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ankit darda

ankit darda

Savannah, GA, US

 

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About 

Ankit Darda is a strategic architectural designer focusing on cross-disciplinary collaboration between architecture and design. Ankit holds a Professional Master's degree in Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He is recipient of Re-Thinking Future Sustainability Award 2014 and Young Designer of the Year 2014 by IA&B Forum.

Being born and raised in a diverse, multi-cultural environment in India, Ankit's work has also evolved around the contemporary cultural juxtaposition within architecture and design. Ankit believes in cross-disciplinary design dialogues and nature as a source of inspiration for holistic, ecological sustainability. Ankit became a licensed architect in India and has three years of diverse work-experience across India and United States. Now, he is actively working towards getting his architectural licensure in the United States.

When he isn’t working on his latest piece of prose/work, Ankit enjoys cooking gourmet Indian food and gardening. He also relishes re-organizing the pixels for web-design and participating in design oriented competitions. Ankit loves to hear different design views and can be contacted at ankitdarda@gmail.com.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Southern Pine Company of Georgia, Savannah, Intern Architect

• Responsible for design evolution and implementation using reclaimed shipping containers & wood
• Oversee project development, on-site execution and consultation with clients, construction agencies, & in-house manufacturing unit

Sep 2014 - current
 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Graduate Mentor

• Peer tutoring for Undergraduate and Graduate students

Jan 2013 - current
 

Leo pereira architect, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

• Responsible for four residential projects, two urban planning and one interior project
• Oversaw project development, on-site execution and consultation with construction agencies

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
 

Morphallaxis, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

• Responsible for two commercial, one multi-family and one interior project
• Assisted with Concept development, Construction drawings and facade evaluation for High-end Commercial plaza and several smaller projects

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Western Railways, Vadodara, IN, Project Architect

• Responsible for project concept development and implementation, collaboration with client and agencies as well as on-site execution
• Prepared Master-plan, proposals, construction drawings, and contract documents

Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
 

saa synergies, Vadodara, IN, Intern architect

• Responsible for conceptual 3d modeling of landscape projects, landscape drawings and finishes selection
• Designed and managed the firm’s web site, prepared presentations

May 2009 - Feb 2010
 

Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai, IN, Intern architect

• Responsible for one high-rise residential tower, two high-end residences and one master-planning project
• Oversaw conceptual development, created 2d-3d presentation boards and construction drawings for the several projects and competitions.

Jul 2008 - Nov 2008
 

Education 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, architecture

• GPA 3.94/4.0

Sep 2012 - current
 

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, IN, BArch, architecture

• GPA 3.45/4.0

Aug 2005 - Apr 2010
 

Awards 

Young Designer of the Year 2014, Special Mention, 2nd Place

Leading architecture magazine Indian architects and builder hosted young designer of the year 2014 competition with different categories for built projects from last three years to showcase the talent from young architects.

2014
 

Re-Thinking the Future Sustainability Award 2014, 3rd Place

Third Place under Urban Design Built Category.
First Award: Balmori Associate NYC and Second Award: AB Design Studio Inc. California

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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