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np Nishuti Parulekar

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+13158073666 nishutip 137 E 116th Street, 3A New York, NY 10029




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2018 bachelor degree in architecture from syracuse university school of architecture in Syracuse, NY

june-july 2014 architecture intern at perkins eastman in Mumbai, IN concept design, 3d modeling

2017 bird library renovation at syracuse university reconceptualizing design of the university library to make it more inviting

2013-2018 aias at syracuse university in Syracuse, NY

2013 IB diploma from dhirubhai ambani international school chemistry, economics, geography major in Mumbai, IN

may-august 2015 architecture intern at NPAPL in Mumbai, IN concept design, graphic design, 3d modeling, 2d drawing

2016 dean’s list at syracuse university awarded to students with a gpa of 3.45 or with a gpa of 3.45 or above in an academic semester

2011 IGCSE diploma from dhirubhai ambani international school art studio study in Mumbai, IN

may-june 2017 concept & render consultant for syracuse university for prof. david shanks in Syracuse, NY concept design, 3d modeling, v-ray render, photoshop

software windows os microsoft office autocad 2018 photoshop cc 2018 illustrator cc 2018 indesign cc 2018 after effects rhinoceros vray tspine sketch up pro grasshopper

study abroad

academic experience


manual skills


2016 international study abroad at syracuse university school of architecture in London, UK

january-may 2018 architecture bookstore assistant for school of architecture in Syracuse, NY cashier, inventory management, architecture material knowledge model making expertise

may 2016 “appropriation” at syracuse university with prof. kyle miller in Syracuse, NY concepts dealing with architectural appropriation and atmospheric representation

manual wood work 3d printing cnc milling laser cutting hand drafting water color oil paint

first language english

2016 urban studio at syracuse university school of architecture in New York City, NY 2016 international travel study with syracuse university school of architecture in Rotterdam, NL

may-july 2015 “modes of represenation” at rizvi college with prof. minaz ansari in Mumbai, IN graphic design, 2d drawing, 2.5d drawing vray, illustrator, photoshop

2013-2018 architecture student organisation at syracuse university in Syracuse, NY 2009-2013 model united nations at dhirubhai ambani international school in Mumbai, IN

second language hindi (reading, writing, fluent speaking) communication marathi bengali

table of contents 07

01 university library 2018 prof. randall korman at syracuse university in Syracuse, NY


02 children’s museum 2015 prof. david shanks at syracuse university in Syracuse, NY


03 office + bird pods 2015 prof. joseph sisko at syracuse university in Brooklyn, NY


04 resource center + air 2014 prof. amber bartosh at syracuse university in Los Angeles, CA

01 library


syracuse university bird library, redesign syracuse, ny The renovation and addition project aimed towards rebranding the university library from an intimidating brutalist building to a visually intriguing gateway connecting the north and south sides of campus, making it the center of attraction for the school. Staggered platforms rise up from the south to the north side in an atrium, housing open study areas for people to gather and socialize. This journey of the platforms culminates at the very top where one is rewarded by the special collections room that overlooks the Walnut park thus creating a relationship between the building and its context. The space cantilevers reaching out to the park, projecting the users view outside. The cantilevered form with the glazed glass faรงade also provides users with the payoff of a specta cular view they journeyed the platforms to see. From the outside, this projecting box would exude light to reinforce the idea of spectacle at night. The facades play on the idea of a bookshelf with colored panels and varied articulation of beams and mullions. On the south side, the same idea of a rhythm of book like partitions carries through where it divides large classrooms to provide them with partitioned views of the campus. The dominating presence of the existing building was altered by the use of playful colorful panels that break up the density. The two-cantilevered boxes break this rhythm providing views from the north to the south corridor almost like a gap in a bookshelf. The facades are visually connected together through colored panels that make the building more attractive and playful. The design is in collaboration with Maria Coconato & Katherine McGary, all drawings in this portfolio are by Nishuti Parulekar.

1st Floor Plan

2nd Floor Plan


Longitudinal West Section

Longitudinal West Elevation


02 museum


children’s museum science & technology syracuse, ny The project dealt with the design of the Museum of Science & Technology’s satellite location. The M.O.S.T is a museum that caters to children and they focus on themes like geology, flora and fauna, aerospace developments, etc. After the initial research, the design followed the layering of the functions governed by the themes that the museum wanted to focus on, making them sectionally apparent. The project has three theme specific floors, each connected visually by an atrium. The geology floor rests in the ground erupting into the floor above through a side exit. The second floor is integrated into the surrounding vegetation and acts as a greenhouse to display flora and fauna. The third floor tackles the theme of space and is formally expressed with a cantilevered portion to represent a sense of wonder and awe. There is an external pathway that weaves the surrounding context into the building. The exterior landscaping can be autonomous and perform to be an urban park and host events. The museum also aimed to reinvigorate the promising area around the site. Context played a role in carving out the form, subtly relating itself to iconic buildings relevant in the city of Syracuse.

Floor Plan 1

Floor Plan 2

Longitudinal East Section




office + bird pods avian environment brooklyn, ny The project premise dealt with a R&D partner that would aid our design to gear it towards tackling the issue of avian population in Brooklyn. The initial research established an inverse pattern between urban growth and bird population decline in New York City. The identification of the environmental issue then propelled the design strategy of creating a hybridized project that integrated anthropogenic function with fostering avian pockets. The program of the office building that would have views to the bird gardens allowed people to acknowledge the environmental issue while giving office users a beautiful escape. The birds would fly into the bird pods or gardens which would contain specific environments for the species in Brooklyn as advised by the initial research to make this a haven for them. The research also linked wind speed and the tunnel effect around urban areas to be a deterrent for the bird population. The research into computational fluid dynamics or CFD later in the project enabled the design of a form most suited to the site and function for the birds. The project serves not purely as a moment of interaction between the birds and humans, but more importantly acts as a menthod to foster avian species in the city.

The design and reserach is in collaboration with Shaguni Gupta, all drawings in this portfolio are by Nishuti Parulekar (aside from data charts.)

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Floor Plan 3

04 resource center


resource center air filteration los angeles, ca The project entailed designing a resource center for people in the city of Los Angeles and the neighbouring students at Sci-Arch. The design also attempts to find integrate an air filteration system within the project that tackled the issue of air pollution in the city. The structural system encompases within it an air purification system that converts the carbon dioxide in the air into oxygen. The structural tree like units create an urban forest that give the otherwise functional building, a poetic significance. The section plays on the idea of an urban jungle through the floating study platforms that give users an elevated view of this forest. The glass facade gives pedestrians a hard landscape encased in a glass facade that reflects the concept of the city trapped in a cloud of pollution. The scattered study desks and lounge seating amidst the columns lets users be inspired by the technology and allows them to visualize the problem of air pollution physically.

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Nishuti Parulekar Architecture Portfolio 2018