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Custom Elevator Lobby Focal Wall
Custom Elevator Lobby Focal Wall

1350/1360 N. Lake Shore Drive The residential common corridors of these two buildings had no light, no direction, nor demarcation for the elevators & exits. The individual unit's doors, metal frames & hardware where in poor shape. In addition, the building management wanted to add cable for internet & TV. The resulting design incld. a curved element visually pointing to the exits. Custom Light Fixture Prototypes were designed, produced & installed on 20 floors of both buildings, etc...

Farragut St. Townhomes
Farragut St. Townhomes

New Construction, 3-Unit Brick Design.

Park Newberry Living Room
Park Newberry Living Room

View facing the balcony, this is the tv/conversation area with special handling of the custom art throughout.

1350/1360 N. Lake Shore Dr.
1350/1360 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Rendering showing an exterior Entry and Communicating Stairways space- Components of a larger Master Plan design project. This was a design for a new addition to add light filled Lake Michigan views, new common Entry for the residents, Rental Property Management activities, & Concessions areas to these two 20th century high rise mixed-use buildings.

Forest Park Master Bedroom
Forest Park Master Bedroom

Detail of finished Fireplace Mantel that wraps around the marble clad wall.

Sacred Heart School -Josephinum HS
Sacred Heart School -Josephinum HS

CHAPEL: All girls high school in Wicker Park, I created a sacred space by converting a Religion classroom. This space was created as a respite for the entire community of my Alma Mater. There is a curved wall inviting the inhabitant & acoustically correcting the space. This is a view of the Prayer Pedestal base that I had built in ash wood. Piano wire & clips allow the community of the school to place their individual prayers collectively in the dedicated Chapel space.

Park Newberry Home Office
Park Newberry Home Office

This home office houses custom re-purposed cherry cabinetry, art display & special lighting.

Kitchen Stove Backsplash Medallion
Kitchen Stove Backsplash Medallion

Custom slate finger tiles & hammered copper tiles are all sealed for protection during cooking adorn this stove & hood backsplash area in an open Kitchen.

Oak Park Infant Welfare Showcase
Oak Park Infant Welfare Showcase

This Showcase House, which was a benefit for the Oak Park philanthropic organization which ASID donated our time and materials to, is where I did the Kitchen, Butler's Pantry & Office in a beautiful 1929 English Manor House. Further photos here...

round bar ochoadesign
round bar ochoadesign

Roooftop Round Bar Design - LEED healthclub

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LEED Health Club design - Running track above work out machines, with a glass enclosed Exercise Class Room on the right.

Entry is important
Entry is important

Find inspiration wherever you go - Entry located in Italy. No matter how small a space or insignificant you think it is, you must inspire interest in entering your world. Incorporate texture, color, light & drama. D. Ochoa

1350/1360 Lake Shore Dr.
1350/1360 Lake Shore Dr.

Residential Corridors - Gave demarcation for Exits & Elevator Lobbies to the apartments using shape, color and lighting. For the wood focal wall, I purchased furniture pieces to place in front of my custom wood walls, add curved, lighted dropped soffits to shine light on my custom silk floral designs.

Park Newberry Living Room 2
Park Newberry Living Room 2

View looking back at the Dining Area, Foyer and Kitchen through the opening. Color & special lighting are used as a backdrop for Client's wonderful photography, & Asian Art throughout this warm & comfortable condo.

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