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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UP Technical University, BArch, Architecture
Graduated in June 2008 with Bachelor of Architecture degree (Merit Holder).
Active participant in various extracurricular activities.
Paul M. Terrill Jr. Endowed Scholarship 2009-10, 1st Place
Endowed scholarship awarded for the school year 2009-10 based on overall performance.
Incoming Student Scholarship 2008-09, 1st Place
Scholarship awarded by Texas A&M University for fresh incoming graduate students.