With the creative class population rapidly decreasing in rural America, how can we position the built environment to retain people of the creative class? The Nebraska Art Therapy Collective is a place for healing, learning and self-discovery through expressive art therapies for children, adolescents and adults ages three & up. Not only will this program generate people of the creative class, but it will also provide ample job opportunities.
With mall retail space, interior design can give a business owner the competitive edge they need with today’s discerning consumers. This is especially true for jewelry retailers where image is everything. This design concept perfectly aligns the store environment with the intended consumer journey and offers a refreshed new brand that conveys innovation through merchandising, technology, and operations.
Utilizing a 40% occupied strip mall, this proposal aimed to address issues of segregation and privatization in retirement homes. The retirement phenomenon often separates our aging population by reducing opportunities for interactions with others outside of their age group.
The boutique hotel project was a built structure along the PCH highway along the California coast. The concept was to be taken from a chosen city and its culture and history. Roca Hotel is found in Morro Bay California. The town influence came from adventure, the love of the outdoors, and the rock that brought settlers to the town originally. The hotels design influence is bringing the interior and the exterior together, fragmentation of the rock, and natural materials.
This project asked students to define space within Architectural Hall that would provide a particular USER type to REVIVE, RELAX, and/or REFRESH. The project challenged students to analyze and define User, Program, and Context, and question their role in defining space. This proposal identified the 3rd floor of the Library as the site for faculty to retreat; A social zone to collaborate and a lounge nested in exposed trusses for a quiet retreat.