Sandra Gooss

Sandra Gooss

New York, NY, US



As listed in my resume I have a strong educational background with sixteen years of work experience since graduation in all phases of architectural design, construction administration, and construction management.  The success of my work is based on the ability to relate well to clients and communicate clearly with contractors, construction managers, and consultants.

I have proficient computer skills and have kept up to date on most trends.  I have relied upon myself to run all aspects of a project, ranging from client meetings and administrative documents to design, drafting, and coordinating an architectural set with other trades.  I have spent a great deal of time in the field to manage projects as an architect, while for three years during the recent ‘Great Recession,’ I’ve worked for a contracting company designing spaces and directly managing construction from start to finish including ordering materials and meeting with clients and tenants.

Design is a great interest of mine, with regard to both aesthetics and functional challenges.  Because of my background, there is a practicality that I am aware of and am able to yield to site conditions or client wishes/budgets in order to substitute and achieve the initial desired effect.

Architecture for me is about the definition of and circulation through space.  Plans and sections tell the story, while elevations are an extension of them.

My talents are wide in range and I do not think that any one role is limited to one facet.  It is my goal to find a place where I can continue to prosper.



- Currently designing small projects and overseeing site construction


- Co-Designed former Safeway into a new Basketball Academy in Virginia.
Designed and drafted layout and elevations
Currently working out details for new trusses and raised roof

- Designing the second level of a Long Island City warehouse of 7,500 sq ft into new office space

- Spent two years overseeing random design projects in the city in affiliation with an architectural metal and glass company

May 2011 - current

Whitestar Consulting & Contracting, Estimator/Architect/Site Manager

Met with clients, calculated estimates, prepared permit drawings, and monitored construction from start to completion.

Dec 2009 - Apr 2011

SteelMasters, Project Manager

Worked out steel design and connections with engineer and drafted all shop drawings for steel contractor. Reviewed outside drawing sets and prepared take-offs and estimates for all steel, heavy and ornamental.

Mar 2009 - Sep 2009

CetraRuddy, Architect

Assisted in design challenges, prepared design and permit drawings, worked with interior designers within firm, made field visits, headed construction meetings, responsible for coordination of all trades, reviewed shop drawings, and comprised puchlists for all trades.

Mar 2006 - Sep 2008

Rampulla Associates, Architect

Drafting architectural and structural drawing sets for clients. Researched Richmond District Zoning Codes and prepared site plans for city approval. Designed interior residential spaces.

Apr 2005 - Feb 2006

Beatty Harvey & Associates, Architect

Created Photoshop rendering and designed construction details for Cold Spring Harbor Library in Long Island, Created floor plans for hotel project

May 2004 - Jan 2005


University of Colorado at Denver, MArch, Architecture

Completed a full 10-semester program in Architecture for those with Bachelor degrees in other fields of study. I took on full loads of courses and took advantage of overseas summer programs. Graduated with high standing and respect from design studio professors.

Sep 1995 - May 2000

Southampton College, Bachelors, Fine Art

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art. My personal program of study delved into drawing, painting, photography, etching, sculpture, and ceramics. My dissertation was in drawing.

Sep 1990 - May 1994

The Glasgow School of Art, Fine Art

Study for a semester in this fine school.

Sep 1991 - Dec 1991

Areas of Specialization