Mahendra Karne

Mahendra Karne

Pune, IN



I am Mahendra Karne, have pursued Masters in Urban design from CEPT University (June 2011), Ahmedabad and graduated from Sinhgad College of Architecture, Pune University (May 2006).  I have total three and half years of professional experience. I am looking forward for a suitable opportunity.


Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners, Pune , Architect

- Co ordination, master plan modifications, Revit 3D modeling
- Revit 3D Modeling, Co ordination with Beirut and Cairo offices, working drawings, area calculations
- 3D sketch up modeling, design modifications development
- Area Calculations, design development


Apr 2008 - Jul 2009

Sahara Aamby Valley City, Lonavla (India), Lonavla, IN, Junior architect

Sahara Aamby Valley City, Lonavla, India’s one of the largest township project developing around 10,600 acre land by Sahara India Commercial Co.Ltd incorporating residential, commercial, social, educational activities, shopping malls, multiplexes etc.
- I was responsible for 12 Villas in terms of their design, coordination and execution. The luxurious villas differ by their style (English, Spanish, Contemporary, Boutique style) & by size (2 Acre, 1 Acre, ½ Acre, ¼ Acre).
- Site study, Concept drawings, working drawings,
Site monitoring, Client meetings, Inhouse Coordination

May 2006 - Apr 2008

AVA Firm, Pune, Pune, Trainee architect

I worked on small-scale projects like bungalows, small scale industries, office extension, interiors
Working drawings, design modification and development, site visit, client meetings, co ordination.

May 2005 - Dec 2005


CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, MArch, Masters in Urban Design

Academic Experience (July 2009 to July 2011)
Masters in Urban Design

Semester I (July – Nov)
Studio title: Reading the Urban Fabric, case – Porbandar, India
Urban intervention: Redevelopment of Institutional Area
Aim of the Studio:
Studio aims at “Reading an Urban Fabric” and to understand determinants and causative forces responsible for urban growth and change – the resulting physical manifestations – development process.
It emphasizes on understanding urbanization and urbanism. City - its morphology, determinants, relationships, activities, history and analysis.

Semester II (Dec - April)
Studio title: Urban extension, case – Pondicherry, India
Urban intervention: Urban – Rural Interface
Aim of the Studio:
Studio aims at designing the extension to the existing urban fabric – addresses principles of site planning, natural features and environmental, typology/ morphology, density patterns etc. Studio attempts to synthesize the multiple determinants and developmental processes along with the enabling tools and mechanisms. Urban design is seen as a part of a larger system. Particular emphasis is on environmental factors, human intervention and historicity.

Summer Work: Study focuses on documenting and analyzing relevant urban design projects in the Indian context.

Semester III (July – Nov)
Studio title: Urban Transformation, case – Ahmedabad, India
Urban intervention: Malek Saban Lake Precinct Development
Aim of the Studio:
This studio deals with a significant urban area, which has strong potential for development. This studio finally culminates into a complete design proposal including urban structure, control, guidelines and other mechanisms. This semester attempts to build up the understanding of the complexity of the city. It attempts to define the role for Urban Design in our development process.

Semester IV (Dec - June)
Studio title: Thesis, case – Pune, India
Thesis title: Reinventing old core in the context of modernization
Study of existing Peths (market place) includes identification of place attachment indicators and characteristics of the places found to be meaningful and legible to the users.

Summer Work: Research paper / Internship
Research paper topic: Re-interpretation of historical streets in the context of modernization, Case: Pune old city

Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

University of Pune, Pune, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Apr 2001 - Apr 2006

Areas of Specialization