Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer is at an End

Wow, what an amazing and eventful summer!
Alec graduated from high school.
I traveled to Colorado, Wyoming, Belize, Hondurus, Cozumel, and of course DENTON.
Last Thursday I received an amazing and prestigious National ASID Chapter Educator Medalist award at the Legacy  of Design awards in Dallas.
Alec left Sunday morning for UNT. School starts Monday for both of us.
I finished all of my required CEUs in health, safety, and welfare in order to maintain my RID with a couple of extra to spare while at MetroCon, in Dallas last week.

I've been forcibly slowed by a 9 mm kidney stone that was blasted by sound waves (lithotripsy) very early this morning. I'm glad to have that behind me, whew!  I look forward to feeling better.

I am so hopeful about a positive year teaching at TCU since we have new leadership in the department and the resignation of a negative influence.  I also have a workable teaching schedule, finishing at 11 am everyday.  I still need to complete my teaching & creative portfolios by mid-September - doable!  Some very good things on the horizon for the Shannons and Inside Inc.  Some really outstanding projects on the boards and on a waiting list.

Here's to looking forward.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Presentation of work at Harvard University

I received amazing news this week.  While at the Green Mountain Ranch Fellowship, I gave a presentation on a universally designed project that my firm Inside Inc. completed.  I was assisted in the creation of this lecture by Amy Roehl, Associate Professor at TCU and a valued colleague.  Amy was the videographer.  Cynthia Leibrock, the fellowship leader and respected researcher, practitioner, and author in the field, has asked to utilize the presentation in a course that she teaches at Harvard next week!

I can't think of many things that would excite me more ..... except  that she has invited me to be a guest lecturer in the Harvard course next year. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Movie Binge

I have binged on movies this weekend. Parenthood, To Have and Have Not, a documentary on Tesla, From Time to Time, Pearl Harbor, Jane Eyre 1939, Mr. Nobody, World War Z -a variety of genres. I worked so hard this week, I didn't have much gumption this weekend.  Back at it tomorrow!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Work In Progress

Exciting work is underway for our Omni Residences project.  At our last consultation with our client we reviewed initial schematic options for the color and fabric palette.  Depending on the calibration of your computer monitor, the colors include greys, soft green-greys, acid yellow-green, charcoal, and char-browns.  We are beginning the next phase now of refining the selections and choosing furnishings and interior materials for a cohesive design.  It is going to be stunning!  My design team has helped so much in pulling products and creating digital drawings.  My appreciation goes to the following designers/architect:  Jo Bryan, RID, Mary Cole, Andrea Becerra and Mike Shannon, RA - kudos to you all!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

360 West Feature Coming in July

Make sure to check out the upcoming July issue of 360 West. Our recent urban urban living project will be featured.  I had a boatload of help setting up for the photography!  Many thanks to Jo Bryan, Mary Cole, Andrea Becerra, Mike Shannon, Alec Shannon, John Jett, and Sean. It couldn't have happened without all your hard work. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

View from the balcony at Omni Residence

Isn't this view amazing?!  We are continuing to develop the design for our client's interiors.  This incredible view will be present everyday alongside our interior design.  We are working to make the interiors just as stunning as the exterior view - we have quite a challenge ahead!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mirror Lake Wyoming

In summer, the lake displays a reverse image of the mountains beyond. The fellowship members traveled on a sight seeing tour north of Laramie. Such beauty and and sternness!