Helena Pestana

Helena Pestana

New York, NY, US



Recent M.Arch graduate from Columbia GSAPP currently seeking full-time employment in a growing Architecture office in New York.

With experience in high end residential and small commercial projects in NY, I am passionate about the field and enjoy working in a collaborative design environment creating meaningful and lasting design.


WaCa Design, New York, NY, US, Designer

Dec 2020 - current

Barrett Architecture Studio, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Worked on finishing SD and developing DD drawings for an Educational Institution in NYC.
- Prepared and participated on client meeting presentations.
- Developed design drawings, renderings and physical models for layout options for a NYC apartment renovation.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Studio Goetz, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Assisted in new projects field surveys and SD proposals.
- Worked on CDs and schedules for Bid sets for two gut renovation residential projects in New York City.
- Prepared documentation and presentations for NYC Landmarks submission and public hearing for projects within a Historic District.
- Assisted in updating, packaging and filing DOB sets coordinated with structural engineer and MEP.
- Participated on in-site construction meetings with Contractor and Structural Engineer.

May 2018 - May 2019


Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Completed the 3 year Master of Architecture program at Columbia GSAPP.

Sep 2017 - May 2020

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