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Harshad Pillai

Harshad Pillai

Director, Fogarty Finger

Harshad brings a broad range of design and execution skills with over two decades of experience. Prior to joining Fogarty Finger, Harshad worked on a variety of multifamily and institutional projects in the United States and Asia, notably on a 240,000-square-foot faculty housing facility for Columbia University and a 60,000-square-foot community facility in New Canaan, Connecticut. He has worked closely with design principals to help maintain conceptual integrity by coordinating structure, proprietary glazing, and mechanical systems on complex projects. 

Since joining Fogarty Finger in 2013, Harshad has led the firm’s design teams for over 10 architectural projects totaling over 3 million-square-feet throughout New York City. His recently completed projects include The Dime—a 23-story, 350,000-square-foot LEED-certified mixed-use building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 141 Willoughby Street—a 23-story, 349,000-square-foot office tower in Downtown Brooklyn’s revitalizing central business district; and Astoria West in Queens—a 508,000-square-foot residential project overlooking the East River. His in-progress projects include four ground-up premier residential buildings totaling over 1 million-square-feet in Gowanus, Brooklyn. 

Harshad completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Mumbai and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas with a collaborative studio with the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. 



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