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Anna O'Brien LEED AP BD+C, CSI CDT

Anna O'Brien LEED AP BD+C, CSI CDT

New York, NY, US

 

About 

  • Twelve years of experience specializing in interior design and construction projects representation within high-end residential, corporate, healthcare, educational, governmental,  and retail environments
  • Innovative professional with strong corporate and residential design skills and project management experience used to plan and execute design projects within diverse developments
  • Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD, LEED BD+C, LCA BEES Analysis, Pharos, Adobe Creative Suite, CAP Studio, Z-Axis, Ancillary furniture specification, Quick Books. Basic knowledge of Revit, 3D Max, Rhino, eQuest & Ecotect

Employment 

HLW, New York, NY, US, ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATIONS WRITER / HEALTHY BUILDING MATERIALS ANALYST

Responsible for writing, editing, and coordination of architectural specifications with other contract documents on a variety of project types.

Prepare outline specifications and project specifications packages issued for procurement and construction.

Possess in-depth knowledge of construction products and materials; perform research of new products and building systems.

Review building codes, sustainability rating system, industry standards, manufacturer's product literature to ensure materials and systems are consistent with the design intent.

Handle internal training regarding materials, content, scheduling, budget, and their integration with specifications.

Feb 2016 - current
 

Creative Office Pavilion, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer / Space Planner

Meet design and space planning objectives. Extensive ancillary furniture and work stations research as related to corporate, healthcare, and educational projects. Recommendation of products that meet design objectives and clients’ need. Close collaboration with A&D and clientele. Advanced knowledge and specification of Herman Miller and Geiger International products.

Provide clientele with design solutions including space planning and furniture sourcing and specification within a wide range of projects ranging from corporate to education, healthcare and small business using AutoCAD and Z-Axis

Coordinate with architects, designers, and clientele to insure all deliverables of high qualities and submitted in a timely manner

Extensive knowledge and specification writing of FF&E using BEES LCA Analysis and Pharos, sustainable purchasing, analysis, report writing, and visual presentation for clients

Play a center role in presentation preparation and graphic materials for bids, meetings with teams of A&D professionals and end-users

Mar 2015 - Jan 2016
 

COMPLETE TILE COLLECTION, New York, NY, US, INTERIOR DESIGNER / PROJECT COORDINATOR

Met design assistance, sales and service objectives. Interacted extensively with clients and recommended products that served their needs. Material research and validation of concept as related to residential and commercial interior design.

Directed sales and customer service; provided clients with product information, submitted purchase orders to manufactures and vendors, assisted end users in scheduling product maintenance

Involved in completion of interior design projects (budgets up to $750K. Projects ranged from interior design makeovers to complete apartment renovations)

Prepared pylori plans and elevations, budgets, and other necessary drawings for custom designs

Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
 

US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (US EPA) REGION 2, DIVISION OF POLLUTION PREVENTION, New York, New York, NY, US, SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCHER / VOLUNTEER

Assisted US EPA Pollution Prevention team with new and ongoing projects, including proposal of economic, environmental, and social indicators for manufacturing communities.

Developed a set of sustainability indicators specific for manufacturing communities through on-site verifications, conduction of interviews, in-depth research of the existing environmental conditions and social capita, and values of Tonawanda community, NY

In-depth research of strategies feasible for expanding integrated approaches to sustainable development

Contributed as a team member in carrying out projects related to pollution prevention and waste management in Tonawanda community

Collected and analyzed data, sustainability reporting, and proposed environmental and social improvement strategies

Developed presentation and graphic materials, participated in meetings with team members and stake holders, extensively communicated with project managers and residents of Tonawanda community

Incorporated sustainability / energy efficiency measures as one of the main assets of the agency

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
 

Scarano Architect PLLC., Brooklyn, NY, US, SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT / LEED PROJECT MANAGER

Executed wide-ranging design services for multi-sized residential and hospitality projects. Lead the Scarano Architect Green Team, including in- depth research and implementation of sustainable principles into new and ongoing projects through design, construction, and early occupancy stages and administration of LEED, GBI, Healthy New York, NYSERDA, ENERGY STAR, and Living Building Challenge

Schematic design and design development, building code research and feasibility studies for new buildings and alterations. Permit expediting and removal of building and ECB violations

Gained practical knowledge of project managing and planning through all phases, from conceptual design and design development to constriction and post-occupancy

Researched sustainable practices and applications for new buildings and alterations including principles of Passive House, on-site renewable energy, waste management, water supply and efficiency, neighborhood development, landscape design, emissions reductions, indoor air quality, etc.

Directed LEED, GBI, NYSERDA, Living Building Challenge and other green building certifications through all phases of design and early occupancy. Revised and submitted all required documentation and produced sets of drawings required for LEED certification submission using Auto CAD

Extensive material research and specification using BEES LCA Analysis and Pharos, sustainable purchasing, analysis and report writing

Provided clients with sustainable design and construction consulting expertise and educated a team of professionals and contractors on submittal requirements for certifications and provided critical feedback, developed scopes of works and proposals, estimated preliminary costs and payback period

Jan 2010 - Jul 2012
 

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, New York, NY, US, ARCHITECTURAL JOB CAPTAIN

Assisted senior project manager with design projects citywide, including construction and shop drawings, sourcing of materials, fixtures and furnishings, maintaining schedules and budgets

Independently handled small scale projects: space planning of interior facilities and work stations

Assisted in the design of corporate design projects that ranged from interior space planning and alterations to gut and exterior renovations

Played a center role in presentation preparation and graphic materials for meetings with the team of professionals and clients

Collaborated with architects on all stages of project development: created schedules of interior finishes and fixtures, and was responsible for set of architectural drawings

Attended meetings, wrote meeting minutes, bulletins, and RFI’s

Jun 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Ellen Sosnow Interiors, New York, NY, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Assisted owner with residential remodeling and interior design projects, including construction and millwork drawings, sourcing of materials, fixtures and furnishings.

Developed solid knowledge of construction documentation, custom furniture, and millwork design

Involved in completion of interior design projects (budgets up to $750K.) Projects ranged from interior design makeovers to complete apartment renovations

Further developed space-planning, custom furniture, and millwork detailing skills

Acquired a set of administrative skills: project schedules, specifications and budgets, purchase orders using QuickBooks

Gained experience with project management and administration while meeting with local authorities, clients, suppliers, and contractors

Completed extensive training in space planning of kitchen, bath, and public spaces using AutoCAD

Aug 2006 - Jan 2010
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Masters, Sustanability

Sep 2010 - Feb 2014
 

New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Technology

Jan 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

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