A wanderer by nature, with roots in South East Asia and upbringing in the U.S, I am constantly observing and critiquing how we define space and the way we build. .
Besides living, breathing and loving Architecture, I like to learn about other cultures as well as learn new languages. I am fluent in English, Bengali, Hindi and now am picking up Scandinavian languages (primarily Swedish). Languages and Culture often drive my design concepts as well as define me as a well rounded, adventurous individual.
FGY Architects (Fergus Garber Young), Palo Alto, CA, US, Designer
W.C. Ralston Architects, Chantilly, VA, US, Intern Architect
Collective Architecture, Contractual Designer
Aid in schematic design and construction documentation phases. Some key tasks include site surveys and material selection. Key industries are in commercial and hospitality projects in the D.C. area
Morgan State University, MArch, Architecture
Comprehensive 3 year program in architecture, paired with courses in sustainable technologies and urban design. Additionally, it is a night program, which allowed me to intern for several semesters.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Sustainability in Scandinavia
Sustainable Technologies in Scandinavia
Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility
Syracuse University, Bachelors, Interior Design
Comprehensive fine arts and design curriculum, paired with exposure to philosophy of architecture.
Also, Syracuse University Florence Study Abroad Program in Architecture, Summer 2003
University of Maryland, Independent Research in Architecture
Independent study of viewing space alternative to the conventional way of thinking.
My final project was to explore the psychological journey of the main character in Coppola's film 'Apocalypse Now' in a tectonic language.
Onondaga County World War II Memorial/ Wall of Honor, 1st Place