Customized tenant space
This customized tenant space was designed for a small artisan company moving to Rock Hill that specialized in creating works of stained glass. The concept for this design was to represent the product of this company throughout the space by including colorful and playful elements. In addition, the “artwork” being displayed, represents the companies portfolio and shows off past work to prospective clients.
Unique Hotel Suite
This is the design for a unique hotel suite “Hover” to be placed in a building which was about to undergo renovations, in downtown Charlotte NC. The concept for this design was to identify key structural elements of a typical hotel suite (primarily live and dead loads) first, then to apply these elements in a “unique” way. The final product was a reversal of thinking, where I decided to hang the furniture from the ceiling as opposed to having it rest on the floor so that it appeared to “float”. The final product, in my opinion, is a space that feels tall, light, airy, and open.
This kitchen was designed during my residential internship (2011) at Ward Design. The client had just purchased a condo in downtown Charlotte, in an area known as 4th Ward, and they came to our firm asking for help renovating the space. They wanted to renovate the condo from the back to the front so the first space to be completed was the Kitchen. I worked closely with the client and my boss drawing up floor plans, and creating 3-D renderings of the space in sketch-up, so the client could better understand the design. I was also responsible for selection of materials with my bosses approval.
This co-working space is to be located in downtown Rock Hill near Winthrop University. This space was to be divided into multiple areas, some private and others public. The Public areas are to be used by individuals who need a quiet work environment, individuals who need facilities while developing their company, or students who need a place to study, etc. The private spaces are to be used by Builders of Hope and Purser Interiors, a private design firm. In essence the space can function for multiple parties by providing a variety of accommodations through complete flexibility.
Apple Corporate Office Design
This tenant up-fit was designed for Apple corporation, as part of a total building renovation in downtown Charlotte NC. The concept for this design was to mimic apple stores I used natural blonde woods, large expanses of glass and a clean grey scale color palette. I also included low profile workstations to maximize sunlight penetration into the building core. Since Apple’s work environment is extremely creative, I included fun curves and patterns to influence that creativity.
Builders of Hope
Builders of hope is an up-cycle project for old mobile classrooms slated for demolition. The goal is to retrofit them for use as a single family home for low income families. Builders of Hope, a company headquartered in Texas, had specific guidelines for what was to be included into the space, and how the space should function. This list included ADA compliancy, specific multi function spaces, open concept floor plan, front and back porches, etc. This project was part of the Bexar street redevelopment process in Dallas, Texas to help revitalize the area.
Raymond Waites Competition
This master suite oasis for Mr. & Mrs. Williams is located on the tropical island of Saint Barts. Half of the concept was centered around the use of glass to bring in as much natural light as possible. The other half of the concept was to include a variety of themes from other cultures. Since the Williams are world travelers, and have a particular love for Indonesia I included themes, motifs, colors, materials, and fabrics typical of this culture. The final product is an elegant, and adventurous space.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith's Kitchen
This kitchen was design for Mr. And Mrs. Smith of Philadelphia. This design was in response to their daughters mental disorder of Anorexia and Bulimia. This design centers around making the kitchen an inviting space and making food an ally instead of the enemy. Glass is used in the upper cabinets where food is stored so the family see it and want to eat it, and food is place on the island, again for availability. It is the hope that with through the implementation of this design, the Smiths's daughter will once again want to eat and be healthy.
This project was also during my residential design internship with Ward Design (2011). This project was to designed and built to create an office space for Treadstone Group, a company specializing in security risk mitigation and the investigation and acquisition of intellectual property rights worldwide . Again, as with the kitchen project, it was my job to draw floor plans, and identify materials, then to create a digital 3-D model so that the client could better understand our design. During this project I also worked on my presentation skills.
These images are samples of my rendering ability. These images are mixed media incorporating marker, colored pencil, and graphite.
The Lambda Center
The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) community is represented in this project, in design intended to provide Alexandria, Egypt with a built environment where they can find a sense of place, safety, and security. The compound is made up of individual spaces that offer medical, mental, and educational services. The project is an implementation of open concept space planning, which offers zones of discretionary need of the clinic space, areas for educational service, and spaces allowing opportunities for the community to be involve. A safe and secure environment will include by design, in physical forms of safety and security plus technical aspects. Technical security will be incorporated in the forms of security cameras and, key card access at all public doorways. Physical forms of security will include a formal boundary to the property, tree barriers, and front gate security.Design elements will be accomplished through the use of familiar cultural elements as seen in the Islamic world, through architecture i.e. arabesque arches, and high ceilings. Additionally typical components of the style will involve colors, patterns, textures, materials i.e. limestone cladding, mosaic tiles etc. as typical of this cultures' use.