Sara Grissom

Sara Grissom

New York, NY, US

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I pride myself in my creative thinking and amicable personality. I am spunky, yet organized, and I possess ample communication skills through all platforms. I work well with a team and apply my knowledge and experience as an additive to my leadership qualities. I enjoy the creative process of design, presentation, and overall process of turning architectural concepts into reality.



GreenbergFarrow, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Project manager for high rise residential projects in NYC
- Manage all phases of design and construction from schematic design through project completion
- Administer project proposals and defined budgets for potential projects
- Maintain and manage phases of project to meet schedule and deadlines
- Provide zoning and massing studies in compliance NYC Zoning Resolution
- Proficient knowledge of NYC Building Code and ADA requirements for quality assurance and project compliance
- Manage team members and allocation of work to meet deadlines
- Communication with all project consultants for coordinated and complete drawing set
- Transparency and close communication with client and client needs
- Work with Expediters for DOB and Attorney General project filing and compliance
- Complete project forms and necessary documentation for DOB submittal and approval
- Attend regular site visits for surveys, demolition, and managing all construction
- Act as both Project Designer and Project Manager

Jul 2019 - current

GreenbergFarrow, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

- Perform facade design studies in 2D elevations and 3D models for mixed use residential and commercial projects in NYC
- Present multiple design options based upon client need and direction
- Manage team members through project design process
- See projects through schematic design drawings, design development phase coordination, and construction documents
- Creatively apply principles of design and present practical solutions
- Extensive knowledge of residential floor plan layouts, NYC Building Code, and - ADA requirements
- Participate in global competition design and compilation of presentations
- Coordinate trades in design development phase to maintain desired design
- Practice with LPC projects and facade restoration
- Experience in design for large scale residential and commercial projects

Jul 2018 - Jul 2019

SLCE Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Designer

- Curate zoning studies and analysis to maximize allowable zoning floor area for high rise residential projects
- Participate in competition design for NYC projects
- Attend all project meetings and present design options to clients
- Develop exceptional communication with project consultants and build reliable relationships with clients
- Provide floor plan layouts for mixed use residential projects in coordination with marketing teams
- Build 3D models and provide renderings for massing and facade designs
- Proficient in AutoCAD to provide schematic design layouts
- Utilize Rhino and 3DS Max to design, build, and render overall project
- Design creative exterior facade options in context with the proposed site
- Participate in schematic design and design development project phases

Sep 2016 - Jul 2018


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - Aug 2016

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