Browse Exhibits (2 total)

Elise McQueen | Escape Space

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Escape Space is located in downtown Indianapolis and will serve as a gathering and place to escape from home, work, noise, people, or anything else you may need a break from. Escape Space is a new type of space inspired by the quarantine experience, during which we were stuck in one location, experienced social isolation and loneliness, and there were increased cases of mental health struggles, specifically depression and anxiety. The space will focus on creating an interactive, community-focused experience that meets the physical and emotional needs of every visitor. The first floor features a cafe and gathering space with Covid-19 safety integrated into the interior design to keep visitors safe and comfortable in the public setting. The second floor includes many "escape spaces" which range from rooms for art therapy, chromotherapy, and themed rooms for individuals or small groups. Themes can include travel destinations, time periods, events, or any other creative environment that can be thought up. Unique audio, lighting, materials, and furniture choices will create a full sensory experience in each room. These "escape spaces" allow people to briefly escape the monotony or craziness of daily life in a safe and affordable way. Escape Space will strive to meet the community's social and emotional needs by providing spaces for gathering and socialization, as well as individual spaces for quiet meditation or creative expression.

Faculty Mentor: Sarah Angne-Alfaro

Construction Management & Interior Design


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Kelsey Park | Aurora Hotel, A Boutique Hotel

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Project Abstract:

I am designing a boutique hotel, called the Aurora Hotel, located in San Antonio, Texas.

The scope of my project includes designing the public spaces occupied by guests and hotel staff on the first floor of the hotel. The goal of my project is to design a hotel that is visually beautiful while emphasizing a safe and functional space aimed to adapt with the ever-changing future. 

Designing for function is what makes the beauty within a space appear so flawless and intentional. The Aurora Hotel is meant to be designed with the intention to make all guests feel comfortable and safe, especially during times like today. 

Taking COVID considerations and applying them to the design strategy allows this hotel to conquer concerns before they even become an issue. There is a new normal to social ad public spaces today, and integrating those standards into a design will make them not appear so last-minute. Designing for the safety and inclusivity of all people is so important, and that is why I am designing for the ever-changing future.

Faculty Mentor: Sarah Alfaro

Construction Management and Interior Design


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