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Rachel Armstrong - Interior Design -


“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you” -Grace Coddington

About Me


Hi! My name is Rachel Armstrong and I am in the CIDA accredited Interior Design program at Iowa State University. I became interested in design and construction when I was young, while my dad was building our house, I followed him around observing the building process. As I make my way through college, I am learning that there is a tremendous amount of detail in the design of a building. I have grown as a designer, gaining a new appreciation for multiple artforms and the practice of them. Another fun fact about me is that my biggest passion currently is bringing biophilia into the interiors. I have been working to expand my knowledge of horticulture and its benefits.


Table of Contents


Next Office Commercial Design 1

Vida del Sol Healthcare Design 13

Sanofi Commerical Design 21

Brass Retail Design 25

Resume 31


NEXT “To Design you must first look at nature” - Frank Lloyd Wright

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The NEXT Office Space will break down “Burolandschaft�, or the office landscape by using a combination of urban elements and natural environments. Inspired by their ever changing state; the space will blend technology and biophilia, the innate tendancy to love living things. This blending will develop the hygge of the space. Elements such as lavender and copper will be key for maintaining urbanism while invoking the health benefits of biophilia.

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Ecosystem of Zones 1. Meeting Zone

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2. Resource Zone 3. Resident Zone 4. Nomadic Zone 5. Social Zone

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MEETING PHONE

HUDDLE

WORKCAFE

PRIVATE OFFICE

HUDDLE

RESOURCES

MEETING

PHONE/HUDDLE

HUDDLE PHONE

CONNECT

OPEN OFFICE MEETING

PITCH

PHONE

RECEPTION

CONNECT WALL

RECEPTION

Initial Bubble Diagram 3

CAFE

VR FOCAL

NOMADIC OPEN OFFICE

WELLNESS HUDDLE


Rendered Floorplan 4


Daylighting and Circulation

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Focal Wall Elevation

Reception Elevation

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7 Focal Wall Rendering


Trigger Space Rendering 8


9 Open Office Rendering


Conference Rendering 10


11 Living Wall Rendering


Rejuvenation Rendering 12


Vida del Sol

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Vida del Sol complements and enhances its tropical surroundings. Uniting individual and common spaces to create a luxurious, tranquil environment that reenergizes and employing advanced technology will support the dynamic and active community. Using complimentary color, texture, scale, and materials will achieve this balance.

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Floorplan

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Reflected Ceiling Plan


Jack & Jill Bathroom Elevation

Kitchen Elevation

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17 Living Room Rendering


Kitchen Rendering 18


19 Bedroom Rendering


Office Rendering 20


Sanofi

Design Charette 21


The Sanofi Pharmaceutical Company in Seoul embraces the continued essence of the Sanofi brand. This will be achieved by focusing on the company’s roots while grounding itself with the local culture. The office space will blend clean, linear elements with biophilic features. Splashes of color such as white, purple and green will be key to maintaining the essence of the Sanofi aesthetic while re-invoking and grounding the company background.

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48F Floorplan

49F Floorplan 23


Office Rendering 24


Brass

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For this retail project the goal was to design a flagship store for an existing online store, Brass. This store will feel welcoming, and be an exciting experience that will encourage people to visit our flagship storefront. The concept was to combine beauty and purpose in a timeless fashion. To evoked the classic nature of the product, we utilized rose-gold metallics, black and white marble finishes, and high contrast simple forms. Strategic displays using a variety of female body types shows the ease of access to professional and everyday attire.

Team Project with Nastassja DeGarmo 26


Reflected Ceiling

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Floor Plan


Bathroom Elevation

Cash Wrap Elevation

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Hand Drawn Dressing Room Section

Hand Drawn Break Room Section

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Fitting Room/Sales Floor Section

Kitchen/Sales Floor Section

Cash Wrap Section

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Rachel Armstrong Interior Design Contact Information rachel_t_armstrong@msn.com 1217 Mayfield Drive, #210, Ames, IA

Education BFA Interior Design, CIDA accredited, Iowa State University,

Ames, IA, expected graduation May 2019 Minor: Entrepreneurial Studies; Iowa State University, 515-639-6074 Ames, IA, Business Management, expected graduation May 2019 DMACC, Ankeny, IA, August 2013-May 2015

References

Kris Evans Principal Interior Designer, Buxton Kubik Dodd 417-890-5543 kevans@bk-dc.com Paula Streeter Lecturer Art and Visual Culture 1-515-451-7933 paulas@iastate.edu Mike Ford Lecturer Interior Design 515-294-7606 msford@iastate.edu

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Awards/Honors IFMA Scholar Recipient, 2018 Dean’s List, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Cardinal Leadership Scholarship Award, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; August 2015 - Present ISU Grant, Iowa State University; August 2015

Activities IIDA, International Interior Design Association, 2018-2019 IDSA, Interior Design Student Association, 2018-2019 Phi Sigma Pi, Iowa State Honors Fraternity, Social Media Chair, Historian; Iowa State University 2015 - 2016 Orchesis 2, Dancer, Iowa State University, 2015 Susan B. Koman Race for the Cure, Volunteer, Des Moines, IA, 2011-2014


Profile I am a small town girl who loves nature, a desire to achieve LEED certification, and GREEN Buiding status and incorporate these skills into my designs has always been a part of my passion for Interior Design. Recently this love of nature has manifested into a passion for biophilia, the innate tendancy to love all living things. This includes expanding my knowledge about horticulture and incorporating that into the interior environment where appropriate.

Interests Photography Watercolor Painting Horticulture Event Planning Interior Design Volunteer Work

Skills AutoCad Architecture Revit Adobe Suite Hand Rendering Watercolor Painting

Work Experience CSC

Ames, IA, Dec. 2017 - Present, Event Staff and Security; Provided crowd control, conflict resolution, public safety

Buxton Kubik Dodd

Springfield, MO, May 2018 - July 2018 - Interior Design Intern; Ordered of samples, created floorplans, material selections, and construction drawings, client presentations

Hy-Vee

Ankeny/Ames/Winterset, IA, March 2015 -Dec. 2017, Delicatessen and Server; Provided excellent customer service including conflict management and resolution, trained new employees

Iowa State University

Ames, IA, August 2016-August 2018; Destination Iowa State Team Leader; Guide new students to college life.

Related Courses Intro to Engineering Trigonometry Sociology & Psychology Economics Horticulture

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Thank You

Profile for Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong Commercial Portfolio  

Here is a selection of the work I have done up until this point at Iowa State University.

Rachel Armstrong Commercial Portfolio  

Here is a selection of the work I have done up until this point at Iowa State University.

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