Mustafa Shafique

Mustafa Shafique

New York, NY, US

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Mustafa Shafique is an Architectural Designer based in New York, NY. As a designer, Mustafa is interested in contextual and innovative processes to create interactive and intimate experiences through architecture. His past experiences include internships in Chicago, United States. 

Mustafa is well-versed in Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, SketchUp, Lumion, Enscape, and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as documentation software such as Bluebeam and Procore. He is skilled in Rhino as well as Hand Drafting, Sketching, and 3D Printing. Mustafa's interests include watercolors, pottery, photography, and sketching.

Mustafa graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a B. Arch in 2021. He is currently working towards licensure.

You can look at his work at:


Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Sep 2022 - current

Specter DeSouza Architects P.C., New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Led and managed two projects from concept to completion, serving as the lead designer and as the point of contact for coordination.
- Designed and produced across all phases, from concept to construction administration on a diverse scale of projects.
- Collaborated with clients, engineers, and contractors to complete project deliverables.
- Managed construction administration process through submittals and RFIs.
- Created project renderings, presentations, 3D models, and marketing materials.
- Evaluated and picked finishes on projects and researched products.
- Project involvements include:

133 E 56th Street, New York, NY - 14th Floor Alterations (Commercial - 5360 sq. ft.)
845 3rd Avenue, New York, NY - Storefronts and Demising (Commercial - 7000 sq. ft.)
120 E 56th Street, New York, NY - Lobby (Commercial - 600 sq. ft.)
120 E 56th Street, New York, NY - Corridors (Commercial - 3250 sq. ft.)
40 Park Avenue, New York, NY - Lobby (Residential - 1800 sq. ft.)
133 E 56th Street, New York, NY - Suite 1202 (Office - 2160 sq. ft.)

Jun 2021 - current

ParaWall Design+Build at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, US, Project Manager + Designer

- Led a team of 12 students in the design and fabrication of a 20’ long parametric wall for installation in Virginia Tech’s CID dorm.
- Involved in the design and production of the wall, from concept to final prototyping.
- Conducted project meetings and communicated with project shareholders to achieve project deliverables.

Jan 2021 - May 2021

von weise associates, Chicago, Architectural Intern

- Involved in the Construction Documentation phase of a Singe-Family Residence.
- Designed, modeled, and rendered interior spaces for a 4000 sf Single-Family Residence and a Country Club.
- Strategized office marketing and social media, graphics, and presentations.

Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

von weise associates, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

- Feasibility studies for the expansion of a landmarked house into a Hyatt hotel.
- Site Surveys.
- Drafted plans and elevations using AutoCAD.
- Researched and incorporated historical documentation for the landmarked house.
- Modeled interiors and exteriors using SketchUp.
- Created interior renderings using SketchUp and Photoshop for client presentations.

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020

Booth Hansen, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

- Student embedded in the firm for the Semester.
- Designed Interior spaces, creating interior renderings for team and client reviews.
- Coordinated changes and updates with the Design team and consultants.
- Involved in the Construction Documentation phase of a Vacation Home in Illinois.
- Designed and modeled roof structures and elements of a Single-Family
- Residence in Palms Spring, CA. Modeled the project and its structural elements in Revit and Rhino.

Aug 2019 - Nov 2019


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech.
Bachelor of Architecture.
Graduated with Honors: Magna Cum Laude.

Aug 2016 - May 2021


Thesis Book Award (Thesis Honors), Award

Thesis shortlisted from 119 Entries as one of the Finalists for the School of Architecture + Design Thesis Honors. My thesis was recognized with a Thesis Book Award.


AIA Virginia Prize Competition, Honorable Mention

One of the final project entries to be selected from Virginia Tech to compete for the Virginia AIA Prize 2020, and one of the final competition entries to receive an Honorable Mention from the American Institute of Architects - Virginia Chapter.


SFCS Architects Scholarship, Scholarship

"This scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit to an undergraduate student chosen by recommendation of the Architecture faculty. This award is nothing less than a wonderful testimony of your creativity and reflects on your abilities to be part of a select group of students that continue to excel.”


Chicago Urban Studio and Residency Program, Other

One of 28 students to be selected for the Chicago Urban Studio and Residency Program - an alternative to the traditional upper-level design studio that integrates education and practice in a direct way for architecture and design students in tandem with urban living. It is an integrated set of courses — design studio, an urban design seminar, and a professional practice seminar — that incorporates a range of activities of daily professional practice and urban life with academic studies.


4th Year Integrative Design Competition, 1st Place

Winner of the 4th Year Integrative Design Competition at School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. The Integrative Design Competition seeks to foster a dialogue about the ways that architecture can address both the poetic and the technical.


School of Architecture + Design Rising Third Year Award, Award

"This award is a testimony to the student for exhibiting outstanding contribution to the Architecture Program. It reflects on their creativity and abilities to be part of a select group of students that continue to excel."


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