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Veronica Brooks

Veronica Brooks

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Employment 

Rosendin Electric & Architecture, Tempe, AZ, US, BIM Engineering Specialist

¨ Fortune 500 projects include: Facebook, Marriott, & Microsoft. Plus Frank Gehry’s Grand Ave. 25 & 45 story towers hotel & mixed use project in DTLA, Hapuna a multi family in Hawaii, & San Jose Airport – includes complex drawing sets in Revit in work sharing offices in various locals
¨ Lighting, RCP’s, wiring, electric, security, audio visual, tele-data - catered to client requests & standards along with conformity to local & IBC.

Jul 2018 - current
 

LIFESTYLE SAINT, Santa Monica, CA, US, Hospitality/Commercial/Residential Exterior/Interior Design & Personal Stylist-

¨ Florida restaurant design, club house & residences. Provide creative solutions for art selection, 3-D modeling, materials, ADA, renderings
¨ Land Hotel Contracts for Hampton Inn & La Quinta Hotels -Florida. Interior Design & Specify materials for Property Improvement Plans
¨ Saved client 30% with negations, specifications vendors for casegoods, softgoods, all materials & FF&E for the 2 hotel renovations
¨ Specifications writer per hospitality standards with material submissions, created design concept presentations for Franchise approvals
¨ Land Contract for Commercial Multifamily Exterior/Interior renovation of façade, interior office expansion & lobby renovations
¨ 3-D animator of personally designed project multi million $ residence (see video). Client’s dream request fulfilled to walk the residence.
¨ Wardrobe selection tailored to professionals, art consulting, social coaching and lifestyle makeovers

Jan 2011 - current
 

COLE MARTINEZ CURTIS & ASSOC., Los Angeles, CA, US, Hospitality Designer, BIM Specialist & Project Manager

¨ Implement the firm’s conversion BIM & Revit protocols. Build 3-d models for FF&E. Create presentations for SD, DD, and CD’s
¨ Expedite design approval process for Franchisor clients. Specify and provide quality control of FF&E for interiors

Nov 2016 - Jun 2017
 

IA Interior Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer of Corporate Interior

BIM Specialist & Project Manager– Marina del Rey, California 2016

Dec 2015 - Oct 2016
 

ARCHITECTS ORANGE – Commercial, Orange, CA, US, Interior Architect and Designer

¨ Starbuck’s Coffee fit outs, while staying abreast on interior design trends in the field and in touch with expanding market audiences
¨ Tenant improvement, with expertise in construction documents for Starbucks, development of plans, 3-D models and specifications
¨ Construction documents with expertise in code compliance, Revit and Auto Cad, hybrid BIM and redlining.
¨ Collaborate with cross functional teams for production and publishing of high graphic client presentations of conceptual, schematic and design development phases along with and 3-D Models for both large and small scale hospitality/retail commercial projects

Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
 

Apel Design, Woodland Hills, Division Director of Interior Design

¨ Collaborate with Architectural division for Custom Residential & Hospitality projects – major renovations & ground up builds
¨ Execute schematics, specifications, client presentations; direct and produce construction documents, through Revit and CAD
¨ Provide custom furnishings, fixtures; finishes and planning services primarily for real estate developers in the Los Angeles area
¨ Grow & build profitable staging division of the company as of curator all furnishings, art and accessories in staging library through
proprietary wholesale industry contacts

Apr 2015 - Sep 2015
 

Houck Construction, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Jr Designer

Sourcing of product & fine art, execute Revit 3-D modeling, complete construction docs, spec. writing, scheduling, space planning

May 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Diamond Cities, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager & Draftsperson

Site measurements of as-built interiors and exteriors, execution of Revit 3-D modeling
•Project management of contractors, scheduling and materials selections

Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
 

INNOVATION & DESIGN in ACHITECTURE - IDA, Long Beach, California 2014, Draftsperson

¨ Construction documents, interior & architecture details, modification of design, assign materials to model & schedules for Beni Hanas

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
 

MM DESIGN ASSOCIATES & KM NELSON DESIGN, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Interior Design Internships

 Project based furnishing selections, library management, presentation boards, purchase orders, and assisting design team
•Site measurements of as-built interiors and exteriors, execution of Revit 3-D modeling

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Freelance Writer, PR, Photographer, Santa Monica, Freelance Writer, PR, Photographer,

•Published food and lifestyle articles and photographs in regional magazines and current events in national media
•GALERIE MICHAEL, of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills-Online marketing, copy, photography and online art sales
•HIMALANIA GOJI BERRY - Published internet and product copy for product line and international hotel brochures

Jan 2003 - Oct 2010
 

REDIAUTO SPORT, Saonta Monica, CA, Marketing Exec. Office Manage

•Product Launch for niche marketplace; community and market outreach
•P.R., Marketing, Tradeshow Management and Rep, Promotions - pitching, press releases, and copy
•Art Direct collateral, brochures, mailers and web design. Company photographer and videographer
•Manage and recruit in-house and freelance employees and project management for event planning and capital fund raising

Jan 2004 - Jan 2008
 

Nordstrom, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Jewelry sales

• Achieved and maintained top sales in watches, jewelry and specialty lines in a relatively short time

Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
 

Education 

UCLA Extension / Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Master’s Degree in Interior

Master's of Interior Architecture & Design -

Through a unique partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA Extension now provides a rigorous curriculum leading to the Master of Interior Architecture Degree. Not only is our program fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), it’s the only one in the nation offered on a continuing education basis. This allows you to study at your convenience full time or part time and to apply for admission during any academic quarter.

Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
 

California State Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Bachelor's Interior Architecture and Design

I completed my bachelor's level requirements to fulfil the requirements for the master's level.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
 

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, US, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Marketing

Sep 1997 - Apr 2002
 

Awards 

CIDA, Honorable Mention

Portfolio of History of Interiors selected by CIDA for exceptional design and national accreditation standards met at Art Institute

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills