SAMANTHA EKLUND PORTFOLIO: A COLLEGIATE COLLECTION
Current Address 5505 108 th Street Lubbock, TX 79424
The Independent School Wichita, KS Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX Bachelor of Interior Design and Minor in Architecture Master of Science in Environmental Design
Permanent Address 1508 South Creekside Lane Wichita, KS 67230
2009 2013 GPA: 3.5 2015
GAP Inc. Wichita, KS and Lubbock, TX April 2008 – Present Sales Associate • Set up the store and displays for the new units received every two weeks • Received multiple awards for excellent service, sales goals, and brand credit card acquisitions • Was offered several managerial positions First United Methodist Church Shallowater, TX August 2009 – Present Sunday School Teacher • Planned and taught class on Sundays and Wednesdays for ages newborn to 5 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX April 2012 – Present Interiors Assistant in the Planning, Design, and Construction Office of the Physical Plant • Managed all Interior Design projects in Amarillo, El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Abilene, and Lubbock • Responsible for selecting the building standards for furniture, paint, flooring, etc., on all campuses • Highly productive and creative problem-solver who rapidly adapts to changing commands
Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD) Lighting Systems Collaboration Architectural Construction Interior Rendering – Hand and Computer Aided Product Design History of World Architecture Interior Materials Drafting Space Planning Programming Construction Documents Photography
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Awards and Recognitions:
International Interior Design Association Lubbock, TX Historian and Webmaster
2009 – Present 2010 – 2011
Alpha Phi Sorority Lubbock, TX Chair of Sisterhood Events Webmaster
2009 - Present 2009 – 2010 2010 – 2011
Texas Association for Interior Designers Lubbock, TX Member
2009 - Present
Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society Lubbock, TX Initiate
2010 – Present
College Republicans of Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX Member
2011 – Present
President’s List 2011 Dean’s Honor List 2010 and 2012 Texas Tech University Allred Human Science Scholar Texas Tech University Erwin Human Science Scholar Texas Tech University Billie Wolfe Human Science Scholar Texas Tech University Department of Design Scholar Texas Tech University Human Science Design Scholar Texas Tech University Interior Design Outstanding Senior Nominee
COLLABORATION STUDIO Concept Statement MOTION: the action or process of moving or of changing place or position; movement A community node, that will convey motion and speed through the study of formal and informal forces of cultures colliding, creates the basis for our design. The motions created by the subway lines, the city street grids, main highways, pedestrian routes and positive/negative built environment come together to diagram the everyday speed and movement of the residents of Boston, Massachusetts. This graphically demonstrates Boston as a City of Motion.
Schematic Blocking Diagram
Floor Plan of Existing Building
Floor Plan of New Building
View of Bar
View of Restaurant
Gallery Space of New Building
Open Market of New Building
View of Classroom
Entry of Existing Building
DIAGRAMMATIC ANALYSIS OF EXISTING BUILDING Amsterdam’s Open Air School consists of a four-story square almost entirely glazed placed diagonally on the site. The whole effect of the effect of the building was that of a “transparent sparkling crystal.” The school, built in 1928, has become an iconic school building and has inspired many architects to bring light into educational buildings.
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Labeled Section Cut
5’-0”x3’-6”x3” Glass Panel 4’4”x2’8”x1” Steel Framed Pivoted Windows 4.5”x3.5” Steel Mullion Low Concrete Parapet Wall Concrete Covered Steel Column Concrete Covered Steel Beams 10” Concrete Slab with Central Heating Pipes
3D Force Diagram Model
Loads Tensile Forces Compressive Forces Resistive Forces Lateral Forces
DIAGRAMMATIC ANALYSIS OF EXISTING BUILDING
This series of images shows the importance of the columns, their spacing, and the importance of how the tapers help to direct the forces.
This series of images shows the importance of the tapers, and what would happen without them.
The lock is used as a weight to show the structural loads of the above floors (not yet installed).
The two orange tapers on the second floor are removable.
When the two corner columns are removed, there is not enough support for the floor to cantilever, and it fails.
Once removed, the above floor fails. The floor slab essentially cracks and the remaining column cannot support the weight itself.
3D Perspective of Digital Model
A collection of hand rendered images.
Media: Markers with prisma colors
Oil Pastel with Mixed Media Details on Black Paper
Pastel on Black Paper
Micron Pen with Prisma Color Wash
Original box design inspired by traditional Moorish ornamentation.
Coffee table created using recycled wood from a shipping pallet and steel for the legs.
AUTOCAD â€“ TWO DIMENSION
Rendered Floor Plan
AUTOCAD â€“ THREE DIMENSION This vignette was designed for Vanguard Furniture's Thom Filicia Home Collection with a theme of classic simplicity in mind. This fresh, timeless furniture, designed for e v e r y d a y l i v i n g , encourages the mixing of refined details with raw edges to bring an unexpected modern touch to a home. Right Side Perspective of Vignette
Right Side Perspective of Vignette in Conceptual
COFFEE SHOP Concept Statement
Rendered Floor Plan
By using neutral colors that resemble those found in nature, our coffee shop will be transformed into a space that can be enjoyed in the morning and at night. The coffee bean and berry form was repeated in the fixtures, furniture, and finishes creating a theme. Lighting effects such as wall washing, accenting a zone of transition, phototropism, and various lighting were further used to enhance the beauty and design.
Seating Area Perspective
Reflected Ceiling Plan
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY PROJECT Concept Statement Most major religions vision of the afterlife is based on a garden. A garden that is full of magnificent harmony. An assisted living facility must provide a framework, which relates to both life and its stages. Our desire is to design an innovative home and workplace, which meets the functional needs for residents and staff, while creating an atmosphere that gives residents peace and joy during their later years of life.
Residentâ€™s Living Spaces Resident Service Admin/ Staff Kitchen
Common Lobby/Reception Hallway
Typical Single Bedroom
LIGHT FIXTURE DESIGN Concept Statement This lighting fixture was inspired by the strong horizontal and vertical lines used in Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright. The illusion of a cantilevered structure is portrayed while maintaining simple construction. The idea of large vertical forms supporting small horizontal forms was also borrowed from the chosen architect. These two factors contributed greatly to the design of the decorative light fixture.
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY PROJECT
Dining Room Perspective
Music Room Perspective
Front Entry Seating Area
Date: April 2012 – Present Location: Lubbock, TX Hours Completed: + 1,000 Rendered Elevation of Dean’s Honor Wall
Panel Connection Detail
Enlarged Elevation of Typical Panel
Projects Worked On: • Standards for Lubbock, Odessa, Midland, El Paso, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas, Austin • Dean’s Honor Wall • Wayfinding Master Plan for Lubbock Campus • Academic Classroom Building Refresh • OBGYN Clinic for El Paso campus • Police Department Office Addition for El Paso campus • International Pain Center Clinic • Family Medicine Clinic for Odessa Campus • OBGYN Clinic for Odessa Campus • Offices for the School of Medicine and Academic Life Center
Signs Developed after Wayfinding Analysis