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Vivek Thanumalayan

Vivek Thanumalayan

Buffalo, NY, US

 

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CAREER SUMMARY

Urban designer / Architect with over six years of practice in Architecture and Urban Design. Highly motivated with strong passion and appreciation for design and detail. Has working experience on both private and public sector projects. Expertise include designing of commercial, mixed use and transit oriented development. Has influences of Architectural & Urban Design style and techniques from the United States, South East Asia and Middle East. Also is the recipient of Excellence in Studio Award by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo for year 2014-2015.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 

  • Urban Designer/Master Planner (Aug '15 - Present)

 University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 

 Create and maintain Master Plan for Bailey Green, a revitalization project for Genesee Bailey               neighborhood on Buffalo’s East Side. Propose architecture standard for sustain-able mixed-use           development. Client advisor on selection of future investments and development strategies.

  • Design Architect (Feb '09-Jul '13)

Fahd Alireza Engineering Consultants + Childs Bertman Tseckares, Al Khobar,  KSA

Coordinate and develop large scale projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.   Responsible for client interaction and inter-disciplinary project coordination. Worked on wide range of projects comprising of University campus Urban planning, Beach front Re-Development and vitalization, Academic buildings, Apartment complexes, Business Park and Mixed-use development.

Expertise provided: Designing and Creative input, design development drawings and 3d modelling and render.

  • Junior Architect (June '08-Feb '09)

CUBOID ARCHITECTS, Chennai, India

Worked on Corporate Interiors, Residences and detailed drawings. Responsibilities included Project management and co-ordination between on-site engineers, structural consultants and designers. Project delivery from the initial design phase to producing construction drawings.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Master of Urban Planning, 2015

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

Specialization Urban Design.

  • Bachelor of Architecture, 2008

Anna University, Chennai, India.

OTHER EXPERIENCES & INTERNSHIPS

  • Design Studio Assistant/ Research Assistant (Jan '14 - Aug '15)

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 

Prof. Hiroaki Hata & Dr. Alex Bitterman.

Investigate and help develop Environmental Design projects. Also assist professor in conducting studio for under graduate candidates.

  • Technical Assistant  (Jan’15- May ’15)

One Region Forward  Citizen Planning School, Buffalo, NY

Under Robert G. Shibley, Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

Responsibilities: To assist Champions for Change with their project visualization. One on one interaction with citizen planners and help produce documents and presentation as needed by the Champions with their project.

  • Urban Design Intern  (Jul ’14-Aug ’14)

Childs Bertman Tseckares , Boston, MA 

Mixed Use Development, Boston 2024 Olympics proposal

Responsibilities:  Conceptual Design and Design development under the guidance of Senior Urban Designer. The job required us to study the geographic and economic vitality of the project site and design a mixed use developments in Cambridge, MA and Durham, NC. Also assisted in the study of proposed site for Boston 2024.

  • Student Intern (Sept’13- Jan’14)

Center for Urban Studies, Community as Classroom, Buffalo, NY

Under Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

Responsibilities: Assist project coordinator with Community as classroom program at Futures Academy, Buffalo, NY. The job required us to help with the students of Futures academy to prepare for Future City Competition. Also help in the organization of annual Clean-A-Thon.  This is a fun, end-of-the-year event where students work with teachers and neighborhood residents to beautify the Fruit Belt neighborhood in Buffalo.

  • Trainee Architect  (Feb '07-June '07)

Chandramohan & Associates, Trivandrum, India

Projects: Residential and Apartment complexes

Duties: Assistance in producing conceptual and design development drawings.

  • Trainee Architect (Nov '06-Jan '07)

Mohammed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau, Bahrain

Projects: Residential, Offices, Commercial

Duties: Design development drawings

  • Intern Architect (May '04-June '04)

Afm Consultants, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Projects: Residential Complexes

Duties: Initial training in the working of an architect's office and produce design development drawings as needed.

AFFILIATIONS/ AWARDS

  • Excellence in Studio Award to Masters of Urban Planning Student Department of Urban and Regional Planning. 2015
  • Best Projects in the Student Project Showcase at the New York Upstate APA 2014 Conference.  Shenzhen Super City Competition. 2014
  • Council of Architecture- India, Architect (CoA). Life member

SKILLS & INTERESTS

Auto Cad, 3Ds MAX, V-ray, Solid Rocks, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, ArcGIS, MS Office & Photography.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIONS

  • Organized by Childs Bertman Tseckares (CBT), Chaired by Architect David Nagahiro for University Campus Planning and building façade design, celebrating 50 years of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA.2012
  • Eco-Friendly Architecture presented by Architect B.V.Doshi, Chennai, India 2008.
  • Autodesk, development and introductory software use and training, Saudi Arabia 2011,
  • United Building Materials: Theme-Advances in Service Materials, Saudi Arabia 2011.
  • City development in the new millennium: Vernacular architecture, Chennai, India.
  • Application of Vaastu Shastra, Chennai, India. 2007
  • Shenzhen SuperCity Competition 2014
  • GSEN Trophy, Mumbai-India 2007
  • South India Design Competition, Chennai, India 2005.

REFERENCES

  • Prof. Hiroaki Hata, AIA, Institute of Urban Design

Urban Design Specialization Director

University at Buffalo, NY

hata@buffalo.edu

+1 716 560 0047

  • Brian Steven Flanagan

Director of Projects

Bahrain Civil Works

briansf@works.gov.bh

+97 333100395

  • Architect Kishore Varanasi AICP

Principal and Director of Urban Design,

Childs Bertman Tseckares, Boston, MA

varanasi@cbtarchitects.com

  • Fahd Abdulla Alireza

Fahd Alireza Engineering Consultants, Saudi Arabia

+966 3 887 8838

  • Ar. GokulKrishna, Council of Architects (COA), India

Partner,

CUBOID ARCHITECTS

chennai@cuboidarchitects.com

+91 44 64559558

  • Architect Chandramohan

Chandramohan Associates, Trivandrum, India

 

  • Heidi M. Romer

Community Advancement Liaison

Bailey Green ( Harmac Medical Products initiative)

hromer@harmac.com

+1 716 897 4500 EXT 205

Elsewhere:

Employment 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY , Urban Designer/Master Planner

Create and maintain Master Plan for Bailey Green, a revitalization project for Genesee Bailey neighborhood on Buffalo’s East Side. Propose architecture standard for sustain-able mixed-use development. Client advisor on selection of future investments and development strategies.

Aug 2015 - current
 

Fahd Alireza Engineering Consultants, Al Khobar, KSA, Design Architect

Coordinate and develop large scale projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. Responsible for client interaction and inter-disciplinary project coordination. Worked on wide range of projects comprising of University campus Urban planning, Beach front Re-Development and vitalization, Academic buildings, Apartment complexes, Business Park and Mixed-use development.
Expertise provided: Designing and Creative input, design development drawings and 3d modelling and render.

Feb 2009 - Jul 2013
 

CUBOID ARCHITECTS, Chennai, India , Junior Architect

Worked on Corporate Interiors, Residences and detailed drawings. Responsibilities included Project management and co-ordination between on-site engineers, structural consultants and designers. Project delivery from the initial design phase to producing construction drawings.

Jun 2008 - Feb 2009
 

Education 

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Masters, Master of Urban Planning

Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
 

Anna University, Chennai, IN, BArch, Architecure

Aug 2003 - Jun 2008
 

Awards 

Excellence in Studio Award to Masters of Urban Planning Student Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Award

2015
 

Best Projects in the Student Project Showcase, Award

New York Upstate APA 2014 Conference,
Project Shenzhen Super City Competition. 2014

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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