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Sananda Mukherjee

Sananda Mukherjee

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Sananda Mukherjee is an alumnus of the Department of Architecture at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, who graduated with a B.Arch degree in 2010. She is currently pursuing her masters in Building Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Prior to this she has worked as an Assistant Architect in P.Mitra- Architects. Engineers. Planners., a renowned architectural firm in Kolkata (India), under Ar. Prabir Mitra. She has also worked at Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Engineering, Construction and Contracts (ECC) division, in the Engineering Design Research Center (EDRC) at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as a part of her Architectural Training. Her interests lie in Sustainable Design, High Performance buildings and Building Energy studies. She recently finished working on her Graduate thesis at USC which is on 'A Parametric Study of the Thermal Performance of Green Roofs in Different Climates through Energy Modeling' and is now actively seeking a full time position at a firm that is committed to work towards a sustainable built environment through pragmatic design and practice and delivers the highest level of innovation in the sustainable arena.

She's a person with 3 best friends-music, nature and peace. She loves to travel and interact with people from diversified backgrounds and is specially fond of animals. 'Creati-witty' is the word her friends brand her with...and this has rightfully brought her into the world of Architecture.

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Employment 

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

TA for Arch 525: Professional Practice: Pre-Design, Project and Office Administration
TA for Arch 315: Design for the Luminous and Sonic Environment

Aug 2012 - May 2013
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Research Scholar

‘Brave New World: Architectural Icons of LA’ (Webcast series)-Project as Graduate Research Scholar under Prof. Mina M. Chow- Spring 2012

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

P.Mitra Architects. Engineers. Planners, Kolkata, IN, Assistant Architect

Worked under senior Ar. Prabir Mitra, assisting him with sanction drawings, working drawings, presentation drawings and 3d renders. Also worked over the summer of 2012 as a consultant on a project in Shantiniketan.

Dec 2010 - Jul 2011
 

Larsen & Toubro, Chennai, IN, Architect Intern

Worked as an intern under the Engineering, Construction, Contracts division in Engineering Design Research Centre at the L&T headquarters. As a part of the 'IT Parks and Special Buildings' team, I worked on LEED projects and commercial buildings- prepared working drawings, client presentations, bill of quantities, design basis reports and conceptual renders.

Jul 2008 - Nov 2008
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Building Science

A 2 year masters program under the USC School of Architecture

Aug 2011 - current
 

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, IN, BArch, Architecture

A 5 year bachelor program under the engineering faculty at Jadavpur University.

Jul 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

USC Research Symposium Poster competition, 1st Place

Secured the First prize at USC Environmental Sustainability Research Network (ESRN) Student Workshop, for poster presented on ‘The Parametric Study of the Thermal Performance of Green Roofs in Different Climates through Energy Modeling’ in April, 2013.

2013
 

Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition, 1st Place

Secured the First prize at the ‘Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition’ (IESNA, Los Angeles Section), in June 2012.

2012
 

The Franz Herding Memorial Fellowships, Scholarship

Awarded the ‘The Franz Herding Memorial Fellowships’ at the USC School of Architecture for the academic year 2011-12 and 2012-13.

2011
 

Pidilite Award for Excellence, Award

Secured the ‘Pidilite Award for Excellence’ in the category of ‘Best Design on Optimum Space Utilization’, in 2010.

2010
 

Best Thesis (Undergraduate level), Award

Awarded Gold centered silver medal for the Best Thesis (Undergraduate level) and for standing first in order of merit at the Bachelor of Architecture Final Examination in Dec 2010 from Jadavpur University.

2010
 

Everest Award of Excellence, Award

Secured the ‘Everest Award of Excellence’ for Best Student of the year 2009-2010 of Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

2010
 

Indian Green Building Council’s National Green Design Competition (IGBC), Honorable Mention

Participated in the Indian Green Building Council’s National Green Design Competition (IGBC) in 2009 and 2007 and received jury commendation for the former entry.

2009
 

Academic Excellence, Award

Received a Gold medal from the Jadavpur University Alumni for Academic Excellence in 2007-08

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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