Kartik Shah

Kartik Shah

Fremont, CA, US



A proficient architect with three years of hands-on experience, possessing high sensitivity and a unique balance between design and environment; to get the best possible solutions that are carefully articulated results of tireless struggles to gain an understanding of the climate and space as a whole.
My attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills on-site ensures that the project I work on is done accurately and to the highest standards. 



Pentaspace Consultants Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Architect

1. Design and construction solutions for a 50 Acre Township for IL & FS in GIFT CITY, India. Undertook design development and produced working drawings for an 8 Lakh Sq.Ft. of Residential, Commercial and Recreational Activities.
2. Competition proposals for the Maharashtra Housing and Urban Development Authority for an affordable housing project in Mumbai, India.
3. Proposals for a 4 Lakh Sq.Ft. commercial building housing shops, restaurants, and studio offices in Mumbai, India for Kanakia Developers.
4. Design proposal and working drawings for an office complex, Mumbai, India for Cariff Developers.

Nov 2017 - Jan 2019

Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai, Intern Architect

Key roles:
1. Design Development of Residences, Clubhouses, Theatre, and the Perimeter + Facade Design + Zoning and Planning + Working Drawings + On-site Execution for Jio World Center in Mumbai, India - Asia’s Biggest multi-use building - 10 million sq ft.
2. Participated in and coordinated workshops for all consultants to design.
3. Led team for delivering facade construction detail drawing sets. Co-ordinated with facade engineers from ARUP International as a part of the process.

Jan 2016 - Oct 2016


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2019 - current

Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET), Surat, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture

Jun 2012 - May 2017


Jim and Beth Carlsen Scholarship, 3rd Place

Proposed affordable housing in the city of Ann Arbor affordable housing with collaboration with students of finance, law, and policy team.
Mentor: Prof Peter Allen
Team: Will Hoffman, Lesley Sun, and Han Wang


Urban Co-creation - Reshaping the core, 1st Place

The concept was to restructure the existing informal vegetable market which caused a lot of traffic and waste into a more usable urban space and solving the traffic issue by more definite planning.
Indian Institute of Architects, Surat Chapter
Mentor: Prof Vishal Shah, Prof Hardik Gandhi
Team: Harsh Gajjar


Shaping shelters for shelter Shapers, 3rd Place

Designed transit shelters for laborers on-site who currently live in very bad temporary settlements. Idea was to produce energy on-site to use it for day-to-day purposes for labors in an umbrella structure with plinth and structure created by waste scaffolding and sand from site.
Mentor: Prof Rikta Desai, Prof Mehul Patel
Team: Harsh G, Ritika U, Archie M, and Nitika S.