The goal of this sponsored studio project was to incorporate emerging technology onto a generator. An e-ink display was added to aid the user in use and upkeep of the generator. This was intended to resolve issues related to users not paying attention to the user manual supplied with the generator as well as provide a way to keep an eye on performance, fuel consumption, and power usage. During the research phase, it was found that panels on existing generators were unsightly and often times created problems for performing maintenance. Some other unique features of the generator are the consolidated control panel, angled pull start, and swiveling front legs for mounting in a truck bed when wheels are removed.
As part of a urban renovation with Appleseed Workshop, we designed a new facade for an old movie theatre in downtown Birmingham. My responsibilities included rendering, design implementation, creating parts drawings, fabricating, and installing the facade. Other responsibilities included designing the signage and door handles for the project. The facade is constructed from CORTEN steel. The panels were laser cut, broken on a hydraulic press brake, and installed over the period of several weeks.
This project consisted of designing several elements to give the space a non-alienating garage feel. My responsibility in this project was to design all the furniture, lighting, and bar elements. The furniture is all welded laser cut steel with a clear coated rust patina. The bar top and seats on the stools are all edge grain plywood.
My first project with Appleseed Workshop was to design, engineer, and organize construction of the architect’s idea for office dividers. The concept used CNC cut plywood ribs and laser-cut corrugated plastic (Coroplast) that can be removed to suit the users’ needs. I designed and engineered the structure using Rhino, broke the pieces down, and labelled them before having them cut. My other responsibilities for this project included creating instructions for construction and overseeing the installation of the Coroplast.
A job site sign was needed to provide brand recognition and contact information in front of active job sites. The sign needed to reflect Appleseed’s unique style of work. The sign was made from 1/8″ steel that was laser cut and 1/2″ steel legs. Polypropylene spacers and binding bolts were used to create the space between each panel. We then had the sign powder coated key-lime green on the outside panels with a matte black inner panel for proper contrast.
Kinetic Communications hired Appleseed Workshop, my current employer, to design a new workspace on Morris Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama. The building’s interior is a very creative environment and needed to be reflected for people driving by on the intersecting viaduct that overlooks the building. A weathervane was an obvious addition to the roof’s original pergola. The Kinetic weathervane was a very exciting project for me as I was given the opportunity to design it, build it, and install it.
The goal of this project was to introduce greeting cards into a new venue to drive sales to young adults aged 18-25. Hostels are a place where young travelers often stay and also forget to stay in touch with people back home. This stand was to promote these travelers to send greeting cards back home to let their family know they are doing well .
“Figgy G” is what all the cool design kids are calling figure ground these days. A simple silhouette of a lamp is laser cut from a piece of bamboo ply wood, creating the two pieces that are perpendicular from each other. The shade is made from a durable material called Delrin and is attached without the use of any fasteners or glue.