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Project Manager | AIA | LEED AP BD+C


Project Designer- Risinger + Associates, Inc.
Chicago, IL 2015
Architectural Designer – Lothan Van Hook Destefano Architecture
Chicago, IL 2014-2015
Communications Assistant, Teaching Assistant – University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 2012 – 2014

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Master of Architecture, 2014
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2010
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Career Discovery, Architecture, 2008

Samantha's expertise as an accredited LEED AP BD+C professional, as well as her working knowledge and mastery of REVIT, a Building Information Modeling Software, bring value and leadership to each R+A project. She has experience leading projects through the City of Chicago permitting process, while assisting K-12 clients and project teams navigate the design process through construction.

Samantha's direct contributions move projects forward, from programming and design through construction documentation and LEED certification. Her contribution to R+A's Strategic Planning and Programming services include developing trusting relationships critical to the success of complex projects. 

Samantha integrates her educational backgrounds in sociology and architecture to develop comprehensive analyses of clients' programming needs and to implement this understanding throughout each project stage.