Shalini .D. Amin

Shalini .D. Amin

New York, NY, US



Originally from Malawi, Central Africa, I am now an architectural designer in NYC. 

Architecture and Design are inherently methodical processes, exploring solutions to spatial design problems to address each individual scenario. I am fascinated with details and materials, and the impact they can have. From all the elements that make a building come together, to the experimental regions of design, the intricacies and interconnected nature of the design world are what I find exciting.

Designer. Traveler. Explorer. Adventurer.
Life is about experiences.


Building Studio Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Created, organized, and managed construction document sets for DOB, Landmarks and Natural Area
- Designed, drafted, and led project management for ADA compliant apartment renovations.
- Executed schematic drawings & design development for large homes including 3D models and
conceptual renderings.
- Compiled project proposals including zoning documents, code references, calculations, and tax maps.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2017

Greenberg Farrow, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Design development including detailed 3D models for large scale mixed-use projects in US and China.
- Assisted in schematic design for early stage proposals with clients.
- Designed floor-plate and apartment layouts for a large mixed use space, including sq.ft and FAR

Jan 2016 - May 2016

GSAPP Exhibitions, New York, NY, US, Exhibitions Fabricator

- Fabricated and assembled customized installations for curated architectural exhibitions.
- Gained expertise with material properties, CNC milling, tools, and lighting techniques.
- Experienced handling immediate design adjustments on-site and working within strict time constraints.

Jan 2013 - May 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - May 2015

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture / Entrepreneurship

Sep 2007 - May 2011


ArchDaily Best Student Work Worldwide [compilation], Other

Final student installation titled ‘Kerby’ was featured on ArchDaily in a 2015 compilation of best student projects worldwide.


William Kinne Travelling Fellowship, Grant

Awarded a traveling stipend for a traveling fellowship, focusing on East German and Soviet architectural influences in post-independence East Africa.


Areas of Specialization