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Avto Geladze

Avto Geladze

New York, NY, US

 
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Interior Architect 

Employment 

Vicente Wolf Associates, Inc., New York, NY, US, Interior Designer, Project Manager

● Planned, designed, and furnished residential, commercial, mixed use, hospitality properties to create unique living spaces.
● Met with clients to establish design needs and create custom project proposals in alignment with client budget, tastes, and timeframes.
● Followed changes in industry trends and changing styles.
● Sourced local and overseas suppliers to select cost-effective products and fostered relationships with vendors to maintain supply chain and meet purchasing goals.
● Displayed products strategically to help client realize presentation significances in terms of size, color, and placement in relation to existing space and furnishings.
● Created and presented design concepts using detailed color boards and table top presentations.
● Worked with design team to manage workload and deadlines and maintained project schedule and budgets.
● Coordinated with clients, architects, construction personnel, installation personnel, and design team to achieve project deliverables.
● Scheduled and attended site visits to measure and photograph spaces, and review and approve information and installations.
● Photographed completed interior design projects to promote design services and results. Millwork for Custom furniture; BID SET’s; presentations; MEP consultation; Interior and Architecture drawings set’s according DOB and ADA regulations; Drafting entire project, Coordinate between client, office, contractors on all stages of project

Mar 2018 - current
 

Raymond Chan Architect, PC, New York, NY, US, Interior Architect, Project Manager

● Consulted with clients to determine project scopes of work, including space planning, layout, FF&E utilization, and color schemes.
● Created and presented design concepts using detailed color boards and tabletop presentations. Fabricate professional hand sketches, 3d modeling and renderings for each project and present the same for client approval.
● Worked with design team to manage workload and deadlines and maintained project schedule and budgets.
● Provided towns with necessary drawings to allow for completion/ or commencement of project; including electrical drawings, HVAC drawings, new construction and as-built drawings.
● Coordinated with clients, architects, construction personnel, installation personnel, and design team to achieve project deliverables.
● Scheduled and attended site visits to measure and photograph spaces, and review and approve information and installations.
● Sourced local and overseas suppliers to select cost-effective products and fostered relationships with vendors to maintain supply chain and meet purchasing goals.
● Followed changes in industry trends and changing styles.
● Purchase required materials and hired required personnel based on project
● Collaborate with architects and contractors during construction regarding special considerations based on the approved plan.
● Carryout all project related documentation and maintain a project file
● Develop Project Execution Plan
● Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion

Reviewing the contractor claims and preparing technical recommendation to the client. Evaluating a large furniture package based on quality, suitability, its performance, and preparing the Interiors guideline and requirements for projects.

Nov 2015 - Jan 2018
 

CITY HALL, Tbilsi, GE, Head of Development Unit

● Administering, enforcing and interpreting the City’s building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes and ordinances and supervising a staff of inspection, clerical, building maintenance and custodial employees.
● Possess progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in all phases of building design, construction and inspection;
● Works in structural engineering, architecture, construction technology or related field;
● Demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values problem solving and the development of partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
● Collaborate with technical consultants to design and lead new product, to secure government money as approve budget on priority needs of rehabilitation of the capital of the country.
● Organization and leading in trainings as a trainer as well to improve professionalism communication and the ways to use new secured service.

Feb 2013 - Nov 2013
 

United Airports, Tbilsi, GE, Project Manager

● Administrator for all the airport projects undertaken by the company and responsible for various activities of the management in respect of construction and maintenance.
● Designed some facilities and evaluated the other designs submitted to the facilities.
● As regards to procurement of materials for construction work, I have monitored the work processes of the
staff.
● Providing plans for commissioning of airport facilities and equipment.
● Coordinated with all the staff and departments on airport projects.
● Actively participated in many federal and State Airport aid programs and learnt about the salient features of the airport projects to be undertaken by the company.
● In charge of preparing the budgets for the projects and identified the financial resources for commissioning the projects.
● With my experience and skills, I was able to identify the airport hazards and took immediate remedial measures in rectifying the defects.
● Aware of airport safety measures and maintained a clear record on safety regulations and construction projects.
● I was very particular in fulfilling all the regulations framed by Federal and State authorities.

Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
 

Pro Credit Bank, Tbilisi, GE, Interior Architect, Project Manager

● Created standards and strategies in design, construction, and maintenance to ensure design intent and company mission are reflected.
● Developed new analytical tools to forecast operational and capital budgets, schedules and timelines.
● Preformed creative presentations and updates to executive team from feasibility to finalization of projects.
● Formulated project requirements and design.
● Advised to Senior Management for design feasibility, timelines and long-term goals.
● Spearheaded show quality program to improve guest area presentation while reducing maintenance costs.
● Meticulously followed corporate brand guidelines to enable brand consistency across campaigns and marketing programs.
● Collaborated with a team of designers to offer improvements and direction on others' projects.
● Managed scope, schedule and budget for design efforts and warranty work
● Implemented prototype rooms for Guest Rooms including design reviews and presentations to upper management,
● Bid, negotiated and hired international contractors and vendors.
● Established replacement specifications and documentation for all interior products, domestically and internationally, including development of products for International Maritime Standards (Fire) code.

Jun 2008 - Apr 2012
 

Elit Electronics, Tbilisi, GE, Interior Architect, Project manager

● Worked with Principal, developers and marketing team to manage workload and deadlines and maintained project schedule and budgets.
● Coordinated with City hall Architectural department, construction specialists, installation stuff, and design team to achieve project deliverables.
● Improving company design concept in promotion programs and standardized as entire brand look.

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008
 

Wappmer Georgia, Tbilisi, GE, Graphic Designer

● Graphic design for 3d Navigation system.
● Location points, 3D modeling, graphic design.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Art, Faculty of Architecture, Tbilisi, GEO, BArch, Architecture & Fine Art

Architecture and Fine Arts

Jan 2003 - Aug 2007
 

High School #161, Tbilisi, GE, BArch, Technical, science

Sep 1993 - Aug 2003
 

Areas of Specialization