Palak Shah

Palak Shah

New York, NY, US

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My name is Palak,

I am an Architectural Designer based in the United States and also a  registered architect, licensed to practice in India. My recent accomplishment as a Masters's in Architecture graduate from the University of Virginia has successfully shaped my professional endeavors. I am currently a professional working as an Architectural Designer in New York. Previously, I have also completed my bachelor's in architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture and have worked internationally exploring a diverse range of built practices world around.

I am open to exploring different opportunities, that challenge me within the complex realm of Architecture and am willing to relocate if the right opportunity finds me. My diverse educational background and wide range of digital and conceptual skills, along with my professional construction experience are my strongest assets. 

  • +2 Years of experience in the architecture and design industry
  • Extensive knowledge in Project management as a lead designer
  • Proficient and skilled in a diverse range of digital software and possess excellent presentation skills
  • Fluent in written and oratory communication and multilingual in 6 different languages.
  • Firm Understanding & Knowledge of LEED Concepts as a LEED Green Associates, actively Pursuing LEED accreditation  

My core interests lie in experimenting with different sustainable practices and vernacular-built forms. On a personal level, I share a deep love for the mountains, which explains my crazy avidness for exploring the Himalayas. As an avid thinker, I try to amalgamate my vivid imagination and love for nature on the drawing desk.



Etelamaki Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Apr 2021 - current

World Architecture Community, Architectural Journalist

Architectural Journalist, content writer, and country reporter for USA as well as a curator for a diverse range of interviews with global architects.

Nov 2020 - current

VMDO Architects, Charlottesville, VA, US, Extern

Participated in Teamwork, Conceptual design and produced preliminary iterations for an upcoming public recreation project.

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020

Ranjit Sinh Associates, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

Chief Designer for Architectural projects. Supervising on-site developments communicating with consultants and performing as an active link between clients.

Dec 2015 - Dec 2017


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters in Architecture

Aug 2018 - May 2020

Sir JJ College of Architecture (NAAC Accreditation A+), Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2016

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