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Nikhil Sanghvi

Nikhil Sanghvi

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

A creative individual with experience in designing urban spaces, architecture and interior design in context with local communities, ethos and environment. Deep understanding of design focused on public health and climate response. Aim to use design as a tool to reimagine spaces in a more equitable, resilient and sustainable manner.

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Employment 

Collective for Community, Culture and Environment, New York, NY, US, Intern

Refining and testing innovative, community-friendly engagement, urban design and advocacy tools that will support the approval and implementation of the community-sponsored Special LES and Chinatown Waterfront District in Manhattan.

Conceptualizing schematic parametric design proposals with Community Land Trusts.

Jun 2020 - current
 

Self Employed, Jodhpur City, IN, Principal Architect

As a self-employed architect, I managed projects from their inception to their completion. I worked on concept and design development, collaborating with clients, vendors, technical consultants and the community. Preparing construction documents and details, Managing and visiting construction sites. Selecting materials and preparing the bill of quantities.

Jul 2017 - May 2019
 

A. Mridul Architect, Jodhpur City, IN, Junior Architect

Researched and documented defunct ancient stepwells for conservation and rejuvenation. Worked on the concept and design development of a number of projects ranging from museums and adaptive re-use of parks to affordable housing units and hotels. I also worked on facade design with the local Jodhpur sandstone. I prepared construction drawings and met vendors and clients. I visited construction sites on a regular basis. I also worked on a detailed project report for the local governing body

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
 

SK DAS Associated Architects, New Delhi, IN, Intern

Handled core responsibilities including concept and design development. Worked on projects like the Aerocity - an urban streetscape design of the public realm for the New Delhi airport, university campus planning, Hotels, restaurants, and luxury residences. Collaborated creatively with teammates and technical consultants. Handled client and vendor meetings. Worked on shop drawings and visited construction sites on a regular basis.

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, MS Architecture and Urban Design

May 2019 - Jun 2020
 

Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, Jaipur, IN, BArch, Bachelor od Architecture

Jul 2011 - Jul 2016
 

Awards 

Pratt Student Awards, 2020, Other

Finalist, Pratt SOA Dean’s Inaugural, Social Justice and Climate Crisis Student Awards honor. Altered Carbon: Urban Hybrids: Climate Crisis Response.

2020
 

Pratt Circle Award, Award

Pratt Silver Circle Award for graduating with distinction. 3.88 GPA

2020
 

NIASA, 2017, Other

Finalist, National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture - Annual Thesis Competition.

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills