Frances Jemini

Frances Jemini

Athens, GA, US



Architectural designer with twelve years of experience in construction project management, design-build strategies, and innovative design aspires to manage construction administration within the framework of an esteemed organization.


Core Competencies

Architectural and Site Design - Graphic Design - Artistic Design -
Construction Management - Urban Planning - Project Management


Bayne Development Group, Winder, GA, US, Project Manager

• Oversee and direct construction projects from preconstruction to completion
• Draft contracts, prepare budgets and estimates, set construction schedules, coordinate with site superintendents, and maintain all Owner/Architect correspondences
• Projects include: Taco Bell Restaurants (Bethlehem-GA, Bogart-GA, Athens-GA, Emerson-GA); Dairy Queen Restaurants (North Augusta-NC, Dallas-GA, Holly Springs-GA); UNG Nix Building RenovationsDahlonega, GA

Sep 2016 - current

Jemini Designs, Athens, GA, US, Architectural Designer/Consultant

• Provide consulting for the review and assessment of project proposals
• Review and research the IBC and IEBC for various renovation projects
• Conceptualized residences, retail spaces and commercial office floor plans through a combination of sketching, modeling and Auto Cad
• Prepare presentation drawings, models and materials for clients
• Plans and elevations for various residential, commercial, retail and light industrial projects through construction documentation

Jan 2011 - current

Compass Contracting, LLC, Athens, GA, US, Project Manager

• Oversaw and directed construction projects from conception to completion • Provided complete project management including drafting contracts, preparing budgets and estimates, construction scheduling, and maintaining all Owner/Architect correspondences
• Projects included: Thrive Assisted Living Facility – Bogart, GA 2015-2016; The Reserve at Circle 75 – Atlanta, GA 2014-2015

May 2014 - Aug 2016

Southern Distinction Magazine, LLC, Athens, GA, US, Executive Assistant

Managed all collection of advertising media from clients, oversaw the proofing of all advertising imagery, maintained bookkeeping and account receivables as well as collections. Assisted in contract proposals and sales of advertising opportunities to all types of local businesses.

Jan 2011 - Oct 2011

Art in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, TZ, Arts, Construction and Maintenance Manager

Managed and designed all art, construction and maintenance projects and assisted many local organizations to raise funds and implement projects.

Notable Accomplishments:
-2009 U.S. Embassy’s HIV/AIDS Relief Grant Recipient – Kwetu High School new classroom construction in Mtongani, Tanzania.
-2010 U.S. Embassy’s Community Self-Help Grant Recipient – Kunduchi Nursery School new construction in Kunduchi, Tanzania.

Jan 2009 - Sep 2010

Balzer and Associates, Inc., Roanoke, VA, US, Project Manager/Architectural Designer

Project managed residential, commercial, retail and light industrial projects from basic conception through construction administration. Completed the Internship Development Program (NCARB).

Notable Projects:
-Windsor Hills Executive Center – Commercial buildings, associated site design work, and individual tenant plans; 50,000 SF
-Parson Residence – New residence on Smith Mountain Lake; 6,200 SF.

Jul 2005 - Jan 2009

The Lessard Architectural Group, Tysons Corner, VA, US, Design Staff Intern

Assisted staff architects and provided drafting and design assistance on multi-family residential and commercial projects.

May 2004 - Aug 2004


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BArch, Architecture

Achievement of Dean’s List 2000-2005; W. E. Wine Scholarship: 2001-2002; Virginia’s
Commonwealth Award Recipient: 2000-2004; GPA 3.6

Thesis Project Fall 2004 – Spring 2005
A return to walkable, close-knit, mixed-use, community design has improved many old and new developments. I created a small urban center in semi-rural Gainesville, Virginia. The new growth would act as a catalyst spurring similar development throughout the area and thwart the effects of urban sprawl along the Route 66 Corridor.

Aug 2000 - May 2005

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Bachelors, Urban Planning and Design

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Public and Urban Affairs with a concentration in Urban Policy and Planning

Aug 2000 - May 2005


Parade of Homes 2009 Award Winning Residential Design, Award

Chantilly Place Town Homes


Parade of Homes 2008 Award Winning Residential Design, Award

North Oaks Single Family Homes


Areas of Specialization