Ahmad Khan

Ahmad Khan

New York, NY, US

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My work is guided by the discourse architectural form has with its environment, be it human or non-human, in the creation of novel spaces that represent the individuality of each new condition. 

Through the act of place making I believe we as architects can give birth to profound intangible existences which can blend into its environment by evolving the existing order. 

Constantly there will be a movement of ideas that will make architecture change society and society change architecture. My purpose is to be an active agent when either of these takes place.



Rice+Lipka Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer, Project Manager

• Prepared architectural drawings for construction projects in all phases of design.
• Created presentations, diagrams, illustrations, renderings, 3D models, proposals, specifications and submittals for clients, contractors, RFP’s, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Public Design Commission NYC.
• Conducted complex existing Site Documentation and Construction Administration.
• Coordinated with clients, cost estimators, contractors, consultants and NYC DDC among other city agencies.
• Responsible for code research and filings with the department of buildings among other regulatory authorities.
• Managed projects which included Brooklyn Public Library Branch (Brooklyn, NY), Choicirciati Cultural Center (NY, NY), NYPL Library for the Performing Arts Lincoln Center (NY, NY) and NYPL Hamilton Fish Park Branch (NY, NY).
• Designed for the projects above and NYPD Bomb Squad Building (Bronx, NY), Center for Contemporary Arts & Culture (International Competition Finalist), Parsons School of Design - TMC, SCE, AMT (NY, NY), Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NY, NY) and Performing and Visual Arts Center (NY, NY) among others.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2019

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Department of Economics, Troy, NY, US, GIS Research Specialist

• Assisted in research for a National Science Foundation funded project as a technical specialist.
• Generated simulations to develop geographic data and visualizations based on variable inputs in ArcGIS.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Nasir J. Khanzada LLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer & Inspections Assistant

• Prepared drawings for new constructions, alterations, and renovations in residential and commercial projects.
• Conducted Site Documentation, Code inspections and Construction Administration across NYC and Long Island.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Urbanism Research Fellow

• Researched integration of technology and biology to devise a sustainable mechanism for future urbanism.
• Built two ‘Bio City Map of 11 Billion’ installations for the Official Selection, Venice Biennale 2014 and “Biodesign: On The Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity” NAI, Rotterdam.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

Office for Conservation and Community Outreach, Lahore, PK, Urban Designer, Urban Research Analyst

• Conducted urban literature and public data surveys. Prepared intervention proposals and presentations.
• Studied the Historic Walled City, CBDs, transportation hubs and vital urban features of Lahore.

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Tameer-e-Pakistan, Lahore, PK, Design Team Member

I was part of a team which on behalf of an NGO known as “Tameer-e-Pakistan“ designed a residential housing scheme for the flood affected people in Leyyah, Punjab, which will house 400 families. The housing scheme includes a mosque, a community center, and various parks and cattle yards.

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

Design Group Project, Karachi, PK, Summer Intern

Worked under Ar. Samar Ali Khan on multiple residential and commercial projects. Worked involved designing, construction site visits, documentation, client meetings, AutoCAD drafting, sketching & rendering.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, MArch, Geo-Futures

“Fifteen years ago, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen announced that the world had entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, marking a fundamental shift in human-nonhuman relations and the onset of a new period of environmental anxiety and existential uncertainty. Geofutures speculates on the future of architecture and urbanism in the Anthropocene by suggesting that the “built environment” embark on establishing new affiliations beyond the human; a fundamental realignment of buildings and cities as no longer significant for “us” alone.” (Chris Perry, Director)

Aug 2014 - May 2015

National College of Arts, Lahore, PK, BArch, Architecture

Feb 2008 - Jan 2013

The Lyceum School, Karachi, PK, High School, A' Levels

Aug 2005 - May 2007


Dry Futures, 2nd Place


ARCHASIA & Ethos (India), 1st Place

Received a gold medal for being part of the winning pair at an ARCHASIA & Ethos (India) organized quiz competition at the Asian Congress of Architects 14 (ACA 14). A total of around 300 students participated from 9 countries in Asia.


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