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Fernanda Styzens

Fernanda Styzens

Chicago, IL, US

 
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About 

SENIOR DESIGNER (10+ years) 

Buildings + Spaces + Infrastructure + Objects + Motion Graphics

Employment 

Rugo Raff Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Designer + Interior Architect

• Interior Architecture
• Interior Design
• Project management

Mar 2021 - current
 

Cielo Vivo LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Designer + Interior Architect consultant

• High-end residential projects, space layout, Construction documents development, interior architecture design, designer manager.

Jun 2019 - Mar 2021
 

Deture culsign architecture & Interior designers, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture & Interiors, Design consultant

Commercial - Hospitality - Residential

• Develop initial design proposals / strategies and presented to clients.
• Create material orders, developed and managed schedules for production.
• Developed CD's for building process and planning permits.
• Selected and coordinate all trades (e.g., HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpenters, window suppliers, iron works) for successful project(s) completion.
• Introduce current samples and finishes.
• Furniture selection and specifications.
• Sole responsibility for all design decisions and solutions.

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
 

Holly Hunt Enterprises, Chicago, IL, US, Project Designer & Project Manager

Residential

• Provided detailed custom Interior, architectural & furniture design services, construction drawings, specs, schedules and final design package.
• Direct work with the CEO for design solutions and approvals.
• Directly supervised team 2 employees to meet project schedule / budget.
• Created materials orders, developed and managed schedules for production deliveries.
• Supervised design and construction, identified and implemented required design changes and materials updates.
• Selected and coordinated all trades (e.g., HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpenters, window suppliers, iron works, fabricators) for successful project completion.
• Reviewed shop drawings, punch list and project delivery.
• Conducted periodic site visits to ensure construction quality and design execution.
• Provided detailed design for millwork (lobby reception desk), furniture design and interior architecture.
• Construction administration, project management assistant and fire code consultant for interior architecture finishes and FF&E and binder development.
• Provided detailed custom design package for wine room.
• Provided façade design proposal for renovation.
• Provided furniture and Interior design development for renovation.
• Provided New furniture & interior design layout package for renovation.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017
 

Amy Reichert Architecture & Design Auerbach Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture & Interiors, Designer consultant

Residential

• Provided interior, architectural, mill-work and furniture design services.
• Implemented required design changes and materials updates.
• Developed CD's for building process and planning permits.
• Architectural and interior renovation.

Mar 2015 - May 2015
 

Stephen Sills Associates, New York, NY, US, Architecture & Interiors, Design consultant

• Provided Interior and architectural design services, specs for the model apartment penthouse and lobby.
• Direct work with the project manager for design solutions.
• Created materials and furniture selection.
• Identified and implemented required design changes and materials updates.
• Provided detailed design for millwork bedroom (W.I.C) and dressing room
Interior renovation.

May 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Haine & Co. Ltd., London, UK. , Project Designer + Architect PII, consultant

Architectural & interior design development for single family homes.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Studio Verve Architects Ltd., London, UK, Project Designer + Architect PII

• High-end single family residential projects & multifamily mixed use buildings design.
• Interior design for single unit apartment.

Mar 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Allan Rosenberg Architects, London, UK. , Project Designer + Architect PII

• Architectural design.
• High End single family residential projects.
• Custom design interior architecture.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2011
 

Education 

Royal College of Art, London, UK., Arts and Design

Sep 2022 - current
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Online , Mechanics of Deformable Structures PI

• Study the foundational mechanical engineering subject “Strength of Materials”. •
• Learn to predict deformation and failure in structures composed of elastic, elastic-plastic and viscoelastic elements.
• Introduction to behavior in which the shape of the structure is permanently changed by loading the material beyond its elastic limit (plasticity) and behavior in which the structural response changes over time (viscoelasticity).

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
 

Middlesex University, London, UK. , BArch, Motion Graphics CG interactive animation

Apr 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogotá, CO, MArch, Urban Design, Planning & management

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
 

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO, MArch, Construction

Morphological unconventional structures / Estructuras morfológicas no convencionales

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
 

Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture

Jun 1998 - Oct 2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

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