Shahnoor Chowdhury

Shahnoor Chowdhury

Mbabane, SZ





                                                                                                Mbabane, Swaziland                                                                                                                     Cell #: (+268) 76309423                                                                                                       


SHAHNOOR CHOWDHURY                                              




A junior-level position in architectural design, with opportunities for personal growth and professional development.




Master of Architecture  (candidate)

University at Buffalo The State University of New York

December 2010

Buffalo, NY, USA                                                                                                                            


Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Technology

New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York,

June 2006

Brooklyn, NY, USA


Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology

New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York

June 2004

Brooklyn, NY, USA



Architectural Technician                                                                                        October 2012 – Present

Africa South Architects (ASA)  

Mbabane, Swaziland           

  • Responsible for preparing and drafting construction documents such as floor plans, elevations, sections, reflected ceiling plans, schedules (finishes/specification), and detailing jobs.
  • Provide support to designers by preparing detail drawings in AutoCAD (from 3D Designs), sketches, diagrams, etc.
  • Preparing submission drawings to local authorities.
  • Leant new software: ArchiCAD Architecture (basic knowledge)


Assistant Manager

Century Fashions                                                                                     April 2011 – September 2012

Mbabane, Swaziland

·        Responsible for cashing out and depositing daily sales into accounts

·        Receiving incoming goods or orders

·        Managing emails and orders for companies

·        Responding to customer inquiries


AutoCAD Draftsman

Africa South Walker Architects (ASWA)                                                                    June 2008 – August 2008

Mbabane, Swaziland

·        Responsible for preparing and drafting construction documents and assisting in AutoCAD Architectural 3D drawings.

·        Responsible for making color and material selection for projects.


Junior Architect (Architectural Intern.)

Point Design Architects, P.C.                                                                                          July 2006 – July 2007

Manhattan, NY

·        Responsible for preparing and drafting construction documents, floor plans and minor detailing jobs of mostly retail and commercial buildings, and some residential houses.

·        Responsible for performing site visits, acquiring site measurements, sketching

      and photographing existing conditions of retail buildings.

·        Checking and converting sketches as well as PDFs into AutoCAD plans.

·        Furniture layout (fast food takeaway restaurants e.g. Charley's Grilled Subs) and specific detailing in drawings i.e. kitchens, tiled, wall sections, stairs, schedule of finishes, doors, windows, furniture plans, ceiling plans, flooring, etc.

·        Responsible for supervising new employee


Assistant Manager Baskin Robbins                                                                                                               February 2001 – January 2004

Bronx, NY

·        Opening/closing store

·        Maintaining stock/inventory control

·        Managing daily receipts

·        Responding to customer inquiries

·        Providing training/supervision to employees




Software Skills

·        AutoCAD Architecture

·        Computer-Generated 3D Modeling (AutoCAD 3D / Google Sketch Up)

·        Adobe Creative Suite

·        Microsoft Office Suite

·        Internet Applications (Web Browsing: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 / E-mail / MSN Messenger / Google Earth / Skype / etc.)


Design Skills

·        Knowledgeable in basic architectural design and space layout

·        Construction Drawing

·        Physical Model Making

·        Capable of manual drafting and sketching


General Skills

·        General knowledge of architectural practice including site planning, structural, and mechanical.

·        Building Materials

·        Basic practical knowledge of building codes

·        Bilingual: English / SiSwati (Zulu) / Bengali / French




Architecture Club / Student Association / High School Cricket Team / Physical Exercise /  Traveling



References available upon request



City College of New York (CCNY), Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Architecture in Architectural Technology

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

City College of New York (CCNY), Brooklyn, NY, US, Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology

Jan 2001 - Jun 2004

Areas of Specialization