Thursday, March 29, 2012

Professional Work: Home2 Suites By Hilton in West Valley City, UT

Home2 Suites by Hilton is the newest addition to the Hilton brands, and it's an extended-stay hotel concept. This property was the fifth opened (national) and second Utah location in October, 2011. The hotel began construction in January 2011; although the design process started in May 2010. The property is located at 4028 West Parkway Boulevard, West Valley City,UT. The 79-suite, four-story hotel features an indoor saline swimming pool, an indoor whirlpool and three different room layouts, with 10 king studio suites, 16 double queen studio suites and 53 single queen studio suites. 

I was involved in the design, specification and project management of the interior (wall vinyl, carpet, paint, lighting, lighting design, furniture for interior and exterior, furniture design, fabrics, accessories, window treatments, built-in finishes, other wall finishes, tile, etc) as well as the installation. This project owns my heart. The owners and management people of this property are amazing, truly the best of best.

Here are some pictures of the final product, enjoy!



Lobby Exterior Patio:

Business Center:

Inspired Table:

Meeting Room:

 Indoor Pool:

Pool Exterior Patio


Queen Studio:

Double Queen Studio:

King Suite:

ADA King Suite: 

Colorboard - Guestrooms Design Process

Construction Process:

Left to right: Carol Liška (Interior Designer), Andy Mapp (GC), Allan Erekson (Architect)

Grand Opening (Linc Hospitality Coworkers):

Left to right: Mandi Taylor (Director of Operations), Carol Liška (Interior Designer) , Becca Hugoe (Traffic Manager)

Friday, March 02, 2012

Student Work: Furniture Design

Chair Design
The restriction for this project was the amount of material that could be used, we were allowed to only use 15 sheets of MDF of 49" W x 97" H x 1/4" thick each. The instructor also made this a contest; the best 2 chairs were going to be produced, mine wasn't elected, the people who won deserved it, they were beautiful.

My inspiration was the female body, I believe it is perfect in any aspect and beautiful as well. I started making several hand sketches, and finally found the shape I liked the most. I trace it on CAD and made a 3D model. This chaise lounge chair is made out of 45 serial sections; I called it M as in "Mujer," which means woman in Spanish, and also because of its shape.

I also used this same chair for my modeling class, I redesign the back, made it a bit more curvy. I had to make a paper model to scale, and a magazine advertisement; I think it turned out great! I love the shape, I think it looks very sexy.