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Arnav Garde

Arnav Garde

Toronto, ON, CA

 

About 

As an internationally trained architect, honours graduate from George Brown College in Construction Management and a licensed Paralegal (specializing in Contract Law and the Construction Lien Act), I bring a unique combination of skills to every project. For the past three years, my responsibilities have expanded from an Architectural Designer to overall Project Coordination. I excel at managing stakeholder expectations by providing recommendations and analysis to ensure successful project delivery. I specialize in the design and development of construction drawings and oversee the production and review of all project-specific construction documents including Ontario Building Code reviews, specifications, schedules, cost estimates, RFIs and Shop Drawings.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Atria Architects & Engineers Inc, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Designer

• Collaborated with the design team to develop design solutions for a wide range of ICI projects
• Drafted construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, site reports, et al
• Coordinated all activities from the schematic design stage to the permit, tender, site coordination and project close-out.
• Supervised external consultants through tender document review and contract administration• Resolved design and coordination issues as and when they arose
• Maintained clear correspondences with Plans examiner, Building inspector, Contractors and Clients

Aug 2016 - current
 

AffinityX, Pune, IN, Team Mentor

• Coordinated with the planning and implementation of new projects for the company
• Prepared presentations, feasibility studies, the work breakdown structure for project stakeholders
• Conducted training sessions to help designers overcome any cultural or linguistic barriers

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Design Plus Architecture, New Delhi, IN, Intern Architect

• Coordinated with the project architect to create design solutions
• Drafted construction working drawings
• Reviewed shop drawings
• Assisted the design team in contract administration and site coordination activities

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

University of Pune, India, Pune, IN, BArch, Architecture

Studied the fundamentals of architectural design, building materials and construction methodology with a focus on the Architects role in shaping the built environment.

Awards
• Won Archumen Western Interface, Archumen Western Interface Champions [2011 & 2012]
• Won Archumen Grand Finale, Archumen National Champion [2011 & 2012]

Achievements
• Elected Magazine Secretary, Organized the Student Council Constitution and Newsletter [2011-12]
• Elected Fourth Year Class Representative [2011-12]
• Organized and hosted TriviARCH, Architectural Quiz [2011-12]
• Organized and hosted Architectural Quotient AQ, Inter-College Architectural Quiz [2011-12]

Co-curricular Activities
• Student Volunteer at FEED (Forum for Excellence and Exchange in Design) [2008-2013]
• Student Coordinator at NASA (National Association for Students of Architecture) [2008-2012]
• ‘Architecture in Memoriam’ workshop conducted by Ar. Don Albert from South Africa [2010]

Jan 2019 - current
 

Centennial College, Toronto, ON, CA, Paralegal

Learned the fundamentals of becoming a successful advocate before Administrative Tribunals with courses in Advocacy and Administrative Law.

Selected Courses:

LAW 9050 Administrative Law
LAW 9045 Advocacy
LAW 9046 Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAW 9051 Tribunal Practice and Procedures

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
 

George Brown College, Toronto, ON, CA, Construction Management

Updated my knowledge with the current Canadian construction industry practices and guidelines with courses in the Ontario Building Code, Construction Contract Law and Estimation.

Selected Courses:

BLDG 1174 Construction Plans and Estimating 1
BLDG 1186 Construction Estimating 2
BLDG 1196 Construction Methods and Materials
BLDG 1173 Construction Contract Law
BLDG 1180 Ontario Building Code

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Awards 

Archumen 12-13 National Champions, 1st Place

Archumen is conducted as a four-zone quiz that culminates in a Grand National Finale. The research by Ethos ensures that students are exposed to relevant and valuable information from the construction world.

2012
 

Archumen 11-12 National Champions, 1st Place

Archumen is conducted as a four-zone quiz that culminates in a Grand National Finale. The research by Ethos ensures that students are exposed to relevant and valuable information from the construction world.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills