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Gaurav Sardana

Gaurav Sardana

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Gaurav Sardana works with BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group in New York City, after having worked at Gensler Design Consulting in Seattle - USA, and Malik Architecture in Mumbai - India. While pursuing his graduate studies at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, he has been a Dow Sustainability Fellow in 2015 and KC Mahindra Education Trust Fellow in 2014. His approach of 'HYBRIDESIGN' - an alchemy of design solutions that cater to plural needs - has led him to develop and implement projects with the University of Michigan Energy Institute, Microsoft's Real Estate & Facilities, United Nations - Habitat, and BMW Guggenheim LAB Mumbai. He has also been awarded the Budding Talent First Prize with Society Durian Interiors Design Competition in 2013.

Gaurav has been invited to contribute to various design-culture forums such as the Indo-German Urban Mela, the Aga Khan Planning & Building Services - India, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Indian Architect & Builder, and the Adobe Foundation - Design Ignites Change program, alongside his practice of architecture.

Employment 

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, NY, US, Designer

May 2016 - current
 

Gensler, Seattle, WA, US, Design Strategy Intern

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

MALIK ARCHITECTURE, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture 2G

Sep 2014 - May 2016
 

Balwant Sheth School Of Architecture, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2007 - Aug 2012
 

Awards 

Dow Sustainability Fellow, Award

- $ 20,000 gift-scholarship
- Current project: Doan Brook watershed ecological and cultural rejuvenation with students from School of Natural Resources & Environment and School of Law at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

2015
 

Lotus Trust Scholarship, Scholarship

- $ 1,500 gift-scholarship to pursue higher studies abroad

2014
 

KC Mahindra Fellow, Scholarship

- $ 12,000 loan-scholarship to pursue higher studies abroad
- Fellowship Position: #1

2014
 

RD Sethna Scholarship, Scholarship

- $ 8,000 loan-scholarship for pursuing higher education abroad

2014
 

Society Interiors Competition 2013 - Budding Talent Category, 1st Place

- Restaurant retrofit in Bengaluru, IN

2013
 

BMW Guggenheim Lab, Mumbai - Rethinking Kala Nagar Traffic Junction - Top 10 Shortlist, Honorable Mention

- Team: Gaurav Sardana, Palak Kothari, Prachi Donde

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills