Vishakha Apte

Vishakha Apte

New York, NY, US



Indian-born US citizen. Multilingual. Registered Architect (State of New York since 2003) with 17 years of experience. Seeking to apply design, construction and project management expertise in the architecture, design, and construction industry.

B.Arch. BA in English. MA in International Affairs. Registered Architect in State of NY. Green Associate. Studying towards LEED AP accreditation.


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, for commercial & residential spaces in the USA and in India.

Sep 2010 - current

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

Concurrently managed multiple projects with overall responsibility for timely delivery within budget & quality of the deliverables. Projects included renovations of high-end residences & boutique commercial spaces. Worked with clients to finalize scopes & budgets; evaluated contractors & provided recommendations; coordinated internal team for design, schedule, code; managed client relationships; provided ongoing 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 20,000sf 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 21,000sf Permanent Mission of the Republic of Botswana to the UN, 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 co-location 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


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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