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Architectural Portfolio

Abhishek .A. C. Desai M.Arch (18) University Of Michigan

A b h i s h e k

D e s a i

E D U C A T I O N Masters Of Architecture University Of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Bachelor Of Architecture and Interior Design University Of Mumbai - Mumbai, India



E X P E R I E N C E Istudio Architecture, Mumbai, India Intern Architect

Acube Architects, Vashi, India Junior Architect

ASR international, Thane, India Architect

AECOM, San Francisco, USA Intern Architect

Beyer Blinder Belle, New york City, Usa Externship 734 272 9620


3 months


1 year and 4 months

2015-16 6 months


3 Months

Sketching Technics

Pen and Ink I Watercolor Stippling I Graphite Physical Modeling Laser Cutting I Zund Cutter I 3D printing I Welding Digital Modelling Revit I Rhino I Autocad Skethup I Grasshopper

2018 Post

1 week

Production Adobe Creative Suite I Vray I Lumion I Maxwell

I N V O L V E M E N T Resonance Go Green Scraptures (Set design from waste materials) Indo-French workshop on the urban morphology and architectural typology of Karaikudi Heritage Structures Indo-French workshop on Urban issues at Seim Reap, Cambodia Indo-French workshop on Navi- Mumbai friendly pedestrain friendly city Co-ordinator for National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012-13

Participated in Design Space Construction workshop (Perkins + Will) in ACADIA Participated in Breaking Boundaries Workshop by RADDAR Architects in Sao Paulo, Brazil


Participated in ULI- Hines Competition 2018


AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS Swami Vivekananda Art Foundation Award


“A” Grade in Elementary Drawing Examination organized by Government Of Maharashtra, India


Teamwork got published in French Journal


Student Award For Best Tour Work by BVCOA, India


Ruebens trophy (Teamwork)


Team won 2017 Ford Community Challenge


Second Place in Eleven’s 8th International Design and Ideas competition




Graminah Chhaya gover | check | secure

Architectural Memory

Mixed Use I 2010 I Goa, India



work | learn | play

Mixed Use I 2011 I Navi Mumbai, India 9

Halls Of Ivy Learn | Rest | play

Educational I 2014 I Lavasa, India




Cultural Anchienta preserve | document Activation I 2017 I Sao Paulo, Brazil


Urban Planning I 2018I Toronto, Canada 59

Regenerative Huts Rest | Conserve 23

The Conjoint Learn | Play | Cross

Educational I 2016 I Ann Arbor, MI, USA 29

Breathing Contours Rent | Rest | Bypass Residential I 2017 I Sao Paulo, Brazil

preserve | document

Preservation I 2012 I Karaikudi, India

Step UP work | learn | play | Transit

shop | test

Interior I 2012 I Navi Mumbai, India



Mixed Middle Learn | Play | Cross | Row | swim

Residential \ Commercial I 2017 I Detroit, MI, USA 45


Geometricmodelling | Representation | Robotics


Hospitality I 2017 I Matoba, Zimbabwe


Istudio Architecture

Intern Architect | 2014 | Thane, India


Acube Architects

Architect | 2015 | Navi Mumbai, India


Asr International

Architect I 2016 I Thane, India


Aecom Internship

Internship I 2017 | San Francisco, Ca, USA 71

Beyer Blinder Belle

Externship I 2018 I New york City, NY, USA 73


Goa is one of the 29 states in India.Famous for international as well as domestic tourist destination. And also for food , culture , minerals , spices , dry-fruits ,etc Mangeshi is a small town in north of Goa , with high tourist foot fall and there is increasing demands from local residents for a structure or a space which could have the capacity to render government services which would answer to all the queries of people, one structure or space with different branches under one roof which would cater to the demands of the public was essential and need of the hour. Graminah means ‘village ‘ in Sanskrit and Chhaya means ‘shade’. A space with government facilities such as Banks, postal service, police station, medical clinics and store , tourist center, exhibition space, congregation space, agriculture practices and research department was envisioned. Site surrounding feature various architectural demographics and a vast variety of trees and plants. The site experience tropical climate with hot and dry summers, high rainfall in monsoons and a very pleasant winters, space is designed to withstand and protect as well as enhance the level of comfort in interior spaces


Circulation and Sun-Path Analysis

Site is located at a 4-way crossroad junction having high density of vehicular traffic which will be profitable for the retail spaces. Services entry and exit are located on the road having moderate density for smooth funcitioning of the services. Main entrance is from the north-eastern side which is mostly in the shadow zone thoughtout the day. To the southern side of the site.are the service areas, with Jhali, louvers, courtyard a nd vents in the roof p laced stragicaly to achieve optimum natural cross ventialation, and is a  lso engulfed with heavy foliage and plantations to reduce the solar radiationeffect.


Administration Department Post-Office Police Department Bank Exibition Space Mother and child care center Primary Health care Agriculture Resource Center Congregation Hall Toilet Canteen Security Cabin

Herbage Envelope

Structure is envisioned to be surrounded by herbs,shrubs ,and creepers to maintain comfortable temperature indoors and increase oxygen level in the interiors as well


Vertical Flora :

Void below the arches is bared by placing bamboo at 300 mm intervals. Then creepers are planted at the foot of each bamboo. Creeper which will be palnted is Passiflora .The above process is divided in Three stages.

Cross Ventialation :

The building is ventilated using cross ventilation stratergies . Together with Vertical flora and ventialtion stratergies the interior space achieves temperature drop of atleast 3 to 4 degress




The exits of pedestrain circulation inside the building are semi open spaces where people can wait , meet and interact. Shades are placed on the ceiling to allow difused natural light along with cool breeze from the jhali



The open to closed space ratio is 70:30 , which maintains the village natural fabric with minimum interva-



A M A L G A M A T E The Amalgamate is a mixed use development which comprises of two storey commercial space and seven storey’s of office space. Amalgamate means combine or unite to form one organization or structure. It is rightly named as a structure which comprises of many different spaces ranging from retail outlets to exhibition spaces. The project exemplifies regenerative urban ecology while considering the highest level of environmental and social sustainability in the design process. The second skin is designed to act as a buffer to sound and air pollution. Refuge areas act as vertical gardens and are conceptualised to be a leisure space for the office staff. The structure is made of concrete and glass with a wood finish steel skin allowing the natural light to penetrate into the interior spaces. In addition to the skin, inside the plaza is a fabricated sculpture, hanging from the roof, that too admits natural light to the spaces below it and this sculpture depicts the seven islands of mumbai. 9

ANALYSIS Traffic Density

Site is located at a 4-way cross-road junction having high density of vehicular traffic which will be profitable for the retail spaces. Services entry and exit are located on the road having moderate density for smooth funcitioning of the services.


Site is properly connected with the Sion-Panvel Expressway and Palm Beach Road . Even the railway station is within 500 meters from the site. Convention centre shares a common public road with the site and Bus depot is in front of the site.


Pedestrain entry and exit are planned on the side which is facing the public transport services such as railway station and Bus station for minimal walking distance. Enough space is provided inside the complex for circulation of people to avoid crowding on the public road.h


Embroyonic Stage

The form achieved at Stage 5 was furthur segregrated into different spaces at different levels, while considering the highest level of environmental and social sustainablity in the design process .

Facade Design

STAGE 1: Two patterns are generated using horizontal and vertical lines connected at different points, and are distanced in multiples of v300mm.

STAGE 2: Both the patterns are combined to form one single entity .



Refuge Area is designed as a space for evacuation during an emergency as well as acting as a vertical oasis. It has lawns to take a walk during breaks or to get fresh air. The three refuge areas are visually connected by the plantations, as though merging into each other.




Lavasa is a private, planned city being built near Pune. The city is going to be a host to many residential units, international hotels, resorts, hospitals, schools, etc. The residential school Halls Of Ivy is proposed on the hills facing the lavasa lake. The school is envisioned to be an International Baccalaureate Board school, hence students from different walks of life will come to study. School is designed on the basis of elements of Indian Architecture. Site planning is done on the principles of Campus Planning. Campus is divided into three zones. Residential zone, Educational zone and Recreational zone. 15



The site planning of the school is designed on the basis of campus planning and all the three zones are connected by open and semi-open pathways. Educational zone is located forms at the front of the site whereas residential zone is in in the interior part of the site and it is a non-vehicular zone. Recreational Spaces are almost eqvidistant from both the zones.

Educational Residential Recreational


Pathways are designed on the concept of fort. The complex is Guarded at both the end by a “Hathi Gate� (Elephant Gate) an important gate found in Marata Forts. The pathways connecting with the educational spaces is a semi open cave like path way, Contours are carved from only one side so that students and staff can walk on naturaly shaded pathway. Pathways in the Educational zone open but are mostly fall into the shadow zone. Vehicular traffic is restricated only till the Entry and Exit Gates. Emergency vehicle service is provided in the Complex which are electrical powered carts.

Open and Close

Space Ratio

80% of the area is kept open and only 20% of the site is used for built space.

Open space

Pedestrain Vehicular 16

Hathi Gate

Lohagad fort and Its fortifications encompass the entire hilltop; its narrow, long, fortified western end is called Vichhu Kanta, the marathi word for ‘scorpion’s tail’, derived from it’s curious shape. It stands virtually unassailable, shrouded in mystery. The landscape design and campus planing is inspired from such rich architectural history of forts which forms the dna of the state where the site is being developed . Hathi means Elephant in Hindi . And such gates were common at the entrance of Maratha forts which used to prevent them from enemy strikes which were made with the help of an Elephant . The zigzag path used to obstruct the momentum of the elephant indirectly reducing the force of impact of the door.




Jaali breaks down total square metre of consolidated aperture area of a typical window into number of small holes. The holes are nearly of the same size or often smaller than the thickness of the material it is built with. This means each void is a cubical proportion of height equal to depth, protecting ingress of direct sun rays and haze as well as glare associated with it, for most of the sun angle through the day and across seasons. View: Similarly even view across the aperture is maintained. From within, everything outside is visible through Jaali holes but from the outside, nothing gets visible inside due to light difference. Wind Control Not only does it work for light, sun and view, it also works scientifically for wind. Both Bernoulli as well as Venturi laws apply effectively through the Jaali. When air passes through smaller aperture, its velocity increases. Thus there is a perceptible presence indoors even with a mild breeze outdoors. This is similar to an air-conditioner where compressor, as the name suggests, compresses the air and releases the same through microholes. Thus, Jaali, in micro ways, helps cool the air by passing the same through small holes. Development Of Jhali Design: As the school is going to be a multicultural space , the jhali which is an important feature of the design proposal will be a union of two different gevometrical patterns. Jali was an effective element replacing modern day glass for a transparent view and yet improving on the glass by controlling glare and heat and allowing breeze. By using jali carved out of a stone or a granite can decrease temperatures in the interior space and can achieve a comfortable interior climate.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3




The cave-like pathway which is the main artery joining all the departments. It also has cutouts in the ceiling slab to allow sunlight in the low light areas , illuminating the sapce with natural sun light.




Cyclelogy is a combination of cycles and the psychology behind cycling. Each part of a cycle is envisioned and used as an important feature of the interior design. Most important part of a cycle is a sprocket which helps the wheel to be in motion when a peddle is peddled by the rotational force applied by human using his/her leg. Various sprockets of different sizes are fabricated together to form an interesting and bold structure and placed a t the display area to attract customers. Space allotted for the store is on the ground floor of a residential building attached to footpath along the busy streets of fort area, Mumbai. Clearity, Minimalism and colour psychology are the basic concepts of design which are used in designing the said space.


Sproket Elevation

The elevation was designed as sculpture which would be bold and would be made of parts of cycle. Different designs of sproket were used to form one unit. This sculpture is kept on a raised platform to standout and to be visible in the crowded street of fort area. The wheel door and the sproket sculpture was were placed behind the trasparent glass panels which divied the inner and outer space.


The door is an automatic sliding door . It is a fabricated 98’’ cycling wheel , with fixed glass on both the sides of the wheel. The wheel slides on a track on the floor which is a U-section fabricated three meter track. Plan and elevation of the Door is given below in three stages .


Zones The interior space is divided in different zones for smooth circulation and functioning of the provided services. Wheels of different diameters are suspended down from the ceiling at different levels. .



Used shockabsorbers , 29” wheel and cycle seat’s are combined and are put to use for seating purpose. The wheel is inserted in the slab and is locked by clampers so that it will stand firm and will be a comfortable chair.

Detail of the vertical cycle locks which resulted in more carpet area for circulation and also resluted in minimalistic display .

Handle bar’s of used cycle are recycled and used to hold cycle frames for the display.




Relation between form and instituional character















The studio appraoches with a robust collection of school precedents laying emphasis on constructing a (mis)readings of the realtionship between form and institutional character. Generation of a catalog which focus on a particular type. Conjoint figure typology is selected as the main characteristic towards furthur research and formal intervention. Precedent selected for formal study is kirkojarvi comprehensive school by Verstas Achitects in Finland. The school is divided in two structures and funtions according to its programs and is joint by the social spaces.



Breaking down Geometry


1B | UGLY COUSINS Morphologicaly similar

On acquiring the catalog of conjoint twin type plans, they were collage together with other plans in the catalog by using techniques such as superimpose and opacities to achieve a new catalog of plans which are similar to each other on th basis of its morphology. The suitable collage is selected on the basis of its geometry which is similar to the primitive and the advance structure. The root form furthur drives the iterations which have similar operations to the typology geometry, which futher arrives at a an updated form.


1C | HOPEFUL MONSTER Generation of the root form



Procedure towards Abstraction The root form undergoes different geometric moves to arrive at an abstract form thorugh a calculated process. Out of all the generated form , the selected ones are futher iterated to generate plans and sections.


2B | OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE In search of plans and sections

The abstract form are then disected at different levels. After undergoing various spatial cross check, the final cross sections are selected to furhter detail to arrive at erronous application


Site Plan




30 45 Ft

Implementation of the root form


Sections BB’

Sections AA’


R e _ D w e l l i n g

Re_Dwelling proposes alternative models of mixed income housing in GrotĂŁo. In the last few years it is the area which has seen the largest transformation due to the many social housing blocks and a land stabilization project. By mixing social housing, affordable units, commercial Spaces and parking, this proposal challenges the current ZEIS 1 regulations that prevent a more balanced mix of uses. Re_Dwelling incorporates the positive aspects of the different typologies of housing in the neighborhood. It challenges the enclave condition generated by current social housing, where the developments function as fenced islands that fail to dialogue with their surroundings. Instead, the proposal learns from the informal fabric that has better connectivity and social life, and more flexibility overall. The proposal promotes vertical densification to seed breathing spaces on the ground like the social housing blocks. It also aims to mix incomes and provide ground level commercial spaces like the traditional favela buildings. This challenges the current ZEIS 1 regulations because it promotes mixed uses and incomes instead of a dedicated housing strategy.The site is on the a steep slope, adjacent to the social housing blocks. In the project, social housing units are closer to the ground and the affordable housing units are on the upper levels. Sky walks connect the three buildings and a roof terrace provides secure community space. Access to the air and light are critical in the design of the blocks to provide the best living conditions for all the residents.


The mapping exercise examines the social housing impact in the community and the residents lives. The most prominent features of the neighborhood are the steep topography, the precarious self-built housing construction, the recent massive social housing projects, the short-cuts traced by people to cross the slopes, and the lack of playgrounds and parks. slopes, and the lack of playgrounds and parks.


The proposal learns from the existing conditions: block morphology, climatology, adjacencies, contour levels and slopes, and housing types. Some additional parameters considered include vehicular circulation, parking, pedestrian by pass and vegetation. Hence Re_Dwelling proposes bypass streets, pedestrian short-cuts , parking spaces and an urban landscape intervention to enliven open spaces. The design of the housing elements is inspired from the existing urban fabric and retains the informal morphology and identity of the neighborhood. The generated blocks are aligned to the existing contour line acting as a metaphor to the site topography.


Re_Dwelling integrates social and affordable housing to have a diverse community and to bring in capital from outside Paraisรณpolis. Working with the steep topography on the site, the project accommodates economic uses in lower grounds, and a mix of housing types to serve diverse familiar structures. In terms of site strategy, the project weaves the east and west axis by providing shortcuts and pathways to the surrounding housing complexes, reducing walking distance and changing the pedestrian circulation type from hike to walk. The project also reduces the parking onus on streets by providing parking spaces for the residents. Regarding vehicular circulation, the proposal incorporates a new bypass to increase porosity and access. The project also introduces vegetation strategies and urban landscape elements.


The process of the generation of the volumetric pattern plays with a system of blocks, and extrude and expand them inpired in the existing informal urban fabric. To respond to the the steep topography, the building aligns the set of blocks to the existing contour lines to form a series of stacked structures. This stratergy plays on the design of the courtyard or the common space between the towers. The placement of blocks is also inpsired from the natural fractures developed in the informal housing systems which allows different variations in arranging the block patterns.






The ground floor plan includes commercial spaces; the first floor has social housing in the front, facing street and parking spaces in the back; the second floor is also dedicated to social housing and the upper floors are all affordable housing. The three buildings are connected through a system of sky-walks, and the roof terrace also acts as a social and community space where the residents can gather for meetings and workshops.







Situated at the banks of the detroit River, the project brings in water into the site to not only make it accesible to a larger audience but also to exploit its potential and design a healthy and happy community around it

Team: Aditi C, Sara T, Tyler S and Abhishek D 46

There exists a variety of housing typologies with three designed units. These range from: studio apartmetns, shared living space, single and multi family houses. The projects references nearby waterfront housing communites and draws from the history of the city for its urban stratergy on site .







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PHASING 2020 - 2023

PHASING 2023 - 2027



PUBLIC LAND : 1,70,600 SQ FT





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This elective was focused on generating lattice grids and patterns tby generating algorithms in grasshopper. This grids were developed with an intention that each grid could form as a structurla roofing of an airport or could be a facade iteration of a building. Throughout the elective various patterns were developed using various plugins and supporting softwares like



The Rietveld Red and Blue chair was disected graphicaly to understand the the chair and then the elements were arranged a three dimensional structure through two dimensional linework and axonometric projection.


Stage 1

Placeing the brick protoytpe on table.

Stage 1

The grasshopper genereated code is transmitted in the KUKA Kr60 Robot which starts laying the bricks one by one according the the path

Stage 3

The final generated wall protoype


The elective focuses on teaching the basic of robots on how it can be used in architecture as a tool in building processes. Stacking was a part of one of the skills taught in the elective in which a prototype of a brick made of wood at 1/16th scale was used to make a wall.


Team: Chris Bondeson, Liz Feltz, Aditi Vellimana, Abhishek De54

Different Sections of the building reflecting different spaces REVERSING EXTINCTION

A joint workshop organised by UNESCO along with Bharati Vidyaeeth College of architecture and ecole d’architecture de paris la villette students where Chhetinad heritage structure were documented to preserve its diminishing memory as the huge and elaborate mansion were brought down as they lost its purpose in time. This was an effort to revive its existance and mark its as an heritage site, which would stop its demolition and will divert funds towards its preservation and main-

Different types of Doors and windows and coloumns.

Team: Virginia Loyo Moneyo, Abhishek Desai, Shrividya K, Sasikaladevi G, Raluca Soaita. Recognition: Student Award by BVCOA, India Work Published in French Journal Ensa Paris La Villette


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CULTURAL ANCHIETA Sao Paulo, Brazil The objective of the Cultural Anchieta project is to promote sustainable and participatory public space design in Ocupação Anchieta. It is important to promote educational and cultural activities for the Occupation as a whole, which can be achieved through a community-action planning framework. n informal settlements where people have a high sense of agency and responsibility for the construction of their own space, it is crucial to promote design solutions that will provide safe and healthy spaces. This point is especially true for children who lack recreational areas which can deteriorate their health in important development stages. The Association is a very strong mechanism for community organizing and participation, and is an excellent resource to promote environmental amelioration practices and education.

Team: Antonella Sallaku, Abhishek Desai Recognition: Part Of the winning proposal for the

Ford Community College Award- 2017




Team: Dewi Kartika Tan, Jugal Ahuja, Ya Cai, Alex Ho, Abhishek Desai.


The main core of The Vista development proposal is to captivate the industry, community, and cultural and historical value along Waterfront through 3 main strategies: connect, resilient, and captivate. The vista ensures the connection of the existing Riverside historic neighborhood that is surrounded by major revitalization programs along the waterfront by creating pedestrian, vehicular and landscape connection to the Vista. The vista acknowledges and preserves the neighborhood from further displacement and gentrification and ensure it continues as the major cultural hub that welcomes everyone from the different backgrounds and ethnicities. In addition, the Vista will provide necessary spaces for a mixed-income community through affordable business incubator spaces and affordable housing as well.



White rhinos are at the verge of extinction, and this was a competition entry organized by eleven magazine on how can architecture raise awareness about the same. To start to design it was necessary to dive in the DNA of the site and its surrounding. Positive scope were taken into consideration and stratergies were implemented to regenerate and revive the population of rhino as well as well indirectly increase the economic stance of the Ma-

Recognition: Second Place in Eleven’s 8th International De sign and Ideas Competition_2018



Regenerate + Revive

Slope: Natural slope used for accomodating different programs on different levels. Water: Re_generation of grasslands which can act as a beacon to direct rhinoes to the site. Views: Natural granite sculptures panoramas allow scenic and unique canvas,

Pond: Small mud pond will be stratergicaly placed in accordance with tourist huts so that there will be maximum sighting of rhinoes as well rhinoes can also enjoyed bud baths below the shade of the trees. Power: Electricity will be generated using sustainable stratergies.

As Rhino horns as the ability to regenerate, the site will regenerate rhinoes, revive the landscape, rebuilt the economy. The huts will not only be the places for humans as a tourist destination but also on the parallel track rhinos will also look up to the site as a destination for leisure and rest.


The design of the camps is inspired from the huts of tribes in zimbabwe, especially from shona tribe, The circular form is regulated spatially which in a way mimics the process of regeneration of a rhino horn which is an important element of resilience of Rhinos. The huts will also generate a positive friction with rocks to reflect the intimacy of the relationship which tribes with the nature which would be experienced by the guests.

S h o n a Tribe Hut Core Form




Luxury Suite Total: 2 Units Area: 900 Sq.ft

Family Suite Total: 2 Units Area: 1500 Sq.ft

Standard Suite Total: 6 Units Area: 750 Sq.ft


By generating visual peaceful interaction between the rhino and humans from the cottages will also help humans to understand this species which is often interpreted incorrectly as aggressive and violent. As Rhinos like to stay in mud to maintain their sensitive skin, humans would also indulge in pools and shallows ponds in a way to attenuate the lifestyle of a rhino, which would make humans and rhino connected not only visually but emotionally. Animals are also very sensitive towards artificial lighting and get disturbed by its presence in the wild, Hence the camp will have only non-glare hybrid optic lights with minimum luminance. This will help the guests to be truly in the wild. The camps will also be naturally ventilated and each camp will have a pond supporting the structure, from where the wind will capture moisture and flow through the rooms eventually. The huts will have solar panels at the top which will allow to generate electricity from the solar energy. Additionally energy will be created from the biogas plant, the slurry from the biogas plant will be used as a manure in the surrounding for landscape and to regenerate the fields with grasslands which will eventually provide food for the rhinos. Rain water harvesting strategies will be implemented and the sites gravitational forces will be used to generate electricity.



IStudio Architecture | Intern Architect | 2014

During my internship at Istudio , I was given the responsibilty of putting together several design proposals under the supervision of Ar. Prashant Dupare, as well as producing area calculations and high quality rendered views for interior design projects Based on the site documentation, I was incharge of envisioning and producing views for the assigned projects. I also got an opportunity to work on the Brick house project, awarded as the best house design in 2015 by World Architecture Community as well as NDTV House design of the year award, alongside the lead Designer, and assisted him for site visits, generating workind drawings including toilet and door details, and supporting diagrams.



ACUBE ARCHITECTS | Architect | 2015

Working as a member of the Acube Architects team, I was assigned to an array of responsibilities including presentation drawings, working drawings, structural co-ordination and producing views on photoshop. In addition to the office work, I have undertaken various site-visits, and studied structural details on site. Under the guidance of Associate architect Dipesh Chandra, along with Architect Joseph James we were assigned to do the working drawings of L’amour Calmare,karjat. I also had an opportunity to design a terrace landscape for a residential building.



ASR International | Architect | 2016

White Woods Silver Living Worked under Ar.Abhijeet Mandrekar (T.U.Delft) for digital modeling, design and represntation stratergies of the residential scheme. The complex is designed in four different scheme, where each scheme is distinguished by its materiality, form and space.

Corten steel House 69

Exposed Concrete House 70


AECOM | Intern Architect | 2017

Regional Office:

37704 Hills Tech Drive Farmington Hills, MI 48331

During my internship, I was given the reponsibilties of doing presentation drawings, drafting details for construction drawings, etc The projects which I had the opportunity to work on the most were Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro under Ar.Atul Pathare, Kaiser Permanente Hospital under Ar.Vishal Turkar and Ar.Christopher Crowe, in Hawaii and also worked on Mcdonalds Facade Designs.

Telephone: 734-367-4445

Corporate Office:

4925 Forest Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515





McDonald's USA LLC






TOTAL SQ FT = 4,214





Beyer Blinder Belle | Extern | 2018

TWA Hotel Got an opportunity to work for Beyer Blinder Belle under Ar.Susan Bopp on the presentation drawings of TWA Hotel, which is an effort in preserving the Architectural memory. Designed by Finnish-American Architect Eero Saarinen, the new TWA (The Bird) will have an extension which will house a convention center and a hotel. The existing space will be iterated to form a hotel, restaurant and a meeting center complex. The TWA complex also went under restoration and development of its structural and MEP systems.



SKETCHING TECHNICS Some of the skethicng work which is made using pen and ink, charcoal and water colour rendering skills. The main chararcters which my artwork focuses on are form, shadow, and space.

Charminar, Pen and

Hyderabhad, ink + water

India colour


Mozart, Pen and




Austria colour


“Architecture is about ideas in the first place, you don’t get to design unitl you have an idea” - Lebbeus Woods


Architectural Portfolio_ Abhishek A C Desai  
Architectural Portfolio_ Abhishek A C Desai