SOPHIA EDWARDS PORTFOLIO
TA B LE OF CON T E N T S
RESIDENTIAL LIVING ROOM NEWATER TECHNOLOGY ANTHROPOMORPHIC SCALE FOUND OBJECT LIGHT SCREEN THE PAVILLION ILLUSTRATIONS THE LIBRARY CHARETTE GRAPHITE DRAWINGS SID RICHARDSON STUDY PODS PATTERNS: A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN
INTERIOR DESIGN. STUDIO ART.
W E LCOME TO M Y P OR T FOLIO I am a rising senior at Texas Christian
I am a tenaciously hard worker,
University, pursuing a degree in
reflected in my spot on the Deanâ€™s List
Interior Design with a minor in Studio
and as a TCU Scholar. I am infectiously
Art. Originally from a small farm town
passionate and invigorate others. I am
in beautiful Arizona, I am heavily
overflowing with positive, lighthearted
influenced by the rich process of
energy, and strive to share my
natural environments. Each project
optimism through my artwork and
I develop is a platform for a layered
experience. My designs are conceptual statements, blurring the boundaries of art and design. I am unafraid to take risks and look forward to embracing the bold, even if it means encountering failure. The sample of work included tells a narrative. Each project individually recounts my strengths and skills, and together they express my personal growth and development.
RESIDENTIAL LIVING ROOM
R ECR E AT ING V E NICE B E ACH While Celia and Rogerâ€™s interests vary, there is a common thread amongst them: Venice Beach. Venice was a safe haven for the unusual and unclaimed. It was the congregating point for artists and free spirits. Underneath the warmth of the radiant California sun, they built an eclectic community that celebrated unconventional ideas and the singularity of individualism. With interests deeply rooted in Los Angeles pride and history, relocating to Dallas may be difficult. Their unit will be its very own Venice Beach.
BOLD. FUTURE. PRESTIGE.
The design of the Newater Technology Headquarters is bold and futuristic. The striking prestige is comfortably rooted in the charm of Yantai through the use materials and texture. Natural elements such as gold, marble, wood, and vegetation harmonize with the environment. The manmade elements such as concrete and synthetic fibers reinstate the power of man in the elegant beauty of nature.
Image description: Digitally rendered views and details in SketchUp and Kerkythea.
HUM A N PROP OR T ION MODE L
Image description: Hand built model reflecting human proportions. .
H A ND DR A F T E D PL A N
Image description: Various hand drafted views of model, that further explain the relationship between the modelâ€™s structure and human scale.
PE NUMB R A
FOUND OBJEC T
Image description: Graphite rendering of large mason jar.
J A R TOP V IE W, S EC T ION , A ND E LE VAT ION
Image description: Hand drafted plan, section, and elevation views of large mason jar.
LIGH T S CR E E N
EXPLORATIONS IN LIGHT For this project, I selected an object. I then did detailed graphite drawings to familiarize myself with the shape and texture of the fruit. Upon further analysis, I designed patterns derived from the naturally occurring geometry in the dragon fruit rendered in marker and India ink. I then into a light screen constructed of museum board. The project focused on abstracting ideas from concrete objects and translating the abstractions into a physical design.
OBSERVING PAT TERN.
transformed these patterns
Image description: Realistic graphite rendering of dragon fruit, pen and ink illustration of potential patterns, museum board model of light screen
RITUAL. SHADOW. HARMONY.
Image description: Designed a pavilion for a location in the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Considered harmony with natural environment, traditional Japanese design elements, and visual interest of cast shadows
Image description: Implemented different hand rendering styles and collaging to study the structureâ€™s relationship with light and shadow.
ILLUSTR ATION. 16
H A ND R E NDE R E D S PACE S
THE LIBR ARY CHARET TE 18
display awards, this space will showcase the work, determination, and personality that leads to those achievements. In the Terrarium, viewers will witness horned frogs succeeding in their natural habitat. Students in the space will be imbued with TCU pride, as they engage in a space that truly connects them with the spirit of the horned frog.
The Terrarium exhibits TCU students. Unlike other schools that
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Image description: Small sample of graphite drawings from various studio art courses.
DR AW ING S A MPLE S
SID RICHARDSON STUDY PODS Designed several public and private study spaces for the Sid Richardson courtyard on Texas Christian University Campus. Study pods incorporated anthropomorphic and ergonomic design, theories of transparent space, and golden ratios. Materials, lighting, comfort, and biophilic elements were essential to projectâ€™s success. Drew plan in AutoCAD, extruded three-dimensional digital models in AutoCAD, and built a physical model out of basswood, plexiglass, and moss. Attached adjustable LED lights into private study pod.
MODE L S
Image description: Stained bass wood models of study pods. Small LED lights installed in model.
PAT TERNS: A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE V IE W M A S T E R
Image description: Created view master slides that highlighted patterns designed in course. Enlarged slides serve as a key to easily navigating the smaller slides.
T HUMB N A IL S
Image description: Designed and hand rendered patterns utilizing marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache.
Image description: Concept imagery from Watts Towers. Custom light fixture sketches derived from Watts Towers.
H A ND R E NDE R E D K I TCHE N
Image description: Hand rendered illustration of residential kitchen with colored pencil and marker.
CELEBRATE The Kitchen design is based on the Watts Towers. This Outsider Art environment demonstrates human spirit and persistence. As a society, food is a means to celebrate with one another. Much like Simon Rodia was rejoicing in the human condition, this idea of celebration will translate into the Kitchen design. Here Celia and Roger will cook to commemorate and enjoy the presence of their family.
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Selected work samples that demonstrate interior design and studio art capabilities.