Ms Budano’s strength comes from years of diversified experience in the design and development industry working at premier firms and as a consultant in the South Florida market. Professional experience includes retail interior architecture, land planning, graphic design, creative brand imaging, signage and presentation graphics. Employers include Kaufman Lynn General Contractors, Kilday and Associates, Rhett Roy Landscape Architects and The Pavlik Design Team. Ms Budano is LEED AP, BD+C and holds a certificate in Horticultural Therapy and am emphasis on human sciences and the built environment.
Ms Budano is committed to community involvement and currently serves on the City of Delray Beach Historic Preservation Board since 2014. The blending of her talents in the areas of community outreach, design and marketing experience proves essential components to a project’s ultimate success. Having worked as an independent contractor for years has afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with many premier local firms and demanding high profile clients. Throughout out her career in South Florida, she has developed strategic alliances with an extensive list of quality consultants with proven success. Proven business development success by pre-qualifying clients, coordinating pre-construction efforts, designing and creating presentations resulting in $10 Million yearly
City of Delray Beach Historic Preservation Board – since 2014
USGBC Board Member – Chair Hospitality and Tourism Committee and Green Schools Committee [3 years] League of Cities [2 years] Boynton Beach Art Commission Founding Member [5 years] Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce [8 years]
- Executive Director Vice Chair Business + Governmental Affairs Committee
- Co Chair Business + Governmental Affairs Committee
- Chair Sales + Marketing Committee [1 Year]
- Executive Board, Former Chair Marketing Committee [3 years]
- Economic Development Committee now Business + Governmental Affairs Committee [8 years]
COBWRA Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations Delegate
AHTA – Member American Horticultural Therapy Association
Licensed Realtor ® State of Florida, since 2004
Former Member of the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers
Former Member Florida Educational Facilities Planners Association – Attended CEU courses
City of Boynton Beach Green Community Alliance Facilitator for an organized six month process to develop what became the municipal policy for the city and the benchmark model for the county identifying sustainable practices for future growth in the built environment.
Leadership Boynton Beach Graduate
Year long program preparing individuals for leadership positions within the community.
Flagler Drive 2000 – Design Charrette West Palm Beach Professional Volunteer
The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority were requested by the City Commission to facilitate a broad citizen’s effort to reach some consensus about the future of the Flagler Downtown Waterfront. The visioning process started was three months in duration.
Design Broward - Art in Public Places Participant / Landscape Architect
The primary goals of public art program were to create a better visual environment for the citizens of Broward County, to integrate the design work of artists into the development of County public works projects and to promote tourism and economic vitality of the County through the enhancement of public spaces. Team was comprised of an artist, an architect and a landscape architect; 19 teams participated; 2 proposals submitted.
Public Image Task Force City of Boynton Beach, Florida
City / Chamber Workshops Boynton Beach, Florida
A forum for collaborative efforts intended to benefit the community
and offer solutions to current issues involving local businesses.
Boynton Beach Boulevard Beautification Committee
The mission of this committee was to help unify the businesses along the corridor and to facilitate their dealings with the city. Meetings were held with the merchants, information was gathered and consensus was sought for a unifying identity for the area. Developed was a banner program used throughout the Central Business district and a new logo for the city.
Professional Experience & Project History
City Of Boynton Beach Town Square Comparative Analysis. The goal was to provide information necessary to make informed decisions regarding progress of the Town Square; specifically the programming space needs of various civic buildings; potential preservation of the Old High School, construction of a potential new community center and the associated cost estimates.
City Of Boynton Beach Implementation Plan Town Square Project. Strategic Planning of the 31 acre 4-block downtown civic area including review of existing documents; infrastructure overview; identification of possible funding sources; events and use programming; stakeholder interviews; partnership structuring; conceptual master planning, cost budget and scheduling.
JUSCO Five Malls in Japan, Retail Interior Architecture and Environmental Graphic Design
Gulfstream Racetrack, Hallendale - Landscape design, signage and interior design for broad scope of complex.
Broward Boulevard Beautification Plan An existing site survey was conducted and incorporated into a huge overall base sheet from which new unifying elements were added to beautify this streetscape. Planting and hardscape plans were generated as well as site fixtures specified.
Client: City of Fort Lauderdale
Citation Club - Site Planner and Landscape Design. Awarded “Best Multi-Family Project” by City of Delray Beach.
Client: Beztak Companies
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Art with concentrations in Landscape Architecture and Graphic Arts.
Colorado State University / HT Institute – Horticultural Therapy Certification as approved by American Horticultural Therapy Institute
Miami –Dade College Turner School of Construction Management
Kansas State University, Architectural Delineation Intercession