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Heath Grannis

Heath Grannis

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan with 15 years of exceptional Project Management, Design and Branding experience.  Sole leadership of and collaboration with U.S. and International clients, vendors, and project teams within scope and design, accountable delivery of efficient, concise, appealing solutions.  Supervision of contracts, budgets, schedules, communications, quality, and staffing.  Practical knowledge and interest in sustainable design, environmental systems, building technology, integrated building design and digital fabrication.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rockwell Group Architecture, Planning, & Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate

.development and management of design from concept through design documentation stages .management of 20+ person design team/studio
.collaborate with FF&E consultants to create original design elements (i.e. carpet,
millwork, lighting)
.main contact with client and client representatives and all coordination consultants

Jan 2013 - current
 

Kate Spade New York, New York, NY, US, Interim Design Director - Retail

.development and implementation of store planning and design concepts reflective of brand strategy
.responsible for conceptual casework and shop drawing development, review, and quality control
.managed all sub-contracting contacts (MEP, mill-working, architect-of-record)
.compilation and maintenance of in-house Real Estate allocations for entire brand

Apr 2012 - Nov 2012
 

Nordstrom, Inc., Seattle, WA, US, Freelance Contractor

.development of brand furniture line
.interior decoration and space planning
.design implementation and construction document development for roll-out stores
.development of Holiday 2011 branding platforms and flagship window designs

Feb 2010 - Feb 2012
 

James Cary Architect, PC, Seattle, WA, US, Project Manager

.design development, bid, contract, and construction drawing documentation
.responsible for extensive casework and shop drawing development and review
.acted as on-site liaison with GC and trades during all construction phases
.development of brand strategy and implementation for University client
.co-creation of architectural practice’s branding platform, image

Jul 2008 - Jan 2010
 

ColemanBrandworx, New York, NY, US, Design Director - Retail Environments

.crucial in marketing of client image through store environments & visual/collateral branding
.accountable for store appearance, design aesthetics & finishes
.maintenance of all vendor contacts & architectural library
.acted as point-of-contact for all clients, overseeing budgeting and scheduling
.coordinated all work between Retail and Graphics design departments
.brand and brand strategy development and implementation for client
.defined and optimized standard store operational footprints
.analyzed operational alternatives for equipment, furniture, and fixtures
.developed and executed functional way-finding fixturing highlighting featured brands

Aug 2004 - Aug 2007
 

Ralph Lauren Corporation, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Designer/Manager

.development and implementation of store planning and design concepts reflective of brand strategy, label platform, and store location
.responsible for conceptual casework and shop drawing development, review, and quality control
.managed all sub-contracting contacts (MEP, mill-working, architect-of-record)
.compilation and maintenance of client presentation boards
.expedited projects with various building departments

Jun 2001 - Aug 2004
 

S. Russell Groves Architect, P.C., New York, NY, US, Senior Designer/Project Manager

.developed jointly new design concept and brand-relevant strategy for Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet stores
.managed all sub-contracting contacts (lighting, mill-working, architect-of-record)
.developed new design concepts for USA launch of Armani Collezioni
.published design work in EllE DÉCOR magazine (June/July 2001 issue)

May 2000 - May 2001
 

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

.project lead from initial fee proposal and construction documentation through all phases and permitting
.supervised team of co-workers on all phases of retail projects’ development
.on-site documentation of existing conditions
.adhered to strict client budgeting requirements and timing expectations
.coordinated and executed numerous construction documents simultaneously

May 1996 - May 2000
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1992 - May 1996
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, English

Aug 1992 - May 1996
 

Areas of Specialization 

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