Satia Anand

Satia Anand

Harrison, NJ, US

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Architect with 8+ Years of Experience and a Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

I am an experienced architect with a strong background in architecture and interior design, currently pursuing an additional master's degree to further enhance my expertise. With eight years of professional experience, I have developed a deep understanding of architecture and design principles. My unique background, including work experience in Pakistan, has provided me with valuable insights and honed my proficiency in industry-standard software applications.

Educational Pursuits

As my educational journey continues, I am set to complete my master's degree in architecture in December. This accomplishment will render me eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT), enabling me to contribute my expertise to your organization while continuing to develop professionally.

Versatile Expertise

Throughout my career, I have successfully undertaken various architectural and interior design projects, specializing in mixed-use building design, residential architecture, commercial design, and retail spaces. I have worked on a diverse range of projects, including office buildings, shopping malls, and retail outlets. This experience has equipped me with a versatile skill set and an in-depth understanding of the unique requirements of commercial and retail design.

Commercial and Retail Design Specialization

In addition to my expertise in commercial design, I have extensive experience in retail space planning and layout design. I prioritize creating functional and visually appealing spaces that enhance the customer experience while maximizing productivity and sales potential. My knowledge of retail design principles, including circulation flow, merchandise display, and branding integration, enables me to deliver tailored solutions aligned with each client's objectives.

Technical Proficiency

Proficiency in utilizing Revit has been a key aspect of my architectural practice, enabling me to efficiently create and manage complex designs for commercial and retail projects. Furthermore, my expertise in 3D rendering and animation allows me to produce realistic visualizations, assisting clients in visualizing the final design and making informed decisions during the design development phase.

Enhanced Skill Set

I have also earned a LinkedIn Learning certificate in Construction Management Foundations, further enhancing my skill set in project management and construction processes.

Thank you for considering my application. I have attached my resume for your review, which provides further details about my professional background. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills and experience can benefit your organization in more detail. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely, Satia Anand



The Centre of Building Knowledge, Newark, NJ, US, GRA

Jun 2023 - current

Architecture Design Studio-ADS, Karachi, PK, Architect

Responsible for designing, planning, and overseeing the construction of buildings, landscapes, and other physical structures. The duties and responsibilities are:
Developing design concepts
Responsible for creating unique design concepts that meet the needs and requirements of their clients while also complying with building codes, regulations, and safety standards.
Preparing drawings and specifications:
To create detailed drawings, plans, and specifications that clearly communicate the design concept to builders and contractors.
Collaborating with clients and stakeholders:
Working closely with clients, contractors, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the design concept meets the needs of all parties involved.
Managing project budgets:
Often responsible for managing project budgets, which includes estimating costs, preparing bids, and negotiating contracts with builders and contractors.
Supervising construction:
Oversee construction to ensure that the design is being executed according to plan and that quality and safety standards are being met.
Conducting research:
Often conduct research on building materials, construction techniques, and other related topics to ensure that their designs are innovative and up-to-date.

Sep 2017 - current

Indus University, Karachi, PK, Lecturer | Program Office

As an interior design lecturer, my primary duty was to educate and train students in the principles and techniques of interior design. My duties were:
Developing curriculum:
Design and develop course materials, including lesson plans, handouts, and assignments, to ensure that students are receiving a comprehensive education in interior design.
Conducting lectures:
Deliver lectures and lead discussions on a variety of topics, including design theory, color theory, space planning, materials, and lighting.
Advising students:
Advising students on academic and career-related matters, providing guidance on course selection, internships, job opportunities, and professional development.
Conducting research:
Conducting research on emerging trends and technologies in interior design will keep your curriculum up-to-date and relevant.

Feb 2017 - Jan 2023

Collaborative Design Studio, Karachi, PK, Architect

Prepared information regarding design, specifications, materials and equipment
Involved in the production of construction documents, drawings, and specifications.
Review architectural documents for potential conflict with other disciplines
Completed design work, including schematics for in-house projects
Assist in the coordination of plans and designs

Dec 2015 - Feb 2017

Dr. Alvi & Associates, Karachi, PK, Junior Architect

Preparation of Bill of Quantities: created the documents material and construction quantities for tender, contractor, and estimation of project.
Review architectural documents for potential conflict with other disciplines
Involved with the Project Architect for overseeing all necessary testing is completed, and subsequent information is reported

Jun 2014 - May 2015


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, Masters, Architecture

Jan 2023 - current

N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, PK, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2016 - May 2019
Jan 2010 - Dec 2014

Areas of Specialization