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Interior Design

Residential Design

Commercial Design

Valerie Church Pattern Design

Bachelor of Interior Design LEED Green Associate

Capstone Project

Senior Interior Design Portfolio

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Residential Design

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DESIGN IS AN EXPRESSION

Each designer has a style of their own. This style comes through exposure, learning, travel, and study of design in any of its forms. My style enjoys the poetic mixture of pattern and texture as well as the new beauty that can be found in eclecticism.

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Steven Volpe Project

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Tiny House

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London Living

Italian Art Glass Table Lamp

Piccola Papilio B&B Italia

Chaise lounge Geoffery Harcourt

The bold use of color and explosive pattern in this living room reflects the lifestyle and the design aesthetic of a couple who live in London. Avid travelers , the two writers who are the clients love to learn about the world and explore.

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Multi-generational Bathroom Daltile, a national tile company, along with ASID host an annual interior design student competition. The requirements for this bathroom design were: - The bathroom must target a multi-generational audience. - One of the featured tiles of the season must be used. - Creative use of tile. I used the city of Frankfurt, Germany as inspiration. The mosaic skyline along with the shower head that looks like a lamp post, and the black “road� that brings the individual into the space, creates the feel of the city.

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Kensington Living Reception

Steven Volpe, a resi-

dential designer in California, and a principle partner in the retail store “Hedge� gave my interior design class a project that he had previously completed for a client. With the program and client profile, we were able to begin our work on the residential project.

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Kensington Living Library

Project ___ Description Design a living room and reception area for a client who just bought a Queen Ann style home on Billionaire Row in England. The client collects art, and wants a muted color pallet to be used with an occasional pop of color. Rich textures are to be used throughout the space to make the house feel like a home for the couple and their two children.

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Home Design

Tiny house (exterior rendering, and drafting

This project consisted of creating a modern home, suitable for one or two occupants. The requirements included: - Interior square footage must be 1,000 square feet or less. -Home must be modern in architecture and construction. - The home must be two stories. - There must be at least one interior stair case. In addition to these requirements, I produced a foam core scale model, exterior rendering, elevations, floor plans, axonometric drawing, and a basic set of construction documents. Axonometric drawn with micron pen on mylar and rendering done with 3D studio Max

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Home Design AutoCad Drawings

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Commercial Design

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Company Headquarters

PROGRAMS

Each of my commercial projects has been completed using Autodesk Revit. I prefer to use this program instead of the traditional AutoCad, because of the efficiency that comes with drawing actual walls instead of lines, as well as the ability to create a section through a drawing which results in an instant elevation, allowing for a quicker drawing process, and more accurate drawings.

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Bespoke Renderings

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Veterans Affairs

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Company Headquarters As a group of four interior design students, we were given an existing building shell and a corresponding program. The tenant improvement project was to take the space and make it into the company headquarters of a business of our choice. For this project we developed the company “bespoke Cosmetics” Unique elements of the program are: - A product demonstration area - The product development team - In house marketing group - In house accountants - National and international sales and consultant teams. Using the inspiration of a “pearl” to influence our designs, we created a space that has a gentle elegance fitting for a cosmetic companies headquarters.

Rendering of the national and international sales team area.

Project members: Miranda Williams, Jessica Nguyen, Valerie Church, Rebecca Miller

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Company Headquarters Image 1:

A break out area designed for small impromptu meetings within the company. Image 2:

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The “beauty bar� was designed specifically for demonstrating the use and application of cosmetic products. Image 3:

The marketing area is equipt with lower panel systems to allow for collaboration within the team. Image 4:

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In-house marketing group

A custom reception desk and unique lighting, welcome guests into the firm and reflect the sophistication of the cosmetics company. Image 5:

The product development team has been allocated large cubicles, as well as a larger break-out area, and tow presentation rooms very near their stations. NguyProject members: Miranda Williams, Jessica en, Valerie Church and Rebecca Miller

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Veterans Affairs Any Veterans Affairs office has a unique audience to cater to. Many of the people who frequent the space are veterans who might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or another type of war induced problem. Some of the needs that the target audience has are: - No chairs have their backs to solid doors. - Neutral colors for calm interiors. - Natural light in most or all spaces The administrators office is also equipped with black-out curtains, because the administrator is a veteran herself, and is prone to migraines that are an effect of her service in the armed forces. Floor plan and renderings made in Revit

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Pattern Design

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Opportunities) Utah State University Grant

During my study abroad in Germany, I completed an additional project on the side while taking twelve college credits. This project was funded by a grant that I applied for and received through Utah State University. This project consisted of creating patterns based on inspiration derived from ecclesiastical architecture in Germany. Each pattern has a unique focus and story which gives the surface design a sense of depth.

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St. Mary’s Church Berlin, Germany

URCO Grant

(Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities) Utah State University Grant

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St. Mary’s Church was the first building of ecclesiastical architecture that I visited while in Germany. While there, I was impressed by the clean and simple grace of the building. The gentle arch of the vaults, and the clean lines in the cluster columns, along with the abundance of light streaming through the windows lead to a feeling of peace and tranquility. These elements were translated into a pattern that captures an elevation view of the cathedral, with the varying levels of vaults, colors, and gentle grace of St. Mary’s Church. Pattern created in AutoCad, and color was applied in Illustrator

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Aachen Cathedral Aachen, Germany

Everything about the Aachen Cathedral is ‘pieces’. From the exterior to the interior, the construction and design of the cathedral spans hundreds of years and many design eras. The byzantine dome is covered with gold tesserae and has a pieced marble floor. The gothic choir is made of thousands of stained glass pieces that create the pictures in the windows.

I found that it was only fitting to take pieces of the building around me and use them in the pattern design. The final result is a pattern that is made of vertical motifs taken from the Aachen Cathedral. Since the cathedral captures many years of design and architectural styles, the pattern is also widely varied in the motifs. The result is an intriguing pattern that has bold colors and strong designs.

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Frankfurt Cathedral Frankfurt, Germany

URCO Grant

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In the pattern that I created for the Frankfurt cathedral, I chose to use the exterior as the main design. I made this design decision because I felt relief to see it as I was navigating around Frankfurt. The colors that I chose to use, also capture important elements of the cathedral. After going to the Frankfurt cathedral, and being surprised to see that it was indeed a mild pink hue inside and out, I knew that color was definitely a distinguishing feature of the cathedral, since most of the others I had seen ranged in hue from light brown to medium gray. I chose to use gray for the background as it sets the context of the early morning in Frankfurt. Pattern created in Adobe Illustrator

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Cologne Cathedral Cologne, Germany

Previous to this trip to Germany, I had done research on the Cologne Cathedral and I learned that Gerhard Richter, a world renowned artist had in 2007, added a stained glass window in the south transept of the Cologne Cathedral. Having had the opportunity to see some of Richter’s paintings in museums before this date, and having been inspired by his talent, I was excited to see the stained glass window. The window is comprised of 11,500 squares of glass in 72 colors, and the effect was breathtaking. It is very clearly a modern piece of art and as such brings a new sense of life and energy to the building. Upon seeing the window and feeling the power and beauty of it, I knew that I wanted to use that portion of the Cologne cathedral as a key element in the pattern I would create.

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Capstone Project and

Honors Student Thesis

The Refugee -POPULATION

South Salt Lake, Utah is home to a vast number of refugees. The need for design in their community to meet their needs and help integrate them into a western society has been an issue facing the Planning committees of South Salt Lake for a long time. Through ground work, research, and collaboration, we developed a community re-development plan for South Salt Lake, specifically with the refugee population in mind.

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South Salt Lake Redevelopment Project

In order to understand more completely the plight of these refugee people, we talked with Rachel, the social worker who primarily worked with the refugees. She mentioned four things that she felt the people needed:

1. They need a home that they can feel proud of.

2. They need a place where they can use the talents that they have, as well as have a way to generate income.

3. Access to a grocery store, preferably one that carries the kinds of foods that they cook with.

4. A way to access the surround-

Research -AND GROUND WORK

As a senior interior design class, we went down to visit with the refugees in South Salt Lake so we could learn more about how they live and the changes that need to be made. The image shown is where they currently reside. The whole complex is rundown and outdated. Photo courtesy of Carol Nicholas

ing area, as many of the refugees don’t have cars. We took her advice, and designed each of the spaces that she mentioned in a nine block area that we were proposing to redevelop.

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South Salt Lake Mixed Housing Design

Apartment Complex During this portion of the project, we broke into groups of four people each. As a group we each tackled the prospect of designing an apartment complex for the refugee community.

“The Summit” renderings created by Trevor Call of Moriyama Studio specifically for this project.

Floor plan created by Lauren Henri, Sydney Greer, Jessica Nguyen and Katelyn Lindstrom.

Through research we learned that the best sorts of communities are “mixed communities” where there is a variety and range of ages, ethnicities, and incomes. Each team came up with their design, and then presented to their peers as well as the senior landscape architecture students. After voting, the apartment complex called “the Summit” was chosen for us to design within.

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South Salt Lake Mixed Housing Design

Apartment Design After the process of designing and selecting an apartment complex, we began to design the interiors. Each of us took one apartment space and designed it in two ways, in order to show how an American might live in the space verses how a refugee might prefer to live in the apartment. I was able to meet with a Burmese man and see the inside of his home. After seeing his desire for color, depicted in the posters that adorned his walls, I made my design cater to his want for color. Knowing that people who live in the West typically prefer a more neutral pallet, I kept the color and pattern minimal in the second rendering.

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South Salt Lake Mixed Housing Design

Community Space Design While speaking with Rachel, the social worker at the refugee housing complex, she emphasized the need for the adults to be able to mingle, while still in sight of their children. To quote her own words; “ Around here, 18 months old is old enough to be on your own.”

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South Salt Lake LAEP Collaboration

Creating an Urban Plan Understanding that we did not have the knowledge to design an urban plan, we turned to the senior landscape architecture students to create a redevelopment plan for the nine blocks in South Salt Lake that we were conceptually revitalizing. In groups they designed plans, and we as the interior design students were able to vote for which plan we liked the best. The final plan was built out of laser cut wood by both groups of students.

Urban plan courtesy of USU LAEP program Photographs courtesy of Miranda Williams and Steve Mansfield.

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South Salt Lake Community Development

Marketplace This marketplace design has an unusual element within it, that is the incorporation of “incubator spaces.” An “incubator” is a small business, usually consisting of just one person. These people receive help and guidance from business professionals as they learn how to truly manage their business. The more they learn the less assistance they need, and the more money they generate, the less support they need.

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South Salt Lake Community Development

Transit Center In South Salt Lake there is a point at which the UTA Trax and the S-line meet. Currently this section of the tracks is virtually inaccessible. Recognizing the opportunity of making this junction into a functioning transit center, I chose an existing building to redesign for this purpose. As a transit center, this space would serve all of the people of South Salt Lake, as well as anyone who might travel through it. The effect on the refugee population can be more extensive, because it would enlarge the area that they can reach without a car, and would allow them greater access to jobs and occupations.

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Worship Center My last focus for the project was on the refugee individual. Since the number of refugees and the places they are coming from fluctuate on a regular basis, I decided to address designing a universal space for them to worship in.

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Thank You Designs by Valerie Church

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Final portfolio