Soumya Rao

Soumya Rao

New York, NY, US



Originally from Bombay,India.I graduated from the University of Pune. I worked for an Architectural Design firm called Studio Padmini Pandey in Bombay. I worked on Commercial, residential and hospitality projects there. I moved to the United States to pursue my Masters in Architecture with a focus in Sustainable Design at Iowa State University. During the course, I interned at BNIM Architects in Des Moines. 

I love sketching,reading and listening to music in my free time. I get inspired by projects where Architecture itself could be an interesting framework to engage nature, people and culture.



Dattner Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Oct 2019 - current

Corgan, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Worked on the LGA Airport Terminal C.
- Airfield master planning
- Headhouse Design through Construction Documentation
- Concourses Design through Construction Administration
- Coordinated with PANYNJ and DOT on Wayfinding and signage for the LGA
Terminal C

Jun 2015 - Oct 2019

BNIM Architects, new york, Architectural Intern

-Executed construction drawings and developed designs for the Redevelopment project of the American Enterprise Group Insurance building by Ar.Gordon Bunshaft.
-Worked on the State Historic Preservation Office submittal drawings. Documented existing site conditions and proposed new schemes in the design.
-Created and detailed custom perforated metal curtain walling system for the proposed art building at University of Iowa in collaboration with Steven Holl Architects.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2013 - Apr 2015

Areas of Specialization