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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Sarika Bajoria 2016


  • Title: Senior Project Designer & Architect
  • Company: Perkins + Will
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Calcutta, India

Education: I went to Luther College in Iowa where I triple majored in Physics, Math & Art. Then I went to the University of Pennsylvania for my masters in Architecture

First job outside of real estate: Computer Programmer

First job in real estate or allied field: Intern architectural designer at Kieran Timberlake Architects in Philly.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As a senior project designer, I collaborate with the design principal to drive the strategy, vision and design for complex projects of multiple typologies and scales. I’m always thinking about the future and how my decisions in the present will affect the outcome.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I practice and teach meditation. Which informs and enhances my work. I also love to enjoy Central Park and run!

Favorite book or author: “The Alchemist” by Paolo Coelho

Favorite movie: “Pan’s Labyrinth” – It’s a testament to the power of imagination and is visually stunning!

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: Imagine big! Keep asking “What is the larger intention behind what I am doing at this moment.” Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do. 

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? A picnic with Buddha in a serene garden.

What is your dream job? I love architecture and I’m lucky that I get to do my other dream job part time when I teach my meditation classes.