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Andrea Romero

Andrea Romero

Redondo Beach, CA, US

 

About 

Talented and skilled interior designer and project manager with twenty years of experience in all aspects of design services, facilities operations, and project management. Strengths include conducting programming & space requirement efforts, creating space plan options and workplace solutions, developing innovative design concepts that are practical, functional & aesthetically pleasing, and providing project management services. Effectively communicates and coordinates with all project disciplines.  B.S.-Interior Design-Woodbury University and LEED AP ID&C.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Johnson Controls, El Segundo, CA, Project Manager, Design

Provided design and project management services on multiple national accounts including T-Mobile, Farmers Insurance, Intel, TD Bank, Randstad and Ericson.
•Retail, financial and commercial office design projects from 1,500 to 60,000 square feet.
•Tennant Improvement Project Management services with average construction budgets of $350-500K.
Developed space utilization plans and pricing plan options for over 300,000 useable square feet of projects for TD Bank. Participated in two major 300 person strategic planning & consolidation projects, providing space plans, pricing plans, and assisted project manager on $7M scope of work / budget documentation.
Design lead for Intel Americas ASMO offices, providing full service design nationwide for approximately 24 sales offices ranging from 1,800 to 15,000 USF. Provided value engineered finish selections and recommendations to accommodate budgets without compromising design integrity.
Oversaw and managed client expectations and design standards. Developed detailed Tennant Improvement Packages, specification documents, and power point presentations of architectural materials & finishes and furniture based on client standards.
•Improved design development phase of project schedules by 2-3 weeks.
•TI Packages assisted contractor in understanding overall scope details & development of preliminary pricing.

Nov 2004 - Apr 2012
 

The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA, US, Design Manager

Assisted in overall master planning strategies and corporate initiatives, working with all divisions of Disney Corporate, Walt Disney Studios, Imagineering, and ABC.
Provided planning, design, and MAC services for temporary modular and office space for over 400 person Walt Disney Imagineering California Adventure team during theme park construction. Worked with Finance department on furniture inventories & internal cost transfer documentation thru out two year project duration.
Redesigned office environments that better utilized the available square footage and improved aesthetic quality. Selected furniture, furnishings and finishes for TI projects.
•Resulting in minimum $15K savings in Architectural Design costs per project.
Oversaw planning and master project schedule for Olive Building vacate project which included 14 business units, 275 total headcount, and 80,000 useable square feet of space requirement.
•Worked closely with construction management team on developing $1.3M construction budget, schedule, build out requirements, relocations, and identifying vacate and dismantle scope of work for existing spaces.

Jun 1996 - Nov 2004
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design Major, Business Minor

Sep 1985 - Jun 1989
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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