Mock Projects

Restaurant FF&E Renovation

This was a (mock) interior redesign project for an existing restaurant in San Francisco, Ella’s Restaurant. With a focus on codes, sustainability, durability, maintenance and aesthetics, I selected materials that were commercial-grade and relevant to my design concept. My concept was inspired by the differences between the left and right sides of the brain. I contrasted elements of the left and right brain by mixing chaotic and organized patterns, bold and neutral colors, curved and straight lines, etc.

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Office Design – Ad Agency

After conducting in-depth office design research, I focused on perfecting this (mock) advertising agency’s program requirements. I spent a lot of time refining the adjacencies, trying to create as many spaces for collaboration and technology as possible. My concept was inspired by “Velocity” which is the name of a book written by the agency’s CEO. Design features included an office-wide pneumatic tube message system as well as patterns and shapes inspired by images of speed and velocity.

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Sustainable Coffee Shop Design

This is a 3,000 square foot (mock) coffee shop in a mixed-used commercial/residential building which sits along Rincon Park in San Francisco. This project’s primary focus was to develop a green building design with sustainable and green features. Inspired by the many people crossing paths along the Embarcadero, the word “cross” became my true source of design inspiration. This coffee shop features architectural elements that speak to the word “cross” as well as sustainable materials, passive air circulation paths and daylighting.

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Sustainable Bar & Grille Design

As part of a mixed-used commercial/residential building in San Francisco’s Rincon Park, this is a 7,000 square foot indoor/outdoor restaurant (mock project). Sitting on the rooftop level, this happy hour spot was designed for the local workforce and residents. This project’s primary focus was to develop a green building design with sustainable features. Inspired by the many people crossing paths along the Embarcadero, the word “cross” became my true source of design inspiration. This restaurant features architectural elements that speak to the word “cross” as well as sustainable materials, indoor/outdoor connections, passive air circulation paths and daylighting.

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Sustainable Micro-Condos & Rooftop Gym

This is a sample micro-condo unit in a mixed-used commercial/residential building which sits along Rincon Park in San Francisco. This project’s primary focus was to develop a green building design with sustainable and green features. Inspired by the many people crossing paths along the Embarcadero, the word “cross” became my true source of design inspiration. This condo unit features architectural elements that speak to the word “cross” as well as sustainable materials, passive air circulation paths and daylighting.

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Penthouse Design

View this mock penthouse design for reality-TV stars, Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici (from ABC's "The Bachelor"). This two story San Francisco penthouse was meant to reflect Sean and Catherine's romantic history, as the two fell in love while traveling in Asia. Catherine's eclectic, funky style and Sean's love for culture and the outdoors is seen across varied patterns, colors and shapes.

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Retail Store Design

View a conceptual interior design plan for a retail store in downtown, San Francisco. In this mock project, Philippe Starck is opening a new flagship store that will feature his new line of home good products. Starck is known for his "tongue in cheek" designs, which is what led me to create a concept around the Seven Deadly Sins.

The floorplan consists of seven different, unique rooms, each representing one of the seven sins: lust, greed, wrath, gluttony, envy, pride and sloth. Through use of color, materials, finishes, space planning and conceptual design features - I hoped to create an experience for the user throughout his/her journey at the Philippe Starck Home Goods Store. From a broad perspective, inspirational design elements make a play on snakes, apples, roses, temptation, mystery, surprise and sin.

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SOME FEATURED PHOTOS FROM THE PRESENTATION

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Bachelor’s Bedroom

With Nick as my [mock] client, I tried to create a space that reflects his personal taste. He wanted to create a bachelor pad that didn’t come off as “trying too hard to impress.” He wanted a space that feels comfortable, casual and approachable, yet still mature and organized. With his love for the outdoors, I incorporated many natural, organic elements into his bedroom as well.

Residential Design - Bachelor's Bedroom

Restaurant Design – Connections Deli

See my interior design process with this mock project for a deli in SOMA, San Francisco. The presentation includes market research, client and problem statements, case studies, spatial requirements, a concept statement, logo creations, bubble diagrams, block diagrams, an adjacency study, floor plan, ceiling plan, circulation plan, elevations and perspective sketches.

My concept for this project was focused on the new connections we make through technology.

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SOME FEATURED PHOTOS FROM THE PRESENTATION

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Sustainable Interior Design

Learn how to transform an existing restaurant into a sustainable operation. This presentation outlines various ways restaurant owners can use interior design strategies to become more efficient with their energy, water, food waste and building materials.

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