Badal Thakker

Badal Thakker

New York, NY, US




Jack L. Gordon Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2018 - current

Manning Silverstein Architects PC, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

- Reviews shop drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction material
recommendations submitted by outside architects and contractors to ensure adherence to contract and notifies Architect of discrepancies.
- Assists with coordinating bid process by providing appropriate bid drawings and construction drawings.

Aug 2016 - Jun 2018

Yoshihara McKee Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

- Assisted in compiling data for various levels of construction work, which includes but is not limited to sourcing product specifications, preparing cost estimates, managing delivery reports, and negotiating bid pricing etc.
- Assisted in conducting preliminary studies of proposed projects to obtain information I about space and design requirements, sketching concept ideas preliminary to the preparation of drawing and adjusting presentation needs to suit the design process.

May 2015 - Jun 2016

Mobile Offices (MO-OF), Mumbai, IN, Architecture Intern

- Assisted in compiling data for comprehensive facilities use and feasibility data to be used for campus planning, capital improvement and long-range planning based on meetings, site visits, discussions and seminars.
- Assisted in preparation of to-scale drawings of details required for preliminary contract drawings.
- Assisted in preparation of design development drawings for client and the contractor.

May 2013 - Apr 2014

Vanwari Architects, Mumbai, IN, Intern

- Created 3D walk-th roughs and fly-th roughs to deliver design visualization & presentations for clients
- Performed original design work utilizing information gathered on site with the help of sketches and diagrams
- Assisted in the preparation of plans for existing buildings where detailed plans are not available, by manually surveying the site, obtaining measurements and making sketches preliminary to the preparation of drawing.
- Assisted in the preparation of "record" drawings on completion of construction.

Sep 2011 - Mar 2013

Altergraph Studios, Mumbai, IN, Asst. Set Designer

- Helped create design documentation (written plans, diagrams, sketches and drawings, set models etc.) for company, production or design meetings and rehearsals.
- Helped assemble props (including co-ordinating action props, animals, vehicles, dressing props and any graphics items like letters, newspapers, posters, books etc) and create an overall look for the scene.

May 2012 - Feb 2013


New York University (NYU), Tisch School of Arts, Masters, Film and Media Studies

M.A.Cinema Studies with an emphasis on digital humanities and cultural theory in the global south

Aug 2016 - Dec 2017

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, M.Sc.Arch

AA.Sc.Arch with an emphasis on physical, virtual, and hybrid applications of parametric design and architectural media

Jun 2014 - May 2015

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai, IN, BArch, B.Arch

B.Arch, a 5 year intensive program divided into three components: design, technology and humanities

Aug 2007 - Nov 2012

Areas of Specialization