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Chelsea Crisafulli

Chelsea Crisafulli

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Chelsea Crisafulli is a Registered Architect based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Master of Architecture from Parsons the New School for Design (2012), and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University (2009). Chelsea has worked on projects ranging in scope and type from a New York City Landmarked core and shell 44,000 SF Flagship Retail Store on Madison Avenue, to a gut renovation of a 2500 SF private residence, as well as the concept design, fabrication, and installation of a museum exhibition for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Chelsea worked as a project manager and oversaw a fabrication team through the design, build and installation of a pop-up structure in Duffy Square in conjunction with the Times Square Arts’ At the Crossroads programming. Chelsea has been a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction since 2015

I seek to participate in projects that focus on using the built environment for the betterment of the communities it serves.

Specialties: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Creative Suite, Vectorworks, Google Sketchup, Microsoft Office, Hand Drafting And Rendering, Presentation Model Building, Woodshop Equipments.

Employment 

Page Ayres Cowley Architecture, LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

- Coordinating project close-out and required agency sign-offs for a 44,000 sq.ft. core & shell flagship retail store.
- Producing SD, DD, and CD packages for a 25,000 sq.ft. landmarked mixed-use residential building, including demolition of the existing penthouse level, and new full story and Penthouse level rooftop addition.
- Completing shop drawing reviews and construction administration for the architectural preservation scope of various exterior renovations of a NYC Landmark full-block apartment building.
- Overseeing all aspects of a 2200 sq.ft. complete renovation of a private residence within an existing NYC Landmark.

Aug 2017 - current
 

Page Ayres Cowley Architecture, LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Generated and managed New York City Department of Building and New York City Landmark Preservation Commission job filings for a 600 SQ. FT. office fit-out on Madison Avenue.
- Provided construction administration and coordination with contractor to maintain project completion timeline including review of shop drawings and submittals.
- Communicated with clients, consultants and contractors throughout all phases of design and construction.

Sep 2016 - Aug 2017
 

Page Ayres Cowley Architecture, LLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Supported the Senior Associate in the construction administration/observation and consultant coordination for various landmarked core and shell retail stores on Madison Avenue.
- Produced presentation documents that demonstrated existing and proposed work for review by the local community boards, The Department of City Planning, and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
- Assisted in the generation of various sets of contract documents throughout all phases of project development.
- Researched and specified specialty products and materials during the DD and CD phase of projects.

May 2014 - Sep 2016
 

Matter Architecture Practice, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Architect/Fabricator

- Led overall fabrication and installation for an 800 sq ft permanent exhibition for the Brooklyn Historical Society.
- Served as point of contact for graphic, lighting, and interactive design consultants from final design phase through on-site installation.
- Assisted firm's co-directors with concept development, competition submission, final fabrication and installation of three Little Free Libraries as part of the PEN World Voices and IDEAS CITY festivals with the Architectural League of New York.
- Completed Department of Buildings permit set for gut renovation of a 3000 sq ft townhouse in Brooklyn, NY including site survey of initial conditions and relevant code research.
- Drafted architectural and structural sets of new design proposal for review and sealing based on direction of co-director and client.
- Interfaced with clients and external consultants through all design phases.
- Supported firm's development by creating proposal materials for submissions to both design competitions and various awards.
- Led overall fabrication and organized installation team for a 200 sq ft pop-up dialogue station in Times Square, New York.
- Sourced construction materials, managed construction and installation schedule.
- Assisted Project Lead in fabrication of sustainability information kiosk for Princeton University.
- Constructed modular components for kiosk out of wood and metal.

Aug 2012 - May 2014
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, Design Workshop Volunteer

- Volunteering with the Design Workshop at Parsons New School for Design on the completion of the second phase of construction for Splash House.
http://sce.parsons.edu/designworkshop/

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Empowerhouse Collaborative 2011 Solar Decathlon Team, New York, NY, US, Solar Decathlon Team Member

- Competed in an international design competition to design and construct a 1000 sq. ft. single-family home that utilized solar technologies, Passive House strategies, and sustainable practices.
- Led team responsible for production of construction document set and as built set for submission to the Department of Energy.
- Represented team in the Affordability Juried Competition by preparing presentation and documentation, meeting with competition jurors, and speaking to the media and public about the project’s cost strategy.
- Placed first in Affordability Juried Competition and top ten in Architecture and Lighting Juried Competition.
- Partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Washington D.C. to design additional story for competition home and adjacent house, for two families in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington DC.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Laser Cutter Shop Technician

- Assisted students with design strategies and problem-solving for effective use of laser cutting machines.
- Oversaw all laser cutter safety and activity of students.
- Provided general machine maintenance.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Water Week Committee Member

- Selected by Parsons senior faculty member to serve on committee that organized a series of events about the current environmental and political issues pertaining to the New York Watershed.
- Organized event logistics for public forums.
- Managed petra kucha style presentation for over twenty speakers representing the design, policy, and science fields.

Jan 2011 - May 2011
 

Architecture for Humanity New York City Chapter, New York, NY, US, Project Volunteer

- Worked on a team of design professionals to restructure the programmatic space for client, East Harlem Tutorial Program.
- Participated in community charrette and conducted a site survey to evaluate the program’s needs.
- Aided in the design process and managed the digital representation of team’s proposal.

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, Bethlehem, PA, US, Volunteer

- Volunteered for organization working to promote access to public and alternative transportation in urban environments.
- Performed standard office duties including answering phones, filing, and general organization.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Integrated Product Design Fabricator

- Provided fabrication services for a student team in the Integrated Product Design Program.
- Aided in design development and fabrication solutions of a classroom desk.

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

South Side Initiative, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Project Assistant

- Developed and constructed large scale model of South Side Bethlehem through field research and context investigation.
- Presented model to South Side Initiative committee for development ideas.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008
 

Green Partnership, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Project Leader

- Collaborated with Bethlehem city officials and Habitat for Humanity to design and build residence.
- Researched and utilized green-building techniques in the design process.

Jan 2008 - May 2008
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012
 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009
 

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