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Prachi Gadkari

Prachi Gadkari

Jersey City, NJ, US

 

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About 

I am a recent Graduate of the 'Geo-Futures' M.Arch Degree program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. Own a Bachelor of Architecture (5 year Program) from University of Pune- India and amassed a total work experience of 1.5 years at established architecture firms in India.

Seeking to align myself as a Junior/ Entry level Architect with an Architecture/ Design/ Construction firm which offers challenging opportunities and is positioned for strong growth.

Employment 

M/s. Designers Group, Kolhapur, IN, Architect

Individually designed a Commercial project (1160 Sq.m Built-up area) at Kolhapur city in India. Made schematic design presentation materials (diagrams, renderings, floor plans) and collaborated with the Marketing Department to produce advertising ideas and packets for client reviews. Active participation in client and contractor meetings covering schematics, design progress, and feasibility.

Projects worked on include- an Apartment complex, Week-end houses and interior design & Renovation projects.

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Fourth Dimension Architects Pvt. Ltd., Pune, IN, Junior Architect

Autocad drafting, 3D modeling, Post production photoshop rendering, preparing estimates, Construction progress inspections. Accurately execute site and existing condition analysis, Contacted vendors for material samples to create mockups and 3-D material boards for senior designers.

Projects worked on include- High-end & Large scale Housing schemes and Theme Parks.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

M/s. Designers Group, Kolhapur, IN, Junior Architect

Participated in all design phases from project inception to completion. Produced final rendered views and graphics marketing materials for potential future projects. Responsible for processing, reviewing, and scheduling of cabinet & material ordering & delivery.

Projects worked on include- Single & Multi-Family Residences, interiors & Industrial shed designs.

Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
 

Vaibhav Sawant & Associates, Panjim, IN, Architectural Intern

Created detailed CDs and drawing sets, providing construction and finishing details for construction teams, preparing estimates and Bill of Quantities, making submission drawings. Assisted in site
inspections, preparing presentation boards.

Projects worked on include- Sea-side bungalow schemes, Apartment schemes, Addition & Renovation of bungalows, Entrance canopy for a house, small scale interior design projects for residences & Offices.

Jun 2009 - Oct 2009
 

Education 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, Geo-Futures (Architecture & Urbanism)

The MArch program at RPI- Architecture, titled as the ‘Geo-Futures’ program aimed at getting us to generate a broad spectrum of possible urban and architectural futures for the 21st century. The program was divided in three sections- Bio-Futures, Eco-Futures, Urban-Futures and although the three sections had distinct operational methodologies, all of them were linked to a common thread of a design proposal at an Urban scale which was supposed to be worked upon in the final section of the program.

Aug 2012 - May 2013
 

Sinhgad College of Architecture, Pune, IN, BArch, 5-year

During the five years of my BArch program i got the opportunity to work upon a wide range of projects, like- Product design, Children’s Play Area, Tea Factory, Resort, Engineering college, Civic Center, Slum Re-Habilitation Housing, Railway Station & Youth Activity Center.

Aug 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Merit-based Scholarship for the M.Arch Degree program, Scholarship

Was honored with a Merit-based Scholarship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the MArch Program.

2012
 

Award for Excellence in Architectural Thesis- 2010, Award

Stood among the Top 10 from over 500 entries at this prestigious National Level competition held by NIASA (National Institute for Advanced Studies in Architecture) in 2010.

B.Arch Thesis project published in the book ‘Archieving 10- Architectural Thesis- 2010’, under NIASA publications.

2010
 

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