I used to be an Experience Designer that made architecture cool at HDR, Inc. Architecture
A collection of my UX work in architecture
Experience Design in Architecture
Strapped with a skillset in UX, 3D modeling and web design, I worked across 2 teams as a
3D Web Generalist, building wayfinding & virtual spaces for healthcare, cultural and transportation projects. Experience Design in Architecture Role: Experience Designer Skills Involved: Wayfinding, 3D Modeling + Rendering, Parametric Design, Web Development Client Types: Healthcare, Cultural Centers, Transportation Agency: HDR, Inc. Project Dates: 2019 - 2021 Specialty Interiors & Wayfinding Designed interior + exterior installations, UX and wayfinding for healthcare and cultural centers Rhino3D, Grasshopper, Enscape, Adobe CS, Web Design CMS, 3D Printing Strategic CommunicationsBuilding websites for transportation projects & 3D Design for supporting graphic elements HTML, CSS, Jquery, Adobe CS, 3D Room Builders, Rhino Compute + ThreeJS Wayfinding & Installation
I designed interior & exterior signage and installations for clients across the U.S. and explored 3D virtual walkthrough tools throughout the process. As of 2023, Omaha Children's Hospital has won
10+ awards for it's overall design. Omaha Children's Hospital | Omaha, NE - Awards Catholic Health Services | Long Island, NY | Omaha, NE HDR, Inc. Headquarters Gilead Park | Foster City, CA Lone Elm Bridge | Lone Elm, KS RUSH Hospital Garage | Chicago, IL
Catholic Health | 3D Walkthrough
For Catholic Health Services, I collaborated with the Interior Design team to create custom signage at critical decision points in the hospital's lobby. Signage included a copper eyebrow at the entryway and freestanding screens.
Virtual Rooms for COVID-19
Clients relied heavily on traditional public outreach such as Open Houses and paper comment forms. When COVID-19 abruptly stopped all in-person events, agencies needed a digital alternative to engage with the public in a familiar way.
As a solution, I designed and developed a Virtual Open House in collaboration with our Arch team that embedded comment forms, maps and surveys. See the live site here. Mimic the usual in-person open house experience for familiarity Host all file resources digitally and ensure accessibility Record and easily manage engagement Designed customizable 3D template in collaboration with internal architecture team Repurposed 360° presets to navigate around and interact within the virtual open house Embedded comment forms, maps and surveys to collect further feedback Ensured web accessibility & managed over 300+ digital comments & interactions Pitched for client buy-in to embrace more digital facing deliverables in the future Created new scope & fees for our business group and multiplied the project 5x over 3D Maps for Toronto Metrolinx
The city of Toronto's population is expected to explode over the next 10 years. In preparation, Metrolinx Transportation is expanding multiple metro lines, which requires eminent domain.
Changing local businesses and culture is a sensitive topic, so I stylized and rendered Toronto GIS data that gives a transparent and accurate view of impacted areas.
MSF Facility | Queen Station | Corktown | Queen Spadina | King-Bathurst | Moss Park | Osgoode
Computational Design | The Data Wrangler
At work, I noticed when there's more time between design decisions and their cost analyses, designers had to deviate from their original plans. I wanted to know if there's a way to validate design choices factoring in cost, faster.
I created an experimental 3D parametric tool that generates abstract wall designs and provides cost estimates in real time and I'm currently working to build a web app version of the tool. Existing client opportunity for a large-scale mural in the main lobby I questioned how we could iterate while also manage costs earlier in the design process I prototyped a 3D parametric design tool that put this to the test Parametric sliders to customize surfaces Dynamic financial and material analysis that’s more accessible to audience Leverage plug-ins and programs of widely accepted architecture tools Cost-effective with existing architecture tools A collection of templates can be used in projects across several client types Innovative large-scale planning and presentation with client participation