owner architectural designer resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Accomplished architect, interior designer and creative director with extensive experience in residential, commercial and retail settings. Expertise in all phases of the design and construction process with an in depth focus on concept development and design implementation. Highly skilled at developing long-term client relationships and collaborating to identify needs, establish goals and achieve dynamic design solutions. Effective at leading and mentoring other design professionals and working together to create cooperative and productive work environments. Versatile Architectural Designer offering a wealth of experience in project management, graphic presentations and sustainable strategies. Highly effective and comfortable working with people at all levels in organization. Tireless in designing perfectly customized plans for each client's unique technical and budgetary needs.

Columbia University New York, NY, Expected in 05/1984 Master of Architecture : - GPA :
University of Florida Gainesville, FL, Expected in Bachelor of Design : Architecture - GPA :

Licensed Architect in the Sate of New York

  • Shop Drawings
  • Residential and commercial projects
  • High-end event experience
  • Mentoring
  • High net worth individuals
  • High-end residential work
  • Collaborating with designers
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Team building
  • Problem resolution
  • Bidding procedures
Astralabs - Owner/Architectural Designer
Palo Alto, CA, 09/2016 - Current
  • Established Claire DESIGN Architecture and interiors with focus on residential architecture & interiors and commercial projects encompassing new construction, renovations and interior design.
  • Three condominium renovations w/ interior decoration, Miami Beach: 2000-8000 SF.
  • Co-Op apartment gut renovation and interior design, New York, NY: 5000 SF.
  • Private home renovation, addition and interior decoration, Sharon, CT: 10,000 SF.
  • Wholesale design & sales showroom, New York, NY: 7500 SF.
  • Coordinated with clients, consultants and contractors during construction bidding.
  • Consulted with clients to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structures.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts and schedules.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal design solutions.
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.
  • Remained up-to-date on current Design trends and attended trade shows to view and purchase home furnishings and fixtures for clients.
Croscill Inc. - Creative Director
City, STATE, 11/2012 - 11/2016
  • Established Creative Director role at this International home textile, rug, bath and home decor manufacturer.
  • Defined new creative direction for all product assortments working directly wit CEO and executive management team.
  • Implemented 11,000 SF showroom re-design and renovation.
  • Responsible for 6 month Market cycle showroom design, installation and styling.
  • Oversight of marketing, e-commerce and website design.
  • Management and creative direction to team of 45 design and marketing professionals.
  • Recruited, hired and trained top candidates with eye for performance.
  • Negotiated contracts with stylists and photographers to organize photo shoots.
  • Developed strategic communication and marketing plans.
  • Evaluated and contributed to creative team ideas and translated into actionable project plans.
Home, James Inc. - Owner & CEO
City, STATE, 01/1995 - 10/2012
  • Built total annual sales for all divisions to 2.5 million.
  • Established Claire A&D to provide architecture and interior design services under Home James umbrella.
  • Designed and oversaw operation of retail store locations in East Hampton, NY and Dallas, TX.
  • Designed and installed wholesale showrooms in New York, Atlanta, Dallas & LA.
  • Devised, deployed and monitored processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Used print strategies such as newspaper ads, business catalogs and marketing brochures to bring in and capture new customer business.
  • Built relationships with customers and community to establish long-term business growth.
  • Attracted new clientele and developed customer relationships by hosting product-focused events.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP - Associate Senior Designer
City, STATE, 06/1984 - 03/1996
  • Design direction for multiple corporate interiors projects totaling 1.5 million SF.
  • Design of executive office suites, corporate childcare center and offices for American Academy in Rome.
  • Responsible for client presentations and management of design teams.
  • Designed custom furniture adapted to floor plans, working closely with multiple furniture vendors.
  • Reviewed project goals and objectives on monthly basis with project manager and design team.
  • Supervised preparation of technical drawings by architectural technicians, CAD technicians and drafters.
  • Managed and led multi-disciplinary design team throughout development and contract document phases.

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School Attended

  • Columbia University
  • University of Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Owner/Architectural Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Owner & CEO
  • Associate Senior Designer


  • Master of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design

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