Rachel Armstrong - Interior Design -
“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you” -Grace Coddington
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
NEXT “To Design you must first look at nature” - Frank Lloyd Wright
The NEXT Office Space will break down â€œBurolandschaftâ€?, 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.
Ecosystem of Zones 1. Meeting Zone
2. Resource Zone 3. Resident Zone 4. Nomadic Zone 5. Social Zone
OPEN OFFICE MEETING
Initial Bubble Diagram 3
NOMADIC OPEN OFFICE
Rendered Floorplan 4
Daylighting and Circulation
Focal Wall Elevation
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
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.
Reflected Ceiling Plan
Jack & Jill Bathroom Elevation
17 Living Room Rendering
Kitchen Rendering 18
19 Bedroom Rendering
Office Rendering 20
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 companyâ€™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.
49F Floorplan 23
Office Rendering 24
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
Cash Wrap Elevation
Hand Drawn Dressing Room Section
Hand Drawn Break Room Section
Fitting Room/Sales Floor Section
Kitchen/Sales Floor Section
Cash Wrap Section
Rachel Armstrong Interior Design Contact Information firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Kris Evans Principal Interior Designer, Buxton Kubik Dodd 417-890-5543 email@example.com Paula Streeter Lecturer Art and Visual Culture 1-515-451-7933 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Ford Lecturer Interior Design 515-294-7606 email@example.com
Awards/Honors IFMA Scholar Recipient, 2018 Deanâ€™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
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
Here is a selection of the work I have done up until this point at Iowa State University.