The purpose of this project
was to propose a design for a mixed-use building that provides the millennial demographic
with spaces that are affordable to live in, spaces that provide a third place
to facilitate meeting others alike, and overall a setting that promotes
community within the hustle and bustle of the big city. Present in this building
will be several spaces. There will be a restaurant that offers a more formal
dining setting for residents of the building as well as others in the
neighborhood. There will also be a specialty store that provides living
essentials, with a space connected that acts as an informal dining experience as
well as an individual or collaborative working environment. A bar and lounge will
be present to promote interaction and a sense of community within the building,
and lastly there will be micro-sized apartment units sized at just under 400
The Charleston, a previously existing condominium building in Manhattan, New York was adaptively reused to serve as the shell for this mixed-use building. It was through extensive research and programming that led to the selection of this building and location, as well as the overall requirements for this project. As a result of my research, there were several design considerations that were found to be crucial, and therefore executed throughout the final design of the mixed-use building.
Above you may view a video presentation of this mixed-use design project, and below are several computer renderings of spaces within this building.
Specialty Store Extension
Bar & Lounge
Bar & Lounge
Micro-Sized Apartment Lobby
400 Square Foot Micro Unit
De Steen is a conceptual hotel design located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
is known by some as the ‘City of Diamonds’ because for the past 400 years it
has been a major diamond cutting and trade center. Thus, the concept behind the design of this Hotel located in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, is the Gassan 121 diamond. The Gassan 121 is a special cut of diamond developed in Amsterdam in 2005. Differing from traditional cut diamonds which have 58 facets, this diamond has 121 facets.
Visual elements and material specifications will be influenced by the rough natural state of the diamonds, as well as the sleek geometric shapes created by the 121 facets. Specifically, natural stones and wood will be used, and a simple neutral color scheme will be maintained throughout the design of the space to relate to the Gassan 121's classic, elegant, and modern beauty.
The concept for the design of the Leon County Health Clinic is a mint leaf. The cleansing, refreshing symbolism as well as the physical elements of the mint leaf are expressed throughout the design of the space.
Reception Hand Rendering
The concept behind my design for the Oakley Corporate Office is Oakley, Inc. itself. I incorporated the clean, silk line of the oval ‘O’ logo throughout the design. Also, because Oakley retail stores and headquarters have a very industrial and futuristic aesthetic, I incorporated those elements into the design as well.
Rendering Featuring Custom Built-in Seating
Creative Problem Solving
This group project was completed during graduate school in my Creative Problem Solving class, and was chosen to be featured ASID's Spring 2013 Access Student Magazine. This article can be viewed at:
This assignment was given to help us understand the steps required for a color rendering by hand. We were given a photograph of an interior, and had to produce one drawing purely using line, one using tone, and then a final color rendering utilizing line, tone, and color.