Arisha Shahid

Arisha Shahid

Buffalo, NY, US

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I have traveled, worked and lived in many different countries. My quarter-century voyage has given me experiences that I cherish and carry wherever I go.
I have worked on multiple buildings, urban landscapes and waterfront projects. Each time, I emphasize on making interventions at the existing problems through design solutions.
Through my knowledge, work experience and skills, I aim to design spaces that could change the perspective of the void space that one inhabits.

Being international, I have architecture license from INDIA and QATAR
Fun fact: I am comfortable with both metric and international unit systems! :D


University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

TEACHING ASSISTANT for Diversity in Design Seminar

Jan 2018 - current

University at Buffalo - Facilities of Planning and Design, Buffalo, NY, US, Student Assistant

Scanned and archived drawings in the Document Managing Software in University at Buffalo’s database. Curated and organized the drawings.

May 2017 - current

University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Supervised a studio group of 10-12 freshmen in the course ARC 101 through a project series of Interlock, Body support and Ritual Space. While working with wood, the students developed general abilities using visual/material literacy, conceptualization and critical thought/action.

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

UBRI, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, US, Research Assistant

Worked on a publication and presentations to document the Fall 2017 studio (Articulating the Edge) work about the University Edge conditions at 6 key intervention sites through intensive research at the University at Buffalo’s Main Bailey Campus, Buffalo, NY. The work is being published as a studio proposal under the University’s Master Plan.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

AEB – Arab Engineering Bureau, Doha, QA, Junior Architect

Worked in different design disciplines: Architecture Design, BIM (Building Information Modelling), Production and Interior Design. Devised and successfully implemented BIM conventions in residential and mixed-use projects, using Revit Architecture. Prepared technical drawings for schematic design submissions at LOD 300 & acquired approvals from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, Qatar.

Feb 2015 - Mar 2016


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture 2 yr program

3.806 / 4.00

Aug 2016 - current


UB NOMAs is the student chapter of National Organisation of Minority Architects at University at Buffalo, NY, Nomination

President of UB NOMAs


2017 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA National Student Design Competition, 3rd Place


Registered Architect by Engineering & consulting offices accrediting committee, MMUP, Qatar. Registration number: 11348 (, Other


Accredited with the Council of Architecture, India. COA intake ID: UP02/2010/10 Student enrollment number: COA-034995 (, Nomination


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