Rafia Umar

Rafia Umar

Bronx, NY, US

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I developed my talent and turned my passion for drawing and art into a fulfilling work path. With a good eye for design, proportions, and aesthetics after being inspired by the works of prominent architects and painters, which became the cornerstone of my artistic path. For fun, I like to explore countries and cities, new foods and culture. I love drawing and you can usually find me glued to book.


D&H Architects, Delhi, NY , Architectural Drafter

-Developed schedules and assigned item specifications based on client’s request
-Prepared construction drawings
-Collaborated with clients in material selection and appliances
-Prepared presentation documents
-Assisted in precedents and material research to remain updated in trends
-Improved and maintained project records
-Annotated components, materials, and construction documents to provide comprehensive information to construction teams

Jun 2023 - Mar 2024

Leroy Street Studio, New York, NY, US, Interior Design intern

-Reorganized shelves, contacted suppliers to maintain an accurate inventory records
-Participated in site visits for a successful fabric management
-Developed an informative fabric catalog
-Coordinated with teams in furniture material selection
-Improved and maintained project records
-Collaborated with teams in 3D modeling of custom furniture for a showroom

Jul 2021 - Aug 2021


SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Throughout my academic career, I have polished my skills and gained knowledge in numerous parts of architecture. My education gave a solid foundation in architectural design concepts, structural analysis, sustainable design methods, and digital modeling technologies. I've also had the opportunity to work on various team projects, where I learned good communication, problem-solving, and leadership abilities. In addition to my technical skills, I have a sharp eye for detail, a strong aesthetic sensibility, and a thorough grasp of how design affects human experience. I think that in addition to being useful, architecture ought to provoke feelings, stimulate the imagination, and improve the quality of life for individuals who occupy the places.

Aug 2019 - May 2023

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