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LEED Green Associate
Allied ASID, Associate IIDA


Poised and creative emerging professional committed to leveraging unique educational background and work experience in architecture, interior design, civil engineering, and management consulting in the planning, design, renovation, and construction of built environments.  Major strengths include excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the capacity to collaborate with colleagues at all levels; exceptional customer service and work product quality; and the demonstrated ability to thrive in deadline-driven environments.  Preferred method of contact:  diaeta@gmail.com


Marymount University, Arlington, VA
        Master of Arts in Interior Design, December 2011
                The School of Arts and Sciences, M. Wilhelmina Boldt Interior Design Program

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Design Theory & Structural Technology Dual Degree Program
        Bachelor of Science in Engineering, May 1999
                The School of Engineering and Applied Science, major in Civil Engineering
        Bachelor of Arts, May 1999
                The College of Arts and Sciences, major in Architecture (Design of the Environment)


Diaeta Designs, Herndon, VA August 2011 – present
Independent Consultant & Owner, Design Visualization Services

  • Provide owner representation and pre-construction design services including programming, feasibility assessment, space planning, schematic design, and permit application assistance
  • Provide ongoing graphic design services including the development of logos, graphics, and icons for federal technology teams

Posh! Inc., Vienna, VA June 2010 – June 2011
Designer, Retail Merchandising & Residential Interior Design Services

  • Led integration of 3D visualization and CADD software into conventional hand rendering and drafting studio
  • Developed design presentation content for high-end residential projects including concept visuals, furniture layouts, and custom designs for furniture and interior millwork
  • Produced floor plans, elevations, and perspectives for presentations and construction documentation
  • Coordinated construction documents with architects, general contractors, and subcontractors; Participated in field visits
  • Maintained FF&E specification binders and design project records including RFIs, vendor quotes, purchase orders, shop drawings, and punch lists
  • Provided visual merchandising and customer service for multiple retail store and showroom environments

Michael-Cleary LLC, Washington, DC March 2009 – June 2010
Intern, Interior Design Showroom

  • Maintained materials sample inventory and furniture/fixture tear sheet library
  • Provided showroom floor customer service and coordinated memo procurement with fabric manufacturers

Perkowitz + Ruth Architects, Reston, VA October 2007 – July 2008
Drafter, Commercial and Mixed-Use Architecture

  • Produced CAD construction documents including site plans, building plans, elevations, sections, and details
  • Researched and collected information regarding client standards and jurisdiction requirements
  • Verified contract drawings and implemented corrections/changes as directed by project manager
  • Performed site measurements and developed as-built drawings and test fits for interior renovation projects
  • Participated in material, finish, and product selection for interior palette options
  • Maintained design specification documentation

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA May 2003 – September 2007
Associate, Information Systems and Customer Relationship Management

  • Provided subject matter expertise to government agencies in identifying and implementing technology alternatives that enabled business strategies while generating cost savings in response to legislative mandates
  • Conducted program management activities in the areas of compliance, requirements definition, functional enhancement, correspondence management, multi-channel communications, independent verification and validation testing, staffing and project budgeting
  • Led operational strategy discussions and business requirements analysis to identify priority Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities for a professional services firm’s global presence, soliciting input from the firm’s government and commercial market leadership

Urban Engineering & Associates, Inc., Annandale, VA May 2002 – April 2003
Project Engineer, Civil Engineering and Land Development

  • Supported project managers in addressing regulatory agency and client inquiries regarding commercial, residential, and public facilities development
  • Submitted and revised county documents including bond estimates, engineering peer reviews, utility requests, and civil design exhibits
  • Coordinated civil documentation with architectural, plumbing, electrical, and survey plans and plats
  • Documented and profiled structures for land development and construction plans
  • Performed engineering calculations and layouts for utility, sanitary, and storm water conveyance systems for large-scale commercial sites, residential developments, and roadways in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Philadelphia, PA & Atlanta, GA June 1999 – January 2002
Management Consultant, Emerging and Integrated Technologies

  • Developed a web based multi-media sales, strategic planning, and envisioning tool, designed to demonstrate e-business capabilities and service offerings to clients from an industry perspective.  The tool’s customizable framework included marketing presentations, workflow graphics, opportunities, citations, case studies, best practices, and demonstrations of industry solutions
  • Obtained certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate and Siebel Certified Consultant
  • Defined and illustrated logical and physical architectures of commercial off-the-shelf applications for client-specific implementations; installed, administered, and upgraded multiple Siebel CRM systems
  • Developed configuration management strategies and authored administration and operations manuals


        AutoCAD Architecture & Land Development
        Revit (BIM)
        Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator
        GIMP (Image Manipulation)
        Microsoft Office Suite
        SeaMonkey (Web Development)
        ACDSee Pro (Photo Editing)
        Construction Documents
        3D Imaging & Modeling
        Scale Model Construction
        Drafting, Sketching, & Rendering


        Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia - ReStore Volunteer (Chantilly, VA)