Archinect
Zarna Shah COA, Assoc. AIA, CSI

Zarna Shah COA, Assoc. AIA, CSI

Rochester, NY, US

 

PDF Portfolio

About 

Architect with comprehensive experience preparing detailed drawings for architectural and interior designs, which includes plans, elevations and sections. Additional knowledge in furniture design and graphics design. Passionate for design and skilled in applying creativity to generate highly appealing, exciting and interesting designs that engage and evoke emotions. Highly organized with proven ability to execute designs that are functional yet inspirational and aesthetically pleasing.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Nikasa Design Inc., Waco, TX, US, Design Consultant

Job Profile:
Organize and prepare design documents for an assigned project in accordance with Company standards. Participate in selection of hospitality furniture systems and specifications. Work with other consultants, furniture dealers, product reps and fabricators to meet overall project objectives. Ensure that goods and services required for a project are controlled efficiently and in the best interest of the Company. Maintain a sound
and healthy relationship with the appropriate representatives of design consultants, governmental agencies, as well as service and product vendors. Contribute in office activities, initiatives and learning programs. Participate in business development and marketing efforts.
Projects: Comfort Inn & Suites, NewCastle, OK
Bestwestern, Amarillo
Comfort Inn, Lees Summit
Holiday Inn Express, Pineville
Holiday Inn Express, Pauls Valley

Oct 2013 - current
 

Personal projects, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

Job Profile:
Performed an array of administrative duties related to architectural construction projects such as code and zoning research, reviewing contractor, monitoring project budget. Direct the production of construction documents, drawings, and specifications. Develop budgets and schedules to meet project objectives as well as value engineering principles. Generally act as the leading individual contributor and coordinator of design problem solving.
Projects: Residence for Mr. Manish Kale, Ahmedabad
Residence for Mr. Kishan Chauhan, Ahmedabad
Office interior for Mr. Kaniayalal Shah, Ahmendabad

Jan 2011 - Oct 2012
 

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, US, GA

Job Profile:
Functioned as a Graduate Assistant for machine maintenance at College of Imaging Arts and Science, Woodworking and Furniture Design Department.

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Ojas Hirani and Associates, Ahmedabad, IN, Fourth Year Intern

Job Profile:
Developed design ideas and created design presentations. Conducted research needed to complete architectural projects. Completed design work, including schematics and cost estimates. Liaising with the clients, contractors and builders and ensuring the smooth running of everyday operations. Organize client and team meetings. Coordinate schedules and workloads.
Projects: Affordable Community Housing, Kalana
Residence for Shree Jagdish Joshi, Himmatnagar
Farm Master Planning, Sansoli
Industrial Park, Gozaria
Gujarat Samachar House Renovation, Ahmedabad

May 2009 - Dec 2009
 

Ojas Hirani and Associates, Ahmedabad, IN, Second Year Intern

Job Profile:
Developed design ideas and created design presentations. Conducted research needed to complete architectural projects. Completed design work, including schematics and cost estimates. Organize client and team meetings. Coordinate schedules and workloads.
Projects: Interior for UBI Bank, Salabatpura, Surat
Office interior for Sachin.K, Ahmedabad

Dec 2007 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, US, Masters, Professional Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Masters of Science in Professional Studies, expected 2013
Current GPA: 3.63
Concentrations: Graphic Design, Furniture Design
Relevant Courses: Information Design, Typographic Design, Document Design, Logo Design, Way finding Design, Solid Works, Furniture Design

Aug 2011 - current
 

D.C.Patel School of Architecture, Anand, India, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture

Relevant Courses: Residential Design, Hounsing Scheme, Urban Design, Restaurant and Art Gallery

Academic Projects
Art Gallery, Restaurant: Drew up design for an artist’s studio and gallery including his residence. Designed restaurant with specific materials, which include tensile cables and membrane; pre-cast concrete and fly ash bricks.
Residences and Housing Scheme: Accomplished residential projects for different context like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mumbai located in India.
Urban Development: Conceptualized and carved a large area of about 3 kilometers in the busiest area of the city, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Development included reconstruction of community hall and shopping complex.
Thesis - Tourist Mall: Execute Mall design situated in Mumbai near international airport designed for tourists coming to visit India. Place to gather information and knowledge about India, which included Amphitheatre for cultural functions, museum, visual tour, restaurant and cafeterias.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2011
 

Awards 

Licensed Architect, Grant

Obtained professional License from Council of Architecture
New Delhi, India

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



Please wait... loading