Funk Whitall Residence

The clients requested a fireplace element to be created for the blank wall in the middle of the view side of their A frame home, to act as more than any ordinary focal point. Originally discouraged by the cost of custom fire elements creators to charge $45,000 for three areas of “balls of fire”, I designed and fabricated this 23 foot tall fire element out of blackened steel and an off-the-shelf fireplace from the hardware store for under $10,000. While it only has one fire element, the clients report that the heat created is more than adequate to heat the entire living space if they choose. I also designed and fabricated the bases for two custom tables, for formal and informal dining. The concrete tops were provided by Vince Cathcart of VC Studio, Inc.

 

Intaglio Salon

A tenant improvement project near the Tacoma Mall, Intaglio Salon was a dream client. Originally I created a drawing set and obtained a permit for construction, and then I took the project through construction and created the interiors together with the clients to embody their brand and company mission. SE Construction executed the design perfectly, even hanging custom steel panels on cables that I designed and fabricated around Intaglio’s logo. Other custom elements I designed and fabricated for the space include shelving for all their Aveda products, a chandelier hanging over the front desk, and their front door pulls. Special features include a gobo light fixture that projects their logo onto the floor, a feature they can take with them when they move, unlike traditional floor graphics, and custom cabinetry throughout.

Hawks’ Prairie Sculpture

Lucia Development Co. required an art piece to develop The Landing at Hawks’ Prairie with the density they required for the project. BCRA approached Jennifer initially for monument signage design for the project, and this evolved into the commission for this sculpture, in addition to wall panels for two sides of one of the project’s buildings. Jennifer designed these three pieces while part of Shape 3, Inc.

Jennifer’s design for the wall panels incorporated the hawk in its natural setting, depicting the bird in flight among rays of sunlight.