Wayne Covington

Wayne Covington

New York, NY, US





Benjamin Vandiver Interiors + Lifestyle, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer / Project Manager

- Prepare and lead client presentations from conceptual development through design development
- Plan, conceptualize and design residential remodels with construction budgets between 250k – 900k
- Supervise projects to completion, quality maintenance and design implementation. Perform site visits and client meetings as necessary
- Manage communication between Client, General Contractor and Architect of Record
- Oversee NYC office staffing in liaison with Nashville office staff

Mar 2016 - current

Jo Malone London, New York, NY, US, Global Store Design Manager

- Provided direction during design development of Jo Malone London boutiques and new store design concepts
- Managed communication between internal and regional store design teams
- Participated in design process from schematic through construction document phases. Manage internal project tracker for all JML new/renovated doors globally
- Prepared presentations for internal senior management, executive leaders and retail partners
- Created global fixture libraries for Jo Malone London retail store components for global distribution

Mar 2015 - Mar 2016

Lalire March Architects LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Managed design development through construction administration for high-end domestic retail clients throughout North America
- Prepared space plans. permit sets, landlord review sets, bid sets / documentations, and contract documents for review and construction
- Conducted site surveys, framing inspections, punch visits and proper documentation and follow up
- Processed construction administration requests, submittals, FSK’s, and RFI’s
- Processed all construction administration submittals, including storefront, signage, and fixture shop drawings
- Lead weekly client conference calls for current and forecasted projects
- Performed NYC special inspections when required for architectural elements and worked closely with local jurisdiction requirements
- Extensive code research throughout North America

May 2011 - Mar 2015

Kartell, New York, NY, US, Sales Consultant

- Assisted clients with design aesthetics and space planning with Kartell products
- Managed floor regarding customer service, product maintenance, in-store inventory and sales
- Interfaced with the designers and vendors of products

Jan 2010 - May 2011

STUDIOS Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Assisted with construction process from design development through construction completion
- Assisted with processing construction administration requests, submittals, ASK’s, RFI’s, and bulletins
- Prepared / reviewed construction documents and shop drawings of custom furniture systems and appliances

Jun 2007 - Jun 2009

Brereton Architects, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

- Prepared contract documents, pricing plans, and space plans for review and construction of custom commercial projects
- Assisted with in-field measurement and assessment of commercial buildings
- Performed extensive California code review

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

The Architectural Team, Boston, MA, US, Design Intern

- Assisted with schematic and design development production of residential and small scale urban layouts
- Inspected large residential project for building code review

May 2004 - May 2006


Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2001 - May 2006

Areas of Specialization