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Damen Hamilton

Damen Hamilton

New York, NY, US

 

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Sharon Davis Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager:

Guinan’s Restaurant, Garrison, New York
Historic restoration and renovation of a 4500 sq/ft restaurant and apartments in a Zone A flood zone along the Hudson River. FEMA flood proofing requirements implemented and historic preservation board approval obtained.

Garrison Folly/Playspace, Garrison, New York
Extravagant folly/playspace located on a bluff of a rural farm overlooking the Hudson River. Included oversized custom lounging and climbing nets, a custom stainless steel slide, a desk, two fire pole escapes, and a translucent polycarbonate clubhouse.

Detail Designer:

Women’s Opportunity Center, Rwanda, Africa
A hectare multiple building vocational training facility in Rwanda, Africa for the international NGO Women for Women International. The facility included multiple new classrooms, staff and guest lodging, cafeteria, market, administration, and a demonstration farm. The construction of the compound was completed utilizing field-­‐ kiln-­‐fired, sand-­‐molded bricks made by the future women enrollees. Utilities included rain water collection and a drinking water purification system.

Garrison Golf Club Addition, Garrison, New York
4000 sq/ft new construction event space, bar and breezeway with expansive views of the Hudson River Valley.

Doyle Residence, Garrison, New York
1200 sq/ft new construction guest cottage employing sustainable materials, geothermal heating/cooling, and a blackened steel cantilevered stair.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
 

Edward I. Mills & Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager:

Beach House, Palm Beach, Florida
3500 sq/ft new construction home with views of the Pacific Ocean from multiple decks. The home was
engineered to Miami/Dade Hurricane standards including all rated glazing and openings. The project featured a new salt/chlorine pool, detailed landscaping, and was designed to highlight an extensive art collection.

Penthouse Renovation and Addition, Upper West Side, New York City
Gut renovation of a 2500 sq/ft penthouse apartment including a new stair/bulkhead for roof access to 1500 sq/ft of roof deck and garden structures. Landmarks Preservation Full Commission approval required.

Mid Century House Renovation and Additions, Poundridge, New York
Extensive renovation of an existing 2500 sq/ft 1950’s case study style home. The project included two new wings for the house for an additional 2500 sq/ft; as well as a new pool and landscaping.

Beach Front House Renovation and Addition, Belle Harbor, Queens
Gut renovation to the framing of a 2500 sq/ft home with the addition of a new third floor. The new home includes multiple exterior decks, a new pool and hot tub, screening room, and expansive views of the ocean and the beach from all rooms in the house.

Downtown Duplex Loft, Tribeca, New York
Gut renovation of a 4500 sq/ft loft in the historic Tribeca neighborhood of New York City combining two separate floors and a mezzanine into one duplex apartment. Landmarks Preservation approval required.

Brownstone Mother/Daughter Suite, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Renovation of 800 sq/ft fourth floor and exterior deck to a mother/daughter suite and auxiliary home theater. Additional office/library on third floor. Landmarks Preservation approval required.

Sazon Restaurant, Financial District, New York
Administration of record architects role on the cosmetic renovation and addition of a new bar in an existing restaurant in lower Manhattan. Landmarks Preservation approval required.

Apr 2004 - Apr 2012
 

Sand_Box, New York, NY, US, Co-founding Partner

Co-founding Partner:

Fresh Pond Residence, North Haven, New York
3000 sq/ft new construction home employing prefabricated and green/sustainable technologies. Project strategies included off-site fabrication, straw bale SIP construction, geothermal heating, cistern collected grey water, solar roof paneling, and the implementation of materials such as cork, recycled glass/concrete, and permeable paving.

Long Sands Residence, York, Maine
1500 sq/ft new construction beach home situated near a frontal sand dune. Site conditions stipulated a helical anchor foundation and a compact plan that sits up one story off the ground. The three story elevated volume offered views of the ocean from each floor and included a vacuum elevator for vertical circulation.

Montauk Residence, Montauk, New York
Substantial renovation of 3000 sq/ft vacation home and adjacent 750 sq/ft cottage. The project featured hydronic radiant heating, cast glass glowing counter-tops, and a new roof deck and addition for the cottage.

Sag Harbor Residence, Sag Harbor, New York
Gut renovation of two homes on a single property with the addition of a pool and new steam/sauna pool house.

Village Studio, 16th Street, New York
Renovation of kitchen and bathroom of a 300 sq/ft studio apartment.

Salviati Trade Show Booth, Javits Center, New York
500 sq/ft display booth for the annual New York International Gift Fair (NYIG) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The modular and reconfigurable booth was moved to the midtown showroom as a permanent display.

Hellenic Museum & Cultural Center /Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois
An interactive exhibit environment constructed of CNC milled plywood layers and implemented a custom designed physical computing interface.

Hamilton Juffer Noyce Wealth Management, Des Moines, Iowa
Renovation and expansion of 8000 sq/ft of office space in a high rise building.

Big Red Barn Renovation, Rhinebeck, New York
Renovation of a 4000 sq/ft turn of the century barn to an event space. Project entailed a new finish floor, lighting, ventilation, and entry ramps.

Upper New York Bay Loft, Staten Island, New York
Gut renovation of 1100 sq/ft loft apartment with sweeping view of Lower Manhattan employing sustainable materials such as cork flooring, recycled textiles, and wallpaper printed on recycled paper using environmentally friendly inks.

Walls Optional *batteries not included, New Market, New Hampshire
Architectural investigation/installation through cutting, hinging, and phosphorescent painting in an abandoned building.

Defibrillator, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Solo architectural gallery installation comprised of architectural salvage, physical computing components, and custom software.

Lift, Wroclaw, Poland
Public art installation for the 2007 Non-Stop Festival. Lenticular installation on the risers of a major public stair leading into Europe’s second largest city square.

Jan 2001 - Oct 2010
 

Kudos Construction, New York, NY, US, Construction Manager

Construction Manager:

East Midtown Apartment, New York City, New York
Gut renovation and new deck enclosure of 1200 sq/ft apartment in a mid-rise apartment building. Project design by Lesser Architecture.

Park Avenue Apartment, New York City, New York
Gut renovation of 3000 sq/ft apartment in a pre-war apartment building on the upper east side of New York City. Project design by Katherine Wenning Design.

Prince & Princess, New York City, New York
Design/Build 1100 sq/ft children’s store on Madison Ave in the Upper East Side shopping district of New York City.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004
 

Joel Sanders Architect, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager:

Charles Worthington Salon, New York City, New York
Salon renovation of second floor space overlooking Broadway & Prince in the Soho section of New York City. Landmark Preservation approval required.

Designer:

Carlysle Hotel Residence, New York City, New York
1000 sq/ft apartment renovation in a 1930 Upper East Side landmarked building.

Easy Dorm, London, England/Cruise Liner
Design and prototyping of a 300 sq/ft modular hotel room.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, New York
Short-listed competition entry for 50,000 sq/ft multi-use new college building.

Olympic Trainers, Athens, Greece
Modular City Leisure Generators for 2004 Summer Olympic Games competition submission.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
 

Open Office, New York, NY, US, Designer

Designer:

DIA: Beacon, Beacon, New York
200,000 sq/ft conversion of Nabisco factory to new gallery space, offices, visitor’s center, and stores.

MOA Interactive Station, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
IBM sponsored mobile multi-media station for the Museum of Art.

Jun 2000 - Sep 2000
 

LOT-EK, New York, NY, US, Designer

Designer:

Mixer, New York City, New York
Multi-media installation at Henry Urbach Gallery employing a re-appropriated cement mixer.

Vision Tube, New York City, New York
Invited design competition for the Whitney Museum’s “Design of the American Century” in Rockefeller Plaza. Multi-media proposal utilizing multiple re-appropriated oil tanker trailers.

Deitch Galleries, New York City, New York
4000 sq/ft renovation of a gallery in the SoHo section of New York City.

Morton Loft, New York City, New York
1000 sq/ft loft renovation utilizing reclaimed oil tanker trailers for bedroom “pods” and bathrooms.

Jun 1999 - Sep 1999
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1996 - May 2001
 

Awards 

Non-Stop Festival Wroclaw Poland - Invited Public Art Installation, Other

2007
 

Wallpaper Magazine Best Breakthrough Designers 2007, Other

2007
 

ID Magazine 52nd Annual Design Review - Environments Category, Honorable Mention

2006
 

Morsel Gallery - "Defibrillator" - Solo Multi-media Gallery Installation, Other

2005
 

Gallery 400 - "Speculative Chicago" - Group Exhibition, Other

2002
 

White Box Gallery - Urban Doghouse Competition/Exhibition, Honorable Mention

2002
 

ACSA/SPI International Affordable Housing Competition, Honorable Mention

1997
 

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