Kristine Burgess

Kristine Burgess

New York, NY, US

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An NCIDQ certified High End Residential Designer of bespoke interiors throughout the United States with 10+ years of experience. 


Sara Story Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer

​-Project Management of bespoke High End single family residences through all phases of design
-Coordinating with project Architects, Contractors, Subcontractors & Tradesmen
-Creating & maintaining furnishing budgets and project schedules
-Drafting & updating furniture plans and elevations, developing schemes and FF&E sourcing
-Drafting of custom furniture drawings and overseeing fabrication in workrooms
-Preparation for and hosting of weekly client meetings, client shopping trips & maintaining successful client relationships
-Overseeing FF&E procurement practices through to final project installation
-Management and mentorship of a design team of designers and junior staff

Apr 2021 - current

JAM Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager & Interior Designer

-Assisting Principal on all phases of design on High End, single-family Residential projects
-Production of schematic drawings, permit drawings, construction drawings & custom millwork and furniture drawings
-Creating graphic presentation drawings, material & inspiration board layouts
-Coordinating with expeditors and contractors in the filing of Permit Drawings
-Sourcing & Specifying of FF&E
-Compiling Construction Documentation including Schedules and Spec folders
-Completing Site Surveys to include taking measurements & photo documentation for the subsequent production of Existing Conditions drawings

Sep 2017 - Apr 2021

Stedila Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

-Creating Construction Documentation and ongoing project specifications
-Designing & drafting custom millwork and furniture drawings, reviewing & redlining shop drawings
-FF&E Sourcing, Obtaining vendor quotes, establishing & adhering to project budgets
-Managing projects from inception to construction completion to include review and documentation of progress on site, reviewing alternates, payment applications, change orders, lien waivers & creating punch lists
-Collaborating with contractors, subs, vendors and clients through project execution
-Maintaining project binders, updating schedules and spec books
-Designing lighting and electrical plans & providing coordinating specifications

Jun 2014 - Sep 2017


Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, BFA in Interior Design

Aug 2009 - May 2013