Payal Swarnkar seamlessly combines two passions, a love of architecture with a love for new technology, adding additional skills and depth of knowledge to the TK Design team.
Payal graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the National Institute of Technology in Raipur, India, in 2002, and subsequently began working as a project architect for A-Tecture, an India-based company which provided construction documentation for multiple residential construction projects in the United States. After five years with the company, Payal took a position as senior project architect for Vividh Designs in Noida, India. There Payal was the lead designer for buildings and interiors and enhanced her knowledge of green building concepts by working on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification projects for companies such as L’Oreal.Moving to the United States in 2013, Payal has spent the last five years working as a freelance architect and interior designer, designing both large and small scale residential buildings as well as providing interior design services. Payal's interest in emerging technology led to a certification in site surveying using drone technology and Payal is also knowledgeable on leveraging Robotic Total Stations to improve construction site layouts. That interest in leading-edge technology, combined with over 15 years of experience designing residential construction projects, means that Payal will always be seeking out the best, most current and most efficient ways to design homes for clients of TK Design & Associates.