KS Engineers, P.C., Newark, NJ, US, Director of Landscape Architecture
Solely responsible for all aspects of the firm's landscape architecture projects. Responsibilities included marketing, client coordination, landscape and site design, site lighting design, field meetings, presentations, utility coordination, agency coordination, meeting minutes, contract documents including specifications and cost estimates, RFI's, shop drawing review and construction observation when necessary.
ETC (El Taller Colaborativo, PC), Newark, NJ, US, Senior Landscape Architect
Initially worked with the partner managing the Landscape Architecture division, but assumed that senior position when that partner left the firm. Managed projects including several NYSDOT Region 11 parks, ITS mitigation, skate park and bikeway designs. Projects required significant agency coordination, including NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NYC Parks and various utility agencies.
As Project Landscape Architect, I was responsible for producing landscape and engineering plans for a private client during the final phases of obtaining a C of O for Rivervue Condominums in Tuckahoe, NY.
Solely responsible for site and landscape design for NJ Schools Construction Corporation West Side High School in Newark, NJ, Mahwah Twp. track and artificial turf field replacement, and several projects involving green roof design and LEED compliance.
EI ASSOCIATES, Cedar Knolls, NJ, US, Project Landscape Architect
Working within the Civil Engineering Department, served as the sole Landscape Architect, directing cross functional project teams, creating presentations, sketches, designs, landscape plans, grading plans, lighting plans, details, and all aspects of the contract document process, including specifications and cost estimates.
Supervised the construction phase tasks, including bid documents, pre-bid meetings, RFI's, bid and pre-construction meetings, weekly site meetings, payment requisition requests, change orders and implemented project close-outs.
Project work included schools, housing authorities, pharmaceutical, industrial, commercial and office clients. Achieved LEED certification for two schools, using bio-retention, infiltration storm water systems and student garden plots with captured rainwater for irrigation.
Client presentations included state and municipal agencies, school boards and community workshops.
City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, combined Landscape Architecture/ Architecture program
I earned a BS in Urban Landscape Architecture. The dual degree program included classes in both landscape architecture and architecture. History classes covered both landscape architecture and architecture.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Landscape Architecture
5 classes in landscape architecture history, design, plant material and graphics for landscape architects, as well as a course in the history of Japanese gardens.
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA, US, Horticulture
Horticulture and landscape managing classes. Also took classes at Merrit College in Oakland, for a total of 20 courses in horticulture.
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, Bachelors, Painting
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with a major in painting. All aspects of design, sculpture, drawing and painting were studied, as well as the history of art and architecture.