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Amruta Kulkarni

Amruta Kulkarni

Carlsbad, CA, US

 

About 

AMRUTA KULKARNI (amrutanileshkulkarni@gmail.com)

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Architecture (Concentration: Design & Energy Conservation) Dec. 2007

        University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Bachelor of Architecture, June, 2005

        Dr. B.N. College of Architecture, Pune University, India                                   

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Advanced skills in AutoCAD 2D drawing and solid rendering
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Fair knowledge of 3D rendering in Google Sketchup
  • Fair knowledge of energy simulation software like ResCheck, Energy-10, Ecotech, eQuest
  • Fair knowledge of Sage Timberline Estimating Software
  • Fair knowledge of CorelDraw and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of Revit

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Headed the team of 30 students for the National level Louis Kahn Trophy competition which involved preparation of documentation drawings and a construction analysis report of a 100 year old residential complex in rural India
  • Headed a team of 10 students in the panel presentation to the local municipal authorities on the issue of ‘Preservation of Hill tops and Hill slopes’ for Pune city
  • Contributed data collection and analysis to a team competition for the National level G.Sen Trophy, which included re-designing and redevelopment of an environmentally hazardous structure in urban locality and making it sustainable
  • Member of Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design, India, which organises lecture series and workshops for architecture students and professionals

Employment 

Jacquet Construction Services, LLC, New Orleans, LA, US, Intern Architect

RESIDENTIAL (Single and Multi-family)
• Involved in design of a 1600 sq.ft. characteristic double shotgun house in New Orleans Historical District Area. Planned the internal layout of the building and developed the façade. Worked in close association with the Historical District Landmarks Commission and City Planning Department in regards to the house.
• Involved in re-development of a 26 condominium complex destructed by Hurricane Katrina. Developed a new façade for the whole complex, reconstructed the interiors of all the units and did some site improvements.

RETAIL
• Involved in development of a 21000 sq.ft. commercial complex which included site development, façade design, assistance in preparing electrical and plumbing layout and site supervision on regular basis. Conducted regular site inspections and interacted with sub-contractors and suppliers on regular basis.
• Worked on conceptual design of a restaurant in an up-coming commercial area on the west bank area of New Orleans.

OTHERS
• Involved in proposal writing and estimation for a renovation work for the National Finance Centre, Department of Agriculture. After being awarded the contract, worked on the submittals, scheduling, interacted with sub-contractors, prepared shop drawings. Interacted with the client on regular basis.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009
 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

• Supervised design studios and assisted students in design development
• Assisted professors in preparing class presentations by collecting data, making power point presentations
• Assisted in setting up annual exams and graded them.
• Allocated and evaluated weekly projects, guided students in their research and graded the weekly assignments

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
 

Vozac Architects, Pune, India, Design Architect

RESIDENTIAL (Multi-family)
• Prepared architectural working drawings for a 100 unit multi-family residential complex
• Assisted in the spatial design and interior layout of individual units
• Prepared electrical and plumbing layout for the units

OFFICE
• Prepared presentation drawings for interior design and layout of a 5000 sq.ft IT company office
• Prepared an estimate for the design and then assisted in preparing architectural working drawings
• Designed furniture details for custom made reception desks, and conference table
• Made regular site visits to inspect work progress

INDUSTRIAL
• Contributed in the design of a pharmaceutical facility and prepared the submission drawings
• Prepared the architectural working drawings and coordinated with the contractor for extension of a distillery project

Jul 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Vozac Architects, Pune, India, Intern Architect

• Worked on the 200 bed KMM Hospital project in Pune. Prepared some parts of working drawings
• Designed details for railings and windows for the hospital
• Prepared presentation drawings with rendered two and three point perspectives
• Designed an outdoor play area for an orphanage affiliated to the hospital

Jun 2003 - Nov 2003
 

Education 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Masters Thesis: Investigation of Energy Efficiency in Multi-family Housing Development in hot and arid climate of Tucson, AZ
o Design incorporates sustainable community oriented residential planning
o Studied the effect of placement and proximity of units on campus planning scale
o Evaluated the effects of various building elements on energy performance in hot and arid climate

Masters Project: Worked on schematic design of a 120 bed Rincon Community Hospital near Tucson, AZ which included
o Site study, analysis and defining sustainability criteria for climatic zones
o Conceptual spatial design
o Creating 3D computer models and simulating energy performance of buildings
o Evaluating its LEED performance

Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
 

University of Pune, Pune, India, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2000 - Jun 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 



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