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CAROLINA CASTERELLA

CAROLINA CASTERELLA

Clifton, NJ, US

 

About 

Employment 

Rottet Studio, New York , Designer IV

Working as a senior designer for high profile ground up hospitality projects. Involved in all phases of design, from conceptual design to FF&E specification.

° Conrad Washington DC 19,000 SF/ 70,000 SF
City Center Washington DC
• In charge of design development, space planning and FF&E for all public areas, including reception, lounge, bar, restaurant, spa, business lounge, ballroom, meeting rooms. Base building by Herzog & de Meuron.

° Four Seasons Philadelphia 230,112 SF
1800 Arch, Philadelphia, PA 19103
• FF&E Package for Foster + Partners

Jun 2014 - current
 

G3 Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Design of contract projects (office headquarters) for financial institutions in the New York area.
Development of pre-built suites for various large landlords (TSP & CBRE) at a national level.
Designed a high end apartment renovation in Manhattan.

° Global Association of Risk Professionals 30,000 SF
100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07310
http://g3arch.com/global-association-of-risk-professionals/
• In charge of design development from concept to completion of project, including space planning and FF&E.

° Engel Volkers 12,000 SF
430 Park Avenue 11th Floor, New York NY
http://g3arch.com/engel-volkers/
• In charge of design development from concept, space planning to completion of project, including FF&E.

° Jefferies Headquarters 11,000 SF
520 Madison Avenue 10th Floor New York New York
• Executive floor reception area concept, demountable wall system research and selection, FF&E conceptual presentation and design development.

° Ravinia 17,000 SF
1 Ravinia Dr Atlanta, GA 30346-2103
520 Madison Avenue 10th Floor New York New York
• Public spaces renovation, from conceptual design to FF&E.

Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
 

WCA - west chin architect, pllc, New York, NY, US, Designer (Consulting)

Collaborated in the design and bid package for a high end residential project in NYC.

Feb 2012 - Apr 2012
 

Blackstone 360, Newark, NJ, US, Project Designer

° Aura 240 150,000 sf
240 South Harrison St. East Orange, NJ
Interior Architectural Designer
Renovation and addition to an existing commercial
6 stories building into a 15 stories luxury rental property.
• Interior space planning, common areas design, FF&E specifications.
Conducted site observations, coordinate with consultants,
CDs for common areas, CA.
• Produced renderings in sketchUp and Photoshop.
° Espree 315 225,000 sf
315 South Harrison St. East Orange, NJ
Architectural Designer
Mixed use project with over 100 apartment units,
Including an extensive roof Garden
• Conceptual design, massing studies, test fits, layouts, site design,
plans for submittal.
• Essence144 100,000 sf
144 South Harrison St. East Orange, NJ
Architectural Designer
High rise residential100 apartment units.
• Developed conceptual design, massing studies, test fits, layouts and elevations, site design for submittal.

Feb 2010 - Feb 2012
 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Designer

Limited Brands, 1740 Broadway, NYC

• Consolidation of all brands under one roof.
Assisted design director and project architect with
test fits, developed conceptual design ideas, surveys, updating
drawing sets during all phases of design SD, DD, CDs
• Produced hand renderings for presentations as well as in sketch Up
and Photoshop

Ripley, Santiago de Chile, Chile

• Design Development Package
• Assisted senior designers to create the concept and mood
of the project.
• Presented to clients, created conceptual renderings, SD, DD.

Warburg Pincus, 335 Madison Ave., New York, NY

• 4 Floors interior renovation. Worked with design director
and senior designer to create the design of the specialty
areas for WP’s new headquarters.
• FF&E selection, feature stair design, consultant management.

Other projects with Gensler:
MTV, Lenovo, Creative Artist Agency, Starwood Hotels, Bay Harbour
Management, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Dwight Englewood School.
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Sep 2006 - Nov 2008
 

LLG Architect, Wayne, NJ, US, Junior Project Designer

Apr 2005 - Sep 2006
 

Tormac Consulting LLC, Passaic Junction, NJ, US, Junior Designer

Mar 2004 - Apr 2005
 

Education 

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, CO, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1999 - Mar 2004
 

Areas of Specialization