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Esthetically inclined designer possessing strong passion and appreciation for designs and details. Enjoys the challenges of captioning projects from start to end including site visits, construction drawings, space planning, contractor interaction, material color selection and client interactions. Experienced with interior, residential, commercial and public projects; familiar with construction code and document preparations. Demonstrated ability of delivering projects within strict time limit and budget constraints.
I have a variety of qualifying skills and abilities compatible with positions as a Designer. Briefly, they are:
Considerable experience in the field of construction and architecture augmented by a formal education and refined by specialized, industry-related training, a proven record of success achieved through diligence, hard work, attention to detail, and my belief in a consistent application of the fundamentals, and a sincere desire to contribute to the continued growth and success of your company.
Mikesell & Associates, R.A. and Planners, Newark, NJ, US, Entry Level Architect
Responsible for creating preliminary drawings utilizing site photos, previous plans, sketches and design ideas. Analyze the space during site visits to compile data for the creation of plans, elevations, and sections. Compile data to produce site plan drawings and surveys. Create construction drawings and permit sets to be approved by building department. Review shop drawings, specifications, and change orders submitted by the general contractor to ensure adherence to contract and budget requirements.
Projects GG. Foushier Senior housing- Newark NJ
Jackson complex- Ocean County-NJ
Carlton Hotel- Newark NJ
Yonkers Apartment- Yonkers, NY
Gateway Senior Citizen- Chester PA
Spiral Group Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Entry Level Architect
Under direct supervision of the firm’s head Design Director, responsible for providing architectural designs, space planning, and store designs for private and commercial clients. Collaborated with interior and architecture departments in carrying projects from conceptual design to schematic design. Assisted in: programming, design, development, schematic sketching, space planning material selection, lighting fixtures, furniture layout, AutoCAD construction documents, submittal documentation, LEED and historical restoration projects.
Projects: Al-Abed Hotel- Damascus Syria; Sanctuary Hotel- New York, NY
Carol R Johnson Associates, Boston, MA, US, Project Coordinator
Responsible for preparing conceptualized drawings including construction drawings of parks and irrigation design. Fully responsible for coordinating and over-seeing multiple projects and maintaining accurate progress records. Develop cost estimates and prepare project budges, and review designs and development proposals for compliance with international and local regulations. Develop graphics and Excel sheets for in-house records. Collaborate with contractors and designers to ensure specification adherence; wrote planning analysis documents; prepared environmental permits, and was extensively involved in high profile projects.
Projects: Reem Island - Abu Dhabi, UAE; Shams Central Park- Abu Dhabi, UAE
City College of New York (CCNY), Administrative Assistant/ Project Assistant
Assisted student with software problems, printing, and plotting.
Responsible for overseeing and reinforcing Lab rules.
Maintained Lab computers, and worked with IT team to ensure that all software is updated.
Trained Students on Lab Safety Procedures, plotting, and software use.
Arden B Stores, New York, NY, US, Design Studio Associate
Hired to lead the conceptualization of designs and planning of new upcoming stores. Employed project design concepts, handled construction related documents, developed space planning, electrical and placement of fixtures. Previous employment as Sales Associate (2001- 2003). Conducted space planning and design solution consultations for new store
Projects: Arden B - Garden State Plaza Mall
Boston Architectural College (BAC), MArch, Architecture
City College of New York (CCNY), Bachelors, Architecture Technology
Art History/ Architecture Technology