Olga Orchakova

Olga Orchakova

New York, NY, US




Purple, Rock, Scissors, Designer (Consultant)

Interaction design, photography, image editing, space planning consultation, copy writing, creative marketing

Sep 2009 - current

Workshop For Architecture, Junior Architect

- Prepared and edit drawings, images, models, and other documents
- Developed representations of design options
- Collaborated with team members during various stages of design projects
- Advised clients on materials, color, and furniture selections while meeting deadlines and keeping within budget
- Produced documents including details and shop drawings
- Contacted furniture and materials distributors and negotiated pricing

Projects include:
Traiana Office Headquarters, New York, NY
Charlotte Ronson Retail Store, Shanghai, China
Templeton Studio, New York, NY
Richardson Townhouse, New York, NY
Private Residence, New York, NY
Murenu Residence, New York, NY
Matarazzo Townhouse, New York, NY

Oct 2010 - Jul 2011

Mihai Radu Architects, Design Architect

- Prepared presentation drawings and diagrams, conducted on-site survey, researched fire codes and fire-rated materials, collaborated with team members during schematic design and design development phases of various projects

Projects include:
United Nations Headquaters, New York, NY
Snagov Residence, Snagov, Romania
Tunari Mixed-Use Tower, Bucharest, Romania
American Outlets Overseea, Bucharest, Romania

Dec 2006 - Aug 2007

City College of New York (CCNY), Teaching Assistant

Provided mentoring and student assistance to 3rd year design studios; helped students learn 2D and 3D computer programs, helped with presentations, layouts and design

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Llonch+Vidalle Architecture, Assistant Designer

“Parachute Pavilion” competition entry: visualization, diagramming, drafting

Feb 2005 - Apr 2005


Harvard University, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

City College of New York (CCNY), BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Jun 1999 - Aug 1999


Matthew W. Del Gaudio Award: Best Design, 1st Place

Chosen by the Thesis Faculty and given by the New York Society of Architects to the Best Thesis of the Class


McGraw Hill Construction’s Annual Scholarship, 1st Place


Carol J. Weissman Kurth Women in Architecture Scholarship, 1st Place

Awarded to a fourth year female student for high academic standing, a passion for Architecture, and a lifelong dedication to the profession


Areas of Specialization