Silvia Neri

Silvia Neri

New York, NY, US



LEED AP architectural designer experienced in hospitality, high end residential and sustainable design from conceptual to CDs, with academic foundation in traditional and classical architecture.

After achieving a Master's Degree in Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, I’ve worked in NY full time for over 10 years in architecture firms. I'm currently offering my service as a consultant on a project by project basis.



Silvia Neri LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Consulting as an architecture and permaculture designer focused on residential and commercial projects, including renovations and design of permaculture rooftop urban farms for townhomes and commercial buildings. Development of 3D Sketchup models, CAD documentation, full millwork construction sets, sourcing and purchasing of materials, construction administration, and project management. Collaboration with Danconia Interiors, and GGA in NY.
Real Estate salesperson focused on residential apartment sales in the New York City area.

Jul 2009 - current

Fernando Santangelo, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Conceptual and Schematic Design (renderings, sketches, CAD drawings, 3D models and videos) for a Spa and yoga center, and a urban development in Nosara, Costa Rica, which included residential units, commercial stores, restaurants, and public spaces for the local community. High standards of sustainability were applied since the very beginning of the design, including reduction of water and energy waste, use of local and recycled material, craftmanship, minimization of the impact on the existing vegetation and ecosystem.

- Designing, sourcing, site visits for several residential and commercial renovations in New York City.

Apr 2015 - Sep 2019

New World Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project architect - consultant

Project architect in charge of developing historically inspired, modular, and LEED Platinum homes. Conceptual design thru CDs of more than a dozen homes, including those of an affordable housing community. Contributed to the CD’s of the Country Living House of the Year 2010.

Dec 2009 - Jul 2011

William Green Architect, New York, NY, US, Project architect - consultant

Project architect developing an off the grid, carbon neutral cottage in upstate NY. Conceptual design through CDs. Feasibility studies on sustainability strategies.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

Hart Howerton, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager in charge of:
• Spanish Peaks Ski Resort, Big Sky, MT.
The Lodge ($90M building, 7stories). CD coordination with associate architect and interior designer. Job captain during DD and VE, in charge of designing plans, interior elevations, sections and details of 49 condos and public spaces (restaurant, retail, offices, SPA-fitness). Coordination of MEP, civil, structural, landscape, lighting consultants and suppliers. Code research (IBC, IRC, FHA).
Cabins and Golf Buildings. Project manager from conceptual design through CDs. Log construction.
6 Unit Condos and Inspiration Point Townhouses. Job captain from conceptual design through DDs.
• Southampton Beach Resort, Bermuda – Traditional Bermudian and Mediterranean architecture.
Developed the design of a 32 acre conceptual master plan and architecture for a 150 key eco-friendly hotel resort with 50 villas, and amenities (Spa, retail, 3 restaurants, beach club, fitness, conference center, wedding facilities).
Coordination of external team of engineers, associate architects, sustainability, marketing, and financial consultants, model makers. Management of billing, budget and SOV. Production of presentation and marketing material.
Architectural designer developing master plan, conceptual, schematic design and marketing material for:
• Borrok Residence, South Hampton, NY. Designed CDs of all interiors, in particular full scale drawings of all cabinetry, construction details. Construction administration.
• Kelley House, Martha’s Vineyard: renovation of an historical hotel in Edgar town. Design of townhouses, condo hotel units, Spa, retail and fitness center.
• Taghazout Resort, Morocco: numerous villas and townhouses. 3D modeling, rendering, shade and climate studies.
• Punta Cacique Resort, Costa Rica: Agassi-Graff Tennis & Fitness Center, Miraval Spa, Clubhouse, villas on 70% slope.
• Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, Panama
Country Club and Discovery Center. Coordination of the execution of the physical models.

Jul 2004 - Jan 2009


Center for Bioregional Living. NY, New York, NY, US, 72hrs PErmaculture Design course

Permaculture Design Certification, 72 hr PDC, Center for Bioregional Living. NY

Mar 2014 - May 2014

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, US, MArch, Master of Architecture and Urban Design

Full academic scholarship. Nominated for the Commendation Awards in Fall 2002.

Aug 2002 - May 2004

University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, Bachelors, Civil Engineering Department

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (107/110), Universita’ degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy.

Sep 1995 - Oct 2001

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