Professional Profile: Rajas Karnik 2017

Rajas Karnik

Name: Rajas Karnik

Title: Architect

Company: FXFOWLE

Location: New York/Washington, D.C.

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Education: G.D.Arch from Academy of Architecture, M.Arch from Texas A&M University    

First job outside of real estate: Research associate on Conservation and Historic Building Publications   

First job in real estate or allied field: Architect at GF55 Architects in New York City

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future: I recently completed The Greenwich Lane after working as an architect on the project for the last four years. Currently, I am a project architect on a new 34-story commercial building in downtown Brooklyn.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate: Spending quality time with my dog Bacio.

Favorite book or author: “Maximum City” by Suketu Mehta

Favorite movies: “Mother India,” “A League of their Own,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Green Mile,” and “The Adventures of Priscilla–Queen of the Desert” 

Last song you purchased/downloaded: “Cut to the Feeling” by Carly Rae Jepsen

One word to describe your work environment: Diverse

Rules to live by in business: Everybody you meet shapes who you are.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go: Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a “liquid dinner” at Apotheke in Chinatown

What is your dream job: Host of a travel show highlighting architecture, food and culture from all over the world.