Caitlin Molenaar // Interior Architecture Portfolio

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Selected works 2010-2015 // M. Interior Architecture and Product Design // Kansas State University

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  • KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY | 2015

    M. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND PRODUCT DESIGNC A I T L I N M O L E N A A R

  • INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE wellness center 1 digital media office 13 retail 23 PRODUCT DESIGN camping canteen light 29

    FURNITURE DESIGN flat-pack table 33 digitally fabricated chair 37 SKETCHES + ARTWORK architectural sketches 41 travel sketches 43 watercolor + graphite 45 RESUME 47

    SELECTED WORKS 2010-2015TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    caitlin molenaar | m. interior architecture and product design

    Growing up on a lake in rural Minnesota, I spent most of my childhood subconsciously discovering the joys of creative expression by building whimsical stick structures in my backyard. Ranging from elf-sized to child-sized, the structures precariously scaled the trunks of any tree which struck my fancy and became the backdrop for hours of exploration.

    This need to express my imagination in a tangible way continued to grow as I experimented with watercolor and oil paint, tested my voice performing poetry, found catharsis in learning to cook (although I had less luck with my baking attempts), and explored the intricacy of playing and listening to jazz music.

    It wasnt until mid-way through my teens that I found an outlet as versatile as it was challenging; something I knew would hold my attention for as long as I felt the need to turn abstract ideas into reality. Interior Architecture allows my work to flow seamlessly from intimate human scales into designs encompassing the full built environment. Seeing these designs realized and the effects they have on others gives me satisfaction beyond anything I can provide for myself as an individual, and is the reason I have chosen to pursue spatial design as my profession.

  • IAThe Manhattan Wellness Center in Manhattan, Kansas was designed with the intention of creating a healing center for veterans suffering from military PTSD. The center contains three levels of treatment ranging from community and social integration, career and workplace re-entry programs, and mind-body medicine in order to approach healing in a holistic, non-sterile way.

    The primary design concept, layers of recovery, dictated the programmatic layout as well as aesthetic direction. Users move through their recovery from spaces with high community focus to those with high individual focus.

    The excerpt below from Hermann Hesses Trees: Reflections and Poems, was used as a poetic concept throughout the project.

    FALL 2014MANHATTAN WELLNESS CENTER

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    And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

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    elementary school

    outdoor physical challenge center

    pedestrian street

    park, urban agriculture center

    mhk wellness center (mental)

    retail, restaurants, apartments

    apartments, daycare center

    mhk wellness center (physical)

    commercial businesses

    master plan

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    hardscaping

    reflection pool

    meditation pods

    urban grove

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    knowledge center

    massage, acupuncture, aromatherapy

    waiting and wayfinding

    yoga, meditation and mindfulness

    rock wall and bouldering gym

    gallery space

    security

    biofeedback

    digital media and circulation

    presentation hall

    individual therapy

    break and board room

    group therapy

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    music studio

    cooking studio

    meditation garden

    3d art studio

    offices

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    career lecture room

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    social/community : first floor

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    intellectual/occupational : second floor

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    mental/emotional: third floor

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    reception wayfinding

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    FALL 2013ELEVATE OFFICE

    Elevate is a digital media company located in Seattle, Washington. The office space is designed to provide a flexible, open-office work environment for a company which hosts a variety of clients from Toyota to Oreo, each seeking services ranging from branding to marketing to art direction. The building functions not only as a work environment, but also as a space to hold functions and digitally market to the city through the use of exterior LED pixel super-graphic screens.

    Employees of the office are given multiple types of spaces to work in to better aid themselves and their clients. Options range from highly private individual work stations to a flex zone with movable media walls and furniture, facilitating all types of collaboration and innovation.

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    reception

    creative vp

    private work zone

    open work zone/break room

    president

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    production, marketing, web development

    media vp

    media, analytics, administrative

    conferencing

    accounts and finance

    private work/ video conference

    patio and event space

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    library and study

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    section

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    library and study space

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    open work desking

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  • IA THE SPICE OF LIFE

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    SPRING 2012

    The Spice of Lifes flagship store is located in the luxury shopping district of Boulder, Colorado. Its intention is to make gourmet cooking an accessible and exploratory experience by providing a retail space which enables maximum ease of store navigation, user control over sizing and pricing of seasonings purchased, educational and informative placards with recipe tips and pairings, and samples of the seasonings being sold when used in different dishes.

    A LEED Silver certified space, the retailers take sustainability to the next level by encouraging customers to return empty containers for sanitation and reuse, receiving a discount on their next purchase in doing so.

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    floor plan diagram display unit concept

    4 honey and sugar

    6 cooking books

    2 spices

    1 salt and pepper 1 signage

    2 product information

    3 product dispenser

    4 various sized containers

    5 sample tray

    3 kitchen hardware

    5 herbs

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