Jigna J Patel holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University and is currently a Master of Architecture candidate at Texas Tech University’s School of Design. During her post-professional studies at Texas Tech University, she worked as a research assistant for Peter Raab, Assistant Professor and Principal of Austin Design Collaborative whose research and creative objectives focus on the integration of varied sustainable strategies. With the support of Zach Pauls, Architect and the College of Architecture, she was fortunate to form and cofound CROP, a student initiated publication series. Patel has received various honors for her works and has been selected for multiple exhibits and publications. Currently she is finishing her Certificate in Urban and Community Design at Texas Tech University and will be assisting Mari Michael Glassell, Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University in her Construction I course this upcoming fall.
Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Lubbock, TX, US, Graduate Assistant | ARCH 2351 - Architectural Construction 1
■ Introduced architectural materials and their methodology – both in concepts of materiality and systems of construction. The course was outlined through: Mechanics / Wood / Masonry / Glass / Concrete / Steel / Metals / Plastics / Innovation.
H a r r i s o n K o r n b e r g Architects, Houston, Texas, Architectural Intern
■ Developed projects from schematic design through construction documents
■ Generated initial design schemes
■ Collaborated with design team to refine concepts
■ Developed schematic design presentations and conceptual renderings for client meetings
■ Assisted in project design through coordination of plans, finishes, furniture, and programming
■ Participated in project coordination meetings
■ Produced LEED Project Submittal documents
■ Assisted in site observation, submittal reviews, change orders, and final design coordination
Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Lubbock, TX, US, Teaching Assistant | ARCH 5392 - Professional Practice
■ Addressed legal and ethical practices within the study of architecture and its relationship to associated fields. Topics covered included: contracts and administrative responsibilities, social considerations, building and networking, associate fields, management and marketing.
Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Lubbock, TX, US, Graduate Assistant | ARCH 1412 - Architectural Design 1
■ Introduced students to the foundational vocabulary, syntax and application of the language of architecture
■ Established a momentum of studio culture while developing the foundational vocabulary and methods for making architecture
■ Defined aspirational standards for craft and material sensibilities
■ Created the ability to form clear architectural propositions and make qualitative assessments of architectural design work
■ Cultivated a sprit of inquiry and action
Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Lubbock, TX, US, Graduate Assistant | ARCH 1311 - Design Environment and Society
■ Assisted with class organization, software tutorials, student advising, grading, and project critiques
■ Examined societal and environmental contexts and appropriated design responses.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, MArch, Urban and Community Design
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, BArch, Architecture