Catherine Panesso

Catherine Panesso

New York, NY, US


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New York-based, internationally experienced architect, who is proficient in residential, mixed use, and institutional projects. Comprehensive experience in New York City and Nassau zoning codes. Skilled at preparation of construction drawings and 3D renderings for the development and completion of various projects. Detail-oriented individual with innovative problem-solving skills. 



Stephen B. Jacobs Group, New York, NY, US, Architect

Nov 2012 - current

Freelancer, New York, NY, US, Digital Media/ Designer

Areas of specialty include preparation of conceptual proposals, design development, drawing production, interior design, finishes, furniture design, lighting design, highly accurate site measurements, graphic design, assisting in video shoots, research, and marketing.

Oct 2011 - current

DF Gibson Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

Responsibilities include Design Development, Construction Documents, presentation boards and site surveying for an Interior Renovation of an educational institution with 15 branches nation-wide.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

MSS Savani Architect PC., Queens Village, NY, US, Project Architect

Duties included schematic residential and commercial design and design development, creation of construction documents, preparation of schematic and design documents for approval by the New York City Department of Buildings. Coordination with consultants, contractors, and expediters. Visited job sites, performed field measuring, gathered construction and design specifications. Reported directly to the principal.

Jan 2006 - Jul 2011

Merriweather Good & Associates, Long Beach, NY, US, Junior Architect

Responsibilities included preparation of residential schematic design documents and rendering of
drawings and photographs for approval by the Building Department in Long Island.

Aug 2005 - Dec 2005

Paipa & Perez Architecture and Construction Management, Cali, CO, 3D Visualization & Project Manager

Duties included construction-document production, interior design and detailing, preparing 3D Max rendering and coordinating project development.

Feb 2005 - Jun 2005

IMAGINA Architecture, Barcelona, ES, Architectural Intern

Extensive work on 3D Viz rendering for residential and commercial projects for client reviews, presentation, marketing, and sales analysis purposes.

Jan 2004 - Aug 2004

GAC 3000 (Architecture and Construction), Barcelona, ES, Architectural Intern

Implemented SEAT’s (Car company from the Volkswagen Group) corporate image for over 10 new stores in Spain and across Europe.

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003


Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, ES, Masters, Master’s of Science degree in Construction Technology with a Concentration in Computerized Methods.

The objective of this hands-on program was to provide a set of skills for the working professional to efficiently run a small to medium size office using technology and interactive media. It also made emphasis on the first phases of a design project, generally the most creative time, covering topics such as digital retouching, image manipulation as well as film, photography and printing techniques using several different interactive methods for the final presentations.
Another main objective for this program was to expose and analyze recent cases that were considered new technologies or interesting innovations in the field of the constructive elements that conformed the buildings.

Oct 2002 - Jul 2004

Academico de Arquitectura, Universidad del Valle, Cali Colombia, Cali, CO, BArch, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

La Universidad del Valle is an accredited institution of higher education in Colombia.
After enrolling and completing academic coursework on a five-year program and examination at the University, the Department of Architecture yields a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree (B. Arch.).

Aug 1994 - Nov 2000

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