Silvia Jenatschke

Silvia Jenatschke

New York, NY, US

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Design Professional with 15+ years of employment experiences in architecture offices and 10+ years of freelance work with strong emphasis on residential and healthcare projects. Additional experience in commercial, and institutional projects, as well as urban design planning; versatile experience with clients and consultants, including the ability to manage, train and mentor a team with efforts to assure a timely execution and excellence in the firm’s design goals. Pursuing an opportunity to work in a structured office environment in a mid-leveled senior position.


[Self], New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

As Architectural Designer, developed Design, and Construction Documents along with site visits and construction coordination for residential project in partnership with Dipl. Ing. Stefan Heid Architect, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Residence Jenatschke, Karlsruhe, Germany - new 1215 sf extension and 2100 sf renovation of family residence

Jan 2016 - current

Hustvedt Cutler Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

As Project Architect, developed Design, DOB, BID and Construction Documents along with detailed planning and coordination for residential and commercial projects.
—Construction documents included field surveys for As-Builts, Floor and Demo plans, RCPs, Framing plans, Elevations, Sections, Builder Pavement Plans, Door and Window schedules, Electric switching plans, fireplace flue calculations, fireplace-box and framing and ADA-compliant details for Kitchens and Baths.
—Design documents included facade studies, yard and landscape designs; interior designs such as lobbies, kitchen and bath plans with details as well as restaurant kitchen equipment layouts.,
—Zoning Documents included Tax Lot diagrams, Plot, Site and other Zoning diagrams, FEMA Flood zones and Street Number Applications. Other documents incorporated into the construction sets included parking calculations with layout of garage and bike rooms, egress and fire protection plans, energy analysis and light and air calculations.
—Construction Administration of projects included coordination with all parties involved including Structural, MEP and Sprinkler engineers along with fireplace flue coordination. Documents were managed through Dropbox or other online services and email using PDF markups, DWG imports/exports, schedules, lists, Submittals, RFIs and review of Shop drawings:
- Townhouse alteration, 6- story residential building, 59 E 80th Street, NY, NY
- New mixed-use construction, 8-story residential multi-dwelling + mercantile building, 1127 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
- New commercial construction 9-story commercial and community facility building, 77 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
- New residential construction, 5-story multi-dwelling building, 195 Hawthorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
- Alteration of mixed-use, 11-story residential multi-dwelling and commercial building, 34 W 17 Street, NY, NY
- Renovation with addition, 2- story commercial building, 321 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY
- Restaurant interior design, 321 Starr Street Noodle Shop, Brooklyn, NY
- Commercial building renovation, 97 N 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY

May 2015 - Aug 2017

Freelancer, New York, NY, US, Residential Designer

Several residential renovation projects, independently from site survey, design and planning, with supervising construction work for renovations. Complete Interior Design with color concepts, furniture fittings and design of custom build-ins:
- Residence Dienstag, West Village, New York; 4-bedroom renovation with new bathroom & kitchen remodeling, and design of custom build-ins.
- Residence Louie- Lopez, Chelsea, New York, complete interior design of 2-bedroom apartment, with new walk-in closet, new furniture fittings throughout, and new kitchen proposal.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2015

Freelancer, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Collaboration with several architects and interior designer assisting in design and planning of architectural projects.
- Andrew Pollock Architect, Brooklyn, New York
- Von Nordmann Home Styling LLC, Interieur Designer, New York
- Dipl. Ing. Stefan Heid Architect, Energy-Efficiency -Expert, Karlsruhe, Germany

Jun 2005 - Dec 2010

MJCL Architects LLP, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager / Project Architect

As Project Manager, developed plans from schematic phase to final documentation, with code research, field surveying, interior evaluation, specifications and Building Department filings; produced and supervised production by staff of DDs and CDs, created and monitored staffing schedules and assignments; attended client/end-user and contractor/owner meetings; field supervisory visits, responsible for final reports, punch lists and processing of RFI’s and Bulletins:
- Emergency Department Renovation, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Greenport, NY
- Endoscopy Suite Renovation, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
- Emergency Department Renovation + new Ambulance Entrance, Franklin Hospital Medical Center, Valley Stream, NY

As Project Architect, produced DDs and CDs, interior design and presentation documents:
- Operating Suite Renovation, North Shore University Hospital, Forest Hills, NY
- Operating Suite Extension and Renovation, Franklin Hospital Medical Center, Valley Stream, NY.
- Extended Care Renovation, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
- Emergency Department Renovation, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
- Operating Suite Renovation, Franklin Hospital Medical Center, Valley Stream, NY
- Brachy Therapy Redesign, Queens Hospital Center, Queens, NY
- Emergency Department Phase 1 Development, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY
- Antepartum Testing Unit Redesign, North Shore University Hospital, Forest Hills, NY
- Alcohol Detoxification Unit Addition, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Greenport, NY

Sep 2001 - Jan 2004

City College Architectural Center, New York, NY, US, Urban Design Intern

Urban Design Planning, working on proposals in QuarkXpress, producing presentations in Photoshop, including sketches and hand-drawings:
- Open Space Study of Baruch College, New York City. Contributed designs to create “a visual College campus with a common identity.” New landscape and street layouts, information kiosks, flags and outdoor furniture; added new design of the buildings’ entrances to create ‘College plazas’.
- Urban Design Proposal for commercial center, “The Hub,” Bronx, New York. Contributed to a new design to upgrade the area to attract investors. Drew up survey and analysis. Developed new transportation strategies, designing plazas, pedestrian-friendly streets and outdoor facilities. Produced preliminary designs, hand sketches, Photoshop renderings, models and graphics to the final proposals and presentations. Participation in all community meetings with city councilors and the Bronx Borough President, Fernando Ferrer.

Sep 2000 - Jun 2001

Rossmann & Partners Architects, Karlsruhe, Germany , Project Architect

- New hospital construction with extension and renovation of existing facilities, Surgical Hospital in Bad-
Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany. As Interior Designer, mentored junior staff, coordinated consultants, developed
custom details, DDs + CDs according to schedule, succeeded minimizing labor costs by establishing new office standards.
- New hospital construction, Surgical Center in Erfurt, Germany. Project Architect duties on CDs, AutoCAD processing, and coordinating consultants. Issued public invitations to tenders, bid evaluations, and shop drawing verifications.

Apr 1996 - Aug 1999

Werner Oestringer Architect, Karlsruhe, Germany, Project Architect

As Project Architect - independent handling of DDs, building submissions, production of CDs, details, drainage system application, interior designs and presentation documents, with client meetings:
- New residential constructions: Dony residence in Gaggenau, Germany
- Maier residences in Karlsruhe, Germany
- Oestringer residence in Karlsruhe- Durlach, Germany
- Housing complex with 28 residential units and ground floor commercial space in Döbeln, Germany.
- New production hall with offices, L’Oreal, Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld, Germany. Industrial building with landscape design of a project and development plan, change of building code submission, with coordination of city agencies and all interested parties involved to obtaining the final successful approvals
- New institutional construction, University institute building with laboratories, seminar rooms and offices. Technology Centre of Water, TZW, Engler-Bunte Institute of the University of Karlsruhe- Hagsfeld, Germany
- Competition entries: High School Gymnasiums in Rastatt, Germany and Elementary School in Durmersheim, Germany

Sep 1989 - Mar 1996


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, MArch, Urban Design

Aug 2000 - Jun 2001

KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1986 - Jun 1994

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