Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Brooklyn, NY, US

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With past work experience ranging from project management, construction documentation and detailing, design development, filing with NYC DOB and LPC, hands on construction and fabrication, I believe that I could be an asset to your team. I am currently at Ogawa Depardon Architects, a small boutique firm, in lower Manhattan where I perform as a designer and project manager. In the 4 years that I have been here, I've worked on a variety of projects ranging from apartment, private townhome, bar and restaurant renovations. I worked directly with the firm's two principals and clients to bring projects from conception to reality. I currently have a solo design project of mine in construction in Northeast Ohio, a single family home for a couple aging in place. Formerly, I've worked in design/build, architecture and landscape architecture.



Ogawa Depardon Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project manager for private apartment, landmarked single family townhomes, bar and restaurant renovations. Worked directly with principal architects in developing design. Interfaced with expediters, structural and mechanical engineers, inspectors, contractors and clients. Integral in bringing projects from conception to completion. Developed client presentations, filing sets, construction documents, schedules, cabinetry drawings and meeting minutes.

Jun 2014 - current

SITU, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer / Fabricator

Fabricator / Designer who troubleshoots prefab and on site construction complications while accurately constructing environments for party goers and learning children for the Beaux Arts Ball 2013 and new exhibits at the New York Hall of Science, respectively. Developed a 1:1 prototype and construction documents for a new exhibit at New York Hall of Science.

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014

The New School, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant for a 5 week Summer Studies program in Constructed Environments. I assisted faculty in each of the course components: "Studio", "Representation and Spatial Anlysis", and "In The City Studies".

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Parsons The New School for Design - Design Workshop (Splash House, Highbridge In_flux), New York, NY, US, Design Team + Construction Team

Over the summers of 2011 and 2012 I was a part of the construction team composed solely of students to build the Splash House from the ground up. Splash House was designed by MArch Students in partnership with NYC Parks. Understanding the transition from design/construction documents into the built environment and how to troubleshoot on site problems to find feasible solutions.
In Spring of 2012 we began the design of the renovation of the Highbridge Recreation Center’s center openair breezeway. Had formal design meetings with NYC Parks department members as well as the Community Board of Washington Heights. Granted full approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission of NYC as well as the Building Department of NYC. Presenter and point person for these critical proposals. ‘12: I worked on the demolition portion of the design.

May 2011 - Aug 2012

Landworks Studio, Boston, MA, US, Designer

Worked closely on schematic design of a border crossing in Madawaska, Maine, design development of the AIA building in Washington, DC, and the Parque de Valdebebas Competition - Madrid, Spain. Heavily involved with marketing, promotional materials and graphics, I worked to create successful project proposals and competition submissions.

Jun 2008 - Apr 2009

Koetter Kim & Associates Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Developed and built design models and preliminary renderings for a new city in Kazakhstan. Accurately corrected redlines for construction documents for a new physical science building at Cornell University.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA, US, Marketing Assistant / Architectural Intern

Developed and customized successful job proposals. Designed graphics for many of the proposals including schedule diagrams, organizational charts. Took site photos and developed CAD drawings.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2006

Utile, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

Worked extensively with an urban redevelopment scheme in collaboration with Berkeley Investments. Developed diagrams used for presentations to clients. Collaborated to develop all of the firm’s renderings. Took accurate notes and photographs of project sites. Developed an office organization system including set of graphic standards.

Jan 2005 - Jun 2005


The New School, New York, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2014

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelors of Science Degree in Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2008

American Institute for Roman Culture, Rome, IT, Architecture

Study Abroad Program in Architecture affiliated with Northeastern University

Sep 2006 - Dec 2006


Parsons the New School for Design Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School of Constructed Environments, Award


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