Kelly Colley

Kelly Colley

New York, NY, US





RMJM, New York, NY, US, Designer

-Imperial College London + Nanyang Technological University – Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine –design competition for the Medicine Clinical Science Building (Novena Campus) & the Experimental Medicine Building (Yunnan Campus)
-Gouverneur Healthcare Services, New York (November 2010 to present) – construction administration: submittal reviews, RFI responses, issuing sketches, coordination, punchlisting, door schedules, finish schedules, checking specifications, code drawings, FF&E package, medical equipment plans, construction, client and consultant meetings
-PS51, New York – construction administration: submittal reviews
-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore MD-1 Lab Building – schematic and design development drawings
-King Abdullah’s Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – construction documents for lobby interiors, presentations, project manuals, interior design packages
-Other: RFP and qualifications packages

Jun 2010 - current

Hecho Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Renderer

-Freelance renderer for Collective Media event NY and 3-d modeling for The Box bar in London

May 2010 - Jun 2010

OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), New York, NY, US, Trainee

-Designing, diagramming, collaging, preparing presentations, physical models, digital models, etc. for the following projects: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec competition (winning entry), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) competition, Eli Broad Museum & Archives competition in Los Angeles
-Milstein Hall at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (completed 2011) – construction administration: submittal reviews, checking specifications, final model alterations

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Wilson Associates, New York, NY, US, Architect

-Coordinating project manuals, coordinating and redlining technical drawings for schematic design and design development phases of various five-star and limited service international hospitality projects, rendering drawings for presentation, meeting with product vendors & consultants

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Metropolis Magazine, New York, NY, US, Special Projects Intern

-Writing for Metropolis P/O/V blog, transcription, interviewing for blog, uploading events to website
-For clips please see:

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009

Openshop, New York, NY, US, Designer

-General office administrative duties, account management, materials library gathering/organizing,
marketing/portfolio presentation, product vendor and consultant meetings
-Project B (retail concept for Bliss spas, NY) – schematic design, design development, research books, diagrams, materials and testers research, concept sketches, design drawings, physical models
-Parts (custom curtain rod hook) – technical detail drawings
-New Practices New York 2008 (installation and video) – marketing, construction, video-editing, photography
-Artsee Miami at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami (retail) – schematic design, research booklet, diagrams, “darkness” photo flip-book, client meetings
-Abu Dhabi (mixed-use high rise proposal) – schematic design, research, collages, concept sketches, physical models
-Red Egg, NY (restaurant) & Apt. 21.2, NY (residence) – photography assistance, some construction

Mar 2008 - Dec 2008

WORKac, New York, NY, US, Designer - Temporary Position

-MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) Clark Gallery Competition – schematic
design, physical models

Jan 2008 - Feb 2008

REX, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

-Museum Plaza, Louisville, KY (mixed-use high rise building development) – design development, construction documents, details, diagrams, materials research, physical models, renderings, client and consultant meetings

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Communityworks* in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Social Services’ Technical Assistance for Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Intern Architect & Travel Manager

-Managing travel arrangements/documentation for office, childcare facility assessments for those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, community service, schematic design, signage, elevation studies
*Formerly the Office of Community Design and Development, Communityworks is an interdisciplinary community research center under the
auspices of the School of Architecture that provides technical assistance to non-profit organizations and communities in need.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

PLUS One Design and Construction, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Intern Architect

-Marketing, schematic design for downtown Baton Rouge daiquiri shop, speakeasy, and Howell Park

Jan 2007 - Jun 2007

Winstanley Architects & Planners, Alexandria, VA, US, Intern Architect

-Marketing/portfolio work
-Bay Harbour, Provincetown, MA (residential community) – construction documents, physical models

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minors: Architectural History, Photography

Aug 2002 - Jun 2007

Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Alexandria, VA, US, Exchange Program

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US, 3rd Year, Second Semester

Jan 2005 - Jun 2005


Byte Award, Award


Progress Pin, Award


Semi-Finalist in 3rd Year Museum Design Competition, Honorable Mention


Tsunami Relief Classroom Design Competition, 2nd Place


LSU Student Art Show for “Motion” (architectural movie project), Honorable Mention


TOPS Honors Award, Scholarship

The TOPS Honors Award pays for tuition and certain fees at any of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities plus an annual stipend of $800. If a student attends a college within the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the award amount will be the weighted average tuition of public-degree granting schools plus the annual stipend of $800.


Chancellor's Honor Roll, Other


Dean's List, Other



The Edward & Yvonne Harvey Scholarship, Scholarship

5th year is not covered by state scholarships in Louisiana. This scholarship covers the cost of tuition for the entire year and is awarded to one 5th year student per year. The student is nominated by a member of the faculty.


Areas of Specialization