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Jennifer Hiser

Jennifer Hiser

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I am a trained architectural designer and project manager with experience in all facets of the design and construction industry, from concept to punch list.  I have worked in San Francisco, Bolivia and New York on projects including didactic expositions, architectural installations, residential renovations, and even a bar/yoga studio.  Not only do I have experience taking drawing sets through Board Approval and the Department of Buildings, but I have also written grant proposals, contracts, and protocols for job accounting. 

Currently, I am a Master's in City Planning candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   I am interested in applying my design/build background to large-scale planning efforts.  Ultimately, I hope to apply public participation and analytical processes to create strategies that develop social and physical infrastructure for communities.  I am particularly interested in municipal waste streams and seeking opportunities to make those systems more legible to increase ecological awareness.

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Employment 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

Research projects for the Leventhal Professor of Urban Design and Planning.

Aug 2014 - current
 

Caliper Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014
 

Artistic License Interiors, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager, Office Manager, Accounts Manager

- Responsible for design drawings and construction documents for residential, commercial, & hospitality projects
- Led client meetings and establishment of expectations
- Drafted DOB construction drawings and specifications
- Managed expediter through Building Alteration Approval, LPC and DOB Assisted with bidding of construction proposals and drafting of contrac
- Assisted with management of construction projects [residences in Tribeca, Upper West Side and Williamsburg; hospitality projects in Tribeca and Morgantown; and offices in Williamsburg and Midtown]
- Developed new company protocols to manage profitability of construction projects
- Maintained company’s accounting via Quickbooks and PEM Software

Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
 

HB Collaborative, Brooklyn, NY, US, Apprentice

- Assisted in design development of Aldo pop-up exhibit, Plant-in City exhibition and An Choi’s bar
- Developed and assisted in fabrication of custom millwork storage prototypes
- Assisted in fabrication of furniture from salvaged wood and welded steel

May 2011 - Jun 2011
 

Vass Design, Cochabamba, BO, Junior Architect

- Designed and drafted technical drawings for residential, commercial and fabrication projects
- Managed construction of pro bono projects, including children’s home and children’s theater
- Managed art expositions, including chair exhibition at Fundación Simón I. Patiño

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Case+Abst Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Architect

- Drafted technical drawings for institutional and residential projects
- Developed website and marketing graphics for firm
- Built digital and analog models for design studies

Jun 2006 - Nov 2007
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

- Led design projects to mentor architectural interest of high school students

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Master in City Planning

Aug 2014 - current
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

I graduated cum laude from the Bachelor of Architecture program with a five year accredited professional degree. During my studies, I studied abroad in Mexico and at the American Institute of Roman Culture in Roma, Italia. I also minored in Sustainable Environments which focuses on concerns for ecology, social equity and economics within the context of human and natural systems and the built environment.

Sep 2002 - Jun 2007
 

Ben Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA, US, High School, General Education

Aug 1999 - May 2002
 

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