Prutha Raithatha

Prutha Raithatha

New York, NY, US



With over 7 years of architectural work experience in the NY/ NJ area, a Masters in Sustainable Design and a Bachelors of Architecture, I am currently seeking a full time opportunity as a Project Architect.

        My interest in architecture lies in green buildings. I am a LEED AP. Have worked on a couple of LEED projects in my career. I designed, documented and did the LEED online documentation for a small Sustainability center in upstate New York that was selected as a Green Building of America Award- winning project and was featured in a 2009 issue of Real Estate & Construction Review-Northeast Green Success Stories Edition.

     I am a very enthusiastic, organized and responsible person. Love working in teams with like-minded people. Positivity and people skills are my plus points. My NYC/NJ work experience so far includes large scale commercial projects, multi-storey mixed-used buildings, educational projects, hotels, armory, police station, commercial interiors and currently working for a developer on a high-end 650,00 sf apartment complex in NJ which I saw through from conception to construction.

    Outside of work I pursue my hobbies with equal passion. My interests in fashion lead me to start my own fashion blog, which has since been published in 2 books, multiple magazines, newspapers and online publications. I was also interviewed by [where I found this job listing] in their series called “Architects Working Out of the Box” right after they interviewed “Pinterest” co-founder Evan Sharp. I am also a freelance fashion writer for VOGUE India.

    As a creative person who is very interested in cultivating her skills in architecture with emphasis on green design, I would love the opportunity to do so at a creative NYC firm. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.


Waterside Construction, Edgewater, NJ , Intermediate Architect

Projects worked on the position responsibilities.

• The Alexander, Multi-storey Luxury Residential Apartment development projects in Edgewater, NJ (650,000 SF): Construction Documents, Project Coordination and Construction Administration.

• Multiple small to midsized residential and commercial development projects in New Jersey

Jan 2010 - current

Grad Associates, P.A., Newark, NJ , Intermediate Architect

Projects worked on the position responsibilities.

• Rensselaer Education Center, Green Building Award winning project, LEED Platinum aimed, 8.8-acre Ecological Park with a Center for Sustainability, Rensselaer, NY, (3,800 sf): LEED Online, Redesign for value engineering, Project Management.

• Starbucks Café, Café Interiors, Newark, NJ (500 SF): Survey, Project and Design coordination with company Standards and specifications, Site supervision.

• 700 Broadway, Lobby Design, New York, NY (600 sf): Schematic Design, Design Development.

• 1515 Broad Street, Commercial multi-building renovation project, including facade renovation, fitness center and Café interior design and making existing building code compliant, Bloomfield, NJ, (306,000 sf): Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Document, Code Research, Construction Administration.

• Liberty Harbor North, Luxury High-rise Hotel / Condominium Mixed-use Waterfront Development, Jersey City, NJ, (2.2 Acres): Planning Board submission documents.

• The Luxe, Mixed-use high-rise, Stamford, CT, (196,000 sf): Coordination with Design Architect, Construction Documents.

• Standard Chartered Bank, Cooperate Office Interiors, Newark, NJ (45,000 sf): Survey, Schematic Design, Product Research, Construction Documents.

• Elizabeth Police Station, Security Upgrade with Interior and Façade renovation project, Elizabeth, NJ, (20,000 sf): Survey, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents.

• Multiple commercial interiors and tenant fit-out projects in NYC and NJ

Oct 2006 - Jan 2010

Buck Moorhead Architect / ACME Passive, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Projects worked on the position responsibilities.

• Audubon Center for Sustainability, Interpretive Center, LEED certification aimed, Albany, NY, (3,000 sf): LEED consultant, Schematic Design.

• Commercial and Residential Renovation Projects, NYC, NY: Survey, DOB Filling, Construction Documents.

Aug 2005 - Oct 2006

Freelancer, Mumbai, IN, Interior / Exhibit Designer

• Indian International Jewelry Show, 5 Exhibition stalls, Mumbai, India, (300 sf each): Designer

Nov 2003 - Jun 2004

Ratan J. Batliboi Architects Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, IN, Intern Architect

Projects worked on the position responsibilities.

• Rustom Sethna Vacation Home, High-end Single family Residential, Kanghar, India, (300 sf each): Schematic Design, Design Development, Model Maker, Construction Documents.

• Hutchison Essar + Kotak Mahindra, Commercial Interiors, India: Construction Documents.

Dec 2002 - Oct 2003


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, MArch, Masters of Science in Sustainable Design

• Master’s Project: Bioclimatic skyscrapers: An analysis of their performance in comparison to a code compliant skyscraper using E-Quest.

Sep 2004 - May 2005

University of Mumbai, Mumbai, IN, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jun 1998 - May 2003

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