Author Archives: Abigail C.

American Disabilities Act

In my last post, I mentioned the American with Disabilities Act, also known as ADA. This act was signed in 1991 by George H.W. Bush. This act prohibits people with disabilities to be discriminated against. In 2008, George W. Bush … Continue reading

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Interior Design Mentorship

My junior and senior years of high school I had the opportunity to mentor under interior designers at an AECOM office in Roanoke, Virginia. While I was in the same environment both years, I was able to take away different … Continue reading

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Adventures in Floyd

This weekend, I had the chance to help out at the Floyd County Arts and Crafts Festival. While I had no idea what to expect before getting there, I ended up having a great time. I got to work in … Continue reading

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Research Paper Page-Zaha Hadid

My research paper is about a female architect named Zaha Hadid. She designed the aquatic center for the 2012 summer Olympics in London as well as many other major buildings around the world. She begins her designs with several paintings … Continue reading

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Library Hunting

I know we did this activity a few weeks ago, but here is my first experience with the Art+Architecture Library. I partnered with Rebecca, who had the subject of “photography.” There are many, many, many books on photography in the … Continue reading

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Cube Revisions

As the result of choose a completely unfamiliar material, I encountered a big struggle with my 6″ cube. I chose sheets of plastic mesh used for embroidery because I was drawn to the translucency and weave-able qualities, but I found … Continue reading

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Methods of Display

The three pictures above are all methods of display, but what’s the difference between them? The first picture on the left features a display with 3 sides, a bottom, and a top complete with lighting. The middle picture lays out … Continue reading

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What happens in D.C….

…doesn’t stay in D.C.! Because I’m going to attempt to share everything I experienced and tried to soak in during the first year interiors whirlwind of a trip. Our first stop was a place called Fox Architects. According to their … Continue reading

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Possibilities…

Despite coming in as an interior design major, I’ve become more and more interested in industrial design ever since I got to Virginia Tech. I just want to share this desire as it develops and see where it goes. I’d … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism…

Criticism. It can be hard to listen to sometimes! I think the best way to deal with criticism is to not attach yourself to the exact way something is. The photography posters, for example, were a huge source of criticism … Continue reading

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