Jenna P. Ciano, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Jenna P. Ciano, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Los Angeles, CA, US



As an emerging professional, I am always looking to build upon my experiences and skills with unique opportunities. My previous career as a research scientist provided critical thinking, problem solving, and detailed analysis skills that formed a solid foundation for the design process. 

My greatest passions are sustainability and innovative design. I pursue new opportunities and volunteer work that allow me to explore these interests and further develop skills which include:

- multidisciplinary professional experience in residential, education and retail from schematic design through construction documents, with a curiosity to learn more about additional sectors in the industry

- experience with the LEED rating system and an active participant in determining and submitting credentials for certification

- proficient in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Sketchup and rendering software

In addition to architecture, I enjoy traveling to learn about new cities, remaining active in the local AIA community, and training for the NYC Marathon.

I look forward to hearing from you!



The Albert Group Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architect

Jul 2014 - current

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Starbucks Coffee Company: 700 - 2500 SQFT
- Collaborated with a team of architects to conduct site surveys and to deliver drawings from schematic packages and design development through construction documents in Revit
- Compiled and submitted credentials for certification through the USGBC LEED Volume Program
- Facilitated the coordination of engineering systems for new construction and renovation projects

L’Occitane en Provence: 500 - 2300 SQFT
- Created and actively managed Revit project templates that were used as the client standard
- Researched and developed construction details
- Worked with design and project managers to advance client concepts from preliminary packages into construction documents
- Performed value engineering to maintain client budget
- Coordinated structural and MEP engineering systems for new construction projects

TPG Architecture Office Relocation: 42,000 SQFT
- Strategized with the relocation team to determine, prepare and submit building credentials for LEED Silver Certification through LEED CI-2009 (Commercial Interiors, LEEDv3)

May 2013 - Jul 2014

URS Corporation, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

New York City School Construction Authority
PS 380, Brooklyn – 114,287 SQFT
PS 160, Queens – 129,584 SQFT
- Served as Architectural Designer for the task order contract of various schools
- Design work included flood elimination, sealant replacement around windows, metal coping replacement with coping stones, selective brick replacement, window and window guard replacement and exterior door replacement
- Developed scope reports and assembled complete drawing sets for construction

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
New York City College of Technology – 20,000 SQFT
- Created new floor pattern design based on space programming and specified materials for student lounge in the Advertising Design and Graphic Arts Department

Nov 2012 - May 2013

MSA Architects, Inc., Miami, FL, US, Architecture Intern

Prepared full sets of construction documents for ground-up luxury condominiums in South Florida
Supported project managers on construction administration
- Responded to RFIs
- Processed shop drawings and submittals

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Microdesk, New York, NY, US, Technology Support Intern - Architecture

Provided technical support for offices undergoing BIM and CAD transitions
- SAIC Energy Environment and Infrastructure (SEE&I)
- The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Designed Revit and AutoCAD standards and templates
Set up shared parameters, line types, filters and view templates and created tags
Built Revit model for interior space design at Microdesk, Inc. office in Manhattan

May 2011 - Aug 2011

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, Teaching Assistant

School of Architecture Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses:
Design I
Drawing I
Architecture and the Environment

Working with first and second year students, I assisted professors with the following:

- Guided students through the process of design
- Introduced drawing instruments and instructed students on proper drawing techniques
- Worked with students on both short term and semester long sustainability projects
- Conducted research for lectures, seminars and projects
- Provided critiques of student work both during class and at jury reviews
- Completed administrative tasks for professors including grading student work

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture

Semester Abroad - Rome, Italy, Spring 2011

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Summer Studies in Architecture

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Biological Sciences

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Areas of Specialization 


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