EXPERIENCE2010FREELANCE INTERIOR DESIGNER GRANADA, SPAIN
Collaborated with local designer on design, fabrication, and installation of numerous interior environments: tea salons, residences, restaurants. Responsibilities ranged from spatial planning, selection of interior tapestries and fabrics, design and fabrication of custom furniture and the creation and distribution of marketing materials promoting the design work.
2009SUNSEED DESERT TECHNOLOGIES ANDALUCIA PROVINCE, SPAIN
FREELANCE DESIGNER Participated in the development of sustainable living environments within an ecological desert community in southern Andalucia, Spain.
2007-2008HAMILTON ANDERSON ASSOCIATES DETROIT, MICHIGAN & LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER & ARCHITECT III Acted as team lead designer for numerous high-profile projects. Travelled extensively, both domestically and internationally, to meet with clients, establish project priorities, develop project schedules, and manage the development of detailed construction documents with team members and consultants. Selected Projects Include:
THE CITY CENTER COMPLEX, LAS VEGAS: This high-profile, $8 Billion development in Las Vegas famous strip entailed fast-track designs for a variety of project programs, including The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Executive Offices and Employee Lunchroom, Sage Bar, VIP Poker Room, Roasted Bean Coffee Shop, Bar Moderno, and Elevator Lobbies. Worked closely with manufacturers to develop custom materials for unique applications.
2006KRAEMER DESIGN GROUP DETROIT, MICHIGAN
ARCHITECT II Managed team members and consultants to design and develop architectural schemes that met client needs and aspirations. Oversaw development of all projects from schematic design thru project completion, including the development of detailed construction documents. Selected Projects Include:
THE BRODERICK TOWER RENOVATION: Lead effort of surveying and documenting all interiors of a vacant 36-storey high-rise in the central business district of Detroit and subsequently the development of construction documents for the rehabilitation of this historic landmark. The project proposes the reuse of this former commercial tower into luxury condominiums.
HOTEL BARONETTE, NOVI: Interior renovation and transformation of a 2 star into 4 star hotel.
2003-2005HUSTVEDT CUTLER ARCHITECTS NEW YORK, NEW YORK
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ARCHITECT Designed and developed detailed construction documents for residential and commercial developments. Managed all phases of work from schematic design to project completion. Selected Projects Include:
BRENNAN-REXER RESIDENCES: 3000 SF residential loft in historic industrial building in Tribeca, New York
GIFFORD RESIDENCES: 3400 SF, full renovation and replanning of 150 year old apartment in the Upper East Side of New York City
MOSLER & GAZDAK RESIDENCE: Tribeca Penthouse Renovation for an art collector, involved custom design of numerous millwork details.
BERLIN CAMERON OFFICES: 30 000 SF existing office space transformed for new clients with different program needs and aspirations: coordination of office systems furniture, new HVAC, custom carpet design and selection of all FF&E items
ROSENBERG & BECKMANN OFFICES: growing Midtown, New York City law practice required re-planning of existing office space.
2002-2003EOA, ELMSLIE OSLER ARCHITECT NEW YORK, NEW YORK
JUNIOR ARCHITECT Designed and developed detailed construction documents for several high-end residential projects. Selected Projects Include:
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI RESIDENCE: Complete transformation of existing penthouse apartment to fit new program and client needs.
LLOYD RESIDENCE: Lincoln Center Penthouse residence was transformed to accommodate unique needs of a renowned art collectors collection.
2001ROBERT CRANE ARCHITECT ST. JOHN, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
JUNIOR ARCHITECT Designed and developed detailed construction documents for several residential projects. Utilized local materials and methods of construction in ecologically responsible manner.
EDUCATION2000UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE: Smith Group Architects Competitive Scholarship (1999-2000), Academic Semester Abroad at Center of Environmental Planning Technology in Ahmedabad, India (1999), Design of University of Michigan MAP publication: Shelter by Michael Benedikt
1998UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE: First Prize Recipient of Willeke Design Competition (1997), Honorable Mention for the Wallenberg Design Competition (1997), Guido Binda Scholarship (1995-1997), Michigan Competitive Scholarship 1993-1997)
PUBLICATIONS Competition entry for the Coney Island Parachute Pavilion published in a book entitled The Coney Island Parachute Pavilion Competiton by Zo Ryan and Jonathan Cohen-Litant. Published by Van Alen Institute and the Princeton Architectural Press, 2007
Published architectural review in an online magazine: ArchIt (www.archittetura.supereva.com):, 2005
The renovation of Isabella Rossellini Penthouse: Harpers Bazaar, August 2004 and Schoener Wohnen: Life & Style Issue, 2004
Communication Booth Competition, 2nd place Winner to International Ideas Competiton sponsored by www.archinect .com, Announcement in University of Michigans Taubman College of Architecture Portico, 2001
SKILLS AutoCAD, SketchUp, Vectorworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office
Fluent in spoken and written English and Romanian
Proficient in spoken and written German and Spanish