Kelly Beckman

Kelly Beckman

New York, NY, US

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A Texas native, Rice Architecture School graduate, and New York City dweller, I have worked in the professional field of architecture for over 5 years. During that time I continue to develop my own specific interests within the diverse field. 

Through my extensive time working in construction documentation and administration, I am interested in the built environment and how design gets translated from the page to reality. I enjoy the coordination, challenges, and quick solutions that come with construction administration and have taken interest in how the design process continues to evolve even when it's being built. Many of my projects have been included aspects of renovation/reuse and focused on interiors.

Through my time as a Revit manage for many complicated and diverse projects, I am interested in how technology and programs can create efficiency, but also how they shape what we design. 

Above all, I strive to remain a global citizen - thinking deeply about the environmental and social impact of the built-world and how design can solve problems rather than creating more. 



SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

+ “Company” - a multi-phase 350,000 sqft building renovation located at 335 Madison Avenue: Worked on team from design through construction, creating concept images & presentations, millwork & facade system details, selecting materials & products, and helping to manage the project through construction administration and completion. Helped manage client relationships, completed RFIs & submittals, and conducted meetings with contractors, owner representatives, engineers, and consultants.
+ 9 Dekalb Avenue - a 73-story, 735,000 sqft apartment building with supporting retail in Brooklyn: Completed construction documentation mitigating new residential and commercial design with preservation of existing landmarked structures to create a cohesive, modern design for the tallest building in Brooklyn.
+ US Embassy - an 11-acre site plan, security complexes, and office building in Bangkok, Thailand: Created concept presentations, 3D imagery, millwork details, and detail documentation for a new office building, establishing modern design rooted in the complex culture and context of Bangkok. Navigated complicated government requirements and confidentiality without compromising the design integrity of the project.
+ BIM / Revit Project Manager: managed, coordinated, and provided troubleshooting / support for Revit models on multiple project teams through complicated phasing & project structures

Sep 2016 - Oct 2020

Nonya Grenader Architects, Houston, TX, US, Designer

+ responsible for construction and city approval documents
+ working on design and documentation of adaptive reuse projects in the center of Houston’s growing industrial quarter

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

+ worked on the design teams of 4 diverse, award winning projects
+ integral in all phases of design from concept to construction; responsible for a wide range of production including curtain wall detail drawings, competition models and renderings
+ managed projects in construction administration

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Design Intern

+ aided in design of various houston projects in phases including concept design schematic design, and design development
+ worked on pro-bono design team for the Boy Scouts of America to develop a full master plan and building designs for a new campus

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


Rice University, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

As part of the Rice School of Architecture, I completed 4 years of undergraduate studies (receiving a Bachelor of Art in Architecture), 1 year of a preceptorship/internship of Pei Cobb Freed in New York, and then a final year of graduate studies, graduating in May of 2016 with my Bachelor of Architecture.

Aug 2010 - May 2016

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