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Name : Vanessa Villagarcia
Industry Type : Sr.Interior Designer & Space Planner
City & State : Alexandria, VA
Job Title VA
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : Yes
Resume :  
VANESSA Z. VILLAGARCIA, LEED AP
SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER SPACE PLANNER
CAREER OBJECTIVE

Establish and develop an Interior Design and Architectural position with a firm with a clear vision of its future that can provide the challenge of exciting work, opportunity for advancement and long-term career growth. Utilize my creative and professional skills to enhance the design elements for a variety of corporate, commercial, government, hospitality and residential projects. Pursue new design experience with healthcare and retail-related projects.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to secure and maintain a high-level security clearance with FBI, Department of State and Embassy related projects. Go-to person with proven ability to handle sensitive projects and confidential information. Knowledgeable of federal safety guidelines. Developed skills working within a facility department for a government organization-EPA, managing projects through the entire design process. High integrity professional with an exceptional leading and supportive spirit noted for preparedness, enthusiasm, and dedicated work ethic. Excellent communicator with all levels of staff and clientele. Coordination of design development and plans with architects, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, along with series of progress meetings. Ability to work closely and professionally with clients and strive to fulfill their requirements. Dynamic ability to train and mentor colleagues and work effectively in rapid changing environment. Detail oriented, fast learner and passionate about work. Additional qualification as required: Fluency in English and Spanish.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GRUZEN SAMTON Architects, LLP
1505 Prince Street Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314
September 2007

Senior Interior Designer Responsible for interior design, space planning & renovations of the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, District of Columbia Courts, Washington DC; Old District Courthouse, Building D, District of Columbia Courts; Jennings Courthouse, Fairfax County Court; courtrooms, conference facilities, offices, common areas and special government agency projects. Develop the programming, space planning, blocking & stacking, detail documents, design development and construction documents for a variety of projects. Evaluate specifications for finishes and furniture with product reps and design members. Create finish boards and scale models for a variety of corporate and commercial projects. In addition to the FF&E Procurement packing & signage for federal agencies. Conduct field surveys, inspect installation progress and generate inspection punch-lists for contract compliance.


DMJM ROTTET DMJM H&N, Inc/AECOM
3101 Wilson Blvd. Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201
August 2006 to September 2007

Interior Designer, Space Planner Responsible for interior design and space planning of overseas and commercial projects, offices, conference facilities, common areas and special government agency projects. Develop the programming, space planning, blocking & stacking, furniture plans, finish specifications, presentation boards, detail documents, design development and construction drawings for a variety of projects. Conduct field surveys to verify existing conditions to enhance design criteria as well as inspect installation progress for contract compliance.


MARRIOTT International Inc. Corporate Headquarters
10400 Fern wood Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
May 2006 to August 2006

Senior Design Coordinator, Architecture & Construction Responsible for interior design and space planning for hotel rooms, conference facilities, lobbies and common areas. Develop the space planning, furniture plans, finish specifications, detail documents and construction drawings for a variety of projects in the domestic Interior design department. Conduct field surveys & inspect installation progress.


KARN, CHARUHAS, CHAPMAN & TWOHEY Architecture+Planning+Interiors
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1250, Washington, DC 20036
November 2002 to May 2006

Interior Designer, Space Planner, CAD Operator Responsible for interior design and space planning of the Old State Renovation Project, US Department of State, Washington DC; J. Edgar Hoover Building, Federal Bureau of Investigation Projects (FBI); US Diplomatic Mission Compound Astana, Kazakhstan and US Chancery Renovation, Guatemala City; offices, conference facilities, common areas and special government agency projects. Develop the programming, space planning, furniture plans, finish specifications, database, presentation boards, detail documents and construction drawings for a variety of projects. Supervise CAD operators in order to verify work details and accuracy. Develop architectural drawings and presentations with the most current versions of AutoCAD, graphic and illustration software and MS software.


ECG, Inc. Technical, Engineering & Management Services
Consultant for EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
11240 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 301, Fairfax, VA 22030
September 1998 to November 2002

Interior Designer Responsible for Interior design, technical coordination and space planning of the Judiciary Square Building-OAR, Franklin Court Building-OA, Crystal Mall Building-OPPTS, Ariel Rios Building-OECA, West Tower Building-OPEI, East Building-OW, Crystal City Building; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC; offices, fitness facilities, common areas, conference facilities and break rooms for special government agency projects. Conduct building evaluations, field surveys, inspect installation progress and generate inspection punch-lists for contract compliance. Develop programming, planning and design presentations to clients along with furniture selection, cost estimating and budgeting in close coordination with engineers.


MORGAN, GICK & ASSOCIATES Interior Designer & Technical Coordinator
CHRISTOPHER CONSULTANTS, Ltd. Draft Person/CAD Operator
HUNTLEY, NYCE & ASSOCIATES Draft Person
LUMINAR, Lima-Peru Lighting Designer
M & W WILSON ART, Lima-Peru Implements and Material Consultant
TADE, Lima-Peru Designer

EDUCATION

Bachelor Degree, Architectural Interior Design, 1988-1992 E.D.I.M., Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Architectural CAD Technology Diploma, 1996-1998 Maryland Drafting Institute


SPECIALIZED TRAINING SKILLS

Proficient with the most current versions of AutoCAD, Graphic and Illustration Software including M-Color , Corel Draw, Adobe Page Maker, as well as a variety Office MS Software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Database.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AWARDS CERTIFICATIONS

National Design Drafting Award, American Design Drafting Association
LEED, Commercial Interiors Accredited Professional (LEED, AP)





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