Nirav Tolani

Nirav Tolani

Chicago, IL, US

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A little bit about me- I have an academic background in Civil Engineering, Architecture & Design Strategy with over 10+ years of Experience working for both the Consultants and the Owners side in fields of Project & Construction Management, BIM Management, Design Co-ordination, Design Strategy & Business Development; with a keen interest in Contracts & Commercials, & Operations Planning. I am hereby looking for like-minded opportunities where I can learn a lot and grow within my field.



AB design studio, inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Captain

•Hospitality •Residential •Entertainment •Mixed-Use Design •ArchiCAD •Construction Drawing •Building Codes •BIM-X •Design Development •Permit- Drawings •Design Strategy •3-D Mock-ups •Project Management •Enscape •Design Co-ordination •UI/UX Design

Jul 2021 - current

Cosmos Properties Limited, Skokie, IL, US, Design Consultant

•Residential •Multi-Family Homes •Facility Management •Hospitality •Commercial •Interior Design •Construction Drawing •Site-Supervision •Landscape & Security Mock-ups •Project Co-ordination •UI/UX Design

Jun 2019 - current

Aria Group Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Technical Architect (Pre- Construction Specialist)

•Hospitality •Residential •Urban-Design •Façade-Development •Entertainment •Branding & Strategy •LEED •Construction Drawing •Building Codes •Revit •3-D Renders •Enscape •Design Co-ordination •UI/UX Design

Nov 2019 - May 2021

The City of New York - New York City Housing Authority, New York, NY, US, UI/UX Design Consultant

•Parsons-X-NYCHA •Design Research •UX/UI Design •Web & App Design •Design- Strategy •User Research & Design •Prototyping & Testing •Interface Development •Crafted-content & Visual-Design •Affordable Housing

Jun 2018 - May 2019

Parsons The New School for Design, School of Constructed Environments, New York, NY, US, Learning Space Operations (LSO); Research Assistant & Teachers Aide

Learning Space Operations (LSO) & Lab Aide (School of Constructed Environment)
Jun 2018 to May 2019
Research Assistant & Teachers Aide (School of Design Strategies)
Nov 2017 to May 2018

•Customer-Service •Technology & Printing Labs •Operations & work­flows •Hardware & Software Assessment •Fabrication •3D Printing •Laser-Cutting •CNC •Design Publications •Developing New Course Curriculums

Nov 2017 - May 2019

Brookbrand Inc., New York, NY, US, Creative and Strategy Design Intern

•Brand Identity •Visual & Art Directions •UX/UI Design •E-Commerce •Web & App Design •Spatial-Planning •3D-Models •Develop & ideate design-concepts & mood boards •Prototyping •Crafted-content & Visual-Design

May 2018 - Aug 2018

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC), New York, NY, US, Design & Business Strategy Consultant

•Parsons-X-PPNYC •Brand Identity •UX/UI Design •E-Commerce •Web & App Design •User Research •Design Strategy •Develop & ideate design-concepts & mood boards •Prototyping •Crafted-content & Visual-Design

Dec 2017 - May 2018

Piramal Realty Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, IN, Assistant Manager-Design (Projects & Operations)

Assistant Manager-Design (Projects & Operations)
Apr 2016 to Jul 2017
Executive-Design (Projects Department)
Jan 2014 to Mar 2016

Key Partners & Consultants- McKinsey & Co. (India), HOK (USA), Callison RTKL (USA), Make (UK), KPF (USA), Hirsch Bender Associates (UK & USA), SSA (India), L&T (India), Oro-Bianco Interior Design (UK), UHA (UK), Mancini (India), Wagner Fire & Life Safety (UK), Buro-Happold (India), EDSA (UAE), L’Observatoire Int. (USA), RIB (China), GIA Equation (India), Inhabit (Singapore), Max Security (Israel), Brash (UAE), Talati & Pantki (India), Lotan HLS Defense (Israel), Lerch Bates (India), Eversendai (UAE), MVA Systra (India), Ellington (UAE)

•High-Rise •Mixed-Use •Multi-Family •High-End Residential •Urban Design •Commercial •Project Operations •Design Management •Construction Drawings •Site- Co-ordination •Façade Development •Approval Drawings •Business- Development & Strategy•2D-3D Mock-ups •Interior Design •Structures •MEP •Fire, Life & Safety •Design Technology •Project Management •UI/UX Design •Marketing •Design- Feasibility •Research

5D BIM PILOT PROJECT: Part of Core Team for the Piramal- McKinsey- RIB iTWO-5D Pilot Project team leading the Design Development, BIM management & Co-ordination along with consultants to be implemented for all our projects; Piramal Realty would be the first company to have it fully implemented in India once completed.

“KHUSHI” (HAPPY) TEAM: Organizing & implementing Employee Engagement activities, field-trips & off-sites.

OPERATIONS: Established a successful collaboration with marketing, sales & strategy teams, providing them with key insights into engineering & design that resulted in an improvement of the overall process by 35%

Jan 2014 - Aug 2017

sP+a (Sameep Padora & Associates), Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

Key Partners & Consultants- Rodas An Ecotel Hotel (India), Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality (India), deGustibus Hospitality Ltd. (India), Mirah Group Pvt. Ltd. (India), Kalpataru Ltd. (India), SARK Projects (India)

•Residential •Urban-Design •Façade-Development •Hospitality •Commercial •Interior Design •Construction Drawing •Site-Supervision •3-D Mock-ups •Rendering •Prototyping •Project Co-ordination •UI/UX Design

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

Kalpataru, Mumbai, IN, Trainee Architect (Architecture Department)

•Design Co-ordination •High-Rise Design •High- End Residential •Construction Dwgs. •Façade Development •Approval-Dwgs •Assist Business, Marketing & Sales Teams •3-D Mock-ups •Design-Research •UI/UX Design

Oct 2012 - Mar 2013

Mobiliers Designers, Mumbai, IN, Designer

•Residential •Structural & MEP drawings •Hospitality •Retail •Commercial •Interior Design •Construction Drawing •Site-Supervision •3-D Mock-ups & Renders •Design & Construction Research •Approval Drawings

Oct 2009 - May 2011


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Masters, MS- Strategic Design & Management

Aug 2017 - May 2019

IES College of Architecture, Mumbai University, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jul 2008 - Apr 2013

K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai, IN, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Jun 2005 - Apr 2008

Areas of Specialization