Yvonne Gilbert

Yvonne Gilbert

Austin, TX, US



Licensed architect with over 16 years experience in the building industry. Specialized in single-family homes, small commercial design and permitting, custom millwork design detailing , and historic home remodeling. Skilled with AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-up, Photoshop, Gimp, hand-made sketches and watercolors.


Stella Domo, LLC, Austin, TX, US, Architect

- Production & Seal of TDLR Certification Drawings for SFH concept house

- Lead the development & production of Fabrication Shop Drawings

- Manage & guide the design/ drafting team to encourage design excellence and elevate the quality of design in terms of content and detailing accuracy

- Provide conceptual stylistic direction for specific client based designs

- Responsible for leading creative design concepts and integration of new materials and products for new and existing products

- Collaborate with management team to develop new project sites in Texas

Mar 2020 - current

OPA Design Studio, Inc., Austin, TX, US, Project Manager

- Coordination meetings with client to determine project scope & client goals
Development of design concepts & schematic material/style presentations

- Management of 2-3 drafter/designers for development of Schematic Design Presentations, Virtual Reality and fly-through 3d models & CD Documents

- Coordination of project deliverables for Permitting and Construction. Creation of project Gantt chart to ensure on-time project phase delivery

- Coordination with City Officials to facilitate cross-department communication

Projects Included: Craft Breweries & Restaurants, Multi-Family Housing, Dog Daycare, Art Gallery, Residential Kitchen Addition in or near Austin, Texas

Jan 2019 - Mar 2020

Rene Bidet Fabricant, Jallais, FR, Project Designer / Chargé d'études

Projects Included: Custom built-ins and freestanding custom furniture for high-end private villas in France & Monaco.

My work included:
- Design Detailing : shop dwgs & technical solutions proposed
- Construction Admin : installation & workshop quality control
- Subcontractor management & coordination
- Price quotes for client , material purchasing

Mar 2014 - Sep 2018

Warren Johnson Architects, Inc., Palatine, IL, US, Jr. Project Manager

Projects Included: Small commercial build-outs + new builds

My work included:
- Feasibility studies & Code research
- Construction Documents & detailing : CD sets, FFE layouts
- Construction Administration
- Coordination with consulting engineers (MEP, structural)
- Permit submittal documents including: site plans, renderings and applications for zoning variances, including attending meetings to present the project.

Corporate clients include: Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, Jersey Mikes Subs, Pret A Manger, Jimmy Johns + others

Jan 2007 - Jul 2013

the e-Project Architects, Ltd., Dungarvan, IE, Junior Architect

Projects Included: single family homes, urban planning, housing developments, multi-family housing units

My work included:
- Planning Permission drawing sets for the County Council including: schematic design, design development plans, elevations, sections, site plan with road sight lines, etc.
- Artistic hand renderings

Apr 2006 - Sep 2006

Somerset Design & Development, Harvard, IL, US, Interior Architecture - Designer + Drafter

Project Included: Interior architecture for a private residence
My work included:
- As built drawings, detail concept sketches, flooring layouts
- Detailed material drawings for stone, wood, tile, metalwork
- Ordering and purchase management, price tracking, etc.
- French translation services on site between client & artisans

Jan 2004 - Sep 2005

Erik Johnson & Assoc. Architects, Chicago, IL, US, CAD drafter

CD sets for single family homes, incuding : framing plans, roof plans, structural details and electrical plans.

Nov 2004 - Dec 2004


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, BArch, Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies

Aug 1998 - May 2002

Areas of Specialization