Mugdha Chawathe

Mugdha Chawathe

New York, NY, US



Design sustainable architectural spaces enriching quality of life. Work on a wide range of projects that challenge and facilitate personal development. Help others by sharing my own experience and learn from theirs.



3D/2D Presentations, Site surveys, Client interaction, Cost estimation, Building code review, Requirement specification, Schematic design, Design development, Construction documents, MEP co-ordination, Client presentation drawings, Mentoring colleagues


SSP Architects, Architect

Currently working on new construction, additions & alterations of commercial and educational facilities.

Major Projects:

1) Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center for NJDEP (18,000sq. ft. – 7.5 Mil.)

Responsibilities include completing the entire set of Construction Documents including code research, material/product research, developing construction details, consultant coordination and specification writing.

2) New Elementary School in Jersey City for NJSDA (100,000 sq. ft. – 32mil)

Worked as a part of a small team to complete the entire set of Construction Documents for this SDA school with state of the art facilities and as per HSS guidelines. Responsibilities included completing construction documents including developing construction details, completing the FF&E package with details and schedules, selecting exterior materials and preparing alternatives for interior schemes, helping specification writer. Now that the project is under construction responsibilities include checking RFI’s, reviewing architectural submittals and re- reviewing consultant submittals for compliance with construction documents.

3) Concession Building for Middlebush Park in Franklin Township (1850 sq. ft. – 1.2 Mil)

Single handedly completed the entire set of Construction Documents including code compliance, researching materials/products, developing details, consultant coordination and specification writing.

4) Addition and Alterations for Lewis F. Cole Middle School in Fort Lee (20,000 sq. ft.; 9 Mil.)

Worked as a part of a small team to complete the entire set of Construction Documents including confirming code compliance, developing construction details, designing/studying interior spaces using Revit to take final design decisions and for client presentations, helping specification writer with selected building products/materials.

5) ROD school projects

Single handedly worked on various capital improvement project in Tinton Falls, Holmdel, Milford and Frenchtown. Responsibilities include site survey, completing construction documents including – code compliance, material research, specification writing, consultant coordination, completing bidding sets, responding to RFI’s, submittals reviews and site visits etc.

6) Center School (K-12: Special needs school)

Helped the project team by preparing Educational Specification from scratch for this unique school to get the approval from DOE.

Sep 2012 - current

Design Resource Group (DRG) AIA, Architectural Designer

Assisted principals and project architects through all design stages for new construction, additions & alterations of educational facilities; responsibilities included (as part of a team) site survey, developing complete set of construction documents including building code review, construction details, consultant coordination and creating multimedia presentations for present clients and create presentations to secure prospective business using AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop.

Major Projects:

– Phillipsburg Early Childhood Center (86,000sq. ft., 18.5Mil, LEED silver)
– Franklin Elementary School
– Long Memorial Elementary School
– Saddle Brook High School
– Clark Mills Elementary School

Apr 2002 - Jun 2005

Origin Architects, Associate Architect

Worked with a renowned architect (Architect of the year 1999-2000,IIA) on institutional, residential, retail, interior (residential & commercial) & landscape projects. Responsibilities included site survey, schematic design development, construction documents and researching for the design competition project, creating presentations for the competition using Photoshop and Power Point

Major Projects:

– College campus planning & design competition
– Hyundai & John Deere dealership interior design
– Single family house
– Landscape design
– Townhouse design
– Single family house re-modeling, floor addition
– Computer presentations for design competitions

May 1999 - Oct 2000

Group Phi Architects, Architect Intern

Worked as an intern on various interior design & civil projects with focus on requirement specification, cost estimation, custom furniture design, electrical & plumbing layouts.

Jan 1998 - Jun 1998


University of Pune, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1995 - Jun 1999


Furniture Design Competition, 1st Place

Received this award for a Furniture Design competition at National Association of Students of Architecture while representing my college at National Level.


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