Elena Danilova, LEED AP, NCIDQ Cert. #022297

Elena Danilova, LEED AP, NCIDQ Cert. #022297

Rego Park, NY, US



I have over 10 years of experience that includes working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from healthcare and corporate work, to retail environments, showrooms, and retail banking. The scale of the projects is diverse, from small retail stores of 800 sq. ft. to large scale projects such as Call Centers and Hospitals with sq. ft. in the thousands. I have experience working on interior fit outs as well as ground up construction projects, primarily in the US. I have worked extensively with the imperial system and have a good understanding of metric system as well, having received high school education in Russia.

Prior to joining RMJM, I have served as a designer and project manager for such architectural firms as TSC Design Associates, Nelson and Associates, and Cannon Design.


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RMJM, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate

I have joined RMJM as an Associate and was promoted within a year to a Senior Associate level. As a Senior Interior Designer I was responsible for all aspects of the project, from schematic design to construction administration as it pertains to interior construction and FF&E. I was also responsible for coordination of the drawings with different trades, implementation of ADA and building codes, coordination of way finding signage and art programs, as well as FF&E selection. I was working closely with the Managing Principal on the development of FF&E proposals, work plan projections, and marketing presentation to the potential clients. I was involved in the marketing presentation that secured extension of the HHC term contract for the company.

Featured Projects:
 UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR: 283,000 SF cancer care inpatient/outpatient facility, first of its kind on the island. Includes 94 beds and 8 ORs. This project is expected to be LEED Silver. My role included selection of all the finishes, design of millwork pieces (feature as well as BOH), selection of lighting fixtures, accessories, coordination with different trades. I was the primary person to present interior finishes to the client as well as present final selections to the Puerto Rico Department of Health. I was also responsible for preparing entire bid package, including Master Specs, and two addendums.

 Gouverneur Health Services, New York, NY. 340,000 SF HHC facility. The project is run by DASNY and has to adhere to very stringent budgetary constraints. My involvement included soliciting signage and art consultants for the project. I have worked closely with the client and consultant on the rebranding program, signage design, and art program.
Other projects:
 West Virginia University Student Health Center and CPASS: 120,000 SF ground up construction of two interconnected buildings
 University of Albany, The RNA Institute: 11,000 SF Laboratory. Fit out of the floor in the existing building
 American University of Beirut: Specification of FF&E and Lab Equipment

Mar 2011 - Jul 2012

Various Architects, New York, NY, US, Independent Consultant

Firm: Daniel Failla Architects, New York, NY
Featured Projects:
 Broadcast Music Incorporated: 55,000 SF office space at 7 World Trade Center. BMI leased a floor and a half in the landmark building. My responsibility was to select all the finishes and FF&E for the high end client. The project required a trip to BMI headquarters in Nashville, TN and work with their approved furniture dealer. The project has high end detailing, finishes and special light fixtures.

Firm: Rex Heuerman Architects, New York, NY
My responsibility was to survey and develop test fits for various developers of residential apartment in Harlem, NY, as well as work on the construction drawings for the office project in the Bronx, NY

Aug 2008 - Oct 2010

TSC Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

I have joined TSC Design as an Interior Designer working on a number of corporate projects. My responsibilities on the corporate jobs included programming, space planning, finish and FF&E selection, working on the construction documents, as well as assisting in writing proposals. In one year, I was promoted to the Project Manager for the retail studio. My responsibility was to supervise small project teams, develop work plans, review timesheets and their adherence to allocated hours per phase, DOB submissions, Bid leveling, shop drawing reviews, invoicing, etc.

Featured Projects
 Payless Showroom, New York, NY: 11,000 SF interior office fit out in a landmark building. Payless showroom was a working studio where designers developed new product. It also had a showroom space for new product display and presentations. I was in charge of the space planning, finish and furniture selection as well as construction administration and site work. This project required a trip to the Payless headquarters in Topeka, KS to present the project to the CEO for his approval and adherence to the Payless branding strategy.
Other Projects
 Fortune Footwear, New York, NY – 12,000 SF interior office fit out
 CitiGroup, New York, NY – 20,000 SF floor renovation
 Capital One Branch, New York, NY – 4,000 SF new bank branch
 See Eyewear, New York, NY – 800 SF new store
 Vineyard Vines stores, Georgetown, Westport, and Boston locations – up to 5,000 SF
 Polo Ralph Lauren, Austin, TX – 4,400 SF

Aug 2006 - Jul 2008

Nelson and Associates, New York, NY, US, Designer

As an Interior Designer my responsibilities included design development, space planning, finish and furniture selections, work on construction documents, construction administration, as well as development of presentation packages for the prospective clients and marketing purposes.

Featured project:
 Bank of America Call Center, East Providence, RI. 175,000 SF call center that was designed to accommodate 2000 people working in three shifts. Bank of America acquired old jewelry factory that had to be outfitted with infrastructure appropriate for the call center. The project required extensive programming and space planning to meet client’s needs. Aggressive schedule required start of construction based on 30% CDs. My responsibility included working closely with the Senior Designer to develop entire interior fit out, including space planning, lighting design, finishes, FF&E, as well as trips to the project site for coordination with the GC and client representative. (Trammell Crow)
Other Projects
 Slater Capital Management, New York, NY – 5,000 SF interior fit out for the high end hedge fund company
 Special Situations Fund, New York, NY – 7,000 SF interior fit out for the high end hedge fund company
 Office of The Appellate Defender, New York, NY – 10,000 SF interior fit out for non for profit organization
 Bank of America, 40W 57st, New York, NY – office space
 Bank of America, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY – office space

Dec 2004 - Jul 2006

Cannon Design, New York, NY, US, Designer

 South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY – 150,000 SF new inpatient/outpatients addition. This facility included ORs, LDR and Post-Partum rooms, as well as Psychiatric ward.
 Hackettstown Medical Office Building, Hackettstown, NJ – 74,000 SF outpatient facility
 Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York, NY – LDR, Nursery and Maternity floor renovation
 Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY – 70,000 SF addition and renovation

Mar 2003 - Dec 2004

SONY Pictures Entertainment, New York, NY, US, Facilities Intern

May 2001 - Dec 2001


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Oct 2000 - May 2003

SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, US, Bachelors, Business Management

Jan 1998 - May 2000

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