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Wendy N.

Project Manager/Commercial Interior Design

Profile

20+ years combined experience in the Architecture, Corporate Real Estate, and Construction industries, focusing on Project Management with a strength in Interior Design. Excellent track record of delivering projects on schedule and budget.
▪ Strong client relationships established via constant client communications.
▪ Experience coordinating project teams, including architects, general contractors, environmental service, furniture dealerships, sign vendors, security vendors, IT contractors, product reps
▪ Efficient at project management principles & practices, diligently following the R.I.S.E. principles (respect, integrity, service, excellence)

Key Skills & Competencies

▪ Experience working for companies where client satisfaction drives all decisions & project quality is key
▪ Full understanding of base building systems, security, telecom, life safety, environmental, architectural and construction terminology, interior/exterior finish and building materials
▪ RFPs/RFIs, Bid leveling, Submittals
▪ Practiced in Shop drawing review
▪ Proficient in Contract negotiation
▪ Job Meetings & Site Visits, Meeting Minutes
▪ Design Development & CD drawing review
▪ Budget & Schedule Management
▪ FF&E Purchase Orders/tracking
▪ Project Reporting on PM software
▪ Change Order Review & Punch list maintenance
▪ Payment Requisitions & Closeout paperwork

Professional Experience

▪ Jones Lang Lasalle, Realogy Corporation Acct., CT/NY/New England/NY (current) 3 Years
(Reorganization of prior employer) Project Management and design on Interior Fit-out & Renovation projects of Realogy's Coldwell Banker Realty offices, within CT/WC & New England. Take projects from concept to completion, defining project scope by from initial programming with client and reviewing Realogy Standards. Design space planning and test-fits using AutoCAD. Deliver to the architect or furniture dealership for CD development. Manage Steelcase furniture dealership for office furniture order and delivery. Prepare, review & level bid packages from GC bidders for Fit-out projects. Construction management through site visits & follow-up with all contractors, coordination with IT, and Move/furniture Installation coordination/followup. Manage Annual Capital Expense budget and process for funding requests, invoice processing ensuring timely delivery and budget. Reporting to Realogy, through the Clarizen PM system.
▪ Realogy Corporation, Madison, NJ, Coldwell Banker Realty offices 9 Years
Project Management & Interior Design - Responsible for oversight and coordination of Capital projects in Coldwell Banker Realty offices, including Interior Fit-outs in new lease space, Renovations/Refreshes of current offices, & managing new furniture projects. Programming & specifying, utilizing current Realogy standards, hiring architects & coordinating drawings & specs with them for bid document & permit set production. Handle bidding projects to general contractors & subs, construction management & site visits, coordination of furniture installations & real estate office relocations/moves, managing project budgets & schedule, invoicing/project close-out, project reporting in Clarizen system.

▪ CB Richard Ellis, (CBRE) Retail Bank Renovations, Hartford, CT 6 years - Project Manager on Wells Fargo Acct. doing Interior Conversion Program/Rebranding projects in CT/NY region, converting 30 Wachovia stores over to Wells Fargo within 6 month timeframe. (1 Year)

- Project Manager on Bank of America Acct. doing Retail bank construction projects throughout the NorthEast, including Interior Fit-outs, Premier Banking office renovations, VOIP program, Capital Improvement/Infrastructure projects, such as: HVAC, roofing, flooring, teller lines, parking lots, drive-through banking porticos, etc. Aided in development of Bank of America’s ADA Program Initiative from its inception, executed projects as part of ADA Program. (5 Years)

Project Delivery (Various) 8 years

- BKM Total Office, Aetna Account, Hartford, CT. Interior Design/Move Manager – Responsible for Move-Add-Change work and V/D coordination throughout Aetna’s Hartford campus, for end-user programming/relationships, and developing AutoCad for all moves.
- Nelson Associates Architects, CIGNA Account - Corp. Real Estate Dept., Bloomfield, CT. Interior Design/Construction & Move Manager - Handled CIGNA daily relocation/MAC & V/D coordination, consolidation of entire Bloomfield campus, managed large interior remodel & 9-phase move in downtown location. Interior Fit-out Project: 280 Trumbull Street, Hartford.
- Clohessy, Harris & Kaiser Architects, Simsbury, CT. Interior Designer-Management of interiors portion of firm’s architectural projects working closely with architect, responsible for client relationship maintenance, programming, schematic design, design development, CDs on AutoCAD, interior finish & furniture specifying, presentations to client, product rep meetings. Corporate projects: The Hartford, Northeast Utilities, AMS Services
- Fletcher Thompson Architects, Hartford & Bridgeport, CT. Interior Designer: Healthcare project: St. Vincent’s Medical Center Cat Scan Suite. Educational projects: Wilton High School Renovation, Helen Keller Elementary School Renovation
- DuBose Associates Architects, Hartford, CT. Interior Designer, Corporate projects: Orion Capital
Municipal projects: City of Hartford - Louis J. Metzner Memorial Center and Hyland Recreation Center Educational projects: Loomis School Offices, University of Rhode Island Freshman Residential Village
- Friar Associates Architects, Farmington, CT. Assistant Interior Designer/CAD - Municipal project: State of CT Public Defender’s Office/30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT. Educational projects: John Barry Elementary School Renovation, New Britain High School Renovation
- H2Z Design, New Britain, CT. Healthcare projects: St. Mary's Hospital
- OFI Total Office Furniture Dealership, CT. Designed Corporate interiors and specified Herman Miller systems furniture via special CAD specifying software

Community Experience

Parent Volunteer for several school field trips, school events, and classroom services.
Registered as Sandy Hook Promise Leader, to help toward the goal of eliminating gun violence in the schools.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, Post University, Middlebury, CT
Interior Design Program Candidate (2 years, non-degree), Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science, Textile and Clothing Merchandising, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Fashion Buying & Merchandising Associates Degree, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

Passed the NCIDQ exam (National Certification for Interior Design Qualifications)

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