Archit Sawhney

Archit Sawhney

Chicago, IL, US



Born and brought up in India, I have been very fortunate to be living amidst a plethora of cultures that my country offers. In spite of tremendous diversity, the cultures somehow found a way to blend so beautifully. This interwoven expression is evident in the ancient Indian architecture. I can never forget the day I stepped in front of the magnificent Taj Mahal, in Agra. As a child I felt mesmerized, and quickly realized that human capabilities are immense and that one should tap ones own capabilities to the maximum.

Moving to Chicago, and to study under a ‘Miesian’ curriculum, was an opportunity I knew I couldn’t miss. I got to know fast, how much there was to learn, and how much there was to do. Even after working with amazing professors for five years, the thought of learning and sharing something new still excites me. I am ready to channelize all the things I have learnt in to practical experience, and along the way exchange my set of skills and knowledge with other colleagues.

I would like to thank you for considering me, and would like to share with you that I am a very hardworking, sincere, diligent, social person, who is always motivated to acquire new skills. I will bring with me to the table the passion that will not only drive me to work hard but will also encourage others around me.



Aria Group Architects, Inc., Chicago, Architectural Intern

Hospitality | Design | 3d Modeling | Construction Drawings

Oct 2012 - current

Sigma Engineering, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Project Intern

Chicago Public Schools Retrofit | Site Surveys | Drawings | Documentation

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

Institutional Advancement, IIT, Chicago, IL, US, Phonathon Manager

Fund-raising for student scholarships | Managing a team of 10 | Data Entering

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Mies van der Rohe Society, Chicago, IL, US, Student Ambassador

Tour Docent | Event organization | Exhibition Planning | Volunteer

Jun 2008 - May 2012


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture- Digital Design specialization

Aug 2007 - May 2012


Schiff Foundation Award Nomination, Nomination

One of the two students to be nominated by Prof. Werner Sobek for this prestigious award between three school, SAIC, UIC and IIT.


Stryker Award Nomination, Nomination

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Nomination


IIT Architecture Deans list, Honorable Mention

Deans list | 2008-2012


Leadership Academy Scholar, Scholarship

Full-tuition scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate prior leadership experience and show potential for positively impacting the peers.


SOAR IIT Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization