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Orghya Bhattacharjee

Orghya Bhattacharjee

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am an Architect based in New York, NY. I earned my M.Arch from University at Buffalo and a B.Arch from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. I am a LEED AP BD+C, and have worked in architectural firms in Dhaka and New York City since 2010. I also practice as an Independent Architect.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Outline Architecture PC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Responsibilities:
- Developed design drawings as per NYC building code and regulatory compliance, program, and budget
- Prepared and presented design presentations to the client

Projects:
- Affordable Housing in Jamaica, NY | Feasibility study + SD

May 2020 - current
 

Independent Architect, N/A, Independent

Responsibilities:
- Developed design in collaboration with project team
- Prepared design drawings as per local building code and regulatory compliance, program, and budget
- Developed mechanical, electrical, plumbing layouts and product specification in collaboration with consultants
- Conducted material research and developed material specification in
collaboration with contractors
- Developed drawings for the door, window, and wall assemblies
- Prepared design presentations in collaboration with the project team
- Conducted site visits and coordinated construction in collaboration with
consultants and contractors
- Prepared design presentations with drawings, 3D model, rendering, and
presentation layouts

Projects:
- Multi-family vacation house in Potia, Chittagong, Bangladesh | Completed,
2013
- Centro Fashion Studio in Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Completed, 2012
- Elementary School in Gazipur, Bangladesh | Completed, 2012
- Temple and Library complex in Kaliganj, Bangladesh, 2011 | DD + CD
- Single-family residential building in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011 | DD +
CD
Competition Projects:
- Young Architects Competition – Hill of the Arts in Turin, Italy, 2020
- Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Corporation Headquarter in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, 2019
- Infrastructure Development Company Limited Headquarter in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, 2019
- National Housing Authority Bangladesh Headquarter in Dhaka, Bangladesh,
2018
- Institute of Engineers Bangladesh Convention Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh,
2017
- Young Architects Competition – Observatory houses in Roccascalegna, Italy,
2017
- Bangladesh National Museum and Public Library Complex in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, 2017
- Liberation War Monument at Institute of Engineers Bangladesh in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, 2012
- Helsinki Central Library in Helsinki, Finland, 2011
- Agrani Bank Headquarter in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011

Jan 2011 - current
 

Matter of Architecture PLLC, New York, NY, US, Architect/Designer

Responsibilities:
- Collaborated with the principal architect to generate design ideas and project
narratives
- Prepared and presented design presentations to clients and consultants
- Developed design drawings as per to NYC building code and regulatory
compliance, program, and budget
- Independently administered design iterations, solutions, and planning
techniques
- Researched and prepared product specification and material assembly sheets
- Collaborated with the project team to develop drawings for DOB approval and
construction
- Conducted site visits and coordinated construction in collaboration with
consultants and contractors

Projects:
- Transmitter Brewery in Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY | SD + DD + CD +
MEP
- Multi-family residential building on Lott St, Brooklyn, NY | DD + CD + MEP +
Construction Supervision
- Single-family townhouse on Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY | CD + MEP
- Single-family apartment in Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY | DD + CD

Jan 2017 - May 2018
 

Haute Architecture DPC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Responsibilities:
- Prepared construction drawings for interior design
- Generated design and construction drawings using computer codes for spiral stair
- Prepared electrical and plumbing product specification sheets and door and -
window schedules
- Designed building fenestration using computer codes

Projects:
- Single-family vacation house in Long Island, NY | SD + DD
- Single-family residential building in Massachusetts | CD + MEP

Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
 

University at Buffalo, Department of Architecture, Buffalo, NY, US, Graduate Student Assistant

UB Solar Decathlon 2015 with Prof. Marth Bohm

Responsibilities:
- Compiled research materials and developed design drawings

Aug 2014 - May 2015
 

Bay Developments Ltd, Dhaka, BD, Architect

Responsibilities:
- Prepared drawings sets for local building department approval and
construction
- Researched and prepared product specification sheets and door and window
schedules
- Conducted site visits and coordinated construction in collaboration with
consultants and contractors
- Prepared construction drawings for landscape design

Projects:
- Mixed-use commercial building in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh | CD + MEP + Construction Supervision
- Multi-family residential building in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh | CD + MEP

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Form.3 Architects Ltd, Dhaka, BD, Architect

Responsibilities:
- Generated design ideas in collaboration with the principal architect
- Prepare design drawings as per local building code and regulatory compliance,
program, and budget
- Prepared drawings sets for local building department approval and construction
- Independently administered design iterations, solutions, and planning techniques
- Prepared design presentation sheets for competition submission

Projects:
- Masterplan for a hotel complex in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh | SD + DD + CD +
MEP
- Design competition for the multi-family Unity Housing Complex in Dhaka,
Bangladesh | SD + DD
- Design competition for Gulshan Club masterplan in Dhaka, Bangladesh | SD +
DD

Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
 

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Dhaka, BD, Research Assistant

Redevelopment of old airport Area with Prof. Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

Responsibilities:
Prepared sketches, drawings, 3D model, and rendering for publication

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Ehsan Khan Architects Ltd, Dhaka, BD, Architect

Responsibilities:
- Developed design in collaboration with the principal architect and the project team
- Prepared design drawings as per local building code and regulatory compliance, program, and budget
- Prepared and presented design presentations to clients and consultants
- Prepared mechanical, electrical, plumbing layouts and product specification in
collaboration with consultants
- Prepared drawing sets for local building department approval and construction
- Conducted site visits and coordinated construction in collaboration with
consultants and contractors

Projects:
- Multi-family Muktijoddha Housing Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh | SD + DD
- Masterplan of Sahabuddin Park in Dhaka, Bangladesh | SD + DD
- Center for Institute of Architects Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh | CD +
MEP
- S.P.L. Tower in Dhaka, Bangladesh | CD + MEP + Construction Supervision

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
 

Safdie Architects + Vitti Sthapati Brindo Ltd, Dhaka, BD, Junior Architect

Responsibilities:
- Prepared drawings for interior elevations and furniture layouts for classrooms
- Prepared detail drawings for door and window assemblies for classrooms
- Prepared schedules for exterior and interior brick walls at classrooms

Projects:
- Masterplan of Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh | CD + MEP

Mar 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Volume 0 Architects Ltd, Dhaka, BD, Intern Architect

Responsibilities:
- Prepared construction plans and elevations in collaboration with the project
architect
- Prepared design drawings, 3D model, and renders in collaboration with the
project team

Projects:
- Design competition for the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh | SD + DD + Presentation
- Bashundhara Convention Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh | CD + MEP

Mar 2009 - May 2009
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2014 - May 2016
 
Mar 2003 - May 2016
 

Awards 

Design Competition for Institute of Engineers Bangladesh Office Building and Convention Center in Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2nd Place

2017
 

Design Competition for The Coordinated Complex of Bangladesh National Museum & Department of Public Libraries in Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Honorable Mention

2017
 

Chair's Scholarship for Excellence, Scholarship

In recognition of excellence in the entering class in Graduate School

2014
 

Design Competition for Gulshan Club Masterplan in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1st Place

With Form.3 Architects Ltd.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills