Monica Arjani

Monica Arjani

Fair Lawn, NJ, US




  • Experienced in single family homes, multifamily, retail, religious, hospitality buildings
  • well versed with the International Building Code and Accessibility requirements
  • schematic design, design development, contract document production , construction administration, to project close-out
  • good with client contact, consultant and tenant coordination.
  • very good verbal and written skills.


Architectural Exchange P.C., Fair Lawn, NJ, US, Principal

Set up private practice. projects in had large custom homes, single family additions, small commercial, multi-family buildings.

Apr 2015 - current

Studio 5 Partnership, Glen Rock, NJ, US, Associate Architect

Design and construction administration of numerous small and very large retail projects.
As a Project Manager, providing single point control, coordinating the in-house team, outside consulting firms, and interacting with Clients and Tenant Coordinators. Keeping records of all project requirements and their implementation in the design scheme.
Ensuring the design complies with local Zoning requirements, Building Codes and Accessibility. Responsible for Contract document production.
Complete involvement in the Construction Administration stage of the projects. Responding to contractors requests for information, review of submittals, proper record keeping of all transactions, punch lists till project close-out.
Writing proposals for new projects, including estimating project costs and man-hours requirements.
Some noteworthy clients and projects being

Crossings at southern Bronx, New York, design, construction docs, construction administration.
Bloomfield College dormitories detailing
Hartz Apartments detailing and specification writing
300 Lafayette New York specification writing
Forest City Ratner’s: Ridge Hill Lifestyle Center at Yonkers, NY.
Vornado Realty: various stand-alone retail buildings at the Bergen Mall, Paramus New Jersey
Kean University, Union, New Jersey: Access Control for 17 buildings on campus.
Opper Realty: Multi Family residential building, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Jul 2007 - Mar 2015

Baio and Marcille Architects, Metuchen, NJ, US, Project Designer

Project manager responsible for design, consulting w/ clients, MEP consultants, contractors and building officials towards the preparation of construction documents of numerous single family homes, and small commercial projects, some prominent ones being
• Condominium building at Cliffside Park, New jersey
• Apartment building at Palisades Park, New Jersey
• Mosque for MFI at Franklin
• Fit up for Doctor’s offices at Edison
• Contemporary house for Steve and Denise Santagata

Oct 2004 - Jul 2007

Vijay Kale Architects, Hoboken, NJ, US, Project Designer

Architect/ Project manager responsible for the development of contract documents for
• Marriot Courtyard, 92nd st, NYC.
• Multi- family residential building at Lyndhurst, NJ.

Oct 2003 - Oct 2004


École nationale supérieure du paysage, Versailles, France, Landscape

Exchange student.
Independent 6 month study of the evolution of Urban Open Spaces in Paris.

Jan 1992 - Jun 1992

School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, New Delhi, India, MArch, Urban Design

Aug 1988 - Apr 1990

BKPS College of Architecture, Pune, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jun 1983 - Apr 1988


Gold Medal Master of Architecture, 1st Place


First place in University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization