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Riddhi J Chokhawala

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EDUCATION

  • BACHELORS IN ARCHITECTURE (B.ARCH)            

    Mumbai University (2000 - 2005) -  Ist Class with Honors (68.8%)

  • MASTERS IN DESIGN (M.DES)    

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2005 - 2007) - CPI: 9.15 / 10

  • PG (DIP) FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION-DIRECTION (PGDFTP)

   Asian Academy of Film and TV (2008 - 2009)      

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • educreate  

    Co-founder, Creative Head   Url: www.educreate.in (January 2015 - Present) 

  • HAPPY 2 INNOVATE SOLUTIONS  (H2I) 

    Co-founder, Creative Head   Url: www.happy2innovate.com (February 2013 - Present) 

  •   OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION MUMBAI

           Research Fellow, Creative Communications Expert  (July 2010 - Present)  

  • HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LIMITED, BANERGHATTA ROAD, BANGALORE

    Designer, Senior Engineer  (Sep 2007 - Jul 2008)

  • TATA ELXSI VISUAL COMPUTING LABS, ANDHERI, MUMBAI

    BG Designer  (May 2006 - Aug 2007)

  • Ar. KAMAL S. MALIK AND ASSOCIATES, BALLARD PIER, MUMBAI

    Junior Architect (Jan 2005 - Jul 2005)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • CHARLES CORREA GOLD MEDAL AWARD (NOMINATED), MAY 2005 

    Best Architectural Thesis in Mumbai and Goa     

  • DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, 2007

    Stood 2nd in the overall performance for M.Des @ IIT Kanpur

  • JODHAA AKBAR - SPECIAL CREDITS BY TATA ELXSI VCL, FEB 2008

    'Architectural Research for the Agra Fort Monuments for VFX' 

 

CONFERENCES AND COMPETITIONS

  • MOTOROLA MOTOFWD - SEAMLESS MOBILITY 2006

   Designed a communication device for the disabled - Shortlisted for the final round

  • IPHS - INTERNATIONAL PLANNING HISTORY SOCIETY, DEC 2006

   Presented a paper on 'Traditional yet modern - Ancient town planning techniques'

   India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

  • HWWE - HUMANIZING WORK AND WORK ENVIRONMENT, DEC 2005

   Presented a paper on ' Importance of correct pencil grip for children of age 2-3'

   Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

  • USID - DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, NOV 2011

   Participated in the 4 days workshop on Social Innovation

  Auroville, Tamil Nadu 

 

LICENSE:

  • COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTS (COA/2007)
  • ASSOCIATION OF CINE AND TV ART DIRECTORS AND COSTUME DESIGNERS (ACTADCD/2009)

CONTACT:

Email: riddhi.choks@gmail.com   Cell: +91-9819870757   Url: www.riddhichokhawala.com      LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/riddhi