Olga Smirnova

Olga Smirnova

Brooklyn, NY, US



Architect with 3+ years’ experience in residential buildings (17-25 story), commercial interiors, and parking garages. Skilled in developing construction drawings and site supervision. Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and 3D modelling.



O'Neil Langan Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Various retail interior projects for a cosmetic brand.
- Issuing prelim, tender set and CD sets
- Interior 3D modelling and rendering using 3DMax and V-Ray
- Fixture 3D models and shop drawings based on clients requirements
- Reviewing fixture drawings issued by fabricator

Mar 2018 - current

SM-Project, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Architect

17-Story Residential Building (130 000 sq. ft., concrete and brick, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Developed a set of construction drawings in accordance with local building code and zoning requirements
Conducted field supervision, observed contractors and made certain construction was performed according to set regulations
Communicated with engineering team to coordinate architectural with structural and mechanical plans
Reviewed Department of Building objections with the team to develop best strategies for addressing objections that met both code and design intent

25-Story Residential Building (645 000 sq. ft., concrete and brick, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Developed Detailed Design Documentation as part of a team which included facade design and common area interior design
Managed a team of 3D modelers to create graphic design works for all parts of the project

Commercial Interior (8500 sq. ft., Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Managed a team of 3D modelers and drafters to develop Design and Detailed Design Documentation
Visited job sites as needed to assess and measure existing conditions
Communicated with client, vendors, constructors, etc. to ensure proper and timely completion of project
Coordinated design with structural and mechanical plans in a tight space, ensuring design met client specifications

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Architectural Studio B2, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Junior Architect

Prepared layouts and preliminary sketches to present to clients for a number of residential and commercial projects
Worked in a team at all phases of project design and constructing documents of building projects
Performed design development and content production for various competition projects

Sep 2010 - Jan 2012


The Cooper Union, New York, NY , Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers

Certification courses in:
Advanced AutoCAD and Revit
Bridge, Highway, Tunnels, and Buildings: Professional Practice for Cost Estimating
Green Building Guidelines and Environmental Safety
AISC Structural Steel Design, ACI Structural Concrete Design

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Saint-Petersburg, Russia , MArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2010

Areas of Specialization