I am an architecture graduate with experience in managing large-scale commercial construction projects. My background in corporate interiors, technical regulations, and construction management inform my mindful but competitive approach. I am fueled by my passion for understanding cross-cultural design and architecture’s nuances- a fervor I attribute to my cultural roots and their rich history of storytelling through the built environment. I consider myself an ‘eternal student,’ eager to build foundations in production design and stay in tune with the latest architectural software through continued coursework and personal investigation.
Commercial - Office
The goal for this space was to create a high-tech Network Operating Center to be used as a client showpiece. This NOC was designed to be fully equipped with a multi-screen scoreboard, color changing ceiling lights, and raised access flooring to complement and elevate the brand standards.
As the lead interior designer of this project, I was an active contributor in the execution of the project goals throughout all phases of design. The early process involved developing design solutions through conceptual plans and three-dimensional modeling. Then sourcing of furniture, finishes, and equipment within the project’s requirements. Midway the focus was on utilizing computer software to produce renderings, plans, and elevations for client presentations and construction drawings. My involvement concluded in the construction administration stage, where I coordinated with the general contractor and client on how to best plan to meet the desired goals within the restrictions of COVID-19.
Retail - Restaurant
Located in my hometown of Aurora, IL is the family owed Pomegranate Restaurant. The owners, who consider their business a second home, decided it was time for a fresh look and feel.
I was hired on as the interior architectural designer, responsible for all phases of design and construction. The initial programming stage involved gathering information on design goals, concepts, needs, and problems through interviews, questionnaires, and surveying. The schematic design process involved less 3D modeling and more space planning with blocking plans to determine how the space could be functionally used. The Design Development included incorporating functional elements such as custom-made carpentry at server stations and a tailored bench at the entry lobby and the specification of commercial-grade furnishings such as lighting, furniture, and flooring. In the construction administration,
I oversaw the construction and coordinated with the contractor to implement plans and specifications.