Anastasiya Hancharyk

Anastasiya Hancharyk

NYC, NY, USA


Last updated December 29, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Being far from my family I realized the importance of having one.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

After 6 years of architectural education, in 2016 I graduated from Belarusian National Technical University with a Bachelor’s degree. I started to work in a small Belarusian architectural company with a humble salary while dreaming of something bigger and somewhere else (mostly because of the dictatorship in my country of birth). And then unexpectedly something huge happened to me - I was fortunate enough to win a Green Card lottery. I couldn’t believe my luck, and being adventurous by nature, I jumped at the opportunity to turn my life around in an unpredictable way. Only one month after my arrival here, I got a job offer from an architectural company in Brooklyn. Working for Citiscape I progressed from making minor amendments in projects to leading new building applications. My boss showed his appreciation for my professional growth by entrusting me with two interns, and I greatly enjoyed mentoring them. With all my responsibilities, I was still only able to be considered a Drafter on paper. This is why I need to complete a NAAB-certified Master’s Program--to get a license and obtain the title of an architect in the US. While my personal goal is simply to succeed in the US, my professional goal consists of thousands of steps each day. At the top of my ladder is to build a recognizable architectural brand. The step before is to successfully manage an architectural company focused on sustainability and green energy -- because I care. And in the following 5 years, I aspire to become a licensed architect. I am not dreaming anymore, I am planning.

Interesting Factoid

I don’t shy away from adventures, such as napping on a park bench in Berlin, or washing my feet in a public toilet in Cologne - you don’t want to stink after walking miles in the same sneakers, when you plan to visit 9 countries in 2 weeks.


Languages

Russian
Belarusian
English

Countries Visited

Map View

Too many:
Belarus
Ukraine
Estonia
France
Spain
Poland
Lithuania
Russia
Turkey
Sweden
Latvia
United States of America
Germany
Finland
Netherlands
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Drafter

Nov 2018 - Aug 2019
- Performed all phases of architectural design under direction of a licensed architect. Most projects were ALT type-1, horizontal and/or vertical enlargement of multi-family residences; - Analysed Zoning and Building codes for projects located in NYC, created enlargement, gas rising and plumbing diagrams; - Implemented ADA requirements in high-rise residential building, and produced drawings according to regulations; - Coordinated with engineers and other consultants to integrate different design aspects into unified architectural solutions; - Assisted in DOB filling and obtaining permits; - Resolved technical and design issues from DOB objections. - Managed team of 2 interns for summer practice.

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Travelling!
Beading
Exploring New Things
Painting
Dancing

Food & Drinks

Italian

Games

Angry Birds

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Adele
Rhye
Imaginr dragons
OneRepublic

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Voleyball
Table Tennis

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Parasite
The Office

Brands

Amazon

Education  

School

Belarusian National Technical University

B.Arch. – Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jul 2017

Extracurricular Activities

University Table Tennis Team Member