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Shefali B.

Architectural Graduate

Phone:

0448083402

Email:

Location:

Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth:

November 26th, 1995

Languages:

English & Hindi

LICENSE:

Architect - Council of Architecture (India)

A Bit About Me

I consider myself to be a constantly evolving architect who actively participates in a global society. I strongly believe in the power of combining research and design thinking within the field of architecture to strengthen our communities and positively impact the world. My architectural philosophy revolves around the essential pursuit of balancing service and design. While it is crucial to respect the client's expectations, I prioritize finding innovative solutions through aesthetically pleasing designs that achieve a consensus.

My approach to architecture is centred around creating spaces that enhance and elevate the lifestyles of my clients, as well as their neighbourhoods, cities, and the greater environment. I am passionate about designing spaces that resonate with the people who inhabit them and strive to create innovative solutions that enrich the lives of those who use them.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I have a deep-seated passion for the great outdoors, and I relish every opportunity to immerse myself in the natural world. One of my favorite pastimes involves embarking on invigorating treks and hikes, often accompanied by my trusty drone.

In essence, my outdoor escapades, coupled with my drone's creative potential, grant me a profound appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. They serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving our planet's pristine landscapes and inspire me to continue exploring and sharing these wonders with others

Work Experience

March 2023 - October 2023
Design Consultant

Smartkits Australia
Brisbane, Australia

August 2021 - February 2023
Sales & Design Consultant

Enlightened Living
Brisbane, Australia

July 2020 - July 2021
Marketing & Sales Consultant

Cyrus Rugs
Brisbane, Australia

October 2018 - June 2019
Director

On Dot FMS
Mumbai, India

July 2017 - September 2018
Intern Architect

Square 3 Designs
Mumbai, India

  • In my role as a Design Consultant at the company, I was tasked with engaging with clients on a regular basis and assessing their unique outdoor infrastructure needs. This included a wide range of structures, such as patios, pergolas, decks, carports, and gazebos, among others.

  • As a key member of the design team, my primary responsibility was to develop customized designs that aligned with each client's specific preferences and requirements. This involved careful analysis of their needs and effective communication throughout the design process.

  • By actively listening to clients and leveraging my expertise in outdoor design, I was able to provide the best possible design solutions that met their individual needs and exceeded their expectations. My goal was to ensure customer satisfaction by delivering high-quality and personalized outdoor infrastructure kits.

  •  Architectural lighting and furniture company.

  • As part of my role in managing projects from conception to execution, I have experience developing comprehensive presentation boards to effectively communicate design concepts to clients. Additionally, I have sourced products, conducted purchasing, and carried out site visits to ensure that each project is executed to the highest standards.

  • My approach involves maintaining clear communication with clients throughout every stage of the project to ensure that their needs are met and that they are satisfied with the end result. I am dedicated to providing a high level of service to every client and strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.

  • Maintained consistent and effective communication with clients, trades, suppliers and sales representatives to foster professional relationships.

  • Home decor company.

  • Generating leads and turning them into opportunities for sales. Working to KPIs and targets as set by the company.

  • Property management company.

  • Providing advice and assistance to potential clients and ensuring that all property team members are working to required standards.

  • Small-scale architecture firm, consisting of 5 professionals in the design team.

  • As a key member of the design team, I played an active role in developing design concepts and creating digital models for a wide range of projects, including commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. My approach to design is collaborative, and I worked closely with my colleagues to develop solutions that meet the needs of our clients while also being innovative and aesthetically pleasing.

  • In addition to contributing to the design process, I have experience presenting accurate, detailed working drawings and material specifications that help to ensure smooth production processes. My attention to detail and commitment to precision assisted the team to create exceptional results that meet our clients' expectations.

  • As part of my work, I also collaborated closely with the structural engineer to incorporate their input into the project designs. By working together, we ensured that the designs meet all necessary specifications and are structurally sound.

  • Worked in a small, dynamic team of 5, which facilitated close collaboration and accelerated skill development in various aspects of architectural practice.

  • Contributed to a variety of projects, including residential developments, social housing, aged care facilities, and commercial buildings, gaining comprehensive exposure to different architectural sectors. Assisted in the development of initial design concepts, participating in brainstorming sessions and design discussions.

  • Prepared and organized tender documents and produced detailed construction documents, ensuring compliance with industry standards (AS, SHDG, LHA, NCC) and client requirements, and aiding in the seamless transition from design to construction.

  • Managed the specification of fit-outs and finishes, meticulously selecting materials, fixtures, and furnishings to ensure high-quality and cohesive interior design solutions. Coordinated with suppliers and contractors to maintain design integrity and project timelines.

  • Engaged in both creative and technical tasks, building a strong foundation for a future career in architecture through hands-on experience and practical learning.

October 2023 - Current
Graduate Architect

Ultralinea Architecture
Brisbane, Australia

Education


Bachelor of Architecture

Mumbai University,
India


Master of Architecture

University of Queensland,
Australia

Software Skills

ArchiCAD

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Revit

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Vray

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Photoshop

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Rhinoceros

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Keyshot

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Lumion

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Sketchup

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MS Office

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AutoCAD

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