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Daniela Maniezzo

Daniela Maniezzo

Marina del Rey, CA, US

 

About 

I have been working as a senior architectural and interior designer / project manager for the past five years and before that as research associate and instructor at UCLA, Computer Science Department.

I worked on design projects on four continents for major hospitality corporations, as well private owners. My involvement is consistently strong through every phase of the design and construction process to deliver a product that meets the specific needs of each client with creative and appropriate design solutions. I strongly emphasize the creative process, project management and client service, producing documentation that has received prices by owners and operators.

I offer outstanding team leadership, behavioral management, and conflict resolution skills. Exceptionally organized and disciplined, I possess well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and direct others in a supportive, cooperative team environment.

Some of my  experience and applicable skills include:

  • Conducting programming efforts such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, lighting and color coordination.
  • Developing innovative design concepts which are practical, aesthetic, safe and reflective of client goals and within project budget.
  • Estimating material requirements and preliminary costs.
  • Renders conceptual design ideas and prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
  • Conducting client presentations.
  • Preparing, reviewing and updating documents during schematic design, design development phases.
  • Soliciting bids and assisting client in subcontracting fabrication, installation, and arrangement of the materials, finishes, and furnishings required.
  • Responsible for keeping the project, or a phase of a project, on schedule.
  • Communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support as necessary.
  • Supporting the Construction Administration phase responding to RFI's, CFA's, and reviews shop drawings.
  • Training, mentoring and leading less experienced staff and team members.

During my tenure at Indidesign, I have worked with distinguished Architect and General Contractors including Gensler, Arcsine, CW Horton, Anderson/Miller, Babco Construction. I has also built relationships with many talented technical consultants, FF&E purchasing agents, and vendors associated with Owner direct buyouts.

Employment 

indidesign, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager

Award winning design firm, specialized in luxury hospitality design and high-end commercial interiors with design projects on four continents for major hospitality corporations, as well private owners. Responsibilities include: space planning, schematic design, design development, material research and selection, construction documents as well as management of client relations on assigned projects in addition to managing design team.
Selection of projects involved:
- Hilton San Francisco – Guestrooms, suites and corridor renovation - San Francisco, CA, US
- Grand Hyatt San Francisco – Meeting space, guestrooms, suites, corridor and grand club renovation - San Francisco, CA, US
- Hyatt Regency Chicago – Guestrooms, suites and corridor renovation - Chicago, CA, US
- Luxury Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Suites renovation
- Hyatt Regency Mission Bay – Meeting space renovation - San Diego, CA, US
- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa – General Store, concierge desk - Scottsdale AZ, US

Aug 2008 - Sep 2012
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Associate and Visiting Researcher

Responsibilities included: Developing research projects as principal investigator, writing research proposals and papers, coordinating and tutoring master and PHD student groups, reviewing research papers for internationally recognized conferences and journals.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2008
 

DESIGN360unlimited, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern

Commercial firm specialized in hospitality. Responsibilities included: presentation boards development, books and library material organization, drafting, meeting with manufacturer’s representatives, placing and tracking orders.

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
 

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern

Commercial firm specialized in hospitality. Responsibilities included: presentation boards development, books and library material organization, drafting, meeting with manufacturer’s representatives, placing and tracking orders.

Feb 2007 - Apr 2007
 

Education 

UCLA Extension Arc-ID Program, Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Arch-ID

Jan 2004 - Jun 2008
 

Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, PhD, Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Information Engineering

Dec 2000 - Mar 2004
 

Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, MArch, Master Degree in Electronic Engineering (Summa cum Laude – equivalent GPA 4.0)

Sep 1997 - Dec 2000
 

Areas of Specialization 

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