Scott De Lello

Scott De Lello

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Currently, I am employed at the New York City-based  firm, O'Neil Langan Architects (OLA). Predominately retail fit-out projects, I work directly under the principal and with a number of established clients including: Goyard, Marc Jacobs and Space NK; and previously under a senior associate on projects for Versace, Charles Tyrwhitt and Tory Burch. This is a unique position in that I manage projects in both the architectural and designer capacities. I am responsible for conceptual design, design development, code analysis & compliance, permit filings, FF&E research & specification,  production of construction documents and construction administration for each project. In addition, I maintain direct relationships with the client or client's representative from design discussions to project turn-over through regular conference calls or face-to-face meetings and presentations; create and maintain project schedules; coordinate with trades including  MEP and structural engineers; bid projects to general contractors and participate in the selection process. We are a fast-paced firm, and I often find myself in the midst of meeting multiple deadlines simultaneously.  

I've recently relocated to Los Angeles and continue to work remotely on several of OLA's Los Angeles area projects.  

Prior to OLA, I spent a number of years working in-house for a residential developer, initially as part of a design/architectural team and eventually leading a team of up to 5 people. Working closely with marketing agents and the investors, I provided interior design concepts, developed my design, provided construction documents for the in-house construction team and advised on overall exterior design and detailing. During my time at SAK Shop / Criterion Group I fine-tuned my natural design talent, learned skills and discerning taste to successfully design spaces that were appealing, highly unique yet efficient and within the developer's budget. The scope of my interior work included: apartment unit and common/amenity space overall design, layout, FFE and finishes; conceptual marketing packages; routine site visits and coordination with construction management.

  While completing my second bachelors degree, I was offered an internship at MR Architecture and Decor - a residential and retail boutique design firm. Starting out selecting materials and producing scaled models and later hired as a full-time junior designer where I assisted a senior project manager in sourcing FFE, space planning, and staging. I was often on-site overseeing the construction process and developing detailed progress reports and punch lists


O'Neil Langan Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US & New York, NY, Project Manager, Designer

High-end retail architectural and design firm. Oversee projects from start to completion including: schematic, design development and construction documents; construction administration; Fixture and lighting layouts; product research; millwork and custom fixture details; Code research, compliance and filings; MEP and GC coordination.

Project List:
- Goyard: Stand-alone retail store; Full renovation (interior & storefront); Beverly Hills, CA; Project Manager

- Marc Jacobs: Retail store renovation and expansion; New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA; Project Manager

- Versus by Versace: Retail stores in USA including Soho flagship and Los Angeles boutique shops: Project Manager

- Space NK Apothecary: Corporate Offices; New York, NY: Designer and Project Manager

- Charles Tyrwhitt: Retail stores in USA and UK: Project Designer - Millwork drawings, presentation and construction documents

- Versace: Retail stores nationwide; Showroom and corporate offices in New York City: Project Designer - Presentation and construction documents

- Goyard: Retail Store, New York, NY: Project Designer - Construction documents and filings

Mar 2014 - current

SAK Shop, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

SAK Shop is the full-service, in-house design and architecture division of Criterion Development Group. Conceptual design, schematic design, design development and construction administration of ground-up luxury high-rise residential building interiors and conceptual and schematic design of the building exteriors. Interior layouts, material selection, millwork details, shop drawings, furniture design, coordination with consultants, vendors and in-house contractors, direction of exterior design and materials selection, development and implementation of marketing strategies; common space and model unit design and styling.

Project List:
-Purves Street: Multi-tower high-rise residential building. Complete interior package

-12-15 Broadway: 209-unit residential building. Complete interior package

- 11-15 Broadway: 89-unit residential building. Complete interior package

- 30-50 21st Street: 79-unit residential building. Layout, FF&E, contract administration for lobby, gym and rooftop garden

Apr 2011 - Feb 2014

MR Architecture and Décor, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer/Junior Designer/Intern

High-end residential/retail architectural design firm. Responsible for client liaison/communication, design development, FFE specification and purchase and construction administration.
Retail store branding/design: Presentation of materials and concept to in-house design team for retail boutiques

Project List:

- 14,000 sf Connecticut Home: Interior re-design, site survey, materials selection, purchasing

- Upper East Side Apartment: Gut renovation and programming to combine two units. Design, contract administration, purchasing

- Upper East Side Apartment: Interior re-design. Design, FF&E, contract administration

- Central Park West Apartment: Gut renovation. Scheduling, contract administration, punch-lists

- West Hampton Beach Weekend Home: Design, FF&E, contract administration

- One Jackson Square Showhouse: Design and FF&E

Jan 2009 - Mar 2011


Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University, Union, NJ, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Interior Design
summa cum laude, William T. Byrd Scholar. Vice-President of the Interior Design Student Association.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Music Performance; Cello

Bachelor of Music
cum laude, Presidential Scholarship recipient

Aug 1996 - Dec 2000

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