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Samantha Strang

Samantha Strang

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

EDUCATION:      

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA – 2008, FIDER Accredited
Bachelor of Science: Interior Architecture & Design       Cumulative GPA: 3.84
Minor: Business Administration   
Minor: Fine Art
LEED 201: LEED Core Concepts & Strategies – October 2012                                    

WORK EXPERIENCE:   

Project Manager/Designer (March 2012 - Present)
Poggenpohl U.S., Inc. - San Francisco, CA

• Implement and develop/edit project schedules while coordinating cabinetry deployment and all trade responsibilities in every project phase with accurate time and material allotment for adherence to deadlines, profitability, and efficiency
• Maintain detailed records of pre-existing, construction, and post-installation site conditions through inspections and site surveys to identify improvement areas
• Learn installation methods and modifications first hand to expedite on-the-spot problem solving and effective responses to any questions
• Approve, update, and review CAD DWG files, electrical/mechanical construction docs, order confirmations, appliance selections/specifications, stone templates, etc.
• Communicate clearly, mediate, support, supervise, and be a responsible, motivational, and accessible active teammate to clarify project goals and quality of work necessary to meet the desired results with optimum performance to all designers, contractors, architects, and any hired third party trade associated with a project

Technical Designer/Design Consultant (August 2009 – March 2012)                                      Poggenpohl U.S., Inc. - San Francisco, CA
• Collaborated with designers & architects on interior layout concepts for multi-unit, residential, commercial, & international projects
• Developed 3D rendered perspectives throughout the design development phases for final client presentations for the SF office as well as other Poggenpohl US Offices/locations
• Created and utilized an AutoCAD template for construction of CAD DWG sets including plans, elevations, blocking, electrical, and details using Poggenpohl 3D CAD Blocks
• Arranged pricing quotations of cabinetry, countertops, and appliances
• Instructed training courses & develop teaching plans for new employees to learn Planit 3D Modeling
• Attended appliance training courses to better target client needs

Junior Designer (Intern) (September 2006 – April 2007)
Elizabeth Shapiro Murphy Interior Design - Sewickley, PA

• Designed and produced hand-drafted and computer generated CAD DWG sets of new build and remodeled homes, offices, and healthcare facilities
• Executed site surveys – worked in a team with developers, architects, & designers
• Discussed ideas – presented project concepts, material selections and perspectives
• Assisted in selecting appropriate textile applications based on anticipated wear, purpose, & aesthetics

TECH. SKILLS & TRAINING:    

AutoCAD, Planit 3D Pro Modeling, Fusion 20-20 Modeling, Form Z Modeling, Hand Rendering, Primefact, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Gimp, Microsoft Office Suite
• Studios – Retail, Residential, Hospitality, Commercial
• Interior Systems, Interior Detailing, Interior Materials & Construction Documents, Lighting & Textiles, Contract Documents, Codes & Professional Practice, Interior Environmental Issues

Employment 

Poggenpohl U.S., Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Project Manager/Designer

• Implement and develop/edit project schedules while coordinating cabinetry deployment and all trade responsibilities in every project phase with accurate time and material allotment for adherence to deadlines, profitability, and efficiency

• Maintain detailed records of pre-existing, construction, and post-installation site conditions through inspections and site surveys to identify improvement areas

• Learn installation methods and modifications first hand to expedite on-the-spot problem solving and effective responses to any questions

• Approve, update, and review CAD DWG files, electrical/mechanical construction docs, order confirmations, appliance selections/specifications, stone templates, etc.

• Communicate clearly, mediate, support, supervise, and be a responsible, motivational, and accessible active teammate to clarify project goals and quality of work necessary to meet the desired results with optimum performance to all designers, contractors, architects, and any hired third party trade associated with a project

Mar 2012 - current
 

Poggenpohl U.S., Inc., San Francisco, CA, US, Technical Designer/Design Consultant

• Collaborated with designers & architects on interior layout concepts for multi-unit, residential, commercial, & international projects

• Developed 3D rendered perspectives throughout the design development phases for final client presentations for the SF office as well as other Poggenpohl US Offices/locations

• Created and utilized an AutoCAD template for construction of CAD DWG sets including plans, elevations, blocking, electrical, and details using Poggenpohl 3D CAD Blocks

• Arranged pricing quotations of cabinetry, countertops, and appliances

• Instructed training courses & develop teaching plans for new employees to learn Planit 3D Modeling

• Attended appliance training courses to better target client needs

Aug 2009 - Mar 2012
 

Elizabeth Shapiro Murphy Interior Design, Sewickley, PA, US, Junior Designer (Intern)

• Designed and produced hand-drafted and computer generated CAD DWG sets of new build and remodeled homes, offices, and healthcare facilities

• Executed site surveys – worked in a team with developers, architects, & designers

• Discussed ideas – presented project concepts, material selections and perspectives

• Assisted in selecting appropriate textile applications based on anticipated wear,
purpose, & aesthetics

Sep 2006 - Apr 2007
 

Education 

LEED GA - US Green Building Council, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

Nov 2012 - current
 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture & Design

•Studios – Retail, Residential, Hospitality, Commercial

•Interior Systems, Interior Detailing, Interior Materials & Construction Documents, Lighting & Textiles

•Contract Documents, Codes & Professional Practice, Interior Environmental Issues

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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