Project Manager & Designer
Andrea Chelotti has been a
project manager and designer with The Bay Architects since 2001 and has worked
on several mixed-use, multi-family residential, and historical renovation
projects in Berkeley.
Ms. Chelotti has been
involved in all aspects of project development, from conceptual design through
construction documents and construction administration. She has worked
diligently with clients, consultants and contractors to develop design ideas,
resolve issues and ensure efficient and timely completion of work. She has
extensive experience guiding projects through the permitting process and has
developed a close working relationship with local city staff to facilitate
zoning and building department approval. Most of her projects have required
considerable community outreach efforts and public hearings.
She has worked on several
commercial, mixed-use, and multi-family residential projects, including a
historic storefront restoration and tenant improvement of the Corder Building,
and the Fidelity project in downtown Berkeley, involving the restoration of the
historical Fidelity Bank building and new 5-story mixed-use residential
building. These projects required extensive accessibility and building code
Ms. Chelotti’s housing experience has mainly focused
on Type V wood frame construction. She designed and managed a seven-unit
apartment project on Seventh Street in Berkeley, which created six new,
family-sized units around a historical home that was saved. The design focused
on providing high-quality livable area, accessibility, and private open space.
Her current work involves
the development of a new multi-residential complex in south Berkeley, with an
emphasis on green building design and creating separate two to three-story
cottages within a garden setting. This project has required careful design
study and extensive neighborhood outreach to achieve a design sensitive to both
the site and concerns of the neighborhood. After various on-site meetings and
public hearings early in the design process, the project received overwhelming
neighborhood support and will be an asset to its surroundings.
graduated with honors from
California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo in 2001, with a
Architecture and a minor in Construction Management.