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Shruti Gupta

Shruti Gupta

Woodbridge, NJ, US

 

About 

Master of Architecture graduate from Texas A&M University with a certificate in Sustainable Urbanism. Specifically interested in energy-efficient building technologies and their application at building and community scales. Research interests include phenomenology and experiential architecture and to develop architecture that responds to human senses.

Leisure activities vary from Calligraphy and Ambigram designing to travelling and exploring new places.
Immediate objective is to work with experienced professionals on projects of various scales so as to build a wide knowledge base.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Design Intern

CMPBS is well-known for its sustainability efforts over the years. Right now we are developing an open building system with multi-use components as a solution to disaster relief mitigation. The building systems transforms itself from being territorial markers initially to permanent house.

Also, tied in to a similar building system is an effort to develop affordable housing for Texas Coast. The building system works on a regular square grid giving it flexibility to expand in both directions at a community level. The multi-use components are plug and play so as to transform the building as per need. I was responsible for the design, detailing and drawings of the system. Also developed the graphic illustrations and model to demonstrate the building system.

Previously, we participated in the Living City Design Competition and developed a solution for building a city over the used surface mines in Khouribga, Morocco. The attempt was to bioremediate the scarred land and leave the historic towns preserved from new development. It introduces a new level of economic prosperity based on abundance, innovation, ecological sustainability, and social justice.

CMPBS is an institution where you not only learn to build sustainably but also to live sustainably. The knowledge gets deep rooted in your thinking ideologies forever.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
 

KEL, Texas A&M University, Graphic Design Artist

This was a part-time undertaking along with graduate school. I was responsible for the graphics and layout designs of two books on Landscape Ecology. It exposed me to various illustration software like Indesign and Illustrator. I got the opportunity to explore graphic design from a non-architectural perspective which certainly broadened my horizons.

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
 

Cosmic Designs Pvt. Ltd., Intern Architect

This was my first experience in an architectural office and was a totally enriching experience. I worked on small projects of furniture design to large scale hospitals. My diligence was rewarded with better and greater responsibilities throughout the tenure which aided my professional development. I got the opportunity to discuss projects with clients and consultants, frequently visit sites and meet contractors and vendors for the different projects.

Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

Texas A&M University, MArch, Architecture

Texas A&M exposed me to an international faculty and a different approach to design. My interest got more refined towards sustainable architecture an I realized that LEED accreditation was the first step towards Green Architecture. Being involved with Emerging Green Builders enabled me to participate in campus sustainability efforts.

My final study project was an attempt to develop a community space of refuge that responds to the needs of the people of a common interactive platform within walking distance. A library and museum complex that would harbinger historical, cultural and social values keeping in mind the experience of the user and his response to the space around him.

It's an ongoing process of learning, and eventually I wish to be able to create architecture that responds to human senses and evolves from that to become sustainable.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010
 

UP Technical University, BArch, Architecture

Graduated in June 2008 with Bachelor of Architecture degree (Merit Holder).
Active participant in various extracurricular activities.

Aug 2003 - Jun 2008
 

Awards 

Paul M. Terrill Jr. Endowed Scholarship 2009-10, 1st Place

Endowed scholarship awarded for the school year 2009-10 based on overall performance.

2009
 

Incoming Student Scholarship 2008-09, 1st Place

Scholarship awarded by Texas A&M University for fresh incoming graduate students.

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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