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Portfolio February 2010



This portfolio includes selected projects from my professional history and student work. It illustrates my experience in both commercial and residential interior design as well as diversity in ...

This portfolio includes selected projects from my professional history and student work. It illustrates my experience in both commercial and residential interior design as well as diversity in project type and scope.



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  • BECKY BALSANO p rofes s ion al p or t folio feb r u ar y 2 0 1 0
  • PROFESSIONAL WORK feb r u ar y 2 0 1 0
  • University of West Georgia Carrollton, Georgia 2008 For the new Health and Wellness Center, I selected all the finishes and FF&E for the new 125,000 SF building. The HWC spaces included classroom, meeting, office, and lounge areas in addition to a basketball arena with lockers and training rooms.
  • University of West Georgia Carrollton, Georgia 2008 The main entrance to the building leads occupants through a two-story lobby and pre-function space accented with clere- story windows. The floor pattern helped transition between the two main axes of the building: academics and athletics.
  • University of West Georgia Carrollton, Georgia 2008 The arena for the West Georgia Wolves helped to reinvigorate the campus culture, and the court and seating are visible from the entire length of the prefunction space as well as classrooms above. The signage and graphics were all custom created.
  • Ferrari Theme Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2007 As a designer working at Rosser Interna- tional, our firm teamed with several other firms across the globe to develop a theme park in Abu Dhabi for Ferrari. We devel- oped architectural plans, landscape archi- tecture, and interior finishes and details.
  • Ferrari Theme Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2007 The plaza level of the theme park includes four roller coasters, two of which are wa- ter rides, and it also includes four restau- rants, retail shops, and several theaters. An F1 racetrack connects directly at the south end of the structure, which is a large dome.
  • Ferrari Theme Park Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2007 The Ferrari Theme Park was developed on a man-made island called Yas Island near Abu Dhabi. The interiors team assisted with finish coordination between firms as well as the office and back of house spaces throughout the project.
  • CANstruction Atlanta, Georgia 2007 CANstruction is a national design charity event where teams build 3D art sculptures from canned food which is then donated to the local food bank. I was team captain for two years at our firm in Atlanta.
  • MOCA Athens Athens, Georgia 2010 The Athens Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a project I completed as a stu- dent. I revisited the project recently and created updated renderings modeled in 3D. The scenes here illustrate the entry, cafe, main staircase and exterior courtyard.
  • MOCA Athens Athens, Georgia 2010 MOCA Athens is approximately 100,000 SF and exhibits an auditorium, an outdoor reflection pool area, a restaurant and a gift shop. The design of the museum concen- trates on spatial experience and progres- sion with connection to exterior views.
  • 958 Reese Street Athens, Georgia 2009 This is my house in Athens. It was built in the 1920s and has plaster walls and high ceilings. I took measurements and began to model the house in 3D using SketchUp. This is a simple exercise to show alternate modeling abilities.
  • 4065 Merriweather Woods Alpharetta, Georgia 2010 For a proposed remodel of a master bath- room and two-story parlor, I prepared this presentation to communicate design and finish details to the client. I developed two plan options for the master bathroom and coordinated fixtures with the client. The inspiration for this open plan comes from a bright, open and elegant space like those shown here. New windows, fewer space enclosures and European style furnishings will bring a more polished and comfortable environment to the master bathroom suite. This photo illustrates finishes that will help cre- ate a clean, light and refined bath area. Tile will enclose the shower and floor, and warm wood finishes will balance the space for a Medi- terranean feel. The fixtures are sleek and sim- ple.
  • 6255 Harrow Trace Norcross, Georgia 2010 Residents wanted a complete exterior overhaul for their synthetic stucco home utilizing stone, brick and cementitious siding. I designed the facades to maximize curb appeal and value. This project is cur- rently under construction.
  • 175 Middleton Place Athens, Georgia 2009 For prospective clients trying to concep- tualize changes and 3D spaces, I often prepare hand sketches to help them visual- ize new design ideas. This client wanted to redesign the facade of their home, so I developed a drawing from a photo.
  • STUDENT WORK t h e u n iver s it y of geor gia lam ar d odd s c h ool of ar t
  • MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART MOCA ATHENS MOCA Athens Athens, Georgia 2007 As displayed via renderings in my profes- sional work section, the Athens Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was my final project as a student. It incorporates retail, public assembly, office and food service spaces.
  • Chicopee Mills Convention Center Athens, Georgia 2006 The Chicopee Mills Convention Center was a project involving the adaptive reuse of an existing local industrial mill. The con- vention center features hotel space along with a banquet hall, recreational facilities and multiple meeting spaces.
  • Cortona, Italy Sketches Cortona, Italy 2006 These sketches were created during a study abroad summer semester in the hillside town of Cortona, Italy. We focused on presentation without computer aided design and blending existing spaces with new built elements.
  • Design Diffusion News (DDN) Athens, Georgia 2005 Using our own design studio as the shell, we created new corporate offices high- lighting commercial systems furniture. DDN is a design magazine office space with collaboration among blocks of spe- cialty groups.