Valeriya Koleva

Valeriya Koleva

Newtonville, MA, US



Resourceful architectural designer who leverages strong technical and design abilities coupled with distinctive interpersonal skills. Professional who have the ability to successfully work with representatives from all disciplines: architects, project managers, interior designers and engineers. An organized and determined person, who currently is working towards becoming a licensed architect.


Fresh Formats, LLC, Canton, MA, US, Senior Designer

o Worked on the design of a new urban grocery store concept and the renovation process of the existing stores that would fit the expanding needs of the brand.
o Implemented projects from the development of the initial concept to delivering hard line floor plans/ interior elevations drawings to the architect for A&E using Revit Architecture.
o Responsible for the development and implementation of the décor package for new and existing stores.
o Created designs and performed selection and presentation of the FF&E pieces based the brand, operative needs and budget.
o Involved in the "red line" review process of the construction documents with the team of consultants.
o Conducted site inspections with architects while stores were under construction to ensure that they were built per the plans and specifications.
o Led the Plan Review meetings where innovative design ideas of new stores and remodels were presented and reviewed by the Leadership team.

Jan 2016 - current

Ahold USA, Quincy Center, MA, US, Store Planning Specialist

o Generated floor plan layouts, elevation designs, and schedules within the company’s guidelines. Responsible for solving design, space planning and construction issues in a cost efficient manner.
o Conducted site visits to document construction progress.
o Took ownership of special projects and led perform the execution of area analysis calculations for all AUSA stores.
o Trained, guided and helped store planner associates to find best solutions to issues as they arose in working on minor renovation projects.

Feb 2014 - Jan 2016

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, US, Lead Concierge

o Developed strong communication skills and ability to work with people.

Oct 2006 - Nov 2014

David Barsky- Architect P.C., Newton, MA, US, Architectural Design Assistant

o Attended active sites to examine the under construction space by measuring and photographing the proposed site for the documentation and further discussion with the architect.
o Worked closely with the architect on all aspects of daily operations, including client consultations, preliminary design sketches and CAD drafting.

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014

Carillion plc, London, United Kingdom, intern

• Helped oversee the completion of some of the construction in accordance with the engineer or architect's drawings and specifications.
• Visited the site on multiple occasions to document the existing building conditions.

Jun 2010 - Jun 2010


Boston Architectural College (BAC), MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2014 - May 2017

Massachussets College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, US, BFA in Architectural Design

Sep 2007 - May 2011

Butler Community College, Andover, KS, US, N/A

Feb 2004 - May 2006

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