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Summary

Vibrant and collaborative design professional with diverse experience in land-use, city, campus, and strategic facilities planning. Knowledge of architectural, planning and real estate development processes. High capacity to manage and strategically solve complex problems for projects ranging from small-scale interiors to large-scale master plans. Ability to build consensus with clients, stakeholders, community and peers through exceptional interpersonal skills and advanced visual
communication techniques.

Professional Experience

2016.06 – Present

Sasaki Associates | Watertown, MA

Planner + Urban Designer

 

2014.06 – 2016.06

DSK Architects + Planners | Concord, MA 

Planner

      • Engage with scientific and educational institutions through visioning workshops and meetings, site visits, and space-use assessments to develop master plans, strategic facility plans, and architectural programs.
      • Manage and develop building data sets for institutions using FICM (Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual)and FCI (Facility Condition Index) data collected during the strategic facilities planning process.
      • Execute feasibility studies for new buildings and other initiatives from the institutional planning process, resulting in a high rate of architectural projects for the firm.
      • Coordinate production of presentations, planning documents, and fund raising materials used by the clients to gain support from board members, city and town organizations, and the greater community.
      • Effectively deliver design solutions that support institutional growth and development through building long-term relationships with clients.

2012.02 – 2014.06

Homesite Insurance | Boston, MA

Change Coordinator

      • Served as a direct link between business stakeholders and IT Department to facilitate execution of requested projects.
      • Partnered with the company’s IT program and project managers, business stakeholders and executives, to coordinate delivery, ensuring seamless execution of multiple projects.
      • Managed possible risks associated with the development of sensitive and proprietary software, ensuring all projects continued the delivery process without interruption.
      • Developed and managed resource management tool geared to providing all projects with the appropriate support.

Corporate Culture + Environmental Planner

      • Facilitated move for IT Department of 150 employees to new building resulting in no down time or loss of productivity.
      • Developed IT Space Plan for new space, implementing the IT Department’s vision through the use of office design and layout, and new policies and procedures improving collaboration and efficiency.

Process Analyst

      • Managed and documented work flows of several 10-20 person teams in the IT Department resulting in an analysis of the IT project delivery process.
      • Coordinated the creation and implementation of new IT processes for business and operational changes in order to ensure the IT project delivery process remained seamless.

Teaching Experience

2014.11 – Present

Advanced Management Development Program, Harvard University | Cambridge, MA
Instructor
      • Guide a team of real estate professionals through the development process of the program’s project site in the Boston area.
      • Coordinate and align the design and vision with the financial strategy and ensure the project meets the demands of the program, city and its potential users.


2012.04 – 2013.05

Wentworth Institute of Technology, School of Architecture|Boston, MA

Adjunct Faculty

      • Taught several studio courses that focused on architecture in the context of the city and environment.Guided students in the design of a neighborhood master plan including retail and residential development.
      • Encouraged students to engage with the community throughout the design process leading to students continuing the engagement process after the completion of the class project

2013.01 – 2013.05

Boston University, College of Fine Arts + College of Arts and Sciences | Boston, MA

Lecturer

      • Developed and delivered course to support the curriculum and direction of the new Architectural Studies Program.
      • Designed lectures, tutorials, projects and exercises to provide students with the necessary skills for architectural drawing and representation, as well as preparing the students for a future in design studies.

Volunteer Experience

2012.12 – 2014.06

Fenway CDC | Boston, MA

Urban Village Committee Member

      • Served as co-chair of Transportation and Pedestrian Access Subcommittee.
      • Developed transportation and pedestrian priorities for the neighborhoods’ Urban Village Plan through meetings and workshops with the community.
      • Reviewed and critiqued project proposals related to the priorities of the Urban Village Plan update.

2015.09 – Present

Urban Land Institute | Boston, MA

UrbanPlan Volunteer

      • Educated high-school and college students on principles of real estate development.
      • Facilitated discussions with the students while they developed a design and proforma, in order to prepare them for the final proposal to the “city”.
      • Critiqued the teams’ final proposal to the “city”, and chose the winning proposal.

Publications

Bharne, Vinayak. Chapter 11, Zen Spaces and Neon Places: Reflections on Japanese Architecture and Urbanism. Applied Research and Design, 2014. Pages 232 + 243. Print
      • Provided research and graphic analysis comparing Los Angeles and Tokyo by historical events and patterns in growth of population, infrastructure, and land.

Education

2011

Master of Architecture | University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA

Honors: Research Scholar, Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society Member, Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal Recipient 2011

Academic Focus: Urban Design, Policy and Planning, and Urban History and Theory

2006

Bachelor of Science | Roger Williams University | Bristol, RI

Major: Architecture | Minor:  Art + Architectural History

Professional Associations + Continuing Education

2013 – Present

APA | MA Chapter, Urban Design and Preservation Division Member

2014 – Present

Urban Land Institute | ULI Young Leaders Group Member, UrbanPlan Volunteer

2014

APA PTS | Compressive Planning for Sustaining Communities | David R. Godschalk + Benjamin Herman

Relevant Skills

Project Management

Stakeholder + Community Engagement; Consensus Building; Resource Management; Document Development; Verbal + Visual Communication

Design + Planning

Land Use Planning; City + District Planning; Multifamily Housing Design; Strategic Facilities Planning

Computer Programs

Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite; AutoCAD; Visio; GIS; Rhino; Revit; Sketch-up

 

References available upon request