Samantha Saltzman

Samantha Saltzman

San Diego, CA, US

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Maxable Space, San Diego, CA, US, Lead Project Designer

•Manage projects from initial programming through permit issuance.
Production of, and supervision of staff for design and drafting/detailing of schematic, design development, and construction documents.
•Develop and make client presentations, interpret client desires and translate their design goals into design and construction documents.
•Provide mentorship and guidance to Junior Designer/Design Intern to assist in professional development.
•Setup of project schedules, files, and folders as needed for project management.
•Perform initial site measure with Design Intern or Junior Designer.
•Preparation of existing drawings for use in the schematic design phase.
•Preparation of schematic design drawings and or preliminary renderings as needed for design presentations.
•Coordinate and lead client meetings and design review meetings
•Produce design development drawings in preparation for coordination with consultants.
•Coordinate consultant drawings and materials, and incorporate into set for projects submittal.
•Preparation of plans, applications, and forms as needed for submittals to jurisdiction.
•Process city submittals, permitting, and plan check with multiple jurisdictions.
•Experience with leading a project team and capable of detailing and producing construction documents in Revit with minimal supervision.
•Demonstrable experience & knowledge producing construction drawings in Revit.
•Experience using Lumion, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD and G Suite.
•Knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and building codes relevant to residential construction.
•Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
•Detail oriented and able to complete projects in a timely manner.
•Adaptable/flexible – able to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously with a professional and positive demeanor.

Mar 2020 - current

Basis Studio, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Intern

•Independently completed design documentation of every project in office from site measure to permit issuance.
•Project management and completion of all construction documents in office.
•Multi-tasked completing work on every active project in office at different phases (pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents). •Maintained and organized office, updated detail libraries and drawing standards. •Communicated with city plan checkers and improved building plans to making sure a project meets environmental and zoning standards.

Mar 2019 - Mar 2020


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Practicum Year

Oct 2017 - current

Fordham University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts

Fordham College of Lincoln Center
Bachelor of Arts Art History & Fine Arts (Dual Major)
Concentrations in Modern/Contemporary Art History, Painting / Drawing

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016

Areas of Specialization