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Dhara Patel

Dhara Patel

Jersey City, NJ, US

 

About 

Objective:                          
Seeking a challenging and satisfying opportunity to contribute as an architect & urban designer and be a part of innovations, design decorum and technologies of tomorrow.

Education:

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA                                                                                   May 2012
Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design –with Excellence in Academics Award        GPA: 3.8     

Center of Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India          July 2009
Bachelor of Architecture- First Class                                  
 

Professional Experiences:

Intern: Edgar Demello Architects, Bangalore, India                       May-December 2005
• I was given the responsibility of working drawings, architectural details, developing physical models, presentation to clients and communications with contractors and consultants.

Self Employed, Ahmedabad, India                                                 2007-2009
• Ventured on my own and took up a project to design and construct a medium size dwelling.  This project polished my people’s skills, leadership traits, taught me the legalities of the trade and put to test all that I learned in school.
• Designed Interiors for a professional computer training center.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York                                               2012
• Worked on curating, designing and installing a successful graduate student exhibition.

Computer Proficiency:
AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Maya, Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3D Max 

Relevant Course work and Workshops : personal and acquired skills:

Nationalism and Architecture (Research Thesis) – understanding the connection between Architecture and Nationalism.

Digital Fabrication Projects:  design development and fabrication an economical zero waste, CNC double curvature mold based on a Mudbox stimulated model & laser cutting and construction of large scale model for exhibition space deign. 

• Design of Urban Open spaces: study of existing urban open spaces in a city and then design a project practically with interpretations from the study. 
 

Urban Design theory: reading literature and understanding of historical aspects of Urban design, it birth and evolution.
 

• Exhibition space design: Understanding a system of triangulating forms and conceptualizing and creating a sculptural exhibition forms from it.
 

Enthusiastic towards various team projects and design challenges, expertise in managing various stages of project development from concept to construction.

• Studio Practice (conceptualizing, sketching, technical and working drawing, detailing, presentation techniques- by hand and on computer, Model making).

• Understanding of the Indian vernacular Architecture and Planning through (R.S.P.) Related Study Program.

• Participated in an International Forum called ISVS- International Study of Vernacular Architecture in South East Asia. I had the opportunity to visit and study various villages around Ahmedabad.


 

Employment 

Self Employed- architect, and interior designer, Ahmedabad, IN, Head Architect

• Ventured on my own and took up a project to design and construct a medium size dwelling. This project polished my people’s skills, leadership traits, taught me the legalities of the trade and put to test all that I learned in school.

• Designed Interiors for a professional computer training center.

Jan 2007 - Oct 2009
 

Edgar Demello Architecs, Bangalore City, IN, Intern

• I was given the responsibility of working drawings, architectural details, developing physical models, presentation to clients and communications with contractors and consultants.

May 2005 - Dec 2005
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture and Urban Design

It Introduced me to the advanced world of 3d modelling and Graphics combined with the knowledge and requirements of the professional world.

• Digital Fabrication Projects: design development and fabrication an economical zero waste, CNC double curvature mold based on a Mudbox stimulated model & laser cutting and construction of large scale model for exhibition space deign.

• Design of Urban Open spaces: study of existing urban open spaces in a city and then design a project practically with interpretations from the study.

• Urban Design theory: reading literature and understanding of historical aspects of Urban design, it birth and evolution.

• Exhibition space design: Understanding a system of triangulating forms and conceptualizing and creating a sculptural exhibition forms from it

Jul 2011 - May 2012
 

CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, BArch, Architecture

Jul 2003 - Jul 2009
 

Awards 

Excellance In Acedemics Acheivement, Award

With the selection by the professors whom I had the oppurtunity to work with and also the portfollio of my work, the Ideas, leadership, maintaining my grades in all semesters etc, Pratt Institute awarded me with the award of Excellance in Acedemics Achievement.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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