GOKCE SAYGIN BATISTA, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Architect & Landscape Architect

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-Present | Project Manager, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

• Directing the design of large and/or complex architecture projects

• Preparing architectural schematic designs, contract drawings, specifications and estimates

• Providing construction administration support, leading meetings with stakeholders

• Managing project milestones and ensuring timely completion of work

• Presenting projects to other governmental agencies and departments, consultants and community members.

 

2016-2017 | Project Manager, Falcon Engineering, New York 

• Prepared construction drawings and specifications for architectural alteration projects.

• Reviewed architectural projects for ADA and NYC building code compliance.

• Prepared proposals for architectural services.

• Worked with MEP team to produce design solutions.

• Generated detailed project estimates and research potential products and materials for specification.

• Managed projects to meet budget and schedule restrictions.

• Handled all management aspects of green roof project from beginning to end.

• Conceptualized and implement urban design plans for green infrastructure projects. 

 

2014 - 2016 | Architectural & Landscape Designer, ODA: Architecture, New York

• Developed design plans for green roof decks & landscape projects.

• Created grading plan, layout plan, paving plan, planting plan, lighting plan, drainage plan, construction details

and specifications for landscape projects.

• Created renderings for client presentations.

• Created construction documents for landscape projects.

• Created construction documents for architectural projects.

 

2012 - 2014 | Architect, EcoBuild LLC, New York

• Designed and developed building plans for the first LEED Platinum building in Rize, Turkey.

• Developed planning documentation for LEED BD+C Certification.

• Reviewed & approved submittals for the LEED BD+C credits.

• Developed plans for a hurricane-proof building in Coney Island and Breeze Point, NYC

• Developed a sustainable urban design project for the Salt Lake City International 69/70 Competition

• Prepared LEED educational presentations for office team members.

• Assisted in managing client expectations and consultant coordination.

 

2009- 2012 Freelance Architect , Turkey

• Historic Komando Apartments | Architectural Designer

• Zeugma Archaeological Excavation, Gaziantep | Archaeological Field Surveyor

• Deniz Architects | Architectural Restorer of Historic Bond Houses in Bozcaada

• Savoy Residence Ulus | Landscape Designer

• Historic Komando Apartments | Landscape and Rooftop Garden Designer

• British International School , Sustainable School Garden | Designer

• TASYAPI Construction Industry and Trade Inc | Architectural Designer

• Digma Design | Hatemi House of Princess Island | Landscape Designer

• MEMA | Adana Urban Design Project | Designer of Coastal Recreation Areas

 

 

EDUCATION

2010 Istanbul Technical University / Bachelor of Architecture, Turkey

2009 Istanbul Technical University / Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Turkey

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Montessori Teacher Training,2018

Green Roof Professional Certification, 2016

Horticulture, NYC Botanical Garden,2015

U.S Green Building Council | LEED GA, 2014

Urban Permaculture Accelerated Training, 2012

New York Institute of Business | Business Management, 2012

New York University | Sustainable Construction Design, 2012

 

AWARDS

2014 R3Build by Green Building Council (2nd Place)

2013 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities (Public Vote Champion)

2013 69/70 Urban Design Competition | Utah (2nd Place)

2013 Rebuild by Design | Designing for Coastal Resilience (Finalist)

2009 Bursa Kızyakup | Public Park Design (Honorable Award)

2009 Design for Happiness | Junk Playground Design for Kids (Honorable Award)

2008 Leonardini | Wood Toy Design (Honorable Award)

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

2013 Utah 69/70 Urban Design Competition | Utah

2013 Istanbul Technical University | LEED in Turkey

2011 Children's Rights Congress | Children's Participation in the Architecture

2010 Architecture Social Forum | Chamber of Architects

2009 UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects Provincial Advocacy | Kayseri

2009 International Congress Architecture and Children ARCHILD | Ankara

2005 XXII World Congress of Architecture | UIA 2005 Istanbul

 

ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS

2013 Present AIA | Freelance Educator

2011- Present | Founder & Instructor | Arkidect, School of Architecture for Kids, NYC

2012 NYC Care Volunteer for Children's Recreation Activities| NYC

2012 Sustainable School Gardens | NYC

2008 UCTEA Chamber of Architects | Founder of Commission for Architecture & Children

2005 XXII World Congress of Architecture / UIA Istanbul | Organizing Committee

 

SUMMARY OF COMPUTER SKILLS

Google SketchUp

VRay for SketchUp

Revit Architecture

Rhino 3D

AutoCAD

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office Tools