Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

New York, NY, US




I create stimulating, functional, and thoughtful spaces that offer a collective experience.  My interest lies in the built environment and the ability to create efficient, meaningful spatial moments.  I enjoy world travel, appreciate design as it speaks to lifestyle, historical context, as well as the integration of technology’s influence on the future of design.

Simplistic spaces ground me, while, simultaneously I enjoy designs that throw me off balance with dynamic qualities.  I’m into natural elements that support a holistic lifestyle and am fascinated with the collaboration of diverse textures and raw materials as they directly relate to the built environment that we live in today.

As a recent graduate of it’s Master’s Program, NYSID has offered me a critical thinking environment that helped me hone and cultivate my skill and specific interests. While holding a background in Architectural Engineering, in addition to Building Code and Law Consulting, I am comfortable connecting all areas of Architecture and Interior Design as they relate to one another. I can proudly say that I am proficient at mastering new design programs, and enjoy these tools to their full advantage. At the same time I will always have a soft spot for the simplicity of the straightforward and raw conceptual design process- my trusty pen and paper.   

Currently, I’m preparing to take my education to the next level by testing for my CID license with the National Council for Interior Design.  While I continue on the journey of finding a design firm that will support my exploration of commercial space design, I am excited to watch the field of Architecture and Interior Design grow as well as grow with it.   

I love every aspect of designing and contributing to commercial spaces.  And, most important, I’m confidant about my offering. 



William Vitacco Associates, Ltd., New York, NY, US, Building and Zoning CO/Sign-Off Filing Representative and Coordinator

• Researching and reviewing construction documents and plans in order to determine and advise clients of requirements for closing open filings as instructed by the New York City Building Codes and Department of Buildings.
• Consulting with clients, architects, engineers, and contractors in order to coordinate steps for securing Letters of Completion along with temporary and final Certificates of Occupancy from the New York City Department of Buildings.
• Prepared and reviewed construction documents to meet client deadlines for the closure of construction projects.

Projects: Various commercial addresses within the five boroughs of New York City.

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012

Incorporated, Interior Design Intern

• Researched vendors and materials for upcoming projects
• Organized and prepared material samples and information for conceptual presentations
• Inputting FF&E to specification binders
• Assisted architects and designers with revising floor plans and elevations for various projects.

Projects: The Jewish Museum: Chagall and Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater Exhibit

May 2008 - Sep 2010

PS Micaza Interiors, Junior Interior Designer

• Pulling furniture, selecting finishes and completing conceptual and schematic phases of projects
• Placing, tracking and receiving orders
• Creating estimates, contracts, change orders, etc.

Projects: Various private residences as well as local commercial projects

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Town of Brookhaven, Architectural Intern

• Worked in the Town of Brookhaven’s planning department
• Shadowed the director of the planning department during executive meetings pertaining to the towns “J-Business Design Manual”
• Assisted engineers and inspectors with various projects including collecting research for the towns “J-Business Design Manual” in the field.

Projects: Town of Brookhaven J-Business Design Manual, Lake Ronkonkoma Land Use Plan.

May 2009 - Sep 2009

Greenberg Farrow Architects and Engineers, Architectural Intern

•Prepared Presentation Boards
• Organized Material Sample Library as well as archiving architectural plans within the firms system
• Assisted architects and designers with revising architectural plans and elevations for various projects as well as formatting and inputting
information into internal spreadsheets and schedules.

Projects: 60 Bayard and Fordham Place luxury condominium developments.

May 2007 - Sep 2007


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Masters, Interior Design

Aug 2012 - May 2015

SUNY Farmingdale, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering

Aug 2008 - May 2010