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Avinash Davidson

Avinash Davidson

Bangalore City, IN

 

About 

In approaching the design process, I deal not only with the context at different scales, but the specific issues at hand, to find the best possible solution to a given condition, and to bring to realization architecture that achieves not only a unique aesthetic, but comfort, efficiency and practicality of use.
When working on a project, I aim to bring forward architecture that is founded on strong concepts drawn from context and climate, and which carries that strength through to completion.

As Architectural Designer at Gensler, I have worked on projects in various market sectors, at different scales, in locations around the world - from conceptual design of the Indian Corporate Headquarters of a healthcare multinational, to detailed documentation of a retail centre in Los Angeles, and a high-rise in Shanghai.

As Architect at DDIR, working on a large commercial office project has given me an in-depth understanding of the processes behind documentation, coordination with client, consultants and vendors, technical specifications and quantification of building elements.

I have worked as Architect at Metaform Design, Bangalore and have been involved in space planning, design development, visualization and project presentations for Cultural, Work & Educational spaces and Residential projects of varied scope.

In 2011, I completed my Masters in Architecture, Technology at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom. The course dealt with Sustainable Tall Building Design, Sustainable Housing design, as per the UK's Code for Sustainable Homes, and Facade Technology. 

Employment 

DDIR Architecture Studio, Bangalore City, IN, Architect

Design development of a 125,000 sqft. commercial building, focused on renovation and redesign of an existing structure.
Coordination with MEP services consultants, LEED consultant design requirements, and Structural design.
Preparation of Design Development, Tender Documentation drawings and Detail drawings.

Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
 

Gensler, Bangalore, Designer/Technical

As Architectural Designer at Gensler, I have worked on projects in various market sectors, at different scales, in locations around the world - from conceptual design of the Indian Corporate Headquarters of a healthcare multinational, to detailed documentation of a retail centre in Los Angeles, and a high-rise in Shanghai.

Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
 

Metaform Design, Bangalore City, IN, Architect

Research, conceptual and schematic design of projects in various fields –commercial, retail, cultural,
institutional and real estate.
Design development of a 300,000 sqft. commercial building, focused on contextual and climatic cues.
Design development of cultural institutions including a film school, theatre space, and an urban museum, integrated with a public rapid-transport station.
Conceptual design of a 190,000 sqft. mixed use mall/serviced apartment building, intended to act as a cultural community center.
Conceptual design of large apartment complexes.
Design of a K-12 school with emphasis on flexible, multiple-use spaces.
Worked on schematic drawings for interiors of office spaces.
Worked on design of a website for Metaform Design, using Wix CMS platform
Worked on several presentations on Urban issues in Bangalore.

Oct 2011 - May 2013
 

Architecture Paradigm, Architecture Intern

Intern for five months as per requirements of the Bachelor in Architecture course, at the School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore. The position involved facade drawings, design drawings, 3D modelling and renders of interiors and exteriors, site visits and supervision.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Education 

University of Nottingham, MArch, Technology

This Masters in Architecture course included designing Sustainable Tall Buildings, as per the German Passivhaus Standard, for an international level competition - the ISOVER Multi-Comfort House Students Contest 2011. Further, the course also dealt with design of a housing project, that was to achieve Code Level 6 (Zero Carbon footprint), as per the Code for Sustainable Homes, United Kingdom.
The course also dealt with Design, Technology and Materials, and Facade Technology.
The final Dissertation, a 15000 word body of research, dealt with the design and types of Climate Responsive Facades.

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
 

R. V. College of Engineering, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2005 - Jun 2010
 

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