Isabella Oganessian

Isabella Oganessian

Riverdale, NY, US




Cherny Architect PLLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architect

Redesign and renovation of New York City old- and new-law tenements – apartment combination and modernization, zoning and building code compliance. Responsibilities include: existing conditions evaluation, design and construction documents, DOB and LPC filings and approvals, subcontractors coordination and site supervision.

· Apartments - New York City

Mar 2012 - current

Self Employed - Freelance Architect/ Interior Designer, Riverdale, NY, US, Architect/ Interior Designer

Renovation of New York historical houses, introducing modern conveniences while retaining original character. Design and construction drawings to client specifications: DOB Applications and LPC approval, construction management and issue resolution; interior design. Re-design and expansion of mid-size private houses in New Jersey:

· Private residences - Riverdale, NY; Ridgewood, Colts Neck, Dunkenhook, Maxwell Place, NJ

Feb 2009 - current

Stoll & Stoll Partners, New Rochelle, NY, US, Project Architect/ Interior Designer

Design, design development and construction documents of residential projects for new construction and high-end renovation with Architectural (historic) Review Board submissions in Westchester and The Hamptons.
Interior design work included millwork design and detailing, bathroom and kitchen design, material selection and shop drawings.
Contributed to several commercial projects, including a warehouse, an industrial facility, company headquarters building, and a parking lot in accordance with New York City codes.
· Private residences - Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Harrison, Bronxville, Pelham, New Rochelle, Hampton Bays, NY.
· Sweet Sam's Baking Co, Bronx, NY; Super-Tek Products, Queens, NY

Jan 2005 - Feb 2009

Noel Jeffrey Design, New York, NY, US, Architect

Hired as an architect to assist interior designers in preparation for annual Kips Bay Decorators show in New York City. Responsibilities included drawings of interior elevations, details, drawings for window draperies, fabric and carpet design sketches.
Floor plan, interior elevations, details, bathroom design and material presentation boards for clients of several New York City luxury apartments in Ansonia, Time Warner and a Park Ave apartment building.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

DCAK-MSA Architecture & Engineering, Nyack, NY, US, Architect

Master plan, design, rendering & presentation, space planning, exterior elevations, working drawings, interior design, material selection for the following commercial, religious and residential projects.
· Mavis Tire Co., Fishkill, Babilon and Yonkers, NY;
· ARRI Inc. West Nyack, NY;
· Calrkstown Townhall, New City, NY
· Sacred Heart Church, Hartsdale, NY; St. John The Evangelist Church, Pawling NY; South Nassau Unitarian Church, LIC, NY; Holy Mount Columbarium, Yonkers, NY
· Orangetown Masonic Senior Housing, Tappan, NY
· Private Residence, Pleasantville, NY

Apr 2002 - Jan 2004

Gary Neil Savitzky Architect, Scarsdale, NY, US, Architect

Space planning and details, exterior elevations and details, working drawings, millwork details, interior drawings in coordination with interior designer for private residences in Greenwich, CT (a 20,000 sq.ft luxury private residence with guest, pool, and gate houses); Scarsdale, NY; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; East Hampton, NY.

Feb 2001 - Mar 2002

Orsini Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Architect/ Interior Designer

Surveys and drawings of existing conditions, space planning, remodeling and details, exterior elevations, furniture design and restoration drawings for antique furniture, carpet and cushion design and sketches, drapery design and elevations for the following:
· Private residences: Greenwich, CT; Admiral’s Cove, FL; Pasadena, CA; Martha’s Vineyard, MA;
· Apartments: Ansonia Building, New York, NY; 15 E.69 Street at Madison Ave., NYC;
· Commercial design and production: Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Company, LLC – office space in General Motors Building, New York, NY; Trust Company of the West, – office space in Pan Am/ Met Life Building, New York, NY;
· Drawings for Kips Bay Decorators Show, NYC;
· Interior design of 2 private jets for the president of the Trust Company of the West and its affiliates in cooperation with Galaxy Aerospace, Fort Worth, TX

Jan 2000 - Feb 2001

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Contributed to the design of and helped to produce construction documents for various projects of luxury apartment buildings in New York City. Generated standard kitchen and bathroom layouts, including detailing, and project schedules. Participated in project presentation and marketing drawings.

· “Chatham” – a luxury high-rise apartment building and “Chatham” townhouse sales office in New York City. Apartment layouts, standard kitchen and bathroom layouts, working drawings, detailing and interior design. Production, presentation and marketing drawings;
· Time Warner Building, New York City – residential interiors;
· City Habitats Company Office, New York City.

Mar 1998 - Dec 1999


Moscow School of Architecture - MArchI, Moscow, Russian Federation, MArch, Residential and Commercial Desigh

Sep 1983 - Mar 1990


Second Prize for Set of Folk Costumes at Llangolen International Eisteddfod Music Competition, UK, 2nd Place

Set of Russian Folk Costumes was designed for music school students.


Diploma Award for Model of Hakhpat Monastery (Armenia), Moscow, Russia, Award

Cork model of IX century Armenian monastery complex.


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