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AISHWARYA RAJASEKAR

AISHWARYA RAJASEKAR

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Being an architect, I have always enjoyed the use of narratives in the entire process in augmenting the design experience. After a year of practice at OCI Architects, India I went on to pursue a master's degree in entertainment from University of California, Los Angeles. This studio made me use narrative immersive approaches to design environments, considering the material expression of popular cultures. The intersection of the built environment and entertainment, integrating large-scale media, interactivity and Robotics is incorporated to animate cities, buildings, and spaces. The interdisciplinary environment made me think like a visual storyteller, VFX artist, concept artist, or architect who speculates on designing the worlds and legends of tomorrow. This journey made me adept at various software including Maya, Rhino, Lumion, AutoCAD, Cinema4D, Unreal Engine, Google SketchUp, Substance Painter, Adobe Creative Suite, Unity and Blender. I am confident that I will be able to make a meaningful contribution to your firm and create innovative quality products on all stages. I am excited about the prospect of working and progressing my designs with a dynamic and growing company.

Employment 

OCI Architects, India, Chennai, IN, Junior Architect

handled a design team of 3 interns. Worked on the design approval and
client meetings along with concept, form evolution, planning, scheme
drawings and good for construction drawings.

May 2018 - May 2019
 

Serene’z Realtors Pvt. Ltd, India, Chennai, IN, Junior Designer

worked as a Material consultant, Facade designer, and Sanitary ware
consultant.

May 2017 - Sep 2017
 

BUILTEC Engineers and Consultants, India, Chennai, IN, Project Management Assistant

key objective was to solve Project Network-Events Activity, PERT network
and Probabilistic time estimation for the activities.

May 2017 - Jul 2017
 

OCI Architects, India, Chennai, IN, Intern

worked on concept, form evolution, planning, drafting, detailing, scheme
drawings, good for construction drawings, presentations, material, tile
analysis, and bill of quantities.

Jun 2016 - May 2017
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture, Entertainment

Integrating large-scale media, interactivity, and robotics to animate cities, buildings, and spaces using narrative and immersive approaches. This studio made me use narrative immersive approaches to design environments, considering the material expression of popular cultures. The intersection of built environment and entertainment, integrating large-scale media, interactivity, and robotics is incorporated to animate cities, buildings, and spaces. This
interdisciplinary environment made me think like a visual storyteller, vfx artist, concept artist or an architect who speculates on designing the worlds and legends of tomorrow. As our media landscape adapts itself to AI-created content and deep fakes, it allows me to explore the inability to distinguish fact from fiction and mines it for innovative forms of storytelling to create uncanny stories set in the spaces and cities of our real/fictional times.

Aug 2019 - Jun 2020
 

C.S.I Bain Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai India , BArch, Architecture

Its a 5 year program dealing with designing and construction in Architecture with one year of practical training and a thesis submission at the end of the course.

Aug 2013 - May 2018
 

Awards 

Archinect summer series thesis 2020., Honorable Mention

To be a part of Archinect's summer series Thesis 2020.

2020
 

FROSTBITE International Indie Fest June 2020., Nomination

This is a festival by filmmakers, for filmmakers. FROSTBITE strives to protect the notion that students and Indi filmmakers can make the visions in their head a reality without huge budgets. We support the passion of filmmaking, and the adventure of it. Everyone who is passionate should have a chance to show their work to the world and prove themselves in order to make a difference. We can all change the history of cinema.

2020
 

Best Academic Thesis of the Year 2018 - Mohamed Sathak A.J. Academy of Architecture., Award

Was Project Vertical Cemetery-Future of the past (https://vimeo.com/392391347)was awarded as the best thesis project during my academic year of 2018.

2018
 

Council of Architecture Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis 2018, 3rd Place

South Zone-To find the best thesis of the academic year 2018

2018
 

Nippon - The Asia Young Designer Award 2018, Award

The Asia Young Designer Awards (“AYDA”) was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents. The event serves as a platform to inspire architecture and interior design students to develop their skills through cross-learning opportunities and networking with key industry players as well as fellow architecture and interior design peers in the region.

2018
 

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