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

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

New York, NY, 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, Project Manager

The Albert Group Architects is an award-winning design firm specializing in multi-family and mixed-use development.

+ Designed and managed adaptive reuse commercial renovation from schematic design through submission for permitting and bidding
+ Collaborated on mixed-use residential ground up construction from design development through construction documents in Revit
+ Conducted site surveys and coordinated consultant work
+ Represented The Albert Group at local AIA and city agency meetings for business outreach

Jul 2014 - current

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

Retail Studio
+ Advanced client concepts from schematic packages through construction documents
+ Researched and developed construction details in coordination with engineering consultants
+ Compiled and submitted credentials for USGBC LEED Volume Program
+ Observed construction sites and reviewed shop drawings

- Starbucks Coffee Company
- L'Occitane en Provence

TPG Architecture Office Relocation
+ 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

+Created design solutions for education capitol improvement projects
+ Prepared scope reports and construction documents sets for flood elimination and code violations

- New York City School Construction Authority
- Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Nov 2012 - May 2013

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

MSA Architects, Inc. is a Miami based design office specializing in condominiums, mixed-use rental development, and senior housing.

+ Performed construction administration tasks for ground up luxury condominiums in south Florida
+ Developed project presentations for current clients and new business

Aug 2011 - May 2012

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

+Provided technical support, office standards and templates, and training for architecture offices and public agencies undergoing BIM and CAD transitions

- SAIC Energy Environment and Infrastructure (SEE&I)
- The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

May 2011 - Aug 2011

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

Design I
+ Guided first year architecture undergraduate students through the process of design
+ Participated in reviews as a design critic
+ Graded student work

Drawing I
+ Introduced drawing instruments and proper drafting and sketching techniques

Architecture and the Environment
+ Researched sustainable design techniques and environmental impacts of buildings for lectures
+ Worked with undergraduate architecture students to implement sustainable techniques into their design projects

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010


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

Travel Studies
+ Southeast Asia, Spring 2010
- Singapore
- Indonesia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+ Cartagena, Colombia, Winter 2010

Aug 2009 - May 2012

University of Miami Rome Studies Program, Rome, IT, Graduate Architecture

Graduate Semester Abroad
+ Project for the Urbanization of the Military Area at Via Di San Michele (Ex-Orti Del Convento Di San Francesco) in Trastevere, Roma - Traditional Design Studio
+ Permanence & Temporality: A Performance Space for Contemporary Artists at Piazza Delle Cinque Scuole, Roma

Jan 2011 - May 2011

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

Intensive summer studio in architecture
+ Design
+ Drawing
+ History
+ Digital modeling

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

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

Kappa Theta Epsilon - The National Co-op Honor Society
+ Environmental Science Research Assistant for Nanotechnology in the lab of Dr. Donna Fennell
+ Surgical Technician in the Minimally Invasive Learning Center at St. Peter's Hospital
+ Toxicology Research Assistant in the lab of Dean Keith Cooper

Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society
+ Spanish

Delta Gamma Fraternity

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Areas of Specialization 


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