Aakanksha Bishnoi

Aakanksha Bishnoi

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am a Graduate Interior Design student at Pratt Institute with Bachelors in Architecture and have two years of work experience in designing Corporate offices. Currently, I am working as an Intern in the Planning & Design department at MTV Networks.


Viacom/MTV Networks, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Currently interning at MTV Networks in the Planning & Design department and have been working directly with design manager and other team members in assisting them with space planning, drafting, finish & furniture selection, attending project meetings, and researching products & materials.

Jan 2012 - current

dwp - design worldwide partnership Interics, New Delhi, IN, Designer

Designed offices for Sapient, Indus Towers, Hero Honda, Galaxy Toyota, Royal Bank of Scotland, I-Gate, Pacetel
 Analyzed site details and gathered project information in an iterative process to attain a design brief to meet the client requirements
 Devised design concepts and layouts for client’s approval
 Recommended materials and interior furnishings to the client
 Prepared detailed presentation for the project and presented interior designs to the project consultants
 Estimated quantity of materials required and prepared design cost estimates
 Solicited cost estimates from vendors and negotiated prices for purchasing furniture, storages, artworks, and accessories
 Performed construction inspection to ensure conformance with contract drawings
 Developed design handbook for Indus Towers to ensure quality control and consistency at multiple offices

Jul 2007 - Jul 2009


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

At Pratt, as an alternative to thesis, I am enrolled in the Exhibition Design Intensive (EDI) Program where I have been working on live projects in teams. This studio works in conjunction with Ralph Applebaum Associates (RAA) and focuses on experiential design. As one of the studio project, I am currently working on a national level competition for “Parks for the People” project organized by Van Allen Institute and National Park Services. For this project I did extensive research on the history of the Hopewell Furnace National Park and then used design as a catalyst to creatively rethink Hopewell’s connection to people and its role as revered natural, social and cultural destination. I have also worked in a team to design a Halloween show window for Urban Outfitters which was showcased in SOHO, New York in October 2011. In addition to this, I have worked on several individual design projects at Pratt ranging from Retail design for Hema, Corporate office for Ideo, Residential interiors, and a Public Library.

Aug 2010 - current

Apeejay, School Of Architecture, Greater Noida, India, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Jun 2007

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