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Roberta McLaughlin

Roberta McLaughlin

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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Employment 

Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA), New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

• Drafted projects and produced design sets in Autodesk Revit for healthcare and corporate new construction, rehabilitation, and fit-out jobs
• Contributed to team and firm efforts and standards by working independently and providing direct design support to, and communicating with, the Project Architect/Project Manager and project team
• Assisted in Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) of multiple healthcare projects prior to CD submissions
• Reviewed and replied to RFIs and submittals via Bluebeam and Newforma
• Researched materials and products, healthcare and accessibility codes, and WELL Building Standards

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019
 

Urban Architectural Initiatives (UAI), RA, PC, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

• Drafted projects and produced design sets in Autodesk Revit for affordable and supportive housing new construction and rehabilitation jobs
• Conducted preliminary design, zoning, and feasibility studies, space planning, site surveying, and assembled documentation for all existing conditions
• Generated and prepared specifications, and construction details, drawings, and documents
• Responsible for completing agency forms (DOB, HPD, HUD, Green Communities), researching NYC Building Code and Zoning Regulations, and communicating with expeditors and consultants
• Formulated HPD BLDS submissions and RFQs/RFPs, and all graphic presentations and renderings required
• Reviewed, processed, and replied to shop drawings, RFIs, submittals, and change orders
• Conducted site visits, construction meetings, and monitored construction
• Supported, coordinated, and collaborated with project team (clients, property managers, contractors, vendors, etc.) throughout project matriculation to maintain client expectations, project objectives, and team communication
• Apart of office marketing efforts (brochures, presentations, etc.), as needed

Apr 2015 - Apr 2018
 

Parsons Brinckerhoff/Ammann & Whitney (CPS), New York, NY, US, Administrative and Data Management Assistant

• Supported Principal Project Manager with the management of two multi-million dollar projects for the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA)
• Executed and improved administrative and clerical duties to ensure the efficient operation of the office
• Monitored project expectations and quality by reviewing all work and submittals for errors
• Compiled, coordinated, interpreted, and executed project information and data records
• Arranged meetings to update client and in-house staff regarding project status on a weekly basis
• Developed and maintained all levels of scheduling materials and resources used daily by 28 inspectors conducting space measurement surveys throughout NYC public schools
• Procured additional responsibilities (word processing, file organization, etc.)

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
 

Hampton University Department of Architecture, Hampton, VA, US, Project Manager

• Provided a pragmatic design solution to improve eating, living, and learning conditions for resident families at Menchville House Ministries through gardening, space-planning, sustainable design, affordability, and participatory community planning
• Responsible for model prototyping, client meetings, vendor explorations, project timelines and schedules, site visits, and material purchasing for NatureNurturer 2.0

Sep 2012 - May 2014
 

3LG Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern and Project Manager

• Assisted Principal with residential and hospitality projects from conception to construction
• Designed projects digitally in programs such as SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite
• Responsible for meeting with clients and conducting basic project inspections
• Responsible for word processing (letters, meetings minutes, agendas, etc.), file organization, and coordinating travel arrangements
• Marketing/public relations (created promotional materials, sought opportunities for publication, etc.)

Jun 2009 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

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