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RUCHA MANDLIK design portfolio

Rucha Mandlik, LEED AP I am a resourceful and proactive design professional interested in creating beautiful places to live, work and play. I like to work on projects demanding innovative interdisciplinary design approach in the fields of architecture & planning, urban & landscape design. Specific design inclinations include - urban design and interventions, site analyses, public space design, adaptive re-use, sustainability and graphic design.

Education Master of Urban Planning (part-time,ongoing) Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College I City University of New York Master of Science in Ecological & Sustainable Design (Focus: Urban Design) College of Architecture, Planning & Design I Kansas State University Bachelor of Architecture Sir J. J. College of Architecture I University of Mumbai

Contents NYC Parks, MUP Hunter College and Design Competitions Queensway Design Competition Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan Crotona Park Master Plan FAR ROC Design Competition Instant House Design Competition Reading Riverside Drive Redesigning the Public Realm in Rego park

Independent Design Work, Graduate and Undergraduate Thesis Redesign of a Studio Apartment Nirlep House Apartment Interior Design Mechanical Workshop Interior Design Revitalization of Derelict Mill Lands in Mumbai Design of a Community Center

Ratan J Batliboi Architects, Mumbai, India Academy for Construction Engineers Indian Institute of Technology at Jodhpur Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering Agartala Fairground & Exhibition Center Jamshedpur City Center TATA Teleservices Ltd. Center of Excellence Twin Bungalow at Karachi, Pakistan Fairdeal Textile Park Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership

Undergraduate and Other Works School Projects Sketches

the Ozone


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Ozone Park St.

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101st street


100th st

103rd ave

101st ave

97th ave

95th ave

94th ave

Atlantic ave


Location Plan

1 Addition of linear ramps on both sides of the site to bring down the queensway for public use.

Queensway trail runs from Rego Park to Rockaway Blvd.

Shaping the HUB

Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm


Concept diagrams


The concept for this design proposal is rooted in the idea of creating a vibrant terminal for people. The Design aspires to create the quality of exchange between The concept for this design proposal and services, just like Ozone Park station was ispeople rooted in the idea of creating a vibrant terminal for people. Just like for 85 years. Ozone Park station was for 85 years. 101 st street

It aspires to recreate the quality of exchange between people and services - a new HUB.

Seating area/ Amphitheatre stage

Master Plan


Existing parking lot on the 100th st is converted into a gentle but grand staircase that conects the Hub to the community while acting as a public plaza & community amphitheatre

Rooftop sculpture garden Pedestrian & bicycle bridge connects the Hub to Queensway trail

Gondola train running the entire length Queensway help in improved connectivity & security. The new commercial center will encourage local businesses & create more opportunities in the area.

Parking lot on 100th street for use as a public plaza

Queens Staircase

Entrance foyer & information kiosk to museum & park house

The HUB gondola station & Ozone Park Commercial Center

The 3 mile long Queensway trail continues on a bridge at the site, without interupting HUB activities.

AIA - ENYA 2014 Ideas Competition

Seating area Cascading community garden along the staircase

100 th street ramp up

Creation of urban landmarks to knit the site back into the urban fabric.

the HUB plaza community space

Queens staircase

Commercial center & Gondola train station

the HUB plaza community space


sway trai

food court


Museum & Park house Public open space

ramp up

Public open space

gondola on queensway

99th street Escalators to the HUB & gondola station

Public open space

Mixed use spaces for variety of uses. Gondola on Queensway

Gondola ride restores the fundamental nature of this railway corridor in a novel fashion. It offers picturesque views of the Queensway & glimpses of NYC skyline.

Museum & Park house

A landmark Museum will add a cultural dimension to the Hub & Queensway by exhibiting arts, history & culture present in the surrounding multi-ethnic community

Restaurant & cafe, food concessions


Public open space Existing tenants

The new Ozone HUB on Queensway

The Ozone HUB


The Queens Staircase



Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan 2030 NYC Parks: Planning & Parklands

Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan 2030, presents a long-term comprehensive plan to recover this beautiful urban landscape. 3 major highways currently segment the park creating six park zones with poor inter-connectivity. This plan serves as a guide for a coordinated long-term effort that will make Van Cortlandt Park a vital part of its community as well as City’s healthiest and most scenic forest and brook environment. Following excerpts are from the master plan report created in July, 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES Master Plan Assistant/Intern Design development Design research Site analysis Drawings, maps, illustrations and renderings Design documentation Preparation of final report



Van Cortlandt Park will be the City’s healthiest and most scenic forest and brook ecosystem. It will have carefully orchestrated trails and paths for running, biking, walking and horseback riding. The trails will flow without conflict past scenic areas and fertile habitats, linking communities together and to desirable and cultural destinations.

Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan 2030 NYC Parks: Planning & Parklands


Crotona Park Master Plan 2030

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Crotona park is one of the most important parks in the City of New York. It is the ‘Central Park’ of South Bronx and is used by nearly 180,000 Bronx residents. It is both a beautiful & complex landscape and an important resource for recreational facilities. This long-term comprehensive plan aspires to emphasize the park’s scenic landscape and historic landmarks along with an effort to protect its natural resources and make it safer & accessible to the surrounding community.

NYC Parks: Planning & Parklands

RESPONSIBILITIES Master Plan Assistant/Intern Design research Site analysis GIS Maps Design documentation Preparation of report

Tremont Tremont Playground -1 Playground -1

Old Borough OldSite Borough Hall Hall Site

Scenic landscape & long views Poor connection between Crotona Park and Tremont Park

Handball Handball Courts Courts

Ballfield Ballfield



Tremont Tremont Playground Playground-2 -2

- Recreational hub in south Bronx

Limited street parking on Crotona Ave Future Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning: a potential magnet

- Historically significant landmarks: Indian lake, Pool house & Tremont park - Significant arboreal legacy - A park that can be used throughout the year and by all age groups

Excessive erosion along the slope Help USA: Homeless shelter

Challenges - Lack of signage & clear paths to destinations in park

Potential forest for bird habitat Beautiful & unique Bald Cypress trees

Vacant land/green space could be used to provide efficient connection between Tremont & Crotona Park Sledding Sledding Area Area

Northwest zone

No good bike lane connection due to steepness of street Hylan park is isolated & a site of frequent crimes

Ballfield# #3 3 Ballfield

Sledding area Important forest & scenic landscape with long views

Roberto Clemente Clemente Roberto Ballfield ## 44 Ballfield

Bathgate Bathgate Playground Playground Pool Pool House House


The pool house has important character Homeless family shelter with need for park activities

Tennis Tennis House House

Basketball Basketball Court Court

Crotona Crotona Playground Playground (NE (NE Corner) Corner)


CaryLeeds Leeds Cary Centerfor forTennis Tennis Center Learning &&Learning

Ballfield # 2 Ballfield # 2

South zone

Prospect Park Park Prospect Playground Playground

Tennis Tennis courts courts

Handball & Handball & Basketball Basketball Courts Courts

Fast moving traffic creates unsafepedestrian crossing

Hank Greenberg Greenberg Hank Ballfield ## 55 Ballfield

Tennis Tennis courts courts

Pool Pool

Spray Spray Shower Shower

Park perimeter offers limited activities for the neighborhood

(Under construction) (Under construction)

Indian Indian Lake Lake

Too much sidewalk creates poor park image Very nice London Plane allee


Heavily used playground

Handball & Handball & Basketball Basketball Courts Courts

Carter Carter Playground Playground

Hylan Hylan Park Park

Nature Nature Center Center

Ballfield # 1 Ballfield # 1

- Need more comfort stations

Poor connection between Crotona Park and Crotona Parkway Malls Park entrance lacks character

Handball & Handball & Basketball Basketball Courts Courts

Hill & Dale Hill & Dale Playground Playground Boxcar Boxcar Playground Playground

174 174 th th Steet Steet Station Station

Indian Lake & Picnic Area

Clinton Clinton Playground Playground Basketball

- Reoccurring algae & phragmites at Indian lake - Need more facilities for seniors, teens & adolescents

Bridges Bridges

Playground Playground of the Stars of the Stars Victory Victory Garden Garden

- Need for a comprehensive landscape plan to maintain & enhance landscape character

Soccer Soccer Field Field

Picnic Picnic Area Area

Crotona Crotona Amphitheater Amphitheater

- Poorly lit and isolated areas in the park discourage use

Hylan Park

Crotona Crotona Playground Playground (NW (NWcorner) corner)

CLAREMONT CLAREMONT Lack of street trees on the VILLAGE perimeter to buffer theVILLAGE street

No water supply or maintenance shed at Victory garden

- Scenic landscape

No crosswalk

Tremont Tremont Park Park

Old borough hall site: possible covered activity structure


Poor connection from tennis courts to park entrance on Fulton Ave near Bathgate playground


Grand steps to old borough hall site: potentially an inviting & prominent social gathering space or use area for the community

People congregating & sleeping on the sidewalk along the park


North zone

Tremont Park


KEY Scenic landscape

Algae and phragmites impact the lake health & appearance Overused picnic area with poor visual appearance

Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren Playground Playground

Court Basketball Court

Picnic area view detracts

from amphitheater CLAREMONT CLAREMONT Pond collects litter & requires VILLAGE VILLAGE more frequent cleaning


Connection Important feature Landscape feature Under utilized area Poor drainage Good view Poor view Critical issue Perimeter needs improvement


Crotona Park Master Plan Crotona Park Master Plan Prepared by Planning and Parklands Prepared by Planning and Parklands 2014 2014

Crotona Park Master Plan 2034

FAR ROC : For a Resilient Rockaway - Design Competition Illustrations for Agnes Denes Artist

PROJECT DESCRIPTION FAR ROC design competition explored innovative strategies for the planning, design and construction of a resilient and sustainable development at Arverne East, an 80+ acre site on the Rockaway Peninsula. Artist Agnes Denes’s proposal concentrated on a constructed stabilized dune system that would secure the peninsula from severe storms and rising sea levels. The dunes were proposed to have sand shrubs and pitch pines with shallow interlocking roots to hold and strengthen the dunes from high wind and water surge. The dune system formed a series of small and mega dunes, incorporating public art and boardwalk.

RESPONSIBILITIES Graphic Designer Graphic Illustrations Project documentation Proposed barrier islands in NY Harbor Š Agnes Denes Artist




Design of the school starts with the orientation of 3 concreteinwalls - which actfor as an wind barriers, deInstant House design competition 2013, called innovative and environmentally sensitive fining andbrief dividers between different school design of a kindergarten in Italy.edges Design called for concepts that emphasized the relationship activities. An E-W and N-Slink access is created. Thenature & the City. Predominant winds between indoor and outdoor, creating an organic between kids, prior becomes active with school entrance to the front and back entrances to play area and garden. Where as the later remains as an indoor corridor Semi-enclosed Concrete walls with a potential to expand with school extensions Garden in the future. The design isNfocused on creating a space that is in constant contact with the outdoor environment. Each classroom cluster is provided with a semi-enclosed garden extending into a bigger, common play area for all 90 children. This play area is proCommon Classroom Classroom posed to be kept ‘natural’ resulting into aAreas natural Clusters Clusters Predominant windsplayscape.






time when the wind direction reverses.

First School for a growing mind: Kindergarten Design Common


Instant House: School Competition Areas Clusters

Rest area/den above assembly hall

Classroom Play area Restroom

Classroom Cluster

School Entrance

Concept and Design Development Rest area/den above

Semi-enclosed Garden This design

hall @ SCHOOL proposal tries to achieve a assembly INSTANT Each HOUSE classroom cluster is2013 provided with a semi-enclosed garden extending into a bigger, balanced space thatClassroom is protected but feels common natural play area. An outdoor garden is provided to visually extend the classroom free. A space that has variety of uses but beyond the four walls. It could be used in good weather and seasons could be observed VIEWS n maintains the cohesiveness of a learning through it. A vegetable garden was proposed at the back of the playscape to enable children Play area ncenter. Design starts with the orientation to participate and observe the natural process of growing food. Restroom of 3 concrete walls - which act as wind barriers, defining edges and dividers between School different school activities. HOOL 2013 Entrance

Rest area above....


Space for future expansion

Service entry Sand Box Classroom


Assembly Hall

Vegetable Garden

Natural Playscape






Parents waiting area Office Classroom

Staff room

Garden Pantry

Kids restroom

Activity rooms/ parents-teacher rooms

Staff restrooms Janitor’s closet Laundry

Store Space for future expansion


By extending the gardening activity to parents and community, children will get to interact with people in the community and develop their social skills. Thus the community garden could serve as a natural & social laboratory for kids at an early age.


Reading Riverside Drive Visual Analysis of a Great Street

PROJECT DESCRIPTION General Franz Siegel Sculpture

Reading Riverside Drive

Riverside Drive was designed and intended to be a MUP - Hunter College, CUNY greatvisual street. Apart from of its natural beauty & tree analysis a great street lined paths, the drive is lined up with wonderful architecture Commissioned in 1873 as a part of defining its East edge. Older smaller buildings give a sense of Riverside Park Master Plan. history and continuity to the street. Building entrances, materials, fences, windows, corner details, Designers: Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvertgates Vaux,and ornamentation, together give an eye engaging quality for a pedestrian on Samuel Parson, Gilmore Clarke. the sidewalk. It provides visual complexity without being chaotic. Park and parkway is combined into a synthesized the essence The following 3 landmarks or monuments,capture adhering to the topography. oflandscape the ceremonial public space called Riverside Drive.

106 th street


103 th street

Firemen’s Monument

100 th street

Olmsted's ideaPlaza - Park with tree lined drive curvHamilton Fountain ingstreet around the valleys and rock outcroppings and 76th

Riverside Park

overlooking the river.

96 th street

Early 20th century - City Beautiful movement Monuments and sculptures were added along the Drive.

Joan of Arc Sculpture


Soldiers & Sailors Monument

The dimension of TIME - Evolution of Riverside Drive over time gives substance and adds richness to the street. Henry Hudson River

Green Hudson way Parkway

Riverside Park

1980 - 72nd to 125th street was designated as a scenic landmark.

89 th street


Riverside Drive


Soldiers & Sailors Monument Plaza 88th & 89th street 86 th street

Riverside Drive

Hudson River

Green way

Henry Hudson Parkway

Riverside Park Plaza

Riverside Drive


79 th street

Firemen’s Monument Plaza 100th street

Hamilton Fountain

Eleanor Roosevelt Monument

76 th street

72 nd street


Henry Hudson Hudson River & greenway Parkway

Riverside Park

Riverside Plaza Drive 13

Riverside Drive


Redesigning the Public Realm in Rego Park, Queens PROJECT DESCRIPTION

MUP - Hunter College, CUNY

Solution ONE: Outside In

This paper investigates a 1.5 square mile region in Rego Park, Queens. It identifies current planning and urban deign issues underlying in this region, analyses best practices and comes up with suitable solutions.

Public Park/Square in place of existing parking lot Convert Junction Blvd. into one way, one lane shared street Provide pedestrian crosswalk connecting Mall Plaza to existing & proposed Park

The 2 solutions proposed are evaluated in detail by using the decision matrix and one alternative is selected in the conclusion section. Costs, technical feasibility, timeliness and overall effectiveness are the dominating decision makers in this project. Sustainability (economic, social, environmental) and Urban Design are the fundamental drivers for this project. The research also delves into plaNYC’s goals for parks and public spaces that involve activating the streetscape & re-imagining the public realm.

Rego Center Mall Buildings

AT&T Corner could become a pedestrian plaza Landscape median on Queens Blvd & 62nd Drive Increased tree cover with bioswales along the sidewalks

Solution TWO: Inside Out Proposed roof garden on top of Rego Center Mall. This space could be used as a public space for the Mall or a community garden for the Rego Park community. Additional mall entrances will activate the streets.

Roof Garden on top of Rego Center Mall

More entrances

Glass win dows

Mall building redesign could include making transparent / active facades along the longer sides of building.


Redesigning the Public Realm in Rego Park, Queens MUP - Hunter College, CUNY


Solution ONE: Outside In

Decision Criteria Effectiveness Successful Public Space

Environmental Benefits

Social benefits Community building

Economic Effectiveness Costs

Political Feasibility

- Stronger public realm on the streets - Increased public activities - Public destination for community - Reduces the ‘suburban’ character - Green & aesthetically pleasing streets, plazas & parks.

- Reduced heat island effect & stormwater runoff - More shade on streets - Ecological benefits of landscaped corridor - Cleaner air... - Noise reduction

-Recreation space for community - Active street life - Variety of open spaces catering all age groups in the community - Enhanced quality of life...

- Small scale projects - Reduced capital costs - Increased local businesses - Improved real estate market

- Use of best practices suggested by city agencies - Projects work within an established political agenda.

- Public destination for community - Green & aesthetically pleasing roof garden - Creation of an indoor public realm

- Reduced heat island effect & stormwater runoff to a smaller extent - Ecological benefits of landscaped roof


Solution TWO: Inside Out






3 -Recreation space for community - Active street facades - Considerable community interaction indoors and on the green roof


Technical Feasibility

- Large scale project - Building construction costs - Green roof on a larger scale could be expensive - Reduced parking spots may cause significant loss of money - Increased stores - more business - more revenue for the city


- Project depends on a single private stakeholder


1 : Low 2 : Medium 3 : High


- Small scale projects with basic improvements - Easy to implement - Guidelines easily available

- Quick initiation - Faster installations - Results could be seen immediately



- Large scale construction project - Customized building design/ adaptation - Structural quality analysis


- Fairly time consuming in terms of design & re-modeling of the building - Results could be seen immediately




PROJECT DESCRIPTION The following decision matrix selects Solution ONE: Outside In’ as the winning alternative with 18 points over the 15 points of Solution TWO: Inside Out. Both the solutions in terms of environmental, social & economic analysis fairly align with each other, however Solution ONE turns out to be more effective in recreating the public realm. With improvements to the actual streets and outdoor open spaces,solution ONE increases the effectiveness covering a

wider area in the study region. A Mile long strips of vegetated bioswales, tree cover and landscaped medians create a natural ecological corridor while cleaning out air and reducing noise pollution. The green roof in Solution TWO also contributes to these effects but on a much smaller scale because of its isolated location.


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KGCE - Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering


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Tripura haat



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TATA Teleservices Ltd. Centre of Excellence PROJECT DESCRIPTION


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Twin Bungalow at Karachi, Pakistan


Ratan J. Batliboi Consultats Pvt. Ltd. ground floor plan

first floor plan Ronnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bungalow

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terraced garden

RESPONSIBILITIES Trainee Architect Building design Interior design Design drawings Material research Zaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bungalow

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The design proposal preserved & worked around natural site features like, contours, water fall, existing old trees.

Two brothers based in Karachi, Pakistan wished to have two separate bungalows on a single plot. The requirements included two individual modern family houses with a common front courtyard & individual parking spaces.

site analysis

Design proposal involved two tilted houses creating a common central courtyard that captures maximum wind & sunlight. Entry to both houses was on the first floor (higher-road level) from where it steps down through series of rooms & finally open onto the open courtyard in the centre.

den parking


family living + dining

N-S section

terraced garden


living + dining

Understanding contours, hydrology, wind, vegetation & sun on site

Fairdeal Textile Park Bagru Textile Park - Kiosk Ratan J. Batliboi Consultats Pvt. Ltd.

RESPONSIBILITIES Trainee Architect Design of outdoor spaces (plazas) Landscape design Design drawings Sketch-Up modelling for presentation

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION This project was located in Surat, predominantly a textile town of western Indian state of Gujrat. The design program consisted of various structures on site for variety of uses. As a trainee I worked on the climate responsive architecture of the office complex and a number of design options for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;entry kioskâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the textile park. schematic design of entry kiosk


office entrance

parking courtyard training centre

entrance medical centre

office complex - master plan


character images retail

training centre

Sketches by Sapna Joshi.

GCNEP*- Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership Site studies

Ratan J. Batliboi Consultants Pvt. Ltd.


RESPONSIBILITIES Project Architect Design Documentation Illustrations and rendering Sustainable design integration PROJECT DESCRIPTION This project was an initiate of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. The goal was to pursue the expansion of clean, sustainable, nuclear energy in a safe and secure manner, while reducing the risk of nuclear proliferation. The project involved design of five training schools with a central administration. Our proposal envisions an environmentally responsive campus master plan with detailed studies of landscape ecology and climatology.

Sketches by Om Merchant, Shruti Gokhale.


Redesign of a Studio Apartment RESPONSIBILITIES Principle architect/interior designer

Independent Designer Free Lance Interior Design

Concept Design development Materials - products selection Client interface On site supervision PROJECT DESCRIPTION This 200 sq ft studio apartment is located on the first floor of a 100 year old historic building in downtown Mumbai. After using this residential quarter as an office space, the client again wished to convert it into a luxurious studio apartment as temporary accommodation for guests & friends. The challenge was to design a comfortable living space in a tight area within a tighter budget. The redesign takes advantage of 1 feet thick walls of the old building for storage needs. Even flooring, white walls & ceiling were incorporated to make the room look spacious. Minimum furniture, optimization of daylight & artificial lighting, clean & finished details are some of the highlights of this project.

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Nirlep House Apartment Interior Design Independent Designer

Redesign of a 1 BHK Apartment

Bedroom Kids/Guest Bedroom Kitchen Toilet/Bath


Living Room



PROJECT Toilet/ DESCRIPTION Free Lance Interior Design Bath A young couple inMaster sub urban Mumbai, Bedroom wished to redesign a single bedroom apartment that was poorly designed, when it came to area Laundry optimization in a small apartment. Room Redesign involved major changes to existing walls. The original, big bathroom in the apartment was designed to a optimum size to accommodate dining and laundry space & maximize kitchen circulation area. Natural flooring (stone), custom designed closets & kitchen cabinets, feature walls, maximization of windows to include daylight & air circulation are some of the highlights of this project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION A 1040 sq ft two bedroom apartment in Mumbai housed by a joint family, wished to incorporate a third bedroom for the guests. The design took advantage of this 6th floor apartmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original spacious, well lit and ventilated design to add a decent size guest room with a window. The original kitchen was converted into a master bedroom while new living room now looked into an open kitchen. Use of prevalent winds, spectacular views and space saving, minimalistic furniture are some of the highlights of this design.

Studio 7 Interior Design

Living Room view 02

RESPONSIBILITIES Principal architect/interior designer Concept Design Development Materials, products selection Client interface

Studio 7 Interior Design

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Mechanical Workshop at Mumbai. RESPONSIBILITIES Principle architect/interior designer

Ratan J. Batliboi Consultats Pvt. Ltd. Independent Designer

Concept Design development Materials - products selection Client interface PROJECT DESCRIPTION Project requirements for this 300 sq ft industrial space in suburban Mumbai were - workshop space, adequate storage for tools, machines & instruments, cabin for 2 partners, secretary desk. The client provided with a list of tools and odd sized machines and equipment to be kept in the workshop area. The challenge was to place each equipment carefully so it could be used comfortably & safely and at the same time create an ‘office’ within the workshop space. The design scooped out a corner for the air-conditioned office with half length glass partition. A nook for the secretray’s desk too, was provided as part of the office. Maximum storage of files, and other boxes was provided on the loft space over the office area.

floor plan

Workshop space, was kept devoid of any false ceiling allowing the complete floor to ceiling height for spacious appeal. Unique storage cabinet for tools was designed on one wall of the workshop, where as the other wall used salvaged furniture cabinet from client’s previous office.

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3D rendering of the space tools storage (under construction)


CAPD, Kansas State University

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dŚŝƐƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚƚƌŝĞƐƚŽĚĞǀĞůŽƉƌĞǀŝƚĂůŝnjĂƟŽŶƐƚƌĂƚĞŐŝĞƐ ĨŽƌĂƐƉĞĐŝĮĐƌĞŐŝŽŶǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞƉƌĞĐŝŶĐƚ͘dŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚŽĨƚŚŝƐƉƌŽũĞĐƚůŽŽŬƐĂƚŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞŵŝůů lands in the study area, and develops a master plan for the same. ,ĞƌŝƚĂŐĞǀĂůƵĞŽĨŵŝůůďƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐΘƐŝƚĞƐ͕ĞĐŽůŽŐŝĐĂů and social sustainability of Mumbai and urban revival ĂƌĞƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞƉƌŝŵĂƌLJĚƌŝǀĞƌƐŽĨƚŚŝƐƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘ ĞƐŝŐŶWƌŝŶĐŝƉůĞƐ ZĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨƵƌďĂŶĨŽƌŵ



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Graduate Thesis CAPD, Kansas State University 



ĨŽŽĚƐƚĂůůƐͬĐĂĨĞƚĞƌŝĂ food court

ƚĞdžƟůĞŵƵƐĞƵŵ ĂƌƚŐĂůůĞƌŝĞƐ roof garden ĞŶƚƌĂŶĐĞůŽďďLJ

/hD>ϮΘϯǁĂƐƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚŽƵƚŽĨ the seven mill lands in the study ĂƌĞĂ͘dŚŝƐǁĂƐƚŚĞǀĞƌLJĮƌƐƚůĂŶĚ ƚŽďĞĂƉĂƌƚŽĨDƵŵďĂŝ͛Ɛ heritage list. ĞŶƚƌĂůůŽĐĂƟŽŶŝŶƚŚĞĐŝƚLJΘ ƉƌĞĐŝŶĐƚ͕ĚĞŶƐĞǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶ͕ ŚĞƌŝƚĂŐĞƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞƐ͕ŶĂƚƵƌĂůǁĂƚĞƌ body are some of the features on site that demonstrate high ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĨŽƌĚĞǀĞůŽƉŝŶŐĂŐƌĞĞŶ͕ ŽƉĞŶƉƵďůŝĐƉůĂĐĞǁŝƚŚŝŶĂ ĐƌŽǁĚĞĚĐŝƚLJ͘


food court


ŵƵůƟƉƵƌƉŽƐĞƌŽŽŵ outdoor reading area ůŝďƌĂƌLJ



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Undergraduate Thesis Community Centre Community centers are positive instruments that promote healthy, active & social life in a community. With their varied activity they bring people together where maximum interaction of people at a range of levels is possible easily.

JJCOA, University of Mumbai

The site measuring 2.18 hectare and surrounded by residential buildings was situated at Worli, Mumbai. The design concept was based on 2 linear arms, one of which contained all the sports activities and the other had ancillary services.

The design challenge was to design the most common spaces but with a creative, complex, hierarchical and efficient symbiosis with other types of spaces in the program.

24 14 Both axis were further divided vertically at different levels. The meeting point of the two axis serves as the main entrance of the centre.

central open space

Central open space in the structure is situated to the north-west, which is the predominant wind direction of the city. This space is occupied by the leisure pool, & lower and upper decks that serve as a public outdoor space. As a public amenity this structure needs to be attractive inside out. At the same time it has to be extremely functional. It is expected to be lavish and luxurious but in a most reasonable way. Hence the design aimed for a building that is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing.


physical model of the project

Undergraduate Work LANDSCAPE DESIgN Vajreshwari is a place in Thane district, app. 30 km from Mumbai City, where a number of natural hot water springs are found on the banks of river Tansa. This religious place raws a number of visitors all around the year. The site needed a holistic landscape planning that could accommodate the visitors, their requirements and a beautiful riverfront.

JJCOA, University of Mumbai

Landscape Design of this site accommodates a number of spaces like, meditation center, a restaurant, rest rooms and shops. The concept plan above shows the separation of spaces. In the master plan, various native trees are used for different purposes. For example, 1. Near hot water springs are fragrant flowering trees like plumeria & claracasana to prevent the pungent smell of sulphur. 2. The meditation area is kept in recluse with the help of tall and thick foliage of trees that provide a comfortable shade and are also good sound barriers.

master plan

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Undergraduate Work CoMPEtItIoN PRoJECt Public toilet

JJCOA, University of Mumbai

This design of a public toilet allows it to be self standing and self shading structure. The design incorporates 2 tilted cubes inserted in the ground.

schematic plan

conceptual sketches

schematic section

26 18 This was a government competition offered to our architecture college. The intent was to come with fresh and innovative ideas & solutions for Mumbai Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genuine problem - lack of public toilets in busy districts.


JJCOA, University of Mumbai

As a mandatory course, Basic Design was part of the undergraduate curriculum for first two years. basic picture

basic abstraction line work

new color scheme gridwork


For this basic design assignment, few pictures were selected from various sources and abstracted in 5 different ways keeping intact the basic outline and theme of the picture.

27 19 One of the basic abstraction picture was selected to further abstract it with the method of collage.


JJCOA, University of Mumbai

This project demanded an ability to form creative elaboration and maximum expansion from a small piece of paper. A letter sized sheet, colored on one side and white on the other was converted into this form by cutting, folding and expanding it out. It was later pasted on a black board. The more we could enlarge the artwork the better it was.






focal point


forground background

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Undergraduate UndergraduateWork Work ARChITECTURAL DESIgN Artisan’s Village

JJCOA, University University of of Mumbai Mumbai

Design program of this project included a complete artisan settlement that will have spaces for residences, workshops, galleries & market spaces. Various workshops include wood works, metal, stone and pottery and a separate art gallery. The challenge was to club the work spaces with workers’ housing and also with markets & shopping plazas and still maintain a unique identity and serenity of all the above spaces. A symbolic presentation of the ‘type’ of workshop was also expected from all the students.

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wood workshop

stone workshop

pottery workshop

pottery workshop

art gallery

wood workshop

UndergraduateWork Work Undergraduate ARChITECTURAL DESIgN Science Park

JJCOA,University UniversityofofMumbai Mumbai JJCOA,

Science park, Hyderabad a 4.65 hectare plot was proposed for a science park in high-tech city, Hyderabad, India. the program includes a science museum dedicated to different fields in science & technology like sound, light, evolution, machines and a separate planetarium.

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Undergraduate Work JJCOA, University of Mumbai

physical model of the science centre building

master plan

The design divides the activities in three blocks 1. Science center 2.Planetarium 3. Administration. The science center block is a single seven storey building with seven galleries stacked one above the other. Attached to this block is administration building that houses library and lecture halls.

section through administration block

science centre building

Sketches Designer


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