Jamie M Redmond
208 East School Lane
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
“A building has integrity, just as a man and just as seldom!
It must be true to its own idea, have its own form, and serve its own purpose!”
Ayn Rand (Howard Roark, The Fountainhead)
Howard Roark, the protagonist of Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead” is an architect whose
approach to his life and his work is rooted in individualism, honesty and integrity. The originality of design is important
because the function or purpose of any designed space or object is unique to the client and end user. I believe that design
should be approached as a way to provide a functional solution to a problem, and the resulting spaces will be defined by
the purpose they need to serve. All elements in a space should have a role in meeting the needs of the end user and improve
an individual’s experience in a space. In our existing natural environment, it is essential that we recognize the importance
of preserving natural landscapes, and designing with the utmost respect to our earth as a whole. The most efficient and
successful design should have the smallest possible impact on the land and resources.
Table of Contents
Sustainable Office Space
Chicago Youth Hostel
Black & White 35mm Photography
Black & White 120mm Photography
Interior Design Studio II - Sustainable Office Project: 55 West Monroe, Chicago IL
Integrated Environments Studio (IES) is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable design products that would be
specified by interior designers, builders, and architects. The company is opening a showroom/regional office in downtown
The public spaces are designated for events, product presentations and product display.
The product consultants work in a collaborative setting adjacent to the reception area to provide a transition from public to
private sections of the space.
Private spaces accommodate managers offices, filing centers, copy stations, administrative assistants stations, research and
sample libraries, storage and employee break out space.
PRODUCT DISPLAY AREAEVENT & PRESENTATION ROOM
KITCHEN & BREAK OUT SPACE
PRODUCT CONSULTANTS WORKSTATIONS
ADMIN. STATIONS, FILING & COPYING
RESEARCH & PRODUCT SAMPLE LIBRARY
PRIVATE OFFICES & CONFERENCE ROOMS
Urban Space + Natural Growth: Space plan mimics botanical growth to meet the end users needs. Public
transitions to collaborative, collaborative transitions to private.
(Public/Bloom, Collaborative/Stem, Private/Roots)
Unexpected angles, translucent materials and variations in ceiling height help to define open areas without
enclosing them and blocking out natural light. Despite its urban setting, the space is organic and utilizes renewable
Finish material selections are eco-friendly products that come from sustainable resources and have low to no VOC
emission ratings to promote a healthy working environment. Lighting plans focus on low energy consuming LED &
florescent lighting, and work spaces are arranged on the perimeter of the space for maximum integration of natural
The SLiK (Student Lounge &
Information Kiosk) Space at
Harrington College showcases
student skills and ideas.
The Lounge’s design, funding and
installation was a 16 week project
by students in the Spring 2009
Experimental Design class.
The student lounge is an inviting
and flexible space for relaxation,
student work displays, critques and
An electronic information kiosk
helps eliminate paper waste
and organize information and
Renderings by team member
Renderings by team member
exPeRimental design - slik sPace
Funding for SLiK was provided by
student organized fund raisers
and much of the material was
donated by manufacturers and
Student design work was not
limited to construction of the
walls. Furniture was designed
and built with construction waste
materials, and a table that had
been in the original space was
refinished and repurposed as
The completed space is
frequently used for student shows,
lectures and guest critiques and
has become a popluar gathering
Renderings by team member
Renderings by team member
Degustation embodies the spirit of French cooking; The enjoyment of a meal.
Conceptual planning for Degustation derived from the relationship between Chicago and Paris as
sister cities. Rivers, a strong natural element in both cities, were studied as a means to illustrate the
The flow of the Seine and Chicago rivers through their respective cities influenced movement
throughout the restaurant. Further, the intimate and defined dining areas are representative of the
change in demographics along the rivers’ paths.
Degustation’s atmosphere is intimate and relaxing, inspired by a classic Parisian brasserie, in a
modern urban high rise. The interior finishes highlight timeless Parisian style: monochromatic grey
palette, herringbone parquet flooring, metallic patinas and accents of blue and cream.
Interior Design Studio III - DÉGUSTATION: The Act of Tasting.
Hôtel Maison approaches accommodations with an emphasis on luxury and comfort.
Hôtel Maison offers a variety of rooms, from standard single rooms to 1,400 square feet King Suites.
The hotel design takes a domestic approach to Dégustation’s Parisian influence and evolves into a
comfortable urban setting.
The luxury King suites of Hôtel Maison offer two private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, powder room
and a sitting area with a wet bar. Maison delivers luxury and comforts that are often missed when
traveling. A neutral palette of silks, leathers and hardwoods are employed throughout the space
to enhance the warm, inviting atmosphere. The suites are spacious, yet arranged for intimacy and
privacy. Every room offers generous views of the surrounding city.
Interior Design Studio III - Maison: Home
Undergrad Thesis - CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL
The Fibonacci Sequence: The evolution of proportion, function and efficiency manifested in natural forms was
studied and expressed in the development of the building structure for the Chicago International Youth Hostel.
A study of natural forms and the purposes they serve.
A study of structure and how we facilitate our needs.
Hostel will offer dormitory style accommodations for 2-6 people, as well as private rooms.
Locker rooms take the place of single user bathrooms.
Common areas, kitchen and recreation amenities will be accessible to all guests.
Location is ideal for visitors to Chicago; The site is surrounded by restaurants, museums, nightlife and iconic
Metra & Amtrak trains, CTA trains, subways & buses and water taxis are just a short walk away.
Public transit to O’Hare and Midway airports are blocks from the front door.
Site: 100 North Franklin, Chicago IL
Conceptual study models & renderings for building & site
SOLAR PANELS TO POWER HOT WATER HEATERS
GREEN ROOF AND TERRACE SPACES
STORM WATER COLLECTION TO CISTERN FOR SITE IRRIGATION
NATURAL VENTILATION BUILT ALONG CURTAIN WALL
Summary of qualifications
• Computer: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project), Intuit Quickbooks, AutoCAD (2D, 3D & Retail Focus),
3D Studio Max, JDA Floor Planning, Google SketchUp, Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, In Design), Adobe Acrobat
• Professional: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong team and collaborative skills, thorough
understanding of construction documents, organizing and tracking vendors and material orders, ability to work on multiple
projects with different trades and vendors, knowledge of daily business operations, understanding of accounts payable and
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS HIGHLIGHT
• Motivated and enthusiastic
• Able to multitask and work quickly
• Strong conceptual design and programming skills
• Detail oriented
• Construction experience has instilled understanding of timelines, budgets and client relationships
• Responsible and resourceful individual
• Efficient and goal-oriented worker
• Involvement in family business has taught me to act quickly to avoid and solve problems
• Strong understanding of construction documents various trade responsibilities
Harrington College of Design – Chicago, IL
• Bachelor of Fine Art, Interior Design
• Dean’s List - January 2009 & January 2010
Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Merchandise Planning Contractor, May 2010 – Present
• Space and merchandise planning for Sears and Kmart stores nationwide
• Analyze merchandise allocation charts and apply to floor plans as required
• Determine merchandise location based on priority
Holly Hunt, Chicago, IL
Intern, January 2010 – April 2010
• Pulling memo samples for clients in the showroom and for shipment
• Managing inventory for all lines in showroom & sample library
• Maintaining inventory of memo samples and informational brochures for all lines
Redmond Construction Co., Prospect Heights, Illinois
Project & Operations Manager, January 2006 – January 2010
• Manage residential and commercial construction projects
• Maintain customer and vendor accounts and build strong relationships
• Design and manage from conceptual planning through construction
Glenview Ice Center, Glenview, IL
Hockey Instructor, September 2009 – Present
• Implement & maintain lesson plans
• Work closely with children & parents to improve hockey skills
• Create a fun and positive environment for all players
“It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all things human and all things super-human,
Of all true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form ever follows function. This is the law.”
Louis Sullivan, “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered.”