Isabella Oganessian

Isabella Oganessian

Riverdale, NY, US




Freelance Architect/Designer, Riverdale, NY, US, Architect/ Interior Designer

Recruited by a registered architect to design the renovation of a historical house built in 1900. Designed and produced construction drawings in strict compliance with specifications. DOB Applications and secured landmark approvals from the New York Landmark Preservation Commission, precisely fulfilling all design requirements. Oversaw project construction from on-site management to the interior design.
- Resolved on-site conditional issues, maintaining functionality without modifying original architecture.
- Updated an otherwise classic interior with modern conveniences while retaining the character of the house.

Jul 2009 - current

Partners Stoll & Stoll, New Rochelle, NY, US, Architect/ Interior Designer

Designed and created documents for the construction and renovation of highly detailed luxury residential projects in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Hamptons, and the Historic Hudson Valley, with Architectural (historic) Review Board submissions.
- Deepened firsthand knowledge of the designs, style, and structure of “period” buildings through work on a wide range of initiatives.
- Contributed to several commercial projects, including a public theater, a warehouse, a baking manufacturing building, and a parking lot in accordance with New York City codes.

Jan 2005 - Jun 2009

Freelance Architect/ Interior Designer, New York, NY, US, Architect/ Interior Designer

Capitalized on key original features during the customization and transformation of small homes into larger, more luxurious residences. Teamed with real estate brokers and investors during the then thriving market.
- Redesigned and renovated the kitchens, bathrooms, and layouts of modern and traditional homes.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

DCAK-MSA Architecture & Engineering, Nyack, NY, US, Architect

Re-purposed town hall rooms as offices, broadening understanding of local construction codes. Renovated the cafeteria using a contemporary style and new color palette.
- Overhauled the interior of several churches, closely following specific stipulations and conditions.
- Worked with subcontractors, checked shop drawings, and produced special construction drawings
- Contributed to the design of a master plan for a retirement community project. Helped design, layout, and exterior elevations for the living areas.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

Gary Neil Savitzky Architect, Scarsdale, NY, US, Architect

Hired as a team member for design development & production as well as detailing for a luxury private residence featuring guest, pool, and gate houses with a Tudor style. Worked with interior designers to deliver a beautiful yet functional setting as specified by a high-net worth client base.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2003

Orsini Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Architect/ Interior Designer

Tapped to design the interiors of private homes and New York City apartments, including elevations, furniture and draperies and finishes. Leveraged experience in millwork design to produce built-in furniture and multiple types of wood interior trims. Crafted drawings for furniture construction and restoration.
- GM Building – floor plan layout and interior design for a corporate office
- Revamped the interior of 2 private jets for a corporate president.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Contributed to the design of and helped to produce construction documents for various projects of luxury apartment buildings in New York City. Generated standard kitchen and bathroom layouts, including detailing, and project schedules.
- Participated in project presentation and marketing drawings.

Jan 1998 - Dec 1999


Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy) - MArchI, Moscow, Russian Federation, MArch, Residential and Commercial Desigh

Sep 1983 - Mar 1990


Second Prize for Set of Folk Costumes at All-European Competition, UK, 2nd Place

Set of Russian Folk Costumes was designed for music school students.


The Best Memorial of the Year at Novodevich'e Cemetery, Moscow, RF, 1st Place

Memorial to prominent soviet nuclear physicist, Professor G.N.Flerov.


Diploma Award for Model of Armenian Monastery Hakhpat, Moscow, RF, Award

Cork model of medieval Armenian monastery complex.


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