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Jelena Jegdic

Jelena Jegdic

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

In the past years my work has involved different types of projects, such as educational, residential, commercial, at small or large scale where I have been involved and learned to coordinate with all project phases from conceptualization and requirements determination, through planning, design and final construction. Proven so far, my strongest abilities are:
• As a team player to create a dynamic work flow. My philosophy is simple. I conceive solutions that are logical yet maintain an engaging experience of discovery and connection for the desired outcome. There is no formula and I look at every project as a unique and one that requires its own strategy, process and technology. I listen, research, strategize, process the information, propose, agree and then get down to hard work.
• The strength of the idea is of crucial importance to me and I know that it comes from knowledge and understanding. I never settle down and get completely satisfied with given, but try to rekindle my own affinity for improving the creation.
• I am on top of my responsibilities that are followed through with discipline while I still find time to keep up with invention and truth seeking.
• I believe that designing is a philosophic and collaborative process across the team that best evolves simultaneously. I research, think, test and re-think to create design that resonates for itself its practical function and beauty, because I don’t believe in design for just the design’s sake and my painfully honest need for practicality ensures I never lose focus of the original goal.
• I believe in tomorrow and that change is good. There is still a new way of communicating, creating, thinking and organizing and I will remind myself that no matter how much I already know there is a lot more to learn and explore. I want to work with people who look to the future.
Pushing myself to do everything better than I did yesterday, I truly hope to push forward with you.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

GHW Architects/ Whitehall Interiors NYC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

• 161 MAIDEN LANE: LUXURY RESIDENTIAL TOWER | 1 SEAPORT, MANHATTAN
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: AG PLANS | STRUCTURE + MEP COORDINATION FAÇADE DETAILS | ENERGY MODEL CALCULATION
INTERIOR SET: BATHROOM, KITCHEN TYPES + LOBBY | SPECIFICATIONS | SCHEDULES MILLWORK DETAILS
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION: RFI’S + COORDINATION.
• 550 WEST 29TH STREET: BOUTIQUE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING | HIGHLINE, MANHATTAN
COLLABORATION WITH TAMARKIN CO.
SCHEMATIC DESIGN: LAYOUT DESIGN | CLIENT COORDINATION
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: STRUCTURE + MEP COORDINATION
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: LAYOUT CHANGES | PLANS, ELEVATIONS + SECTIONS DETAILS | PERMITS, FORMS + FILLING FOR DOB.
• 42-12 28TH STREET: RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE | LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: GYM, SPA, POOL DESIGN CHANGES + DETAILS.
• 1107 BROADWAY, TOY BUILDING: RENOVATION + CHANGE OF USE INTO RESIDENTIAL | FLATIRON DISTRICT, MANHATTAN
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: RCPS | MEP COORDINATION.
• 520 WEST 41ST STREET: RESIDENTIAL + MIXED USE | HUDSON YARDS, MANHATTAN
ARCHITECTS OF RECORD: GHWA WITH DESIGN ARCHITECT: RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP + CLIENT: SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES
CONCEPT DESIGN: ZONING | SITE, LAYOUT + CORE DESIGN
EGRESS CALCULATIONS | AREA DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULES | DESIGN OF TEMPORARY TAX PAYOFF BUILDING (NO ACTION SCENARIO) | COORDINATION WITH DESIGNER OFFICE + CLIENT.
DRAWINGS FOR CITY PLANNING: APARTMENT, HOTEL, PODIUM FLOORS (THEATRE, RETAIL, LOBBY + PARKING) LAYOUT DESIGN.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
 

GF55 Partners, New York, NY, US, Architect

• 75 GREENE AVENUE: TOWNHOUSES RENOVATION | FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN
SCHEMATIC DESIGN: SURVEY OF EXISTING CONDITIONS | LAYOUT DESIGN | CLIENT + CONSULTANT COORDINATION | ON SITE ASSISTANCE.
• 450 KENT AVENUE: DAYCARE CENTER | WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
SCHEMATIC DESIGN, DESIGN DEVELOPMENT + CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: SURVEY DESIGN | DETAILING | COORDINATION WITH CLIENT + ENGINEERS
ON SITE MEETINGS.
• 267 PACIFIC STREET: APARTMENT BUILDING FOR RENT | COBBLE HILL, BROOKLYN
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: DETAILS | BPP DRAWINGS | SCHEDULES | CODES
INTERIOR DESIGN: SELECTION OF FIXTURES + MATERIALS.

May 2012 - Aug 2013
 

SOSH Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

• LAND HOLDING: CASINO-HOTEL WITH RETAIL | D’IBERVILLE, MS
SCHEMATIC DESIGN + DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: ARCHITECTURAL CORE + SHELL
• WEST CASINO NIAGARA: CASINO-HOTEL | NIAGARA, NY
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: DRAFTING + COORDINATION.

Jan 2011 - May 2012
 

Partners for Architecture, Stamford CT, Intermediate Architect

• HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY: MAIN BUILDING | STAMFORD, CT
INTERIOR DESIGN: RENOVATION.
• LIGHTHOUSE CS ACADEMY: BRONX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL | BRONX, NY
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT + CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.
• YONKERS CS EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | YONKERS, NY
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, FF+E.

• CONNECTICUT FILM CENTER: WEST AVENUE FILM CENTER BUILDING RENOVATION | STAMFORD, CT
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.
• METROPOLITAN COUNTRY CLUB: TENNIS HOUSE RENOVATION | WHITE PLAINS, NY
FROM SCHEMATIC DESIGN TO CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
 

Pei Partnership Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

• AGAINST ALL ODDS: CLOTHING STORE | UNION CITY, NJ
3D MODELING + INTERIOR DESIGN.

Mar 2007 - Dec 2008
 

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

• 309 5TH AVENUE: HOTEL/ CONDO | NEW YORK, NY
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT: APARTMENT LAYOUTS
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: CURTAIN WALL DETAILS.
• 76TH STREET + AMSTERDAM AVENUE: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING COMPLEX | NEW YORK, NY
ARCHITECTS OF RECORD: ISMAEL LEYVA WITH DESIGN ARCHITECTS: ROBERT STERN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT + CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.

May 2006 - Mar 2007
 

Mayoh Architects, Sydney, Australia, Intern Architect

• NORTHBRIDGE HOUSE: SMALL SIZE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH RETAIL SPACE | SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
SCHEMATIC DESIGN + 3D MODELING.

Jan 2005 - May 2005
 

Sergey Kisselev and Partners, Moscow, Russia, Junior Architect

• KIEVSKAYA: HOTEL + BUSINESS CENTER | MOSCOW, RUSSIA
SCHEMATIC DESIGN, PRESENTATIONS + GRAPHIC DESIGN.
• KRASNAYA ROSA: OFFICES FOR RENT + SALE | MOSCOW, RUSSIA
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, MEETINGS AT SITE.

Aug 2004 - Jan 2005
 

TradeUnique Group, Moscow, Russia, Entry Level Architect

• SPLENDID HOTEL: RECONSTRUCTION + ADDITION OF A HOTEL | BECICI, MONTENEGRO
SCHEMATIC DESIGN - CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS.

Sep 2003 - Aug 2004
 

Education 

Columbia University, MArch, Master in Science in Advance Architectural Design

• MASTER’S IN SCIENCE IN ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
→ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PRESERVATION, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY; 2005/06.
SUPERVISORS: LAURA KURGAN, HERNAND ALONSO DIAZ AND JEFFERY INABA.

May 2005 - May 2006
 

University College London (UCL), MArch, Maste in Architectural Design

→ BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY COLLAGE LONDON - LONDON, UK; 2002/03.
SUPERVISORS: PETER COOK AND ANDREW PORTER.

Sep 2002 - Sep 2003
 

Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy) - MArchI, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture

→ MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE, STATE ACADEMY - MOSCOW, RUSSIA; 1998-2002.
SUPERVISORS: BRESLAVTSEV OLEG DIMITRIEVICH AND STEPANOV ALEKSEY VLADIMIROVICH.

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
 

Areas of Specialization