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Ishaan Kumar

Ishaan Kumar

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Having graduated from the Bachelors of Architecture program from NYIT, Ishaan has been an active participant within school, competitions and the work field. His contributions to the SodaBIB project helped both advance the development of a roofing system which upcycles water bottles, and gain exposure in a state wide business competition. His research and development to this project in collaboration with professors at NYIT follows his desire to find sustainable alternatives in our environments at all scales. In addition to his active participation in projects with NYIT, he is an active designer at the architecture firm Two One Two Design in New York where his technical and visionary abilities have been applied in various retail and hospitality projects. Ishaan actively participates in a variety of competitions and freelance work to continually expand his range of scales of skills

Specialties
Architecture Modeling - (Rhino, CAD, SketchUp)
Architecture Rendering - (FelixRender, VRay)
Parametric Design - (Grasshopper)

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Two One Two Design, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Participated in the design of various retail projects for clients including Vineyard Vines, Michael Kors, Andrew Marc, QuikSilver and Chloe along with various clubs and bars across Vegas, Atlantic City and New York. Responsible for conducting site surveys throughout the US while preparing and participating in various client meetings and presentations. Collaborated with millworkers for the design and production of various retail fixtures and conceputalized the identy and rebranding of various retail brands

Jun 2011 - current
 

Mancini•Duffy, New York, NY, US, Intern

Collaborated with a team of architects and interior designers in the design, client presentations and construction documention sets of Starbucks projects located in Times Square, Cambridge, and Chicago. Assisted senior architects in design process of additional retail projects, corporate offices and banks through renderings and drawings

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Model Maker

Designed and built scaled models of various LeCorbusier’s unbuilt projects, a life size version of Corbusier ideal office, and helped design and prepare an exhibit within Pratt’s main gallery

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Joseph Hutchins & Company, Inc, Long Island City, NY, Model Maker

Prepared CAD drawings for laser cutting, airbrushed acrylic plexiglass for models, helped design, repair and move various small and large scale models for Asymptote Architects, Machado Silvetti and KPF among other internationally recognized architecture firms

Jun 2008 - Oct 2008
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Manhattan, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2012
 

Awards 

ONEPRIZE:STORMPROOF, Honorable Mention

[CONTAINED] repurposes garbage as an abundant renewable resource to stormproof our city. Using an elementary infrastructure, [CONTAINED] encapsulates the entire refuse production of the population and establishes the re-industrialization of NYC

2013
 

Publication - Calibrating Fragmented Territories, Other

Infrastructural Connectivity as a Sustainable Armature

2013
 

Bocconi International Design Competition, Award

Collaborated with NYIT 2012 graduates from my thesis studio as well as members from the School of Landscape Architecture at Kingston University in London, England, and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milan to design a futuristic extension of the Bocconi campus in the industrial neighborhood Centrale del Latte. This invitation-only 2012 international design competition was hosted by L. Bocconi Business School in Milan Italy.

Our design envisions an environment of open spaces integrated with Milan's urban landscape serving as a connection to the city's surrounding communities. Sustainable strategies were integrated into the proposal, such green roofing systems, water collection, natural ventilation, solar energy, and biomass

2012
 

New York State Business Plan Competition - Judges' Choice Award, Award

Participated in the New York State Business Plan Competition on April 26 with NYIT students to pitch a water-bottle roofing system. The interdisciplinary team, won the $1,000 Judges' Choice Award. Our presentation stood out among tough competition from other teams, including those pitching doctoral work. More on the project can be found here http://sodabib.org/

2012
 

Publication - A New New York, Other

From May 26 to June 30, 2010, I participated in a study abroad program from NYIT in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where we investigated the relationship between bicycling, urban design, and housing. The studio culminated in a final exhibit of our masterplan and proposals coupled with a collaborative published book of our work and research

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 



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