Shivani Agarwal

Shivani Agarwal

New York, NY, US

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An Architect and Urban Designer with professional work experience in both, I possess strong theoretical and analytical skills with the ability to visualize end results. 

Passionate about understanding the minutiae of everyday life and its importance in the urban realm, I have a strong desire to use existing and built spaces as regenerative and timeless environments that increase both human and environmental well-being.


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Associate

Currently assisting the faculty with the preparation for the fall urban design studio at GSAPP, including gathering and preparing base data and going on site visits.

Jun 2019 - current

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY, US, Civic Design Assistant

Using critical analysis and diverse community engagement to identify hot-spots for designing safety interventions at NYCHA sites, while also attending weekly community meetings as part of the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety.

Sep 2018 - current

Aangan Architects, Surat, IN, Architect

Conceptualized design, and then drafted technical drawings of two major projects: a single-family residence and a restaurant. The overall construction and detailed design implementation for both the projects got completed in April 2019.

Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

Vastu Shilpa Consultants, SANGATH, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

• Created technical drawings and study models for multiple large-scale projects (The Nalanda University, Rajgir & The Smritivan Earthquake Memorial, Bhuj) that helped the senior architects during their meetings with the consultants and on-site.
• Designed supporting concepts and presentations for various open tender projects that Vastu Shilpa Consultants was trying to win.
• Assisted the partners in preparing for national and international events, which helped them in showcasing their works. Namely:
• “Celebrating Habitat - The Real, the Virtual & the Imaginary”, an exhibition held in China.
• Inauguration of The Smritivan Earthquake Memorial by the Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

Sep 2016 - Feb 2017

Vastu Shilpa Consultants, SANGATH, Ahmedabad, IN, Architectural Intern

Designed phases of The Smritivan Earthquake Memorial, commissioned by the Govt. of India: drafted 70% construction drawings of phase I that was put into execution thereafter. Also, produced tender drawings for the revival of the ancient, Nalanda University project that is being funded jointly by several countries in East Asia.

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, M.S. Architecture and Urban Design

May 2018 - May 2019

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, IN, BArch, Architecture

May 2011 - May 2016

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