The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US, Graduate Research Assistant
Researching on sustainable building materials such as Asphalt roof shingles, which account for two-thirds of the U.S. residential roofing market, are made from a fiberglass or organic backing, asphalt cement, a sand-like aggregate and mineral fillers such as limestone dolomite and silica. These are the basic ingredients of hot-mix asphalt used in road construction, which helps explain why the paving industry is the No. 1 end user of reprocessed shingles
Outcome: Enables the usage of recycled materials in the building industry thereby promoting it to be a resource a friendly business environment.
Dutta Kannan Architects, Bangalore City, IN, Intern Architect
Worked on various large scale architectural projects including but not limited to Mysore Road Terminal, an elevated metro train station project located in Bangalore, India. Fire Luxur Clubhouse, 35 acres clubhouse project located in Bangalore, India. Nitesh Columbus square, 13 Story High rise residential project with 380 apartment units located in Bangalore, India. Bekal Resort, 30 acres back water front resort located in Bekal, India and various other small scale residential projects.
Outcome: Worked on the various design and execution aspects of the above mentioned projects such as Programming, Master plan, Individual floor plan, Exterior elevation design, Roof truss drawings, Green roof design, Project management, Shop drawing review and Design documentation.
The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US, MArch, Architecture
Thesis: “Living Building Challenge- Sustainable Healthcare (ophthalmology) facility design” (On-going)
Developing evidence based design solution for an Ophthalmology hospital which uses its own energy and water generated using passive design techniques. A research on sustainable materials on the basis of many criteria including but not limited to resource efficiency, health, durability. Finally, Developing a BIM model with the acquired knowledge, this would act as a shared knowledge form the conceptual stage until project completion.
Grad.Projects: “Net zero Civic Campus - Reinventing Norman’s Civic Complex “
The project focus was on regenerative architecture in the sense of not just net-zero energy but positive energy production and water catchment/treatment. Utilized the Open Challenge Program as a vehicle to explore and promote these sustainability issues in an urban framework that promulgated the leadership role of municipal government and services, reinforcing the sense of place that can be accomplished through civic architecture.
SRM University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecture