Kunal Chhatlani

Kunal Chhatlani

Atlanta, GA, US

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I am currently studying in the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Institute of Technology. My fall semester project aimed to counterbalance this developing trend in US cities of generic consumer urbanity, towards the design of a place that promotes contemplation and excites the senses. Through this project I was able to create a highly experiential space which emphasizes the elemental and visceral. Also, I learned new modes of visualizations like oblique sectional drawings and using specific color palettes. These graphic improvements and a keen eye for composition helped me win the portfolio competition at Georgia Tech. 

As a Junior Architect at Kalayojan Architects, I was part of the structural design and coordination team for a dynamic shell structure- 'International Worship Center, Nigeria'(currently in foundation stage). The construction team composed of Nigerian government as the client, German Contractor, Indian structural engineers and architects along with consultants from Bangladesh working together to make a church in Nigeria.

My role as a junior architect involved communicating with multiple teams of engineers and consultants working on the design and structure of the external shell façade; and then implementing the same on a computer aided 3d-modelling software-Rhinoceros 3D and Autodesk Revit for clash check and detail construction drawings. This has further improved my communication skills in the professional realm and led to an understanding of the teamwork of architects and consultants



Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Graduate Research Assistant

3D modeling of Midtown Atlanta using 3Ds Max and texturing through illustrator.

Aug 2020 - current

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, BuzzFunds Coordinator

Learning budget allocation and interdepartmental coordination.

Dec 2019 - Jul 2020

Kalayojan Architects, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

Clash check and concrete structural modeling on Revit, External Shell Facade alterations on Rhino, Designing and Modelling Structural Elements on Grasshopper, 3D modeling of Interior Design elements, Preparation of GFC (Good For Construction) drawings.
Designing and modeling of over 90% structural elements supporting the roof in a 6 months project of 19-acre international Worship Center within the span of 40 working days.

Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Ulhas Pradhan Architects, Mumbai, IN, Intern

Designing various small scale residential and commercial buildings in Mumbai. Preparing Construction and Government sanction drawings according to the Municipal laws and regulations.

Dec 2016 - Apr 2017


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, BArch, Masters in Architectural Design and Building Technology

Aug 2019 - current


Marception Competition, Honorable Mention

23rd Rank Worldwide
Group of 3 people
Role: Basic planning and distribution of functions, 3D modeling on Rhinoceros, and Form analysis for wind load and harsh climate.


Sun Temple Competition, 2nd Place

2nd Rank in India
Group of 4 people
Role: Conceptualization of idea, development of form through 3D modeling, analysis of sun path, choice of material, construction detailing, and Panel presentation.


lntercollege Design Competition, 1st Place

The consonance of Colors -Academic project recognition at the intercollege level in Mumbai


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