Jenna P. Ciano, RA, LEED AP BD+C

Jenna P. Ciano, RA, LEED AP BD+C

New York, NY, US



As an emerging design professional, I seek new opportunities to advance my career. My previous career as a research scientist provided critical thinking, problem solving, and detailed analytical skills that I applied to form a solid foundation for the design process. I possess multidisciplinary professional experience producing mixed-use residential, adaptive reuse commercial, educational and retail design projects. My skills include proficiency in Revit, Autocad and 3D modeling software, as well as active participation in determining and submitting project credentials for LEED certification. My greatest passion is to produce sustainable and innovative, high end design projects. I pursue new opportunities and volunteer work that allow me to explore these interests and further develop my skill set. 

In addition to architecture, I enjoy traveling to learn about new cities, remaining active in the local AIA community, training for the NYC Marathon, and exploring the city by bike.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

+ Solve complex design challenges for affordable and supportive housing throughout New York
+ Analyze local zoning ordinances and building codes
+ Study new products and technologies for construction
+ Produce coordinated drawing sets with consultants

Oct 2015 - current

The Albert Group Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

The Albert Group Architects is an award-winning design firm specializing in multi-family and mixed-use development.

+ Designed and managed adaptive reuse commercial renovation from schematic design through submission for permitting and bidding
+ Collaborated on mixed-use residential ground up construction from design development through construction documents in Revit
+ Conducted site surveys and coordinated consultant work
+ Represented The Albert Group at local AIA and city agency meetings for business outreach

Jul 2014 - Jul 2015

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Retail Studio
+ Advanced client concepts from schematic packages through construction documents
+ Researched and developed construction details in coordination with engineering consultants
+ Compiled and submitted credentials for USGBC LEED Volume Program
+ Observed construction sites and reviewed shop drawings

- Starbucks Coffee Company
- L'Occitane en Provence

TPG Architecture Office Relocation
+ Strategized with the relocation team to determine, prepare and submit building credentials for LEED Silver Certification through LEED CI-2009 (Commercial Interiors, LEEDv3)

May 2013 - Jul 2014

URS Corporation, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

+Created design solutions for education capitol improvement projects
+ Prepared scope reports and construction documents sets for flood elimination and code violations

- New York City School Construction Authority
- Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Dec 2012 - May 2013

MSA Architects, Inc., Miami, FL, US, Architecture Intern

MSA Architects, Inc. is a Miami based design office specializing in condominiums, mixed-use rental development, and senior housing.

+ Performed construction administration tasks for ground up luxury condominiums in south Florida
+ Developed project presentations for current clients and new business

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Microdesk, Inc., New York, NY, US, Technology Support Intern - Architecture

+Provided technical support, office standards and templates, and training for architecture offices and public agencies undergoing BIM and CAD transitions

- SAIC Energy Environment and Infrastructure (SEE&I)
- The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

May 2011 - Aug 2011

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, Teaching Assistant

Design I
+ Guided first year architecture undergraduate students through the process of design
+ Participated in reviews as a design critic
+ Graded student work

Drawing I
+ Introduced drawing instruments and proper drafting and sketching techniques

Architecture and the Environment
+ Researched sustainable design techniques and environmental impacts of buildings for lectures
+ Worked with undergraduate architecture students to implement sustainable techniques into their design projects

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture

Travel Studies
+ Southeast Asia, Spring 2010
- Singapore
- Indonesia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+ Cartagena, Colombia, Winter 2010

Aug 2009 - May 2012

University of Miami Rome Studies Program, Rome, IT, Graduate Architecture

Graduate Semester Abroad
+ Project for the Urbanization of the Military Area at Via Di San Michele (Ex-Orti Del Convento Di San Francesco) in Trastevere, Roma - Traditional Design Studio
+ Permanence & Temporality: A Performance Space for Contemporary Artists at Piazza Delle Cinque Scuole, Roma

Jan 2011 - May 2011

The New School, New York, NY, US, Summer Studies in Architecture

Intensive summer studio in architecture
+ Design
+ Drawing
+ History
+ Digital modeling

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Biological Sciences

Kappa Theta Epsilon - The National Co-op Honor Society
+ Environmental Science Research Assistant for Nanotechnology in the lab of Dr. Donna Fennell
+ Surgical Technician in the Minimally Invasive Learning Center at St. Peter's Hospital
+ Toxicology Research Assistant in the lab of Dean Keith Cooper

Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society
+ Spanish

Delta Gamma Fraternity

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Areas of Specialization