Arshia Chaudhri

Arshia Chaudhri

New York, NY, US



An Urban Design Graduate from Columbia University seeking to transform urban environments and creating dynamic human settlements. My professional vision is to create an equanimity between the naturally existing ecological landscapes and the human generated built environments. Creating interdependencies between the two, can help address various urbanization pressures being faced by cities today. This can be achieved by moderating existing growth patterns while planning for the future. I strive for perfection in personal and professional endeavors through diligence and hard work and believe strongly in perseverance.


42 mm architecture, New Delhi, IN, ARCHITECT

-Completed projects ranging from campus planning to interior design.
-Enhanced design process through a systematic transition from conceptualization,design development and implemententation by an experimental approach involving 3d modeling.  
-Conducted project presentation to clients and handled good-for-construction sets independently.
- Collaborated with building services, lighting and automation consultants, including the resolution of Landscape Design.

Jan 2013 - May 2014

MUNJAL HOSPITALITY, New Delhi, IN, Project Manager & design coordinator

-Developed design communication skills through coordination with international design firms such as SCDA in Singapore and Ian Schrager Company in New York.
-Managed individually Pert charts of 5 projects with a detailed analysis of cost and materials for clients.
-Led the design coordination for the Ritz Carlton Hotel,New Delhi, conceptualized by Ian Schrager Company from New York.
- Supervised the on-site execution of interior and civil work.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Ace architects, New Delhi, IN, architect

-Worked as an independent contributor to a startup ,contributing immensely towards marketing and advertising for the business.
- Took charge of key projects including the interior design of offices of marketing firms in New Delhi.
-Contributed to Project pitching ,design development and detailing . Monitored site execution and produced  good-for-construction drawings and detailed finish schedule.

Dec 2011 - Jul 2012

Atelier Anonyme Design, New Delhi, IN, Architectural Intern

- Acquired training in design and execution of a large scale exhibition- India International Jewelry Exhibition occurring in Mumbai annually. A 5 day exhibition with a footfall of 20000 people/day.
- Designed large scale structures across, 4,50,000 Sq.ft of floor space accommodating 1500 exhibition stalls with international pavilions implemented in 21 days.
- Graphic design and way finding techniques were key learnings.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011


-Strengthened analytical aptitude and research methodology.
and applied to reports published by this non-profit organization
-Exposed to alternate technologies for eco-habitat construction enhancing my knowledge of sustainable and low cost techniques.
- Designed and detailed low-cost housing for underprevilidged under the Social Housing Program in Central India.
- Identification and documentation of good practices of post disaster construction for publication in  a nation-wide awareness program ‘Lok Awaas Yatra’,

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, URBAN DESIGN

Fostering an inclusive learning technique, the architecture and urban design program designed to operate in a co- working setup is centred around a bottom up approach for design in various cities and regions globally. Understanding the underlying systems that operate with the cities including the grey systems is an integral part of the process. Community participation as a method of discovering the complex underlying layers of socio-economics, policies and politics , institutions amongst others adds to the research orinted design process

Jun 2014 - May 2015



This award is given to the graduating student who submits the best final semester design problem in each studio section.


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