Vanessa Mallon

Vanessa Mallon

Brooklyn, NY, US



I have always been fascinated with the way architecture connects with our daily lives and want to be a part of this wonderful phenomenon. Since moving to this city I always believed that New York was much more than just Manhattan, living in Brooklyn proves that point even further. I hope that through this position I can participate in evolving the city as it very much needs to. 


I have many characteristics I believe are beneficial to your firm. Throughout my education I have been exposed to a variety of design tools. Aside from my innovative design intellect, I have also acquired tactile skills such as drafting, model making, and 3D digital modeling and rendering. Through my experience in New York I have also acquired knowledge of New York City's building codes. I have gained experience in the manner of which New York architecture is approached and brought to life in more ways than just conceptually but in all aspects of design from schematic design to detailing.


Berzak Associates Architects, pc, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

Manage project from start to finish including design, approvals process, bidding, construction

documents and construction administration. Act as point person for clients, contractors, consultants,

vendors and in-house team communication. All aspects of Architecture and building from SD to

detailing. Work with senior staff to create and deliver client presentations. Develop designs and

coordinate design consultant work. Research products/materials and coordinate with manufacturers

to develop details. Source architectural products and samples. Work with contractor to resolve issues

encountered in construction process.

Feb 2015 - current

K/R (Keenen/Riley), New York, NY, US, Consultant

Working as a team member in their latest project in Beijing, China for an urban design proposal.
Assisting in the creation of concept diagrams, site diagrams, exhibition design and 3D rendering.
Also assisting in an interior design project in sources materials and furniture, contacting manufactures and helping out with the everyday office routines.

Aug 2014 - Oct 2014

Big House Multimedia, Miami, FL, US, Graphic Designer

• Communicating with clients and creating graphic designs, posters, brochures, business cards, logos, stationary designs, invitations, etc.
• Working in a small team of graphic designers

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

K/R (Keenen/Riley), Miami, FL, US, Intern

• Working with John Keenen (firm’s architect) and Ben Schumacher (separate artist)
• Working as part of a museum installation extracting abstract drawings from construction drawings.

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013

CAD Studios, Miami, FL, US, Intern

• Producing construction drawings of residential homes. (Plans, Elevations, Sections, Detailed Sections, etc.)
• Was often left in sole charge of carrying out detailed drawing to provide to the contactor for approval.

Jun 2012 - Mar 2013


Was often left in sole charge of installing works, worked in a team for projects of large scale, organize shipments, assist in cataloguing the process of the work.
• Developed basic carpentry skills.
• Developed project management skills

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Belkis and Sandy’s Design, Miami, FL, US, Apprentice

Design living spaces and commercial spaces, drawing plans, helping build installations.
• Developed project management skills
Provided quality service to clients.
• Developed organizational skills.

May 2007 - Sep 2009


Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, School of Architecture

• Master’s degree in Architecture.
ARC 4058 Fundaments of Digital Design
ARC 5186 Interactive Media
ARC 5165 Grad Digital Fabrication
LAA 5346 Visual Notation LA1
CUM GPA : 3.460

Jun 2007 - May 2014

Areas of Specialization