Jinali Shah

Jinali Shah

New York, NY, US

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Ardent and enthusiastic about experimenting and developing new design and forms. Always curious about learning new concept, hardworking, resolute team member and an avid reader of current affairs. Have the desire to extend myself further and willing to go beyond to excel in my profession.



National Science Foundation, New York City, Research Assistant

• Assisting on the Net Zero – Neighborhood for NYC phase 2 & 3 projects, a proposal for the National Science Foundation - Belmont.
• Drafted reports and research papers as a part of milestone submission to NSF Belmont – Insource international consortium.
• Collaborated with teams in Stuttgart, Vienna, and NYC to generate systems modeling output model, specifically energy.
• Materialized the Rhino model based on energy modeling parameters to analyze and provide the 2050 best-practice scenario.
• Streamlined community outreach and engagement Workshop for 40 people which included Swiss experts, stakeholders, panelists, working group experts at the Centre for Architecture, NYC, and handled social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and blog.

Oct 2019 - current

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Graduate Assistant

Oct 2019 - Dec 2020

American Institute of Architects New York P&UD, New York City, Research Assistant

• Facilitated AIANY Urban and Regional Planning Committee, administrators, and the members with projects like BQE, Waterfront Initiative 2020, Future streets, Net – Zero Neighborhood for NYC 2050 with research, analysis, storyboarding graphics, and stakeholder engagement events.

Sep 2019 - Apr 2020

Freelance architect, Mumbai, Architect

• Planned and designed an animal shelter for 1500 animals in India, which is in its construction phase currently.
• Designed a commercial office of 800 sq. ft. within the challenging time frame of 30 days.
• Freelanced as Graphic/logo designer for food outlets, sports, and health startups in Mumbai.
• Architected construction drawings for a 1500 sq. ft. residential apartment with its spatial and material details.

May 2017 - Jul 2019

Kaushik Patel Architects, Mumbai, IN, Intern Architect

• Delivered 6 projects from conceptual to designing and planning to execution stage including residential, township, and commercial projects with their construction drawing details.
• Discussed and negotiated the issues to advance the project approval status with civic body officials in Mumbai.
• Brainstormed and delivered the presentations for clients, developers, and civic bodies to determine the spatial requirements.

Dec 2016 - Mar 2017

Amit Shashtri Architects, Mumbai, IN, Intern Architect

• Drafted constructional/ interior designing layouts with supervision of their onsite practical application.
• Regular site visits and coordinated with the clients, site supervisor, and the contractors to review project schedules and progress.

Dec 2015 - Feb 2016


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Masters, M.Sc. Architecture, Urban and Regional Design

Dean's Award for Excellence
GPA - 4.0/4.0

Sep 2019 - Dec 2020

L. S. Raheja School of Architecture_University of Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

GPA - 3.6/4.0

Aug 2013 - Apr 2018


Dean's Award for Excellence, 1st Place


Thesis - Design Dessertation, 3rd Place

• Thesis – Farmers’ Market: A Social Engagement Point (Ranked 3rd. in Semester-9 research project Design Dissertation amongst 57 students)


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