Amrita Ghosh

Amrita Ghosh

New York, NY, US



I am an Architect. I currently completed my Graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania with a Master's in Environmental Building Design.

Since my childhood I always love the thrill of solving a problem be it in math, in physics, or in everyday life. I do this with such an enthusiasm that I was elected as a student representative for five terms during my undergraduate program where I promoted and led the development of student voice in the school environment. As an integral part of this program I had undertaken a number of field studies, which helped me understand human activities and behavior and the value of space inside and outside and the details to be incorporated in a design.

In an endeavor to gain hands on work experience during my undergraduate program, I interned with Fiits Architects, USA in 2011 after Semester VI during the summer and worked in the re-development project after Alabama tornado. I also got associated with SPA Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd, India and did my professional practice assignment with Sangwaan Architects, India. These experiences gave me insights into the relationship between a building’s space and its functionality and also helped me understand how in real world architects conceive, design and implement plans and create beautiful habitations. 

Buildings themselves were never what drew me to architecture. My fascination was always with the spaces created, the composition and shaping of masses and spaces – solids and voids which evolve to become functional, attractive and sustainable structures  --to learning about the what, why and how of peoples’ lifestyles -- to analyse how a designed space may be perfectly in sync in a certain culture but may create chaos in another.


BuroHappold, New York, NY, US, Facade Designer

Dec 2015 - current

New York University Institute of Fine Arts; Aphrodisias Excavations, Izmir, TR, Architect

Working on site of Aphrodisias Excavations, Turkey as a part of the architecture team lead by Harry Mark, RSM Designs for the 2015 season.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Veerendra Kumar Sangwan, New Delhi, IN, Architect Trainee

Worked on construction documents, presentation and working drawings, and 3D models for projects like Educational Institute, Rothak, Multi-level Parking in Shimla, Raesidence projects at Rothak, India.

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

FIITS Architects Inc, Tuscaloosa, AL, US, Architect Trainee

Worked in the re-development project after Alabama tornado.

May 2010 - Jun 2010

SPA Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, IN, Architect Trainee

Intern Architect after completion of 1st year of the 5 year B.Arch program.

Interior Design Work of Bathroom, Kitchens, etc.
Gate Design of Engineering College, Lucknow, India.
Residence projects around Noida, NCR, India.

May 2009 - May 2009


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Architecture - Master in Environmental Building Design program

Included study on building performance simulation, integrated building design, building envelopes and systems, lighting, day-lighting, and the theory and practice of environmental design which is complemented and extended by a Performance Design Workshop and then explored in depth in an intensive Environmental Design Studio.

Jul 2014 - May 2015

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu, IN, BArch, 5 year professional B.Arch

Design projects (at BArch program)

Academy of Performing Arts (Thesis)– focused on building a self sustained academic campus for performing arts while exploring the balance existing between it and architecture

Urban Redevelopment -- Looking to redevelop an integral market place in Jammu while aiming at not only preserving its heritage but also maintaining and improving its functionality

5 Star Hotel /Urban Space/Village Resort/Extension of an existing Guest House/School /Commercial Complex/ Weekend Cottages - A cluster of six cottages on a hill slope
Roadside Cafeteria/Student’s Plaza

Topic: Sense of Human Measure in Urban Scale
Objective: To understand how the sense of human measure is perceived by people navigating in different urban environments, investigating how differences in scale of an urban built environment are perceived by people moving in it keeping in mind that the interest is on the perception of a moving and not static observer.

Jul 2008 - May 2013


GATE Scholar - All India Rank 152, Other

Issuer :
Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

GATE Scholar
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is one of the most competitive exams with a 15% qualifying rate.


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