Saturday, December 31, 2011

Federal Row-Style Kitchen

After being in their house for nearly a year, the Matthews wanted to renovate their 19th century Federal-Style row house. After reviewing several designs, they felt passionate about preserving the old world charm of their home. The challenge was to create an open-concept kitchen and dining room that met the needs of this family of three. Michael and Jolene Matthews home was built during the late 19th century in a major northern city. One thing that attracted them to this house was its location. This area was defined by its historic row houses, which share similar facades that promote the feel of a close-knit neighborhood.

Entering the Kitchen

Entertaining Guests

Dining and Office Area

Floor Plan

Monday, May 2, 2011

Atmosfär Boutiques [Prospective Design for Stockholm, Sweden]

Atmosfär is a control, management, or power of an atmosphere [Swedish translation for Ambiance]. The design focus for constructing Atmosfär Boutiques is the renewed state from one location to another, from old to new, and from emotion to atmosphere. In the proposed design, each space is celebrated and visually embraced in their own way.

Welcome [Entrance]

Green Space [The Core]

First Floor [Shops]

Second Floor [Entire Mall]

Fourth Floor [Department Store]

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Preston Ridge Winery

Collaborative Wine Label Design between the Owner and I.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Identity Totem Pole

This graphic is a 72in x 18in totem pole that represents items associated with identity. This composition creates an hourglass figure representing the duality between time and identity.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Presentation Board for Taster's Wine Bar

Taster's Wine Bar

Transition is the movement or change from one position, state, stage, or concept to another. The design focus for renovating 106 West Parrish Street is the transitioning state from one space to another, from old to new, and from part to whole. In the proposed design, the spaces between destinations such as the lounge and retail area as well as the apartment foyers and livable spaces are celebrated and visually reinforced. The transition areas compress and release as people move through level changes in the floor and ceiling, making the space relatable to the human scale. Historic and modern materials are juxtaposed throughout the space to reflect the transition of the building from old to new.

Entrance [Pre-Lounge]: This space is used for wine tastings and minor dining.

Waiting Area for the Restroom

Transition from the Pre-Lounge to the Wine Bar

Wine Bar I

Wine Bar II

View of the Wine Bar from the Private Tasting Space

View Upon Entering the Private Tasting Space

Space for Private Tastings

Preparation Kitchen

Taster's Wine Bar Retail Space
This retail space is used to sell wine as well as storing it.
The entire space as a whole.


Floor Plan
Retail | Private Tasting Space | Office | Prep Kitchen | Wine Bar | Pre-Lounge

Precis [Taster's Wine Bar]

— noun: précis
1. Summary of essentials of this project; abstract and extract

This graphic showcases the changes this building has endured during its life span.

Graphic Exploration

This was a graphic exploration for Taster's Wine Bar.

Project Document Samples

"Did Everyone Sign the Waiver?" [Before Pictures of the Wine Bar]

Upon entering this building our tour guide said, "Has everyone signed the waiver? For in buildings like these you may fall through floors!" And if that wasn't enough the woman that own a neighboring store informed us about different "activities" this building has housed.