Kokil Agarwal

Kokil Agarwal

Lansing, MI, US



I am a current Graduate student at Michigan state university in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor focus on construction management and  have my bachelor's in architecture from India. Since enrolling in MSU's URP program, I have developed more both personally and professionally and have honed my skills in various fields including green architecture and planning, domicology and economic community
planning analysis.

Before joining my master, I worked in firms where I gained experience in both  Indian and international (USA and European) architecture and urban  design projects. I have had the pleasure of working on government projects from the very initial stage which and gained experience with governmental negotiations and gave me solid interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with individuals at all levels.

On receiving my confirmation from MSU, I joined a Startup Firm where I worked as a Design Head for north India division and managing a team of 30 members. I served on a research team that succeeded in new resource sourcing and  characterization project management accelerating and streamlining production process by 35% and increased productivity by 30% in sales.

My organizational skills have allowed me to prioritize schedules and  complete projects within time and budget guidelines. Though I was new at both the firm, I was entrusted with client proposals, contract, BOQ submission and project management which in itself goes a long way to show my maturity, management skills, and pro-activeness.


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US, Research Assistant

> Assisted with data collection and GIS mapping on a study focused on the differences in food distribution systems in India and the USA.
> Transportation data mapping of different studies being done around the world on food access affected due to distance.
> Assisted with Heirs property evaluation effects on local and state tax.

Jan 2018 - current

Houzome Decor Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, IN, Head Designer

> Managed several diverse teams. Worked towards the advancement of individual members.
> Represented clients internally and coordinated with other functions to implement client systems, complete projects, and address ongoing service needs.
> Developed and planned programs within budget by evaluating current competition, developing new markets, using past trends and current/future promotions.

Mar 2016 - Jul 2016

Dezlabs Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, IN, Project Manager

> Conceptualized, planned and streamlined multiple government and renovation projects based out of the USA and the UK using BIM modelling through Revit Architecture and Navis Works.
> Directed and generated the creation of documents for successful completion of three projects for a school district in the UK totaling $15M and 3 nation projects totaling in $1.5B.
> Prepared documents for state review and approval of financing form multiple government authorities.

Jun 2015 - Feb 2016

vaibhav goel and associates, Lucknow, IN, Asst. Architect

> Reduced construction costs by performing value engineering and cost benefit analysis through BIM.
> Managed project specifications and BOQs, and coordinated with consultants and sub-contractors.
> Drafted architectural detailed drawings; communicated MEP and structural requirements to engineers.
> Conducted site visits and drafted as-built plans for single-family residences; participated in construction administration of interior renovation.

Dec 2013 - Mar 2015

Intertek Architects & Consultants, Mumbai, IN, Architectural Intern

> Produced detailed working drawing and specification; assisted with detailed planning and participated in client presentations and conceptualization

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US, Masters, urban and regional planning

Aug 2016 - current

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jul 2010 - May 2015

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