Brahmbhatt is an architect and urban designer. For the past several years, he
has focused on affordable housing and infrastructure in New York City. He has
worked with the New York City Housing Authority’s Design Department 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), Ahmedabad, India where he also held a faculty position (1988-1992). 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’s recent work includes three architectural projects for community facilities in New York City and master plans for residential developments in Brooklyn as well as other sites in New York City. At present, he is working on various small and large-scale architectural and urban design projects in New York, New Jersey and California including the Vintage Car, Maritime Museum in California. He has collaborated with the firm of architect B. V. Doshi (Vastu Shilpa Consultants) on various projects in India. Viren's ongoing work in India includes various small and large-scale architectural, housing and urban design projects including mixed-use and residential development projects in Thane (Mumbai), Pune, Kolkata and other cities.