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Anna Sawicka

Anna Sawicka

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

A team-player and a fast learner with exceptional attention to detail, and strong problem-solving and organizational skills, who brings extensive design management experience including, preparing construction documents, obtaining necessary authorizations, and construction management.



Employment 

Hanrahan Meyers Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer/Project Manager

EXPERIENCE:
• Attended client meetings & coordinated with clients during design and construction phases
• Maintained client relationships through transparent, timely communication & problem resolution
• Conducted project-related research of building code & performed related analysis/calculations
• Researched, selected & requested samples of materials, equipment, furniture, finishes & other products from vendors for client review & approval
• Managed architectural project design process from concept phase to completion, including: preliminary design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Construction Administration, according to client requirements & design concepts
• Coordinated & managed architectural design & changes with various disciplines: owners, building management, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors & suppliers, prior & during the course of the project to ensure clarity of design intent & to limit field errors during construction
• Effectively communicated the design intent through presentations & preliminary construction plans for client meetings, including: design drawings, physical and digital 3D models, renderings, diagrams, as well as, meeting minutes
• Produced diagrams, schedules, design sketches, presentations & working drawings from sketches, markups, red lines, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data through predesign to construction administration phases
• Worked closely with owners, contractors, special inspectors, internal staff and effectively communicated with local municipalities in order to coordinate the construction process
• Attended regular site meetings, oversaw project construction; mitigated site issues and conflicts
• Prepared site reports, documented site conditions, and distributed data to the project team
• Trained staff in use of and set up office standards for Revit software
• Participated in the preparation for competitions

May 2015 - current
 

viaArchitecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer/Project Manager

EXPERIENCE:
• Conducted surveys of existing conditions; measured & photographed client’s property
• Conducted project-related research of building code & performed related analysis/calculations
• Researched, selected & requested samples of materials, equipment, furniture, finishes & other products from vendors for client review & approval
• Managed architectural project design process from concept phase to completion, including: preliminary design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Construction Administration
• Coordinated with various disciplines: owners, building management, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors & suppliers, prior & during the course of the project to ensure clarity of design intent & to limit field errors during construction
• Effectively communicated the design intent through presentations & preliminary construction plans for client meetings, including: design drawings, physical and digital 3D models, renderings, diagrams, as well as, meeting minutes
• Prepared and submitted detailed construction drawings and documentation including site, architectural, mechanical, electrical, reflected ceiling, plumbing, structural, furniture and equipment plans for local government permitting review
• Conducted walkthroughs with potential bidders and addressed bid inquiries, assisted clients with bid comparison
• Handled multiple projects simultaneously, managed architectural process of project construction from permitting to sign off
• Performed thorough and comprehensive field work with due diligence and great attention to detail, including: addressing uncovered existing conditions, design conflicts, flagging punch list items and confirmed site to be consistent with drawings and of acceptable quality
• Maintained ongoing construction pace by accurately responding to RFI’s and change orders. Issued bulletins and SKs, accordingly

Mar 2012 - current
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

AIA Henry Adams Medal, 1st Place

For more than a century, the AIA has provided a medal of excellence to graduating students in the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) accredited schools. The award is named in honor of Henry Adams (1838-1918), a historian, journalist, and scholar who donated the royalties from his book Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres to the AIA.

In 2018, a new medal and process was announced that aligns with the original 1914 resolution that established this award. Schools may submit one graduate of a Bachelor of Architecture and/or Master of Architecture program, who displays excellence throughout their academic career for this medal and certificate.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills