YUKIKO CORELLA

Gould Evans + Canary Studio

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Arizona Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being bi-racial and multi-national, I regularly take inspiration from my three cultures. I admire projects that do the same and unapologetically celebrate the joy and strength of the communities they represent.

YUKIKO CORELLA

Bio:

I am an interior designer, I am an exhibit designer, and I am an experiential graphic designer. As a transdisciplinary designer, I strive to create spaces that seamlessly bridge the gap between these disciplines and the built environment. Though I regularly work on a wide variety of commercial project types, I deeply enjoy working on cultural environments and exhibitions: projects with the mission to serve, educate, and enrich our communities.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

As a child, my family spent a lot of time in libraries and coincidentally, these spaces were built by some of Phoenix’s most renown architects. Browsing through the stacks, I fell in love with the ingenuity and craftsmanship found in these spaces.

What do you do?

As a transdisciplinary designer, I strive to create spaces that seamlessly bridge the gap between interior design, experiential graphic design, and the built environment.

What excites you in the work you do?

I enjoy opportunities where I can exert influence over the design of the total package. Whether its brand or story, I take pride in translating the project vision into a fully informative experience through a mix of interior and experiential design.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being bi-racial and multi-national, I regularly take inspiration from my three cultures. I admire projects that do the same and unapologetically celebrate the joy and strength of the communities they represent.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am grateful I took the leap to pursue a career in exhibit design. I was always curious about the museum world. Being responsible for my ideas from conception through installation, within an intimate timeframe, was a defining experience.

Featured Project Name: 

WebPT

 

Featured Project Location: 

Phoenix, AZ

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Interior Designer

Featured Project Description:

Working within a 29,000 SF former produce warehouse, WebPT had the opportunity to expand into an adjacent 6,600 SF factory space. Connecting people, brand and place, the reimagined warehouse includes a centralized gathering space, collaborative meeting spaces, private offices, and open work areas to accommodate an ever-growing team of innovators. Polished, but gritty, this adaptive reuse project remains true to their culture while contributing to the vibrancy of the Phoenix Warehouse District.

Photography Credit:

Matt Winquist

Featured Project Name: 

Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience

 

Featured Project Location: 

Phoenix, AZ

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2012

Role in Featured Project: 

Exhibit Designer

Featured Project Description:

Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience, is an exhibit that utilizes Geronimo’s life story as a window into the larger Apache experience. Curated as part of the Arizona Centennial Legacy project, this exhibit pairs exemplary pieces from institutions across the nation with historic imagery, pop culture ephemera, and artwork by contemporary Apache artists to illuminate a dramatic and often misunderstood chapter in American history and culture. Work completed with: The Heard Museum

Photography Credit:

Craig Smith

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