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Niyati Patel

Niyati Patel

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

My name is Niyati Patel and I am a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Architecture with a minor in Art History. Throughout the four studios I have taken at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I have improved my architectural and design skills. I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge in various aspects of the design process such as conceptual designs, technical drawings, computer programs, and hands on model making. I also interned for Trinity Village, a retirement community, for four months. I was involved with the remodeling process and development of computer drawings of the community. During my time at Trinity Village, I became familiar with AutoCad and have also used it for all of my studio projects.

I am a quick and passionate learner and am always willing to help in anyway that I can. I have learned a lot about Architecture, Design, and Structures throughout my years at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I have gained knowledge in hands on modeling and also various computer programs that I believe will help me throughout my career. I always put 110% towards everything I work towards. I push myself to learn and gain any experience I can out of any situation. I am a very easygoing person with a strong personality and work very well with others. I understand when I need to take charge and when I need to let others be leaders. I learn quickly from others and in return can teach others. I am a very organized person and have learned how to manage my time and priorities. I strive to work as hard as I have to in order to achieve the goals I have set for myself.

Employment 

Warren Johnson Architects, Palatine, IL, US, Project Designer

Construction drawings include: floor plans, equipment plans, demolition plans, elevations (interior and exterior), building renderings, construction and structural details. Also, coordinating construction drawing set with MEP Engineer, Landscape Architect, etc. (Clients – Jimmy Johns, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, Blaze Pizza, Pret A Manger)
• Administrative work including: Gathering necessary documents for building permits, filing out applications, printing/binding full sets of drawings and mailing them for permit, coordinating City Plan Reviews, Health Department Reviews, State Reviews, putting together presentations for Planning and Zoning Commissions, Appearance Commissions, attending public hearings per variance, making phone calls to clients and villages, scanning documents, putting together documents for clients, researching code ordinances
• Attending Site Visits: taking photos, measurements, meeting with clients, gathering all necessary information regarding MEP, structure, etc.

Dec 2012 - current
 

WT Communication Design Group, Hoffman Estates, IL, US, Project Designer

• Developing AutoCAD Telecommunication Site Drawings for Client(s), Construction Documents, Tower Elevations, Structural Drawings and Mechanical Plans, Reviewing Co-Workers Drawings

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Espo Engineering Corp, Willowbrook, IL, US, AutoCAD Drafter

• Developing AutoCAD Telecommunication Site Drawings for Client(s), Updating and maintaining documents of Clients Files, Reviewing co-workers AutoCAD drawings & Assisting with any in-house projects involving AutoCAD Drawings

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
 

The Cheesecake Factory, Schaumburg, IL, US & Bayshore, WI, US, Hostess & Assistant Operation Support Technician

• As a hostess: filler – make sure restaurant is full at all times
• Strategize where to place large parties
• Accomodate guests to their needs and satisfaction
• Pager audits
• Opening/closing duties
• Assistant O.S.T. duties include server accountabilities
• Secretarial responsibilities include managing donations, filing, paperwork

Jul 2005 - May 2011
 

Trinity Village, Brown Deer, WI, US, Architecture Intern

• Measurements of the interior spacing of buildings and rooms
• Developing CAD & Chief Architectural drawings
• Reading blueprints
• Remodeling interior/exterior spaces

May 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Education 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Undergraduate studies include: studios: 310, 320, 410 and 420, summer 2011 study abroad program to France/Italy, Computer Programs: AutoCAD, Revit, MicroStation, Google Sketchup, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator, Other: Drafting by hand, Free-hand sketching/drawing, Model making using various materials by hand and laser cutting

Aug 2008 - May 2012
 

William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL, US, N/A

Classes Taken: GER courses

Aug 2006 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

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