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Bryony Bonavita

Bryony Bonavita

Oradell, NJ, US

 

About 

bryony paige bonavita, LEED Green Associate

511 Demarest Avenue Oradell, NJ 07649
201.575.1631 • bpb56@cornell.edu

At Cornell University I was enrolled in the College of Human Ecology, with a major in Design & Environmental Analysis and a concentration in Facilities Planning and Management.  Through completing a variety of courses in this field, I have been able to explore different aspects within this major and have developed an interest in areas such as space planning, strategic planning, occupancy planning, facility maintenance, green design, and universal design, as well as gain an introduction into the fields of interior design and ergonomics.  With knowledge in a wide breadth of areas within this field, I would love the opportunity to work in an environment that incorporates many of these aspects.  I am very excited about my major at Cornell, because it allows one to either have exposure to many different companies or branches within a particular company, and gain further insight into how they run their facility.  The idea of interacting with different organizations or functional units in order to provide a specialized service or recommendation really interests me.  Through my experience at Cornell University, I understand that in many cases there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.  Group work and collaboration projects have taught me to adapt past solutions and incorporate new ideas in order to tackle the problem at hand. 

At Cornell University, I was a member of the Varsity Track & Field program; Many of the skills that I have developed through this program can be carried into many aspects of this field.  In school as well as on the track I am always determined to succeed.  I love to work towards accomplishing a goal while seeking tangible results, and thrive in team environments.  Organization and time management have been crucial skills that have helped me to succeed in both academics and athletics.  Being part of this team has also enhanced my ability to work cooperatively in a group setting, which I have observed to be extremely important in the field of Facilities.

Facilities Planning & Management is a very diverse and flexible concentration, and is composed of many courses that have led me to utilize a variety of different design software programs, which include Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Google Sketchup, and AutoCAD.  I lead by example, and through many of the class projects that I have completed here at Cornell, I have sharpened and acquired a wide range of skills from planning and strategy to design and implementation.  My curriculum focused on pre-professional projects that were client based and focused, and were meant to mirror real life situations.

Employment 

Francis Cauffman Architects, New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant and Marketing Intern

Assist firm president with scheduling and meeting notes, as well as intern with the firm's marketing team.

Jul 2012 - current
 

Cornell University Office of Budget and Space Planning, Ithaca, NY, US, Space Planning Assistant

- Created reports and documentation to support the director of space planning, as well as researched and documented peer processes and procedures
- Updated and maintained a Confluence site for space planning documentation, including meeting notes procedures and task lists

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Design and Environmental Analysis

At Cornell University I was enrolled in the College of Human Ecology, with a major in Design & Environmental Analysis and a concentration in Facilities Planning and Management. Through completing a variety of courses in this field, I have been able to explore different aspects within this major and have developed an interest in areas such as space planning, strategic planning, occupancy planning, facility maintenance, green design, and universal design, as well as gain an introduction into the fields of interior design and ergonomics. My curriculum focused on pre-professional projects that were client based and focused, and were meant to mirror real life situations. For instance in my Process Improvement Project with Cayuga Medical, my group and I worked directly with the staff of Cayuga Medical’s SDS Unit in order to provide alterations and recommendations to improve the overall operations of their unit. Through observations and interviews, coupled with research of existing designs, we were able to compile recommendations and present our findings to Cayuga Medical Center. In another example, my Space and Relocation Plan for Lockheed Martin’s Oswego Campus was meant to mirror a 5 month consulting project which included a space forecast, relocation recommendation, space planning design—stacking diagrams, move plan, and change management.

Aug 2008 - May 2012
 

Skills 



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