Lee Ann Sendra-Blackman

Lee Ann Sendra-Blackman

Fairfield, CT, US



I am a seasoned architect with 16 years of experience designing, detailing and building high end residential, private estate and private country club scaled projects.  I am versed in AutoCAD and prefer the old school hand drawings when it comes to progressing through design sketches with clients, team coordination or on site job execution/clarifications.  I love what I do.  I love being a part of a team environment as well as wearing many hats when needed.  


Halper Owens Architects, Greenwich, CT, US, Architect/Project Manager

I was a senior architect that assisted the principal in design through constriction documentation, detail coordination and additional typical project management duties. In October the firm lost a very large Estate project due to the economy and several new employees were let go. Jon Halper is available to discuss my work ethic, dedication and level of expertise at your convenience.

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015

TPG Architects, New Canaan, CT, US, Senior Project Manager/Designer

I was a senior designer/architect in the office working directly with the Design Partner Braden Novotny.
I was in charge of several high end residential renovations and private residential bespoke structures in CT and NYC. I managed design details, product specification selections, presentations, team management, construction administration and coordination. This firm closed it's doors in June of 2015 after the partners separated in March of 2015. I left with the Design Partner, B. Novotny. He is available to speak on my behalf as well.

Apr 2012 - Mar 2015

The Coastal Companies, Holden Beach, NC, US, Senior Design Architect

I worked exclusively for the Marketing and Procurement Division of the Coastal Companies. I worked directly under and for Mark Saunders designing his exclusive high end residential communities. I was the designer in charge of the architectural themes, details and planning of the overall company developments, from design styles through club house and amenity structures.
Mr Mark Saunders is the only individual that can speak to my employment as I was under his direct supervision and employment.

Oct 2005 - Aug 2011


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

I studied abroad completing my Master Thesis work in Vicenza, Italy before completing my concentration in adaptive reuse and historical preservation. I was selected as the student ambassador to represent the university's preservation program in Quito Ecuador for 6 months prior to graduating. We were involved in the restoration guidelines and directives to establish the "clean up" of the historic downtown Quito. This was a program that worked directly with the Ecuadorian Government's Environmental Agency.
My history of architecture background, hand drawing abilities and multi-lingual capabilities served me well during my time at the University of Florida.

Aug 1994 - Jan 1999

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts/Architectural History

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Architectural History

Aug 1988 - Jun 1992


Designer in charge of the Coastal Living Beach Home 2009, 1st Place

I was the designer of record for the home, under Mark Saunders. I collaborated with Sam Guidry who was the architect of record (construction documents) for our company's submission - the Coastal Companies


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