Jai Agrawal

Jai Agrawal

Philadelphia, PA, US



As a recent M. Arch. graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, I am seeking a full-time architectural internship that will provide me with the opportunity to become a licensed American architect.  Generally, I'm interested in developing the core design skills required to take designs efficiently from initial concept to final construction.  Specifically, I would like to master new and exciting energy-responsive building forms, technologies, and techniques.  Eventually I would like to use my career to help these new and beneficial processes gain widespread acceptance at typical neighborhood scales.


BWA Architecture + Planning, Philadelphia, PA, US, Design & IT Contractor

• Developed building section details for low-income senior housing proposal.

• Deployed 5 new workstations and file server with custom backup routine.

• Implemented AutoDesk Building Design Suite 2015 & Network License Server.

• Migrated email, project/client databases, AIA Contract, and plotter software.

Oct 2014 - current

Moussa Consulting, Philadelphia, PA, US, Executive Management Consultant / Researcher / Ghostwriter

• Editor: Wharton professor & best-selling author Mario Moussa, Ph. D. MBA

• Research and playwriting for Mario's acclaimed day-long strategic workshops.

• Clients include global corporate financial institutions, defense contractors, scholastic benchmarking services, and award-winning neurosurgical suites.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2013

Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA, US, Soak It Up! Co-producer (summer internship)

• Wrote globally-released "Call For Entries" to showcase new public-realm design opportunites via Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters, a 25-year plan to relieve overworked sewers with Green Stormwater Infrastructure.

• Co-produced competition goals, guidelines, marketing, and graphics in collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department and the EPA Region 3.

• Co-produced graphics, layout, content, and functionality of

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Freelancer, San Francisco, CA, US, Graphic Design & Marketing Consultant

• Developed logo options and marketing collateral for several Bay Area tech startups in the fields of telecom, GPS, and travel booking.

• Gave presentations, conducted group working/focus sessions, and delivered final revisions.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

Aleck Wilson Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, 3D/CAD Summer Intern

• Bespoke, award-winning Bay-area boutique firm specializing in wood-frame residential constructions and renovations.

• Brought in to assist DD/CD/CA-level 3D modelling and CAD drafting for multiple project teams during summer construction boom.

• Assisted multiple PAs with plans, elevations, details, color/material selections, redline edits, 3D visualizations, and code reviews.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

SKDAS Architects + Urbanists, New Delhi, IN, Project Manager / IT Manager

• Led 3-person design team for 35-acre residential resort master plan.

• Responsibilities: design production and intensive client/team management.

• IT responsibilities: full server, workstation, network, and website overhauls.

• Co-developed identity, web, and branding market strategies.

Apr 2008 - Jul 2009

DLR Group/Becker Winston Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Design / Graphics Specialist

• Design & production for institutional, residential, and nonprofit clients.

• Co-designed St. Joseph's University Learning Commons, a 44,000ft² library. • Full-time SD/DD/CD for over 12 months. Construction completed in 2012.

• Building programming, 3D modelling, drafting, charette-based concept development, intensive client interaction, & consultant coordination.

• Co-maintained all in-house IT systems & AutoCAD standards.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2007


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Last two semesters in "mixed" studios:

Fall: "The Medellin Studio" - PennDesign Department of Landscape and Regional Planning
Spring: "The Beijing Studio" - PennDesign Department of City Planning

Jun 2011 - Apr 2014

Haverford College, Haverford, PA, US, Bachelors, The Growth & Structure of Cities

Thesis: Complete 11,000ft² architectural building proposal for an arts-based after-school educational non-profit in Philadelphia.

(Dual-enrollment with Bryn Mawr College's Cities Department - see next entry)

Aug 1999 - Apr 2005

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, US, Bachelors, The Growth & Structure of Cities

Thesis: Complete 11,000ft² architectural building proposal for an arts-based after-school educational non-profit in Philadelphia.

(Dual-enrollment with Haverford College - see previous entry)

Aug 1999 - Apr 2005

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, US, Continuing Studies - Architecture

Continuing Studies - Architecture Department

Coursework includes:

Architectural Drawing (Grade: A)
Architectural History (Grade: A)
Architectural Design Studio (Grade: A)

Aug 2003 - Sep 2004

Washington College, Chestertown, MD, US, English & Physics

Completed during High School. Advanced Placement coursework at the college freshman level in the following classes:

Freshman English (Grade: A)
Freshman Physics (Grade: A)

Sep 1998 - Apr 1999


Project of the Year, Award

AIA PA Community Design Collaborative

"Project of the Year 2007"

Project Co-designer with William Becker, AIA, Brian Szymanik, AIA, and Jessica Brams-Miller.


Areas of Specialization