Bethany Waters

Bethany Waters

Brooklyn, NY, US




Perez, APC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer and Project Manager

• Grew into multiple positions over three years
• Performed field and site assessments of storm-damaged homes across the five boroughs
• Developed detailed scopes of work with contractors and consultants
• Developed full construction document sets for approval and permitting
• Liasoned with clients to streamline production
• Maintained detailed tracking of project milestones
• Managed an internal team of field and production staff
• Collaborated with firm principals on branch management and firm development
• Assisted with business development efforts
• Led internal trainings for staff members on critical and pertinent topics
• Submitted to design competitions as part of an office-wide creative team

Sep 2013 - Sep 2016

Thinking Development, London, GB, Case Study Editor and Graphics Director (Volunteer Position)

• Working with an existing team and development plan, produced a series of posters and pamphlets for a fund raising exhibition for the reconstruction of an all girls school in post-earthquake Haiti.
• Integrated new and existing material to tell a comprehensive and compelling story.
• Currently creating a full book for fundraising and promotional purposes.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2013

Development Planning Unit, University College London, London, GB, Move Coordinator and Design Consultant

• Coordinated and scheduled the move of two programs to a new building, and the re-shuffle of the remaining programs within the existing building.
• Designed the layouts of all the new and re-designed spaces in both buildings.
• Coordinated and communicated between all user groups within the department to see everybody was up to date on the proceedings, and that everybody's needs were met.

Jul 2012 - Nov 2012

Margolis + Fishman, Inc., Cambridge, MA, US, Architectural Designer

• In the role of Project Manager: attending project meetings, coordinating site visits, compiling submission sets from various contractors to create full permit and construction drawing sets.
• Completed detailed field measurements of sites and recreated them in working drawing format
• Coordination of full project teams and multiple project schedules
• Part of a team in the office initiating a series of further education seminars and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of progressions and innovations in the field

Nov 2010 - Sep 2011

Ian Wylie Architects, London, GB, Associate Architect

• Acting as Project Manager, liaising with the clients, coordinating with the consultants, submitting for approval from the city council and completing a full set of design drawings.
• Working as part of a design team to compile complete and thorough sets of drawings for complex building projects.
• Making detailed site measurements, and replicating them as CAD plans, sections and elevations.
• Coordinating with the design team to draft a complete Scope of Works for tender stages.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

The Princes Foundation for the Built Environment, Prince of Wales's Graduate Fellow in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design

• As a Graduate Fellow, has been part of design teams working in the Projects Team within the Foundation.
• Working on both national and international projects, including South Hams, Crewe Green, Cumnock Town Centres, and Jamaica, as a designer, architectural assistant, organizer and manager.
• Participating in Enquiry by Design [EbD] and Scoping workshops and have successfully integrated local residents with design professionals in order to produce a masterplan for the project area.
• Assisting EbD Managers with planning and organising workshops.
• Studying planning policy, GIS mapping and local architectural and urban precedent, seeing the implications they have on the project at hand.
• Successfully integrating into all aspects of the design projects.
• Completed a Sketch-Up walk-though animation of the Rose Town, Jamaica to illustrate the end goals of the Foundation’s plan to those not familiar with the project, or with 2-d graphics.
• Proposed and drafted the reassessment and re-design of a masterplan that was not satisfactory to the design team.
• Successfully managed a major project whilst the Project Leader and EbD Manager were away from the office on workshops. Liaised with the Graphic Designer on the final report layout, culled together data for the various sections of the final report, and communicated with the architect in the field.
• Attending Masterclasses on various sectors of the built environment, given by leading experts in the field as part of my Fellowship.
• Initiated social events and site visits around the United Kingdom for the group of Graduate Fellowships to enhance our education through the Foundation.

[Fellowship included professional placements at two associated architectural firms, John Simpson + Partners and Ian Wylie Architects. Please see additional work experience.]

Jul 2008 - Aug 2010

John Simpson + Partners, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

• Working as part of a design team to compile complete and thorough sets of drawings for complex building projects.
• Coordinating detail drawings with NBS notations.
• Working on both public projects such as Kensington Palace, and private residences.
• Initiating the adoption of a recycling program for the office.

Aug 2009 - May 2010

Driver-Ryan Architects, Portsmouth, NH, US, Project Architect/Intern Architect

• As a Project Architect, headed up project schedules, meetings and project coordination.
• As an Architectural Intern, worked successfully as part of a design team,
did design work and effectively worked in every step of the
design/construction process.
• Interacted and communicated with clients with a great degree of success.
• Acted as a liaison between client, architect, engineer, consultants and contractors on numerous projects.

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008

Andrew Yates Architects, Jamestown, RI, US, Intern Architect

•As an Architectural Intern, helped complete Construction Documents, accompanied the architect on site visits, and did preliminary design work
•Worked successfully as part of a design team
•Interacted and communicated with clients to a great degree

Jun 2004 - Aug 2006


University College London (UCL), London, GB, Masters, Building and Urban Design in Development

• Graduated with Distinction
• Fieldwork: Brescia, Italy / Bangkok, Thailand
• ‘Cities Methodologies’ Exhibition: Dharavi, Mumbai, India

Oct 2011 - Sep 2012

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

•Minor in Structural Engineering
•Minor in Art and Architectural History
•Semester Abroad in Florence, Italy
•Honors Program
•Deans List

Sep 2001 - May 2006


Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design, Grant

A two year Graduate Fellowship in London, UK providing a combination of graduate level masterclasses and working experience both at the built environment charity awarding the Fellowship, and at various connected and well-regarded architectural practices through-out the country.


AIA NH Emerging Professionals Design Competition, 3rd Place

A competition to design a new elementary school in downtown Manchester, NH with particular emphasis on sustainability and the scale and experience of the child. Design submitted with Jennifer Hegarty.


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