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Anastasia Wainstein

Anastasia Wainstein

College Park, MD, US

 

About 

* Seven years of experience with the management of commercial, government, and residential interior and exterior projects, client interaction, strong knowledge of the design process, LEED design, programming clients’ needs, conceptual design, design development, and management of budget and schedule
* Past clients include Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation, University of Toronto, TELUS, Nortel, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, Canada Post, Cygnal Technology, and various residential clients
* Completed over 100 projects in the past with project budgets ranging from $300,000 - $3,000,000
* Knowledge of Building Code, Life and Safety Standards, ADA standards, LEED, specifications, construction contracts, and permitting and tendering processes
* Strong graphic communication skills in freehand and computer environments
* Strong conceptual design, excellent graphic presentation skills and knowledge of construction practices
* Superior customer service and interpersonal skills; effective team player, self-starter and possess excellent collaboration skills
* Excellent communication skills in English, Hebrew and Russian, both verbal and written
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision and in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
* Refined and perfected project management and client relationship management skills
* Experience and knowledge of the strategic planning, design, documentation, and management with leading edge corporate and public workplace clients
* Thrived in a team environment on complex projects, often taking on team lead role
* Extensive experience with both corporate and government clients
* Ability to work on multiple projects at once and self-manage priorities

Employment 

Freelance Designer, Toronto, ON, CA , Architectural and Interior Designer/Project Manager

• Customized, designed and developed residential and commercial projects
• Custom home design and Interior design for private clients
• Implemented GREEN technologies, such as Geothermal systems, ICF wall and floor systems, and radiant floor heating systems
• Coordinated with engineers, suppliers, regulatory agencies and contractors
• Submitted applications for zoning certificates, building permits and permits to destroy or injure trees
• Preformed Zoning and Code reviews
• Prepared finishes presentation for residential projects

Dec 2011 - current
 

Telstorm Corporation & Base3 Architect Inc, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural and Interior Designer/Project Manager

• Designed interiors of mission facilities, government structures, and large commercial structures
• Collaborated on commercial and government interiors projects, including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development, and management of budget and schedules
• Consulted, implemented, and managed exterior and interior architectural projects in public and private sectors as a primary design author. Served as a project point of contact for questions, comments and requests from client and project management
• Developed designs in accordance with local Building Code, Life and Safety Code, ADA standards, other local regulations
• Provided project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction and managed multiple projects in various stages of development in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
• Prepared and obtained building construction permits, participated in project tendering process and participated in construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
• Worked with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives and assisted in managing client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination
• Responsible for participating on client interviews for new projects and prepared material and designs for that particular project
• Attended design tender walks, gathered requirements and prepared proposals for various clients. Attended off-site meetings with end-users and client’s project management
• Participated in selection of furniture systems and project specifications, as well as designed custom millwork

Jul 2007 - Dec 2011
 

George Brown College, Toronto, ON, CA, AutoCAD and Math Tutor/Teaching Assistant

• Selected as a top student to tutor AutoCAD, Autodesk 3D and Revit
• Developed customized lesson plans for accelerated and in-depth AutoCAD learning
• Provided academic support to the professor during and after the lecture

Oct 2005 - May 2007
 

Freelance Designer, Tel Aviv, IL, Architectural Designer

• Responsible for acquiring and interacting with client from the commercial, residential and public sectors
• Projects involved: site and road planning, acoustic ceiling design and interior renovation and property expansion
• Developed project timeline, budgets and work-plans

Mar 2004 - Aug 2004
 

Galtal Hasharon Safety Engineeting Ltd, Tel Aviv, IL, Architectural Desinger

• Responsible for generating client-ready material and drawings
• Analyzed architectural working drawings according to the fire protection standards
• Prepared CAD drawings with safety features, such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, sprinklers, emergency exits and fire hoses for public, commercial and residential buildings
• Involved in client relationship management and participated in daily client interactions

Mar 2004 - Jul 2004
 

Galtal Hasharon Safety Engineeting Ltd, Tel Aviv, IL, Architectural Designer

• Responsible for generating client-ready material and drawings
• Analyzed architectural working drawings according to the fire protection standards
• Prepared CAD drawings with safety features, such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, sprinklers, emergency exits and fire hoses for public, commercial and residential buildings
• Involved in client relationship management and participated in daily client interactions

May 2002 - Dec 2002
 

Alef-Mor Communications, Tel Aviv, IL, Architectural Designer

• Prepared architectural, electrical, communication and HVAC plans and schemas for commercial and industrial projects
• Involved in interior deign planning and office renovation
• Employed project-management methodologies throughout the entire project cycle

Oct 2001 - Jul 2002
 

Education 

George Brown College, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Technology Diploma

• Dean’s Honor List
• Expertise Include: Environmental Design, Estimating, Building Code & Life Safety Code, Zoning and Building Regulations, Specification Writing, Project Management and Construction Administration.

Oct 2004 - May 2007
 

Giora Yoseftal Technological College, Tel Aviv, IL, Architectural Technician Diploma

• Minor in Interior Design and Modeling
• Graduated with Distinction (top 10th percentile)

Oct 1998 - Jul 2000
 

Architectural and Construction Academy, Volgograd, RU, Visual Arts and Engineering Courses

• Engineering drafting, perspective drawings and high-level hand drafting

Oct 1996 - May 1997
 

School of Visual Arts (SVA), Volgograd, RU, Visual Arts Proficiency Certificate

Oct 1991 - May 1995
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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