I am an architectural designer, I have been in the professional designing industry for about 7 years with experience ranging from residential to bio-pharm, industrial, to institutional and hospitality, I have broad portfolio including interior design, kitchens, cafeterias, bathrooms, manufacturing spaces and a well rounded understanding of ADA laws.
I do not back down from challenges, I am always looking to learn, strive for perfection and deliver a product that exceeds the clients expectations.
Previous to architecture, I was in custom sales for many years, I am well spoken and have been very successful in selling designs, before they are realized, I am able to convince people who are not in the design field to invest in my ideas and trust in my abilities to deliver. I have had 100% satisfied customers, with retail custom sales of over $100.00 per hour.
I am passionate, courageous and outgoing. I am truly fulfilled when I am designing and exceeding clients expectations. I have working relationships with vendors from companies such as 3form, American Olean and Caesarstone. I am very familiar with what it takes to design a wonderful space and I would be willing to design for you.
Stantec, Hauppauge, NY, US, Project Architect
Bio-Pharmaceutical Architecture and Engineering Consulting. Work with Architects and Engineers to design spaces to fulfill Client needs in a timely, code compliant and accurate manner. Site visits to retain client contact, field measurements and verifications. Organize timeframe for project completion. Create and compile construction documents using AutoCAD Architecture 2011. Perform as interdepartmental liaison between architecture, electrical and mechanical disciplines overseeing project progress, redline and ensure correct specifications per client guidelines.
Studio e Design Group, Farmingdale, NY, US, Foodservice Design Specialist
Turnkey foodservice design consultants. Space planning for corporate and institutional kitchens, serveries and cafeterias using Autodesk 2007. Translate client concept for spatial requirements, functionality, design intent and budget into a finished product. All phases: kick-off meetings with key players, schematic design, equipment selections, creation of working drawings including but not limited to; demolition, layout, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, special conditions, elevations, sections. Also, Interior finishes, custom fabrication designs, cut book and written spec production, attain manufacturer quotes, negotiate discounts and produce proposals for client approval. Manage a library of resources, and other administrative duties.
San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, Master of Science in Green Building
This is a program based on Sustainable Design, it consists of 16 courses which will qualify me for positions such as; design planning, consulting, administrative, and/or teaching positions in green building related professions.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Architectural Technology
At NYIT the architectural program is four years of intense hands on studies. Some of the topics we covered are spacial interface and relationships, structure (concrete, steel, heavy timbers), history, statics, philosophy and more. I learned how to properly present ideas, accept, and apply criticism. How to think out of the box, curate and expand on simple ideas. How to work with others in a team work environment and how to succeed under pressure.
Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY, US, Associates of Science in Accounting
Basic two year studies in accounting, understanding finance, taxes, and operations from a financial point of view. I attained this degree to work in conjunction with my creative education to be well rounded and knowledgeable in many aspects. Also, this allowed me to take many required courses that later on while working towards my degree in Architecture would have distracted from my main focus.
Huntington School of Fine Arts, Huntington, NY, US, Fine Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture)
Huntington School of Fine Arts is a small private school designed to allow students a place to develop their creative skills while building a strong portfolio to assist in transitioning from high school to college and beyond. The main subject is human anatomy, there are life models for every course, they teach old world techniques that help students develop and understand their individual style.