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Harbor House
Harbor House
Brenau University, MID

The Harbor House project was the 2009 ASID Student Competition project, and it was completed as the first studio in the MID curriculum.   Located in Portland, Oregon, the Harbor House is proposed as a live-work solution for the growing number of teenage runaways in Portland.  Harbor House provides room-and-board and counseling services for runaways who are willing to work in the café which helps provide financial support for the Harbor House.  This project includes a ground floor that houses the café, offices, counseling rooms and other support areas; and a second floor that includes the resident spaces.  The concept for this project originated from the proximity of Portland, along the Willamette and Columbia rivers, and the bridges that span the rivers and the spaces between where we are and where we aspire to be.

GAC Conference Room

Institutional Design (Private School)
Bertoia Interiors

w/ 4D Designs

Consulting with 4D Designs, this project for a large private school included designs for glass conference room walls, finishes selection and finish plan for a new administration space, and furniture selection for the Family and Student Center.

Vastu Shastra Mandala
Shah Residence –
(Vaastu Shastra)
Bertoia Interiors

The Shah Residence was primarily an AutoCAD project, but the client was atypical. Mr. Shah is Hindu and believes that spaces designed to reflect Vaastu Shastra principles will provide a healthier and more harmonious living environment.  Vaastu Shastra is very similar to Asian Feng Shui.  Mr. Shah’s family had suffered from recent health problems, so he sought the professional advice of a Vaastu Shastra consultant in India.  Mr. Shah provided rough drawings of the layout of his home with measurements, along with highlighted elements that are important in Vaastu Shastra, including the orientation of the home.  This opportunity was of particular interest to me, as it aligned well with my Masters Thesis. The final drawings included existing furnishings and elements that were indicated by Mr. Shah as vital to Vaastu Shastra.