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Dione Bailey

Dione Bailey

New York, NY, US

 

About 

My name is Dione Bailey and I have been providing GRADE A quality assistance to Project Managers and Interior Designers while building a diverse skill set that brings me closer to my professional goals.

I love Interior Design and I love interior construction, so it's no wonder I've worked on interior design projects and full renovation projects throughout New York. New York projects offer a uniqueness to them because of the architectural elements inside and outside of the space that both play an equal part with eachother.

My favorite project was seeing the renovation/restoration of a Harlem Brownstone. Although I was involved with the Interior Design side as the Design Assistant, I fell in love with the sound of the construction and the smell of the saw dust. That love when combined with my skill for project organization,scheduling and research lead me into project management where I worked as an Assistant Project Manager for 2-1/2 years. The best part of that job was being involved with so many aspects of the project. I was able to work on the conceptual designs given to the architects, the preconstruction phases, managing the construction phases and responsibly handling close-out.

My greatest joy is to work on architecture and interior design projects as a Project Manager who can be involved in all phases.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Blue Jay Construction Corp., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

Manage all phases of the construction life cycle from conceptual design to close out.

May 2009 - Oct 2011
 

Dione Bailey, New York, NY , Freelance Designer

Simultaneously managed diverse interior design projects through installation.
Soundview Senior Housing Facility: Provided furnishing selection for main lobby, dining room, 3 offices, library, fitness room and an arts & craft room (2,700 sq ft).
Avalon Bay Apartments (Alternative Design): Furniture set-up of 3 model apartments & a club house.
Northeastern Conference: Directed the redesign and installation of executive conference room (580 sq ft).

Sep 2008 - May 2009
 

Anyk Architecture and Design, New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Requested to assist with concept ideas for an office space and extended stay hotel in India. Also provided assistance with studio needs, maintaining the materials library etc...

Although a temporary position, it provided an opportunity to work on challenging projects that required critical thinking and fresh creativity. It was a great summer experience.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Construction Administration

The Construction Administration Master's Program focuses on construction from the engineering, architectural and legal side vs. most programs that cater solely towards engineering or real estate.

Courses include Principles of Construction, Contract Negotiation, Legal Issues, BIM, Interior Renovations, etc...

Sep 2011 - current
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design, AAS

The Interior Design AAS program catered towards professionals who had already obtained a Bachelors Degree and professional work experience and operated as a post graduate program.

Emphasis of curriculum was on technical understandings. Unlike other programs which focus on interior decoration, Parsons' students were taught by lead architects who challenged them to think critically as well as creatively.

Studies included Construction Documents, Sustainable Design/LEED, Space Planning, Drafting, Color Theory, Principles of Interior Design, Interior Design History.

Sep 2007 - May 2008
 

University of Alabama, Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, US, Bachelors, Communication Arts

Communication Arts Program focused on media/ media writing, journalism, marketing, business relations, and interpersonal skills.

Aug 2002 - May 2005
 

Skills 



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