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Vishakha Apte

Vishakha Apte

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Currently Owner/Principal of VAA Design where we work with our clients from determining program requirements, space planning, design of interiors and architecture to project management and construction administration, to offer full service for both commercial and residential spaces.

Employment 

VAA Design, New York, NY, US, Owner/Principal

From determining program requirements, space planning, design of interiors and architecture to project management and construction administration, we offer full service for both commercial and residential spaces.

Sep 2010 - current
 

Gillis Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Concurrently managed multiple projects in an architectural firm. Overall responsibility for timely delivery within budget & quality of the deliverables. Projects included renovations of hi-end residences. Worked with clients to finalize scopes & budgets; evaluated contractors & provided recommendations; coordinated internal team for design, schedule, code; managed client relationships; provided on-going updates; worked closely with contractors & other suppliers; managed risks & resolved issues.

Aug 2006 - Feb 2010
 

Gillis Previti Architects, New York, NY, US, Consultant Architect

Worked in team to produce drawings for 20,000+ sf residential townhouse; Researched NYC Building Code & prepared drawings to submit to NYC Landmarks Planning Commission; Prepared presentation drawings for client review of design materials selected.

Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
 

Zivkovic Architects, New York, NY, US, Consultant Architect

Produced construction documents for a consular office in NYC.

Sep 2002 - Sep 2003
 

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Worked with team to produce construction documents, administer construction process for various broadband colocation sites; Worked closely with client during programming & design phases, implemented design and administered contract for various corporate projects.

Sep 1999 - Sep 2002
 

Haverson Architecture & Design, Greenwich, CT, US, Junior Architect

Part of team effort to produce presentation material & construction documents, and perform site visits for GM showroom at their Detroit headquarters, within demanding & changing schedule; Produced construction documents for various other projects including NewRoc Mall.

Jun 1998 - Aug 1999
 

Jack L. Gordon Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Created architectural models for various projects including new Mets stadium design; Researched materials & worked in team to produce pricing sets & construction documents.

Sep 1997 - Jun 1998
 

Education 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated Cum Laude (1997)
First Place in 2nd Year Design Competition (1993)
Deans' List (1992-97)
Received BA in English (May 1997)

Aug 1992 - May 1997
 

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