I received my Masters and Bachelors in Building Construction from the University of Florida in 2010. Through my studies I also obtained a Concentration in Sustainability,OSHA Certification, and LEED Accreditation. Since moving to New York I have used the city as inspiration for my work. I started Yorkwood Co. in 2012 and used it as an outlet to channel this inspiration through design and construction. As a result of my experience with Yorkwood Co. and other companies like Ground Architecture + Construction, and Hecho Inc. I have been involved in the design and construction of everything from restaurants, apartments, and stores, to a furniture line made from wood pallets salvaged from the streets of New York City. Here's more about me.
Yorkwood Co., Brooklyn, NY, US, Founder/President
Managed the renovation of multiple spaces throughout NYC. Developed a furniture line using all reclaimed wood salvaged from local New York businesses. Due to its unique approach to design, Yorkwood Co. was featured in Huffington Post, Timeout New York, Crains Business, and Apartment Therapy. Video documenting its most recent apt renovation has gone viral online.
Ground Architecture + Construction, Brooklyn, Project Manager
99 Scott / 599 Johnson – Project Manager
Managed pre-construction activities: abatement, surveying, and demolition. Coordinated and facilitated communication between engineers, architects, clients, the DOB, DEP, and subs. Assisted in budget/schedule development, material research/ordering, and site surveying. Created sketches in Sketchup and building sections, plans, and elevations in Autocad.
Hecho Inc., New York, NY, US, Project Manager
Bella Gioia – Project Manager / Site Superintendent
Managed the build-out of an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. The project consisted of the installation of a new commercial kitchen, bar and back bar, renovated bathrooms, new storefront, and basement prep areas.
Rapha NYC – Asst. Project Manager / Asst. Site Superintendent
Co-managed the build-out of a high-end bicycle shop/café in Manhattan. The project consisted of the installation of a new kitchen, changing rooms, and custom furniture.
Skanska USA Building Inc., New York, NY, US, Project Engineer
Skanska USA Building Inc. is the Construction Manager of the United Nations Headquarters Renovation Project. This is a 1.4 billion dollar renovation of approximately 2.6 million square feet in the restoration of six separate buildings.
Project Engineer for the Architectural Team– Summer 2011- Summer 2012
Reviewed Change Order Cost Estimates, Subcontractor Contracts, Subcontractor T&M Invoices, Submittals, RFIs, Subcontractor Cost Proposals, and Meeting Minutes.
Document Control for all teams– Winter 2010 – Summer 2011
Redesigned and implemented a new system for handling document control both through paper drawings and electronically, handled meeting minutes, generated Submittal and RFI logs, and fully trained multiple employees to take over document control responsibilities.
Plaza Construction Corp., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager (Intern)
Summer internship with Plaza Construction in The Bronx, NY. Worked on “The Gateway” project, a LEED Silver certified project to redevelop 16.5 acres of a former food/produce market and the Bronx Mens House of Detention into 1 million square feet of retail space, and its required parking. The 500 million dollar project was then the largest private sector investment in the Bronx, and the fourth largest construction project in the Northeastern part of the United States.
Managed LEED submittals from all subcontractors, worked on punch lists for subcontractors, and scheduled, coordinated, and executed door deliveries onto the site.
Odebrecht, Miami, FL, US, Project Engineer (Intern)
Summer internship with Odebrecht Construction Inc., which along with Parsons Construction Inc. built Concourse J, a new multi-million dollar terminal at Miami International Airport.
Worked side by side with project engineers, design engineers, safety supervisors, inspectors, construction superintendents, assistant project managers, and directly under the supervision of the Project Director in charge of all operations for Odebrecht in the United States (Mr. Luis Arditi).
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Masters, Building Construction
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Concentration in Sustainability
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Building Construction