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Janice Ninan is an architecture graduate from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Currently, she works at STL Architects, Inc., Chicago and is pursuing licensure in the United States.



STL Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Project Designer

May 2015 - current

FGM Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architect I


Olive Harvey Transportation Distribution and Logistics Center, Chicago
University of Chicago Lab Schools - Phase II - Gordon Parks Arts Hall
Dunne Tech Elementary School Renovation and Addition
Northwestern University Mid Quads Renovation
Triton College Science & Health Careers Addition

Jan 2013 - Apr 2015

The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, US, Assistant Director ( graphics and website) for FORWARD Magazine by National Associates Committee

Involved in the publication of 'FORWARD' - the design journal of AIA NAC for 2012 - 2013 (4 issues in total - 2 spring and 2 fall issues).

Solicit and peer review articles.

Graphic layout of articles and images using Adobe Suite.

Interpretation, conception and graphic design of splash pages for articles selected for final publication.

Assist with the publication of the magazine on and co ordinate with AIA NAC headquarters in Washington,DC for publication via e-blast from AIA.

Design of a new graphic identity for 'Forward'.

Design of the website for 'Forward' using WordPress ( in progress).

Mar 2012 - Jul 2014

City of Chicago, Department of Buildings, Chicago, IL, US, Developer Services Intern

Assist in the permit process for large scale building construction projects within the jurisdiction of the City of Chicago.

Use the e-plan (Project Dox software) and Hansen system to start work flow for all new projects. The projects are then picked up by the respective project managers for permit review and approval.

Assist the project administrators with clerical work of processing - permit fees, developer services fee and storm water fees. Help with intra-department communication for the same. Scan and file relevant documents to the electronic database.

Assist with Fire code review of buildings and get familiar with building occupancy code, construction type and height and area requirements for the City of Chicago. Physical stamping and storage of relevant drawings and documents. Co ordinate with the electrical reviewer to stamp the same set of drawings for approval of fire alarm systems used in the projects.

Assist the project managers in the electronic stamping of drawings to issue the final set of permit drawings to be sent to the field.

In the process of learning green building permit program, zoning ordinance and Chicago Building code.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

ENDRESTUDIO, Emeryville, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Graphic Design of firm's projects portfolio and the principal architect's personal portfolio for the purpose of marketing.

Generation of simplified and graphic drawings and renderings where appropriate to convey the design intent of the project using various design software( Rhino, Auto CAD, 3ds Max and Adobe Suite).

Graphic design of posters of individual projects for the purpose of display in print at the California office.

Oct 2011 - Aug 2012

The Home Depot, Vernon Hills, IL, US, Flooring Specialist

Oversee custom installs of flooring and decor products - qualify customer, suggest products, design and create quotes, follow up with customer, work with expediter and bid room specialists to generate competitive quotes, take payment, maintain files, co ordinate with installers and see a project through to completion.

Mar 2008 - Jul 2011

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Student worker

Assist in the operation of

- computer labs at Crown Hall and 3410 building ( assist students with computer software, plotting and printing needs while in the lab )

- CNC laser lab ( assist students with laser cutting their projects using CNC machines)

- GRC library ( issue, collect and maintain the library books )

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Sanctuary Architects and Interior Designers, Bangalore, India, Junior Architect and Intern

Projects: Residential, commercial offices, hospitality projects such as restaurants, spas and salons

Nature of work: Design and generation of drawings and renderings, shop drawings, client meetings, cost estimation, co - ordination with structural firm, contractors and vendors , site visits for supervision of progress and photographic documentation, competition projects.

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

The Designers, Bnagalore, India, Architectural Design Assistant

Project: Government Project - Tourist Bus terminals in Karnataka, India

Nature of work: Design and generation of AutoCAD drawings and renderings fpr various design proposals in Karnataka, India. Material and construction cost estimation.

Jun 2005 - Jan 2006

JOARCH, Bangalore, India, Freelance CAD designer

Project: Design of modular kitchens and reception desks for ‘KITCHEN WORLD’ in Bangalore

Nature of work: Design and generation of AutoCAD drawings of modular kitchen components and reception desks.

Sep 2003 - Nov 2003


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Aug 2011

M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore, India, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2007


Perkins and Will award for excellence in Design, 1st Place

Award for excellence in design of a proposed performing arts Center for the Cranbrook Academy of Arts.


Areas of Specialization 


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