Rucha Mandlik

Rucha Mandlik

New York, NY, US


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Enthusiastic design professional actively seeking exciting opportunities to learn more and share my skill set for betterment of the environment – built & natural.

My inclination is towards applying innovative & progressive design strategies to improve urban, rural, local & global communities. Specific interests include – Architecture & Planning, Urban Design, Adaptive reuse of buildings, Urban revitalization of derelict/historic districts, Landscape & Ecology, Environmental Design & LEED consultancy.

Computer Skills
Proficient use of Auto Cad, Impression, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Sketch up, Corel Draw Microsoft office, Prezi. Competent use of Revit & 3D Studio Max.

Design Abilities
Adaptive re-use & Urban revitalization, Site planning & analysis, Urban planning & design
Signage & graphics, Landscape design, Environmental & Sustainable design strategies
Building Design, Research & Design Development, Interior Design, Project Coordination
Project Documentation, Residential, commercial, retail, Academic, Hospitality, Recreation
Conceptual Design, Tender & Working Drawings,Presentation Graphics

Hand sketching & rendering with mixed media (ink, pencil, watercolor etc.) Model building with paper, foam, clay & plastic.

Generic Skills
Effective communication – Fluent in English, Marathi & Hindi, honest, analytical, hard working, strong
work ethic, adaptability, detail oriented, organized, teamwork driven & passionate.



New York City Department of Parks & Recreation - Planning Division, New York, NY, US, Master Plan Intern

-- The Planning Division at NYC Parks is engaged in preparing master plans for the City’s Flagship
-- The work includes: Performing site analysis and research, Brainstorming solutions and
conceptual designs, Evaluation of solutions for feasibility and desirability, Preparation of
conceptual illustrations and text.
-- Development of maps, project documentation using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and
-- Prepare text describing issues, background and proposed solutions.

Mar 2013 - current

Self Employed, Mumbai, India , Free lance Architect, Interior Deisgner

-- Served as a free-lance architect & consultant for small scale projects based in Mumbai.
-- Successfully completed interior design and execution of a mechanical workshop located at an industrial estate in central Mumbai.
-- Redesigned a 200 sq ft studio apartment in downtown Mumbai.

Jan 2007 - current

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation - Partnerships for Parks, New York, NY, US, People Make Parks Intern

-- Conducted outreach and background research for People Make Parks (PMP) projects,
including research of potential organizations around the city PfP could partner with, identifying
capital projects and linking them to potential friends groups.
-- Supported PMP staff in programming and/or visioning activities with different parks using PMP
design tools.
-- Worked on specific aspects of PMP project for parks including – Poe Park, Dunningham
Triangle, Soundview park.
-- Researched NYC Parks capital projects carried out in 2011 -2012.
-- Re designed how-to sheets to use on the PfP website. Parks Academy – assisted with logistics
(responding to RSVP, managing guest lists)
-- Assisted in setting up the workshop and helped during workshops. (photography, material
supplies, sign-ups, group discussions etc.)
-- Designed flyers and other print materials for Partnership Academy workshops.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai, India, Architect

-- Was involved in supervision of tender drawings for a hotel in India.

-- Worked with architects in interior design of a lavish restaurant & lounge.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

Ratan J Batliboi Architects, Mumbai, India, Project Architect

-- Served as project architect for a number of academic competition projects.

-- Work involved, leading a team of junior architects and interns for a successful competition entry. 2 of the competition projects, I worked for, qualified in the second round of competition.

-- Conceptualization, design development, research in materials, & technology, presentation &
documentation was part of almost all the projects. Competition as well as live.

-- In all designs I served as a GREEN expert, identifying sustainability prospects of the project and
environmental design strategies.

-- For all projects, I was responsible for writing project reports, documenting the design & creating
presentation reports.

-- For some of the on-going projects, I joined a team of architects in developing designs for client
approvals and tender drawings.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

-- Helped with organizing the classroom in areas such as classroom library, media and supplies.
-- Assisted the non-majors with class notes and assignments.
-- Responsibly supervised & graded class exams.
-- Regularly recorded exam scores and student attendance online.

-- Served as GTA for following undergraduate courses -

1. Environmental Behavior & Society (95 students)
Dr. David Seamon - Spring 2009, Spring 2010.

2. Appreciation of Architecture (150 students)
Dr. David Seamon - Fall 2010, Spring 2011.

3. Architectural Programming (75 students)
Prof. David Sachs - Fall 2009.

Jan 2009 - May 2011

Ratan J Batliboi Architects, Mumbai, India , Trainee Architect

-- Worked on a variety of projects including residential, public, commercial, retail, institutional & urban design.

-- Worked on materials and methods research and analysis for green design projects that aimed for LEED certification, under the guidance of project managers.

-- Worked on a couple of small interior design projects.

-- Involved in concept and design development at various levels.

-- Developed construction drawings for different projects.

-- Developed drawings, 3D views, sketches & renderings for presentations.

-- Visited sites for documentation and measurements.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Architect S.V. Bhagwat, Mumbai, India , Junior Interior Designer

-- Worked as an assistant designer with Architect S. V. Bhagwat.
-- Prepared Auto Cad drawings and hand rendered 3D views for presentations to clients.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Ratan J Batliboi Architects, Mumbai, India , Architectural Intern

-- Simultaneously helped more than two design teams in research and working drawings.

-- Successfully carried out site visits & project documentations.

-- Helped the digital media team in generating and rendering 3D models.

-- Responsibly carried out materials research, pricing and specification reports.

Oct 2007 - Dec 2007


US Green Building Certification Institue (GBCI), Topeka, KS, US , LEED AP

Score - 185

Oct 2012 - Oct 2012

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, Masters, MS in Ecological and Sustainable design

Master of Science in Ecological & Sustianable Design
GPA - 3.7

Jan 2009 - May 2011

University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India , BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
NAAB Accredited degree. (5 year undergraduate program)
GPA - 3.9

Aug 2003 - May 2008

Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai, India , Science

Higher Secondary School Certificate in Science
Grade throughout the program - A

Jul 2001 - May 2003

St. Columba Girls High School, Mumbai, India , High School, High School

Grade A

Jul 1991 - May 2001


Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Scholarship


Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Scholarship


Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization 


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