Big Lots Headquarters
Columbus, Ohio | 2018
300,000 sq. ft. Office + 860 Space Garage
The new Big Lots campus features open office space with abundant natural light, a large café and kitchen with outdoor seating, a full mock up retail store, integrated requirements for infrastructure redundancy, and flexibility and space for continued growth.
The exterior design of the new structure consists of a neo-classical aesthetic with a muted, earthy color palette which reflects the proud, yet reserved, Big Lots brand. The design of the core and shell also take into account the needs of the developer, creating a flexible office space without having the appearance of a typical office building.
The interior design focuses on creating a dynamic environment that allows for the diversified portfolio of employees to work efficiently and collaboratively. Agile workspaces were included to allow for people to work how they need to and to promote employee interactions. Taking cues from the exterior, the interior design brings the Big Lots brand forward with subtle cues, while the rest of the palette provides a more neutral, timeless backdrop. The end result is a workplace that is both employee and brand focuses, which promotes an engaged work-life culture.
Gorilla Glue Headquarters
Cincinnati, Ohio | 2016
44,000 sq. ft. | Interior Renovation
The Gorilla Glue Company is a family owned business managed by five brothers. They needed an update from their outdated workplace and required a new space to fit their growing company. We helped them find the perfect spot that would consolidate both their offices and warehouse requirements in one building.
I worked with graphic designers to create a branded and visually cohesive office. A vital part of the project was so that it would be a welcoming, experiential place for visitors to meet and learn about their illustrious company. We collaborated with the Gorilla Glue team to define the office’s brand path and created a wide variety of graphics and a signage package that showcased Gorilla Glue and their sister brand, O’Keeffe’s in a bold, playful way.
In the lobby, I designed a custom stacked wooden desk which is complemented by a wood slat wall with wooden printed logos that help frame the space. The corridor adjacent to the lobby continues the wood slat wall treatment that are used to feature products and advertisement graphics. Additional environmental graphics were thoughtfully incorporated throughout the office in other support spaces such as conference rooms, corridors and flex areas.
This entire project was designed and built in Revit from the existing CAD drawings of the old office building. I have included some side by side images to show the Revit model and the final product.
Pointe at Polaris
Columbus, Ohio | 2018
20 Acres | Work, Live, Play Complex
The Pointe at Polaris sits upon a large site that encompasses over 20 acres. The first phase of the project opened in early 2018 and includes a 3 story, 106,000 square foot office/retail/restaurant building; a 4 story, 569 space parking garage; and a 4 story, 216 unit apartment building. The second phase will include a second office building, parking garage, and apartment building of similar sizes as well as a hotel.
My role for his project was to help design and produce the apartment complex layout and keep the color site plan updated with the latest drawing phase.
The District: New Jersey Potential Project
Enscape screen captures for potential large scale apartment/ retail restaurant space.
Various Graphical Styles and Representation Techniques
Multiple Programs | 2015-2018
Examples of elevations, floor plans, and renderings for multiple projects throughout my architecture career. The specific programs used will be noted under each drawing.