Shamima Chowdhury

Shamima Chowdhury

Newark, NJ, US

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I am graduating my Master of Architecture at NJIT in next May and looking for a full-time position in an architecture and design firm. I have more than 4 years of professional experience in multi-family residence and housing design projects along with few commercial office and interior design.


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

Documentation and digitalization of architectural books at Barbara and Leonard Littman Library at NJIT

Sep 2015 - current

Blackstone 360, Newark, NJ, US, Architectural Designer Intern

Construction drawing, coordinating with manufacturer, shop drawing

Notable Projects:
ESSENCE 144 | East Orange, NJ
-Acting as a project coordinator of a 145-unit apartment building.
-Responsibilities included: Coordinating with the architectural firm in necessary
construction drawings, coordinating manufacturer with the site-specific measurements,
preparing as-built drawing.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Volumezero Limited, Dhaka, BD, Associate Architect


-Worked in a couple of high-end multi-family apartment complex and housing
projects. Main responsibilities were design & development under the guidance of
principal architect, consultants & client meetings, and coordination

Notable Projects:

-Concept design development and Basis of Design (BoD) report submission for a
12 storied 900,000 sft housing project.
-Responsibilities included: project planning, programming, design & documentation,
3d modeling, architectural visualization, and project coordination with the
client side project architect and the principal architect of Volumezero LTD.

HABITAT GOLPAHAR | Chittagong Bangladesh
-Schematic design and design development for a 100,000sft residential housing
project in the contoured city of Chittagong in Bangladesh.
-Responsibilities included: concept design, schematic, visualization and project
coordination with client and other consultants.

SHIKHARA JOLCHOBI | Dhaka, Bangladesh
-Construction documentation preparation of a 13-storied commercial building
-Responsibilities included: preparation of the construction documents set and coordination with the project’s stakeholders.

May 2012 - May 2015

Form.3 Architects, Dhaka, BD, Architectural Intern

-Worked in a competition project of a commercial building
-Photoshop rendering and presentation drawings

Nov 2010 - Dec 2010

Ar. Bashirul Haq & Associates, Dhaka, BD, Architectural Intern

-Worked on producing digital drawings from the old hand-drafted drawings
-Worked on documentations of selective projects

Apr 2010 - May 2010

Volumezero Limited, Dhaka, BD, Architectural Intern

-Mostly presentation, model making and drafting in design development

Apr 2009 - Jul 2009

Sheikh Ahsan Ulla Mojumder & Associates, Dhaka, BD, Team Member (Design Competition)

Mar 2009 - Jun 2009


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

Graduating May 2017

Aug 2015 - current

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, BD, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jan 2006 - Apr 2012


Berger Travel Grant Award 2010, Grant

-Won the travel grant award on topic of 'Forts in the defense system of ancient Bengal (History, Typology, Architectural pattern)' in a team of 2 members


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