Ruchi Dhar

Ruchi Dhar




I am licensed architect in the state of NJ and  India. I am a LEED accredited professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction (BD+C), NCARB accredited and  a member of the Architects League of Northern New Jersey. With over ten years of experience in architectural design, construction administration and project management experience, I have expertise in multiple projects including retail, corporate office buildings, facade restoration, single family and multi-family residential projects. I am skilled in driving timely completion of projects, ensuring strict adherence to client requirements, design intent, building code and zoning regulations.. My International academic and professional experience spanning across two continents provides me an enriched cultural and tectonic understanding of the built environment.


KCG Architects, Palisades Park, NJ, US, Project Architect / Project Manager

•Supervise various architectural projects from concept to completion including interface between
client and various consultants such as Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Geo technical etc. to derive optimized design and engineering solutions.
•Perform construction administration tasks such as RFI’s ,shop drawing and submittal review, and coordination with general contractors and sub contractors.
•Participate in site feasibility and survey reports with regards to clients in-house standards & code compliance.
•Sound understanding of IBC, 1938 and 1968 NYC codes,Zoning regulations, Multiple Dwelling Law, Local Laws & ICC/ANSI regulations.
•Prepare drawings and documents for city’s approval, liaising with Government Municipalities and Building Inspectors. In depth understanding of PANYNJ & MTA permit process and requirements.
•Develop tools and processes that improve project quality, optimize efficiency, streamline operations and facilitate access to information like creating generic code checklists, QA/QC checklists for Architectural and MEP work and editing Master specs to tailor fit individual projects.

May 2012 - current

Alan Feld Architect, Jersey City, NJ, US, Job captain

•Performed site visits & surveys to document existing conditions.
•Worked under the direct supervision of Principal architect from pre-design to Construction administration of various retail, commercial and residential projects.
•Coordinated with consultants, clients and code & zoning officials during various stages of the project.
•Prepared presentation boards & drawings for multiple Historic Board review meeting.
•Learnt mechanical , plumbing and electrical design minimizing need for specialized consultants and reducing costs for clients.

Oct 2005 - Oct 2010

Thomas Associates, Bangalore City, IN, Assistant architect

•Vital team member involved in all phases of project from programming to construction documents under direct supervision of Principal architect.
•Responsible for project coordination including clients, MEP engineers and owner hired consultants.
•Involved in analyzing building codes, municipal codes, and space and site requirements.
•Actively involved in weekly site meeting and producing reports.
•Involved in organizing material library.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

Jaiswal Associates, New Delhi, IN, Assistant Architect

•Worked under the supervision of a licensed architect and assisted in completing a complete set of construction drawings for various commercial complexes.
•Co-ordinated site meetings on a weekly basis among client, consultants and construction managers.

Sep 2001 - Oct 2002


LAD College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Licensed Architect in NJ
Licensed Architect in India
NCARB Certified

Aug 1997 - Jan 2001

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