Ammar Rassai

Ammar Rassai

New York, NY, US

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Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Graduate Research Assistant II

Research and archival efforts of the university

Jan 2024 - May 2024

Red Architects, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

- Undertook site visits and tracked work progress.
- Rendered 3D views for client presentations to help them visualise the proposal by the firm.
- Drafted detailed drawings of projects of differing scales. Had my first encounter with transit-oriented development and grasped important communication skills between numerous stakeholders.

Oct 2022 - May 2023

MALIK ARCHITECTURE, Mumbai, IN, Architectural Intern

- Drafted detailed construction drawings of the building structure which included - elevations, sections and made presentations which were shown to clients for their clear understanding of the project.
- Attended client meetings and understood how stakeholder negotiations are held.
- Obtained understanding of how a project is taken from the design phase to execution, keeping project timelines in mind. Gained insights on site management, material vendor communications and drafting bills of quantity.

Feb 2022 - Jun 2022

Baldiwala Edge, Mumbai, IN, Design Intern

- Drafted detailed drawings of interior spaces which included - elevations, sections and 3D views.
- Attended client meetings and was involved in negotiations. Also assisted the client in furniture selection and purchase.
- Developed my skills in interior designing with regards to material management, cost management and project specific problem-solving skills.

May 2021 - Jul 2021


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design (AAD)

May 2023 - May 2024

SVKM’s NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture (BSSA), Mumbai, IN, BArch, Undergraduate Architecture

Jun 2017 - May 2022


Honor Award for Arguments in Design, Award

The prize is for a student whose work has been outstanding in the formulation of agendas and positions—that is, arguments and the way in which they take part in the advancement of architectural design.


William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, Grant

These awards are granted on the merit of proposals submitted for travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, including planning and other specialized aspects of architecture.

My research proposal was entitled 'Lithium at the Limits of Life: Indigenous Agency in a Post-Lithium World'.