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Senior Urban Designer
AtkinsSenior Urban Designer
Mar. 2023India
Urban Designer
AtkinsUrban Designer
Apr. 2022India
Design Architect
AtkinsDesign Architect
Apr. 2021 - Mar. 2022India
Design Lead
73Design Lead
Feb. 2019 - Apr. 2021Gujarat, IndiaPROJECT Proposals: • Art Gallery, Ganagtou Heritage Village, China • Korean War Memorial Park for Civil Victims, Daejeon, SKorea • City Library & Reading Park, Gwangju, SKorea • Villa Design, Dammam, KSA • Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE • Vertical Urbanism Design Research, Gujarat, India Role: Project Based: • Design Lead and Coordination of multiple competition project proposals • Feasibility and design research project for 2nd tier Indian cities (Baroda, Gujarat as base prototype) for Vertical urbanism, mixed-use prototypes along with public realm • Cross-disciplinary project with mentoring under a US based UI Design Expert for digital augmentation of built spaces for previous museum & library competition projects that we worked on. • Co-creating/documenting design approach methodologies, visual standards. Team based : • Involved with project selection, team selection, coordination and leading design. • Sourced & managed multiple collaborative teams of 2 - 4 people in different locations (Dubai, India), ranging from junior architects to intermediate facade designer, and consultants in the field structural, museology, UX Design & Development and fine arts. • Mentoring junior team members SOFTWARES: • Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Adobe CS, Enscape, Lumion
Urban Designer & Architect
External consultant for Competition ProjectUrban Designer & Architect
May. 2017 - Mar. 2018Vadodara, Gujarat, IndiaUrban Design Street Furniture Competition Phase 1: Design Competition Phase 2: Prototype Construction Phase 3: Final Construction, Handover of the units to Municipal Corporation Vadodara Street Furniture Camp, held by Vadodara Municipal Corporation to involve local architects and designers to come up with cost effective, reclaimed street furniture solutions from city owned junkyards. Participated as an external urban consultant with local design firm HASH DESIGN and another locally based architectural education professional. Materials - Reclaimed Wood, Reclaimed Metal Frames, MDF, Lighting Assembly & Motor The works are currently installed for public use in Sayaji Baug, one of the largest public parks in Western India.
Saa SynergiesArchitect
Nov. 2014 - Dec. 2014Vadodara, Gujarat, IndiaPROJECTS: • Maharaja Sayajirao University - Department of Architecture Campus, DN Hall Courtyard • 3 Villa projects DESIGN INVOLVEMENT: • Residential design for a dog-owner’s villa • Landscape design alternatives for university campus courtyards • Hand- drawn sketches presentation to the client TECHNICAL INVOLVEMENT: • On Site Plant Position Survey & Drawing • Site Development and Landscape Planting Set Out Plan • Landscape & Site Edge Detail Drawing • Assistance on Site Supervision and assessment of work • Technical Drawing packages - CD, SD, DD
Studio Jaimini MehtaArchitect
Mar. 2014 - Aug. 2014vadodara area, indiaSENIOR ARCHITECT / MAR-AUG 2014 GRADUATE ARCHITECT / JUL 2011-2012 STUDENT INTERNSHIP/ JUL-DEC 2009 (2years cumulative) PROJECTS: • Balawas - Children’s Home for Gram Seva Trust Kharel, South Gujarat • SEWARural Campus Public Realm Renovation Proposal, Jhagadia, Gujarat • Mehta House - Re-adaption of the family home for the couple’s old age • Vivekanad Gramin Takniki Kendra Hostel Block, Jhagadia, Gujarat • SEWARural Staff Quarters, Jhagadia, Gujarat • SEWARural Resource, Health and Training Centre, Jhagadia, Gujarat DESIGN INVOLVEMENT: • Climate Sensitive and affordable facade design • Child safe space design - Architectural, Interior, Details & Material finishes • Institutional Public Realm Design Proposals • Architectural, Interior, Site Planning & Landscape Design for multiple projects TECHNICAL INVOLVEMENT/ DUTIES/ WORKPROFILE : • Local Materials Cataloging • Study of locally available techniques of facade design & weather control • Assisted principal in site construction supervision • Guided Junior Architect for Technical Drawing Packages & 3d Visualisation • Residential Measure Drawings • Presentation & Drawing Packages Assistance for Clients, Consultants , NGO Fundraising Purposes • Coordinated and handled Client and Consultant Meetings • Technical Drawing packages - CD, SD, DD, IFC
Graduate Architect
Studio Jaimini MehtaGraduate Architect
Jul. 2011 - Jul. 2012Vadodara Area, IndiaSENIOR ARCHITECT / MAR-AUG 2014 GRADUATE ARCHITECT / JUL 2011-2012 STUDENT INTERNSHIP/ JUL-DEC 2009 (2years cumulative)
Apr. 2018 - Jan. 2019PROJECTS: • High-end Residential Towers, Delhi • Affordable Residential Towers, Mumbai • Mixed-use Development Proposal, Mumbai • Retail Development, Gurgaon RESPONSIBILITIES: UHA's Mumbai Studio handles high-rise and urban architecture projects across India, with a lot of work being done in design rationalisation, development and detail design stage. While my previous work experiences were concentrated on concept design and ideation of user focused experiential design, but with UHA I gained closer understanding into design development for the investor’s viewpoints and worked on SD, DD packages for project concepts designed by the firm's London Studio. DESIGN INVOLVEMENT: • Project Presentation Visuals & Reports • Conceptual to Schematic Stage Package for Recreational Amenities Floors and Related BOH • Schematic layout design for residential towers • Conceptual Design Development for Retail Mall Layout, Indoor Sports Amenities, Commercial Floor plate Layouts, Club House • Conceptual alternate floor plans proposal for Commercial Mid-rise Tower to Hotel TECHINCAL INVOLVEMENT: • Detail Design Package, Schematic Design & 3d modelling for residential high-rise towers • Vertical & Horizontal Circulation Schematics • Conceptual Scale Drawing Document Production • Sales Plans SOFTWARE: • ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Adobe CS, MS Office
Design Architect
Albaker ArchitectsDesign Architect
Feb. 2016 - Apr. 2017DohaJUNIOR ARCHITECT / OCT 2016 - APR 2017 INTERN ARCHITECT / FEB - SEP 2016 PROJECTS: • Sofitel Doha • Novotel Doha • Hilton Double Tree Doha DESIGN INVOLVEMENT: • Tower facade conceptual design • Hospitality concepts for F&B • Amenities levels design • Residential levels design - hotel rooms • Residential levels future conversion to long-stay apartments • Landscape Design for the Site & Tower ‘s Terrace Levels - Design & Detailing • Design rationalisation • Design co-ordination between conceptual design and technical architecture design team • Material feasibility study TECHNICAL / COORDINATION INVOLVEMENT: • Regulatory study - Qatar Tourism Authority, Hospitality By laws, Accessibility standards in hospitality industry • Market research: 4 & 5 - Star Hotels, F&B Concepts prevalent in Doha, Related Consultants in ME Region • Presentation & Drawing Packages for: Civil Defence, Qatar Tourism Authority, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning • Tender Documents/ Request for Proposals • Drafting Scope of Work - Spa, Lighting • Technical Drawing packages - CD, SD, DD, IFC
Urban Designer
Practice Design Pvt LtdUrban Designer
Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaPROJECTS: • Residential Towers, BKC, Mumbai • Urban Mixed Use Project, Gauhati • Kolkata’s Lost Water Edge - Urban waterfront design for 3 different typology of sites : • Type 1 - Wetland : Sector 5 Wetlands • Type 2 - Neighbourhood Waterbody : Bikramgarh Lake • Type 3 - Urban Area Canal Waterbody: Canal Stretch near Galiff Street Tram Depot & Pet Market DESIGN INVOLVEMENT: • Context Analysis • Design of multi-use urban complex - commercial, retail, residential, petrolpump, hotel - aspects of privacy, safety, and inter- accessibility were criterias to be achieved in design. • Conceptualising extension of the Tower Projects into a 4-stage residential neighbourhood project • Material feasibility study for landscape • Strategising and Design of Urban Design Public Awareness Campaigns and Citizen Inclusive City Design Initiative Strategies • Urban design & architecture blog conceptualisation TECHNICAL / ANALYTICAL INVOLVEMENT: • Regulatory study - waterfront buildability laws and state’s urban & slum redevelopment laws • Market research - Upcoming urban projects in vicinity - Private & Government Proposal Study • Urban impact study of the first phase to next phases for a 4-phase high-end residential project • Feasibility Analysis - for large scale urban architecture / mixed use urban projects • Regulatory study for design in urban spaces • Market research - ongoing waterfront proposals, activists, consultants, community involvement • Urban impact study for urban waterfront proposal in 3 different water typologies in the city of Kolkata • Context Analysis - Both pre-purchase and conceptual design stage comparative for clients • Site Inspection Visits • Technical Drawing packages - CD, SD, DD, IFC
Teaching Assistant
Navrachana University, School of Environmental Design and Architecture (SEDA)Teaching Assistant
Jul. 2011 - Jul. 2012vadodara, gujarat, indiaInvolved as a Teaching Assistant with the School in its founding year. INVOLVEMENT: • Teaching, Course & Subject Development • Subjects : Design, Construction, City Walk Elective, Technical Drawings, & History • Developed and taught “Self-Expression” ELECTIVE with Ar. Mayank Chavda & Ar. Shalini Amin
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