Preeti Shah

Preeti Shah

Champaign, IL, US




I am a recent graduate from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign with a degree in Architecture [M. Arch] . Currently working with Architect Jeffery S. Poss, I am actively seeking a full-time position as an architectural intern.

I have always been very passionate about design and details. My design approach has consistently been founded on an intense research and analysis over the matter. Such a base forms a strong skeletal support for the project to develop upon. I believe that researching, writing and communicating the opportunities & issues for any proposal opens various dimensions which can significantly expound the project’s potentialities.

Five years of professional experience has gained me proficiency over practical ways of working. It has also gained me command over technical drawings, site coordination, client meetings and project execution. This practical knowledge coupled with a strong academic career has made me more confident in my approach to opportunities and challenges and build the best from given circumstances.

As Architecture is more of a process than product, I am profoundly willing to employ all my focus and skills for a particular project to pull out and develop those potential elements.

Preeti Shah



Freelance contractor working with Architect Jeffery S. Poss, Urbana, IL, US, Freelance Architect/ Contractor

• Designer for high-end residential projects.
• Resolving technical details.
• Making technical drawings.
• Site studying & analysis for over 10 acres of property.
• Preparing physical and 3D models for clarity and direction of the design.
• Making design decisions.
• Coordinating for approvals of the city codes.

Jun 2017 - current

Self Employed - Freelance Architect/ Interior Designer, Gujarat, India, Freelance Architect/ Interior Designer

• Accomplished remodeling and renovation of houses valuing $1+ million.
• Altered and reinforced structural design.
• Crafted furniture & lighting design.
• Redesigned landscape.
• Coordinated with site engineers, workers and vendors.
• Managed expenditure profile thoroughly.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

Reza Kabul and Architects, Mumabi, India, Architectural Intern

• Designer for high end residential townships, commercial, hospitality & mixed used housing and zoning projects.
• Accomplished $60+ million projects from design phase till execution.
• Constant coordination with site engineers and associated team members and frequent site inspections.
• Revised, edited and corrected construction drawings per new bylaws.
• Created zoning and planning layouts for 35+ acres of properties.
• Crafted presentations for clients.
• Active problem solver with technical skills set.

Feb 2011 - Jun 2013

Architect Ashvin Modi, Gujarat, India, Architect

• Designed a clubhouse for a reputed pharmaceutical company costing $5 million.
• Produced construction documents & built tenders.
• Created custom made roofing & joinery details.
• Resolved structural, electrical and M.E.P. issues.

Dec 2010 - Feb 2011


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana- Champaign, IL, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2015 - May 2017


Adobe Creative Jam 2017, 1st Place

Adobe Creative Jam conducted a competition for creating a graphic from a given theme - Mixing Metaphors.
My logo was a form of a story with a flow of images that narrated my interpretation of the theme.
Not only was my graphics icon selected with the majority of the audience, but I was greatly appreciated for the speech that explained it vividly.


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