Nicole Petrozzo

Nicole Petrozzo

Brooklyn, NY, US



After graduating in May 2012 with a five year Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University, and working for over a year in the Construction Management industry, I am looking to take advantage of the opportunities New York City has to offer in the design industry.

My work style is best described as efficient, self motivated, and productive. As a karate student and instructor of fifteen years, I have learned that having perseverance, integrity, and self discipline in all that you do makes for a great leader, and is a key aspect of moving into the workforce. The pursuit of my degree in architecture has taught me time management skills through ten studio intensive
classes, and the ability to meet short and long term deadlines.  These classes sought to incorporate not only architectural planning, but technical and structural systems integration as well. As a project manager assistant for John Gallin and Son, Inc, I was given the opportunity to work with subcontractors, architects and engineers, coordinating submittals, permits, change orders, and small estimates for a variety of jobs and clients.  After a year of working in the firm’s estimating and project management programs, EPM and Timberline, I developed a training manual with text and graphics for new employees upon their hire.  Working in a general contracting firm allowed me to further apply my architectural background to the built environment of New York City.

In addition to my experiences in the classroom and studying abroad in Rome, Italy, I managed to balance working 10 hours a week as a Community Service Coordinator in the Philadelphia University Office of Student Development with fulltime classes, as well as being the President of Tango Club, teaching two tango classes every Thursday night to the Philadelphia University community.  At the culmination of my fifth year of school, I was awarded the "Outstanding Contribution to Community Service Award" for my work in the greater Philadelphia area. My strong academic record reflects my ability to manage time, stay focused and has allowed me to meet the challenges of my degree successfully.


John Gallin & Son, Inc., New York, NY, US, Project Manager Assistant

• Responsible for carrying out construction management processes, including obtaining permits and job sign offs with the Department of Buildings, Change Orders, Requests for Information, Estimates, and Submittals, coordinating with architects, engineers, subcontractors and clients such as Paul Weiss Richmond Wharton Garrison, Auratic, Inc., Sage Realty, Paramount, Dolby Digital, and Tishman Speyer Properties.
• Developed a training manual with step by step instructions and graphics for the construction management program Timberline, after one year of working, to be used in the future for new hires.
• Coordinated office-wide community service events, such as Wear Red for Heart Disease Day, and putting together a team for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer 5K in Central park, and designing and selling T-shirts to raise money throughout the office.

Jun 2012 - current

Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Philadelphia, PA, US, Studio Teaching Assistant

• Advised fourteen freshmen architecture and design students on the principles and techniques of design, drawing, and model making.
• Worked with professor in order to develop a curriculum to enhance student design skills, as well as participate in student critiques to give constructive feedback on their work.
• Assisted students in understanding principles of modern and contemporary art, and how they were applied to current architectural masterpieces.

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Philadelphia University Office of Residence Life, Philadelphia, PA, US, Resident Assistant and Community Service Coordinator

• Supervised and assisted 35-80 freshman residents in interacting with a community curriculum that promoted diversity and the transition between home and college life.
• Worked with supervisor after being promoted to office manager, and assisted staff of 13-20 to manage administrative duties such as key inventory, room condition reports, facility work orders for maintenance, and student disciplinary incident reports.
• Planned, organized, and carried out community service events for all Students of Philadelphia University, and obtained a new partnership with the St. James School in Allegheny, PA to introduce inner-city students to a college career.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Major: Architecture
Minor: Business Administration

Selected Classes:
Technical Systems V: Focused on the integration and use of building systems
Structures I-IV: Focused on designing structural building components
Design I-IX: Studios varying on developing urban and landscape design
Design X: Design-Build for Woman of Change at Project Home, Philadelphia
Study Abroad: Rome, Italy

Aug 2007 - May 2012


Outstanding Contribution to Community Service, Award

Given to graduating seniors at Philadelphia University, I was awarded the honor of Outstanding Community Service to the Philadelphia University Community, by obtaining a new partnership with the St. James School in the Alleghany section of Philadelphia, introducing inner city elementary school students to the benefits of studies and a college career. I also organized many community service activities for the University, including September 11, 2001 commemorative activities, Veteran's Day activities, involvement by the University with local Girl Scouts of America troops, and various teams, seminars and fundraising for Relay for Life, Colleges Against Cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness month, Organ Donation, and AIDS awareness.


Resident Assistant of the Semester, Award

After being a first year Resident Assistant, I was awarded the Resident Assistant of the Semester award, by coordinating activities and awareness of diversity and world citizenship on a floor of 80 freshman females. I was also promoted to Office Manager, maintaining behavioral incident reports, facility maintenance reports, and key inventory systems for the three buildings associated in my area.


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