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Jennifer Gilfond

Jennifer Gilfond

New York, NY, US

 

About 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT • ARCHITECTURE • INTERIORS • BRAND ENVIRONMENTS

Architectural design professional  •  Extensive practice in Mixed‐use, Corporate, Residential, Retail, Hospitality and Waterfront Resort projects • Fit studies, space planning and design from schematic concept through completion • Coordination of organized documentation, construction drawing sets and FF&E specifications • Marketing and business development • Strong client relations both on the domestic and international fronts • Proven track record motivating teamwork and directing project execution • Compliance with challenging schedules and budgets • International work experience • Multi-lingual:  Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Freelance, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Freelance Architecture, Interior Design and Brand Environments services focusing on residential interiors and retail design: Alteration of a 6,000 sq. ft. duplex apartment in a landmark building. Innovative concepts for Donna Karan and DKNY stores. Collaboration in design of an ING Direct Café in San Francisco and a new resort in the Mediterranean.

May 2009 - current
 

Cooper, Robertson & Partners, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Prepared scope of work and fees, managed in‐house project team, coordinated consultants, advised clients on design decisions, worked with project team to ensure that deliverables met client expectations and deadlines. Past projects include a multi‐use commercial complex in Virginia; and the renovation of two high‐end residences in Manhattan. Managed design guidelines and coordination of work with a multi‐disciplined team for an exclusive resort in the Caribbean. Directed project team to ensure quality results, schedule, estimates and actual costs.

Aug 2006 - May 2009
 

Champalimaud Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager & Senior Designer

Involved in all phases of a project from programming to schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration for diverse residential and hospitality projects, including a summer home in Martha’s Vineyard, the Carlyle Hotel in New York, The Dorchester Hotel in London and the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida.

Feb 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Freelance, New York, NY, US, Consultant - Architecture + Interior Design + Space Planning

Architectural Interiors and Brand Environments. Provided innovative design solutions across numerous sectors including luxury retail, skincare and cosmetic shop‐in shops, corporate brand environments, hospitality and residential renovations.

Nov 2002 - Jan 2005
 

Landor Associates, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer - Brand Environments

Strategic designs to revitalize client's image and build brand power through architectural and signage programs. Assembled project start‐up information, produced presentation drawings and prepared construction documents. Assisted principals/project managers with design guideline manuals for corporate and retail spaces including trade show stands, visual merchandising, feature walls and logo applications.

Jan 2000 - Oct 2001
 

Peter Marino Architect, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Provided attractive interior renovation solutions and detailed construction documents for luxury homes, including a 20,000 sq. ft. duplex apartment at 740 Park Avenue.

Dec 1999 - Dec 2000
 

J.P. Molyneux Studio, New York, NY, US, Project Architect & Designer

Lead architectural and interior design for residential projects including a lavish pied‐à‐terre apartment in the Ritz Tower, the striking transformation of a Manor in Kings Point, New York and an exclusive estate residence in Mexico.

May 1998 - Dec 1999
 

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Space Planning, Architecture and Interior Design services for corporate offices and commercial projects, including Sotheby’s Auction House headquarters.

May 1997 - May 1998
 

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer

Architectural design for commercial office buildings, corporate interiors and retail stores. Responsible for interior design concepts, FF&E selections and coordination of installations.

Jan 1995 - May 1997
 

Ory Gomez, Studio d'Architecture, Paris, Ile-de-France, France, Designer

Architectural design services for an array of projects including a Pomellato jewelry boutique in Milan, a temporary Tunisian art exhibit at the Petit Palais Museum, a chalet in Marnes-la-Coquette, an office building renovation and new low-income housing projects in Levallois.

Jun 1991 - Oct 1994
 

Education 

Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA), Paris, Ile-de-France, France, MArch, Architecture

Master in Architecture

Oct 1988 - Mar 1993
 

Smith College, Northampton, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture / History of Art

Major: Architecture / History of Art
Minor: Spanish Literature

Oct 1983 - May 1987
 

Awards 

Thesis Project, Honorable Mention

1993
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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