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Gautam Thakkar

Gautam Thakkar

Pittsburgh, PA, US

 
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About 

Hello, I am Gautam Thakkar. I am a second year Masters of Architecture student with 3 years of experience in architecture firms in India. I have enjoyed contributing to projects which socially and culturally relevant and have a social, political as well as economical impact on the built environment. This attracted me to Carnegie Mellon University where I worked with Prof. John Folan, Urban Design Build Studio and Prof. Stefan Gruber on various projects that helped me enhance my skill sets as an architect, urbanist and a social thinker.
Between 2014 and 2016, I worked as a Junior Architect with a landscape and urban design practice. I got varied opportunities to work on projects of different scales - landscape design of a park in Mumbai, design and infrastructure coordination for a township and construction documentation and landscape design for an urban high rise residential tower.
Between 2016 and 2017, I worked as a project architect for a large administrative and training facility in Latur, India. The responsibility included architecture design resolution, project coordination with multiple consultants and construction documentation. The experience of working with various stakeholders and consultants and driving the project towards its intended goal was extremely fulfilling and rewarding.

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Employment 

SJK Architects, Mumbai, IN, Project Architect

I worked as a project architect for an administrative and training facility in Latur, India. The responsibility included architecture design resolution, project coordination with multiple consultants, systems integration and construction documentation.

May 2016 - Jul 2017
 

M/s. Prabhakar B. Bhagwat, Landscape Architects & Environmental Planners, Ahmedabad, IN, Architect

I worked as a Junior Architect at M/s. Prabhakar B. Bhagwat where I got varied opportunities to work on projects of different scales - landscape design of a park in Mumbai, design and infrastructure coordination for a township, construction documentation and landscape design for an urban high in Mumbai.

Jul 2014 - Jan 2016
 

Education 

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2017 - current
 

Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2014
 

Awards 

School of Architecture Graduate Student Merit Scholarshio, Scholarship

Scholarship of Merit to offset 50 percent of the tuition cost for Masters of Architecture Program

2017
 

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