Janice Ninan is a graduate of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Currently, she works at FGM Architects, Chicago and is pursuing licensure in the United States.
FGM Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architect I
AIA NAC, Washington, DC, US, Assistant Director ( graphics and website)
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 www.issuu.com 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).
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.
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.
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.
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 )
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.
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.
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.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore, India, BArch, Architecture
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.