FRANCIS GARROU BOUTIQUE HOTEL VALDESE, NC Being a native of Burke County, it is my desire to design a hotel that embodies the rich heritage of the community in which I was raised. Valdese is a small town filled with rich culture and unique history. ALLISON N. BYRD I APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY I INTERIOR DESIGNFRANCIS GARROU HIGH SCHOOL I VALDESE, NC I BOUTIQUE HOTEL PROJECT
FRANCIS GARROU BOUTIQUE HOTEL VALDESE, NC “The concept that space can have a quality other than emp5ness is diﬃcult to grasp. When a building is entered, ﬂoor, supports, walls, and a ceiling are seen, all of which can be studied and perhaps enjoyed, while the space, in the sense that one is accustomed to think of it, is void: the absence of mass, ﬁlled by air.” ALLISON N. BYRD I APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY I INTERIOR DESIGNFRANCIS GARROU HIGH SCHOOL I VALDESE, NC I BOUTIQUE HOTEL PROJECT
Hand Rendered PerspecLve-‐ Home InteriorMedium: Chartpak Markers Prismacolor Pencils
Sustainable Building Design CompeLLon2nd Place Local CompeLLon WinnerThe design and placement of the buildingsencourage interac5on between tenantsand connects them to the community. Thebuildings inhabit the en5re site crea5ngoutdoor common areas that promoteoutdoor living along with the privateterraces. Focus on sustainability, universal design, community preserva5on and aﬀordability. LEED Pla5num cer5ﬁed. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Our design strategy for the project embodies the spirit of our concept, regenerate. The design strategy strives to promote regrowth and rejuvena5on to the tenants by crea5ng a healthy, sustainable living environment. For the designated site in Raleigh, North Carolina, this residenLal apartment building and community building meet the needs of CASA (Community Alterna5ves for Suppor5ve Abodes). N Drawings produced in Revit Architecture.
Sustainable Music Recording StudioHoward’s Knob, NCLinear and simplis5c forms are theinspira5on for the shell of the ApexRecording Studio. By using a push-‐pullmethod with rec5linear shapes, thebuilding’s exterior as well as the interiorbecome more interes5ng while s5llstaying cost eﬃcient for the client. Themusic recording studio should be rr community buildingsituated at a loca5on that promotessustainable prac5ces, oﬀers visi5ngar5sts s5mula5on through natural andenvironmental aesthe5cs as well as teaching area rr Nsolitude from the public eye. oﬃce E BR iso iso iso rr enclosed walkway K air lock LR BR recording studio storage residential live room machine room control room a Drawings produced in SketchUp and Photoshop. engineer’s space control room b air lockloading dock
“Apple Retail Store” Hand Rendered PerspecLve “Yacht”Hand Rendered PerspecLve
Urban Hotel-‐ Guangzhou, ChinaThe atrium and lobby have been divided into three spaces by the central water feature; each area is connected tothe other by bridge or stairs. The design concept of coalesce is shown through the merging of Chinese and westerncultures, mo5fs, and design. The furniture and accessories portray both curved and straight lines allowing theirforms to blend in a cohesive way. Drawings produced in SketchUp.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Raleigh, NC. Café, Retail Store, and Coﬀee CartFor the café in The Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, there will be common areas for interac5on withscien5sts and students. Design includes an informal bar, performance stage, wireless internet, areas strictly forsocial purposes, and video monitors. 1- Main dinner entrance after 5pm 2- Custom built hostess stand 3- 3-form partitions 4- Lounge with laptop plug-ins 5- Custom buffet 6- Open kitchen 7- Backlit wall feature 8- Upholstery wrapped columns 9- Custom booth seating 10- Performance stage 11- Entrance for breakfast/ lunchDrawings produced in SketchUp. 12- Terrace Drawings produced in SketchUp.
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“Vienna Way Residence” Venice California Acrylic on Canvas “My Home”Acrylic on Canvas
“Embrace the world around you.Design to make the difference.” -Allison N. Byrd