I am a design professional with the bulk of my career involved in project management of commercial, retail and government projects of all scopes and sizes. Most recently, I am working for the DC Courts system managing the Master Plan execution and space utilization.
Prior to that I was involved with Chico's, SunTrust Bank and Circuti City, supporting a nationwide portfolio of properties.
Gruzen Samton Architects, LLP, Alexandria, VA, US, Senior Design Manager
Managed team effort including strategic planning, implementation and design services for a variety of government agencies. Interfaced with in-house facilities department and user groups to integrate short-term space requirements with long-term occupancy standards and goals.
Chico's FAS, Inc., Fort Myers, FL, US, Design Manager
Implemented design intent solutions for new store concepts, fixtures and remodel projects. Worked with Brand representatives and vendors to generate results that support and enhance specific Brand identity. Coordinated with internal and external resources to develop fixture plans, construction documents, specifications, schedules and budgets.
SunTrust Bank, Richmond,VA , Project Manager
Programmed, designed, budgeted, and executed all aspects of successful occupancy of new mortgage branches from concept to close-out. Procured furniture, accessories, artwork and signage for site specific offices. Ensured implementation of approved office standards. Oversaw landlords, architects, engineers, contractors and installers. Monitored construction schedules to drive accurate and timely completion of projects. Developed and monitored approved budgets, contracts and vendor payments.
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Interior Design