Karun Chughasrani

Karun Chughasrani

Boston, MA, US

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Karun is an architect, who graduated with merit from India’s premier architecture & design school NMIMS-BSSA. He has professional experience from offices in Tokyo, Bangalore and Bombay. He has worked on a wide variety of projects varying from single/multi-use objects to neighborhood design & development in full scale townships.

He strongly believes that architecture must perform and participate in its contextual dynamic 'flows'. His undergraduate thesis project is called 'Performative Assemblages' - is a strategic framework to trigger urban regeneration through socio-spatial transformations within the Eastern Waterfront region of Mumbai.

He is currently a graduate student at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and is interested in exploring conditions of multiplicity, possibility and simultaneity through design and strategic thinking.



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Space & Design Research Assistant

Creating frameworks to better understand the characteristics of spaces in the
university’s library building as they are now and begin to plan for how to design
and “build in” characteristics or attributes that will foster scholarly activities
across a range of intentions. Reconfiguring library spaces to support different
types of learning styles and activities.
Goal of the project: Explore, define, and test descriptors of our spaces (create,
share, explore, invite & connect, collect and curate).

Feb 2019 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Research Assistant

Assisting Gabriel Cuellar, who is the Willard A. Oberdick Fellow for 2018-2019
at Taubman College, University of Michigan. Responsibilities include reading research papers, synthesizing ideas, brainstorming, preparing animations using GIS point cloud data, graphic design. The Fellowship Project looks at redefining the notions of ‘property’ in a post digital world, tweaking its characteristics to produce possibilities for radically different architectures.

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

Presentation Drawings + Design Development & Working Drawings + Structural & MEP Coordination for a school and hostel building in a 50 Acre Township project.
Competition proposal for National Law University Campus.
3d modelling and working drawings for leisure club having a 12 storey tall reinforced concrete tessellated facade.
Design development drawings for single family houses and other commercial development projects.

Jan 2017 - Jun 2018

Atto atelier, Bangalore City, IN, Architectural Intern

Design Development + Furniture Design + Prototyping & Fabrication + Working Drawings + On-site Execution for interior architecture projects (restaurant + makerspace & single family residence)

Apr 2016 - Oct 2016

junya.ishigami+associates, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Intern

Detailed 3d modelling (rhino + grasshopper) for NIKI resort project.
Detailed physical models at various scales for Freeing Architecture Exhibition studies at Fondation Cartier, Paris.
Detailed physicals models for a library building competition.

Feb 2016 - Apr 2016


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

Sep 2018 - current

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS University), Mumbai, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jul 2011 - Aug 2016

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