Commercial

GARMON & COMPANY Commercial Flooring Contractor, Charlotte NC

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Interior Design Consultant.  Project Architect: John Courie.

New showroom/branding, office spaces and conference room.

EARL SCRUGGS CENTER: RETAIL /WELCOME CENTER/TICKET OFFICE, Shelby NC

Project nearing completion: Continuation of the brand showing the Center’s logo designed into the tile floor and use of the logo color scheme.

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Interior Design Consultant for Destination Cleveland County, Non-Profit Org. Shelby, NC.

The Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South will open in early 2014 and celebrate the rich cultural history and heritage of Cleveland County, reflective of the American South through the lens of the life of Cleveland County native Earl Scruggs. The Renderings above show the concept for the small retail/information/ticket center serving the new museum that is housed in a former Well House situated on the historic Court square at the entrance to the Museum. A small space with a multi-function, it is designed to be as flexible as possible. All fixtures are bespoke and the retail display shelving is a custom designed simple modular system which can have multiple configurations with the potential to adapt and grow as need requires. Counter and modular displays fabricated by Q-fine Cabinetry and Wes Gillen both of Charlotte NC.

HUNOVAL LAW OFFICE, Charlotte NC

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Interior Design Consultant.

New Executive Office spaces and conference room.

SHELBY – CLEVELAND COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT, Shelby NC

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Interior Design Consultant for The City of Shelby, NC.  Architect: MBAJ Architecture.

An integral part of the current economic development plan for Cleveland County, North Carolina, the 5,000sq ft airport terminal building was officially opened in September 2010. As the main gateway to the City of Shelby for a number of corporations currently located in the area and for those looking for potential business locations, it was important to create the right first impression for both corporate executives and pilots by providing a comfortable, well equipped modern facility, as well as an exciting space to serve members of the local community.

OFFICE UP FIT:
Technical Associates, charlotte, nc

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The concept for the design of this industrial space was derived from a 7-degree angle off-axis shift discovered while studying the floor plan. This angle was then applied on differing planes throughout the interior for wall graphics, floor patterns and the proportions of the custom designed reception desk and floating reflector clouds over the studio space. Shades of red, gray and white reflect MBAJ Corporate colors. Click on image to enlarge.

A SERIES OF SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS: Charlotte, NC
ATG Entertainment; C&J Casting

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Freespace Design specialises in the small business office up fit, keeping within in a fixed budget by using a good bit of creative thinking and the occasional venture into “IKEA” Hacking with a bit of recycling thrown in where possible. Click on images to enlarge.

PHARR TECHNOLOGIES, Shelby NC

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Designer/Project manager.

Building exterior and interior vestibule design for IT company. The concept and branding was inspired by clients logo and takes into consideration both the industrial and historical nature of the building by designing a scheme that preserved the remains of the original signage and the use of industrial materials. The clients corporate color scheme was employed for maximum impact taking advantage of the corner site location.

COMMUNITY: THE DON GIBSON THEATRE:
shelby, nc:  www.dgshelby.com.

ASID 2011 Excellence in Design Award winner, Carolinas Chapter.

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Interior Design Consultant for Destination Cleveland County, Shelby, NC, Architect: MBAJ Architecture:

Recently completed, this new theater is the renovation of an original Art Deco cinema built in 1939. The facility which opened in November 2009, includes a 394 seat auditorium, reception hall with bar, and display area dedicated to the late musician Don Gibson. The concept: Integration – 1930’s Egyptian Revival, add some 1950’s, an Art Deco color palette and turn up the volume! Click on images to enlarge.

EDUCATION/COMMUNITY: DISTRICT 3 COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM:
spartanburg, sc.

ASID 2011 Excellence in Design Award winner, Carolinas Chapter.

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Interior Design Consultant for MBAJ Architecture: www.mbajarchitecture.com.

In keeping with the architect’s concept the lobby interior was designed to reflect the local surroundings while paying homage to the textile industry. Abstract interpretation of flowing water informed the terrazzo floor, red earth and cool blue toned walls compliment  the emphatic dark ceiling that alludes to the night sky. All work together to create an exciting and stimulating entrance to the sophisticated palette of the auditorium space. Freespace Design was also asked to create an art piece for the Lobby space. This has taken the form of a large 3-dimensional photography based installation reflecting the historical significance of the area and  it’s place in contemporary society.

RETAIL: ROGER’S POOL & SPA:
shelby, nc

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Interior Designer/Project Manager/Construction: The client had three stipulations: to utilize recycled materials as far as possible, to make it a “fun” space, and to make people feel like they were not in Shelby! Clearly color was going to play an important part in the scheme, enhanced by the bamboo forest mural. The design concept was obvious, allusions to all things watery and the re-use of anything that had once been part of a pool. Hence the reception desk, built (by Freespace Design) from the galvanized steel corners as used in the  construction of liner wall swimming pools.  3 sections provided the perfect “wave” form, left “as is” and bolted together emphasized the constructed aesthetic.  Topped with a counter top of recycled glass mosaic tiles and an end panel from a salvaged retail wall display. The majority of retail display was from salvage and the cool water feature began life as a pool filter.

All graphic/logo designs, store signage supplied by Freespace. A fun project and a fun space! Click on images to enlarge.

EDUCATION: SOUTH POINTE HIGH SCHOOL:
rock hill, sc

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Interior Design Consultant for MBAJ Architecture: A bold color palette was used throughout this 200,000 sq ft high school to enhance this educational space. Acoustic wall panels form an art installation in the main commons area. Color was used to increase awareness of the surroundings for the purpose of navigation, and to establish a relationship between color and specific learning environments based on a variety of factors which included established research on the use of color in education.

COMMUNITY: SHELBY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER:
shelby, nc

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Interior Design Consultant for city of Shelby. Architect: MBAJ Architecture.

A colorful, energizing renovation of this recreational facility with full size basketball court and custom designed wall display………….. just follow the bouncing ball.