Neeti Kumar

Neeti Kumar

New York

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I am an internationally licensed architect, with 3 years of work experience and a recent MS Architecture degree from Pratt Institute. From my undergraduate thesis which explored the emotional and cultural nuances of designing crematoriums to my professional work where I investigated the integration of ancient brick craftsmanship into contemporary architectural practices, I am drawn to complex problems that require a combination of logic and creativity to create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing yet functional and contextually fitting.
After receiving a series of design excellence awards in my early academic career, my final masters project, where I used contemporary digital, fabrication and ecological technologies to design a circulatory core that enhanced user experience and environmental awareness, earned me the Silver Braid, Pratt InCircle Award and nomination to represent the school at the 2020 SARA NY Design Awards Program.
Over the years, my experience leading projects at international firms, designing and executing independent projects, work as a graduate assistant, participation in interdisciplinary competitions and studios in India, Shanghai, Bangkok and New York, have bestowed me with a detail oriented, organized, collaborative and proactive attitude. 


Pratt Institute, New York, Graduate Assistant

Advancing the profile and visibility of student and faculty work for the MS Arch program at Pratt Institute.
Coordinating with faculty, administration and students for events, reviews and course requirements.

Aug 2019 - Jun 2020

Self- Freelance, Mumbai, India, Self-Employed

Residential Interior Projects: Formulation of spacial layout, furniture design, electric and plumbing renovations, client interactions and presentation views, site coordination and supervision, market research and budgeting.

Graphic Design Projects: Designed and Fabricated logos, invites, brochures, luggage tags, posters and other stationery

3D Visualization and Modeling: Designed layouts, created 3D models and fabricated physical models of Virtual Smart City's in collaboration with computer engineers based on data provided by the client to be used as a prototypes for software developments.

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020


Working on all stages of Architecture + Interior Design Projects
Role: Conceptualization, Design Development, Physical & Computer 3D Modelling, Presentation Drawings, Architectural, Interior + Construction Working Drawings, Client Interactions, Coordination with Consultants and Vendors, Site Coordination and Supervision.

Oct 2016 - Oct 2018

Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai, IN, Architecture Intern

Assisting in design resolution and developing presentation drawings for residential and commercial projects
Preparing working drawings, door-window schedules, electrical layouts to be sent for construction at site for an ongoing residential tower project.

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Architecture

May 2019 - May 2020

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute For Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - Jun 2016

Jai Hind College, Mumbai, High School, Science

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011


Silver Braid Distinction, Award

Master of Science in Architecture, Graduate Distinction


Academic Excellence Awards (Undergraduate), Award

5th Year B.Arch: 6th position in overall academics
4th Year B.Arch: 1st position in overall academics; 1st position in design studio; B.G. Bhatt gold medal
3rd Year B.Arch: 3rd position in overall academics; 3rd position in design studio
2nd Year B.Arch: 4th position in overall academics; 2nd position in design studio
1st Year B.Arch: 4th position in overall academics


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