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Anirudh Dhawan

Anirudh Dhawan

Alameda, CA, US

 

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About 

I am a graduate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with a Master of Architecture II, Post Professional Degree, focusing on Design Computation, Building Information modelling, Material and Digital/Robotic Fabrication Research. My prior education was at New Jersey Institute of Technology, graduating with Bachelor of Architecture degree with Honors. I have worked in a few offices in New York, such as POD Design, Rux Design, and have also worked as a summer intern at RMJM HIllier (now RMJM) Architecture in Princeton location.

I have recently spent 1 year in a Design Research Lab M4 with Francois Roche, Stephan Henrich, Kris Munn, and Qi Su investigating territories of Biological/natural processes of self organization and algorithmic coding, material experimentation, to design protocols and fabrication using machinic processes. I have spent the Summer Term in Shanghai for the AAC Digital Futures Fabrication Studio and Computation seminars under the direction of Roland Snooks, Neil Leach, and Phillip Yuan. My Final Thesis Research was on Digital Fabrication and Automated construction via robotics in Biohazardous/radioactive environments. The Final Review was held at the Blue Tape Exhibition at the California Market Center in Downtown LA on Dec 14th 2012. I have also been involved with competitions/exhibitions involving ecological territories in design and the use of computation as a Design optimization tool.  

I also have been co-authoring a design blog paranoid module at www.paranoidmodule.blogspot.com

I want to use my existing knowledge and continue learning in a progressive architectural environment which practices on the forefront of design and engineering. I have spent the last few years exploring new methods of fabrication and parametric/algorythmic design with the intention on expanding the boundries of these emerging tools as proficient and intelligent protocols of production. I am a fast learner and am very open-minded and work well in a team.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Ball Nogues Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer / Fabricator

Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Undergrad Thesis Teaching Assistant

Scripting consultant for 5th year undergraduate thesis students. Helping students with development of design parameters and complex geometries using rhinoscript, grasshopper, rhino4 + 5, and python.

Mar 2012 - May 2012
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, NAAB Review Coordination Assistant

Coordinated Spatial Layouts and Organised Student Work into a panel exhibition for the NAAB Accreditation Review at USC

Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, 3d Printing/prototyping Assistant Tech

Worked on fabrication production, from repairing machines to processing and developing fabrication files. Proficiency in Z-Corp, CNC and Uprint machines as well a Zprint, Z-edit, rhinocam, and Solidworks software. Also helped operating lasercutters.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
 

Rux Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Worked on Stone-Ridge Resort in Virginia Design Development sukkah city competition entry, also participating in Pier 57 project in Manhattan. Worked in Rhino, grasshopper, autocad, 3dmax, vray for presentation documents, drawings, renderings, and material catalogues.

May 2010 - Sep 2010
 

RMJM Hillier, Princeton, NJ, US, Summer Intern

Was trained in Autodesk Revit. Worked in the global education design studio specifically on Construction Documentation/ mockup detail modelling of Peddie School Athletic Center. Also participated in the global design studio for the Palm Jebel Ali II Masterplanning physical model fabrication. Also gained credits towards IDP by attending seminars in Professional Practice, LEED AP Examination, and Ceiling/ Acoustic Systems.

May 2008 - Sep 2008
 

POD DESIGN+MEDIA LLC ®, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted in Construction and Design Documentation on CT-1 House in Warren CT, Art Installation Bodhi Obfuscatus (Space Baby) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Berlin. Worked on prototyping design of generative furniture. Built full scale models of cellular chandelier. Worked in model-making, concept design, and early CDs of the Slice House. Also assisted in coordinating, marketing,graphic design, and office management.

May 2007 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture, Post Professional Degree

1 Year Lab M4 (Mind Material Machine Manufacture) Studio With Francois Roche, Stephan Henrich, Kris Mun, and Qi Su

AAC Digital Futures Computation Workshop and Fabrication Studio with Neil Leach, Roland Snooks, and Phillip Yuan in Shanghai China

Thesis on Autonomous Robotic Construction/remediation systems/strategies in Biohazardous Territories called "Redundancies"

Delivered Student Lecture on Thinkspace Competition Awarded in Summer of 2011 in collaboration with Jili Huang

Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

NAAB Accredited First Professional Degree with honors (5-year)

Foundation in Design Theory, Professional Practice, Building Systems, Nurbs, Polygonal, mesh modelling. CAD/CAM

Won Studio 2nd year Designer in Masonry Mockup Design Build Competition for Montessori School in Jersey City

Albert Dorman Honors Scholar

Participated in City hall Presentation in Newark for Multi-family Housing/mixed use project in Newark, NJ

Studied Abroad in Siena Summer Studio (www.ard7.wordpress.com)

Studied Abroad in Czech Republic/Austria/Croatia with help of University of New Orleans

Participated in ACSA Steel Competition during comprehensive 5th year studio for international hotel in Old Town Square in Prague

Won 2nd Prize in Sara Ward Nursury School competition for nursury playground design in Newark NJ.
Won Vice-Presidential Scholarship From Joel Bloom from Albert Dorman Honors College

Aug 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

AIA 2 X 8 Scholarship, Scholarship

2012
 

USC Graduate Research Scholarship (48,000 for 18 months), Scholarship

Research was on parametric design + fabrication

2011
 

Thinkspace + Ecological Borders Competition, 3rd Place

Was recognised in Unconference in Zagrab, Croatia. Sponsored by Zagreb society of architects and Storefront of art and architecture.

2011
 

T-Splines Design Contest 2011, Honorable Mention

Best Student Design Award. Work was also exhibited in LA- Artwalk in exhibition Architecture and the Logic Machine, and in a graduate series lecture given at USC

2011
 

USC Guild Travelling Fellowship, Honorable Mention

Runner-up on proposal for Financial assistance in fabrication research conducted in AAC digital Future studio in Shanghai, China.

2011
 

Sara Ward Nursury Competition, 2nd Place

Competition for construction of a nursury school playground and renovation for Sara Ward School in Newark NJ.

2009
 

Albert Dorman Honors Scholarship (12,000) for three semesters, Scholarship

Was awarded based on studies in Prague and essays on globalization, architecture, and culture.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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