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CONTENTS

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REI FLAGSHIP \\ RETAIL STUDIO

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LIVE BLUE \\ RETAIL AT HELIX

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NEXUS \\ WORKPLACE STUDIO

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AAMI \\ WORKPLACE AT LAUCKGROUP

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LUXURY LOBBY \\ HOSPITALITY STUDIO

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VEGAS SUITE \\ HOSPITALITY STUDIO

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HILTON AUSTIN \\ HOSPITALITY - FOOD + BEVERAGE AT EDG

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HOST LOUISVILLE AIRPORT \\ FOOD + BEVERAGE AT CHUTE GERDEMAN

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HOST VANCOUVER AIRPORT \\ FOOD + BEVERAGE AT CHUTE GERDEMAN

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PICKWICK PLAZA \\ RENOVATION AT HELIX

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DESIGN WITH THE BLIND IN MIND \\ SENIOR CAPSTONE STUDIO

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HAND RENDERING \\ SKILLS

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RESUME \\ EXPERIENCE

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REI FLAGSHIP RETAIL \\ INDIVIDUAL \\ 2014

Objective \\ Presented with challenging design questions around the creation of a new REI Flagship store in the Washington D.C. market with a new experience for their current customer base while trying to attract active outdoor millennials. The location is downtown in a historically significant building. Questions that surround the project include: “how do we engage and activate the community through our store?” and “what design elements can be specific to this Washington D.C. flagship?” The scope of this project includes 50,000 square feet, 75% for sales, and 25% back of house. Further Exploration \\ Researching the REI brand and their mission statement informed and allowed me to create a purposeful design concept. By extending their brand to include reflection and the mission statement goals of education and inspiration, I have accommodated for the variety of shopping types that exist, with a compelling D.C. flare.

SHOP N’ SHOPS camp shop bike shop ski + water shop fitness shop climb shop outerwear + apparel shop footwear shop

REFLECT.

EDUCATE. Moments of education that teach:

Moments of inspiration that inspire:

• self assessment • celebration of brand • shared past experiences

• product information • outdoor skills and training • community opportunities

• exploration • involvement • accomplishing a goal

reflect. educate. inspire. \\ shop n’ shops

Programs \\ SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign,Sketching

THE JOURNEY organizational geometries

Awards \\ PAVE Mulvanny G2 Scholarship Winner

fit focus displays

Press Release: paveinfo.org/presscenterpressreleases-pave-announces-2015pave-scholarship-recipient-funded-bymulvanny-g2

Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship 2nd Place Winner Press Release: gensler.com/news/ press-releases/gensler-selects2015-brinkmann-scholarshipwinners

< entry view \\ calendar wall

INSPIRE.

Moments of reflection exist through:

refill focus displays wish list vignettes outfit areas

R R EFILL.

FIT.

OUTFIT.

10-15 minute experience

20-45 minute experience

45 minutes to 2 hours

refill. fit. outfit. \\ user journey


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REI FLAGSHIP

CREATING MOMENTS FOR EVERY ADVENTURE E E

Cash Wrap

Entry

BOH

Community Calendar Wall

Fitting Rooms

Commons Area Bike Share Garage

Community Room

Camp

ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan + feature build-outs l \\ geometric i overlays l f b ild

Bike

Water + Ski

Fitness

Climb

Outerwear

Footwear


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standing under calendar structure looking toward community room

back of the calendar structure looking toward “ Camp Refill Station”

bike garage and displays, make up the “outfit” area of the bike shop

empty store from climb shop shows connection between ceiling + floor


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REI FLAGSHIP

DISCOVER. CAMP. BIKE. CLIMB. WEAR. WEAR. THE MOST SENSORY FITTING ROOMS ROOMS FITTING THAT DON’T YET EXIST!

BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) chips are beginning to make their advance in the industry by replacing BEHIND THE IDEA barcodes, QR scans, and security tags. Washington D.C., the location of The passive RFID chip has the ability this flagship store is in the climate to store 4KB of information, does not zone that experiences all four need batteries, and is inexpensive. seasons. This means the store will When these chips pass through an need to sell out-of-season clothing RFID reader, even at a distance, a and what better way to encourage variety of information can be received, a purchase than allow customers to triggering numerous opportunities, experience how the products will including immersion into the season perform. for which clothing belongs.

SUMMER fitting rooms \\ seasonal simulation of D.C.

FALL

TEMPERATURE - compartmentalized HVAC units, allow these 5’ x 6’ fitting rooms to adjust to temperatures reflective of the DC climate. SIGHT- LED mirrored glass potrays images on walls creating a panoramic view changing based on season for which the clothing belongs.

REFILL. FIT. FIT. OUTFIT.

SOUND - found from nature as if captured from the view, plays quietly in the fitting rooms allowing the visual scene to come to life. SMELL - ever so subtle scents give the slightest suggestion of a seasonal atmosphere and creating clean air ventilation. TOUCH- feel and try on clothing.

WINTER

SPRING


REI FLAGSHIP

axonometric plan \\ supergraphic space layout

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LIVE BLUE RETAIL \\ HELIX \\ 2013

Objective \\ Live Blue is designed to bring healthy living initiatives into a one-of-a-kind retail experience. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City wanted to separate themselves from other health insurance companies by creating an experience for its members as a place not to sell insurance but to promote the brand and to learn and experience healthy living. The space accommodates fitness, nutrition, and classes in a comfortable environment, similar to one’s living room. The branded environment communicates the brand and mission, while accommodating maximum flexibility. Further Exploration \\ Helped in creating various floorplans and selecting materials, as well as researching and retrieving pricing on furniture and creating the project’s furniture specification books. Programs \\ Sketching, Revit,

Photoshop,

InDesign

< living room concept \\ Live Blue \\ Developed by Helix with images granted for use.


LIVE BLUE RETAIL

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exterior view \\ Zona Rosa location

entry view \\ calendar wall + kitchen area

retail experience \\ newest + best items for promoting health

private meeting nooks \\ allows for private + classiďŹ ed discussion


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THE LOCOMOTION OF BUSINESS


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WORKPLACE 2020 WORKPLACE \\ GROUP \\ 2013

WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE COMPETITION

HONORABLE MENTION

Objective \\ Given the design challenge presented by Metropolis Magazine’s Workplace of the Future Competition, research was conducted to explore options of how we might work in 2020 and what the workplace will become. Further Exploration \\ Throughout this competition, our group largely focused on the fact that mobile workers are on the rise. With technology making travel more seamless for workers, we realized that travel time is currently unproductive. NEXUS, the business locomotive, proposes to change the way business travels. The two level train car accommodates for introverts, extroverts, collaboration, and personal work spaces. Healthy food choices at the cafe are provided and walking is promoted as one of the many luxuries provided by train travel. Programs \\ Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketching Awards \\ Metropolis Workplace of the Future Competition Honorable Mention Winner Press Release: metropolismag.com/ November-2013/Office-Upgrades/

< cover \\ exterior of Nexus train car QR Code + Website \\ QR codes were also created; when scanned the code will take the user to a website, created to provide both sources from research, specifications, and sometimes more information about an area on the train. nexus2020metropolis. weebly.com/

future trends \\ problem identification


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WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

interactive entrance wall \\ bag deposit

the cega chair \\ introverted individualized work

exploded axon of nexus train car \\ introverted and extroverted areas for work


WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

the cafe \\ productivity-booster food

presentation lounge \\ group meeting space

the kiosk \\ extroverted individualized work station

exterior view \\ the train that works

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AAMI PROPOSAL CORPORATE \\ LAUCKGROUP \\ 2014

Objective \\ Create a concept for proposal for a well-known high tech company’s new expansion office, with a focus on nature and the community in which it will be located. Further Exploration \\ Lauckgroup was prepositioned to partake in this proposal that had a week turnaround time limit. I helped in developing a concept statement; “Creating sensory moments: through principles found in nature”. Research and images were collected to support the nature and locality aspects of the concept. I collaborated on diagramming the entry sequence which resembles the funneling and growth like that of a flower. I also built a SketchUp model for conceptual spatial views and putting together the final presentation. Programs \\ SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketching

< concept statement and imagery \\Developed by lauckgroup with images granted for use.


AAMI PROPOSAL

ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan \\ conceptual program + space planning

lobby \\ greet

seating + tech talk \\ eat, meet, work, play

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LUXURY LOBBY HOSPITALITY \\ PARTNER \\ 2014

Objective \\ Create programming and design concept for the central lobby space on the top floor of the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas for the high roller suites. Further Exploration \\ Looking to Monaco for inspiration, we discovered the three industries that Monaco is best known for include the chocolate, brewery, and flour mill industries. We used the concept of “industrie” to then programatically layout the lobby and to help determine the functions of each space. Using Monte Carlo’s phrase “unprestigious luxury” we defined both a male and female user fitting such description. We believe our users have a lot of money but don’t take themselves too seriously, ultimately enjoying the finer things in life. Our space offers a high end retail experience for these users where they can purchase imported beer, pastries, and artisan chocolates that are from Monaco. Programs \\ AutoCAD, Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Hand Sketching

< bakery \\ private tasting suite


LUXURY LOBBY

ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan \\ top to bottom- ďŹ&#x201A;our mill inspired bakery, chocolate lounge, and brewery inspired bar.

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LUXURY LOBBY

section 1 \\ chocolate lounge

section 2 \\ ďŹ&#x201A;our bakery

section 3 \\ brewery

Chocolate

A rich, warm entry reveals a cozy bar and chocolate shop, adjacent to individual and group lounge areas with a chocolate motif.

F lour Mills

A gourmet kitchen with a view of the Strip offers guests a dining lounge reminiscent of a home kitchen with food offered all day and night

private areas public areas entry way

preliminary concept diagram \\ lobby layout

Brewery A warm amber glow radiates from this exclusive bar showcasing the best beers from around the world.

Monaco was originally known for three industries \\ chocolate, breweries + ďŹ&#x201A;our mills


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lobby \\ ďŹ&#x201A;oor lights lead you to a showcase of all three experiences

private tasting suite in bakery \\ inspired by Monacoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture

private tasting suite in bar \\ inspired by idea of being in a beerstein

chocolate lounge \\ wall formation inspired by melted chocolate


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VEGAS SUITE HOSPITALITY \\ INDIVIDUAL \\ 2014

Objective \\ Design and program a luxurious five bay high roller hotel suite for the top floor, Hotel 32, of the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas. How might the hotel room transform for each user group without added work for the hotel? Further Exploration \\ Looking to the idea of a personalized experience which high rollers have come to expect, the blank canvas that was my sketchbook inspired me to create a blank suite that could be customized to the user’s preferences. During the programming phase I worked to include various user types, as per a more realistic scenerio for hotels. My suite caters a customized space: where you are the muse and we (the hotel) are your artists. Creating a strong sequence of rooms with powerful architectural moves at the threshold of each transition, I have allowed the user to adjust these elements. In solving the challenge of how to customize the space to each users preference, I created a website through which a user would book their room based on a pictorial quiz. Most room changes occur with color changing lighting and paint. Programs \\ AutoCAD, Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, InDesign

< view 2 - blank canvas \\ lounge

Website \\ willhosn.wix.com/ b l a n k - c a n v a s


VEGAS SUITE

reflected ceiling plan \\ color changing LED lights

floor plan \\ entry doors far right

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VEGAS SUITE

longitudinal section \\ blank canvas

longitudinal section \\ personalized - romantic atlier - glamour canvas - party gallery

view 3 - blank atlier \\ master bed + bath

view 3 - personalized romantic atlier \\ master bed + bath


VEGAS SUITE

transverse section \\ blank canvas

transverse section \\ personalized - romantic atlier

veiw 2 - personalized glamorous canvas \\ lounge + guest room

veiw 1 - blank gallery \\ entry + social room

veiw 1 - personalized party gallery \\ entry + social room

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HILTON AUSTIN HOSPITALITY \ FOOD + BEVERAGE \\ EDG \\ 2015

Objective \\ Creating a dynamic food + beverage (f+b) presence in an entertainment and culinary destination. The planning, concepting, and design goals are intended to drive revenue by attracting more group events and local patrons while providing operational flexibilty within the f+b programs. Redesign of the Hilton Austin f+b experience included developing five intertwining concepts for the lobby, local coffeehouse + marketplace, dynamic all-day experience, destination casual bar-centric dining, and boutique event venues. Further Exploration \\ Pulling from the local Austin culture, we used cues from the city such as the “Live Music Capital of the World”, their local motto “Keep Austin Weird” and pulling inspiration from their local landmarks and beautiful nature reserves. The lobby, named Lady Bird Living Room, was created to look like an Austin streetscape with the check-in desks taking the form of limestone like that found in the local Pedernales Falls State Park. The loft bar where the all-day dining experience lives provides everything from breakfast and a juice bar, to cocktails and small plates, the venue fills the needs of hotel guests by providing a variety of seating areas, including a biergarten, community table, culinary station, and lounge seating. Programs\\ Hand Sketches, SketchUp, Photoshop, and Spexx.

<lobby \\ view from check-in \\ Developed by EDG with images granted for use.


HILTON AUSTIN

lobby \\ arrival experience iteration

lobby \\ check-in experience iteration

loft bar \\ juice bar + traditional bar iteration

loft bar \\ kitchen buffet + culinary station iteration

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HOST LOUISVILLE FOOD + BEVERAGE \\ CHUTE GERDEMAN \\ 2015

Objective \\ In the Louisville Airport RFP, there was a requirement of designing and concepting out ten food areas within the airport, some were pre-gate check, others were concourse based. Among the ten areas of interest, there were two grab n’ go kiosks, an artisan pizza restaurant, an ice cream parlor, a few fast food chain in-lines, and two newly conceptualized bourbon experience sit-down tasting restaurants. Further Exploration \\ Having worked on all the food areas apart from the fast food chain brands, I contributed on floorplan, concept, 3D model and design development. The most exciting of the six areas I was heavily involved with were the Book + Bourbon Southern Kitchen and Bourbon Academy Tasting Room spaces. There were no precedents for the brands and each provided a variety of seating options that allowed for creative space planning. Additionally, with the play on bourbon, and favor for the theatrical by our client, the use of bourbon labels, barrels and reclaimed wood found a variety of uses within the space. After completition of each design, I contributed in material specifications, and compiling the final RFP documents with the graphics team. Programs\\ Hand Sketching, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

< dining area \\ Book + Bourbon \\ Developed by Chute Gerdeman with images granted for use.


HOST LOUISVILLE AIRPORT

concourse view \\ Book + Bourbon Southern Kitchen

concourse view \\ Bourbon Academy Tasting Room

interior view \\ Bourbon Academy Tasting Room

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HOST VANCOUVER FOOD + BEVERAGE \\ CHUTE GERDEMAN \\ 2015

Objective \\ Provided with the brand standards for Delice Maison - Bakery + Cafe, The Chopped Leaf, and new restaurant concept No.99 Wayne Gretzky’s Wine + Whiskey , develop these brands into the provided spaces at the Vancouver Airport. Further Exploration \\ Having only preliminary brand concept imagery for the Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant, I first approached the floorplan in Revit to assign materiality and locate soffit and lighting placement. After selecting views, I worked on a series of preliminary hand sketches to work out details of the booths, lighting, and wine walls. The adjacent space, Delice Maison, had the same series of steps, although there was more play in this space for graphics placement and interpretation of the brand. I was given the opportunity to then render the perspective before moving on to the Chopped Leaf in-line that was located in the Vancouver airport food court. This in-line had very loose brand standards that merely suggested materiality, and this allowed me to give the brand a fresh new presence and locate the graphics accordingly. Programs\\ Hand Sketching, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

< bar area \\ Wayne Gretzky’s No. 99 \\ Developed by Chute Gerdeman with images granted for use.


HOST VANCOUVER AIRPORT

concourse view \\ Wayne Gretzkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 99

concourse view \\ Delice Maison Bakery + Cafe

food court in-line \\ The Chopped Leaf + Fresh Juice Saloon

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PICKWICK PLAZA RENOVATION \\ HELIX \\ 2013

Objective \\ Rejuvenate the Historic Pickwick Plaza Hotel, built in the 1930’s, was once a signature landmark of downtown Kansas City. Pickwick was designed as a true mixed-use facility combining transit, retail, hotel, and office uses in one taking up three-fourths of a city block. Today, the building is being renovated to offer market rate apartments. Further Exploration \\ Creating over 250 units, tenant amenities on ground floor and mezzanine levels include hospitality rooms, street level retail shopping, laundry, and pool + fitness facilities. While the majority of the project is considered a historic preservation project, great care has been taken to restore the old hotel lobby to its former glory. I assisted with the Revit model, created finish floorplans, and picked up redlines to meet the DD/CD set deadlines. I worked directly with the head designer on this project selecting flooring and wall finishes. I also created renderings of a few of these spaces and participated in client meetings. Programs \\ Revit, Revit Cloud, and Photoshop.

< historic photo \\ Pickwick Hotel Photo Credit \\ Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri


PICKWICK RENOVATION

lobby iteration \\ historic restoration

pool + ďŹ tness corridor \\ newly designed

pool area wall design iteration \\ rendering + material selection

corridor palette \\ material selection

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HOW MIGHT WE CREATE AWARENESS THROUGH DESIGN THAT ENABLES SELF-RELIANCE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED?


DESIGN WITH THE BLIND IN MIND SENIOR CAPSTONE PRELIMINARY STUDIES \\ HUMAN RIGHTS \\ INDIVIDUAL \\ IN PROGRESS

Design with the Blind in Mind is a social equality initiative to discover how we might create awareness through design that enables self-reliance for the visually impaired. According to the United States Census Bureau, 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. An additional 39 million are blind; 14 million live in the United States. This significant number of individuals is continuously growing; as baby boomers grow older, so does our aging society. People over the age of 50 account for 65% of the visually impaired population and 82% of the blind population. While studying the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Design Standards and Universal Design, I found there were minimal practices in place that accommodate for the blind and visually impaired and realized the potential to better these standards. In today’s society, the blind population within the U.S. is ignored and marginalized. As interior designers, it is our responsibility to design spaces for social equality, without discrimination, to create enriched experiences. Through research, by better understanding and defining the limits of the visually impaired and their needs, I have formulated a mode of design appropriate to reconcile shortcomings in the industry. I have outlined a number of key concept principles that promote change, including high contrast environments, light, color, touch, warmth, sound, and minimizing glare. These allow us to heighten and better stimulate the remaining senses, while providing a space less strenuous on the eyes that can be navigated despite the absence of sight. Ultimately, through this project I will create scalable solutions to this national problem. Given the nature of this project, I found it best to implement these key principles in the form of a case study. By using the interior corridor of a mall to demonstrate the issue of enabling awareness and self-reliance for the visually impaired, it will allow a basis for designing elements that are used in a variety of project types. Kenwood Towne Center in Cincinnati, Ohio is ideal for this case study, as the location is readily available for collecting data and observation. To document the process of design and display how the critical instances can change a space, I began by documenting the space as it exists. I then reevaluated the space, implementing high contrast materials, lighting, and color to show how a space transforms while maintaining the same layout. The last step was to rethink the space, showing how these key principles might be interpreted in a new ideal scenario, providing more effective stair and ramp configurations and showing a better aesthetic. This project is important because of the implications current standards have on basic human rights. It is a matter of equality, working to eliminate discrimination against the blind and visually impaired. Part of our responsibility as designers is to develop solutions that are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive. We must protect and enhance the health, life safety, and welfare of the public. I believe my findings and proposal for these accommodations are an effective solution to a problem that needs solving.

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SENIOR CAPSTONE

EXISTING AXONOMETRIC, FLOORPLAN, AND PERSPECTIVE CALL-OUTS This phase of the case study was to document the existing conditions of the space and identify the problem areas that need improving.

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- Furniture

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DESIGN WITH THE BLIND IN MIND

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FURNITURE & WAYFINDING

WAYFINDING too far away too small font needs contrast

FIXED-FURNITURE hard to identify blocks navigation needs contrast MOBILE FURNITURE blocks navigation creates obstacle needs contrast

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STAIRS LIGHTING navigation can be better lit helping those with low vision to follow direction of light source and create contrast.

PLANTER SURFACES there is too much glare and reflectivity in the material with the amount of natural daylight present.

RAILING thin, a reflective material that blends into the wall beyond. no deliniation between stairs and ramp

STAIR RISE + TREAD material, though a matte finish, has no contrast between rise and run and no marking to deliniate where one step starts and another on ends. edge of stair blends into wall, needs more contrast.

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SENIOR CAPSTONE

REEVALUATED AXONOMETRIC, FLOORPLAN, AND PERSPECTIVE CALL-OUTS This phase of the case study shows how applying the key principles of contrast, light, texture, and sound can help promote self-reliance.

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FURNITURE & WAYFINDING

WAYFINDING centered, high contrast color, textural map FIXED-FURNITURE higher contrast from floor and surrounding walls. blocks navigation

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STAIRS LIGHTING better lighting allows those with low vision to follow direction of light source in the space and create navigation contrast. PLANTER SURFACES by using wood with a matte finish there is less glare and the walls have a dark contrasting color to help objects stand off of the walls RAILING bumps on the railing allow a user to feel if the stairs will rise or fall, and the material changes from cold metal to warm wood at start of the first stair. STAIR RISE + TREAD matte tile with darker color treads and lighter colored risers help deliniate location of steps. the change in material along edge allows one to see where the wall meets the stair.

reevaluated floor plan

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RETHOUGHT AXONOMETRIC, FLOORPLAN, AND PERSPECTIVE CALL-OUTS This phase of the case study shows how the space would look with ideal configurations of the ramp, stairs, furniture, and gathering spaces.

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STAIRS

WALKWAYS color on either side of walkway helps a user navigate walkways STAIR moved to center of space for quick easy navigation FLOORING changes texture and color at base of stair to inform user an obstacle is ahead

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FURNITURE LIGHTING no lighting directly above the seating group helps to keep glare and shadows from falling onto books or food while people are sitting there. PLANTER SURFACES walls have a dark contrasting color to help objects such as the fixed seating to be apparent and not blend into the walls FIXED FURNITURE seating is made up of two rows of extra deep seats to allow for large groups of people to comfortably sit and relax or have a conversation. FLOORING sound absorbing carpet tile allows for this fixed furniture gather space to be quiet and peaceful as it is in an atrium space.

rethought floor plan

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MY ARTWORK INDIVIDUAL \\ 2007-PRESENT

^ original magazine image

< magazine hand rendered \\ markers + colored pencil


ARTWORK

architectural detail \\ pencil

planescape \\ acrylic

skyscape \\ acrylic

farnsworth house \\ colored pencil

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THANK YOU willhosn@mail.uc.edu \\ 330.421.8773

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WILLHOITE ARDY Interior Design Resume


RESUME

WORK EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Chute Gerdeman 2015 August-December Columbus, Ohio | Brand Environments Intern Assisted the conceptual design phase for multiple retail projects, collaborated on mood boards and provided hand sketches that illustrated a variety of concepts. Additionally, adapted my hand sketching and rendering skills to match that of the senior designers specific stylistic tendencies to create cohesive presentations. Assisted the Architectural Design Studio by translating these designs into Revit and helped with FF&E selections.

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Graduation April 2016 GPA: 3.87 - Magna Cum Laude

EDG 2015 January-May Dallas, Texas | Design Intern Analyzed and designed multiple floorplan, elevation, and RCP iterations for five hotel food and beverage venues. Established a rendering style to be used throughout hospitality projects and demonstrated problem solving abilities in design and specification processes. Lauckgroup 2014 May-August Dallas, Texas | Design Intern Acted in a key role for graphics, concepts, FF&E, and presentations on a series of projects for a high tech client. Collaborated on corporate and law firm projects while participating in programming of future higher education projects. Lead the movement to improve the library to be environmentally and sustainably focused, while educating my co-workers of these improvements. Helix Architecture + Design 2013 January-May, August-December Kansas City, Missouri | Design Intern Lead project designer of Sullivan Higdon & Sink renovation and head of Helix Improvements Committee. Assisted on a wide range of projects including retail, corporate, housing, higher education, and civic projects.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS PAVE Mulvanny G2 Scholarship 2015 paveinfo.org/presscenter-pressreleases-pave-announces2015-pave-scholarship-recipient-funded-by-mulvanny-g2

Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship Competition 2015 gensler.com/news/press-releases/gensler-selects-2015brinkmann-scholarship-winners

UC Endorsed Nominees for Distinguished Award Udall Scholarship 2015 Metropolis Honorable Mention for Workplace of the Future Competition 2013 metropolismag.com/November-2013/Office-Upgrades/

Cincinnatus Scholarship Dean’s List All Semesters

NOTEWORTHY EXPERIENCE 2015 - Study Abroad in Italy and Spain 2012 - Appalachian Mission Trip, WV 2 0 1 1 - Navajo Nation Mission Trip, AZ 2010 - Exchange Program Trip in Germany 2009 - Lummi Nation Mission Trip, WA 2008 - Hurricane Katrina Relief, LA

SKILLS Adobe Creative Suites Microsoft Office Suite 2D Drafting - AutoCAD, Hand, MicroStation 3D Modeling - Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCAD Rendering - Hand, V-Ray for Rhino , Revit Cloud Welding - Oxy-Acetylene Spexx Model Building

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Sara Willhoite-Hardy \\ Interior Design  

Interior Design Portfolio

Sara Willhoite-Hardy \\ Interior Design  

Interior Design Portfolio

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