San Francisco, CA, US



My name is Vira. I am  from Ukraine. Since 2008 I live in San Francisco.

I have 5+ years of experience as an architect/interior designer. I am looking for a position as a architectural designer, where I can apply my skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, active learning and social perceptiveness



Boiled Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant Manager

Participate in various stages of projects from technical drawings & planning to conception for 5+ projects (healthcare & office), including facilitating the implementation of combined work/life spaces for high-end offices
 Build architectural & concept models with Revit, prepare contract documents, working solution documents in Excel, and create compound spreadsheets
 Contribute to business development by creating organizational and project`s mind maps, facilitating in market research, bids research, business opportunities for the LBE companies.

Jan 2013 - current, san francisco, architectural designer

Global online platform for collaboration between independent freelance professionals and independent contractors
 Developed ideas and concepts of space reorganizing, residential remodeling (apartments, single family houses), creating 3D models (campus map, synagogue), drafting from blueprints to digital using AutoCAD & ArchiCAD
 Developed and implemented propositions and bids on the projects, participated in job auction
 Created strong network outside of leading to referrals for additional independent contractor work

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Architectural Firm “Spline”, Odessa, UA, architect

Private architecture & design-to-build firm leading in the field of residential design; 4 architects working independently
 Prepared technical drawings & plans for 15+ projects (residential and commercial) from sketch to construction with budgets ranging from $15K to $500K; built architectural & concept models using ArchiCAD, AutoCAD and 3D Max
 Designed non-standard details for high-end residences: custom made concrete facades embellishment, landscaping decoration and backyard elements, and custom made furniture
 Developed interior design concepts (including electrical, ceiling, floor, outlets, furniture plans), chose interior details and implemented final decision into drawings
 Prepared documents, blueprints and necessary documentations for general contractor and building department
 Created 4 concept projects of shopping centers with business offices in Kiev for commercial construction

May 2007 - May 2008

Urban Planning Company “Giprograd”, Odessa, UA, Urban design planner

Premier Ukrainian city and region planning company, 300+ employees, 75 years in market
 Worked under supervision of chief architect: prepared documentation, conducted research, analyzed factors affecting land use, visited construction site and created territory land use drawings using AutoCAD
 Created 5-7 presentations projects each year for review by city council who accepted or amend existing projects
 Developed 15 evaluation projects for city districts, proposing new civic buildings (libraries, schools, playgrounds, etc.) to correspond with proposed residential and commercial construction projects (as required by city law)
 Analyzed 300+ deteriorating residential and commercial buildings, provided report with detailed explanation including environmental, visual, technological and historical studies about building conditions
 Made 20+ sketches using geodesic maps with evaluation the character of the landscapes
 Grew from intern to urban design planner position during 6 months

Mar 2005 - May 2007

Printing Agency “Art-Vision”, Odessa, UA, Graphic Designer

 Created business cards, flyers, booklets, postcards, calendars, ads and other printed materials for corporations
 Worked with printing, scanning and plotter machines, using CorelDraw and Photoshop

Sep 2004 - Mar 2005


University of California, Berkeley, college of environmental design, architecture

summer session of 8 units of Architecture class

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Architecture, Masters, Architecture

aster of Science (MSc), Architecture
2000 – 2006

Grade: 3.88/4.0

Sep 2000 - Jun 2006

Areas of Specialization