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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Posted:
September 14, 2018

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ANKITA NALAVADE - LEED GA

Architect + Urban Sustainability Planner

www.linkedin.com/in/ankitanalavade

Email: ac612g@r.postjobfree.com, ac612g@r.postjobfree.com Phone: 201-***-****

I have studied architecture, practiced as a junior architect for a span of two years and graduated with Masters of Sustainable Environmental Systems conducted at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. My resume is a combination of strong design background and understanding of sustainable planning systems.

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, New York

Master of Science (MS), Sustainable Environmental Systems (GPA – 3.8) Aug 2016 – May 2018

Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture, Mumbai

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Aug 2009 - Aug 2014

EXPERIENCE – Urban Sustainability Planner

Waterfront Alliance, New York City – Waterfront Planning June 2018 – Present

Developed business strategy for WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines)

Conducted case study of USGBC’s resiliency business model

Reviewed documents for waterfront development projects seeking WEDG certification.

Engaged with project design teams, to address and research technical questions regarding climate adaptive design.

Billie Cohen Landscape Design Studio, New York City – Landscape Planning June 2018 – Present

Developed landscape design drawings, created planting plans for playground in Queens, NYC.

Designed landscape details and created drawings for onsite construction.

Generated concept design plans and renderings for client meetings.

Green Infrastructure Fellow at Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC), New York City

Collaborated with Thread collective to develop STEM curriculum. Dec 2017 – June 2018

Developed landscape architecture-based language and exercises for green infrastructure STEM curriculum.

Analyzed the green infrastructure graphic materials produced by GCC and generated the missing design materials.

Prepared base drawings by overlapping GIS contours and auto cad detail plan and sections.

Participated in design charrette meetings and communicated with teachers to test, troubleshoot, assess and refine the curriculum.

New York City Parks and Recreation intern for Bronx River Alliance, New York City

Water Quality Analysis May 2017 - July 2017

Collected water samples of the Bronx River and conducted lab tests for water quality analysis.

Analyzed data & compared it to land use, zoning policies and level of pollutions for contamination source-detection.

Designed graphical material and interactive maps of scientific data, for community outreach.

Planning Fellow at the NYC - Environmental Justice Alliance for El Puente, New York City

Air Quality Monitoring in Parks Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Conducted research for parks in south Williamsburg in terms of their zoning, funding, maintenance, and quality of space and air quality.

Analyzed the air quality data, presented to the community members and designed a visual report which is used for community outreach.

EXPERIENCE – Architect

Sustainability Intern at Water Environs, Mumbai – River Revitalization Plan April 2016 – June 2016

Investigated timeline maps for an ecology of the river by georeferencing satellite images and historic maps on q-gis.

Identified the areas for pilot interventions, documented site through photographs and creating base drawings.

Produced exhibition content in terms of concept drawings, 3d drawings, and collages for each intervention.

Designed a proposal through research and outreach material for the revival of rivers and urban forest Mumbai.

Junior Architect and Program manager at Sanjay Puri, Mumbai - Architectural Design Jan 2015 - March 2016

Conducted research regarding project and client’s requirement, which accelerated the design process.

Produced concept drawings, design drawings, and content for presentation boards.

Co-ordinated with structural, HVAC and electrical consultants and generated construction drawings.

Authorized site drawings, overlooked the construction of the project and coordinated with contractors and vendors.

Junior Architect at IND+ARCHITECTS, Mumbai - Architectural Design May 2014 - Dec 2014

Researched, understood and analyzed building codes, zoning codes and protocols for redevelopment projects.

Generated design options aligned to the codes.

Produced autocad drawings for redevelopment projects, which can be sent for project approval in government agencies in Mumbai

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, illustrator. AutoCAD 2D and 3D. Arc map, ArcGIS, Carto. Sketch up, 3Dmax, Rhino, V Ray, and Revit. Microsoft PowerPoint.

SKILLS

Rating system: LEED, SITES, ENVISION and WEDG.

Architectural Design, Urban Planning, Environmental Law (SEQRA, CEQRA), ULURP, Waterfront Planning, Data Analysis, Research & Report Writing, Climate Change Adaptation Strategies, Systems Thinking and Design, Public Speaking & Presentation, Graphics for Public Outreach.

CONFERENCES

Represented Pratt Institute at USGBC Green Built Conference and exhibition, Los Angeles (2016) & Boston (2017).

Attended Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines 101 workshop and acquired WEDG certification.

Selected as an Arcadis Waterfront Scholar for the 2017 and 2018 Waterfront Conference, New York.

Attended the AIA conference, New York, 2018.

PRO BONO WORK

Leader of the Student Organization called Leaders in Environmental Advocacy (LEAP) at Pratt Institute.

Streamlined funding for conferences as Co-Chair of LEAP at Pratt (June 2017 – present)

Examined construction drawings to review Waterfront Alliance’s WEDG credentials for Starlight Park, Bronx.

Interviewed residents for a research project with Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice for open spaces in Ingersoll development in Brooklyn.

Examined submission drawings and generated a report at Waterfront Permits – NYC Department of Small Business Services.

Conducted literature review on the oyster population in New York, under the guidance of Paul Mankiewicz, Gaia Institute, New York.

Facilitator and note taker for Urban Manufacturing Symposium, Manhattan Borough President Office.

Conceptualized and presented artwork related to open spaces in cities at Civic Art Lab, New York.



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