I am a designer and a researcher currently pursuing Masters of Architecture at the Emergent Technologies and Design programme from Architectural Association, London. My exposure in multidisciplinary fields like Architecture, Interiors, Arts, Computation & passion for innovation has led me to explore several design domains and collaborative processes. I am currently exploring an on-going research which is focused on Aided Assembly techniques for reconfigurable structures; where investigations on augmented reality applications to enhance construction processes are undertaken. My personal interests focus on the fields of computational design in architecture, with intersections between design & technology that spread across scales and disciplines. I have worked on projects that involve applications of generative algorithms, embedded and integrated systems, advanced digital fabrication, biomimetic approaches, computational techniques, experiential spaces and interactive systems in the field of design. My aim is to pursue my research & contribute the understandings to assist demanding architectural and design projects with technical expertise and problem solving competencies. My professional experience includes experiments and execution of design at various scales including buildings, spaces, products and installations in countries like UK, Canada, India & Germany.
Freelance Designer / Consultant, Mississauga, ON, CA, Interior Architect/Graphic Designer,
Worked as an Interior Architect, Graphic designer and Design Intern on freelance projects and in collaboration with firms like Design TWG, KSA Design and Planning studio, HCP, Studio-9, 99 focus, CEPT etc. The projects I worked upon had a wide range of typology consisting Residential, Retail, Commercial and Corporate and also includes not only Spatial Design but also Graphics, Furniture and Services.
Philip Beesley Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern (Part time)
Worked as a key member of the production team for the installation ‘Epiphyte Chamber’; which is a part of the inaugural Aleph Exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. The responsive and kinetic installation illustrates the various complexifying effects that exist around from a microorganism to the universe. The work involved a great understanding of complex structures, digital fabrication, computational techniques and team work. I also worked closely with the mechatronics engineer for building up the mechanism, audrino circuits, sensor mechanisms and computer aided manufacturing.
Design twg, Mississauga, ON, CA, Intermediate Designer
Worked as Project lead on many healthcare, salon and restaurant projects. Roles ranged from concept design to execution in different aspects of design. Dealt with clients directly as a lead designer and for many projects; also produced contract documents, Interior and exterior renders, Site supervision, CAD drawings, detailed millwork, worked closely with the engineer for production of permit drawings. Responsibilities ranged from conception to execution of projects. Key projects include AP regina-medical centre, Haze resto lounge, A la crepes restaurant, Roma’s Pizza.
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, Visiting Faculty
Tutored digital technologies and parametric design to the students of IMIAD program (International Masters for Interior Architecture and Design) at the Faculty of Design, CEPT University. The study focused on explaining the use of computerization and a tool for design; whereas the later part focused on experimenting with culminations of digital and physical technologies for generating tangible experiences through innovative architectural solutions. Students from all over the world including Germany, India and Italy were tutored in the lecture.
Büro Goebel, Stuttgart, DE, Intern Architect
Involved in various Architecture and Interior projects; along with competition and visual communication projects located in Germany and France. Responsibilities ranged from concept development, visual communication, Architectural modeling (physical and digital) and rendering final solutions for multiple projects. Even worked in collaboration with artists like Peter Zimmerman on projects where Art and Design were interwoven to create innovative and experiential spaces.
Design twg, Brampton, ON, CA, Intern Designer
Worked on projects with different diversities and requisites. Roles ranged from conceptualization to execution in different aspects of design. Involvement at different stages of a project Including Ideation, Experimentation, Research, Client presentation, Site supervision, Market surveys and Administration. I was involved in the construction as well as conception of few projects.
Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Emergent technologies and design
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, Bachelors, Faculty of Design
Five year Professional course
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, DE, Bachelors, Innenarchitectur
International exchange semster
Shortlisted Entry: ‘Outdoor Sculptures Competition, Amiri Diwan Kuwait’, Nomination
The competition was focused on designing a public sculpture for the Al Shaheed Garden as a part of Kuwait’s new urban expansion. My entry along with Jayant Khanuja of Algo design studio was shortlisted amongst the best design The sculpture was conceptualized as a synthesis of three processes like Actuation, Generation and Delusion. It comprehends the idea of transience and the philosophical ideology of Hylozoism; where all matter including the universe as a whole is viewed in some sense as alive.
Dean’s list as Best student in 5 years at Faculty of design, CEPT University,, Award
For being the best overall performing student in Academics at the Faculty of design, CEPT and attaining the highest GPA from my batch I was awarded the Dean’s list award in 2013.
Competition winner: ‘ 21st century design’: First five copies of the book, Dezeen Magazine., Award
As the winner of the competition I received the first copy of '21st Century design-New design icons from Mass market to Avant-garde' by Marcus Fairs; before the book was out in publications.
Best prize for Project-“Phyxis” in an Kiosk design competition held by Amul, 1st Place
The design brief was to conceptualize an Amul outlet at CEPT. The proposed design was a minimal, multi-usable shell where any program could fit in when needed and the architectural character of the structure was in coherence to the context. As the best entry the proposal won a cash prize as well as the project was built and executed at CEPT University.
Best skilled student in 3 years at CEPT University, Award
For my overall performance in architectural studies as well as my involvement in other activities such as structure making, student administration and sports I was awarded the Smt.Kamlaben Gambhirchand Shah award in 2011.
Best prize for Project -“Transformer” at International Interior Design Workshop 2010, 1st Place
The Project was formulated for water Inspirations in future and Ideated with rationalizing multiple adaptation and functions which were fused with emerging technology. It was awarded best prize at the IID workshop at HFT-Stuttgart which was in cooperation with Birk GmbH, Germany with participating students from all over the world.
DAAD Scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst), Germany, Scholarship
For my consistent performance in architecture studies I was awarded a Scholarship to study at an International University for the best performance in three years of my academics by HFT .
Best Photography student, Honorable Mention
Was selected as the best photography student in a course which was a part of academic curriculum which included photography as art in different themes like texture, portraits, motion, context, architecture and Light. The work was displayed at a university exhibition.