Kisha Patterson-Tanski

Kisha Patterson-Tanski

Buffalo, NY, US



I am an enthusiastic problem solver, looking for a fast paced and energetic work environment
with a growing business like yours. I have excellent communications skills and genuinely
like working with people. Bringing excellent design to your clients is my goal.

I have excellent written and verbal communication skills. I can focus on details without loosing sight of the larger goal. I have leadership experience and an ability to work well within your team. I am a creative and innovative designer who does not loose sight of practical concerns and untimely satisfying the client.

I am an expert drafter using AutoCAD and Revit extensively. I have extensive experience with computers including internet applications, blog authorship, and social media applications in addition to accounting, database, graphics, video, layout, desktop publishing and web authoring software. I am currently taking the ARE for Architect license in New York State, and I have passes all of the sections I have taken to date.



Robert Coles Architect, P.C., Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect/ CAD Manager

Intern Architect/ CAD Manager responsible for architectural graphics and CAD application on diverse types of building projects. I prepared and made graphics and models during the planning stages of the Renovations to Apollo Theater/ Public Access Television Studio (City of Buffalo, (Buffalo, NY - $3 million). This building reuse project involved me in meeting with clients, developing a building program, as well as space planning. I produced CAD documents throughout all phases and also designed and selected the interior fixtures and finishes.

Jan 2012 - current

KLYPT Studio, Buffalo, NY, US, Owner/Designe

Owner/Designer who offers freelance and contract architectural and graphic design to clients that include architects, engineers, and commercial, residential building owners as well as real estate management organizations. I use this KLYPT Studio name to promote all of my other creative outlets including blog, online ETSY online market place to market my original hand knit garments and patterns.

Jan 2007 - current

Foit-Albert Associates, Buffalo, NY, US, Architect Tech. III

Architect Tech. III responsible for architectural graphics, design development and construction documents in residential, commercial and educational projects. I worked on project for mainly public sector clients including HUD housing, The Buffalo Zoo Rain Forest Falls Exhibit, Buffalo City Schools Phase II Reconstruction and Phase III Feasibility Study. I also focused on schematic design, design development and construction documents for private clients including the Deer Creek Town homes in Ellicottville, NY. In addition, I executed innumerable marketing and schematic design graphics for clients, proposals

May 2004 - Oct 2006

Carmina and Wood, P.C., Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect responsible for design development, construction documents, and construction administration for commercial, residential and interior design projects. I prepared preliminary design and presentation materials for both low-income and upscale residential projects; this included site planning, floor plans, elevations and estimating. I worked on the renovation and interior plans for the firm’s current office location: Carmina-Wood-Morris PC 487 Main St. Buffalo, NY.

May 2003 - May 2004

Robert Coles Architect, P.C., Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect working on construction management and construction documents for public and private clients. I Coordinated bidding and construction management for the Phase III Renovations to the Friends to the Elderly Facility (City of Buffalo). As an interior design architect, I selected the interior finishes and fixtures for this project, upgraded over 75% of the center to meet ADA guidelines, while expanding the program space within the building. I also worked on construction documents and bidding for the North Jefferson Library (City of Buffalo).

Jun 2001 - Sep 2002

The Sear-Brown Group, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect working with multi-site commercial projects, where I prepared construction documents, performed design review and engineering coordination as well as fixture, furniture and equipment take off’s, and graphic documents for state liquor and pharmacy licensing.

Nov 2000 - May 2001

Peter J. Smith and Co. Inc, Buffalo, NY, US, Neighborhood Planner

Neighborhood Planner on the City of Buffalo Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan. I compiled and analyzed the urban design features, residential character and architecturally/historically significant structures for each planning community. I reported my findings with graphics, and narratives that were included in the planning document.

May 2000 - Sep 2000


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Planning

Sep 1999 - Feb 2007

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture

Sep 1992 - May 1996

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