Gowri Sannananjaiah

Gowri Sannananjaiah

Plainsboro, NJ, US



Final year student in the Master of Architecture program at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ and on the track to graduate in May 2014 and also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Bangalore University, India. Architecture has always been my passion, for we can affect the quality of life of the people. I intend to focus on sustainable design to develop healthy and sustainable environment. I want to utilize my strong creative design portfolio and graphic skills for creating affordable, functional and pleasing designs. I constantly try to seek greater breadth to challenge my knowledge in Architecture.


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark NJ, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant, Sept 2013 - present: Assisting Prof. Daniel Kopec to perform teaching related duties.

Teaching Assistant, Jan 2013 - May 2013: Assisted Prof. Rima Taher to perform teaching related duties.

Library Research Assistant, Sept 2011 - May 2012: Responsible for creating library’s Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. This Archive is an initiative undertaken by the NJIT to document the past and present built environment of Newark, New Jersey. The archive included plans of the city, architectural drawings, old photographs and postcards, rare books, articles in periodicals, monographs, exhibition catalogues, student projects, as well as links to already existing online materials

Sep 2011 - current

Arcone Associates, Phoenix, AZ, US, Architectural Designer

The role and responsibilities included coordination with the principal architect in the design process, preparation of construction documents, documents for city permitting process and detailing for residential, commercial, office spaces and interior design projects

Jan 2008 - Sep 2008

Pragathi Architects, Bengaluru, India, Managing Director

Managing Director- Responsibilities included marketing, client relationship management, project management and design of residential, commercial, mixed use & interior design projects from concept to completion.
Architectural Consultant for Builders (Matrix Built Tech, Fabricana) - involved in commercial and residential projects.
Lead Architect for Nirvana Architecture & Interiors - involved in architecture, interior design and execution for residential, commercial, club/resort and heritage structure conservation projects

Mar 2004 - Dec 2007

Mallikarjuna & Associates, Bengaluru India, Lead Architect

I was involved in architecture and interior design for residential, commercial and Medical Science & Research Institute Center (which included library and a hostel) projects.

Sep 2002 - Feb 2004

Ravi Associates, Bengaluru India, Intern Architect

Joined as an Intern Architect to pursue my professional practice and continued as a junior architect after my graduation. My responsibilities included producing design & construction detail documents, fabricating models and assisting Senior Architects in large scale project conceptualization.

Jan 2001 - Aug 2002


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, MArch, MArch

Sep 2011 - May 2014

Bangalore University- UVCE, Bengaluru, IN, BArch, BArch

Jun 1996 - May 2001


NAAB Accreditation/College Exhibit, 2014, Other

Space Shuttle exhibition center project selected for college NAAB accreditation exhibit and model of the project displayed in the college campus center showcase.


NJIT Master Fellowship award, Award


NJIT Master Fellowship award, Award


Areas of Specialization