Syeda Tahseen

Syeda Tahseen

Sunnyside, NY, US

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I am an aspiring architect who strongly connects with the mission of enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers by making our city more aesthetically pleasing and functional. Over the past two years, I had been as an architect intern at MBI Companies, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee, where I honed my skills in design development drawings and architectural presentations using software such as Revit, Lumion, CorelDraw and Photoshop. The opportunity not only helped me to gain Technical knowledge but also help me develop project management and leadership skills. I worked concurrently with multiple project managers which helped me to develop strong communication skills and the ability to explain and discuss matters effortlessly in clear, simple terms.

Prior to that I attained a B.Arch from BRAC University and a M.Arch from Jadavpur University. I have worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from housing projects in flood prone regions of Bangaldesh to large scale redevelopment projects in Dhaka and the public transportation system in Kolkata. 

Links to my academic and work portfolio are provided below:


MBI Companies Inc, Knoxville, TN, US, Atchitect Intern

1. Performed site survey and required analysis for future perspective projects
2. Participated in all phases of design and construction process on 4 major commercial projects
3. Maintain active communication channel with clients to ensure goals are fully met
4. Coordinated architectural design with in-house electrical, mechanical and structure engineering disciplines
5. Represented MBI Companies Inc. at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York
6. Presented report of important topics from 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture to crowd of architects, engineers, business associates and corporate officers at MBI Companies Inc

Aug 2017 - Jul 2019

TKNRK Associates, Dhaka, BD, Intern

1. Worked in a team of five in close collaboration with lead architect to create construction drawings and illustrations
2. Prepare design and construction/ administration for variety of residential project starting form 1000 to 180,000 sq.ft.
3.Oversaw construction development of multiple bank projects and did necessary design development, 3D rendering and client meetings as required.
4. Participated in weekly team meetings to generate conceptual design ideas

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013


Jadavpur University, Kolkata, IN, MArch, Master in Architecture

The course extends students understanding on city planning, planning legislation and a short history of planning process.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2015

BRAC University, Dhaka, BD, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture

Exercises in two- dimensional basic composition using points, lines and basic shapes. Understanding order, balance, harmony, proportion, movement, rhythm. Relationships between solid and void. Concepts of space and enclosure. Use and understanding of various media and presentation formats.

Jun 2007 - Jul 2012


Indian National Council For Cultural Relation (ICCR), Scholarship

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to India’s external cultural relations, to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries, to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people, and to develop relations with nations.


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