The 4800 Block of Rhode Island Avenue (Shops of Critterden) is a volunteer project sponsored by Neighborhood Design Center (Prince George’s County Affiliate). In the focus of this conceptual project to develop an existing garage to be re-used for open office space with an artist gallery and apartment studio. For the existing space furniture from Haworth and Herman Miller for the proposed Artist Studio.
The project location is at the Arts District of Hyattsville in Maryland which is on Baltimore Avenue. In the charrette sponsored by Neighborhood Design Center, participating students from University of Maryland School of Architecture was given the assignment to produce “conceptual” sketches for the existing garage and store front at the Shops at Crittterden. The charette took place at Hyattsville City Hall on February 2, 2013.
As part of the charette, existing photos were taken and preliminary sketches were produced for the exterior and interior of these spaces. In the entry that was my task for the Interior Design and space planning of the existing garage. The images that are shown are existing photos, interior design sketches, and 3D images for the proposed site location.
The facility renovation at Alfred Street Baptist Church which it is located in Alexandria, VA. This renovation was focused on the public restrooms within the church facility. All required work involved removing existing utility fixtures, upgrading the HVAC system and upgrade the lighting system. The aesthetic part of the upgrade required new tile, restroom fixtures, new partitions and new lighting. In the concept for this upgrade to make the new public restrooms spacious, with ample lighting and clean look for public use. All sources that were selected through Interior Design and Facilities Administrator. In the finishes that were selected included Silestone, Daltile, American Standard, Scranton Products and Interceramic Tile. To develop a more updated state-of-the art restroom facilities the utility products selected where sensored which included the lighting. All tile and lighting sources followed USGB guidelines for LEED specifications.
The noted examples are exhibited in this portfolio of visual presentation, 3D rendition and final construction.
The Reid Community Development Center was established in 1994 in Prince George’s County. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for low and moderate income persons and the elderly (55 and older) who live in Prince Georges’ County Maryland and surrounding communities. These programs/services include: a) micro business development; b) job creation and workforce development; c) affordable home ownership programs; d) foreclosure mitigation seminars; and e) Senior wellness. Reid Community Development Center operates a senior wellness center for 37-40 seniors, provides business development training and workshops for 160 persons a year and housing ownership and foreclosure prevention seminars for dozens of persons a year. These programs have been in operation for at least 8 years and the longest area of operation is the senior wellness center that began in 1999.
The development of the office build-out for Reid Community Development Center began in July 2011 and was completed by October 2012. This office serves as a workforce training center and business incubator for the region of Prince George’s County. The office footprint is 1825 sq. ft. of space which has three offices, reception , training/conference room (as a swing space), kitchenette, copy room and business incubator. The function of this space is to be used for the general public and business organizations. conceptual designs of this office was developed to give an ideal corporate office/training center which would have swing space to be converted for various uses such as meeting, training sessions and business transactions. The occupancy for this suite is 20-50 persons which the organization expectations of growth to include another wing. In reference to the build out location and conceptual space plan designs which gives an ideal business incubator for other models.
Gallery of work in Computer Rendering which includes local projects in Prince George’s County. The choice media used is Revit Architecture or 3D Studio Max. Sample photorealistic renderings of Reid Community Development Center , Alfred Street Baptist Church facility upgrade and other renderings from various projects.
Interior Designer for 19 years as Allied Member ASID for the Washington/Metro Chapter (#37). Educated in Washington,D.C. Metro area with Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design at Howard University (1989-1992) and Master’s of Fine Arts Degree at Marymount University (2003-2006).
An experienced Interior Design professional and Educator. Former government employee for the years 1994-1995 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and contract employee for several architectural firms. The area of specialty is Government/ Institutional Design and Corporate Offices. The projects included Federal sites, Corporate and Healthcare facilities. The designer is experienced AUTO-CAD Operator with eighteen years of knowledge and skills using Autodesk software for various projects. This includes software programs such as AUTO-CAD, Revit Architecture, AUTO-CAD Architecture, Autodesk VIZ and Microstations V8. As educator, she has taught students in using Autodesk software at three Junior Colleges as Adjunct Professor and Professor for Interior Design Department. Project experience in managing office moves, space planning, and visiting area sites for survey, construction documentation, working with GSA vendors and working with contractors.