Riya Parekh

Riya Parekh


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An aspiring contemporary architect who has passion for design and research. I am motivated by discussions on space in the urban context and interested in designing new ways of constructing space in the built environment.



New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, Library Assistant

Circulation of Library materials, maintaining stacks, posting flyers.

Jan 2021 - current

The Center for Building Knowledge at NJIT, Newark, NJ, US, Junior Architect

Facilities Conditions Assessment for Newark Public Schools(NPS) - 3D scanning entire school using Matterport camera, 3D modelling of all schools in Revit, creating database in the NPS App and giving feedback for improving team effort.

Jun 2021 - Sep 2021

Good Governance India Foundation, Mumbai, IN, Project Executive & Associate Editor

Content creator for 16th Municipalika event - managing and co-ordinating all tasks related to conferences for a large travelling exposition and responsible for successful completion of appointed panel on the days of the expo. Research and Writing on the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ and sub-urban topics related to India, for monthly magazine viz. Urban News Digest (UND).

Jan 2020 - Feb 2020

Durham University, UK, Mumbai, IN, Research Assistant

Research on density & waste, with Dr. Priyam Tripathy - Interviewing residents of the slums near Mumbai’s largest dumping grounds ‘Deonar’, creating analytical sections and perspective of streets and writing brief observations of daily life.

Nov 2019 - Dec 2019

Nitin Killawala and Associates, Mumbai, IN, Intern

Tasks - design alteration drawings & attending client meetings for a school under construction, Working Drawings for pharmaceutical companies, Design and Master Plan with head architect for a university project in Gujarat.

Oct 2017 - Apr 2018

School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai, IN, Student Assistant

Digitization climatology notes using AutoCad, Transcription of guest lectures, E-library Database for school library, Editing content for school website.

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, Masters, Architecture

Jan 2021 - current

School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - Jun 2019

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