Tania Posada Elyseu

Tania Posada Elyseu

New York, NY, US

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Architectural Designer, M.Arch I and LEED AP, with international travel experience and a background in editorial photography and fashion looking to work on local, international, environmentally sustainable design projects. 

Interests include developing strong graphic visualization skills, branding development, designing interiors, websites, and blogging. 



HLW, New York, NY, US, Architectural Job Captain

Actively involved in CD and CA phases of commercial interior and workplace projects.
Project highlights included:
• Producing construction sets for an adversting agency’s office expansion. Contributions included developing CD sets, assisting with site visits, reviewing shop drawings and submit- tals.
• Delivery of construction sets for a fragrance company’s office renovation. Responsible for developing drawings, coordinating with MEP trades, researching products, perfoming site visits, and reviewing shop drawings and submittals.
• Producing permit, bid and final construction documents for innovative bridal site company and assisted with CA by reviewing shop drawings and submittals.
• Producing permit, bid and final construction documents for a broadcasting company’s prop warehouse/office space fitout.
Internal contributions :
• Led wellness initiatives including organizing monthly talks with outside speakers; successful- ly appealed to firm leadership to provide ergonomic furniture and healthy snacks for all.
• Secured funding and organized a firm wide Habitat for Humanity Build day volunteer event.

Jan 2018 - current

Partners for Architecture, Stamford, CT, US, Architectural Designer

•Worked collaboratively with design team for several large scale new construction projects and participated in the all phases (SD, DD, CD and CA),
•Capable of designing conceptual drawings, plans, sections, elevations and details independently,
•Surveyed existing project sites, developed permit, bid and construction sets,
•Responsible for coordination of all trades including structural, MEP and FF&E in retail, and commercial interior fit-outs projects
• On retail projects, worked with landlords, and the client's in-house architect to develop designs that are true to the companies' brand,
•Reviewed submittals & shop drawings to ensure consistency with the project's design intent,
• Worked closely with clients collecting initial program information, in order to develop a design that fits aesthetic needs and budget constraints,
• Created presentation materials for clients, BSA approvals, and community board meetings,
• Responsible for meeting with vendors and staying current on interior finishes trends,
• Knowledgeable with zoning, building codes and ADA requirements,
• Capable of doing zoning + building code analysis and prepare energy calculations for NYC, NY State and CT,
• Adept with preparing NYC Landmarks applications and successfully got approval for every job in landmarked areas for the firm,
• Engaged in site visits, prepared field reports, and punch lists,
• Organized bidding and award of contractors for interior fit-out jobs'
• Trained interns and junior staff in day to day operations, and drafting according to office standards

• Delivered all projects on time.
• Successfully commissioned new projects for the firm.
• Increased firm’s visibility by redesigning the company’s website and marketing materials.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2018

Freelancer, São Paulo, BR, Freelance Designer

Provided interior design and graphic design consulting and services to individual clients. Projects included:

•Upper East Side (New York) Kitchen Renovation: performed site survey; sourced materials; produced shop drawings and presentation materials including conceptual renderings and diagrams.
• Bedroom Design for an Upper East Side (New York) client: Sourced furniture and spec’d fixtures to be incorporated with client’s existing pieces; designed custom millwork, produced drawings and conceptual renderings for client review.
• Logo design for Illium Consulting: Designed firm’s logo based on design consultation meeting with client.
•Logo and Branding design for Room Recipe Studios: Developed branding for website, blog and social media sites as well as designed the logo and graphics for this interior design startup firm.

Feb 2012 - Jul 2013

David Yum Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Participated in all phases of design and construction for residential and commercial projects. Projects included:

• Olea Store Montclair, NJ: Actively participated in the design and production phases including attending client and site meetings, creating conceptual renderings, producing construction drawings, sourcing materials, and designing custom display items.
• Upper West Side (New York) Kitchen Renovation: Surveyed site; sourced fixtures and appliances; produced schematic and construction drawings.
• Upper West Side (New York) Townhouse Renovation: Documented job progress; participated in site meetings; produced construction drawings; conceptual renders; sourced materials for the interior design portion of project; and designed custom furniture pieces for clients.

Sep 2010 - Jul 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2010

Pratt Institute Rome, Rome, IT, Architecture

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, US, Bachelors, Creative Arts

Sep 2002 - May 2005

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