Ujijji Davis

Ujijji Davis

Brooklyn, NY, US


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I am spunky, driven, creative, innovative, fun, comedic- but more importantly a hard worker and logical. I am interested in opportunities in landscape architecture, urban design, and city planning. In the long run, I aim to move forward in establishing park systems for underserved and post-industrial cities and neighborhoods to promote environmental justice, climate equality, food security and healthy living.

My experiences have given me:

- computer skills: AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, Modelling, Sketchup w/VRay
- excellent event planning, coordination and fundraising skills
- strong graphic design and publication skills
- strong urban planning theory and methodology
- strong command on construction and shop drawings
- good handle on construction management and administration
- good understanding on downtown renovation and storefront revitalization
- basic interior and retail design
- plant identification and specification
- skilled in carpentry (sheetrocking, painting, furniture restoration, flooring, demo)
- arts administration and instruction
- other artsy things: poetry, creative writing, watercolor, sculpture, dance, collage.


Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY, US, Asst. Landscape Architect

• Construction management and supervision of capital projects, landscapes, and playgrounds
• Manage a total of 4 sites and daily average of 20 workers
• Document and record construction status with daily/weekly reports, photography, and minutes
• Authorize on-site changes and respond quickly to solve site issues
• Conduct site surveys and illustrate existing conditions
• Finalize unit quantities for fair pricing and bidding
• Verify field drawings with initial design and site requirements
• Review specifications and approve submittals for construction installations
• Maintain transparent communication between contractors, landscape architects, and planners

Oct 2012 - current

Aveda, INC, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Estée Lauder Companies, New York City, Store Planning Intern

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Courses Include: Ecological Urbanism, Site Engineering, Site Construction, Plant Identification, Real Estate Studio, EcoSystems, Environmental Seminar: Wilderness and Wildlands, Economic Development, Politics of Planning. Minor in City & Regional Planning

Aug 2008 - May 2012


International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, Nomination

Research paper entitled "The Help: White Teachers in Black Schools" published in 2013 proceedings of the INTED Conference in Valencia Spain


Best Of College Photography 2011, Award

Black and White Finalist, published in 2011


Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, Honorable Mention

Poetry published in "Never Enough Flowers" Anthology in 2012


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