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Sugra Panvelwala

Sugra Panvelwala

Rancho Cordova, CA, US

 

About 

I am a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Toronto in Canada. Following graduation I am keen on continuing my architectural education by gaining work experience that will allow me to add onto my skill set and grow as a professional within the field. I am a hard worker and quick learner excited to see what the profession has in store for me and going further how I can contribute to it. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Metroland Media Group Ltd., Toronto, ON, CA, Graphic Designer

• Accomplished the daily prioritization, management, design and on-time delivery of advertising content for multiple newspapers
• Inspected and paginated weekly publications to ensure their compatibility with pre-press processes
• Communicated with clients to acquire and graphically represent promotional information in a succinct manner
• In charge of weekly updates, quick turnover and redesign of advertisements whilst adhering to strict deadlines

May 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Office of Academic and Campus Events, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Design Assistant

• Surveyed and documented classrooms managed by the Office of Academic and Campus Events
• Updated and created plans, using AutoCAD, for classrooms with new spatial layouts, furnishings and seating arrangements.
• Solely responsible for updating the online classroom layout database as per conducted renovations
• Led a team of staff members for classroom inspections and inventory of furnishings
• Systematized the survey materials allowing for increased efficiency in documentation and inspection
• Designed seating and storage options for a multi faith room

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Khoury Levit Fong, Toronto, ON, CA, Summer Student

• Conducted research to shortlist viable design competitions that the team participated in over
summer
• Created 3D views for a design proposal using Rhino, Photoshop, and V-ray in collaboration with
team members
• Participated in the conceptualization and designing of a vertical farming skyscraper
• Created plan drawings for the skyscraper’s design proposal using AutoCAD, Rhino and Illustrator
• Worked on the digital model and project diagrams, which formed a part of the final proposal
booklet submitted for a competition

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Metroland Media Group Ltd., Toronto, ON, CA, Creative Services Support Supervisor

• Led a team of graphic designers ensuring prompt clearing of nine newspapers during the week
• Assisted the Director of Creative Services on development of new avenues for online advertising,
improvement of creativity and advertisement quality
• Responsible for the scheduling, allocation and completion of all pre-press tasks every week
• Acted as a liaison between the sales department and the creative services department to ensure
that advertisement production guidelines are followed
• Designed and produced advertising content for various clients using In Design, Photoshop and
Illustrator

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
 

archiTEXT, Toronto, ON, CA, Intersection Researcher

• Successfully implemented a workshop (Designer Combiner) connecting graphic designers with
not-for-profit organizations needing assistance with design projects
• Teamed up with in-house curators to work on projects that aimed to highlight architecture as it
relates to existent social and cultural phenomena
• Wrote blog posts related to architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture that formed part of
archiTEXT’s online presence

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

University of Toronto, Toronto/St. George, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
 

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA, Bachelors, B.A (Architectural Studies)

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills