Prashant Gongal

Prashant Gongal

Chicago, IL, US



Licensed Architect in Illinois and LEED AP, with more than 6 years experience in architecture firm searching for an architectural position. Designer with passion for architectural, interior planning and detailing.


BSA LifeStructures, Design Professional -Architecture

Delivered architectural design project on budget and on time.

Communicated and consulted with multi-discipline professionals (engineers and contractors) for project coordination.

Presented design ideas based on factors such as appealing appearance, design : function relationships, serviceability, and client specifications.

Researched building materials and construction techniques for specific projects and prepared working drawings and design specifications.

Executed design of highly technical spaces like LinAc, da Vinci Robotics, Operating Rooms.
Delivered Michiana Cancer Centers in Indiana, with the principles of Integrated Project Delivery.

Prepared design documents for BSA tenant improvement project, Chicago, IL which received USGBC LEED Silver rating for Commercial Interiors.

Involved in renovation and upgrades projects in Swedish Covenet Hospital, Chicago, IL and St. James Hospital and Health Center, Chicago Heights, IL

Prepared design documents for Orthopeadic Center of Illinois, Springfield, IL

Oct 2007 - Jan 2011

Pashupati Area Develpment Trust - Depart of Planning, Architect / Planner

Project architect for Jal Dhara (Water Fountain) and Kriyaputri Building; involved in: project formulation, concept design, schematic design, design development, construction document, cost estimation construction, inspection, communication

Developed proposals for development and preservation projects and documented historic buildings and supervised reconstruction.

Supervised team of architect inters, draftspersons and overseers involved in all projects under me.

Administered A/E consultant selection procedure for Pilgrims Hotel.

Dec 2002 - Jul 2005

Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Kayastha and Associates,, Graduate Architect

Delivered various commercial, industrial, institutional, recreational and residential buildings with involvement in design development, construction document and construction administration.

Sep 2001 - Nov 2002


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Final year project
Single parent housing at New Orleans with an objective to create sustainable living milieu for displaced single parent of Desire neighborhood from where they can enhance their skills, tutor children and develop sustainable and communal life style.

Member of Gargoyle Honor Society.
Information Director for Architecture Student Advisory Council (ASAC).

Teaching Assistant
Design teaching assistant for Sophomore Studio Spring. 2007

Research Assistant
Research assistant to Professor Thomas Kamm. Spring 06, and delivered design proposal - psychology: reborn for expansion of psychology department at UIUC.

Research assistant for Comparative Urban Design Changes Generated by Planning Policy in the 20th and 21st Century. Fall 06 - Accomplished initial research goal to set up GIS Data for City of Cincinnati and prepared figure ground maps for study.

Aug 2005 - Jul 2007

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NP, BArch, Architecture

Final year Project
Culture Center at Historic neighborhood of Kathmandu city, with objective to document tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the area, exhibit historic landmark events through multimedia presentation and as a whole open up the city block for public active space to reduce negative social activities.

Secretary for Architecture Student Association (ASA)1998.
Editor of Architecture Student Journal 1997.

Conducted lecture and lab for Basic AutoCad 2D and AutoCad 3D class, Fall 2003
Developed course for Architecture entrance exam prep course and conducted the course Spring 2001.

Sep 1996 - Sep 2001


Gerald K. Slawin Award for design construction integration, Scholarship

This is a student competition award in conjunction with an architecture course in architectural technology, practice or management at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.


Francis J. Plym graduate fellowship, Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a graduate student entering their final year of the M.ARCH program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is based upon general academic excellence and professional promise.


Ando Program / Short-term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts, Osaka Foundation of International Exchange, Scholarship

This program is funded by Mr. Tadao Ando, a world-class architect from Osaka, who was awarded and the first recipient of Carlsberg Architectural Prize in May, 1992. Mr. Ando, with his deep interest in the internationalization of Osaka, donated all of the prize money (30 million yen) to the Osaka Prefectural government. OFIX received his donation through the Osaka Prefectural government and, in accordance with the wish of Mr. Ando, established the "Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts" as a Tadao Ando - Carlsberg Architectural Prize-Winning Memorial Program. Also there are companies who support the program's objective of inviting about 10 students from various Asian countries who are majoring in architecture and art. This program is held every autumn for a period of one month.
During this program all trainees experience about 10-days of practical on-the-job training at the representative construction companies of Japan in Osaka. During the job training, trainees are taken to on-site review of buildings which are under construction and are lectured about updated technology in the architecture field.
Furthermore, trainees will exchange opinions about architecture with Japanese students who major in the related field. There will also be one-day study tours in Kyoto and Osaka when some buildings designed by Tadao Ando are visited. Aside from the training, all trainees will experience home-stay with a Japanese family for two-days, so the trainees can deepen exchange with Japanese people. Every year this event is popular among all trainees because they can exchange with a "REAL" Japanese family.


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