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VIRA KRAVTSOVA

VIRA KRAVTSOVA

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

My name is Vira. I am  from Ukraine. Since 2008 I live in San Francisco.

I have 5+ years of experience as an architect/interior designer. I am looking for a position as a architectural designer, where I can apply my skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, active learning and social perceptiveness

 

http://virakravtsova.com/

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Boiled Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant Manager

Participate in various stages of projects from technical drawings & planning to conception for 5+ projects (healthcare & office), including facilitating the implementation of combined work/life spaces for high-end offices
 Build architectural & concept models with Revit, prepare contract documents, working solution documents in Excel, and create compound spreadsheets
 Contribute to business development by creating organizational and project`s mind maps, facilitating in market research, bids research, business opportunities for the LBE companies.

Jan 2013 - current
 

elance.com, san francisco, architectural designer

Global online platform for collaboration between independent freelance professionals and independent contractors
 Developed ideas and concepts of space reorganizing, residential remodeling (apartments, single family houses), creating 3D models (campus map, synagogue), drafting from blueprints to digital using AutoCAD & ArchiCAD
 Developed and implemented propositions and bids on the projects, participated in job auction
 Created strong network outside of elance.com leading to referrals for additional independent contractor work

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
 

Architectural Firm “Spline” http://www.artspline.ru, Odessa, UA, architect

Private architecture & design-to-build firm leading in the field of residential design; 4 architects working independently
 Prepared technical drawings & plans for 15+ projects (residential and commercial) from sketch to construction with budgets ranging from $15K to $500K; built architectural & concept models using ArchiCAD, AutoCAD and 3D Max
 Designed non-standard details for high-end residences: custom made concrete facades embellishment, landscaping decoration and backyard elements, and custom made furniture
 Developed interior design concepts (including electrical, ceiling, floor, outlets, furniture plans), chose interior details and implemented final decision into drawings
 Prepared documents, blueprints and necessary documentations for general contractor and building department
 Created 4 concept projects of shopping centers with business offices in Kiev for commercial construction

May 2007 - May 2008
 

Urban Planning Company “Giprograd” http://www.giprograd.com, Odessa, UA, Urban design planner

Premier Ukrainian city and region planning company, 300+ employees, 75 years in market
 Worked under supervision of chief architect: prepared documentation, conducted research, analyzed factors affecting land use, visited construction site and created territory land use drawings using AutoCAD
 Created 5-7 presentations projects each year for review by city council who accepted or amend existing projects
 Developed 15 evaluation projects for city districts, proposing new civic buildings (libraries, schools, playgrounds, etc.) to correspond with proposed residential and commercial construction projects (as required by city law)
 Analyzed 300+ deteriorating residential and commercial buildings, provided report with detailed explanation including environmental, visual, technological and historical studies about building conditions
 Made 20+ sketches using geodesic maps with evaluation the character of the landscapes
 Grew from intern to urban design planner position during 6 months
ADDITIONAL

Mar 2005 - May 2007
 

Printing Agency “Art-Vision” http://www.artvis.odessa.net/, Odessa, UA, Graphic Designer

 Created business cards, flyers, booklets, postcards, calendars, ads and other printed materials for corporations
 Worked with printing, scanning and plotter machines, using CorelDraw and Photoshop

Sep 2004 - Mar 2005
 

Education 

University of California, Berkeley, college of environmental design, architecture

summer session of 8 units of Architecture class

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Architecture, Masters, Architecture

aster of Science (MSc), Architecture
2000 – 2006

Grade: 3.88/4.0

Sep 2000 - Jun 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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