Susan A

Landscape Architect - 20 Years of Experience - Near 08750


Landscape Architect

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PROFILE A self-motivated, versatile and highly respected Board Certified/NJ Licensed Landscape Architect with comprehensive Design, Development and Construction experience seeking to cease business operations and embark upon a new career with the NJ Department of Transportation as a Landscape Designer Trainee. * Expertly managed/coordinated a wide range of complex projects including establishing a high degree of customer satisfaction and credibility, and a reputation for quality. * Recognized for the ability to contain costs and meet aggressive budgets/project schedules. * Noted for extremely strong work ethic, and proven expertise to lead by example effectively resolve complex problems. * Excellent oral/written communication, group presentation, negotiating and interpersonal skills. * Demonstrated capability to develop strategic alliances with key vendors/sub-contractors, coordinate work of sub-consultants and to establish effective liaison with architectural/engineering personnel, legal, general contracting, local/state officials, etc. * Manage time productively, work well under pressure and adeptly balance multiple competing priorities. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Site Planning * Presentation Drawings * Collaboration with Design Professionals & Trades * Specification Writing * Budgeting & Cost Estimating * Contract Preparation/Negotiations/Administration * Selection & Purchasing Materials * Bid Preparation * Construction Sequencing & Scheduling * Personnel Supervision * Quality Assurance * Attention to Details * Client Relationship Management Career Highlights & Accomplishments Ayers Landscape Design & Contracting Co. (Selected Projects) Over 500 projects completed in Monmouth/Ocean County and coastal areas selected major projects include: Career Highlights & Accomplishments - (Continued) THE PISACRETA RESIDENCE Lake Como, NJ: * Performed Phase One/Two Site Planning for development of a Covered Porch including Basement Entry, private gardens incorporating a vinyl pool, recharge system, outdoor shower piped to sanitary sewer, custom built shed, site drainage to recharge, concrete pavers, low maintenance plantings and perimeter pool code safety fencing. Project Management included coordination of Site and Grading Plans with Civil Engineer and Building Architect. THE OUJO RESIDENCE Sea Girt, NJ: * Prepared Site Plan for Covered Porch on raised terrace incorporating an outdoor lounge area with TV, dining area and grilling island off family room, boardwalk leading to raised deck with Jacuzzi off kitchen office, sunken fire pit on opposite side covered porch. Project Management included coordination of architectural plans with Building Architect and extensive cost estimating for hardscape and softscape. THE O'CONNOR RESIDENCE Sea Girt, NJ: * Prepared Site Plan for new home incorporating a vinyl kidney shaped pool, paver retaining/seat walls, paver driveway and walks, pool security fencing, landscaping, custom irrigation and low voltage lighting system. Project Management included coordination of pool installation, supervision of grading, landscaping, fencing and installation of hardscape including walls, deck pool patio, concrete pavers, irrigation, lv lighting and two separate underground drainage recharge systems. EARLY WORK EXPERIENCE: Gained valuable experience in various settings. * Environscape: drafted site and planting plans and performed site planning for P.U.R.D. projects. * Greek's Wholesale Nursery & Bldg. Supply: sale of landscape projects, pool construction, patios, tennis courts, walks, driveways and more acquired variances, and assisted with collections and company PR work. * Sylvan Pools: draftsperson/designer for pool layouts acquired construction, plumbing and building permits. * Birdsall Engineering: draftsperson for site plan layouts/planting plans for Mixed Use Development and P.U.R.D. projects.





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