Sophiya Khan

Sophiya Khan

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am an experienced architect, urban designer, and city planner who helps organizations manage and enhance their footprint in communities, to accommodate urban growth and revitalization through research and design.

I have skills in project management, policy development, public engagement, and government-stakeholder relations.

My work experiences include; working with low-to-moderate income neighborhoods, planning for immigrant communities, placemaking & commercial revitalization projects in New York City, main street revitalization, community engagement, urban regeneration, and designing for healthier public spaces. 


New York City Department of Small Business Services, New York, NY, US, Queens Borough Planner, Project Manager : Neighborhood Development Division

- Administer the Neighborhood 360° Grant and its interventions in the neighborhoods of Flushing and Downtown Far Rockaway in Queens.
- Administer the Avenue NYC grant in the neighborhoods of Richmond Hill and Jackson Heights in Queens
- Facilitate the design and publication for the Commercial District Needs Assessment for the neighborhoods of Queens

Jul 2019 - current

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New York, NY, US, Planning Intern: Urban Planning Division

- Visual mapping, site visits and ArcGIS integration for all functioning and non-functioning Jointly Operated Parks in New York City
- Research and analysis for the City of New York’s actions on alienating a public park, and evolving relevant recommendations for Marx Brothers Playground trial
- Developing renders for the brochure and Parks website of the new Greenway at Shore Parkway, Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn

Nov 2018 - Jun 2019

UN-Habitat Headquarters, New York, NY, US, Research and Planning Intern

May 2017 - Nov 2017

RLDA Studio, New Delhi, IN, Project Architect and Designer

May 2015 - Aug 2016

K2 Architects, New Delhi, IN, Architect

Jan 2015 - May 2015


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, City and Regional Planning

Aug 2016 - Jun 2018

Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, New Delhi, IN, BArch, Architecture and Ekistics

May 2010 - May 2015

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