Vedant Khopkar

Vedant Khopkar

Chicago, IL, US

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Experienced Architectural Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Rhino, Indesign and Ecotect. Strong arts and design professional pursuing M.Arch focused in Advance Standing from Illinois Institute of Technology.



NWS Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

• Worked on Construction Documentation sets for more than 10 commercial retail stores.
• Doing code research on various permit sets all over the United States.
• Prepared space plans and fixture plans for 20 commercial retail stores.
• Produced Elevational Renders for 5 different commercial retail stores.

May 2022 - current

Kala Arekhan, Mumbai, IN, Junior Architect

• Held site initiation meetings with 20 clients to comprehend client requirements, comprehend existing site conditions, and took plot measurements
• Proposed 50 holistic designs along with base plan and estimated budgets catering to client needs as per site conditions
• Prepared bill of quantities and floating tenders for 20 projects
• Arranged and facilitated joint meetings with clients and over 40 material vendors for shortlisting, selection and purchase of inventory
• Supervised 20 site execution with final inventory within proposed budget and approved plans
• Co-headed client acquisition, designed floor plans and site completion in its entirety for two corporate offices namely, SBI CAP Ventures Ltd and Shamrao Vitthal Co-op Bank in Mumbai, India
• Handled 20 projects for nationalized banks of India, 4 for residential property, and 1 hospital in Health and Care industry

May 2020 - Jul 2021

Spectrum Design Group, Mumbai, IN, Architectural Intern

• Studied the functioning of a professional organization and performed with excellence during company training in 4 sectors namely, technical, designing, visualizing and site handling
• Generated working drawings and good for construction drawings for a project of 16 story tower of luxury apartments in Kolkata, India
• Prepared an entire nest file for Saifee Masjid in Mumbai, India and building 10 live scaled models to understand the revitalization of the structure
• Operated on-site to generate a BIM model for the structure highlighting its existing structural and HVAC systems subsequently proposing a solution to the existing conditions with 95 percent efficiency
• Designed for a 9-plot bungalow scheme project in Goa, India with a design objective of coming up with luxury villas by minimum contact with the trees on the site, and meeting the client requirement of floor sizes for the spaces

Nov 2018 - Mar 2019


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architectural Building Science and Technology

Relevant Courses: Architectural Design Studio, Design Communications, Environment and Building Systems, Global Modernism, Structures, Facades Performance Systems and Materials, Digital Fabrication and Building Information Modelling.
• Major in Architectural and Building Sciences / Technology
• Chicago Award in Architecture Honorable Mention by AIA Chicago Foundation
• Graduate Peer Mentor for First Year Undergraduate Students.
• On the path to Licensure.
• GPA: 3.88

Aug 2021 - current

L.B.Hiray College of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Architecture

Relevant Courses: Architectural Design Studio, Allied Design Studio, Architectural Building Construction and Materials, Theory and Design of Structures, Humanities, Environmental Studies, Architectural Representation, and Detailing, Architectural Theory, Architectural Building Services, Professional Practice
• CGPA: 9.08/10
• Secured 13 position in University of Mumbai

Aug 2015 - May 2020


Chicago Award in Architecture, Honorable Mention


Award for Excellence in Documentation of Architectural Heritage, Award

• Documented Aundh wada and the adjacent temple over an area of 100 acres allowing for an insider’s perspective in the lives of those invested in the politics of pre-independence India
• Recorded the wada in its present condition to honor the past and allow avenues of reconstruction, re-creation or to provide conclusive evidence of events in the future by a 20-member team
• Ranked in Top 5 for being selected for the National Final Jury, an Inter-Collegiate Student Award for Excellence in Documentation of Architectural Heritage, 2018 organized by Council of Architecture, India


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