Interior Design Senior Seminar- ID412

This class is considered "Thesis 2." Thesis 1, or Ethics and Programming, is the first stage of this project. It's where we spend an entire 11 weeks researching and putting together a 70-100 page PowerPoint presentation.The two part course is taken over two quarters. This was the Design Development Phase of the project. I started out with the idea of doing a continuing educational facility for kids with Down Syndrome. My sister has downs and she really inspires me everyday. After high school they really have no place to go to continue learning. Many kids won't go onto a normal college and won't graduate with a degree like everyone else.
We had to come up with a facility that was at least 8,000 square feet and contributed to a Millennium Development Goal. We also had to produce an entire set of construction documents and a process book to go with the two boards. I was inspired by a cooking class at Harper College in Palatine, IL as well as Access Living in Chicago, IL. Both places gave me in site as to what I wanted to accomplish with this project. ADA accessibility, green design, a place to hold Special Olympics events, and a place where people from the community can be involved. So far, I have not seen a place like the one I designed and I hope one day I can build something just like this facility in my sister's honor.

Floor Plan & Concept Sketches: Board 1

Furniture, Fixtures & Materials: Board 2

Sky Learning Facility Logo

Design Development Commercial- ID324

This class gave us a chance to explore our creativity. We designed a graphics design firm within a two tenant floor. The name of my firm is Wikid Grafx. They design for high end clients and want to portray a professional, yet fun and productive atmosphere. Our class competed for a BOMA certification. I was one of a few students to win the "Most Efficient Space Planner" award. It is something that I am proud of and my project is now displayed in a display case at my school.
*We also had to produce an entire set of construction documents as well as a process book for this class.

Furniture Study- Herman Miller

Chair Study- Steelcase

Floor Plan in AutoCAD & Photoshop: Board 1

Materials Board: Board 2

Firm Logo

Break Room in Google SketchUp

Conference Room in Google SketchUp

Reception in Google SketchUp

My Work on Display in a Glass Case at School

"Most Efficient Space Planner Award" SP2011

Design Development Residential- ID303

This class introduced us to a client base. The Hunter family includes mother Jenna, father in law Alan, daughter Lindsey, and son Peter. Each member of the family had their own needs, including Alan. We were given their existing space plan and had to rearrange it to make it ADA accessible.

Me & Two Other Group Members Built the House Out of Balsa Wood, Foam Core, Toothpicks & Vellum

Cover Page

Client Profile & Concept Statement

Hand Rendered Floor Plan of The First Floor

Hand Rendered Floor Plan of The Second Floor

AutoCAD & Photoshop Rendering of Kitchen on First Floor

AutoCAD and Photoshop Rendering of Jenna's Master Bedroom on First Floor

AutoCAD and Photoshop Rendering of Great Room on First Floor

AutoCAD and Photoshop Rendering of The Study/Lounge Area on Second Floor


Perspective- ID133

Perspective consisted of: weekly sketches, residential, office, retail, bar/lounge, and a final project which was a kitchen and bath perspective. We also had to turn in a notebook with exercises during the course.
Final: Kitchen and Bath.
Kitchen: One-point Perspective

Bath:Two-point Perspective




Coffee Shop/Retail


Rendering- ID211

Rendering consisted of: weekly sketches, rendering with markers and colored pencils, putting together design boards, using Adobe Photoshop to render floor plans, and completing a final project of four rendered spaces.  

Kitchen and Bath- ID275

This was the toughest project I encountered so far during my time at The Art Institute. The project involved us measuring a clients kitchen from top to bottom and recording everything in and out. Then, we put construction documents (CD's) into AutoCAD. After the basics were done, we built a 3D model of the kitchen. I built up all of the cabinets by using lines. Google Sketch-Up was introduced in the class, so it was new to me. It took me a few weeks to complete the kitchen and the added living space. The kitchen has an open concept to the addition, so I decided to go above and beyond what was due and design the living area as well. It is my parent's kitchen design and they were my client's for this project.


Enviornmental Design- ID301

This board was designed in Adobe Photoshop. It is a children's pediatrician office. The program included a "toy" that was supposed to be a positive, learning distraction in the waiting areas. The entire project earned LEED-CI Silver.

The perspective in the top left hand corner was done in Google Sketch-Up. It shows the reception area and the educational exhibit. The surrounding images are all LEED credited materials and fixtures I used within the project.   *There was also a binder that went with the project that went into more specifics about LEED and the point system.