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Koushik Thunuguntla

Koushik Thunuguntla

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

I am a recent graduate in Masters of Architecture from University at Buffalo currently working as an Intern at Atelier Manferdini in Los Angeles, California. I am current seeking a full-time position as a designer in an Architectural firm that suits my skill set. 

I was a part of Situated Technologies research group that had contributed to my advanced skills in parametric and computational designing. During my internships, I was involved in designing small-scale projects such as residences and drafting working details of a residential complex that used precast concrete structure, multi-usage office buildings and a few other innovative projects.

Furthermore, I had participated in various workshops, one had given me hands on experience on low-cost building techniques of Laurie Baker. I was also an active member in teams that worked for various design competitions with diverse topics like restoration, product design, sustainability etc. among which a few were shortlisted. I also contributed to the development and organizing of an exhibition for Prof.Jin Young Song that was titled ‘Facade as’, a topic that investigated categorization of facades based on their role. These had improved my architectural, creative and teamwork skills during my academics.

Employment 

Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR), Los Angeles, Intern Architect

- Lead Intern of Model building team for AEDES Exhibition.
- Organizing and planning of various models with innovative materials.
- Modeling several architectural models with hand and also using computational methods like 3D printing.

Jan 2017 - current
 

Atelier Manferdini, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Part of a team designing social housing in Mexico.
- Site visits to access the progress of the projects.
- Updating the firm's website with latest projects.
- Preparing presentation drawings and renders.

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Maithel & Associates Architects Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, IN, Architectural Trainee

- Member of the team responsible for designing small-scale projects such as residences.
- Drafting working details for large-scale projects.
- Visiting construction sites to assess the progress and report the errors in execution.
- Involvement in the discussions and presentations with the clients during design development.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Research in Situated Technologies

Aug 2014 - May 2016
 

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine arts University, Hyderabad, IN, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Urban Design

Aug 2009 - May 2014
 

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