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Joelle Lichtman

Joelle Lichtman

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

JOELLE LICHTMAN
CAPS, LEED AP BD+C
www.joellelichtman.com
646-535-1141 | joelle.lichtman@gmail.com
34 North 7th Street, Apt. 7J | Brooklyn, NY 11249

 


EDUCATION
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, College of Human Ecology, Ithaca, NY
Master of Arts in Design, Interior Design, 2011
Thesis: Better Housing for Tompkins County Elder Cottages: Design Evaluation and Recommendations

Bachelor of Science, Design and Environmental Analysis: Interior Design, May 2009
Gerontology Certificate

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
HEALTH ADVOCATES FOR OLDER PEOPLE, Independent Living Coordinator, New York, NY, Mar 2011 – present
 Assess home safety for seniors complying with industry standards to ameliorate potential safety hazards 
 Developed Product Catalog indexing home safety assistive devices, used for ongoing home safety lectures
 Coordinate equipment exchange program to distribute donated assistive devices to community members
 Manage and lead volunteers, expand program reach in community, and maintain database

HWKN, Design Consultant, New York, NY, Jan 2012
 Outlined and integrated into drawings design guidelines for senior housing and nursing home projects
 Developed listing of organizations, collaborators and events related to LGBT and senior housing issues

e4, INC., Green Building Consultant Intern, New York, NY, Oct 2011 – Dec 2011
 Collaborated on lighting power density, daylighting measurement, and Energy Star equipment calculations and required documentation to input into LEED Online for consulting projects
 Researched sustainable building materials and latest industry trends to contribute to weekly meetings

THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, Research Volunteer, New York, NY, Dec 2010 – Sept 2011
 Educated retail business owners on age-friendly practices by canvassing throughout New York City
 Compiled results of canvassing into a database with over 1,000 businesses pledging to be age-friendly

SWANKE HAYDEN CONNELL ARCHITECTS, Design Intern, New York, NY, May 2008 – Aug 2008
 Drafted AutoCAD drawings and 3D renderings to contribute to New York Downtown Hospital project
 Participated in client meetings and showroom visits to aid in the selection of furniture and finishes, selected for user comfort, safety and aesthetic

PERKINS EASTMAN, Healthcare Design Intern, New York, NY,  Jun 2007 – Aug 2007
 Assembled project boards and  consulted on furniture and materials selections and specifications
Organized the interiors material library by rearranging items and ordering new material samples

 

ACCREDITATIONS
GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE, LEED AP BD+C, Apr 2012

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS, CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist), Jun 2009

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
CORNELL UNIVERSITY,  Ithaca, NY                       
 Coordinated the Council for Interior Design Accreditation review working closely with all department professors, organizing class material and designing displays to present samples of design coursework
 Performed critiques for core studios and graded assignments for construction documents course
 Created a website outlining the causes and effects of living with color vision changes caused by old age: courses.cit.cornell.edu/psych431_nbb421/student2007/jll58/index.html


PUBLICATIONS
Lichtman, J.L., & Lichtman, S.M. (January 2011).  The older cancer survivor: Living arrangements and social supports. Community Oncology, 8, 32-36.

 

SKILLS
Revit, Adobe CS4, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, 3ds Max, Microsoft Office , Woodworking


ACTIVITIES
AIA NY Design for Aging Committee [February 2011 – present], Emerging Professionals in Aging NYC
ASID Student Chapter, Human Ecology Orientation Leader [2006 – 2008], Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Formal Social Chair [2006 – 2007], Dazzlers Dance Club President [2008 – 2009]

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Masters, Design and Environmental Analysis

Thesis: Better Housing for Tompkins County Elder Cottages: Design Evaluation and Recommendations

Gerontology Certificate

Sep 2005 - Jan 2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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