Aug 2004 - May 2009
Feb 2013 - Feb 2015
Interior Designer, Lead Highland Drive Closure Team
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
A once in a career opportunity to serve as the project Lead for the disposition and closure of the Highland Drive Campus. Work closely with members of Executive Leadership to institute important decisions and develop and maintain a timeline. Coordinate the agenda and run monthly meetings in order to assure communication and execution amongst various service lines. Responsible for the triage and repurposing of all furnishings that meet the design standards of VAPHS, including the warehouse redesign and inventory. Assist in the facilitation of GSA Screenings for the reuse of additional excess items i.e. furniture, art, signage and equipment. An active member of the Interior Design Team, helping to balance the project workload at the Heinz Campus including establishing and implementing medical center standards, working with the Minor Improvement Team to prepare technical drawing packages and construction schedules, specifying and entering orders, and coordinating furniture deliveries and installations. A certified Contract Officers Representative responsible for the monitoring of the contractor's performance and authorizations. Dedicated to the welfare and safety of our Veterans, their visitors and staff as demonstrated by participation in the Environment of Care and Cultural Transformation Committees.
Dec 2011 - Feb 2013
A position specializing in systems furniture specification for healthcare applications. Rely on close working relationships with sales representatives, vendors, and design and facilities professionals in order to establish the programming, budget, space planning, and FF&E standardization for multiple projects at one time. Develop presentation materials such as visual boards, 3D renderings, detailed drawing packages, and quotes. Maintenance of specification binders and design library. Critical time management.
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
Assist in the coordination of contractors, vendors, architects, engineers and service line executives to carry out a variety of design challenges such as renovations, relocations, and new construction. Maintain a comprehensive design resource library based on VA standards and GSA contract sources. Development, selection and ordering of FF&E, including preparation of scale drawings, sketches, and sample options.
Oct 2010 - Jan 2011
A contract position specializing in store planning for Dick's Sporting Goods. Responsible for design analysis and space planning to meet a standard of fifty six departments, over eight hundred and fifty fixtures, including alternate seasonal layouts. Acted as a technical representative, communicating with architects, engineers, and building inspectors to develop specialized design programs. Project locations across the United States varied between new construction, retro fit buildings, and renovations, each averaging 50,000 square feet. All projects were executed using Revit.
Jul 2009 - Oct 2010
Roomful Express, R.H. Kuhn Company
Daily design consultations and vignette design for store display as well as individual client designs. Excelled in Special Order Division, customizing furniture details such as fabric, wood grain, back and leg style, and pillow adornments. All tasks revolved around customer service including constant monitoring of inventory and client orders and coordinating deliveries and follow up services. Worked with management to prepare and lead exercises and discussions for continued development as Sales Professionals.
May 2008 - Mar 2009
Auroville Designs, LLC, Architecture and Interior Design
Specialized in high end residential design. Intimate design consultations, programming, and space planning. Development and selection of FF&E. Maintenance of specification binders and design library. CAD technician, including design and assembly of construction documents. Preparation of client presentations. Developed close working relationships with the clients, architects, vendors, and contractors in order to coordinate the renovation and the new construction. Projects were executed using Architectural Desktop, SketchUp, Photoshop, and hand drawn Sketches.
Located directly off the first floor entrance, the Juice Bar offers patrons a nutritious treat fit for both before and after a workout.
The primary objective of this project was material and equipment specification. Phase One consisted mostly of precedent studies, concept development, programing and preliminary design for an existing building shell found in Oakland, PA.
Phase Two furthered the project by compiling a comprehensive drawing package including plumbing plans, equipment plans, lighting plans, and finish plans, as well as custom detail drawings and specifications.
Throughout the design, space planning was a particular challenge. For the first time, multi-story development was a consideration.
The primary focus of this project was concept development and branding. Thus, FRESH Financial became an anagram for Functional, Rational, Efficient, Sophisticated, High-End Banking.
The diamond pattern of the logo is an obvious representation of wealth and sophistication. Upon a second look, the diamond becomes a pair of capitol F's, FRESH Financial. The logos analogous color scheme serves as the primary division between the letters and can be found prominently in the banks interior.
Starting with nothing more than a building shell it was a design objective to incorporate the facets of a diamond into the angles of the interior walls.
Lobby, Corridor, Teller Stations
Lobby, Corridor, Conference Room
The Greek Isles
The Eiffel Tower
Holland Flower Market
The Sicilian Coastline