I am an urban planner with background in architecture possessing 4 years of professional experience. I am highly passionate about design development and built environment of all scales from building design to master planning. With a childhood interest in buildings and architecture, I gradually decided to study City and Regional Planning and expand my scope to designing and envisioning master planning and regional planning projects. Currently seeking full-time opportunities in urban planning/design I wish to bring my inter-disciplinary skills to design or revitalize cities, neighborhoods and other built environment.
I am a proponent of Smart Growth and New Urbanism approaches and strive to create livable and walkable neighborhoods.
Russell and Dawson LLC, East Hartford, CT, US, Project Manager
• Prepared As-Built drawings and adaptive reuse report for East Hartford Post Office
• Executing project scheduling, work breakdown scheduling and resource allocation for multiple projects
• Executed schematic design, design development & construction documents on hospitality, commercial & office projects
• Conducted Master-planning & space planning for housing & mixed-use projects
• Prepared As-Built drawings, BOMA calculations & tenant fitout plans for Industrial & office uses upto 20,000 SF
• Conducted bid analysis, contract administration & FF&E coordination for brand hospitality projects
City of Anderson, SC, Anderson, SC, US, Planning and Development Intern
*Drafted 7 chapters of 2030 Anderson Comprehensive Plan update, and wrote Vision Plan prior to public
*Conducted research on land use, demographic, utility and public services
*Managed and updated ArcGIS shapefiles, collected and analyzed data pertinent to comprehensive plan
*Proposed initiatives like Parking Cap ordinance, permeable pavements, and mixed-use zones
Applied Michigan Cool Cities Initiative, New Urbanism principles and Smart growth approach
Vishal Developers, Mumbai, IN, Architect
*Played key role in design development and prepared municipal plans for 32 storey mixed-use project
*Accomplished an accelerated pre-construction process and decreased project delivery time by 3
*Consulted on site selection, due diligence, pro-forma, design programs and market research for
*Coordinated clients, management team, consultants and on-site teams to deliver design of 3
Sharpline Designers and Associates, Mumbai, IN, Architect
*Prepared Schematic designs and performed design development for residential and mixed-use
*Transformed sketches into working drawings and prepared 3D renderings using Sketchup and V-ray
*Presented design proposals to clients, coordinated between consultants, clients and on-site teams
*Compiled punch lists, RFI and RFQ, and prepared site plan options for 89,000 sq. meters.
*Prepared site plans, construction documents, specifications and conducted inspection of construction
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, Masters, Master of City and Regional Planning
The Master of City and Regional Planning program at Clemson university offered me core regional economic planning skills combined with real estate and urban design courses. Clemson MCRP also provided me a strong background in ArcGIS with 3 courses focused towards regional planning and land use analysis.
My focus areas are urban design, specifically urban revitalization and neighborhood planning which will make use of my GIS, comprehensive planning, TOD design and architectural design skills.
Courses taken: Urban Design, Land-use Analysis, Spatial Modeling/GIS, Market Analysis, Planning Process and Law, Architectural Design, Introduction to ArcGIS, Advanced Building Construction, History of Architecture, Research Design
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture
At University of Mumbai's Dr. Bhausaheb Hiray College of Architecture, I developed and early interest in urban studies. I participated in and won several design competitions over the period of 5 years and completed 3 Internships. The coursework comprised of comprehensive syllabus in building construction, Theory of materials, architectural design, interior design and town planning accompanied with a final year dissertation.
One of the highlights of my competition participation includes the prestigious Louis Kahn Trophy we won from UNESCO India in 2008, which consisted of documenting and analyzing the urban form and precedents of the historic Paithan City in India.
Louis I Kahn Trohpy, 1st Place
Louis I Kahn trophy is sponsored by Indian Heritage Cities Network and UNESCO India. This trophy is awarded for documentation of historic Indian cities and roots for excellence in documentation and historic preservation.