Freelance Interior Designer & Office Architect

Location:Newtown, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Interior Architect with experience in Corporate, Commercial and Residential Design.

EDUCATION Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design, May 2010
GPA: 3.9/4.0 (Honors)

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, May 1989
Minor in Advertising Design
GPA: 3.2/4.0
Member of Monmouth University’s Dean’s List 1986-1987

MAJOR Conceptual Design, Intermediate and Advanced Interior Architecture and Design,
COURSES Intermediate and Advanced Design of the Built Environment, Hospitality Design,
OF STUDY Retail Design, Lighting Design, Sustainable Design, Drafting, Building Construction, Color and Design, Perspective Drawing Techniques, Advanced Quick Sketch

NOTABLE Renovations: The San Francisco Visitor’s Center, Mariotto’s Residence (a three- ACADEMIC story apartment building), Corporate Offices of J&J Associates
PROJECTS New Constructions: The Whites' Vacation House, Solitude Resort & Spa

All projects included conceptual design, the drafting of full architectural documents, while in compliance with U.S. Building Codes, proposed finishes and furnishings, as well as 3D renderings and project presentations in a professional format.

SOFTWARE AutoCAD 2011, Autodesk 3DS Max 2010, Infowood Enterprise for Windows, Microsoft Office 2010, Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator CS5, a variety of database and programming software

Interior Architect
? Designed, presented in 3D renderings and oversaw the implementation of the window displays for this Bath & Tile company’s new 7,000 ft² showroom in Engomi, Nicosia
? Assisted customers select the right materials for their homes and offered design solutions along with 3D presentations of their bathrooms and other interior spaces
? Assisted the firm with the design of new window displays for all its five showrooms as needed

Freelance Projects:

This project included the division of a new 500 m² open-space, 4-level building in several offices for a mass-transit company. Responsibilities included the development of full architectural documents and details, constant communication with the client and suppliers, development of required specifications and tendering for materials, as well as planning, managing and overseeing the implementation of the entire project.

Thoma Residence,
This project included development and presentation of the initial concept, assistance in the interior division of two apartments merging into one, development and presentation of architectural documents and details, lighting design, 3D renderings, as well as assistance with materials selection.

Apartment Building, Aglantzia,
This project included the conceptual design, the development of 3D renderings, and the drafting of all architectural documents for a new 3-level apartment building’s front entrance and lobby, as well as assisting the client in the selection of all materials for the building, and the design of all bathrooms.

VOLUNTEER The Junior School Renovation Project
? Assisted in the division of interior spaces for the school’s lobby, staff
offices and classrooms
? Conceptualized and presented solutions for the school’s corridors
? Assisted Engineer with the lighting design of the school’s entrance, lobby,
staff areas, classrooms and library
? Made recommendations and gathered prices for flooring materials, bathroom
tiles and fixtures, as well as office furniture.

EXPERIENCE UBS Warburg Swiss Bank, Connecticut(1989 – 2002) Systems Project Manager
? Lead team in developing and implementing security standards for the bank’s database systems
? Provided application and end-user support for all daily trading floor procedures
? Coordinated and managed meetings with other UBS offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, a key task in keeping all systems operate smoothly

Summit Bank, Connecticut
Database Applications Consultant
? A three-year consulting project
? Ensured all existing systems operated properly and designed new database applications in the mortgage division
? Held progress meetings with senior bank executives, Information-Technology personnel and end-users, which involved presentations, status reports, project management, support and training

Paladin Computer Services Inc., New York, USA
V.P. of Programming Services
? Developed custom-database financial applications for Wall Street firms
? Trained end-users and wrote manuals for their new systems and procedures
? Held meetings with high-end clients and presented work

A.S. Goldmen and Company, New York, USA,
MIS Director / Administrative Supervisor
? Designed, developed and maintained systems for Back-Office Operations, Payroll, New Accounts, Compliance and Human-Resources Departments
? Trained end-users on new systems, administered I.T. department and supervised sales assistants and office personnel

SPECIAL Project Management, Team Leadership, Presentation skills, Client Services,
SKILLS Excellent use of Drafting and 3D Rendering Software, Fluent in English and Greek