Shekar Bala

Interior Designerwith16+experience working closely with Client / ProjectManagers andproject team members to successfully complete interior design projects, consisting of, but not limited to interior finishes and furnishing procurement.


. Broad- and interior design. Including space planning, product knowledge, specification and drafting techniques.
. Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
. Exceptional interpersonal, client service.
. Presentation of a positive and professional image.
. Great knowledge of space, materials, good color sense, and good sense of scale.
. Proven ability to work and coordinate with all members of a project team, including Architect,
Project and Procurement Managers, Contractors and other consultants (internal and external) .
. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (letters, memos, presentations)
. Exceptional ability to communicate design concepts.
. Immense knowledge and understanding of construction documents.
. Strong ability to design and develop design details and specifications.
. Solid ability to design within established budgets.
. In-depth ability to select artwork, working with a consultant.
. Profound ability to review and comment on shop drawings and other contractor submittals
. Excellent 3D thinker.
. Self-motivated and able to work with minimal amount of supervision
. Excellent time management, capable of prioritizing tasks with the ability to adjust as required.

Work Experience

Execution Manager  •  Bonito Design

February 2020 - July 2020

Team management


May 2017 - October 2018

. Preparing Site Analysis
. Preparation of pre-construction and construction schedules
. Reviewtheproject plans anddrawings periodically andeffectivelycommunicate with the design team on the changes/modifications based on site conditions
. Assisting in procuring and assembling materials at site
. Researching for new materials and vendors
. Expediting shop drawings andapprovals
. Monitoring the project construction schedule on a weekly basis
. Monitoring team members
. Preparing and issuing minutes of all site meetings
. QA audits and Monitoring site safety and ensure requirements of health and safety are enforced
. Ensuring completion and track material and all independent testing and inspections as required
. Overall Project delivery and Design management
. Client and vendor management
. Change management
. Documentation
. People and site management


April 2013 - April 2017

Project completed during tenure
Kamanahalli, Sahakara Nagar, Jayanagar 8th Block, Kengeri, Church street, Kagadasapura, HSR Layout, Mejestic,
MG road.


April 2010 - April 2013

Project completed during tenure Mindtree consultancy- Chennai, Bangalore, ShahiExport - shimoga,
Exchanging - Shimoga
. Overseeallaspectsof the daytodaymanagement ofdesign, procurement and
construction activities
. Monitor and coordinate service performed by architectural, engineering, and cost consultancy firms as well as works carried out by construction companies, suppliers and vendors
. Review and interpret proposed architectural design, FF&E designs, engineering drawings, and technical specifications for appropriateness to required functions, constructability, durability, operational efficiency andbudget
. Ensure that project operations are incompliance with established project policies and procedures.
. plan
PEP, Update the PEP at regular intervals to match project status.
. Lead, direct and manage a team of engineers.FF&E specialists, design managers, construction managers, cost engineers, HSE engineers and quality control engineers.
. Chairprogress meeting withall stakeholders and ensurethat minute'sthereofare circulated in a timely manner; follow up on outstanding actions to avoid delay.
. Lead the preparation of weekly and monthly reports to the client, Ensure that schedule updates are included for ease of monitoring; highlight risk areas related to design, permits, scope change, and schedule delays, and recommend appropriate remedial.

Interior Designer/Quantity surveyor  •  Synergypropertydevelopmentpvtltd

August 2006 - March 2010

. Responsible for assisting and preparing initial concept design till the detail design
. Involvedin conceptdesignand visualizationfor office design and architectural commercial projects
. Estimated material requirements and costs, and presented design to client for approval.
. Advised clienton interior design factors, suchas space planning, layout andutilization of space and its utilization.
. Rendered design ideas in form of PowerPoint presentation and perspective views.
. Preparing Bill of quantities for Interior fit out and Architectural buildings.
Projects worked during the tenure
1. Golden Blossom,
2. Golden Grand,
3. Embassy paragon,
4. Cognizant at Manyata, - Commercial office fit out
5. Mysis. - Commercial office fit out

Architectural Assistant  •  WS ATKINS/SAHARAINDIAPARIVAR

January 2001 - January 2005

. Responsible for preparing initial concept design till the detail design
. Carried out complete planning, supplying specification, calculation and drawing packages
. Supervised construction and implementation
. Coordinated with all stakeholders.
. Involvedin conceptdesignand visualizationfor office design and architectural commercial projects
. Worked on concept design and detail planning of furniture design for hotel, residential projects
. Coordinating and Supervising the Construction and interior fit out of lake front development at
Amby Valley Sahara Lake cityat Lonavla Other projects workedfor Sahara are designing of shopping mall at gurgoan, Saharagunj at lucknow, and Sahara grace at gurgoan, other activities included were coordination with consultant, obtained approvals, Design coordination, project coordination and monitored construction.
. 3D modeling googlesketch up
. CAD programs AutoCAD
. DTP programs e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand
. MS office word/excel/project/PowerPoint


1999 - 2000

Interior Design Academy

Interior design



  • Coordinating
  • Independent
  • Confidence
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability To Work Under Stress
  • Eager To Learn New Things
  • Work Well Under Pressure
  • Ability To Communicate
  • Ability To Design
  • Product Knowledge

  • English — Fluent
  • Kannada — Native or Bilingual
  • Hindi — Professional
  • Tamil — Fluent
  • Telugu — Fluent
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