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INTERIOR DESIGN: How To Approach a Blank Space By Jesse Fosson
is moving in: WHAT’s your purpose: 1 WHO Always consider WHO will be 2 WHAT will the space be used using this space. Designing for the end user may be the most critical factor when developing a design. A lion doesn’t want to live in a fish tank.
your STYLE: 3 Own Your first impression of
someone is always what you remember about a person; the same thing goes for your space and design STYLE. Always look at the latest trends, not to copy, but for design inspiration. Don’t be a follower when it comes to trends! Bring your personality out into your own design and let your style be the new trend.
for? Think about the day-today activity in this space. Is this a high traffic room or an occasional space for special gatherings? Design is not just about the aesthetics - it’s also about the purpose and functionality.
Show the DETAILS: 4 Sometimes some of the most
incredible features in a space can be right under your nose. Look for architectural DETAILS that already exist in your space. Bring out the true character of the space and don’t cover it with makeup.
UNIQUE: 5 Be Take a risk. Have something
UNIQUE in your design that will stand out. Challenge yourself to bring one piece into your design that will be the icebreaker or conversation starter. Be the designer that leaves them talking when you leave the room. Jesse is one of RPA’s Interior Designers with a passion for design. He is experienced in developing well designed spaces, producing construction drawings and finish/furniture selections. Jesse has experience working on various types of projects including corporate office, healthcare, retail, and distribution facilities. Jesse is well versed in Revit, CAD, Google Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite.
GF Linamar Fletcher, North Carolina 270,845 SF
When Georg Fischer and Linamar teamed up to create a new facility combining their specialties, their contractor (Evans General Contractors) contacted Randall-Paulson Architects to design their new facility outside of Asheville, North Carolina. The joint venture combines their respective expertise in casting and machining in the new facility built to contain their aluminum magnesium high pressure die casting production. This machine will produce lightweight powertrain and structural components for the automotive industry. Their new building in Fletcher will cooperate with the other facilities in Asia and Europe to meet the demand for integrated casting solutions. Additional project features include: ■ 50+ ton bridge cranes ■ Large equipment mezzanine ■ 17,000 SF office with elegant curtainwall accents ■ Rainwater harvesting ■ LEED Silver anticipated ■ Over 225,000 SF of factory space with an 11,230 SF mezzanine for machine control equipment
■ Hazardous chemical storage room ■ 55 acre site with the potential for expansion to more than double the size of the new facility ■ Load bearing CMU masonry guardhouse ■ Waste water treatment plant
OUR PEOPLE Sabrina Heard, CDFA was named an Associate at Randall-Paulson Architects in April of this year! Sabrina has almost twenty years of administrative experience with fourteen of those years in the architectural industry. She started out as a Studio Assistant for the Architects at RPA assisting with construction management, processing construction documents and administrative help with construction contract administration.
We said â€œBon Voyageâ€? to Jim Musgraves as he retired and set sail on The Great Loop with his wife, Regina. Jim is currently on a year-long cruise with his wife, Regina, on their boat - Blue Ayes. This will be a 6,500 mile trip known as The Great Loop which circles the eastern half of the United States.
PASSING THE ARE
Keep up with Jim here: www.floatmyboat2013.blogspot.com
to David Krogh (L) and Ben Trusty (R) for passing the ARE to become our newest Registered Architects. Both were subsequently promoted to Senior Project Architects
WELCOME to the team! Gianna Sutherland
Design Team Promotions
Brenton Klopp - Senior 3D Specialist Sara de Vallette - Graduate Designer II Daniela Rey - Junior Project Leader Jesse Fosson - Junior Project Leader Anna Gosselin - Junior Project Leader
Brenton Klopp for acquiring his prestigious 5SRW certification. 5SRW is the acronym for 5-Step Render Workflow. It is a method created by world-renowned CGWorld in collaboration with several accredited instructors. 5SRW is a photographic approach to rendering using V-ray in 5 steps. The five steps include framing, light balance, materials, final render setup, and post production. Brenton utilized this 5-Step technique to produce his final exam project imagery, included above. Brenton is one of only thirteen people in the United States to receive this certification.
AROUND THE OFFICE
Randall-Paulson Architects project - OxBlue - was named a finalist in the 2017 AIA Georgia Design Awards.
2018 will be a big year for RPA. As we continue to grow our staff, we are planning a large office renovation to include new work spaces, an updated break room, and a lounge/conference room combo.
KeHE Distribution Center in Douglasville, Georgia was awarded LEED Silver certification.
2018 also marks the firmâ€™s 25th anniversary, so be sure to look out for exciting things on our social media! RPA will also continue to grow our newest sectors: Healthcare Graphic Design Visualization
Liberty Business Center in Buford, Georgia was awarded LEED Silver certification.
Randall-Paulson Architects reclaimed the Bowling for Boobs championship title this year benefitting Susan G. Komen.
RPA was honored with the CANbassador Award by Canstruction Atlanta for our continued involvement through the years.
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CASES OF WATER
Joseph & Sara Caring for Vets
CASES OF WATER TO AID HURRICANE VICTIMS
ROOM MAKEOVER FOR SUNSHINE ON A RANNEY DAY
BOXES FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
MONTHLY STEM DAYS WITH RIVER EVES ELEMENTARY
ROSWELL MILL PARK CLEANUP
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Randall-Paulson Architects winter 2017 newsletter