Ajitha Anandan

Ajitha Anandan

New York, NY, US


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I am an experienced Interior Designer and an accredited Architect. My experience in working as an interior designer / project architect under prominent architects has honed my skills as a designer and equipped me with valuable real world experience. In managing and coordinating various contractors, vendors, and consultants in the building industry, I have sharpened my people management skills and found myself to be a good team player.  My passion for design had led me to the Pratt Institute (MS interior design) to indulge in the various facets of interior architecture and continues to fuel my journey of  design immersion. Furthermore, I recognize the changing needs of this industry and have equipped myself with basic Building Information Modeling or BIM (Revit) and parametric (Rhino and grasshopper) skills.

“All Architecture is shelter. All great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates a person in that space” -Philip Johnson.

I strongly believe in the above statement and pursue design with the multifaceted approach. 

I am new to the San Francisco bay area and am looking to connect with passionate designers


Interspace Inc, Chennai Area, India, Architectural Interior Designer

Worked on various stages of design right from conceptualization to construction drawings of a high-end retail store dealing with bath and sanitary products from top Italian brands; Residential projects involving schematic design, design development, construction drawings, material selection and procurement, contractor and consultant co-ordiantion, execution supervision and constant client interaction; Theatre design involving initial design development and drawings.

Nov 2014 - May 2016

Artes, Chennai, IN, Junior Architect

Worked on BMW workshop / showroom project, a row housig development, seashore apartments and a residential project. Nature of work ranged from spatial analysis, conceptual design, preliminary 3d massing, facade development, schematic design, sanction drawings, construction drawings, technical drawings, specification and estimation, Site inspection, fixtures procurement, client discussions and interaction with contractors and consultants.

Nov 2011 - Apr 2012

Vinnu Ponnappa Architects Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru, IN, Architectural Intern

Primarily worked on Golf course Villa, Kovai Hills, India for Rakindo Developers. This highly intensive project required a model villa to be designed and constructed in a time frame of 6 months. Nature of work ranged from Initial presentation sheets, Conceptual studies and research, powerpoint presentations , schematic drawings, design development, construction drawings, interior drawings, detailed drawings, as built drawings, specification, technical drawings, bill of quantities, site visit, contractor interaction, interaction with plumbing and HVAC consultants. Also schematic design, sanction drawings, physical modeling, presentation drawings and construction drawings of an apartment and two other residences were worked upon.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Ms. Interior Design

Specialization: Exhibition Design Intensive (EDI):
An altenative to traditional thesis work, EDI is typically a year long immersion into exhibiton design. Working in teams, EDI involved strong narrative approach to developing designs. Accompanied by field trips to museums, discussions with industry professionals, the second semester involved realtime client project. Set design for a modern adaptation of the“ Wizard of Oz” was explored under the professional guidance of the Rockwell Group, Set Design Department.

Jul 2012 - May 2014

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchchinappalli, IN, BArch, Architecture

Undergraduate Thesis : Recreationsal Hub at Pondicherry, India
A urban scale project where the site was selected first. The site was then intensely analyzed for potential development which culminated in the design of a riverside plaza, a resort, an oceanarium and a a theme park. A master plan was proposed for the development and a detailed design was developed for both the resort and the oceanarium. Architectural styles of Colonial Pondicherry was carefully researched and adopted in the design of the resort.

Jul 2006 - May 2009


Academic Proficiency, Award

Awarded academic proficiency for years 2009.2010 & 2011, in Bachelors of Architecture .


Special Mention’ for the GSEN trophy, 2nd Place

Member of team that won ‘Special Mention’ for the GSEN trophy (awarded for an adaptive reuse project) of annual NASA (National Association for Students of Architecture) convention in January 2009.
The G-Sen trophy was awarded for documenting, analysing and redesigning an old dilapidated building of significant historic importance. The team chose the ‘Kudira Vandi’ court at Coimbatore for the purpose. The fort that was once a horse stable of Tipu Sultan was later converted into a district court and subsequently into a district court by the Britishers. The proposed re-designing of the building involved the creation of a "Haat" – a centre for cultural exchange and bringing back the essence of the old culture replete with traditional art, crafts and other products.

The ideas were presented in the form of a movie at


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