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Amanda Faye Dowd

Amanda Faye Dowd

Washington, DC, US

 

About 

After graduating with honors in 1997 I began my career in Los Angeles, the youngest person ever hired at Gensler, as an architectural designer.  Two years later I moved to New York and enjoyed many years designing and managing projects with the firms KPF, Polshek Partnership (Ennead) and Bruce Bierman Design.  For a year I explored retail design and took the role as Store Development and Planning Associate for Theory retail providing accurate design roll-out and brand management of all built projects from inception to opening day.  During this decade, I volunteered with various non-profits in fundraising and event management, Volunteerism and Special Events Direction (2003) and Development Management (2004) in New York City.  Between 2005 and 2009 I produced work under my name in the areas of residential, commercial and hospitality design in Los Angeles, New York and Russia.  

Spring of 2010, when my daughter was nearing two years old, I looked in the D.C. area for a kind of creative, design / architecture or building class for her to attend.  Unable to find one that had the focus and depth I was searching for, my direction became clear.  In Fall of 2010 I provided my first class to the local community.  I have since enjoyed many years of success in teaching S.T.E.A.M. education to children ages 2 - 14.  Currently I provide special events in the Silver Spring, MD and Washington D.C. communities.

Employment 

BUILDERBEE Kids (S.T.E.[A.]M. Education), Washington, DC, US, Owner at BBK / Art, Design, Creativity & Innovation STEAM-based Instruction

STEAM EDUCATION provided to the Washington D.C. area
public and private schools (Lowell School) museums
(National Building Museum) and through community events
(Kaboom Play USA).
STEAM Classes, camps and events providing introduction
to art, sustainability, landscaping, design, building and innovation.
Summer campers engage in week-long studies in the community,
at area museums and on multi-day design-build projects.

Mar 2010 - current
 

AMANDA FAYE DESIGN, New York, NY, Architectural Design and Creative Direction

PARK INN Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine, Opened 2011 Ukraine Hotel Management, Rezidor Hotel Group and Standard Capitol Group Inc. Program and Schematic Design for 23 Floors, 250 Rooms, interactive lobby and lounge, 2 restaurants, conference center, fitness center and spa, rooftop Lounge. On the Dnipr River and adjacent to the Dnepr Railway Station and commercial district, city’s intention was to represent an emerging era to the world as the City prepared to host the Olympic Games. Sustainable design proposal.

REZIDOR Hotel Group International,
2008 Design Trends Report Sustainable products, interior furnishings, 5 year forecast & custom design

FERRANTE LAW FIRM New York, NY Awarded 900 ft² office space interior re-design plus murals and custom iron-work commissions

BRINCA Residence 90046, CA
2,400 ft² expansion incl. office construction

KATZ RESIDENCE Denver, CO Completed 2008
800 ft² interior design with selected & custom designed bedroom furnishings

Jan 2005 - Jul 2008
 

BRUCE BIERMAN DESIGN Residential Architecture and Interior Design, New York, New York , Designer

Design and management of architectural and interior designs within 3 – 5 person teams. Signature detailing and designed BBD furniture, clean lines, and cu. Luxury amenities were often part of the scope. Close client interaction, site visits, meetings and communications.

PETERS MT. DESERT ISLAND RESIDENCE, GUEST/STUDIO HOUSE AND GROUNDS | Seal Harbor, ME
WESTREICH LOFT | Chelsea, NY, NY
ZOREF RESIDENCE | Croton-on-Hudson, NY
ROWAN DAMONE RESIDENCE | Palm Beach, FL
RITTER HOUSE | Southampton, NY

Mar 2006 - Feb 2008
 

THEORY LLC Apparel and Luxury Retail, New York, New York , Associate, Store Planning and Development

Responsible for the management and application of the Theory Retail Growth Strategy with Rogers Marvel Architects designs. Handled in-house and on-site team and contractor communication, construction set reviews, construction management, furniture and fixture development and installation, accurate on-time deliverables and openings.
Completed and opened in 2005: Theory Studio Lab (renovation), new Theory Corporate Headquarters (Meatpacking District, NYC) and (5) retail locations (throughout the US).

Mar 2005 - Mar 2006
 

POLSHEK PARTNERSHIP ARCHITECTS (ENNEAD ARCHITECTS), New York, New York , Designer

NEWSEUM | Washington, DC
New construction (2008) of ten-story, 600,000 ft² mixed use building including an interactive museum, executive offices, conference center, residences, restaurant, retail and parking.
Programming/SD Team: Concept, Plan, Design, Model and Presentation.

LYCEE FRANCAIS de NEW YORK | NYC
New construction (2003) LEED, five-story, 163,000 ft² priv. K-12 education. Two student + faculty buildings linked by a joint circulation patio, rooftop space, 350-seat auditorium, 2 gyms., 2 libraries and cultural ctr. DD/CD Team: interior, rooftop and associated details.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ARTS AND INDUSTRIES BUILDING | Washington, DC
Proposed renovation, modernization and historic preservation of a 142,000 ft² museum.
SD/DD Team: Electrical, Ceiling, and Light Plans; Elevations, Presentation Drawings.

NEW YORK ACADEMY of MEDICINE | NYC
Proposed renovation (87,300 ft²) of a public health research landmark facility and construction of a 160,000 ft² new addition.
Programming/SD Team: Interview and Document, Exist. Plans, Analysis, Expansion Proposal and Presentation

LONG ISLAND JEWISH ONCOLOGY CENTER | NEW YORK

Mar 2000 - Jan 2003
 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, New York , Designer

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION | Washington, DC
Proposed eight-story, 50,000 ft², national headquarters for public health research. Design included exhibition space, conference center, kitchen, library, broadcast studio and gym.
Competition, Concept Proposal.

CRESCENT WEST Master Plan | Dallas, TX
Proposed Development of 1.3 million ft² site to include three office towers (34 floor), a residential tower and townhomes (300 Units).
SD/Presentation: Three-block development, Master Plan with Garage, Presentation

Sep 1999 - Mar 2000
 

Gensler, Los Angeles, California , Designer

NIKKEN WORLD HEADQUARTERS | Irvine, CA
Built and Opened in 1999
New construction (1999) of LEED certified 213,000 ft² corporate international headquarters, warehouse, training center, theater.

SUNSET MILLENNIUM | West Hollywood, CA Proposed (2014) new construction of 700,000 ft² mixed use urban plan and design of luxury hotel, restaurant, office, retail, public spaces, parking garage and residential building.

Jun 1997 - Sep 1999
 

Education 

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1993 - May 1997
 

Awards 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND PRESENTATIONS, Other

• Awarded Project - Long Island Jewish Medical Center Design for Polshek Partnership Architects
• Competition Designer - Kaiser Family Foundation for Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects
• Design Steering Committee - Sustainable Design Task Force, Firm-wide monthly report, Gensler LA
• Lead Concept Designer - Sunset Millennium Design Team for Gensler LA
• Final Project Critic California State University - Gensler LA respresentative
• Non‐Profit Spokesperson for Animal Care of NY:
TV Channels Fox, 4, WB11; Print: NY Times, NY Daily News, NY Post
• Lecturer and Guest Juror - University of Oklahoma College of Archiecture 2003 – 2005

2000
 

STUDENT HONORS O.U. Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Science, Other

STUDENT HONORS, AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
• Dean’s Student Leaders Council
• College Council
• AIA OU Student Chapter President
• AIA COC Board of Directors, Student Director
• Awarded Alpha Rho Chi Medal for exemplary leadership, service and professional promise
• International Memorial Design Competition Entry Featured at the Alfred P. Murrah Opening
• Best Design Solution + Most Innovative Design awarded at AIA Student Recognition Awards
• Outstanding Overall Design, National Creative Genius Awards
• Art purchased by Oklahoma State University for display in the Student Union

1997
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills