustical issues presented by a loud entrance and high ceilings Create a better space for the assistant Take advantage of the tall space and decrease blank walls Improve wayfinding to the library

MISSION STATEMENT: Create a futuristic and welcoming oasis in the Chamberlin Hall Library that supports the various ways that each individual may wish to use the space.

Reduced stacks by 20-30% as requested, maximized seating options, repositioned the offices and front desk for better use of space, and created conference areas.

High acoustic clouds against a midnight blue backdrop mimics a starry night and reduces sound transfer issues. An art installation of Newton’s Cradle, a large mural of book pages, and vertically positioned lights emphasize high ceilings. A custom bench with the numbers in Pi create a casual seating area.





A smaller desk comfortably fits two librarians. It is positioned adjacent to a more adequate assistant space and provides sight lines through both the lower and upper levels of the library. The front doors are updated to reduce noise and entice passersby into the space.

Armstrong’s Woodworks Grille ceiling/wall applications’ high NRC is used to dampen noise from the front door. A TV projects pertinent information for the Physics, Math, and Astronomy departments.

Seating is placed next to windows to generate interest from the hallway. As the head librarian loved plants, a live plant is incorporated. There was also a collaboration area with Herman Miller’s Spun Chair for active learning, and Armstrong’s Metalworks Blades are used to quiet the area.

Conference spaces with collapsible walls are under the balcony with a semi-opaque treatment for privacy. A printer station is located under the see-through staircase. Custom-designed book shelves flank the side walls. Armstrong’s Woodworks Grille and Ultima ceiling tile is used here.

The mezzanine was the student’s favorite place to work, so seating is maximized using a countertop that overlooks the library. A telescope is placed for views out of the high windows especially for the Astronomy students. Along the back wall are Herman Miller’s Private Office Landscapes for heads down work with fabric walls to improve acoustics.

Bernadette’s Madison’s New York I talian Restaurant


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Mom is in the kitchen with a wooden spoon, stirring a spaghetti sauce that has been slowly simmering from morning ‘till night. You can’t rush perfection. Her large, hungry Italian family all eagerly sits down at a worn wooden table. As the enticing smell of food fills the air, so does a tangible excitement and love. At Bernadette’s, we wish this experience for our diners each and every day. Our family invites you to join us for your next home cooked meal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The objective for this project was to create a restaurant or hotel lobby on the floor and/or basement of a given building in downtown Madison. Space and code considerations were made based on research on buildings with similar functions, and a large construction document set was produced. Branding, menu creation, a video, and a presentation of a “sensory element” were also included. I chose to create a restaurant inspired by my mother, Bernadette, who passed away when I was young. This became my first deep dive into ensuring that each design decision had purpose.

Space Considerations

Lunch dining Formal dining Bar/Lounge restrooms Bar restrooms Main Maitre D’Station Maitre D’Station Entertainment Coat storage Elevator/Stairs


primary adjacency secondary adjacency undesirable adjacency

Restrooms Stage

Lunch dining

Dining/Kitchen and Storage/Bar and Lounge - The main reasons why people would come to Bernadette’s, it was critical to make these spaces the largest to fill them with guests and staff. Stage - A featured entertainment stage with a baby grand piano a nod to Bernadette’s older brother - was a must to bring people to the lounge in the evening and draw talented jazz artists from all aroud the Midwest to the restaurant. Another, smaller piano, was placed downstairs to create a pleasant, romantic mood for the diners and a nice focal point.


Maitre D’ Upstairs Entrance Kitchen/ Storage Wine Maitre D’ Downstairs

Wine Cellar - Wine is a staple in Italian dining, and Bernadette’s was to boast the most comprehensive collections of Italian wines in Madison in one of the most beautiful cellars around. Restrooms

The Practical - To bridge the gap between the two floors, much of the square footage was dedicated to stairs, emergency exits, hallways, an elevator, and Maitre D’ stations.


Formal Dining room

Interior Design with a Purpose Bernadette grew up with four boys, then had three boys of her own before her only girl. Colors are therefore darker and leather is used liberally with delicate pink and floral pattern accents. She grew up in Queens, New York in the 1940’s when the Italian mafia was active. A photo from a mafia hit from an Italian restaurant in that time period generated the idea for the use of Thonet chairs in the cafe. Tile floors and items such as beautiful crystal lighting and wine carafes were chosen to remain consistent with classic New York Italian restaurants. The use of wood was inspired by the wine boxes in her family’s basement that held her family’s favorite wine, Bolla’s Valpolacella. An entire wine cellar was also created to house the best Italian wines.

Delight the Senses “Scarpetta”

Samples of Bernadette’s spaghetti sauce were brought in for the final presentation. Attendees were asked to imagine that they had finished their pasta and just this bit of sauce remained. With their last piece of bread, they would scoop it up the last of it and clean their plate. This process is known in Italian as “scarpetta”.

The light of Willy Street pours in the front windows of Bernie’s Cafe and Lounge during lunch hours where famous grinders and NY pizza slices are served up to oldies on the jukebox. In the evening, the space transforms to the place to enjoy your favorite cocktails and catch the best jazz artists Madison has to offer. Descend the featured staircase for dinner. A custom bar is a feature element in the cafe. A long bench of pink suede beneath the hallway windows maximizes seating that has a view of the stage.

The expansive wine cellar and main dining room is where your memorable dining experience begins. Laugh with family and friends or come get to know someone new as you indulge in carafes of wine and oversized portions of traditional New York Italian food. When the meal is complete, sink comfortably into your seat and continue those great conversations while the live pianist carries you through the end of the evening.

The entrance to the main dining is designed to impress, as well as to be a place where a glass of wine can be shared as one would in an Italian winery. The building’s original stone walls remained exposed as it helps to create an optimal environment for wine. Comfortable circular leather booths are featured in the center of the space, standard square standalone tables are scattered throughout the room, and long bench seating is located along the west wall for tables that can be easily combined to accommodate larger groups.






A 15,000 sq ft Medical Office Steelcase provided the challenge to create a medical office given an existing 15,000 sq ft space in Seattle and a fictitious medical group called “Next�. This solution provided a fresh, airy respite from the bustling city within a functional setting that supported their culture of innovation, flexibility, collaboration, and positivity.

A focus on creativity and a team-based innovation process leads to improved problem-solving, growth, and a competitive edge in the growing marketplace. Spaces were included to encourage impromptu collaboration, and areas for socialization were blended with areas for individual focus and rejuvination. The most advanced technology was used in meeting spaces to easily share, create, and innovate.

Poor health negatively affects individual performance and an orgnanization’s success, so it is critical to address employees’ physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being in the workplace. Increased opportunities for movement in the workplace are created through functional inconvenience. Staff and patients alike are treated to spaces for relaxation and reinvigoration with biophilic elements and a relaxing, uplifting color palette to increase the connection to nature and assist in creating a calm, positive atmosphere.

More than one-third of the workers in 17 of the world’s most important economies are disengaged (Steelcase). Organizations with a higher employee engagement experience greater productivity and profitability, lower turnover, less absenteesm, and fewer safety incidents. Options are provided for employees to change postures and places throughout the day from upright to lounging and bustiling to quiet. Thoughtful partitions and dedicated zones provide the ability for focused work, whether individually or in groups. Thoughtful varied lighting is used to reduce eye strain, energize, boost positive feelings, and shorten recovery time in accordance with Well building standards, and acoustics for privacy considerations are addressed through the application of wall and ceiling solutions.

The layout of the floor plan separates and seamlessly integrates patient and staff zones, with exam rooms located in the middle and spaces for staff on either side. This encourages movement of the employees throughout the day.

- Wayfinding is considered through the use of feature walls and lighting, as well as organizing the floor plan to allow for the views from the windows of Mt. Rainer and the city of Seattle to lead the visitor down each main hallway. - Great care was taken to support privacy of health information while still maintaining a feeling of openness and transparency. Achieved through the use of semi-transparent wall systems, clerestory windows, and consideration of each view from within the corridors, NEXT Seattle feels safe but accessible. - The exam, consult, massage, and acupuncture rooms were arguably one of the most important areas to consider. Each is laid out with comfortable seating for the patient and their family, information sharing ability using white boards and TVs, and thoughtful furniture for the doctors and nurses to connect to patients at eye-level. - A docking station is located just outside of each patient room block for pre-visit information review and post-visit notations.

Staff’s private and semi-private booths along the North boast views of nature outside and green plants inside for a welcome respite from the day.

Sandwiched in between entrances for the most used staff rooms is a space for impromptu collaboration to encourage innovation.

As seminars are provided for patients after hours in the Work Cafe, its entrance is located directly across from the Waiting Room door.

Mt. Rainer Large Conference

Open Office Education Open Office

Waiting/ Collaboration

Shared Office Resource


Shared Office Medium Conference



Impromptu Meeting

Work Cafe


Staff Entrance Exam



Whiteboards on wheels are stored in the open office for daily problem-solving.


Acupuncture/ Massage




Downtown Seattle


Exam rooms are in the center of the floor plan as the patients’ care is at the heart of NEXT.

Patient Entrance to Reception

Restroom Waiting Education

Patients must pass a health education area when walking to the waiting room. With no seats along the South wall, patients can more privately browse the information.

The Waiting Room leads patients into the space with views of Seattle and features windows into the clinic hallway to reduce fear and anxiety.

The Design Lab Spring 2017

A practice in design-thinking, this special opportunity allowed for work with Dean Soyeon Shim to redesign a major area of the School of Human Ecology to become a space: * Which served as cafe overflow for the nearby Robin’s Nest Cafe * That featured a prominent donor wall * For professors to hold classes in design thinking * For students to collaborate * For the dean to hold functions/gatherings/celebrations

The Big Ideas Exploration: Foster an environment for experimental learning. Inspiration: Provide the activities and structure to inspire. Collaboration: Create a space for support and group thought. Innovation: Encourage exciting, cutting-edge ideas. Identity: Infuse personalized, authentic, and representative design.

The concept This concept boasts an open, bright design, which incorporates much of the aesthetic that has already been established within the Robin’s Nest Cafe. It features movable furniture and partitions to allow the area to become one open space for hosting functions, or two to three separate spaces for professors to teach and students to innovate.

How might we? statement How might we create an authentic environment that is magnetic, promotes experimentation and collaboration, and empowers UW students and faculty to practice explorative learning?

* The Design Lab was a small group project. While the concepts, floor plan, and final presentation were shared, All Revit work and text in the following pages are my own.

Visitors are welcomed by a beautifully curved donor wall which mimics the design of the One Hundred Wall on the second floor of SoHE. An anchored seating area for Robin’s Nest Cafe traffic overflow flanks the east wall across from an entrance to a small conference area, and can be closed off from the remainder of the space with a collapsible glass partition wall.

The cave is a fun feature behind the donor wall with a lower ceiling, casual seating, and a large chalkboard for brainstorming. Visual access through the conference room keeps the entire space feeling open and accessible.

The side room is delineated by a pull out, two-sided whiteboard partition. Inside, high tables with stools are surrounded by the custom-designed whiteboard track. A Post-It Note wall brings a punch of color to the smaller space.

“We must design for the way people behave, not for how we would wish them to behave.�

Donald A. Norman

The largest room of the three, the area at the back of the space has personal whiteboards, various art supplies to inspire creativity, and movable desks that fit together into groups for quick collaboration.


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The Historic Horse Barn

The University of Wisconsin - Madison’s campus’ underused historic Horse Barn was to be transformed into a conference center and apartments for visiting international scholars, artists, researchers, and professors to live and work for over an extended time period. Incorporating universal design principals, this design honored the historic qualities of the building while celebrating its new purpose.

Exploration of the Space

This project required both residential and commercial space planning.

2 Bed Apt

1 Bed Apt


Kitchen Bed 1

1 Bed Apt


Bed 1





1 Bed Apt

1 Bed Apt




Bed 2

2 Bed Apt Stair 2

Entrance 2

Meeting Room

Conference Room


Lounge Elevator

ADA Bathrooms

Lobby Stair 1

Office Entrance 1

All Spaces

2 Bedroom Apartment

Main Entrance

Master Suite

Second Entrance

2nd Bedroom/Office

Lobby Office Elevator Main Stairway Second Stairway Conference Room

Bath Foyer Laundry Dining Room Kitchen Living Room

Large Meeting Room Lounge Janitor Closet ADA Bathrooms Apartments

KEY Primary Adjacency Secondary Adjacency Undesirable Adjacency

First Floor Layouts

Traditional elements like wainscoting and floral patterned arm chairs were included to make the lobby feel like a home that one would find at the time that the horse barn was originally constructed.

Bedroom 2 Office

ADA Bathrooms


Conference Room

Janitor’s Closet

Bedroom 1 Laundry

door replaced by window

Primary Entrance

Large Meeting Room 2 Bedroom Apartment




Living Elevator

door removed

Entrance Secondary Entrance

drywall added behind doors

Conference Room

Large Meeting Room


door replaced by window

Tertiary Entrance

2 Bedroom Apartment Office

Janitor’s Closet


ADA Bathrooms Secondary Entrance

Primary Entrance

drywall added behind door

Bedroom 2

Large Meeting Room

door replaced by window


ADA Bathrooms

Bathroom/ Laundry

Janitor’s Closet

Primary Entrance

Bedroom 1

Living Lobby


Conference Room


2 Bedroom Apartment


door removed

Entrance Secondary Entrance

drywall added behind door

Second Floor Layouts

1 Bedroom Apartment Living Bedroom

1 Bedroom Apartment

1 Bedroom Apartment


Bathroom/ Laundry Dining


2 Bedroom Apartment

1 Bedroom Apartment Lounge


1 Bedroom Apartment Kitchen Bedroom


1 Bedroom Apartment


2 Bedroom Apartment

1 Bedroom Apartment

Bathroom/ Laundry Entrance



1 Bedroom Apartment

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 1

1 Bedroom Apartment 1 Bedroom Apartment

Bathroom/ Laundry


Elevator Entrance

2 Bedroom Apartment

Lounge Dining Entrance

Bathroom/ Laundry 1 Bedroom Apartment Living Bedroom

Kitchen Dining


The rustic charm of the original Farm Barn remains through the use of reclaimed wood and distressed finishes, juxtaposed by industrial features of oilrubbed bronze and worn metal. This high-end aesthetic that is both modern and timeless, results in an atmosphere that is welcoming, warm, and inspiring.

Electrical Plan

Legend Audible/Visible f ire alarm Fire extinguisher Smoke Detector Ceiling-mounted exit sign Wall-mounted exit sign Wall-mounted emergency light with battery backup

Notes 1. 1-hour fire rated partitions: Public corridors, large meeting room, and conference room 2. An audio/visual fire signal device is mounted between 6’-8” to 7’-6” A FF 3. Emergency illumination will be provided for a minimum of 1.5 hours in the event of a f ailu re of normal lighting

Life Safety and Emergency Egress Notes 1. All sw itches 40” AFF

Legend 7. Kitchen countertop outlets 44” A FF

2. Recessed can lights 4”

8. Kitchen island outlets 18” A FF

3. Kitchen island pendants 72” AFF

9. GFCI outlets in bathrooms

4. Dining room chandelier 66” AFF

10. Bathroom outlets 44” AFF (OC)

5. LED strip lights 102” AFF

11. Bathroom wall sconces 84” A FF

6. All outlets 18” A FF (OC) unless otherwise noted

12. Bathroom fan lights covered/waterproof

Surface-mounted ceiling light Pendant light Chandelier Wall sconce Recessed can light Covered can light Bathroom fan/light (covered) LED strip light Under cabinet lighting Switch 3-Way sw itch Dimmable switch Duplex receptacle 220V receptacle Floor-mounted receptacle

This project was our first look into elevations and furniture selection, as well as ensuring we considered the sustainable properties of our choices, a part of an interior designer’s job that is of the utmost importance for our environment.

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The Body Boutique

For this early exploration of Revit, we were given an open-ended task of creating a standalone retail store that sold high-end products

The Body Boutique offers beautiful lingerie in a comfortable, luxurious environment. The visitors to this store are surrounded by plush materials in rich colors that transport them to a place that feels like their very own, private bedroom.

The cash wrap is designed to look like a bed that has been turned on its end.

Featured merchandise is organized in to cases by the feeling that the lingerie evokes and by color along the back wall for a refreshing way to shop. The lingerie and display cases are created using Revit 3D modeling.

back room storage entrance fitting room attendant station fitting room entrance location leads shoppers through store

main display cases arranged by mood


fitting room layout prioritizes privacy


lingerie by color for ease of shopping female bust marble statue and seating for instagram-worthy moments

wall serves as cash wrap storage, store name signage seen from outside, and a privacy shield for shoppers from passerbys

a fitting room has a gorgeous carpeted runway, which invites the shopper to confidently "strut their stuff" in their upcoming purchases and encourage positive body image.

Additional Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Office Remodel FALL 2016

This design bridged the gap between the historic qualities of Bascom Hall and the modern amenities that today’s workplace demands. Current users of the space were interviewed, historic remodels were researched, a custom, ADA-accessible desk was designed, and SketchUp software was used to produce the final renderings.

CAD 3D Modeling FALL 2016

Used CAD to create: * * * * * * * *

Custom office floor plan Desk and task chair Adjustable cabinet Guest/Side chair Sofa Table lamp and sconce Lava lamp, vases, and side table Coat rack, magazine holder, and clock

Renderings, Artwork, and Perspectives FALL 2016 - SPRING 2017



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Interior Design Portfolio - Mary Alesandrini  

Highlights interior architecture projects from my time at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and beyond. Includes designs in the areas of...

Interior Design Portfolio - Mary Alesandrini  

Highlights interior architecture projects from my time at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and beyond. Includes designs in the areas of...