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.
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.
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.