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ISHITA SHARMA

ISHITA SHARMA

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I aspire to bring my technical and critical skills, experience and curiosity to holistically
driven design. In an increasingly global world, I look to architecture to accommodate a
community, its culture, its perception of both itself and its place in the world, into built
realities. 

Driven by a hunger for the larger picture, which becomes borderline Faustian at times, I
nourish my self-assigned role of a critical engager in the world. My architectural explorations
reflect an ever-evolving understanding of value and meaning drawn from “life’s rich
pageant.”


 

Employment 

Dallas Morning News, Voice Columnist

Responsible for a six-weekly column on self determined themes including art, architecture, social issues and science

Sep 2010 - current
 

Columns Magazine, Writer / Photographer

- Working with editorial board to generate content and thematic ideas, responsible for two feature articles per issue.
- Interview and photograph influential regional professionals

Sep 2009 - current
 

Corgan Associates Architects, Intern Architect

Recognized for superior design, graphic and communication skills, with experience in all project phases
Involved in consultant and client meetings, assisted with business development and proposal presentations
Junior designer on small, medium and large scale projects including masterplans, commercial, retail and specialty

The Sixth Floor Museum Store + Cafe at Dealey Plaza
- Adaptive reuse interior finish-out, exterior signage & integration of new store, cafe facilities in historic West End
- Involved in brainstorming, conceptualization, visualization, schematic design to construction administration
- Project featured amongst Architect magazine’s ‘2010 Design for the Decade, Civil Buildings’ awardees

Dallas Fort-Worth Airport Terminal Development Project
- $2 Billion interior renovation, overhauling, spatial and circulatory reconguration of DFW Terminals A, B, C
- Assisted in visualization, schematic design, design development and construction document phases

Dallas International School, Design Competition
- Provided the concept and helped the competition team develop it for the team‘s entry

Stream Realty Richardson Data Center
- Involved from inception to programming through construction documents and consultant coordination

Miami International Airport Rental Car Facility
- Involved with construction administration and consultant coordination for nal phases of this 10 yr project

Jul 2008 - current
 

Tipton Associates, Intern Architect

Assisted with various drawing phases of design and prepared renderings and graphic presentations for clients

Jan 2008 - Jun 2008
 

Louisiana State University Office of Community Design & Development, Intern

- Participated in residential construction in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in post hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts
- Helped provide design services to lagging child care facilities in three New Orleans Parishes as part of grant work

Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Education 

Louisiana State University, BArch, Architecture, Architectural history, English (creative writing)

Graduated Salutatorian, Summa Cum Magna.

Aug 2002 - May 2008
 

Awards 

Louisiana State University AIA Henry Adams Certicate of Merit, 1st Place

LSU School of Architecture recipient from graduating class for excellence in the study of architecture

2008
 

Traveling Fellow, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter / 2007, Scholarship

- Traveled to seven European cities negotiating with water to explore aqueous socio-infrastructural relationships in the wake of hurricane Katrina
- Visited London, Venice, Hamburg, Delft, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brugges
- Presented findings at the Celebrate Architecture conference in Baton Rouge, LA

2007
 

HOGI Traveling Fellow to Japan, The Dallas Center for Architecture / 2010, Scholarship

- Examined architectural connotations of cultural-hybridization in Tokyo’s urban fabric as a result of globalization
- Presented findings in series of lectures
- Research published in a photo essay on Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/28758/tokyo-the-cyclical-city/

2007
 

Louisiana State University School of Architecture Designer of the Year, 1st Place

Faculty award for design excellence

2007
 

Percy E. Roberts Jr. Memorial Scholarship, 1st Place

Louisiana State University School of Architecture merit based scholarship for superior design ability

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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