I am a registered Indian Architect recently graduated from Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University, New York City. At Columbia I had amazing academic experience while working in teams, learning new techniques and skills, sharing knowledge with inter-disciplinary individuals from different architectural background. My experiences at Columbia with international team environments has embellished relationship management, leadership, and communication skills in me. Also I was elected as a student representative at Columbia by class of 2012 MsAUD, where my role with my co-representative was to initiate exchange of ideas between collective students and department faculty. In Spring 2012, our team worked on a project proposing a new Market network structures at Kumasi - Ghana,for Millennium Cities Initiative which will be published in Columbia Earth Institute Publication 2012.
In my participation in ULI/ Gerald.D Hines Urban Design Competition 2012, I had amazing experience working with multi-disciplinary team with Columbia peers from Advanced Architecture Design and Real Estate Development Students, we developed and proposed a Mixed Used Development Project in Houston in 2 weeks time. This Competition enriched my experience in Urban Design Project and broadened my knowledge from sophisticated conceptual approach to realization of construction in real market.
Prior to obtaining a Master Degree in Urban Design, I have an experience of one and half years working as a Junior Architect with an organization in Bangalore, also I have worked independently on Architectural Projects as a Designer and Managed Construction on a family project in India. As an Architect in India I have gained experiences with consultants and clients. Merging both experiences, I am a well prepared candidate to experience and work on diverse projects from different stages : conceptualization, detail documentation of structures/ drawings and presentations.
Currently I am involved in certification programs at continuing education Copper Union, New York City. At present I am preparing for LEED credentials, I have great interests and passion for research and work in Urban Design, Urban Planning, Transit Orient Development, Mixed Use Development, Commercial, Sustainable Design, Resilient and Sustainable Design and Adaptive Design. I hold a US employment card valid until June 2013. I am seeking full time position as Intern or Intermediate Architect in New Jersey or New York.
Independent Practice, Bangalore City, (INDIA), Fresh Architect and Designer
Subsequent to my internship at MICD A, I returned to my under graduate school for further final semesters at School, from Jan 2008 - June 2010 .
After my graduation I obtained my architectural license from Council of Architects, Delhi, INDIA. Obtaining my license, I worked on couple of independent projects as designer and Fresh Architect and also parallel to this, I continued to work at Rajashekar Associates.
Managed construction for a Residential Project (5 BR) owned by my family. Designed a Loft House of 1BR for a friend. Worked on free lance 3D rendering projects while pursuing for my masters program.
Rajashekar Associates, Bangalore, Junior Architect
Rajashekar Associates is a small Architectural and Interior Design firm, located in Rajajinagar, Bangalore. This firm was established over 20 years and is committed to Regional Architectural Design. It has experience with Residential, Commercial, Institutional and Government Projects.
I had an opportunity to assist principal Architect K.N.Rajashekar. I was involved in Designing and producing Conceptual Drawings for Residential Projects. Prepared Working and Detail Drawings for Residential, Institutional and Commercial Projects using BIM software such as AutoCAD and SketchUP. I also produced 3D Renders for project proposals using Photoshop. Periodically conducted Site Inspections which involved inspection of flooring, bathroom fittings, painting, wood and plaster finishes. I had an experience to work on Sanction Drawings and had an exposure to registration of Projects under city's Development Authority.
MICD Associates, Colombo ( SRI LANKA ), Student Intern
MICD Associates is an architectural design firm by its principals Murad Ismail and Channa Daswatte after meeting within the practice of Geoffrey Bawa Associates, of which they are still both Directors. This design firm is committed to innovative and rigorous architectural design, the principals maintain a close relationship with the client and are the principal designers. The main concerns of the practice have been to create architecture that is appropriate to site climate and culture using to advantage the materials of everyday construction including freely available industrial materials.
During my Internship at MICD A, I had privilege to collaborate and work directly with firm Director Channa Daswatte. I assisted directly with director in his Architecture and Landscape projects, mainly Residential Projects specialized and designed for Tropical Climatic conditions of local environment of the Island. I was responsible for Computerizing Drawings for assigned projects, from the Conceptual Sketches. Also worked on Construction Drawings for contractors and developed physical models for the clients meeting. Prepared Council Drawings for Project Sanction.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Masters in Architecture and Urban Design
The Urban Design Program a post-professional program offered by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University, New York City.
The Urban Design Program is focused on the state of the city in the 21st century, in an age of rapid urbanization with cities of growth and contraction that face the transition to new forms and meanings. The program weaves a dialogue between New York City, which is its primary focus, and other world capitals and analogous contemporary conditions; moving between recent theoretical debate on future urbanism, and applied projects that directly engage the realities of the transformations of the post-industrial city. The Urban Design curriculum exploits the pedagogic potential of the studio as a form of design-based critical inquiry. Studio projects focus on topics related to contemporary Urban Design practice. All three studios emphasize a multi-scalar approach to the urban site (local, neighborhood, metropolitan, regional and global scales), and view Urban Design as an inter-disciplinary practice that negotiates between diverse actors in the urban dynamic.
My professional academic experience at Columbia engaged me in an international environment broadening my knowledge to global perspective and thinking. I had unique experience working in teams with peers from multi- nationality and different architectural backgrounds. Had an excellent opportunity of being advised from Professions and Faculties from different nationality and practices with diverse expertise/ experiences. Had amazing experiences working on studio projects in site such as NYC, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. In Spring 2012 we had a Global Studio where we travelled to project site, Kumasi City - Ghana, our team worked on a project restructuring markets in Kumasi City, a project for Millennium Cities Initiative which will be published in Columbia Earth Institute Publication 2012.
R V School of Architecture, Bangalore City, IN, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture
R V School of Architecture is an autonomous institution with undergraduate and postgraduate program in Architecture accredited by council of Architecture, New Delhi and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Bachelor's degree at this institution is a five year program.
Each semester has a structured courses mainly devoted to architectural studios and building construction subjects. In this program each semester is dedicated to combination of subjects from Design, Building Construction and Materials, Structures, Theory of Architecture, Visual Arts, Surveying, Estimating and Costing, Working Drawing, Computer Applications, Contemporary Architecture, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Earth Quake Resistant Structures, Constructional Management and Professional Practice. In fifth year we have to introduce a thesis project of urban scale in which we have to propose a project implicating practicality with details from concept, design and structure.
Experiences in my undergraduate school has helped me to hone abilities in analysis, research, evaluation and organizational skills and also helped in developing my proficiency skills in computer by self learning. My participation in workshops and competitions has always helped me to embellish experiences in my profession. I was selected from school along with my peers from same program to participate in international workshops collaborated with my school. I also have an experience working as an event coordinator at school helping management in workshops and collaborations.
The competition was devoted to develop downtown and took an interest in the proposed property as a key site to reconnect the Theater District, the Historic District, and greater downtown to the Buffalo Bayou and provide additional residential units downtown.
The entry develops new downtown district, envisions river as an element of public open space and the same public space as a catalyst in the creation of new downtown district and to ensure connections between surrounding district. The proposed Mixed Used Development also has a component to serve low-income population with market rate housing.
The Symposium highlights the topics capturing the attention of the energy industry today and offers the varied perspectives of leaders from the policy, business and legal sectors, among others.
The panels highlighted these mentioned topics for discussion : Natural Gas Shifting Energy Policy, Financing Energy in a Changing Regulatory Environment, Innovation in Energy - Planning for Tomorrow, Acting Today and China’s Emergence Impacting Global Energy Resources.
ARCASIA or ARCHITECTS REGIONAL COUNCIL OF ASIA is an organization of seventeen National Institutes of Architects from the Asian region extending from Pakistan in the West to Philippines in the East, Peoples Republic of China in the North to Indonesia in the South. This Council promotes the development and education of architects and architectural professional in their service to society and; research and technical advancement in the field of the built environment.