Shital Kaji

Senior Designer


Shital Kaji applies her hands-on project management expertise to KCCT’s domestic studio, working closely with multiple disciplines and construction teams to deliver projects from inception to completion. Her portfolio spans a wide range of building types, including embassies, office buildings, large hotel renovations, mixed-use facilities, and historic structures. She has played a pivotal role in the fast-tracked and phased delivery of several embassy projects in Washington, DC, including the integration of security features into the existing United Arab Emirates Embassy, the renovation of the ambassador’s residence for the British Embassy, and the Iraq Embassy.

Shital's design approach is immersive and client-focused, and she works with each of her clients to find innovative solutions to ensure each need is met. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the full lifecycle of the design process, beginning with schematic design through construction. Specializing in construction administration, she is experienced overseeing construction on-site, reviewing submittals, RFIs, and managing punch lists.

Shital's interest in design was piqued by a fascination with drafting boards and renderings of gearboxes in her father’s offices, as well as her mother’s training in painting and classical music. Shital’s inclination toward design and architecture was a natural byproduct of growing up in the urban landscape of Mumbai, where traditional architecture, aesthetics of city planning, and development were on the forefront of radical change. Today, Shital continues to apply the everyday lessons from India into practical problem-solving by serving as a mentor for her family and a community leader in her neighborhood arts program in Herndon, Virginia. When not working, she is an avid cyclist and photographer.

Years of Industry Experience

Bachelor of Architecture, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai University