Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Auburn University Internship Fair

I am thrilled about meeting with:

Tro Jung Brannen

Microsoft Startup Labs
Commercial

Cambridge, MA
LEED Gold

Lord Aeck & Sargent

MidCity Lofts
Atlanta, GA

Gensler

North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Detroit, MI



Healthcare Design

I am currently in my senior thesis studio focusing on Institutional Design (in the interior design program at Auburn University).  We are designing a woman’s and children’s hospital.

In doing research, I have found inspiration through the partnering of Parsons The New School for Design and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects on their Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).  Below is a series of images that inspire me to create a hospital that supports human healing through a connection to nature and daylighting.  Find out more.

“The goal of the students’ work was to inspire options for chemotherapy suites for patients in a satellite outpatient center in Brooklyn.

“The goal for Parsons was to challenge the roles that interior designers can play in contemporary society by shaping the physical, emotional, and psychological experience for patients in ways that empower them.” _ Staff — Interior Design, 1/12/2010

Eric Malave: Waterfeature

Tracy Ong: Treatment Center

The Biltmore Estates: Ashville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estates

Want to learn more about green building?

Watch this! She does feng shui also. It’s interesting.

I heart “The first hotel with a conscious” = Good Hotel

Seeking out the “good in us all.”  Good Hotel is located in San Francisco, California.  I discovered this eco-friendly hotel while researching my senior thesis project for interior design.

The Good Hotel is a hip San Francisco hotel that practices philanthropy and believes in doing good for the planet. The eco-friendly hotel décor features reclaimed and recycled construction materials. Vending machines in the lobby are stocked with wallets made from FedEx envelopes and are one example of our inventive ideas to promote a good lifestyle. We are also as fun as we are inventive. You’ll find humorous touches like “Be Good” written on walls of your room.”

Doc1-1Not only that but I also discovered that it gets even more unique because it offers: “Good Pizza, located at the Good Hotel, has a philosophy as simple as its name: serving artisan thin-crust pizzas made with the freshest local ingredients.”

Just when you think : that’s good enough…there is more… “ Take one of our resident bicycles for a spin -they are free to use while you stay with us.”

AND you can take your best furry friend!

Find out more…the good just keeps on getting better.  So Refreshing!

New York’s Highline Park – Now Open

This week the highly anticipated High Line Park in NYC opened to the public for the first time. We were super excited to be on the scene for a sneak peek of new elevated park, which was built on the remains of an abandoned rail system in New York City. Check out our video of the new High Line, with exclusive interviews of the architects including Lead Designer James Corner of James Corner Field Operations and architect Ricardo Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro who made this stunning new park possible. Enjoy!

– Inhabitat

Can I please work for google… for even just one day!

Watching the Extreme Workplaces episode on the Travel Channel was a great opportunity to see spaces that were unique and conducive for supporting creativity. These companies realize the importance of their employees and they put the money into creating environments that encourage over all well-being. I obviously liked Google the best because of their Mt. View, California based offices. The “GooglePlex” offers (this is only a few examples): resistance lap pools, four fully stocked gyms (complete with personal trainers), outdoor eating spaces (with summer time grilling), a diversified food court (free of charge), coffee bars (not your regular pot of coffee), massages (free on your birthday), an in-office doctor, sleeping pods, laundry rooms, plug-in efficient cars (for on-the-job trips), and so much more. The workers are happy, healthy, and productive. Google is a wonderful combination of work and play. Creativity and the efficient application of innovation are vital to our economy and culture. Welcome to a new way of thinking and a new form of balance.

Check out more on how awesome google is! Google’s is the largest single corporate solar installation in the world