Virginia Maggiore

Virginia Maggiore

Los Angeles, CA, US

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▪ Licensed Architect
▪ 12+ years Experience in Retail Store Design
▪ Design & Construction experience in over 70 countries
▪ Proficient in Full Price, Wholesale, and Outlet environments and stand-alone properties
▪ Design expertise for single-store conception and multi-location roll-out program
▪ Able to manage multiple brand concepts congruently
▪ Excellent graphic design, written and oral presentation skills; detailed furniture and construction capabilities
▪ Strong leadership and team management
▪ Problem solver; keeps project momentum on pace to match strategic business targets
▪ Proactive, goal-oriented, enthusiastic team player


Guess? Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Vice President of Global Retail Development

Concept development and roll out for global retail fleet.

• develop and control the global design concept standards for multiple in-house retail brands –most notably Guess, Marciano, andG by Guess; generate
new concepts, details, furniture, and finishes as needed; develop flagship details as well as value engineered options
• oversee brand consistency for store layouts across all countries; update the store environments to drive business initiatives; communicate new in-store
strategies from executive team to internal and field teams
• generate and control CapEx budgets for all construction projects; analyze annual spend for all directly owned stores – including new builds and
remodels; prepare layout and cost projections for real estate analysis
• review all store repair and maintenance requests; coordinate and budget for all wish-list projects from executive level; source new vendors for global
deployment; maintaining store layout archive
• manage in-house LA team of 20, EU team of 7, and Asia team of 5; generate and manage operating expense budgets

Apr 2014 - current

Burch Creative Capital / C Wonder, New York, NY, US, Director, Store Design and Construction

Design and construction management for start up brands.

• developed store design concepts for multiple in-house retail brands –most notably C. Wonder and Monika Chiang; created initial store layout and
construction documents; managed internal design team and external design consultants; specification selection; coordinated in ternal communication
with merchandising, visual, operations, marketing and technology teams
•set individual project budgets and proformas; managed store construction from bidding and contract negotiations, through cont ract award,
construction administration and project close out; produced and distributed the store construction tracking schedule; liaison with landlords and tenant
coordinators; on-site construction management and project turn overs to NSO team at completion
•synchronized in-house procurement teams; managed communication with China-based millwork production teams; participated in realestate
selection process, including feasibility studies; site survey and proforma analysis

Jan 2012 - Apr 2014

COACH, New York, NY, US, Project Manager, Store Architecture

Design and construction management for international luxury retail projects.

• managed store design for roll-out program across 15 countries, with emphasis in China; produced feasibility studies, site analysis, design development,
and construction document sets; compiled project presentations (for both digital and live presentations); developed custom fu rniture shop drawings
• managed both internal and external project communication; synchronized the project team; assisted in budget and bid preparati on and analysis;
prepared and controlled project schedules; on-site and remote construction management
• on-boarded and managing external consultants (lighting, renderings, mock-ups, models); supervised junior coordinators and assistant project
managers; coordinated sample submissions and design reviews; project archiving

Mar 2006 - Jan 2012

Silberstang Lasky Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

High-end residential and mixed-use project designer.

• design development; construction document production; construction administration; FAR calculations; site surveys; prepared a nd presented design
proposals to clients; 3D computer modeling in Sketch-Up and CAD; collage renderings in Photoshop; coordinated deliverables from external consultants

Sep 2005 - Mar 2006


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Supplemental studies in Furniture Design.

Sep 2004 - May 2005

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - May 2004

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