Pamela Zapolsky Margolis

Pamela Zapolsky Margolis

Atlantic Beach, NY, US



I was born and raised in Rockaway Beach, NY, always creating something, studied Fine Art Photography and Art History as an Undergraduate then continued to The Fashion Institute of Technology's Interior Design Program.  I dreamed of going to FIT all my life and it lived up to my dream.  I loved being surrounded by so many creative people and amazing teachers in such a cutting edge city.  

I have always been a computer geek and so it came as no surprise that I fell in love with AutoCAD Drafting.  I have always been detail oriented.  I landed my first job out of school as a Designer and CAD drafter, my schooling absolutely prepared me, my boss was impressed with my knowledge of a plumbing schedule straight out of school, great job FIT!  And when it was time to move on I landed my second job as CAD Drafter for Bruce Bierman Design, I loved it there, we worked on high end residential gut renovations and I got to manage my own projects(s) and draft entire construction sets for the DOB.  I love drafting, especially when it involves symbols and keys  :) Anyway moving on, I now work for myself and created Chic & Neat, I focus on residential projects, mostly construction based and work with clients to select ALL materials for their home, Stone, Roofing, Appliances, Wall to wall carpet, Plumbing Fixtures, Stone, Windows, Doors, Lighting, Moldings, I really love helping people feel their best in their home.

I am always interested in new opportunities and am currently also working on a couple commercial projects as well as drafting gigs, I LOVE to draft, e-mail me for some CAD samples and for any Freelance, Contract or Part Time work opportunities.  You can also check out and ttys! :)



Chic & Neat, New York, NY, US, Head Project Manager

Chic & Neat is a residential design firm working on a wide range of projects, styles and budgets. As Head Project Manager I handle Client Meetings, Shopping Trips, Contractor Liaison/Coordination, Budgets, Marketing, Networking, AutoCAD Drafting, Photoshop Rendering, FF&E selections, Site Visits, Measurements, Specifications. Visit to find out more

May 2010 - current

Bruce Bierman Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Project Manager

Orchestrated construction document sets, bidding, permits, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consultants, contractors, mill-workers, venders as needed for completion of high end residential and commercial projects. Drafted and detailed construction sets for permit and construction in AutoCad. Coordinated with consultants to reach project deadlines on budget and on schedule.

Project Management: Private Residence Total Renovation, 4,600 Square Feet, Miami, Florida
Took project from schematic through completion on expedited schedule while remaining on budget. Selected FF&E, drafted construction set, detailed custom cabinetry throughout kitchen, baths and custom furniture drawings. Coordinated extensive audio video wiring and hvac duct relocation's.

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Jan 2008 - May 2010

Skordas Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer & AutoCAD Draftsperson

AutoCAD Drafting, Client Meetings & Prep, FF&E, D&D, A&D, CFA approvals, Project Binders.

Project Management: 20,000 SQ FT Residence, East Hampton, NY, Designed 22 Baths & Spa
Worked with Architect to lay out bathrooms, selected Fixtures, Materials, Hardware & Décor

While at SDS I proposed, designed & implemented office CAD standards, took initiative to
organize the office sample library & created a digital project Filing system.

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May 2007 - Nov 2007


Microdesk, New York City, Continuing Education

Google SketchUp & Revit Classes

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Associates Degree

Sep 2004 - May 2007

State University New York at Albany, Albany, NY, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts, Art History, Photography

Deans List

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization 


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