katie johnson's portfolio
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DESCRIPTIONAn interior design portfolio that showcases my work over the past four years at Virginia Tech.
p o r t f o l i o
Front Cover: The graphic on the cover is from a study done in the second year of studio. The goal of the project was to start to understand relationships between spaces and to develop a spatial hierarchy. This project truly started to help me shape my design philosophy and ultimately helped me make further design decisions in later projects.
c o n t e n t s the u student union
versus art galleryparametric kinetic sculpture
figs corporate office of the futuremountain lake hotel
easy reader news office fanny wang headphone display
reinvention of college learning spacessketches
s t u d e n t union center
cafe perspectivecafe perspectivelobby perspective
Given the challenge to design an innovative and universally designed college student union building, my project centered around the concept of connect. My goal was to establish physical and visual connections between different programs within the student center while creating an environment that allows students to form connections between themselves.
Located at Drew University in New Jersey, I wanted to denote private spaces versus public spaces. One way I accomplished this was by building unique private study rooms that also reinforce my concept. I used color and lighting to connect the first floor and the second floor of the building. Sponsored by Kimball Office, I used a variety of furniture pieces that allowed for both students and faculty to interact on many levels.
reception desksections and axon
FIRST FLOOR PLANSCALE: 1/16 = 1-0
SECOND FLOOR PLANSCALE: 1/16=1-0second floor plan
first floor plan
private study rooms axon
front elevation side elevation
private study rooms perspective
collaboration space perspective
first floor reflected ceiling plan
maharam alter 004 , shaw carpet tile vast 09505, maharam crisp backed 016, maharam plait 008
v e r s u s art gallery
As an exercise in teamwork and design presentation, this one-week group project involved designing an art gallery. The challenge was to heighten perception of emerging artists through gallery design. Our group chose to locate our gallery in Seattle as well as to display the work of an up and coming local artist, Troy Gua. Our goal was to design a contrasting environment that incorporates the industrial culture of Seattle yet still creates an intimate and comfortable gallery space. We decided to call our gallery Versus, a nod to our concept of contrast. Our gallery was chosen as the fi rst place winner in this competition.
Group Members: Rachel Brennan, Caitlin Burton, Tini Duong, Lisa Mokszanowski
Exposed Ceilingrendered fl oor plan refl ected ceiling plan
existing concrete, konstantin grcic chair_ONE, nelson platform bench, armstrong white birch wood fl oor
p a r a m e t r i c kinetic design
15overall form diagram
The purpose of this design experiment was to create a surface, separation, or cover for a space that was inspired by kinetic sculpture and developed through the parametric design process. The movement of a spider when spinning its web specifi cally inspired the overall form of the separation I created for this museum. All webs start out with a single string and then the spider works its way towards the center in a spiral motion.
Through research, I found that the hexagon shape was important when building the web. Not only do the individual pieces in the web sometime appear to have this shape, but also when placed together they form a Y-shape. A Y-shape is the base for all spider webs. Diff erent hexagon panels have diff erent thicknesses to allow for potential displays for actual kinetic sculpture.
f i g s corporate office
The Fentress Global Design Challenge posed us with the question of what will the workplace look like in the future. After researching future trends in corporate America, our group wanted to create task-driven environments that engage the future worker and facilitate social interaction. We also felt that the future of the for-profit universe lies in philanthropic companies with the one for one mantra. We chose a young company FIGS (Fashion Inspired Global Sophistication) that sells neckties and in return provides school uniforms for children in need. As Marketing Director for our group, I rebranded their company logo using their existing color scheme and created imagery to place throughout their office to help reinforce their mission. Our group was chosen as the first place winners within our class competition.
Group Members: Kathleen Barry, Kelley OLeary, Rachel Russell, Emily Regodon
CAFE RECEPTIONTOUCHDOWNS LOUNGE
MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMMULTI-PURPOSE ROOM COLLABORATION SPACES SKYPE ROOMSCOMMAND CENTER INFORMAL MEETING
first floor plan
second floor plan
third floor plan
command center perspective skype rooms perspective
skype rooms elevationtouchdown desks perspective
m o u n t a i n lake hotel
bedroom suite perspective
Located in Pembroke, Virginia, Mountain Lake Hotel is famous for being the set of the movie, Dirty Dancing. The client was seeking to renovate the hotel to attract younger, more stylish customers. My concept for the space was based off of the idea that movies are essentially still shots of single moments that when blended together create a bigger picture. This parts to whole relationship informed my decisions on how to frame diff erent areas of the lobby and bedroom suite to create an overall experience for the visitor. fl oorshop.com dark hickory wood fl oors, lorin marsh table lamp, paul mccobb
lounge chairs, hoover strong brushed gold sheet
e a s y reader office
collaboration space perspective
collaboration space elevation
floor planInspired by our Healthways, Inc. and Inscape Solutions sponsorships, we used the Blue Zones philosophy to redefine boundaries for Easy Reader News in Hermosa Beach, California. Our concept was inspired by the stacks of paper seen throughout the existing space. Not only did this layering effect help our group space plan but as different departments intersect, a focal point is created.
Group Members: Jennifer Rogers & Stephanie Smore
h e a d p h o n e display
The goal of this PAVE 3D design challenge was to create a store fi xture that communicates an existing brand of headphones. During my ideation process, I came up with iterations that incorporated the branding of Fanny Wang headphones yet also created an interactive kiosk.
My fi nal idea stemmed from using a replica headphone as the top of an encompassing cylinder that would reinforce the sound experience when using Fanny Wangheadphones. Throughout the display I reinforced the curve that is a signature on all Fanny Wang headphones.
front with doors open back
c o l l e g e learning spaces
For this IDEC student competition, we were challenged to design a college classroom of the future. My group researched current and future design trends in higher education and tailored our design to meet those needs. Our concept derived from the word motion. We wanted to implement movement to promote physical and mental stimulation as well as fl exibility of the built environment for improved learning, while maintaining a balance of connectivity to technology. We designed spaces that could be reconfi gured based on the student or professors needs.
Group Members: Beth Coates & Stephanie Green
collaboration area perspective
diagram of visual movement
s k e t c h e s
education virginia polytechnic institute and state university (virginia tech), blacksburg, vacandidate for bachelor of science, interior design (CIDA accredited), may 2013minor: leadership and social changeoverall GPA: 3.89/4.0
intern, guernsey tingle architectswilliamsburg, va, summer 2011 and summer 2012-responsible for altering red-line construction drawings, as well as creating new construction drawings from on site measurements.-created finish and sample books for projects in the interior design department.
virginia tech study abroad program, may 2011-traveled for three weeks with the interior design and industrial design programs visiting eight cities in portugal and spain.
objective to obtain full time employment in the interior design field with a focus in branding interior spaces.
permanent address: 1 venture lane, hampton, va 23664current address: 66 oak lane sph-f, blacksburg, va 24060
intern, university design and construction, virginia techblacksburg, va, august 2012-present-assist the interior design manager by going on site visits, creating finish binders, and maintaining sample library.