Riya Patel

Riya Patel

New York, NY, US



I am an architectural designer working at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in New York City and hold a license to practice architecture in India. While at PCF, I have been involved in designing projects such as commercial, residential & mixed-use towers, as well as commercial, cultural & mixed use campuses across the United States, Denmark, India and Israel.

In addition to my work, I am passionate about exploring the performative aspect of buildings and have addressed these ideas with my team’s prize winning project at Thorton Tomasetti’s Hackathon in 2019. I am keenly interested in developing different fabrication methodologies and have been part of a team that has experimented with a robotic arm for an installation that was showcased in the 2018 Venice Biennale. Since my graduation from Pratt Institute’s B.Arch program, I have pursued my interest in sustainability by obtaining the LEED Green Assoc. accreditation from USGBC. 



Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jul 2018 - current


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2018

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