Hotel 92 Brooklyn

SCOPE
Individual project
30 weeks
August 2016 – May 2016
Senior level
Senior capstone project

CONCEPT
Sunlight filtering through the canopy of a forest might be difficult to find in the busy streets of New York City, but at Hotel 92, guests can experience a one-of-a-kind stay that will relax, rejuvenate, and root them in their environment. Floor to ceiling windows on all sides of the building provide stunning views over the East River and Main Street Park below. Patterns inspired by the vibrant neighborhood of DUMBO are combined with natural textures and soft colors to create a relaxing space for guests to unwind after a busy day or a long journey. Fractal patterns are used in combination with glittering silver tones that are reminiscent of light shining through the trees. Concrete and steel root the space in its urban environment but are balanced by soft paint colors and large, sun drenched rooms.

Suite Living Room
(Suites have views of the East River and lower Manhattan, letting in lots of natural light and providing calming views of the water and Main Street Park below.)

King Bedroom
(A typical king room)

Entrance
(The entry way features a grand staircase that leads guests up to the reception desks. Guests who would prefer to take the elevator are directed a little farther down the hall to the elevator lobby which empties out at reception.)

Overlook into Conference Room
(On either side of staircase on the second floor there are cafe tables where guests can enjoy a coffee while looking out over the river and park and a separate conference room for business meetings.)

Reception Desks
(Reception desks allow guests to approach from any side to check in or ask questions. This helps reduce waiting times and make the space feel more open.)

Bar(A large bar is open to the public and serves drinks as well as small appetizers while the restaurant space on the top floor offers sweeping views and is available to be rented by a local restaurant.)

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
G001 – Cover sheet
A101 – Level 1 and 2 floor plan
A102 – Level 3 floor plan
A103 – Level 1 and 2 lighting plan
A104 – Level 3 lighting plan
A301 – Building section
A701 – Room typicals
A702 – Detail drawings
A801 – Finish legend
F101 – Level 1 and 2 furniture plan
F102 – Level 3 furniture plan
F801 – Furniture legend

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Spice Persian Cuisine

SCOPE
Individual project
11 weeks
September – December 2015
Junior level
Restaurant design project

CONCEPT
Saffron: Persian cuisine is full of colorful spices and flavors. One of the most common is saffron, which is rich in reds and golds, as well as having light purple petals. The curving shapes of the saffron stigmas were the inspiration for this design.

The restaurant features traditional Persian seating so guests can have an authentic dining experience, as well as dining tables to accommodate others. After conducting research on Persian culture and interviewing native Iranians, the information gathered showed that dining in a restaurant is a special event usually attended by the whole family. Spice is upscale and is located in the city with the highest population of Iranian born immigrants: Great Neck, NY. It is the perfect location to introduce Americans to an aspect of Persian culture they might not be familiar with.

Rendering 1
(Ottoman bed and table dining areas)

Persian Restaurant Perspective 2
(Curved booths in dining area 1)

Logo
(Logo design for Spice Persian Cuisine)

White Rhino

SCOPE
Group project (3 members)
5 weeks
February – March 2016
Junior level
Otto Zenke competition

CONCEPT
Visually Versatile: A neutral color palette allows the sustainable materials to be the focal point of this space. Hints of blue and green add a touch of color and interest. Textures and geometric forms provide visual differences in the space.

The space is two floors, the upper of which is an apartment for the owner, and the lower of which functions as a design center that showcases sustainable materials. The materials are shown in use so that a potential client will have an idea of the versatility of each product while viewing them in vignettes. The products are also incorporated into the design so they can be seen in an inhabited space.

FROM ENTRY
(View from the entrance)

FROM IDEATION CENTER
(View from ideation center)

IDEATION CENTER
(Ideation center)

KITCHEN
(Kitchen view)

KITCHEN INTO THE LIVING ROOM
(View of living room and dining area)

DESIGN CENTER
(Upstairs design office)