Shruti Deore

Shruti Deore

New York, NY, US

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An architectural designer by profession, with an innate capacity to facilitate social and ecological well-being. 

Shruti’s design intent centers around unearthing the unseen and unnoticed that shape behaviors, cultures, relationships, and the larger ecosystems that we inhabit. She is an advocate for the community and voicing cultural and neighborhood narratives is the purpose of her being. 

Prior to joining Grain Collective, Shruti worked on projects & concepts that engage the mind, the body, and the psychology of the user in the spaces they inhabit. It included work for the homeless claiming their rights to the city, addressing the safety of women in public spaces, and designing a safe haven, while partnering with local non-profits for survivors of human trafficking. 



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

As a junior designer, primarily involved in community engagement and planning projects at Grain Collective. Engaged in ideating and conceptualizing various topics around community empowerment and creating awareness. Conducted, led, and supported several engagement activities including focus groups, interviews, large-scale public events. Charted out reports, and necessary graphics based on stakeholder feedback and other project themes.

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 Design, 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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