Rose Bothomley, Associate AIA

Rose Bothomley, Associate AIA

Brooklyn, NY, US


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Architecture, urbanism and environment are my passions, I strive for tactile results and thrive in either a collaborative or solo atmosphere. A nuanced understanding of the urban condition today and historically is vital and always informs my approach to problem solving. Each city is different, but many good cities share the same underlying principles. How can we maintain the character and individuality of cities (and thus structures) while simultaneously bringing them into the 21st century? I believe the answers are rooted in sustainability and community. Within those two realms are a wealth of resources that can help us as designers to create not just best practice, but innovative practice.



Perez Architecture, Brooklyn, NY., Designer

-Site survey: photos, measurements and architectural/structural assessment of damage to homes affected by Hurricane Sandy
-Consultation with homeowners enrolled in the Build it Back program in NYC about repairs and rebuilding options that may be available to them
-Preparation of photo and written reports, including line items for future construction to submit to quality control, assigned contractors, and the Build it Back program
-Negotiation of construction scope and cost with contractors
-Design consultation with homeowners about style and materials for repaired or rebuilt areas of home
-Follow up communication with homeowners, helping to ensure they understand and agree with the scope of work for their home, including potential home elevation
-Facilitating “lunch & learn” meetings to help expand office-wide understanding of sustainable practice and materials as related to architecture and design
-Researching and creating spreadsheets for comparative analysis of a variety of building systems and construction materials in an effort to create a “greener” building practice for our firm

May 2015 - current

Indamine Architecture, Brooklyn, NY., Designer

-Pre-Design: site investigation/survey relating to land-marked buildings and LPC permitting process, prepared LPC paperwork, conducted meetings with clients to determine scope of design, roof & facade work
-Design Development: material, fixture, product and technology research & Specs
-Conducted spatial analysis for functional organization of closets, AV design & bathrooms
-Drafted, prepared and updated construction documents/filing sets and details
-Prepared, created & updated plans, sections, 3D diagrams, sketches, drafts, layouts
-Attended meetings w. general contractor & sub-contractors to resolve issues during construction phase
-Obtained & evaluated quotes for materials, appliances, mechanicals etc.
-Prepared and filed reports, memos, letters and client responses
-Attended site meetings, took notes and distributed to staff
-Participated in brainstorming/strategy sessions related to projects and competitions
-Facilitated WMBE certification, DOB & LPC permits, NYC building code info
-Edited writing for architect (architectural essays)
-General light office administration, Digital archiving & file creation/organization

May 2014 - May 2015

Pierre Frey, New York, NY, US, Freelance Drafter

Hired to measure showroom and then create CAD files and scaled printable PDF of floor plans to be used for carpet instillation. Aprox. 3000 sqf in the D&D Building.

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

CleanGreen - Organizing and Cleaning Service, New York, NY, US, Owner

-Educated clients about environmentally friendly cleaning products/practices, recycling etc... helping them to make their homes cleaner and healthier, as well as lessen their carbon footprint and impact on our planet
-Cleaned, organized storage, files, art, archives and personal belongings
-Prepared clients to move residence
-Facilitated large scale donation to charitable organizations like Housing Works

Jan 2002 - Dec 2013

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), New York, NY, US, Coordinator

-Attended CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultant) training workshop as student
-Organized daily catering and handling of room and location issues
-Communicated with multiple professionals in various cities to facilitate workshop

May 2013 - Jun 2013

AHDLI Symposium Summer 2012 NYC, New York, NY, US, Design Resource Assistant

-Acted as design liaison for developers attending symposium
-Participated in creative meetings, took notes and created site maps for developers
-Compiled notes and drawings into usable document for architects and developers

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

Indamine Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant to Leah Kreger, RA.

-Participated in brainstorming and strategy sessions related to current and future
projects and competitions
-Took site notes for residential project
-Assisted with application submission process for WMBE certification
-Edited writing for principal (architectural essays) and maintained archives
-Processed billing, light bookkeeping and ordering of office supplies

Dec 2009 - Sep 2012

Droog, New York, NY, US, Sales & Visual Merchandiser

-Discussed Droog’s ethos, history and products with architects, interior designers,
collectors and customers and established client relationships
-Designed window and showroom displays weekly with creative partner
-Responsible for opening and closing store, POS system and ordering supplies

Sep 2009 - Oct 2010

St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, US, Traffic Coordinator

-Routed in-progress book cover art to various departments daily
-Scheduled and participated in weekly creative meetings, kept time and took notes
-Acted as receptionist for art department, answered phone and greeted people
-Maintained book cover archive and its digital components

Sep 2000 - Sep 2001


Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

As a M.Arch student much of my focus involved sustainable, green and resilient design. I've had the opportunity to design academically, a Passive House row home for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, a public library in the East Village, mixed use affordable housing in the Bronx, an alternative to the FDR highway that would protect that Manhattan shoreline from rising waters, and a recycling and marine transfer station on the East River.

Sep 2011 - May 2014

The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

My initial studies involved fine arts and photography, and eventually focused on urban studies, architecture and architectural theory.

Sep 2007 - May 2011

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

I attended Pratt School of Architecture for one year, before deciding to return to The New School to finish my undergraduate studies, with the intention of pursing architecture again in Graduate school.

Sep 2008 - May 2009

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