Unnati Patel

Unnati Patel

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I myself as an architect is not just a dream of mine but a passionate lovable work to carry throughout my whole life. Coming from India I had an opportunity to learn and understand about two different culture through education in Architecture. I came from Ahmedabad which is one of the metro cities in India. Working at Buffalo and Ahmedabad has given me different experience and knowledge.

As a part of Material Culture research group at University at Buffalo,  I learned to pursues design inquiry through full-scale fabrication, assembly and installation; critical exploration of design and production; and study of the potential of materials. I also developed my conceptual architectural design skills by constantly tested through making.

I have worked on  residential, commercial, institutional, urban development projects through out my career.  As a designer I aim to create space which encourage people to think, to react and to engage with surrounding environment. 




Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

Aug 2019 - current

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY, US, Student Assistant for Graduate Recruitment

Working with Kevin Donovan(Director of Graduate Recruiter), on a yield strategy for International students in the graduate recruitment process. Communicate with students, guide them throughout their admission process, career counseling etc.

Feb 2019 - Jun 2019

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Brooklyn, Student Assistant

Worked with Bruce Majkowski event supports, exhibitions, other facility related tasks in the Department of Architecture.

May 2018 - Jun 2019

Placekinessis Associates, Ahmedabad, IN, Intern Architect

Worked on residential apartments and large scale recreational/tourism development project at Ahmedabad and Rajasthan. conceptual design, working details, coordination with the structural agency and senior architects.

Jan 2017 - May 2017


University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture 2 yrs program.
Graduating in May 2019

Aug 2017 - current

Anant institute of architecture, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA, BArch, Architecture

Bachelors of Architecture 5 yrs program.

Jul 2012 - May 2017


FIRST WINNER : 2018 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA National Student Design Competition, 1st Place

The student team proposed a transit-oriented development for a prominent site in Chicago's Woodlawn community. "Roots: Woodlawn's Gateway" designs a new transit station and an elevated, landscaped avenue that connects the site to a nearby existing transit station. The UB NOMAS team stands with their First-place award among 40 other participating schools.
Faculty Mentor: Brian Carter


Best Graduate Installation Project, Award

Project: The Rain Forest.
Instructor: Jason Geistweidt


Inspire, Communicate,Engage - student design competition, 3rd Place


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