Campus Crossings Star Pass

Campus Crossings Star Pass is a local student housing complex which accommodates hundreds of students. With the housing market booming in the Tucson area and competition getting fierce it was time to update the clubhouse. The areas addressed were: reception, living room, computer lab, game room, gym, and outdoor pool area. Our vision was to transform this property from a traditional Southwest interior to a youthful modern environment of lively color, bold pattern, alluring lighting and comfortable – party proof furniture. A modern color palette of white, various shades gray, and smokey blues was accented with punches of teal, orange and green and served as the foundation for the design. To get the maximum visual effect within the allotted budget we used creative paint techniques, interesting textures in tile and wall paper to highlight the architecture of the building. The thought process was extensive when it came to implement the lighting design and create focal features and accent the interior. In the computer Lab, LED lighting was placed in a dropped ceiling that serves as the architectural centerpiece. Individual pendants hang over each wall- mounted computer station to define individual work space. Enormous starburst chandeliers in the entry serve as a focal feature and a bit of whimsy, along with lit lifestyle images through to highlight the essence of student living.

Interior Designers:
Brandy Holden and Eva Murzaite
Design Assistant:
Ayla Marshall
Procurement Assistant:
Ashley Earnest
Photography:
James Holden

Kababeque Indian Grill

This Indian restaurant has been a thriving staple on University of Arizona Boulevard for a decade and was due for a refreshing renovation. The previous layout was lacking function and had too much wasted space. The traffic was rerouted to have a direct access from the entry to the order counter and accommodate the never ending lunch rush line without disturbing the seated customers. The storefront window was replaced with a two way seating bar that opens the restaurant to the passing boulevard traffic. By repurposing the clouds and redistributing them along with oversized light bulb fixtures we gave the high ceiling and interesting and decorative look. To give the restaurant a fresh and youthful appearance we played with high contrast, bold colors and textures in the furniture and finishes. A piece of the past is a family style dining table which had been a part of the restaurant since it’s opening day and was upcycled to be a wall mounted panel to house a flat screen TV playing Bollywood movies.

Interior Designer:
Eva Murzaite
Design Assistant:
Jared Hood
Procurement Assistant:
Ashley Earnest
Builder:
G & J Development
Photography:
Cris Candelario