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Farhana Shuneeta

Farhana Shuneeta

Somerset, NJ, US

 

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About 

I have a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (AIA’s accredited institute). I have over 6 years of experience in high-end residential, restoration and rehabilitation, restaurant, educational and commercial projects. These projects located both in New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. I am also OSHA certified.

I am self-motivated; highly detail oriented, very organized, and open to different types of design facets. I enjoy working in a collaborative environment; have great experience in site visits, and communication skills and act as a liaison with client, manufacturers and other consultants involved. I am a great team player and a reliable and dependable team leader. I am familiar and very comfortable running and maintaining multiple projects simultaneously starting from schematic level to construction-built phase. I have experience in Quality Control, Estimation, and Procurement as well.

I am proficient in Revit Architecture and Revit Structures, Risa 3D (BIM programs), Rhino, SketchUp, Architecture Desktop (Auto CAD), Xatimate, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Suites.
My salary is negotiable, if considered. I have a valid Driver's License and am a legal resident of US. If you have any questions and/or comments, feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail.

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Employment 

Institute of Building Technology Systems (IBTS), Brooklyn, NY, US, Lead Design Specialist

-Working directly with the City of New York Housing Recovery in Build it Back project to restore and recover homes from the disasters of Super-Storm Sandy.

-While supervising and mentoring Design Specialist, documenting each and individual homes to measure the level of destruction, and requirements for reconstruction; bringing each home to International Building Codes, New York State building codes and FEMA’s new Flood Zone requirements. Determine the damages (storm related vs deferred maintenance), soil boring analysis for homes that are in danger for future flooding and in need for elevation (elevating off the ground) by FIMA’s new Flood Zone regulations.

-Estimating construction cost analysis by using Xatimate estimating software (certified trained). Document and prepare project construction status reports and duration of construction.

-Working directly with the City of New York Housing Recovery in Build it Back project to restore and recover homes from the disasters of Super-Storm Sandy.

-While supervising and mentoring Design Specialist, documenting each and individual homes to measure the level of destruction, and requirements for reconstruction; bringing each home to International Building Codes, New York State building codes and FEMA’s new Flood Zone requirements. Determine the damages (storm related vs deferred maintenance), soil boring analysis for homes that are in danger for future flooding and in need for elevation (elevating off the ground) by FIMA’s new Flood Zone regulations.

-Estimating construction cost analysis by using Xatimate estimating software (certified trained). Document and prepare project construction status reports and duration of construction.

Nov 2014 - current
 

Perez, APC, New York, NY, US, Lead Design Specialist

Sep 2013 - Nov 2014
 

Edese Doret Industrial Design, New York, NY, Designer

-Proposed innovative design solutions for private air crafts and yachts.

-Worked directly with the Principal/Owner to find and present these solutions in a concise and appealing manner.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Black Stone Group, LLC., Newark, New Jersey , Job Captain / Architect

-Designed interiors of the high-rise residential building located at 141 South Harrison Street, East Orange, NJ which was a rehabilitation project. (www.indigo141.com)

-Design technical solutions for clients as part of a highly skilled team in a timely and effective manner, develop project milestones and identify key deliverables.

-Completed all interior drawings in Schematic Design (SD), Development (DDs), and Construction Working Documents (CDs).

-Collaborate with contractors, and sub contractors to manage scope, issues and escalations.
-Prepared RFI’s, submittals and specifications.

-Performed daily site inspections to ensure Quality Control of the project.

-Involved in the estimation and shop drawings for millwork and custom design trades.

-Prepared purchase orders (PO) and take-offs and cutting tickets of required materials from drawings and specifications.

-Involved in Estimation and Procurement for building materials and labor costs.

-Toward the completion of the project, created product logos, banners and websites utilizing graphic design skills for marketing purposes.

-Actively researched the latest building product finishes keeping an edge and improving design metrology and technology for the company.

Dec 2008 - Jan 2010
 

David Abramson & Associates, Newark, NJ, Junior Architect

-Prepared Construction Documentations for ongoing projects.

-Aided in the creation of quick free hand sketches in cliental meetings to express an idea / concept.

-Conducted site visits for accurate measurements, project updates, and inspections.

-Attended project meetings with the Principal and took meeting minutes
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-Performed office management skills when the office manager was absent.

May 2007 - Dec 2008
 

Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York, NY, Junior Architect/Production Manager

-Prepared Construction Documents and Shop Drawings for ongoing projects.

-Managed the 4-person Drafting Department and ensured that all project deadlines were met.

-Trained new employees including drafting style, folders system and standards.

-Performed up keep of office inventories, product library and product samples.

May 2004 - May 2007
 

Education 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Dec 2008
 

Highland Park High School, Highland Park, New Jersey, High School, Diploma

Jan 1998 - May 2002
 

Awards 

OSHA Certified, Other

2013
 

Publication, Other

The Bell Labs Charrette - A Sustainable Future

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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