Thursday, September 1, 2011

Designer Diaries: Middle School Remodel

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I'm starting a new series on the blog called Designer Diaries.  From time to time I'll share a little peak into my work life as an Interior Designer for an architectural firm.
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First up, a Middle school project I recently worked on.  The project scope included remodeling the media center, locker rooms, and auditorium. 
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The portion of the building where the media center is located was built in the 1970s....and hadn't been touched since.  We gutted the space and came up with a different layout.
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Here's the floorplan:
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This is the carpet tile:
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The minute I found this upholstery I loved it with the carpet.  The upholstery is going on new lounge seating.
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{ Double Dutch by Designtex }
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These plastic laminates are being used on built in storage.
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As far as plastic laminates go, I am in love with this one...
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This is a very cool product called Lumicor.  I'm using it on the walls between the main media center and the computer lab instead of glass.  The product is made of resin and is translucent.  It's going to be really pretty.
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The Auditorium is in the original portion of the building - built in the early 1920s.  This part of the building has some really beautiful details and was originally built as the district's High School. 
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Right now the auditorium renovation is in progress and looks like this:
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They have demoed the old carpet and chairs and are in the process of constructing a new ramp up to the stage, building a stage extension, and painting.
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This is the carpet that will be going in.  I wanted to use a pattern that would be appropriate for a space this old.
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Here's the upholstery that will be on the auditorium seats and the paint colors:
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All of the decorative plaster mouldings will be painted this Pratt & Lambet metallic.  It's from the series Ovation and the color is Opulence.  This isn't a good photo because you can't even tell that it is a metallic!
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Not a great photo, but here's a peak of the painting.  The mouldings are really going to stand out now, before they were painted the same off-white as the walls and they were hardly noticeable.
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Here's the board I put together for the athletic areas of the building.  Maybe not the most exciting thing, but let me tell you, the coaches and P.E. teachers are really excited about their new spaces!
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The wall tile in the locker rooms was just installed and looks like this:
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That's the old tile floor in the photo.  It is being covered up with a poured resinous epoxy flooring.
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So, that's what I've been up to at work!  I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed spaces.

18 comments:

trooppetrie said...

oh WOW, I am loving this. If you ever want to do a give away you could let us send in pictures of our rooms and you could do a mock design. We recently recieved 2 new blessing (ages 1and 3) but that means my 3 girls now share one big room. They have plenty of room but need it to come together some how

June K. said...

Wow, great stuff. I loved looking at all this. Thanks for sharing.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What fun to get a peek into what you do! I love this. Had no idea they used designers for schools - but I guess that makes sense!

Love it :)

Emily of The Best of this Life said...

What a great colors and patterns - the space is going to look A-mazing!

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

Looks really cool Beege! I love that Lumicor piece too, can't wait to see finished spaces!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Wow this school is going to look amazing! It must be so interesting choosing finishes for a "commercial" space instead of residential that we're all so used to. Looks great!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I like the look of the new carpet tiles and zucchini fritters sound delicious!

chris said...

looks amazing alissa. love the tile in the bathroom! it would be fun to see updates too.

thanks for sharing

Sue/the view from great island said...

Those kids are so lucky, it's going to be such a luxurious space for them. I look forward to more posts like this, you're very talented!

Anonymous said...

I am really going to enjoy these posts. Can't believe how similar your carpet tile is to the one in our new library at the school where I am the librarian here in Oz. I shall take a pic for you.We would have nowhere near your budget, but our Principal had the foresight to hire an interior designer to help with these choices. We love our new space. Coni

Miss Raj said...

your work sounds so creative and inspiring. I'm really looking forward to these designer diaries very much - my eyes are peeled :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love that you're sharing this. This is so interesting. It's going to look amazing.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I am jealous - designer, top chef, photographer and golfer!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

This was so interesting Alissa. So much attention to detail. I would be all over the place. It is going to look great.
Dana

Caterine said...

neat ideas!! I can't wait to see the turn out! the materials look fun.

Caterine
730design.blogspot.com

MasterShake13 said...

How beautiful! I do love the moulding...and the floor plan is phenomenal!! It’s always been my dream to buy a house that needs LOTS of work, and do everything myself – I mean, gut the thing from shingles to floorboards, and really make it my own. Well, I’m finally ready to buy my first fixer-upper, so I’m gathering ideas for my first Northern Virginia remodeling project! Now where to start – kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, living area, dining room…*sigh! It’s so hard to decide. Thanks for the ideas! I’m so excited to get started!! :D

jane said...

that looks delicious, you always take great photos of your food in preparation :)

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Michelle Smith said...

Nice !! Great info great people great blog. Thank you for all the great sharing that is being done here. Thanks !
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