Vasanth Mayilvahanan

Vasanth Mayilvahanan

New York, NY, US

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Vasanth is an Architect and Urban Designer from India currently based in New York. He works as a research intern at the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) in New York. He is involved with the standard development team supporting the building standard transition of WELL v1 to WELL v2, conducting principal research and analysis on building sciences and public health aspects. Further, he is also a volunteer urban designer for the 'Future Streets on Little West 12th Street' initiative in collaboration with the AIA Planning and Urban Design Committee, APA, ASLA, and NYC Department of Transportation.

Vasanth holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch.) from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and a post-professional degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP. At GSAPP, he also received the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize for his project titled 'The Auroville Supremacy: A Spiritual Guide to the Future of Humankind' that investigates the experimental township's development over time and its impact on the local communities.

As a Registered Architect with professional work experience as a Junior BIM Architect in India, Vasanth exhibits technical and practical knowledge in design and construction. Further, he has participated in several Architecture Workshops in the US, UK, and India, with the ability to collaborate, lead, and adapt quickly in challenging multidisciplinary environments. His core competencies include resilience planning, community facilitation, water/environmental planning, zoning/land-use studies, data analysis, and preparing construction drawings and project reports. Finally, as a LEED Accredited Professional, he exhibits knowledge in energy-efficient building and sustainable infrastructure systems.


International Well Building Institute (IWBI), New York, NY, US, Research Intern

• Supported the building standard transition of WELL v1 to WELL v2, facilitating strategic analysis of research work and public comments.

• Assisted in conducting principal research, analysis, and data organization on public health aspects of building sciences.

Jul 2020 - current

AECOM, Gurgaon, IN, Architect I

• Modernization of Chennai Airport - Phase 1 (under construction): Prepared and compiled the Good For Construction (GFC) drawing packages as a Junior BIM Architect.

• Colt’s Data Center, Mumbai (ongoing tender stage): Designed the Stage 1 concept design.

• Other: Developed Concept 3D Sketchup Models, Lumion Renderings, and Adobe Premiere Video Presentations.

Aug 2018 - Apr 2019

KGD Architecture, Bangalore, IN, Architectural Intern

• Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO), Mysore (under construction): Prepared technical documents, conducted site visits, and developed the concept master plan with the design team.

• MAARQ Spaces and Shriram Properties (both under construction): Assisted in the final stage master planning proposals for these two private residential developments in Bangalore.

Jan 2017 - May 2017


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, MS in Architecture and Urban Design

Post-professional Degree in Architecture and Urban Design.

Jun 2019 - May 2020

School of Planning and Architecture, New DelhiNew Delhi, New Delhi, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Professional 5-year Degree in Architecture.

Jul 2013 - Jun 2018


William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, Award

Fellowship awarded for the research proposal 'The Auroville Supremacy: A Spiritual Guide to the Future of Humankind.' Granted on the merit of proposals submitted for travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, urbanism, and planning.


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