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Simone Salame

Simone Salame

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

With a professionalized bachelors in architecture and a minor in art history, I continuously strive toward finding ways to connect  the two fields in my work.  I enjoy finding ways to engage in design at a multidisciplinary level, allowing me to approach situations at a macro and micro scale.

I am keen on becoming more experienced with art galleries, exhibition design, interior design, and installations.  My overall aim is to convey the various cultures and social attitudes of a city through art and architecture and interiors. I enjoy working in groups composed of like-minded individuals, have no trouble focusing on interesting and forward-thinking projects, and willingly accept challenges that will push me to better myself and those around me.

 

Skills and Qualifications include:

Attentive to project site, structure, program, and sustainability. Ability to work successfully under pressure and within deadlines. Organized and thorough in quality of work, research, analysis, and documentation.  Excellent communication with team members, managers, and clients.  Fluent in Arabic and conversational Spanish.  I am skilled in drafting, painting, freehand sketching and illustration, construction documentation,woodworking, model making, digital photography, art production, animation, laser cutting, and graphic design.

Employment 

Freelance clients, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer and Project Manager

• Designed and managed full scale ground up residential construction for
multiple private clientele
• Developed full construction plans and interior finish schedules
• Analyzed zoning codes and coordinated with structural and civil engineers to
ensure cohesive drawings sets
• Reviewed consultant proposals
• Worked with clientele to ensure budgets and schedules were met

May 2017 - current
 

SoulCycle, New York, NY, US, Design Manager of Renovations

• Successfully managed fitness studio renovations from schematics to design development
• Designed and drafted full retail construction plans and details
• Rendered interior spaces for company presentations
• Managed consultant proposals and vendor contracts
• Developed scope of work, budgets, and baseline construction schedules by coordinating with the facilities and financial departments
• Created standard operating procedures for studio renovations by connecting all external consultants, engineers, and property landlords with the in-house construction, development, and facilities departments
• Designed and developed new concepts for studio visuals and window displays

Aug 2016 - Apr 2017
 

Tadashi Shoji, Los Angeles, Visual Store Designer

• Conceptualized store visuals and window displays in collaboration with the graphics and fashion departments for the new fall fashion line
• Organized and managed construction budgets and schedules
• Successfully developed retail construction plans and details from schematic stages to installation

May 2016 - Jul 2016
 

(fer) studio, Inglewood, CA, US, Project Manager

• Successfully completed full architectural construction plans for multiple commercial and residential projects
• Produced renderings and presentations for commercial clientele
• Managed the MOCA Geffen Courtyard Design project from schematics to construction documentation and administration
• Analyzed and enforced all applicable zoning and planning codes
• Collaborated with structural and mechanical engineers to ensure cohesive plans
• Administered meetings between city officials and MOCA Head Curator
• Oversaw consultant schedules and proposals

Nov 2014 - May 2016
 

R.E. Gardinier Jr. Design + Construction, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design Assistant

Working under an Independent Architect---

Responsibilities included drafting interior design plans, rendering interior views for clients, ensuring compliance with state and city building codes, and running errands.

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Exhibition Design Assistant

Responsibilities included expanding inventory of exhibition casework, planning and overseeing move of inventory, designing spacial systems for furniture storage and tracking, and overseeing donation of exhibition casework and furniture through LA Shares.

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
 

Helou Structural Design, Tarzana, CA, US, Architect & Drafter

Established structural engineering/design company with a focus in commercial and residential projects.

Responsibilities included design development in new construction, improvements on existing jobs, processing, and management of the department. Mainly worked on developing working drawings and ensuring compliance with the state and city building codes as well as adhering to the Green Code and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jun 2013 - Mar 2014
 

Johnson Fain, Los Angeles, CA, US, Temporary Assistant and Secretary

Responsibilities included updating database, answering phones, and dealing with established as well as potential clients.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Art History Minor

Aug 2007 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Woodbury University Degree Project, Honorable Mention

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills