Maureen Smith

Freelance Landscape Architect & CAD Freelancer

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Location:Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/maureensmith
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Maureen Smith
968 Dogwood Drive
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
Office: (561) 279-4114
Cell: (561) 271-8933
E-mail: maureengrs@aol.com www.maureensmithla.com
December 2011
SPECIALTIES
• Architectural and Landscape Architectural background
• 17 years experience in all facets of the Design / build & administration process
• Extensive experience in residential, institutional, commercial and hospitality projects
• Contracting for Schematic Design, Design development & Construction documents
• Bidding process coordination
• Construction inspections
• Owner’s representative
COMPETENCIES
AUTOCAD 2004, MICROSOFTWORD, POWERPOINT, EXCEL, HAND DRAFTING AND PRESENTATION GRAPHICS, PHOTOSHOP
EMPLOYMENT
REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT [STATE OF FLORIDA-LICENSE# LA6667056]- Delray Beach, Florida
• Provide full service landscape planning and services for Architects, Civil
Engineers, landscape contractors and end users. Coordinating planting
design to satisfy the client’s needs as well as meeting code requirements with minimal or no revisions. Sign and seal landscape plans for all jobs in various municipalities.
• Contracting for Schematic Design, Design development & Construction
documents.
• Provide “Disposition Plans” showing site inventory and an analysis with evaluations and recommendation’s for renovation projects including budgeting using visual imagery to convey design intent.
• Provide color renderings, presentations, sketches & perspectives for visual clarity.
• Provide construction management services such as budgeting, contracting, ordering plant material and deliveries, coordinating installation process, site inspections, laying out projects and supervision of crews during installation.
• Responsible for the design of hardscape and landscape plans for clients with
budgets up to $1,500,000.00.
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September 2011
SENIOR LANDSCAPE DESIGNER- GEOMANTIC DESIGNS, INC. South Miami, FL
• Responsible for the day to day operations of a medium sized landscape architectural design/build firm, including serving as the primary client contact person in the office, selling the companies services, developing
conceptual sketches, design and drafting (hand and electronic media) of hard/softscapes, layout plans, landscape plans, ordering and tagging specimen material for residential, commercial and institutional clients.
• Prioritized and coordination of tasks for each project.
• Prepared cost estimates and the budgeting of projects.
• Managed office and provided all administrative support for the firm such as accounts payable & receivables, invoicing, payroll, insurance and safety meetings.
• Provided field inventory and “as built” inspections.
• Laid out projects in the field and aided in the coordination of the installation process.
• Expedited plans through the design review board approvals and permitting process of various municipalities.
• Assisted with the staff, inspired and mentored junior employees.
• Always strove to perform work according to the Geomantic Design’s high
quality standards.
ACAD OPERATOR-WOLFBERG/ALVAREZ& ASSOCIATES - South Miami, FL
• Responsible for all ACAD drafted drawings for the Structural Engineering Department. Aided the Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Civil Departments as well to meet deadlines. Clients included but not limited to The Department of Justice, Corps of engineers, the US army and Muniz Air National Guard.
• Provided landscape plans for federal government agency projects. Also
responsible for landscaping inspections thus summarizing conclusions and recommendations for the architects.
CADD OPERATOR- PEGGY NYE & ASSOCIATES, INC. - Miami, FL
• Responsible for working drawings which included furnishings, lighting, reflective ceiling plans, interior elevations, electrical layouts, schedules, color renderings, the preparation of presentation boards.
EDUCATION
Masters of Landscape Architecture
Department of Engineering Florida International University Dean’s List
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Maureen Smith
September 2011
Bachelor of Arts Architectural Technology Florida International University
Associate of Arts
General Degree
Miami-Dade Community college-South Campus
LICENSES
State of Florida Registered Landscape Architect Department of Business and Professional Regulation Board of Landscape Architecture- License#- LA6667056
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS
Metro Zoo, Miami, Florida
Design involvement for the tree planting program post Hurricane Andrew, entry road and Donor Plaza, “Walls of the Wild”, Donor Brick Program, Komodo Dragon Exhibit, paving renovations.
University of Miami, Main Campus, Coral Gables, Florida
Involvement in the redesign of five (5) main entry points, the “Quadrangle” and the “Green”, the planting program post hurricane Andrew, School of Business, Lowe Museum,Wellness Center, Keys Arboretum, Gifford Palmetum and numerous small projects which included patio and paving design.
Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, Florida
Involvement with the design of the entry and courtyard with seating walls, fountain and paving.
Dade County Public School Board, Miami, Florida
New and existing campus landscape planning.
United States Postal Service, Miami Florida
New and existing site landscape planning
The Delano Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Involvement with the design of the new boutique hotel landscaping.
The National Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Involvement with the design of the new boutique hotel landscaping.
Avalon Development, Cayman Islands
Landscape plans for the Sovereign and Crescent Point Condominiums
Ocean Steps, Miami Beach, Florida
Involvement with the new condominium landscaping
Tower’s of Key Biscayne Condominium, Key Biscayne Florida
New waterfall feature and landscape design for existing entrance fountain & pond
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September 2011
Merasol, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Landscape renovation plan for the entrance of Terralinda
Two George’s Restaurant, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Existing parking lot renovation landscape plan
Villa Lago Condominium, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Landscape plan for the renovation of the intracoastal condominium
Ibis, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Model home landscaping & new home landscape plans
The Oaks, Boca Raton, Florida
Model Home landscaping & new home landscape plans
CenterPark Office Park, West Palm Beach, Florida
Landscape Plan for entrance walls
Lano residence, Hypoluxo Island, Florida
New drive way & guest parking / patio to fit into large wooded lot
Bride of Christ Tabernacle, Boynton Beach, Florida
Landscape planning for new church and parking lot.
Many residential projects
Skills (2) Rating
Landscape Architecture
CAD