Viren Brahmbhatt

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Pratt Institute; Architecture | Urban Design
Architecture - Thesis: Investigations into Architectural Design and Conceptions


Viren Brahmbhatt is an architect and urban designer practicing in New York City for the past several years. In addition to his independent work and projects, Viren’s work has been focused on affordable housing and the design and planning of infrastructure in the city of New York. He has worked with the New York City Housing Authority on design and implementation of the Community Centers Program, GIS, urban design projects, and a Master Plan for HOPE VI Project in Brooklyn. He has also collaborated on several research projects with the School of Architecture & Urban Design and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Viren holds a Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Pratt Institute and an undergraduate degree from the School of Architecture (CEPT), Ahmadabad, India where he also held a faculty position (1988-1992); and has been a visiting faculty there since 2000. His published work includes such independent projects as "The Vacant City": Urban Design Project for The Mont Des Arts, Brussels (Belgium) and "Investigations into Architectural Design: Conceptions and Processes" published in 1988 (CEPT, India). Viren is currently working on three architectural projects for community facilities in New York City and master plans for residential developments at Linden Houses and Prospect Plaza in Brooklyn as well as various other sites in New York City and New Jersey. His ongoing work in India includes various small and large-scale architectural, housing and urban design projects. He is currently working on a mixed-use riverfront development project in Calcutta, India; and a large-scale development plan known as Social Economic Zone (SEZ) Development in Ahmadabad, India that includes housing, infrastructure, retail, community services and light industry to engender sustainable community development. His other current architectural projects include: A Condominium Building in the West Village, New York Maritime/Vintage Car Museum, California Condominium Building, Queens, New York A House by the Pool, Queens, New York Port Mourant Resort, Guyana Loft for T, Upper Manhattan, New York Thane Residential Township, Mumbai, India