Curriculum Vitae


Architect & Space Planner, immersed in the architectural and experienced in the preparation of projects utilizing CAD techniques, construction specifications, cost control techniques and computerized scheduling.

Capable of including relevant experience from her architectural skill sets in every project, she brings experience, encompassing design-build, adaptive reuse, building renovations, master planning and interior design, with emphasis on effective project management and client relations and services.

She has been responsible for different types of construction projects including Training Centers, Call Centers, Data Centers, Print Centers, Airport Renovations, Corporate Offices, Executive Suites, Regional office standardization and implementation, and Warehousing. Other services which she has provided include A.D.A studies, building analyses, office standardization, tenant build-out, site planning, landscape design and facility master planning.

EDUCATION

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL

Masters of Landscape Architecture – 2016
BA Architecture, Minor in City and Regional Planning – 1988

Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL

Landscape & Surveying Courses 1986 to 1988

Chicago Architect

SOFTWARE COMPETENCIES

AutoCAD 2013
Illustrator
Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
MS Word Excel PowerPoint
MS Project Scheduling
WordPress
MasterSpec
GIS (ESRI, ArcMap)

ACCREDITATION

Illinois Licensed Architect 1994

Reciprocity in many Midwestern states including adjacent states of Wisconsin, Indiana & Michigan

City of Chicago Energy Professional 2007

(Commercial & Residential)
Chicago, IL

Green Roof Professional 2009

Chicago, IL

SUSAN M WISNIEWSKI

w: 312 593 4937   |  email: planners@wiz79design.com

EXPERIENCE

Principal Architect
WIZ 79 Design, Inc

2004 – 2016 Chicago, IL
WIZ 79 Design is a full service architectural firm committed to design excellence and the creation of architecture of enduring quality. The work of the firm includes a wide range of project types, resulting in thousands of square feet of constructed space. WIZ 79 Design is dedicated to creating design solutions that respond to the environmental, social and aesthetic concerns specific to each client’s purpose.

Assistant to Director
Sustainable Landscapes, Dept. of Environment, City of Chicago

2010 – 2011 Chicago, IL
Assistant to the Director (Scott Mehaffey) of Sustainable Landscapes;  Ongoing event updates to the Chicago Tree Initiative Website (chicagotrees.net via WordPress);  Meeting and event coordination of Mayor Daley’s Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee;  Participation in Mayor Daley’s Earth Day Events.

Vice Principal
MANTUS Associates, Inc

1989 – 2004 Chicago, IL
A full service architectural firm, with a diverse project portfolio in commercial services ranging from master planning to design/build, in the Chicago metropolitan area and suburbs.  Experienced in projects including airline (including FAA approvals), banking, corporate interiors, national corporate office standardization, corporate executive suites, hospitality and residential construction.

Independent Study Abroad
Western Europe

1988 – 1989 British Isles & Western Europe

Landscape Designer & Client Relations
Dahl Landscape

1986 – 1988  Lockport, IL

Intern
Douglas Hills, Landscape Architect

1985 – 1986  Chicago, IL

Intern
Holabird & Root

1984 – 1985 Chicago, IL

Model Builder
Richard J. Tickner Studios

1983 – 1987 Chicago, IL

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Land Use Planning

Master Planning, Site Planning, Landscape Design

Architecture

Programming, Planning & Design, Master Planning, Documentation & Administration, Permitting & Construction.

Interiors

Design, Space Planning, Facility Evaluations

Management

Project Management, Estimating & Scheduling, Relocation Services

PROJECTS

AIRLINE GATES, American Trans Air; Midway Airport, Chicago, IL
BRIEFING CENTER, MOORE Business Forms & Systems Div; Lake Forest, IL
CALL CENTER, R.R. Donnelley; Dallas, Texas, and Southfield, Michigan
CORPORATE ARCHIVES, McDonald’s Corporation; Elk Grove, IL
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, SAGE Products, Inc.; Cary, IL
FACILITY EVALUATION, Freeman Decorating Company; Chicago, IL
FLIGHT OPERATIONS, & HANGAR PLANNING, Midway Airlines; Midway Airport, IL
FUSELAGE TRAINER, Midway Airlines, Bedford Park, IL
GOLF COURSE TREE SURVEY & REDESIGN, Manteno Golf Course; Manteno, IL
MAINTENANCE GARAGE & OFFICES, First Group/First Student; Bedford Park, IL
MASTER PLAN, Ben-Ley Farms; Kenosha, WI
MD-82 FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING CENTER, Midway Airlines; Bedford Park, IL
RECYCLING FACILITY, Universal Scrap Metals; Chicago, IL
REGIONAL OFFICES, McDonald’s Corporation; Multiple regions of the United States
REGIONAL SALES OFFICE PLANNING, R.R. Donnelley; Cities throughout United States
RESERVATIONS CALL CENTER, American Trans Air; Chicago, IL
RESIDENCE, Private; Laupahoehoe, Hawaii County, Hawaii
TRAINING CENTER, Molex Incorporated; Lisle, IL

CLIENT LIST

American Trans Air
Ben-Ley Farms
Benrus Watch Company
Business Design Group
Cobra Electronics Corp
Communitech
Carlson/Knight/Kudrna
Dvorak and Traub
First Group/First Student
Fluid Management LP
Gibsons Restaurant
Granite Innovations
McDonalds Corp
Midway Airlines
Molex Inc.
Moore Business Forms
Prudential Jewelers,  Inc
R.R. Donnelley
Sage Products,  Inc
Saranow Company
Slee Corporation
Universal Scrap Metals
Weglarz Group
4949 Corporation

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Girl Scouts of America, Chicago, IL 2005 – Present

Adult volunteer twelve years including Junior Troop Scout Leader, Service Unit Secretary

St. Barbara Parish, Chicago, IL 2008 – Present

Member of Maintenance Committee eight years

St. Barbara Elementary School, Chicago, IL 2008 – 2011

School Board Member

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

2016 July – SASLA Construction Volunteer – Chicago Curie High School
2015 Nov – ASLA Annual Expo (Chicago) Volunteer and Lecture Monitor
2012 Sept 15 – Restoring Wolf Road Prairie Volunteer
2011 June 11 & 12 – TCLF Chicago, IL volunteer for What’s Out There Weekend
2009 – Burnham 100 Charrette Chicago, IL, Participant
2007 March – IIT, Chicago, IL Driehaus Foundation study in Netherlands
1985, Chicago Marathon Runner, Manufacturers Hanover’s 4th Corporate Challenge
1983 – 1988, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Phi Xi chapter, IIT 1985 – 1986 President