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Utsav Shah

Utsav Shah

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I am a post-graduate student living in Brooklyn. I’m currently pursuing my Master’s in Strategic Design & Management at The New School - Parsons. I aspire to start my own architectural practice in the future. I’m highly motivated and dedicated to create a positive difference in the world through my work.

Employment 

Carlton Architecture PC, New York, Architectural Designer

I mainly worked on a house project in upstate NY, assisting the team to create millwork details for the kitchen, along with assembling the CD set. After starting school at Parsons in August, I switched to part time employment. I worked on educational projects and interior projects during this time, assisting the team with drawings and 3-D as required.

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019
 

Wid Chapman Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

I worked on 3 projects at WCA; one an upscale restaurant/lounge (CD’s), a fast-food chicken grille (Schematic phase) and a demo and potential commercial project at the New Yorker Hotel (Demo and Schematics). This was my first job out of architecture school, and I learned a lot in the smaller office environment (4 people). I was involved in various phases of the design process for all the projects mentioned above.
I learned a lot about interior design at WCA - I created full architectural CD sets, worked on millwork details, lighting design and material selection.

Aug 2017 - Feb 2018
 

GranKriegel Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

I worked extensively on the SD and DD phases of the Marine Terrace project, a residential development project in Queens comprising two buildings. I worked on facade development strategies, renderings and plan revisions.

May 2016 - Aug 2016
 

Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

I worked in the model shop to help create study models and detailed final presentation models for many of the ten different studios within the New York office. The highlight was building a site model and detailed building model for the proposed Turkish Embassy in Midtown East.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master's in Strategic Design & Management

Enrolled in this post-graduate course as the next step in my career -
I want to gain greater management skills which I have found to be
an important part of successfully running an architectural/design
practice, which is my ultimate aim in the future once I have more
experience and skills; and possibly an architectural license.
I am learning about UX Design and Service Design, both of which are interesting subjects which can be integrated into an architectural practice. There is also a focus on innovation and leadership, and ending with a Capstone Project in the coming year, where I will have to research and pitch a realistic, yet innovative business idea. I plan on integrating these concepts I am learning with architecture.

Aug 2018 - current
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor's of Architecture

Attended Pratt’s 5-year program, after completing high school in Mumbai, India. Worked on various different project types (residential-house, dorm -boathouse, museum expansion for the MET, culminating in a year long thesis developing a 101-storeyed ‘Arts Accessible’ skyscraper based in Manhattan.

Aug 2012 - May 2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills