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Muhammad Ahmad Khan

Muhammad Ahmad Khan

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

My work is guided by the discourse architectural form has with its environment, be it human or non-human, in the creation of novel spaces that represent the individuality of each new condition. 

Through the act of place making I believe we as architects can give birth to profound intangible existences which can blend into its environment by evolving the existing order. 

Constantly there will be a movement of ideas that will make architecture change society and society change architecture. My purpose is to be an active agent when either of these takes place.

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Employment 

Nasir J. Khanzada LLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer & Inspections Assistant

Worked under Nasir J. Khanzada (P.E, P.C) on residential and commercial projects at various locations in New York City. Work involved architectural alterations, inspections, construction site visits, renovation, documentation, AutoCAD drafting, handling legal paperwork, correspondence with the Department of Buildings (DoB) as well as working with its Buildings Information System (BIS).

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Terreform ONE, New York, NY, US, Research Fellow

Involved with creating two BioCity World Map installations each for the “Biodesign: On The Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity” exhibition at NAI, Rotterdam and the “Biological Urbanism” exhibit at OCAD University, Toronto.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013
 

OCCO, Lahore, PK, Urban & Visual Graphics Analyst

At the Office of Conservation & Community Outreach (OCCO) I worked under Ar. Attiq Ahmed on urban research and analysis, eventually developing proposals of urban intervention. Work involved data collection, litereature research, site visits, documentation, developing intervention processes and proposals and subsequently creating appropriate visual graphics for presentations given to prominent
architects of the city.

Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Tameer-e-Pakistan, Lahore, PK, Design Team Member

I was part of a team which on behalf of an NGO known as “Tameer-e-Pakistan“ designed a residential housing scheme for the flood affected people in Leyyah, Punjab, which will house 400 families. The housing scheme includes a mosque, a community center, and various parks and cattle yards.

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
 

Design Group Project, Karachi, PK, Summer Intern

Worked under Ar. Samar Ali Khan on multiple residential and commercial projects. Worked involved designing, construction site visits, documentation, client meetings, AutoCAD drafting, sketching & rendering.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Nasir J. Khanzada (P.E, P.C), New York, NY, US, Summer Intern

Worked under Nasir J. Khanzada (P.E, P.C) on residential and commercial projects at various locations in New York City. Work involved architectural alterations, inspections, construction site visits, renovation, documentation, AutoCAD drafting, handling legal paperwork, correspondence with the Department of Buildings (DoB) as well as working with its Buildings Information System (BIS).

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, Geo-Futures

“Fifteen years ago, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen announced that the world had entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, marking a fundamental shift in human-nonhuman relations and the onset of a new period of environmental anxiety and existential uncertainty. Geofutures speculates on the future of architecture and urbanism in the Anthropocene by suggesting that the “built environment” embark on establishing new affiliations beyond the human; a fundamental realignment of buildings and cities as no longer significant for “us” alone.” (Chris Perry, Director)

Aug 2014 - May 2015
 

National College of Arts, Lahore, PK, BArch, Architecture

Feb 2008 - Jan 2013
 

The Lyceum School, Karachi, PK, High School, A' Levels

Aug 2005 - May 2007
 

Awards 

ARCHASIA & Ethos (India), 1st Place

Received a gold medal for being part of the winning pair at an ARCHASIA & Ethos (India) organized quiz competition at the Asian Congress of Architects 14 (ACA 14). A total of around 300 students participated from 9 countries in Asia.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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