RISD INTAR “After Chareau” Advanced Studio | May 2017
The Engineers Club is a thought experiment in creating an extravagant space specifically catered to the wants and needs of modern engineers. It’s a theoretical examination of 60 Ship Street, a 1920s three-story brick building in the jewelry district of Providence, Rhode Island, and the transformation of that space into a luxury, members-only club for engineers. While engineers may have vastly different backgrounds and fields of study, they all have several driving needs in common: to create, think, innovate, and share their incredible discoveries with the world. This application of the Interior Architecture department at the Rhode Island School of Design’s adaptive reuse study, undertaken during the 2017 spring semester, highlights and honors these individuals by showcasing exceptional feats of engineering. Energy-saving daylighting sensors, cutting-edge 3D-printed furniture, and a 55-foot steel cantilever off the east facade of the second floor are just the beginning of this homage to architecture and engineering.
Facade | Rhino, VRay, Photoshop
Floor plans | AutoCAD, Illustrator
Section | Rhino, VRay, Photoshop
Front desk | Rhino, Photoshop
Front desk model with operational drawers | 3D printed with the Makerbot Replicator
First floor lobby in daytime | Rhino, VRay, Photoshop
First floor lobby in the evening | Rhino, VRay, Photoshop
First floor lobby after hours | Rhino, VRay, Photoshop
Entrance to the cantilever | Rhino, VRay, Photoshop
Physical model with removable cantilever section | museum board, clear and frosted acetate, balsa, foamcore
Overnight room textile samples
Overnight room mood board [clockwise from top left: Backlit Bathroom Mirror [Canny], Electric Fireplace [Ascent], Energy Curtain [Interactive Institute], Bedside in Gray [Photo by Johannas Grona], Golden Resistance LED Wallpaper [Meystyle], Workspace in Olive [Styled by Pella Hedeby, photo by Kristofer Johnsson], Numero LED Wall Light In Nickel [Lights 4 Living], Color Palette [Style & Design]
Process work parti drawings in marker and colored pencil
Intuitive Shoebox Conceptual Model
A model exploration project within the average dimensions of a shoebox, representing the words "time" and "ethereal". Museum board and acetate (Summer 2016).
Journey to Serenity Adaptive Reuse
RISD College Building, First Floor Storage Cages
While ADA-compliant and serving as an elevator access point to the entirety of the College Building, this space is dark, unused, and basement-like. I aim to create a calm and focused experience for RISD individuals that allows for a mental reprieve - a place with the opportunity to refresh the mind. The new space will consist of two pathways representing and aiding the journey to and from serenity. The physical form will consist of waved walls and a ceiling made up of a matte, textured material, an abstract tree column that diffuses subtle light, and floors of a porous material for sound absorption. The space will culminate in a glass panel, illuminated with subtle animations created by RISD students, to focus the mind and create a sense of calm, warmth, and safety.
Created for various drawing classes (Summer + Fall 2016)
An up-close study of moss, shown in diagram form. Colored pencil, marker, and acrylic on watercolor paper (Summer 2016).
A diagram drawing of a paper cube project, including building block mechanisms. Drawn in Rhino, traced via light pad on drawing paper, graphite shading (Summer 2016).
Old State House, Boston
An exercise in architectural illustration. Watercolor and marker on watercolor paper (Summer 2016).
Newport House Model
The model from a group project illustrating the adaptive reuse of a house museum in Newport, RI. Museum board, foam core base, and acetate (Summer 2016).
Old State House
Created for Advanced Drawing & Computing Techniques (Fall 2016)