LEED Green Associate

After studying for a while ( 40 hrs+), I earned a LEED Professional Credential!  I am now a LEED Green Associate and currently working toward becoming a LEED AP. Let me know if you have any questions regarding earning the credential. Visiting different sites has helped for me. Do some research and analysis. You will find a lot of information and be able to narrow it down on what you need to learn or memorize. Also, I have been working on a project using Revit and will be posting some screenshots soon! Thank you for visiting my page!

Lee St Project (Mixed-Use)

This is a project I did for my last year of bachelor's. The scope of the project was a mixed use.
Location: Greensboro


The 8747 square foot restaurant area occupies the second floor. The goal was to form a harmonious atmosphere and elegant space where it would not only engage the tenants that stay in the building but also the customers on street level accessing the bridge. The client decided to open this dining venue offering Mediterranean fare.


ino-designs team took over the challenge. Many obstacles came up throughout the design process. The team decided to "break up the space" but at the same time the area needed to flow together as one. In the center of the space, the high ceiling was broken down by using wood structure. The dropped down lighting complimented the area that it covered. The center is also considered the private dining area. In order to make it private but also not closed off, the space was "broken up" by these glass wall system where water would be coming down every time the lights would be on. It created the tranquility between two spaces. Outside these two walls there is space for booths and walkway where people would be walking to the open kitchen/bar area.

In the third floor there were residences.The client wanted housing for the families that were going to visit the students at UNCG.The space contains living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Our team of designers were able to accommodate a range of functions of the space while creating a livable home for the tenants even though they would be staying for a specific time. There is a dropped ceiling which divides the spaces. The different flooring materials define which space is what for. The pendant lights highlight the high ceilings while the recessed lights focus more on the area where the ceiling is dropped.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I will answer as soon as possible every message.


Beauty Studio

The concept of the project was to build upon the impression of a rubrics cube and notice how each movement affect a different part of the whole, while each side of the cube has its own color (identity). I wanted to create an interactive physical environment that would help guide each customer to their specific and unique beauty needs. 

Things to consider:

How does the design portray itself as a pop-up store?
How will the beauty studio, the anchor points for consultations, be integrated into the pop-up retail expression?
How product storage be integrated into the space and how could possibly connect with its online presence? 

aids in South Africa

IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council)

Project Description

Twin sisters Batkithi and Bonisani Masoko, and their younger sister Xolisile are typical teenagers in South Africa. They attend school, finish their chores, and talk with their friends. Batkithi and Bonisani look out for their little sister and make plans for their future. But they do all of it alone. Their parents are dead,both victims of the AIDS epidemic. The graves are located within sight of the girls' front door.

The Masoko sisters are part of what has become South Africa's "Lost Generation", the children who have had one or both of their parents die from HIV/AIDS.

Read more about it here:

AIDS orphans in South Africa face uncertain Future. (March 25,2009). PBS Newshour: Retreived May 4, 2011, from


Eddy, G. & Holborn, L. (May 4, 2011). Fractured families: A crisis for South Africa. Moneyweb. Retrieved May 4, 2011, from


Women and Children in South Africa. (n.d.). UNICEF. Retrieved May 4, 2011, from

Identify the problems that South Africa's "Lost Generation" face. Explore their various needs such as safe housing, education, and access to healthcare or community support. Choose on aspect of a problem that speaks to your team and develop a design response located within their country, while representing their culture and heritage. Consider the available community resources and propose a solution to the problem. The design may be as small as a cart or as large as a building as long as a need is identified and a solution is communicated.