Joanne M. Costello

Joanne M. Costello

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Hinerfeld-Ward, Inc. General Contractor, Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Project Manager

Provided project management services on numerous residential and commercial projects as follows:
• Oversaw all Architect, owner and subcontractor coordination
• Coordinated with jobsite superintendent on a daily basis
• Created and maintained project budget and schedule
• Compared all subcontractor bids against project budget, negotiate and issue change orders
• Reviewed all drawings, addendum, instruction bulletins and issue to subcontractors
• Reviewed, negotiated and issued all subcontractor change orders
• Reviewed, issued and tracked all RFI’s and submittals
• Reviewed subcontractor invoices, confirmed percentage of completion with job-site, created and issued applications for payment including all owner required backup
• Lead weekly job-site meetings with clients, architects, subcontractors and job-site superintendent.
• Monitored punch list to ensure completion for client move-in
• Prepared and issued project closeout packages including all subcontractor warranties and contact information, property maintenance recommendations, and property equipment & appliance owner manuals

Project List:
• Ray Kappe, Los Angeles: residential renovation and addition of an original Ray Kappe residence built in the 1950's 2,000 SF ($850,000)
• Neil Lane Jewelry, Los Angeles: tenant improvement 1,500 SF ($800,000)
• New hillside residential construction, Los Angeles: 3,000 SF ($1.9)
• Monique Lhuillier Boutique, Los Angeles: tenant improvement 3,500 SF ($2.5)

Jan 2020 - current

HED, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / PA

Volunteered for and contributed Instagram posts at the office lunchtime Design Café on a weekly basis

Service Titan:
• PA for a multi-level commercial tenant improvement
• Exiting and code analysis
• Coordinated and collaborated with consultants
• Coordinated and collaborated with design team
• Assembled Plan Check set, reviewed with City of Glendale Plan Checkers
• Designed a 3,600 SF tenant improvement
• Space Planning, overall design concept and finish selection
• Exiting and code analysis
• Responsible for consultant coordination
• Assembled Plan Check Set

USC University Village:
• Assisted project designer on documentation for all unit plans pertaining to code analysis and finish coordination throughout the plan check set

Mar 2019 - Apr 2020

J.M. Costello Consulting, Los Angeles, Design Consultant

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects:
• Responsible for schematic design for a technology company’s office T.I. space
• Collaborated with teammates and consultants on a new ground up 48,000 SF facility at a water treatment plant

Hughes Umbanhowar Architects:
• Responsible for design development presentation drawings for a single-family residential remodel and new Accessory Dwelling Unit, includes video of interior walkthrough for client review

Jun 2018 - Mar 2019

Perkins&Will, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Project Designer

Providence Tarzana Medical Center:
• Developed patient room design / experience for a new 200 bed patient wing
• Maintained design intent throughout design development and construction documents including but not limited to specifications
• Redeveloped medical planning for design clarity

Apr 2016 - Mar 2018

HED, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Job Captain

Pepperdine School of Law:
• Job Captain for renovation of an existing building for the auditorium, atrium and restrooms
• Coordinated and collaborated with consultants and design team
• Responsible for all documentation with project architect

Metropolis Phase 1, multi-family residential high rise:
• Brought all design development drawings up to CD phase
• Collaborated with the design architect throughout CD phase in order to maintain design intent

Nov 2014 - Apr 2016

J.M. Costello Consulting, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Consultant

Shigetomi Pratt Architects
Kevin Oreck Architects
Assist sole practitioners with numerous residential projects at varying stages:
• Prepared drawings for Plan Check for several single-family residential renovations
• Addressed Plan Check Corrections and coordinate consultant Plan Check Corrections
• Obtained Building Department signoff’s and submit permit applications
• Executed schematic design drawings for a 7,000 SF single-family residence
• Incorporated interior designer backgrounds into design development drawings for a 5,000 SF high rise residential condominium
• Coordinated consultant drawings on numerous projects

Hilgendorf Corporation, Architect / General Contractor:
Oversee and collaborate with project team for a tenant improvement of a corporate office and distribution center:
• Responsible for Space planning an 8,300 SF Technical Design studio and 11,000 SF corporate office for a local fashion designer
• Oversaw and contributed to the preparation of Design development for a 13,000 SF corporate office for a local fashion designer
• Attendeded all client design meetings and consultant coordination meetings
• Construction administration for above referenced projects
Assisted with construction project management for a 30M Richard Meier & Partners Beverly Hills single-family residence

May 2010 - Oct 2014

Johnson Fain, Architecture Planning Interiors, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intermediate Interior Designer

Volunteered for and contributed research for new products and introduced them to all in-house architects and designers on a monthly basis

• Performed numerous space planning studies including efficiency calculations for developer review for high rise condominiums and office buildings
• Developed a program for a 60,000 SF television studio including offices and post production facilities at NBC/Universal Studios. Includes touring and documentation of existing facilities, on-site meetings with department executives to discuss future needs assessments, prepare department adjacency diagrams, and assemble and issue final program documentation
• Design documentation for a commercial loft conversion including main lobby, typical elevator lobbies and pool deck

Jun 2003 - Apr 2006

SPF:a, Los Angeles, CA, US, Job Captain

The Getty Villa, Malibu, Getty Villa West Campus/New Construction:

Prepare construction documents for a 250 seat auditorium and outdoor amphitheater including the following tasks:
• Audio visual and theatrical lighting engineer coordination
• Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineer coordination
• Design architect coordination
• 3-D modeling
• Architectural details

Aug 2002 - Jun 2003

Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. Architecture Planning Interiors, Santa Monica, CA, US, Associate: Junior Designer

• Space planned a 195,000 SF Acute Care addition at USC University Hospital including Admitting, Dining, 18 bed ICU, 11 O.R.’s with Surgery Support, Central Processing and 26 bed Nursing Unit
• Prepared phasing plans of existing USC University Hospital required for Acute Care addition
• Prepared Structural Modifications Construction Document Package for existing USC University Hospital required for new Acute Care addition including remodel of existing Pre-Op and Recovery Areas
• Responsible for space planning, design development, MEP coordination, and construction documentation for a 190,000 SF Kaiser Permanente medical office building
• Space planned a 200,000 SF administration building with conference center for Kino Public Health Center
• Assisted senior design architect with numerous preliminary design layouts, presentation drawings and models

Feb 1999 - Jul 2002


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 1995 - Jan 1999

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design

Sep 1990 - May 1994

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