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Bridget Rynne

Bridget Rynne

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am uniquely trained architect and interior designer with strong experience in domestic and international projects of varying scales. With a passion for culture, language, and exploration that permeates my work and ongoing studies, I believe in a world of objects, books, architecture, music, and other outlets that act as vehicles for unique collaborations and portals to a visually sublime experience.

In addition to receiving a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Houston, graduating at the top of my class, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, French, and Studio Art with honors from Boston College, I studied abroad at the University of Paris III, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, with a particular focus on the history of French Art & Design. I was the recipient of the Graduate Design Award for my Master's Project, founded the Houston Chapter of Architecture for Humanity, and co-founded the University of Houston Materials Library, a satellite of Material Connexion.

I managed the redesign of the new Standard Hotel, East Village with Shawn Hausman, working directly with hotelier Andre Balazs and a highly skilled team of consultants in the renovation of the 145-key property. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Gachot, New York, NY, US, Designer

May 2014 - current
 

Assouline Publishing Inc., New York, NY, US, Director of Architecture + Design

Nov 2013 - May 2014
 

Shawn Hausman Design LLC, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

The Standard, East Village

I was the Design Project Manager the new Standard Hotel, East Village with Shawn Hausman. I worked directly with hotelier Andre Balazs and our highly skilled team of consultants in the renovation of the 145-key property. Managing a team of 5 designers, I produced the ID set for construction, Construction Specifications, FFE Specifications, and Millwork drawings. I worked closely with all consultants, coordinating Structure, MEP, and Lighting with the design. The hotel is completed construction with my daily on-site supervision, working directly with the GC and sub-contractors.

May 2012 - Nov 2013
 

AI Design Lab, New York, NY, US, Studio Director

A|I Design Lab was selected as one of 3 design firms by an internationally renowned hotelier to produce a design proposal for a large hotel in South Beach. Working closely with the designers, I produced the proposal package and documents: a 145-page hardcover bound presentation book, presentation boards, presentation powerpoint, short film, design proposal and contract. The designers and myself presented the material to the hotelier and investors.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
 

scalar Architecture, Senior Associate

Scalar Architecture is a boutique Architecture and Interior Design firm that focuses on unique projects of all scales and typologies. Working directly alongside the Principal, I designed and managed all projects, communicated directly with clients, coordinated all consultants, directed our team of interns, generated all invoices and contracts, managed office finances, and generated marketing materials.

Commercial:
Sheraton Hotel – Tulsa, OK Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Rize Coffee – New York City, 42nd Street Built / Interiors
Burger Box – Bronx, New York, Unbuilt / Core + Shell / Interiors
Private Grocery + Deli – Bronx, New York Current Project / Interiors
Nuthouse – New York City, 22nd Street Current Project / Shell
Take-Out Restaurant – Bronx, New York Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors

Healthcare:
Dermatology Office – New York City, Upper East Side Under Construction / Interiors
San Juan Health Center – Bronx, New York, Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Urban Health Plan Offices – Bronx, New York, Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors
Urban Health Plan Conference Center – Bronx, New York, Built / Interiors

Residential:
Private Residents – New York City, TriBeca Under Construction / Interiors
Trump Tower, Private Residence – New York City, Upper West Side Built / Interiors
Ecological Prefab House – TBD Unbuilt / Core + Shell / Interiors
Private Residence – New York City, Upper East Side Built / Shell / Interiors
Bleecker Residence – New York City, Greenwich Village Built / Interiors

Jul 2010 - May 2012
 

PageSoutherlandPage, Designer

As a member of the Design Team, I worked primarily on two large-scale, international projects. I produced Master Plan and Schematic Design documents, presentation materials, and typology studies for a large Exxon Mobil compound in Papua New Guinea. I was lead designer of building facades for a Master Plan in Ghana, and coordinated the construction of a large-scale model with the production of all CAD drawings and communication with model making team. In addition to my architectural work, I supported the Marketing Department with submittals and in-house graphic design.

Community Facility:
Exxon Mobil Community Center – Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea Current Project / Core + Shell / Interiors

Master Plan:
Exxon Mobil Compound – Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea Under Construction
Exxon Mobil Compound – Airways, Papua New Guinea Unbuilt
Kempinski Hotel Masterplan – Accra, Ghana Under Construction

Residential:
Exxon Mobil Residences – Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea Current Project / Interiors

May 2008 - Mar 2010
 

Filenes/Kaufmanns, Associate Buyer

I worked directly alongside the Buyer, purchasing for a high sell-through department across 132 stores. This work included sales and gross margin planning, trend analysis, vendor support and communication (domestic and international), execution of marketing and advertising strategies, management of product shipping and replenishment, development of planograms, and communication with store and district managers.

Mar 2005 - May 2006
 

Education 

University of Houston, MArch, Architecture

Thesis Project
“Balnea D.F. : Public Bath House + Water Treatment Facility”
Graduate Design Award Recipient

Materials Library
Co-Founder, University of Houston

Independent Study
Urban Analysis, Mumbai
3-Week Travel in India

3-year Hermann Scholarship Recipient

Aug 2006 - May 2009
 

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, US, Bachelors, Philosophy

Study Abroad Program, 2001-2002
University of Paris – Paris, France

Thesis Project
“Aesthetics + Sublimity in Art”
Received Honors

Aug 1999 - May 2003
 

Awards 

Design Award, 1st Place

Graduate Design Award for my Thesis Project "Balnea D.F.: Public Bath House and Water Treatment Facility." Awarded by blind-jury.

2009
 

Hermann Scholarship, Scholarship

Based on Academic Merit and Professional Promise

2008
 

Gerald D. Hines Scholarship, Scholarship

Three-year recipient of Scholarship Award. Based on Academic Merit and Professional Promise

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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