Amie LaPointe Sweeney

Amie LaPointe Sweeney

Middletown, NY, US



With over 15 years of Design, Construction and Project Management within Corporate, and Retail organizations both domestically and internationally; I have extensive knowledge and proven ability in critical visual, design, and user experience areas, including but not limited to, floor planning, budget management, fixture design, new store openings, merchandising and omni channel strategies. I have been successful at managing multiple projects, brands, and associates; as well as fostering strong working relationships with cross functional partners for strategic and day-to-day communication and support.

Additionally, I am a recently graduate form Savannah College of Art and Design’s Design Management program, and have developed strong skills in analytical and quantitative practices in which I believe are the crucial competencies in markets evaluation. I recently completed my final project on the impacts of consumer behavior on the plus size retail market as it relates to market expansion. The project required an in-depth analysis of consumer behaviors and deep market and trend analyses to drive business development and revenue increases. This work helped improved and deepen my understanding of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to evaluate data and steer future product and/or business decisions. I would love to put my knowledge and skills build up throughout my schooling to aid and assist in assessing market conditions in effort to determine how well a product or service will sell. It is of the utmost importance to me to help business looking to advance their competitive edge and expand market share.

My portfolio can be viewed at Portfolio

Additional projects both Professional and personal can be viewed at


Ascena Retail Group, Mahwah, NJ, US, Sr. Manager of Store Planning and Design

Managed a team of highly motivated designers and project managers in all project functions related to New Stores, Remodels, CAPEX Projects, and other projects as assigned; with focus on Kids and Value divisions. Individually managed new ventures including but not limited to international shop in shops and new prototype development.
• Assisted with construction budgeting to Real Estate team for potential new store deals and provided project timeline from lease execution through Turnover, with ongoing risk assessment and proposed solutions.
• Oversaw and owned the execution of the design development process –from test fit, concept design, management of survey and due diligence, issue for bid (IFB) and issue for construction (IFC) packages with external consultants.
• Coordinate all technical and business needs required from stakeholders and transform them into a concept drawing based on site specific conditions.
• Managed survey, drawing, and permitting schedule with internal and external business partners to ensure deliverable align with internal milestones.
• Develop remodel phasing plans and conduct meetings with Field Ops, Merchandise Planning Managers, and Store Planning.
• Found innovative ways to minimize capital expenditures while ensuring that scope, schedule, budget, and ensured goals are met.
• Established as an escalation point with real estate, store planning & design, field management, and construction teams and external partners for all design issues.

Apr 2017 - Jul 2020

Benjamin Moore Paint, Montvale, NJ, US, Store Design Specialist

Lead and managed the store design process for new business initiative prototypes, and high-profile store environment projects.
• Oversaw ongoing development and implementation of brand construction standards.
• Worked with a creative team and took leadership in assisting the creation of store designs, designing custom fixtures
• Produced design concept documents, presentations drawings and design details.
• Reviewed construction documents, shop drawings and answer RFI’s to ensure execution of the design intent.

Sep 2014 - Apr 2017

Macy’s Inc., New York, NY, US, Store Planner

Supported assigned FOB (Family of Business) Director across all projects ensuring the layout/design of a retail store meets prescribed requirements.
• Monitored store modifications and changes to ensure budget adherence, while maintaining communication with/between Vendor partners, Construction team as well as the Merchandise Execution VP’s and Directors of Creative Planning per current projects.
• Oversaw ongoing development and implementation of brand (Macy’s and Vendor) construction standards.

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014

Footlocker Inc., New York, NY, US, Store Planner

• Created appropriate environments and brand solutions through with expertise in architecture, interior design, space planning, fixture design, materials, and finishes.
• Lead and managed design initiative projects to be deployed/rolled out to other markets.
• Ensured the layout/design of a retail store meets prescribed requirements and brand standards.
• Monitored store modifications and changes to ensure budget adherence, while maintaining communication with/between internal partners and construction team.
• Managed 3rd party architectural, design and fabrications firms.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Sargenti Architects, Paramus, NJ, US, Project Manager

• Provided leadership to the project team, in terms of design management and bring innovation to design and mentor other Architects and Designers.
• Lead architectural master planning, concept design, and project delivery for a wide variety of clients and project scales.
• Coordinated multiple design disciplines to include but not limited to structural, architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing.
• Understand the execution of projects in CAD, Revit, and other 3D packages.
• Conversant with and develop designs compliant with Permitting Codes and Insurers requirements.

Oct 2009 - Jan 2013


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Masters, Design Managment

Design management is a field of inquiry that uses project management, design, strategy, and supply chain techniques to control a creative process, support a culture of creativity, and build a structure and organization for design.

Mar 2017 - May 2020

Kean University, Union, NJ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2002 - Jan 2006

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