Omkar Lele

Omkar Lele

Chicago, IL, US

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A Master of Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, I am a licensed Architect in India (Council of Architecture, New Delhi, India) with 2.5 years of work experience. I am currently actively seeking full-time employment opportunities in the USA. 



Brook Architecture Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect II

-Assist in gathering information regarding goals of the project
-Assist in documenting program and associated square footages
-Assist in conducting zoning and building code review to determine feasibility
-Field verification
-Field verify existing conditions, identifying relevant information and recording it accurately and quickly
-Translate field notes into floor plans, elevations and sections
-Produce Drawings using AutoCAD or by hand drafting

-Assist in establishing the design concept
-Create free hand sketches and apply rendering concepts
-Assist in planning spaces; understand vehicular and pedestrian circulation for exterior and interior spaces.
-Assist in preparation of code research and apply requirements and/or recognize
-Research project, material and product information
-Draft plans, elevations, building sections and details.
-Assist in coordination of MEP, Structural, Civil and other consultants
-Assist in preparation of statements of probable cost

-Produce Contract documents
-Coordinate issuance of documents
-Assist in preparation of specification documents
-Assist in design solutions with outside consultants for the completion of the contract drawings
-Develop design details using appropriate materials, methods.
-Assist in updating statements of probable cost

-Respond to Contractors requests for information
-Prepare bid packages and distribute packages to the contractor
-Organize pre-bid conferences

-Attend progress meetings as requested
Visit site during construction and determine contractor’s performance with regard to the contract documents
-Write and submit site observation reports
-Receive and respond to RFI’s and submittalsCommunicate contract requirements to the contractor
-Receive review shop drawings and submittals
-Respond to RFIs.
-Prepare and issue bulletins and change orders with limited supervision
-Assist in preparation of a punch list
-Review, prepare and distribute closeout documents
-Organize post-occupancy surveys

-Produce documents using Revit, AutoCad, Microsoft Word and Excel and other software
-Communicate effectively with internal and external clients
-Estimate time required to complete project task
-Assist in production of meeting minutes and phone conversation log
Prepare plot files and coordinate distribution of documents to various agencies

Dec 2017 - current

Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Identity Designer / Graduate Assistant

- Redesigned brand identity, logo, website
- Designed event booklets, flyers, merchandise

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Illinois 4-H Foundation, Champaign, IL, US, Graduate Assistant

- Designed and executed floor layout for IL State Fair
- Event Photo documentation, merchandise design

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Illinois School of Architecture, Discover Architecture, Champaign, IL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

- Architecture Introduction summer program
- Aided in facilitating design studio

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

ArchNEXUS Architects, Mumbai, IN, Founding & Associate Partner/ Architect

ArchNEXUS Architects, a brainchild of two partners passionate about Architecture, Graphic Design, and Woodworking, providing full-spectrum architectural services based in Mumbai.

- Design and development of multiple proposals
- Website design for outreach and social media

May 2014 - Mar 2015

Arcord Architects & Designers, Mumbai, IN, Architect

Thakur College of Commerce & Arts, Mumbai
- Conceptualization, Design & development
- Produced Construction and Approval Drawings
- Regular supervision of site and client coordination

Apartment for Milin Sawant
- Interior design & development
- Site supervision and client coordination
- Successful handing over of completed project

Nov 2012 - Mar 2015


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture

Design Studios:
- LAKA Architectural Competition Studio / Fall 2015 / Prof. Erik Hemingway
- 800 Bedded Hospital, New Delhi, India / Spring 2016 / Prof. Wiliam Worn
- Mixed Use Highrise in Streeterville, Chicago / Fall 2016 / Prof. Paul Armstrong
- Campus master planning studio, UIUC / Spring 2017 / Prof. Sara Bartumeus

Notable Seminars:
- Furniture Design Seminar / Spring 2017 / Prof. Carl Lewis / Designed and built a cantilever chair as a final project, Won 2nd place in local woodworking show among 40 professional entries
- SOFA 2016, Chicago, Installation Competition Seminar / Prof. Kevin Erikson / Designed and built a pavilion as an installation entry at the SOFA Chicago 2016 in a group of 35 students
- Building Systems & Design Integration / Fall 2016 / Prof. Dr. Michael Kim / Comprehensive study and analysis of various architectural and technical systems of 111 S Wacker, a highrise commercial building in Chicago, by making study drawings and other technical analysis techniques, along with three other buildings:
Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, Chicago
Taipei 101, Taiwan
Trump Tower, Chicago
- Urban Matters: City Thresholds / Spring 2016 / Prof. Sara Bartumeus / Study of post-war European urbanism, graphic analysis and 'cartography' techniques

Aug 2015 - May 2017

IES' College of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

SkyTower 360: Icon and Museum for the City of Mumbai / Nov 2013 / Prof. Shilpa Chandawarkar
- 450 Meters tall public observation tower and a museum of Mumbai, on the coast of the Arabian Sea. An icon for the city to be recognized with, a unique experience for the residents and the visitors alike, this project establishes the beginning of the supertall era in the future of architecture in Mumbai.

Aug 2008 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization