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Maria Strongin

Maria Strongin

San Diego, CA, US

 
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About 

For me, architecture is not just a job; it is a destiny, an integral part of my life. When somebody asks me for some architectural advice, I cannot answer their question in a simple way. I end up thinking about it non-stop until I come up with the perfect solution, including ideas/methods that the person never even considered. Because I believe that every true architect is like a doctor, except where a doctor cures humans, an architect “cures” the space where humans exist.

Employment 

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Designer/ Drafter

Focus on the residential multi-family sector. Work in close collaboration with the Project Manager on all stages of Design Development, Construction Documents, City Approvals, Construction Administration. Team management. Graphic presentations.
Extensive experience with Affordable housing and Senior living projects with short time schedules.

Oct 2017 - current
 

Freelancer, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Focus on residential remodeling and interior design.
Provided direct communication and collaboration with the clients and managers
Developed the design concept and presentation materials,
including 3D rendering, construction documentation, managing the project
scopes, schedule, and budgets, while overseeing and managing the construction process.

Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
 

Studio Tartaglia Partnership, Milan, IT, Architect Intern

Focused on international competition for museum Gusta (Finland) in collaboration with the project team members,
prepared concept sketches, floor plans, sections, diagrams, 3D renderings, and presentation boards.

May 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Piramida LTD, St. Petersburg, Russia, Design Department Senior Manager

Focused on residential projects and interior design. Collaborated and leaded the design team,
directly communicated with the clients, verifying client expectations, and producing design concept,
while managed the productions of construction documents, project budget and schedules, resolving
complex technical and design issues.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2009
 

Freelancer, St. Petersburg, Russia, Architectural Designer

Focus on residential remodeling and interior design.
Provided direct communication and collaboration with the clients and managers
Developed the design concept and presentation materials,
including 3D rendering, construction documentation, managing the project
scopes, schedule, and budgets, while overseeing and managing the construction process.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2007
 

Design and Construction Management LTD, St. Petersburg, Russia, Architect

Focus on commercial projects, shopping, and business. Producing concept design projects and
construction documentation, preparation of the concept sketches, floor plans, sections, diagrams,
3D renderings, and presentation boards. Overseeing the construction process and,
resolve technical and design issues.

Dec 2005 - Jun 2007
 

Education 

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Masters, Master of Architectural Studies

Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
 

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, MArch, Master Degree in Architecture

Feb 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Awards 

AIA Student Design Award, Award

AIA Student Design Award for the project Magnet High School of Arts.
In recognition of outstanding design.

2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills