Sophiya Khan

Sophiya Khan

Brooklyn, NY, US



Architect and Urban Planner with an interest in Humanities, designing better communities, building a steadier local economy and engaging people in all future urban planning endeavors


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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