This project was the proposed renovation of a 22’ downtown loft into an apartment
space for a retired couple that were downsizing and moving from the suburbs into
the city. They were socially active and did a lot of entertaining. They also worked
from home and needed two separate office spaces, and a guest room for visiting
relatives. The needs also included a master suite, gourmet kitchen and storage for
20 cases of wine. Existing artwork and furniture were incorporated into the design
including a Barcelona chair, Eames recliner, Johnson Wax desk, Mission style table
and chairs, and art deco bed. They loved the high ceilings of the loft and wanted
the ‘ openness’ the space be kept as much as possible. I met all of these
requirements by adding a second floor over half of the space; the 22’ ceilings are
still present in the living/dining area.
The 22’ ceilings were kept through the living/dining room.
Adequate wine storage was built underneath the stairs and was
accessible from the living room and kitchen. A bar area was
also custom built between these two areas. The décor was kept
modern with clean lines and a black and cream color palette. A
red accent wall was added at one end to add color and interest
to the space.
Because an art deco bed was to be incorporated
into this space, the art deco theme was kept throughout
and soft, relaxing colors of beige, brown and
turquoise were paired with mirrored furniture and
accessories. The bed was accented even more by
hanging framed mirrors above the bed.
The goal of this project was to design the interior of a restaurant that would
be a warm, inviting atmosphere. All working drawings were done by hand,
as well as all renderings.
2008 Rochester Philharmonic Rendering of Sofa designed by
Orchestra Symphony Show House, Marcel Breuer
rendering for Antonia Orlando
Computer Renderings of Office Design Finished Office
3 Dimensional Design
I have learned that inspiration can come from
anywhere; whether it is nature, fashion, literature,
or everyday living. While working as a
microbiologist in a hospital laboratory, I
occasionally found myself inspired by the shapes
that certain bacteria and yeasts would form while
growing. I later used this inspiration to design a
light fixture of a 3-Dimensional design class.
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Bottom: A series of sculptures made
This is a garage renovation
into a music studio for a
guitar instructor. An open,
multi-level plan with a
restroom and the ability to
access it from both levels
was necessary. 60’ vintage
rock and a neutral color
scheme were also
ceiling tiles, carpet and
moveable partitions were
used to meet the client’ s
300 State Street Office
The goal of this project was to design an office space for 10-15
people that would share restrooms with an adjacent restaurant
and would comply with all current building codes. The rendered
view is of the entry area into the space.
The Sunset Lounge
This is an upscale, tropical restaurant that shares a restroom with an
office space. It caters to working professionals and features a take-out
area. The floor plan features a long, focal bench and tables, private
booths, a separate bar area adjacent to the patio and a private area for
Neutral colors are accented by tropical prints.
Booths contain glass panels for added
privacy and are accented with a natural,
woven sea grass wallpaper and tropical
Large back to back benches are the
focal point and main seating area.
They are backed by mirrored panels
and planter boxes. This reflects light
and adds privacy.
Mirrored shelving reflect both light
and a large mural opposite the bar.
Large wooden slat blinds are used
for light control and mimic tropical
Miranda K. Adams
5 Fairhill Drive Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 356-2516 firstname.lastname@example.org
A rewarding career in design that encourages growth and advancement and has constant opportunities for learning.
Skills and Abilities:
Computer Skills: Conveying ideas using Microsoft Office such as Word, Excell, and Powerpoint. Use of Vectorworks
drafting program to create visual representations of two dimensional floor plans as well as three dimensional
Interpersonal: Effectively communicate vision through presentation boards, demonstrations, renderings and one on one
conversation. Great ability to get along with peers and have been an integral part in helping them grow in their careers.
Goal-Oriented: Maintained Dean’ List and excellent attendance record while working full time. Keep task-minded under
pressure and time constraints in a high volume environment. Successfully taking an idea from concept to reality.
Attention to detail: High concern with quality while maintaining efficiency. Work is orderly, attractive and completed
in a timely manner.
Application: Skillfully apply professional knowledge and life skills to determine solutions to difficult problems.
Excellent ability to quickly learn, comprehend and apply new techniques and concepts.
Flexible: Learning new methods and working toward completion of larger challenges. Ability to adjust schedule
and change plans as necessary through a project.
Resourceful: Pulling inspiration from a variety of sources and styles to create one unique, cohesive design.
January 2008 Designers Library
Gain familiarity with wide variety of fabrics and furnishings
Maintaining aesthetics of a showroom
Updating product pricing and sample inventory
Assist designers in choosing materials compatible with their design vision
May 2008 Associate Degree in Interior Design
Monroe Community College
Member of International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa
Student member of American Society of Interior Design (ASID)
May 2002 Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
5 Fairhill Drive
Rochester, NY 14618