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Jennifer Gwan

Jennifer Gwan

NY, NY USA and Vancouver, BC Canada

 

Employment 

Saks Fifth Ave, Project Manager Retail Store Design for High End Departmenet Store and Shop in Shop

New Vendor Shops or Renovations in High-end Woman/Man/kids Fashion, Jewelry, Handbags and Shoes and Cosmetics
(Graff, Cartier, Roberto Coin, Chanel, Luis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Hugo Boss, D&G, Burberry, Estee Lauder, La Mer, La Praire, Lancome and Clinique))
 Design Saks vendor shop white box set for new vendor shops or renovations including: Store Design Concept, Location Plan, Floor Lease line Plan, Ceiling Plan, Flooring Plan, Storefront , POS standard and shop details ect.
 Design and resolve all vendor shop design related comments to ensure compliance with the Saks design concept.
 Provide leadership in project management including: Saks Store design, Vendor Designers, Project Managers, construction teams, General Contractors, budget, quality control and shop open schedule maintenance.
 Coordinate the project’s program requirements including:, Saks in-house Design/Visual/Merchants/Store Operations.
 Design, review and redline vendor design development set, capacity and construction documents to ensure drawings are accurate and consistent; coordinate project scope with various consultants: Lighting, Engineer, Production Architect, Code and Construction Manager.
 Inspection of "hand-off" package received from "sales" group for completeness. Review of the planned sales information (capacity, size, budget, etc.) against proposal.
 Maintain constant dialogue with all teams involved regarding status and progress of projects.
 Oversee the construction bidding and permitting; procure capital review meeting dates, installation dates, general construction turnover dates and shop open date and store open events
 Conduct site visits, quality control, field reports, and punchlists.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2011
 

The Phillips Group, Intermediate Architectural/Interior Design Job Captain for Commericial and Retail Store

(Saks Fifth Ave, Barney’s New York, Talbots , Wachovia Bank, D&G, Kenneth Cole, Molton Brown and Louis Vuttton)
 Manage site survey,
 program preparation
 design presentation
 produce issued for construction document set
 FF&E Spec
 reviewing shop drawings
 reviewing bids/permits
 on site coordination with GC
 store open punch list

Mar 2002 - Apr 2004
 

The Mufson Partnership, Junior Architectural/Interior Design Job Captain for Commercial and Corporate Office

(HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Leman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche bank, Barclays Capital and Emigrant Bank)
 Assist s site survey
 Program preparation
 design presentation
 produce issued for construction document set
 FF&E Spec
 on site coordination with GC
 store open punch list

Jun 2001 - Mar 2002
 

Kohnke Aechitect, Entry Level Architectural/Interior Design Job Captain for Commercial and Corporate Office

(Goldman Sachs, Meridith.com, Abbot Capital and Deal.com)
 Assist s site survey
 Program preparation
 design presentation
 produce issued for construction document set
 FF&E Spec
 on site coordination with GC
 store open punch list

Aug 1999 - Jun 2001
 

Areas of Specialization 



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