Caitlin Dierks

Caitlin Dierks

New York, NY, US



From 2011-2013, I worked for Garland Alliance, a Landscape Architecture Design-Build firm in Milwaukee which focuses on high end residential and commercial work, and often collaborates with other architectural firms. After gaining invaluable knowledge and skills both in the office and in the field, in December of 2013 I moved to New York City in pursuit of a landscape architecture career in urban design.

Recently, I worked for David Shuldiner, Inc., a glass, glazing and architectural metal contracting company in Brooklyn, assisting the Director of Estimating. While working for David Shuldiner I gained a better understanding of the day to day operations of a construction business as well as experience in the estimating, accounts payable, and purchasing departments.


David Shuldiner, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Estimator

-Reviewed Architectural drawings and determined scope
-Calculated take-off numbers
-Prepared sealed bids and consulted General Contractors regarding bids
-Documented Project Manager meeting minutes and simplified project organization system
-Refined and generated union worker timesheets
-Fielded client requests for maintenance work
-Coordinated business trips
-Composed memos and proposals, screened phone calls, and monitored office supplies
-Informed vendors of outstanding bills

Apr 2014 - Mar 2015

Gardens by Garland (now called Garland Alliance), Milwaukee, WI, US, Assistant Landscape Designer

My work included drafting site plans in AutoCAD; rendering perspectives in Adobe Photoshop; creating models in Google Sketchup; field work and designing planting plans for residential and commercial sites as well as national competitions.

Jul 2011 - Dec 2013

Insite Landscape Design, Wauwatosa, WI, US, Landscape Design Intern

My work included field measuring, drafting site plans, rendering perspectives, and designing planting plans for residential, commercial and public sites.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2010


Iowa State University College of Design, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2011

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