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Laura Mc Bride Portfolio

  1. 1. LAURA McBRIDE PORTFOLIO
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS HOSPITALITY......................................... SENIOR PROJECT o2 INSTITUTIONAL.................................... o8 INTERIOR DESIGN V RESIDENTIAL........................................ 14 INTERIOR DESIGN IV HOSPITALITY......................................... 2o INTERIOR DESIGN III PERSPECTIVE & RENDERING............. 28 PHOTOSHOP........................................... 3o
  3. 3. HOSPITALITY Café C Café, Market, Wine Bar & Lounge A LEED-based renovation of an existing 20,000 square foot historical building located at 640 C Street in downtown San Diego. Under the sophisticated eatery & retail location, advisement of a LEED Accredited Professional, the project achieved a Café C will offer local, organic cuisine as LEED Silver rating. Above: Current photograph of the exterior. well as specialty coffees, beer, and wine Below: Photograph of the original Hamilton’s Inc. food store in 1928. and retail items for the home, pantry, and kitchen. Conveniently located just one block from the 5th Ave. trolley station in downtown San Diego, Café C will provide a friendly neighborhood environment where a delicious and healthy meal can be enjoyed, a glass of fine wine can be sipped, a cup of gourmet coffee can be savored, and great company can be shared. As part of the C Street Master Plan, the project will serve as a rejuvenation of the original 1928 Hamilton’s building, mixing modern elements with historical architecture and focusing on sustainability and community. Café C will be a lively meeting place to enjoy great food, friends, and atmosphere. Bon appétit! Senior Project Instructor: Rob Volzer, CID Fall 2009 o2 Concept Images
  4. 4. First floor plan (approx. 4800 SF) contains a feature wine bar (reminiscent of Hamilton’s 73-foot soda fountain and lunch counter, the longest in San Diego at the time), two retail display areas, and a commercial kitchen with adjacent deli counter. Elevation of the feature wine bar showcases products and materials: wine bar constructed of Kirei Board, existing brick walls remain, tables, chairs & barstools by Cherner Chair Company. Created in AutoCAD, rendered in Photoshop. Cherner Armchair Cherner Barstool Kirei Board Perspective drawing of the retail display area intended for bakery items. Created in AutoCAD, rendered in Photoshop. First Floor
  5. 5. Second floor/Mezzanine (approx. 3900 SF) contains a feature wrap-around bar overlooking the floor below, private booth seating, coffee bar, and service area. 3-Form, Marigold IceStone, Jade Snow Bamboo Flooring Section drawing of feature wrap-around bar. Materials: 3-Form backlit by LED strip lights at top & bottom & IceStone solid surface countertop. Created in AutoCAD, rendered in Photoshop. o4
  6. 6. Third floor/Lounge (approx. 4800 SF) contains a full bar with adjacent secondary kitchen and service area, custom benches built around existing structural columns, fire pit, banquette seating, and lounge-style seating. Lounge perspective drawing highlights custom benches built around existing structural columns, fire pit, banquette seating, and the architecture which is open to above. Created in AutoCAD 3D, rendered in Photoshop. Third Floor Lounge
  7. 7. Lighting Decorative lighting and ceiling treatment plans highlight areas of special interest... First floor highlights: feature lighting display spanning two floors, dropped ceiling and soffit featuring a large chandelier in the Retail Display Area, pendants over the feature wine bar, and a pair of sconces flanking the feature wine bar wall. Above: Concept image for feature lighting display. In first & second floor lighting plans, globe lights of varying sizes are arranged for maximum visual impact. Multiple globes on each strand ensures they are enjoyed from both floors. Second floor highlights: feature lighting display spanning two floors, dropped ceiling and soffit featuring a small chandelier in each private booth, pendants over the coffee bar, and sconces between tables and booths. Third floor highlights: Solatube tubular daylighting system (technology illustration above) and uplighting at tops of columns. o6
  8. 8. Basement floor plan (approx. 6200 SF) contains administrative offices, staff break room, male and female locker rooms with showers, storage, and existing electrical and mechanical rooms. Roof comprised of 50% Energy Star compliant (highly reflective) & high emissivity roofing underneath solar panels and 50% green roof. Placement of Solatube optical domes on the roof in relationship to the third floor lighting plan is also illustrated. Basement & Roof
  9. 9. INSTITUTIONAL First Floor Plan Second Floor Plan Group project & competition for The Village at Torrey Pines, West: A live • play • eat community of apartments and retail spaces designed for transfer students at UCSD. I Designed by, Laura McBride, Syllis Cawker, Kristin Göransson, Jessica Espinosa, Nicole Moreno nspired by a bustling city street full of action, color, and texture, Urban Palette is a collection of these elements manifested in a college dormitory. The Urban Palette concept draws inspiration from the varying textures found on each city storefront, from brick to stone to concrete, which guide pedestrians from place to place. The spaces within the dormitory at The Village will be divided not only by barriers but also by varying color and texture that will serve to guide the user through the space, mimicking a city street. Personal boundaries in small spaces, whether created by physical boundaries or simply by color and texture, not only make the user more at ease but also create a more viable and productive learning environment. Additionally, urban living is an inherently green practice due to the fact that many people are living in a small geographical area, and therefore the space will focus on sustainable products and practices, keeping in line with The Village Philosophy. The Urban Palette will surely create not only a productive and enjoyable place for the users to “live, play, and eat”, but it will also create a visually stimulating and exciting experience. Interior Design V Instructor: Lily Robinson, Architect, IDEC Summer 2009 o8 Concept Images
  10. 10. Scale model of building section shown on presentation board Photoshop rendering Process: The building section was drawn in AutoCAD, rendered in Photoshop, integrated into a foam core model, and mounted onto a presentation board. AutoCAD drawing Model & Building Section
  11. 11. Presentation Materials The skyline panoramic at the top of each presentation board unites the boards and emphasizes the “Urban Palette” concept. Left: Concept board presents the concept statement, supporting concept images, and preliminary FF&E selections. Materials: Wall flats in a braille pattern, tower bookcases, and circular carpet tiles. Right: Section perspective hand- drawing offers another view into the proposed space. Below: Enlarged view of floor plans aka “maps” and corresponding “street views.” At five different points on the “maps” the viewer can zoom in to the “street view” to see what is happening at that very moment in the “Urban Palette” dorm room in this highly conceptual presentation board. 1o
  12. 12. 2009/09: Let's Get Real ShareThis contributed by Denise Homme, PhD, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, FCSD [DISD program director / practicing professional / itinerant traveler] An interior design program definitely has its challenges. Huge projects, not enough sleep and the looming specter of “life after graduation.” Talk to any soon-to-be graduate and you’ll probably find a talented, highly skilled designer saying to themselves, “In a few months, I’m going to be leaving school to practice interior design. Can I REALLY do this?” With forty years of practice behind me, I can still recall the feelings of apprehension, uncertainty and – let’s face it – down right white knuckle fear about making the transition from the hallowed halls of design school into the big, scary business of interior design practice. I made the transition, as everyone does, but the memory lingers. Now, in my role as Program Director at Design Institute of San Diego, this particular memory has been a great motivating factor when I work with our faculty in developing the type of classroom projects and activities that offer our students “real world” interior design experiences. Considering our faculty is made up entirely of practicing professionals, we all share the collective memory of making the transition from design school to the work place. So when just the right opportunity comes along, we’re very excited about making it possible for students to “test the waters”, “get their feet wet”…all those clichés we associate with the special type of learning that goes along with doing a real project. Opportunity Knocks Last spring, a representative from the student housing department at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) contacted Design Institute with just such an opportunity! Here was a chance for our students to compete with one another in developing unique interior concepts for a new campus dormitory complex. Perhaps even more exciting was the opportunity for our students to present their concepts to an actual client; a client who held the power to choose the best of the best. You can’t get any more “real world” than that! So, after discussing the idea with one of our faculty, it was decided that this was a job for our upper division students and – drum roll – the UCSD interior design project began. Over the first few weeks of the project, six student design teams put in hours of class time developing their design concepts and preparing for the upcoming client presentations. Specific project objectives, an established budget and a critical time line were, as they are in all design jobs, deeply embedded issues defined by UCSD; real issues that impact interior designers in every project they do. The UCSD challenge asked the student teams to develop unique interior design concepts at PlinthandChintz.com Full article for dormitory units that would a.) be attractive to university transfer students, b.) be realized for a Media Coverage http://www.plinthandchintz.com/mambo/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&i... 10/15/2009
  13. 13. Installation Photos Times Square Carpet tiles aka “manholes” define a path through the space Paris Café A quaint, intimate resting place to take a break from city life Public Library A retreat for the studious featuring “skyscraper” bookcases 12
  14. 14. The Big Apple Living space featuring wall flats in a braille pattern The Alley Custom graffiti art by artist Peter Syravong spans the staircase Installation Photos
  15. 15. RESIDENTIAL Parkinson Residence Luxury residential project with adjacent art gallery Casually Classic with an Urban Twist L ocated in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Boston’s “Southie,” the South End Gallery of Photographic Art will feature local Bostonian photographers, well- known and undiscovered alike. The gallery, with its concrete floors an d minimal furnishings will lend to an urban feeling, while classic elements spread throughout will add too a feeling of diversity. This blending of styles will be a reflection of the artists showcased at the gallery; an amalgamation of many different points of view coming together for a united purpose. The upstairs residence is to have a more classical feeling than the art gallery, comprised of a collection of classic modern furniture that is polished and refined yet has a fresh feel. Other classic touches will be seen in the reclaimed antique hardwood floors, rich textures, and timeless color scheme, but it will still maintain a modern simplicity with its clean lines. The residence is to be an extension of the gallery and preserve as many of the building’s original features as possible, thus upholding the historical elements while being environmentally responsible Collage of inspiration photos. at the same time. The space will exude an elegant simplicity with its harmonious blending of classic and modern. Interior Design IV Instructor: Linda Medina Spring 2009 14 Concept Images
  16. 16. Bubble diagram explains basic adjacencies and square footage requirements. Criteria matrix provides more detailed requirements for each space. Schematics
  17. 17. Design Solutions Above: First floor plan rendered in Photoshop. Features the entry, kitchen, dining room, formal living room, laundry room, powder bath & master suite. Left: Second floor plan rendered in Photoshop. Features a media room, office & ADA compliant guest suite. Below: Enlarged floor plan of ADA compliant guest bathroom and corresponding elevation. Guest Bathroom elevation. Created in AutoCAD, rendered in Photoshop. 16
  18. 18. Project introduction board contains the project title, concept phrase, concept statement, and rendered floor plans. First floor presentation board offers FF&E selections and a rendered perspective drawing of the formal living room. Second floor presentation board offers FF&E selections and a rendered elevation drawing of the ADA guest bathroom. Presentation Materials
  19. 19. Construction Documents 18
  20. 20. Construction Documents
  21. 21. HOSPITALITY Chateau Quai La Risse DESIGN PROGRAM Group Project by, Chateau Quai La Risse I Laura McBride, Syllis Cawker, Kim Moffat Aka KLS Design Group Program Requirements 1. Lobby or reception space with reception desk (provide back counter area for two staff and seating for visitors (approx. nspired by the magnificent chateaus of France’s Loire 500 SF). Valley, Chateau Quai Larisse will offer the traveler a 2. A small wine or coffee bar that seats a maximum of 50 people and is also open to the public (sq. footage varies). truly unforgettable experience. Deriving its name from 3. Two (2) gender-specific public restrooms adjacent to the the French word for moat, the chateau is surrounded by lobby/reception area (approx. 130 SF). water on all sides. A draw bridge leads to the chateau’s 4. One (1) meeting room (for administrative staff) with opulent lobby where this unique experience begins. The conference table and maximum seating (approx. 200 SF). lobby, adorned with sparkling chandeliers, rich, inviting 5. One (1) manager’s office, including 36”D X 72”L desk w/ credenza, executive chair, (2) 36” lateral files, (2) guest fabrics, and ornate railing ornamenting the beautiful chairs, and 20 lineal feet of book storage. curved feature stairway will surely lend to an unforgettable first impression. 6. One (1) “feature” stairway (linking ground to second level) Each guest will have the option to stay in a standard room or (80-100+ SF). in one of the two-story tower suites, all with breathtaking views of the 7. One (1) staff break room with counter and small sink, small water below and lush, green landscape. To keep the experience of each guest refrigerator, microwave, seating for six and a small area for lockers (approx. 120 SF). unique, nearly all the rooms are designed with differing furnishings, helping 8. One (1) staff unisex restroom with WC, lavatory, and storage to achieve the feel of a quaint and eclectic space, yet where each and every cabinet (approx. 65 SF). detail was paid great attention. 9. One (1) general purpose storage room with interior shelves Guests will enjoy all sorts of amenities, including a luxurious spa (approx. 100 SF). located on the mezzanine level of the chateau. On the rooftop, the lively 10. One (1) vending alcove per guest floor, each at 25 SF. 11. Total suggested usage for this project is 2300 SF plus a wine wine bar will also be open to the public and feature live music, spectacular or coffee bar. The remaining square footage is to be used views, and a beautiful water feature at its center. for the facility specialty areas, guest rooms, and circulation. Each and every visitor will have the opportunity to relax and be pampered and simply enjoy themselves in Chateau Quai Larisse’s exuberant and luxurious surroundings. Interior Design III Instructor: Denise Homme, Ph.D., ASID, IIDA, FCSD, AIA Allied, IDEC JardinText06_08:JardinText06_08 7/1/08 4:22 PM Page 3 Summer 2008 J A R D I N 2o Concept Images C L A S S I C
  22. 22. Design Challenge Following thorough research of the appropriate means of egress for mixed use occupancy and functional and aesthetic considerations based on user need, develop an imaginative, functionally efficient, and aesthetically pleasing spatial experience. Guest Rooms KLS Design Group proposes a mixture of different styles and layouts of suites and standard rooms. Many of the rooms are to have different furnishings and fabrics to therefore enhance the feel of a “boutique” hotel. Genuine antique furniture will be used not only for aesthetic appeal but also to reduce the environmental impact caused by the manufacturing of new products. Left: First floor plan includes feature stairway, lobby, staff areas, and first floor of two-story suites. Below: Second floor/Mezzanine level includes a spa and second floor of two- story suites. Room Layouts • All of the 1st floor rooms will be two stories with spiral staircases leading to the 2nd floor. • Eight (8) rooms will be “tower suites” and have seating and sleeping areas in the turrets. • All rooms to be equipped with fireplaces. • Two rooms will be ADA compliant. Mezzanine The mezzanine will be utilized as a luxurious spa. It will include: • Soothing water feature at check-in • Relaxing waiting area • Private massage rooms • Large central Jacuzzi • Exercise equipment • Accessible showers Design Solutions
  23. 23. Design Solutions Third Floor Rooftop Wine Bar Two spacious ADA compliant guest suites are included on the third floor. The rooftop will be utilized as a wine bar that will be open to the public. It is to include: • Seating for small and large groups, up to maximum of 50 people • ADA compliant restrooms 22 Building section highlights feature stairway & spiral staircases in tower suites. Floor/ceiling assemblies also included.
  24. 24. Custom Reception Desk Drawings include a plan view, front, side, and rear elevations, full scale detail, and section. Project parameters: ADA compliant, 50% green materials, workstation(s) must include a computer, keyboard, printer, phone, grommets for cord management, tackable surface, and appropriate storage solutions. Furniture Design
  25. 25. Lighting Design Preliminary light map describes lighting events. Descriptions include: • Color, texture, and intensity of the light • How the light affects mood • How the light interacts with the surface Choreography: Cones of view and descriptions explain how the light will lead the visitor from one space to the next. 24
  26. 26. Ambient and Accent Lighting: Target ambient illuminance levels, measured in foot-candles, are represented in green & heightened light levels/accent lighting is expressed in red. Final lighting plan includes luminaire symbols, luminaire tags, and switching. Lighting Design
  27. 27. Presentation Materials Inspiration photos & materials Concept board Guest suite furniture and fabric Lobby furniture and fabric 26
  28. 28. Scale model comprised of four independent levels stacked on top of each other Model made of balsa wood, windows and doors cut with a jigsaw. Texture achieved using a faux stone spray paint. 1/4” scale hand-rendered floor plan is integrated into each level. Interior of model: Interior of model: First and second levels of the model showcasing the feature stairway and Third floor relationship between the lobby and second floor mezzanine. Model
  29. 29. PERSPECTIVE & RENDERING Perspective & Rendering Instructor: Larry Klein Fall 2007 San Diego Bowl Challenge: Re-design an instructor-provided reception desk and create a hand-rendered two-point perspective drawing of the new design. 28
  30. 30. Wine Bar Challenge: Re-design an instructor-provided floor plan and create a hand-rendered two-point perspective drawing of an important new design feature. Hand-Rendering
  31. 31. PHOTOSHOP Stationery Suite Challenge: Create a custom logo and incorporate into a business card, letterhead & envelope. “McBride Designs” Business Logo Photoshop Instructor: Ron Neumond Spring 2009 Rendered Elevation Challenge: Produce one rendering generated from an AutoCAD file. 3o Envelope & business card
  32. 32. Composite Rendering: Floor Plan & Interior Space Challenge: Produce one rendering of a floor plan and one rendering of a corresponding one-point or two-point perspective. Parameters: Must be of an interior space, commercial or residential. Floor plan must depict all elements shown in composite. Interior composite must contain a minimum of 7 imported elements (i.e. furniture, accessories, etc.). Final Exam Challenge: Create an advertising tool for Design Institute of San Diego Parameters: Must use only instructor-provided images, the Design Institute logo, and two sizes of text. Time Limit: 30 minutes

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