Archinect
Sarah Kelly Hannon

Sarah Kelly Hannon

New York, NY, US

 
View Portfolio

About 

I am a graduate architect with two years of work experience in collaborative fast pasted architecture practices in New York and Ireland. Passionate about public space architecture and how the built environment influences the exurbanites that use it. 

Employment 

Bouler Pfluger Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Worked on over 100 housing projects in the firm’s efforts to help rebuild damaged houses from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. This program had a total of 32,000 houses in New York City, of which my firm had a portion of. These projects ranged from lifting the houses above the FEMA floodplain, making sure they were up to NYC building and fire codes, to total new builds for clients. My role included;
Completed site surveys of 20 plus houses for submission into the building
program, documented damages to the home and noted the client's needs.

Using AutoCAD, drawing houses for use in design development.

Checking that houses met building codes and noted changes that needed
to be made if they were against regulations

Prepared drawing sets for submission to D.O.B. and responded to RFI’s
from contractors

Using HydraCad, prepared sprinkler drawings for houses in fire zones

Assisted in site visits alongside project architects.

Completed PAA drafting and updating the building’s design once a building
permit was issued.

Furthermore worked alongside project architects on private one-off houses in Long Island.

Drew up sketch schemes from client meetings from project architects.

Assisted in the design development of schemes alongside project
architects.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017
 

Dublin Design Studio, Dublin, IE, Junior Architect

Worked in a collaborative architecture and product design firm with varying projects from house extensions, new builds, conservation projects, and competition entries. Our projects ranged from $100,000 to $1,500,000 in value. My role included;

Developing feasibility studies through sketch, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and
Blender: Analyzing site conditions, corresponding with clients, quantity
surveyors and engineers to produce sketch schemes.

Preparing and submission of planning applications for a number of projects

Producing comprehensive tender packages for larger office fit-outs using an
in-house system similar to NBS, as well as for smaller house extensions.

Illustrated presentation boards for competition entries for The Royal
Institute of the Architects of Ireland and The Architecture Association of
Ireland.

Working closely with the project architect to restore and revitalize protected
structures in the heart of Dublin. Analyzing existing characters to enhance
and improve the building for the public.

Liaised with material suppliers, specialty fit out companies as well as clients
and contractors

Oct 2015 - Aug 2016
 

BCDH Architects, Dublin, IE, Architectural Intern

Created sketch presentations, assisted in the preparation of planning permission drawings and tender documentation. Completed initial surveys of potential projects for the firm and drew these surveys up for us in sketch scheme development

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Education 

University College Dublin (UCD), MArch, Architecture

Thesis Project entitled 'Re-thinking the Street' and exploration in how existing streetscapes work in Dublin City Centre. It was a study in understanding the uses of the streets which have become overwhelmed with traffic, for different people within the city. I looked at how the street could be improved through the lens of three separate users of it. The private user that lived/worked along it, the public user that transitioned through it and the vehicular use of it.

Sep 2017 - Dec 2019
 

University College Dublin (UCD), BArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills