Krina Mehta

Krina Mehta

Chicago, IL, US



I am an MFA educated Architect with expertise in Interior Design and Art Curation. My professional practice includes interior designing of residential, commercial and hospitality projects. I am interested in collaborations and learning new techniques of design development. I have been an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for Digital Drawing: Interior Design, where i taught softwares like AutoCAD, Google Sketchup and Revit. The vision for myself as a designer is to be able to conduct research and curate spaces with interactive design and artworks.

Key Competencies:
-Architectural/Interior/Spacial Design
-Construction Drawing sets
-Presentation Layouts
-Ability to teach
-Art Curation

Software Skills:
AutoCAD, Google Sketchup Pro, Revit Architecture, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Vray



School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Graduate Curatorial Fellow

- As a graduate curatorial fellow (GCF) at SAIC, I worked with the exhibitions department for the curatorial project of MFA SHOW 2020.
- I played a dual role as a GCF and as a graduating artist for the show. Working with a team of 12, we conducted 116 artists studio visits, planned the curatorial program, worked on a floor plan for the show and presented to our Guest Curatorial Advisors.
- Due to COVID-19, the physical show was canceled and we could not execute the show. But to sum up our role as a GCF, we came up with an online publication which will be launched in a SAIC website in July.

Aug 2019 - May 2020

HT Creative Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Design Assistant

- Received great training from the principal designer in the interior design of hospitality, entertainment and food/beverage industry.
- Daily tasks were to assist in drawing sets and create material mood boards.
- Created a great network of company vendors and formed a material library for the newly set-up firm.

Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago, IL, US, Design Assistant

- As a first job opportunity in the Unites States, I learnt a lot about the hospitality industry of interior design.
- I learnt about different grades and specifications of materials
- I assisted the designers with drawing sets and presentation requirements for meeting deadlines.

Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Instructor

Taught the course Digital Drawing for Interior Design to Adult Continuing Studies students. Responsibly taught softwares like Revit, AutoCAD and Sketchup for Architectural and Interior Design drawings

Mar 2019 - May 2019

Naresh Shah and asscociates, Mumbai, IN, Architect

- I started in this firm as an intern and joined as a junior architect after my graduation from B.Arch.
- I was responsible for creating architectural layouts, 3D renders, presentation drawings, construction drawings, site inspection, project execution and client interactions

Aug 2016 - Jul 2018


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Fine Arts in Architecture

With an MFA in Architecture, my focus throughout grad school has been in material and form exploration, spatial design, interactive and installation art. My future interests are into curation of interior spaces and exhibition spaces. Incorporating art into the practice of Architecture is my broader goal.

Aug 2018 - May 2020

D Y Patil College of Architecture, Pune, IN, BArch, Architecture

Completed 5 years of B.Arch with training in construction drawings, presentation drawings and 3D modelling.

Aug 2012 - May 2017


Student Leadership Award, Honorable Mention

For my contributions at SAIC as an Instructor, Teaching assistant, Graduate Curatorial Fellow and active member of the MFA - Architecture department, I received an honorable mention for the category of Student Leadership Award at the online Graduation Ceremony.


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