Ivane Zakaidze

Ivane Zakaidze

Brooklyn, NY, US




Citiscape Consulting LTD, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer & Project Manager

• Managing client relations to provide end-to-end services from project development to detailed plan execution.
• Led project development phase: regularly meet with clients to discuss requirements and preferences; create sketches in line with client needs and NYC zoning regulations; finalized project plans utilizing graphics software as Autodesk AutoCAD, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
• Designing building incorporating client needs and requirements from DOB (zoning requirement) and creating innovative solutions: draw sketches; finalized floor plans, elevations, sections, door and window schedules, flood zone and energy analysis, gas and plumbing raiser diagrams, general and local notes, zoning analysis, and façade details as well as specifics pertaining to material, texture, lighting;
• Measuring existing buildings; drawing detailed existing plans, plot plans using architectural survey;
• Working with residence and commercial building projects, such as New building, Alteration type I, II and III.

Jan 2015 - current

Urban Planning Department, Architectural Services, City Hall, Tbilisi, GEORGIA, Main Architect-Specialist

• Reviewed multi-story residential building construction plans for compliance with property rights, building laws and regulations; updated existing database with approved plans
• Established parameters for land usage for construction; prepared documents for construction permits within Tbilisi
• Utilized Autodesk AutoCAD and ARC Gis to prepare eliminate gaps from building projects to be permitted.
• Cooperated with Architectural and Landscape Engineers team to the bases of the development regulation plan for the various territories of Tbilisi zoning planning.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2014

Visual Art Studio LTD, Tbilisi, GEORGIA, Architect, Designer, Project Manager

• Co-founded architectural and advertising company with three counterparts
• Identified and pitched to key target customers successfully obtaining and executing 10+ projects for houses, commercial and public buildings; clients included McDonalds and one of the largest banks in Georgia – TBC Bank
• Provided end-to-end architectural services to clients from initial sketches to final design plans; prepared appropriate documentation requested by government agencies for obtaining planning permits; provided interior design services
• Select projects: designed façade and interior for 15 branches of supermarket chain Fairytale LLC; consulted Lisi Development on document and drawing preparation for 9 project successfully obtaining government approvals.

Dec 2006 - Aug 2008


Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia, TBILISI, GEORGIA, Masters, Architecture, Urban Planning and Design

Oct 2012 - Apr 2014

Georgian Technical University. Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, TBILISI, GEORGIA, Bachelors, Architecture, Urban Planning and Design

Oct 2003 - Jul 2008

Areas of Specialization