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Danielle Blickensderfer

Danielle Blickensderfer

Long Island City, NY, US

 

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About 

My interest in architectural and interior design is long standing. I secured an Internship with the Dean of the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in the beginning of the summer of 2012, and gained exposure to the architectural practices in helping with the design process and drawings for St. George’s School in Ethiopia.  As a sophomore, I started my own company as a freelance designer to build up my portfolio and expound on the knowledge I’ve gained in school.  I have earned several awards while a student at Parsons, The New School for Design, including the only senior to graduate with academic honors for the BFA Architectural Design program 2012.  I was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to Parsons for all of the years I attended, was on the Dean’s List for Fall 2009 and Spring 2012 as well as have projects selected for the Parsons Archive in Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, and Fall 2011.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Guillermo Gomez Architect, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer | Project Manager

- Prepare CAD based drawings (construction documents, bid sets, building department documents, etc.) Prepare design development drawings through construction detail drawings.
- Assist Principal/Senior Architect in research, sourcing, and selection of materials for high-end residential and institutional projects.
- Assist in the design process
- Coordinate with and assist clients from design development process all the way through completion of project
- Assist Principal/Senior Architect with office related managerial tasks.

Oct 2012 - current
 

Provoke Design, Long Island City, NY, Freelance Designer

Assist clients in all areas of design layouts, product selections and coordination of subcontractors. Planned, organized and managed projects. Perspective renderings, space planning, floor plans etc.

Aug 2010 - current
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Dean's Assistant, Intern

St. George's School, Gondar, Ethiopia | Broomwood Schools for London

Master Plan:
24 Hectare Site, Four Phase 3,500 square meters school for orphan children, Program development for site including school to work programs, pisiculture, horticulture and native gardens, agriculture, sustainable initiatives, dormitory and other residential for short stay accomodations.

Concept + Schematic Phase:
Design of six classrooms and support spaces, garden design + courtyard, agriculture, playground, water management, material research + selections

May 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Doxa Design Group, Tampa, FL, US, Design Consultant & Office Manager

Daily organization and maintenance of the company's accounting. Assisted in all areas of design layouts, product selections, floor plans etc. Experienced in drafting: space planning, floor plans. Skilled in cultivating valuable relations with high end clients and vendors.

Mar 2006 - Oct 2007
 

Signature Designs of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL, Design Consultant & Project Manager

Assisted clients in all areas of design layouts, product selections, and coordinated subcontractors. Acted as purchasing agent. Planned, organized and managed projects to completion. Experienced in space planning, color boards and perspectives.

Jul 2003 - Mar 2006
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Bachelors, Architectural Design

Aug 2009 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Graduated with Academic Honors, Award

Graduated with Academic Honors
Deans List | Fall 2009, Spring 2011
Projects Selected for Parsons' Archives | Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011
Parsons Dean's BFA Scholarship | 2009-2012

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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