Helen Jadlowski

Helen Jadlowski

Winchester, VA, US



I'm an Architectural Designer with residential,  commercial,  and public design experience.  My residential projects range from high-end single family to multifamily townhouses and condominiums.

I use my knowledge of building materials and color composition in the material selection process creating color boards for a visual aide.

Technical aspects of design ranging from building codes, Reschecks, vent calculations to detail drawings and construction documents I am experienced with.

I have worked on all levels of design from concept to creation. One of my favorite steps is using visual programs like Sketchup, Photoshop and Illustrator to bring a project to life.



Van Metre Homes, Winchester, Virginia, Architectural Designer

Working on new construction of residential single family homes to multifamily townhouses and condos. All aspects of the design process through permit. Material selection and creation of visual renderings and illustrations of product. Collaboration with structural engineers, land and civil engineering, wall panel and truss design, estimating and marketing.
Aspects of code analysis, reschecks, roof calculations, construction documents and detail drawings.
Interior design of public spaces within the multifamily projects.

Jun 2013 - current

Robert Adler and Associates, West Long Branch, NJ, US, Intern Architect

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

W. Lerman Architecture, West Long Branch, NJ, US, Project Manager, Intern Architect, Client Development Manager

Project Manager and Client Development at W. Lerman Architecture.
Responsibilities for Project Manager:
Construction documentation, site visits for measurements, existing drawings,
preliminary drawings, floor plans, RCP, finish plan, elevation plan, detail, ceiling and millwork drawings, site plans, working drawings, code requirement research, material research and
interior design, printing and mailing drawings.
Client Development and marketing responsibilities:
Preparing and sending out proposals, answering the office phone, coordinating
meetings, preparing monthly invoicing, designing mailable brochures and booklets for marketing, and keeping up with contacts and client information, attending networking events and meetings.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

Haynes Furniture Company, Richmond, VA, US, Visual interior decorator

develop showcases spatially and visually.

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Freelance-Renovation Spa, North Carolina Client

Develop AutoCAD construction drawings which include, plans, electrical, and plumbing to client for renovation, construction and permit purposes of an existing building into a Spa. Provide consultation and design direction to client.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

Electrical Distribution Design, GIS/DEW Operator

Digital mapping electrical and water systems for Fort Drum into DEW program using GIS referencing locations. Mapping buildings and water tower perimeters in locations to systems on maps.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Kathryn Albright, Blacksburg Farmer's Market, Independent Study

Blacksburg Farmer's Market Renovation Independent Study:
Worked with Kathryn Albright, Foundation Chair and Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, to further develop her designs of the plans, digital models, physical models, and renderings to be presented to the Blacksburg town council for approval in 2008. Approved and built spring 2010. The project was $782,000.

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Lasercamm Operator

Supervised operation of Virginia Tech Lasercamm by architecture students. Assisted students in file conversion and operational procedures.

Apr 2008 - Apr 2008


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BArch, Architecture

Studios I-V
Chicago Studio 9
Structures: Concrete, Wood, Steel
Environmental Building Systems
History of Architecture
Building Construction
Professional Practice
Lasercamm operations
Wood and plastic shop
Watercolor class

Blacksburg Farmers Market Renovation Independent Study

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Chicago Studio Alumni Scholarship, Scholarship

$1,000 award scholarship towards Chicago Studio 2009.


Hand Drawing Finalist, Award


National Association of Women in Construction National Drafting Competition, 2nd Place

Senior-year high school, placed 2nd for the national drafting competition to design a band shell for a Florida park with hand drafing. Seven specific drawings were submitted, including elevations, electrical drawings, and plans. Media would either be AutoCAD or Hand drafting. Scholarship was for $250 regional, and $1,500, second-place national.


Fine Arts, 1st Place

Blacksburg Rotary Club award for fine arts scholarship, $500.


Areas of Specialization