LOUISA VOTAVA

PORTFOLIO 

SAVOY BOOKSTORE

Location: Westerly, Rhode Island

Architect: Leslie Architects

Builders: Hammond Housecraft, Zuerner Design, AB Powell Woodworks

Role: Project manager

  • Document site conditions and help identify design constraints and life safety requirements

  • Preparation of materials for client presentations 

  • Identify design and construction issues to determine potential solutions with principals, client, and contractor

  • Drafting of proposed floor plans, exterior elevations, and interior elevations based on principals’ sketches and collaboration with Principal to produce full set of construction documents, including final floor plans, framing plans, exterior elevations, sections, framing details, electrical plans, and interior elevations. Coordinate above documents.

  • Collaborate with principal to select and coordinate doors, windows, hardware, plumbing, mechanicals, interior furnishings, lighting, and finishes and provide schedules and specifications to clients and builders

  • Collaborate with principal to design new SAVOY logo and design signage throughout the store

MODERN FARM HOUSE​

Location: Matunuck, Rhode Island

Architect: Leslie Architects 

Builder: Highland Builders

Role: Project manager 

  • Drafting of proposed floor plans, exterior elevations, and interior elevations based on principal’s sketches 

  • Production of full set of construction documents, including final floor plans, foundation and framing plans, exterior elevations, sections, framing details, electrical plans, and interior elevations. Coordinate above documents.

  • Collaborate daily with principal in project design and management.

  • Interact with client through meetings, phone calls, and emails

  • Identify design and construction issues to determine potential solutions with principals, client, and contractor

  • Specify doors, windows, plumbing, and mechanicals

  • Detailed bid analysis 

LEDGE HOUSE

Location: South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Architect: Leslie Architects 

Builder: Stephen Sullivan Inc. 

Role: Project manager 

  • Drafting of proposed floor plans, exterior elevations, and interior elevations based on principal’s sketches. 

  • Production of full set of construction documents, including final floor plans, foundation and framing plans, exterior elevations, sections, framing details, electrical plans, and interior elevations. Coordinate above documents.

  • Collaborate daily with principal in project design and management

  • Interact with client through meetings, phone calls, and emails

  • Identify design and construction issues to determine potential solutions with principals, client, and contractor

  • Specify doors, windows, plumbing, and mechanicals

  • Detailed bid analysis

MID CENTURY MODERN INTERIOR

Location: Peacedale, Rhode Island

Architect: Steven Baczek

Interiors: Leslie Architects 

Builder: Demetrick Housewrights 

Role: Project manager 

  • Documentation of existing conditions

  • Collaborate daily with principal in project design and management

  • Interact with client through meetings, phone calls, and emails

  • Identify design and construction issues to determine potential solutions with principals, client, and contractor

  • Drafting of proposed floor plans and interior elevations based on principal’s sketches

  • Collaborate with principal to produce full set of construction documents, including final floor plans, exterior elevations, electrical plans, interior elevations and construction details. Coordinate above documents.

  • Collaborate with principal to select and coordinate hardware, plumbing, lighting, and finishes and provide schedules and specifications to clients and builders 

RESUME 

EDUCATION 

   

Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY, September 2004 – May 2006

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

  • Departmental Honors

 

New York University, New York, NY, September 2001 – May 2003

  • Architecture and Urban Design Major

  • Semester abroad in Florence, Italy

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Leslie Architects, Wakefield, RI, June 2010 – February 2020, Project manager

  • Collaborate daily with principals in project management, design process, and construction administration

  • Document site conditions, identify design constraints, and determine required regulatory permits

  • Coordinate with client and general contractor through meetings, conference calls, site visits, and emails

  • Identify design and construction issues. Determine potential solutions with principals, client, and contractor

  • Prepare construction documents: site plans, floor plans, foundation and framing plans, exterior elevations, sections, electrical plans, and interior elevations from principal’s sketches or list of programmatic requirements. Specify doors, windows, plumbing, and light fixtures. 

  • Size lumber with StruCalc. 

  • Calculate energy loss with REScheck. 

  • Complete applications for Building Departments, Zoning Boards, Historic District Commissions, CRMC, and Planning Boards. 

  • Preparation of materials for presentations to potential clients, social media, marketing, and web design

 

Andreozzi Architects, Barrington, RI, April 2008 – October 2008, Architectural Intern

  • Prepare construction documents: site plans, floor plans, foundation and framing plans, exterior elevations, sections, electrical plans, and interior elevations from principal’s sketches or list of programmatic requirements. Specify doors, windows, plumbing, and light fixtures. 

 

Forge Worldwide, Jamestown, RI, October 2007 – February 2008, Production Designer

  • Lay out and format new and/or existing assignments. Edit photos. Prepare ad resizes according to media specifications. Prepare design comps and prepared boards for client presentations. Convert design layouts/files into production ready files.

 

Taste Design, Jamestown, RI, February 2007 – April 2008, Production Designer 

  • Assist with schematic designs and web site development. Research materials. Prepare client presentations. Review budgets and performed research where necessary. 

 

SKILLS

  • Proficient with Windows and Apple platforms:  AutoCAD, Sketchup, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Ability to learn programs quickly.

  • Strong writing and verbal skills. 

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PHONE: 401.954.7631