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Final Presentation

Presentation Layout

I apologize for the crooked floor plans.  After I presented and had pulled the ceiling plans out from behind, the board came unpinned.

During Presentation

So happy to be done with not only my presentation, but the project as a whole!  I am very pleased with the way that it all turned out and I am so glad that I chose something that I am very passionate about to design.  I LOVE this project and I LOVE the final outcome!

Perspective Board Up Close

Video of Presentation:

Final presentation video

Thank you all for watching my process along the way and commenting with positive words and feedback!

JMC ❤

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The Legacy Dance Academy: Final Product

Occupied Floors

Relationship Map to the Walton Arts Center

Floor and Ceiling Plans

Arrival/Reception

Dance Studio

Cafe/Lounge

Retail Store

Viewing Lounge

Makeup Room

T.V. Room

Sections

It’s all in the Details

                

I couldn’t be happier with how the overall project turned out.  After uncountable sleepless nights and a lot of work, my senior project is done and ready for presentation.  I hope you all have enjoyed watching the project’s progress.  The images are produced using Autodesk Revit Architecture, Photoshop & InDesign.

I’m going to try and have someone film my presentation and I may be able to get that on here for you all to understand the process a little bit more in depth.

Thanks for following!

JMC ❤

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Practice Renderings

Dance Studio (11×17 Final)

This space represents what my facility is all about, therefore it will be one of two of my large perspectives in my presentation.  This is a practice rendering and draperies still have to be added.  The space will be much brighter after being rendered in the cloud and photoshopped.

Arrival/Reception (11×17 Final)

This space shows what you see when you enter the academy on the most public floor.  The final view will be slightly different, with sun shades added to the windows, base molding added to the walls and a soffit above the elevators with architectural lighting.  I am currently working on the view beyond this space and making sure it is illuminated enough to be visible and understood. This space is integral to the concept of the dance academy in that it communicates movement which enhances the main concept of unity.

Cafe/Lounge (8×10 Final)

This is the only space that has been sent to the cloud and photoshopped to be lightened up and to reflect the true materials and colors.  The only thing left to do to this space is to add people as scaled figures. Retail Store (8×10 Final)

Retail Store (8×10 Final)

This image is rendered only on draft to determine what time of day allowed the space to show up the best.  This gives you an idea of what is going on and objects will be inserted in using photoshop after it is rendered in the cloud.

Circulation Viewing Space (5×7 Final)

The circulation space will have tufted chartreuse seat cushions photoshopped in and will be lightened as well.

MakeUP Room (5×7 Final)

This image is not from the cloud, but has been sent but not photoshopped just yet.  The image will be lightened and accessories will be added using photoshop.

T.V. Room (5×7 Final)

This is a draft rendering of the space where the dancer’s guardians and family members can come and watch their practices through closed circuit cameras in the studios.  The image will be lightened in photoshop dramatically.  Check out that carpet pattern… it is from Shaw Contract Group.  I am happy with how it turned out.

 

Thank you for reading!  Leave feedback and let me know what you think 🙂

 

JMC ❤

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Practice Rendering Process

For the past several mornings, days, and nights I have been working countless hours to assign materials to all surfaces, insert, and manipulate lighting to create a realistic perspective of the most important spaces in the Legacy Dance Academy.

Several spaces have materials assigned, but I have not been able to work in all of the spaces to make the lighting make sense.  The few spaces that I feel I have perfected the lighting are the Reception arrival space, the Makeup room, and the small dance studio.

All of these images are produced using Autodesk Revit Architecture

Reception Arrival Space

Make up Room

Small Dance Studio

All images have been rendered on a low quality other than the makeup room on medium.

Let me know what you think!  The lighting in the dance studio needs more work.  I’ll post new pictures that are rendered on a higher level as soon as I get them done.

JMC ❤

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Retail Design

These plans and sections are the product of one of our last 3 hour charettes.  I chose to design the store, because it is an interesting space in my facility.  I apologize for the quality of the images.

Ceiling & Floor Plan

I manipulated the ceiling plan to communicate my concept of movement and to create interest in the space.  I really enjoy working with the ceiling plane in any plan because I feel like it is a HUGE part of how a user experiences the space.  Everywhere I go I’m always looking UP to see how the architect/designer has communicated the spaces, wayfinding, etc.

In my final ceiling plan I decided to go with a more sinuous curve in the soffit over the cash wrap and mimic that same curve in the cash wrap design itself, which you will see in a perspective later in this post.  The sinuous curve matches that of the soffits over the window displays that is drawn in this current ceiling plan.

A mixture of recessed can lighting and track lighting will be specified to illuminate not only the space, but to highlight the product in the store as well.

 

The floor plan’s basic layout has the shoe section being on the far left with product display being on shelves against the wall.  The “boxes” up against the windows will display the individual styles of shoes.  (this can be seen clearer in section and perspective).

The lower right section of the plan will contain all of the dance apparel such as leotards, skirts, shorts, and tops on face-out display fixtures as well as two floor standing fixtures.

The top right section will contain “gifts” such as posters or prints related to dance, books about dance, picture frames, etc.

The small sections of visible wall will be built out to mimic the build out around the columns and mirrors will be placed on those sections.

Sections

The top section faces the cash wrap.  The custom shelving on the sides of the cabinets will hold any product that would need to be displayed (in this image I have placed dance bags there) on the top three shelves.

The bottom two shelves and drawers are storage and display for dance tights.  There are so many varieties of dance tights, and I came up with the idea for this display with the inspiration from Victoria’s Secret and how they display their bras.  One style of tights will be faced out on display and possibly opened to be able to feel it and see it, while the size runs will be neatly contained in the drawers underneath the display.

The cabinets will be used for staff storage for materials and supplies.

The bottom sections shows the apparel face outs and the window displays better.  The soffits above the window displays will have lettering signage to show people where the style is that they may be looking for.

Revit Model Perspectives

After the charette I was really excited to get this space into Revit to see it in 3D.  I wanted to make sure that the “experience” that I was creating especially in the ceiling plane was not too much.  I would LOVE some feedback on what you all think!

View of Entrance into the Shop

View from Shoe Section

I know it is hard to imagine with out it being rendered with material selections and finishes.

 

So here is some of the FF&E that I have chosen for the space.

Flooring: Shaw Contract Group: City Maple in Alabaster

Window Display Concept:

Benches in Shoes: Hive Modern: Suzanne double lounge chair:

Upholstered in: Knoll Boucle in Chartreuse

Reception Desk Surface: Abet Laminati solid surfacing in White

& Countertop: Dupoint Corian in Arctic Lime (it has a much more green tint to it in person)

Display Fixtures: Store Supply Warehouse

 

I would absolutely appreciate any feedback that you all could give.  Let me know what you think of the space planning, material selections, color choices etc.

Thanks for  reading!

JMC<3

 

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Idea Collaboration

Color Scheme/ Basic Materials

This board displays my color scheme.  Obviously my POP of color, Chartreuse a warm, yet subtle, cream, almost whites, and cool greys.

The carpet tile to the left is by SHAW and is used throughout the facility, especially in corridors, admin offices and the entrances.

The second image is a carpet tile from JJ-Invision that is gorgeous in person.  This will be used in viewing areas, instructor offices as well as the conference room.

The next two tiles are VCT from Johnsonite and the majority of the room will have the charcoal color and the chartreuse color will be placed sporadically.

The other 4 carpet tiles will be used together to create an interesting pattern in the viewing rooms.  Merging from dark to light and incorporating a bit of chartreuse, the carpet will have a similar pattern to this image:

Floor & Ceiling Plans

Do not mind the light fixture spacing in the ceiling plans, these are sketches/ideas.  A more accurate plan will be done in Revit for the final presentation.

Level #3

Level #4

Level #5

Floor and ceiling plans show transitions in space as well as circulation/way finding patterns.  Curvilinear elements as well as pops of color are introduced to create an experience for each and every user.

Activity Space: Dance Studio

The dance studio has a ceiling that creates interest in the space.  The squares on the ceiling are wood veneer that mimic the same finish as the flooring, and are surrounded by mill work, creating a coffered look. The fabrics from Knoll are going to be used for the drapery over the windows in the space.  The wall will be painted with the same two-tone colors to create a space that isn’t broken up and enhances the concept of movement.  The drapes are mounted on the mullions in between the windows and the doors to allow for daylight to penetrate the space even when the drapes are closed, providing the look of clear story windows.

The 4 finishes of wood are displayed, because I have yet to decide on which finish I want in the space.  All of the styles are either Oak or Maple, which is optimal for a dance studio, reducing the wear due to the inherent strength of the natural material.

The carpet tile is from JJ-Invision which will be used to create a transition within the studio for guests or people with street shoes, since street shoes are not allowed on the hardwood floors.

Movable bars will be used to accommodate for more people using both sides.  Plus, the fact that the perimeter of the room is surrounded by glazing, affixed ballet barres would have been nearly impossible.

Public Space: Cafe/ Lounge

This space has not yet been developed for the final design.  However, the finishes have been chosen.  The pendants can be seen suspended through the holes in the “cloud” ceiling, or displayed above banquet seating underneath the overhang (not seen in sketches).  The hardware chosen for the cabinets is very sleek and minimal.  The lounge and dining chairs will both be upholstered in the green fabric from Pallas Textiles.  The tables are from Coalesse.  The cabinet veneer is from Wilsonart and it is in Designer White, while the counter top is one of the 3 finishes from Icestone.  The flooring is, as described before, the Striations from Armstrong in Steel.

Circulation/Arrival

The arrival space’s design has been hammered out and finalized.  The finishes are displayed above, including the metal coil screen dividing the waiting area from the reception desk, the custom-made lighting beams that will bring the corridors down to human scale and provide movement within the space.  The carpet tile from Shaw Contract Group will be used in the elevator entrance while the Striations tiles from Armstrong will be used in the corridors.  The veneer for the reception desk is from Wilsonart and is in Designer White.  The countertops will either be Wilsonart’s solid surface in Designer White, or either of the 3 finishes from Icestone.  The benches shown above will be placed in the corridor and covered in the fabric from Pallas Textiles.

Public Space: Gift/Supply Shop

These are the finishes and fixtures chosen for the store so far.  We have not yet had a charette over this space, so I have not drawn sketches for it.  The Flooring in the space will be a mixture of Steel and Atmosphere Tiles from the Armstrong Striations collection.  The cashwrap veneer will be Designer White from Wilsonart.  The countertop is one of the three Icestone solutions seen above.

Locker Room

The only furniture chosen for the locker room so far are the lockers.  They are not metal, and therefore do not rust or mold.  The light fixtures are 2×4 fluorescent fixtures that provide even diffuse light.

Thanks for reading! Comment with Feedback or Ideas 🙂

JMC<3

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Public Space Design #1

Cafe / Lounge Charette

On Monday our charette was to design one of our public spaces.  I chose to design the cafe/lounge area first.

Perspective Sketch

A lot of work is soon to be done to this space.

Several revisions including:

  • Strategic placement of the refrigerator
  • Contemplation of under the counter refrigeration  (What do you all think would be best?)
  • The addition of shelves with dishware (Matching of course)
  • No cook top will be used but an oven will be in place
  • A built-in recycling center will be incorporated as well
  • The ceiling “clouds” will not have the division in the center
  • More cutouts with pendants will be added
  • The ceiling above will be painted Chartreuse to add an additional POP of color

Ceiling Plan Sketch

As stated above, the ceiling elements will not have the divide in the center, and additional pendants will be placed.

Section Sketch

These are quick sketches, do not mind the details in the actual section.  The charettes are quick and things such as the hood and cook top as well as placement of fixtures and appliances is not  actual or final.

More work is to be done to this as well as the plan view to create interest.

MORE TO COME!

As Always Give Me FEEDBACK 🙂

JMC ❤

 

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Circulation Communicated

It is important in any project to communicate the circulation within and throughout a space with the manipulation of the ceiling plane to create spaces as well as with the flooring material choices to communicate space as well as transitions between spaces.

Flooring Plan:

Armstrong striations 24 x 12 tiles will be used in the main corridor and in the waiting area as well.

An example of this flooring in a space can be seen in this image from Armstrong.com

The color that will be used in the Legacy Dance Academy is Steel

The Carpet that will be used is from Shaw Contract Group

The color shown is what will be used. 

Ceiling Plan:

The ceiling plane in the main corridor will be articulated by using suspended beams to bring the ceiling plane down to human scale.  They will be spaced not so perfect as drawn in the sketch.  As the corridor gets skinnier the beams will be placed closer together and as the corridor widens they will be spread further apart.

Lights will be suspended within those beams and possibly something like this image:

The ceiling in the lobby of the large performance studio will be recessed in a curvilinear shape and will be painted Chartreuse to bring interest to the ceiling.  A suspended light pendant will be placed here .

The ceiling in the waiting area will be suspended 2×2 tiles with another pendant suspended from the center.

Every light pendant specified for this project is made of thin, lightweight, sheets of wood veneer and will be specified in white.  The pendants communicate the concept of movement.

Color scheme I’ve chosen from Benjamin Moore Paints.

Thank you for reading!

JMC ❤

 

 

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Functional Block Plans

Our final plan was due on Wednesday, and it took 5 block plans (15 floor plan drawings) to finalize a floor plan that I am not only passionate about and LOVE, but one that will function the absolute best for the users.

The final plan takes multiple factors into consideration in its design.

  • Safety
  • Codes
  • Space planning
  • User’s experience

Level 3: First Floor of the Dance Academy [Mostly Private]

Level 4: Second Floor of the Dance Academy [Equally Public & Private]

Level 5: Third Floor of the Dance Academy [Mostly Public]

After the parti charette, the concept was implemented into multiple block floor plans to configure the best layout and space planning of the spaces.  Once the basic layout of spaces was determined, I was able to embellish the wall placement/shape/form, ultimately enhancing the user’s experience.

Challenges encountered during this process:

  • Windows EVERYWHERE!
  • If not windows, then doors to balcony’s
  • Multiple stairways to accommodate and create paths to and from
  • Existing electrical and equipment storage
  • Unique Architecture
Challenges were overcome with careful thought and multiple iterations until a unique, exciting,  & functional floor plan was developed!

I apologize for the quality of the pictures, they are photos of the drafted floor plans.  I will be scanning the originals soon and posting better images.

Give me feedback!!!

JMC ❤

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Parti Party?

In class on Monday we had a charette for a few hours to quickly ideate 3 floorplan partis.  Because my project has three floors, I was only able to fully produce 2 partis that communicated my projects concept.

To reiterate the concept of the project:

Unity is key in the dance academy’s facility and this will be done through implementing smaller concepts of movement and transparency.

The two sets of partis show not only the relationship within each floor, but  the relationship between all three floors.

Parti Sketches

The mostly public spaces are on the arriving floor (third).  The dance merchandise store, main waiting area, performance studio, and administrative offices are on this floor.  The purpose being that as dancers, dancers guardians, and other guests arrive, they would not have to go further than the first floor of the dance academy.

A mixture of public and private spaces are on the fourth floor.  This was done to communicate the concept of unity by bringing everyone together on the middle floor.  Waiting areas, dance studios, the cafe/lounge, and locker rooms are located on this level.

The fifth floor is mostly private housing other dance studios, the make up room, waiting areas, etc.  These spaces are located on the top floor making them the most private.

The first set of sketches show a hierarchy of paths which is not shown in the second set.  The space is not completely filled in the first set, however.  Also, the spaces in the first set differ from the second set in that they are mirrored.  What is on the third floor in the first is now on the fifth floor in the second.

Parti Sketches 2

The third floor in the second set of ideation sketches holds the most private spaces.  The third floor houses a medium size studio, a small studio, the locker room, makeup room, and viewing spaces.  A concern was brought up by a professor about privacy and how to manage that when dealing with the arrival space to each floor.  The arrival space will be an enclosed area that guests will travel through on each floor.  By doing this, it creates it’s own space separate from the dance academy which regulates pedestrian traffic.

The second floor of the academy (the fourth floor) holds the instructor offices, administration offices, conference room, medical training room, cafe/lounge area, a small studio, a medium studio, and viewing spaces.  This floor brings together public spaces from the fifth floor and private spaces from the third floor and becomes a communal area where the users can unite and enhance relationships.

The fifth floor holds the large performance studio where not only large practices take place, but also small performances can be done and watched.  It also holds a lobby/reception space, waiting area, apparel store and gift shop, and viewing areas.  A concern was brought up that it was awkward to have the apparel store on the third floor of the academy and whether that would be optimal for the users or not.  The stores main purpose is to provide a place for the dancers to purchase the required apparel and shoes for dance practices.  Having the store on site makes it easy for the parents or guardians to make a quick purchase right before or after class.  Having it on the third floor of the academy next to the large performance studio also allows small gift-like products to be sold for people to purchase who have come to watch a performance.

Now onto block plans which will be shown and discussed in my next post!

Thanks for reading!

JMC ❤

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