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Imran Mansuri
Architecture, India
b/4, Mubarak Society, Juhapura Road,
Ahmedabad-380055, Gujarat,
Tel: 91 9898644175
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IMRAN MANSURI (B. Arch, CEPT University)

B/4, Mubarak Society, Sarkhej Road,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 055, India.
Cellular +91- 98986 44175
Home +91-79-26818546
[email protected]

Date of birth: 3rd April, 1980
Nationality: Indian
Languages: Speak, Read and Write: English, Hindi and Gujarati
Level 1: German, Urdu
Marital Status: Single

Educational Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Architecture: School of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT Uni.), Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat, India. (From July 1998 to November 2004)
- Higher Secondary Certificate Exam (10+2 Pattern): S. D. Shukla Madhyamik School, Ahmedabad, India. (Gujarat Secondary Education Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.) March 1997.
- Secondary School Certificate Exam: R. M. T. New Education High School, Ahmedabad, India, (Gujarat Secondary Educational Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India) July 2005.

Professional Experience:
Position: Architect- Project in charge
Duration: 25th March 2005 to still working (11 months)
Architects: Prof. Nilkanth Chhaya and Kallol Joshi Architects, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
- A Community Hall, Rajkot, South Gujarat, India. Total built up area: 13,500 Sq. m (2nd floor under construction) A community hall for Swaminarayan sect constructed adjacent to existing temple complex, includes 7000 people capacity of main hall, dormitories for 200 people, dinning hall, kitchens, storage, parking and services. Main hall covered with Steel truss spanning 65 x 38 m, one of the largest structures in Gujarat.
- Farm house for Gajera family, Surat, Gujarat, India. Total built up area : 750 Sq. m(April to Oct. 2005) A farm house constructed for diamond merchant for his U.S based children in short time period in a mango farm of 6 acre at the bank of Tapi river adjacent to Surat city. Construction – structure of industrial steel section, composite panels and wood.
- Pharmacy College, Amreli, South Gujarat. Total built up area: 6400 Sq. m (Nov. 2005 to Mar 2006) A pharmacy college inserted in an existing campus designed by same firm in 2000. it includes laboratories for various subjects, offices and class rooms.
- Gajera campus, Surat, Gujarat. A campus includes for student hostel blocks, residential blocks for elderly people, primary school, and administration block and play areas.
- A diamond polishing factory, Amreli, Gujarat. Total built up area: xxx Sq. m (March. 2005 to under construction)


Frequent site visit involving laying out, checking the execution, giving guidelines, measuring the work done, co-ordinating various agencies, checking quality of construction and material used.
Quick sketched planning and drafting out solutions for Space Design.
Virtual 3d modeling, rendering and fly-through for the planning competition.
Graphics work for elements used in the design.

Data management within the system of computer for easy access and fast output.
Computer aided presentations to the client and specialized professionals.
Computer aided technical drawing for carpenter, civil-contractor, electrician, HVAC consultant, structural engineer, and other engineers.
Explaining consultants for design execution.

Position: Architect- team in charge
Duration: 25th January 2005 to 25th March 2005 (3 months)
Architects: Ar. K.B. Jain and Ar. Minakshi Jain
Firm: Aadi Design Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Project: Documentation and conservation of Aamer fort, Amber, Jaipur, Rajastan.
Duration: June 2001 to December 2001 Jodhpur measure drawing

Worked for the Amber fort conservation report for the Rajasthan state government.
Made proposals for the restoration and other tourist facilitative area.

Position: Research Assistant
Duration: 8th September 2004 to 25th Jan. 2005 (5 months) and part time bet. Jan. to Feb. 2005.
Architects: Prof. Nilkanth Chhaya
Firm: School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.
Documentation and graphical plates
Scanning, Printing and mounting for exhibition and presentation.
Data management within the system of computer for easy access and fast output.
Computer aided presentations to the client and specialized professionals.
Position: Architect – Part time
Duration: January 2002 to March 2004 (27 months) part time work (20 hrs. a week)
Architects: Rohit Bankavat
Firm: Rohit Bankavat and Associates, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
-Commercial complex, (Gujarat)
-Residence (Calcutta)
- Commercial complex, (Alwar, Rajasthan)
-Residential cum commercial building (Jaipur Rajasthan)

Position: Architectural Trainee (Academic requirement)
Duration: 20th June 2001 to 23rd November 2001 (5 months)
Architects: (Nilkanth Chhaya, Sohan Nilkanth, Kallol Joshi)
Firm: Mandla Design Service, Ahmedabad. Site office: Bengal Ambuja Site Office, “UDAYAN” 1050/1, Survey Park, E.M- Bye Pass, Santoshpur, Calcutta 700 075, India.
Project: Housing Project (Bengal-Ambuja)

Publications and Compilations:

- “Learning from new inserted buildings in traditional urban fabric- Ahmedabad”, Research thesis: School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. (Non-Published)
- Compilation of post-earthquake assessment work on C.D. . Publication funded by the AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) and AUDA (Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority) and Published by CEPT University, Ahmedabad. (Team work)
- Compilation of post-earthquake assessment work. Publication funded and Published by CEPT University, Ahmedabad. (Team work)

- Compilation of Thesis on the old city of Ahmedabad. Non-Published work

Research Work
Work for Mehrangardh Fort Conservation report.
Work for Aamer fort conservation report and redevelopment proposals.
Work on conservation and redevelopment proposals of Jain temples in Gujarat
Compiling a academic projects of School of architecture, CEPT. Graphic panels.

Measured Drawings and Documentation:
Measure Drawing: Worked with well equipped instruments for measuring and basic surveying for various scale of project, manually drawn or using computers

Kalsar (costal village), Mahua, South Gujarat, India (Studying of rural habitat through measured drawings), Dec 1998
Goal: Analysis of lifestyle and making of habitat and Understanding the local materials and construction techniques. (10 days – group of 4 students, total 10 groups).
Revdanda (costal town-Konkan belt), Alibaug, Mumbai, India (Studying of town settlements through measured drawings), Dec 1999
Goal: Analysis of settlement patterns and Understanding local materials, climatic and socio-cultural factors. (10 days – group of 4 students, total 10 groups).
Fort complex, Bidar, Karnataka, India (Studying of institutional, historical structures through measured drawings), Dec 2000
Goal: Analysis of the various institutions within the fort complex, and the Madrasa based on factors such as climatic, socio-cultural, religion, water harvesting, sustainable construction techniques. (10 days – group of 4 students, total 10 groups).
Alfred High School, Aaina Mahal (Bhuj palace), Vegetable market, Bhuj, Gujarat (Documentation of colonial-era institutional buildings to help in restoration and conservation work due to the recent earthquake in Gujarat) Mar-April 2001
(15 days – group of 3 students, total 10 groups).
Measured drawings of Alwar Palace complex, July 2002

Professional work:

Measured drawings of a ‘Vegetable market’ and residential fabric in Ahmedabad. Thesis documentation. April 2004.

Mehrangardh fort complex, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India (Leading a team of 15 persons- 12 hrs/day for 1 month) May-April 2003
Measured drawing and documentation for conservation and restoration purposes for Mehrangardh Fort Trust and Prof. K.B. Jain, based in Ahmedabad. ‘Mehrangardh’, located in Jodhpur hot and dry city of Rajasthan state, which is known as its architectural heritage. The fort is a huge building with very complex geometry.
Measure drawings and assessment work of damaged buildings – post-earthquake. Feb 2001
Photo-documentation of various parts of the old city of Ahmedabad. march 2004.

- Awarded Third Prize in the category of Urban Police Station organised by Gujarat state police housing corporation limited (GSPHCL) and CEPT Uni. (Jan. 2003)
- Selected for first stage of the Competition of innovative use of steel organized by INSDAG at national level. Sponsored and invited by INSTAG for the second stage at Calcutta. Awarded Forth Prize (Jan 2003)
South African competition
Japan competition

Workshops and Symposiums

- Participant in the NASA May 2001.
- Conducting regular sketching trips in and around Ahmedabad with the students of School of Architecture, CEPT and in collaboration with Ms.Brinda Shah and Mr.Riyaz Tayyibji.

Voluntary Works/ extracurricular activity
-In charge of student computer lab of School of Architecture (handling software installation, account maintenance and handling server – win. 2000 NT) for duration of one year. Lab capacity: contains 12 PC connected with Server and 200 accounts for students (December 2001 to march 2003)

- Work for the post earthquake relief work started by the students of C.E.P.T. immediately after the quick.
- Member of the team of six people (engineers, photographer, co-ordinator form AMC) carried out building assessment work organised by CEPT, AMC and AUDA. Work for five days – team visited area in Maninagar and Sola- Naranpura areas on the basis of received application from the people.
- EQDSA work and AMC_AUDA work

- NGO work for poor (school classis, rehabilitation work) work for the NGO run by ……. At Juhapura area during riots- riots affected people – post riots (2001) rehabilitation work at Juhapura and Sarkhej area – as site coordinator in group of five people for the construction work for damaged residential blocks and new constructed row-houses (one room) for affected families funded by various NGO

29th January 2001
Part of a team doing Earthquake Damage Survey of Ahmedabad (EQ.D.S.A.), India. Later it was sponsored by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). The work published by CEPT in a form of C.D. Leading the team doing assessment of Earth Quake Damage Survey with taking help from engineers all over the country. The central government decided to give compensation money according to the grade given by us.

Computer aided design tool: used during the academic and professional projects. Voluntarily worked as an in-charge of the student computer lab for one year.
Cam-cad: AutoCAD 2005, 3D Studio Max7
Graphic tool: Adobe Photoshop, Corel draw, Flash
Web Technologies: Dream weaver, Microsoft front page
Operating System: Windows 9x, NT, 2000 and Xp

Related Pursuits and other Activities:
Virtual 3d- modelling, mapping and animation: work on architectural modelling for academic and professionals.
Model making: Physical models of Architectural, Interior and urban projects using materials such as Card-boards, Wood, Steel, Acrylic glass, Wax, Clay, Polystyrene.
Print-Making and Graphic Techniques: Linoleum Cut, Wood Cut, Intaglio Print, Lithography, Serigraphy, Calligraphy, Metal Etching and; block and screen printing
Photography: Occasionally Photographing since 1998. Fm 10 with standard lens and other standard accessories.
Photo-documenting works of various architectural works in Ahmedabad.


Extensive travels in India, some during the field trips for measured drawings. Regions covered include the states of Gujarat (Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat); Rajasthan (Mewar Marwar and Kota region); West Bengal; Madhya Pradesh; Karnataka; Maharashtra and Sikkim. ( -Mahua, Gujarat -Caves- Bombay, khandala, Ajanta, Elora, - Revdanda, Munbai -bidar, Gulbarga, Ihole, vijay Nagara, Hampi -Bhuj, mandvi, ( ten days) -Alwar (six days)

Reading: Scientific literature, natural history, philosophy and religion.
Sports: Table-tennis and Volleyball
Language skills: Gujarati; Hindi; Urdu; English and German

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