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Lydia Frazier

Lydia Frazier

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am an enthusiastic and dynamic future architect whose interests lie in adaptive reuse, creative design solutions, interesting detailing, and minimizing the environmental impact of architecture. At my current position, I was able to expand these interests as I developed an understanding of the complexities of building construction processes, and consequently how those processes and methods of construction affect design at all levels. In this position not only did I enjoy the challenge of creatively solving design problems, but it allowed me to gain valuable experience in communicating effectively with all persons involved in a project, and remaining organized and calm in time constrained situations.

My ability to face challenges directly and creatively manifests itself in my personal life as well. I am an experienced traveler who has lived in four geographically and culturally diverse cities and spent time on an extensive trip through Latin and South America, where I found profound enjoyment in being immersed in new environments. I have pushed myself to my goals of personal growth with achievements of learning a second language and building a bicycle.

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Employment 

Archetype NY, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

My main responsibilities involve assisting the project manager
on larger scale projects, delegating tasks to other team members,
and providing as a liaison between the drafters, interior designers,
consultants, and clients. I take the lead when working on
executing smaller renovation projects, and maintain efficient time
management skills to meet deadlines, while balancing larger team
based projects.
I have recommended and led initiatives to improve drawing
standards and the project management process. I assist my project
managers by sharing the organizational tools I’ve developed to
lessen their workload. Additionally, I am aware of when my peers
have too much to tackle and provide assistance either through
collaboration to address a solution or by taking over specifics tasks.

Oct 2018 - current
 

Platt Dana Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project manager for a high end residential firm. This position requires a high level of autonomy and time management skills as I handle the multitude of disciplines on each project. Frequent communication between the consultants and contractor require the knowledge of building processes and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to learn from others more experienced.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
 

Heitler Houstoun Architects, New York, Architectural Designer

Integral team member for a range of projects including high volume retail roll out, luxury town home restorations, multifamily dwelling units, rehabilitation institutions, and office design. Primary roles consists of consultant coordination, drawing set production and review, delegating tasks, and maintaining project organization. With projects occurring simultaneously, I map out crucial time lines and goals for our team to meet. When other teams need support, I am quickly briefed on the project and take over tasks to relieve the project manager’s workload. Additionally, I took on a personal goal of raising the office drafting standards. By creating new tools and templates, office efficiency increased which resulted in recognition as employee of the month from our head architect.

Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
 

Ergo Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, Junior Architect

I fulfilled many roles within this firm: Architectural Designer, Accountant, Template Developer, and IT Manager. Working alongside the Principal, I multi-tasked and contributed to the fast turnover of projects. Main duties included: feasibility and cost estimates, project design group charrettes, code research and application, preparation of construction documents, and DOB permitting. I gained experience in construction administration, California building codes, firm marketing, AutoCAD customization, and accounting processes.

Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
 

Steven Lombardi Architect, New York, Intern Architect

Worked under the Principal’s direct supervision through several project types: design/build furniture, small scale residential remodels, full residential additions, new residential construction, commercial remodels, and new mixed use designs. I focused on mocking up digital and physical models of schematic designs for clients, spatial layout studies, preliminary project organization, code restraint research, creating design development, construction document sets, and permitting. Meeting deadlines accordingly led to additional responsibilities such as time with consultants and clients and delegating tasks to student summer interns.

Apr 2014 - Apr 2015
 

Education 

Louisiana State University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

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