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Design Plan For The Sawmill Town History Wing At The Texas Forestry Museum, Kendall D. Gay Jul 2017

Design Plan For The Sawmill Town History Wing At The Texas Forestry Museum, Kendall D. Gay

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas is the only forestry museum in the state. It preserves artifacts and educates visitors about Texas’ forest industry history. The museum has a Sawmill Town History Wing that is outdated and in need of a refreshing exhibit design based on current best practices. Using a previous museum audit as a guide, the new exhibit will have better flow, panel aesthetics, content, and interactive elements. By creating a new exhibit, the museum is better able to educate and entertain the visitors about Texas’ forest industry history.


Mourning A Menagerie Of Martyrs, Sarah Jentsch Apr 2017

Mourning A Menagerie Of Martyrs, Sarah Jentsch

Undergraduate Research Conference

As we enter 2017, animals only face more challenges from climate change and shrinking habitat. The endangerment of these species often puts their entire ecosystem at risk. I wanted to highlight this issue by creating a series of prints focusing on a few species threatened by the habitat loss and climate change that comes with our modern way of life.


Abstract-Glaze Testing: Methods And Results, Hannah Perry Apr 2017

Abstract-Glaze Testing: Methods And Results, Hannah Perry

Undergraduate Research Conference

Floating blue is a glaze that appears to have a blue layer floating over an earthy undertone, giving it the illusion of depth. The base of the glaze floating blue was taken aside while its original colorants (rutile, red iron oxide, and cobalt carbonate) were added in different increments with other ones to get different hues. The main goal was to produce a green version of floating blue, that is, a glaze that has the same textural and visual effect as floating blue that instead has a green hue. This was tested by replacing cobalt carbonate with copper carbonate, while ...


Bad Curation: Exhibiting "Degenerate Art", Hannah Colletti Apr 2017

Bad Curation: Exhibiting "Degenerate Art", Hannah Colletti

Undergraduate Research Conference

In a time of censorship and social control under the ideology of the Nazi regime, Hitler and his counterparts produced an exhibition to discredit artistic developments deemed inappropriate and counterproductive for society. This project analyzed the ''Degenerate Art'' exhibition within the context of Nazi Germany, giving particular attention to the curatorial methods used to display the works, in order to understand the purpose of this exhibition and evaluate its impact.


Dalila Ventura Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Dalila Ventura Mar 2017

Dalila Ventura Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Dalila Ventura

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

IN THE WISE WORDS OF ROBIN SIEGERMAN, “DESIGN IS ABOUT MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY, EITHER FUNCTIONALLY, AESTHETICALLY OR EMOTIONALLY.” OUR PERSONAL SPACE CAN REFLECT WHAT WE FEEL ON THE INSIDE BUT ALSO WHO WE ARE AS PEOPLE. MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY IS TO CREATE AN AURA FROM WHICH NO INDIVIDUAL EVER WANTS TO ESCAPE. I WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH SMART AND SIMPLE PLACEMENT OF SPACES, COLORS AND TEXTURES. I WANT EACH SPACE, HOME, AND OFFICE TO HAVE ITS OWN LIFE THAT EMBRACES THE HUMAN WHO OCCUPIES IT. MY DESIGNS WILL BE SIMPLE BUT SIGNIFICANT AND HARMONIZE THE MOOD WITH THE ...


Brittany Rathbun Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittany Rathbun Mar 2017

Brittany Rathbun Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittany Rathbun

Interior Design Senior Projects

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Design is creating a space that is sustainable, serviceable, and stylish. Design reflects where clients have been and what inspires them. There are countless styles from which people may choose to reflect who they are. The designs must be innovative and efficient throughout the design process to manage client requests with good design practice. The result is a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing and functional but good for their health, and for the environment.


Jared Ragsdale Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Jared Ragsdale Mar 2017

Jared Ragsdale Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Jared Ragsdale

Interior Design Senior Projects

“Inspiration for design comes from within. Without passion, a design is nothing but ordinary.”

-Jared Ragsdale


Meagan Mcnabb Senior Design Exhibit 2017, Meagan Mcnabb Mar 2017

Meagan Mcnabb Senior Design Exhibit 2017, Meagan Mcnabb

Interior Design Senior Projects

Interior design is more than meets the eye; It has the power to change the world if done properly. That is why sustainability is such an important aspect to incorporate as much as possible.

My design philosophy is grounded in the idea that the final product should support a safe and healthy environment for whoever inhabits the space. Having a balance of functionality, comfort, and luxury is something I also strive for in all my designs.

Three factors inspire my design choices; The natural beauty of our world, the clients style, and the purpose for the space. These three factors ...


Haley Gibbert Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Haley Gibbert Mar 2017

Haley Gibbert Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Haley Gibbert

Interior Design Senior Projects

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

"Interior Design is not always what we see on TV. The beauty of this career is much more than aesthetics like people think. Design is all about the process behind the results. Great design considers the function and human use. The future and sustainability should always be considered in design because the goal is to create spaces that can be used for years and years to come. To become a great designer, one must consider the wants of the client before the wants of oneself. As a designer, the goal is to design spaces that are livable and ...


Abigail Gearld Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Abigail Gearld Mar 2017

Abigail Gearld Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Abigail Gearld

Interior Design Senior Projects

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

I believe that every interior should embrace a simple, sophisticated, and refreshing environment. Everything I create should meet the clients style and personal needs. By designing an atmosphere that reflects an individuals personality and enhances the functionality of the space, the user is left with a fun and organized environment that is truly their own unique home.


Pamela Garcia Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Pamela Garcia Mar 2017

Pamela Garcia Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Pamela Garcia

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

My, design philosophy is based on the belief that every space should reflect the needs and personality of those in it. A well-designed space should embody a timeless, functional design while having a unique interior that is comfortable, livable, and nurturing. Every space should include natural elements to express the nurturing qualities of the earth and should increase the mental and physical wellness of those occupying it. It is not enough to have a luxurious space; instead a well-designed interior must give the user a sense of comfort and livability along with being aesthetically beautiful. It is of ...


Hayley Breshears Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Hayley Breshears Mar 2017

Hayley Breshears Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Hayley Breshears

Interior Design Senior Projects

MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Midway through my college career, I began working as an assistant to an Independent Living Specialist. He is very active in assisting disabled individuals find and receive the resources they need to live independently. He had me drawing floor plans to show his disabled clients how to follow the concept of "Aging in Place." The concept basically means that a home should function for the length of a life, childhood to old age. By incorporating simple elements such as 3-foot doors, walls enforced for handrails, and at least one entrance without a step you can eliminate some ...


Brittni Ring Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittni Ring Mar 2017

Brittni Ring Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Brittni Ring

Interior Design Senior Projects

Philosophy Statement

In the creative side of the world, it is fairly common for one to be “innovatively altered” and “unusual” if a designer or an artist. As designers, we are imaginative individuals that recognize a level of emotion beyond the structure needed to design for function and safety. The strong connection to emotion is what compel us through our design process. Designers are alike for which we do not design for ourselves; we create for others. Some designers and artists may be “unusual” and “strangely different” but it is not a flaw. This is part of the individual nature ...


Zoe Foster Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Zoe Foster Mar 2017

Zoe Foster Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Zoe Foster

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

I value design as a tool to create spaces that help my client live more comfortable lives. First, I believe that to create a better tomorrow we need to construct sustainably today to preserve our remaining resources. Secondly, I believe that spaces should be designed universally so that they support the client throughout the lifespan. Lastly, I believe that both sustainable and universally designed spaces should reflect imagination and beauty; everyone is entitled to good design.


Sara Rodriquez Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Sara Rodriquez Mar 2017

Sara Rodriquez Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Sara Rodriquez

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

As an interior designer my main focus is to design an environment that will enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and still be aesthetically pleasing. A design philosophy varies from designer to designer but our end goal is all the same; we care about the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants that will inhabit the space as well as the beauty of the space. I am hoping to pursue hospitality design so my personal design philosophy is to create a beautiful yet function environment that has the comfort of home combined with a ...


Madison Stewart Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Madison Stewart Mar 2017

Madison Stewart Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Madison Stewart

Interior Design Senior Projects

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Veronica Gilliams Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Veronica Gilliams Feb 2017

Veronica Gilliams Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2017, Veronica Gilliams

Interior Design Senior Projects

Design Philosophy

I believe that design should provide creative solutions to suit the needs of others. Designers should observe and understand the problems and approach it in a creative perspective. Not only should it be designed for present, but also the future. By thinking long term, I believe that a designer is preparing for what can happen. A well thought out design should be timeless yet be unique, functional and comfortable. I also believe that simplicity is key to design. Adding a lot of elements can overpower the main focus of the design. Designers should not only collaborate with other ...


Research: Student Resident Research, Brittany Rathbun Jan 2017

Research: Student Resident Research, Brittany Rathbun

School of Human Sciences Research Showcase

The first step for any project is the research to fit the needs for residents and staff alike. South Hall was built in the 1950s providing a historical aspect to it. It was built with a post-modern design using brick and concrete. Although it is important to keep the flavor of the original post-modern exterior design, the importance of renovating the building to accommodate security, bringing up to code, technology, security, better retention, and comfortable environment is crucial to this design.


The Interview With The Vampire By Anne Rice, Catherine Rivette, Laura Aguilar, Jennifer Gregory, Cody Johnson, Remy Follmar Jan 2017

The Interview With The Vampire By Anne Rice, Catherine Rivette, Laura Aguilar, Jennifer Gregory, Cody Johnson, Remy Follmar

School of Human Sciences Research Showcase

Concept Statement Inspired by the Novel, we were drawn to the character Claudia as her mental state transformed from innocent child into a malicious hellion. As a vampire, Claudia struggled with the idea that she would never physically age. We developed a two-part outfit with this internal conflict in mind. The first of which, will represent Claudia as an innocent child, using our soft good materials from Cronan and Associates. The second part will represent her mental transformation into a dangerous and sleek predator using both soft goods from Cronan and Associates and hard goods from Daltile.


Design For Dementia, Remy Follmar, Veronica Gilliams, Jennifer Gregory Jan 2017

Design For Dementia, Remy Follmar, Veronica Gilliams, Jennifer Gregory

School of Human Sciences Research Showcase

Our team was challenged to design an assisted living (AL) facility for county residents with dementia when their condition ultimately prevents their continued participation in the Nacogdoches Treatment Center's (NTC) Day Activity Program. The NTC is a non-profit facility founded in 1972. Its mission is to provide needed services that are not being met by the community. With the new facility, patients may transition seamlessly from the daily program to a permanent living space, surrounded by familiar faces and loving care.


Increasing Retention Rates For South Hall Residency, Cody Johnson, Catherine Rivette Jan 2017

Increasing Retention Rates For South Hall Residency, Cody Johnson, Catherine Rivette

School of Human Sciences Research Showcase

Stephen F. Austin State University's Residence Life Department aims to improve resident retention in South Hall through renovation and interior design. By improving the spaces meant for student use, we hope to increase the involvement and comfort of the residents. The existing structure was not designed for today's amenities and accessibility standards. By enlarging doorways, adding an elevator, and de-compartmentalizing the community spaces, the building becomes much more accessible to people with disabilities. These open spaces also fit into the contemporary styles of living and promote interaction between the residents and other occupants.