A dedicated, interior design professional & senior move manager, certified by NCIDQ; The National Council for Interior Design Qualification; with demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities & experience in the following areas:
Experienced Planner within diversified healthcare, residential & commercial environments. Analyzing designs & Assisting clients in finding & Implementing creative & appropriate interior solutions, based on the end-user requirements. Integrating people with products within appropriate environments. Marketed using self-generated materials and vendor provided information. Managing Multiple projects, Budget/Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Coordinating & managing move-in Evaluating bid proposals, as-built Dimensioning, Reviewing & Monitoring budget projections. Designing & Implementing standards for a designated design project. Space planning, Time-line Projections, Mover Coordination. Reviewing construction drawings & related disciplines. Developed & Coordinated change orders & code compliance before & during renovations. Specifying of materials & furnishings procurement. Evaluating ergonomic issues. Maintaining of FF & E library & project files/plans. Cost projections & budget adherence. Scheduling with vendors / manufacturer representatives to have the most current product information available. Custom designs with dimensioned drawings & specifications. Purchase order development and procurement. Acknowledgement matchup. Invoicing & month end reconciliation. Addressing project code issues in compliance with ADA, NFPA & UFAS standards. Quickly Establishes rapport with residents, family members & facility staff members to ensure a successful outcome for resident & facility. Extensive Experience in downsizing; in preparation for upcoming / deadline sensitive moves, to Independent Living, Assisted Living, Convalescent Care, and Acute Care and\or Alzheimer's Units; within a progressive Continuing Care Retirement Community.
Strong analytical ability
Space planning methodology
Commercial interior design
Working drawings and procedures
Excellent attention to detail
Complex problem solving
Building codes knowledge
Principle Designer/ Founder & Owner12/2005 to Current Pear & Down Interior Design – Williamsburg, Virginia
PEAR & DOWN Interior Design, founder & owner.
Specializing in downsizing & transition move management and custom design services.
Services offered to senior residents within the greater Peninsula area.
Works within several surrounding CCRC's, in conjunction with facility, families & residents.
Expedites turn-key projects based on 30 day build-out/refurbishments.
Provides complete staging for real estate resale market.
Interior Designer, High-End residential07/2003 to 02/2004 Tidewater Interiors – Williamsburg, VA
Monitored orders using the retail point of sale (POS) system.