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portfolio Amruta Deshpande

Introduction Includes my resume and contact information

Bus Terminal

B.Arch design work

4th year B.Arch design project Urban study and design Guide: Ar. Sudhanva Kolhatkar

Cruise Terminal

B.Arch design work

5th year B.Arch design project Design Thesis Guides: Ar. Sudhanva Kolhatkar Ar. Atul Rajwade

Construction Science Building

M.S design-build work

M.S. Construction Management project Design Build project Guide: Dr. Smith

Critical analysis - Life between buildings

Competition team work

Annual All-India NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) Convention Urban critical analysis Guide: Ar. Poorva Keskar

Bank Building

Internship work

3rd year B.Arch Internship as an Architecture student Marg Consultants

Zansar DC III

Internship work

5th year B.Arch Internship Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai

With Arup With Arup as a Graduate Analyst Summarizes my role and projects with Arup North America Ltd.

Professional work


Professional work

With RJB-CPL as an Architect and in-house Construction Manager

With Group Phi

Professional work

With Group Phi as a Project Architect

Through my lens As a photography enthusiast, I’ve included some of my perspectives in this folio.


Resume Amruta Deshpande 15/1/1 Mohite House, Sinhgad Rd, Pune 411051 Mobile:9096019999/; Web: Portfolio:

Education Masters of Science in Construction Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, U.S.A Bachelors in Architecture, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India

Aug, 2010 Jun, 2008

Experience Group Phi, Pune, India Feb, 2013-May, 2013 Project Architect § Group Phi is a mid-sized architectural firm in Pune and I got a glimpse of local work experience here. § I worked on the schematic design until the construction drawing stage of a residential building for Tarang Engineers and developers in Pune. § Also, I worked on the civil modification details for the PRAJ office tower in Pune and worked with the Project Management Consultant to create the base schedule for project execution. RJB-CPL, Mumbai, India Mar, 2012-Dec, 2012 Architect § I and my team won IIT Bombay’s competition to design a common building for CESE (Center for Environmental Science and Engineering) and DESE (Department of Energy Science and Engineering). § I worked on the concept upto the preliminary design stage of the project. § I was a part of the team on IITME (India International Textile Machinery Exhibition) Society’s Exhibition center project in GIFT (Gujarat International Financial Tec City), near Ahmedabad. § I acted as a bridge between the Architect and the Project Management Consultant for this project. Also, I contributed to the planning and design of the project. Arup, San Francisco, USA Jul, 2010-Dec, 2011 Graduate Analyst § As a key member of Arup’s construction services team, worked on 27 mega-projects in varied locations. § Analyzing projects in the preconstruction phase w.r.t costs, time and risk, has afforded me a macro and micro view of projects from all over the world in a relatively short period of time. § Worked on multi-million dollar projects as DUSEL, California High Speed Rail, Go Toronto and City of Bellevue’s rail project. § Being ardent about construction and efficiency, my goal has been to integrate design and construction to produce innovative and inherent solutions. Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai, India Jun – Oct, 2007 Architecture Student Intern § Worked as member of a 5-person team on designing and detailing of Zensar I.T. Campus in Pune, India (Project cost Rs 80 crore) sized 10.9 acre, designed for 2000 engineers. § Contributed to the drawings, presentations and coordination of the project. § Keenly imbibed the interrelation between architecture and construction during the on-site coordination in this period. Marg Pvt. Ltd: Pune, India May – Sep, 2006 Architecture Student Intern § Worked on the design of a proposed bank headquarter in Mumbai, India (Project budget Rs 120 crore), project sized 10.33 acres.

Honors § O.N. Mitchell, Jr. Endowed Fellowship in Construction Management, Texas A&M University § Presented an analytical paper on ‘Sustainable Urbanism in India’ in a conference organized by the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, New Delhi

Aug, 2008-May, 2010 Jan, 2007

Leadership § § § §

Cultural secretary, India Association, Texas A&M University Treasurer of F.M.S.C (Facility Management Student Chapter), Texas A&M University Led the winning college squad to National competition for critical analysis (NASA). Membership: FEED (Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design), Pune, India AACE (America’s Association of Cost Estimators), San Francisco, U.S.A

May, 2009-May, 2010 Sep, 2008-Sep, 2009 Jan, 2005 Jun, 2003-Jun, 2008 Jun, 2011-Current

Technical skills § Technical software: AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Primavera P6, HCSS, On-screen take-off, Microsoft Project, WinEst, At-risk software. Sep ’08-Sep ‘09 § Office software: Microsoft office, SPSS May ’09-May ‘10 § Presentation software: Corel draw 12, Photoshop CS2 Jun’03-Jun’08

bus terminal PROGRAM intercity and intra-city bus terminal+ corporate office + shopping plaza + rehabilitation of hawkers in public plaza Area- 7 acres, floor space index- 2 CONTEXT Busiest transport hub in Hyderabad Flyover connecting Secunderabad and Hyderabad runs through the site’s center. Site is strategically located between the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

C O N T E X T :Current scenario around the site

context Twin cities Dense urban context Great ridership Corporate cyber cities Pedestrianization Rehabilitation Traffic Circulation

GOAL To make transport more convenient in this busy transport hub. Introduce designed public spaces to the environment. PLANNING Terminal and station planned close together for convenience and efficiency. Based on study of traffic conditions The flyover is used to enhance connectivity of the site. Public plaza is located below the fly-over and becomes the spine of the project. Corporate tower is separated from the terminus by the public plaza. This serves as a good transition between the corporate zone and terminus traffic. CIRCULATION Traffic zoning is used to segregate traffic. Pedestrian circulation in each of the areas was designed to create efficient public spaces. Desire line charts were used to evaluate and design traffic routing.


Secunderabad railway station

C O N T E X T: dense urban context of the site allows the project the needed ridership

Bus Terminus Public plaza

Corporate Tower




bus terminal Fourth year, B. Arch design project

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Bus terminal: Inter-city and intra-city bus terminals are separated by public concourse on intermediate level. Fly-over, ramps, at-grade roads serve the terminals Intra-city terminus has lesser traffic, hence it is on the top floor. Corporate Tower: Modular design: Module of 4 office floors + terrace is repeated. Terraces rotated along central axis to provide views of the city. Central service and structural core, open plan work space. Public plaza: Shopping+art gallery+amphitheater+bazaar (pedestrian plaza, hawker zone) Contemporary architectural style + vernacular spaces Hawkers from neighboring areas will be rehabilitated in this planned bazaar area. Structures All structures in the campus are designed to create columnfree spaces to allow free pedestrian movement. Space frames, trusses, structural cores and post tensioned cables are used.


Design: Circulation and creating mass-friendly spaces Inter-connectivity between the office tower, bus terminus and shopping plaza. Spaces interact and merge.

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Corporate tower Shopping Complex

Art Gallery


Bazaar (Hawker Zone)


Shopping area Bus terminus


Key Plan

View of flyover, shopping plaza and corporate tower

Shopping 2



Shopping 1 Amphitheatre



Shopping 2 Shopping 1

Shopping 2 Pedestrian Plaza & Hawker’s zone

Art gallery

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Intracity bus terminus Interior View of shopping plaza

Intermediate concourse Intercity bus terminus

f the terminus

Parking of cars- basement Flyover Ramps for buses

Bus Ramps

Intercity bus terminus

Buses on flyover Bus traffic Pedestrian traffic

Intracity bus terminus

View of the Bus Terminus

passenger cruise terminal LOCATION: Mumbai, India


PROGRAM Passenger Cruise Terminal Auditorium Amphitheater Art Gallery Public Plaza Maritime Museum Aquarium Shopping complex Restaurants Convention Centre (Part of Master Plan) Marina (Part of Master Plan)



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SITE: 19th century fishing wharf. Site was prescribed by the Port authorities for passenger cruise terminal. Mumbai Metropolitan Region:4355 167 km long coastline which can be explored for Tourism and transport.


CONTEXT: South Mumbai is a tourist hub of India Attractive to potential investors Metro station proposed in vicinity Numerous luxury hotels and conference centers nearby

Marine drive

Mumbai Port Trust owns the site and neighboring coastline and they plan to revitalize the port land.

Fisherman’s village World trade centre

GOAL: Transform the site to a public space that thrives with activity and supports tourism.

Neighboring landmarks World Trade Center

Present terminus


Sassoon dock CONTEXT

ABOVE: Part plan- East Coast of Mumbai. Under-developed coastline, controlled by Mumbai Port Trust.

Marine drive

Oval maidan Bombay university

Navy nagar

Gateway of India

Victoria Terminus

passenger cruise terminal

Control Tower

Arriva bagg hand

Arrivals concourse

5th year B. Arch Thesis project ARRIVALS

Design As per volumetric needs of function and circulation. Breaks monotony in spaces. Maximizing sea-front use of site, designed along site’s edge.

Context The terminal building is inspired from the rocky landscape of the coast. The project will represent the contemporary style with a backdrop of Victorian architecture.




Envelope Follows functional needs of spaces, creating dynamic volumes. Copper skin reacts well with humid climate in Mumbai,ages well and low maintenance. Consecutive steel portal frames create the skeleton. Column-less concourse to make it an efficient public space.




Spaces Desire line charts used to understand the overlapping movement patterns of users. This was used to create the hierarchy of spaces. Organic free planning is used to create continuously interactive, active public spaces.





Ship 1


Design Evolution


Ship 2


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Departures baggage and security

Departures concourse




Sectional view from Berth PLANNING Movement patterns indicated on the site plan. Design enhances interaction between the cruise terminal and the public promenade. Art galleries, auditoriums, museums, shopping, eateries, walking paths and brilliant views make this place a haven for people!

Ships Vehicles Arrivals


Departures Pedestrians Museum

Design Evolution




Aquarium Shopping plaza



Art Gallery

Amphitheatre Auditorium







passenger cruise terminal Passenger Cruise Terminal


Amphitheater, Art Gallery

Public Plaza

Proposed Marina


Passenger Cruise Terminal

View of a docked ship with the terminus


Control Tower

Passenger Cruise Terminal



View from the berth


Control Tower Parking

Terminal Shopping, Aquarium, Museum, restaurants Auditorium

Amphitheater, Art Gallery






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construction science building Texas A&M University, College Station Design-Build project PROGRAM Conceptual design of the proposed Construction Science Building on Texas A&M Campus, College Station

PROCESS The team worked to produce the conceptual design, put forth construction solutions, costs and schedule for the project. Also, the risk distribution was studied well. The analysis was done to suit the Design Build project delivery method. Study served to forecast the design and construction of the building.

Campus Map

Project to be executed using Design Build project delivery method. Project budget U.S.D 20 million Site area: 40,000 sq.ft.

College of Civil engineering

Site for Construction Science building

CONTEXT Texas A&M University has a strong architectural context. Also, the accelerated design build construction delivery method will reduce the disruption to the university routine. Master planning of the building was done as per Texas A&M Campus guidelines. Also, USGBC’s LEED gold accreditation was followed for the building design.


College of Architecture



Quadrangles & courtyards

construction science building PROGRAM Functional requirements: classrooms, staff Design is climate responsive offices, auditorium, conference rooms, study LEED Gold guidelines were followed. areas and labs. Quadrangular design of the building to DESIGN harmonize with the campus and create Circulation: Stacking of spaces was used in courtyards and green areas. planning which will assist in a very good flow of the users in the building. Also, building materials and finishes used Master-planning was adopted from the were selected to match the context. campus planning guidelines.

Transverse Section


Longitudinal Section

Basement: Labs + auditorium+pantry + support rooms

Ground level: Faculty offices + interdisciplinary rooms G+1 level: Classrooms + Facult and study areas

Governmental Entity/Owner

Design Build Project Delivery Method Construction and design of the building were planned to suit the budget and desired construction schedule. Design-Build involves designing simultaneously as the construction commences after 30% design.




Design Consultants Specialty Contractors, Manufacturers, Suppliers

This will help in building the facility in the desired time frame.


Design Construct

North-West elevation

GEND: Multipurpose



Open/green area


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South-East elevation

G+2 level: Classrooms + Faculty offices+ conference rooms


G+3 level: Classrooms + Faculty offices+ conference rooms + study area

life between buildings

Nari Gandhi Competition: Critical Architectural analysis competition LOCATION: Streets of Babajaan area, Pune, India PROGRAM: Analysis of public spaces created between buildings.



‘Life Between Buildings’ was the topic of analysis for the Nari Gandhi Competition organized by NASA (National Architectural Students Association, India).

Pune Cantonment North & East of Babajaan

Pune Peth areasWest of Babajaan

A street corner showing some old architecture blending with new buildings

CONTEXT: Area selected lies between two prominent areas of Pune- the cantonment and city’s Peth area. The area is called the Babajaan area and is approximately 4 This area has always been populated by a confluence of communities and cultures creating a very unique architectural and cultural blend worth an analysis. SITE: Streets selected are between Bhopale Chowk, Babajaan Dargah and Shivaji market. This area is vibrant with diverse cultures, religions, age-groups and businesses that thrive together.

Christian population Muslim population Hindu population Others

Street corner showing a busy restaurant and neighboring streetscape

GOAL: To understand interaction between spaces and the people. This will include study of proportions, anthropometry, ergonomics, architectural styles, cultures, materials and transformation of spaces into cultural hubs. This analysis will be an instrument in designing organic public places.

Bird’s eye-view of the Bhopale Chowk High class society Middle class society Lower middle class Public buildings

life between buildings


Focus- Interaction between the built and people. Selected area: Babajaan chowk area, Pune This area was chosen because of: Informality it provides Understand roles played by the street in their lives. Study organic, vernacular spaces. Support system for the economies and lifestyle.

View of a courtyard: Places for gathering


Vernacular public spaces- courtyards, street corners, crossroads, steps, tree pars ( sitouts around tree trunk) STREET--A SPACE BECOMES A PLACE FOR EACH ONE

A beautiful evening and an absorbing performance


A MAIDAN.. A FUN PLAY. Babajaan Dargah

Carnival in the city.

Section through a courtyard

Shivaji market

THE STREET a habitat for different cultures, commerce and lives thriving together. Organic development by the people for search for divinity themselves. Facades of A buildings create a canvas of colors and forms. through the streets of india.


Jain mandir provides a strong character to the streetscape

Babajaan Dargah shrine has become focus of the avenue

Babajaan Dargah


Mosque adds Green and Islamic motifs to the street-scape

View of


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Typical street section: Scale supports the interaction between built and unbuilt AN AUDITORIUM.. A RECREATION.


Rajasthan bhavan



Community hall



Shivaji market

Styles of architecture Architectural icons, colors & motifs are used by communities to demarcate spaces that belong to them.

Vernacular public places Chaiwala(tea stall) at the chowk (crossroads), street corners, steps of buildings, rickshaws act as vernacular public spaces. Zoning: The area was divided into different zones for our study. This analysis was used to understand interaction between the different zones. The different zones were cross sections of the area, that assisted study of the communities and various styles of architecture that thrive in this tiny area of the city.

Shivaji Market is one of the busiest markets in Pune. It is a heritage building. The market serves as a lifeline to this area.

Street view with mosque and Rajasthan Bhavan.

Christian community in the area gathers here


PROGRAM: Bank office building Conference rooms Banquets Auditorium Shopping complex Service apartment Parking DESIGN: Creation of functional iconic spaces for a powerful bank in India. Conceptualized based on stacking principle. 3 office floors share a landscaped green open terrace and a common enclosed space. This 3 floored stack plan was repeated and mirrored with every stack to balance the building and provide maximum interaction between employees. Terrace

Stacking concept Terrace Office floor 3 Office floor 2 Office floor 1

Maximum foreground was provided to create a pedestrian Office building: Stacking module friendly zone. Shopping, auditoriums, training center and service apartments are connected via pedestrian pathways. Site is unified using landscape elements. The program was designed to provide a sufficient space bubble to every user.



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bank headquarter INTERNSHIP, 2006: Marg Pvt. Ltd. Schematic and Concept Design of bank headquarter TEAM: Project Architect Purva Keskar ,Kshama, Amruta Deshpande Competition project- Proposed IDBI bank headquarters

Circulation area Shopping Complex Service apartments & parking

Location: Colaba (Mumbai), India Project budget: INR 120 crore Office building with public recreation space Project size: 10.33 acres Stage of project: Schematic and conceptual design



Office Tower Training center is attached to the lower levels of the tower. Levels 1 and 2 include banquet halls and seminar halls. Typical office floor is designed as an open floor plan with cubicles and offices, with the service core in the center of the building.


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Bank Building

Service apartments & parking

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Terrace garden

Auditorium 2 theaters one above the other. Employee entertainment Helps reduce their work-stress levels.


Service apartments Residences for employees Facilities like kitchen, laundry etc have been provided in common on every floor.



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Typical office floor of bank building

Training Center

Terrace garden Office space



Service core

FLOOR PLAN at 2-2’

Service core Banquet

FLOOR PLAN at 1-1’

zensar dc III INTERNSHIP: 2007 Firm: Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai Duration: 5 months Client: Zensar Technologies Inc. Corporate office building in Kharadi, Pune Construction phase: Phase 3 Project cost: Rs 80 crore Project size: 10.9 acre Designed for 2000 engineers

View of existing phase II

THE PROJECT Corporate campus designed for the IT(Information Technology) sector of Zensar Technologies. The three phases of work were planned and executed as necessary. This is a green field project. Design work was successively awarded to Somaya & Kalappa consultants for all three phases of construction.

Entrance of phase I

Snapshots of Zensar DC III construction

PROGRAM The design program for phase 3 of Zensar Campus included work spaces, offices, conference rooms, auditoriums, library, parking and ancillary spaces. Two buildings, namely Fuji and Rockies, were designed by my team to serve the functions.



THE TEAM I was a member of a 5-member design team led by the Project Architect. Communication and coordination was key, as the work was being executed on-site.

View of earlier phases


Formwork, rebars and equipment

Foundation trench

MY EXPERIENCE The team provided me with opportunities to work within the team as well as independently. I was involved in detailed design, concepts and ideas for further development. This enhanced my understanding of corporate architecture and allowed me to become a good team-player. Also, site visits and on-site coordination were very crucial in strengthening my concepts of construction.

zensar dc III Location: Pune, India Interior and exterior renderings of then proposed and now constructed buildings of Zensar phase 3 are on this page. I worked on the detailed design of the Rockies and Fuji buildings. All phases of this corporate campus design use a contemporary architectural language that ties the campus together. Spaces and buildings are made very interactive and user-friendly. Pune being an IT hub also contributes to the corporate design language. This project is a world-class facility to facilitate collaboration and a very positive work environment.

Site Elevatio

Site section -Transverse through Rockies


Site section - longitudinally through Rockies and Fuji

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Interior Rendering of work spaces

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of phase 3 Zensar DC


Exterior view of all the three phases

Sketch of the Rockies entrance

With Arup as a Graduate analyst

projects with Arup Position Graduate analyst Joined Arup in San Francisco 2010 Years of Experience 2 Qualifications Masters of Science in Construction Management, Texas A&M University Bachelors in Architecture, University of Pune, India

I am an ardent believer of integrated design and construction. With Arup, I integrated my background in architecture and construction management to analyze construct-ability of projects and facilitate creatively value engineered solutions. My research in integrated project delivery methods was of use for project management and planning. Some of the projects that I worked on with Arup: Highways: ! Presidio Parkway/Doyle Drive Replacement Project, San Francisco, CA, USA Infrastructure: !SFCTA Bi-County Project 11_Bayshore Intermodal LARGE Station !Go Toronto electrification study, Canada nd !City of Bellevue- East Link light rail B7/C9T to NE 2 Portal Alternative !California High Speed Rail Project, CA, USA Science and Industry: ! Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), Lead, SD, USA ! Fermi National Accelarator Laboratory (FNAL), SD, USA Buildings: !Fort Lauderdale Airport, FL, USA !Anaheim Convention Center, CA, USA !Big Box Retailer (confidential) PV integration study, USA

Analysis of constructability of a project was done based upon labor, material and equipment. These elements define the cost and duration of the project. The productivity, safety and quality of the project was then determined.

projects with Arup Presidio Parkway/Doyle Drive Replacement Project, San Francisco, CA, USA - I helped to develop the Project Management Sponsor's staffing plan for the P3 (Public Private partnership) phase of the project. - With my background in Construction management, I had knowledge regarding the working of P3 projects. - Planning the resources needed on the project involved understanding the project's work-flow schedule and interaction between the various stakeholders. - Also, I helped the transaction advice team of Arup in negotiations involved in this challenging P3 project. - This was the first P3 project in California. Presidio Parkway Project, California

Go Toronto electrification study, Canada - The Go Toronto electrification project was initiated by Metrolinx, Canada. They intended electrification of the entire corridor of Go public railway in Toronto. - This project had a lot of political mileage since it affected the main areas and a large population of Toronto. - Arup was working with other consultants to design the electrification of the corridor. - However, the decision makers needed to know the constructability and feasibility of the project. - I worked with the internal and external teams (JV was with Delcan and LTK) to provide the decision makers with a concise analysis of infrastructure capital costs, O&M costs, risk analysis and a schedule for the project. Go Toronto (Metrolinx), Canada

California High Speed Rail (CaHSR) Project, CA, USA - The CaHSR's segment from Fresno to Bakersfield was being designed by Arup. - The design was in its nascent stages when we were involved on the project. There were several alternatives that needed to be analyzed for feasibility. -These design alternatives were carefully studied by our team. Quantities, costs and time-lines were calculated and risks were analyzed to provide a comparative study of the options. - This helped the stakeholders and designers to select the most feasible option in a short span of time.

High Speed Rail, California

Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), Lead, SD, USA - This is a National Science Foundation project which has scientific and research facilities at the surface and subsurface levels within the old Homestake Gold Mine. - I played a key role in developing the 90% PDR cost estimate for DUSEL. The cost estimate is a Level 2 detailed estimate, developed in the Heavy Bid software. - I mainly worked on the structural/architectural part of the estimate. - Also, we used the Monte Carlo risk simulation software to analyze risks related to construction of the project. - This was a very unique project to analyze. DUSEL, South Dacota

City of Bellevue- East Link light rail B7/C9T to NE 2nd Portal Alternative - The city of Bellevue was planning to link the city with Seattle via light rail. - They were evaluating alternatives for the East link Rail project. The evaluation was based on ridership, environmental analysis, costs and time constraints. - The design alternative that would provide the best solution to these constraints would be chosen. - I developed cost estimates and memorandums based on the conceptual design. - Arup segment costs were compared to the previous segment cost estimate prepared by Sound Transit. -This comparison helped the decision makers to conclusively choose the preferred design option. Bellevue Light Rail, Washington

Tappan Zee Bridge, New York, U.S.A - Tappan Zee bridge in New York was in the design stage. - The bridge design comprised of traffic lanes, light rail transit and bus rapid transit. - Arup’s designers had created alternatives for the owners to select. - We analyzed each alternative w.r.t structure, efficiency, cost, time to construct, risks and cost-benefit ratio. - There were a lot of constraints to the project and it was a very important project for New York State. - Our analysis helped the authorities and designers to come to logical conclusions and achieve breakthroughs in the project. Tappan Zee Bridge, New York

SFCTA Bi-County Project 11_Bayshore Intermodal LARGE Station - MTCo Estimate - I worked to develop capital cost estimate for Bayshore station. It is on the border of San Francisco and San Mateo counties. - The infrastructure costs for the rail project included caltrain platform, bus transit center, light rail track, curbs, BRT station, bike elevated route, vertical circulation and bridge. - The design was in a very preliminary stage and the stake-holders needed rough order magnitude costs for the same. - Alternatives were compared based on infrastructure to be provided. - The costs and conceptual designs were used by the two counties to decide the needed infrastructure. Bayshore station

Fermi National Accelarator Laboratory (FNAL), SD, USA - I was a part of the team to calculate the concept design estimates for a cryostat associated with the cryogenic system at DUSEL in Lead, SD. - The estimates were developed for the different design options and underground levels being considered. The various permutations and combinations of the cost options were analyzed to select the design. - Being a Science project, the calculations needed to be perfect for the needed scientific infrastructure. - The specifications needed to be adhered to strictly and it was one of a kind project.

Fermi Lab, IL

Fort Lauderdale Airport, FL, USA - Fort Lauderdale airport's baggage handling facility was to be replaced by new more efficient equipment. - I helped the client understand the supporting infrastructure cost. This was a preliminary level design cost estimate. - There was a lot of civil rework and infrastructure cost involved in upgrade of the baggage handling facility.

Fort Lauderdale Airport, FL

Anaheim Convention Center, CA, USA - We were involved in the preliminary level construction analysis of this Convention Center located in Anaheim. - The project included removal, replacement and construction of building elements of the convention center. - Quantities and costs were developed to help the client in the budget-building process. - We helped the client to visualize the entire process and constraints to be considered.

Anaheim Convention Center, CA

Big Box Retailer (confidential) PV integration study, USA - I assisted the design team and worked elbow to elbow with them in the cost estimating and value engineering process. - The design team was considering modular energy saving options for site development of this big-box retailer. - Driving toward zero carbon foot-print, the client was given costs for the various options considered. - The costs and process was customized to suit the retailer’s requirements.

Building Integrated Photo-voltaics

OTAY MESA Land Port of Entry, U.S.A - The project is located in San Diego, CA and is the thirdbusiest commercial port of entry on the Mexico-United States border. - We provided the client with the schedule for the reconstruction of the port of entry for larger traffic and surveillance requirements. - Also we suggested the suitable project delivery methods to enhance the pace of construction and operations understanding the functioning of the port of entry.


With RJB-CPL as an Architect

IIT Bombay buildings Location: IITB Campus, Mumbai Won a competition organized by IITB in 2012 to design a common building for the Department of Energy Science & Engineering (DESE) and Center for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE). This would be an interconnected building to house the staff, research and teaching facility of the two departments. Along with this, we won the contract to design the National Center for Mathematics in the IITB campus. The team: Me, Ar. Mansi Sahu and Ar. Om Merchant. We worked together to develop a unique solar passive design for the institute’s requirement.

1. Create an opening 2. Inadequate morning & evening sun penetration

3. Widening the gap of central courtyard for adequate light

4 & 5. Creating an angle for optimum solar orientation.

IIT Bombay buildings The building was designed for maximum working and environmental efficiency. GRIHA norms were adopted. Following design strategies were used: 1) Optimum Orientation 2) Internal Space arrangement (thermal buffer zone) 3) Allocation of building openings 4) Sizing of openings (limitation of window - wall - ratio and skylight - roof - ratio ) 5) Appropriate shading design 6) Adequate day lighting 7) Demand reduction strategies 8) HVAC system optimization 9) Building envelope designed to suit environmental conditions 10) Light shelves, louvers, green wall, solar panels, rain water harvesting is used in the design. 11) Horizontal and vertical zoning was done to accumulate the institute’s requirements. This allowed to create a very efficient circulation pattern for the functioning of the institution.

East, West facades are tilted for optimum shading

Central co reflective

Green roof and rain-water harvesting

Conceptual site plan for the CESE, DESE buildings



Building envelope designed with louvers to maximize natural ventilation. Conceptual Section through CESE, DESE buildings

South f insulati

ourt is partially open and partially has glass panels to minimize heat absorption.

View from south side showing the South side Green wall and West facade

Solar panels on roof

facade is a green wall facilitating ion on South side. View from West side showing the West side louvers and North facade

India ITME Exhibition Center, GIFT India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITME) Exhibition Center in Gujarat International Finance- Tech (GIFT) City: Architect: RJB-CPL Project stages that I participated in: Concept design, schematic design, project planning and detailed design. GIFT is a city in making and is planned to be the finance and technology hub of Gujarat. It is located between the cities of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. IITME organizes global exhibitions every 4 years to display modern technology, innovations and new market opportunities relating to textile machinery at one place. The IITME Society Exhibition Center is to be located in Gujarat International Financial�Tec (GIFT) City. The project will serve as an exclusive exhibition and convention facility in GIFT. This is a green-field project and the area of the site is 72.69 acres.

Master Plan

IITME Site Pkg 1

IITME Site 2 Pkg

Legend :


Site Plan: Phase 1 and 2

Key Plan

Street view of the project

Pedestrian Axis Pedestrian Connections Exhibition Halls Open Exhibition Space Landmark Buildings Area for Services Landscaped Area

Bird’s eye- view of the project

India ITME Exhibition Center, GIFT Design USPs: Ÿ First exhibition centre in India with planned traffic management for

within & around the site Largest column free space Industrial flooring Interconnected halls Integrated with city planning for power, water, security, transport, airconditioning, waste management Ÿ Connected to city elevated metro directly Ÿ Connected to multi-level car park, food & beverage arcade Ÿ Indoor and outdoor exhibition space


Business Center: Ÿ Building is designed in the same architectural vocabulary as the tower. Ÿ The business center will host convention and meeting facilities, seminar halls and auditoriums. Business center

Master Plan

Exhibition halls Ÿ Large column-free spaces with maximum daylight and volu Ÿ The exhibition halls are interconnected and have open exh Ÿ Industrial flooring and structure is used so that heavy mach these halls Ÿ Other than the landmark buildings, the buildings shown in t Exhibition halls

IITME Tower: Ÿ The tower will host a convention

center, sky lounge, visitor center, restaurants, office space and IITME office. Ÿ It is designed to be an iconic building and will act as a marker of the project. Multilevel exhibition halls Ÿ Architecture of the buildings is inspired from the stepped wells of Adalaj, Gujarat. Ÿ These are for exhibitions that will need more exhibition space in single buildings and will like to segregate at multiple levels IITME Tower

umes as per the client’s requirement. hibition space attached to the building. hinery and equipment may be showcased in

the master plan are exhibition halls. Multi-level Exhibition halls

With Group Phi as a Project Architect

projects with group phi Location: Pune Duration: 4 months (Feb- May, 2013) Projects: Residential building at Balewadi, Pune Client: Tarang engineers and developers - The building is a 4 storied residential building with approximately 185 sq.m area per floor. - 2 apartments per floor and one apartment for the entire fourth floor. - I was involved in the final design and construction drawings stage of the project. - This was a small budget project and we had to be very innovative to provide the best solution to the client.

Residential Building at Balewadi, Pune

PRAJ Office tower, Pune Client: PRAJ - The building is a 6 storied office building with approximately 16,000 sq.m of office space. -The building was bought out by PRAJ and had tasked Group Phi to redo some of the civil work and design the interiors to suit PRAJ industries. - The building will be used by PRAJ employees as their office. - I was involved with the team from the schematic design to construction drawings stage. - This was a fast-paced project and was to be completed in 7 months. - I worked with the Project Management Consultant to create the base schedule for the execution of the project.

PRAJ Office tower

through my lens


Interpreting architecture and exploring creativity via sketching and photography. I use these as tools to observe surroundings and get inspired. This unleashes my creative spirit.

Red Fort, New Delhi

Hilton hotel,Nariman point, Mumbai

Resort, Las Vegas

New York City

Charminar, Hyderabad

Highway, California

Guggenheim Museum, New York


Golden Gate Bridge


G r a n d e u r .

Red Fort, New Delhi

R e p e t i t i o n s..

S k y -a n e l e m e n t

e x p l o r

e d ........

Lake view, Silvassa

Bay Bridge, San Francisco

Lotus temple, Delhi

The Bean, Chicago

City Hall, San Francisco

Mumbai skyline, Marine drive

Michigan lake, Indiana

The city ..


Brooklyn Bridge, New York

San Francisco

Yosemite National Park, California

Structures ..

Water ..

Mirror Lake, California

Bay Bridge, San Francisco

City-scape of San Francisco