Gaurav Sardana

Gaurav Sardana

New York, NY, US



Gaurav Sardana currently works with COOKFOX Architects in New York City, after having worked at BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Malik Architecture.
His approach of design solutions that cater to plural needs has led him to develop and implement projects with the University of Michigan Energy Institute, Microsoft's Real Estate & Facilities, United Nations - Habitat, and BMW Guggenheim LAB Mumbai. While at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, he has been a Dow Sustainability Fellow and KC Mahindra Education Trust Fellow.

Gaurav has contributed to various design-culture forums such as the Aga Khan Planning & Building Services - India, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, IIT Bombay - Mood Indigo, Indian Architect & Builder, Indo-German Urban Mela, and the Adobe Foundation - Design Ignites Change program, alongside his practice of architecture.


COOKFOX, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Oct 2019 - current

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, NY, US, Designer / Architect

May 2016 - Oct 2019

Gensler, Seattle, WA, US, Design Strategy Intern

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

MALIK ARCHITECTURE, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

Apr 2012 - Jul 2014


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2014 - May 2016

Balwant Sheth School Of Architecture, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2007 - Aug 2012


Dow Sustainability Fellow, Award

- $ 20,000 gift-scholarship
- Current project: Doan Brook watershed ecological and cultural rejuvenation with students from School of Natural Resources & Environment and School of Law at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


Lotus Trust Scholarship, Scholarship

- $ 1,500 gift-scholarship to pursue higher studies abroad


KC Mahindra Fellow, Scholarship

- $ 12,000 loan-scholarship to pursue higher studies abroad
- Fellowship Position: #1


RD Sethna Scholarship, Scholarship

- $ 8,000 loan-scholarship for pursuing higher education abroad


Society Interiors Competition 2013 - Budding Talent Category, 1st Place

- Restaurant retrofit in Bengaluru, IN


BMW Guggenheim Lab, Mumbai - Rethinking Kala Nagar Traffic Junction - Top 10 Shortlist, Honorable Mention

- Team: Gaurav Sardana, Palak Kothari, Prachi Donde


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