Alina Rodescu-Pitchon

Alina Rodescu-Pitchon

Westport, CT, US




Pitchon Design Group, New York, NY, US, Owner

• New 31-unit residential project in Harlem, New York City
• Single-family new construction and renovations.
• Consultant for large-scale projects.
• Member of development team of a $936 million project in upstate NY; involved in
acquiring the funding.
• Preparation of the prospectus and over-all marketing and development.

Mar 2009 - current

Gal Nauer Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate; Director of Marketing and Development

• Design and Development of a multi-use resort in Poland, Gdansk
• Interior Design team of The Plaza Hotel, NYC renovation
• Design and Development of The Plaza, Las Vegas
• Gathered team of structural and mechanical engineers, landscape and site architects;
• Negotiated contracts and established timeline for the projects.
• Developed marketing materials, including CDs and websites: reached out to new clients

Feb 2008 - Mar 2009

Costas Kondylis and Partners, New York, NY, US, Senior Associate

• Project architect. Instrumental in getting the approval for the first building over 350' tall in
• Master plan and design of a residential development in Doha, Qatar and master plan in Seoul,
• Worked with with Donald Trump, Larry Silverstein and HH Ambassador Nassir al Nasser.
• Development of new room prototype for Starwood Hotels (Aloft).

Aug 2005 - Feb 2008

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate

• Architectural and Interior Design of high-end residential high-rise developments.

Nov 2004 - Aug 2005

Ali & Ben Design Studio, Wilton, CT, US, Owner

• Architectural and Interior Design
• Developed important client relationships.
• Numerous renovations and additions.
• Designed and contracted new home built with ICFs. Was on site daily and participated in the actual
construction work, which included pouring concrete, putting in flooring and excavation.

Sep 1998 - Nov 2004

Connie Beale Inc. Architecture & Interior Design, Greenwich, CT, US, Architect

• High-end residential renovations and furniture design.
• Involved in the renovation of the Park Regency on Park Avenue.
• Involved in design of Carnegie Cigar Bar behind Carnegie Hall.

Jul 1996 - Sep 1998

Costas Kondylis and Partners, New York, Architect

• Project architect for two buildings in NYC and participated in numerous buildings we developed for
Donald Trump, Jeffrey Glick.
• Planning and Zoning approvals.

Apr 1983 - Aug 1989

I.M.Pei & Partners / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, NY, USA, Architect

• Design team: design, presentation drawings and model-making.

May 1981 - Apr 1983


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

3-Year Architecture Program.
Studied with Robert A.M. Stern, Alex Kouzmanoff, Kenneth Frampton, Suzanna Torre.

Aug 1978 - May 1981

Barnard College, New York, NY, US, BA; ArchitectureMajor

Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Architecture.
Was one of 5 women to be first architecture majors at Barnard College.

Sep 1974 - May 1978

Riverdale Country School, Riverdale, NY, US, High School, Independent Private School

High School Degree

Sep 1971 - Jun 1974

Areas of Specialization