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Rajan Mistry

Rajan Mistry

Corona, CA, US

 

About 

B. Arch. graduate with an international mindset //
about 6 years of design experience in architecture/landscape/planning projects //
clean hand drawings, precise physical models, accurate CAD drawings, //
diagrams, 3D models and presentation materials using a variety of software //
efficient problem solver who works efficiently on both Windows and Macintosh //

Specialties:
Architectural Design //
Roofing Systems // Built-Up, Single-Ply, Standing Seam Metal Roofs, Shingles, Tile //
Landscaping // Masterplanning & Design // Hardscape and Softscape //
Urban Design // Public Spaces // Diagramming Conditions and Phasing //

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Kiss Enterprises dba Golden State Roofing, Carson, CA, US, Project Manager / Estimator

Take-offs per plans and specs using Planswift 9 // estimation and bidding on all roofs; PVC, TPO, SBS, built-up and clay tile/shingle // public and private projects throughout California //

Managing awarded projects; RFIs, materials deliveries & co-ordination, change orders // review and signing of contracts // correspondence with all parties; general contractors, construction management, architects, supplyhouses, subcontractors and owners //

Continuing technical education in roof construction practices // reference NRCA, 5th. Ed., California Public Contract Code and manufacturer's recommendations // advising architects and contractors // redesigning roofs for projects // confirming warranties for Johns Manville and Carlisle roofing systems //

General office practices // answering the phone // meeting with all parties // monitoring job site activities //

Sep 2012 - current
 

Rajan Mistry Studios, Corona, CA, US, Founder / Designer

Design and build landscape and architecture solutions for clients //

Prepare presentations and design proposals for meetings // reviewed cost estimates with options // supervised teams during construction //

Collaborated with Dre.Beau Studios & Creative Chau Studios to produce design competition entries // website construction // portfolio design // publication production //

Sep 2010 - current
 

Laurent Landscape Architecture Firm [Luolang], Shanghai, CN, Landscape Designer / Planner

Landscape planning for new Chinese cities // residential, commercial and cultural masterplans //

Landscape design // medium-scale residential, business and retail landscape // private residential // pocket parks // roof-top gardens // Feng-Shui //

Worked effectively in an international team of designers // design reviews in teams // basic annotation in Mandarin // attended many business trips to various provinces and cities within China //

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Kyong Park, Los Angeles, CA, US, Independant Graphic Artist

Produced a large, detailed, urban graphic // "The Global Island" // to be published in book to accompany the planner/artist Kyong Park's New Silk Roads exhibition of 2011 //

Archived imagery from Google Maps and Google Earth // stitched city together in Adobe Photoshop // corrected images for size, blending, color correction, 3 dimensionality //

Completed large amounts of work in short time frames // created bi-weekly progress updates with Kyong Park // worked quickly within feedback cycles //

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012
 

The XLArt Group, Inc., Encino, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Quickly organized information for leads by quality, clients by complete work, subcontractors by trade // managed XLArt Group's Facebook page // used photos, plans and graphics to produce marketing material for Owner; brochures, digital and print portfolios //

Used ArchiCAD 9 - 13 // measured and drafted 4 residential as-builts // designed and modeled interior and landscape renovation projects // sketched and prepared proposal vignettes by hand //

Material research; specifications, cost, technical details //

General office activities // performed general computer maintenance // participated in office meetings //

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
 

estudio teddy cruz, La Jolla, CA, US, Design Intern

Material and building system research to create cost-effective and environmentally conscious designs // drafted and corrected drawings of La Casa Familiar in AutoCAD // modeled and modified designs for NICA Project in Google SketchUp //

Used Picasa, Adobe Illustrator & InDesign to create 5 professional graphic booklets for a humanitarian project in La Prusia, Nicaragua //

Preparation for MIX:9 exhibition at MCA La Jolla in 2009 // designed and built physical model of NICA Project buildings // review and modification of graphics //

General office activities // organized and cleaned the studio // participated in meetings & design reviews // answered the phones //

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design, BArch, B. Arch

Designed and produced solutions for various architectural, structural and urban planning problems.

Built precise models, legible construction documents and wrote professional articles.

Effectively prepared presentation materials, coordinated print production and presented designs.

Produced drawings, diagrams and renderings by hand; sketched ideas quickly and accurately

Created CAD drawings, 3D models, digital renderings and digital diagrams using a variety of programs.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2010
 

Awards 

AIAS - NSAD Vice President, Other

During the 2008/2009 academic year, I ran for and was ultimately elected as Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students NewSchool of Architecture and Design chapter.

During the term, our team successfully organized and hosted 6 different academic and social events, and participated alongside school faculty to promote and perfect other schoolwide events.

2008
 

Duke of Edinburgh Youth Award Program, Award

Achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in the Duke of Edinburgh Youth Award Program.

The program seeks to empower youth through the development of their character by providing a platform through which to improve in a skill, a community service, and a sport of the individual's choice.

The program culminates in each section with an excursion into the wilderness, where true leadership and team spirit is developed.

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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