Shruti Deore

Shruti Deore

New York, NY, US

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I recently graduated with a M.Arch from Parsons School of Design, NY.  I hold a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from University of Mumbai, India.

As a designer for the community, my research and design are focused on addressing the needs of the undeserved sets of populations in our 'developed urban landscape' and aim at continuing this work with like minded practitioners moving forward.

I am a motivated thinker whose only single motto is to use spatial design as a key tool to alleviate real-world problems. A comprehensive researcher focused on providing solutions to the bitter actuality of life.

Architecture for me is about understanding the emotion of the user translated into space. With experience in architectural design and research, my concepts lie on the principle of creating a tight-knit community to enhance the value of the space. It is about creating simple yet powerful designs with a strong emphasis on participatory approach of the client/users. 

Architecture is a social act, and as designer, we must embrace it to provide solutions to the changing urban environments that have a strong sense of rootedness 



Grain Collective, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Apr 2021 - current

WXY Architecture + Urban Design, New York, NY, US, Planning Intern

- Assisted as a Researcher to analyze the gaps in the study of various theoretical
published datasets & guidelines for an on-going community engagement project
- Prepared a research analysis report for an on-going master plan proposal
- Assisted in the documentation and visualization process of analyzing stakeholder
interviews for an ongoing BOA project for the city
- Prepared an ‘existing conditions report’ with Census Data analysis on brownfields, strategic sites, & street analysis in accordance with the sub-area studies
- Responsible for mapping and zoning analysis (building code) for an on-going project

Sep 2020 - Apr 2021

Open Architecture Collaborative, San Francisco, CA, US, Fellow/ Research & Community Empowerment Strategist

- Embodying leadership experience for social equity
- Hands-on training in equitable design methods that include community
engagement practices and funding strategies
- Assisted in brainstorming strategies for community engagement and equity
specifically post covid

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

Parsons The New School for Design/ Making Center, New York City, Lab Assistant/Technology Assistant

- Responsible for operations, process management and customer service
- Managed speciality printing database and processed requests for over 500 patrons
- Assisted various students with design and tech solutions while working with laser and 3D printers on campus

Jan 2019 - May 2020

The New School, New York city, Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant to Prof. Brian McGrath

Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

THE TRUST FOR GOVERNORS ISLAND AND BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer (Design Build- Parsons School of Design)

- Served as a design developer throughout the design phase of the project
- Closely worked with the client to understand the brief with constantly evolving
design strategies
- Managed various allied aspects of the project like the timeline, budget, timely
mock-ups & final production
- Developed expertise in the process of fabricating in both the metal and wood shops with hands-on experience in field construction

Jan 2019 - Sep 2019

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

Graduate Research Assistant to Prof. Yvette Chaparro
- conducted thorough research on typology of design in the field of industrial (product) design
- worked on various typologies of bowls to understand and formulate groundbreaking designs for a new type
- Gained hands-on experience in working with ceramics

Oct 2018 - Jun 2019

FHD Group, Hyderabad, IN, Junior Architectural Designer - Architectural Intern

- Assisted in evolving designs and concepts with the design team on, on-going
- Prepared both architectural & construction drawings for various projects
- Experienced in making graphic material and images for client meetings
- Actively participated in all client & vendor meetings with timely site visits

Dec 2016 - Dec 2017


Parsons School of Constructed Environment, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2018 - May 2020

L.B.Hiray College of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2013 - Apr 2018

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