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German Sent

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

My focused interests are in cutting edge design strategies that go beyond satisfying the basic spatial functions. My approach is founded in the synthesis of spatial psychology and passive building strategies. I have great experience with brainstorming and developing new design ideas, while working independently and in a highly collaborative environment. I have a strong design vision and maintain a highly technical background. 

Employment 

The J Associates, New York, NY, US, Lead Designer, Municipal Consultant

Managed complete design cycle for all mix-use residential properties. Advised on marketability of profit-based floorplate models, provided full design solutions and building code consultation. Developed in-house envelope design service for the project team delivering high-quality design combined with cost-effective approach and driving repeat business for the company
• Consulted clients on viable options for chosen building lots to achieve desirable results, advocating forward-thinking design, facilitating understanding and adoption of refined design decisions
• Led interior layout and building envelope design, combining overall aesthetic approach with high level of detail
• Organized and conducted highly efficient parametric design/CD development process, sustaining consistent high quality results from project to project
• Delivered set of documentation of large and complex design concepts, leading to rapid next-day approvals from the building department

Jun 2020 - current
 

Vocon, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer / Project Architect

Adjunct lead on workspace design projects for top commercial clients across US. Contributed to Vocon rapid growth by gaining client trust and winning multiple follow-on engagements. Co-led company-wide sustainability initiative
• Key contributor in all project phases of design and construction, from conceptualization and technical design to material research and sourcing to construction documentation and coordination.
• Facilitated project management, meeting tight deadlines with last-minute client changes while maintaining design and technical integrity
• Established engaging and productive relationships with the clients working on understanding and adoption of design decisions

Dec 2017 - Jun 2020
 

HTO Architect, Manhattan, Architectural Designer / PM

Critical design role in a major NYC development project – highly visible large-scale luxury housing towers with generous amenity, retail and mix use spaces in Long Island City, NY
• Lead exterior, interior and key building components design
• Extensive material research and sourcing for the massive project
• On-site coordination meetings with the builder and engineers. Established strong productive connections with building contractors, consultants and large manufacturers to meet project goals
• Successfully managed relationship with a demanding client by gaining trust, working through multiple large modification requests. Facilitated client understanding of design and technical decisions

Sep 2015 - Dec 2017
 

Macrae-Gibson Architects, Manhattan, New York, Project Manager

● Oversaw multiple projects from concept phase to construction administration
● Measured and documented existing site conditions
Developed design documents for client presentations.
Created large format renderings
● Worked closely with manufacturers to develop appropriate design solutions
● Developed specifications, construction sets (CAD & Revit)
● Coordinated with construction administration, participated in on-site meetings. Inspected and documented construction
● Delivered architectural presentations

May 2014 - Jul 2015
 

Intelligent Building Solutions, Totowa, NJ, US, Design Consultant

Managed several mission-critical projects from concept phase to construction

• Developed large scale client proposals for new-construction and retro-fitting existing structures
• Assisted with spatial layout studies and feasibility assessments
• Designed client-facing spaces within data centers

Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
 

Callori Architects, Leonia, New Jersey, Draftsperson

• Worked closely with the head architect on residential and public projects. Created design and construction drawings using AutoCAD

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012
 

Perry M. Petrillo Architects, PC, Park Ridge, NJ, US, Intern

Intern

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Manhattan, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture w/ Honors

Design Studios, extensive material studies, Visualization, Environmental systems, sustainability, history, theory, philosophy, statics and material strength, sociology of Urban and Suburban cities. My focus centered around urban horticulture and psychological impacts of space on it's occupants.

Aug 2009 - May 2014
 

Awards 

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

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