Anjali Patel

Anjali Patel

Cambridge, MA, US


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Anjali has a background in Psychology & Social Behavior, and Urban Studies. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati where she was awarded Citation for Distinguished Design, AIA Ohio Honor Award, and Design Fellowship with NuVu Studio post-graduation.

She is currently designing, researching and teaching school-wide to ideate and execute around 100 innovative prototypes ranging from animation, film, art, industrial design, robotics, interactive design, fashion, architecture, and urbanism.

As her fellowship comes to an end, she is avidly looking for an Architectural/Product Designer position starting August 2017.



NuVu Studio, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Fellow

• Awarded a year long fellowship as part of a MIT-affiliated innovation school, aiding students with multiple scales of design and prototyping from concept to prototype including areas in robotics, architecture, furniture, animation, film, public interest, and fashion.

Jul 2016 - current

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Graduate Assistant

• Teaching ~ 20 undergraduates graphic/3D representation

Jan 2015 - Apr 2016

SHoP Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Influencing Schematic Design and Design Development on Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, responsibilities include:

• Design packages/iterations
• Drawings and models for presentations
• Detail modeling with Revit
• Crowd/wind studies
• Landscape design (various scales)

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

• Concept design for National Aquarium BLUEprint
• Exhibit design for Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
• Construction documents for City Hyde Park
• Construction administration for Writer's Theatre
• Schematic design for LSE Building C

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted in design development for Hudson Yards under Marianne Kwok, responsibilities include:

• Design iterations
• Drawings and models for presentations using CAD, Rhino3D, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Detail modeling with Rhino3D
• Preparing digital file for 3D printing/model outsourcing
• Calculating areas and volumes

Jan 2014 - May 2014

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, SAID Graduate Teaching Assistant

• Teaching ~ 20 undergraduates graphic/3D representation

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

KaiHer, Irvine, CA, US, Co-founder/Head of Product Development

• Co-founder of an aspiring social enterprise that is dedicated to female empowerment and the environment.
• Lead market research and product development.
• Worked with the industrial designer on the project to solidify the essence of the company.
• Created brand strategy, story/concept behind the idea to be able to adhere to the target market.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2012

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Undergraduate Researcher

• Designed and administered study regarding a blood type myth and a personality inventory which explored intrapersonal self-fulfilling prophecy with colleague, Christine Song under faculty supervision, Dr. Eric Knowles.
• Presented study at UROP Symposium, and currently, collaborating with Christine Song to publish our findings in a student journal.

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Graduate Assistant Scholarship
Coursework includes Design studios, Visualization, Structures, Theory

Aug 2012 - current

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies, Psychology and Social Behavior

Dean’s Honors List, Sustainability Certificate
Coursework included Social/Environmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Urban Design, Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011


AIA Ohio Honor Award, 1st Place

First Prize received for entry to the AIA Ohio Design Competition, participants were nominated by universities: winning entries will be exhibited at the 2016 AIA Ohio Convention.


NuVu Design Fellowship, Award

Awarded a year long fellowship as part of an innovation lab based in Cambridge, affiliated with MIT, NuVu Studio; positioned in Central Florida to aid with ideation and prototyping for various design studios focused around robotics, public interest, and multidisciplinary innovation.


People's Choice Award, Award

Master's Thesis exhibition award chosen best in show by peers across disciplines.


Citation for Distinguished Design, Award

Master's Thesis award for distinguished design and design research.


Graduate Teaching Schloarship, Scholarship

Awarded a competitive Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the remaining two years of my program.


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