NEEL CHARITRA - PRACTICE DIRECTOR

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Neel Charitra is a registered architect with 15+ years’ experience which includes 10+ years at Lyons (Associate). He holds architectural registration in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.


Neel has now forged his own practice; NTC Architects as of 2014.

He has extensive experience on large complex institutional buildings, within several building sectors such as education, health, research, commercial & aged care. He has led projects in the roles of: design manager, design and project architect. Neel has proven himself as a reputable architect, successfully completing projects with innovative evidence-based and client-centered solutions for; University of Melbourne, Florey Neuroscience Institute, Monash University, CSIRO, Southern Health, Eastern Health, Peninsula Health, Western Health, Vision Eye Institute, Japara Healthcare, Barwon Health and St John of God.

NTC Architects is deliberately focused on education, health and aged care projects. We are focused on designing an outcome that is user centric; creating spaces that provides the occupant with an environment that contributes positively to their day to day life.

He has developed an outstanding track record for his building design solutions and for his client consultation work which fully involves key service providers and stakeholders. This includes operational, functional and technical planning reviews, design workshops, briefing and focus groups.

He is an expert in being able to coordinate large project teams and ensuring that a high level of documentation is continuously developed, documented and issued to stakeholders, the consultant team and the contractor. He has a keen ability to listen and to be inclusive and not exclude anyone’s voice or anyone’s point of view. Having worked across many large-scale projects he has developed excellent collaborative skills which nurture a strong team dynamic.

Neel’s 20+ years of industry experience also includes working with; Peter Elliott Architects and Billard Leece Partnership, where he worked in healthcare and education and spent an informative year working on the $2Billion Crown Casino project for Bates Smart. He gained residential, multi-residential and hospitality experience while at BBP Architects.

Neel has taught design studios and is a guest critic at RMIT and the University of Melbourne Schools of Architecture. He enjoys being able to share his knowledge and teach the next generation of architects.

Neel believes that collective ambition, dialogue and clear communication along with lateral thinking and creative solutions will achieve an outstanding outcome for the client.

2014: NTC Architects – Practice Director
Type of work: healthcare, educational, commercial, aged care & residential
Role: Practice Director
Project Budgets: $20,000,000 (T.E.C.)


2003-2014: Lyons - Associate
Type of work: healthcare, educational, commercial and research
Role: Design Manger, Design and Project Architect
Project Budgets: $1,500,000 - $200,000,000 (T.E.C.)


2002-2003: Billard Leece Partnership
Type of work: healthcare, multi-residential
Role: Project Leader
Project Budgets: $300,000 - $3,000,000 (T.E.C.)


2000-2002: BBP Architects
Type of work: residential, multi-residential, cafés and restaurants
Role: Graduate Architect
Project Budgets: $200,000 - $10,000,000 (T.E.C.)


1999-2000: Peter Elliott Architects
Type of work: educational buildings
Role: architecture student
Project Budgets: $100,000 - $5,000,000 (T.E.C.)


1997-1999: BBP Architects
Type of work: residential, multi-residential, cafés and restaurants
Role: architecture student
Project Budgets: $200,000 - $1,500,000 (T.E.C.)


1995-1996: Architects in Association on ‘Crown Casino’ – Bates Smart
Type of work: external works, back of house, roof top works and car parks
Role: draftsperson and team leaders’ administration assistant
Project Budget: $2 billion (T.E.C.)


Teaching:
2003 - Present Architectural Design Tutor and Guest Critic - RMIT and University of Melbourne


Education:
1997-2002 R.M.I.T. - Bachelor of Architecture