Archive for the ‘Interiors’ Category

Obstetrics Department

[If you don’t know me, I’m a senior in the interior design program at Auburn University in our #4 ranked design program.  I’m currently searching the U.S. for an internship opportunity for this summer 2010. ]

It was quite difficult to develop the Obstetrics Department for my Women’s and Children’s hospital.  I am in the preliminary phases of my thesis project, and this floor plan will be edited and improved.  We are developing new departments each week, and we will finish the semester with an entire REVIT model of the hospital.  I’m very interested in learning BIM modeling.   We conducted a group critique today, and there are already new ideas for alterations in space planning.  Healthcare involves an enormous amount of information gathering and programming, and  I’m doing my best to use multiple sources of reference.  I wanted to upload my progress.  Let me know if you see anything for improvement.  I’m always open to new ideas and corrections.

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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

Feels good to be published…

I am  honored to be published in Auburn University’s Circle Magazine. I had three photographs from my travels abroad and five perspectives published in the Fall 2009 issue. Click below to see them all…

From Movies

Eero Saarinen : Finnish American Architect & Product Designer

I’m thrilled about my visit to NYC in December and I will be visiting the:

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future Exhibit

at the museum of the City of New York.

You should too!

Add accessories…


Tone Cabinet by Leif.designpark

Introduced by De La Espada’s at London Design Festival from September 24-27th

Another reason to love MoMA

Jim Lambie @ MoMA (Museum of Fine Arts)

Piccolo VIP Party

This past summer my senior level interior design studio class worked in conjunction with the junior level class to help the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center design a new lounge named Piccolo.  About 90% of the design was done by Auburn University students.  We are very proud of the end product and we had a great time last night celebrating at our VIP party.  The food is excellent and the setting is completely unique for Auburn, AL.  Hard work pays off.  War Eagle!

Interior Design Students at the Piccolo VIP Party

Interior Design Students at the Piccolo VIP Party

Want to learn more about green building?

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

SIDE HOTEL: Sensational

I’ve decided that research for my classwork and blogging has to overlap and intertwine this semester.  I’m a student in interior design working on my last year of design school at Auburn University.  We are beginning to work on our senior thesis project which is a project in conjunction with the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center here in Auburn, Alabama.  I’m doing some interiors research and there are great things going on in the hospitality industry.  It’s very exciting.

I couldn’t look past the “Side Hotel” in Hamburg, Germany.  It was completed in 2001 with Alsop Stormer as the architect and Matteo Thun as the interior designer (he’s from Milan, one of my favorite places for design research).  It is situated in an area with little personality, but as seen in these pictures, it has many pops of color and interest found throughout it’s interiors. Matteo Thun discribes his concept for this boutique hotel’s interiors:

“Every ambiance is a made-to-measure atmosphere, worlds of sensation with the highest degree of individuality.  We wanted to create a hospitality that can be experienced through all the senses.  Sensuality through pleasure for the senses.”

Check out more about the Side Hotel.

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!