Gaurav Puri

Gaurav Puri

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I have been practicing Architecture and Interior Design since 2014, with a strong emphasis on integrating technology into my work. I am driven by a passion for crafting human-centered designs that reshape social interactions at both micro and macro scales. My dedication to innovation and meticulous attention to detail is evident in my intellectual and creative designs, which transcend both tangible and intangible boundaries.

With a Master of Architecture in Urban Strategies from the University of California, Los Angeles, I bring over 6 years of diverse work experience to my portfolio. My roles have ranged from Project Designer and Manager to Executive Architect and BIM Manager. I have contributed to award-winning projects in hospitality, commercial tenant improvements, residential, housing, institutions, and retail sectors.

My expertise in various software tools enables me to question and explore the parameters of design, functionality, and construction technologies. My provocative and bold designs reflect my passion and commitment to pushing the boundaries of architectural innovation.



Make Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer / Manager

My time at MAKE Architecture has been exceptionally rewarding, providing me with invaluable opportunities to explore spatial design while meticulously adhering to code compliance standards. Through a varied portfolio encompassing hotels, restaurants, boutique office interiors, and bespoke residential homes, I have undergone significant professional growth, immersing myself in construction technology and methodologies. Throughout this journey, I have successfully navigated various stages of project development, including programming, design conceptualization, detailed construction drawing, meticulous detailing, and overseeing Construction Administration, including managing the permitting process.

My proficiency in Autodesk Revit has played a pivotal role in facilitating MAKE Architecture’s transition from traditional AutoCAD drawings to advanced modeling and detailed construction drawings in Revit. Actively contributing to the establishment of new modeling and drafting standards, I have been instrumental in creating custom families, designing sheet templates, and implementing streamlined workflows to enhance project efficiency. The ‘Rental Tracker’ project, where I served as the Project Lead/Designer/Manager/BIM Coordinator, stands as a testament to my proficiency in Revit. From the initial design phase to delivering renderings, walkthroughs, comprehensive construction documents, consultant coordination, and construction administration, I led every aspect, showcasing my technical prowess and dedication to leveraging innovative tools for optimal project outcomes.

Mar 2021 - current

Huma Sulaiman Design, Laguna Beach, CA, US, Interior Architect + Designer

I was involved in the design of high-end boutique residences and show houses in Southern California through diverse schematic design development schemes. My responsibilities included preparing comprehensive construction documentation and collaborating directly with contractors throughout the process.

Oct 2020 - Mar 2021

Studio 8 Designs, Bengaluru, IN, Architect

I led the design and construction for a design award-winning restaurant in Kerala, India. I collaborated with the team on multiple multi-family residential, hospitality, and F&B architecture and interior projects, as well as commercial and retail interiors. This included creating 3D graphical visualizations and preparing construction documentation, in addition to regular site management duties.

May 2017 - Sep 2018

PSDA Architects, Delhi, IN, Intern Architect

Under the guidance of the Principal Architect, I was engaged with responsibilities that included conceptualization, creating construction drawings from schematic design to the Construction documentation stage, and collaborating closely with clients and consultants. My focus was on projects spanning institutional, hospitality, and small-scale residential sectors.

Jan 2014 - Nov 2014


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M. Arch in Urban Strategies

Aug 2019 - May 2020

Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET), Surat, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jul 2011 - May 2016

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