Growing up in a traditional STEM-oriented Indian family, a young Arpita dreamt of drawing all day long as an adult, much to her parents’ dissapproval. One day she accompanied them to the offices of the renowned Indian architect, Suryakant Patel. She was asked if she wanted to look around the studio, and saw grown men and women drawing. On the car ride back home Arpita declared that she was going to be an Architect.
Arpita attained her Bachelor of Architecture degree from one of the oldest Universities in India. Her interest in the environmentally sensitive architecture of classical Rajasthan as well as the work of Charles Correa, Louis Kahn and Frank Lloyd Wright introduced a passion for sustainable design. After graduating, Arpita worked on several projects, residential and commercial in India before emigrating to the Greater New York area.
Her first position at a large commercial interiors firm honed her skills for detail-oriented work and understanding of woodworking as well as professionalism. Subsequently, she had an opportunity to work with Bruce Beinfield. Under his guidance, Arpita was able to grow and appreciate scale, the nuances of New England architecture and the ability to meld traditional with today’s lifestyle.
After five years with Bruce, Arpita struck out on her own. Since then she has been able to work on a variety of commercial and residential projects. In the beginning few years she worked on custom projects along with work as a designer for R.D. Scinto and Amanda Martocchio. This gave her an opportunity to work on a couple of very modern homes as well as large commercial tenant fit-outs, gyms and medical building interiors.
Over the past few years, Arpita has done renovations and additions of varying size, new home construction and has turned a large warehouse space into a fully rented commercial office building,