Simit Rajwadi

Simit Rajwadi

Brooklyn, NY, US



Currently volunteering in Valle Sagrado, Peru to help construct the first kindergarten in the village of Huaran. Actively looking for remote work, so I can continue working on social-impact driven project. 

I am a big proponent of the Design-Build practice, especially if it involves some digital fabrication. 

I have practice and comfort with the following project types and tools:
- Architectural Drafting (SD,DD,CD | AutoCAD)
- 3D Modeling - (Concepts, Renders, Diagrams | Rhino 3D, Vray, Sketchup)
- Fabrication Design (Shop Drawings, Install Guides, 3D Views | Rhino 3D, AI)

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Self-Employed/Independent, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Designer/Drafter

Offering drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering services to various clients.

Project types include:
Retail Display Design + Shop Drawings
Furniture/Millwork Design + Shop Drawings
Masterplan Consulting + Design Development
Site Surveys + Filing Drawing Sets
Lighting Design + Electrical Drawing Sets

Clients Include:
Vann Jordan Inc (Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY)
Standard Transmission Productions (Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY)
Alpha International Ministries (Anand, Gujarat, India)
L'observatoire Intl (Chinatown, New York, NY)

Mar 2015 - current

Sonneman - A Way of Light, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Draft, design, fabricate and build all showrooms, tradeshows, and retail displays.
Coordinate with consultants, vendors, and carpenters during construction.
3D model + render custom light systems and fixtures for commercial and residential projects.

Sep 2018 - Dec 2019

McKay Architecture and Design, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Drafting for all phases of projects (SD,DD,CD). 3D Modeling, rendering, zoning analysis, and research for new project proposals. Coordinating design development of projects with clients and consultants. Construction site visits to review the progress of projects. Preparing drawing sets for DOB and vendors.
Project types include High-end residential, hospitality, and mixed-use buildings.

Aug 2016 - Jun 2018

Guild, Brooklyn, NY, US, Drafter/CNC Operator

Responsible for drafting shop drawings for installations, custom furniture, and exhibits. Program CNC machine to fabrication parts from woods, acrylics, and metals. Assist in the assembly and installation.

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

I was enrolled in the Macaulay Honors programs at CCNY, which enabled me not only to partake in the very collaborative Arch program at CCNY but also participate in study abroad programs in Barcelona and Otavalo.

Aside from my coursework, I also learned a great deal from working at the campus woodshop/fabrication lab and as a teaching assistant to younger students.

I consider this time of my life crucial in fueling my curiosity for digital fabrication and hand on design-building.

My thesis explored urban farming and public gardening in Greenpoint Brooklyn.

Aug 2010 - May 2015

Areas of Specialization